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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Science vs. Superstition
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café, Superstition, that’s Stevie Wonder. So welcome, thanks for stopping by for another helping of intelligent eclectic music, comedy and pop culture served up hot and fresh. I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 244. Science and facts seem to be under attack these days, by the forces of conspiracy and superstition. So are the alternative facts, fake news and hype fed to our social media feeds 24/7 causing us to revert back to the time when witches were burned at the stake, or is science actually winning a few rounds now and then? With everything so polarized it’s really hard to know. This time the Sonic Café steps away from all the hysteria with something we’re calling Science vs. Superstition. Listen for comedic perspectives from Matt Falk, Reno Collier and more. Then Lewis Black takes on flat earthers in a bit captured from the Daily Show. All wrapped in a music mix pulled from 39 years including Bronski Beat, The Grip Weeds, Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello and many more. So sit back and enjoy Science vs. Superstition this time from that little café in the Pacific Northwest, where we ask if humanity has been de-evolving ever since DEVO released this tune in 1978. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Superstition
Artist: Stevie Wonder
LP: Definitive Collection
Yr: 1974
Song 2: Jocko Homo
Artist: Devo
LP: Greatest Hits
Yr: 1978
Song 3: Knock On Wood
Artist: Matt Falk
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr: 2020
Song 4: A Life Of Illusion
Artist: Joe Walsh
LP: There Goes The Neighborhood
Yr: 1981
Song 5: Why?
Artist: Bronski Beat
LP: The Best of Jim Bronski Beat & The Communards
Year: 1984
Song 6: Colorado Flat Earth Int'l Conf.
Artist: Lewis Black
LP: The Daily Show
Yr: 2018
Song 7: What Would You Say
Artist: Dave Matthews Band
LP: Under The Table And Dreaming
Yr: 1994
Song 8: Don't You Believe It
Artist: The Grip Weeds
LP: Strange Change Machine
Yr: 2010
Song 9: Reason To Believe
Artist: Rod Stewart
LP: Every Picture Tells A Story
Yr: 1971
Song 10: Science Is Stupid
Artist: Reno Collier
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr: 2020
Song 11: She Blinded Me with Science
Artist: Thomas Dolby
LP: The Golden Age Of Wireless
Yr: 1983
Song 12: Beyond Belief
Artist: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
LP: Imperial Bedroom
Yr: 1982
Song 13: The Evil Eye
Artist: Sebastian Maniscalco
Song 14: The Grand Illusion
Artist: Styx
LP: The Grand Illusion
Yr: 1977
Song 15: You Don't Believe
Artist: The Alan Parsons Project
LP: The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project
Yr: 1983
Song 16: 84,000 Different Delusions
Artist: Shawn Colvin
LP: A Few Small Repairs
Yr: 1996
Song 17: Taste Of Funk
Artist: MarMateo And Matos
LP: Mushroom Jazz 3
Yr: 2001
Song 18: I Don't Believe In Science
Artist: Nate Bargatze
About the Producer:

Scott Clark has always had a lot of music in his life. Growing up outside of Chicago, he was mesmerized early on by the radio of the sixties and seventies and began collecting records at a very early age. From 45’s and LP’s to cassettes and CD’s and now digital… he really never stopped. Today everything in his library is digitized because he got sick of lugging all that stuff around.

The concept for the Sonic Café is to deliver the high production values and feel of the radio he grew up listening to. But unlike the tight, repetitious playlists of those commercial stations, feature a massive range of artists, genres and tunes. The whole idea is to package it in an eclectic, engaging, no repeat format that brings both new and old together in a unique, entertaining, and most importantly fun and fast paced way. There’s really nothing on the radio today, or in the past, that compares with it.

About the Sonic Café:

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves up eclectic, intelligent music, comedy and pop culture. The program originates from KYAQ radio located on the Oregon coast in the Pacific Northwest, so the imagery is not a huge stretch.

Each program is 58:00 minutes in length leaving room for station ID, promos and PSAs. Each episode is .mp3 encoded at a constant rate of 256kbps and ready for broadcast.

An episode is released each Friday. All episodes are evergreen; never focusing on time of year, weather, month, holidays, events etc. so each show is timeless. All music is presented in a no repeat format. Once a song airs in an episode it never airs again. Episodes may be downloaded and grouped together to quickly create program blocks of two, three, four or more hours in length.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

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