SHOW OF THE WEEK: Desert Island Discs, Fridays 10-11am

pictured: oberlin in winter

Pictured: Oberlin in winter

On BBC radio-meets-WOBC program Desert Island Discs, DJ Nate Frishberg asks his guests one question: “What 10 Songs would you want with you on a desert island?” Whoa.

Show of the week status granted.

1. How would you describe yourself? I’m a senior, psych major, soul and blues music junkie, or something.  I can’t really describe myself.

2. How would you describe the show? On Desert Island Discs, guests come on the show with a ten-song playlist of songs they would want to have with them if stranded on a desert island.  Guests range from students to professors, from president Marvin Krislov to family and friends outside Oberlin.

3. What inspires you to do your show? A genuine interest in hearing and sharing music that people love and could hear over and over again.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW? Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the True Loves

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC? I’d be a jerk if I said any of my own shows (present or past)–but I suppose I just implicated myself as a jerk for wanting to do it in the first place.  If I had to choose just one to listen to this week, though, I’d have to vote for “Make Me An Instrument” with David Greenberg.

6. Favorite foods? I’m the easiest person to please with food, but I do love a good Maryland crab cake.

7. Favorite holidays? Thanksgiving is pretty great.

8. Final thoughts? Listen to WOBC!

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