The Jacke Wilson Show
THE JACKE WILSON SHOW takes an affectionate look at the absurdities in literature, art, philosophy, great books, poetry, current events, hard news, politics, whatever passes for civilization these days, and the human condition (that dying animal). For more about Jacke and his books, visit Jacke at






March 2023
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Life's Unanswerable Questions (Part 2) - Another play for Bryan Cranston and Kate Winslet, the untold story of Joseph the beleaguered father of Jesus, why we love when it hurts us, and more!

Direct download: The_Jacke_Wilson_Show_2.2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21am EDT

Episode 2.1 - Life's Unanswerable Questions (part one) - exploring the psychology and philosophy behind life's most unanswerable questions, contributed by listeners.

Direct download: The_Jacke_Wilson_Show_2.1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51am EDT

Holiday episode! Jacke surrenders to some seasonal melancholy and shares a story of his Grampa Johnnie, a Hungarian-American boy growing up in early-twentieth-century Wisconsin, where the forests were thick, the rivers were deep and fast, and life was rougher around the edges. 

Direct download: The_Jacke_Wilson_Show_1.6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56am EDT

Reading Joyce's Dubliners, an uninvited vacuum cleaner, the phenomenon of Not Knowing What To Say, tricky marriages, a call for Life's Unanswerable Questions, and a Jacke Wilson Object ("The Gift").

Direct download: The_Jacke_Wilson_Show_1.5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:20am EDT

Recent successes and a WHOLE LOT of past failures - including the time Jacke shared an office with Jerry Seinfeld! Cub scout antiheroes, trying to invent a language, playing the Holiday Game, a fascination with golf spikes and men in the 70s, Christmas in Munich, the worst of the worst blog posts, more readers tell us "The Worst Thing I Ever Did," an encounter with a "real" UFO and the "real" Jerry Seinfeld (in A History of Jacke in 100 Objects #3 "The Blood Cake"). Music by Kevin MacLeod of

Direct download: The_Jacke_Wilson_Show_1.4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23am EDT

Episode 3: "The Worst Thing I Ever Did!" (Part One) - reader confessions, Jacke's comments, a love story, and "The Coffepot," a Jacke Wilson Object about the time he threw a spelling bee.


  • Danse Macabre Hook, Tea Roots by Kevin MacLeod (
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
  • A History of Jacke in 100 Objects #15 - The Coffepot by Jacke Wilson
Direct download: The_Jacke_Wilson_Show_1.3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09am EDT

Episode 2: The Mind. The Beatles, the clinical effects of Descartes, Kant, and Nietzsche, philosophy and psych experiments at the University of Chicago, the rainbows of Tibet, holy spirits of all kinds, Tetris Zombies, and Jacke Wilson Object #20 (The Sign).


Direct download: The_Jacke_Wilson_Show_1.2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

Lusty lizards in space, Leo Tolstoy, a lost scene from Macbeth, a new play for Bryan Cranston and Kate Winslett, Homer Simpson sings a Christmas Carol, a revised Edgar Allan Poe (with even MORE spookiness), and A History of Jacke Wilson in 100 Objects #13 - The Monster. Enjoy!


  • Danse Macabre Hook, Greta Sting, Fanfare for Space, Return of Lazarusby Kevin MacLeod (
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
  • The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by Marjorie P. Katz, read by Jacke Wilson Jr.
  • The Lost Scene of Macbeth, Lusty Lizards (excerpts), and A History of Jacke in 100 Objects #13 – The Monster  by Jacke Wilson


Direct download: The_Jacke_Wilson_Show_1.1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01am EDT