Jay Cowit, Technical Director, The Takeaway
Jay Cowit is the technical director for The Takeaway. He started as a board operator in 2008 and has been with the show ever since.
Two themes in today's bumper music: Venus coming directly between Earth and the Sun, and an audio essay by co-host John Hockenberry about how The Beach Boys, who released "Surfin' Safari" fifty years ago.
Folk Implosion – Insinuation
Phenomenal Handclap Band – All of the Above
Tallest Man on Earth – 1904
Papercuts – White are the Waves
Brothers Past – Heroes
Dengue Fever – Ocean of Venus
The Police – King of Pain
John Phillip Sousa – Transit of Venus