Barry Vogel, Esq., Host and Producer of Radio Curious

I like to ask questions about life and ideas. These interviews provide some answers.

My desire to create mental images from radio voices comes from my childhood memories of awakening in a warm bed on wintry Saturday mornings, listening to "Let’s Pretend." The end of those all-too-short weekends was heralded Sunday evening by the booming voice of Walter Winchell greeting "Mr. and Mrs. America" with the news of the week, as the wafting aroma of roast beef created yet another invisible wonder in the kitchen. Fifteen years later, my first regular radio programs were broadcast in Peru, where I was a Peace Corps Volunteer.


Radio Curious has been broadcast on Mendocino County Public Radio, KZYX and KZYZ, since 1991. Archive editions of Radio Curious are added regularly to this website. All programs are also availabe on compact disc for $12 each. Email requests to

The offices of Radio Curious are located in the General Specialties Building, Ukiah, California. I also work there as a country lawyer, providing confidential advice, direction and litigation for my clients. These resources help support my radio habit.