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Art Bell Vault: 'Rocket Men'

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Our newest feature for Coast Insiders, The Art Bell Vault, features an expanding curated collection with two vintage shows added to the mix each Wednesday. This week's new programs feature conversations with inventors who built their own homemade rockets, beginning with an episode from 5/22/01 in which self-made millionaire Brian Walker told Art about his steam-powered craft that he hoped would allow him to travel into space. He detailed how the rocket would ideally send him 2,200 miles into the air before deploying parachutes to safely return to Earth. Walker also talked about challenges in getting approval for the launch from the government.

Next, we journey back to October 30th, 2002 for an enlightening edition of the program wherein stuntman Ky Michaelson talked about his interest in homemade rockets and similar exotic gadgets. Tracing this fascination with rocketry back to a chemistry set given to him as a child, he discussed how he has created a 20-foot tall craft that would go Mach 5 and 62 miles up in the air within a mere 15 seconds. Michaelson also recounted his work as a stuntman and the various injuries he's suffered over the years.

These classic programs have commercials and breaks removed and are presented in multiple-platforms-- available on-demand for Mac, Windows, IOS, and Android. Many of them feature rare "5th" hours of content from back in the 90s when the show had a longer running time. We do include Art's beloved bumper music, which became such an indelible part of his program.

And for the true Art Bell fan, we offer different listening options to fine-tune your experience, such as guest only, and full show streams. Coast Insiders, we're very happy to bring this new offering to you at no additional charge to your subscription! We welcome your feedback.

Not yet a Coast Insider? Now, is the perfect time to get onboard.


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