Low Stakes

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Low Stakes w/ John F. is a weekly freeform radio show hosted by John Flansburgh on Jeffersonville, New York-based public radio station WJFF every Friday at 9 PM ET on the station and its website.

Description[edit]

John F. spins music from all recorded genres, with everything from today's latest releases to field recordings from the 1930s. Thoughtfully curated with your mind in mind![1]

Prior to getting his own WJFF show, Flansburgh guest-hosted two episodes of The Secret Show (normally hosted by Bryan Sheehan) on WJFF on May 7 and 14, 2020. Three weeks later, Low Stakes began airing on June 5, 2020.

Episodes are produced remotely at home by Flansburgh before being sent to WJFF for broadcast, and are archived on the station's Mixcloud page shortly after airing. Between groups of tracks, Flansburgh often shares anecdotes about the selections, and refers to himself as "your radio pal, John F."

Flansburgh has also been using the Low Stakes name since 2017 for a series of playlists on the They Might Be Giants Spotify page, similarly highlighting selections of songs by some of his favorite artists.

Episode playlists[edit]

This section is currently under construction:
Feel free to lend a hand with previous episodes!

February 20, 2021[edit]

Theme: "The 'going' edition."


February 5, 2021[edit]

Theme: "Smoking, drugs, plus one segment of all new releases"

January 29, 2021[edit]

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January 22, 2021[edit]

Theme: "Tonight Let's All Make Love in London"
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January 15, 2021[edit]

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January 8, 2021[edit]

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January 1, 2021[edit]

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December 25, 2020[edit]

Theme: "The last bit of Christmas music for 2020"
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December 18, 2020[edit]

Under construction...

December 11, 2020[edit]

Theme: "John F.'s soul spectacular"
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December 4, 2020[edit]

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November 27, 2020[edit]

Under construction...

November 20, 2020[edit]

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November 13, 2020[edit]

Under construction....

October 30, 2020[edit]

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October 23, 2020[edit]

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October 16, 2020[edit]

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October 9, 2020[edit]

Under construction...

October 2, 2020[edit]

Theme: "A full hour tribute to the compositions, productions, arrangements and performances of Allen Toussaint. Everything this shows plays is going to be funky."
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September 25, 2020[edit]

Theme: "An hour of hard lefts and rights because it is being put together very spontaneously"
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September 18, 2020[edit]

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September 11, 2020[edit]

Under construction...

September 4, 2020[edit]

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August 21, 2020[edit]

Theme: Soul music
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August 14, 2020[edit]

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August 7, 2020[edit]

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July 31, 2020[edit]

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July 24, 2020[edit]

Theme: Dance party!
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July 17, 2020[edit]

Mini Theme: Songs with "one note things" (saxophone in "Flying Home", guitar in "Cinnamon Girl", and saxophone in "Corn Bread")
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July 10, 2020[edit]

Theme: Songs you may know more popular versions of.
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July 3, 2020[edit]

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June 26, 2020[edit]

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June 19, 2020[edit]

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June 12, 2020[edit]

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June 5, 2020[edit]

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May 14, 2020[edit]

John F. fills in for The Secret Show

May 7, 2020[edit]

John F. fills in for The Secret Show

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