MTPR

Joan Richarde

Host and Producer

Joan Richarde is the Host and Producer of Oasis, Jonkunnu Express, CityLights, Dance Party, Ensemble and Sojourn.  She also hosts & produces Blues on the Move, Night Flight, and Muse's Jukebox, in rotation with other MTPR host/producers.

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Calling all fans of psychedelic music! Join us Friday, April 19 at 10 p.m. for the latest edition of Psychedelic Circus.

Doc Sandoz has found & curated lots of unknown psychedelic gems, along with familiar psychedelicia to excite & entertain you on the April edition of the show. Sit back, relax, lower the lights and join Doc Sandoz & Joan Richarde for a musical trip down Alice's rabbit hole. Listen on your radio or online at 10 p.m. Friday.

Tune in to the "Psychedelic Circus" from 10 p.m. to midnight Friday, August 17, on your radio or online, only on Montana Public Radio.
Brook Trout

The "Psychedelic Circus" returns Friday, August 17 with a stash of musical gems from the classic years of psychedelia. This month the show will feature selections by The Spike Drivers, that obscure Detroit psychedelic band who should have made it big, but instead got lost in the Motor City ozone.  

Tune in to The Psychedelic Circus Friday, June 15 at 10 p.m. on Montana Public Radio.
Brook Trout

Lose your mind with us as we trip along the edge of sanity! The Psychedelic Circus features a reprise of our popular January 2015 show, Psychiatric Psychedelica, Friday, June 15 at 10 p.m. Listen on your radio or online at mtpr.org.

Join us for this month's Psychedelic Circus. May 18, 10 p.m. to midnight, on your radio or online on Montana Public Radio.
Brook Trout

This month The Psychedelic Circus presents Mysterium Coniunctionis wherein Lunar Dionysus and Solar Apollo star-cross in ecstatic union to sire The Music of the Spheres. Blend your consciousness with with the archetypal!

Join us for this month's Psychedelic Circus. Tune your set to the frequency of the Divine Pleroma this Friday night, May 18, 10 p.m. to midnight, on your radio or online on Montana Public Radio.

'Psychedelic Circus' Smokin' 4/20 Special

Apr 19, 2018
Tune in to the Psychedelic Circus 4/20 special on MTPR, Friday April 20 at 10 p.m., on your radio or online.
Brook Trout

It's time again for the "Psychedelic Circus" on MTPR. Join Joan Richarde and Dr. Sandoz for a smokin' 4/20 show, Friday April 20 at 10 p.m., on your radio or online.

"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead

And the White Knight is talking backwards

And the Red Queen's 'off with her head'

Remember what the Door Mouse said:

Feed your head...Feed your head."

with "The Psychedelic Circus," Friday, March 16, at 10:00 p.m on your radio or online at mtpr.org.

know all ye that on the 16th day of the second month of the year, Mme. Richarde and the good Doctor will mark their thirtieth performance of The Psychedelic Circus.
Doc Sandoz

And the Nothing appeared in flame and said unto them, know all ye that on the 16th day of the second month of the year, Mme. Richarde and the good Doctor will mark their thirtieth performance of The Psychedelic Circus. By conjure of mad Abraxas, mystery and marvels long forgotten shall they then call back to life, whereupon, all else falling silent, the songs of the Pleroma will rise up like a moth rises over the fire of the shepherd who guards his flock by night. Your attendance is most humbly requested. Friday night the 16th of February, 10 p.m. to midnight, on your radio or online at mtpr.org.

It's the third Friday of the month, and the Psychedelic Circus is arriving in town packed with '60s & early '70s protest & message music, as we reflect upon the past and upcoming State of The Union.

An uplifting music experience is ahead as we revisit musical gems of the past, Friday January 19. The fun starts at 10 p.m. and continues through midnight, on your radio or online at mtpr.org. Join Doc Sandoz and me, Joan Richarde,  10 p.m. - 12 a.m. Friday night for this month's Psychedelic Circus!

Join Joan Richarde and Doc Sandoz Friday, Nov. 17, as they mine psychedelic musical gems from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Brook Trout

All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray, and The Psychedelic Circus arrives this Friday night to brighten your day!  Join Joan Richarde and Doc Sandoz Friday, Nov. 17, as they mine psychedelic musical gems from 10 p.m. to midnight.  We guarantee a musically induced trip to distant corners of the known universe. Fasten your seat-belt and come along for the ride!

Tune in Friday, Oct 20 from 10 to midnight for the next "Psychedlic Circus" on MTPR.
Brook Trout

"The Psychedelic Circus" returns to Montana Public Radio's airwaves Friday 10/20, starting at 10 p.m.!  We'll be celebrating the return of rain to the big skies of Montana with music from the classic psychedelic years 1965 to 1973 with tracks by The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Traffic, The Guess Who and many more. Join Joan Richarde & Doc Sandoz as we splash in the puddles with our paisley umbrellas this Friday night, 10 p.m. to midnight. We guarantee a pleasant musical trip will be had by all!

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