November 29, 2018 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

Week Four: Ninth Anniversary Fund-Raising Drive for Behind the Black

The fourth week of my annual anniversary fund-raising campaign for Behind the Black has begun.

I once again must thank the many readers and listeners who have generously donated this month. Right now there is a chance this will be the best fund-raiser ever, though only if a lot of people donate during the month's last ten days. If you want to help me continue my reporting, you can give a one-time contribution, from $5 to $100, or a regular subscription for as little as $2 per month.

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  • Steve Earle

    Mr. Z, this may have been asked and answered already, so I apologize if I missed it, but what is up with John B’s voice? There was some time last month when he was just posting reruns of the podcasts and no new ones. Now that he’s back he sounds like he has cotton in his mouth? Surgery maybe?
    He is still listenable and still the smartest show out there, but the change is noticeable.
    Hopefully it is temporary and nothing serious….. Thanks to both of you for great shows.

  • Steve Earle: John Batchelor needed to have an operation that involved his voice took him out of commission for about two weeks, and he presently recovering, nicely and ahead of schedule I might add.

  • Steve Earle

    Thanks Mr. Z for explaining. He does seem to be recovering quickly, his voice gets slightly better each day.

    Please tell him to take care of himself, can’t think of anyone else that has a show like his. He is irreplaceable on the Radio, just as you and your site are here on the interwebs. I point people to both as often as possible.

  • Margaret Hess

    Thank you Mr Zimmerman for explaining John Batchelor’s voice change. We have been worried about him and are so relieved that he is on the mend. Please convey the relief of his listeners

  • Tony Favero

    Mr Z. you are one of my most favorite guests Mr. B’s show. Stay well yourself!

  • Tony Favero: Thank you for the kind words. They are much appreciated.

  • ken

    I’m afraid that he doesn’t seem to be improving to me. I hope I’m wrong, but sometimes his mind seems not like before either. Please tell us more.

  • ken: All treatments should be completed in a couple of days, and we should then see a significant improvement in John’s health.

  • Joe C.

    John, hope you have a full recovery of all health problems. Love your show here in California.

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