In our week of all-new shows we have hit Wednesday afternoon, and The AIR brings you new episodes of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast.  You can tune in at the website, or just stay right here and  listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM (EDT) Beatles Blast brings you an hour of covers of Beatles classics by a wide variety of artists working in a wide variety of styles. Since it’s a mixtape show, here’s a playlist so you can follow along…

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Stephen Marley “Don’t Let Me Down”
Emmaline “With A Little Help From My Friends”
Beck “Wah Wah”
Matthew Sweet and Sussanna Hoffs “Gimme Some Truth”
Tina Turner “Come Together”
Billy Preston “Get Back”
Bodies of Water “Dear Boy”
Peter and Gordon “A World Without Love”
Silkie “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”
Alison Moorer “Here Comes The Sun”
Fairground Attraction “Do You Want To Know A Secret”
The Thompson Twins with Nile Rodgers, Madonna and Steve Stevens “Revolution”
Brad Mehldau “Baby’s In Black”
Joel Paterson “Drive My Car”
Fiona Apple “Across The Universe”
Hollywood Vampires “Cold Turkey”

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 11 PM, Friday at 1 PM,  and Saturday afternoon.

At 3 PM (EDT) on Curtain Call, Mel Larch comes to the defense of Martin Short, in response to the recent hatchet job profile in a website that is not deserving of a link or any attention.

Everybody loves Martin Short, from his time on SCTV to his current role with Steve Martin in Only Murders In This Building, he is universally loved…except by one person.

A low-level writer for {CENSORED} Magazine (which is really only a website) penned a hate letter to Mr. Short recently, complaining that he had no talent. The backlash was instantaneous and massive, and with this edition of Curtain Call, Mel would like to add to the dogpile and extend a virtual middle finger to that writer, who shall remain deservedly nameless, and devote most of her show to the cast album of Martin Short’s mock-autobiographical musical, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, from 2006.

And that’s after opening with a duet between Short and Bernadette Peters from his Tony-nominated turn in the musical version of Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl. He later won a Tony for another show, and that goes along with several Emmy awards and other accolades. Fans of Short (and there are billions) will get a kick out of Fame Becomes Me, and the cameos by Short as some of his most beloved characters.

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM, Saturday at 8 PM and Monday at 9 AM. A six-hour marathon of classic episodes can be heard Sunday evening starting at 6 PM, and an all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.

Also on The AIR, Wednesday at 11 PM,  The Comedy Vault brings you an hour of stand up from Ali Wong.