Slice-of-life documentage, field recordings, conversations, and a thrilling terrain of Platinum hits.


  • February 2020 Mix

    February 2020 Mix

    13/02/2020 Duração: 59min

    A mixture of psychedelic easy listening platinum bits for your living room, kitchen, a walk, or maybe some other scenario Bruce Langhorne - Idaho Transfer Carli Cottrell - WIP Bailey's Nervous Kats - I Don't Know Everything Is Everything - Witchi Tai To Lesley Duncan - Heaven Knows J.J. Cale - Wish I Had Not Said That Circus Maximus - Wind Ennio Morricone - Il Pinguino Anne Joyal - Harmonie Little Wings - Let Them Talk Stickerbrush - Dolan Scrup Sally Oldfield - Morning Of My Life David Wise - Aquatic Ambience Wilma Burgess & Bud Logan - Wake Me Into Love Abdullah Ibrahim - Maraba Blue Roger Miller - What I'd Give to Be the Wind Bruce Langhorne - No Further Need Jimmy Smith - Turquoise Terry Melcher - The Old Hand Jive

  • 16 (Living in the Lonely Zone with Dick Flood/Okefenokee Joe)

    16 (Living in the Lonely Zone with Dick Flood/Okefenokee Joe)

    20/12/2019 Duração: 01h01min

    Dick Flood was a singer-songwriter in Nashville in the 60s. Besides landing a couple B-sides for Roy Orbison and Skeeter Davis, he never quite broke through. His own recordings have a haunting quality, with shadowy instrumentation and a voice that quivers with desperation. After many attempts at a music career, Flood concluded that “Nashville’s no place for a nobody”. He left it all behind and resettled in the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia, where he changed his name to Okefenokee Joe and became a naturalist devoted to a life of preservation and solitude. Dick/Joe spoke to Fez about music, his friendship with Patsy Cline, contracting Dengue fever in Vietnam, his mission as a wildlife educator, and the present day-- reflecting on his journey, no longer in Nashville or Okefenokee, physically unable to play music. If you use Spotify, you can listen to a selection of Dick Flood's music assembled by Platinum Ranch: For more inf

  • 15 (Voices for Dignity)

    15 (Voices for Dignity)

    19/04/2019 Duração: 01h05min

    In a fundamentalist Mormon community on the Utah/Arizona border called Short Creek, residents are being evicted. Christine Marie Katas has gained access to this famously reclusive community, and is helping them navigate trauma. Fez talks to Christine about Short Creek, and her own harrowing experiences that inform the work she does today. Content warning: discussions of sexual assault and human trafficking (from the 27 minute mark to the 37 minute mark). Follow Christine Marie Katas on Instagram at Cover art by Fez, using photos by Christine Marie Katas

  • 14 (Lubomyr Melnyk)

    14 (Lubomyr Melnyk)

    30/08/2018 Duração: 55min

    Fez speaks with Lubomyr Melnyk, the fastest piano player in the world, about the "insidious religion" of science. From Lubomyr: "EVERYONE, everyone .... IS TERRIFIED AT THE THOUGHT THAT SCIENCE IS TOTALLY WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING .... PEOPLE HAVE THE IDEA THAT IF SCIENTISTS ARE LIEING ABOUT EVERYTHING, THEN THE GROUND WILL OPEN UP UNDER US AND WE FALL INTO THE TWILIGHT ZONE ... well, that will not happen, and the world will continue just as it is doing today.... and we will still have fun ! .. in fact, more fun !"

  • Platinum Twang II

    Platinum Twang II

    20/06/2018 Duração: 59min

    More twang for summer

  • 13 (Church of Euthanasia)

    13 (Church of Euthanasia)

    21/02/2018 Duração: 01h01min

    Rev. Chris Korda is a musician, engineer, and the founder of the Church of Euthanasia. Fez speaks with her about the history of the church, antihumanism, her conversion to post-antihumanism, and why humankind is worth preserving.

  • 12 (Trainsonas)

    12 (Trainsonas)

    03/08/2017 Duração: 01h00s

    A trainsona is the locomotive version of a person. Fez talks to Froggyman145, a DeviantArt user and longtime member of the Trainsona community. (Image: "Sleeping in the Sheds" by Froggyman145)

  • Platinum Twang

    Platinum Twang

    05/07/2017 Duração: 01h00s

    Platinum Ranch presents: Platinum Twang Mix of twangs, slides, honks, tonks

  • 11 (Deleted scenes)

    11 (Deleted scenes)

    10/05/2017 Duração: 01h01s

    Bits, bobs, outtakes from previous episodes, smothered in platinum.

  • 10 (Trans-Pecos Pipeline)

    10 (Trans-Pecos Pipeline)

    15/03/2017 Duração: 01h01s

    In the pristine landscape of Southwest Texas, a pipeline is being built. Energy Transfer Partners, the company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline, is inserting the Trans-Pecos Pipeline into private ranch land, native burial grounds, archaeological sites, and beneath the Rio Grande into Mexico. The sparse population in this area has been cited as justification for using the cheapest, least secure materials. Some citizens have banded together to fight the pipeline, often landing themselves in jail. Despite being a fraction of the size of Standing Rock, the Two Rivers Camp persists in their resistance. Fez Gielen speaks with a few of these water protectors. Two Rivers Camp:

  • 09 (Good Will Come)

    09 (Good Will Come)

    23/12/2016 Duração: 01h01s

    Bob Ross speaks. Jean-Sebastien Audet (Un Blonde) talks about his 2016 album "Good Will Come to You", creating joy, acknowledging each day, staying in line. The first ever PLATINUM PREMIERE : "In Every Mountain" by Un Blonde, a song from his upcoming 2017 record.

  • Mix for V-S-P

    Mix for V-S-P

    26/10/2016 Duração: 01h02s

    Shops and change rooms make me anxious. This is a mix made to shop calmly to. V S P is a Toronto-based boutique consignment shop, offering a hand-selected collection of both contemporary designs and rare classics.

  • 08 (Vegan superhero)

    08 (Vegan superhero)

    28/09/2016 Duração: 01h01s

    Fez talks to YouTube's vegan superhero, John Sakars, about creating art for yourself, being empathetic towards haters, being a full-time artist/activist, + more. John's YouTube channel:

  • 07 (ASMR)

    07 (ASMR)

    07/09/2016 Duração: 59min

    Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a euphoric experience characterized by a tingling sensation on the skin, commonly triggered by specific acoustic and visual stimuli. Fez talks to people about the things that trigger low-grade euphoria for them, and shares some platinums that will hopefully do the same for you. Check out Cheryl's ASMR instagram account:

  • 06 (The Loach)

    06 (The Loach)

    03/08/2016 Duração: 01h12s

    Fez calls a party line called The Loach and wanders from room to room, meeting the regulars. A man named Shadow has haunted these rooms for eighteen years. Shadow tells Fez all about the chat line, and the "evil people" who spend their days on it. + platinum drizzle

  • 05 (Smittys bad parking)

    05 (Smitty's bad parking)

    06/07/2016 Duração: 59min

    A strange controversy in Belleville where internet vigilantes are calling out 77yr old Smitty of Smitty's Appliances for his awful parking. Smitty doesn't see what the big deal is! + tonnes of platinum

  • 04 (Low-serotonin platinum, an MSN voice message)

    04 (Low-serotonin platinum, an MSN voice message)

    06/07/2016 Duração: 59min

    Low-serotonin summer episode. Fez shares a MSN voice message from his past.

  • 03 (Texas music with Joe Nick Patoski)

    03 (Texas music with Joe Nick Patoski)

    09/05/2016 Duração: 01h00s

    Special Texas music edition! Joe Nick Patoski, Fez's radio hero, host of Texas Music Hour of Power on Marfa Public Radio joins Fez at the Ranch to share wisdom about Texas- particularly South West Texas, and its music. ALL TEXAS MUSIC. Selections by Joe Nick Patoski and Fez.

  • 02 (Frisbee Face, Alan Lomax)

    02 (Frisbee Face, Alan Lomax)

    09/05/2016 Duração: 59min

    A friend shares a story about Frisbee Face, a strange being at Camp Watonka. Alan Lomax gets put on blast. As always - Platinum hits.

  • 01 (Shaping a hat, finding Mariah)

    01 (Shaping a hat, finding Mariah)

    09/05/2016 Duração: 01h11s

    Premiere. A neighbour shows up in the middle of the night to shape Fez's hat. Mariah Carey in Las Vegas. US border patrol. Platinum hits