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June 15th, 2024


As most of you known by now, we rarely send out newsletters and only when we have a new product … or news to share. Here’s what is happening now:

“My Joe Frank”
Some of you know that I’ve been working on a book about the relationship Joe and I had together. I recall with vivid detail the time I asked Joe if I could write this book about him – should he pass before me.

We were on our way out of town with no work agenda, to enjoy probably the only vacation we ever had. Driving from Los Angeles to San Diego, with a luxury hotel discount at-the-ready, Joe was telling me a story. One that revealed Joe, the man. The human being behind that raspy, deep-throated, sexy guy on the radio.

I declared to him that people should be able to see him behind the curtain in the way I have. Could I write a book about him? I would call it “My Joe Frank.” He thought for a moment and simply said, “Yes.” Honestly, I was surprised, knowing Joe, that he assented. It was later, after he read the medical crowdfunding updates I was writing on his behalf in 2015-2016, that he expressed his confidence that I could, in fact, write it. Of course, with that, he bestowed a heavy responsibility, indeed.

I have long used journaling as a mechanism to disentangle life’s confusing moments. But I had no idea how much I have actually written over the years. I’ve been unearthing old diaries and journals – tucked away in boxes, on bookshelves, even one in a sock drawer – that I had forgotten about entirely. Organizing those, along with Joe’s personal notes, letters, observations and rants, has kept me busy when I had extra time. And now, I’m taking a bloc of time to focus entirely on this project.

From June 17 – July 24, I will be ensconced in a beautiful, distraction-free environment, well away from my own. I’m very excited about the opportunity, and definitely feel Joe’s hand in helping to move the book forward.

Please make a note that no physical orders will be filled during that time.

New products

Pledge Drives!

I’m excited to bring you two newly-uncovered Pledge Drives featuring Joe LIVE on air. Each one is an original monologue created specifically for the fund drives. I don’t think anything is repeated from the radio programs. (Although some portions I recognize from incorporation in to Joe’s live show scripts.)  Available now for Members and in the shop:

April 9, 1994: 43 min

July 1996: 1 hr 3 min

New Animation! For Members Only!

I’m so thrilled to present an animation* entitled “Hugging” by the very talented Adam Wells. You can also find him on Instagram

Created to accompany a selection from “Old Man,” this animation short is for Premium Members only. Not a Member? Sign up!

Thank you all for support!

Michal and Logan

*Created by permission.

Moving into the New Year!


It’s been a while. But that does not mean I haven’t been focused and hard at work with the Joe Frank projects I’ve mentioned in the past.* I realize these projects are taking years – but I believe the wait will be well worth it.

I had no idea how much material Joe accumulated which will yield such great content. (When I heard Barbra Streisand’s book took 10 years, I did not feel quite so bad!)

Today, we start the annual month-long sale. Enjoy everything in the shop at a 15% discount taken off during checkout. Note: Discount does not include Memberships.

Meanwhile, for a limited time, I’ve posted the Joe Frank classic Thanksgiving show “Pilgrim” for you to enjoy. I also will be uploading a few Christmas related stories. Bookmark Joe on Soundcloud!

I hope you have a peaceful and loving holiday season during these difficult times.

(the wife)

* If you would like a list of the works in progress, send an email with your request to: – or request it through our Contact page.

Joe’s Birthday Discount + Update

August is always bittersweet. Wishing Joe were here on his birthday, but also grateful for August being the time I visit my daughter and her family. Joe’s birthday is on the 19th. He will have been 85 years old.

I’ll be out of town, but I wanted to share this photo of the last birthday he and close friends celebrated.

Joe on his 79th birthday

August 19, 2017. One month after his last cancer diagnosis. (My “helping” him blow out candles is completely unconscious.)

For anyone who does not know, it wasn’t the cancer that got him those 5-1/2 years ago. Joe was on
immunosuppressants for over a decade in order to protect his kidney transplant. As a result, Joe’s immune system just couldn’t stave off sepsis in the end. He did overcome it at one point, but ultimately there were too many other factors that paved the way for its return. His will to live was astonishing – memories of it still inspire me.

To celebrate Joe and his work, we’ll have a 15% discount for everything in the shop (*Does not apply for memberships). (Discount is in checkout)

Please do not mistake my absence on Joe’s Facebook page for not forging ahead with the projects I have shared with you in the past. These projects are ambitious endeavors! I am making progress, but cannot give an estimated launch date of, well, anything. (The book, the film, new programs, scans and digitizing.) But I am still working and ever grateful to be able to.

Thank you all for your continued support!


(The Wife)

Happy Holidays

Wishing you and yours a magical holiday season.

As the year comes to a close, may we each be reminded of our humanity and to be kind to one another. Connection is what endures.

I thank you for continuing to support Joe and his legacy which includes my efforts to honor his life and work.

Tomorrow, I will be offline through and including January 2nd. I am looking forward to enjoying the company of family as well as quiet times to reflect on the many blessings I have in life. My heart is filled with gratitude.

May you and yours feel the warmth of love, hope and possibility through the holidays and throughout the coming year.

Remember that there will be new content coming online for Members on January 1st. Sign up today to enjoy what was added this month as well!

Thank you and be safe and well,

The Wife

December Sale

Dec 12, 2022

For those not on the newsletter list: Right now and through December, you get 20% off all items in the shop. (You won’t see it until you check out.)

Right now, you can get the Entire Joe Frank Collection for 20% off. That’s over $300+ off!

Note: Last date we’ll be mailing is December 20th. However, we’re upgrading every tangible order to expedited shipping after the 15th.

Be sure to listen to a few Joe Frank Christmas selections on Soundcloud.

Want more? Get the special Holiday Selections compilation CD / download also!

Wishing you and yours all the Best during this holiday season.


Nov 30, 2022

We’re putting the final touches on the Newsletter to be distributed soon.

Meantime, all of the new content scheduled for December is now online! In addition to what has been added to the shop (below), Members can enjoy some great, newly-digitized Joe Frank content. If you are not a Member, sign up now.

(Be sure to read the FAQs – all Memberships are recurring until cancelled. Sign up for  a month, immediately cancel, and enjoy the shows for the month.*)

In the shop – two new NPR Playhouse shows:

Bedtime Stories – 1984
Adventures Along the Spectrum – 1980

Thank you!

–the Wife

Order early for Christmas! Tangible orders (CDs, photos, thumb drives, etc) will be shipped up to and including December 20th. As always, we’ll upgrade shipping to USPS Priority between Dec 15 and Dec 20 – at no cost to you.

*If you have trouble cancelling or have questions about the Membership, we’re here to help. With over 20 years of excellent customer service, you can count on us.


Nov 28, 2022


Gearing up to launch the new Joe Frank content! Newsletter going out on Dec 3rd. We have enough new content to add for Members through June. Yes, that’s right. Each month we will be launching new material for listening and viewing for Members.

Plus, we have two new NPR Playhouse shows coming online December 3rd (or earlier): Bedtime Stories (1984), and Adventures Across the Spectrum (1980).

And now? I’ll be revisiting those longer-term projects.

The first project I’ll be dedicated to and see to its completion:
Joe Frank’s book of Facebook posts. In fact, there are two of them that are in a near-final state. Joe made all the selections and we worked together editing and arranging them. I look forward to the final edit and onto publishing!

–the Wife

Exciting projects in the works

There is a lot happening here and one commitment I am making going forward is to post here to keep you updated. If you have not signed up for the Newsletter yet, please do!

New Joe Frank content is coming – I posted some details about what to expect on Joe’s Facebook page.

And, Happy Thanksgiving! If you have not heard “Pilgrim” before, listen to a selection from it on Joe’s Soundcloud page.

Tangible orders: Note that I will be out of town until after Thanksgiving. (Yes, I’m the only person here.) However, I will expedite those orders on my return 11/28.

Thank you!

–The Wife

New Shows!


New Shows!
Let’s get to it:

For Sale and for Members


October 29, 2004: Joe Frank in Performance – Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL

November 21, 2004: Joe Frank in Performance – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA

September 12, 2007: “The Blue Room” – at the original Largo, Los Angeles CA

March 1, 2014: “Murdered by the Mind” – Steppenwolf, Chicago IL

Shows and Specials

Joe’s Last Show for KCRW: A Pledge Drive show with Joe LIVE announcing a new series coming in 2002

Pledge Drive: Aug 16, 1997: Joe is LIVE on air in this newly discovered Pledge Drive show

Joe Live on air: Piano Bar Theater: Before Joe was hired by KCRW, he sat in for a KCRW DJ friend

For Members Only

Feb 11, 1981: NPR Radio Experience: Joe Frank in Concert at the Shido Theater in Manhattan

2003: Joe on Third Coast Audio Festival Panel: Seeing Sound. Joe discussed his work.

Not a Member? Sign up!

Thank you so much for your support,

Michal & Logan