Caged Heart

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Caged Heart[1]
The Other Side (Series)
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank, Larry Block, Debi Mae West, Milton Schindler, Jack Kornfield
Karma Style, 1 hour
Preceded by: Sunday Morning Service
Followed by: At The Dark End Of The Bar (Remix)

"I was at rehearsal and everything was going along pretty well."

Caged Heart is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side. It was originally broadcast on December 17, 2000.


  • Larry arguing with his director and playwright, then realizing they were right.
  • Larry, despondent about his family, reads 2 of his poems.
  • Larry describes watching cars being unloaded from a train. He fantasizes of being one of those guys.
  • We hear from other Joe Franks across the country.
  • A guy recites Psalm 23 and talks about his spiritual views.
  • Jack Kornfield on betrayal, disappointment, dukkah, "a cage for our heart", tells a catholic joke.
  • Debi Mae West tells a horrific Internet story about a woman and a lobster.
  • Larry: mixing stiffer and stiffer drinks.
  • Jack: "be with what is so"; great buddha story.
  • Debi: a guy she knows who's addicted to women.
  • More Joe Franks.
  • More of Jack's reflections.
  • Larry: looking for peace in a church and not finding it.

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Nothing not to like about this one (except that we don't hear from Joe himself). Great Karma style.

The Other Side

Always | Angina Dialogues, The | Anthology Of Love (Remix) | At Last | At The Border (Remix) | At The Dark End Of The Bar | At The Dark End Of The Bar (Remix) | Bad Karma | Bitter Pill | Black Hole (Remix) | Box, The | Brothers | Caged Heart | Cave Dreamer | Clement at Christmas | Don't Know Mind | Dreamland: A Compilation | Emptiness | Endings | Evening Sky | Fire and Ice | Four Part Dissonance | Future, The | Higher Learning | Holy Land | In the Dark (remix) | Insomnia | Jam | Karma (Part 1) | Karma (Part 2) | Karma (Part 3) | Karma (Part 4) | Karma (Part 5) | Karma (Part 6) | Karma (Part 7) | Karma Crash | Karma Don't Deny Me | Karma For Dollars | Karma Memories | Karma Redux | Love Is | Love Prisoner | Lover Man | Margarita | Men of the Cloth | Mercy | Mystery | Nature of Things, The | No Angel | On the Edge (remix) | Pledge Drive 2000-01-29 | Pledge Drive Rough Cuts | Pledge Drive, 2000-08-06 | Plerophory Of Pain | Predator | Prison Songs | Red Sea (a compilation) | Silent Sea | Small World Karma | Stoner | Summer Hill | Sunday Morning Service | Terminal | Two Women (Remix) | Waiting For Karma | Waiting For The Bell | What Do Women Want? | Where Will It End? | Windows | Wire, The | Woman And Bull In Paint Factory | Zen