Cabinet of Wonders Podcast on Salon has announced: “Salon is proud to partner with Cabinet of Wonders on this podcast. Since 2009, Wesley Stace has curated the best variety show in America, featuring hundreds of pioneering musicians, writers and comedians. We think that the format and talent will be well received by our devoted readers and are honored to swing open the Cabinet doors to a wide audience and archive this amazing artistic genius.”

Podcast 1, Act 1 is now availableThe Milk Carton Kids, all dry wit and breathtaking harmonies, do a beautiful three song set, sung and played into one microphone as nature intended. So taken is Janeane Garofalo by this performance, that she invites them onstage for hers: a charming interaction and a great set of comedy. Finally, for Part One, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Josh Rouse plays songs from his new record: on “Crystal Falls,” he is joined by The English UK.

Act 2 will be posted on Thursday, May 28. Podcasts will be added on Thursdays thereafter.