Dr. Hal, Rev. Ivan Stang, Dr. Philo Drummond, Puzzling Evidence, “Spy,” and Rev. Michael Peppe were in top form on Dr. Hal’s Radio Valencia show of 2-15-2013. Dr. Hal’s shows have a markedly different sound from the Puzzling Evidence ones; there are fewer mics and mouths on at once. Despite a discussion of Morpheus’s slumbermilk, this is not a sleepy show. Now winding down our long road trip, we managed to do a little editing on this one; five on-topic Jonathan Coulton songs about monsters are interspersed with the talk. Compiling elaborate shows with 30 to 50 tracks (like “normal” Hours of Slack) will have to wait until we’re back in the Cleveland office — soon. Nonetheless, I, Stang, would actually recommend this show for beginning listeners.