Latest Episodes

  • Thumbnail for Episode 137: Car Stereo Memories

    Episode 137: Car Stereo Memories

    Hand crank those windows down. We’re talking about classic car audio, from the FM converter to 8-tracks and tape decks.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 136: Chevy Songs

    Episode 136: Chevy Songs

    Jim got a new car! Rest in power, Big Blue. In tribute to the passing of the gas pedal, we present a show all about songs that reference Chevrolets. Yes, that’s the show.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 135: Lollapalooza ’91

    Episode 135: Lollapalooza ’91

    On this date in 1991, a monumental rock festival staged its first show. It was Lollapalooza, then a touring circus of sorts, with Jane’s Addiction, Living Colour, Ice-T and Body Count, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band and more drawing waves upon waves of GenXers in a glorious celebration of “alternative rock.” On this episode, we reminisce about the event. Patrick saw a show on that first tour, as did our podcast bandleader Randall Brown and some listeners.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 134: Dead and Co., second set with Justin Gay

    Episode 134: Dead and Co., second set with Justin Gay

    How music can move you: Our friend Justin Gay experienced it first-hand at a recent Dead & Company show.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 133: Fan Mail Friday 10

    Episode 133: Fan Mail Friday 10

    It’s not just any Friday, it’s Fan Mail Friday! With celebrity guest Ryan Sholin! We answer your calls and letters. Featuring songs by Laura Branigan, Glen Campbell, Superchunk, the Records and more!

  • Thumbnail for Episode 132: Less Talk, More Rock II

    Episode 132: Less Talk, More Rock II

    It’s the return of the parlor game that’s sweeping the nation. It’s Less Talk More Rock, wherein we quickly set up a song, play it and respond to it. Who knows what you might hear? With guest star Ryan Sholin!

  • Thumbnail for Episode 131: Workin’ at the record store

    Episode 131: Workin’ at the record store

    Ryan Week continues with Tales from the Record Store. Peaches Records & Tapes, to be specific.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 130: Old school hip hop

    Episode 130: Old school hip hop

    Our friend Ryan Sholin joins to talk about how he fell in love with hip-hop as a kid growing up in the Miami area. Sugarhill Gang. Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, J.J. Fad — we’re kickin’ it old school today.

  • Thumbnail for Epsiode 129: Dead and Company, first set with Rob Gates

    Epsiode 129: Dead and Company, first set with Rob Gates

    Our friend Rob Gates, a longtime Deadhead, went to see the latest incarnation of the band, called Dead & Company. Here is his report, including lots of talk about how pop singer and guitarist John Mayer fits into group.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 128: Perfect Pop – Michael Jackson, The Mamas & the Papas

    Episode 128: Perfect Pop – Michael Jackson, The Mamas & the Papas

    Every party eventually comes to an end. And so it goes with the Rockin’ the Suburbs Deck Party. We conclude with two more Perfect Pop picks, including a repeat selection! Brett Motiff goes with Michael Jackson, while Bud Verge chooses a classic by the Mamas & the Papas.