Latest Episodes

  • Thumbnail for Episode 240: House Concerts

    Episode 240: House Concerts

    Our friend Dan Gursky talks about going to see a concert in a private home. It’s a trend that has really taken off lately. With music by Tristen

  • Thumbnail for Episode 239: House Party – Probing Questions (w/ the Paranoid Style)

    Episode 239: House Party – Probing Questions (w/ the Paranoid Style)

    Day 3 of the House Party (and no, Kevin, you can’t leave soon). The Paranoid Style performs “Rock & Roll Just Can’t Recall” live in the Suburban Living Room. And we play Probing Questions with the band and other party guests.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 238: House Party – Less Talk More Rock (w/ the Paranoid Style)

    Episode 238: House Party – Less Talk More Rock (w/ the Paranoid Style)

    Day 2 of the House Party, with live music by the Paranoid Style. In this episode, we play some Less Talk More Rock with the band. Players get 30 seconds to set up a song they want the house to hear. Then we play 60 seconds, then discuss the song for 30 seconds. Plus, the Paranoid Style plays “The Ambassador’s Morning Lift” live in the Suburban Family Room.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 237: House Party – The Paranoid Style

    Episode 237: House Party – The Paranoid Style

    We rocked the house! Jim’s Suburban House, that is. It’s a House Party with lots of friends and a special appearance by indie band the Paranoid Style, including a live performance of “Underworld USA” in the Suburban Family Room.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 236: The Replacements and Other Favorites

    Episode 236: The Replacements and Other Favorites

    Will Pfeifer and Billy Kulpa wrap up their week as guest hosts with more discussion of some of their favorite bands, including the Replacements, the Menzingers and more.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 235: Superchunk, Gods Reflex

    Episode 235: Superchunk, Gods Reflex

    Guest Hosts Will Pfeifer and Billy Kulpa each talk about a favorite band. Superchunk for Will. Gods Reflex for Billy.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 234: Polished Pop Rock

    Episode 234: Polished Pop Rock

    Guest hosts Will Pfeifer and Billy Kulpa talk about some favorite rock bands that make beautiful pop music in the studio.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 233: Gruff Singers

    Episode 233: Gruff Singers

    Will Pfeifer and Billy Kulpa (filling in as guest hosts this week) talk about bands that feature singers with “non-traditional” voices.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 232: Meet Will and Billy

    Episode 232: Meet Will and Billy

    Jim and Patrick take a week off and hand over the mics to friends Will Pfeifer and Billy Kulpa of Rockford IL. On their first guest episode, Will and Billy talk about getting into punk rock, in different eras.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 231: Interview – Tommy Keene, Part 3

    Episode 231: Interview – Tommy Keene, Part 3

    The conclusion of our interview with Tommy Keene, conducted at Villain & Saint bar and grill in Bethesda, Md., just two months before his sudden passing. In this segment, Tommy talks about working with Paul Westerberg and Robert Pollard in the ’90s, plus his biggest regrets in his music career.