Episode 1301: Great Opening Acts
Kevin Bartlett, a patron of the pod, gets to pick the topic. He talks about artists he discovered because they opened a show, including Pkew Pkew Pkew, Fantastic Negrito, Cordovas and the Refreshments.
Episode 1300: Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – ‘Blind Date Party’
Scott Parks, a patron of the pod, gets to pick the topic. We talk about his favorite album of 2021: “Blind Date Party” by Bill Callahan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
Episode 1299: Andrew Howie – Interview
We talk with Scottish singer-songwriter (and sometimes ambient music composer) Andrew Howie about his 2021 album, “Pale White Branches.” This was listener Steven Routledge’s favorite album of last year, and since he is a patron of the pod, he got to pick this topic – and even lined up the guest!
Episode 1298: 1992 – R.E.M., Uncle Tupelo, Lyle Lovett
Noah Crane, a patron of the pod, gets to pick the topic. He leads Jim & Patrick in a discussion of three favorite albums turning 30 this year: “Automatic for the People” by R.E.M., “March 16-20, 1992” by Uncle Tupelo and “Joshua Judges Ruth” by Lyle Lovett.
Episode 1297: Talkin’ About Rick Rubin
Jeff Niebuhr, a patron of the pod, gets to pick the topic. He leads Jim and Patrick in a discussion of the amazing producing career of Rick Rubin.
Episode 1296: ‘Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan’
Eric Lohrenz, a patron of the pod, gets to pick the topic. He leads Jim and Patrick in a discussion of tribute album “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International,” released 10 years ago.
Episode 1154: 1993 – Radiohead, Cranberries, The The, Screeching Weasel
Barret Ries, a patron of the pod, gets to pick the topic. We discuss his favorite albums of 1993, by Screeching Weasel, The The, Radiohead and the Cranberries.
Episode 1044: 1997 – Radiohead, Blur, Nick Cave, The Verve
Steven Routledge, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. We discuss great albums of 1997, including “Blur,” the Verve’s “Urban Hymns,” Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ “The Boatman’s Call” and Radiohead’s “OK Computer.”