Lots of listeners held a pen to respond to our Replacements Countdown (episodes 667-671).
Listener Harris responds to our interview with Robert Dean Lurie, author of “Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years” in episodes 659-661.
In part 3 of our live event with author Robert Dean Lurie, we take audience questions about “Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years.”
What does R.E.M. stand for? In part two of our event with author Robert Dean Lurie, we discuss the true meaning of the band’s name, plus other topics from “Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years.”
We crash a book signing event by Robert Dean Lurie, author of “Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years.” Robert reads a passage from the biography, then answers some of our questions.
On a recent record shopping trip, we bought three CDs for Intern Sam (he does such good work). Listen as Sam Lisker gives us his impressions of classic albums by R.E.M., Matthew Sweet and Squeeze.
It’s Guest Star time! Barret Ries of Pittsburgh joins via Skype. As a patron of the pod, he picks the topic: Perfect albums that you must listen to in order, start to finish. Featuring U2, Ween, Prince, R.E.M. and The Stooges.
Part 2 of our interview with Dan Mangan. He talks about his relationship with his label, his bold choices of covers and more. Plus, we recorded Dan performing “Lay Low” at DC9 in Washington DC.
What’s Jim been digging lately? Power pop by the Dates and post-punk by Des Demonas. Plus, an R.E.M. cover by Dan Mangan.
Guest host Mike Wagner explores the majesty of the Rickenbacker guitar sound, from the Beatles to the Byrds to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to R.E.M.