The Smiths

Episode 760: 1984 – A Look Back

Mike Kohli, a patron of the pod, calls in on Skype and gets to pick the topic. He wants to discuss the music of 1984, especially the alt-rock scene that included Hüsker Dü, Minutemen, the Replacements and Metallica. Jim and Patrick also make a couple of picks: Pretenders and Meat Puppets, respectively.

Episode 171: Best Songs: Smiths

Slicing Up Eyeballs, a website dedicated to ’80s college rock, recently polled its readers about the best Smiths songs. Site editor Matt Sebastian joins via Skype to discuss the results, plus we play a few of our favorites. Friend Bob Popik also shares his personal ranking of the Smiths catalog. Also on the panel: Bud Verge, Rob Gates, and of course, Jim & Patrick.

Episode 85: Fan Mail Friday 5

It’s an episode programmed by you, the listeners! This edition of Fan Mail Friday includes songs by Bonny Doon, Concrete Blonde, the Spice Girls with Echo & the Bunnymen (what?), the Lightning Seeds, Better Than Ezra and more. (There’s even a song about poo; it was bound to happen.) Our friend Adam Woodard joins in the fun.