Jonathan Nelson “My Name Is Victory” with Rachel Pegram

This week on Repeater, we're talking with comedian Rachel Pegram (UCB, That Shit Ray, Low Fi NYC) about Jonathan Nelson’s "My Name Is Victory”, and how it got her through the year, and kept her writing. Pat, Evan, and Rachel talk about the uplifting nature of gospel music, and hash out the "god" of it all.

We open this episode with current favorites like: “Worry” by Grace Vunderkuhn, “No Drug Like Me” by Carly Rae Jepsen, and Noname’s album: "Room 25". Then we delve back into 2018 head on by planning an impromptu group trip to DC to see the new Obama portraits, which went up in the National Gallery this past year. In less exciting 2018 events, we talk about the northern California wildfires, and why you should not toss a joint after a hike.

Rachel shares with us her connection to gospel music, as both a genre that can motivate her, but also one that grounds her and connects her with her church going childhood in Texas. Rachel and the hosts talk about how the song is a different type of empowering than the strutting jams of a Lizzo or a Rihanna. It's a song that does not need to try and be cute or clever, but will just make you feel like: "you've got this", something we all could've used in 2018.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WoGBvtN--8

Cardi B ft Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It” with Bailey Swilley

This week on Repeater, we talk with comedian and writer Bailey Swilley (BoogieManja, Pretty Women: A Real Housewives Musical Review) about “I Like It” by star of 2018, Cardi B. In this episode, we explore music that can’t help but lift you up, empower, and push through the cold, dark winters...even if you don’t, say, own a Lambo'. Bailey and our hosts talk about happy music and other things Bailey used to keep her upbeat in 2018, like her pup Muppet, and really leaning into her love of reality TV.

We start our episode with everyone’s current musical obsessions from “Generator” by Turnstile , to “Breathing Underwater” by Hiatus Kaiyote, to Big Freedia and RuPaul. We hit some more 2018 highlights and low lights like the Queer Eye revival (and the great Antoni debate), as well as the much less fun Brett Kavanaugh hearings. 

Bailey tells us about her love of Cardi B as a new type of unapologetic star and how "I Like It" can be perfect, both when you need a motivator, and when you just want to not care. We also delve into the great mystery of why it’s so enjoyable to hear rappers flaunt their wealth even when you’re broke.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTlNMmZKwpA

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Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello “Tommy’s Coming Home” with Mikey Erg

This week on Repeater, we talk with drummer, guitarist, and vocalist Mikey Erg (The Chris Gethard Show, Worriers, Early Riser The Ergs!, 100 Other Bands) about "Tommy's Coming Home" by unbelievable dream team Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello. This episode, we dive into how this song got Mikey through this past year and how the song's harmonies and subject matter become malleable to fit any mood. Pat, Evan, and Mikey delve into the instant nostalgia the song manages to create and how it colored 2018, a year, that for Mikey, included the tremendous professional/personal landmark of recording his next album at Abbey Road.

We start our discussion with everyone's current musical obsessions from "Skeleton" by Mourn, to "Cuz I Love You" by Lizzo, and Mikey takes us into an in-depth and gorgeously nerdy dive into audio history with a discussion of 5.1 and quadrophonic albums. We also tackle a few more 2018 highlights and low lights such as the Winter Olympics and government shutdowns.

Mikey tells us about how "Tommy's Coming Home" comes from a lifetime of loving The Beatles and record collecting. We talk about both the stripped down demo and the highly produced version, and the sheer excitement of listening to a previously unreleased song for the first time from giants like Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello.

This is an episode for people who's immense musical passion started from childhood. Mikey talks buying records with his Mom at two years old, and getting CDs from his Dad, a professional cover band musician. Plus, Mikey plays us two songs to end the episode!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzsWTx0Ap2c

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H.E.R. ft. Daniel Caesar “Best Part” with Corin Wells

This week on Repeater, we talk with Corin Wells (Above Average, UCB) about "Best Part" by H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar. Hear why Corin picked this straightforward and beautiful love song to be the track that got her through the last year and stick around for topics like friendship, relationship songs, and a little James Blake.

To begin, we talk about new music and t0uch on the year that was 2018, discussing how Solange is reviving BlackPlanet.com (doing what Justin Timberlake never could do for MySpace), the heroic Tham Luang cave rescue in Thailand, and the Boots Riley film "Sorry To Bother You."

Corin tells us about how "Best Part" makes her think of someone in her life that brings her great joy, which was why it was so present in her last year. We touch on the sweetness and sincerity of this song, its simple and stripped down production, and how Pat needs to listen to more obvious love songs.

Speaking on FEELINGS, Corin shares with us that she's been trying to take notice of what she feels when spending time with different people and how she's more cognizant than ever of who and what she gives her time and energy to. We also relate to being bad friends and the struggles of long-distance friendships. Finally, we chat relationship songs and, weirdly, songs for people that you've never even dated. Plus, Corin shares her a lowlight and highlight of her last year.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBy7FaapGRo

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Hosts

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    Evan Barden

    Other half of the Podcaster podcast. Loves the scent of freshly laundered clothes and coffee.

      Patrick Cartelli

      Other half of the Podcaster podcast. Loves the scent of freshly laundered clothes and coffee.