On this latest LIVE episode of the show, we sit down with data journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi (Guardian US, BBC, FiveThirtyEight) to discuss the song "No Romance" by Tirzah. Since she's currently not seeing a therapist, Mona asks us to try and give her insight on what this song means to her. This is a first for us and we end up talking a lot about romance, whether or not it's a necessary part of life, logic as it relates to romance, and what we're told about love growing up. How much does love matter to Mona and what does the word even mean? She answers these questions while admitting that she is a "really really really hard person to date."
Lorena Russi joins us in the studio to discuss the song “Stand Out” from A Goofy Movie. This is at least the third time we’ve talked about this movie on the show and Pat finally admits to never having seen it! (Get it together, Pat!) Lorena talks about growing up Columbian in Queens, how her [...]
We're joined on this episode by Bridgette Rizkalla (UCB) to discuss the Louis Armstrong rendition of "La Vie en rose." Bridgette tells us about wanting emotional substance in songs and how, no matter the genre or era, those are the songs that resonate with her. We talk about listening to Arab music with her parents, whether or not we want kids, and the vulnerability of dancing.
One of our favorite songwriters, Lauren Denitzio of the band Worriers, joins us to talk about one of her most beloved songs, "Still Into You" by Paramore. Listen in for a great conversation on what makes a great song, why whining about production quality is stupid, and how awesome Philly's music scene is right now. Plus, two songs from Lauren!
Lauren Ashley Smith, head writer on The Rundown with Robin Thede, joins us on this LIVE edition of the show to talk about "Ain't Nobody" by Rufus & Chaka Khan. We are also joined by one of our favorite musical guests, Mikki Hommel, who not only covers "Ain't Nobody" beautifully, but she also debuts a brand-new original track and improvises a song based on suggestions from the audience. WOW.
Goodness gracious! We're back this Sunday, 5/6, at 8:30 PM, with a brand new LIVE show featuring comedic madman Branson Reese (Cartoon Network, his own damn comics) and musician Matt Costabile (The Planes, Rockets On Wire, Endl'ng). We'll be talking with Branson about the Jawbreaker song "Want" and hearing music from Matt, which two things that excite us very much. In advance of the show, let's get to know our guests a little better!
Legendary and delightful funnyman Kyle Gordon (My Dark Little Corner, Magnet Theater) was our guest to talk about "Wondering Where The Lions Are" by Bruce Cockburn. Kyle tells us how he came across this song and how much it means to him. It's pretty clear that this is Kyle's song considering how much he listens to it and it's a tune he relies on to calm him down.
Jesse Roth is in the studio to talk about "Supercut" by Lorde. According to Jesse, Melodrama is the album of her life. While Jesse's favorite song on the album changes all of the time, Supercut is the perfect cinematic soundtrack to walking or riding the subway. We're pretty sure Supercut was made for Jesse. Prior [...]
The one and only Glo Tavarez joins us in the studio to talk about the Hall & Oates song "Talking All Night" and if you don't know what it is to talk with Hall & Oates megafan, you will after listening to this episode. Plus, we talk a heck of a lot about Dungeons & Dragons.