For our third season, we chose a slightly new direction for the show. Rather than ask our guests to talk about any song that they loved, we asked them to talk about a song that got them through the last year.
All of these episodes were recorded in the first three months of 2019, so really, we were talking to people about the songs that got them through 2018, a year that was filled with many ups and downs, both globally and personally for our guests. Talking with them about the music that they listened to while navigating the year that brought us a Winter Olympics, multiple government shutdowns, massive California wildfires, a new Janelle Monaé album, the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, a smash hit Black Panther film, and so SO much more, was not only a helpful way for us to reflect on the year, but it was also very inspiring to hear how others processed those 365 days.
The unbelievably charming and hilarious Addie Weyrich (Crashing, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), joins Evan and Pat to snack and talk about the song “Only God Knows” by Young Fathers, and how it creates action movie-worthy scenes in her mind.
The inconceivable Milly Tamarez (Vice, BET, FLEXX) joins us on the show to talk about how Mitski’s “I Don’t Smoke” got her through the rollercoaster year that was 2018.
Hold on to your hash pipes, it’s the WEEZER EPISODE!!! The inedible Woody Fu (Crashing, The Last O.G.) joins us to talk about how Weezer’s “Endless Bummer” got him through 2018, a year that saw the release of Black Panther and an American Royal Wedding.
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.
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 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’.
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.
This week on Repeater, we talk with comedic performer Michael Stevens (Magnet Theater) about Shura’s “2Shy” and how the song got him through a post-break-up year and reminds him to feel his feelings. Michael takes us on a personal journey through his 2018, with setbacks, highlights, and his experiences re-entering the dating world.
This week on Repeater, we sit down with comedian, writer, and producer Mariah Smith (Keeping Up With the Kontinuity Errors, Time Magazine) about Betty Who’s “Heartbreak Dream,” and talk about Mariah’s deep passion for pop, and how her upbringing influenced her current pop culture expertise.
On Repeater this week, we talk with comedian, satirist, writer, and editor Taylor Garron (Reductress, Vulture) about Avey Tare Slasher Flick’s “Little Fang,” Taylor’s undying love for anything in the Animal Collective family, and how the jangle-y 60’s cocktail sound of Little Fang got her through this past year with its power to pep and motivate.
We owe a massive thank you to Magnet Training Center, where we record all of our studio episodes. Magnet offers the very best improv training in the entire world and they also offer classes in sketch comedy, musical improv, storytelling, and more. Check them out!
To all of our guests, thank you for joining us and for sharing your years with everyone out there. To everyone listening to the show, thank you for the support and please stay tuned for Season 4!!!