Aimee Mann “Save Me” with Friends Who Folk

It’s our third birthday! To celebrate, we invited Friends Who Folk over to QED for a very special LIVE show where they serve as both the interview and musical guests. We talk with bandmates Ned Riseley (Six Degrees of Separation on Broadway) and Rachel Wenitsky (Reductress, The Story Pirates Podcast) about “Save Me” by Aimee Mann, a song that they both absolutely love.

The Feeling “Sewn” with Jake Cornell

The delightful JAKE CORNELL (UCB, your goddamn dreams) joins Evan and Pat to talk about the song “Sewn” by The Feeling and how it relates to his middle school experience as a closeted teen in rural Vermont. We also discuss the value of straightforward lyrics, what makes a perfect song, and how GPS can ruin an otherwise lovely road trip.

Jewel “Near You Always” with Chrissy Shackelford & April Kae

Chrissy Shackelford (Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas) is on the show to talk to us about Jewel – Near You Always. April Kae (Imanigold) plays the cover, and then brings up the rest of Imanigold for a few more songs! This is a jam-packed episode!

UGK ft. OutKast “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” with Johnathan Ross

Actor, improviser, director, and developer Johnathan Ross joins us in the studio this week to discuss UGK’s “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” featuring OutKast. John describes listening to this song in his white Volvo S70 as he drove back and forth from his academically advanced high school in Georgia.

Jawbreaker “Want” with Branson Reese & Matt Costabile

On this *live* episode of the podcast, we talk with comedian, writer, and illustrator BRANSON REESE about the Jawbreaker song “Want” and we hear some music from our dear friend MATT COSTABILE.

The Beach Boys “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” with Pat

We both just got back from Los Angeles and “self-care” is the name of the game! We’re trying something new and releasing an episode with NO GUEST. For this inaugural hosts-only episode, Pat talks about “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys. The #podbros discuss summer camps, getting outdoors, and the constant need to […]

Tirzah “No Romance” with Mona Chalabi & Cyberattack

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.”

A Goofy Movie “Stand Out” with Lorena Russi

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 […]

Louis Armstrong “La Vie en rose” with Bridgette Rizkalla

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.

Rufus & Chaka Khan “Ain’t Nobody” with Lauren Ashley Smith & Mikki Hommel

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.