The incredibly funny Jo Firestone joins us to talk about King Floyd’s classic soul song “Groove Me.” We hope you have your popcorn ready cause Jo has hers! We talk about the song for a little bit and then we we’re off to the races with tangents galore. We cover everything from Abba’s greatest hits to high school reunions in this episode! Not enough? How about a Seth Rogen impersonation? Want to learn about Paladins? Strange regional foods? Your cool older brother? YOU WILL LEARN IT ALL. Plus, we pivot to become a very legitimate medical podcast and you discover a lot more about your favorite hosts. shadow monster (aka Gillian Visco) plays a killer cover and a few of her own!
Our next live show is on 10/1 with author Maris Kreizman and music from Parrot Dream.
Storyteller, writer, and videographer Bryan Berlin joins us to talk about Julien Baker’s cover of “Photobooth” (originally by Death Cab for Cutie)! Staying true to the spirit of our live show, Bryan makes sure we not only have a great song to discuss but a cover of it as well. Clever girl…
The song brings up numerous memories for all three boys gathered around the table and you’ll find a lot of conversation about beautiful and sad songs in this episode. We talk about how a cover can make you reconsider a song, when bands are accompanied by orchestras, soundtracking your life, The Weakerthans’ Virtue series, and most importantly…how Evan found God.
Classic good guy Adam Wade joins us to talk about Roy Orbinson – “Running Scared.” We talk about all things Hoboken, New Jersey, growing up in New Hampshire, writing and storytelling, and how songs age along with their musicians. Lindsay Dunphy kills the cover!
Nikita Burdein joins us for our first-ever studio episode to talk about “Let the Sunshine In” from Hair! Nikita is an all-star musical improviser here in New York and was very patient while Evan & Pat showed how naive they were regarding musical theatre. In this episode, we talk about crate digging for cast recordings and what makes for a good musical! Pat had just discovered how great Hamilton is, so we go pretty in depth with that, and Evan admits that he still hasn’t listened to the soundtrack.
The wonderful Geri Cole (writer, Sesame Street) stops by to talk about Arcade Fire’s immense song, “My Body Is A Cage.” We talk about album closers, living abroad, growing up, life changes, friendship, and love. It gets deep! Mikki Hommel returns to the show and plays a killer cover of “My Body Is a Cage.” She also plays an incredible improvised song and one of her original tunes!
We host a Valentine’s Day soirée with beautiful guests Caitlin Brodnick, Trumane Alston, Branson Reese, Christina Cola, and Juan Nicolón! That’s right, it’s our first-ever multi-guest episode and we ask each of them to talk about a love song *or* a song that relates to their love lives. We discuss such wonderful tracks as Joanna Newsome’s “Good Intentions Paving Company,” Ben E King’s “Stand By Me,” Macy Gray’s “I Try,” No Doubt’s “Ex-Girlfriend,” and The Punch Brother’s “Another New World.” We basically speed date our way through this lovely bunch of comedians and end up quite smitten by the end of it. PLUS! The sickest pop-punk and emo band in the tri-state area, MY DARK LITTLE CORNER, plays a set of their hilarious songs for everyone to enjoy.
Actor, writer, and comedian Matt Rogers (Pop Roulette, MTV’s Decoded, UCBT) stops by to talk with us about Pete Townshend’s song “Let My Love Open The Door.” We discuss VH1’s Divas Live, Jimmy Buffet, musical sketch comedy, and so much more. Singer-songwriter Katie Buchanan also joins us to cover “Let My Love Open The Door” and play some of her own music.
This episode features Will Stephen (SNL) and we discussed The Cure’s – Pictures of You, waterfalls of chimes and all! It’s a fun story of why the song stuck with him, AIM profiles, seeing The Cure live, and going to shows alone.
Trevor Bachman was our musical guest and he played a beautiful cover of the song.
Anna Drezen (SNL, Reductress, How May We Hate You?) stopped by to talk about Dave Matthews Band – American Baby. What followed was an enjoyable episode filled with stories of summer romance, mic drops, and lots of goofs.
Our musical guest this month was Jessy Tomsko. Check out her site for more of her music and tour dates!