Oliver Wang (Author, Heat Rocks Podcast, NPR) joins us from California for our first-ever remote interview. Oliver initially sent us three songs (including Fela Kuti’s “Water No Get Enemy” and Bobby Reed’s “The Time Is Right For Love”) but ultimately settled on “Nadie Baila Como Yo” by Bobby Matos. (“Nadie Baila Como Yo” translates to “Nobody dances like me.” )
Evan and Pat are back to talk about seeing Against Me! Cherry Glazerr, and Taking Meds at the House of Vans in Brooklyn! Against Me! has been a mainstay in our lives since 2003 and it was a blast to go together and sing our little hearts out. We talk about discovering Against Me!, Warped Tour, the […]
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.
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.
For the second ever hosts-only episode, Evan talks about “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (IZ). Evan tells us about how he discovered this song from his late mother and we talk about how music discovery differed between his mom and dad. Evan also shares some lovely stories about his incredible mom, high school sports, suburban personalities, and family.
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 […]
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!
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.