Bobby Matos “Nadie Baila Como Yo” with Oliver Wang

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.” )

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!

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.

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (IZ) “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Evan

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.

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 […]

More favorites of 2018!

Hello folks! We’re about half way through the year, so we thought we’d share a few more songs that we’re excited about! Illuminati Hotties – (You’re Better) Than Ever The first time I heard this song I knew it’d be an incredible song for the summer. It’s a surprisingly relatable song with lyrics like “All […]

Chet Baker “I Fall in Love Too Easily” with Carsie Blanton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zrSoHgAAWo

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.