Love Songs Only! 2018 Edition

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!! We continue our annual tradition of LOVE SONGS ONLY for the Valentine’s Day edition of the live show and we invite SEVEN wonderful friends to join us for the occasion.

Jacob Sharp – “Great Tide”

Jacob Sharp (Mipso) returns to the show and joins us in the studio! Jacob talks about Phil Cook’s “Great Tide,” a song that reminds him of friendships and touring, plus, it features killer instrumentation and guitar tone. We hear how Cook and other Wisconsin musicians migrated to the North Carolina Triangle region over a decade […]

St. Vincent “Cruel” with Sarah Pappalardo

The hilarious and sharp-witted Sarah Pappalardo (co-founder, co-editor of Reductress) joins us on this LIVE episode of the show to talk about St. Vincent’s song “Cruel.”

Sufjan Stevens “Impossible Soul” with Amanda Giobbi

The ball of energy known as Amanda Giobbi (UCB) is on the show to talk about Sufjan Stevens’ epic song “Impossible Soul.” Clocking in at just over 25 minutes, “Impossible Soul” takes the listener on a deliberately minimal and melancholy ride.

Harvey Danger “Flagpole Sitta'” with Tom Sanchez

Strap in! Tom Sanchez (Magnet Theater) is on the show to ruin his brand! A big pop music fan, Tom talks to us about “Flagpole Sitta'” by Harvey Danger, a song he first heard back in high school and didn’t think too much about. It wasn’t until college, after moving all the way from Arizona to Connecticut, that the song took on greater meaning.

Robyn “Dancing On My Own” with Elena Skopetos

Writer and actor Elena Skopetos (Songonauts, Magnet Theater) is in the studio to talk with Evan and Pat about Robyn’s masterpiece “Dancing On My Own.” This powerhouse song has it all – a little sad, but a lot of fun – and inspires everyone to get out on the floor and dance.

The Verve Pipe “The Freshmen” with Megan Gray

Megan Gray (Artistic Director at Magnet Theater) joins us in the studio to talk about “The Freshmen” by The Verve Pipe. The song came to Megan when her boyfriend Louis gave her a mixtape just before she embarked on a foreign exchange trip way back during her freshman year of high school. You know what that means – we GOTTA talk about mixtapes!

Janet Jackson “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” with James Arthur M.

The venerable James Arthur M. joins us on this episode to discuss Janet Jackson’s masterpiece “Love Will Never Do (Without You).” James is New York-based actor, a correspondent for THWIP!: The Big Marvel Show, and the co-host of Minority Korner, your next favorite podcast. Add dancer, choreographer, and writer to the resumé and you’ll start to understand […]

LIVE – 12/3 – Maeve Higgins + Bartees & The Strange Fruit

Holy shit! Our next and final show of 2017 is tomorrow, Sunday, 12/3, at 7:00 pm and our guests will be comedian Maeve Higgins (Inside Amy Schumer, Maeve In America) and Bartees & The Strange Fruit. We’ll be talking with Maeve about the song “White Ferrari” by Frank Ocean, which is a truly killer track. Ahead […]

Janet Jackson “If” with Eliot Glazer & Mikki Hommel

Writer, actor, and classically trained vocalist, Eliot Glazer, uses his best public radio voice to tell us about his favorite song: Janet Jackson’s  “If.” Our friend Mikki Hommel makes her first appearance on the show and performers a beautiful improvised song for you in addition to the “If” cover! We talk to Eliot about growing up on Long Island, the makeup of the island, and discovering this song. We all agree that the artwork for “Janet” is the quintessential Janet Jackson album cover and how, back in the day, Janet’s portrayal of herself felt more real and important.