Today on the internet! Writer, comedian, and Missy Elliot superfan Kelley Quinn (Straight Marriage, Eating Shit and Loving It) is here to talk about Lil Wayne’s “Mrs. Officer,” a song that Wikipedia says, “goes so far as to reference the famous rap song ‘Fuck tha Police’ (though in a literal sense).” Kelley tells us why she’s been thinking of Lil Wayne recently and shares a story of self-realization en route to a Rilo Kiley show. We discuss whether or not “Mrs. Officer” would be released in 2021 and Kelley sparks a lovely socialist dialogue about defunding the police, abolishing prisons, and medicare for all.

The inconceivable Milly Tamarez (Vice, BET, FLEXX) joins us on the show to talk about how Mitski’s “I Don’t Smoke” got her through the rollercoaster year that was 2018.

The unbelievably charming and hilarious Addie Weyrich (Crashing, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), joins Evan and Pat to snack and talk about the song “Only God Knows” by Young Fathers, and how it creates action movie…

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.” )

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.

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…

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.

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!