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'80S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Karma Chameleon (Culture Club) - Rivalry Week 2 - Episode 818

Dec. 8, 2021

Rivalry Week continues, as we now go toe-to-toe over another iconic '80s track, Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon," which Rob loves and JP hates. We'll fight over harmonicas, guitar tuning and more as we dig into the signature…

'80S '90S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Home Sweet Home (Motley Crüe) - Rivalry Week 1, Episode 817

Dec. 1, 2021

The gloves are off, and we go head-to-head in the first installment of Rivalry Week for Season 8! This week it's Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and the boys of Motley Crüe, with one of the iconic proto-power ballads, "Home Sweet Home…

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Madonna (Rivalry Week 2) - Episode 718

June 9, 2021

Well, here we go. We're giving one of the most iconic artists of all time the rivalry treatment, because one of us can't stand her. Take a listen and see who you side with on Madonna's body of work. Join us on PATREON for ea…

Non-Interview Rivalry Week

"Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak) - Rivalry Week, Episode 717

June 2, 2021

Chris Isaak’s steamy “Wicked Game” is the focus of Rivalry Week 1 for Season 7, and we can’t wait to hear who you side with. In this episode: - JP gets seasick - The crazy story of how this song was produced and assembled - …

Rock Pop '90S Non-Interview

A Long December (Counting Crows) - Season 6 Finale, Episode 620

Dec. 30, 2020

Season 6 comes to a close, and so does the longest. year. ever. The perfect metaphor for breathing in the last of 2020 and looking hopefully toward a new 2021, Adam Duritz and company give us the perfect heavy but meaningful…

Pop '10S '20S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Charlie Puth (Rivalry Week 2) - Episode 617

Dec. 9, 2020

For Round 2 of this season's Rivalry Week, we're going to look at the body of work of one Charlie Puth and fight over his worthiness of our attention (no pun intended). JP hates him; Rob loves him. How about you? Want MORE s…

Pop '90S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week - "How Bizarre" (OMC) - Episode 616

Dec. 2, 2020

Rivalry Week returns with a look into the '90s hit "How Bizarre" by your favorite New Zealand acoustic mariachi pop group, OMC! JP loves this song, and Rob can't stand it--take a listen and see who you side with! Want MORE s…

Bonus Milestone/Special Non-Interview

The Ultimate Van Halen Playlist (Bonus Pod)

Oct. 9, 2020

Leave it to JP to tastefully turn grief into a fun game. In the wake of the tragic passing of Eddie Van Halen earlier this week, we had to get together and process in our own way, and that way was by celebrating our favorite…

Rock Pop '10S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Best Day of My Life (American Authors) - Rivalry Week 6 - Episode 518

June 3, 2020

The happiest, most commercial song of the 2010s is the divisive topic for our 6th installment of Rivalry Week. Rob loves it; JP hates it--it's the absolutely ubiquitous "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors. Grab your ba…

Pop '90S Singer-Songwriter Non-Interview Rivalry Week

I'll Be (Edwin McCain) - Rivalry Week 5, Episode 517

May 27, 2020

It's Rivalry Week time once again, and this season we kick off with a song JP loves and Rob HATES. It's Edwin McCain's smash ballad, "I'll Be." Let us know who you side with! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fu…

Pop '70S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Non-Interview

Cat's in the Cradle (Harry Chapin) - Episode 515

May 13, 2020

The storyteller's storyteller give us the ultimate song about fathers and sons. Grab your tissues for Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle." In this episode: - One of the most charitable artist-activists of all time - The tra…

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Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey) - Episode 513

April 29, 2020

What can you say about Mariah Carey? She’s one of the most revered and celebrated artists in history, and arguaby the greatest singer of all time. - ‘90s R&B, man. - Mariah’s embarrasing “Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Draft” mo…

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California Love (2Pac and Dr. Dre) - Episode 511

April 14, 2020

Out on bail, fresh out of jail…and that’s just JP! This week is our love letter to one of the most mind-blowing collaborations of all time…2Pac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love!” In this episode: - “So much rhyming!” - W…

Rock Pop '80S '00S Milestone/Special Non-Interview

Photograph (Nickelback) - Episode 509

April 1, 2020

Canada’s greatest export Nickelback is the topic today, and we can’t wait to talk about the fresh maple syrup that is their legendary track, “Photograph.” In this episode: - Chad Kroeger, the original Tiger King? The lead si…

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Respect (Aretha Franklin) - Episode 508

March 25, 2020

The one and only Diva of Divas, Aretha Franklin, is up to the mic today, with her legendary classic, “Respect.” We’ll talk about Aretha’s history (and her shared birthday with Rob), her music, her writing and arranging chops…