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The Joker (Steve Miller Band) - Episode 408

Sept. 6, 2019

He's no Joaquin Phoenix, but he'll do. Steve Miller, the chillest rock legend maybe ever, graces the show for the first time with his classic, "The Joker." We'll learn about his love for '50s doo-wop and maybe some lyrical a…

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Forever Young (Rod Stewart) - Episode 407

Aug. 30, 2019

That instantly recognizable voice. That beautifully leathery face. That mole nobody really talks about. It’s Rod Stewart, blessing the show and the world with his classic hit “Forever Young.” Also in this episode: - How does…

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When Doves Cry (Prince & the Revolution) - Episode 404

Aug. 9, 2019

The greatest song in pop history? The transitive property suggests *maybe.* Regardless, this song and its iconic album are in the upper echelon of pop (or funk-rock) history. Jam along with us and the late, very great Prince…

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Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel) - Episode 401

Aug. 2, 2019

The boys are back in town! …is not the song we’re kicking off Season Four with. No no, we’ve gone VERY big for the premiere of this new season, with a trilogy of episodes we’re calling the Genesis Family Tree! Starting here …

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Invisible Touch (Genesis) Album Listen - Episode 402

Aug. 2, 2019

Part 2 of the Genesis Family Tree is a full-album listen through the album that changed the game for Genesis and catapulted them into the pop music spotlight. Sit back and enjoy all the incredible yumminess that is “Invisibl…

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The Living Years (Mike + The Mechanics) - Episode 403

Aug. 2, 2019

The Genesis Family Tree closes out the first week of Season Four with one of the greatest songs of the 1980s, courtesty of Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford’s side project, Mike + the Mechanics! In this episode: - All the fe…

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November Rain (Guns N' Roses) - Episode 320, Season 3 Finale

May 17, 2019

For the Season 3 finale, we talk the epic masterpiece that is “November Rain.” Guns N’ Roses brings all the feels and mood swings and breakups and makeups and maybe getting hit by a freakishly huge hail nugget to the show to…

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You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon) - Episode 319

May 10, 2019

Two episodes left in Season 3, and we have no quit! Going hard right up to the end, this week with the super-fun, walking around downtown with your hands in your pockets, not a care in the world pop ditty "You Can Call Me Al…

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I Wish (Skee-Lo) - Episode 318

May 3, 2019

The debut smash from Skee-Lo will instantly take you back to the playground, and we've got the scoop on the song this week! Grab a basketball and meet us at the court (so you can keep us company on the bench), and let's talk…

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Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas) - Episode 317

April 25, 2019

FINALLY we answer all of you SCREAMING for prog. We have heard your cries, and we have answered with the McDonald's cheeseburger of progressive rock: Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son," the classic that has served billions and b…

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Easy (The Commodores) - Episode 316

April 19, 2019

It's Easter week, and with a wink and a nod to that most holy day we celebrate one of the great lines in pop history: "I'm easy like Sunday morning." Roll your windows down and feel the breeze as you cruise through Tuskeegee…

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Money for Nothing (Dire Straits) - Episode 315

April 12, 2019

An instant classic episode about one of the biggest, most enduring rock hits of the 1980's. Remember that weird old homophobe who used to hang out at Sears? Well Mark Knopfler does, and he wrote a song about him! In this epi…

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Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper) - Episode 314

April 5, 2019

The Unusual One herself, standout pop legend Cyndi Lauper is the topic this week, and we will celebrate her beautiful weirdness with a song that is unclassifiable except to say that it’s stinking awesome. In this episode: - …

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Centerfield (John Fogerty) - Episode 313

March 29, 2019

Baseball season is here, and we feel like celebrating! We're ready to put on the cleats and the eye-black, hit the turf and, well, probably pop up to the shortstop, but still. Baseball is back! Get the season started right w…

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Rivalry Week 2 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift) - Episode 312

March 22, 2019

We're back at each other's throats again this week over country-turned-pop princess Taylor Swift. In this episode: - JP relies on Ad Hominem attacks to keep himself from being swayed -Max Martin is a modern pop monster, and…