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Jack and Diane (John Cougar Mellencamp) w Dave Barnes - Episode 1015

Nov. 16, 2022

An American classic song deserves and American classic guest, so we had to bring in the big guns--Uncle Dave Barnes returns to the third man chair to help us break down the John Cougar Mellencamp stalwart, "Jack and Diane." …

Guest: Dave Barnes
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Don't Know Why (Norah Jones) w Jessie Harris - Episode 1013

Nov. 2, 2022

The inescapable hit from the album that was almost literally off the charts, Norah Jones' " Don't Know Why ," was written by today's guest, Jessie Harris ! We'll talk all things Jessie with him, including his brand-new album…

Guest: Jesse Harris
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Opposites Attract (Paula Abdul ft MC Skat Kat) w OneGunn

Aug. 24, 2022

Just who is MC Skat Kat, and what's he hiding? Well it's a complicated answer, but part of it involves a lot of awesome Prince stories, a lesson in helpful premature confidence, and some rotoscoping animation. Paula Abdul's …

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Need You Tonight (w Andrew Farriss of INXS) - Season 10 Premiere

Aug. 10, 2022

Season 10 begins with an all-time classic from the greatest decade in pop music, and an iconic guest--INXS's Andrew Farriss!

Rock Pop '90S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week - Matchbox Twenty vs Rob Thomas - Episode 919

June 8, 2022

The time has come in which once per season we agree to disagree, and season 9 has led us to The Great Rob Thomas Showdown. One of us loves the Matchbox 20 era, one the Rob Thomas solo era, and we will make our cases for and …

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Kiss Me (w Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer) - Episode 914

May 4, 2022

"Kiss Me" is one of the biggest hits of the '90s, and the self-titled Sixpence None the Richer album is an enduring classic full of rich songs and complex emotions, a real standout in the CCM genre, and a major pop crossover…

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The Many Shapes of Stephen Day (w Stephen Day) - Episode 912

April 20, 2022

Modern Men of Pop Month continues with one of our favorite up-and-coming acts, who we've affectionately dubbed "The Ultimate Touring Partner." Stephen Day can do it all, and we're digging into his musical fun-bag this week. …

Guest: Stephen Day
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Get to You (w Matt Wertz)

April 13, 2022

The Whitney Houston of male singer-songwriters (there's more context in the Patreon version, but that'll do for now) brought us a fire album in 2014 appropriately titled "Heatwave," and the opening track "Get to You" is our …

Guest: Matt Wertz
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Thinking About You (w Cody Fry) - Episode 910

April 6, 2022

Modern Men of Pop month kicks off with boy genius Cody Fry, a brilliant young talent whose sentimental anthems and grooving pop tracks have set TikTok and Spotify ablaze. We'll talk about the opening track to his 2021 album …

Guest: Cody Fry
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All For Love (from The Three Musketeers) [Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting] w Dave Barnes - Episode 908

March 23, 2022

The ultimate trio of adult contemporary powerhouse dudes gave us one of the absolute hardest movie songs of all time, so it's only fitting that we become a trio once again with our very own D'Artagnan, mister Dave Barnes! We…

Guest: Dave Barnes
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Send Me an Angel [from The Wizard] w David Sterry of Real Life - Episode 907

March 16, 2022

Movie Month's third tasting comes from the 1989 classic/disappointment/dud The Wizard, starring Fred Savage, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater and more. The movie may have flopped as well as the Nintendo Power Glove it promoted…

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I'm No Superman (Theme from "Scrubs") w Chad Fischer of Lazlo Bane

Feb. 16, 2022

Multi-talented writer, producer and scorer Chad Fischer chats with us this week about his Lazlo Bane track "I'm No Superman," the story behind its inclusion in the TV show "Scrubs," his friendships with Zach Braff, Lisa Loeb…

Pop '70S Disco And Dance Interview

YMCA (w Felipe Rose of The Village People) - Episode 901

Feb. 2, 2022

Season 9 kicks off with a worldwide classic! Get your disco boots with the goldfish in 'em and let's get to dancing with the Village People classic, YMCA. In this episode we'll learn the origin of the group, the song, and th…

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Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer) w/Dave Barnes - Episode 813

Nov. 3, 2021

Might as well face it, this episode is going to be awesome. Uncle Dave Barnes joins us fresh off his new comedy album release "It's Hard Being an Idiot," to cover one of the most rocking songs of the 1980s. We'll talk about:…

Guest: Dave Barnes
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Magic (Pilot - w David Paton) - Episode 812

Oct. 27, 2021

Magic month closes out with one of the hookiest choruses of all time, and one of the great single-hit bands of the '70s, who never even got a chance to tour the U.S. We'll talk about it in depth with lead singer David Paton,…