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Rock Pop '80S Guest Co-host

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
Rock Pop '70S Interview

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,…

Rock Pop '80S Guest Co-host

Magic (The Cars) w/Joey Abbott - Episode 811

Oct. 20, 2021

Longtime friend and guest co-host Joey Abbott joins the boys to continue Magic Month with one of the greatest hits from one of the greatest American bands, The Cars! Ric Ocasek and company deliver all kinds of goodness in th…

Pop '20S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Magic Trick (feat. Martin Johnson of The Night Game) - Episode 810

Oct. 13, 2021

Magic Month continues with Martin Johnson, aka The Night Game, and his brilliant industry-inspired song "Magic Trick." We'll cover it in all its new-new-wave glory, as well as his role in pop-punk group Boys Like Girls, and …

Pop '10S '20S Singer-Songwriter Milestone/Special Interview

Old Friends (w Ben Rector) - Episode 809, 4th Anniversary Episode

Oct. 6, 2021

We're kicking off Magic Month with our 4th Anniversary spectacular, an XXL episode featuring one of our favorite tunes by one of our favorite artists, Ben Rector. "Old Friends" (from the album Magic) couldn't be a more perfe…

Pop '10S '20S Interview Christian & Gospel

Industry (w Jon McLaughlin)

Sept. 22, 2021

We have a soft spot for songs about the music industry, and this is such a great one. Lots of good breakdown to be had, plus Disney tie-ins and the usual shenanigans. Plus.. The handsomest, and possibly most talented, guest …

Rock Pop '80S Interview

She's a Beauty (w Fee Waybill of The Tubes)

Sept. 15, 2021

A theatrical rock band collaborating with David Foster and Steve Lukather--what more could you want from the '80s? Good luck getting this one out of your heads. San Fransisco/Bay Area legends The Tubes deliver an all-time ea…

Pop '80S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Overkill (w Colin Hay of Men at Work) - Episode 803

Aug. 25, 2021

Pre-save Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" and stream the new single, "Wheelhouse!" ------ Can't get to sleep? Perfect! This week's episode is sure to nullify the night, as we dig into an incredible solo interpretation of Men…

Pop '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

"The Promise" (From Napoleon Dynamite) - w Farrington+Mann of When in Rome -Episode 714

May 12, 2021

Movie Month continues with this closing-scene classic from 2004's Napoleon Dynamite. We'll dig into it with the usual gusto, and chat with When in Rome's Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann. Also: - Punk poetry - A gross mouthp…

Rock Pop '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) w/John Parr - Episode 713

May 5, 2021

Movie Month kicks off with one of the most iconic soundtrack tracks of the 1980's, the great story of Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, and how they...well, they uh... oh it doesn't have anything to do with their actual movie. But it…

Pop '80S Interview

Vienna (w Billy Currie of Ultravox)

April 21, 2021

It's the #1 #2 UK hit of All Time, a synth-pop classic, and a darn catchy masterpiece, and many of our US listeners will say, "I've never heard this." Well you can thank JP for expanding your minds this week, and you can tha…

Rock Pop '70S '60S Interview Blues

Feelin' Alright (w Dave Mason of Traffic)

April 14, 2021

You know this song. You love this song. You wanna play this song? Of course you do. Grab a bass and we can teach you in 60 seconds. Time for a deep dive into perhaps the all-time most jammable song in rock history, with the …

Pop '70S Singer-Songwriter Interview Yacht Rock

Crazy Love (w Rusty Young of Poco) - Episode 703

Feb. 24, 2021

Get your sandals on and let's all head out to the yacht! This beautifully breezy hit from 1979 is the perfect companion to spending a day on the water in style. Even if you don't like Piña Coladas, you'll love this earworm f…

Pop '80S Interview

Waiting for a Star to Fall (w/Boy Meets Girl) - Episode 702

Feb. 17, 2021

One of the all-time most magical '80s tracks, full of so much magical '80s magic, is our delightful track this week. Did we say it's magical? George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, aka Boy Meets Girl, join us to chat about thei…

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…