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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…

Pop '80S Icons Guest Co-host Christmas

Last Christmas (Wham!) w/ Dave Barnes - Episode 619

Dec. 23, 2020

Uncle Dave, aka heartthrob and songster Dave Barnes, returns as special guest cohost as we get in the celebration mode for the holidays! Wham!'s "Last Christmas" has joined Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" as…

Guest: Dave Barnes
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…

Pop '60S Guest Co-host

Wouldn't It Be Nice (Beach Boys) w/Joey Abbott - Episode 615

Nov. 25, 2020

Track 1 from arguably the greatest album of all time, with the commentary and perspective of good friend of the show Joey Abbott! - Rob’s sad lack of Beach Boys familiarity - The Greatest Song of the 1960’s - Phil Spector, B…