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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…

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Turn Your Love Around (George Benson) - Episode 507

March 18, 2020

This week we celebrate one of the literal greatest guitarists and musicians to ever pick up the instrument, not to mention his status as a legendary singer and performer of pop and R&B. The genius and range of George Benson—…

Pop '90S Non-Interview

I Love You Always Forever (Donna Lewis) - Episode 505

March 4, 2020

It's the most adorable song of the 1990's on this week's episode! Bob your head and feel the warm hug that is "I Love You Always Forever," a song that is somehow amazing even though its title feels like it was made up by a r…

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Let's Stay Together (Al Green) - Episode 504

Feb. 26, 2020

It’s the perfect intersection of Valentine’s month and Black History Month—Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” is without a doubt one of the greatest love songs ever penned, and Al Green is without a doubt one of the smoothest …

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Let's Dance (David Bowie) - Episode 503

Feb. 21, 2020

The pop hit that made David Bowie a mainstream star and introduced Stevie Ray Vaughan to the world is our topic this week, and we've put on our red shoes, which are obviously a metaphor for...systemic racism? Oh, wait. I mea…

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A Special 100th Episode with Dave Barnes (Valentine's Day 2020)

Feb. 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! We’re celebrating 100 episodes with a very special in-studio guest: artist and songwriter extraordinaire Dave Barnes! We had the privilege to pick the brain of one of modern Country and Christian music…

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Grease (Soundtrack) - Rivalry Week 1, Episode 418

Nov. 15, 2019

RIVALRY WEEK returns for Season 4--Rob and JP go head-to-head on something one loves and one hates! In week 1, we talk the Grease soundtrack, which JP loves and Rob detests. Whose side are you on? Tell us in our Facebook g…

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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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Shattered Dreams (w/Clark Datchler of Johnny Hates Jazz) - Episode 406

Aug. 22, 2019

Our first interview episode of Season 4 is a great one! Clark Datchler comes in hot with his opinions on subgenres, the streaming era, and modern pop music, and picks out a few artists he believes are doing pop well in 2019.…

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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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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…