Music for the masses

This channel provides an introduction to a handful of great podcasts that focus on music.

by Pastime

    Music for the masses

    Feb 19 2018

  • Reggaeton In The Age of #MeToo

    This week, we have a thoughtful discussion of the genre's sometimes controversial depiction of women.

  • Radio City Talk: Porto Pulverised As Reds Run Riot

    The Reds have smashed the absolute bells out of Porto and joining Neil Atkinson to reflect on Liverpool Porto annihilation are Eddie Ginn, Ian Salmon and Gareth Roberts. Once again Liverpool have blown away the opposition on their travels, blistering past a Porto side that were unbeaten in 21 games going into the game. Have the Reds been given enough credit after recording a Champions League record 5-0 away victory has the wider reporting of the win been underplayed by the media at large? And...more

  • The Complex Intersection Where Rap and the Legal System Collide

    A conversation with a criminal lawyer about the racial politics of legal representation, the Meek Mill saga and the future prospects of incarcerated would-be stars.

  • Betsayda Machado and Parranda El Clavo

    The Afro-Venezuelan collective brings the boisterous parranda sound to the Tiny Desk.

  • New Music Friday: Feb. 16

    All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton runs through the essential new albums out on Feb. 16 with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael. Featured albums: 1. Rejjie Snow 'Dear Annie,' 2. Brandi Carlile 'By The Way, I Forgive You,' 3. Superchunk 'What A Time To Be Alive,' 4. Nipsey Hussle 'Victory Lap,' 5. Loma 'Loma,' 6. Marlon Williams 'Make Way For Love,' 7. Car Seat Headrest 'Twin Fantasy (Face To Face)'

  • The Moondoggies - Easy Coming

    The Moondoggies - Easy Coming - from the 2018 album A Love Sleeps Deep on Hardly Art.

  • All Access with Scott Ian

    Scott Ian of Anthrax has a new book out. It’s called “Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life,” and he’s sharing some of his crazy rock & roll tales with us! Hear how he saved the life of Robert Trujillo from Metallica while snowboarding, why he needed Gene Simmons’ permission for something Anthrax-related, what he thought when CNN reported that Anthrax had changed their name to Basketful of Puppies, and where he was when he met Sir Paul McCartney! Scott...more


    BJ has a conversation with Rob Zabrecky from Possum Dixon about the great band's tumultuous decade and the career in magic he has cultivated since.

  • #638 Sir the Baptist & Opinions on MGMT

    In many ways, Chicago artist and producer Sir the Baptist is a chaplain in the R&B scene. He creates hip hop infused music that bridges the gap between his gospel roots and the world around him. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk to Sir about making music with a message, plus he performs in studio with a 10-piece band. Jim and Greg will also review the new album from MGMT.

  • EP.137 – Industry or In the Streets? 🤔 feat. @Mouse_Jones

    This week we were able to sit down with Mouse Jones of The He Man Woman Haters Club Podcast. Although he was tardy, we were able to get into a bunch of good conversations regarding Mouse’s lifestyle and ideals as a whole being a dude from the streets and now having a job in the industry as a creative writer. He spoke about his issues with B Dot of Rap Radar as well as dudes who can’t dress, his aspirations of one day being on Good Morning America, and more. Prior to his arrival, we ...more

  • Black Panther and What's Making Us Happy

    Ryan Coogler's Marvel film, set largely in the richly imagined Afro-futurist utopia of Wakanda, is by turns intimate, immediate and — most importantly — new. Guest: Code Switch's Gene Demby.

  • Opening Weekend

    On this week’s episode of The BackBeat, we get into the latest topics in music. We discuss the rumors that Rihanna will release a new album this year and go on tour. Next, we discuss Meek Mill’s legal issues and the love he has received from his fans from the Super Bowl and at the Olympics. We discuss Nicki Minaj’s disappearance from the inter webs which has her fans in a tizzy. Finally, we breakdown what we love about The New Black Panther album and have a brief Tinashe appreciation day. Stay t...more

  • Echoes Podcast: Forrest Fang & Jóhann Jóhannsson - Interview Podcast – Echoes

    Forrest Fang Interview and We Remember Johann Johannsson in Echoes Podcast. In this special edition of the Echoes Podcast we feature our interview with Forrest Fang as well as an archival interview with Jóhann Jóhannsson who died on February 10. FORREST FANG:  For the last four decades Forrest Fang has been using western and eastern instruments as well as flowerpots and toy instruments. He manipulates them electronically into ambient world music soundscapes ranging from folkloric to deep space....more

  • Wakanda Forever

    Turn this shit off and go watch Black Panther.

  • Streets of Dublin #346

    Let's roam the streets of Dublin with show #346 with Celtic music from Wolf & Clover, Andrew Finn Magill, Jennifer Licko, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Tara O'Grady, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, The Founding, The Jolly Rogues, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Alex Sturbaum, O'Craven, Matt Hughes, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones, Blackstone Cuil, The Selkie Girls, Screaming Orphans. Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscri...more

  • Christina Choe with Andrew Ahn

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we feature a conversation between friends and fellow Korean-American writer-directors Andrew Ahn and Christina Choe, recorded at the Kickstarter Lodge during last month's Sundance Film Festival. Choe was at Sundance with her debut feature Nancy (which won her the festival's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award) and Ahn with his Sundance Now TV show This Close, about two deaf best friends. Over the course of their wide-ranging and extremely unfiltered con...more

  • Palm, A Band's Unexpected Experiments in Pop

    Somewhere on the spectrum of art music and prog rock, is the band Palm. Underneath airy vocal melodies, they build out an architecturally precise combination of guitars and percussion, plus extra electronic triggered effects like steel drums, backwards samples, and other hard-to-identify noises. With strange and unusual combinations of ever-shifting meter (fives, thirteens, threes, and many other grooves that are really hard to dance to), the Bard-College born, Philadelphia-based outfit trips ga...more

  • Moses Sumney - Quarrel

    Moses Sumney is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. His first album, Aromanticism, came out in September 2017, but before that, he’d already worked with an impressive and diverse list of collaborators, from Sufjan Stevens, to Solange, to Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to Skrillex. That spirit continues with the song Moses takes apart in this episode, which has contributions from producer Cam O’bi, Paris Strother, and legendary bassist Thundercat.

  • Andrea Gibson

    Happy Valentine's Day from your Soul Sisters! On this episode genderqueer poet/performer Andrea Gibson joins the show to talk turning love, politics, gender and other elements of the human experience into powerful art on their new album 'Hey Galaxy' and book 'Take Me With You.'

  • Wonderful! Ep. 22: A Mouthful of Secrets

    Rachel's favorite symbolic tiger! Griffin's favorite Olympic event! Rachel's favorite romantic origin story! Griffin's favorite adventures! Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -