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

    Oct 22 2019

  • Dolly Parton's America / I Will Always Leave You

    Porter Wagoner led the most successful country music television show of its time, and in 1967 he needed a new “girl singer.” He turned to a 21 year old songwriter named Dolly Parton, who’d just recorded her first hit “Dumb Blonde.” So began a nearly decade-long partnership that, behind the scenes, was as contentious as it was commercially successful. This episode tells the story of the “Porter years,” the period during which Dolly arguably discovers her power - both as a performer and songwriter...more

  • All Songs Considered / Lankum And The Strange New Sounds Of Ireland

    In this Guest DJ session with All Songs Considered, Radie Peat and Ian Lynch of the band Lankum talk about their new album, The Livelong Day, the evolving sounds of their native Ireland, and share their favorite Irish, off-the-radar artists.Artists and songs featured on this episode:1. Lankum: "Bear Creek" from The Livelong Day2. Lisa O'Neill: "Pothole in the Sky" from Pothole in the Sky3. The Deadlians: "I Don't Want to Ride Yer Aul Anymore" (Single)4. Lankum: "Ode to Lullaby" from The Livelong...more

  • Switched on Pop / Why U Love 2 Listen 2 Prince (with Anil Dash)

    *The first thing you need to know about this episode is that Anil Dash is obsessed with Prince. Since he’s the host of the tech podcast Function, he has a unique perspective on the Purple One’s complicated relationship with technology. Anil joins the show to break down the many ways that Prince predicted the sound and science of modern pop, from drum machines to online distribution to internet culture. We’ll discuss how Michael Jackson jacked Prince’s electronic experimentation for Thriller, why...more

  • Today's Top Tune / Buscabulla: “Vámono”

    Today, we're sharing the first track Buscabulla has issued since moving back to their native Puerto Rico from New York. Aptly titled "Vámono" (or "Let's Go"), the song is a rally for the ones that return home as well as those that chose to leave. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the duo reconnected to their roots and recorded their forthcoming debut album.   

  • Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio / Jovino Santos Neto Trio

    Along with his trio, the pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer cast a spell over the NPR Music offices in this joyful turn behind the Tiny Desk.

  • Soundcheck / Ani Cordero's Protest Music for Dancing

    New York-based Puerto Rican musician, songwriter, and activist Ani Cordero has toured as the drummer for the legendary Os Mutantes, and was a founding member of the celebrated Mexican rock band Pistolera. She's written love letters to a complicated world, addressing issues like immigration, Black Lives Matter, Feminism, and government corruption. Her latest record, El Machete, goes into subjects like colonialism, feminism, and the harsh reality of life in Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hur...more

  • The Anfield Wrap / The Anfield Wrap: Liverpool Leave Manchester With Lessons To Learn

    Liverpool managed to nick a draw after another disappointing display against Manchester United, but how can The Reds overcome their Old Trafford hoodoo? To discuss that and look ahead to what this week will hold, Neil Atkinson is joined by Gareth Roberts, Andy Heaton, Mo Stewart and Phil Blundell. The Anfield Wrap's free podcast is brought to you in partnership with The Athletic, the place to go for extensive coverage of clubs up and down the country from respected writers, outside the standar...more

  • Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! / 38: Robert Hart / Manfred Mann's Earth Band

    Talking about new Manfred Mann music, touring with Status Quo and Rock Meets Classic 2020 In 2011, Robert Hart joined the legendary Manfred Mann's Earth Band as the new man on the microphone - and he couldn't be happier right now! Next year, Robert Hart will be on the road with Manfred, touring alongside Status Quo, as well as being part of one of Rock's most unique concert experiences - Rock meets Classic. Today, we talked to Robert about the upcoming touring and future plans for new Earth Band...more

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #80 I Virtual Choir

    Singing with others is a powerful form of expression. That's why the composer Eric Whitacre started the Virtual Choir; an experiment that connects singers from every corner of the globe. In this episode, we hear how a choir can unite people from different backgrounds to achieve a common goal - creating beautiful music.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Become a monthly contributor at 20k.or...more

  • Slate Culture / Slate Money: Succession: Bonus Episode With Gerri!

    Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. In this extra special bonus episode, J. Smith-Cameron, aka Queen Gerri herself, and the New York Times Magazine’s Taffy Brodesser-Akner join Felix and Emily to discuss which of her lines were actually improvised, how she reacted to the Roman/Gerri storyline, what kinds of storylines and scenes were c...more

  • Popcast / The Rise of DaBaby, From Memes to the Mosh Pit

    The year’s most consistent new hip-hop star combines intense rhymes with online savvy. Guest: Joe Coscarelli.

  • Alt.Latino / Los Tigres del Norte At Folsom Documentary and Live Album

    Netlfix is streaming a film documenting the iconic band retracing a historic concert by country legend Johnny Cash.

  • Drink Champs / Episode 179 w/ Benzino

    N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. This week we welcome back Drink Champs alumni, Benzino! The champs chop it up with Benzino as he shares the origin story of The Source Magazine and how he met co-founder Dave Mays.Benzino shares stories about historic moments in The Source Magazines history, including their epic covers, iconic award show moments and more! Benzino also shares his reasoning behind The Source vs Eminem beef and his relationship with Murder Inc.Benzino also speaks about in...more


    The Flying Nun television series starring Sally Field ran on ABC from September of 1967 to September of 1970. New Zealand is a sovereign island country situated in Tasman Sea about 1,200 miles east of Australia comprised of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island—and around 600 smaller islands. Flying Nun is a record label launched by New Zealander Roger Shepherd in 1981 to document the many bands and artists active on the South Island who were developing what would become know...more

  • Sound Opinions / #725 The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

    Though originally panned by many critics, the Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile on Main St. is now considered a masterpiece. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot serve up a classic album dissection for the deeply influential recording.

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour / El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie and What's Making Us Happy

    The Emmy-award winning series Breaking Bad chronicled the transformation of Walter White, a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher played by Bryan Cranston, into a ruthless and deadly crystal meth kingpin. It ended in 2013, after six seasons. The show also starred Aaron Paul as Cranston's punching-bag of partner-in-crime, Jesse Pinkman. Now, series creator Vince Gillgan has written and directed a new Netflix movie that explores what happens to Jesse in the immediate aftermath of Breaking Ba...more

  • Good Stuff Kids / Good Stuff Sports #23 – Talon Athletics

    It’s time for a lesson in GaGa! The sport of champions that so many grew up playing at summer camps. Talon Athletics is going to bring the joy and competition of GaGa to you. It’s time to get in the pit for some rage in the cage! Talon Athletics hosts GaGa tournaments and camps, so check them out. Armond and Scott know what they’re talking about and they’ll make you a GaGa believer!

  • Irish and Celtic Music Podcast / Pour Another For Your Brother #431

    Relax. Pour a pint for yourself. Pour another for a friend. Enjoy the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Kennedy's Kitchen, Poisoned Dwarf, Eamon Friel, Ciunas, Catherine Koehler, Alexander James Adams, A Campo Traviesa, Brother Sea, Kellswater Bridge, Seumas Gagne, Celtic Woman, The Peglegs, Songs for Ceilidh, Hot Griselda I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incr...more

  • Talkhouse Podcast / Joseph Gordon-Levitt with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

    Ever bring your family to Burning Man? Sorry, let me back up. A bit of context: The Talkhouse Podcast spent a fantastic weekend in Las Vegas last month at Life Is Beautiful Music and Art Festival. We put on two live Talkhouse tapings as part of their comedy lineup: Nikki Glaser x Bachelor Nation superstar Kaitlyn Bristowe, and Fred Armisen x Chris Redd x Portugal. The Man (which'll be released as a podcast soon). We also hosted a live talk under the fest's Ideas banner, featuring legendary entre...more

  • Song Exploder / Raphael Saadiq - Kings Fall

    Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy-winning songwriter, producer, and artist from Oakland, California. He was the lead singer of the legendary ‘90s R&B group Tony! Toni! Tone!. As a producer, he’s worked with D’Angelo, TLC, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Solange Knowles, and John Legend. In August 2019, Raphael released his fifth solo album, Jimmy Lee, which is named for his late older brother. In this episode, he breaks down a song from he made with his nephew, Dylan Wiggins, called “Kings Fall.” ...more