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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

    Aug 11 2020

  • Rolling Stone Music Now / From Rage to Audioslave to E Street, Tom Morello Looks Back

    With his book 'Whatever It Takes' on its way, the Rage Against the Machine guitarist looks back on his life and career, explains how his style developed, and reflects on current events

  • Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin / Legacies of Vietnam

    Today, Alec speaks with two colleagues he’s known for a long time, Brian Delate and Dick Hughes -- both actors whose lives were touched by the Vietnam War. Delate, Alec’s first guest, served in Vietnam after high school. He has performed on stage, in movies and on TV, and he’s also a playwright. His play, Memorial Day, tells the story of a Vietnam veteran on the verge of suicide over a Memorial Day holiday. Dick Hughes, Alec’s second guest, thought he was going to enter the priesthood as a young...more

  • All Songs Considered / The Airborne Toxic Event's Mikel Jollett Recounts His Astonishing Life Story

    The singer and author chats with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about Jollett's incredible new memoir, Hollywood Park. It's also the title of his latest album with The Airborne Toxic Event.

  • Switched on Pop / Bruno Major restyles the Great American Songbook

    Bruno Major blends old song structures from The Great American Songbook with contemporary production on his new album “To Let A Good Thing Die.” The result is a nostalgic, yet contemporary collection of love songs for the Netflix and chill generation. We speak with Bruno Major about how he draws inspiration from the past to craft something new. He breaks down his songs "Nothing," "To Let A Good Thing Die," and "The Most Beautiful Thing," which he wrote with Finneas. And we unpack how Bruno Major...more

  • Today's Top Tune / Song Sung: ‘Telling Tales’

    Georgina and Una McGeough are Irish twin-sisters who make up Song Sung. They had the good fortune of teaming up with nimble producer, composer, and musician David Holmes, who’s known for his undulating film scores. Together they create an ethereal and otherworldly sound on “Telling Tales.”

  • Soundcheck / The High Lonesome Sound of Kentucky Songwriter S.G. Goodman

    S.G. Goodman writes songs that deal with the hard lives and hard truths of the rural south. She's a farmer's daughter with a high lonesome sound to her voice who grew up singing in church. Her album Old Time Feeling is about being a progressive, gay songwriter who lives in and loves her conservative Western Kentucky community. She joins us via the interwebs at home to play some of her latest songs.  "Old Time Feeling": "Supertramp":  

  • The Anfield Wrap / The Anfield Wrap: Kostas Tsimikas Incoming?

    John Gibbons is joined by Lizzi Doyle, Kev Walsh and Jamie Webster to react to the reports that Kostas Tsimikas is on his way to Liverpool and discuss the fan update process, while Dale Johnson talks potential fixture lists, and Philippa Smallwood and Leanne Prescott discuss the new season for Liverpool Women...

  • Popcast / The Welcome Return of the Chicks

    How would Nashville be different if it hadn’t pushed the trio away? A conversation about “Gaslighter” and beyond. Guests: Jewly Hight and Slate's Carl Wilson.

  • Slate Culture / Working: Jordan Peele’s Film Composer is Terrified of Scary Movies

    This week, host Isaac Butler talks to composer Michael Abels about what it’s like to write music for suspenseful movies like Get Out, Us, and the recent HBO movie Bad Education, starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney. In the interview, Michael digs into the collaborative nature of film scoring and offers tips on how to capture your creativity.  After the interview, Isaac and co-host Rumaan Alam talk about the music they listen to when they’re doing creative work. Send your questions about crea...more

  • Alt.Latino / Alt.Latino's Summer Music Haul

    From Carlos Vives to Ana Tijoux, here's a batch of new music that meditates on identity, culture and the pandemic.

  • Sound Opinions / #767 The New Analog & Opinions On Neil Young

    Jim and Greg talk with Galaxie 500’s Damon Krukowski about the value of analog listening in an increasingly digital world. They’ll also review new albums from Neil Young and the mysterious Sault.

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour / P-Valley And What's Making Us Happy

    The Starz drama P-Valley is set in a Black strip club in the Mississippi delta. The dancers are acrobatic, artistic and independent. The show is about their labor, but also about a wide variety of stories about power, money, and a community's identity. It's really good, and it's really different from anything else on TV right now.

  • Wonderful! / Wonderful! 144: Inside Out LARPing

    Rachel's favorite imaginative activity! Griffin's favorite second chances! Rachel's favorite tall circle! Griffin's favorite music video!Music: “Money Won’t Pay” by bo en and Augustus – https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoyaFor more ways to support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/To become a supporter of the Maximum Fun network: https://maximumfun.org/join/

  • Afropop Worldwide / Borderless Sounds - The New North Africa

    North African music receives very little coverage in the United States. There are no high-profile mixes of recent Tunisian underground dance music from hip DJs, and no young Algerian musicians with major distribution deals in the U.S. So we decided to explore what exactly is going on today in this part of the world. We trace the origins of some of the region’s most interesting current music to the banlieues of Paris, like raï ’n’b--a new autotuned and synth-heavy offshoot of raï. We also explore...more

  • Talkhouse Podcast / Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, The Microphones) with Mirah

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of Mirah's iconic debut You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This as well the surprise return of The Microphones with The Microphones in 2020, today's show pairs Phil Elverum (also of Mount Eerie) and Mirah in conversation. The dear old friends and collaborators share memories — and explore the act of remembering — in this touching, often very funny talk. Stay tuned for insights into the incredible Olympia, WA music scene of the late '90s...more

  • Irish and Celtic Music Podcast / Bean Phaidin #471

    Phaidin's wife loves the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast too. Flook, The Rogues, Kyle Carey, Marc Gunn, Sam Gillogly, Runa, Orla Fallon, Jim Sharkey, Celtic Rain, Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy, Susana Seivane, Songs for Ceilidh, Eamonn Flynn, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Eileen Ivers, Colleen Raney The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songb...more

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #100 | Ta-dum! It's Netflix

    The Netflix ta-dum sound has quickly become one of the most iconic sound logos of our generation. I bet you can hear it in your head right now. This sound is heard countless times, every single day, all over the world. But the Netflix sound was almost very different than the one we know today. Hear the story of how one of the biggest sound logos of all time was made. Featuring Todd Yellin - VP of Product at Netflix, Tanya Kumar - Brand Design Lead at Netflix, and Lon Bender and Charlie Campagna ...more

  • Mogul / Mixtape: Kelly Rowland Meets Her Idol

    Kelly Rowland was just a teenager when she and the rest of Destiny’s Child came to New York to audition for a record deal. Over 20 years later, she’s been all over the world, met her idols (including the legendary Whitney Houston), lived out so many of her musical dreams—but the stuff she heard in those early years still makes her weak in the knees. In this episode, Kelly talks us through the music that made her, from Tribe Called Quest to Sade to Pebbles to Salt-N-Pepa.