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

    Sep 15 2019

  • Alt.Latino / Music For Fall: Daymé Arocena, Devandra Banhart And Alex Cuba

    As seasons change, we play Cuban music from Canada, Salvadoran/Mexican music from Los Angeles and a Nuyorican protest song.

  • Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! / 35: James LaBrie / Dream Theater

    Progressive Metal pioneers Dream Theater back on tour in 2020 Frontman James LaBrie of Dream Theater got up very early to tell us everything about their latest album "Distance over Time" and their forthcoming European tour in January and February 2020. Enjoy!

  • All Songs Considered / New Music Friday: Sep. 13

    The week's best new album drops includes the genre-bending pop of Charli XCX, an ambitious concept record by The Lumineers, the euphoric songs of Emeli Sandé, new Chelsea Wolfe, Sampa The Great, more. FEATURED ALBUMS: 1. The Lumineers - 'III,' 2. Charli XCX - 'Charli,' 3. Bethlehem Steel - 'Bethlehem Steel,' 4. Emeli Sandé - 'Real Life,' 5. Microwave - 'Microwave,' 6. Chelsea Wolfe - 'Birth of Violence,' 7. Sampa The Great - 'The Return,' 8. Jeremy Ivey - 'The Dream and the Dreamer.' OTHER NOTAB...more

  • Switched on Pop / BONUS: Who are the Picassos of pop? (with Ross Golan)

    Ross Golan is no stranger to Switched on Pop. This week, the songwriter and host of the hit podcast And The Writer Is… joins Charlie for a BONUS episode (cue siren) about the surprising lessons learned from a collective seven years behind the interview mic. Tune in as Ross and Charlie discuss the infinite shelf-life of classic songwriting techniques, the happy accidents behind some of your favorite hit songs, and the essential qualities of a good listener. Find more Ross on Switched on Pop in Ep...more

  • Drink Champs / Episode 174 w/ Peedi Crakk

    N.O.R.E & DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. Peedi Crakk is back!  In this episode the DC alumni, talks about growing up in Philly, how he was introduced to rap music and breaks down his influences in the game. Peedi also shares stories of the creation of State Property, collaborating with Ne-Yo and the importance of having a hit record. Peedi shares a great story of when he first met N.O.R.E. and also shares the origins of the name “Peedi Crakk” and much much more!Follow:Drink Champs  h...more


    Continuing the celebration of Freddie's birthday BJ is joined again by Eric Miller from the Pods & Sods Network for a discussion about the solo careers of Queen's members and then each counts down his top ten favorite songs from that solo output.

  • Sound Opinions / #720 Buried Treasures & Peter Lewis of Moby Grape

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are always on the lookout for buried treasures - newly released music that is flying underneath the critical and commercial radar. They're back this week with some exciting new songs. Jim and Greg also talk with a member of a somewhat buried treasure act from the past, Peter Lewis of Moby Grape. They discuss ways the 1960s San Francisco group turned convention on its head and some of the bad luck that befell the band.

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour / The Goldfinch And What's Making Us Happy

    Donna Tartt's 2013 book The Goldfinch won a Pulitzer Prize for its story of a boy whose mother dies in a bombing. It's an epic tale of grief, abandonment, friendship, drugs, and a stolen painting of a goldfinch. Now, The Goldfinch has been adapted into a movie starring Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Nicole Kidman, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Finn Wolfhard and Sarah Paulsen.

  • Afropop Worldwide / Off the Beaten Track - Burkina Faso, Malawi, and Beyond

    This program ventures into corners of Africa we rarely hear from, guided by adventurous field recordists and crate diggers. The Zomba Prison Project is a set of recordings by inmates at a maximum security prison in Malawi, currently the poorest nation on earth. The project’s debut CD was nominated for a Grammy Award. Here, we speak with the producer, Ian Brennan, and hear tracks from a new volume of soulful, even heartbreaking, songs from the prison. We then go back to the 1960s and ‘70s in the ...more

  • Talkhouse Podcast / Brian Wilson with The Zombies

    Brian Wilson and The Zombies are touring together!!! I repeat, head Beach Boy Brian Wilson and recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Zombies are touring America together right now! To celebrate these legendary artists sharing the stage, we got 'em together at the first gig of the run for a Talkhouse Podcast conversation. The Zombies’ songwriter/keyboardist Rod Argent and singer Colin Blunstone roundtable some wonderful ideas with Wilson, fellow Beach Boys founder Al Jardine, 1970s Beach ...more

  • Irish and Celtic Music Podcast / Colors of Irish Music #426

    The many colors of Irish music are shared in this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Runa, Flook, The Gothard Sisters, We Banjo 3, Chambless, Taylor And Muse, Brother Sea, Mitchell and Vincent, Captain John Stout, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Round Table, Gaelic Storm, Naymedici, BassPipes, 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 incredible artists wh...more

  • Soundcheck / Nordic Klezmer Band Mames Babegenush Jazzes It Up

    Danish outfit Mames Babegenush cooks up a Nordic-Jewish-Balkan musical stew both manic and melancholy. Their tunes embrace the ambience of Nordic snowscapes as well as the lively weddings of Romania, all the while incorporating the vibrant dance music and klezmer traditions of eastern Europe. Since their formation some 15 years ago, the group has performed everything from electronic music to string quartets to opera. Mames Babegenush brings their rich blend of Balkan-Klezmer Jazz for dancing to ...more

  • Wonderful! / Wonderful! 99: Where Does the Stink Go?

    Griffin's favorite soothing reality show! Rachel's favorite fun food for children! Griffin's favorite failed 4D experiment! Rachel's favorite multi-purpose powder! Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

  • Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio / Come From Away

    Sixteen performers from the Broadway cast crammed behind the Tiny Desk to sing songs and share stories about thousands of airline passengers who were stranded in Newfoundland after 9/11.

  • Culture Gabfest / Our Poetry Is Bad

    Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new Netflix streamer American Factory, Lana Del Ray's new album with Slate's Carl Wilson, and talk to Dana about her recent residency at a nunnery in Idaho. In Slate Plus, the panel discuss their fantasy residencies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Rolling Stone Music Now / An Intimate Look at Harry Styles' Life and Music

    Rob Sheffield, author of Rolling Stone's Harry Styles cover story, joins Brittany Spanos and host Brian Hiatt to give an up-close look at one of the most singular stars in modern music

  • The Kitchen Sisters Present / 124 - The Brothers Burns — A Conversation with Filmmakers Ken & Ric Burns

    PBS is going to be juiced this year with two remarkable projects from The Brothers Burns — Ken and Ric. The Kitchen Sisters Present an onstage conversation with the two on Labor Day at The Telluride Film Festival. Both were there to screen their new works. On September 15, Ken comes with a new American epic, Country Music, the latest in his expansive exploration of the tangled history of this nation. Eight episodes, sixteen hours, the series covers the evolution of country music over the course...more

  • Mogul / Introducing Season 2: Miami

    In Season 2, Mogul explores the birth of southern hip hop. It all started in Miami with The 2 Live Crew, a group that took rap music and made it faster, harder, and nastier than anything anyone had heard before. The new season returns September 18th.

  • Beats in Space / Beats In Space Radio Show #BIS Radio Show #1007 with Autarkic

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  • Good Stuff Kids / Episode #220 – Sharon & Bram

    Skinnamarink! It was an honor to speak with Sharon & Bram on the occasion of, well, everything! There is so much depth and history to their story and I just loved listening to them share their wisdom and experiences. “Before there was Dora, Nickelodeon introduced the trio Sharon, Lois & Bram and their Elephant Show to American TV viewers, and, later on, even more families became fans by watching them on Skinnamarink TV on TLC. Decade after decade of enthusiastic live audiences and ...more