Episodes

Giant Steps 101
April 10, 202400:09:536.84 MB

Giant Steps 101

Don't know anything about improvisational jazz? Don't worry, we're here to help fill a gap or two before our episode on John Coltrane's "Giant Steps," which turns up on the Rolling Stone list at #232. In this episode you will learn: the basic info about the album its c...

BONUS EPISODE: Five Questions with Michael Simon
April 03, 202400:04:453.31 MB

BONUS EPISODE: Five Questions with Michael Simon

We asked Michael Simon to answer the following questions: What is your dream concert? Who from the music world - dead or alive - would you most want to have a beer or coffee with? What is your favourite album? Which album doesn't get the credit or recognition it deserves? What is one song you ...

Who would you include on a VH1 Storytellers reboot?
March 27, 202400:05:494.04 MB

Who would you include on a VH1 Storytellers reboot?

We have Michael Simon - creator of VH1 Storytellers - on the show, so we figured we'd ask him about... VH1 Storytellers. Specifically, we gave him a hypothetical - if the show came back today, who would you feature on it? Who would you like to see on VH1 Storytellers? Let us know on Twitter , ...

Singles Going Steady - Buzzcocks (Review) with Michael Simon
March 20, 202400:41:0028.22 MB

Singles Going Steady - Buzzcocks (Review) with Michael Simon

We asked all-star guest Michael Simon - the creator of VH1 Storytellers - to FINALLY pick an album that makes him happy, after previously chatting with us about The Cure, NWA and The Velvet Underground. This is what he picked - a "compilation" by semi-obscure punk rockers Buzzcocks, which...

Singles Going Steady 101
March 13, 202400:10:237.18 MB

Singles Going Steady 101

Who were the Buzzcocks? What was a Buzzcock? Is Singles Going Steady a compilation album? Want answers to these questions? Check out our 101 about the Buzzcocks and their 1979 album, Singles Going Steady, which appears on the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums list at #250. In this episode you will ...

BONUS EPISODE: Five Questions with Alex Kinsella
March 06, 202400:05:123.51 MB

BONUS EPISODE: Five Questions with Alex Kinsella

We asked Alex Kinsella to answer the following questions: What is your dream concert? Who from the music world - dead or alive - would you most want to have a beer or coffee with? What is your favourite album? Which album doesn't get the credit or recognition it deserves? What is one song you ...

Which album resonated most in your teenage years?
February 28, 202400:08:005.54 MB

Which album resonated most in your teenage years?

If it's too loud you're too old! Music is at its most impactful when we're teenagers. It shapes our attitudes, opinions and even our groups of friends. We self-select who we want to be based on who we want to listen to. That made us wonder - what's the one album that resonated m...

Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys (Review) with Alex Kinsella
February 21, 202400:46:5132.23 MB

Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys (Review) with Alex Kinsella

We asked Alex Kinsella to pick an album from the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest list and he went with a juvenile little disc called "Licensed to Ill" by the Beastie Boys, which just so happens to also be one of the most important albums in hip hop history. On this episode we cover: The group&...

Licensed to Ill 101
February 14, 202400:10:407.36 MB

Licensed to Ill 101

Were the Beastie Boys really important enough to have three albums on the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums list? A good place to start is a conversation about their 1986 debut album, Licensed to Ill. Don't know anything about it? Well, we have you covered. In this episode you will learn: the ...