April 12, 2021

Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Elliott Smith - What It Was Like Photograp…

Ryan interviews rock photographer Jamie Beeden about what it was like taking photos of Radiohead's Thom York, R.E.M.'s Michael St…

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April 7, 2021

Briston Maroney: Sunflower

Ryan talks with singer/songwriter Briston Maroney and plays tracks from his brand new album, Sunflower . Briston writes catchy so…

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March 29, 2021

Pearl Jam: Vs.

Ryan talks with Clint Brownlee, author of the 33 1/3 book on Pearl Jam and their album, "Vs." Hear the background on what made th…

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March 24, 2021

Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven

Michael Hann joins Ryan as the guest on this episode of the Songs of Note podcast to talk about Led Zeppelin's iconic song, "Stai…

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March 18, 2021

Buddy Holly

Ryan talks with Sebastian Forbush, the Curator at The Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas. Sebastian tells stories behind some o…

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March 8, 2021

Thad Cockrell: Swingin'

Thad Cockrell's song "Swingin'" hit #1 on the iTunes music charts last month, in large part because of a push from Jimmy Fallon. …

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March 1, 2021

Former Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Abbruzzese

Ryan reaches new levels of music nerdiness in getting to talk with former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese. Dave was the drummer…

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Feb. 8, 2021

Jillette Johnson

Singer/songwriter Jillette Johnson joins Ryan on the podcast to talk about her excellent new record, It's A Beautiful Day and I L…

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Jan. 25, 2021

Pearl Jam Author Ronen Givony

Ryan talks with Ronen Givony, author of the new Pearl Jam book, Not For You: Pearl Jam and the Present Tense. Buy Ronen's book, N…

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Jan. 19, 2021

Chris Cornell Biographer Corbin Reiff

Ryan talks with Chris Cornell Biographer Corbin Reiff about the music and life of Chris Cornell. Hear discussion about Cornell's …

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Jan. 12, 2021

Kathleen Edwards Shares Stories Behind Her Songs

Ryan geeks out talking with one of his favorite singer/songwriters, Kathleen Edwards. Kathleen tells the stories behind some of R…

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Jan. 3, 2021

Nirvana: You Know You're Right - With Kurt Cobain Biographer Charles …

Ryan talks with Charles R. Cross, author of the Kurt Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven . Cross tells the story behind Nirvana'…

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Dec. 7, 2020

Phoebe Bridgers: "Punisher," My Pick For Album Of The Year

Ryan talks with New York Times contributor Lindsay Zoladz about his pick for album of the year, Phoebe Bridgers' fantastic record…

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Dec. 4, 2020

Dan Wilson of Semisonic

Ryan talks with Dan Wilson, songwriter and lead singer of the band Semisonic about their album All About Chemistry . Semisonic.co…

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Nov. 23, 2020

The Postal Service: Jimmy Tamborello

Ryan talks with Jimmy Tamborello, one half of the Postal Service. The other half being Ben Gibbard. Listen to stories behind the …

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Nov. 16, 2020

Everclear's Art Alexakis Tells The Stories Behind Some Of Their Bigge…

Ryan talks with Everclear lead singer and guitarist Art Alexakis about the stories behind the songs on the bands album, "So Much …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Emily Weisband Talks Authenticity, "Out Of This Car," And More

Ryan talks with singer/songwriter Emily Weisband about her new EP, Not Afraid To Say Goodbye , and the story behind her song, "Ou…

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Nov. 1, 2020

Warren Zanes On Tom Petty: What It Was Like Writing His Biography

Ryan talks with Warren Zanes, about what it was like touring with, knowing, and writing Tom Petty's biography, Petty: The Biograp…

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Oct. 26, 2020

Tyler Ramsey Interview

Ryan talks with Tyler Ramsey, the singer/songwriter whose song, "A Dream Of Home," is featured as the intro and outro of the Song…

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Oct. 19, 2020

Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips Lead Singer Talks "American Head," The Beat…

Ryan talks with Flaming Lips lead singer, Wayne Coyne, about their fantastic new record American Head . Listen to American Head: …

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Oct. 10, 2020

Patrick Droney: State of the Heart

Ryan talks with singer/songwriter Patrick Droney about his new EP, State of the Heart . State of the Heart on Spotify: https://op…

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Aug. 21, 2020

Kevin Moyer on Making Music Documentaries and the Story Behind Pearl …

Ryan talks with music documentary filmmaker Kevin Moyer about his work on several music documentaries. Kevin helped make the amaz…

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Aug. 6, 2020

The Art of Country Music With Brandy Clark

Ryan interviews singer/songwriter Brandy Clark about her newest release, Y our Life Is A Record , and talks about what it was lik…

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July 30, 2020

The Beatles: Hey Jude

Ryan talks with author Colin Fleming about The Beatles in the fifth of five episodes in a series about the band. Colin is writing…

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