EPISODES

June 28, 2021

Radiohead's "Kid A" and the Beginning of the 21st Century - With Auth…

Ryan talks with author Steven Hyden about his book, Radiohead's "Kid A" and the Beginning of the 21st Century . Buy it on Amazon …

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June 21, 2021

Visiting Stevie Ray Vaughan's Grave

On this episode, Ryan takes a road trip to pay respect to the famous Texas guitar player, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Vaughan's grave is …

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June 14, 2021

Arcade Fire: Funeral

Ryan talks with David Cooper Moore who wrote the original Arcade Fire album review for their killer album “Funeral” for Pitchfork…

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June 7, 2021

Elvis Costello: "Alison"

Ryan talks with Dwight Garner, book critic for The New York Times, about Elvis Costello's song, "Alison." Sign up for an exclusiv…

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June 1, 2021

Janis Joplin

Ryan talks with Holly George Warren, author of the book Janis: Her Life and Music as well as 15 other books include a biography o…

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May 24, 2021

Scarlet Page

Scarlet Page is a world famous photographer, known by many for her iconic images of people like her famous father, Jimmy Page, bu…

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May 17, 2021

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

Ryan talks with Andrew McMahon, singer/songwriter behind Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, as well as lead singer for Jack's Mann…

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May 10, 2021

Capturing Jimi Hendrix and Life With the Rolling Stones: An Interview…

Gered Mankowitz is a rock photographer who captured some of the most iconic pictures ever taken of Jimi Hendrix. He also took ext…

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May 3, 2021

Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner

Ryan talks with Dave Pirner, lead singer of the band Soul Asylum. Dave talks about their latest record, Hurry Up and Wait , the s…

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April 26, 2021

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Ohio

Ryan talks with David Browne, author of the book Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Super…

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April 19, 2021

Vinyl, Soundtracks, and The Glamour and The Squalor With Kevin Moyer

Ryan talks with indie music doc producer and music supervisor, Kevin Moyer. Kevin worked on the film The Glamour and the Squalor,…

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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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