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Artificial Intelligence & Music

Episode 162 • August 14, 2016

AI's role is rapidly growing in today's tech-driven music experience. How are computers defining what we listen to? Should we even let them?

The Schizophrenic Stylings of Wesley Willis

Episode 161 • August 7, 2016

Wesley Willis, a singer with schizophrenia, garnered a cult following in the 90s with his strange, minimalist songs with nonsensical lyrics.

Review of "Wildflower" by The Avalanches

Episode 160 • July 25, 2016

The Avalanches have finally returned with their sophomore album—a psychedelic masterpiece of "plunderphonics" nearly 16 years in the making.

The Led Zeppelin Trial / The Rise of USB Headphones

Episode 159 • July 24, 2016

In recent music news, the "Stairway to Heaven" ruling was decided, and new technology could force you to throw away all of your headphones.

The Fascinating History of Hidden Tracks

Episode 158 • June 10, 2016

Over the last 50 years, artists have found all kinds of ways to hide secret tracks in their albums. Some are harder to find than others!

Who Composed Bob Ross' Theme Song?

Episode 157 • June 6, 2016

Larry Muhoberac, the musician behind the "Joy of Painting" theme song, spent his career with some of the biggest names in music. Who knew?

What Were Cereal Box Records?

Episode 156 • June 4, 2016

From the early 50s to the mid 80s, major cereal companies marketed working cardboard records that could be cut out from the back of the box.

Songs With False Endings

Episode 155 • May 31, 2016

The "false ending" is a strange phenomenon that's popped up in many songs over the past several decades. What are the reasons behind this?

Songs About Chicken

Episode 154 • May 22, 2016

Chicken is something we all know and love, but why are we dedicating an entire episode to it? Because it's delicious and we're out of ideas.

Review of "Contact High Mixtape" by Poolside

Episode 153 • May 15, 2016

The masters of chill summer music have added another mixtape to their arsenal. Interestingly, it's some of their finest and poorest work.