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Bastardizing Song Lyrics for TV Commercials

Episode 144 • March 6, 2016

Advertisers will periodically modify the lyrics to a popular song to help sell their products on TV. Is it as effective as it is shameless?

Shaquille O'Neal's Rap Career

Episode 143 • February 27, 2016

A lot of people don't know that this NBA all-star had a rap career that spanned 8 years and several albums. So, how good was Shaq's music?

Black History Month: "I'm Black and I'm Proud" by James Brown

Episode 142 • February 20, 2016

After finding success with audiences of all colors, James Brown's famous empowerment song managed to drive away his entire white audience.

Black History Month: "Sister Rosa" by the Neville Brothers

Episode 141 • February 13, 2016

It's time to clear up some of the details behind Rosa Parks' famous protest, and introduce you to a song that pays tribute to her legacy.

Black History Month: "By the Time I Get to Arizona" by Public Enemy

Episode 140 • February 7, 2016

This politically charged rap song was a direct response to the state of Arizona repealing MLK Day in 1990, and it doesn't pull any punches.

Black History Month: "Happy Birthday" by Stevie Wonder

Episode 139 • February 1, 2016

Did you know that this hit song was written to help lobby for MLK's birthday to become a national holiday? We commend you, Little Stevie.

What Were 8-Track Tapes?

Episode 138 • January 27, 2016

The notorious 8-track tape has been a punchline for decades. But how did it work? Who invented it? And most importantly, why did it fail?

50 Years Ago in 1966

Episode 137 • January 14, 2016

We're kicking off 2016 with a handful of songs and fun facts from half a century in the past. It's amazing how much can change in 50 years.

Review of "It's a Holiday Soul Party" by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Episode 136 • December 13, 2015

This new album mixes the proven throwback-soul stylings of Daptone Records with the wintery cheer of the holidays. Now where's that eggnog?

Our 2 Favorite Albums of 2015!

Episode 135 • December 6, 2015

As the year comes to a close, we've decided to do a double review of "All Possible Futures" by Miami Horror and "Magnifique" by Ratatat.