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The History of Chiptune Music

Episode 223 • June 9, 2018

These beeps and boops were once a technological breakthrough for video game music, but this style is more widespread than you might think.

Review of "Good Thing" by Leon Bridges

Episode 222 • May 20, 2018

In his sophomore album, Bridges expresses his passion for branching out into new musical styles, but does so in a subtle and tasteful way.

Review of "Disorderlies"

Episode 221 • May 16, 2018

In 1987, the rap trio The Fat Boys starred in a comedy film full of mystery, suspense, old people and chocolate cakes. It was terrible.

Video Game Music From Our Childhoods

Episode 220 • May 13, 2018

While these may not be historically significant examples of video game music, they've proven to be some memorable bits of nostalgia for us.

Should We Reconstruct the Voices of Dead Singers?

Episode 219 • April 14, 2018

Old JFK recordings were recently reconstructed into a speech he never gave. Could this technology have implications on the future of music?

All About Boy Bands

Episode 218 • April 9, 2018

These dreamy young men have been stealing our hearts for generations. But what qualities make boy bands such a unique form of pop music?

Rap Songs That Reference 90s Cartoons

Episode 217 • April 2, 2018

Contemporary rappers often mention the cartoons that many of us grew up with, either in a single line of a song, or a more significant homage.

The History of Karaoke

Episode 216 • February 17, 2018

Karaoke has long established itself as a staple of drunk bar patrons with an inflated sense of vocal ability. But where did it all begin?

What Are Rhythm Games?

Episode 215 • February 11, 2018

From Guitar Hero to Just Dance, rhythm games have challenged players to stay on the beat with a variety of unique gameplay techniques.

The Latest Spotify Lawsuit / The Resurgence of Cassette & Vinyl

Episode 214 • February 4, 2018

Does Spotify deserve to pay out $1.6 billion in royalty damages? Also, how has 80s nostalgia led to record sales in both cassettes and vinyl?