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What is Pirate Radio?

Episode 229 • October 6, 2018

Radio has been closely regulated for the better part of a century. What happens when a rogue, unlicensed radio station takes to the airwaves?

An Exploration of EPs

Episode 228 • September 29, 2018

An extended play (or EP) can offer musicians more artistic freedom and less commercial pressure than a full album. Why are they so uncommon?

Is Stereo Really Better Than Mono?

Episode 227 • September 16, 2018

Stereophonic audio has been a standard in music for half a century. But just how noticeable is the quality when compared to its predecessor?

Late Summer News Bites

Episode 226 • September 10, 2018

In this grab bag of recent topics, we discuss everything from Peter's concert experience, to obituaries, to Snoop Dogg's upcoming cookbook.

Is the Brown Note a Real Thing?

Episode 225 • July 29, 2018

According to a decades-old urban legend, listening to a specific low-frequency tone will make you poop your pants. Challenge accepted.

Review of "Head Over Heels" by Chromeo

Episode 224 • July 22, 2018

This contemporary funky duo has had a special place in our hearts for years. Are they getting stagnant, or are we just ready for something new?

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.