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Familiar Tunes: London Bridge

Episode 235 • January 19, 2019

This seemingly simple nursery rhyme has potentially dark and disturbing origins. Why is London Bridge falling down? Who is the fair lady?

Familiar Tunes: O Tannenbaum

Episode 234 • December 29, 2018

This traditional song is a staple of the Christmas season, but do you know about its origins? Why are Christmas trees a thing, anyway?

Familiar Tunes: Shave and a Haircut

Episode 233 • December 7, 2018

It's a comedic little tune or a familiar knock on the door. You may not know it by name, but we bet you've heard it many times before.

Familiar Tunes: The Westminster Quarters

Episode 232 • December 2, 2018

This four-bell chime has been a mainstay of clocks and bell towers for centuries. But how much do you know about this ubiquitous little tune?

Pirate Radio in the Modern Age

Episode 231 • November 10, 2018

As we've recently discussed, pirate radio is far from a bygone phenomenon. Illegal stations today are facing tougher enforcement than ever before.

Review of "Parcels" by Parcels

Episode 230 • October 21, 2018

On the heels of their recent acclaim for upbeat songs and array of musical influences, this group's debut album sure doesn't disappoint.

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.