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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.

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.