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The Million Dollar McDonald's Record

Episode 191 • May 14, 2017

In the late 1980s, McDonald's ran a peculiar ad campaign featuring flexi-records, a song about their menu, and a chance to win $1,000,000.

What Was the Voice-O-Graph?

Episode 190 • May 8, 2017

Introduced in the 1940s, this unique booth found at fairgrounds and arcades allowed patrons to record themselves onto vinyl records.

A Look Back at HitClips

Episode 189 • May 2, 2017

This unique series of music toys made a big splash in 1999, but did the growing prominence of MP3 players lead to HitClips' quick demise?

Review of "The Shapes" by Miami Horror

Episode 188 • April 27, 2017

This short EP packs a serious punch of 80s pop & new wave influence, showing that this musical style can still be wonderfully relevant.

Is Stevie Wonder Really Blind?

Episode 187 • April 22, 2017

In a world full of dumb conspiracy theories, it's not surprising that some people believe Stevie Wonder is faking his lifelong disability.

Review of Netflix's "The Get Down: Part II"

Episode 186 • April 15, 2017

While this musical miniseries is great overall, its second half shows some weaknesses that are likely reflective of the show's cancellation.

Indie / Soul Collaborations

Episode 185 • February 23, 2017

Something old and something new. These independent musicians have collaborated with legendary soul artists to create some great new songs.

What's the Deal With the Seinfeld Bass Riff?

Episode 184 • February 15, 2017

Just about everyone knows the theme song from "Seinfeld." But who was the man behind this musical gem of the 90s, and why was it so funky?

Why Do So Many Rap Songs Mention Grey Poupon Mustard?

Episode 183 • February 12, 2017

Sparked from a popular ad campaign in the early 80s, this rich man's condiment found itself in dozens of rap songs in the years following.

What Was the First Song Ever Recorded?

Episode 182 • February 5, 2017

In 1860, a Frenchman created the world's first recording of the human voice—but it wasn't until 2008 that we were able to listen to it.