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2 Quirky Inventions That Pioneered On-Demand Music

Episode 181 • January 30, 2017

100 years before the days of Spotify, or even the Sony Walkman, inventors had some crazy ways of bringing on-demand music to the masses.

Were These Song Melodies Stolen?

Episode 180 • January 21, 2017

Have you ever heard two songs with similar melodies? We decided to put five of them to the test and found a surprising mix of conclusions.

#1 Pop Songs on Christmas Day

Episode 179 • December 22, 2016

What songs have topped the charts on Christmas day for the past 50 years? No one's wondering this, but we're out of ideas so here you go.

2016 in Memoriam

Episode 178 • December 11, 2016

Too many musicians died this year. We haven't covered any of these stories at length yet, so now it's time for all the sadness at once.

Review of "Awaken, My Love!" by Childish Gambino

Episode 177 • December 7, 2016

This psychedelic soul album is a big shift from Donald Glover's typical rap stylings. It's a bold move for sure, but did he pull it off?

The History of Digital Music Piracy

Episode 176 • November 27, 2016

Illegal file sharing platforms have caused one of the largest modern upsets in the music industry. Could streaming services be the solution?

What Exactly is a Bootleg in Music?

Episode 175 • November 20, 2016

Before the age of digital piracy, bootleggers found a variety of ways to steal unreleased musical recordings and sell them to the public.

The Most Sampled Drum Break in History

Episode 174 • November 13, 2016

The "Amen Break" has been used in over 2,200 songs since 1969. There's a good chance you've heard it before without even realizing it.

Review of "Way of Life" by Brock Berrigan

Episode 173 • November 6, 2016

From behind a chicken mask, Berrigan weaves unique vignettes of hip hop, soul and electronic music, and this is some of his best work yet.

What Was the Personics System?

Episode 172 • October 24, 2016

In the late 1980s, the concept of on-demand music was being pioneered by mixtape kiosks similar to Redbox. So why has no one heard of this?