Welome to our podcast about musical things!

The iPod Shuffle for Spotify?

Episode 202 • Sep. 17, 2017

This tech startup is selling portable devices specifically for playing Spotify playlists. But can it survive in the age of the smartphone?

The Rise and Fall of Ringtones

Episode 201 • Sep. 12, 2017

Remember how popular ringtones used to be? What factors contributed to their success in the mid 2000s, and why are they no longer a thing?

What's the Most Common Word in Music?

Episode 200 • Sep. 6, 2017

How have song lyrics and titles evolved over the past 100 years? Data shows us which words have faded away, and which ones have stuck around.

Which Rapper Has the Best Vocabulary?

Episode 199 • Sep. 2, 2017

Data doesn't lie! With some in-depth analysis, you can see exactly which rappers have the best (and worst) variety of words in their lyrics.

What is "Gated Reverb"?

Episode 198 • Aug. 30, 2017

This peculiar recording technique was discovered by accident in the early 1980s, and it quickly became the quintessential sound of a decade.

A Look Back at the Fisher Price Record Player

Episode 197 • Aug. 26, 2017

This classic toy with brightly-colored plastic records has inspired children for generations. And believe it or not, you can still buy one today.

Review of "A Common Wonder" by Amerigo Gazaway

Episode 196 • Aug. 19, 2017

In his latest album, Gazaway seamlessly blends the musical stylings of Common and Stevie Wonder into a lifelike rap/soul collaboration.

Review of "Heat" by Poolside

Episode 195 • Aug. 5, 2017

The masters of daytime disco are finally back with their sophomore album! Kick back by the pool and enjoy these smooth summer jams.

Review of "Baby Driver"

Episode 194 • Jul. 31, 2017

In a bold yet refreshing move, Edgar Wright's latest action film bears a soundtrack of pop songs that plays continuously through every scene.

Review of "Point Pleasant" by Brock Berrigan

Episode 193 • May 27, 2017

The man behind the chicken mask is back! His new album continues his signature musical style without a hitch... but is that a good thing?