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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?

Review of Netflix/Marvel's "Luke Cage"

Episode 171 • October 9, 2016

Marvel's latest series features a delightful soundtrack packed with soul and hip hop music—a perfect fit for the show's Harlem setting.

The Music of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

Episode 170 • October 4, 2016

Over the course of 33 years, Fred Rogers wrote over 200 songs that taught us some important lessons about life. Won't you be our neighbor?

Did They Steal It? Rihanna vs. Soft Cell

Episode 169 • September 26, 2016

What are the creative limitations of musical sampling? When used as the entire basis for a song, is it an "homage" or just laziness?

Did They Steal It? Rockwell vs. Imagination

Episode 168 • September 22, 2016

These two songs share fairly similar music videos and lyrical themes. Is this "just an illusion" or was there something else going on here?

Did They Steal It? Flo Rida vs. Pretty Lights

Episode 167 • September 18, 2016

When songs use the same music sample, does that mean one artist stole the idea from another? Does sampling even lend itself to "ownership"?

Demo Tapes vs. Master Recordings

Episode 166 • September 14, 2016

Whether leaked from the studio or officially released, early demo recordings of songs can offer interesting insight into their development.

The Depressing 4-Year Anniversary Special!

Episode 165 • September 6, 2016

What have we accomplished with this show in 4 years? There's no fanbase of listeners or stacks of money, but we still enjoy it anyway.

Review of Netflix's "The Get Down"

Episode 164 • August 30, 2016

Set in the Bronx in the 1970s, this new Netflix series details a somewhat fictionalized history of the budding years of hip hop music.

What is Paulstretch?

Episode 163 • August 18, 2016

"Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch" is an open-source program that can stretch music by extreme proportions. It's beautiful, but is it practical?