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Video Games on Vinyl?

Episode 312 • Oct. 20, 2021

In the early days of home computing, vinyl records and flexi discs were used to distribute games, software and even rudimentary music videos.

Janet Jackson's "Wardrobe Malfunction"

Episode 311 • Sep. 4, 2021

In the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson were involved in one of history's most scandalous musical performances.

Why Are Songs Getting Shorter?

Episode 310 • Aug. 27, 2021

The last decade has seen a sharp decline in average song length. In fact, it's the lowest it's been in 50 years. So what's the deal?

A Few More Bygone Media Formats

Episode 309 • Jul. 30, 2021

The 80s, 90s and 2000s were chock full of unusual media formats. We've talked about a few before, but we couldn't resist digging up a few more.

What Were Cassingles?

Episode 308 • May 24, 2021

The sale of individual songs has been a mainstay of music distribution for decades. So it only makes sense that cassettes had this, too, right?

Is Elvis Actually Alive?

Episode 307 • May 14, 2021

It's generally accepted that Elvis Presley died in 1977, but dozens of conspiracies over the years have claimed that he's still alive and well.

The Legacy of Daft Punk

Episode 306 • May 9, 2021

The recent breakup of this legendary duo marks the end of an era, but it's hard to overstate just how influential they were on electronic music.

In Memoriam: Prince

Episode 305 • Apr. 24, 2021

To honor the fifth anniversary of Prince's unfortunate passing, we're taking a casual look back at his storied career and immense popularity.

The History & Philosophy of the Skype Ringtone

Episode 304 • Apr. 4, 2021

As an early pioneer of video calls, Skype set out to create a ringtone that served not only a functional purpose, but an emotional one, too.

Musicians With Theme Park Rides

Episode 303 • Mar. 26, 2021

White it's not incredibly common, a handful of bands and musicians have actually been featured in their own rides at various amusement parks.