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Review of "Black Pumas"

Episode 299 • Dec. 21, 2020

Musicians Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada have produced an impressive debut album, taking plenty of stylistic cues from classic soul and R&B.

Review of "We Will Always Love You" by The Avalanches

Episode 298 • Dec. 17, 2020

While their third album is a departure from their earlier work, the Avalanches prove they're still fully capable of putting out some great music.

Racial Expectations of Electronic & R&B Music

Episode 297 • Dec. 9, 2020

In this second half of the discussion we're exploring the history of electronic and R&B music, both of which have surprising racial origins.

Racial Expectations of Hip Hop & Country Music

Episode 296 • Nov. 22, 2020

Musical genres are often historically skewed toward a single race of people. But what about the white rappers and the black country singers?

The Music of Space Dandy

Episode 295 • Oct. 21, 2020

Few words can fully describe this irreverent and psychedelic anime, but it packs a refreshing funky disco soundtrack... in space, baby!

The Music of Samurai Champloo

Episode 294 • Oct. 9, 2020

This acclaimed anime from 2004 remixed elements of Japanese history with modern hip-hop culture, blurring the line between fact and fiction.

Did the CIA Kill Bob Marley?

Episode 293 • Sep. 26, 2020

Bob Marley lost a battle against cancer in 1981, but conspiracy theories have continued to cause doubt about the true nature of his passing.

Jackie Chan's Music Career

Episode 292 • Sep. 20, 2020

Martial arts legend Jackie Chan has been a successful singer in East Asia for over 30 years. So why is this largely unknown in the Western world?

The Life Cereal Rock Music Mystery

Episode 291 • Sep. 14, 2020

Life Cereal held a musical trivia sweepstakes in 1986. With the original records in hand, can we guess the songs and win a new LaserDisc system?

The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

Episode 290 • Sep. 10, 2020

Famed bandleader Glenn Miller stepped onto a plane in 1944 and was never seen again. Buckle up for some wild conspiracy theories with this one!