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The Quick & Dirty Failure of Playboy Records

Episode 289 • Sep. 5, 2020

In a strangely off-brand move, Playboy Enterprises entered the music industry in the mid-1970s. You can probably guess how long that lasted.

The Evolution of Video Game Music

Episode 288 • Sep. 1, 2020

From their humble beginnings of beeps and boops, the quality and role of music in video games has seen astounding growth over the years.

The Disappearance of Jim Sullivan

Episode 287 • Aug. 27, 2020

In 1975, folk-rock singer Jim Sullivan left his family in LA to find work in Nashville. Two days later in New Mexico, he vanished without a trace.

Musicians With Their Own Video Games

Episode 286 • Aug. 22, 2020

From arcade machines to home computers, several musical artists and bands have been immortalized in video game form over the past few decades.

The Pokemon Theme Song

Episode 285 • Aug. 15, 2020

Pokemon is undeniably one of the most successful franchises ever made, and the TV show's classic theme song has an interesting backstory as well.

The Arthur Theme Song

Episode 284 • Aug. 4, 2020

The PBS show Arthur has been entertaining children for decades, and its catchy theme song has continued to hold a special place in our hearts.

The Role of Music in Nostalgia

Episode 283 • Jul. 30, 2020

It's no secret that certain songs can trigger fond memories of our past. But why do our brains form those connections in the first place?

What the Heck is Vaporwave?

Episode 282 • Jul. 24, 2020

This bizarre and eclectic genre was born from the internet in the 2010s, emulating the style of the 80s and 90s in an almost comical fashion.

What Was Italo Disco?

Episode 281 • Jul. 16, 2020

As disco fell out of style, Italian musicians started making a new brand of dance music that would help define the synth sound of the 1980s.

Review of “Quarantine Casanova” by Chromeo

Episode 280 • Jul. 11, 2020

Chromeo's new EP explores the frustrating aspects of these uncertain times, but not without a healthy dose of funky beats and humorous lyrics.