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Episode 107: TLC – Are We Having Fun Yet

We are closing up Black History Month with the amazing tale of TLC, one of the most successful girl groups in all of music history. They started off as young women, tricked into an unfair contract that they wouldn’t be made aware of until years later. But through struggles with addiction, abuse, and illness, and […]

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Episode 101: Nirvana Part 2 – Subway and Heroin

We’ve reached the bridge of our Nirvana series, and here is where the tides change twice: once with the addition of their new drummer Dave Grohl, and again with the addition of the infamous Courtney Love into Kurt’s love life. How did Kurt get addicted to heroin? How bad were the names of Dave’s first […]

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Episode 86: Beastie Boys Part 1 – The Young Eggplants

They’re one of the most influential groups in the rap/hip-hop genre, but actually had their humble beginnings in punk and hardcore. The Beastie boys have taken advantage of every opportunity that’s come their way and infused their own interests in every step along the way. In this week’s episode, learn how exactly it was that […]

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Episode 73: Talking Heads – So New, So Wavey

We’re back at it this week to talk about a band whose music you know oh so well, but whose story is a little harder to get the deets on. Talking Heads started out as a trio of art students just trying to express their disdain for the status quo using sarcasm and metaphors. Little […]

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Episode 65: The Grateful Dead- Good ‘Nuff History

This week we put our money where our mouths are, no matter how filthy it is! Upon receiving a 6 pack of American Beauty by Dogfish Head from a loyal listener, we are covering the quintessential hippie band, The Grateful Dead. But this is going out to all those non-Deadheads out there, the ones who […]

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Episode 52: Queen Part 2- Have You Been To A Spin Class

In our second installment on the story of Queen, we get to the real meat of their discography with albums that contained some of their most massive worldwide hits. And while the fans had nothing but complete adoration for them, the critics couldn’t find any room in their hearts for an “elitist” band when punk […]

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Episode 51: Queen Part 1- Beyond The Mercury

We are kicking off this year with the deepest dig of our heaviest hitters. Queen is a band with a myriad of hits and four stand-out talents contributing on every album, but many only know a handful of songs and know that Freddie had a mustache in the 80’s. But this band has one of […]

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