SPECIAL "MOSTLY XMAS" EPISODE!

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This episode features They Might Be Giants' "Long White Beard" which Kelli and I made the music video for! Be sure to check it out, and also watch the "behind the scenes" video we put together.

 

In case you missed it, listen to the special episode from 2007 about how Kelli and I met at a TMBG concert.

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The music I talked over this episode was "Witch Dub" by La Femme, "Door No. 2" by Cat's Eyes, and "Paris Paris" by Cha Cha Guitri. This wasn't a Special Paris episode, but it really should have been.

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This episode features a clip from Pete Holmes wonderful podcast You Made it Weird, with special guest Ellie Kemper (from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) where they discuss juices and healthy vs. American living.

SPECIAL HAWAII EPISODE!
  • Hawaiian Beach Combers (Honolulu, HI)
  • 06 Queen of the South Sea Isles
  • Baby, How Can It Be? Songs of Love, Lust & Contempt from the 1920s & 1930s
  • (Amazon)
  • Ohtoro (Honolulu, HI)
  • 09 A Musical Game
  • 10 Westside Ship Yard
  • Indian Winter - Summer EP
  • (bandcamp)

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This episode features a clip from Alexander Payne's great movie The Descendants. You should also listen to this great segment from NPR's Morning Edition about Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, even though I couldn't figure out how to shoehorn a clip from it into the show.

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This episode features a clip from Sam Harris’ always interesting Waking Up podcast where he expresses astonishment at the silence from the media in response to the remarkably unethical views on abortion that many of the GOP presidential candidates express. Also, a few “Musician Jokes” from Prairie Home Companion’s Pretty Good Jokes album.

R.E.M. CAREER APPRECIATION EPISODE!
  • R.E.M. (Athens, GA)
  • 04 It's the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine)
  • 05 Exhuming McCarthy
  • Document 1987
  • (iTunes, Amazon MP3)
  • R.E.M. (Athens, GA)
  • 07 Man on the Moon
  • 08 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
  • Automatic for the People 1992
  • (iTunes, Amazon MP3)
  • R.E.M. (Athens, GA)
  • 11 What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
  • 12 Strange Currencies
  • Monster 1994
  • (iTunes, Amazon MP3)

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This episode features clips from the 2014 documentary R.E.M. by MTV. I wanted to include clips from Episode 124: Longbox of the podcast 99% Invisible about how the packaging for R.E.M.'s album Out of Time changed American politics, but I couldn't find a short enough soundbite for this already over-long episode. So just go listen to the whole thing if you haven't—it's great!