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24. Please Interact With This Podcast

11/25/2018
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It’s HOLIDAY MUSIC SEASON and what better way to kick it off than with a hearty discussion of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas album? Grab your favorite satchel and come along, because the boys are diving on into this dank smash. One little request, though: could we get a little more comfort & joy, a little less Satan’s pow’r?

Duration:01:37:44

23. Skateboards and Weightlifting

11/11/2018
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Whoa, Kurt!!! This week, the boys discuss Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind, a masterpiece chock-full of beautiful melodies and horrifying imagery. Also: their legendary guitar teacher, tips for being a grungey boy, and a look ahead at Christmas music season. *bass riff* HOT! *bass riff* CARL!

Duration:01:40:03

22. Caper Island (with Megan Quick!)

11/5/2018
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Megan joins the boys for a rollicking discussion about high school jazz band, Janice from Friends, and the enduring emotional resonance of Tracy Chapman. Oh, also there’s some talk about ABB’s 2003 album Hittin’ The Note, but honestly it’s pretty minimal. Are you... not entertained?

Duration:00:43:46

21. A Performance Art Concept

11/2/2018
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The live album is a fickle creature. How do you balance new material and the hits? In what ways do personnel changes impact your arrangements? Did you hear that glass just shatter? This week, Shawn and Cameron review ABB’s 2004 album One Way Out. Also on the menu: obsolete blues songs, Sailor Moon costumes, and prep for a Portugal The Man show. Yum yum!

Duration:00:45:04

20. Our #1 Fan, M.I.A.

10/26/2018
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Quick question: you like the bleep-bloops? This week the fellas discuss M.I.A.’s 2007 album Kala, a gosh-dang kaleidoscope of bleepin’ sounds and rhymes profound. Also, a tribute to Grandma Jackie (R.I.P.), the two most traumatic visits to colleges the boys made as high schoolers, and the song that gave Aja her drag name. This is musical nihilism, and folks? It’s a real good time.

Duration:01:32:48

19. Introvert’s Anthem

10/20/2018
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The curatorial hand of Martin Scorsese is deeply felt in this extremely focused and professional episode of Pop/Rock. The fellas discuss the compilation album Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: The Allman Brothers Band, which is really great, actually! Also there’s some talk about the relationship between grunge and the blues, but really—this ep is a formal experiment in talking about the album the whole time. How’d it turn out? You be the judge!

Duration:01:37:31

18. Partyin’, Partyin’, YEAH!

10/9/2018
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We’ve got a weird one for you here, folks. Shawn and Cameron discuss the live album An Evening With the Allman Brothers Band: First Set, quickly realizing there’s not much to say. What follows is a rollicking journey through Cher’s Dancing Queen album, the legacy of Rebecca Black, and Uncle Randy’s mythical Mixtape. Know your Auto-Tune history!

Duration:01:38:44

17. Artists Who Experience Passion

10/1/2018
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Welcome to the brotherhood of Two The Hard Way apologists. In this episode, Shawn and Cameron discuss the 1977 album by Allman and Woman (the woman is Cher!), which it turns out kinda RULES. Slip off your old red flannel nightgown and snuggle into this deep cut of disco history. Shatner’s here, too!

Duration:01:31:46

16. Shawn’s Special Band

9/23/2018
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In this FRESH NEW Pop/Rock, Shawn and Cameron discuss STRFKR’s superb 2013 album, Miracle Mile. Also: the Texas Cowboy Club, tailgating a rock show, and the most experimental comedy Shawn ever did. But we’re kind of burying the lead here: most importantly, these boys got KAZOOS!

Duration:01:40:18

15. God, Satan, and Mr. Clean

9/18/2018
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Hey, do you like hits? Because today, the fellas discuss the Allman Brothers Band’s album A Decade of Hits: 1969-1979. And boy oh boy, what a decade it was! Also, Shawn and Cameron discover their new hero, guitarist Dickey Betts. In the words of “Revival”: People, can you feel it? Love is everywhere.

Duration:01:15:27

14. A Mature, Sophisticated Boner

9/10/2018
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Go ahead and google “Gregg Allman Laid Back” and slam that “images” button, because you’re going to need some visual reference for this one. Today, the fellas discuss Gregg Allman’s debut solo album, Laid Back (1973), which is quite good! Also, Bobby violates the rules of improv to emphasize a simple truth: it’s just Rock & Roll. And Cameron’s hot toddy recipe! This one’s all over the place, you’ll love it.

Duration:01:15:29

13. Thank You for Listening to My Dreams

9/4/2018
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The boys take a break from their dad’s CDs to discuss Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 album Illinoise, which they LOVE. This is straight-up an album about the state of Illinois, and it’s a masterclass in lyrics, composition, and the non-boner-jazzy use of horns. Also, Megan stops by to talk about weird basement shows and her work as a “Create of”. Hope you’re ready for a ride—from the pristine frolf courses of Anchorage to the murky depths of Crud Corner, this one’s a JOURNEY.

Duration:01:51:32

12. That's America, Baby! (feat. Our Parents)

8/26/2018
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Okay, so don’t freak out, but celebrity guests Bobby and Vicki join the boys for this, a Very Special Episode of Pop/Rock. With the full family assembled, the Jefts discuss the Gregg Allman Band’s 1988 studio album Just Before the Bullets Fly. The 80s were kind of a weird time, and this is kind of a weird album, but hey—that’s America, baby!

Duration:01:32:11

11. A Character-Driven Narrative

8/21/2018
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Cloud Strife. Dill the PA. Oteil Burbridge. This episode is a character-driven narrative, as well as a multi-media journey through ringtones, video games, men’s haircuts, ancient theoretical texts, and—most importantly—the DVD release of the Allman Brothers Band’s 40th Anniversary Show. Come! Let our voices be the gasoline that powers your automobile.

Duration:02:02:21

10. The United States Postal Service

8/12/2018
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BUCKLE UP, because in this episode of Pop/Rock, the boys: A) discuss MGMT’s stellar album Oracular Spectacular, B) reconcile about the time they ruined Christmas, and C) examine the ways they could’ve been better brothers to each other throughout their childhood. It’s a real wild ride, a journey from Alaska to Florida to every post office in between. Follow Pop/Rock on insta, you'll love it!: popslashrock

Duration:01:21:35

9. Love, Shawn

8/6/2018
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Time is a circle, everybody. This week, the fellas discuss Gregg Allman's 2011 studio album Low Country Blues. Also: a very good game with Megan, a conversation about favorite kinds of roads, and some thoughts about Peaches. Like and subscribe!

Duration:00:42:21

8. My Hambone

7/29/2018
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Folks, it’s time to begin our long journey through Allman Brothers Valley, and our first stop is the solo-rich 2015 album Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA. Also included: a visit to Literature Corner, the long-anticipated Album Draft, and a shocking revelation about Allman’s first wife. We guarantee this episode will be the finest thing since black-eyed peas.

Duration:01:10:45

7. Alligator with a Briefcase

7/23/2018
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In this STAR-STUDDED episode of Pop/Rock, the boys discuss the Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Collection, as well as the associated tour. Also, Bobby finds an ingenious new way to alter the course of Pop/Rock. But for now: slip on your innuendo helmets, folks, cuz it’s time for some Boner Jazz of the highest order.

Duration:01:22:11

6. Counting to Twenty

7/15/2018
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Wow everybody, Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color is a real slam-dunk of an album. It’s a little hard to tell, because a lot of this one centers around Chuck Palahniuk and the bowling alley/bar/bingo parlor in Eagle River, but trust us, it’s great. Also, this episode features calls to not one but TWO unique dads. Get into it!

Duration:01:12:42

5. Happy Birthday, Also Graduate

7/15/2018
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The boys ostensibly review the Alabama Shakes album Boys & Girls, but frankly they spend a lot of time compiling a list of hard-hitting questions to ask their parents. Also, Shawn walks Cameron through the treasure hunt he used to propose to Gina! Anyway, Boys & Girls is a very good album.

Duration:00:54:05