8Track

Music Podcasts

8Track is back for Season 2! Each episode features 8 songs picked by a different guest and a chance to talk music. So it’s more than a mixtape, with conversation led by the songs and WFUV’s Russ Borris as your tour guide. 10 new episodes come your way this season, including guest DJs Courtney Barnett, Nabil Ayers, Elvis Costello, Maya Hawke, Ron Darling, Tom Morello and Tegan & Sara. Look for new episodes weekly, Thursdays at 12 a.m. ET from October 6-December 8, 2022.

Location:

United States

Description:

8Track is back for Season 2! Each episode features 8 songs picked by a different guest and a chance to talk music. So it’s more than a mixtape, with conversation led by the songs and WFUV’s Russ Borris as your tour guide. 10 new episodes come your way this season, including guest DJs Courtney Barnett, Nabil Ayers, Elvis Costello, Maya Hawke, Ron Darling, Tom Morello and Tegan & Sara. Look for new episodes weekly, Thursdays at 12 a.m. ET from October 6-December 8, 2022.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sylvan Esso: 8Track, Ep. 2-10

12/8/2022
As Sylvan Esso, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn are one of the most innovative duos in the electropop world, and they've recently released their latest album, "No Rules Sandy." Their creative community extends well beyond the band via their record label, studio, a long list of other collaborations, and simply by being music fans. It all fed into these 8 song picks, which they shared with joy (and some doom) for our Season 2 finale of "8Track." [Recorded 11/17/22; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:47:46

Maya Hawke: 8Track, Ep. 2-9

12/1/2022
Maya Hawke is an actress, singer and songwriter who recently released her second album, "Moss," and who also portrays Robin Buckley on the Netflix series "Stranger Things." For her "8Track" picks, Maya chose the theme "Songs that I wouldn't have found without my friends," and the music fed into a conversation about creativity and connections — between people as well as songs. [Recorded 9/13/22; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:46:24

Ted Allen: 8Track, Ep. 2-8

11/24/2022
Ted Allen is an author and TV personality who you know from shows like "Queer Eye" and "Chopped," and outside his food-focused career, he's also a huge music fan. For "8Track," Ted shared the stories, threads and decisions that led him to pick these 8 songs, and his William DeVaughn opener fit right in for our Thanksgiving episode. [Recorded 3/16/22; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:32:19

Elvis Costello: 8Track, Ep. 2-7

11/17/2022
Elvis Costello is a legendary singer, songwriter, musician and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his talent and curiosity have led him in countless musical directions. So for "8Track," he shared 8 songs (and even more stories) of how his path has crossed with other artists, giving us a master class in collaboration and reinvention. [Recorded 3/8/22; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:39:57

Adia Victoria: 8Track, Ep. 2-6

11/10/2022
Adia Victoria is a musician, songwriter, poet and host of the podcast "Call & Response." She's based in Nashville these days, but her path includes time in South Carolina and New York, and the 8 "time travelin' songs" she picked to look back on with "8Track" earlier this year. [Recorded 3/1/22; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:30:30

Tom Morello: 8Track, Ep. 2-5

11/3/2022
Tom Morello is musician, songwriter, activist, actor, podcaster and DJ who checked in with 8Track late last year between the releases of two new albums: "The Atlas Underground Fire" and "The Atlas Underground Flood." Clearly, he'd been keeping busy, but for his 8 song picks, Tom chose the theme, "Songs that kept me going and/or allowed me to wallow in misery during the pandemic." [Recorded 11/11/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:34:05

Ron Darling: 8Track, Ep. 2-4

10/27/2022
Ron Darling played Major League Baseball for 13 years, most notably with the New York Mets and Oakland A's, and these days, you can catch him on SNY as an analyst for those same Mets as well as on national games with TBS. It was early in this season's MLB lockout when Ron turned up some memories for 8Track, picking 8 songs with a great story for each — and telling a few extras. [Recorded 12/6/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:40:58

Tegan and Sara: 8Track, Ep. 2-3

10/20/2022
Tegan and Sara Quin have been making music for over two decades, including their new, 10th album, "Crybaby." Their 2019 memoir "High School" was also just adapted into a TV series, but instead of looking back in their 8 songs, Tegan and Sara each let us know what new songs they're loving right now. Talking about them led to a fun and wide-ranging conversation about the music industry, new parent advice and more. [Recorded 10/3/22; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:50:20

Nabil Ayers: 8Track, Ep. 2-2

10/13/2022
Our next guest DJ is record executive, musician, and author Nabil Ayers. He is the President of Beggars Group U.S. and recently released a memoir, "My Life in the Sunshine." Nostalgia is the vibe here as Nabil's list of eight songs takes us through some great stories centered around his life and the MTV era of the early Eighties. [Recorded 5/26/22; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:37:17

Courtney Barnett: 8Track, Ep. 2-1

10/6/2022
Welcome to Season 2! We've got 10 new 8Track episodes for you, where you'll hear from WFUV's Russ Borris and a lineup of guest DJs ready to share 8 songs and talk music. First up is Courtney Barnett, who chose 8 songs with the theme, "What's in my headphones right now." Russ caught up with the acclaimed songwriter in the fall of 2021, just before the release of her latest album, "Things Take Time, Take Time." [Recorded 11/4/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

8Track: Season 2 Trailer

10/5/2022
8Track is back for Season 2! Each episode features 8 songs picked by a different guest and a chance to talk music. So it’s more than a mixtape, with conversation led by the songs and WFUV’s Russ Borris as your tour guide. 10 new episodes come your way this season, including guest DJs Courtney Barnett, Nabil Ayers, Elvis Costello, Maya Hawke, Ron Darling, Tom Morello and Tegan & Sara. Look for new episodes weekly, starting Thursday, October 6.

Duration:00:01:11

Sleater-Kinney: 8Track, Ep. 1-12

12/9/2021
Our Season 1 finale features 2 guest DJs: Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney. They've been staples in the indie rock scene for the past two and half decades and recently released their self-produced 10th album, "Path of Wellness." For their 8 songs, Corin picked a “heroes” theme, and it made for some great storytelling and conversation around their creative process and artists that have helped shape them professionally and personally. [Recorded 6/24/21; More at...

Duration:00:27:51

Vernon Reid: 8Track, Ep. 1-11

12/2/2021
Vernon Reid is a Grammy award-winning musician and songwriter, and a founding member of the band Living Colour. He was also named by "Rolling Stone" magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. But for "8Track," Vernon joined us back in April as DJ, and the timing and the times led him to focus his songs on recovery and struggle. [Recorded 4/6/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:30:51

Anthony Mason: 8Track, Ep. 1-10

11/25/2021
Anthony Mason is a music fan and as respected a journalist as they come, having been an Emmy-winning mainstay at CBS for three and a half decades. So his song picks led to some great stories about where his love of music and journalism intersect, and it was pretty insightful flipping the script with a guy who has interviewed U.S. presidents and music industry giants. As you'll hear, Anthony also has some radio DJ dreams, so 8Track got him a step closer. [Recorded 3/2/21; More at...

Duration:00:31:43

Gail Ann Dorsey: 8Track, Ep. 1-9

11/18/2021
Gail Ann Dorsey is a world-class musician who famously played bass in David Bowie's band for 20 years. Her credits also include several solo albums and work with Tears for Fears, Indigo Girls, Lenny Kravitz, The National and many more. Gail also has a longtime love of radio, but what I didn't know was the role that film plays in her story. So this 8Track is all about songs as soundtracks — to movies and to life. [Recorded 3/8/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:32:42

Raina Douris: 8Track, Ep. 1-8

11/10/2021
For Public Radio Music Day, 8Track comes your way a day early and features a familiar voice to public radio music fans: Raina Douris. She can be heard on over 200 stations as host of "World Cafe," which is produced by WXPN in Philadelphia and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. That gig means she talks to a lot of artists, so interviews factor into the theme of her 8Track picks: "Artists she would love (or would have loved) to interview." As you'll hear, there's a twist to that theme,...

Duration:00:32:34

Laura Jane Grace: 8Track, Ep. 1-7

11/4/2021
Our Guest DJ this week is Laura Jane Grace. She is the singer, writer and guitarist in the punk band Against Me. She also released her first solo album late last year, called "Stay Alive," and — since we spoke in April — a surprise EP called "At War With the Silverfish." Talking about music is a whole different story and challenge, but Laura came up with 8 great picks for us to turn up with the theme, "8 songs currently keeping me sane." [Recorded 4/12/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:25:02

Weezer: 8Track, Ep. 1-6

10/28/2021
This time, we have two Guest DJs on 8Track: Rivers Cuomo and Pat Wilson of Weezer. With Rivers as frontman and Pat on drums, Weezer has been crafting some of the finest power pop records of the past two and a half decades. I spoke with the guys in February of this year just after the release of "OK Human," which expanded the Weezer sound with a 38-piece orchestra. But for 8Track, we got to hear what else was inspiring them. [Recorded 2/17/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:23:14

Danny Clinch: 8Track, Ep. 1-5

10/21/2021
Danny Clinch is a renowned music photographer whose credits range from Johnny Cash and Tupac to Björk and Bruce Springsteen. He's also a producer of the Sea.Hear.Now Festival, a filmmaker, and he plays harmonica. So for his 8 songs, Danny decided to put the harp in the spotlight — even giving a mini lesson during our conversation — and those songs led to some great stories, including how he introduced Paul McCartney to B.B. King, played with Blind Melon, and captured the iconic cover photo...

Duration:00:32:40

Jon Batiste: 8Track, Ep. 1-4

10/14/2021
Jon Batiste is our Guest DJ this week. Among many other things, he is a composer and musician who you can see as the Music Director and bandleader on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Earlier this year, he released the incredible album, "We Are," since we spoke in March, he's become an Oscar-winner for his work on the film, "Soul," and for 8Track, he joined me from a familiar seat at his piano. [Recorded 3/24/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

Duration:00:23:06