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Hosted by 101 WKQX's Jon Manley and James VanOsdol, the History of Alternative digs deep into everything alternative.

Hosted by 101 WKQX's Jon Manley and James VanOsdol, the History of Alternative digs deep into everything alternative.

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Hosted by 101 WKQX's Jon Manley and James VanOsdol, the History of Alternative digs deep into everything alternative.

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@101wkqx

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English

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Episodes

MTV (Episode 19)

3/5/2021
Was MTV the last great music curator before the internet age? And how great was "120 Minutes?"

Duration:00:38:17

Lights, camera, podcast: Alternative at the movies (Episode 18)

2/25/2021
What are the best music moments in film? The best alternative-centric soundtracks? We get into alternative music at the movies this week!

Duration:00:37:14

Chicago in the 1990s: A roundtable discussion (Episode 17)

2/18/2021
The fabled "Chicago scene" of the 90s is discussed in a special roundtable featuring Louise Post (Veruca Salt), Scott Lucas (Local H) and Josh Caterer (Smoking Popes). Hosted by James VanOsdol and Jon Manley.

Duration:00:57:04

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 nominees (Episode 16)

2/11/2021
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees are in! Jon Manley and James VanOsdol talk about this year's class.

Duration:00:43:38

It was all about the he-said/she-said bull***: Nu Metal (Episode 15)

2/4/2021
From Korn through the present, we’re talking about the history of Nu Metal on this week’s show. Find out why Drowning Pool’s “Bodies” is like “ordering Pantera’s ‘Walk’ off Wish.”

Duration:00:39:42

Cage the Elephant: From the beginning (Episode 14)

1/12/2021
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant joins the History of Alternative podcast for an exclusive interview that covers the band's career, including the inspirations that led to the band's formation, the 'master class' live show and the emotions that went into the most recent/massively successful "Social Cues" album.

Duration:00:34:25

The history of David Bowie (Episode 13)

1/7/2021
This week marks the anniveraries of David Bowie's birth and death. Seemed like a good excuse to go deep into Bowie's widly prolific and influential career.

Duration:01:05:04

2020: The Year in Review (Episode 12)

12/17/2020
Adios, 2020. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. Despite the fact that this year was a dumpster fire, there was plenty to celebrate musically. Jon and James look back at the most recent History of Alternative: The past 12 months.

Duration:00:41:56

Top 10 albums from the 90s: Our picks (Episode 11)

12/10/2020
Best decade ever for music? Maybe. It was definitely tough for Jon Manley and James VanOsdol to narrow down their 10 favorite albums from the 90s. They discuss and debate each other's picks in this unintentionally controversial episode.

Duration:00:50:24

Royal Blood talks about *their* history as they ready new album (Episode 10)

11/24/2020
Formed just under 10 years ago, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher have taken Royal Blood’s sound to a universal, arena-filling level. They jumped on a call to talk about their history, and what comes next, with Jon Manley & James VanOsdol.

Duration:00:25:55

Thanksgiving: What we're grateful for when it comes to music (Episode 9)

11/18/2020
Even in 2020, surely there are things to be thankful for. James VanOsdol and Jon Manley talk about what makes them grateful to be music fans in the Year of Our Eternal Dumpster Fire.

Duration:00:33:11

From Alaska to the Grammys: Portugal. The Man (Episode 8)

11/4/2020
Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man jumps on the show this week to talk about the music that inspired him as a kid (Rage, Primus, Beastie Boys), his first concert, activism, supporting Indigenous peoples and that little song that earned the band a Grammy. Sponsored by Wintrust.

Duration:00:40:37

30 years of 311: Nick Hexum and P-Nut (Episode 7)

10/29/2020
311 is 30 years old this year! Nick Hexum and P-Nut sit down for a long chat about their beginnings, longevity and next steps on the History of Alternative podcast. Sponsored by Wintrust

Duration:00:33:23

'Hybrid Theory' 20 years later: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Phoenix (Episode 6)

10/15/2020
Linkin Park's watershed debut 'Hybrid Theory' was released 20 years ago, and has been commemorated in a (truly) massive box set rerelease. To celebrate, we're going track-by-track through the album with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Phoenix. The History of Alternative podcast is sponsored by Wintrust.

Duration:00:31:36

The History of Smashing Pumpkins, Pt. 2: Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha (Episode 5)

10/15/2020
Continuing our deep dive into Smashing Pumpkins history, we're joined this week by drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and guitarist James Iha. The History of Alternative podcast is sponsored by Wintrust.

Duration:00:31:58

The History of Smashing Pumpkins, Pt. 1: Billy Corgan (Episode 4)

10/12/2020
Weeks before Smashing Pumpkins release their double album "CYR," Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan looks back on the band's history and legacy. Sponsored by Wintrust

Duration:00:30:31

Undead, undead, undead: The Halloween episode (Episode 3)

10/8/2020
It's one of our favorite times of year: HALLOWEEN! Hosts James VanOsdol and Jon Manley talk about Halloween artists, songs and essential horror movies. The History of Alternative is sponsored by Wintrust

Duration:00:52:40

Phoenix history with Thomas and Christian (Episode 2)

10/8/2020
For more than 20 years, the French band Phoenix has carved its own path, taking hints from the past and synthesizing them into something forward-thinking and new. This is one of the bands of the 21st century: I mean, they've headlined Coachella and Lollapalooza. More recently, they did the score for Sofia Coppola's new movie, "On the Rocks," which comes out this Fall. The History of Alternative podcast is sponsored by Wintrust.

Duration:00:18:09

Rise Against: Political music and other appeals to reason (Episode 1)

10/8/2020
Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath joins hosts James VanOsdol and Jon Manley for the inaugural episode of the History of Alternative. They discuss politics in music: What are some good examples of mixing social issues and song? How has Rise Against grown as a political band? From our home base of Chicago, we're going long with one of Chicago's most beloved bands. The History of Alternative podcast is sponsored by Wintrust.

Duration:00:39:27