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Located in the only part of New York State that says "Pop" instead of "Soda", Christine Gunsher and Alyssa Johnson have been friends since high school. There's not much they don't know about each other. Back in 2016, Alyssa had a great idea for combining two things that she really loved: Podcasts and concept albums. 3 years later after a few tries and fails, Alyssa finally turned to her best friend and asked the age old question of "Would you host a podcast with me? You don't have to do anything, just sit and talk." And Chrissy said "Sure." So now these two friends get to sit down, try to ignore Chrissy's adorable pitbull, and record a podcast about music that only Alyssa seems to like. And hey, maybe you'll like it, too?

Located in the only part of New York State that says "Pop" instead of "Soda", Christine Gunsher and Alyssa Johnson have been friends since high school. There's not much they don't know about each other. Back in 2016, Alyssa had a great idea for combining two things that she really loved: Podcasts and concept albums. 3 years later after a few tries and fails, Alyssa finally turned to her best friend and asked the age old question of "Would you host a podcast with me? You don't have to do anything, just sit and talk." And Chrissy said "Sure." So now these two friends get to sit down, try to ignore Chrissy's adorable pitbull, and record a podcast about music that only Alyssa seems to like. And hey, maybe you'll like it, too?

Location:

United States

Description:

Located in the only part of New York State that says "Pop" instead of "Soda", Christine Gunsher and Alyssa Johnson have been friends since high school. There's not much they don't know about each other. Back in 2016, Alyssa had a great idea for combining two things that she really loved: Podcasts and concept albums. 3 years later after a few tries and fails, Alyssa finally turned to her best friend and asked the age old question of "Would you host a podcast with me? You don't have to do anything, just sit and talk." And Chrissy said "Sure." So now these two friends get to sit down, try to ignore Chrissy's adorable pitbull, and record a podcast about music that only Alyssa seems to like. And hey, maybe you'll like it, too?

Language:

English

Contact:

7164325170


Episodes

BONUS: Outtakes

8/13/2020
Alyssa and Chrissy get off topic a lot, so Alyssa saved a bunch of those moments and put them together for this! A bit of a lighter episode for everyone during this whole fiasco. Wishing you all well! Email us at whataconcept.pod@gmail.com Find us on twitter @whataconceptpod @crafticstudios Our twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/crafticstudios Help support us!audibletrial.com/CrafticStudioshttps://www.patreon.com/CrafticStudios https://craftic.studio/donate/

Duration:00:23:51

Episode Eight: Phormetical

1/20/2020
In this episode, Alyssa and Chrissy get really emotional as the dive into the psychological mess that is Twenty One Pilots' Trench. Take a deep dive into this wild ride of a concept album that involves "dying" religions, dead grandmothers, and what the emotional toll of a revolution really is. Follow us into the Trench on What a Concept! WARNINGS: This album and discussions deal with heavy topics of depression, suicide, possible self-harm, and the death of loved ones. Alyssa does start...

Duration:03:33:38

Episode Seven: This Is Chrissy's Favorite

11/28/2019
This episode Alyssa and Chrissy get to talk about a shared favorite and discuss how ridiculous it is while also defending it with their dying breath; Gorillaz's Demon Days! Remember humanity's darkest hour with our hosts as they talk about how a cartoon band performs on stage, why Gorillaz went so dark with their second album, and try to figure out what any of these lyrics mean. Take a very deep dive with What a Concept! Email us at whataconcept.pod@gmail.com Find us on twitter...

Duration:03:31:53

Episode Six: A Grave Mistake

11/20/2019
Alyssa convinces Chrissy to participate in a fun horror-themed drinking game. The rules are: Guess if Alyssa has seen the horror film. Easier said than done considering Alyssa likes to learn about things she has never seen and never will see. But what does that have to do with concept albums? Well, luckily the band Ice Nine Kills just happens to have an album all about horror films! So join in the fun and listen to the soothing metal sounds of the Silver Scream. We talk about genre...

Duration:02:40:17

Episode Five: Our National Anthem

10/30/2019
This episode Chrissy and Alyssa make up their own story while listening to the always amazing Killer's album: Hot Fuss! A pop-rock classic of an album that may or may not be about a queer serial killer who's just trying to win back his high school sweetheart. We talk about murder, the difference between Hot Fuss and Hot Fuzz, our nation's anthem and more! Listen and learn what really makes a concept album a concept album on What A Concept! (We also apologize for the rough audio, lack of air...

Duration:02:07:22

Episode Four: Phosphorescent Leech

9/30/2019
Join Chrissy and Alyssa as they go song by song in this blast from the past album: The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands! This album is a fun one, each song is by a badly disguised Turtles under a different name as they create a mock battle of the bands' competition. Who is the winner? Well, that's for Chrissy to decide. Take a listen as we learn the fate of White Whale Records, talk about one of Alyssa's favorite movies and (as usual) talk about the end of the world. It's a good time...

Duration:03:09:32

Episode Three: Too Many Metaphors

9/23/2019
Take a seat and listen to the tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice. Chrissy and Alyssa break down this famous Greek myth song by song as they listen to Anais Mitchell's Hadestown! This is the album that could! Having gone from a concept album, to musical, to the winner of 8 Tony Awards (Antoinette Perry Awards) including Best Musical!! There's talk of Sheeple, metaphorical cracks in walls, literal cracks in walls, and the exploitation of the working class. What's not to love? Listen and learn to...

Duration:02:47:29

Episode Two: My Chemical Parents

5/30/2019
Listen and wonder how Chrissy somehow managed to go through life without ever listening to the Black Parade. She and her best friend Alyssa break down the album song by song and try to figure out what's part of the story and what is just Gerard Way projecting. There's talk of cancer, dead grandmothers, how much we love our parents, and how terrifying teenagers really are. Take a listen and learn to laugh about the bad stuff on What A Concept! Also featuring, Burt the dog breathing loudly,...

Duration:01:39:21

Episode One: Tigers on Vaseline

5/13/2019
Alyssa finally manages to get her best friend Chrissy to listen to her favorite David Bowie album. Together they break down the story song by song and create a narrative that may or may not have been intended. There's talk of sex, drugs, depression, and anorexia, but don't let that stop you from laughing along as connections are made that maybe shouldn't have been there in the first place. Also featured in the background; a dog named Burt, someone mowing their lawn, a friend named Mary,...

Duration:01:21:08