The Soundtrack Series-logo

The Soundtrack Series

Podcasts >

The Soundtrack Series features people telling personal stories about the memories that certain songs always bring up, and how those songs provided the soundtrack to a moment of their lives. We were called "One of the Ten Best Podcasts in New York City" by *Time Out New York. *

The Soundtrack Series features people telling personal stories about the memories that certain songs always bring up, and how those songs provided the soundtrack to a moment of their lives. We were called "One of the Ten Best Podcasts in New York City" by *Time Out New York. *
More Information

Location:

United States

Genres:

Podcasts

Description:

The Soundtrack Series features people telling personal stories about the memories that certain songs always bring up, and how those songs provided the soundtrack to a moment of their lives. We were called "One of the Ten Best Podcasts in New York City" by *Time Out New York. *

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #247: Mo Daviau

5/31/2016
More
Mo is the author of the revered novel Every Anxious Wave--which is the best of everything having to do with music and time travel. Not to worry, we cover all of this--what shows we'd go back and see, what moments in life we'd undo (or redo), and of course, 120 Minutes.

Duration:00:36:27

Episode #246: Isaac Oliver

5/10/2016
More
Isaac Oliver is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir (in other words--one of NPR's Best Books of 2015) Intimacy Idiot. So who better to talk to about music in our dating lives--when it's our best friend, when it's our armor, when it's the sorceress that summons the object of our desire. (And when it's the thing that makes us say ridiculous stuff like that.)

Duration:00:29:12

Episode #234: Tyler Coates – ‘All Too Well,’ Taylor Swift

11/2/2015
More
Deputy Editor for The Decider Tyler Coates talks a particularly bad breakup, and how, when you lean almost entirely on PJ Harvey or Liz Phair for comfort music it can be surprising when you find yourself putting your head on the shoulder of Taylor Swift. Plus, a million things Dana would rather associate with Eye of the Tiger than … you know who.

Duration:00:21:56

Episode #229: Soundtrack Series Pride Edition

11/2/2015
More
Trying to come out to your mom three times before it sticks. Losing a parent to AIDS. Hearing the heartbeat of the baby you’re giving a gay couple to adopt. Sharing a strange sexual encounter with a best friend. Getting punched in the face because you need to dance to Beyonce. Soundtrack Series celebrates Pride with seven of our favorite gay themed stories from over the years–and the best Pride playlist this side of Christopher Street.

Duration:00:36:00

Episode #228: Brian Silliman — ‘Do You Hear The People Sing,’ (Les Miserables)

11/2/2015
More
Actor Brian Silliman (look for him on this season of Orange in the New Black) on how sports and musical theater do not mix — and the dent he has in his leg to prove it. Plus, Dana looks back on her high school graduation, and everything that went wrong during her rendition of the National Anthem.

Duration:00:24:31

Episode #227: Amber Drea — ‘Alone,’ Heart

11/2/2015
More
Amber Drea is a writer and storyteller — look for her in McSweeney’s or on RISK! This is her heartbreaking story about living in motels with her mom when she was ten — where many times her only friend was a copy of Heart’s Bad Animals. Plus, Dana gets giddy about the guests coming up on the next live Soundtrack Series (Chemda, DJ Spooky, and Jeffrey Marsh) and tells the full story behind her double-autographed photo of David Letterman.

Duration:00:29:47

Episode #225: Matthew Trumbull — ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ The Rolling Stones

11/2/2015
More
Actor, playwright and solo performer Matthew Trumbull (whose one man show The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children was critically acclaimed by both the New York and Minnesota Fringe Festivals) tells his personal memories of Mr. Jimmy, the crazy old man of his hometown who is rumored to be the Mr. Jimmy in the second verse of You Can’t Always Get What You Want. Plus, Dana hops in the way back machine and talks WKRP in Cincinnati — and the unforgivable sin of replacement music in the re-release of...

Duration:00:22:37

Episode #224: Interview with Chi Chi Valenti, Creator of Night of 1000 Stevies

11/2/2015
More
In this special episode, Dana interviews Chi Chi Valenti — the Empress of NYC nightlife and creator of the legendary Stevie Nicks fan event Night of 1000 Stevies. Dana and Chi Chi talk CSI-level fandom, whether you should actually meet your idols, and how Stevie herself learned about this yearly event where thousands of people gather to pay tribute to her. And Stevie’s hair. Of course there’s discussion of Stevie’s hair.

Duration:00:34:53

Episode #223: Jason Jude Hill — ‘Ring of Fire,’ Johnny Cash

11/2/2015
More
Filmmaker Jason Jude Hill may not like the song Ring of Fire, but sometimes a song you hate can lead you to the person you love. Plus, what if Mad Men jumps ahead to 1976? Dana indulges in a little Mad Men musical fan fiction, and picks what music would appear in the show if these last episodes take place in the mid-seventies.

Duration:00:24:22

Episode #221: C. D. Hermelin — “Only In Dreams,” Weezer

11/2/2015
More
C.D. Hermelin–also known as NYC urban folk hero The Roving Typist–tells us how in high school, girls may come and go, but Weezer is forever. Plus, Dana’s look at the gimmick album–a usually unforgivable musical offering, but not when it came to Leonard Nimoy.

Duration:00:21:49

Episode #220: Isaac Butler — ‘Shop Around,’ Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

11/2/2015
More
Isaac Butler is a writer whose work has appeared in Slate, Narratively, and American Theatre. His upcoming book is called The Thousand Natural Shocks: A Father, A Family, A Crisis of Faith. This episode features his story about Shop Around, by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and the very special woman who introduced it to him. Plus, Dana ramps up for the re-release of The Breakfast Club and looks at some of the “forgotten” music moments from the movie.

Duration:00:24:30

Episode #219: Rebecca Vigil — ‘The Boys Are Back in Town,’ Thin Lizzy

11/2/2015
More
Performer and musician Rebecca Vigil tells her story of the ups and downs of winning big on Don’t Forget The Lyrics. Plus, Dana looks at the whole Tom Petty/Sam Smith songwriting showdown, complete with her insistence that there was a time when Michael Jackson and Danzig were totally on the same page, and Daft Punk’s One More Time kind of sounds like Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Kind of.

Duration:00:24:18

Episode #218: Dana Rossi — “The Next Episode,” Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg

11/2/2015
More
Soundtrack Series creator and producer Dana Rossi, and her story about the perils of dating people you work with in restaurants, and how the voice of Dr. Dre sometimes shows up when you least expect it.

Duration:00:27:19

Episode #215: AK — ‘Do Lord’

11/2/2015
More
Musician AK grew up on movie sets because her parents work in film production. But this is her story about the first time she got to appear and sing in a feature film–and why her song is not the one playing over the end credits.

Duration:00:24:34

Episode #213: Hillary Rea — ‘I’m Gonna Get You,’ Bizarre Inc.

11/2/2015
More
Many couples have a song that brought them together. But as storyteller Hillary Rea can attest, not every couple is one part the lead singer of Reel Big Fish, and not every song that brought them together is “I’m Gonna Get You” by Bizarre Inc.

Duration:00:25:00

Episode #212: Dale Dudley — ‘Bring Him Home,’ Colm Wilkinson (from Les Miserables)

11/2/2015
More
Austin shock jock Dale Dudley (The Dudley & Bob Morning Show on KLBJ-FM) on breaking free from a religious upbringing, his brother, the tattoo you’d never think he has, and “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables.

Duration:00:25:05

Episode #211: R. Eric Thomas — ‘Ray of Light,’ Madonna

11/2/2015
More
Philadelphia legend R. Eric Thomas tells us how queuing up Ray of Light always helps him to visit a very special friend.

Duration:00:26:15