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On February 14th, 2020, Earthlings receive a warning that pop radio is polluting the galaxy, and if it isn’t shut down, Earth will be blown to smithereens. Beth Kane and her buddy Ryan are music snobs who want to live. Even though they think the aliens kinda have a point, they become activists and organize an anti-pop protest to save the Earth. Their campaign ends in failure. The government is concerned the alien signal might be a hoax so they decide to let the radio waves keep on flowing, j ...
 
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Peter Jesperson, Jason Jones, and Bob Mehr discuss the Replacements and their work on the fortieth anniversary, 100-track deluxe edition of the band's debut album, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Don…
 
Haley Fohr on the gorgeous and emotive new Circuit des Yeux album, -io, overcoming PTSD, young people seeing Janet Jackson and AC/DC live, Steve Albini keeping Electrical Audio safe, future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women Un…
 
Warren Ellis on his artful new memoir, Nina Simone’s Gum, that time Nick Cave crashed our interview and stayed, muses, mementos, memory, and care, the new B-Sides & Rarities volume by the Bad Seeds, Bob Dylan, Ellis Park Wildlife Sanctuary, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, …
 
André Ethier and Sandro Perri discuss their new album Further Up Island, cows and music, Bone Machine by Tom Waits, recording technology, Bob Dylan, Will Oldham, musical trilogies, promotional interview gimmickry, Destroyer, online life, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Pla…
 
Shad on loving and interviewing Norm Macdonald, the inversion of socio-political discourse, how the rise and fall of Kanye and Kim reflect contemporary society, his brilliant new album TAO, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y…
 
Tom McGreevy and Evan Lewis discuss Ducks Ltd. and their history together, their new album Modern Fiction, phone demos and unplugged electric guitars, U.S. Open tennis, Graham Greene, Grand Finals, Neil Young, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support …
 
DijahSB discusses their 2021 Polaris Music Prize-nominated release, Head Above the Waters, what we can all learn from the economic disparity that the pandemic highlighted, vulnerability in hip-hop, understanding Kanye West, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Do…
 
Efrim Menuck (godspeed you! black emperor) and Ariel Engle (La Force, Broken Social Scene, AroarA) of ALL HANDS_MAKE LIGHT discuss their band and new self-titled album, pandemic life and speculative capitalism, 1990s Montreal and the Hotel2Tango, synthesizers, textured vocals, and whether lyrics really matter, a 2021 Pop Montreal show, other future…
 
Sofa’s Scott Clarkson, Ian Ilavsky, Keith Marchand, and Brad Todd discuss the new retrospective collection, Source Crossfire, being the first ever Constellation Records band, post-hardcore and poverty, Hoover, Nick Cave, Slint, and Joy Division, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Booksh…
 
Today, September 14, 2021, the world mourned the loss of comedian Norm Macdonald. A hero of mine for some 30 years, Norm altered me profoundly and so here, in an unplanned ramble, I briefly reflect on what he means to comedy fans, how he altered the way some of us thought and even spoke, his genius and profundity as a comedian, our lone in-person e…
 
Richard Thompson on his new memoir, Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice (1967-1975), Fairport Convention and British punk, touring with Bob Dylan, working with Jeff Tweedy, guitars in 2021, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. …
 
Marisa Anderson and William Tyler discuss their collaborative album Lost Futures, connecting at a tribute to David Berman, playing in Silver Jews, “instrumental” and “guitar music,” mindfulness, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Supp…
 
Meg Remy discusses her powerful, devastating new book, Begin by Telling, surviving sexual abuse and having empathy, media literacy and Woodstock ’99, new music by U.S. Girls, future plans, and much more. This episode contains discussions about sexual abuse and assault, which may disturb some listeners; for support, contact the Ending Violence Assoc…
 
Steve Gunn discusses his recent, first pandemic-era U.S. tour, internet life, Will Oldham’s influence, being a guitarist who can do other things too, his gorgeous new album Other You, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S…
 
Nathan Salsburg discusses his new album Psalms and reconnecting with Judaism, his work with the Alan Lomax Archive, getting hot 'n' heavy with Will Oldham, why David Berman is so significant to Jewish culture, writing new music with Joan Shelley, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Books…
 
E.R. Jurken discusses his lovely new album, I Stand Corrected, what’s up with Drag City’s new Country Thyme imprint, Jeff Lynne, David Berman, how music helps, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online…
 
Densil McFarlane on the story of the OBGMs, their Polaris Music Prize-nominated album The Ends, putting the Canadian music industry and its systemic racism on blast, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish …
 
Comedian Sophie Buddle on her JFL comedy special taping in Montreal, pandemic life in Vancouver, sober partners, pandemic fear and suspicion, socials, her Obsessed with Sophie Buddle podcast, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Wome…
 
Janet Beveridge Bean and Rick Rizzo talk about Eleventh Dream Day and their new album, Since Grazed, critical thinking, basketball, overcoming pain, neurology, Neil Young, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow…
 
Steph Yates discusses Cots and her new album, Disturbing Body, being quieter, loving alone time, vulnerable videos, working with Sandro Perri and Scott Merritt, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women Unite…
 
Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene discusses the unique way he made his new K.D.A.P. solo album, Influences, the Endlesss app, Gord Downie, Hal Willner, the Tragically Hip, guitar music in a digital age, being free, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Gr…
 
John Herndon of Tortoise on his solo work as A Grape Dope, his recent record, Arthur King Presents A Grape Dope: Backyard Bangers, living in Los Angeles, how he got into music and drumming, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black W…
 
Nathan Lawr discusses his new solo album, Apocalypse Marshmallow, parenting, history and media literacy, intensity, playing the drums, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online. Support this show …
 
Walking Eagle News founder and editor Tim Fontaine on his Indigenous comedy success story, the calls to cancel Canada Day, his trajectory from journalist to parodist, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women…
 
Tom Scharpling discusses his brilliant and revealing new book, It Never Ends – A Memoir with Nice Memories, unprocessed trauma, Nick Thorburn of Islands, Howard Stern, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S…
 
Spencer Burton discusses his new album Coyote, BiWay and vintage clothing, farming, wildlife, and living off the land, Attack in Black, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Fo…
 
Kliph Nesteroff discusses his new book, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem – The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy, making space for Indigenous perspectives, the beloved, late comedian Charlie Hill, racist stereotypes, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean …
 
Islands members Nick Thorburn and Evan and Geordie Gordon discuss their new album Islomania, living on Planet Sledd, their loving relationship, the fans, why Islands almost stopped, new music by Islands and Geordie Gordon, other future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshe…
 
Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner discuss tune-yards, their new album sketchy., running, workaholism and managing creative expectations, delving into what socio-cultural appropriation really means, improvisation, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Co…
 
Mdou Moctar and Mikey Coltun discuss their new album Afrique Victime, living and working in and visiting Niger, the risk in writing political or protest songs, French colonialism, recording just one take, collaborating with Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy of Superwolves, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik,…
 
Lou Barlow discusses his new album Reason to Live, J Mascis and the new Dinosaur Jr. album Sweep It Into Space, haircuts and the beard tax, strumming and Johnny Ramone, writing with compassion for American politicians, the KIDS soundtrack and Folk Implosion news, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey…
 
AZITA discusses playing everything on and self-recording her new album Glen Echo, coming of age in Iran, the mid-1980s Dischord Records scene, David Berman’s guiding hand, comedy, real pianos, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Wom…
 
Kiwi Jr. discuss their new album Cooler Returns, the actor Michael Caine, Toronto and Charlottetown, horses, drumming, local news, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow …
 
Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi on the band’s recent LP, The Shadow I Remember, his music origin story, running during a pandemic, working with Steve Albini, releasing 27 live albums, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Sup…
 
Rollie Pemberton discusses the new Cadence Weapon album Parallel World, Canadian Black history and using his platforms for good, the pros and cons of being a futuristic artist, writing a book, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad'…
 
Dave Allen and Hugo Burnham of Gang of Four discuss the band’s new Gang of Four 77-81 box set, their origins in Leeds in 1976, their unique musical interplay, reggae’s influence and seeing Bob Marley, Ramones, and the Clash live, the 2020 death of Andy Gill and possibility of new Gang of Four music, being sampled by Run the Jewels, future plans, an…
 
Los Angeles musician Cory Hanson on his new album Pale Horse Rider, gentrification and dying DIY spaces, working with Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Bill Callahan, David Berman’s advice, the public postures of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean C…
 
Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles discuss their guitar/banjo folk excursion, their lovely new album Keys, living in America during a pandemic, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG.…
 
Sook-Yin Lee discusses her late partner Adam Litovitz, their new album Jooj Two, her family’s intergenerational trauma, her musical core, broadcasting freedom at MuchMusic, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.…
 
Fucked Up’s Mike Haliechuk on the Zodiac series' rock-opera, The Year Of The Horse Whose Name Was Perceval, dystopian fiction and westerns, Damian Abraham’s new singing styles, David Comes to Life at 10, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts…
 
Comedian Rhea Butcher on Fugazi, Steve Albini, punk rock, U.S. politics, transgender rights, their Three Swings baseball podcast, their new comedy special Pull Yourself Up by Your Bootleg, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black …
 
TUNS discuss their excellent new album Duly Noted, lyrics, music, family, health, nostalgia, puns, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online. Support this show http://supporte…
 
Chad VanGaalen discusses his new album World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener, many animals, many vegetables, using garbage, inventions, piano lessons, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women Un…
 
Michael Feuerstack discusses his lovely new album Harmonize the Moon, social media existentialism, not touring and home recording, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://s…
 
The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman on all the fuss about her great new album Ignorance, making different music, climate change and people, lip syncing, new music, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. …
 
Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, and musician Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on her latest books, Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies and A Short History of the Blockade, her new album Theory of Ice, Gord Downie, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and …
 
Halifax’s Aquakultre on country and hip-hop music, Sappyfest, doing prison bids in Nova Scotia, racism, debuting a brand new song, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://s…
 
Award-winning American novelist Alyssa Cole discusses her psychological thriller about gentrification and racism, When No One is Watching, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Support this show …
 
Comedian Arthur Simeon on Toronto pandemic life, social media and consequence culture, outspoken comedians and hubris, racism, his album The Blackest Panther, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG…
 
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