A Fine Mess, Episode 4: Songwriter Fred Wilhelm

“I’ve written well over 100 songs a year for the last 13 years, and some of them are good. Some I had to write to get to the ones behind them.”

Just out of high school in the fall of 1992, ...

Songs of Freedom, Episode 6: Appropriation

The sixth episode of Songs of Freedom focuses on the subject of cultural — especially musical — appropriation, using the inexplicable success of the “Harlem Shake” meme as a jumping-off point.

Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez discuss the difference between the ...

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 17: Danny Seraphine

In the rock milieu, drummers are hardly ever famous in their own right; unless you happen to sing while you’re swinging the sticks, like Phil Collins or Don Henley (or, around Popdose, Andy Sturmer), it’s exceedingly unlikely that the garden-variety fan ...

The Popdose Interview: Aaradhna

If you were a successful music artist, what would make you want to quit the music business? Your brother in-law embezzling all your money? Realizing that law school was your true calling? Maybe the opportunity to be the ...

A Fine Mess, Episode 3: Actor Amir Talai

“I think you have to have almost a religious faith that it’s going to work out. And once that faith is broken, you’re done. You’re cooked.” –Amir Talai on professional acting

We like to think of the actor’s life as a ...

Chart Attack!, Episode 2

And we’re back! The plan was to run this episode in mid-March, but Lifton accidentally downloaded a virus to his computer and so part of this had to be re-recorded. Let that be a lesson to stay off those porn sites, ...

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 14: Nat Osborn

Here at the Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, we share an enthusiasm for all types of music — but when push comes to shove, the stuff that really floats your hosts’ boats (try saying that ten times fast) is the stuff ...

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 13: Cathy Heller

Much as it might pain some of our friends on the airwaves, radio just isn’t that powerful a tool for 21st-century artists hoping to build a career in music. Station conglomerates, focus-grouped playlists, and aging listener demographics have all conspired to ...

A Fine Mess, Episode 1: David Baerwald Interview

If you’ve been a Popdose reader for any length of time, you probably know that talking with creative people about their art is one of my favorite things to do — I never get tired of it. But because I often ...

Chart Attack!, Episode 1

Longtime Popdose devotees may be looking at this post and thinking, “Wait, Episode 1? Haven’t there been other Chart Attack! podcasts already? Is this some kind of shitty reboot?”

Allow me to clear up a few things.

The Popdose staff has ...

Songs of Freedom: Episode 5

The fifth episode of Songs of Freedom continues the discussion from the last episode on politics and female recording artists.

Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez enter into the conversation this time by talking about the similar career paths of Sinead O’Connor, ...