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This episode features a clip from an NPR story about Johnny Cash's new Out Amongst the Stars (listen), plus a clip from Louis C.K.'s monologue when he recently hosted Saturday Night Live (watch).

  • Quasi (Portland, OR)
  • 10 Let's Get It On
  • Mole City (Bonus CD-R: Quasi Interprets 2013)
  • (hard to get not at their shows, but the web should have copies somewhere)
  • cover to: Marvin Gaye

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This episode features a clip of David Edelstein's review of Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel from NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She also interviewed Wes Anderson about the movie, and it's a great listen! I also talked over nothing but music from the movie's wonderful score (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic) by Alexandre Desplat.

  • Chronic City (Vienna, Austria)
  • 06 Ocean of Luxury (feat. Sleep Sleep)
  • 07 Key Biscayne (feat. Henri Joel)
  • Myra Falls EP
  • (free download)
  • similar to: M83
AAAAAAND WE'RE BACK! WITH THE FIRST EPISODE OF SEASON 11!

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This episode features clips from NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. First, an excerpt of David Edelstein's review of Spike Jonze's awesome film Her. Second an excerpt of David Bianculli's review of the new HBO series True Detective.

  • Reputante (NYC)
  • 06 Lock Me Up
  • 07 Deep Set Eyes
  • Oceanside
  • (iTunes, eMusic)
  • they sound just like something, but I can't place it…

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This episode features a clip from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the subject of the annual tradition of Fox News’ hilarious “War On Christmas” nonsense.

SPECIAL "XMAS MUSIC" EPISODE GUEST-HOSTED BY NEIL HOHMANN!

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This episode was guest-hosted (for the second time!) by the incomparable Neil Hohmann of Ritmo Latino fame. Honestly, I can't say I'd have chosen many of these songs, but that's the whole point of a guest-hosted episode, right?! I hadn't come up with much in the way of good Christmas music this year, so for the annual Xmas music episode I asked if Neil would be willing to fill in. He did so in record time, no doubt a testament to his podcasting professionalism!

  • Alt-J (Leeds, UK)
  • 06 Matilda
  • 07 Taro
  • An Awesome Wave
  • (iTunes, eMusic, Amazon MP3)
  • similar to: Geggy Tah
  • CORRECTION!: An Awesome Wave is the album not the band. Alt-J is the band, not the album! I'm an idiot!

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This episode features a clip from HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher where he and Dan Savage discuss the empathy gap that is constantly found in the GOP. It goes like this: as soon as it happens to you or someone in your family, you suddenly stop being a hardliner on that particular plank of the Republican platform.