Thao Nguyen has been guest hosting Song Exploder this year, with Christian Koons producing, to give Hrishikesh a little room to daydream. That’s all been possible because of the support of Radiotopia listeners. In this bonus episode, Thao says goodbye, and we break down the intro music that Hrishi made to go with Thao’s time as guest host. Thanks to everyone who has listened this year. If you’d like to support the future of the podcast, you can donate to Radiotopia. You can help make new things possible for the podcast. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.
Get ready for a bonanza of holiday cheer! This week, we’re listening back on the Bullseye holiday special from last year. Micky Dolenz of The Monkees talks about the band’s album Christmas Party. The group recorded it with a cavalcade of hit-makers like Rivers Cuomo, Peter Buck of REM and more. And that’s not all! We also get some advice from the McElroy Brothers (hosts of My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone) about holiday conundrum. Plus, soul singer Sy Smith — she tells us about the holiday song that changed her life.
The stereotype goes that Latinos only listen to salsa or reggaeton. But one of the biggest genres of music across Latin America is actually heavy metal, with bands like Iron Maiden selling out stadiums across the region when they tour there. On today’s Breakdown we ask… why? How did metal take over Latin America? We look at the extreme fandom for metal across Latin America and discuss the story behind the groundbreaking Brazilian band, Sepultura, and how they changed the fate of metal music forever.
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The legendary Pixies singer talks about the day he got to say “I quit” and hit the road. He hasn’t looked back since.
François Girard: How the director’s The Song of Names became the first feature film to shoot at Treblinka
Quebecois filmmaker François Girard joined Tom Power to talk about his latest film, The Song of Names, an adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same name by music scholar Norman Lebrecht.
Black Francis of the Pixies talks about touring, folklore and why you should take up painting. Music journalist Danny Schwartz discusses rapper Juice WRLD’s death and why so many young artists are overdosing now. Voice actor Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, talks about the evolution of The Simpsons and what keeps her busy outside of Springfield: her true crime podcast, Small Town Dicks. Director François Girard explains how his latest film, The Song of Names, became the first feature film to shoot at Treblinka death camp.
Willie Ito and Shigeru “Shig” Yabu, childhood best friends, remember being sent to separate Japanese Internment camps as kids, and how they came together to tell their story decades later.
Brad Lawrence, Ariel Sherker, and Kurt Mullen share stories about a friend’s breakdown, a wedding gone awry, and an estranged father.