So here is a list of some podcasts I am presently listening to. The music ones anyway. Perhaps a future post could be individual podcasts I have listened to and enjoyed.
Before each, a few words about the respective podcast. Links are in bold, and a link to the RSS feed follows.
Henry Rollins is the man! Musically of S.O.A, Black Flag, and his solo work. And he has done spoken word, stand-up, a television show, writing, and political activism to name most!
Henry Rollins’ radio show on KCRW (Listen online)
Pretty much as it sounds, A guest DJ plays a few tracks, and talks. A few recent guests include Ed Helms, Paul Reubens (of Pee-Wee Herman fame), and Kristen Bell. As with the Henry Rollins show, since KCRW is an actually radio station, public at that, people can listen live as well.
The New York Times podcast, a.k.a popcast. This is generally a music review in spoken form, with the author usually talking about the release in question. Each show runs about a half an hour and has two plus topics.
Fairly obvious, track of the day from CBC Radio 3. CBC Radio 3 being dedicated to music and arts, and available exclusively online and on satellite radio. Online they have the Radio 3 stream as well as streams for pop, rock, hip hop and electronic. Great for discovering up and coming Canadian music, and the ones that should be big. They have numerous podcasts, so that link follows the Eh List. This podcast is good, as the DJ that chooses the track also adds a brief comment about it.
I have yet to listen to the Eh List (I will real soon!), so to steal from their website: the eh List podcast is “a 12-week series hosted by Lana Gay, where listeners are asked to create a playlist according to the weekly theme.”
More from CBC Radio 3
I have to listen to more All Songs Considered podcasts, but what I have listened to, it is usually about a specific artist which includes an interview and talk about their new project.
From Minnesota Public Radio, an NPR affiliate, their song of the day podcast.
Plenty more of NPR and affiliate station music podcasts organised by list.
To steal from Wikipedia, “Legacy Recordings is Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division.” I just found this one, and have been listening to the Jimi Hendrix podcasts, with the recent release of West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology. They also have Bob Dylan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Heart, Carole King and James Taylor, and Judas Priest podcasts to name a few! Since these are from Legacy, they contain nice audio snippets, interviews, and information about the artist(s).
Wikipedia again, “Axis of Justice is a non-profit organization co-founded by Serj Tankian and Tom Morello.” They have not produced a new radio show/podcast in about a year, but the archives are online on a couple of pages. Regardless, I still check ou the archives. Their show is basically what one would expect on radio. They play ‘rebel jams’ (as Tom says!), and often have good guests.
Another political music show/podcast. G7 Welcoming Committee is a record label out of Winnipeg formed by the awesome Propagandhi. I have yet to listen to their shows (now that I am linking it I will, and said future blog post might include some specific shows), but no doubt it will be humourous if you are familiar with Chris of Propagandhi!