History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff

History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff is the show that aims to make grand and often oddball hard rock and heavy metal points through a narrative built upon the tiny idea of a quintet of songs. Buttressed with illustrative clips, Martin argues quickly and succinctly why these songs - and the specific sections of these tracks - support his mad professor premise, from the wobbly invention of an “American” heavy metal, to the influence of Led Zeppelin in hair metal or to more succinct topics like tapping and twin leads. The songs serve as bricks, but Martin slathers plenty of mortar. At the end, hopefully he has a sturdy house in which this week’s theory can reside unbothered by the elements. At approximately 7000, Martin has had published in books more record reviews than anybody in the history of music writing across all genres. Additionally, Martin has penned approximately 85 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock and record collecting. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 250 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 4 hours 35 minutes


episode 240: Producer Chris Tsangarides

In Episode 239, Martin celebrates late, great producer's Chris Tsangarides' catalog.


 January 30, 2024  34m

episode 239: Biggest Heavy Metal Stars

In Episode 239, Martin ponders who are the biggest living heavy metal stars.


 January 23, 2024  37m

episode 238: A Different Kind of Genius

In Episode 238, Martin explores artists who are "creative geniuses" who surround themselves with the best.


 January 16, 2024  37m

episode 237: Genius

In Episode 237, Martin explores the subjective notion of "genius" in the craft of musicianship.


 January 9, 2024  39m

Fifth Gear Singers

In Episode 236, Martin celebrates singers whose "top gear" is arguably their best gear.


 January 2, 2024  40m

episode 235: First Gear Singers

In Episode 235, Martin looks at "low energy crooners" whose singing may not always be the most powerful.


 December 26, 2023  38m

episode 234: They Shrunk the Boogie!

In Episode 234, Martin looks at "boogie rock" influenced bands who tightened or shifted their focus.


 December 19, 2023  38m

episode 233: OTT Hair Metal Songs

In Episode 233, Martin examines sonically dense, "over the top" hair metal songs.


 December 12, 2023  33m

episode 232: Celebrating Snare Drum

In Episode 232, Martin celebrates the 'center' of the drum kit.


 December 5, 2023  35m

Birmingham’s Black Sabbath Family

In Episode 231, Martin digs into bands from Black Sabbath's original stomping grounds.


 November 28, 2023  32m