The Age Old Question: A Podcast for Music Fans

The Age Old Question is an insightful and hilarious podcast for the music fan who has ever debated music's unanswerables. Each episode tackles another debate in music fandom ("Is D Minor the saddest of all keys?" "Why do people hate the Eagles?"...). Rich Price and Clint Bierman host and call on friends and experts to help settle them once and for all. Part of Pantheon Podcasts.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 45m. Bisher sind 77 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 12 hours 17 minutes


episode 57: What Is The Greatest Key Change Of All-Time?

In this episode, Rich and Clint are back to explore the genius and impact of a well placed key change in a song. From Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston to The Beatles and Beach Boys, from Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson to Bon Jovi and more. With special guest Jeff Symonds. Part of Pantheon Podcasts.


 January 21, 2023  45m

episode 56: What hit song is the biggest outlier?

In this episode, Rich and Clint explore the hit songs that sound nothing like the rest of the bands' catalog. We've all experienced it - you hear a song, fall in love with it, go out and buy or stream the rest of the songs from that band...only to discover that the song you heard was the outlier. The bands discussed include Extreme, REM, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Plain White T's, The Grateful Dead and more.Part of Pantheon Podcasts.


 December 7, 2022  45m

episode 55: What Is The Best Song By A Band You Can't Name?

This week on The Age Old Question, Rich and Clint discuss those songs you know by bands you couldn't possibly name. We all have these songs - maybe you sing along to them, maybe they're the ones that get you on the dance floor...but try naming the band or artist and you have no idea. In this episode, the guys do a game-show format ("Can You Stump Your Co-Host?") with life lines (thanks Jeff Symonds, Matt Schrag and Jeff Vallone)...


 November 20, 2022  32m

episode 54: What Is Best Four On The Floor Song of All-Time?

• Intro — what gets you on to the dance floor? • The answer is this week's question! • Three genres that get down with "four on the floor" Motown Disco EDM • Calls with Jeff Symonds and Jeff Vallone   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 November 11, 2022  44m

episode 53: What Is The Best Use of Cowbell In A Song?

Rich and Clint have a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. This week's episode is inspired by one of the great SNL skits of all-time, from April 2000, in which Christopher Walken's "Bruce Dickinson" tells Will Ferrell's "Gene Frenkle" that he needs "more cowbell." Rich and Clint explore the greatest use of cowbell, from Marvin Gaye to Beastie Boys. Featuring special guests Jeff Symonds and Todd Chuba.Part of Pantheon Podcasts.


 October 27, 2022  35m

episode 52: What Is The Greatest Music Venue?

• Intro to the question — the greatest music venues. • Russ Lawton, drummer of the Trey Anastasio Band and Soule Monde, • Pete Francis, founding member of Dispatch. • Jeff Symonds on the Bay Area as a mecca of legendary venues. • Greg Naughton on playing at The White House.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 October 14, 2022  41m

episode 51: What Is The Greatest Record Label? (Part 3)

• Intro to the topic - part 3 of in the series on "Greatest Label of All-Time" • Blue Note - the label that brought the "cool" and "vibe" of jazz to the world (Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Grant Green, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Kenny Clarke, Freddie Roach and more) and its revival including Norah Jones and Amos Lee...


 September 30, 2022  42m

episode 50: What Is The Greatest Record Label? (Part 2)

Episode 50 (!!!) of The Age Old Question gets back to the "greatest record labels of all-time." In part 2, Rich and Clint discuss the awe-inspiring and massively influential catalogs of Atlantic Records (Aretha, Ray, Coltrane, Cream, Zep, CSN, Otis, Wilson Pickett...) and Sun Records (Elvis, Johnny, Jerry Lee, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison...).The Age Old Question is part of Pantheon Podcasts.


 September 16, 2022  36m

episode 49: Why Is 1997 The Year Of "Guilty Pleasures" In Music?

• Intro to the question - 1997 has been called "the year of guilty pleasures" - having produced more than any other year. • What happened in 1997 that created the conditions for so many the guilty pleasures? • Let's Go To The Comments - special edition featuring Kelli O'Hara, Stephen Kellogg, Will Evans, Brian Chartrand and Greg Naughton (of The Sweet Remains), Emily Voorhees, producer Jack Gauthier, Josh Panda, Peter Day, Steve Silberman and Jeff Symonds...


 September 2, 2022  40m

episode 48: What Is The Greatest Record Label? (Part 1)

• Intro — Framing today's question on the greatest record labels. • Motown • Sub Pop • Let's Go To The Comments • Closer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 August 19, 2022  45m