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 81 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 15 hours 59 minutes


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

episode 47: What Is The Greatest Song That Doesn't Rhyme?

• Intro - songs almost always rhyme...when they don't, it requires a certain kind of genius to do it in a way that you may have never noticed. • REM • Alanis Morrisette • INXS • The Drifters • Elton John • Willie Nelson • Joni Mitchell • Crosby, Stills & Nash • Ron Sexsmith • Sheryl Crow • And more...   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 August 1, 2022  1h1m

episode 46: Who Walked Away At Their Peak?

In this episode, Rich and Clint discuss the artists and bands that followed the first rule of show business — always leave them wanting more. Throughout the history of pop music, very few artists leave at their peak and on their own terms. This week is dedicated to those that did and did it best, artists like The Police, Bill Withers, Outkast and...Mill Vanilli? Special guest this week is Jeff Symonds.


 July 18, 2022  58m

episode 45: What Is The Greatest Song Under 2 Minutes?

This week, Rich and Clint celebrate the art of brevity in music. Writing a hit song is hard, but writing a hit song that's under 2 minutes in length...that's a certain type of genius. From The Beatles' mastery of the short hit to Ray Charles, Elvis, The Beach Boys, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker and many more. The guys are joined this week by fan favorite Jeff Symonds, who might just have one of the great songs under 2 minutes.Part of Pantheon Podcasts.


 July 5, 2022  34m

episode 44: What Is The Greatest Tribute Band Name of All-Time?

• On the phenomenon of "tribute acts" and their current popularity. • A discussion of the best tribute band names...from Non Jovi to Near-vana. • A conversation with Monroe Grisman of Petty Theft • A conversation with Brian Chartrand of The Sweet Remains and Live From Laurel Canyon • Rich and Clint pick their favorite tribute band name. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 June 21, 2022  38m

episode 43: What Is Greatest Studio Collaboration of All-Time?

This week, Rich and Clint discuss the greatest studio collaborations that brought out the very best in the songs...from Eric Clapton's guest appearance on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" to Eddie Van Halen's on "Beat It." The guys examine Stevie Wonder's harmonica playing, Duane Allman's iconic guitar work as a session musician, Merry Clayton's searing vocal on The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter," and more.Part of Pantheon Podcasts.


 June 10, 2022  54m

episode 42: Who Has The Best Stage Name of All-Time?

This week, Rich and Clint are talking the best stage names of all-time, from Freddie Mercury to Engelbert Humperdinck (yes, he actually chose that name), Bob Dylan to Sir Mix-A-lot, what goes into picking a stage name and how, for some, it can unlock their true self. This episode also features a "Mini Age Old Question," about whether Neil Young can change Spotify.Part of Pantheon Podcasts.


 June 2, 2022  48m