A podcast about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosted by comedians Joe Kwaczala and Kristen Studard. He's a long-time devotee. She's a skeptic. Join them as he attempts to get her (and their guests) to care about this institution. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.
Writer/comedian Siobhan Thompson joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of Britpop legends Blur. As someone from the UK, Siobhan has a different and interesting perspective on popular music and institutions like the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Also, this episode has lots of fun talk regarding the bizarre songs that chart in England, especially around Christmas.
Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.
Musician Colleen Green joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the band Boston and their potential Rock Hall future. Also discussed in this episode is Colleen's love for Sublime, the meaning of the term "hard rock," and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Comedian Matt Braunger joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the legendary hip=hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Also discussed in this episode is Del the Funky Homosapien, the members of LMFAO, and jokes about lyrics.
Recording artist and former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes joins Joe and Kristen to talk about George Michael's Rock Hall prospects. A music industry veteran, Darren also has a lot to say about what it's like making an album for a major label, bands breaking up, and his experiences meeting George Michael.
Writer Dave Schilling (WWE, Bleacher Report) joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the potential Rock Hall future for English new wave band Duran Duran. Also discussed in this episode is the WWE Hall of Fame, the best James Bond songs, and having to choose between Incubus and Sublime.
Comedian and writer Renee Gauthier joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J. Also discussed in this episode are Renee's experiences as a writer/producer for Lip Sync Battle, Chicago's B-Bash series, and the many shows in the NCIS franchise.
Writer/producer John Levenstein (Arrested Development, Kroll Show) stops by to make a case for The Monkees' induction into the Rock Hall. Also discussed in this episode is John's experience writing comedy for Mike Nesmith, taking a "hero's dose" of drugs, and the Archies.
Writer and music aficionado Grace Spelman joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of '60s Canadian rockers The Guess Who. Also discussed in this episode is the movie Almost Famous, the culture's de-glorification of drugs, and the documentary "Bachman."
Comedian and fellow podcaster Oscar Montoya (Inside the Disney Vault) joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of campy New Wave all-stars The B-52's. Also discussed in this episode are the hosts' recent concert adventures, the origin of Steely Dan's name, and nostalgia by the decade.