Who Replaced Avril Lavigne? Joanne McNally Investigates

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Who Replaced Avril Lavigne? Joanne McNally Investigates

Critic Review

"One popular conspiracy theory is the "celebrity replacement". In this (possibly) newest iteration,..."

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Afghan Star, hosted by John Legend

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Afghan Star, hosted by John Legend

Critic Review

"Legend does fine even if you never quite lose the sense of him reading from a script. In telling..."

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The Art of Longevity

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The Art of Longevity

Critic Review

"Guests on this insightful series include John Grant, Crowded House, OMD, Rumer, Suede and Ben..."

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60 Songs That Explain the 90s

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60 Songs That Explain the 90s

Critic Review

"It turns out that 60 songs isn’t enough. Harvilla — seemingly on the edge of a breakdown — actually..."

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Dissect

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Dissect

Critic Review

"Dissect is an exhaustive but essential listen for existing fans, as well as an ideal entry point..."

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Questlove Supreme

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Questlove Supreme

Critic Review

"Questlove Supreme gets academic without losing an enthusiastic flair that always brings choice..."

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Daebak Show w/ Eric Nam

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Daebak Show w/ Eric Nam

Critic Review

"...the show maintains a buoyant energy even after a hundred episodes...Nam is the perfect host for..."

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Queer The Music: Jake Shears On The Songs That Changed Lives

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Queer The Music: Jake Shears On The Songs That Changed Lives

Critic Review

"...takes a deep dive into one LGBTQ+ anthem in each episode, looking not only at how the tracks..."

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Drink Champs

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Drink Champs

Critic Review

"...it’s a lively, laughter-filled journey into hip-hop’s golden era."

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Chart Music: the Top Of The Pops Podcast

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Chart Music: the Top Of The Pops Podcast

Critic Review

"A must for anyone who loves music, pop culture of the Seventies and Eighties...knowledgeable..."

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Where It's At: A Short History of Girlbands

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Where It's At: A Short History of Girlbands

Critic Review

"...is a Halliwell-sized sprint through the oeuvre of the Spice Girls, Mis-Teeq, Cleopatra,..."

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Time Crisis

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Time Crisis

Critic Review

"It’s a fun and educational hang without feeling challenging or like homework. I stayed for the..."

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The Night Shift

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The Night Shift

Critic Review

"It’s not just the usual soothing sounds to put babies to sleep (as available on BBC Sounds’..."

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Joanna Lumley & The Maestro

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Joanna Lumley & The Maestro

Critic Review

"They bring this rich universe to life with style and verve—easy listening, but with enough gravitas..."

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One Song

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One Song

Critic Review

"If the beloved Switched on Pop and Song Exploder had a baby, it would be One Song…"

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McCartney: A Life in Lyrics

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McCartney: A Life in Lyrics

Critic Review

"The audio varies – here we have tapes of the Pauls’ meandering conversations that are a little..."

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Think Twice: Michael Jackson

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Think Twice: Michael Jackson

Critic Review

"Think Twice’s presentation is occasionally a bit dry, but the journalism is exceptional, reminding..."

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36 Questions - The Podcast Musical

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36 Questions - The Podcast Musical

Critic Review

"...it will also resonate with those who appreciate audio storytelling, whatever the genre. Simply..."

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ODB: A Son Unique

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ODB: A Son Unique

Critic Review

"This show is packed with great stories, there is no sagginess...You get a lot of hip hop history..."

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Class of '88 with Will Smith

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Class of '88 with Will Smith

Critic Review

"“Class of 88” distinguishes itself with its illustrious alumni. One key aspect that sets “Class of..."

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King Slime: The Prosecution of Young Thug and YSL

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King Slime: The Prosecution of Young Thug and YSL

Critic Review

"Journalists George Chidi and Christina Lee report on this fascinating, trainwreck of a trial...."

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Sidetracked with Annie and Nick

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Sidetracked with Annie and Nick

Critic Review

"...fun, though Macmanus is a leeetle shouty if you’re wearing headphones. There’s much funny..."

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Fire Draw Near

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Fire Draw Near

Critic Review

"No such issues here. FDN is an authentic passion project...producing greatness in the process."

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Backstage at the Vinyl Cafe

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Backstage at the Vinyl Cafe

Critic Review

"With its used bookstore filled of books that residents donate, it feels like a place right out of a..."

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The Metallica Report

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The Metallica Report

Critic Review

"Their love of the band is immediately apparent, and somewhat contagious...this podcast is in truth..."

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The Giddy Carousel of Pop

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The Giddy Carousel of Pop

Critic Review

"The podcast is a freewheeling page-by-page dissection of its interviews, song lyrics and..."

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Digging With Flo

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Digging With Flo

Critic Review

"Digging with Flo has a less frenetic feel. Flo has a supremely relaxing tone, an ideal..."

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs

Critic Review

"He(Hickey) is, in other words, a fan—but not the gushy kind. He’s the sterner kind, a judicious..."

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Musical Time Machine

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Musical Time Machine

Critic Review

"...electric combination of interesting knowledge and infectious original tunes. This podcast keeps..."

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The Downbeat

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The Downbeat

Critic Review

"...this is essential if you are in a band and looking to progress. The industry insights and..."

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Rodrigo, La Leyenda Continúa

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Rodrigo, La Leyenda Continúa

Critic Review

"...es muy dinámico cómo está contado el podcast pero, en ciertos momentos, esa dinámica se vuelve..."

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The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

Music

The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

Critic Review

"Scharpling’s unique role as one of our great cultural connectors. Only Scharpling’s show could..."

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Vergil A Mythological Musical

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Vergil A Mythological Musical

Critic Review

"A Will Young-led musical podcast about the charismatic poet behind The Aeneid. Rapping! Pirate..."

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Song-A-Week

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Song-A-Week

Critic Review

"Each one is funny, joyful, and surprisingly catchy..."

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Drum For The Song Podcast

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Drum For The Song Podcast

Critic Review

"While there is obviously some gear nerd type stuff (any musician loves talking about their gear),..."

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The Blog Era

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The Blog Era

Critic Review

"The podcast is fast-paced and obsessed with the means by which hip hop is created, consumed, and..."

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Louder Than A Riot

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Louder Than A Riot

Critic Review

"...bold in a myriad of ways...striking fashion... Topics in this sophomore season run the gamut..."

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Seriously...

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Seriously...

Critic Review

"(Series: The Beauty Queen Riots) There’s some brilliant journalism from Bassey here, born of his..."

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Björk: Sonic Symbolism

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Björk: Sonic Symbolism

Critic Review

"What makes Sonic Symbolism one of the most mesmerically soothing podcasts on the market is the way..."

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This Little Light

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This Little Light

Critic Review

" Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea jumps into the podcasting game with some structure to things. This..."

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XS Long Player: Classic Indie Albums

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XS Long Player: Classic Indie Albums

Critic Review

"...host Jim Salveson gets into the granular details of what he considers to be classic indie rock..."

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Arctic Monkeys: Believe the Hype

Music

Arctic Monkeys: Believe the Hype

Critic Review

"While it could certainly stand to be a little meatier...it offers a warm and informative trip down..."

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Up The Bracket: 20 years of The Libertines

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Up The Bracket: 20 years of The Libertines

Critic Review

"Hosted by DJ Sunta Templeton, the series maybe would have benefited from more dynamic editing –..."

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Indiecast

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Indiecast

Critic Review

"...understandably has a more North American slant. While their wry conversations technically focus..."

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I am the EggPod

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I am the EggPod

Critic Review

"Shaw’s combination of gregarious manner, joy in the music and impeccable research yields results,..."

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Your Favorite Band Sucks

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Your Favorite Band Sucks

Critic Review

"Ironically, if this is your favorite pod, you suck. It’s absolute trash. And, yes, I know it’s..."

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History Listen: Rock

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History Listen: Rock

Critic Review

"...found the first two episodes of this, on the roots of R&B and rockabilly, tricky to follow. I..."

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Song Exploder

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Song Exploder

Critic Review

"...the nearly 250-episode archive is an absolute treasure trove of auditory delight. You don’t have..."

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There Are No Greater Heroes

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There Are No Greater Heroes

Critic Review

"The result is a short, slight, heartwarming three-parter, combining the ordinary and exceptional...."

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Crush Hour

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Crush Hour

Critic Review

"A festive musical drama..."

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Origins

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Origins

Critic Review

"...these are clever, thoughtful interviewees and the results are intriguing, if bizarre. The..."

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Noble Champions

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Noble Champions

Critic Review

"Much is covered in the free-flowing chats, from the commodification of art, spirituality and the..."

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Canción Exploder

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Canción Exploder

Critic Review

"This podcast is ideal for the musically curious and is refreshing, entertaining and enlightening...."

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Listening

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Listening

Critic Review

"If you’re interested in finding more opportunity to listen with intention, this..."

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Sound of Our Town

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Sound of Our Town

Critic Review

"(Episode: Boston) Equal parts travel guide and spoken word poem, Sound of Our Town takes listeners..."

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Add To Playlist

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Add To Playlist

Critic Review

"The editing is also top notch as well, to be fair. Blending four voices, several instruments, and..."

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Wonderful!

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Wonderful!

Critic Review

"The premise may sound corny, but there’s an atmosphere of genuine enthusiasm and kindness here that..."

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Twenty Thousand Hertz

Music

Twenty Thousand Hertz

Critic Review

"This sits in a different class of podcast than I normally write about- and that’s because Dallas..."

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Music Blocks

Music

Music Blocks

Critic Review

"...the very short episode runtime limits how much listeners can really appreciate or understand the..."

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Authentic: The Story of Tablo

Music

Authentic: The Story of Tablo

Critic Review

"...host Dexter Thomas Jr. takes the opportunity to revisit this tale and linger a little longer in..."

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Flickers

Music

Flickers

Critic Review

"I always tell people to email me when they have an episode about Disney, Jesus, the Donner Party,..."

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Who Killed Avril Lavigne?

Music

Who Killed Avril Lavigne?

Critic Review

"I cannot remember the last time I had so much fun listening to something. The first thought that..."

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Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez

Music

Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez

Critic Review

"The podcast is a tribute to the many things Chalino paved the way for, from his music and style to..."

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Finding Raffi

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Finding Raffi

Critic Review

"Just as Raffi is more than a children’s songwriter, Chris knows how to put together a story, and..."

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Take This Pod and Shove It

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Take This Pod and Shove It

Critic Review

"...a comedic celebration of country music for everyone...the podcast packs a punch, offering..."

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Disgraceland

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Disgraceland

Critic Review

"It’s eye-popping entertainment inspired by actual events."

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Bandsplain

Music

Bandsplain

Critic Review

"Salek’s conversational and somewhat sceptical style provokes the passion of her interviewees,..."

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Backstage Pass with Eric Vetro

Music

Backstage Pass with Eric Vetro

Critic Review

"Conversations are raw, candid, and intimate in a way that can only be experienced between student..."

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Waiting For Impact

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Waiting For Impact

Critic Review

" I didn’t particularly like Waiting for Impact, the Dave Holmes series that tried to figure out..."

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Paul McCartney: Inside the Songs

Music

Paul McCartney: Inside the Songs

Critic Review

"This is the lesson of a charming if rather sparse BBC podcast series...The episode on Yesterday is..."

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My Own Worst Enemy: The Podcast

Music

My Own Worst Enemy: The Podcast

Critic Review

"I grew up with this song but had NO idea it was by the band Lit. I assumed it was Good Charlotte or..."

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Lost Notes

Music

Lost Notes

Critic Review

"(Season: Snap!) Bent by Nature is a family affair in many ways, one that carries the slight air of..."

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The FADER Uncovered

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The FADER Uncovered

Critic Review

"The charisma that Ronson has with his guests, oftentimes friends or former collaborators, is..."

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LOUD

Music

LOUD

Critic Review

"The Spotify Original is rich in both sound and narrative, with the company’s licensing coming in..."

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She Will Rock You

Music

She Will Rock You

Critic Review

"She Will Rock You has a great balance of heart, content, and growth throughout their seasons. They..."

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In Strange Woods: A Musical Podcast

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In Strange Woods: A Musical Podcast

Critic Review

"A musical drama that actually works...Unlike anything you’ve ever heard, this show boasts a..."

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Pieces of Britney

Music

Pieces of Britney

Critic Review

"It's beautifully constructed and narrated by one of the best voices in podcasting, the mellifluous..."

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Dear Young Rocker

Music

Dear Young Rocker

Critic Review

"The high-quality recording and production values are consistent with other podcasts released by the..."

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Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin

Music

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin

Critic Review

"Alec Baldwin’s audio side-hustle Here’s the Thing is threatening to outshine his day job, with the..."

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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

Critic Review

"...fiercely told, relentlessly researched podcast on the history of country music. It’s Coe’s..."

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GET REAL w/ Ashley, Peniel, and JUNNY

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GET REAL w/ Ashley, Peniel, and JUNNY

Critic Review

"The three hosts do not shy away from giving honest accounts of their experience in the K-pop..."

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Take 5

Music

Take 5

User Review

"I really enjoy hearing what an artist's 5 musical picks of their past and present that they like...."

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Desert Island Discs

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Desert Island Discs

User Review

"Malala's episode was a delight and full of optimism knowing what we know about her. Her happiness..."

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The Assurance Podcast

Music

The Assurance Podcast

Critic Review

"Kampire is thoughtful and articulate, Juba a lovely, upbeat interviewer. And we can forgive the..."

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Switched on Pop

Music

Switched on Pop

Critic Review

"The show’s hosts deliver charmingly rigorous dissections of Taylor Swift and Weeknd songs, slipping..."

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Object of Sound

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Object of Sound

Critic Review

"This is not your average music-discussion podcast. In the hands of the poet and critic Hanif..."

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Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio

Music

Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio

Critic Review

"Music fans looking for an in-depth discussion should certainly check out All Songs Considered, but..."

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CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians

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CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians

Critic Review

"I salute and appreciate the valuable efforts of podcasts such as CHECK YOUR HEAD. They may be heard..."

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Shaking Out The Numb

Music

Shaking Out The Numb

Critic Review

"A short, whimsical and excellently made series, Shaking Out The Numb is a collaboration between..."

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Sound Opinions

Music

Sound Opinions

User Review

"Did I think that I knew everything about Pet Sounds? Yes. Did this episode reveal novel, nuanced..."

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Blood on the Tracks: The Phil Spector Story

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Blood on the Tracks: The Phil Spector Story

Critic Review

"A plethora of ludicrous noir-ish sound effects, added to inappropriately sweet background music,..."

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DIY Musician Podcast

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DIY Musician Podcast

Critic Review

"If you’re looking for grass-roots advice on furthering your career as a musician, the DIY Musician..."

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Hip Hop Raised Me

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Hip Hop Raised Me

Critic Review

"DJ Semtex has been one of the UK’s greatest hip-hop experts for more than two decades, with a..."

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Popcast

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Popcast

Critic Review

"Peppered with fascinating insights and expert interviews, Popcast is a thorough and well-researched..."

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Jacked

Music

Jacked

Critic Review

"Tracing the rise and fall of musicians has become a staple in film and TV, but here the host Taraji..."

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LPO Offstage

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LPO Offstage

Critic Review

"Mobo award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown chats to the musicians of the London Philharmonic..."

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Constantly Evolving

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Constantly Evolving

Critic Review

"Eve gets interviewees such as fashion designer Henry Holland or paralympian Olivia Breen to explain..."

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OTHERtone with Pharrell, Scott, and Fam-Lay

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OTHERtone with Pharrell, Scott, and Fam-Lay

Critic Review

"I’m not sure how useful this show is for anyone, given that it’s really just the sound of Pharrell..."

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Did Ya Know

Music

Did Ya Know

Critic Review

"A new podcast in which music manager Adrian Sykes interviews successful people of colour in the UK..."

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CrossBread — A Comedy Musical

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CrossBread — A Comedy Musical

Critic Review

"It’s so well done that if I had stumbled upon it without knowing anything about it, I would have..."

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