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Podcast Episode

Eric Rocks in the Wild

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, April 10th, 2017

You've heard of Rocktober, but Aprock?? In the second of our musical episodes to kick off April, Eric shares some audio from another, much looser benefit show he recently played. How loose? Well, the venue's sound tech joined him on stage for a 90-minute set. They'd met about a half hour prior. 

Friday, April 7th, 2017

With UNC's big win in the NCAA Tournament, it's clear there's something in the water in the Carolinas. Also, the Raiders are on the move to Sin City, and we drafted a fantasy baseball team!  And have you seen Ronaldo's new statue??

Podcast Episode

Aaron's Dizzy Melancholy

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

It's not uncommon on this podcast -- or in, like, real life -- for folks to look back on their past mixes with a combination of shame and regret. This week, Chicago media producer Aaron Amendola tackles that idea head on as he confronts his musical choices on a rampantly emo 1999 mix CD -- and he also has to confront the kind of person who made that CD. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Jenn Bane feels she wouldn't be the woman she is today without Neopets; It introduced her to gaming, message boards, and friends she still keeps in touch with. What started as and could have easily remained a conversation about the land of Neopia awaiting users at Neopets.com ends up being a discussion about Jenn and MBS's social habits as young people and how Neopets and youth have changed over the life of the Internet.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Kicking off a couple weeks of musical episodes! Once upon a time (like 6-7 years ago), Eric was a one-man Springsteen tribute called My Own Boss. Last week, he brought that act back for a special one-night-only fundraiser for the ACLU, and he brought some friends along. Here are those friends!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

It's always a treat for MBS to share the love of a topic with her guest, and this RENT-head reunion was no exception. Mark saw the show on Broadway with its original cast as a high school southerner doing college visits, and it kinda changed his life. In addition to introducing him to a world of artists and diversity (and disease) he had no concept of, it "reaffirmed and maybe even instilled [his] love of a big ensemble of people trying to tell a meaningful story together." 

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

This week, Eric shares another one of his own mixes, a friend-requested overview of his very favorite performer. 

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The TG boys cover two of the biggest video game releases of the past couple weeks, taking on new installments of both Mass Effect and The Legend of Zelda!

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, March 27th, 2017

International Tom Hanks Day is this Saturday, and we loved teaming up with them for the second year in a row, giving us a set of stories and songs that need to be caught!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Does length matter?  MB and The Joe go head-to-head on whether the baseball season is too long (no surprises on who falls where).  We then take a bird's-eye view of the Flat Earth Society, and finish it out with a new 2 Minute Drill.

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