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From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

It takes two, baby... two guests to share a playlist they co-created at the beginning of their relationship! This episode is as sweet as Def Leppard's biggest hit (but there is, adamantly, no metal on it. Pretty much.)

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Alex Kliner has wanted to write film scores since he found out his biggest musical idol (Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails) was getting into the business himself. This self-proclaimed former "mall goth" went from taking piano lessons from an uber Christian teacher to writing music for friends' shows in college to touring with the Second City as a musical director to scoring a crowd-funded feature film and beyond.

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The Future of RPGs!

From the podcast: Talking Games

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Only four episodes remain before Talking Games says goodbye. This week, our boys look ahead to the future of probably their favorite game genre. 

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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??

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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. 

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