This week, on the first Blank Cassette two-parter(!), LA-based writer Charlie Madsen shares side A of a 2006 tape, his first involving (then) popular music, and offers us insight into his visual method of maxing mixes.
Musical comedy duo The Doubleclicks remote in to chat with MBS about their favorite duos - from Fozzie and Kermit to R2-D2 and C-3PO, the ladies covered tons of kid-focused partners and compared and contrasted themselves along the way. As sisters Angela and Aubrey have a built-in partnership and reference base, and as artists they enjoy having music to explore their relationship to the world around them.
Hooli offers a heartfelt apology for having an "inappropriate relationship with a tweet" during Super Bowl LI; we plug some players (and owners (and mascots!)) into the NBA Trade Machine; and we talk about all of the amazing comebacks (aka chokejobs) we've seen in sports this past year!
This week, incredibly talented Chicago comics artist Kevin Budnik shares a playlist he made last Valentine's Day and discusses aesthetics, gender norms, nostalgia, genuine connection, and David Bowie -- sounds like Modern Love to me.
The tables turn in a special ep featuring past guest (and significant other) Eric "EMB" Braband interviewing MBS about her love of wolves. That's what wuves means. The interest mostly stems from reading and pet choices made as a kid, was cultivated via gifts and articles from family members over the years, and was reinvigorated thanks to an amazingly thoughtful gift from the guest host last year.
After growing up in the area as a fan of Pryor & Cosby, Bill Bullock has now spent many years in the Chicago comedy community and thinks a ton about finding one's way through it. We discuss a lot of the good and bad about getting your comedy chops honed in Chicago and the more common it becomes to see your "elders" and peers set off for the coasts for bigger things.