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What if the greatest hits could be ...greater? Every Thursday, comedian/musician Miel Bredouw teams up with a special guest to revisit, review and revise the pop songs of our past, and offer an improved "punched-up" version.

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    • 4.9 • 207 Ratings

What if the greatest hits could be ...greater? Every Thursday, comedian/musician Miel Bredouw teams up with a special guest to revisit, review and revise the pop songs of our past, and offer an improved "punched-up" version.

    'Like a Prayer' by Madonna (w/ Brian David Gilbert)

    'Like a Prayer' by Madonna (w/ Brian David Gilbert)

    POPE stop LISTENING!!! everyone else: multi-hyphenate legend Brian David GIlbert (Polygon, co-host of Let's Make a Music) returns to help parse the horny blasphemous Madonna gospel that is Like A Prayer.

    UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: '忘れられないの' (I Can't Forget) by Sakanation, and 'I Like That' by Janelle Monáe.

    Want more Punch Up The Jam? Become a Patron today! You'll support the show plus perks like:MP3 downloads of the punch upsEarly access to the songs for upcoming episodes — Miel reads her favorite comment on airSecret mixtapes made by Miel in a theme chosen by youMonthly bonus episodes discussing the mixtapeCheck it all out at www.patreon.com/punchupthejam.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    'Time After Time' by Cyndi Lauper (w/ Chris Fleming)

    'Time After Time' by Cyndi Lauper (w/ Chris Fleming)

    Hide your pocketwatches it's time for Time After Time the classic Cyndi Lauper tune about two clocks in love and lord of chaos Chris Fleming spilling so many beans !! someone help him with these beans !! it's been a long week

    UNPUNCHABLE JAM: 'Maria' by Blondie.

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    • 49 min
    Unpunchable Party Playlists (w/ Chris Fleming)

    Unpunchable Party Playlists (w/ Chris Fleming)

    Former mole man Chris Fleming returns for an unhinged bonus episode including perfect party tunes and the quintessential fudge covered dance floor.

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    Want more Punch Up The Jam? Become a Patron today! You'll support the show plus perks like:MP3 downloads of the punch upsEarly access to the songs for upcoming episodes — Miel reads her favorite comment on airSecret mixtapes made by Miel in a theme chosen by youMonthly bonus episodes discussing the mixtapeCheck it all out at www.patreon.com/punchupthejam.

    • 32 min
    'Mr. Jones' by Counting Crows (w/ Chris Fleming)

    'Mr. Jones' by Counting Crows (w/ Chris Fleming)

    Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales by which I mean Chris Fleming and Miel explain why men should be banned from studying abroad and also Counting Crows.

    UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: 'Anywhere I Lay My Head' and 'Clap Hands' by Tom Waits.

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    Want more Punch Up The Jam? Become a Patron today! You'll support the show plus perks like:MP3 downloads of the punch upsEarly access to the songs for upcoming episodes — Miel reads her favorite comment on airSecret mixtapes made by Miel in a theme chosen by youMonthly bonus episodes discussing the mixtapeCheck it all out at www.patreon.com/punchupthejam.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    'Running Up That Hill' by Kate Bush (w/ Chris Fleming)

    'Running Up That Hill' by Kate Bush (w/ Chris Fleming)

    Grease up those hooves, captain freaky Chris Fleming returns to radicalize Miel with KATE BUSH!

    UNPUNCHABLE JAM: 'Feeling So' by Shea Couleé.

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    • 55 min
    'The Sweet Escape' by Gwen Stefani (w/ Akilah Hughes)

    'The Sweet Escape' by Gwen Stefani (w/ Akilah Hughes)

    YEEHOO Akilah Hughes (host of What a Day, Akilah, Obviously!) brings the 2006 classic that no one knows the name for proper litigation in the public square. The overlap in the GwenStefani/Akon venn diagram is just this song ok bye bye. 

    UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: 'Sound & Color' by Alabama Shakes, and 'Irreplaceable' by Beyoncé.

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    Want more Punch Up The Jam? Become a Patron today! You'll support the show plus perks like:MP3 downloads of the punch upsEarly access to the songs for upcoming episodes — Miel reads her favorite comment on airSecret mixtapes made by Miel in a theme chosen by youMonthly bonus episodes discussing the mixtapeCheck it all out at www.patreon.com/punchupthejam.




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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

Peacebones ,

This podcast rules, Miel is awesome

I love this podcast for exactly what it is; a silly hour of loosely musical nonsense based on breaking down a song and making it «...better?» .

I loved the Demi episodes, I love the Miel episodes and I’m digging the new and legit musical analysis Rob Moose section.

Naysayers are likely too young, or too old, or just don’t quite get the vibe; but if you’re a millennial online weirdo this is probably something you’ll like. Miel’s references are right in my cultural sweet spot and she *often* makes me laugh out loud on the train. 😂

Screenshot nl ,

Great concept but please stop screaming/singing along!

I love all the information but why are you ruining it but screaming/singing along with the songs?!?

s m g ,

Interesting but man, they're young

They keep missing marks on factual things (like how Marilyn Monroe wasn't a starlet in the 30s, kids) and misinterpreting things that I thought were common knowledge but apparently are not, making me feel like I'm 100 (I'm not).

It's a bit self-indulgent with all the giggling. That being said, it's an interesting way to hear other people overthinking why they hate songs you either really like or else have never really thought about very much. Considering how much they don't know or willfully ignore, I can't take them that seriously.

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