Record Club is a live storytelling podcast that celebrates seminal albums and explores how these albums affect our lives. Hosted by musician Louise Burns, each episode features storytellers telling a true, personal story about how a particular record shaped them. This is not a show about dissecting the musicality of an iconic album, but a show that focuses on the relationship people have with music.
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
This week’s Record Club features stories inspired by David Bowie's 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. You'll hear about how the album helped a drag queen come out of the closet, about a bond made between a father and a son through Bowie, and about the friendship between a poet and the Starman himself. Stories this week told by Anthony Casey, Nathan Hesselink and Kagan Goh.
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
This week’s Record Club features stories inspired by the 1977 Fleetwood Mac album Rumours. You’ll hear a tale about a childhood friendship that broke the chain, a teenager who should have dumped her boyfriend for her best friend, and how Rumours helped one storyteller through rehab. Stories this week told by Mandy Len Catron, Sonja Larsen, Joni McKervey, and Jordan Kawchuk.
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
This week’s Record Club features stories inspired by LCD Soundsystem's 2007 album, Sound of Silver. You'll hear the story of a teenager fulfilling her indie-rock love fantasy, the journey from late-bloomer to doting father, and a rumination on losing "Someone Great". Stories by Adrienne Matei, Tobias Hargrave, Rachel Ricketts
Neil Young - Harvest
This week’s Record Club features stories inspired by the 1972 Neil Young album Harvest. You’ll hear a tale about getting Neil Young high, a chord that changed a storyteller’s life, and how a farm boy feels about Harvest. Stories this week told by Bev Davies, Kevin Chong, Tariq Hussain, and Ryan Uytdewilligen.
Radiohead - OK Computer
This week’s Record Club features stories inspired Radiohead's 1997 album, OK Computer. Stories told by Francois Marchand, Rachel Fox, and Chris Brandt. You get a personal recounting from a fan who met members of Radiohead, a reflection on the album's changed meaning for someone who can't listen to it anymore, and a tale of how "Karma Police" comforted a cancer survivor.
Janet Jackson - Control
This week’s Record Club features stories inspired by the 1986 Janet Jackson album Control told by Susan Colton, Brittany Tiplady, and Joni McKervey. You’ll hear a tale about a risque high school talent show, a ‘What Have You Done for Me Lately’ relationship, and a life changing Janet Jackson concert.
It took me so long to find this podcast.
And now all I want is a second season.
Really enjoy the perspectives that these stories add to these classic albums.
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A fun way to reminisce about some of our favourite albums.