68 episodes

Show me what a person loves and I'll show you who that person is. I want to share the music I love, and through it myself, and I want to learn about the people around me. And through this show, and the examination of the Albums that have shaped who we are, I hope to do so...

The Soundtrack to a Life Christopher Munroe

    • Music
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

Show me what a person loves and I'll show you who that person is. I want to share the music I love, and through it myself, and I want to learn about the people around me. And through this show, and the examination of the Albums that have shaped who we are, I hope to do so...

    Episode 065: Up to our Hips

    Episode 065: Up to our Hips

    Naomi is here and we're talking indie rock, '90s nostalgia, record stores and The Charlatans!

    • 47 min
    Episode 064: England Keep My Bones

    Episode 064: England Keep My Bones

    Olav and I are talking about Frank Turner, the bridge between punk and folk, and religion, if only by its absence...

    • 31 min
    Episode 063: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

    Episode 063: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

    Olav and I are talking about '90s alternative art rock during a global pandemic!

    • 34 min
    Episode 062: Fear Inoculum

    Episode 062: Fear Inoculum

    Mike is here, we're talking about Tool, and WOW the part where we gush about concerts we want to go to has aged badly!

    • 43 min
    Episode 061: Introducing Happiness

    Episode 061: Introducing Happiness

    Mike is back, and we are talking '90s Cancon, my first concert, and the Rheostatics!

    • 38 min
    Episode 060: Slipknot

    Episode 060: Slipknot

    Episode Notes:
    Slipknot - Slipknot
    Slipknot on Wikipedia
    Slipknot on TVTropes
    There was a lot of cross-pollination between dance and metal post-Firestarter
    Knotfest, if you wanna go!
    Stone Sour, who are also good!
    You could absolutely donate stuff to the Drop In, thanks for asking!

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

JackinYYC ,

Uplifting! Just what we need in these stressful times.

I listen to a lot of podcasts. I'm subscribed to 76 according to the app on my phone. I mostly listen to programs that try to inform me on the perilous state of our planet and civilization. Its exhausting.

I listen to at least 90% of the episodes and I'm at the point where if I want to add anymore podcasts, I'm going to have to start listening at 1.5x speed or maybe even 2x speed.

Then I listen to an episode of The Soundtrack to a Life and I'm reminded that listening to podcasts at high speeds so you can keep up with more podcasts is an incredibly dumb thing people are doing in 2019. Instead of listening to yet another voice of doom in my ear, there is amazing music out there we can enjoy.

A great example of The Soundtrack to a Life is Episode 43: Lost Together, on the album by the band Blue Rodeo, which also contains an absolutely perfect song from which the album takes its name. I was left feeling nostalgic, yet it was not the corporatized toxic-nostalgia that seems to dominate the culture at the moment. I learned quite a bit about Blue Rodeo and there was a fascinating discussion on the unique era of Canadian music that produced Blue Rodeo and many other great Canadian bands that emerged from this time period.

Never heard of Blue Rodeo? Go, get the album Lost Together listen to it, listen to this episode of The Soundtrack to a Life and enjoy. T

GennaFox ,

Hits me in the heart strings

Love the concept and the genuine delivery. Birthday bonus material made me cry happy tears. Excited to hear more!

Munsi ,

It's a charming show!

Love letters to the music that's shaped the lives of the host, his guests, and fandoms in general. Enthusiasm is contagious, and this show has plenty of that!

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