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The Radio Ga Ga Podcast is a weekly album review podcast that explores why we like the music we like. Host Justine Piehowski dives into each album in depth, with artist backgrounds, song-by-song meanings, and notes from the recording studio. The goal of the Radio Ga Ga Podcast is to help you as the listener feel more knowledgeable and connected to the music you love, and maybe even music you didn't know you would.

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The Radio Ga Ga Podcast is a weekly album review podcast that explores why we like the music we like. Host Justine Piehowski dives into each album in depth, with artist backgrounds, song-by-song meanings, and notes from the recording studio. The goal of the Radio Ga Ga Podcast is to help you as the listener feel more knowledgeable and connected to the music you love, and maybe even music you didn't know you would.

Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

https://radiogagapodcast.com/

    Lizzo, "Cuz I Love You"

    Lizzo, "Cuz I Love You"

    Even though Lizzo just got popular in 2019, she's been making music for years. Great music. But if a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? In this episode, we look at Lizzo's rise to fame through the lens of Joseph Campbell's 'Hero's Journey' story structure. We'll discuss friends and enemies along her personal yellow brick road, how failure can knock down the most confident of people, and her own Yoda-type mentor. Also lingerie, boy problems, and Sasha Flute.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    LCD Soundsystem, "Sound Of Silver"

    LCD Soundsystem, "Sound Of Silver"

    "Sound Of Silver" is the perfect blend of irony and earnestness, old and new, the 2am party and the morning after. I always knew LCD Soundsystem was great dance music, but it wasn't until this episode that it reached me on a much deeper level. We discuss the artistry of James Murphy, the ripple effect of 9/11 on New York's music scene, the idea of nostalgia (both earned and not), Kermit the Frog, what "silver" sounds like, and the return of LCDSS after their 2011 sold-out funeral at Madison Square Garden.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Death Cab For Cutie, "Transatlanticism"

    Death Cab For Cutie, "Transatlanticism"

    "Transatlanticism" is said to be a meditation on the ups and downs of long-distance relationships. In today's episode, we'll discuss how frontman and lyricist Ben Gibbard creates an interesting focal point for Death Cab For Cutie, and why their lyrics always seem to feel so relatable. Also, how music affects our mood, The Postal Service, Seattle, and the caveat I make with myself when I listen to Death Cab.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer, "Brain Salad Surgery"

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer, "Brain Salad Surgery"

    Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, a veritable 3-man orchestra of virtuosic talent, was the first band to bring progressive rock to the masses. In this episode, we discuss how "Brain Salad Surgery" marked historic advancements in electronic music, Keith Emerson's influence on Bob Moog and his synthesizer technology, and the insane stage shows that drew millions out to see ELP in the '70s. Also; tank-adillos, the Manticore, & stabbing organs with knives.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Top 20 Holiday Song Countdown

    Top 20 Holiday Song Countdown

    From old classics to new songs from 2019, I've compiled a countdown of my absolute 20 favorite songs this holiday season. And you guys helped! Thanks to everyone who sent their favorites in. This playlist features Bing Crosby, The Sonics, Ella Fitzgerald, Sufjan Stevens, Kacey Musgraves, and many more. Light a balsam candle, heat up a hot toddy, and snuggle in for this episode that's sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

    Listen to the playlist here: https://spoti.fi/2tiaN0K

    • 52 min
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "Deja Vu" Pt. II

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "Deja Vu" Pt. II

    In the final installment of our series on "Deja Vu," we break down the songs on Side 2, the story behind the simulated leather album cover, and the disastrous string of tours that followed the album's release. We'll also discuss CSNY's various levels of solo career success, the debaucherous 1974 stadium tour, how any of them survived the 80s, and what everyone's doing nowadays.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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