7 episodes

Tune in as a noir LA detective works to solve a case while struggling to shake his penchant for bad songwriting. A radio drama in 7 parts. Voiced by Dan Bern. Produced by Dan Bern & Wil Masisak Theme & Underscore written by Wil Masisak & Dan Bern Songs by Dan Bern Tip jar donate button at danbern.com

10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern Dan Bern

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    • 5.0, 25 Ratings

Tune in as a noir LA detective works to solve a case while struggling to shake his penchant for bad songwriting. A radio drama in 7 parts. Voiced by Dan Bern. Produced by Dan Bern & Wil Masisak Theme & Underscore written by Wil Masisak & Dan Bern Songs by Dan Bern Tip jar donate button at danbern.com

    S1.E7 "By A Nose" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern

    S1.E7 "By A Nose" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern

    The conclusion of Season 1, as our hero does his musical best to solve the case!

    Visit danbern.com and wilmasisak.com to learn more about the show's creators.
    If you like the show, support us by donating a one-time or recurring pledge... we appreciate it!
    Written and voiced by Dan Bern
    Produced by Dan Bern & Wil Masisak
    Theme music &score by Wil Masisak & Dan Bern
    Songs by Dan Bern

    • 14 min
    S1.E6 "Sgt. Melnick" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern

    S1.E6 "Sgt. Melnick" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern

    The mystery continues with a search for the missing client, her father, and his friend... with help from Sgt. Melnick and the LAPD.

    Visit danbern.com and wilmasisak.com to learn more about the show's creators.
    If you like the show, support us by donating a one-time or recurring pledge... we appreciate it!
    Written and voiced by Dan Bern
    Produced by Dan Bern & Wil Masisak
    Theme music &score by Wil Masisak & Dan Bern
    Songs by Dan Bern

    • 13 min
    S1.E5 "Won Kok" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story with Dan Bern

    S1.E5 "Won Kok" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story with Dan Bern

    Another day, another trip to Chinatown and a confusing meeting with Hal Shue as the mystery continues. Visit danbern.com and wilmasisak.com to learn more about the show's creators.
    If you like the show, support us by donating a one-time or recurring pledge... we appreciate it!
    Written and voiced by Dan Bern
    Produced by Dan Bern & Wil Masisak
    Theme music &score by Wil Masisak & Dan Bern
    Songs by Dan Bern

    • 14 min
    S1.E4 "For All Time" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern

    S1.E4 "For All Time" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern

    The mystery continues with a legwork to see a mediocre singer-songwriter play a Monday night showcase.
    Visit danbern.com and wilmasisak.com to learn more about the show's creators.
    If you like the show, support us by donating a one-time or recurring pledge... we appreciate it!
    Written and voiced by Dan Bern
    Produced by Dan Bern & Wil Masisak
    Theme music &score by Wil Masisak & Dan Bern
    Songs by Dan Bern

    • 16 min
    S1.E3 "Rodgers & Hill" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern

    S1.E3 "Rodgers & Hill" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern

    The mystery continues with a joint effort to write a song that's not crappy.
    Visit danbern.com and wilmasisak.com to learn more about the show's creators.
    If you like the show, support us by donating a one-time or recurring pledge... we appreciate it!
    Written and voiced by Dan Bern
    Produced by Dan Bern & Wil Masisak
    Theme music &score by Wil Masisak & Dan Bern
    Songs by Dan Bern

    • 12 min
    S1.E2 "Hal Shue" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern

    S1.E2 "Hal Shue" - 10,000 Crappy Songs: A Musical Detective Story by Dan Bern

    The mystery continues with a legwork to see a mediocre singer-songwriter play a Monday night showcase.
    Visit danbern.com and wilmasisak.com to learn more about the show's creators.
    If you like the show, support us by donating a one-time or recurring pledge... we appreciate it!
    Written and voiced by Dan Bern
    Produced by Dan Bern & Wil Masisak
    Theme music &score by Wil Masisak & Dan Bern
    Songs by Dan Bern

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

fflte ,

great show from legendary artist

tl;dr: Amazing and unique show that you should definitely listen to. If you don’t know who Dan Bern is, then also read points 2-3 below. You are in for a treat.

Dan Bern made a podcast, yesss!

I am four episodes in and it’s even better than my (very high) expectations. Can’t wait to see how it unfolds.

Three points, one about the podcast and the other two about the Bernstein himself:

The show: Amazing production value, great storytelling, and a suspenseful plot. Still manages to keep the vibe mostly light though. Some fun self-deprecating humor sprinkled in. Bern has a beautiful and unique singing voice, and it translates to the spoken word incredibly. The sound effects and background noise make for a really engaging listen too – draws you in like a movie or TV show. Looking forward to the upcoming episodes. I won’t say anything about the plot, because you should just listen!
About Dan Bern: Dan Bern is a national treasure, and IMO the most underappreciated singer-songwriter of my lifetime. He’s released maybe a dozen albums of beautiful, weird, and thought-provoking folk/rock/?? music. He has also done songwriting for some Hollywood movies that you have probably seen. And he wrote a book like 15yrs ago which is as cool as it is weird – and it is super weird.
Recommendations: If you’re new to Dan Bern, start by listening to one of these albums: New American Language; 50 Eggs; or Breathe. The 1997 self-titled LP is also great but decidedly weirder, which is why I’m suggesting others as an entry point! A lot of people say he sounds like Bob Dylan upon first listen.

As you can tell I am kind of a Dan Bern stan, but seriously: listen to this show and also the albums I mentioned in point 3. :p

Oona Shoe 2 ,

Amazing, not crappy

This podcast is engaging, has humor and of course: crappy songs. It has a plot which at the end of each episode makes you want to hear more. I hope for each season, this podcast has new clients. 😺

Jeanne Bassis ,

Aficionado

10.000 Crappy Songs is the latest creative blast from Dan Bern. This is just so much fun, so masterfully put together. A real radio play, the music and sound effects and reading, the combo package extraordinaire!!!!! Guaranteed to keep you hankering for more...

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