13 episodes

A mixtape or playlist has to sound great, but the best ones have meaning behind the songs. So 8Track lets you hear you both. Hosted by Russ Borris from WFUV in New York, 8Track is more than a mixtape, it’s a playlist conversation shaped around the music. Each episode features a different Guest DJ (or 2) and 8 songs they’ve picked to share. Season 1 brings you 12 weekly episodes of music nerdom, stories and insights — sometimes with a theme, sometimes with performance, but always with the songs leading the way. New episodes Thursdays at 12 a.m. ET, from September 23 through December 9, 2021.

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A mixtape or playlist has to sound great, but the best ones have meaning behind the songs. So 8Track lets you hear you both. Hosted by Russ Borris from WFUV in New York, 8Track is more than a mixtape, it’s a playlist conversation shaped around the music. Each episode features a different Guest DJ (or 2) and 8 songs they’ve picked to share. Season 1 brings you 12 weekly episodes of music nerdom, stories and insights — sometimes with a theme, sometimes with performance, but always with the songs leading the way. New episodes Thursdays at 12 a.m. ET, from September 23 through December 9, 2021.

    Sleater-Kinney: 8Track, Ep. 1-12

    Sleater-Kinney: 8Track, Ep. 1-12

    Our Season 1 finale features 2 guest DJs: Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney. They've been staples in the indie rock scene for the past two and half decades and recently released their self-produced 10th album, "Path of Wellness." For their 8 songs, Corin picked a “heroes” theme, and it made for some great storytelling and conversation around their creative process and artists that have helped shape them professionally and personally. [Recorded 6/24/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

    • 27 min
    Vernon Reid: 8Track, Ep. 1-11

    Vernon Reid: 8Track, Ep. 1-11

    Vernon Reid is a Grammy award-winning musician and songwriter, and a founding member of the band Living Colour. He was also named by "Rolling Stone" magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. But for "8Track," Vernon joined us back in April as DJ, and the timing and the times led him to focus his songs on recovery and struggle. [Recorded 4/6/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

    • 30 min
    Anthony Mason: 8Track, Ep. 1-10

    Anthony Mason: 8Track, Ep. 1-10

    Anthony Mason is a music fan and as respected a journalist as they come, having been an Emmy-winning mainstay at CBS for three and a half decades. So his song picks led to some great stories about where his love of music and journalism intersect, and it was pretty insightful flipping the script with a guy who has interviewed U.S. presidents and music industry giants. As you'll hear, Anthony also has some radio DJ dreams, so 8Track got him a step closer. [Recorded 3/2/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

    • 31 min
    Gail Ann Dorsey: 8Track, Ep. 1-9

    Gail Ann Dorsey: 8Track, Ep. 1-9

    Gail Ann Dorsey is a world-class musician who famously played bass in David Bowie's band for 20 years. Her credits also include several solo albums and work with Tears for Fears, Indigo Girls, Lenny Kravitz, The National and many more. Gail also has a longtime love of radio, but what I didn't know was the role that film plays in her story. So this 8Track is all about songs as soundtracks — to movies and to life. [Recorded 3/8/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

    • 32 min
    Raina Douris: 8Track, Ep. 1-8

    Raina Douris: 8Track, Ep. 1-8

    For Public Radio Music Day, 8Track comes your way a day early and features a familiar voice to public radio music fans: Raina Douris. She can be heard on over 200 stations as host of "World Cafe," which is produced by WXPN in Philadelphia and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. That gig means she talks to a lot of artists, so interviews factor into the theme of her 8Track picks: "Artists she would love (or would have loved) to interview." As you'll hear, there's a twist to that theme, and since we spoke in May, one of Raina's wishes came true. [Recorded 5/10/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

    • 32 min
    Laura Jane Grace: 8Track, Ep. 1-7

    Laura Jane Grace: 8Track, Ep. 1-7

    Our Guest DJ this week is Laura Jane Grace. She is the singer, writer and guitarist in the punk band Against Me. She also released her first solo album late last year, called "Stay Alive," and — since we spoke in April — a surprise EP called "At War With the Silverfish." Talking about music is a whole different story and challenge, but Laura came up with 8 great picks for us to turn up with the theme, "8 songs currently keeping me sane." [Recorded 4/12/21; More at 8trackpod.com]

    • 25 min

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