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Musician and music writer J.D. Reager talks to friends and fellow creatives about the artistic process, maintaining mental health, and silencing self-doubt.

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Musician and music writer J.D. Reager talks to friends and fellow creatives about the artistic process, maintaining mental health, and silencing self-doubt.

    What Could Be with John Michael (96X)

    What Could Be with John Michael (96X)

    Host J.D. Reager talks to alternative rock radio DJ John Michael about his early days in broadcasting, the original run of 96X in Memphis on terrestrial radio, the station's demise, his journey to KROQ in Los Angeles and beyond, meeting big-time rock stars, the revival of 96X as a streaming entity, and more.  

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Memphis Luck with Stephen Deusner (Where the Devil Don't Stay)

    Memphis Luck with Stephen Deusner (Where the Devil Don't Stay)

    Host J.D. Reager talks to music writer and author Stephen Deusner about his upbringing in Selmer, TN, moving on to Memphis and beyond, becoming a contributor to Pitchfork, Uncut, etc., writing his new book Where the Devil Don't Stay: Traveling the South With the Drive-By Truckers, their shared love of Centro-matic, and more. 

    • 45 min
    Thundering Foamy Motion with Mark Akin and Jay Hines (The Subteens)

    Thundering Foamy Motion with Mark Akin and Jay Hines (The Subteens)

    Host J.D. Reager talks to musicians Mark Akin and Jay Hines about their longstanding friendship and creative partnership, the nearly 30-year history of their band The Subteens, how addiction almost destroyed the group, working together on a new full-length album, and more. J.D. also plays a clip of the new Subteens song "I Don't Think It's Worth It."  

    • 57 min
    The Rebirth of Vinyl Records: Side 2 with Jeff Powell (Take Out Vinyl) LIVE at The Memphis Listening Lab

    The Rebirth of Vinyl Records: Side 2 with Jeff Powell (Take Out Vinyl) LIVE at The Memphis Listening Lab

    Host J.D. Reager resumes his conversation with producer, engineer and vinyl cutter Jeff Powell in front of a live crowd at the Memphis Listening Lab. They dig into the vinyl mastering process, the current vinyl manufacturing "crisis," and take questions from the audience. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Never Gonna Happen with Jay Hines (The Subteens), Marvin Stockwell (Champions of the Lost Causes, Pezz) and Tyler Ransom (In The Shed)

    Never Gonna Happen with Jay Hines (The Subteens), Marvin Stockwell (Champions of the Lost Causes, Pezz) and Tyler Ransom (In The Shed)

    Host J.D. Reager gears up for an imminent trip to Memphis by checking in with old friends Jay Hines (The Subteens) and Marvin Stockwell (Pezz, Champions of the Lost Causes). He also chats with musician, author, martial artist and the subject of the recent documentary In The Shed, Tyler Ransom, and spins the song "Never Gonna Happen" by The Subteens. 

    • 34 min
    RELIVE IT: Just Wait with Matthew Caws (Nada Surf)

    RELIVE IT: Just Wait with Matthew Caws (Nada Surf)

    Host J.D. Reager revisits his conversation from 2020 with one of his all-time favorite musicians and guests, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. Included is a Back to the Light-exclusive solo performance of the Nada Surf song "Just Wait."  

    • 1 hr 13 min

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