41 episodes

Everyone has albums that were special to them at different times in their life. Deeper Cuts brings three people together to listen to those albums. Join Graeme Burk, Shannon Dohar and Rob Jones every week as they listen to an album that meant something one to them and discuss what it means to them now.

Deeper Cuts Graeme Burk, Shannon Dohar and Rob Jones

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    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Everyone has albums that were special to them at different times in their life. Deeper Cuts brings three people together to listen to those albums. Join Graeme Burk, Shannon Dohar and Rob Jones every week as they listen to an album that meant something one to them and discuss what it means to them now.

    The Soundtrack Sessions 3: Ennio Morricone - The Mission (1986)

    The Soundtrack Sessions 3: Ennio Morricone - The Mission (1986)

    Welcome to Deeper Cuts: The Soundtrack Sessions - a three-episode miniseries which finds the Deeper Cuts trio looking at the the intersection between film and music while looking at albums that were meaningful to one of them.
    As a teenager, Graeme was drawn to the world of orchestral film scores. Thanks to a friend at church who gave him a (wait for it) mix tape of movie soundtracks, Graeme was well on his way. One of the big ones around this time was Ennio Morricone’s score for the 1986 film The Mission, a story about faith, politics, colonialism, and ultimate violence. That soundtrack helped to shape Graeme’s awareness and love for the unique role that orchestral scores play in telling stories, the texture scoring adds to a film and how viewers perceive those stories. In returning to Morricone’s music for the film, what did Shannon and Rob think of it? Did they embrace the faith, or did they wind up going over the falls? Have a listen and find out.
    Our Spotify Playlist covers each episode of this miniseries. And don't forget to talk to us on Twitter (@deepercutscast) and to rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts!
    Deeper Cuts season 5 will start in November! We can't wait for you to hear it!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Soundtrack Sessions 2: High Fidelity (2000)

    The Soundtrack Sessions 2: High Fidelity (2000)

    Welcome to Deeper Cuts: The Soundtrack Sessions - a three-episode miniseries which finds the Deeper Cuts trio looking at the the intersection between film and music while looking at albums that were meaningful to one of them.
    When favourite films and favourite soundtracks converge at exactly the right time in our lives, magic happens! In Shannon's case, this was also a time when she worked in a video store with her fellow movie and music tastemakers among the all-female staff, so she had the additional joy of reveling in pop culture banter at the retail level, experiencing geek wisdom, and a sense of coolness and belonging. A freshman in high school at the time, the High Fidelity movie and its accompanying soundtrack provided young Shannon with her very own mixtape to an impressionable time and helped create a kind of affinity with the characters in the movie, with their sense of taste, style, and expression - snark and snobbery included. But what did Graeme and Rob make of the High Fidelity soundtrack as a listening experience? Did they ring it up at the till, or banish it to the mall? Explore the answer here in our second episode in the Deeper Cuts soundtrack mini-series!
    Our Spotify Playlist covers each episode of this miniseries. And don't forget to talk to us on Twitter (@deepercutscast) and to rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 50 min
    The Soundtrack Sessions 1: Prince - Batman (1989)

    The Soundtrack Sessions 1: Prince - Batman (1989)

    Welcome to Deeper Cuts: The Soundtrack Sessions - a three-episode miniseries which finds the Deeper Cuts trio looking at the the intersection between film and music while looking at albums that were meaningful to one of them.
    Some years really stand out as landmarks in our lives. The summer of 1989 was one such year for Rob (and for Graeme): a "crossfade year" which was both the end to an era and the beginning of another all at the same time. This was Rob's gap year, working his first full time job at a bookstore and with the possibilities of the future an open frontier ahead of him. It was a last hurrah as the embers of teenage-hood faded. It was also the year of Tim Burton’s Batman movie. Prince’s soundtrack to that movie became a soundtrack for that whole summer when Rob and Graeme were all so young and hopeful for the future. What of the music after all these years? What does Shannon make of this nostalgic trip? What does Graeme remember about that summer? When it comes to this record, are we partying in Wayne Manor or languishing in Arkham Asylum?
    Our Spotify Playlist covers each episode of this miniseries. And don't forget to talk to us on Twitter (@deepercutscast) and to rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 56 min
    Holiday Special 2020

    Holiday Special 2020

    Our annual holiday special has returned and so has our traditional gift exchange! Join Shannon, Graeme and Rob as they exchange albums with each other and find out if their gift a Christmas cracker or a lump of coal. But this time they're not alone: we did this episode live in front of an audience on Zoom! Join the Deeper Cuts trio for Q and A and find out what their pals are bringing as musical gifts for the rest of us. It's a holiday party you don't want to miss... and you have the best seat in the house!
    Check out our Spotify playlist our gifts to each other plus the albums discussed this past season (and our COVID Sessions earlier this year). We also have all the albums and songs our listeners recommended in this episode!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    4.6: The Muppet Movie (Original Soundtrack) (1979)

    4.6: The Muppet Movie (Original Soundtrack) (1979)

    Why are there so many songs about rainbows? In this last episode of our fourth season, the Deeper Cuts trio indulge in some comfort listening, true to our well-established Muppet Agenda. This time, it revolves around the soundtrack album to 1979’s The Muppet Movie. Saving his money from a paper route, a young Graeme bought this, his first self-financed music purchase and, as much as he loved the movie, this soundtrack was a separate and equally worthy experience for him. Years later, what value remains to be found between the grooves of this platter that still matters? What are the impressions of Graeme’s fellow musical sojourners who also have a history in Muppet fandom? Join us in this, our season finale, and let’s get movin’ right along!
    Our Spotify playlist has everything from this and the rest of this past season (plus our COVID Sessions earlier this year).
    Special thanks, as ever, to Alex Kennard for our theme song, to Scot Clarke for our logo and ID graphics and to this season's "Vox Pops": Kim Rogers, Gordon Dymowski, Cory Funk, Petra Mayer, Sarah Friedman and Jason Kurylo.
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! We'll be holding a Deeper Cuts Holiday Party live on Zoom on Saturday, November 21 at 3 p.m. (EST). We'll be recording our 2020 Holiday Special in front of a live audience with special Q and A and much more. If you want to take part email us at holidayparty@deepercuts.com

    • 1 hr
    4.5: Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game (2012)

    4.5: Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game (2012)

    A year and a half in a new city. A raffle for concert tickets. The tail-end of a slowly declining and not very healthy relationship. It was a time when Shannon realized that things were coming to a head in that phase of her life. This was Shannon's emotional context when she went to a concert as a part of the PBS series The Artist’s Den and saw Rufus Wainwright for the first time. Rufus was singing songs from his then new album, 2012’s Out of the Game and the music, and the artist, attached themselves to Shannon’s spirit as she underwent a life-changing metamorphosis that marked the beginning of her real time in New York City. How can music help us to move forward in our lives? And what do her fellow Deeper Cuts trio members have to say about the record? Are they going to welcome it to the ball, or are we all going to cry bitter tears instead? Pull up a pew, have a seat, and explore those questions, among others, along with us.
    You can listen to everything on this album, everything in this season of Deeper Cuts and indeed everything from our COVID sessions earlier this year by checking out our Spotify playlist.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

scravitz ,

Wasn’t sure what to expect

I listened to a couple of episodes, Green Day, Joe Jackson, things I was familiar with, and then Back Street Boys who I have detested with a passion...you guys hooked me! Great insightful conversation, good job. BTW, the Beatles wrote and played instrument, ie not a BOY BAND!😄

KatieHoffman ,

Comfy

It's like hanging out in a garage sitting on a ripped up couch and talking with people who really like music and also are pretty thoughful and funny. The Anne Murray episode had me in stitches.

Drew Walko ,

Avoids the War Horses, Hooray!

I'd been looking for a good music discussion podcast to listen to for a while now--one that appeals to my tastes but doesn't rehash the same usual suspects and critics' darlings, but discusses albums in a thoughtful manner. Deeper Cuts fits the bill admirably for me in those respects.

Each week, one of the hosts selects an album that has meant something presonal to them at a given time in their life, and presents it to the group to discuss what songs and aspects of the album worked for each of them (or not) and why. Having three hosts' rotating choices of what album is discussed from week to week ensures variety, and so far the albums presented have run the gamut from records I know inside out, to ones I have a passing familiarity with, and ones I've never heard but ended up quite enjoying. It's quickly become one of the podcasts that goes right to the front of the queue when it drops each week. Definitely recommended.

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