28 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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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.

    Holiday Special 2019

    Holiday Special 2019

    It’s that time of year again, Deeper Cuts fans; the season of our holiday gift exchange! With some (actually, quite a lot of) trepidation in the hopes that our gifts are yuletide treasures rather than lumps of coal, the Deeper Cuts trio explore a range of musical styles from synthpop to blues-rock to yet another nod to our patented Muppet Agenda. What are the results? A Christmas miracle? Or does Santa’s sleigh crash into the (go tell it on the) mountain? Find out in this special 2019 holiday edition of the Deeper Cuts podcast! And happy holidays, one and all!
    Don't forget to check out our Spotify Playlist for Season 3 which also includes all the albums which featured in this episode as well.
    And yes, Deeper Cuts is going to be back in 2020 for a fourth season! We're hoping to record in the spring and have it out later in the year. We'll keep you posted! And stay in touch by commenting on our website at deepercuts.com or talking to us on twitter at @deepercutscast!

    • 43 min
    3.6: ABBA - Super Trouper (1980)

    3.6: ABBA - Super Trouper (1980)

    Home. What does it mean? What associations do people commonly hold about what their home means to them? How can music help to tie us to home, especially when one is far from it and missing it? When Graeme went to a military school at the age of 12, ABBA’s penultimate 1980 album Super Trouper helped him to keep his feet on the ground while he was regularly apart from his family. How did this record help Graeme during this trying period to make that connection? What is it about this record that brought him joy then, and what is it about it that does the same today? How does music help us keep, or gain, a sense of home? And what did the other members of the Deeper Cuts trio think of Sweden's greatest contribution to pop music? We can face it together the way old friends do, dear listeners! Tune in to this last episode of the third(!) season of the Deeper Cuts podcast and bop (and a half!) along with us!
    Don't forget to check out our Spotify Playlist for Season 3 which has all the songs on this album and most of the other albums you' heard this season as well. 
    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" Mark Askwith, Aileen Page, John O'Connor, Heather Murray, Drew Walko and Heather Berberet. We'll be back for season four sometime in the near future. Thank you for the music!

    • 57 min
    3.5: EELS - Daisies of the Galaxy

    3.5: EELS - Daisies of the Galaxy

    Sometimes, it’s just time to move on. And yet, after struggles, trials and tribulations and painful endings, sometimes that’s not the easiest thing to do. How do you find the right path? How do you redefine your life once an important chapter has closed? This is a situation we all face in one way or another. For Rob, the 2000 album Daisies of the Galaxy by EELS was the soundtrack to a tumultuous chapter in his life. Luckily in that very record, he found some perspective on the subjects of pain and struggle, loneliness, and how to look on the bright side even though the skies were still pretty cloudy. In this episode, the Deeper Cuts trio give their impressions of the record, and the group discuss the business of moving on, and what music has to say about dealing with loss, and finding ourselves again after it’s all over. Put out that smoke and breathe some air, friends! Give us a listen.

    Don’t forget to check out our Spotify Playlist for Season 3 which has all the songs on this album and most of the other albums you’ll hear this season as well. 

    • 55 min
    3.4: Green Day - American Idiot (2004)

    3.4: Green Day - American Idiot (2004)

    Rebellion. Anger. Even disillusionment. These are only some of what makes up the human experience. This may be even more pertinent during our youth, and when times of great turmoil are reflected in the headlines, and in the lives of the people we know. It could also be just about the drudgery of our existences, and the feeling that we need to get the hell out and find something new! It all makes us want to cry out in protest and demand a better life for ourselves and for everyone in the world along with us. Green Day’s 2004 record American Idiot provided the soundtrack for Shannon’s teenage years, during a time when 9/11 was still a fresh wound, and when George W. Bush secured a second term. What does the Deeper Cuts trio make of this record full of rage and love in 2019? And how does music help us protest? Welcome to this new kind of tension all across the alien nation in this episode that’s all about anger and protest, and the art that helps us express it best.


    Don't forget to check out our Spotify Playlist for Season 3 which has all the songs on this album and most of the other albums you'll hear this season as well. 

    • 53 min
    3.3: Mavis Staples - Have a Little Faith (2004)

    3.3: Mavis Staples - Have a Little Faith (2004)

    The world can be a place of trouble and darkness. But in that darkness, there is hope to be found if one is open to doing so. That was just the message that Rob needed as grim world events were coming to a head and as the call to fatherhood to a baby daughter beckoned him at the same time, fears, doubts and all. It was former Staples Singer, soul proponent, and civil rights-era voice of hope Mavis Staples’ 2004 album Have A Little Faith that provided a pathway into the next phase of his life as a dad. Among all of the blues, soul, gospel and folk textures to be found on the record, and with the themes of spiritual and sociopolitical struggles intertwining, how did it resonate with the group? What were some of the reactions to Mavis’ call to step into the light? Can we get a witness, good people?


    Don't forget to check out our Spotify Playlist for Season 3 which has all the songs on this album and most of the other albums you'll hear this season as well.

    • 44 min
    3.2: Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys (1997)

    3.2: Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys (1997)

    Some music in our lives gets us at a young age. It bonds itself to our DNA for the rest of our lives, connecting us with memories of unfiltered teenaged joy, posters plastered onto bedroom walls, and the reckless abandon of dance moves and hairbrush microphones in front of the mirror. Our first pop album is all about the heart and about the enthusiasm that came so naturally to us when we were kids. Immortal boyband Backstreet Boys and their 1998 self-titled debut was an impactful force along these lines for our Shannon Dohar. But what does the rest of the Deeper cuts trio think about this unabashed late 90s pop classic? What does it have to teach us about the nature of pop music and its irresistible call to the dance floor? Get it goin’ on right now and have a listen to find out!


    Don't forget to check out our Spotify Playlist for Season 3 which has all the songs on this album and, as the season progresses, most of the other albums you'll hear as well. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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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