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Idols. We’ve all got em! This podcast was originally created to cover the glory that is American Idol, but because our love of music extends beyond the Idol stage, we decided it was time to branch out. To really enjoy and understand music on a deeper level, we're going to get to know the diverse artists that shape and inspire music today. Each week we’ll dive deep into the Rolling Stone top #500 Greatest Albums of all Time. We hope you'll come along! Peace, love, rock & roll, hip-hop, jazz, rap, country etc.

Hosts: @LaurenBCantrell and Tom Brewer who is not on social media. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/idol-nation/support

Idol Nation Lauren and Tom

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Idols. We’ve all got em! This podcast was originally created to cover the glory that is American Idol, but because our love of music extends beyond the Idol stage, we decided it was time to branch out. To really enjoy and understand music on a deeper level, we're going to get to know the diverse artists that shape and inspire music today. Each week we’ll dive deep into the Rolling Stone top #500 Greatest Albums of all Time. We hope you'll come along! Peace, love, rock & roll, hip-hop, jazz, rap, country etc.

Hosts: @LaurenBCantrell and Tom Brewer who is not on social media. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/idol-nation/support

    20.3: DEATH TALK ANXIETY

    20.3: DEATH TALK ANXIETY

    This recap is comin in a little late because #lifehappens. In this episode, we cover everything from mustaches to #DTA (death talk anxiety), platinum tickets, Lionel's celebrity best friends and more. 

    Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! 

    Twitter: @idolnationpod

    Instagram: @idolnationpod

    Email: idolnationpod@gmail.com


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    • 27 min
    20.2: The Great Adventure of the Great American Idol Auditions

    20.2: The Great Adventure of the Great American Idol Auditions

    In this episode we review the second audition episode of American Idol's 20th year - the competition is heating up!! 

    Twitter: @idolnationpod

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    Email: idolnationpod@gmail.com


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    • 18 min
    20.1: American Idol Season Premier

    20.1: American Idol Season Premier

    AMERICAN IDOL IS BACK! Your two favorite cohosts, Lauren and Tom, are back with the best weekly short and sweet American Idol recap pod. 

    In this episode we review the season premier of American Idol's 20th year - what a time to be alive. 

    Twitter: @idolnationpod

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    Email: idolnationpod@gmail.com


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    • 14 min
    #494: The Ronettes, "Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes" - 1964

    #494: The Ronettes, "Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes" - 1964

    The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

    The Ronettes, 1964

    More a Spanish Harlem street gang than a girl group, the Ronettes were pop goddesses dressed as Catholic schoolgirls gone to hell and back. Phil Spector builds his Wall of Sound as his teen protégée (and future wife) Ronnie Spector belts “Be My Baby” and “Walking in the Rain,” while songs like “I Wonder” and “Baby, I Love You” ache with hope for a perfect love that always seems to be impossibly ideal and just within arm’s reach.. - Rolling Stone


    Rolling Stone's pick: Be My Baby
    Lauren's pick: What’d I say
    Tom's pick: Be My Baby

    Listen to the full album here! 

    Connect with us:


    Instagram: @idolnationpod
    Twitter: IdolNationPod
    Email: Idolnationpod@gmail.com
    Lauren: @LaurenBCantrell
    Tom: @ThatPlatypusGuy

    Listen to our favorites!

    RS 500 G(A)OAT written by:

    Jonathan Bernstein, Pat Blashill, Jon Blistein, Nathan Brackett, David Browne, Anthony DeCurtis, Matt Diehl, Jon Dolan, Chuck Eddy, Ben Edmonds, Gavin Edwards, Jenny Eliscu, Brenna Ehrlrich, Suzy Exposito, David Fricke, Elisa Gardner, Holly George-Warren, Andy Greene, Kory Grow, Will Hermes, Brian Hiatt, Christian Hoard, Charles Holmes, Mark Kemp, Greg Kot, Elias Leight, Joe Levy, Angie Martoccio, David McGee, Chris Molanphy, Tom Moon, Jason Newman, Rob O’Connor, Park Puterbaugh, Jody Rosen, Austin Scaggs, Karen Schoemer, Bud Scoppa, Claire Shaffer, Rob Sheffield, Hank Shteamer, Brittany Spanos, Rob Tannenbaum, David Thigpen, Simon Vozick-Levinson, Barry Walters, Jonah Weine


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    • 23 min
    #495: Boyz II Men, "II" - 1994

    #495: Boyz II Men, "II" - 1994

    The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

    Boyz II Men, II, 1994 *Rolling stones lists this as 1991, that is incorrect

    With their innocent romanticism and meticulous vocal arrangements, Boyz II Men became the most commercially successful R&B vocal group of all time. II includes two mammoth hits, courtesy of Babyface: “I’ll Make Love to You” and the audaciously baroque “Water Runs Dry.” But the group’s own Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman composed II‘s most poignant moment, “Khalil’s Interlude,” a soft onslaught that’ll leave you sobbing in the fetal position: “I need shelter from the rain/To ease the pain of changing from boys to men. - Rolling Stone


    Rolling Stone's pick: I’ll Make Love to You
    Lauren's pick: Water runs dry
    Tom's pick: Yesterday (or All Around the World)

    Listen to the full album here! 

    Connect with us:


    Instagram: @idolnationpod
    Twitter: IdolNationPod
    Email: Idolnationpod@gmail.com
    Lauren: @LaurenBCantrell
    Tom: @ThatPlatypusGuy

    Listen to our favorites!

    RS 500 G(A)OAT written by:

    Jonathan Bernstein, Pat Blashill, Jon Blistein, Nathan Brackett, David Browne, Anthony DeCurtis, Matt Diehl, Jon Dolan, Chuck Eddy, Ben Edmonds, Gavin Edwards, Jenny Eliscu, Brenna Ehrlrich, Suzy Exposito, David Fricke, Elisa Gardner, Holly George-Warren, Andy Greene, Kory Grow, Will Hermes, Brian Hiatt, Christian Hoard, Charles Holmes, Mark Kemp, Greg Kot, Elias Leight, Joe Levy, Angie Martoccio, David McGee, Chris Molanphy, Tom Moon, Jason Newman, Rob O’Connor, Park Puterbaugh, Jody Rosen, Austin Scaggs, Karen Schoemer, Bud Scoppa, Claire Shaffer, Rob Sheffield, Hank Shteamer, Brittany Spanos, Rob Tannenbaum, David Thigpen, Simon Vozick-Levinson, Barry Walters, Jonah Weine


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    • 25 min
    #496: Shakira, 'Dónde Están los Ladrones' - 1998

    #496: Shakira, 'Dónde Están los Ladrones' - 1998

    The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

    Shakira, Dónde Están los Ladrones, 1998 (Where are the Thieves?)

    Long before she went blond and took her never-lying hips to the top of the American pop charts, Shakira was a raven-haired guitar rocker who’d hit peak superstardom in the Spanish-speaking world with her 1995 LP, Pies Descalzos. To keep up the momentum, Shakira enlisted Emilio Estefan to help produce her next LP, this stellar globetrotting dance-rock set, which blends sounds from Colombia, Mexico, and her father’s native Lebanon. - Rolling Stone


    Rolling Stone's pick: Ciega, Sordomuda
    Lauren's pick: Ojos Asi
    Tom's pick: Inevitable

    Listen to the full album here! 

    Connect with us:


    Instagram: @idolnationpod
    Twitter: IdolNationPod
    Email: Idolnationpod@gmail.com
    Lauren: @LaurenBCantrell
    Tom: @ThatPlatypusGuy

    Listen to our favorites!

    RS 500 G(A)OAT written by:

    Jonathan Bernstein, Pat Blashill, Jon Blistein, Nathan Brackett, David Browne, Anthony DeCurtis, Matt Diehl, Jon Dolan, Chuck Eddy, Ben Edmonds, Gavin Edwards, Jenny Eliscu, Brenna Ehrlrich, Suzy Exposito, David Fricke, Elisa Gardner, Holly George-Warren, Andy Greene, Kory Grow, Will Hermes, Brian Hiatt, Christian Hoard, Charles Holmes, Mark Kemp, Greg Kot, Elias Leight, Joe Levy, Angie Martoccio, David McGee, Chris Molanphy, Tom Moon, Jason Newman, Rob O’Connor, Park Puterbaugh, Jody Rosen, Austin Scaggs, Karen Schoemer, Bud Scoppa, Claire Shaffer, Rob Sheffield, Hank Shteamer, Brittany Spanos, Rob Tannenbaum, David Thigpen, Simon Vozick-Levinson, Barry Walters, Jonah Weine


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Candy0M ,

Tell it to your heart

One more week! I’m so glad that you decided to find another reality show to podcast. Lauren and Tom are two crazy fun personalities. Nothing is rehearsed and they are spot on on their reviews. Funny to listen to. Looking forward to the next adventure!!!

soulwashed ,

Great new Podcast!

Tom and Lauren have something magical happening here! I love the honest but kind way they critique the contestants. Full of heart and humor - I’m ready for more! Still waiting on photos of their matching onesies!! This podcast is definitely worth hitting subscribe on. #primarykey

Eaglesfan1993 ,

5 stars

Great stuff!

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