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What if the greatest hits could be ...greater? Every Thursday, comedian/musician Miel Bredouw teams up with a special guest to revisit, review and revise the pop songs of our past, and offer an improved "punched-up" version.

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    • 4.8 • 2.3K Ratings

What if the greatest hits could be ...greater? Every Thursday, comedian/musician Miel Bredouw teams up with a special guest to revisit, review and revise the pop songs of our past, and offer an improved "punched-up" version.

    'Fast Car' by Tracy Chapman (w/ Chris Fleming)

    'Fast Car' by Tracy Chapman (w/ Chris Fleming)

    Miel says goodbye with Chris Fleming, Tracy Chapman, Marissa, Ian Edgerly, and some tears. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    'Always Be My Baby' by Mariah Carey (w/ Rob Moose)

    'Always Be My Baby' by Mariah Carey (w/ Rob Moose)

    THE MOOSE IS BACK AND NO ONE IS IN TROUBLE but we are all in treble because our Grammy award winning weatherman man Rob Moose (strings for Bon Iver, Paul Simon, Taylor Swift, John Legend, & many more) is on a first name basis with MUSIC !!! also announcement at end of episode thank you thank you thank you.

    UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: 'Look At Me Now' by Emily King, 'Kyoto' by Phoebe Bridgers (ft Rob Moose), and 'Video Game' by Sufjan Stevens.

    For more Punch Up The Jam, become a Patron today! You'll support the show plus perks like:MP3 downloads of the punch upsEarly access to the songs for upcoming episodes — Miel reads her favorite comment on airSecret mixtapes made by Miel in a theme chosen by youMonthly bonus episodes discussing the mixtapeCheck it all out at www.patreon.com/punchupthejam.

    • 1 hr
    'Beverly Hills' by Weezer (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)

    'Beverly Hills' by Weezer (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)

    Demiz Navidad it's a thanksgiving miracle: Demi.

    UNPUNCHABLE JAM: 'Glass, Concrete & Stone' by David Byrne.

    For more Punch Up The Jam, become a Patron today! You'll support the show plus perks like:MP3 downloads of the punch upsEarly access to the songs for upcoming episodes — Miel reads her favorite comment on airSecret mixtapes made by Miel in a theme chosen by youMonthly bonus episodes discussing the mixtapeCheck it all out at www.patreon.com/punchupthejam.

    • 50 min
    'The Anthem' by Good Charlotte (w/ Chris Fleming)

    'The Anthem' by Good Charlotte (w/ Chris Fleming)

    "Yeah! Here we go!" Lord of the Bichon Frise Chris Fleming returns to take Miel back from where she came: high school aka secondary school aka jail aka a penitentiary HEY who wants to learn about urethral technique?

    UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: 'New Love Cassette' [Mark Ronson Remix] by Angel Olsen and 'Harrison Ford' by Darlingside.

    For more Punch Up The Jam, become a Patron today! You'll support the show plus perks like:MP3 downloads of the punch upsEarly access to the songs for upcoming episodes — Miel reads her favorite comment on airSecret mixtapes made by Miel in a theme chosen by youMonthly bonus episodes discussing the mixtapeCheck it all out at www.patreon.com/punchupthejam.

    • 55 min
    Introducing: 'Dirt Cheap'

    Introducing: 'Dirt Cheap'

    "Dirt Cheap" is a new podcast from Neon Hum Media that digs deep into the dollar bins of used bookstores and your grandmother’s storage unit in search of pulp, sass and questionable grammar. Guided by hosts, Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden, each season will explore a forgotten and discarded pulp novel culled from the dust-bin of literary history, reenacting it’s pages through narration and sound design---stopping and starting to respond and bring its oddity and hilarity occasionally into relief.

    Subscribe to Dirt Cheap on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1534147131

    • 9 min
    'Enter Sandman' by Metallica (w/ Henri Bardot)

    'Enter Sandman' by Metallica (w/ Henri Bardot)

    It's metal week in the tent with special guest judge Henri Bardot, Brother™, former Metallica T-Shirt wearing tween. Finally answering the question, what would Enter Sandman sound like as an early 2000's indie lullaby in a major key???

    UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: 'Jim Cain' by Bill Callahan, and 'Night Shift' by Lucy Dacus.

    Check out Miel and Henri's album Tourist Season wherever you stream music.

    Want more Punch Up The Jam? Become a Patron today! You'll support the show plus perks like:MP3 downloads of the punch upsEarly access to the songs for upcoming episodes — Miel reads her favorite comment on airSecret mixtapes made by Miel in a theme chosen by youMonthly bonus episodes discussing the mixtapeCheck it all out at www.patreon.com/punchupthejam.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

atwoodsmariano ,

He was a boy and she was a girl

I only discovered and started listening to this podcast early spring of last year but it quickly became one of my favorite podcasts so I will miss it. The punch-up for Sk8er Boi is truly a masterpiece - just re-listened to the episode yesterday since I listened to it for the first time again.

Strung Out ,

I was too harsh before

The one thing that any decent person should clarify is, if you feel the urge to write moronic drivel like “if you don’t like the host don’t listen,” don’t do it. Just shut up because you are a moron. This is a place for people to evaluate things. Instead of being the stupidest person alive, don’t comment on fair reviews of the podcast.

Er45 ,

A truly successful evolution (and a triumphant finish)

Edit, 1/1/21: I can’t believe the final episode dropped the day I contracted covid. Downright poetic. Thanks for everything. I’ll cherish this archive of episodes for a long time.

Having been a listener through the transition of hosts (the original episodes are also iconic), and the quarantine stint featuring the frankly masterful (and gleefully ongoing) collaboration with Chris Fleming, I really do enjoy this podcast so much. It’s got so many different seasons to it, the style and level of critique change over time. This review focuses on Miel’s solo hosting with guests—which really hits its stride around when Rob Moose begins to feature.

I think that the first Chris Fleming episode with Meatloaf really is one of the most hysterical hours of content I’ve ever listened to—and I have, many times over. In fact, all of his episodes (“i2i” being my other all-time favorite) have been repeatedly played these past few months as I’ve worked from home. My other 2020 favorites are the “Hook” episode, the chaotic dynamic of which is just fantastic, and “The Call” with BDG. It’s a rare thing to be able to find episodes you can listen to 4+ times over a pretty short period and just take absolute joy from every time.

Some real classics have come out of this podcast despite a massive shift in format, and it’s also oddly sentimental and emotional to hear Miel’s continually changing experience. She’s become increasingly honest and personable in my opinion (her dynamic with Demi provided such a contrast that I do enjoy her more now that she can shine as an individual), and I’ve come to really appreciate her perspective and humor. It’s a really special podcast that has given me some considerably long, cramp-inducing cackles—my personal measure of a top-tier comedy podcast. As background noise, it’s one of the best. You also learn some neat stuff along the way. Can’t recommend it enough.

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