56 episodes

Riffs on Riffs is a podcast that studies sampling in popular music. Hosts, Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell, connect the musical dots between legendary tracks and the often lesser-known songs they sampled. Hear behind-the-scenes stories of musicians and their inspiration; it’s like being in the studio while an artist creates a new song from an old riff. Uncover the way these epic songs borrow from music of the past, enriching the musical landscape for generations to come. *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.

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    • Music Commentary
    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

Riffs on Riffs is a podcast that studies sampling in popular music. Hosts, Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell, connect the musical dots between legendary tracks and the often lesser-known songs they sampled. Hear behind-the-scenes stories of musicians and their inspiration; it’s like being in the studio while an artist creates a new song from an old riff. Uncover the way these epic songs borrow from music of the past, enriching the musical landscape for generations to come. *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.

    Evergreen Podcasts presents The Katz Walk

    Evergreen Podcasts presents The Katz Walk

    Evergreen Podcasts is excited to introduce The Katz Walk. Hollywood fashion expert, VIP personal shopper and commentator Joseph "Joe" Katz brings you in-depth interviews with celebrities and influencers about their style and personal experiences. He also shares the best beauty and lifestyle tips and tricks to help you look and feel your best. Available now wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 2 min
    Chainsmoking and the Nickelback Effect

    Chainsmoking and the Nickelback Effect

    What do you call four men in a rock group that don't sing or play music? Join Joe and Toby as they search for the answer and throw plenty of shade along the way. These are a couple of groups that for some reason people love to hate. Don't enjoy this episode? We'll be happy to give you your Nickelback. 
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    • 34 min
    Am I Wrong for Loving K Pop?

    Am I Wrong for Loving K Pop?

    BTS is a global phenomenon and a huge part of the popularity of the Korean Wave. So is it wrong to love K pop? Join Joe and Toby as they look to blues icon Keb Mo for some answers.
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    • 27 min
    Songs That Are Just Plain Wrong

    Songs That Are Just Plain Wrong

    There are certain songs with content or subject matter that ventures into disturbing territory. Some of them are intentionally crafted stories meant to spur the listener into thinking about uncomfortable topics. Others are, well, just plain wrong. Join Joe and Toby as they examine tracks from Royce da 5’9”, Apathy, Benny Mardones, Neil Diamond, and others. They’ll also shine a light on the sexual abuse that is far too pervasive in the music industry.

    Warning: Content may include sexual abuse and assault triggers. Please take any necessary precautions.
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    • 24 min
    Lane Changes

    Lane Changes

    Change is scary, but sometimes the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. Join Joe and Toby as they explore the history of artists that have changed musical genres and found equal — or sometimes greater — success. They'll look at pop artists like Katy Perry and Amy Grant that began their careers in Christian music, and metalheads like Michael Bolton (!) who then switched to pop. All good things must come around again, so they’ll finish up with Darius Rucker, his detour from pop into country, and his return to all things Hootie.
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    • 31 min
    I Need You to Break My Heart Tonight

    I Need You to Break My Heart Tonight

    It’s never fun to have your heart broken, and it’s certainly not something you want to happen in excess. Join Joe and Toby as they connect Dua Lipa’s smash hit “Break My Heart” to another 80’s era hit from a popular band from the land down under, INXS. Along the way they’ll debate who played the better James Bond, and Q versus Stacey Q. Crank up this episode, we Need You Tonight!
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

TheMonarchsofYourHeart ,

A fun listen

It’s fun learning about some of my favorite songs and artists with this podcast. Also pretty goofy in a good way.

Super dog lover 2013 ,

So well done!

This is definitely one of the best podcast I’ve listened to by far! It’s well-researched and well-written. The humor is on par and the connections between so many different songs is astounding. This is a perfect example of a podcast that keeps its novice music listeners engaged and with it while still providing fun new insights to even the most learned musicians out there. All in all a very well done podcast and would highly recommend!

chefcherylann ,

In depth and well researched

I love the story of a story, be that a song, a lyric, poetry or a novel. These two gentlemen are bringing that and then some.
They’re digging deep and proving that indeed, “everything old is new again”. So well done!

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