58 episodes

Hosts Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell take a hard look at legendary tracks of the past and present, connecting the dots on the music they sample and the songs that inspired them. Join us for Season 3, where Riffs takes a deep dive into the tragic world of 24-Carat Black, the band everyone has heard, but nobody has heard of.

Riffs on Riffs Evergreen Podcasts

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

Hosts Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell take a hard look at legendary tracks of the past and present, connecting the dots on the music they sample and the songs that inspired them. Join us for Season 3, where Riffs takes a deep dive into the tragic world of 24-Carat Black, the band everyone has heard, but nobody has heard of.

    Episode 2: Living the Dream?

    Episode 2: Living the Dream?

    Welcome back to Riffs on Riffs, Season 3!
    This is episode 2 of our epic four part series about the band 24-Carat Black. On today's episode: The Dream. Dale Warren's musical vision coming to bear as we hear from former band members about life on the road and in the studio. Featuring more than one exciting Uhaul story, this is an episode you won't want to miss!
    Riffs on Riffs is a production of Evergreen Podcasts. Hosted by Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell. Our Audio Engineer is Eric Koltnow and our Producer and Sound Designer is Noah Foutz. Executive Producers Gerardo Orlando and David Allen Moss.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 31 min
    Episode 1: The Origins of 24-Carat Black

    Episode 1: The Origins of 24-Carat Black

    Welcome back to Riffs on Riffs, Season 3!
    This season, we're doing things a little differently - We're bringing you the story of a dark, musical savant with a dream, a van full of teenage musicians with otherworldly talent, and an epic record that has been sampled by hip-hop royalty, even though the group lives in obscurity to this day. We're telling the tale of 24-Carat Black, and on this episode, you'll hear the first of our four part series about the band that everyone's heard, but nobody has heard of.
    Riffs on Riffs is a production of Evergreen Podcasts. Hosted by Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell. Our Audio Engineer is Eric Koltnow and our Producer and Sound Designer is Noah Foutz. Executive Producers Gerardo Orlando and David Allen Moss.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 32 min
    Riffs on Riffs Season 3 Trailer

    Riffs on Riffs Season 3 Trailer

    Riffs on Riffs is back and this season, we're doing things a little differently: a four-part series about the band that everyone has heard, but nobody has heard of, 24-Carat Black. Featuring interviews from band members, get ready to hear stories of otherworldly talent, teenage musicians honing their chops on the road in posh hotels and the backs of uhauls, an epic concept album decades ahead of its time, and a musical savant with a vision and a dark side at the center of it all. Coming this June, don't miss Season 3 of Riffs on Riffs!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 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. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 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!

Top Podcasts In Music

The Joe Budden Network
The Black Effect and iHeartPodcasts
Barstool Sports
WNYC Studios & OSM Audio
No Jumper
REVOLT

You Might Also Like

Slate Podcasts
Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
This American Life
Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
Gimlet
Vulture

More by Evergreen Podcasts

Evergreen Podcasts
Evergreen Podcasts | The Honor Project
Evergreen Podcasts
Evergreen Podcasts
Evergreen Podcasts
Evergreen Podcasts