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Twice a month, Ryan Pak takes a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, he discusses personal connections to the soundtrack, either with a guest and/or co-hosts, Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

Guest inquires can be made at: soundtrackcast@gmail.com

You can support the podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/soundtrackyourlife

Voice Over: Amber Aviles
https://amberaviles.com

Music: Phil Bertulfo of Rubber Spaniel
https://soundtrack-your-life.captivate.fm/rubberspaniel

Soundtrack Your Life Ryan Pak

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Twice a month, Ryan Pak takes a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, he discusses personal connections to the soundtrack, either with a guest and/or co-hosts, Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

Guest inquires can be made at: soundtrackcast@gmail.com

You can support the podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/soundtrackyourlife

Voice Over: Amber Aviles
https://amberaviles.com

Music: Phil Bertulfo of Rubber Spaniel
https://soundtrack-your-life.captivate.fm/rubberspaniel

    What is the Legacy of the Judgement Night Soundtrack (1993) according to Brian Colburn (My Weekly Mixtape, Playlist Wars)?

    What is the Legacy of the Judgement Night Soundtrack (1993) according to Brian Colburn (My Weekly Mixtape, Playlist Wars)?

    Brian Colburn of My Weekly Mixtape returns to Soundtrack Your Life to talk to Ryan about the 1993 soundtrack juggernaut, Judgement Night. In season 2, Brian was our guest when we covered That Thing You Do with him, so he definitely knows his way around a rocking soundtrack!
    We Discuss:
    -How this soundtrack was the brainchild of Happy Walters, manager of Cypress Hill and House of Pain
    -The enthusiasm of most of the artists towards this project
    -How the soundtrack birthed nu-metal
    ...And Brian and Ryan make a mini-playlist of their favorite rap rock collabs that happened after the Judgement Night was released.
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    For More Information about My Weekly Mixtape:
    Website: https://myweeklymixtape.com/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/myweeklymixtape/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/myweeklymixtape
    If you'd like to support Soundtrack Your Life, we have a Patreon, where you'll get bonus episodes and more!
    https://www.patreon.com/soundtrackyourlife

    • 56 min
    Why Does Courtney E Smith of Songs My Ex Ruined and Eater Dallas Think that the Reality Bites Soundtrack is Odd for a 90's Soundtrack?

    Why Does Courtney E Smith of Songs My Ex Ruined and Eater Dallas Think that the Reality Bites Soundtrack is Odd for a 90's Soundtrack?

    Courtney E Smith, host of the Songs My Ex Ruined Podcast, and writer for Eater Dallas, joins Nicole and Ryan to talk about the soundtrack to Ben Stiller's 1994 film, Reality Bites. The film is still thought of fondly by many because of how it captures the spirit of the 90s. The soundtrack was also successful and it even had a Billboard Top 100 #1 single with Lisa Loeb's "Stay", the first #1 single from an unsigned artist.
    We Discuss:
    The Story of "Stay" and how Reality Bites star Ethan Hawke helped get it on the soundtrackHow the soundtrack is a weird mix of 70s/80s and not very mainstream 90s songsHow the plot of the movie is very tied to 90s "sellout" cultureHow the stand in for MTV (In Your Face) was pretty accurate... And More
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    For More Information about Courtney E Smith:
    Website: https://nevermind.fm/shows/songs-my-ex-ruined/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/courtneyesmith
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/courtneyesmith
    If you'd like to support Soundtrack Your Life, we have a Patreon, where you'll get bonus episodes and more!
    https://www.patreon.com/soundtrackyourlife
    We have changed our Twitter (X) handle to soundtrackcast and we can be found at Blue Sky Social @soundtrackcast.bsky.social

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Do Scott and Katherine from This is The Greatest Song I've Heard in My Entire Life Think that the Barbie (2023) Soundtrack has (K)enough Bangers to Be Considered a Classic Soundtrack?

    Do Scott and Katherine from This is The Greatest Song I've Heard in My Entire Life Think that the Barbie (2023) Soundtrack has (K)enough Bangers to Be Considered a Classic Soundtrack?

    *We’ve changed our Twitter (X) handle to @soundtrackcast to match our IG.*
    Scott and Katherine from This Is the Greatest Song I’ver Heard in My Entire Life join Nicole and Ryan to discuss the soundtrack to the 2023 Greta Gerwig film, Barbie. (The episode starts spoiler free and mentions when the discussion of spoilers will begin.)
    Among topics discussed in this episode:
    Does this soundtrack hold up independent of the movie?The roll out of the soundtrack as a big pop eventHow a pair of Oscar winning songwriters contributed to the soundtrack the fun needle drops in the movie artists that we felt were missing from the soundtrack
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    For More Information about
    This is the Greatest Song I’ve Ever Heard in My Entire Life:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/gr8songpod
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/gr8songpod
    Please support Soundtrack Your Life. We have a Patreon, where you'll get bonus episodes and more!
    https://www.patreon.com/soundtrackyourlife

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Why Does Brad (from the Pop Culture Yearbook Podcast) view Ted Demme's Beautiful Girls (1996) as a Minnesota Film?

    Why Does Brad (from the Pop Culture Yearbook Podcast) view Ted Demme's Beautiful Girls (1996) as a Minnesota Film?

    Brad from the Pop Culture Yearbook Podcast is our guest to talk about the 1996 Ted Demme film, Beautiful Girls, which features the acting talents of Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Michael Rapaport, Mira Sorvino, Martha Plimpton, Laruen Holly, Rosie O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Matt Dillon, and Natalie Portman. The soundtrack is equally stacked featuring songs from Pete Droge, The Afghan Whigs, Howlin' Maggie, Chris Issak, Ween, and Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline".
    We discuss
    Why Brad feels like this is a Minnesota movie even though it takes place in Massachusetts Afghan Whigs' frontman Greg Dulli's very busy 1994-1996The weird storyline with Natalie Portman and why it's problematicWhy the movie doesn't exactly feel like it's set in the '90s
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    For More Information about Pop Culture Yearbook:
    Website: https://pcy.buzzsprout.com/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/popyearbook/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PopYearbook
    If you'd like to support Soundtrack Your Life, we have a Patreon, where you'll get bonus episodes and more!
    https://www.patreon.com/soundtrackyourlife

    • 1 hr 13 min
    What About David Byrne's True Stories (1986) Draws Jim From Film Rage Back to it Again and Again?

    What About David Byrne's True Stories (1986) Draws Jim From Film Rage Back to it Again and Again?

    Jim from the Film Rage Podcast joins Ryan to talk about the 1986 film, True Stories, a film that was written and directed by David Byrne. David Byrne also stars in the film opposite the likes of John Goodman and Spalding Gray. Of course, with David Byrne, there will be a discussion of music!
    We Chat About:
    How The Talking Heads album, True Stories, isn't actually the soundtrack to the filmWhy David Byrne isn't the only credited screenwriter on the filmDavid Byrne's recent concert film, American UtopiaByrne's influence on music in generalJim's Super Podcaster Origin Story
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    For More Information about Film Rage:
    Website: https://www.filmrageyyc.com
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/filmrageyyc
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/filmrageyyc
    If you'd like to support Soundtrack Your Life, we have a Patreon, where you'll get bonus episodes and more!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Why Did Rachel Brodsky (The In Sync Podcast, Stereogum Writer) Think That She Was Watching Her Mom in Dirty Dancing (1987)?

    Why Did Rachel Brodsky (The In Sync Podcast, Stereogum Writer) Think That She Was Watching Her Mom in Dirty Dancing (1987)?

    Pop culture writer, and host of The In Sync Podcast, Rachel Brodsky joins Ryan and Nicole to talk about the soundtrack to the 1987 film, Dirty Dancing. It’s one of the best selling soundtracks of all time and it features the Oscar and Grammy award winning hit (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life, which also topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks.
    We Discuss:
    Rachel growing up with the movie and the soundtrack and why the movie used to make her think about her mom’s family
    How the soundtrack is a blend of 60s hits and very 80s sounding songs written for the film
    Patrick Swayze - actor, dancer, and… singer?
    Why does Time of My Life remind Ryan of his high school prom.
    And More!
    If you're looking to create a podcast with professional sound, check out Podtastic Audio at:
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    For More Information about Rachel / The In Sync Podcast:
    Website:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/rebrods
    https://www.instagram.com/theinsyncpod
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/rachelbrods
    https://www.twitter.com/theinsyncpod
    If you'd like to support Soundtrack Your Life, we have a Patreon, where you'll get bonus episodes and more!
    https://www.patreon.com/soundtrackyourlife

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Shoot the Flick ,

What a great music podcast!!

Ryan is such an amazing and engaging host! He really highlights everything you would want to know about the music and he has amazing guests! The latest episode What about David Byrne was so fun and I can’t wait to dive down the rabbit hole for more! Everyone needs this podcast in your life so you can find your soundtrack!

DFree1213 ,

Awesome Concept!

A celebration of pop culture and physical media, with hosts who are passionate and knowledgeable, facilitating an engaging conversation. Love how this show offers a snapshot of a prior era of media consumption while also examining current cultural moments, a really deep dive into iconic movies/music highlighting personal connections. Really great listen!

Jay73227 ,

Great Podcast!

Interesting looks at the blend of music and movies. Highly recommended for both movie and music lovers!

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