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TCBCast is an unofficial fan podcast featuring co-hosts Gurdip Ladhar and Justin Gausman discussing the music and life of Elvis Presley. These post-1977, next-generation Presley aficionados tackle topics such as his film career, discography, influences and of course cultural phenomenon surrounding his iconography. TCBCast is not associated with or endorsed by Graceland, Elvis Presley Enterprises, or Sony.

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcas‪t‬ Justin Gausman

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    • 4.6 • 39 Ratings

TCBCast is an unofficial fan podcast featuring co-hosts Gurdip Ladhar and Justin Gausman discussing the music and life of Elvis Presley. These post-1977, next-generation Presley aficionados tackle topics such as his film career, discography, influences and of course cultural phenomenon surrounding his iconography. TCBCast is not associated with or endorsed by Graceland, Elvis Presley Enterprises, or Sony.

    TCBCast 161: Elvis & The Beauty Queen feat. Jaime Kay

    TCBCast 161: Elvis & The Beauty Queen feat. Jaime Kay

    This week, Gurdip & Justin are joined by Jaime Kay from the Jungle Room podcast to review the 1981 biopic "Elvis & The Beauty Queen," about Linda Thompson and her relationship with Elvis. As always with Jaime Kay, it's a ton of fun and you never know where it's going to go!
    For Song of the Week, Jaime Kay picked the movie track "A Whistling Tune," Gurdip went back to his favorite album for "Girl Next Door Went A-Walking" off "Elvis is Back" and Justin highlights Elvis' rarely-heard home recording of "It's A Sin to Tell A Lie."
    If you enjoy TCBCast and would like to support us while receiving early access to episodes, bonus content like film commentaries and Justin's Blue Suede Reviews video essay series, you can support us on Patreon.com/TCBCast.
    You can listen to The Jungle Room Podcast on all podcast platforms where TCBCast is, and on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFTDul2tcm4ecDvdTDACuxA

    • 2 hr 6 min
    TCBCast 160: Wheels On Our Heels - The Top 11 Elvis Movie Driving Songs

    TCBCast 160: Wheels On Our Heels - The Top 11 Elvis Movie Driving Songs

    After almost two months of research- & thematically-heavy topics (including this week's chapter of our TCBCast Book Club), Justin & Gurdip go for something a little more lighthearted and set about "scientifically" ranking all the scenes from Elvis movies where Elvis is driving/piloting and singing while doing it!
    The totally scientific ranking system utilized means this list's order is both a ton of fun, and completely subjective bullcrap, and fittingly, Gurdip selects "Dominic" from "Stay Away, Joe" for his Song of the Week. Justin goes down another road, picking 1961's "I'm Coming Home" from the "Something for Everybody" album.
    Featured Songs of the Week:
    Gurdip: Dominic
    Justin: I'm Coming Home

    • 1 hr 24 min
    TCBCast Now #3: Top NES Games

    TCBCast Now #3: Top NES Games

    The first three (February-March-April 2021) monthly episodes of TCBCast Now, our pop culture discussion experiment, typically Patreon exclusives, are going to be released on the general feed after approximately one month of patron-exclusivity, as a way of giving listeners a sampler of some of the extra content we have on offer for patrons.
    No foolin'!
    On this month's TCBCast Now, Gurdip & Justin discuss WandaVision's run, Raya & The Last Dragon, and Justin's playthrough of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. This leads into a discussion of some of the guys' favorite Nintendo Entertainment System games (and what they think Elvis' favorite NES game might have been).
    Then, for Song of the Week, both guys pick 50s-60s throwbacks from later eras. Gurdip selects the extremely obscure "See You Round Like A Record" by Little Nell, paying homage to 60s girl-groups, while Justin highlights Billy Joel's doo-wop tribute "For The Longest Time," and explores its roots in Mozart-esque classical music.
    If you enjoy this bonus content, please consider supporting us at Patreon.com/TCBCast. We offer plenty of bonus content - in the month of March we produced over 14 hours of new early access or exclusive content for patrons, including film commentaries, new episodes of Blue Suede Reviews and TCBCast Now, and much much more. If you are unable to support us via Patreon, but want to support us another way, please make sure to leave a review on Apple Podcasts, it's one of the more popular platforms we're heard on and every positive review helps our rankings so that other likeminded Elvis fans can find us. Thanks!

    • 1 hr 31 min
    TCBCast 159: The Road to Vegas '69

    TCBCast 159: The Road to Vegas '69

    This week, Justin & Gurdip are doing a topic selected by the TCBCast Patreon community, examining the time between Elvis' 1956 and 1969 Vegas engagements, what other acts (including the Rat Pack) were up to through the 60s, and how Elvis' show at the International was different in tone and audience from what had come before.
    For Song of the Week, both this week were voted on by Patreon supporters as well! Justin rides that "Mystery Train" all the way back to its roots in country and blues, and Gurdip turns into "A Big Hunk O' Love" after hearing Elvis' brilliant late 50s hit.
    If you enjoy TCBCast and would like to support us while receiving early access to episodes, bonus content like film commentaries and Justin's Blue Suede Reviews video essay series, you can support us on Patreon.com/TCBCast.
    This week, we released our commentary for the 1978 film "Grease," Justin's Blue Suede Review of "Blue Hawaii" (almost 90 minutes long!) and this episode featured a few minutes of bonus content not included on the main feed.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    TCBCast 158: An A-Z of Elvis feat. Joe Shooman

    TCBCast 158: An A-Z of Elvis feat. Joe Shooman

    This week, Justin & Gurdip are joined by Joe Shooman, author of "An A-Z of Elvis: Infrequently Asked Questions," a new short book highlighting trivia ranging from conspiracy theories to Elvis' genealogy, from ETAs to collectors and producers. Fittingly, our chapter of "Elvis What Happened" to cover this week as part of our TCBCast Book Club segment tackled some of Elvis' own interests in the unusual.
    Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip went for the cute "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby" from 1968's "Speedway" while Justin ponders "Who's Sorry Now" after hearing Elvis & Anita Wood’s home recording of the 1958 Connie Francis hit.
    Joe's book will be available on Amazon both as a digital and physical release starting March 23, 2021. 
    If you enjoy TCBCast and would like to support us while receiving early access to episodes, bonus content like film commentaries and Justin's Blue Suede Reviews video essay series, you can support us on Patreon.com/TCBCast.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    TCBCast 157: "Welcome Home Elvis" The Frank Sinatra Timex Show feat. Ryan Droste

    TCBCast 157: "Welcome Home Elvis" The Frank Sinatra Timex Show feat. Ryan Droste

    Ryan Droste makes his return to TCBCast to join Justin & Gurdip in reviewing the 1960 TV Special "The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: It's Nice to Go Traveling or, Welcome Home Elvis." Packed with celebrity cameos, then-contemporary pop culture references and musical performances, this program served as Elvis' first major appearance after his return from the US Army. We all know the Elvis performances hold up, and the Sinatra-Presley duet still remains iconic, but is the rest of the show worth revisiting?
    But first - Trivia! Justin puts Gurdip & Ryan's Rat Pack knowledge to the test in lieu of TCBCast Book Club this week.
    Then, for Song of the Week, Ryan & Gurdip both pick 1960s movie songs, choosing "Big Love, Big Heartache" from Roustabout and "I'll Be Back" from Spinout, respectively. Justin instead goes back to the Sun era to show the influence of Rat Pack member Dean Martin on Elvis by spotlighting "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine."

    • 2 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Robert Metcalf ,

The Man and his music

If you’re an Elvis fan, you’re going to enjoy this in depth look into the career of Elvis Aron Presley.

MikeOfTheTerribleOpinion ,

It exists!

As a new-ish fan of Elvis, I was hoping there would be a podcast I could use as a springboard for deeper dives into his career. This one is perfect so far. The hosts seem knowledgable (to a new fan, mind you) and are informative without being too stiff. Highly recommended.

Olivia_M_R ,

Informative, Entertaining, Hilarious!

Informative, interesting, entertaining, and often hilarious podcast detailing the music, movies, and influences of Elvis, as well as books and movies created about him! Love how the hosts stay away from the all too common narrative of Elvis’ personal life and keep the focus on his career and professional growth! This podcast is a weekly must-listen for me!

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