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"Elvis is history," Carl Perkins once said, "and anytime anyone or anything becomes history, whether it be Pearl Harbor or Elvis, it will never go away. The world will never tire of his songs."

TCBCast is an unofficial fan podcast featuring co-hosts Gurdip Ladhar and Justin Gausman, along with regular guest co-hosts Ryan Droste and Bec Wyles, plus an array of Elvis fans and experts setting out to better understand that history, and those songs. Tackling topics from throughout Elvis's lifetime and beyond, TCBCast seeks to offer thoughtful, intelligent, heartfelt and honest discourse on Presley's career, his influences, the people who made his work possible, and the cultural phenomenon surrounding his iconography.

TCBCast is not associated with or endorsed by Graceland, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Authentic Brands Group or Sony.

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast Justin Gausman

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    • 4.5 • 52 Ratings

"Elvis is history," Carl Perkins once said, "and anytime anyone or anything becomes history, whether it be Pearl Harbor or Elvis, it will never go away. The world will never tire of his songs."

TCBCast is an unofficial fan podcast featuring co-hosts Gurdip Ladhar and Justin Gausman, along with regular guest co-hosts Ryan Droste and Bec Wyles, plus an array of Elvis fans and experts setting out to better understand that history, and those songs. Tackling topics from throughout Elvis's lifetime and beyond, TCBCast seeks to offer thoughtful, intelligent, heartfelt and honest discourse on Presley's career, his influences, the people who made his work possible, and the cultural phenomenon surrounding his iconography.

TCBCast is not associated with or endorsed by Graceland, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Authentic Brands Group or Sony.

    TCBCast Bonus: "Baz Luhrmann's Elvis" Catch-Up w/Ryan Droste

    TCBCast Bonus: "Baz Luhrmann's Elvis" Catch-Up w/Ryan Droste

    As part of our monthly Patreon-exclusive pop culture spin-off TCBCast Now, Ryan Droste joined Justin this month for an extended discussion catching up on his thoughts on the interviews, TV spots and other information that dropped related to Baz Luhrmann's Elvis. That segment is being released here on the main feed as a bonus episode.
    FYI This was recorded before Trailer 2 dropped the morning of May 23, we will be doing ANOTHER full-length breakdown bonus episode this week as well, on top of our regularly scheduled episode of TCBCast dropping tomorrow.
    TCBCast Now is the monthly spin-off where we talk about  movies, TV, games and music beyond (but surprisingly often connected with) Elvis Presley, including Songs of the Month. This month's songs were "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen and "Diamond Studded Shoes" by Yola. If you would like to hear loads more bonus content, including plenty of exclusive unofficial film commentaries and Elvis-era  album reviews, please consider supporting our show at Patreon.com/TCBCast.

    • 36 min
    TCBCast 217: Night and You... and Blue Hawaii, Part 2 (feat. Bec Wyles)

    TCBCast 217: Night and You... and Blue Hawaii, Part 2 (feat. Bec Wyles)

    In Part 2 of Justin and Bec's discussion on Elvis's smash 1961 Paramount film "Blue Hawaii," Bec finally unleashes a years-pent-up question about Nancy Walters' Abigail Prentice, and the duo reassesses Justin's claim that "Blue Hawaii" was one of the most important movies Elvis made.
    Then, for Song of the Week, Bec gambles on "Chesay" from Frankie & Johnny as a gesture to past guest co-host Olivia, while Justin gives a little attention to the underplayed ballad "If I Were You" from the "Love Letters From Elvis" album, pointing out that it came from Gerald Nelson, the same writer who also gave us such, um... "gems" like "Yoga Is As Yoga Does" and "The Love Machine."
    If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us with a donation at Patreon.com/TCBCast. Patrons received this episode 10 days early! If you are unable to support us via Patreon, but want to support us another way, please make sure to leave a positive review or mention our show to another like-minded music history and movie enthusiast.
    Timestamps:
    0:00 Start/Main Topic, Part 2
    1:02:15 SotW: Chesay
    1:11:30 Sotw: If I Were You

    • 1 hr 25 min
    TCBCast 216: Polū Hawai'i, Part One (feat. Bec Wyles)

    TCBCast 216: Polū Hawai'i, Part One (feat. Bec Wyles)

    Gurdip is out this week to handle some necessary family concerns, so Justin is joined by Bec once again to talk about the film he once called "the most important movie Elvis ever made": 1961's "Blue Hawaii"!
    Bec has plenty to say on the love rectangle protagonist Chad Gates finds himself in one corner of, while Justin digs into the film's cinematic legacy, going back to a Bing Crosby movie from the 30s.
    But first - hear Bec react in real time to seeing the new "Hayride" preview from Baz Luhrmann's Elvis! (Note - I mention not being able to identify the character next to Jimmie Rodgers Snow; I was referring to the leaked clip which was highly compressed, blurry and watermarked. It's clear in the official WB release that it's David Wenham as Jimmie's father Hank Snow.)
    Next week, we'll pick up with Part Two, covering the second portion of the film and our Songs of the Week!
    If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us with a donation at Patreon.com/TCBCast. If you are unable to support us via Patreon, but want to support us another way, please make sure to leave a positive review or mention our show to another like-minded music history and movie enthusiast.
    Timestamps:
    0:00 Start/News
    14:30 "Elvis" Hayride Clip Reactions
    22:50 Listener Feedback
    35:40 Main Topic, Part 1

    • 1 hr 36 min
    TCBCast 215: April Showers, May Flowers

    TCBCast 215: April Showers, May Flowers

    Hey TCBCast listeners - April was a rough month for the hosts, so they're taking things a bit easy this week as a mental reset in anticipation of a full slate of content for the month of May.
    Gurdip and Justin discuss some light Elvis news, answer some listener messages, and then for Song of the Week, Gurdip is uplifted by "Beyond the Bend" from the It Happened At the World's Fair soundtrack, while Justin take a look at the upbeat "In Your Arms" from the Something For Everybody soundtrack.

    Then, Justin veers off in a totally different direction to spend a little time getting off his chest his unusual fascination with Elvis soundalike Marvin Benefield's uncanny, original 1962 recording "Don't Go," cut at the same session as Tommy Roe's "Sheila" under producer Felton Jarvis and with many of the same Nashville band members working on Elvis's early 60s pop material.
    If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us with a donation at Patreon.com/TCBCast. If you are unable to support us via Patreon, but want to support us another way, please make sure to leave a positive review or mention our show to another like-minded music history and movie enthusiast.
    Timestamps:
    0:00 Start/News
    14:45: Listener Feedback
    23:50: SotW: Beyond the Bend
    35:00: SotW: In Your Arms
    45:00: SotW: Don't Go (Vince Everett)
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    TCBCast 214: Album Review: Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Vol. 2

    TCBCast 214: Album Review: Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Vol. 2

    We're taking a look at the album that dropped the same day as "Elvis On Tour", the Camden that paired his hit single with a handful of seemingly disconnected songs from Elvis's movies... but as you'll hear, there may just be a secret connection between them that you won't expect!
    Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip keeps things light covering the underrated "Clambake" ballad, "The Girl I Never Loved," while Justin goes big, tackling Elvis's massive 1957 hit single "All Shook Up," some of the many versions from Elvis and others over the decades, and addressing Elvis's cowriting credit alongside Otis Blackwell.
    If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us with a donation at Patreon.com/TCBCast. If you are unable to support us via Patreon, but want to support us another way, please make sure to leave a positive review or mention our show to another like-minded music history and movie enthusiast.
    Timestamps:
    0:00 Start
    4:00 Doja Cat "Vegas" Single Reaction
    20:00 Listener Feedback
    28:40 Main Topic
    1:08:00 SotW: The Girl I Never Loved
    1:14:40 SotW: All Shook Up

    • 1 hr 47 min
    TCBCast 213: Elvis On Tour Movie Review, Part 2 (feat. Bec Wyles)

    TCBCast 213: Elvis On Tour Movie Review, Part 2 (feat. Bec Wyles)

    Part 2 of our review of the 1972 documentary "Elvis On Tour" includes discussion on various releases of EOT, its audio-visual components, and pondering whether it has been overshadowed by Aloha From Hawaii. We also debate whether a potential Special Edition would be any more insightful or artistically merited for the mainstream given the known material, or if fan voraciousness is the only thing left driving demand.
    Then, for Song of the Week, Bec tackles 1967's "Mine", reminding us a bit more about the lives and work of songwriters Sid Tepper and Roy Bennett. Gurdip, being a "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" himself, spotlights the Million Dollar Quartet jams of Chuck Berry's ode to men of color, and finally Justin rounds the show out with Elvis's sweet and vulnerable but once-neglected Sun Records recording, "Tomorrow Night" and learning the tragic story of how it was one of the last melodies written by its composer, Wilhelm Grosz.
    Elvis On Tour is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and a version that restores "Johnny B. Goode" is available on many digital services. If you have Facebook, please make a point to visit the excellent "Release the Elvis On Tour Footage News" group for an excellent repository of history, information and photos related to the making of Elvis On Tour.
    If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us with a donation at Patreon.com/TCBCast. If you are unable to support us via Patreon, but want to support us another way, please make sure to leave a positive review or mention our show to another like-minded music history and movie enthusiast.
    Timestamps:
    0:00 Start/Main Topic
    43:20 SotW: Mine
    1:00:05 SotW: Brown Eyed Handsome Man
    1:16:20 SotW: Tomorrow Night

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

kimberdancer ,

EP, Entertainer, Artist, Human

As a new fan of Elvis, this pod is a treasure because Justin & Gurdip do their research. I learn something new every time.
Also, I appreciate the critical ear & eye of the podcast hosts because they acknowledge that Elvis was human, imperfect alongside being talented, unique, and generous.
I always feel like I’m having coffee with Justin, Gurdip, and the gang each time I tune in to an episode ☕️
Every fan should add this to their Elvis collection 🎙 🎶

CaptPresley ,

Really Good Elvis Podcast, but…

I recently discovered this podcast and enjoy it. My only disappointment is the unnecessary F-Bombs. I know that it’s part of todays regular vocabulary unfortunately, but it is inappropriate for a podcast that I should be able to listen to with my family.
I will listen more with my kids if the language gets cleaned up a bit. Thanks!

gareth9894 ,

Love Elvis!

Terrific podcast!!

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