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As a fan of Pearl Jam, Branden has searched, but he still can't find a Better Band...The Better Band Podcast is an all encompassing trip through every song in the Pearl Jam catalog, track-by-track with guest interviews & analysis.

The Better Band Podcast Branden Palomo

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

As a fan of Pearl Jam, Branden has searched, but he still can't find a Better Band...The Better Band Podcast is an all encompassing trip through every song in the Pearl Jam catalog, track-by-track with guest interviews & analysis.

    Season Seven Finale: Riot Act (S7.Ep18)

    Season Seven Finale: Riot Act (S7.Ep18)

     
    Season Seven Finale: Riot Act (S7.Ep18)
    Another album in the books. Time to reevaluate my own album rankings, talk a little bit about the future of the podcast, and of course, thank all the wonderful people that made all of this possible!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you:
    Randy Sobel & John Farrar (https://liveon4legs.com/)
    Lily & Hannah (https://anchor.fm/societyowesmeagenxpodcast)
    Tom Archino (https://audioboom.com/channels/5006136)
    Bradley Piasecki
    Ryan Blackwell
    Jason Kerepesi & Paul Ghiglieri (https://shows.acast.com/state-of-love-and-trust)
    Kevin Lessard
    Debra McMurtrey
    Alex Hoggard
    Bob Remington (https://www.steamieweenie.com/)
    Mike Gagliardi
    Patrick Boegel
    Roche (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1248-jamily-matters-54219707/)
    Joey Goodsir
    Additional thanks to:
    Dave JanTauch (https://livefootsteps.org/)
    Jackie Kashain (http://tdf.jackiekashian.com/2021/09/21/pearl-jam-is-branden-palomos-jam-ep-640/)
    Justin Wilson (https://anchor.fm/deprogrammedva/episodes/Chris-Cornell-e18jqgp)
    “Riot Act” on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3Dy7zVX
    “Riot Act” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4o7SYOv7mNJAPe0tsxgbHc?si=3bdb92c81876438b
    You can find your own local food bank at: https://www.feedingamerica.org/
    Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/brandenp
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BrandenP
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetterBandPod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterbandpod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetterBandPod
    Pearl Jam Podcast Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/606225600228342/
    Further Credits:
    Interviews recorded via Zencastr (https://zencastr.com/)
    Podcast encoded with Forecast by Overcast (https://overcast.fm/)
    Podcast feed & host via ShoutEngine (https://shoutengine.com/)
    The Better Band Podcast is produced by ListenUpReno.Com & Branden Palomo, and published using a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License. Please visit CreativeCommons.Org, or email BetterBandPod@gmail.com for more details. (Music played is owned by their respective copyright owners and publishers, and is for review purposes only, under fair use.)
     

    • 25 min
    All Or None (S7.Ep17)

    All Or None (S7.Ep17)

    All Or None (S7.Ep17)
    We’ve reached the end of RIOT ACT with guest Deb McMurtrey. Join us for a exploration of “All Or None,” the nature of collaboration, and Deb’s Magical Words…
    “All Or None” on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3Dy7zVX
    “All Or None” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4o7SYOv7mNJAPe0tsxgbHc?si=3bdb92c81876438b
    Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/brandenp
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetterBandPod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterbandpod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetterBandPod
    Pearl Jam Podcast Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/606225600228342/
    The Better Band Podcast is produced by ListenUpReno.Com & Branden Palomo, and published using a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License. Please visit CreativeCommons.Org, or email BetterBandPod@gmail.com for more details. (Music played is owned by their respective copyright owners and publishers, and is for review purposes only, under fair use.)

    • 38 min
    Arc (S7.Ep16)

    Arc (S7.Ep16)

    Arc (S7.Ep16)
    *CW: Trauma, the Roskilde incident
    Joey Goodsir returns to sit by the fire and stare into the abyss of grief, as we get into the track “Arc” and how it sits at the crux of Pearl Jam’s mythology…
    References:
    Pearl Jam Deep, June 18, 2003, Chicago, IL - https://deep.pearljam.com/shows/20357
    Listen to “Arc” on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3l1QvkB
    Listen to “Arc” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4xWWXa5myxGjPKsQw8QKcx?si=a6d6691a48214117
    Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/brandenp
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetterBandPod
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetterBandPod
    Pearl Jam Podcast Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/606225600228342/
    The Better Band Podcast is produced by ListenUpReno.Com & Branden Palomo, and published using a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License. Please visit CreativeCommons.Org, or email BetterBandPod@gmail.com for more details. (Music played is owned by their respective copyright owners and publishers, and is for review purposes only, under fair use.)

    • 46 min
    Last Soldier (S7.Ep15)

    Last Soldier (S7.Ep15)

    Last Soldier (S7.Ep15)
    Another “Soldier” song, another John Farrar (Live On 4 Legs Podcast: https://liveon4legs.com) episode. This time, we have a post-9/11 song all but lost to memory that didn’t make it onto RIOT ACT, but was documented for the 2001 Fan Club Single.
    References:
    Live On 4 Legs #112: Jacksonville, FL 4/13/2016 - https://soundcloud.com/liveon4legs/jacksonville16
    Live On 4 Legs Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/liveon4legs
    Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/brandenp
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetterBandPod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterbandpod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetterBandPod
    Pearl Jam Podcast Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/606225600228342/
    The Better Band Podcast is produced by ListenUpReno.Com & Branden Palomo, and published using a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License. Please visit CreativeCommons.Org, or email BetterBandPod@gmail.com for more details. (Music played is owned by their respective copyright owners and publishers, and is for review purposes only, under fair use.)

    • 24 min
    Half Full (S7.Ep14)

    Half Full (S7.Ep14)

    Half Full (S7.Ep14)
    There’s only one guest that could have possibly come on for this episode: It’s none other than Roche from the Jamily Matters Podcast (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1248-jamily-matters-54219707/). Please join us of on our journey into “Half Full,” flirting with metal, and the Beatles…
    References:
    Something About The Beatles Podcast - https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/
    Jamily Matters: Riot Act Ranked - https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1248-jamily-matters-54219707/episode/riot-act-ranked-73595232/
    Listen to “Half Full” on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3lJCp6N
    Listen to “Half Full” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2Iqf4Ee2zr1LOi7Osz4Gtc?si=c7e9800de2d8411f
    Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/brandenp
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetterBandPod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterbandpod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetterBandPod
    Pearl Jam Podcast Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/606225600228342/
    The Better Band Podcast is produced by ListenUpReno.Com & Branden Palomo, and published using a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License. Please visit CreativeCommons.Org, or email BetterBandPod@gmail.com for more details. (Music played is owned by their respective copyright owners and publishers, and is for review purposes only, under fair use.)

    • 51 min
    Bushleaguer (S7.Ep13)

    Bushleaguer (S7.Ep13)

    Bushleaguer (S7.Ep13)
    *CW: September 11th/Terrorism*
    We have Patrick Boegel back to figure out if this is a song about baseball or politics. Strap-in for a discussion of THE most divisive and controversial Pearl Jam song in the catalogue: RIOT ACT’s “Bushleaguer”…
    Listen to “Bushleaguer” on Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/bu%24hleaguer/193238667?i=193239349&itsct=music_box_link&itscg=30200&at=1001lazS&ct=songs_bu%24hleaguer&app=music&ls=1
    Listen to “Bushleaguer” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2boUi6EKNxQwn1uFwn3LVP?si=39e585fe588c4211
    Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/brandenp
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetterBandPod
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetterBandPod
    Pearl Jam Podcast Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/606225600228342/
    The Better Band Podcast is produced by ListenUpReno.Com & Branden Palomo, and published using a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License. Please visit CreativeCommons.Org, or email BetterBandPod@gmail.com for more details. (Music played is owned by their respective copyright owners and publishers, and is for review purposes only, under fair use.)
     

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

TheBobRemington ,

A fun listen every week!

With a different guest discussing a different song each week, it’s a great listen to see what will happen next!

GordieDoggo ,

Come for the Pearl Jam, stay for the comraderie

This show comprehensively breaks down Pearl Jam on an album by album basis going through each individual track and their meaning and importance to the band’s legacy. Branden does a great job of making his guests feel comfortable by bringing up nostalgic topics that aren’t just relative to the band and music, but also fun references to pop culture, cartoons and usually something regarding candy. His episodes are very easy to listen to and are a must listen for any Pearl Jam aficionado.

martinoj13 ,

Great Folksy Vibe

I consider myself just a casual Pearl Jam fan but the joy that Branden and his guests bring to discussing Pearl Jam’s music is infectious. Their conversations remind me that we are all walking around and living with the ability to “get deep”, and to make a personal connection to the world around us. Most of the time we keep this part of our lives private, but it’s really something we should take the time to share more often-it’s the part that makes people interesting! Great job and keep the conversations coming!

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