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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 • 17 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.

    Footsteps (S8.Ep7)

    Footsteps (S8.Ep7)

    Footsteps (S8.Ep7) CW: Addiction, Self-Harm Deb McMurtrey returns to talk about one of the earliest Pearl Jam songs — the finale of the Momma-Son Trilogy. Listen in on our discussion of “Footsteps,” poetry, and The Harmonica. Reference: YouTube Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrdQLt_J8oEAleCHOvj1LGYpaeeTdp3LR “Footsteps” on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3tO3GL1 “Footsteps” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2hNb45QeH5NXFIS2wwfGsN?si=45bbca9db6c14c1d 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/ 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.)

    • 55 min
    Hitchhiker (S8.Ep6)

    Hitchhiker (S8.Ep6)

    Hitchhiker (S8.Ep6) For some reason, I didn’t record myself right, so I am sorry for the quality. If you can get through it, though, I have Bryan Cohen on for the first time to talk LOST DOGS track, “Hitchhiker,” Radiohead, and time zones… Reference: Binaural’s Original Track Listing - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_(album)#Originaltrack_listing “Hitchhiker” on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3pMNjMf “Hitchhiker” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2rpcj9ssUh9QQnitQtE1Eo?si=f48843a9a69b426a 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/ 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.)

    • 32 min
    Drifting (S8Ep5)

    Drifting (S8Ep5)

    Drifting (S8.Ep5) The most tangential of holiday songs is not a part of the holiday miniseries, unless we’re going by the Eastern Orthodox calendar. Join Kevin Lessard and I for a journey with this Lost Dog, “Drifting”… Reference: Donate to your local food bank at https://www.feedingamerica.org/ “Drifting” on Apple Music: https://apple.co/31cXro0 “Drifting” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track /1SVvt0mYkusOXc3ygPKxef?si=c4ca6c78022840bc 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/ 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.)

    • 33 min
    Someday At Christmas (S8.Ep4)

    Someday At Christmas (S8.Ep4)

    Someday At Christmas (S8.Ep4)For the month, we’ve had a holiday miniseries exploring Pearl Jam’s Christmas songs, and today, it comes to a close. Molly comes back to talk about the Motown classic, “Someday At Christmas,” authenticity, and what Christmas means to her.References:“Someday At Christmas,” Stevie Wonder lyrics @ Genius: https://genius.com/Stevie-wonder-someday-at-christmas-lyrics Donate to your local food bank at https://www.feedingamerica.org/ “Someday At Christmas” on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3FwB7Ve “Someday At Christmas” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3suJTgrwAImgAKwGl6S3oP?si=rLnFXIVCRsGTXG5wq_k7-w Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/brandenpPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/BrandenP Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetterBandPodInstagram: 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.)

    • 44 min
    Season Eight Introduction: Lost Dogs

    Season Eight Introduction: Lost Dogs

    Season Eight Introduction: Lost DogsPearl Jam’s B-Side and Rarity compilation collection contains some of their best songs that leave most of us scratching our heads why they were left off proper albums.LOST DOGS on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3E3Qd2W LOST DOGS on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/55VNnWRkzLOLPcY28WxyUl?si=GxpcEw4STtqzri2JOoWU7gReference: Donate to your 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/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.)

    • 16 min
    Don't Believe In Christmas (S8.Ep3)

    Don't Believe In Christmas (S8.Ep3)

     Don’t Believe In Christmas (S8.Ep3)It’s time to celebrate the holidays, Pearl Jam style! For the month, we have a holiday miniseries exploring Pearl Jam’s Christmas songs. This week, Thomas Gregory joins the discussion about their cover of “Don’t Believe In Christmas”…References:Donate to your local food bank at https://www.feedingamerica.org/Original “Even Flow” footage: https://youtu.be/VlPiH9EYgYU“Don’t Believe In Christmas” at the Showbox: https://youtu.be/jrPuSV3681cDrummer’s Resource - #579 Matt Cameron “Stepping Into The Arena”: https://www.drummersresource.com/matt-cameron-interview/Pearl Jam Yule Log: https://youtu.be/gwsWG8wxj7s“Don’t Believe In Christmas” on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3pQrdXR“Don’t Believe In Christmas” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/65TbaHwBBWqo46VC75cveH?si=674be71974c347b1Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/brandenpPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/BrandenPTwitter: https://twitter.com/BetterBandPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterbandpodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetterBandPodPearl 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.) 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 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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