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Hosted by 101 WKQX's Jon Manley and James VanOsdol, the History of Alternative digs deep into everything alternative.

The History of Alternative 101 WKQX

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Hosted by 101 WKQX's Jon Manley and James VanOsdol, the History of Alternative digs deep into everything alternative.

    The History of Smashing Pumpkins, Pt. 2: Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha (Episode 5)

    The History of Smashing Pumpkins, Pt. 2: Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha (Episode 5)

    Continuing our deep dive into Smashing Pumpkins history, we're joined this week by drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and guitarist James Iha. The History of Alternative podcast is sponsored by Wintrust.

    • 31 min
    The History of Smashing Pumpkins, Pt. 1: Billy Corgan (Episode 4)

    The History of Smashing Pumpkins, Pt. 1: Billy Corgan (Episode 4)

    Weeks before Smashing Pumpkins release their double album "CYR," Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan looks back on the band's history and legacy.

    Sponsored by Wintrust

    • 30 min
    Undead, undead, undead: The Halloween episode (Episode 3)

    Undead, undead, undead: The Halloween episode (Episode 3)

    It's one of our favorite times of year: HALLOWEEN! Hosts James VanOsdol and Jon Manley talk about Halloween artists, songs and essential horror movies.

    The History of Alternative is sponsored by Wintrust

    • 52 min
    Phoenix history with Thomas and Christian (Episode 2)

    Phoenix history with Thomas and Christian (Episode 2)

    For more than 20 years, the French band Phoenix has carved its own path, taking hints from the past and synthesizing them into something forward-thinking and new. This is one of the bands of the 21st century: I mean, they've headlined Coachella and Lollapalooza. More recently, they did the score for Sofia Coppola's new movie, "On the Rocks," which comes out this Fall.

    The History of Alternative podcast is sponsored by Wintrust.

    • 18 min
    Rise Against: Political music and other appeals to reason (Episode 1)

    Rise Against: Political music and other appeals to reason (Episode 1)

    Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath joins hosts James VanOsdol and Jon Manley for the inaugural episode of the History of Alternative.

    They discuss politics in music: What are some good examples of mixing social issues and song? How has Rise Against grown as a political band?

    From our home base of Chicago, we're going long with one of Chicago's most beloved bands.

    The History of Alternative podcast is sponsored by Wintrust.

    • 39 min

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