24 episodes

... in which your four hosts, joined by 35 years of friendship and their shared love for rock 'n' roll, construct a playlist, episode by episode, into infinity. Look for the "Mixtape Diaries: the Podcast" playlist on Spotify, and follow us on Twitter @mtdiaries.

The Mixtape Diaries Bob, Brad, Carla, and Mark

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    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

... in which your four hosts, joined by 35 years of friendship and their shared love for rock 'n' roll, construct a playlist, episode by episode, into infinity. Look for the "Mixtape Diaries: the Podcast" playlist on Spotify, and follow us on Twitter @mtdiaries.

    Songs from the 1001 Albums, Part 1 (w/ the Clash, Spiritualized, the Waterboys, and Can)

    Songs from the 1001 Albums, Part 1 (w/ the Clash, Spiritualized, the Waterboys, and Can)

    There's no shortage of terrific songs on rock critic Robert Dimery's list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.  For this and the next episode, Mark challenges us to choose some of our favorites.

    Note the new format: six songs from Bob and Carla in this episode — The Clash!  Jamiroquai?  Spiritualized!  The Waterboys!  Sugar!  Can!)— with six more to come from Brad and Mark in our next posting.  The aim here is to keep the content flowing.

    Krautrock in the Playlist?  Achievement UNLOCKED!

    As always, find the Playlist on Spotify + Apple Music and your Extras on Twitter.   And if you like what you hear, please share, rate and review us!

    Credits: Intro/ Outro — the Februarys, "Does Your Father Know"/ "... In a Letter." 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Grab Bag (w/ Gustaf, the Waitresses, Death Cab, and Royal Blood)

    Grab Bag (w/ Gustaf, the Waitresses, Death Cab, and Royal Blood)

    In this Grab Bag episode, Mark, Brad, Bob, and Carla serve up tracks from Gustaf, the Waitresses, Death Cab for Cutie, and Royal Blood.

    Get back in the saddle with The Mixtape Diaries!  There's more where this came from!
     
    As always, find the Playlist on Spotify + Apple Music and your Extras on Twitter.   And if you like what you hear, please share, rate and review us!

    Credits: Intro/ Outro — the Februarys, "Does Your Father Know"/ "... In a Letter." 

    • 40 min
    Songs with Samples (w/ A Tribe Called Quest, Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys, & Glass Animals!)

    Songs with Samples (w/ A Tribe Called Quest, Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys, & Glass Animals!)

    Your Diarists are back on the mic, cold chillin' in effect.  Today's assignment?  Serve up examples of fly tracks with *samples*.  Riffs and bass lines, beats and lawsuits: sampling is the story of the 80s, the 90s, the 00s ... of the last 40 years, really.

    All kinds of surprises in this episode: Carla makes The Case for Portishead, rattling Mark in the process; Bob continues his will-he/ won't-he flirtation with Sabbath, and Brad presumes to announce The Best Song of the 1990s.  Oh, and did you know Fatboy Slim played bass for the Housemartins?
    Joining the Playlist today is a fun batch of twelve songs (plus their samples) from A Tribe Called Quest, Fatboy Slim, Moby, Beastie Boys, Chapterhouse, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Dirty Vegas, Beck, Arctic Monkeys, Afrika Bambaataa, Portishead and Glass Animals.
     
    Listen through the episode's end music for a little surprise.

    As always, find the Playlist on Spotify + Apple Music and your Extras on Twitter.
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    Credits: Intro/ Outro — the Februarys, "Does Your Father Know"/ "... In a Letter." 

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Grab Bag: Songs We're Listening To (w/King Krule, Dressy Bessy, The Darling Buds and Liz Cooper)

    Grab Bag: Songs We're Listening To (w/King Krule, Dressy Bessy, The Darling Buds and Liz Cooper)

    Your Diarists are back with another Grab Bag episode. No theme, just four songs they've been wanting to add to the playlist. Get ready! These are four great additions from King Krule, Dressy Bessy, The Darling Buds and Liz Cooper. 

    As always, find the Playlist on Spotify + Apple Music and your Extras on Twitter.

    If you like what you're hearing, please share, rate and review us!

    Credits: Intro/ Outro — the Februarys, "Does Your Father Know"/ "... In a Letter." 

    • 43 min
    Grab Bag: Luck O' the Irish (w/ the Pogues, the Chieftains, Flogging Molly and Enter the Haggis)

    Grab Bag: Luck O' the Irish (w/ the Pogues, the Chieftains, Flogging Molly and Enter the Haggis)

    St. Patrick's Day may be a foggy memory, but not for your Diarists. We couldn't let the holiday go by without sharing four of our favorite Irish tunes. Joining our Playlist today is a classic from the Chieftains and a few brawlers from the Pogues, Flogging Molly and Enter the Haggis.

    Fair warning: (1) poor Irish accents abound in this episode, (2) Brad threatens to play a tin whistle, and (3) Mark can't stop quoting "So I Married an Axe Murderer."  There was no whiskey in our jars ... we swear!

    As always, find the Playlist on Spotify + Apple Music and your Extras on Twitter.

    If you like what you're hearing, please share, rate, and review us. 

    Credits: Intro — the Februarys, "Does Your Father Know"; Outro - Dropkick Murphys, "I'm Shipping Up to Boston."

    • 36 min
    Foreign Language Lyrics (w/ Nena, Plastic Bertrand, Seu Jorge, and Stereolab!)

    Foreign Language Lyrics (w/ Nena, Plastic Bertrand, Seu Jorge, and Stereolab!)

    The Diarists' assignment for this episode is to come up with three songs with non-English lyrics —

    "But wait," Bob asks, "do *all* the lyrics need to be in a foreign language?"  "Not necessarily," says Brad, who chose the theme.  Enter the Talking Heads ... and with them, Nena, Juliana Hatfield (!), Plastic Bertrand, Falco, Grauzone (Krautrock, from Mark?!?), Seu Jorge, Les Rita Mitsouko, Bananarama (!!), Cornershop, Sigur Ros, and Stereolab.

    Join us as we spring songs in French, German, Portuguese, Swahili, Punjabi, and Icelandic on the Playlist!

    As always, find the Playlist on Spotify + Apple Music and your Extras on Twitter.

    Credits: Intro/ Outro — the Februarys, "Does Your Father Know"/ "... In a Letter." 

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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So Great!

A refreshing take on mixtape/playlist building. Excellent music knowledge and recommendations!

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