204 episodes

The What Podcast is a weekly show by two veterans of the entertainment media universe with a passion for live music and music festivals. They came together over a love of Bonnaroo and found out pretty quickly that they are not alone. In fact, since launching in 2018, they found kindred spirits all over the world who also love the vibe found only at music festivals. Each week they share their own stories and opinions, but they also dig deeper and talk to the musicians and industry insiders who make the magic happen. The What Podcast is part of the Consequence Podcast Network.

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    • 4.9 • 146 Ratings

The What Podcast is a weekly show by two veterans of the entertainment media universe with a passion for live music and music festivals. They came together over a love of Bonnaroo and found out pretty quickly that they are not alone. In fact, since launching in 2018, they found kindred spirits all over the world who also love the vibe found only at music festivals. Each week they share their own stories and opinions, but they also dig deeper and talk to the musicians and industry insiders who make the magic happen. The What Podcast is part of the Consequence Podcast Network.

    Lord Taco's Top Picks for Bonnaroo 2024 and This Year's Reddaroo Beer

    Lord Taco's Top Picks for Bonnaroo 2024 and This Year's Reddaroo Beer

    Music festival season has officially begun, and The What Podcast is here to drink it all up. On this episode, the hosts talk with special guest Kevin Barnes about the official beer collaboration between Camp Reddaroo and Common John Brewery and look ahead to their time on The Farm for Bonnaroo 2024. Listen now or watch via YouTube.
    The What crew kick off by chatting with Barnes about the Camp Reddaroo beer, which will of course be available during the Friday Beer Exchange. Barnes also drops some very special news about the beer collab and previews the Easter eggs hidden in its design. Then, they give the floor to Lord Taco, who charts out his ideal itinerary for Bonnaroo 2024.
    Don't forget, the latest competition from The What Podcast is still on, and gang wants to hear from you! Give a call to The What Podcast official voicemail line at (423) 667-7877 and share your best Bonnaroo tips, tell a favorite Bonnaroo memory, or ask a question. They'll then select one winner to receive a prize package of Bonnaroo memorabilia from Barry's basement!
    Listen to The What Podcast chat about Lord Tacos's perfect Bonnaroo 2024 schedule or watch it on Youtube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Bryan Stone's Ideal Schedule for Bonnaroo 2024

    Bryan Stone's Ideal Schedule for Bonnaroo 2024

    Music festival season has officially begun, and The What Podcast is here to soak it all in. On this episode, the hosts run through their experience at Shaky Knees 2024 and look ahead to their time on The Farm for Bonnaroo 2024.
    The What crew kick off by giving the floor to Bryan, who charts out his ideal itinerary for Bonnaroo 2024. Then, Bryan and Barry check in with Lord Taco in Atlanta to hear about Shaky Knees before chatting with friend-of-the-show Trevin Bernarding about the Charlotte music festival Lovin' Life.
    Don't forget, the latest competition from The What Podcast is still on, and gang wants to hear from you! Give a call to The What Podcast official voicemail line at (423) 667-7877 and share your best Bonnaroo tips, tell a favorite Bonnaroo memory, or ask a question. They'll then select one winner to receive a prize package of Bonnaroo memorabilia from Barry's basement!
    Listen to The What Podcast chat about Shaky Knees 2024 and Bryan's perfect Bonnaroo 2024 schedule. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Declining Festival Sales and Celebrity Sighting Etiquette

    Declining Festival Sales and Celebrity Sighting Etiquette

    As much as we hate to admit it, music festivals just don't seem to drum up as much excitement as they used to. On this episode of The What Podcast, hosts Barry, Bryan, and Lord Taco explore the trend of declining ticket sales and what it might mean for the landscape of live events. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.
    In addition to getting to the bottom of the apparent festival fatigue, the crew also chats about what they believe to be the standard set of rules when it comes to approaching a famous person. At the same time, they acknowledge the times these rules can be bent or broken.
    The gang also introduces their latest contest. Give a call to The What Podcast voicemail line at (423) 667-7877 and share your best Bonnaroo tips, tell a favorite Bonnaroo memory, or ask a question. They'll then select one winner to receive a prize package of Bonnaroo memorabilia from Barry's basement!
    Listen to this episode now or watch it on YouTube.
    Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Chatting with Our Bonnaroo 2024 Ticket Giveaway Winner

    Chatting with Our Bonnaroo 2024 Ticket Giveaway Winner

    Drumroll, please! The winner of The What Podcast’s ticket giveaway has officially been announced — congratulations to Lucy Young!
    Throughout their exploration of the Bonnaroo 2024 lineup, Barry, Bryan, and Lord Taco asked listeners which artists they should check out prior to heading to the farm. Over 100 of you called in to make recommendations, and the gang wants to thank all of you for doing so! Of course, only one caller can take home the tickets, and this year it’s San Antonio Roovian Lucy Young.
    Young joins the podcast to chat about why Bonnaroo is so special, telling stories of past years and a certain marriage proposal. Elsewhere, the crew also finds time to run through the latest music festival news, including the new Huntsville festival South Star.
    And now that our ticket giveaway is concluded, we want to introduce a new contest! This time, we want you to call our voicemail line at (423) 667-7877 and give is your best Bonnaroo tips, a favorite Bonnaroo memory, or ask us anything! We'll select one winner to receive a prize package of Bonnaroo memorabilia from Barry's basement!
    Listen to this episode now or watch it on YouTube.
    Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Staying Sober and Finding Support at Bonnaroo

    Staying Sober and Finding Support at Bonnaroo

    Bonnaroo is famous for being a place where people can explore not only music, but themselves. That's why it is so important to foster safe environments for people of all walks of life. This week on The What Podcast, guests Tara Viland, Kai Viland, and Cassie Wanamaker join Barry and Bryan to continue last episode’s conversation about staying sober on The Farm. Listen to the episode wherever you get your podcasts.
    The crew chats about how Bonnaroo is a wonderful place for meeting new people and exploring new worlds, but how it can also be a tough place for people trying to lead a sober life. With the right support and a good mindset, however, it can lead to just as rewarding of an experience.
    Listen to this episode now or watch it on YouTube.
    Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Mapping Out the Highlights and Conflicts of the Bonnaroo 2024 Schedule

    Mapping Out the Highlights and Conflicts of the Bonnaroo 2024 Schedule

    This week on The What Podcast, hosts Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan offer their quick takes and expert opinions on the just-released Bonnaroo 2024 schedule.
    Every year, Barry, Lord Taco, Bryan, and thousands of Roovians patiently await the Bonnaroo schedule, hoping for the best and expecting the worst when it comes to set conflicts. Finally, the Bonnaroo 2024 schedule is here, and there’s lots to talk about! Will it all go out the window when you finally get to the Farm? Probably, but it sure is fun to map out your dream path through the festival!
    That's not all the crew has in store for listeners this week, however! They also talk with Patrick Whelan, co-founder of Soberoo, a non-profit organization he informally started at the first Bonnaroo in 2002. Soberoo is a project that ensures anyone looking to remain sober throughout the duration of the festival still has fun, safe places on the farm. The group now shares its mission at dozens of festivals around the country. Learn more here.
    Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.
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    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Lucayyeee ,

My fav music podcast

This shows is a couple of goofy guys who love Bonnaroo, and I adore it. It’s so fun hearing their perspective and stories and comparing them to my own.

As someone who has been attending since 2017 and even got engaged on the farm, this show is a can’t miss for me every week.

EvnBrown227 ,

Roo

My last name is Brown

Tylersco2000 ,

Slowly becoming unlistenable.

I’ve enjoyed this podcast for years, but every episode these days has turned into an origin story recap about the podcast, and reminiscing about how and why it started. That might work as a refresher every so often for new listeners, but every single episode it’s getting a little grating.

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