212 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 Barry Courter and Bryan Stone

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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.

    Dead & Co. at the Sphere and Happy Landing at Bonnaroo 2024

    Dead & Co. at the Sphere and Happy Landing at Bonnaroo 2024

    On today's episode of The What Podcast, we take a slight detour from Bonnaroo 2024 discussion and recap recent events. Russ went camping (again), and Bryan Stone flew out to Las Vegas to catch three nights of Dead & Company at The Sphere, plus the Hoover Dam.

    Bringing things back to Bonnaroo though, we also feature our interview with Happy Landing, who performed on the Who Stage Thursday at Bonnaroo 2024. Andrew, Wilson, Jacob, Keegan, and Matty from the band sat down with us and talked about doing their first Bonnaroo.

    Listen to this episode of The What Podcast here or watch it on YouTube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen.

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) Intro
    (00:02:12) Contest Update
    (00:04:55) Upcoming shows
    (00:07:55) Russ went camping again
    (00:11:05) Dead & Co. at The Sphere
    (00:49:06) Setting up this week's interview
    (00:53:49) Happy Landing at Bonnaroo
    (01:08:37) Outro

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Bonnaroo 2024 Recap Part 2 with Michigander

    Bonnaroo 2024 Recap Part 2 with Michigander

    It's been almost a month, and we are still talking about Bonnaroo 2024. This week, we take a closer look at Post Malone's performance, talk about Russ' camping trip to The Other Farm, and start making plans for next year.

    This week's guest is Jason Singer of Michigander, who might be the nicest guy in the world. We talked about his first Bonnaroo, writing songs the Nashville way, and more.

    Listen to this episode of The What Podcast here or watch it on YouTube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen.

    Thumbnail Photo By: Scott Hotaling

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    CHAPTERS


    (00:00:00) Intro
    (00:00:57) Russ went camping
    (00:11:11) Post Malone show
    (00:20:01) Steve-O's tattoo
    (00:23:51) Reflecting on Bonnaroo
    (00:37:25) Bryan wants a shirt
    (00:40:45) Introducing this week's guest
    (00:47:02) Interview with Michigander
    (00:55:50) Responding to Reddit comments pt. 2
    (01:00:33) Planning for next year
    (01:02:41) Upcoming shows and events
    (01:08:29) Outro

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Say She She Takes On Bonnaroo 2024 as Festival First-Timers

    Say She She Takes On Bonnaroo 2024 as Festival First-Timers

    As soon as Piya, Nya, and Sabrina of Say She She stepped onto The Farm for Bonnaroo 2024, they instantly saw what made the festival so special. After performing to an enthusiastic crowd on Thursday, the trio sat down with Barry, Bryan, and Lord Taco to talk about their performance, their Talking Heads cover, and how they were welcomed to their first Bonnaroo.

    "I had so many friends tell me their beautiful stories about Bonnaroo and being proud of us that we're finally doing it," says Piya Malik, originally from the UK and she instantly saw the parallels to Glastonbury. "We're a new band. No one knows who we are. But the crowd that was there, the support of this, the energy, they welcomed us to their Bonnaroo."

    Listen to this episode of The What Podcast here or watch it on YouTube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen.

    Thumbnail Photo By: David Bruce

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    CHAPTERS
    (00:00) Intro
    (04:47) Responding to Reddit comments
    (22:36) Introducing this week's interview
    (31:05) Say She She
    (52:46) Outro

    • 59 min
    Best Bonnaroo Ever? Bonnaroo 2024 Recap and Review

    Best Bonnaroo Ever? Bonnaroo 2024 Recap and Review

    Bonnaroo 2024 is officially in the rearview mirror, and for most people, it was an incredible re-affirmation of what makes the festival so special. This week on The What Podcast, the crew recaps their time on The Farm, giving their thoughts on this year's event.

    Surprise, surprise... Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan had an absolutely magic time at Bonnaroo 2024. In fact, they're already making plans for 2025. Before they get ahead of themselves, however, they recap why 2024 felt like such a special year on The Farm.

    Listen to this episode of The What Podcast here or watch it on YouTube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen.

    Photo Credit: Evan Brown

    • 1 hr 36 min
    It's Finally Here! Last Minute Bonnaroo Tips

    It's Finally Here! Last Minute Bonnaroo Tips

    Bonnaroo 2024 has finally arrived!! Many of you might already be on The Farm, while others are just about to head down to Tennessee. This week on The What Podcast, the crew offers some last minute advice for everyone planning on attending.

    Picking up where they left off (check out part one and part two), Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan provide advice that'll help you ensure you have a fun, safe, good-vibes-filled weekend at Bonnaroo 2024. Plus, they listen to a few more voicemails from seasoned Roovians.

    Listen to The What Podcast here or watch it on YouTube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Bonnaroo 2024 Do's and Don'ts, Tips and Tricks (Part 2)

    Bonnaroo 2024 Do's and Don'ts, Tips and Tricks (Part 2)

    Last week on The What Podcast, the crew offered some crucial advice to those attending Bonnaroo 2024 with a little help from veteran roovians and seasoned listeners. Now, they're back to continue offering wisdom with even more tips and tricks. Listen to the crew go through their Bonnaroo Do's and Don'ts.

    With Bonnaroo 2024 only a week away, Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan run through important reminders, from the importance of hydration to embracing the positivity of The Farm. As you pack and get ready to head to Tennessee, follow along with The What crew as they offer some last minute nuggets of advice.

    If you missed part 1, go back and pick it up here.

    Listen to The What Podcast here or watch it on YouTube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen.

    • 1 hr 26 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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