50 episodes

A music-based podcast from the guys who made 'Off the Chain.' Every episode presents a handful of songs around a specific theme.

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A music-based podcast from the guys who made 'Off the Chain.' Every episode presents a handful of songs around a specific theme.

    Theme Songs, Episode 17: Irresistible Dance Music

    Theme Songs, Episode 17: Irresistible Dance Music

    This week’s theme was Irresistible Dance Music. Dave & Steel were joined by Steel’s old friend Alice to talk about her love of ecstatic dance and play great dance tracks by Michael Jackson, Sly & the Family Stone, Bag Raiders, MGMT, Disclosure, and Tani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars. Links Tommy Franklin [Bag Raiders] appearance on … Continue reading "Theme Songs, Episode 17: Irresistible Dance Music"

    • 40 min
    Theme Songs, Episode 16: Songs You’ve Listened to >1000 Times

    Theme Songs, Episode 16: Songs You’ve Listened to >1000 Times

    This week’s theme was songs you’ve listened to >1000 times. Dave and Steel were joined by Steel’s sister Sarah and played beloved music by the Fruit Bats, Weezer, Sufjan Stevens, The Beatles, Martin Sexton, and Otis Redding.

    • 32 min
    Theme Songs, Episode 15: Hair

    Theme Songs, Episode 15: Hair

    This week’s theme was hair. Not only did Dave and Steel cover the greatest hair in Minnesota High School boy hockey and their profound appreciation for what Ricky Rubio and Elfrid Payton are doing to revolutionize basketball hair this year, but they also played great hair-related music by P.M. Dawn, Pavement, The Cowsills, Old 97’s, Hunx, … Continue reading "Theme Songs, Episode 15: Hair"

    • 32 min
    Theme Songs, Episodes 14: Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic

    Theme Songs, Episodes 14: Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic

    This week’s theme was “Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.” Dave and Steel were joined by their old friend Mark and played songs by Dan Baird, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, RJD2, and The Ramones. Featured image by Internet Archive Book Images

    • 48 min
    Theme Songs, Episode 13: ROBOTZ!!!

    Theme Songs, Episode 13: ROBOTZ!!!

    This week’s theme was robots. Dave and Steel were joined by their old friend Spencer to play robot-related music by Rock Plaza Central, Dan Mangan, Grandaddy, Daft Punk, The Flaming Lips, and Andrew Thompson. Featured image by Steel’s co-worker Ken Fager.

    • 31 min
    Theme Songs, Episode 12: Oceania

    Theme Songs, Episode 12: Oceania

    This week’s theme was Oceania, meaning that the show focused on music by artists from Australia and New Zealand. This week Steel and Dave played songs by Tjupurru, AC/DC, Sarah Blasko, Flight of the Conchords, Sampa the Great, and Camp Cope. Featured image by Martin Snicer Photography

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

xXx TheXanderZone xXx ,

simply stunning

a thrilling social commentary.

udallstar ,

A real winner

This show makes you not only want to be a good parent, human and member of society, but also someone interesting. Anyone who is looking to be simultaneously average + one-of-a-kind, compelling + mundane, and geeky + cool will find a lot in common with Dave + Steel. The fact that you can’t really tell who is the bigger nerd, Dave or Steel, is part of the draw, and a continual reason to keep listening (someday we’ll know). Also, a hardy dose of scatological humor (courtesy of Dave, usually) and some mid-afternoon poetic enlightenment (courtesy of Steel, usually) will keep you coming back for more.

Zane_E ,

Like The Rock's quadriceps, it's tremendous

I have a soft spot in my heart for anything that can tiptoe along the wire between high- and low-brow with enthusiasm and curiosity for both ends of that spectrum. Dave and Steel deftly pinball between Vin Diesel movies and obscure poetry and back again. And it's all fun. Just good stuff.

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