310 episodes

This Might Be A Podcast is a song by song podcast about They Might Be Giants, hosted by Greg Simpson.

This Might Be A Podcast Greg Simpson

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    • 4.4 • 64 Ratings

This Might Be A Podcast is a song by song podcast about They Might Be Giants, hosted by Greg Simpson.

    Episode 256 - McCafferty's Bib

    Episode 256 - McCafferty's Bib

    Alex Sanchez makes his debut on the show to talk about one of I Like Fun's most experimental tracks, "McCafferty's Bib." We talk about microtones, ring modulators, and hear one of the most insane remixes ever.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 255 - Tiny Doctors

    Episode 255 - Tiny Doctors

    Tyler Colton of Goodbye Viking joins me to talk about a fan-favorite deep cut, "Tiny Doctors," which never even made it to the Dial-a-Song machine, finally being released on TMBG Unlimited. We ponder about how deep to read into the lyrics and whether this song should have been fleshed out and put on an album, and then we hear a crazy amount of covers for how obscure this song is.  

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 254 - The Poisonousness

    Episode 254 - The Poisonousness

    Gabby Crouch is our guest this week to talk about the Robin Goldwasser-lead track "The Poisonousness," the closing song for The Escape Team. We talk about the lovely Hand Witch, ask "where are the guitars?" and discuss the importance of "woo woos."

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 253 - Hearing Aid

    Episode 253 - Hearing Aid

    Robert Writhe of The Writhers is here to talk about an often-overlooked Flood track, "Hearing Aid." We discuss the sample-heavy arrangement of the track, guest guitarist Arto Lindsay, and the controversial 2022/2023 tour version.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Episode 252 - Space Suit

    Episode 252 - Space Suit

    Seth Hershman makes their TMBP debut to talk about the closer of Apollo 18, "Space Suit." We talk about how its origins are tied to the origin of the band, hear the song's original form under a different title, and hear live versions through the years, some more successful than others.
    Seth's friends plugs:
    Christine: patreon.com/ballardiangorse
    Chwoka: arcadeidea.wordpress.com
    Clara: @queerchristpod on Twitter, patreon.com/loafers
    Inbar: justasidekickcomics.tumblr.com 
    Ivy: ivyrose-morrison.bandcamp.com
    Miranda: CarouselUnique twitter/tumblr
    Mousa: mousart.tumblr.com
    Peri: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Peri-Akman/author/B074QQ6S7D
    Sage: sagemorrison.bandcamp.com
     

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 251 - Bread Hair

    Episode 251 - Bread Hair

    Continuing our streak of bizarre early songs, Lauren Davis returns to the show and brings along a friend, newcomer Matt Molaro. We talk about old synths, John C. Reilly, and try to figure out what the hell is up with this song. 

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Shacklebolt30 ,

So great for a TMBG fan

Greg’s ability to connect with all of his cohosts is a gift. The commentary is fun, thoughtful, informative, spontaneous, and entertaining. I’m very interested in seeing his final scores at the end of the tour.

WBeeDee ,

Fellowship of TMBG

Apart from my immediate family, life as a TMBG fan has been mostly a solitary pursuit. It’s like a breath of fresh air to have somehow even found my way here to this podcast. It’s a small miracle, really. Each day there are wee victories for this old school/pre-internet era gal, and this is one of them. I’m thankful for all the hard work and creative energy that is poured into the making of each episode. I have only listened to a few so far, but I am sincerely enjoying what I’m hearing. I’m glad to have found a landing pad to camp out on where my favorite band and their incredible body of work is debated and celebrated! This is not such a solitary pursuit after all. Not to put too fine a fine point on it, I am Thankful!

5194270 ,

Best. Theme Song. Ever.

I have heard a lot of TMBG’s music videos, but that gave me a clear understanding of their theme song for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. #playhousedisneyera

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