50 episodes

TuneDig is an in-depth and informed conversation between two lifelong friends about the power of music — one album at a time. In each episode, we go down the rabbit hole to spend a while in the strange world we discover. We take an honest look at creativity in all its complexity—from writing and production to history and cultural impact.

We promise you’ll learn something new every time, no matter how much you already love the album we explore.

Sign up at tunedig.com to get occasional news and new episode announcements — and click the link in our emails for a chance to win the albums on vinyl.

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    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

TuneDig is an in-depth and informed conversation between two lifelong friends about the power of music — one album at a time. In each episode, we go down the rabbit hole to spend a while in the strange world we discover. We take an honest look at creativity in all its complexity—from writing and production to history and cultural impact.

We promise you’ll learn something new every time, no matter how much you already love the album we explore.

Sign up at tunedig.com to get occasional news and new episode announcements — and click the link in our emails for a chance to win the albums on vinyl.

    Episode 41: Miles Davis's "Bitches Brew"

    Episode 41: Miles Davis's "Bitches Brew"

    Let’s be clear: "Bitches Brew" is a challenging record. It’s challenging to some of the best musicians in the world—but all of them say it’s worth the investment.

    In the same way you can (and should) let go and trust an incoming psychedelic experience, this album needs you to neither push nor pull in a search for meaning. Stop looking, stop labeling, and sit down.

    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter (@tunedig) for more info about the songs that didn't make the episode.

    Check out more episodes at https://tunedig.com.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 40: Fiona Apple's "Tidal"

    Episode 40: Fiona Apple's "Tidal"

    On the heels of one of 2020's most acclaimed albums — Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters — we revisited Apple’s debut Tidal and wound up working to extract ourselves from the mostly male gazes that made its reception … much different. We arrive at a question much like writer Jenn Pelly had: “People would constantly prod Fiona on how an 18-year-old could write songs as mature as these ... Why did they not ask instead how she became a genius?”

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 39: Death Grips's "The Money Store"

    Episode 39: Death Grips's "The Money Store"

    The modern world is accelerating beyond our control, shaping our reality in ways we can’t yet perceive or understand. Enter Death Grips, an art project capturing the chaotic energy and illustrating the absurdity of our hubris in trying to harmonize the surreal and extremely real — never more perfectly than on 2012’s prescient "The Money Store".

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 38: Augustus Pablo's "King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown"

    Episode 38: Augustus Pablo's "King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown"

    Reggae music is easy to take for granted, but its impact is underappreciated and massive — in the case of dub in particular, everyone from Radiohead to Johnny Rotten to Run-DMC owes it a debt.

    Augustus Pablo and King Tubby together created what’s regarded as “one of the finest examples of dub ever recorded.” Join us as we dive into the culture, history, and unique engineering experiments that made it possible.

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    • 55 min
    Episode 37: Rihanna's "ANTI"

    Episode 37: Rihanna's "ANTI"

    By every measure — sales, awards, chart-toppers, global name recognition — Rihanna is objectively as big as the Beatles ever were. In fact, ANTI is so big it’s still on the charts, a record five full years later.

    Take a closer look with us at “the record you make when you don’t need to sell records”, and get a taste of the true freedom that comes from focusing on your inner voice when faced with insurmountable expectations.

    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter (@tunedig) for more info about the songs that didn't make the episode.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 36: Son House's "Father of Folk Blues"

    Episode 36: Son House's "Father of Folk Blues"

    All American music traces back to the blues, and deep at the root sits Son House. That the recordings on "Father of Folk Blues" even exist is something of a gray area that cuts to the heart of the great American myth, but wherever you land after hearing these stories, you’ll find that what matters most is what the great Muddy Waters once said of House: “That man was the king.”

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Kristopherthomas ,

Incredible critique of modern music

Stumbled upon this podcast looking for a review of Portishead. Wound up listening to the converge episode. This podcast is so effin good. These guys are really eclectic and insightful/ inciteful. They incited me to write this review and BEG them to do an episode on “Isis.”

Play It Pretty For Atlanta ,

Dig it

really dug the Zeppelin episode and learn something new every time I listen to these guys

CJ81ismyhero ,

Love it

Cliff and Kyle clearly put a lot of heart and soul into every episode, but it’s also never cheesy or rehearsed. I like that it just feels like a really good conversation with two people who love music as much as anyone I’ve ever met, and they’re always covering a wide variety of artists in ways that encourage me to give spins to albums I might not have otherwise considered.

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