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The voice of Gen X. You can also get this podcast with additional music on Spotify and Anchor, but we understand if you don't want your platform mandated for you. We're not stopping a contagious disease here - in fact, "viral" is a good thing in this case.

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The voice of Gen X. You can also get this podcast with additional music on Spotify and Anchor, but we understand if you don't want your platform mandated for you. We're not stopping a contagious disease here - in fact, "viral" is a good thing in this case.

    Episode 11a: Is everything our fault? No. No, it's not.

    Episode 11a: Is everything our fault? No. No, it's not.

    The democratic capitalist world is under attack. Is it Gen X's fault? No. And here's why.

    An edited transcript with links and videos is available at mostlymodernmedia.com

    • 12 min
    Episode 9a: Fishbone and the reality-based community

    Episode 9a: Fishbone and the reality-based community

    "Reality ... what a concept," said Robin Williams. The Republican Party doesn't really grasp that concept these days, so let's instead go back to the days in which a genre-defying, crowd-surfing, guitar-shredding, horn-blaring band named Fishbone taught us a few lessons on the topic.

    This is an edited version with less music than you'll have on Anchor or Spotify. Show notes/transcript are at mostlymodernmedia.com

    • 32 min
    Episode 8a: The terrific Thompson Twins

    Episode 8a: The terrific Thompson Twins

    Thompson Twins had more going for them than nice hair. A deep dive into the 80s band's history finds a handful of great songs and a lot more worth a listen. This is an edited version with less music than you'll have on Anchor or Spotify. Show notes/transcript are at mostlymodernmedia.com

    • 27 min
    Episode 7a: No, seriously, let's dismantle the two-party system

    Episode 7a: No, seriously, let's dismantle the two-party system

    Gridlock. Attack ads. Constant fundraising solicitation. Maybe a civil war. Blame the two-party system. And yes, our Founders warned us about this. This is an edited version with less music than you'll have on Anchor or Spotify. Show notes are at mostlymodernmedia.com

    • 19 min
    Episode 6a: Zwan, the great, lost Smashing Pumpkins spinoff

    Episode 6a: Zwan, the great, lost Smashing Pumpkins spinoff

    When the Smashing Pumpkins broke up in 2000, the talented, tortured genius of Billy Corgan was on display again in Zwan, a band with the Pumpkins' monster drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, future Pixies bassist/vocalist Paz Lenchantin, and dual guitarist Matt Sweeney and David Pajo. It's a pity it didn't work out.

    This is an edited version. The version on Spotify and Anchor has more music. Links for this episode are at mostlymodernmedia.com

    • 31 min
    Episode 3a: Why does today's music suck? With guest Dave Lifton

    Episode 3a: Why does today's music suck? With guest Dave Lifton

    Fellow soccer lover, Popdose alumnus, freelancer and early 50-something Dave Lifton joins me to discuss why today's music sucks. Or does it? Our conclusions may surprise you.

    This is an edited version. The version on Spotify and Anchor has more music.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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