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Who Cares About the Rock Hall?

A podcast about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosted by comedians Joe Kwaczala and Kristen Studard. He's a long-time devotee. She's a skeptic. Join them as he attempts to get her (and their guests) to care about this institution. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers. ... More...
April 12, 202401:40:34
Writer and podcaster Chris Molanphy (Slate's Hit Parade) returns to the show to discuss the music and career of '90s genre-less chameleon Lenny Kravitz. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 5, 202401:53:11
Educator and funk historian Rickey Vincent joins the show to discuss the music and career of funk-pop all-stars Kool & the Gang. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 29, 202401:47:30
Writer Matt Wardlaw (Ultimate Classic Rock, The Record Player podcast) joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the music and career of classic rock staple megastars Foreigner. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 22, 202401:42:21
Musician/writer/filmmaker Adele Bertei joins the show to discuss the music and life of rebellious Irish singer/songwriter Sinead O'Connor. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 15, 202401:35:36
Lindsay Zoladz (New York Times' The Amplifier) returns to the show to discuss the wide-ranging, era-spanning musical career of comeback queen and pop icon Cher. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 8, 202401:38:26
Music writer and podcaster "Hollywood" Steve Huey (Yacht or Nyacht) returns to the show to talk about the Prince of Darkness himself Ozzy Osbourne. We discuss the Ozzman's career, influence, and chances at getting a second induction into the Rock Hall. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 1, 202401:36:13
Long-time nominating committee member, writer, and podcaster (Sound Up!) Alan Light joins Joe & Kristen to discuss '70s rock god and live album phenom Peter Frampton. He also co-wrote the man's memoir "Do You Feel Like I Do?" This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 26, 202406:39
Interested in exclusive content? For just $5/month you get access to our "Voter Calling" episodes as well as other special perks. Sign up at patreon.com/rockhallpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 23, 202401:40:53
Author, journalist, and podcaster Danyel Smith joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the career and smooth, sensual music of sophisti-pop R&B group Sade. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 16, 202401:44:40
Music personality and TV/radio host Matt Pinfield returns to the show to discuss the music and career of second-time Rock Hall nominees and alt-rock trailblazers Jane's Addiction. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 10, 202401:39:54
The ballot is here! Listen as Joe reveals to Kristen and our perennial guest Greg Heller the 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 9, 202410:36
Get ready for our ballot reveal episode tomorrow! Plus, Joe reveals some exciting news about the show and Patreon. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 2, 202404:26
There's no ballot of nominees to reveal yet, but when that happens, make sure to tune into us first to hear the news! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 26, 202401:11:40
The 6th Annual Rock Hall Nominee Draft! We get the whole gang back together (Jimmy Pardo, River Butcher, Joey Devine) to draft who we think will appear as nominees on this year's ballot. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 19, 202401:27:37
Play along at home with Joe, Kristen, and their guests Cullen Crawford and Joe McAdam as they learn (via "Name That Tune") which artists become eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. It's 1999 debuts, baby! Goingo! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 12, 202401:19:38
Play along with Joe, Kristen, and their guests Nate Fernald and Conor Sullivan as they play "Name That Tune" to reveal who became eligible for the Rock Hall in 2023. It's all artists who debuted in 1998! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 20, 202309:26
Joe decides to lay out the case for Kool & the Gang's Rock Hall inductino in this short, unusual episode. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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November 8, 202301:38:54
Joe & Kristen (with the occasional chime-ins from Joe's girlfriend Hayley) talk about their experience going to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to witness the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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November 1, 202358:37
Joe & Kristen discuss what they think might happen at this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, from the announced guests to the likely running order and more! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 26, 202354:29
At the request of DOZENS, we return to break down the recent Jann Wenner controversy and how it relates to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 3, 202359:28
The Rock Hall Draft Kings (Jimmy Pardo, River Butcher, Joey Devine) return to the show to learn who's getting inducted into the Hall for the Class of 2023 (and subsequently who wins our annual draft.) Listen and learn the inductees along with our guests (and Kristen!) as Joe reveals them one-by-one. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 28, 202302:28:03
We call up nine official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame voters to see who they're choosing on their ballot this year. Some even let us influence their decision! Featuring Karen Glauber, Jim McGuinn, Gregg Geller, Bob Merlis, Laina Dawes, Roy Trakin, Evelyn McDonnell, Lauren Onkey, and Chris Molanphy. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 21, 202301:21:11
Journalist AD Amorosi joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Detroit-formed but Philly-produced soul group The Spinners. Will fourth time on the ballot be the charm for finally getting into the Rock Hall? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 14, 202301:19:19
Writer Tricia Gilbride joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the music, career, and Rock Hall merits of '90s singer-songwriter icon Sheryl Crow. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 7, 202301:07:42
We were lucky to talk to Seymour Stein on two occasions. In his memory, we've compiled the most memorable moments from those appearances. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 31, 202301:24:21
Journalist and editor Brooklyn White joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the music and career of paradigm-shifting hip-hop innovator Missy Elliott. She made the ballot on her first year of eligibility-- will she make it to the induction stage for 2023? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 24, 202302:10:01
Given the renewed attention online regarding the small percentage of women in the Hall, we thought we'd revisit our discussion with Ann Powers on this very subject. We go through every year of inductions and determine how we got to this place. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 17, 202301:30:39
Journalist/podcaster Sean Cannon (Striped) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the potential Rock Hall future of '00s rock saviors The White Stripes. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 10, 202301:27:39
Author Annie Zaleski returns to the show to discuss the *unusual* career of '80s New Wave superstar Cyndi Lauper. It's her first year on a Rock Hall ballot... will she make the cut? Listen and find out what we think! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 3, 202353:57
In 2019, we did an episode on A Tribe Called Quest with our pal comedian Matt Braunger. They've since been on two ballots, so we thought we'd clean that sucker up and re-air it. More consistent levels! A few more song drops! Check it out! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 24, 202301:24:51
Author Joe Nick Patoski (Willie Nelson: An Epic Life) joins Joe & Kristen to advocate for the induction of legendary country (and pop cultural) icon Willie Nelson. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 17, 202342:38
We've polished up and remastered our 2018 conversation with comedian James Fritz all about the sardonic singer-songwriter's singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. We've added song clips, fixed the sound levels, and cut out all the nonsense!This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 10, 202301:25:24
Writer/podcaster Scott Gairdner (Podcast: The Ride) joins the show for an episode where Joe shares his findings on how and when the artists on the 2023 Rock Hall ballot intersect. Have some collaborated musically? What do they think of each other? Have they covered each other's songs? All this and more if you listen in! Also Kristen is there. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 1, 202301:22:43
It's the most exciting show of the year! Joe reveals the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ballot to Kristen and friend of the show Greg Heller, neither of whom know what's coming. Will it be exciting? Surprising? Annoying? Listen along and find out! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 27, 202301:08:12
The Draft Squad assembles for one of our best annual episodes: the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Ballot Draft! Will reigning champion River hold onto the crown? Will Joe use his Rock Hall expertise to climb back to the top? Will Kristen completely whiff it again? Will Jimmy follow his classic rock heart to the detriment of his score? Will Joey even show up? Listen and find out! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 20, 202301:57:56
After a brief hiatus, Joe and Kristen return to the podcast for their annual "Name That Tune" episode featuring artists newly eligible for the Rock Hall! And they're joined by their pals, the comedians behind the podcast "Football Friends Who Are Gambling" Cullen Crawford and Joe McAdam. It's a fun one-- play along at home! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 2, 202200:21:05

Joe & Kristen discuss the future of the show. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 25, 202201:35:28

Friend of the show Joey Devine (Roundball Rock) returns to the show for a recap of HBO's epic 4-hour broadcast of this year's induction ceremony. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 18, 202201:15:42

Joe & Kristen talk to listener Josh Kitchen about his unique experience as an audience member sitting on the stage at the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 11, 202201:19:00

 Podcaster Pat Francis (Rock Solid) returns to the show to recap his experience attending the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 4, 202201:19:57

Writer Ann Powers (NPR Music) returns to the show for a discussion on what we're expecting to happen at this week's Rock Hall induction ceremony. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 28, 202200:57:06

Hosts of the Song vs. Song podcast Todd Nathanson (Todd in the Shadows) & Lina Morgan join the show to discuss this year's inductees and whether they need the Hall more than the Hall needs them. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 21, 202201:04:42

Podcasters Nate LeBlanc & Demone Carter (Dad Bod Rap Pod) join Joe & Kristen for a discussion about hip-hop and its place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 14, 202201:04:05

Comedians/podcasters Tyler Snodgrass & Danny Maupin (Take This Pod and Shove It) join Joe & Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall's strange and evolving relationship with country music. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 7, 202201:24:57

Podcaster/YouTuber Pat Finnerty (What Makes This Song Stink) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the stinkiest songs from this year's Rock Hall class of inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 30, 202201:15:19

Comedian/actor Jamison Webb returns to the show for a discussion on who the Hall should induct in its nebulous "Musical Excellence" category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 30, 202201:15:19

Comedian/actor Jamison Webb returns to the show for a discussion on who the Hall should induct in its nebulous "Musical Excellence" category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 30, 202201:15:19

Comedian/actor Jamison Webb returns to the show for a discussion on who the Hall should induct in its nebulous "Musical Excellence" category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 30, 202201:15:19

Comedian/actor Jamison Webb returns to the show for a discussion on who the Hall should induct in its nebulous "Musical Excellence" category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 30, 202201:15:19

Comedian/actor Jamison Webb returns to the show for a discussion on who the Hall should induct in its nebulous "Musical Excellence" category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 30, 202201:15:19

Comedian/actor Jamison Webb returns to the show for a discussion on who the Hall should induct in its nebulous "Musical Excellence" category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 30, 202201:15:19

Comedian/actor Jamison Webb returns to the show for a discussion on who the Hall should induct in its nebulous "Musical Excellence" category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 23, 202201:06:28

Comedy writer/producer John Levenstein returns to the show for a discussion all about the special guests for this year's ceremony. Which announced names make the most sense for which inductees? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 16, 202201:13:09

Minneapolis-based author and podcaster Andrea Swensson joins Joe & Kristen to discuss producers extraordinaire Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, recipients of the Musical Excellence award at this year's Rock Hall ceremony. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 9, 202201:03:55

A rerun of our 2019 Judas Priest episode with heavy metal documentarian Bob Nalbandian. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 2, 202201:23:41

A rerun of our deeply informative 2021 episode with writer Andy Schwartz all about the artists who have been inducted into the Hall under the banner of "Musical Excellence." This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 26, 202201:37:12

Comedian/writer Sean O'Connor returns to the show to chat with Joe & Kristen about the Jimmy Iovine parts of the 2017 HBO documentary mini-series The Defiant Ones. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 19, 202200:49:45

Joe & Kristen chat with TV producer Bruce Brandwen, the man who came up with the idea for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They discuss what it was like in the early days of conception and how the powers that be schemed to steal it away from him (and did!) This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 12, 202201:09:02

Music writer and historian Jay Quan joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the life and career of Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson, one of this year's Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients for the 2022 Rock Hall class. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 5, 202201:35:10

Publicist and former NomCom member Bob Merlis returns to the show to go through the list of the Hall's non-performer inductees and explain what makes them so special. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 29, 202200:40:43

Entertainment journalist Mara Reinstein joins Joe & Kristen to talk 2022 Rock Hall inductee Pat Benatar. It's been more than 4 years since the last Pat episode, so join us as we dive back in! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 22, 202201:06:36

Writer Annie Zaleski joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Duran Duran's breakout album "Rio" and her recent book for the 33 1/3 series all about the subject. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 15, 202200:01:26

We're taking the week off for a number of reasons. Think of it as a "Summer Break!" This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 8, 202201:00:44

Writer and huge dumbass Rob Tannenbaum (I Want My MTV) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the importance of MTV to this year's inductees. More importantly though, he's berated and insulted, as per the agreements of the bet he lost on a previous episode. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 1, 202200:45:06

A rerun of our 2019 Duran Duran episode with friend/writer Dave Schilling. Condensed and edited for YOUR listening pleasure! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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June 24, 202201:02:37

Author and professor Gayle Wald joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the weirdness of the Rock Hall's "Early Influence" category and where they might/should go with it in the future. Also, plenty of talk about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the subject of Gayle's book "Shout, Sister, Shout!" This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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June 17, 202200:59:28

Author & scholar Judith Smith (Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the life, music, and politics of 2022 Early Influence inductee Harry Belafonte. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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June 10, 202201:04:57

Curator of History at the Onondaga Historical Association, Robert Searing joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the incredible life, work, and influence of folk singer-songwriter-guitarist Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten, 2022 Early Influence Rock Hall inductee. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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June 3, 202201:27:49

A re-broadcast of our very informative 2021 episode with historian Elijah Wald all about the artists who have been inducted as "early influences." This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 27, 202201:18:11

Chris Molanphy (Slate's Hit Parade) joins Joe & Kristen for a discussion all about the year 1983. There is no point that year when a 2022 inductee isn't strongly represented on the Hot 100. From the breakthroughs of Duran Duran and Eurythmics to the #1 hits from Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton and beyond. Pat Benatar, Jimmy Iovine, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Carly Simon, Judas Priest, even artists from Sylvia Robinson's Sugar Hill Records label all put out music this year. Listen in as we break it all down. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 20, 202200:44:06

Back in July 2018, we talked to comedian/writer Karen Kilgariff (My Favorite Murder) about the eternally-snubbed Pat Benatar. In celebration of her 2022 induction, we revisit this episode with better sound quality, a shortened runtime, and the addition of song clips. Enjoy! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 13, 202200:16:52

Joe walks through some recent moments from the podcast that reveal just how on-point the show's predictions have been. If you wanted to know this year's Rock Hall inductees ahead of time, all you had to do was listen to the show! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 4, 202200:44:12

Joe reveals the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022 to Kristen and special guest Joey Devine. It's Christmas morning! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 29, 202202:00:10

This year's voter calling season comes to an end with a big one! A mega-sode, if you will. Joe & Kristen call up eight more Rock Hall voters to see who they're choosing on their ballot this year: Lauren Onkey, Arthur Levy, Chris Molanphy, Lori Majewski, Maura Johnston, Karen Glauber, Jim McGuinn, and Evelyn McDonnell. Plus, we combine our data with the findings of Future Rock Legends' own Neil Walls to do some final analysis! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 22, 202201:34:11

Joe & Kristen are back at it, calling up five more Rock Hall voters to see who they're choosing on their ballot this year: Rob Tannenbaum, Laina Dawes, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Roy Trakin, and Alec Wightman. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 15, 202201:17:02

Joe & Kristen call up five Rock Hall voters to see who they're choosing on their ballot this year: Bob Merlis, Gregg Geller, Bill Adler, Ned Raggett, and Miles Marshall Lewis. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 8, 202201:34:50

Author and communications scholar Marcia Alesan Dawkins joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the music and career of hip-hop megastar Eminem aka Slim Shady aka Marshall Mathers. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 1, 202200:12:50

Joe shares some clips from old episodes in fond remembrance of late Foo Fighters drummer and 2021 Rock Hall inductee Taylor Hawkins. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 25, 202201:27:14

Writer Mike Seely (Better Collective) joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the music and career of massively famous '80s superstar and pop balladeer Lionel Richie. Should he get into the Rock Hall this year on his first ballot appearance? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 17, 202201:03:56

Neil Walls (FutureRockLegends.com) returns to the show to help Joe & Kristen try and make sense of current nominee Dolly Parton's statement attempting to remove herself from Rock Hall consideration. Can she even do that? Has this happened before? What is going on?! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 11, 202200:38:36

We dig into the archives and unearth this classic episode from 2018 when Devo made the ballot for the first time. And fittingly, we discuss this Akron band with fellow Akronite, River Butcher! We've put a 2022 polish on this episode: more consistent sound levels, some song clips dropped in, and streamlined to Just the Devo Talk. Do enjoy, won't you? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 4, 202201:27:19

Music writer Matthew Perpetua (Fluxblog) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the work and career of musical chameleon and industry darling Beck, who's on the Rock Hall ballot for the first time this year. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 24, 202201:14:23

Music writer and New York Times contributor Lindsay Zoladz joins us to talk about country music queen and pop culture icon Dolly Parton, who's on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this year. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 18, 202201:22:08

Music writer Allison Rapp joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the music and career of '70s icon and celebrated singer/songwriter Carly Simon, who made the Rock Hall ballot for the first time this year. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 11, 202201:38:38

Writer Craig Seymour returns to the show to discuss with Joe & Kristen the Rock Hall merits of soulful synth-pop wizards the Eurythmics. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 2, 202201:20:29

Friend of the pod Greg Heller returns for the most wonderful time of the year: nominee announcement! We reveal the slate of nominees for the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ballot. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 28, 202201:21:15

It's last year's drafters returning for a rematch! Comedians/podcasters River Butcher, Jimmy Pardo, and Joey Devine join Joe & Kristen to draft who will be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. Also, this is Episode 200, but we forget to ever mention that! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 21, 202201:11:22

Comedy writer Cullen Crawford returns to the show for a very special episode! He faces off against Kristen to see who's the fastest at identifying the music from artists who become eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. These are artists whose first released recording was in 1996, and Joe plays them in order from least to most likely to be inducted. Play along at home! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 14, 202201:41:33

Former guests and very thoughtful people Sophie Brookover, Ben Merlis, and Jamison Webb join Joe & Kristen to try and guess the Rock Hall classes of 2032 to 2036. What will the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame potentially look like in ten to fifteen years? Listen as we attempt to answer this question! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 7, 202201:18:15

Music writer Annie Zaleski and Vulture senior editor Jesse David Fox join Joe & Kristen for the second part in their special prediction series. They put their heads together to try and predict who will be inducted in 5-10 years from now: the Rock Hall classes of 2027-2031. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 31, 202101:02:41

As the year comes to a close, Joe & Kristen reflect on this year, a great one for the podcast. In 2021, they dove deep on a historically diverse list of nominees + an uncharacteristically large class of inductees, called Rock Hall voters at their home, went to the first induction ceremony since 2019, and did their the show live for the very first time in Cleveland the night before. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 24, 202101:25:21

Author/professor Daphne Brooks and Vulture staff writer Devon Ivie join Joe & Kristen for a special experiment! Putting their heads together, they try to predict who might get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the next 5 years. Also discussed is the life and impact of influential music critic Greg Tate. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 17, 202101:37:57

Rock Solid podcast host Pat Francis joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the classic rock artists that haven't (yet?) been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 10, 202101:28:07

Director Joel Gallen and talent producer Rick Krim return to the show to spill all the details on making the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony happen this year. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 3, 202101:19:39

Frequent guest and podcaster Joey Devine (Roundball Rock) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the new list of "500 Greatest Songs" that Rolling Stone magazine released earlier this year. What songs are in the new top 10? What songs fell dramatically from the last ranking? Which ones dropped off the list entirely? What else are the big moves? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 26, 202101:34:28

Critic and podcaster Chris Molanphy (Slate's Hit Parade) returns to the show to nerd out with Joe & Kristen about the taste differences between the Nominating Committee and the larger voting body. What artists are popular with the NomCom but not with the voters? Which bands would probably do well with the voting body but are not of interest to the Committee? This and so much more! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 19, 202101:14:36

Three of the most thoughtful Rock Hall bloggers/writers/enthusiasts around (Troy Smith, Nick Bambach, Mark Lempke) join Joe & Kristen to break down who are the current biggest Rock Hall snubs. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 12, 202101:04:32

'Twas the night before the 2021 Rock Hall induction ceremony, and Joe and Kristen record their first live episode of the podcast at Hilarities 4th Street Theatre in Cleveland! Featuring games, jokes, and maybe even... a special guest! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 4, 202101:57:41

Actress Hayley McFarland and writer Bill DiPiero join Joe & Kristen on the day after the 2021 Rock Hall induction ceremony to recap what all went down. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 28, 202101:16:35

Pulitzer-nominated music and culture writer Craig Jenkins (Vulture) joins Joe & Kristen for a discussion on what to expect at this year's Rock Hall induction ceremony. What songs will be played? What could be the jam? How will they handle fitting in the induction of thirteen different artists? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 22, 202101:04:59

YouTube music critic Todd in the Shadows joins Joe & Kristen for a discussion about this year's class of Rock Hall inductees. Which of them need this induction the most? Who does the Rock Hall need the most? It's a lively discussion, and honestly? A clever way to keep Todd-tober going. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 15, 202101:10:39

Current Nominating Committee member and return guest Karen Glauber joins Joe & Kristen to talk about her favorite artist of all time Todd Rundgren. Todd-tober rages on! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 8, 202101:00:33

Journalist and former NomCom member Roy Trakin returns to the show to help Joe & Kristen introduce a remastered version of his 2018 appearance on the show, advocating for Todd Rundgren. It's Todd-tober! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 1, 202101:09:12

Original Def Jam publicity director Bill Adler joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the early career of hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J. Also discussed is Bill's time as a member of the Rock Hall Nominating Committee and the early days of Def Jam Records. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 24, 202101:06:58

Joe and Kristen look back at a remastered version of their 2019 episode about hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J with comedian and writer Renee Gauthier. Better sound! Shorter running time! Some new conversation. Only the best for the final week of Mu-septem Berxcellence. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 17, 202101:21:54

Guitarist Sean Kelly joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the life and career of heavy metal guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne sideman Randy Rhoads. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's history with metal and metal-adjacent bands. Mu-septem Berxcellence rolls on! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 10, 202101:21:05

Former NPR Music senior director Lauren Onkey joins Joe & Kristen to talk about soul-funk-gospel organist and singer Billy Preston. Also discussed are Lauren's stint on the Rock Hall nominating committee, as well as the meaning and possibilities of the Musical Excellence Award. It's Mu-septem Berxcellence, baby! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 3, 202101:23:34

Writer Andy Schwartz joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the artists who have been inducted in the Musical Excellence (formerly Sideman) category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 27, 202101:16:43

Old pal Joey Devine (Roundball Rock) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Fade to Black, the part-documentary, part-concert film that shows Jay-Z's (alleged) farewell show at Madison Square Garden, interspersed with footage of the making of The Black Album. It's the final month of Doc-gust! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 20, 202101:28:27

Editor Carter Gunn joins Joe & Kristen to talk about working on the recent HBO Tina Turner documentary, Tina. Could this be the best episode of DOC-GUST yet?? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 20, 202101:28:27

Editor Carter Gunn joins Joe & Kristen to talk about working on the recent HBO Tina Turner documentary, Tina. Could this be the best episode of DOC-GUST yet?? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 20, 202101:28:27

Editor Carter Gunn joins Joe & Kristen to talk about working on the recent HBO Tina Turner documentary, Tina. Could this be the best episode of DOC-GUST yet?? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 20, 202101:28:27

Editor Carter Gunn joins Joe & Kristen to talk about working on the recent HBO Tina Turner documentary, Tina. Could this be the best episode of DOC-GUST yet?? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 20, 202101:28:27

Editor Carter Gunn joins Joe & Kristen to talk about working on the recent HBO Tina Turner documentary, Tina. Could this be the best episode of DOC-GUST yet?? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 20, 202101:28:27

Editor Carter Gunn joins Joe & Kristen to talk about working on the recent HBO Tina Turner documentary, Tina. Could this be the best episode of DOC-GUST yet?? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 13, 202101:10:02

Director Alison Ellwood and editor Brett Banks join Joe & Kristen to talk about their work on The Go-Go's documentary. It's the second week of Doc-gust, baby!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 6, 202101:15:24

Editor Will Znidaric joins Joe & Kristen to talk about working on the documentary The Black Godfather, which focuses on 2021 Rock Hall non-performer inductee Clarence Avant. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 30, 202101:08:52

Writer and comedian Brian Stack (Conan, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) joins Joe & Kristen, as they discuss the Chicago-centric first episode of the Foo Fighters' 2014 HBO docuseries Sonic Highways. It's the final episode of Foo-ly! Don't cry because it's over. Be happy that it happened. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 23, 202101:21:45

Music and pop culture critic Troy Smith (Cleveland Plain Dealer) returns to the show to talk with Joe & Kristen about the Rock Hall's history of honoring itself. How many people on the board of directors were subsequently inducted? What about people on the Nominating Committee? This is of course part of our Foo-ly celebration, as 2021 inductee Mr. Dave Grohl himself has been a NomCom member since 2017. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 16, 202100:53:53

Writer and personality Tom Scharpling (Best Show, It Never Ends) joins Joe & Kristen, as they go through every name in the Rock Hall and point out the bad ones. This is, of course, in honor of 2021 inductees the Foo Fighters. For it is Foo-ly!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 16, 202100:53:53

Writer and personality Tom Scharpling (Best Show, It Never Ends) joins Joe & Kristen, as they go through every name in the Rock Hall and point out the bad ones. This is, of course, in honor of 2021 inductees the Foo Fighters. For it is Foo-ly!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 16, 202100:53:53

Writer and personality Tom Scharpling (Best Show, It Never Ends) joins Joe & Kristen, as they go through every name in the Rock Hall and point out the bad ones. This is, of course, in honor of 2021 inductees the Foo Fighters. For it is Foo-ly!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 16, 202100:53:53

Writer and personality Tom Scharpling (Best Show, It Never Ends) joins Joe & Kristen, as they go through every name in the Rock Hall and point out the bad ones. This is, of course, in honor of 2021 inductees the Foo Fighters. For it is Foo-ly!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 16, 202100:53:53

Writer and personality Tom Scharpling (Best Show, It Never Ends) joins Joe & Kristen, as they go through every name in the Rock Hall and point out the bad ones. This is, of course, in honor of 2021 inductees the Foo Fighters. For it is Foo-ly!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 16, 202100:53:53

Writer and personality Tom Scharpling (Best Show, It Never Ends) joins Joe & Kristen, as they go through every name in the Rock Hall and point out the bad ones. This is, of course, in honor of 2021 inductees the Foo Fighters. For it is Foo-ly!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 16, 202100:53:53

Writer and personality Tom Scharpling (Best Show, It Never Ends) joins Joe & Kristen, as they go through every name in the Rock Hall and point out the bad ones. This is, of course, in honor of 2021 inductees the Foo Fighters. For it is Foo-ly!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 16, 202100:53:53

Writer and personality Tom Scharpling (Best Show, It Never Ends) joins Joe & Kristen, as they go through every name in the Rock Hall and point out the bad ones. This is, of course, in honor of 2021 inductees the Foo Fighters. For it is Foo-ly!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 9, 202101:18:40

Writer and friend of the show Conor Sullivan returns to the podcast to go deep on (and maybe even defend) the Foo Fighters with Joe & Kristen. The gang really dives into the history of the group, discussing their origins, discography, and many lineup changes. It's FOO-LY, baby! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 2, 202101:17:28

Writer/musician/podcaster Allie Goertz returns to help Joe & Kristen introduce a remastered version of her first appearance on the show! Originally released on May 25, 2018, this Foo Fighters episode with Allie was only the seventh show overall. Enjoy the newly-added song clips and updated sound quality! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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June 25, 202101:23:06

Journalist and author Marcus Baram joins Joe & Kristen to talk about bluesologist, grandfather of hip-hop, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" artist, and 2021 Rock Hall Early Influence inductee Gil Scott-Heron. Marcus wrote a biography on Gil Scott-Heron, so you know he's got a lot to say. The FINAL week of Early Inf-June-lence! :( This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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June 18, 202101:05:55

With Kraftwerk's long-awaited induction happening in the Early Influence category this year, Joe and Kristen look back on their 2018 episode about the German electronic music pioneers with comedian/actor DeMorge Brown. This "classic" episode has been remastered for brevity and to enhance audio quality. It's Week 3 of Early Inf-June-lence!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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June 11, 202101:15:15

Musician Rev. Peyton (Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band) joins Joe & Kristen to gush about his hero and 2021 Early Influence Rock Hall inductee, "Father of the Delta Blues" Charley Patton. It's Week 2 of Early Inf-JUNE-lence! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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June 4, 202101:26:19

Musician, historian, and writer Elijah Wald joins Joe & Kristen to talk about every artist who's been inducted into the Rock Hall's "Early Influence" category. Lots of discussion of artists from the pre-rock era and some who aren't really. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 28, 202101:55:19

Music critic Ann Powers joins Joe & Kristen for a special episode dedicated to the history of every woman who's ever been inducted into the Rock Hall. If you want to know exactly why people get so upset about this issue, consider this your history lesson. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 21, 202101:19:25

Music writer and editor Bill Wyman joins Joe & Kristen to talk about where he might put the new Rock Hall class into his massive (and controversial!) ranking of every inductee on Vulture. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 12, 202101:12:08

Joe announces the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees to Kristen and their special guests: Jimmy Pardo, Joey Devine, and Greg Heller. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 7, 202102:00:53

Joe and Kristen call up some official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame voters to see who they chose on this year's ballot. In some cases, they even fill it out live on the air! Featuring Mike Norman, Laina Dawes, Arthur Levy, Lauren Onkey, Miles Marshall Lewis, Gregg Geller, Rob Tannenbaum, Amy Linden, and Chris Molanphy. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 30, 202101:33:48

Joe and Kristen bust out the rolodex and call friends old and new to see who they chose on this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ballot. Some even fill it out on the air! Featuring Karen Glauber, Bob Merlis, Jim Bessman, Jim McGuinn, and Ned Raggett. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 23, 202101:20:44

Writer and senior editor of LEVEL mag John Kennedy joins Joe & Kristen to talk about hip-hop icon and possible first-year-eligible Rock Hall inductee Jay-Z. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 16, 202101:11:13

Author and musician Michael Veal joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the life and work of Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 9, 202101:20:10

Writer and podcaster Sean Fennessey (The Ringer) joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of the radically political rap-rock group Rage Against the Machine. Also in this episode, Sean is quizzed on his former Rock Hall ballots. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 2, 202101:17:23

Musician and critic Elizabeth Nelson (The Paranoid Style) joins Joe & Kristen to discuss if Carole King's solo career as a performer merits a second induction for her into the Rock Hall. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 26, 202101:15:38

Former nominating committee member Roy Trakin returns to the show to advocate for the induction of proto-punk critical darlings the New York Dolls. Joe and Kristen also help Roy to fill out his official ballot. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 19, 202101:13:47

Writer and advocate for more women in the Rock Hall Evelyn McDonnell returns to the show to discuss first-time nominees and groundbreaking all-female rock group The Go-Go's. Joe & Kristen also help Evelyn fill out her official Rock Hall ballot! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 12, 202101:15:04

Professor and author of Black Diamond Queens Maureen Mahon joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the prospect of Tina Turner becoming the second female double inductee into the Rock Hall. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 5, 202101:24:43

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats joins Joe & Kristen to advocate for the Rock Hall induction of legendary pop hitmaker Dionne Warwick. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 26, 202101:09:46

Music supervisor and co-host of the Heat Rocks podcast Morgan Rhodes joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall potential of current nominee and queen of hip=hop soul, Mary J. Blige. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 19, 202100:47:43

With Iron Maiden making the ballot for the first time this year, we're re-releasing this classic episode about them from 2018. This is also the first guest appearance of our friend, comedian Jimmy Pardo. Episode has been REMASTERED, so you're getting song clip drops, boosted sound quality, and a shorter runtime! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 10, 202101:13:47

Joe reveals the 2021 Rock Hall nominees to co-host Kristen and friend of the show Greg Heller. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 9, 202101:06:30
Fan favorite guests (and fellow comedian podcasters) Rhea Butcher, Jimmy Pardo, and Joey Devine return to the show to draft who they think the 2021 Rock Hall nominees will be with Joe and Kristen. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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February 9, 202101:06:29

Fan favorite guests (and fellow comedian podcasters) River Butcher, Jimmy Pardo, and Joey Devine return to the show to draft who they think the 2021 Rock Hall nominees will be with Joe and Kristen. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 5, 202101:01:35

Joe and Kristen welcome comedian Brett Davis to review the artists who made their debuts in 1995 and thus become eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 5, 202101:01:36
Joe and Kristen welcome comedian Brett Davis to review the artists who made their debuts in 1995 and thus become eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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January 29, 202101:16:11

Librarian and curator of the culture recommendation newsletter "Two Bossy Dames" Sophie Brookover joins Joe and Kristen to advocate for the Rock Hall induction of arguably the biggest female rock group of the '80s, the Bangles. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 29, 202101:16:12
Librarian and curator of the culture recommendation newsletter "Two Bossy Dames" Sophie Brookover joins Joe and Kristen to advocate for the Rock Hall induction of arguably the biggest female rock group of the '80s, the Bangles. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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January 22, 202101:20:39

Professor, critic, and author Daphne Brooks joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the potential Rock Hall future of androgynous style icon and pop innovator Grace Jones. Also discussed in this episode is Daphne's new book Liner Notes for the Revolution, as well as her own experiences attending induction ceremonies. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 22, 202101:20:39
Professor, critic, and author Daphne Brooks joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the potential Rock Hall future of androgynous style icon and pop innovator Grace Jones. Also discussed in this episode is Daphne's new book Liner Notes for the Revolution, as well as her own experiences attending induction ceremonies. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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January 15, 202101:16:56

Author Peter Ames Carlin joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall potential of bluesy swamp rock band Little Feat. Peter also talks up his new book Sonic Boom, which chronicles the rise and dominance of Warner Bros. Records during the reign of legendary executive (and Rock Hall inductee himself) Mo Ostin. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 15, 202101:16:57
Author Peter Ames Carlin joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall potential of bluesy swamp rock band Little Feat. Peter also talks up his new book Sonic Boom, which chronicles the rise and dominance of Warner Bros. Records during the reign of legendary executive (and Rock Hall inductee himself) Mo Ostin. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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January 8, 202101:18:11

Joe and Kristen chat with their shadowy Rock Hall informant, once clumsily nicknamed "Deep Purple Throat," about the Rock Hall merits of reclusive and beloved British icon Kate Bush. There's of course a little insider Rock Hall talk, too. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 8, 202101:18:11
Joe and Kristen chat with their shadowy Rock Hall informant, once clumsily nicknamed "Deep Purple Throat," about the Rock Hall merits of reclusive and beloved British icon Kate Bush. There's of course a little insider Rock Hall talk, too. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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January 1, 202101:18:36

Pop culture journalist Brittny Pierre joins Joe and Kristen to talk the Rock Hall merits of '90s pop queen Mariah Carey.

This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 1, 202101:18:37
Pop culture journalist Brittny Pierre joins Joe and Kristen to talk the Rock Hall merits of '90s pop queen Mariah Carey. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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December 25, 202001:15:28

Author Dana Raidt joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of "Rumble" guitar god (and subject of her new book) Link Wray. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 25, 202001:15:28

Author Dana Raidt joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of "Rumble" guitar god (and subject of her new book) Link Wray. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 25, 202001:15:28

Author Dana Raidt joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of "Rumble" guitar god (and subject of her new book) Link Wray. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 25, 202001:15:28

Author Dana Raidt joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of "Rumble" guitar god (and subject of her new book) Link Wray. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 25, 202001:15:28

Author Dana Raidt joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of "Rumble" guitar god (and subject of her new book) Link Wray. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 25, 202001:15:28

Author Dana Raidt joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of "Rumble" guitar god (and subject of her new book) Link Wray. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 25, 202001:15:28

Author Dana Raidt joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of "Rumble" guitar god (and subject of her new book) Link Wray. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 25, 202001:15:28

Author Dana Raidt joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of "Rumble" guitar god (and subject of her new book) Link Wray. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 25, 202001:15:28
Author Dana Raidt joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of "Rumble" guitar god (and subject of her new book) Link Wray. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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December 18, 202001:12:33

Hip-hop scholar Dr. Regina N. Bradley joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of those genre-defying ATLiens Outkast. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 18, 202001:12:34
Hip-hop scholar Dr. Regina N. Bradley joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of those genre-defying ATLiens Outkast. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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December 11, 202001:24:45

Music journalist Craig Seymour joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of '70s funk-soul pioneers Labelle. We're back to doing artist-focused episodes, baby! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 11, 202001:24:45
Music journalist Craig Seymour joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of '70s funk-soul pioneers Labelle. We're back to doing artist-focused episodes, baby! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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December 4, 202000:55:14

Music industry veterans Sandy Alouete and Karen Glauber join Joe and Kristen to talk about their experiences as current members of the Rock Hall nominating committee. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 4, 202000:55:14
Music industry veterans Sandy Alouete and Karen Glauber join Joe and Kristen to talk about their experiences as current members of the Rock Hall nominating committee. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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November 27, 202000:15:02

At long last, Joe and Kristen close the book on the 2020 Rock Hall inductions and express some thanks. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 27, 202000:15:03
At long last, Joe and Kristen close the book on the 2020 Rock Hall inductions and express some thanks. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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November 21, 202001:11:52

Director/producer Joel Gallen and "talent executive" Rick Krim join Joe and Kristen to talk about making this year's Rock Hall induction special. Also discussed in this episode is Joel's long history with directing induction ceremonies, as well as what was planned for this year's show before the pandemic hit. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 21, 202001:11:53
Director/producer Joel Gallen and "talent executive" Rick Krim join Joe and Kristen to talk about making this year's Rock Hall induction special. Also discussed in this episode is Joel's long history with directing induction ceremonies, as well as what was planned for this year's show before the pandemic hit. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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November 13, 202001:11:01

Creator of the show's logo Mike Lloyd and his multi-talented wife Meghan join Joe and Kristen to review the 2020 Rock Hall induction special on HBO. A rare in-person recording, done outside and distanced! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 13, 202001:11:02
Creator of the show's logo Mike Lloyd and his multi-talented wife Meghan join Joe and Kristen to review the 2020 Rock Hall induction special on HBO. A rare in-person recording, done outside and distanced! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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November 6, 202000:13:36

Joe and Kristen wonder what it would be like if the pandemic never happened and specifically, if Michael McDonald got to do a soundcheck ahead of a live induction ceremony. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 6, 202000:13:36
Joe and Kristen wonder what it would be like if the pandemic never happened and specifically, if Michael McDonald got to do a soundcheck ahead of a live induction ceremony. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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October 30, 202001:01:42

Intrepid Rock Hall reporter Troy Smith (cleveland.com) joins Joe and Kristen to preview the upcoming 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Special. Also discussed in this episode are Troy's experiences in the induction ceremony press room, the curious nature of the Rock Hall Foundation, and of course, the singles category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 30, 202001:01:42
Intrepid Rock Hall reporter Troy Smith (cleveland.com) joins Joe and Kristen to preview the upcoming 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Special. Also discussed in this episode are Troy's experiences in the induction ceremony press room, the curious nature of the Rock Hall Foundation, and of course, the singles category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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October 23, 202001:03:59

Scholar, author, and documentary mainstay Dr. Todd Boyd joins Joe and Kristen to talk 2020 Rock Hall inductee Notorious B.I.G. Also discussed in this episode are Todd's early days as an MC in Detroit, hip hop's place in the Hall, and giving yourself a nickname. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 23, 202001:03:59
Scholar, author, and documentary mainstay Dr. Todd Boyd joins Joe and Kristen to talk 2020 Rock Hall inductee Notorious B.I.G. Also discussed in this episode are Todd's early days as an MC in Detroit, hip hop's place in the Hall, and giving yourself a nickname. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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October 16, 202001:03:11

Writer Daphne Carr (Pretty Hate Machine for the 33 ⅓ book series) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about 2020 Rock Hall inductees Nine Inch Nails. Also discussed in this episode is northeastern Ohio, the Experience Music Project, and mall staple retail chain Hot Topic. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 16, 202001:03:12
Writer Daphne Carr (Pretty Hate Machine for the 33 ⅓ book series) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about 2020 Rock Hall inductees Nine Inch Nails. Also discussed in this episode is northeastern Ohio, the Experience Music Project, and mall staple retail chain Hot Topic. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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October 9, 202001:06:49

Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene joins Joe & Kristen to discuss and speculate about the recently-announced guest appearances for the 2020 induction special. Also discussed in this episode is Andy's history of covering the Hall for Rolling Stone, the new Rolling Stone 500 albums list, and the no-show inductions of Dire Straits and Radiohead. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 9, 202001:06:49
Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene joins Joe & Kristen to discuss and speculate about the recently-announced guest appearances for the 2020 induction special. Also discussed in this episode is Andy's history of covering the Hall for Rolling Stone, the new Rolling Stone 500 albums list, and the no-show inductions of Dire Straits and Radiohead. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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October 2, 202001:03:47

Joe and Kristen welcome back frequent guest Joey Devine to talk about Rolling Stone magazine's new list of the 500 greatest albums. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 2, 202001:03:47

Joe and Kristen welcome back frequent guest Joey Devine to talk about Rolling Stone magazine's new list of the 500 greatest albums. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 2, 202001:03:47

Joe and Kristen welcome back frequent guest Joey Devine to talk about Rolling Stone magazine's new list of the 500 greatest albums. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 2, 202001:03:47

Joe and Kristen welcome back frequent guest Joey Devine to talk about Rolling Stone magazine's new list of the 500 greatest albums. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 2, 202001:03:47

Joe and Kristen welcome back frequent guest Joey Devine to talk about Rolling Stone magazine's new list of the 500 greatest albums. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 2, 202001:03:47

Joe and Kristen welcome back frequent guest Joey Devine to talk about Rolling Stone magazine's new list of the 500 greatest albums. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 2, 202001:03:47

Joe and Kristen welcome back frequent guest Joey Devine to talk about Rolling Stone magazine's new list of the 500 greatest albums. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 2, 202001:03:47

Joe and Kristen welcome back frequent guest Joey Devine to talk about Rolling Stone magazine's new list of the 500 greatest albums. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 2, 202001:03:47
Joe and Kristen welcome back frequent guest Joey Devine to talk about Rolling Stone magazine's new list of the 500 greatest albums. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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September 25, 202000:59:20

Joe and Kristen are joined by music journalist and author Gerrick Kennedy to have a new conversation about 2020 Rock Hall inductee Whitney Houston. Also discussed in this episode is Janet Jackson's induction, the controversial parenting styles of showbiz parents like Joe Jackson and Cissy Houston, and Gerrick's upcoming Whitney Houston book. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 25, 202000:59:21
Joe and Kristen are joined by music journalist and author Gerrick Kennedy to have a new conversation about 2020 Rock Hall inductee Whitney Houston. Also discussed in this episode is Janet Jackson's induction, the controversial parenting styles of showbiz parents like Joe Jackson and Cissy Houston, and Gerrick's upcoming Whitney Houston book. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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September 18, 202000:36:02

The hiatus is over, and Joe and Kristen are back. They discuss what's on schedule for the next few weeks of the podcast, leading up to the 2020 induction special. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 18, 202000:36:03
The hiatus is over, and Joe and Kristen are back. They discuss what's on schedule for the next few weeks of the podcast, leading up to the 2020 induction special. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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July 10, 202000:28:37

Joe and Kristen discuss the cancellation of the 2020 Rock Hall induction, as well as some changes the institution itself should be making. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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July 10, 202000:28:37
Joe and Kristen discuss the cancellation of the 2020 Rock Hall induction, as well as some changes the institution itself should be making. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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June 26, 202000:13:37

Joe and Kristen discuss the future of the podcast.

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June 26, 202000:13:38
Joe and Kristen discuss the future of the podcast.
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May 29, 202000:57:22

Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2012 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 29, 202000:57:22
Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2012 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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May 22, 202000:50:25

Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2013 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 22, 202000:50:25
Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2013 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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May 15, 202000:55:59

Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2014 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 15, 202000:55:59
Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2014 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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May 8, 202000:56:43

Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2015 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 8, 202000:56:44
Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2015 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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May 1, 202000:49:03

Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2016 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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May 1, 202000:49:04
Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2016 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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April 24, 202000:51:54

Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2017 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 24, 202000:51:54
Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2017 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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April 17, 202000:51:00

Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2018 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 17, 202000:51:00
Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring one song from each of the 2018 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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April 10, 202000:37:57

A remastered version of the show's John Prine episode from November 2018. Featured guest was comedian/writer George McAuliffe. RIP John Prine. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 10, 202000:37:57
A remastered version of the show's John Prine episode from November 2018. Featured guest was comedian/writer George McAuliffe. RIP John Prine. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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April 3, 202000:54:18

Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring songs from the 2019 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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April 3, 202000:54:19
Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring songs from the 2019 Rock Hall inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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March 27, 202000:58:58

In the first quarantine episode, Joe and Kristen record the podcast from their respective homes via video chat. Joe shares his quarantine-themed playlist featuring one song from each of this year's inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 27, 202000:58:59
In the first quarantine episode, Joe and Kristen record the podcast from their respective homes via video chat. Joe shares his quarantine-themed playlist featuring one song from each of this year's inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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March 20, 202000:52:47

Surprise! The look back at VH-1 Divas is not over yet! In this episode, Kristen walks Joe and guest Joey Devine through the lineups of the Divas Live concerts from 2000 to today. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 20, 202000:52:48
Surprise! The look back at VH-1 Divas is not over yet! In this episode, Kristen walks Joe and guest Joey Devine through the lineups of the Divas Live concerts from 2000 to today. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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March 13, 202000:51:22

Continuing the precedent set last week, Kristen takes the reins again and makes Joe and guest Joey Devine watch the VH-1 Divas Live special from 1999. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 13, 202000:51:23
Continuing the precedent set last week, Kristen takes the reins again and makes Joe and guest Joey Devine watch the VH-1 Divas Live special from 1999. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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March 6, 202000:51:00

For the show's 100th episode, Kristen takes the reins and makes Joe and guest Joey Devine watch the inaugural VH-1 Divas Live special from 1998. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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March 6, 202000:51:00
For the show's 100th episode, Kristen takes the reins and makes Joe and guest Joey Devine watch the inaugural VH-1 Divas Live special from 1998. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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February 28, 202001:20:30

Music industry veteran Rick Krim joins Joe and Kristen to discuss his experiences as a current member of the Rock Hall nominating committee and as a special advisor for the annual induction ceremonies. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 28, 202001:20:31
Music industry veteran Rick Krim joins Joe and Kristen to discuss his experiences as a current member of the Rock Hall nominating committee and as a special advisor for the annual induction ceremonies. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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February 21, 202001:12:19

Comedian and writer CJ Toledano joins Joe and Kristen for a very special episode, all about the Rock Hall's history with hip hop inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 21, 202001:12:20
Comedian and writer CJ Toledano joins Joe and Kristen for a very special episode, all about the Rock Hall's history with hip hop inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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February 14, 202000:59:01

Comedy writer and pop music aficionado Ellie McElvain joins Joe & Kristen for a very special episode all about the Hall's history with pop music inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 14, 202000:59:02
Comedy writer and pop music aficionado Ellie McElvain joins Joe & Kristen for a very special episode all about the Hall's history with pop music inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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February 7, 202001:09:38

Comedian and writer Jamison Webb makes his third appearance on the show, officially entering the Clapton Club. In this episode, Joe walks Jamison and Kristen through the Rock Hall's history of tribute performances for posthumous inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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February 7, 202001:09:39
Comedian and writer Jamison Webb makes his third appearance on the show, officially entering the Clapton Club. In this episode, Joe walks Jamison and Kristen through the Rock Hall's history of tribute performances for posthumous inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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January 31, 202000:49:14

Because this year's class will include recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award, Joe and Kristen review the history of this category, which honors non-performer inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 31, 202000:49:14
Because this year's class will include recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award, Joe and Kristen review the history of this category, which honors non-performer inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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January 24, 202000:45:59

From the archives, this episode from 2018 about Whitney Houston with comedian Carl Tart has been remastered for brevity and to include song clips. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 24, 202000:46:00
From the archives, this episode from 2018 about Whitney Houston with comedian Carl Tart has been remastered for brevity and to include song clips. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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January 15, 202001:03:24

At long last, Joe reveals the Class of 2020 inductees to co-host Kristen and frequent guest Joey Devine. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 15, 202001:03:24
At long last, Joe reveals the Class of 2020 inductees to co-host Kristen and frequent guest Joey Devine. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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January 10, 202001:05:03

Joe & Kristen go back to the phones to call up more current members of the voting body to see who they picked on this year's ballot. This includes calls to former Nominating Committee members Bob Merlis and Edna Gundersen, as well as someone who should be on the NomCom, Evelyn McDonnell. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 10, 202001:05:04
Joe & Kristen go back to the phones to call up more current members of the voting body to see who they picked on this year's ballot. This includes calls to former Nominating Committee members Bob Merlis and Edna Gundersen, as well as someone who should be on the NomCom, Evelyn McDonnell. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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January 3, 202001:02:54

Joe & Kristen take to the phones to call up some current members of the voting body to see who they picked on this year's ballot. This includes calls to former Nominating Committee members Gregg Geller and Roy Trakin, as well as current NomCom member Amy Linden. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 3, 202001:02:55
Joe & Kristen take to the phones to call up some current members of the voting body to see who they picked on this year's ballot. This includes calls to former Nominating Committee members Gregg Geller and Roy Trakin, as well as current NomCom member Amy Linden. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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December 27, 201901:16:24

Comedian Torio Van Grol joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the most surprising of this year's nominees, the Dave Matthews Band. Also discussed in this episode is Traffic's induction, toxic fan bases, and DMB's Chicago River incident. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 27, 201901:16:24
Comedian Torio Van Grol joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the most surprising of this year's nominees, the Dave Matthews Band. Also discussed in this episode is Traffic's induction, toxic fan bases, and DMB's Chicago River incident. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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December 20, 201901:18:31

Production director for LA hip-hop radio station Power 106 Vinny Pagán joins Joe & Kristen to talk about current nominee and one of the greatest rappers of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. Also discussed in this episode is skits on rap albums, the east coast-west coast rap feud, and Vinny's video series Wax Only. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 20, 201901:18:31
Production director for LA hip-hop radio station Power 106 Vinny Pagán joins Joe & Kristen to talk about current nominee and one of the greatest rappers of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. Also discussed in this episode is skits on rap albums, the east coast-west coast rap feud, and Vinny's video series Wax Only. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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December 13, 201901:13:19

Radio personality Kat Corbett (KROQ, SiriusXM) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about post-punk synth goths and current nominees Depeche Mode. Also discussed in this episode is SiriusXM's Rock Hall channel, the impact of Kraftwerk, and Vince Clarke's other groups. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 13, 201901:13:19
Radio personality Kat Corbett (KROQ, SiriusXM) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about post-punk synth goths and current nominees Depeche Mode. Also discussed in this episode is SiriusXM's Rock Hall channel, the impact of Kraftwerk, and Vince Clarke's other groups. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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December 6, 201901:15:57

Author Ben Merlis joins Joe and Kristen to advocate for current nominees and inventors of glam rock T. Rex. Also discussed in this episode is Ben's adjacency to the Nominating Committee (through his father and friend of the show Bob Merlis) as well as his new book (Goin' Off: The Story of the Juice Crew & Cold Chillin' Records.) This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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December 6, 201901:15:58
Author Ben Merlis joins Joe and Kristen to advocate for current nominees and inventors of glam rock T. Rex. Also discussed in this episode is Ben's adjacency to the Nominating Committee (through his father and friend of the show Bob Merlis) as well as his new book (Goin' Off: The Story of the Juice Crew & Cold Chillin' Records.) This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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November 29, 201901:09:48

Filmmaker and podcaster Bob Nalbandian (Inside Metal, Shockwaves Skullsessions) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about British heavy metal giants and current Rock Hall nominees Judas Priest. Also discussed in this episode is Bob's hatred for Rolling Stone magazine, the pejorative origins of the term "heavy metal," and Satanic panic. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 29, 201901:09:48
Filmmaker and podcaster Bob Nalbandian (Inside Metal, Shockwaves Skullsessions) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about British heavy metal giants and current Rock Hall nominees Judas Priest. Also discussed in this episode is Bob's hatred for Rolling Stone magazine, the pejorative origins of the term "heavy metal," and Satanic panic. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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November 22, 201901:15:26

Radio and television personality Matt Pinfield (MTV's 120 Minutes) joins Joe & Kristen to discuss current Rock Hall nominee and industrial rock pioneer Nine Inch Nails. Also discussed in this episode are roughly a million stories ranging from Matt's experiences with David Bowie to his recent brush with death. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 22, 201901:15:26
Radio and television personality Matt Pinfield (MTV's 120 Minutes) joins Joe & Kristen to discuss current Rock Hall nominee and industrial rock pioneer Nine Inch Nails. Also discussed in this episode are roughly a million stories ranging from Matt's experiences with David Bowie to his recent brush with death. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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November 15, 201901:17:17

LA-based singer-songwriter Jimetta Rose joins Joe & Kristen to talk about funk outfit and current nominees Rufus featuring Chaka Khan. Also discussed in this episode is Janet Jackson's induction, Amoeba Records, and the paradox of the Rock Hall as a concept. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 15, 201901:17:17
LA-based singer-songwriter Jimetta Rose joins Joe & Kristen to talk about funk outfit and current nominees Rufus featuring Chaka Khan. Also discussed in this episode is Janet Jackson's induction, Amoeba Records, and the paradox of the Rock Hall as a concept. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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November 8, 201901:10:59

Co-author of Lemmy Kilmister's autobiography "White Line Fever" Janiss Garza joins Joe & Kristen to talk about current nominees and metal gods Motörhead. Also discussed in this episode is the current standings in the Rock Hall fan vote, RIP magazine, and how Janiss landed the gig as Lemmy's autobiographer. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 8, 201901:10:59
Co-author of Lemmy Kilmister's autobiography "White Line Fever" Janiss Garza joins Joe & Kristen to talk about current nominees and metal gods Motörhead. Also discussed in this episode is the current standings in the Rock Hall fan vote, RIP magazine, and how Janiss landed the gig as Lemmy's autobiographer. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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November 1, 201901:15:06

Yacht Rock host and former Allmusic writer "Hollywood" Steve Huey joins Joe & Kristen to advocate for current nominees and multi-faceted classic rock staples The Doobie Brothers. Also discussed in this episode is the creation/explosion of the Yacht Rock web series, being a talking head for VH1, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter's political leanings. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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November 1, 201901:15:07
Yacht Rock host and former Allmusic writer "Hollywood" Steve Huey joins Joe & Kristen to advocate for current nominees and multi-faceted classic rock staples The Doobie Brothers. Also discussed in this episode is the creation/explosion of the Yacht Rock web series, being a talking head for VH1, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter's political leanings. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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October 25, 201901:14:49

Musician and heavy metal DJ Kyle Duncan Graham (FOE) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Seattle grunge godfathers Soundgarden. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's new Google-based voting, parental advisory stickers, and the cross-pollination of the Seattle music scene in the '80s and '90s. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 25, 201901:14:49

Musician and heavy metal DJ Kyle Duncan Graham (FOE) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Seattle grunge godfathers Soundgarden. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's new Google-based voting, parental advisory stickers, and the cross-pollination of the Seattle music scene in the '80s and '90s. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 25, 201901:14:49

Musician and heavy metal DJ Kyle Duncan Graham (FOE) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Seattle grunge godfathers Soundgarden. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's new Google-based voting, parental advisory stickers, and the cross-pollination of the Seattle music scene in the '80s and '90s. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 25, 201901:14:49

Musician and heavy metal DJ Kyle Duncan Graham (FOE) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Seattle grunge godfathers Soundgarden. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's new Google-based voting, parental advisory stickers, and the cross-pollination of the Seattle music scene in the '80s and '90s. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 25, 201901:14:49

Musician and heavy metal DJ Kyle Duncan Graham (FOE) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Seattle grunge godfathers Soundgarden. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's new Google-based voting, parental advisory stickers, and the cross-pollination of the Seattle music scene in the '80s and '90s. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 25, 201901:14:49

Musician and heavy metal DJ Kyle Duncan Graham (FOE) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Seattle grunge godfathers Soundgarden. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's new Google-based voting, parental advisory stickers, and the cross-pollination of the Seattle music scene in the '80s and '90s. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 25, 201901:14:49

Musician and heavy metal DJ Kyle Duncan Graham (FOE) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Seattle grunge godfathers Soundgarden. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's new Google-based voting, parental advisory stickers, and the cross-pollination of the Seattle music scene in the '80s and '90s. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 25, 201901:14:49
Musician and heavy metal DJ Kyle Duncan Graham (FOE) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Seattle grunge godfathers Soundgarden. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's new Google-based voting, parental advisory stickers, and the cross-pollination of the Seattle music scene in the '80s and '90s. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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October 15, 201901:12:46

Joe and Kristen are joined by friends of the show Joey Devine and Greg Heller for the announcement of the Rock Hall Class of 2020 nominees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 15, 201901:12:46

Joe and Kristen are joined by friends of the show Joey Devine and Greg Heller for the announcement of the Rock Hall Class of 2020 nominees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 15, 201901:12:46

Joe and Kristen are joined by friends of the show Joey Devine and Greg Heller for the announcement of the Rock Hall Class of 2020 nominees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 15, 201901:12:46

Joe and Kristen are joined by friends of the show Joey Devine and Greg Heller for the announcement of the Rock Hall Class of 2020 nominees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 15, 201901:12:46

Joe and Kristen are joined by friends of the show Joey Devine and Greg Heller for the announcement of the Rock Hall Class of 2020 nominees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 15, 201901:12:46

Joe and Kristen are joined by friends of the show Joey Devine and Greg Heller for the announcement of the Rock Hall Class of 2020 nominees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 15, 201901:12:46

Joe and Kristen are joined by friends of the show Joey Devine and Greg Heller for the announcement of the Rock Hall Class of 2020 nominees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 15, 201901:12:46

Joe and Kristen are joined by friends of the show Joey Devine and Greg Heller for the announcement of the Rock Hall Class of 2020 nominees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 15, 201901:12:47
Joe and Kristen are joined by friends of the show Joey Devine and Greg Heller for the announcement of the Rock Hall Class of 2020 nominees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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October 11, 201901:06:01

Musician, podcaster, and return guest Allie Goertz joins Joe and Kristen for a special episode all about the expectations for next week's nomination announcement. They discuss the many possible artists who might populate this upcoming list, as well as what surprises may be in store. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 11, 201901:06:01
Musician, podcaster, and return guest Allie Goertz joins Joe and Kristen for a special episode all about the expectations for next week's nomination announcement. They discuss the many possible artists who might populate this upcoming list, as well as what surprises may be in store. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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October 4, 201900:58:33

Comedians/friends Jimmy Pardo and Joey Devine join Joe and Kristen for the second annual Rock Hall Nominee Draft! In the fantasy sports tradition, they each build a team of artists who they believe have the best shot at being not only nominated but also eventually inducted for the Class of 2020. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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October 4, 201900:58:34
Comedians/friends Jimmy Pardo and Joey Devine join Joe and Kristen for the second annual Rock Hall Nominee Draft! In the fantasy sports tradition, they each build a team of artists who they believe have the best shot at being not only nominated but also eventually inducted for the Class of 2020. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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September 27, 201901:08:27

Nominating Committee all-stars Seymour Stein, Bob Merlis, and Andy Paley return to the show to talk about all things Rock Hall and many things not. The discussion includes Seymour's list of who should be inducted, female acts who've never been on the ballot, and singing, so much singing. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 27, 201901:08:28
Nominating Committee all-stars Seymour Stein, Bob Merlis, and Andy Paley return to the show to talk about all things Rock Hall and many things not. The discussion includes Seymour's list of who should be inducted, female acts who've never been on the ballot, and singing, so much singing. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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September 20, 201901:10:07

Comedian/actor Paul Brittain returns to the show for a very special episode! Ahead of the 2020 Rock Hall nomination announcement, Joe is revealing (just about) all the acts that become eligible for the first time this year. Listen (and play along!) as Kristen and Paul try to guess the artists after only hearing a snippet of one song.

This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 20, 201901:10:07
Comedian/actor Paul Brittain returns to the show for a very special episode! Ahead of the 2020 Rock Hall nomination announcement, Joe is revealing (just about) all the acts that become eligible for the first time this year. Listen (and play along!) as Kristen and Paul try to guess the artists after only hearing a snippet of one song. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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September 13, 201901:17:07

Writer and dear friend of the hosts Conor Sullivan joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of the newly-eligible band Weezer. Also discussed in this episode are the "Rock Against Bush" albums, being a college kid who likes Tom Waits, and the Angus soundtrack. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 13, 201900:57:32
Writer and dear friend of the hosts Conor Sullivan joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of the newly-eligible band Weezer. Also discussed in this episode are the "Rock Against Bush" albums, being a college kid who likes Tom Waits, and the Angus soundtrack. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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September 6, 201901:16:16

Music critic Eve Barlow joins Joe and Kristen to talk about '90s Britpop gods Oasis. Also discussed in this episode are the logistics of knighthood, when British band names change for America, and the influence of British tabloids. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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September 6, 201901:16:17
Music critic Eve Barlow joins Joe and Kristen to talk about '90s Britpop gods Oasis. Also discussed in this episode are the logistics of knighthood, when British band names change for America, and the influence of British tabloids. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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August 30, 201901:16:39

Indie music scholar and sociology professor Wendy Fonarow joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the potential Rock Hall future for post-punk legends Joy Division/New Order. Also discussed in this episode is Wendy's research on concert audience behavior, the British music press, and bad band names.

This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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August 30, 201901:16:39
Indie music scholar and sociology professor Wendy Fonarow joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the potential Rock Hall future for post-punk legends Joy Division/New Order. Also discussed in this episode is Wendy's research on concert audience behavior, the British music press, and bad band names. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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August 23, 201901:09:58

TV director Guy Norman Bee (Supernatural, Criminal Minds) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of Irish hard rockers Thin Lizzy. Also discussed in this episode are one-hit wonders, Canadian rock, and Guy getting to guest on Jonesy's Jukebox

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August 23, 201901:09:59
TV director Guy Norman Bee (Supernatural, Criminal Minds) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of Irish hard rockers Thin Lizzy. Also discussed in this episode are one-hit wonders, Canadian rock, and Guy getting to guest on Jonesy's Jukebox
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August 16, 201901:21:28

Television producer and former rock journalist Greg Heller joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of thrash metal godfathers Slayer. Also discussed in this episode is Greg's experiences working on Behind the Music, Bono's induction speech for Bob Marley, and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament's stupid "omissions" t-shirt.

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August 16, 201901:21:29
Television producer and former rock journalist Greg Heller joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of thrash metal godfathers Slayer. Also discussed in this episode is Greg's experiences working on Behind the Music, Bono's induction speech for Bob Marley, and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament's stupid "omissions" t-shirt.
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August 9, 201901:24:57

Writer/producer Mike Scully (The Simpsons) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about one his favorite groups and frequent Rock Hall nominee, The J. Geils Band. Also discussed in this episode is the laborious induction of the E-Street Band, the merits of Tommy James and the Shondells, and Mike's experience writing and producing the most rock-centric episode of The Simpsons.

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August 9, 201901:24:58
Writer/producer Mike Scully (The Simpsons) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about one his favorite groups and frequent Rock Hall nominee, The J. Geils Band. Also discussed in this episode is the laborious induction of the E-Street Band, the merits of Tommy James and the Shondells, and Mike's experience writing and producing the most rock-centric episode of The Simpsons.
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August 2, 201901:16:40

Culture writer, author, and podcast host Oliver Wang (Heat Rocks podcast) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the potential Rock Hall future of groundbreaking hip-hop trio De La Soul. Also discussed in this episode is the PBS documentary Soundbreaking, Oliver's music writing beginnings on online newsgroups, and Kristen's passionate hatred for skits on rap albums.

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August 2, 201901:14:08
Culture writer, author, and podcast host Oliver Wang (Heat Rocks podcast) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the potential Rock Hall future of groundbreaking hip-hop trio De La Soul. Also discussed in this episode is the PBS documentary Soundbreaking, Oliver's music writing beginnings on online newsgroups, and Kristen's passionate hatred for skits on rap albums. Check out all the great music podcasts over on Pantheon!
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July 26, 201901:19:46

Writer and podcaster Karen Tongson joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Carpenters and their Rock Hall merits. A lot of the great Carpenters stories and information from this episode are written about in further detail with insightful analysis in Karen's new book, Why Karen Carpenter Matters.

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July 26, 201901:19:47
Writer and podcaster Karen Tongson joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Carpenters and their Rock Hall merits. A lot of the great Carpenters stories and information from this episode are written about in further detail with insightful analysis in Karen's new book, Why Karen Carpenter Matters.
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July 19, 201901:18:50

Comedian and fellow podcaster Oscar Montoya (Inside the Disney Vault) joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of campy New Wave all-stars The B-52's. Also discussed in this episode are the hosts' recent concert adventures, the origin of Steely Dan's name, and nostalgia by the decade.

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July 19, 201901:18:50
Comedian and fellow podcaster Oscar Montoya (Inside the Disney Vault) joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of campy New Wave all-stars The B-52's. Also discussed in this episode are the hosts' recent concert adventures, the origin of Steely Dan's name, and nostalgia by the decade.
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July 12, 201901:16:00

Writer and music aficionado Grace Spelman joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of '60s Canadian rockers The Guess Who. Also discussed in this episode is the movie Almost Famous, the culture's de-glorification of drugs, and the documentary "Bachman."

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July 12, 201901:16:00
Writer and music aficionado Grace Spelman joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of '60s Canadian rockers The Guess Who. Also discussed in this episode is the movie Almost Famous, the culture's de-glorification of drugs, and the documentary "Bachman."
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July 5, 201901:21:32

Writer/producer John Levenstein (Arrested Development, Kroll Show) stops by to make a case for The Monkees' induction into the Rock Hall. Also discussed in this episode is John's experience writing comedy for Mike Nesmith, taking a "hero's dose" of drugs, and the Archies.

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July 5, 201901:21:33
Writer/producer John Levenstein (Arrested Development, Kroll Show) stops by to make a case for The Monkees' induction into the Rock Hall. Also discussed in this episode is John's experience writing comedy for Mike Nesmith, taking a "hero's dose" of drugs, and the Archies.
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June 28, 201901:15:52

Comedian and writer Renee Gauthier joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J.  Also discussed in this episode are Renee's experiences as a writer/producer for Lip Sync Battle, Chicago's B-Bash series, and the many shows in the NCIS franchise.

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June 28, 201901:15:53
Comedian and writer Renee Gauthier joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J.  Also discussed in this episode are Renee's experiences as a writer/producer for Lip Sync Battle, Chicago's B-Bash series, and the many shows in the NCIS franchise.
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June 21, 201901:10:44

Writer Dave Schilling (WWE, Bleacher Report) joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the potential Rock Hall future for English new wave band Duran Duran. Also discussed in this episode is the WWE Hall of Fame, the best James Bond songs, and having to choose between Incubus and Sublime.

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June 21, 201901:10:44
Writer Dave Schilling (WWE, Bleacher Report) joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the potential Rock Hall future for English new wave band Duran Duran. Also discussed in this episode is the WWE Hall of Fame, the best James Bond songs, and having to choose between Incubus and Sublime.
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June 14, 201901:17:57

Recording artist and former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes joins Joe and Kristen to talk about George Michael's Rock Hall prospects. A music industry veteran, Darren also has a lot to say about what it's like making an album for a major label, bands breaking up, and his experiences meeting George Michael.

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June 14, 201901:17:57
Recording artist and former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes joins Joe and Kristen to talk about George Michael's Rock Hall prospects. A music industry veteran, Darren also has a lot to say about what it's like making an album for a major label, bands breaking up, and his experiences meeting George Michael.
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June 7, 201901:15:13

Comedian Matt Braunger joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the legendary hip=hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Also discussed in this episode is Del the Funky Homosapien, the members of LMFAO, and jokes about lyrics.

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June 7, 201901:15:13

Comedian Matt Braunger joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the legendary hip=hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Also discussed in this episode is Del the Funky Homosapien, the members of LMFAO, and jokes about lyrics.

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June 7, 201901:15:13

Comedian Matt Braunger joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the legendary hip=hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Also discussed in this episode is Del the Funky Homosapien, the members of LMFAO, and jokes about lyrics.

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June 7, 201901:15:13

Comedian Matt Braunger joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the legendary hip=hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Also discussed in this episode is Del the Funky Homosapien, the members of LMFAO, and jokes about lyrics.

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June 7, 201901:15:13

Comedian Matt Braunger joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the legendary hip=hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Also discussed in this episode is Del the Funky Homosapien, the members of LMFAO, and jokes about lyrics.

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June 7, 201901:15:13

Comedian Matt Braunger joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the legendary hip=hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Also discussed in this episode is Del the Funky Homosapien, the members of LMFAO, and jokes about lyrics.

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June 7, 201901:15:13

Comedian Matt Braunger joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the legendary hip=hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Also discussed in this episode is Del the Funky Homosapien, the members of LMFAO, and jokes about lyrics.

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June 7, 201901:15:13

Comedian Matt Braunger joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the legendary hip=hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Also discussed in this episode is Del the Funky Homosapien, the members of LMFAO, and jokes about lyrics.

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June 7, 201901:15:13
Comedian Matt Braunger joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the legendary hip=hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Also discussed in this episode is Del the Funky Homosapien, the members of LMFAO, and jokes about lyrics.
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May 31, 201901:23:41

Musician Colleen Green joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the band Boston and their potential Rock Hall future. Also discussed in this episode is Colleen's love for Sublime, the meaning of the term "hard rock," and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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May 31, 201901:23:41
Musician Colleen Green joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the band Boston and their potential Rock Hall future. Also discussed in this episode is Colleen's love for Sublime, the meaning of the term "hard rock," and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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May 24, 201901:21:40

Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.

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May 24, 201901:21:40

Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.

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May 24, 201901:21:40

Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.

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May 24, 201901:21:40

Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.

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May 24, 201901:21:40

Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.

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May 24, 201901:21:40

Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.

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May 24, 201901:21:40

Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.

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May 24, 201901:21:40

Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.

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May 24, 201901:21:41
Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.
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May 17, 201901:14:44

Writer/comedian Siobhan Thompson joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of Britpop legends Blur. As someone from the UK, Siobhan has a different and interesting perspective on popular music and institutions like the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Also, this episode has lots of fun talk regarding the bizarre songs that chart in England, especially around Christmas.

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May 17, 201901:14:44
Writer/comedian Siobhan Thompson joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of Britpop legends Blur. As someone from the UK, Siobhan has a different and interesting perspective on popular music and institutions like the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Also, this episode has lots of fun talk regarding the bizarre songs that chart in England, especially around Christmas.
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May 10, 201900:47:29

In this clip show, Joe and Kristen look back at some memorable moments from the first year of the podcast. A great episode for people new to the show, as well as people who just love to remember!

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May 10, 201900:47:29
In this clip show, Joe and Kristen look back at some memorable moments from the first year of the podcast. A great episode for people new to the show, as well as people who just love to remember!
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May 4, 201901:42:35
Vulture writer and podcaster Jesse David Fox (Good One) returns to the show to discuss HBO's broadcast of the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Sorry for the late upload on this-- technical difficulties, nah mean? This closes the book on Ceremony Season for this year-- back to business as usual next week!
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April 26, 201900:53:50
In honor of Stevie Nicks' second induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we present an episode entirely about multiple inductees. Listen (and play?) along as Kristen tries to guess them all! Note: this is an episode from the vault that was recorded long ago!
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April 19, 201900:55:27
Author and rock critic Evelyn McDonnell joins Joe & Kristen to talk about her recently-published article "The Manhandling of Rock 'N' Roll History." Also discussed is her history with the Hall, male-driven rock criticism, Ahmet Ertegun, and Michael Jackson/R. Kelly truthers.
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April 12, 201900:44:52
Recorded before the ceremony, Joe & Kristen rank the 2019 inductees in terms of how important their induction is for the artists themselves and how important it is for the Hall. This conversation originally ran as an exclusive on Vulture.
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April 5, 201901:06:06
Gregg Geller was not only on the Rock Hall nominating committee for 25 years, but for every induction ceremony since the beginning, he has curated the official CD that VIP attendees receive. He joins Joe & Kristen (in New York City!) to talk about his time on the NomCom, as well as this year's ceremony and its accompanying CD.
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March 30, 201901:25:25
Neil Walls is the foremost Rock Hall expert in the world and creator of the website Future Rock Legends. He joins Joe & Kristen to review the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Also, somehow the first 20 minutes of this episode were lost, so what you need to know is that Neil is a great guy, and that we were all surprised when Don Henley came out to sing Leather & Lace with Stevie Nicks.
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March 29, 201901:02:30
Our final predictions of what we think might happen at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
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March 22, 201901:20:56
KROQ DJ Kat Corbett joins Joe & Kristen to talk about one of this year's inductees, The Cure. We just had to cover them before they were inducted! Also discussed in this episode is the evolution of radio formats, Joe's first radio contest win, and Kat's surprising run-in with Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland.
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March 15, 201901:03:21
The thrilling conclusion to our first ever two-parter episode! We wrap up our watch/review of the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with the very funny writer/podcaster Scott Gairdner (Podcast: The Ride)
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March 8, 201901:01:44
The great writer/podcaster Scott Gairdner (Moonbeam City, Podcast: the Ride) returns to the show to watch and review the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. We're getting close to this year's induction ceremony! Also, we go waaay long, so this is the first part in our very first two-part episode! Oooh! 
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March 1, 201901:21:19
Journalist Jesse David Fox (Vulture) flew all the way from New York just to watch and review the 2016 Rock Hall Induction Ceremony with Joe and Kristen. And he was probably also in LA for some other things, but this is all that matters! 
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February 22, 201901:05:11
Comedian and fellow podcaster Tommy McNamara (Stand By Your Band) comes all the way from New York to watch the 2002 induction ceremony with Joe and Kristen. That's right-- we're switching it up by going back a decade! This ceremony is available because Joe decided to record it off of VH1 when he was 14 and still somehow has the tape.
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February 15, 201901:24:11
Musician/writer Allie Goertz and actor/writer Alec Owen join Joe & Kristen to watch the 2015 induction ceremony. Allie's a return guest. Alec's a first-timer. Neither of them have seen an induction ceremony before. Both of them are very funny. Anything can happen!
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February 8, 201901:02:33
The sketch group BUTT (Joe McAdam & Chris Stephens) join Joe & Kristen to watch and then discuss the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The beginning of this episode got messed up, and we're very sorry! We think you'll get over it though.
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February 1, 201901:06:26
#CeremonySeason continues as Joe and Kristen review the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with comedians/friends James Austin Johnson and Sam Wiles. 
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January 25, 201901:34:44
Comedian/writer Amy Silverberg joins Joe & Kristen for the second installment of #CeremonySeason. They watch the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the first one broadcast on HBO. Amy doesn't know much about music, but she's so fun and funny, that you'll love her anyway!
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January 18, 201901:06:52
Comedian/writer Sean O'Connor joins Joe & Kristen to watch the 2011 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This is the first in a very special run of episodes in which Joe forces Kristen to watch old induction ceremonies! She's pretty pissed.
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January 11, 201901:05:54
Comedians/writers/favorites Jamison Webb and Joey Devine join Joe & Kristen for the first annual Rock Hall Singles Draft! Which songs will be chosen? Did Kristen prepare? (No!)
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January 4, 201900:39:56
In this episode "from the vault," Joe and Kristen talk about their recent visits to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland.
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December 28, 201801:00:24
Joe gives Kristen and Joey a history lesson of the artists who have been inducted into the Rock Hall the first time they appeared on the ballot.
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December 21, 201800:47:55
Joe gives Kristen and Joey a history lesson on the artists that the Rock Hall has inducted in their first year of eligibility.
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December 13, 201800:56:12
Joe reveals the names of the inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 to Kristen and Joey.
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December 7, 201801:31:13
Writer and comedian Josh Androsky joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the induction merits of current nominees, The Zombies. Also discussed in this episode is the hosts' excursion to see Elvis Costello, Mike Love's similarity to Donald Trump, and ranking artists' best "album one, side one, track one" songs.
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November 30, 201801:22:44
Comedian and writer George McAuliffe joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall prospects of current nominee, singer-songwriter John Prine. George also goes deep on Bruce Springsteen, specifically regarding a very special moment the two shared.
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November 23, 201801:46:15
Actor Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about one of his favorite bands, current Rock Hall nominee Def Leppard. Also discussed in this episode: Patrick's attendance of the 2017 induction ceremony, his run-ins with several former inductees, and something called "The Magic Bus."
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November 16, 201801:33:31
Actor/director DeMorge Brown joins Joe & Kristen to talk the potential Rock Hall future of one of his favorite bands, Kraftwerk. Also in this episode: the surprising rules of Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant, the meaning of Steve Miller's The Joker, and so, so, so many German accents.
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November 9, 201801:18:22
Former Nominating Committee member and journalist Roy Trakin returns to the show to discuss the career and Rock Hall merits of Todd Rundgren! Also, Joe and Kristen help Roy fill out his ballot! This episode is really something... anything?
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November 2, 201801:22:21
Journalist/author Gerrick Kennedy joins Joe and Kristen to talk about his love for Janet Jackson and her Rock Hall prospects. Also discussed are Gerrick's feelings about having to somewhat pay attention to the Hall as a journalist, as well as Kristen's affinity for music video choreography.
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October 26, 201800:56:30
Musician and indie darling Mikal Cronin joins Joe & Kristen to talk about another M.C.-- current Rock Hall nominees the MC5. They evaluate the Detroit rock pioneers' chances of induction and also take a look at the official fan vote on the Hall's website.
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October 19, 201801:39:08
Comedian Rhea Butcher (Three Swings Podcast) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of current nominee and fellow Ohioans, Devo. This meaty episode also features some KCSN appreciation, record player recommendations, and additional commentary on this year's nominees.
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October 9, 201800:40:47
Joe makes Kristen meet up at the crack of 5am, so he can reveal the nominees (as they become available) for the Rock Hall Class of 2019. Former guest Joey Devine opens his doors and lends some equipment (and commentary) to make this wild-ass episode happen. Emotions run high, and Kristen yawns a bunch.
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October 5, 201800:31:36
The long-awaited nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 are here. Or are they?
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September 28, 201801:16:20
Comedians (and podcasters) Greg Behrendt and Joey Devine return to the show to join Joe and Kristen for the inaugural "Who Cares" Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Draft! The group takes turns picking eligible artists that they believe will be among the list of nominees for the Class of 2019.
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September 21, 201801:45:27
In this very special episode, Joe & Kristen are joined by former Nominating Committee members Andy Paley & Bob Merlis, alongside current member and INDUCTEE, the legendary Seymour Stein. Much is discussed (and sung!) in this super-sized episode featuring these very knowledgeable guests.
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September 14, 201801:14:04
Comedian/writer Joe McAdam joins Joe & Kristen to chat about ALL the artists who have been nominated but not inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It's another chapter in our on-going special coverage, leading up to the nominee announcement!
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September 7, 201800:50:57
As we approach the nominee announcement for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019, Joe & Kristen review the significant (and not so significant) artists who are in their first year of eligibility.
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August 31, 201801:22:36
Writer Cullen Crawford (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) joins Joe & Kristen to express his complicated love for Sublime, as they evaluate their potential for Rock Hall induction. Also discussed are Joe and Kristen's Rock Hall dreams/nightmares, as well as Bill Wyman's ranking of inductees for Vulture. And perhaps most thrilling of all? A statement is read... from a shadowy informant!
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August 24, 201801:20:32
Stand-up comedian James Fritz joins Joe & Kristen to discuss Warren Zevon's potential as a Rock Hall inductee. Also discussed is Randy Newman's recent concert at the Hollywood Bowl, and we revisit the ballot from the year 2000. It's a new streamlined version of the podcast! It's a little shorter! There's theme music! Wow!
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August 17, 201800:12:19
No new episode this week, but Joe & Kristen have a fun announcement. Also included is something special from the archives!
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August 10, 201801:45:34
Comedian/writer Emily Heller (Barry, People of Earth) comes by the podcast to let Joe & Kristen know why she thinks the Indigo Girls belong in the Hall. Also discussed is the changing attitudes towards selling out, Phil Collins vs. Peter Gabriel, and Tig Notaro's most recent stand-up special.
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August 3, 201801:40:58
Comedian and writer Megan Koester joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the surprising Rock Hall snub Harry Nilsson. She also provides some information on her correspondence with actor Curtis Armstrong, who is perhaps the most thorough Nilsson archivist. Additional topics in this episode include Megan's distaste for The Beatles, Joe's exhaustive list of Rock Hall snubs, and... The Spaghetti Incident?
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July 27, 201801:57:05
Stand-up and writer Ellie McElvain joins Joe & Kristen to rep hard for Taylor Swift and her potential Rock Hall future in this pop-heavy episode. Also discussed are Rolling Stone's list of "The New Immortals" as well as choreographed middle school dance routines.
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July 20, 201801:40:37
Comedian and podcaster Joey Devine (Roundball Rock podcast) comes by to talk about the divisive They Might Be Giants with Joe & Kristen. Also discussed is Joey's run-in with Seymour Stein, a potential Eagles Broadway musical, and good rock books/documentaries.
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July 13, 201801:44:50
Comedian & musician Karen Kilgariff (My Favorite Murder podcast) joins Joe & Kristen to evaluate the Hall prospects of a much-discussed artist: Pat Benatar! Also discussed are rock & roll murders, snubbed female musicians, and something called the "Ooh Ooh Song."
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July 6, 201801:49:32
Comedian/writer/podcaster Demi Adejuyigbe (The Good Place, Punch Up the Jam) comes by to talk the criminally-snubbed Radiohead with Joe & Kristen. Also discussed is potential future first-year-eligible inductees, as well as Kristen's mom's visit to the museum Cleveland.
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June 29, 201801:42:53
Former Nominating Committee member Bob Merlis comes by the studio to tell Joe & Kristen about his experiences with the Hall. Lots of fun insights and stories, as Bob was on the NomCom for 23 years and has been in the industry working in publicity for even longer. They also evaluate Lesley Gore's potential as a future inductee and hatch a plan to expedite the process.
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June 22, 201801:49:17
Comedian and fellow podcaster Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny, Conan) joins Joe & Kristen to talk the merits of Iron Maiden in this super-sized episode. Also discussed is Jimmy's trip to the 2016 induction, as well as Jimmy Buffett's Hall prospects.
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June 20, 201800:36:32
In this very first bonus episode, Joe tries to make a case for The Moody Blues' induction, so that Kristen can stop being so mad about it.
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June 15, 201801:32:24
Former Nominating Committee member Roy Trakin joins Joe & Kristen to talk about his history with the Hall, as well as the merits of Roxy Music. Roy has had a long career as a rock journalist and gives some insight as to what goes down when the Hall is determining its annual nominees. This is truly... A Very Special Episode. 
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June 8, 201801:41:01
The hilarious Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about one of the hall's biggest snubs: Whitney Houston. Other divas (who are in and not in the Hall) are discussed, like Donna Summer, Tina Turner, and Chaka Khan. Also, they attempt to play some games, and the results are... mixed!
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June 1, 201801:38:11
Emma Koenig, author of the new book MOAN, swings by the studio to talk to Joe & Kristen about alt-rock goddess Liz Phair. They also go through some of Vulture writer Bill Wyman's ranking of all the Rock Hall inductees. And the gang plays a game at the end! Wow.
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May 25, 201801:34:30
Musician/writer Allie Goertz joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Foo Fighters. Also discussed is Allie's father's 80s cover band (Knyght Ryder) as well as Jeff Lynne's ELO and if any women like The Who. Almost nothing rude is said about The Moody Blues. Almost.
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May 18, 201801:37:20
Joe & Kristen welcome the very funny writer/director Scott Gairdner (Conan, Moonbeam City) to talk about studio musician supergroup and '80s hitmakers Toto. The Hall's stance on country music is discussed, as well as its consistent snubbing of some of music's greatest divas. Do they also somehow manage to shit on The Moody Blues in this one? Yes.
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May 11, 201801:37:36
Joe & Kristen welcome comedian/actor Jamison Webb (The Second City) to talk about the Hall. Like Joe, Jamison is actually invested in this institution and has been for a while! This upsets Kristen. The bulk of this episode is dedicated to recapping and reviewing the HBO broadcast of the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, featuring inductees The Cars, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Dire Straits, Nina Simone, The Moody Blues, and Bon Jovi.
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May 4, 201801:25:15
Comedian Anna Seregina joins Joe & Kristen on the podcast this week. Much of the episode is spent recapping Joe's attempts to get into the 2017 induction ceremony. Also, the '90s techno, big-beat group The Prodigy is evaluated in terms of their rock hall worthiness. Damn, Daniel.
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April 27, 201801:26:55
Joe & Kristen welcome comedian/author Greg Behrendt (Walking the Room, He's Just Not That Into You) to the podcast. Somehow they get on a tear where they're really roasting The Moody Blues, as Joe begrudgingly tries to make a case for them. They also discuss the impact/influence of surf guitar pioneer Dick Dale and if he deserves a spot in the Hall. Things are capped off with a round of Identify the Popular Song in a Competitive Situation, this time with the 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die.
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April 20, 201801:36:12
Actor and comedian Paul Brittain (SNL) joins Joe & Kristen in this (the second!) episode. Overall, Joe is still attempting to get Kristen on-board with this whole idea. They react to the news of the 2018 induction ceremony, which featured some truly wild shit. They evaluate the worthiness of The Replacements as potential inductees and play another round of "Identify This Popular Song in a Competitive Situation."
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April 13, 201801:23:58
Comedian Nate Fernald (The Late Late Show) joins Joe & Kristen for the podcast's very first episode. Joe attempts to break down what exactly the Rock Hall is and how it operates, as Kristen laughs in his face. The upcoming 2018 induction is discussed, and the Pixies are evaluated as a potential future inductee. The very original game "Identify That Popular Song in a Competitive Situation" is debuted and played.
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