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Nov 18, 2019

Two bands we absolutely love, both at the height of their powers, and a song that's caused more karaoke failures than any other. It's The End Of The World, originally by REM, covered by Great Big Sea.

Outro music is Old Black Rum, also by Great Big Sea

Nov 11, 2019

The evolution of modern folk music in one song. Start with a good song built around a big message and end up with some of the greatest American vocal talents ever. If I Had A Hammer, originally by The Weavers, covered by Peter, Paul and Mary, and by Sam Cooke.

Outro music is Tennessee Waltz, also by Sam Cooke (which...

Nov 4, 2019

The second greatest song of all time, the queen of soul, the kings of nerd-rock, singer/songwriter brilliance -- There's a lot to process this week. Satisfaction, originally by The Rolling Stones, covered by Aretha Franklin, by Devo, and by Cat Power.

Outro Music is Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone -- Rolling...

Oct 28, 2019

It's almost impossible how much ground we cover in this one. The pinnacle of Disco, a figurative horror show suitable for a literal horror show, metal redemption with a pair of purple socks as subtext. Stayin' Alive, originally by the Bee Gees, covered by Tiny Tim, and by Dweezil Zappa with Ozzy Osbourne.

Outro music is...

Oct 21, 2019

One of the most broadly beloved rap songs ever, a nerd with a banjo, and a feminist critique of societies pressures and beauty standards. Has to be Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot, covered by Jonathan Coulton.

Outro music is Still Alive (from Portal's closing credits), also by Jonathan Coulton, featuring Sara Quin.