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Jan 31, 2022

We've never had three versions of a song that are all this good. A hat trick of masterpieces and a great listener recommendation. The Letter, originally by The Box Tops, covered by Lou Rawls, and by Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Outro music is Blueberry Hill, by Fats Domino.

Jan 24, 2022

Lush pop, new soul, six layers of misdirection, and more powdered wigs than you could buy at Costco. Walking on Broken Glass, originally by Annie Lennox, covered by Lake Street Dive.

Outro music is Unchain My Heart by Hugh Laurie. 

Jan 17, 2022

A brilliant musical collaboration, and a bizarre but effective blending of existential dread and free jazz. Under Pressure, originally by Queen and David Bowie, covered by The Used with My Chemical Romance and by Joss Stone.

Outro music is Fell In Love With a Boy, by Joss Stone.

Jan 10, 2022

Pop's greatest heartbreak song, covered by an extraordinary singer and a band not fit to be her backup dancers. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now), originally by Phil Collins, covered by Mariah Carey with Westlife.

Outro music is the unnamed breakup song by Starlee Kine, from This American Life #339. Give the...

Jan 3, 2022

A debut song when the artist was far to young to be so deep, and a pair of covers that recontextualize to opposite extremes. Ol' 55, originally by Tom Waits, covered by Richie Havens, and by Shelby Lynne and Alison Moorer.

Outro music is Our Town by Iris DeMent.