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Ben Acker

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Show: 
Jonah Raydio
Guests: 
Ben Acker

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First podcast with Jonah on the road! We were full of piss and vinegar and then Neil took an nap and slept through the beginning of the show. But no matter as we had a great guest in the form of writer/producer Ben Acker. Ben wrote and produced the long running Thrilling Adventure Hour, several comics from your favorite major and minor presses and his newly launched webcomic Kid Midnight.

Ben brings some examples of his songwriting with his buddy Kate Micucci, some covers done by close friends of his and some originals from people we know well enough not to have them sue us.

We talk Ben and his time at a naming company, Skiffle music, Neils trip to interview David Byrne and more. All on this weeks Jonah-less Raydio.

SONGS

DRINK A DRINK- Demo
Drink a Drink- from Thrilling Adventure Hour
Life on Mars?- Rhett Miller Live at SF Sketchfest
You and Me- Sara Watkins
We Are Rebel Scum- Rhett Miller
Fiction Family- Reality Calls

EP55: Women Behaving Boldly #2: Aretha Franklin Retrospective feat. Lynnée Denise

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Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Lynnée Denise

The Albums:

  • Aretha Franklin: Young, Gifted, and Black (1974)
  • Aretha Franklin: Jazz to Soul (1994)
  • Aretha Franklin: Rare & Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul (2007)

Heat Rocks had always planned to sit down with DJ Lynnée Denise, an LA-based DJ and music scholar, but when Aretha Franklin passed on August 16th, we invited her to come talk with us about the Queen's life and legacy as part two of our series Women Behaving Boldly.

What a fantastic decision!

Admittedly, Queen Aretha's discography is too vast and too fire to be discussed on just one show so we cherry picked our favorite heat rocks: Oliver (The Queen in Waiting - The Columbia Years), Morgan (Rare & Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul) and DJ Lynnée Denise (Young, Gifted and Black).

The three of us, brought together by a shared love and reverence for the Queen talked about her incredible voice and gift of interpretation and DJ Lynnée unpacked the Aretha's relationship with the church, with Detroit, with her instrument(s), with black folks and of course, her place in the canon of music.

Heat Rocks is thankful for an opportunity to spend an hour talking about the undisputed Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, with DJ Lynnée Denise who dropped some nuggets of wisdom on us.

More on Lynnée Denise

Our favorite Aretha performances

More on Aretha

Additional Aretha Links

Show Tracklisting (all songs by Aretha Franklin unless indicated otherwise):

  • I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
  • Rock Steady
  • EPMD: I'm Housin'
  • Rock Steady
  • Young, Gifted and Black
  • Soulville
  • Border Song (Holy Moses)
  • The Long and Winding Road
  • At Last (Let Me In Your Life Outtake)
  • Nina Simone: To Be Young, Gifted and Black
  • Young, Gifted and Black
  • Elton John: Young, Gifted and Black
  • The Heptones: Young, Gifted and Black
  • Bob and Marcia: To Be Young Gifted and Black
  • I've Been Loving You Too Long
  • Day Dreaming
  • Just for a Thrill
  • Drinking Again
  • This Bitter Earth
  • Jump To It
  • One Step Ahead
  • Mos Def: Ms. Fat Booty
  • Ain't But the One
  • I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) [Demo]
  • At Last (Let Me In Your Life Outtake)
  • So Soon
  • Rock Steady (Alternate Mix)
  • Are You Leaving Me [Demo]

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.
If you're not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!

Gin (LIVE at London Podcast Festival)

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Show: 
Shmanners

Hello Internet! This week, it's Part One of our LIVE recording from the London Podcast Festival: GIN! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Wonderful! Ep. 54: Corn Cauldron

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Show: 
Wonderful!

Griffin's favorite garment category! Rachel's favorite corn-adjacent romantic poem! Griffin's favorite duet! Rachel's favorite Muppet!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya

Judge John Hodgman Episode 385: The JJHo Old Timey Newsreel

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They rule on disputes having to do with podcast listening speeds, the definition of "barbeque," whether or not "pretty good" is a compliment, wearing headphones while doing chores, moustaches and more!

EVIDENCE

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#189 - Best Bagel

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Mark and Hal scour the globe for the best bagel, and talk toppings, regional differences, and other stuff that you'll probably get mad about.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 551 - Eddie Della Siepe

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Guests: 
Eddie Della Siepe

Comedian Eddie Della Siepe returns to talk skunks, Ikea, and Bachelor in Paradise.

Download episode 551 here. (right-click)

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 552: All's Fair in Subs and War with David Gborie

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Guests: 
David Gborie

Comedian David Gborie joins Jordan and Jesse for an exploration of songs that car horns can honk out, a detailed character rendering of David's garage grandpa neighbor Kyle, and a debate over whether or not Jordan should realize his childhood dream by buying a full-sized Ms. Pac Man arcade cabinet.

CIPYD 162: Can I Pet Your TURTLE?

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We're talking the most exotic breed of dog yet -- baby turtles! Renee tells us all about the most adorable vacation EVER!

If that's not cute enough, we may have found the most expressive dog instagram yet - @dunkinandkirby (and boy is Renee jealous).

Plus, a great My Mutt Minute from Ariel and Tadders!

Listen in!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 29: How to Fix Your Butt

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Upon landing at their space stations Ben and Adam view "Runaway" the first of CBS All Access’ “Short Treks.” But when they realize a new Discovery season 2 trailer has also been released, it’s time to log in and make first contact with the couch. Can Po keep a secret? Are red angels really that calming? How many cups of coffee can one ensign ingest?

It’s the episode that’s a quarter of the time, but raises 4 times the questions!

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