Toonami Turns 20

Adult Swim Creative Director Jason DeMarco returns to discuss the state of anime, and the future of Toonami with me and Jake Cleland. // @Clarknova1 @sawngswjakec


The Cure (in Orange)

Christmas single No. 2: audio commentary for the Cure’s in Orange film from 1986 (currently on YouTube). Essentially, this is a two-hour ramble on the band’s legacy. Merry Christmas, everybody!


Interview with a Lich King: Jason DeMarco

I talk with Jason DeMarco—VP and Creative Director of Adult Swim—about his Williams Street imprint, old anime, and Run the Jewels.


Shock and Awe: Simon Reynolds

A wandering, wondrous walk through glam, indie, and UK/US music journalism with my generation’s most prolific author, Simon Reynolds.


The Song Remains the Shame: Mr. Robot and Stranger Things

Sean T. Collins returns to discuss the increasing appropriation of music as emotional heft in television, with a focus on Mr. Robot and Stranger Things.


The Dream Life of Emo: Geoff Rickly of Thursday (Part 2)

On the sliding scales of emo history, and the rise and fall (and rise) of Thursday.


The Dream Life of Emo: Geoff Rickly of Thursday (Part 1)

On the sliding scales of emo history, and the rise and fall (and rise) of Thursday.


R>E>M> (Part 2)

Walking back the history of R.E.M. with @perpetua and @stoatmixen.


R>E>M> (Part 1)

Walking back the history of R.E.M. with @perpetua and @stoatmixen.


Not Yr 90s: Sean T. Collins (Part 2)

Defending the 1990s from take culture with serial TV columnist Sean T. Collins.


Not Yr 90s: Sean T. Collins (Part 1)

Defending the 1990s from take culture with serial TV columnist Sean T. Collins.


Noble Rock: John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

A look back at the trail-rated career of Mountain Goats main-man John Darnielle.


The Exploding Boy (Grunge)

On Kurt Cobain, the grunge moment, and the critical embrace of drug abuse.


Goth is a Four-Letter Word

In defense of pop music’s most maligned genre.


Your Mother Should Know: Evie Sands

A capricious teenager confronts the cold light of his mother’s record collection.


Chatting with Mandy Rock-like: Amanda Petrusich

Catching up with New Yorker columnist Amanda Petrusich, author of Do Not Sell at Any Price, It Still Moves, and the 33 1/3 entry for Nick Drake’s Pink Moon.


Shoegaze (Part 2)

A look back at shoegaze, the soundtrack of my youth (and the genre that wouldn’t die).


Shoegaze (Part 1)

A look back at shoegaze, the soundtrack of my youth, and the genre that wouldn’t die.


Oh Boy George (Part 2)

On the wild ride of one George O’Dowd, the biggest name to rise from the Kentish Town slums since Jack Cade.


Oh Boy George (Part 1)

On the wild ride of one George O’Dowd, the biggest name to rise from the Kentish Town slums since Jack Cade.


King Uncle: Morrissey to ’94

On Morrissey’s bipolar first wave of work, and the twin specters of nationalism and racism he struggled to resolve as a young man.


Big Thing (Part 2)

On Duran Duran’s remarkable and enduring 1988 LP.


Big Thing (Part 1)

On Duran Duran’s remarkable and enduring 1988 LP.


Bruno Mars Calls the Police

Peeling back the apple on Mark Ronson, the Police, and sonic nostalgia.


The Disinitegration L0.0ps

A straight rant on the legacy of William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops, with background on my time at Pitchfork and as a loop musician.


Lollapalooza, Ministry & Mercury Rev

On the first three Lollapalooza festivals, and the peak years of Ministry and Mercury Rev.


Hair Metal with Maura Johnston

Let’s hear it for the internet’s sweetheart, @maura


The Real McCoy: Richard Gottehrer

A paean to Richard Gottehrer, girl groups, and the wondrous absurdity of rock n’ roll before authenticity spoiled the broth.


Ride to Nowhere

On the vanishing of Ride’s Going Blank Again and My Bloody Valentine’s mbv from the popular consciousness.


From Yonkers to the High Life

Teenage adventures in African pop through the lens of a Downtown Crossing head-shop.


AoN, ZTT, the Fairlight CMI & M|A|R|R|S

How the evolution of studio technology turned DJs into pop stars, and brought club culture to the masses.


UVS, JAMC & the 4AD Mafia

On Kurt Ralske’s kaleidoscopic Ultra Vivid Scene, and 4AD’s love of synergy.


CVB, CMI, REM & the FMC

On the collective bias toward interpreting musicians as rights-holders and the socioeconomic value of pop.


The Hiding

On Generation Pokemon, artificial scarcity, and exclusivity through labor.


Genrewave and the Goldfish Bowl

On Vaporwave and the evolution of genre play in underground pop.


The Needle Drop interview

A talk with Anthony Fantano about power plays in the digital age, recorded in October 2015.


Meeting People is Easy (audio commentary)

A running commentary on the first two-thirds of Grant Gee’s Radiohead DVD, Meeting People is Easy. Synchronize swatches.


Muchella interview

Talking with the boys from 4chan’s /mu/ in late 2013. Many tins of Carlsberg were consumed.


We Listen for You interview

My guest appearance on the We Listen for You podcast, from February 2013.


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