Wrapping up this music themed mini-week on Creating Lifelong Learners, here are three music related podcasts I subscribe to:
from National Public Radio (home of This American Life) comes what they call the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show. Based in Chicago, they’re the Siskel and Ebert of pop music. My favorite shows have included classical album dissections and analysis of particular genres like funk and disco. They also have interviews with established artists and have all their old shows available from their web site. The elevate the discussion of rock ‘n’ roll to serious criticism. I’ve discovered lots of new music from the podcast.
Morning Becomes Eclectic
I’ve also discovered new music from this podcast which features live performances by artists you’ve heard of and some you haven’t.
KEXP Song of the Day
This podcast gives you a free song every day. Most of the songs I don’t like but every four songs or so you find a winner. Looking at the past episodes, I find many songs I already own. This is also a good way to discover new music.
If you become a fan of iTunes on Facebook you get occasional free tunes in addition to the free weekly selections on iTunes. You’ll have to endure Facebook advertising from iTunes in exchange.
Barely Legal Radio
I talk about this one all the time. If you’re interested in the legal side of the music business or are in a band that’s starting out, this show is for you. It’s hosted by entertainment attorney and member of the Vandals, Joe Escalante.
Any favorites to add?