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By Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn

Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn discuss music and musicians, and how we listen to music, whether it be analog or digital, downloaded or streamed, audio, or video.

  1. 1.
    Episode #195 - Timo Andres: Making Home Videos and the Creative Process10/28/2020
    1:09:16
  2. 2.
    Episode #194 - Pianist Simone Dinnerstein 10/14/2020
    41:51
  3. 3.
    Episode #193 - Is Stereo Wrong?09/30/2020
    30:56
  4. 4.
    Episode #192 - The Same as It Ever Was09/16/2020
    31:18
  5. 5.
    Episode #191 - Exile on Monday09/02/2020
    33:56
  6. 6.
    Episode #190 - Nostalgic about CDs08/19/2020
    26:13
  7. 7.
    Episode #189 - Renaissance Men of Music08/05/2020
    27:50
  8. 8.
    Episode #188 - Kathryn Williams on the Breath in Music07/22/2020
    37:52
  1. 9.
    Episode #187 - Live Performances during Covid-19, and After07/08/2020
    41:35
  2. 10.
    Episode #186 - Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani06/24/2020
    51:52
  3. 11.
    Episode #185 - Use Plex to Manage Your Media Library06/10/2020
    20:06
  4. 12.
    Episode #184 - TJ Connelly, Boston Sports DJ05/29/2020
    49:22
  5. 13.
    Episode #183 - Composer and Pianist Timo Andres on Concertizing at Home05/22/2020
    1:02:28
  6. 14.
    Episode #182 - Oliver Craske on His Biography of Ravi Shankar, Indian Sun05/15/2020
    35:36
  7. 15.
    Episode #181 - Classical Music Critic Anne Midgette05/08/2020
    43:23
  8. 16.
    Episode #180 - Harpsichordist and Conductor Richard Egarr05/01/2020
    39:33
  9. 17.
    Episode #179 - Pianist Marc-André Hamelin04/24/2020
    43:22
  10. 18.
    Episode #178 - Lieder and Opera Singer Ian Bostridge04/17/2020
    40:03
  11. 19.
    Episode #177 - Author Michael Connelly on Music in the Harry Bosch Novels and TV Series 04/14/2020
    34:55
  12. 20.
    Episode #176 - How to Stream Music From Your Home 04/10/2020
    33:52
  13. 21.
    Episode #175 - Violinist Alina Ibragimova04/07/2020
    29:32
  14. 22.
    Episode #174 - Pianist, Composer, and Author Stephen Hough04/03/2020
    34:07
  15. 23.
    Episode #173 - Pianist Angela Hewitt 03/31/2020
    35:21
  16. 24.
    Episode #172 - Social Isolation and Music03/25/2020
    30:37
  17. 25.
    Episode #171 - Vintage Audio Gear03/11/2020
    27:41
  18. 26.
    Episode #170 - Miles Davis's Landmark Album Kind of Blue02/26/2020
    35:43
  19. 27.
    Episode #169 - The Environmental Impact of Vinyl Records, CDs, and Data02/12/2020
    40:58
  20. 28.
    Episode #168 - L'Affaire Sonos and Obsolescence in Audio Equipment 01/29/2020
    36:46
  21. 29.
    Episode #167 - Tuning the Perfect Music Listening Room01/15/2020
    35:02
  22. 30.
    Episode #166 - Our Year in Music01/02/2020
    34:53
  23. 31.
    Episode #165 - Christmas Is in the Air12/18/2019
    34:33
  24. 32.
    Episode #164 - Sid Smith on the Life and Times of King Crimson12/04/2019
    39:20
  25. 33.
    Episode #163 - Lewis Shiner on His Novel Outside the Gates of Eden11/20/2019
    32:32
  26. 34.
    Episode #162 - Apple's New Improved macOS Media Apps11/06/2019
    32:47
  27. 35.
    Episode #161 - Philip Thomas on Morton Feldman's Piano Music10/23/2019
    34:32
  28. 36.
    Episode #160 - Golden Years10/09/2019
    28:00
  29. 37.
    Episode #159 - Has Lossless and High-Resolution Audio Finally Come to the Masses?09/25/2019
    33:08
  30. 38.
    Episode #158 - What We Did this Summer09/12/2019
    29:34
  31. 39.
    Episode #157 - Fake Fur-Covered Streams: Everything About CD Packaging08/28/2019
    36:52
  32. 40.
    Episode #156 - 10 Ideas About the Future of the Music Business08/14/2019
    35:30
  33. 41.
    Episode #155 - Running a Small Record Label: Another Timbre07/31/2019
    36:46
  34. 42.
    Episode #154 - Remembering the Walkman and Cassettes07/18/2019
    25:43
  35. 43.
    Episode #153 - John Lysaker on Brian Eno's Music for Airports07/03/2019
    33:21
  36. 44.
    Episode #152 - Flogging a Dead App: Is it Really the Death of iTunes?06/19/2019
    23:53
  37. 45.
    Episode #151 - The Latest Trends in Hi-Fi06/05/2019
    39:09
  38. 46.
    Episode #150 - Ambient Music05/22/2019
    28:10
  39. 47.
    Episode #149 - In Which We Discuss the Potential Breakup of iTunes Yet Again Because We Really Didn't Have Anything Else to Talk About This Week05/17/2019
    32:15
  40. 48.
    Episode #148 - Spoilers05/10/2019
    23:36
  41. 49.
    Episode #147 - Kirk's New Sonos Amp05/03/2019
    27:40
  42. 50.
    Episode #146 - Woodstock04/26/2019
    20:43
  43. 51.
    Episode #145 - The Future of iTunes Redux04/19/2019
    15:23
  44. 52.
    Episode #144 - Cornelius Boots and His Bad-Ass Shakuhachi04/12/2019
    32:47
  45. 53.
    Episode #143 - Too Old to Rock 'n Roll04/05/2019
    29:48
  46. 54.
    Episode #142 - Why Wi-Fi Is Important for Your Home Media Use03/29/2019
    26:36
  47. 55.
    Episode #141 - Algorithms03/22/2019
    29:54
  48. 56.
    Episode #140 - The Reunion Tour03/15/2019
    32:15
  49. 57.
    Episode #139 - In Which We Bid Farewell01/14/2019
    4:02
  50. 58.
    Episode #138 - A Look Back at Music We Discovered Last Year01/04/2019
    29:04
  51. 59.
    Episode #137 - How Do You Create a "Music Social Network?"12/28/2018
    32:22
  52. 60.
    Episode #136 - Breaking Up with iTunes? 12/21/2018
    27:38
  53. 61.
    Episode #135 - Christmas Gift Guide12/14/2018
    31:33
  54. 62.
    Episode #134 - Downsizing Your Audio System12/07/2018
    37:21
  55. 63.
    Episode #133 - Desert Island Discs, Part 2 11/30/2018
    30:17
  56. 64.
    Episode #132 - Is the Album Dead? 11/23/2018
    39:09
  57. 65.
    Episode #131 - Jeff Slate on Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks11/16/2018
    36:58
  58. 66.
    Episode #130 - Desert Island Discs, Part 111/09/2018
    26:00
  59. 67.
    Episode #129 - Discovering Classical Music with Timothy Judd11/02/2018
    33:49
  60. 68.
    Episode #128 - How Streaming Changes Music10/26/2018
    32:50
  61. 69.
    Episode #127 - The Changing Economics of the Music Recording Industry10/19/2018
    33:27
  62. 70.
    Episode #126 - Background Music and Muzak10/12/2018
    37:41
  63. 71.
    Episode #125 - How We Do It10/05/2018
    32:53
  64. 72.
    Episode #124 - Deluxe Editions09/28/2018
    33:08
  65. 73.
    Episode #123 - John Cage's Silent Piece 4'33", with Kyle Gann09/21/2018
    37:52
  66. 74.
    Episode #122 - What if Apple Does Stop Selling Downloads?09/14/2018
    36:48
  67. 75.
    Episode #121 - Roie Avin on Modern Prog Rock Masterpieces09/07/2018
    39:52
  68. 76.
    Episode #120 - Best Sellers08/31/2018
    40:10
  69. 77.
    Episode #119 - Caoilfhionn Rose on Gigging, Busking, Recording, and Releasing Her First Album08/24/2018
    32:54
  70. 78.
    Episode #118 - No Snobs Allowed - Anne Midgette on Classical Music for Beginners08/17/2018
    46:24
  71. 79.
    Episode #117 - Back from Vacation 08/10/2018
    30:42
  72. 80.
    Episode #116 - Wearing Your Favorite Band 08/03/2018
    30:05
  73. 81.
    Episode #115 - App Developer Peter Chilvers on the New Travis & Fripp Apps 07/27/2018
    31:57
  74. 82.
    Episode #114 - Theo Travis on His New Travis & Fripp Apps 07/20/2018
    39:12
  75. 83.
    Episode #113 - Liner Notes, Lyrics, & Ephemera07/13/2018
    32:49
  76. 84.
    Episode #112 - The End of B-Sides07/06/2018
    33:07
  77. 85.
    Episode #111 - How They Listen to Music: Simon Vance, Audiobook Narrator 06/29/2018
    42:36
  78. 86.
    Episode #110 - Requiem for the Stereo06/22/2018
    34:24
  79. 87.
    Episode #109 - In Praise of the CD06/15/2018
    32:52
  80. 88.
    Episode #108 - Buying Records06/08/2018
    37:13
  81. 89.
    Episode #107 - Earworms and Mondegreens06/01/2018
    35:45
  82. 90.
    Episode #106 - Music in Your Head: Listening to Music on Headphones05/25/2018
    34:30
  83. 91.
    Episode #105 - The Future of Vinyl05/18/2018
    34:43
  84. 92.
    Episode #104 - The Future of iTunes05/11/2018
    32:04
  85. 93.
    Episode #103 - The Eurovision Song Contest05/03/2018
    39:21
  86. 94.
    Episode #102 - Silence04/27/2018
    33:54
  87. 95.
    Episode #101 - Radio Paradise04/20/2018
    33:44
  88. 96.
    Episode #100 - How We Listen to Music Today04/13/2018
    32:59
  89. 97.
    Episode #99 - Radio, Radio04/06/2018
    39:45
  90. 98.
    Episode #98 - 198103/30/2018
    35:16
  91. 99.
    Episode #97 - Jerry Ewing on Progressive Rock03/24/2018
    38:23
  92. 100.
    Episode #96 - Kiku Day Explains the Shakuhachi (Japanese Flute)03/16/2018
    38:01
  93. 101.
    Episode #95 - Movies about Music, Part 3: Concert Movies03/09/2018
    33:32
  94. 102.
    Episode #94 – Do Classical Record Labels Make Money?03/02/2018
    41:52
  95. 103.
    Episode #93 – Simon Vance on Narrating Audiobooks02/23/2018
    44:39
  96. 104.
    Episode #92 – How They Listen to Music: Chuck Joiner, Podcaster02/16/2018
    33:02
  97. 105.
    Episode #91 – The Apple HomePod Sounds Great, Except When it Doesn’t02/09/2018
    32:46
  98. 106.
    Episode #90 – Liz Pelly on Streaming Muzak and Playlists02/02/2018
    43:44
  99. 107.
    Episode #89 – Too Much Music; James Jackson Toth’s Failed Experiment01/26/2018
    37:13
  100. 108.
    Episode #88 – Buying and Selling Hi-Fi Equipment01/19/2018
    36:27
  101. 109.
    Episode #87 – Pitch, Tuning, and Temperament01/12/2018
    34:44
  102. 110.
    Episode #86 – New Year’s Resolutions01/05/2018
    32:52
  103. 111.
    Episode #85 – How Much Music Is Too Much?12/29/2017
    37:32
  104. 112.
    Episode #84 – Ask Doug and Kirk: AirPods, Ripping Optical Discs, and Moving iTunes Libraries12/22/2017
    34:34
  105. 113.
    Episode #83 – Daniel Spreadbury on Music Notation Software12/15/2017
    36:18
  106. 114.
    Episode #82 – Let It Snow12/08/2017
    33:17
  107. 115.
    Episode #81 – Ask Andy: Ohms and Decibels12/01/2017
    29:58
  108. 116.
    Episode #80 – John Cage11/24/2017
    46:08
  109. 117.
    Episode #79 – 197711/17/2017
    30:42
  110. 118.
    Episode #78 – Alexander Joel on the Role of the Conductor in Classical Music11/10/2017
    35:31
  111. 119.
    Episode #77 – How to Get the Most out of Apple Music11/03/2017
    31:12
  112. 120.
    Episode #76 – Mirror Balls and Polyester: Looking Back at Disco Music10/27/2017
    32:08
  113. 121.
    Episode #75 – Movies about Music, Part 2: Documentaries10/20/2017
    35:20
  114. 122.
    Episode #74 – Jeffrey Norman on Restoring, Mixing, and Mastering the Grateful Dead10/13/2017
    37:55
  115. 123.
    Episode #73 – Kirk Wants to Buy an Amplifier10/06/2017
    33:29
  116. 124.
    Episode #72 – What’s New in iTunes 12.709/29/2017
    32:26
  117. 125.
    Episode #71 – Hi-Fi Separates, Part 1: Network Streamers09/22/2017
    32:05
  118. 126.
    Episode #70 – Movies about Music, Part 1: Fiction09/15/2017
    33:11
  119. 127.
    Episode #69 – Brian Brandt of Mode Records on John Cage, Morton Feldman, and the Music Business09/08/2017
    37:37
  120. 128.
    Episode #68 – Hi-Fi Snake Oil, Part 1: Cables09/01/2017
    31:22
  121. 129.
    ♫ Episode #67 – The Grateful Dead’s Legendary 5/8/77 Cornell Concert, with Author Peter Conners08/25/2017
    35:39
  122. 130.
    ♫ Episode #66 – Minimalist Pianist R. Andrew Lee08/18/2017
    31:51
  123. 131.
    ♫ Episode #65 – Pass the Remote Control08/11/2017
    30:47
  124. 132.
    ♫ Episode #64 – Album Artwork in Digital Files08/04/2017
    30:54
  125. 133.
    ♫ Episode #63 – Will Romano on Yes’s Close to the Edge, the Seminal Prog Rock Album07/28/2017
    35:20
  126. 134.
    ♫ Episode #62 – Simple and Elaborate Audio Systems – How Many Devices Can You Have in Your Audio Chain?07/21/2017
    31:07
  127. 135.
    ♫ Episode #61 – Traditions and Etiquette in Classical Concerts – Applause, Encores, Curtain Calls, and the Bravo Guy07/14/2017
    37:13
  128. 136.
    ♫ Episode #60 – Geoff Edgers on the Slow Death of the Electric Guitar07/07/2017
    32:12
  129. 137.
    ♫ Episode #59 – 1967 and the Summer of Love06/30/2017
    28:52
  130. 138.
    ♫ Episode #58 – David Weigel on the History of Progressive Rock06/23/2017
    34:40
  131. 139.
    ♫ Episode #57 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Optical Discs06/16/2017
    33:53
  132. 140.
    ♫ Episode #56 – Playlists in iTunes06/09/2017
    31:34
  133. 141.
    ♫ Episode #55 – Chris Connaker Shares His Favorites from the Munich High End Audio Show06/02/2017
    32:59
  134. 142.
    ♫ Episode #54 – Guitarist Woody Mann Talks about His Documentary on the Life of Rev. Gary Davis05/26/2017
    35:16
  135. 143.
    ♫ Episode #53 – Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour05/19/2017
    37:15
  136. 144.
    ♫ Episode #52 – It Was a Very Good Year05/12/2017
    26:13
  137. 145.
    ♫ Episode #51 – Ask Andy: Is Vinyl Better than CD?05/05/2017
    32:05
  138. 146.
    ♫ Episode #50 – Streaming Music in Your Home04/28/2017
    34:27
  139. 147.
    ♫ Episode #49 – Common Misconceptions about iTunes04/21/2017
    29:55
  140. 148.
    ♫ Episode #48 – Musician Dave Harrington of DARKSIDE and the Dave Harrington Group on Music Between Genres04/14/2017
    34:33
  141. 149.
    ♫ Episode #47 – 10 Ways to Connect Your Computer to Your Stereo04/07/2017
    29:01
  142. 150.
    ♫ Episode #46 – Percussionist Colin Currie on Performing and Recording Steve Reich’s Drumming03/31/2017
    32:11
  143. 151.
    ♫ Episode #45 – Ask Andy, Hi-Fi Equipment and Speaker Placement03/24/2017
    33:08
  144. 152.
    ♫ Episode #44 – Bootlegs, Live Tapes, and Torrents03/17/2017
    29:30
  145. 153.
    ♫ Episode #43 – Streaming Music 2.003/10/2017
    29:24
  146. 154.
    ♫ Episode #42 – Song Are Atoms, and Playlists Are Molecules03/03/2017
    30:04
  147. 155.
    ♫ Episode #41 – Whatever Became of EQ?02/24/2017
    28:00
  148. 156.
    ♫ Episode #40 – The Revenge of Analog, with David Sax02/17/2017
    34:12
  149. 157.
    ♫ Episode #39 – Storing Media on a Network-Attached Storage Device02/10/2017
    27:59
  150. 158.
    ♫ Episode #38 – New in Audio at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)02/03/2017
    36:27
  151. 159.
    ♫ Episode #37 – Ripping DVDs and Blu-Rays, with Rob Griffiths01/27/2017
    30:39
  152. 160.
    ♫ Episode #36 – Music Consumption in an Era of Media Fragmentation01/20/2017
    32:24
  153. 161.
    ♫ Episode #35 – Musician and Developer Peter Chilvers on Brian Eno’s Album and App Reflection01/13/2017
    32:26
  154. 162.
    ♫ Episode #34 – The Cloud vs Syncing: Pros & Cons01/06/2017
    29:43
  155. 163.
    ♫ Episode #33 – This Was the Year that Was, 201612/30/2016
    59:24
  156. 164.
    ♫ Episode #32 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about DACs (Digital-Analog Converters)12/23/2016
    34:36
  157. 165.
    ♫ Episode #31 – Jim Dalrymple on Apple Music12/16/2016
    36:51
  158. 166.
    ♫ Episode #30 – Christmas Gift Guide12/09/2016
    30:54
  159. 167.
    ♫ Episode #29 – Tagging Audio Files12/02/2016
    32:00
  160. 168.
    ♫ Episode #28 – Music and Mystery: Author Peter Robinson on Music in His Novels11/25/2016
    26:34
  161. 169.
    ♫ Episode #27 – Composing Music for Stage and Screen, with Paul Englishby11/18/2016
    31:27
  162. 170.
    ♫ Episode #26 – Andy Doe Answers Your Questions about Audio Equipment and Technology11/11/2016
    27:56
  163. 171.
    ♫ Episode #25 – Composer Timo Andres on Contemporary Classical Music, Part 211/04/2016
    33:33
  164. 172.
    ♫ Episode #24 – Composer Timo Andres on Contemporary Classical Music10/28/2016
    31:31
  165. 173.
    ♫ Episode #23 – David Browne on the History of the Grateful Dead10/21/2016
    34:08
  166. 174.
    ♫ Episode #22 – In Praise of the iPod Classic10/14/2016
    30:41
  167. 175.
    ♫ Episode #21 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Subwoofers10/07/2016
    33:56
  168. 176.
    ♫ Episode #20 – You Think You Know about the Blues? Eliah Wald on the History of the Blues09/30/2016
    30:16
  169. 177.
    ♫ Episode #19 – Live Recordings and Studio Recordings09/23/2016
    28:18
  170. 178.
    ♫ Episode #18 – New Yorker Music Critic Alex Ross Discusses Listening to Classical Music09/16/2016
    41:29
  171. 179.
    ♫ Episode #17 – Jacks, Pods, and Music09/09/2016
    29:21
  172. 180.
    ♫ Episode #16 – Managing and Storing Digital Media Files09/02/2016
    30:16
  173. 181.
    ♫ Episode #15 – What is Mastering and Remastering?08/26/2016
    35:55
  174. 182.
    ♫ Episode #14 – Audiophile Utility Poles and Other News08/19/2016
    28:11
  175. 183.
    ♫ Episode #13 – Which Streaming Service Is Right for You?08/12/2016
    32:44
  176. 184.
    ♫ Episode #12 – iTunes & AppleScript08/05/2016
    28:26
  177. 185.
    ♫ Episode #11 – Audio Myths & Superstitions07/29/2016
    32:14
  178. 186.
    ♫ Episode #10 – Setting Up a Home Media Server07/22/2016
    27:14
  179. 187.
    ♫ Episode #9 – Will Hermes on Discovering New Music07/15/2016
    30:11
  180. 188.
    ♫ Episode #8 – Listening to Words: Audiobooks and Spoken Word Recordings07/08/2016
    30:41
  181. 189.
    ♫ Episode #7 – Music and Genres07/01/2016
    29:05
  182. 190.
    ♫ Episode #6 – What Is High-Resolution Audio?06/24/2016
    31:03
  183. 191.
    ♫ Episode #5 – Headphones or Speakers?06/17/2016
    29:07
  184. 192.
    ♫ Episode #4 – Streaming Shenanigans and Metadata06/10/2016
    32:45
  185. 193.
    ♫ Episode #3 – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Audio File Formats06/03/2016
    28:31
  186. 194.
    ♫ Episode #2 – To Stream or to Own Music?05/27/2016
    30:50
  187. 195.
    ♫ Episode #1 – Songs to Albums to Songs05/21/2016
    28:09

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