This Is Your Mixtape
By Michael @ Megaphonic.fm
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What was your favourite song when you were a kid? a teen? a young adult? Each episode, Michael asks a guest to talk about their life in five songs.
||Clean29. Millennial Microwave. [Victoria Williams.]||Soprano Victoria Williams on Mint Condition, Alanis Morissette, Giacomo Puccini, The Clark Sisters, and Anita Baker.||3/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28. Future Nostalgia. [Dan Kois.]||Dan Kois, editor at Slate and author of several books, talks with Michael about R.E.M., Liz Phair, Yo La Tengo, Kacey Musgraves, and Lorde.||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27. One Song Can Reduce You. [Pete Gresser.]||Composer Pete Gresser joins Michael to discuss songs by Yazoo, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Masanori Adachi and Taro Kudo, Björk, and Anaïs Mitchell.||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26. A Christmas Story. [Holiday Special.]||This Is Your Mixtape takes a little holiday break from its usual format. Michael, your steadfast host, tells the story of Christmas when he was twelve through the lens of some carols that are important to him.||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25. Cast That Magic Circle Around You. [Melissa Beaupré.]||Melissa Beaupré, former academic, talks about Stompin’ Tom Connors, Nine Inch Nails, VNV Nation, Current 93, and A Tribe Called Red.||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24. Invisible Shackles. [Brad Dunne.]||Novelist Brad Dunne talks about Red Hot Chili Peppers, NOFX, Joe Pass, The Beastie Boys, and Metallica.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23. Fantasy Potential. [Lochin Brouillard.]||Medievalist Lochin Brouillard on Peter Gabriel, Bruno Pelletier, Malajube, Kate Bush, and Iggy Pop.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22. Horror is a Comfort to Me. [Adam Clarke.]||Podcaster Adam Clarke on Akira Ifukube, John Carpenter, Devo, Stereolab, and Goblin.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21. It Doesn’t Make Any Sense At All (And I Love That). [John Allison.]||Comics artist John Allison on Scritti Politti, Aimee Mann, The Beach Boys, The Microphones, and Tenement.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20. A Kind Sea Witch. [Catherine.]||Michael’s friend Catherine on Depeche Mode, Frédéric Chopin, Jimi Hendrix, Fever Ray, and The Night Terrors.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19. More Than I Have Words For. [Peter Coviello.]||Author Peter Coviello on the Jackson 5, the Mountain Goats, Sam Cooke, Los Campesinos!, and Sylvan Esso.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18. The Nobility of Failure. [Angelo Muredda.]||Angelo Muredda on The Cranberries, Radiohead, Joanna Newsom, Pixies, and Talking Heads.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17. Euchre for the Leathery Crowd. [David Demchuk.]||Writer David Demchuk on The Carpenters, Thelma Houston, This Mortal Coil, Nina Simone, and Florence and the Machine.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16. I’m Not Allowed to Be Mad. [Mikaela Dyke.]||Mikaela Dyke on Ray Charles, Céline Dion, Nirvana, Weezer, and Solange.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15. My Love Is Better Than Your Love. [Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa).]||Anthony Oliveira on Jim Henson [as Ernie], Bonnie Tyler, Beck, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Estelle [as Garnet].||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14. Jane Goodall and a Marshmallow. [Vivian Kotila.]||Vivian Withnail on Red Hot Chili Peppers, Howlin' Wolf, Dawes, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and Tom Lehrer.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13. Queen of the Dandom. [Libby Cudmore.]||Novelist Libby Cudmore on Men at Work, The Smiths, Tom Waits, Warren Zevon, and Steely Dan.||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12. A Really Happy Time. [Austin Wong.]||Austin Wong on Frankie Valli, New Order, Oasis, Lady Gaga, and Madonna.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. Spacey Polyrhythms. [Alison Dennis.]||Alison Dennis on the Drifters, Francis Poulenc, dios (malos), Janelle Monáe, and Counterfeit Madison.||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. The Romantic from the Cove. [Juanita Critch.]||Juanita Critch on Dick Nolan, Limp Bizkit, The Killers, Jimmy Buffett, and Kanye West.||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. I Am Still Here. [Kari Bentley-Quinn.]||Kari Bentley-Quinn on The Monkees, Tori Amos, Britney Spears, Joanna Newsom, and St. Vincent.||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. The Precarity is the World. [Beth Martin.]||Beth Martin on Enya, Björk, Animal Collective, Philip Glass, and Anohni.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. Music is Sublimated Desire. [Drew Brown.]||Drew Brown on The Irish Descendants, Rush, Vampire Weekend, Austra, and Sturgill Simpson.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. Not Like Me. [Ned Raggett.]||Ned Raggett on Kermit the Frog, Madonna, The Veldt, Marc Almond, and Tracey Thorn.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Queer Curation. [Michael Lee Richardson.]||Michael Lee Richardson on The Little Mermaid, the Spice Girls, Patrick Wolf, Girls Aloud, and Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj.||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. Mustachioed Persona. [Paul Fowler.]||Paul Fowler on Willie Nelson and Ray Charles, Savage Garden, Metallica, Captain Beefheart, and The Mystery Lights.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. Lush, Vivid, and Strange. [Anna Wilson.]||Anna Wilson, medievalist and fan theorist, on Paul Simon, The Doors, Sufjan Stevens, Regina Spektor, and Hamilton.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. Dramatic Fantasies. [Nadia Halim.]||Community organizer Nadia Halim on Pete Seeger, Duran Duran, Matthew Sweet, Andrew Bird, and Alvvays.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. The Sublime in the Everyday. [Chris Piuma.]||Musician and podcaster Chris Piuma on the Beatles, Ed’s Redeeming Qualities, John Cage, Celesteville, and Julius Eastman.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0. Coming Soon.||A new show about the music in people's lives.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A beautiful and thoughtful podcast
Every episode is an absolute delight. Michael is a thoughtful and charismatic host. He does a wonderful job of stepping back and letting his guests tell their stories, and engages them in conversations that are always great to listen to, whether they are funny or serious. Each episode makes me listen to music in new ways.
Don’t miss this podcast
Listening to interesting characters talk about how music serves as a map of their personal, emotional journey through life is one of those simple, brilliant “why didn’t I think of that” ideas that works so well.
Pair that with a charming host, and you have a great podcast.
This is your new favourite pod
In a secret Canadian government base in Placentia, a new entity was being trained as the ultimate podcasting machine. Condenamed M.O.D.O.P. (Michael Organism Designed Only for Podcasting), the creature escaped to the wilds of Ontario, hiding from Newfoundland military with dubious Francophone heritage under the pseudonym "Michael Collins" (obviously stolen from a school textbook). Free from captivity, this is his first effort and, honestly, it's pretty great. Michael knows how to get guests to dive into interesting and unexpected areas of conversation while discussing five songs. I liked his Megaphonic podcast so much I bought the company. Five stars.