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Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar ask guests from the world of politics about their musical passions. Scot can be found on Twitter @scotbertram. Jeff can be found @EsotericCD. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.
||CleanEpisode 41: Andrew Kirell / Bob Dylan [Part 3]||Scot and Jeff discuss Bob Dylan with Andrew Kirell, a senior editor at The Daily Beast overseeing breaking news, political media, and occasionally music coverage.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40: Andrew Kirell / Bob Dylan [Part 2]||Scot and Jeff discuss Bob Dylan with Andrew Kirell, a senior editor at The Daily Beast overseeing breaking news, political media, and occasionally music coverage.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39: Andrew Kirell / Bob Dylan [Part 1]||Scot and Jeff discuss Bob Dylan with Andrew Kirell, a senior editor at The Daily Beast overseeing breaking news, political media, and occasionally music coverage. Part 1 of 3.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38: Charles C. W. Cooke / The Beatles [Part 2]||Scot and Jeff discuss The Beatles with Charles C. W. Cooke, editor of NationalReview.com and the author of The Conservatarian Manifesto. Part 2 of 2.||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: Charles C. W. Cooke / The Beatles [Part 1]||Scot and Jeff discuss The Beatles with Charles C. W. Cooke, editor of NationalReview.com and the author of The Conservatarian Manifesto.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: Christopher J. Scalia / Cheap Trick||Scot, Jeff, and Chris have not forgotten the magnetism of Robin Zander, the charisma of Rick Nielsen, or, most importantly, the tunes! We celebrate the music and career of Cheap Trick, power-pop masters and occasional hard rock purveyors.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Jon Gabriel / New Order||This week the gang gets pumped full of drugs as they discuss New Order, the rock legends who emerged from the ashes of Joy Division to spend an entire decade shaping the sound of modern dance music.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: Mark Joseph Stern / The Velvet Underground||Scot and Jeff discuss The Velvet Underground with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate.||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: Kevin Madden / Wilco||Scot and Jeff talk to Kevin Madden about Wilco.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Ellen Carmichael / Dire Straits||Scot and Jeff talk to Ellen Carmichael about Dire Straits.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: Christian Schneider / Pixies||Scot and Jeff talk to Christian Schneider about Pixies.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Matt Murray / Talking Heads||Scot and Jeff talk to the WSJ's Matt Murray about Talking Heads.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Terry Teachout / The Band||Scot and Jeff talk to Terry Teachout about The Band.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Mark Davis / Paul McCartney and Wings||Scot and Jeff talk to Mark Davis about Paul McCartney and Wings.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: The Cover Version Special||Instead of having a guest on to discuss their favorite artist, the subject today is Scot and Jeff's favorite cover songs of all time.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Jay Caruso / Foo Fighters||Jeff and Scot talk to Jay Caruso about Foo Fighters.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Ezekiel Kweku / Talk Talk||Scot and Jeff talk to Ezekiel Kweku about Talk Talk.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Eric Garcia / AC/DC||Jeff and Scot talk to Eric Garcia about AC/DC.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: John J. Miller / The Police||Scot and Jeff talk to John J. Miller about The Police.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Eli Lake / Steely Dan||Scot and Jeff talk to Eli Lake about Steely Dan.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Bruce Walker / The Monkees||Scot and Jeff talk to Bruce Walker about The Monkees.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Guy Benson / Billy Joel||Scot and Jeff talk to Guy Benson about Billy Joel.||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Karol Markowicz / Pulp||Scot and Jeff talk to Karol Markowicz about Pulp.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Julie Roginsky / Led Zeppelin||Scot and Jeff talk to Fox News's Julie Roginsky about Led Zeppelin.||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Stephen Miller / Oasis||Scot and Jeff talk to Stephen Miller about Oasis.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Josh Jordan / Pearl Jam||Scot and Jeff talk to Josh Jordan about Pearl Jam.||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Philip Wegmann / Creedence Clearwater Revival||Scot and Jeff talk to Philip Wegmann about Creedence Clearwater Revival.||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Nicholas Confessore / Ryan Adams||Jeff and Scot talk to Nicholas Confessore about Ryan Adams.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Michael C. Moynihan / The Smiths||Scot and Jeff talk to Michael C. Moynihan about The Smiths.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Anthony Fisher / Pink Floyd||Scot and Jeff talk to Anthony Fisher about Pink Floyd.||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Robert Dean Lurie / Hall and Oates||Scot and Jeff talk to Robert Dean Lurie about Hall and Oates.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Jane Coaston / Nine Inch Nails||Scot and Jeff talk to Jane Coaston about Nine Inch Nails.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Mark Hemingway / The Replacements||Scot and Jeff talk to Mark Hemingway about The Replacements.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Tom Petty / Dan McLaughlin||Scot and Jeff talk to Dan McLaughlin about Tom Petty.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Jay Cost / The Kinks||Scot and Jeff talk to Jay Cost about The Kinks.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: James Poulos / The Eagles||Scot and Jeff talk to James Poulos about The Eagles.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Chris Hayes / Beck||Scot and Jeff talk to MSNBC's Chris Hayes about Beck.||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Matt Welch / R.E.M.||Scot and Jeff talk to Reason's Matt Welch about R.E.M.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Tim Miller / Arcade Fire||Scot and Jeff talk to Tim Miller, former Jeb! Bush 2016 communications director and co-founder of AmericaRising, about Arcade Fire.||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Bob Costa / Dave Matthews Band||Scot and Jeff are joined by Robert Costa, national political reporter for the Washington Post and moderator of Washington Week on PBS, to talk about the Dave Matthews Band.||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Sean Trende / Van Halen||Scot and Jeff welcome Sean Trende from RealClearPolitics to talk about his love of Van Halen.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I'm always on the hunt for new music, and music I may have missed. These guys know their stuff, and they approach the topic with the same cultural-social values I do, so they don't ignore the treacherous agendas of the artists they feature, if any exist.
Great in-depth look at bands
Great in-depth look at a new band each week. I've been surprised by the subject each episode, and honestly haven't been a huge fan of any of them, but have still found the episodes immensely enjoyable. They explore the bands' roots, discuss the members roles, and look at their whole body of work.
I find myself wanting to pause and run to Spotify to listen to clips of the songs they reference. I do wish they'd sample a bit more of the music, during the podcast, as a point of reference. The episodes are long, which I appreciate. This has become my Monday morning run podcast.
I know part of the point is to not bring politics into the discussion, but I'd love to hear how, if at all, these bands have informed the social consciousness and political leanings of the hosts/guest. Maybe a spin-off podcast?? I'm a moderate who grew up in a super politically conservative house, but have always been drawn to music with pretty left-leaning messages.
Can't wait to see who else they discuss!
Love the podcast
I can't wait to see what they have in store! Mostly I can't wait for them to discuss Kesha for an hour and a half <3