Talking Like a Jerk
By Random Nerds
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Talking Like a Jerk is a music podcast that picks up where the albums and live shows leave off. Each episode, Random Nerds' Lindsay Hogan hosts a handful of guests whose foremost qualification is unbridled passion for the many corners of music culture -- the mainstream, the obscure, the local, the independent, and the superficial -- and the many faces of the industry at large. Plus, the willingness to fight about it.
||Explicit#0014 – An Audio Guide to Moogfest 2018||Last year, we found ourselves smitten with Moogfest; the 4-day, Durham-based, electronic music-centric festival. So it is without hesitation that we (your host, Lindsay Hogan and synth-literate contributor Alex Tebeleff) made plans to return and report.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0013 – Peer Review (The Tyranny of Streaming)||In this episode of Talking Like a Jerk, I invite back my panel of journalists — Bryce Rudow and Marcus Dowling — to discuss the disruptions, for both artists and listeners, caused by the dominance of Spotify and other music streaming services. -||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0012 – Music Journal-gasm||The music journalist with integrity is a modern rarity beset by obstacles: the slow death of their industry, defensive hostility from artists, and the easy temptation to lower their standards in the name of potential virality. - So,||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0011 – The Music That Defined 2017||Late December and early January have become so plagued with excess retrospections and perfectly-adequate "best of" lists no music fan could possibly keep up with them all. Thus, the Talking Like a Jerk braintrust (Editor-in-Chief Bryce Rudow and I) dec.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0010 – The Year in Music in Washington DC – Part 2||Within earshot of the defiant marches, congressional hearings, and nonsensical presidential press conferences that spotlit Washington DC in 2017, the city’s hardy music scene was having one of its strongest and most boisterous years in recent memory.||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0009 – The Year in Music in Washington DC – Part 1||Within earshot of the defiant marches, congressional hearings, and nonsensical presidential press conferences that spotlit Washington DC in 2017, the city’s hardy music scene was having one of its strongest and most boisterous years in recent memory.||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0008 – Pitchfork, and the Last Decade of Music||In the 21 years since Pitchfork’s launch, the Chicago-based music website has crafted itself into an essential outlet for criticism (and discovery) of independent music.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0007 – LCD Soundsystem and the “american dream”||Immediately after LCD Soundsystem announced their rumored yet ultimately unexpected return in early 2016, the Random Nerds dance-punk braintrust — composed of Editor-in-Chief Bryce Rudow, contributing writer and editor Justin McCarthy,||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0006 – Washington D.C.’s Music Economy||Random Nerds’ marbled home of Washington D.C. masks an underexposed music scene that’s extended well beyond the cultural touchstones of its go-go and punk roots yet still struggles to break out of its at-capacity borders.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0005 – We Love U2 Almost as Much as You Hate Them||U2 is a band whose bloated ambition and oblivious business acumen has, for the past decade, nearly eradicated all memory of their uplifting, cinematic rock in the 80’s and inventive, genre-melding rock in the 90s. That’s why, for the past decade,||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0004 – The Sounds of Moogfest 2017||I wanted to use this episode of Talking Like A Jerk as an opportunity to share some the eclectic auditory offerings of Moogfest through a collection of conversations (both had and overheard), sight-specific sounds, and progressive music.||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0003 – Music Festivals||For us music die-hards who still attend festivals, every year becomes more of a struggle to find meaning and defend our decisions...||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0002 – Father John Misty||Trudging through our first listen of Pure Comedy||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0001 – Music After Trump||Washington D.C., the nation's capital and (second) home to the President, is being tapped as a possible ground zero for this musical (read: “punk”) reawakening.||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great host with witty dialogue. An amazing insight into an often overlooked but extremely active music scene. What a relief to hear from musicians who aren’t ubiquitous in music journalism as well... takes a lot of the glitz and glam out and gives you the real story.