Who Cares About the Rock Hall?
By Joe Kwaczala & Kristen Studard
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A podcast about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosted by comedians Joe Kwaczala and Kristen Studard. He's a long-time devotee. She's a skeptic. Join them as he attempts to get her (and their guests) to care about this institution.
||ExplicitTodd Rundgren w/ Roy Trakin||Former Nominating Committee member and journalist Roy Trakin returns to the show to discuss the career and Rock Hall merits of Todd Rundgren! Also, Joe and Kristen help Roy fill out his ballot! This episode is really something... anything?||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJanet Jackson w/ Gerrick Kennedy||Journalist/author Gerrick Kennedy joins Joe and Kristen to talk about his love for Janet Jackson and her Rock Hall prospects. Also discussed are Gerrick's feelings about having to somewhat pay attention to the Hall as a journalist, as well as...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMC5 w/ Mikal Cronin||Musician and indie darling Mikal Cronin joins Joe & Kristen to talk about another M.C.-- current Rock Hall nominees the MC5. They evaluate the Detroit rock pioneers' chances of induction and also take a look at the official fan vote on the Hall's...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDevo w/ Rhea Butcher||Comedian Rhea Butcher (Three Swings Podcast) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of current nominee and fellow Ohioans, Devo. This meaty episode also features some KCSN appreciation, record player recommendations, and additional...||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2019 Nominee Announcement! (For Real!) w/ Joey Devine||Joe makes Kristen meet up at the crack of 5am, so he can reveal the nominees (as they become available) for the Rock Hall Class of 2019. Former guest Joey Devine opens his doors and lends some equipment (and commentary) to make this wild-ass episode...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2019 Nominee Announcement! (Not Really...)||The long-awaited nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 are here. Or are they?||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2019 Nominee Draft w/ Greg Behrendt & Joey Devine||Comedians (and podcasters) Greg Behrendt and Joey Devine return to the show to join Joe and Kristen for the inaugural "Who Cares" Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Draft! The group takes turns picking eligible artists that they believe will be...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeymour Stein, Andy Paley, and Bob Merlis||In this very special episode, Joe & Kristen are joined by former Nominating Committee members Andy Paley & Bob Merlis, alongside current member and INDUCTEE, the legendary Seymour Stein. Much is discussed (and sung!) in this super-sized...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Previously Nominated w/ Joe McAdam||Comedian/writer Joe McAdam joins Joe & Kristen to chat about ALL the artists who have been nominated but not inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It's another chapter in our on-going special coverage, leading up to this year's nominee...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFirst Year Eligibles of 2019||As we approach the nominee announcement for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019, Joe & Kristen review the significant (and not so significant) artists who are in their first year of eligibility.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSublime w/ Cullen Crawford||Writer Cullen Crawford (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) joins Joe & Kristen to express his complicated love for Sublime, as they evaluate their potential for Rock Hall induction. Also discussed are Joe and Kristen's Rock Hall...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWarren Zevon w/ James Fritz||Stand-up comedian James Fritz joins Joe & Kristen to discuss Warren Zevon's potential as a Rock Hall inductee. Also discussed is Randy Newman's recent concert at the Hollywood Bowl, and we revisit the ballot from the year 2000. It's a new...||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial Announcement!||No new episode this week, but Joe & Kristen have a fun announcement. Also included is something special from the archives!||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIndigo Girls w/ Emily Heller||Comedian/writer Emily Heller (Barry, People of Earth) comes by the podcast to let Joe & Kristen know why she thinks the Indigo Girls belong in the Hall. Also discussed is the changing attitudes towards selling out, Phil Collins vs. Peter Gabriel,...||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHarry Nilsson w/ Megan Koester||Comedian and writer Megan Koester joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the surprising Rock Hall snub Harry Nilsson. She also provides some information on her correspondence with actor Curtis Armstrong, who is also a thorough Nilsson archivist....||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTaylor Swift w/ Ellie McElvain||Stand-up and writer Ellie McElvain joins Joe & Kristen to rep hard for Taylor Swift and her potential Rock Hall future in this pop-heavy episode. Also discussed are Rolling Stone's list of "The New Immortals" as well as choreographed middle school...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThey Might Be Giants w/ Joey Devine||Comedian and podcaster Joey Devine (Roundball Rock podcast) comes by to talk about the divisive They Might Be Giants with Joe & Kristen. Also discussed is Joey's run-in with Seymour Stein, a potential Eagles Broadway musical, and good rock...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPat Benatar w/ Karen Kilgariff||Comedian & musician Karen Kilgariff (My Favorite Murder podcast) joins Joe & Kristen to evaluate the Hall prospects of a much-discussed artist: Pat Benatar! Also discussed are rock & roll murders, snubbed female musicians, and something...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRadiohead w/ Demi Adejuyigbe||Comedian/writer/podcaster Demi Adejuyigbe (The Good Place, Punch Up the Jam) comes by to talk the criminally-snubbed Radiohead with Joe & Kristen. Also discussed is potential future first-year-eligible inductees, as well as Kristen's mom's visit...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLesley Gore w/ Bob Merlis||Former Nominating Committee member Bob Merlis comes by the studio to tell Joe & Kristen about his experiences with the Hall. Lots of fun insights and stories, as Bob was on the NomCom for 23 years and has been in the industry working in publicity...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIron Maiden w/ Jimmy Pardo||Comedian and fellow podcaster Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny, Conan) joins Joe & Kristen to talk the merits of Iron Maiden in this super-sized episode. Also discussed is Jimmy's trip to the 2016 induction, as well as Jimmy Buffett's Hall prospects.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS EPISODE - A Defense of The Moody Blues||In this very first bonus episode, Joe tries to make a case for The Moody Blues' induction, so that Kristen can stop being so mad about it.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRoxy Music w/ Roy Trakin||Former Nominating Committee member Roy Trakin joins Joe & Kristen to talk about his history with the Hall, as well as the merits of Roxy Music. Roy has had a long career as a rock journalist and gives some insight as to what goes down when the...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhitney Houston w/ Carl Tart||The hilarious Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about one of the hall's biggest snubs: Whitney Houston. Other divas (who are in and not in the Hall) are discussed, like Donna Summer, Tina Turner, and Chaka Khan. Also, they...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLiz Phair w/ Emma Koenig||Emma Koenig, author of the new book MOAN, swings by the studio to talk to Joe & Kristen about alt-rock goddess Liz Phair. They also go through some of Vulture writer Bill Wyman's ranking of all the Rock Hall inductees. And the gang plays a game at...||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFoo Fighters w/ Allie Goertz||Musician/writer Allie Goertz joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Foo Fighters. Also discussed is Allie's father's 80s cover band (Knyght Ryder) as well as Jeff Lynne's ELO and if any women like The Who. Almost nothing rude is said about The Moody...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToto w/ Scott Gairdner||Joe & Kristen welcome the very funny writer/director Scott Gairdner (Conan, Moonbeam City) to talk about studio musician supergroup and '80s hitmakers Toto. The Hall's stance on country music is discussed, as well as its consistent snubbing of...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2018 Induction Ceremony w/ Jamison Webb||Joe & Kristen welcome comedian/actor Jamison Webb (The Second City) to talk about the Hall. Like Joe, Jamison is actually invested in this institution and has been for a while! This upsets Kristen. The bulk of this episode is dedicated to...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Prodigy w/ Anna Seregina||Comedian Anna Seregina joins Joe & Kristen on the podcast this week. Much of the episode is spent recapping Joe's attempts to get into the 2017 induction ceremony. Also, the '90s techno, big-beat group The Prodigy is evaluated in terms of their...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDick Dale w/ Greg Behrendt||Joe & Kristen welcome comedian & author Greg Behrendt (Walking the Room, He's Just Not That Into You) to the podcast. Somehow they get on a tear where they're really roasting The Moody Blues, as Joe begrudgingly tries to make a case for them....||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Replacements w/ Paul Brittain||Actor and comedian Paul Brittain (SNL) joins Joe & Kristen in this (the second!) episode. Overall, Joe is still attempting to get Kristen on-board with this whole idea. They react to the news of the 2018 induction ceremony, which featured some...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPixies w/ Nate Fernald||Comedian Nate Fernald (The Late Late Show) joins Joe & Kristen for the podcast's very first episode. Joe attempts to break down what exactly the Rock Hall is and how it operates, as Kristen laughs in his face. The upcoming 2018 induction is...||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I care about the rock hall
(But not as much as the hosts of this delightful and funny podcast)
I don’t care about the rock hall, but this podcast is so compelling that I just googled Kathy Lee Gifford’s Carnival Cruise commercial because of it. What’s happening to my life!?!
Kristen and Joe are great! Thanks!
The Rock Hall Rocks
On top of being an interesting look at what it takes for artists to be considered and included in the Rock Hall, the hosts and guests are silly and endearing. Great idea for a podcast!