Who Cares About the Rock Hall?

Who Cares About the Rock Hall?

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. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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November 26, 2021 96 min
Critic and podcaster Chris Molanphy (Slate's Hit Parade) returns to the show to nerd out with Joe & Kristen about the taste differences between the Nominating Committee and the larger voting body. What artists are popular with the NomCom but not with the voters? Which bands would probably do well with the voting body but are not of interest to the Committee? This and so much more! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Lea...
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Three of the most thoughtful Rock Hall bloggers/writers/enthusiasts around (Troy Smith, Nick Bambach, Mark Lempke) join Joe & Kristen to break down who are the current biggest Rock Hall snubs. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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'Twas the night before the 2021 Rock Hall induction ceremony, and Joe and Kristen record their first live episode of the podcast at Hilarities 4th Street Theatre in Cleveland! Featuring games, jokes, and maybe even... a special guest! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Actress Hayley McFarland and writer Bill DiPiero join Joe & Kristen on the day after the 2021 Rock Hall induction ceremony to recap what all went down. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Pulitzer-nominated music and culture writer Craig Jenkins (Vulture) joins Joe & Kristen for a discussion on what to expect at this year's Rock Hall induction ceremony. What songs will be played? What could be the jam? How will they handle fitting in the induction of thirteen different artists? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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YouTube music critic Todd in the Shadows joins Joe & Kristen for a discussion about this year's class of Rock Hall inductees. Which of them need this induction the most? Who does the Rock Hall need the most? It's a lively discussion, and honestly? A clever way to keep Todd-tober going. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 15, 2021 72 min
Current Nominating Committee member and return guest Karen Glauber joins Joe & Kristen to talk about her favorite artist of all time Todd Rundgren. Todd-tober rages on! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 8, 2021 62 min
Journalist and former NomCom member Roy Trakin returns to the show to help Joe & Kristen introduce a remastered version of his 2018 appearance on the show, advocating for Todd Rundgren. It's Todd-tober! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Original Def Jam publicity director Bill Adler joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the early career of hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J. Also discussed is Bill's time as a member of the Rock Hall Nominating Committee and the early days of Def Jam Records. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 24, 2021 68 min
Joe and Kristen look back at a remastered version of their 2019 episode about hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J with comedian and writer Renee Gauthier. Better sound! Shorter running time! Some new conversation. Only the best for the final week of Mu-septem Berxcellence. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 17, 2021 83 min
Guitarist Sean Kelly joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the life and career of heavy metal guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne sideman Randy Rhoads. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's history with metal and metal-adjacent bands. Mu-septem Berxcellence rolls on! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 10, 2021 83 min
Former NPR Music senior director Lauren Onkey joins Joe & Kristen to talk about soul-funk-gospel organist and singer Billy Preston. Also discussed are Lauren's stint on the Rock Hall nominating committee, as well as the meaning and possibilities of the Musical Excellence Award. It's Mu-septem Berxcellence, baby! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Writer Andy Schwartz joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the artists who have been inducted in the Musical Excellence (formerly Sideman) category. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 27, 2021 78 min
Old pal Joey Devine (Roundball Rock) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Fade to Black, the part-documentary, part-concert film that shows Jay-Z's (alleged) farewell show at Madison Square Garden, interspersed with footage of the making of The Black Album. It's the final month of Doc-gust! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 20, 2021 90 min
Editor Carter Gunn joins Joe & Kristen to talk about working on the recent HBO Tina Turner documentary, Tina. Could this be the best episode of DOC-GUST yet?? This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Director Alison Ellwood and editor Brett Banks join Joe & Kristen to talk about their work on The Go-Go's documentary. It's the second week of Doc-gust, baby!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 6, 2021 77 min
Editor Will Znidaric joins Joe & Kristen to talk about working on the documentary The Black Godfather, which focuses on 2021 Rock Hall non-performer inductee Clarence Avant. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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July 30, 2021 70 min
Writer and comedian Brian Stack (Conan, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) joins Joe & Kristen, as they discuss the Chicago-centric first episode of the Foo Fighters' 2014 HBO docuseries Sonic Highways. It's the final episode of Foo-ly! Don't cry because it's over. Be happy that it happened. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Music and pop culture critic Troy Smith (Cleveland Plain Dealer) returns to the show to talk with Joe & Kristen about the Rock Hall's history of honoring itself. How many people on the board of directors were subsequently inducted? What about people on the Nominating Committee? This is of course part of our Foo-ly celebration, as 2021 inductee Mr. Dave Grohl himself has been a NomCom member since 2017. This show is part of ...
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Writer and personality Tom Scharpling (Best Show, It Never Ends) joins Joe & Kristen, as they go through every name in the Rock Hall and point out the bad ones. This is, of course, in honor of 2021 inductees the Foo Fighters. For it is Foo-ly!!! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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