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The Blerd Radio Podcast 2016: Episode 10 ("Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite")

The Blerd Radio Podcast 2016: Episode 10 (“Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite”)

The latest Blerd Radio podcast tackles the debut album by R&B superstar Maxwell. Can you believe it’s been 20 years?

The Blerd Radio Podcast 2016: Episode 9 (George Michael's "Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1"

The Blerd Radio Podcast 2016: Episode 9 (George Michael’s “Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1”

Last week, Sony/Legacy announced a deluxe reissue of George Michael’s second solo album, 1990’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. Coincidentally, when that announcement was made, the Blerd Radio team was putting the finishing touches on a podcast episode devoted to that particular album. So join me (Mike Joseph) and my partners  Michael Parr  and  Doctor Z  for a deep-dive exploration into the decidedly introspective follow-up to the mega selling Faith. While not as commercially successful-or anywhere near as pop friendly-as its predecessor, Listen Without Prejudice has become a […]

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast (Episode 9)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast (Episode 9)

We’re ringing out 1982 in the latest episode of the Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast. Me and Thomas Inskeep decided to deviate slightly from our 5-songs-at-a-time format last episode so as not to end on a bad Richard “Dimples” Fields-related note. In the interest of…symmetry (I guess?) we decided to complete the year we started in Episode 8, and deliver the last 7 number 1 R&B tracks of the year. Before we jump ahead, have you listened to our previous episodes? […]

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles (Episode 8)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles (Episode 8)

Hydrate yourself with a little H2O in the latest Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast.

40 Songs For 40 Years: 1995

40 Songs For 40 Years: 1995

There is a lot of angst in this playlist.

40 Songs For 40 Years: 1994

40 Songs For 40 Years: 1994

Welcome to the year I became a full-fledged adult.

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast (Episode 7)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast (Episode 7)

This time around, we’re checking out some #2s from the post-disco era, including two songs by Michael and his brothers.

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles (Episode 6)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles (Episode 6)

Ladies and gentlemen out there in podcast land, Thomas Inskeep and I would like to welcome you to the SIXTH episode of the Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast. Yes, folks, we’re taking you down memory lane for a discussion about songs that hit #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot R&B Singles chart in the ’80s. If you’ve missed an installment, never fear. You can find them by clicking on the link for each respective episode. We’re up to Episode 6! This installment finishes out […]

The Blerd Radio Podcast 2016 | Episode 8: 3 Feet High And Rising

The Blerd Radio Podcast 2016 | Episode 8: 3 Feet High And Rising

De La Soul’s debut gets the podcast treatment, as the Blerd Radio team travels back in time to the D.A.I.S.Y. Age.

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1993

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1993

If it wasn’t for the dreads, no one would know whether this photo was of Lenny in ’93 or Lenny in 2016.

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1992

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1992

1992-the year I fell in love with Toad The Wet Sprocket (and more).

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles (Episode 5)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles (Episode 5)

The Original Slick Rick (sans his Mary Jane Girls) is one of the artists spotlighted in the latest episode of the Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast. It’s a celebration!