Episode Archive

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Tolkien’s First Monsters

Even before Gollum, Shelob, and the Nazgul, JRR Tolkien had monsters on the brain.

Indian Love Call

Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy with their signature tune.

My Jo (w/Patrick Doyle)

Patrick Doyle's childhood home was filled with singing, and the effects would be long lasting. Here the composer reflects on the words of one ...

Pelleas and Melisande (w/Patrick Doyle)

He’s written scores for some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, but Patrick Doyle initially struggled with calling himself a “composer”.

Catch A Falling Star – (w/Patrick Doyle)

Famed film composer Patrick Doyle’s musical talent wasn’t always appreciated by those around him.

Heather Bells (w/Patrick Doyle)

From a very young age, composer Patrick Doyle loved to make music…and, apparently, instrument modifications.

March, Strathspey and Reel (w/Patrick Doyle)

Film composer Patrick Doyle's earliest childhood memories sound, well, like something out of a movie.

Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Many listeners will recognize this tune as “that Easter song.”

How (High) Can You Go?

Put away the crystal stemware... Mado Robin is on the loose.

Dear Little Shamrock

“There's a dear little plant that grows in our Isle, 'twas Saint Patrick himself sure that set it.”

Fight On!

You’re listening to the Columbia Military Band with “Fight On”, recorded in 1939. Since that time “The Spirit of Troy” handles fighting duties. The ...

Deep Elem Blues

We’re going back to the Grateful Roots: songs that influenced the Grateful Dead.