Podcasts

Crush Rush #2008

Photojournalist, Crush Rush, shares the power of images in historic events. With frank conversation about the importance of photojournalism, anti-racism, and his experience as a Black man in America, we delve into some of the difficult topics necessary to change our world. If you “don’t like talking about this stuff all the time,” you need to listen to this podcast.

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IDWTTY #2007

Read Cowtownchad’s (AKA Chad Cochran) photo essays about mental health, I Didn’t Want to Tell You –IDWTTY, as part of Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Chad Cochran, known in the photography world as Cowtownchad, coaxes comfortable photos from uncomfortable subjects — both the people and the topics. As he transitioned...

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The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME #2006

Read The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME by Blake Ells, part of the Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Blake Ells loves music and Alabama. Ells ties together his passion for the music made in his home state with his journalistic storytelling. The resulting book brings the history of Aretha Franklin...

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My Heart Sings the Harmony: Twenty Years of Writing About Music #2005

Read My Heart Sings the Harmony: Twenty Years of Writing About Music by Jason Warburg, part of the Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Jason Warburg’s knack for writing about music engages non-musicians in his analysis. He manages to write about prog rock without boring the reader and review albums thoughtfully...

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Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge #2004

Read Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge by Mark Yarm, part of the Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Mark Yarm combines his love for grunge with his comfortable way of storytelling. While clearly a fan of the music, Yarm delves into the lesser-known behind the scenes jostling...

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Bandlife #2003

Read Bandlife: Tips on How to Survive Life in a Band and Other Lives Too… by Matthew Paige, part of the Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Matthew Paige realized that he could make life a lot easier for other musicians embarking on a life on tour. Geared towards bands with...

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Behind The Mic

Host & Producer

Sloane Spencer will tell you that music changed her life. Spencer embodies that southern spirit present in Americana, and it’s the connection she feels with the music that makes her take on the genre so authentic. She exemplifies everything that is good about the South: DIY ethos, charm, and an unconventional approach that always leaves you wanting to hear more.

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