Dan and Dan Podcast

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director & Afternoon Host at WXPN in Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! In addition to each show's main conversation, the guys tackle five current music news topics in our '2 Minute Drill', offer up their 'Songs of the Week', and ask you to participate with the 'Homework Assignment'!


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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

This week, the guys talk with music industry veteran and author Dave Morrell. Dave has just released two books, Horse-Doggin': The Morrell Archives Volume 1 and 1974 - The Promotion Man - New York City: The Morrell Archives Volume 2. Dave shares incredible stories from his days in the record business including meeting his hero John Lennon, working with the Allman Brothers, Graham Nash and more. It's a must-listen interview on the Dan and Dan Music Podcast

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

This week, the guys invite Bob Forrest to the studio for a conversation. It's a captivating, wide-ranging discussion with Bob about his time as the frontman for the influential LA band Thelonius Monster. Bob also opens up about his struggles with addiction, his recovery and now role as a drug counselor, most notably alongside Dr. Drew Pinksy on Celebrity Rehab. Dan and Dan also talk with Bob about his emotional new studio album, Survival Songs and his new memoir coming out soon. It's a must listen this week, plus the guys review the new song from Adele and offer up their Songs of the Week!

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

This week, the guys have a conversation with author John Seabrook. John has a new book called The Song Machine. It's a fascinating read and a detailed look at the current state of music recording. Dan and Dan ask John about the inspiration for the book and take a look at the formula for creating a hit!

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! Summer Vacation is over and the guys are back! Dan and Dan present the Worst Ideas in the History of Music! From Garth Brooks deciding to record as his alter-ego Chris Gaines to Milli Vanilli and Limp Bizkit, what were the worst ideas in music? The guys discuss. Plus brand new Songs of the Week AND the guys pick their favorite opening album tracks of all-time!


Dan and Dan follow-up on their discussion about music streaming from last episode. Having had the opportunity to spend some time with Apple Music, the guys offer some reaction and feedback. Plus it's the halfway point of 2015, the guys pick their favorites of the year so far and have new Songs of the Week!


With the launch of Apple Music, Dan and Dan discuss the landscape of music streaming services. The guys discuss the positives, negatives and competitive advantages of all the parties involved. Plus some must-hear Songs of the Week from bands like BULLY and Philly soul-singer JAZMINE SULLIVAN. Plus, a Neil Young inspired Homework Assignment ... listen and enjoy!


It's Festival Season! Dan and Dan preview a very busy season in the world of music festivals. We're excited to welcome two special guests to the podcast this week - Sean O'Connell, Festival Director of the Hangout Music Festival and Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment and founder of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. We'll hear two insightful interviews about everything that goes into producing a major festival, the challenges of creating an identity and unique experience for fans, and much more!


What does a Music Director at a radio station actually do? This week we find out from our very own Dan Reed. We pull back the curtain on what happens behind the scenes at a radio station - from keeping up with the massive amount of music submissions to picking the songs that go into rotation - we'll hear it all. Plus the guys pick their Songs of the Week and pick their favorite summertime jams!


This week it's an all encompassing conversation with iconic Philly artist Schoolly D! Dan and Dan host a no-holds-barred conversation that spans the life and career of Schoolly D - from his pioneering role in hip-hop to the current state of music, we'll hear it all! Plus the guys review the new Kurt Cobain documentary and actually agree on a Song of the Week - find out what it is.


This week, Dan and Dan try to answer the question "Is The Album Dead?". Listen to hear which Dan has the most optimism in the art of the album and which predicts its demise! In addition, the guys react to rumors of The Replacements recording new music and investigate the future of FM radio in Norway during the two-minute drill. PLUS, hear our Songs of the Week including new music from the Philly rockers Sheer Mag and a delightfully catchy tune from the band The Helio Sequence!


This week, Dan and Dan debate what the 'Best Year in Music' was! 1965? 1977? 1984? Take your pick and listen to find out which year each Dan choose as their best! Plus the guys recap Coachella and dissect this year's inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during our two-minute drill. They'll also offer up their Songs of the Week including new Dwight Yoakam and Greg Holden!


This week, Dan and Dan talk ‘Teen Idols’! From Elvis Presley to Justin Bieber, ‘Teen Idols’ have infatuated the music world for decades. Dan and Dan debate their legitimacy, their successes and their failures. Plus, the guys address TIDAL, Jay Z’s new music streaming service, in their two-minute drill. And offer up their Songs of the Week including new music from My Morning Jacket and Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders!


This week, Dan DeLuca makes his annual pilgrimage to Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival! The guys talk about the evolution of the festival and what music fans are in store for this year. Plus, the guys give their take on the "Blurred Lines" verdict in our two-minute drill AND offer up their Songs of the Week including music from the new Kendrick Lamar album!


This week the guys dive into what the role of a ‘Music Critic’ actually entails! Plus, our ‘2 Minute Drill’ debates the upcoming Grateful Dead Farewell Concert, Mumford and Sons going ‘electric’, the new Global Record Release Day and more! And with St. Patty’s Day approaching, Dan and Dan answer the question “Who is the Greatest Irish Music Artist Ever?”


This week the guys invite Pat Feeney, owner & operator of Main Street Street in Manayunk, and Sean Coakley of Songlines Music to the show to discuss the current state of music retail. Plus, Dan & Dan recap the Grammys, discuss the new Drake album and pick their 'Songs of the Week'!


Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director & Afternoon Host at WXPN / Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! In their initial podcast the guys tackle the upcoming Grammy Awards, pick their ‘Song of the Week’, and much more!