Episodes

Ep. 54: Adam Johnston (YourMovieSucks)  

In this episode of the podcast, our guest is one of the harshest and most hilarious film critics on YouTube: Adam of YourMovieSucks. We talk criticism, reviews, music, and more!

Ep. 53: Miles Cleret (Soundway Records)  

On this episode of the podcast, we talk with the founder of Soundway Records, Miles Cleret. We talk about the process of bringing obscure, foreign music to a Western audience, and the evolution of the Soundway label. We also get an update on the next OndatrĂ³pica album!

Ep. 52: Pyrocynical & NFKRZ  

On this episode of the podcast, I give Pyrocynical a platform to defend himself. 

Nah, just kidding! However, I do converse with him and NFKRZ, who are two content creators in the growing community of "commentary" channels on YouTube. We talk drama, Leafy clones, Keemstar, YouTube, memes, and more.

Ep. 51: Xenia Rubinos  

On this episode of the podcast, contributor Jeremy Fisette talks with singer-songwriter Xenia Rubinos about her upcoming album, Black Terry Cat, on Anti- Records.

Ep. 50: Anthony Fantano  

On this episode of the podcast, a friend of the show, Zach Hart, interviews Anthony Fantano. Together, they try to find out where exactly Anthony's life went wrong, driving him to create YouTube music reviews for a living.

Ep. 49: The Nerdwriter  

On this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, we're talking with YouTube content creator and culture critic Evan Puschak. We go off on a tangent-laced discussion about the promotion of new albums in the Internet age.

Ep. 48: Marissa Nadler  

On this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, we're talking with singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler. Contributor Jeremy Fisette asks her about her upcoming record, touring, and the songwriting process.

Ep. 47: LtCorbis  

On this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, we're talking with the Internet's youngest savage, LtCorbis. She's the commentary community's newest up-and-comer, and we talk about the Internet hate, YouTube, and even some of her favorite rappers.

Ep. 46: Tim Hecker  

In this episode, an interview with electronic music artist Tim Hecker. We talk about ambient music, his latest album, and artistic concepts in regards to experimental music.

Ep. 45: FrankJavCee  

To celebrate 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, a discussion about all things art and music with Mr. FrankJavCee.

Ep. 44: Daveed Diggs  

On this episode of the TND Podcast, a conversation with Daveed Diggs. We've been following his career since his involvement with the experimental hip hop trio known as clipping., but he's since landed major roles as Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette on the sensational Broadway hip hop musical, Hamilton.

Ep. 43: Mitch Grassi (Pentatonix)  

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with YouTuber and Pentatonix member Mitch Grassi. We talk about singing, Mitch's love of music, and some alternative electronic music producers that he's into.

Ep. 42: Digibro  

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with self-described "Otaku Gonzo Journalist," Digibro. He regularly uploads reviews and opinion pieces on his YouTube channel, diving into the ever-growing world of anime.

Ep. 41: Matmos  

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with Matmos about their latest album Ultimate Care II. We talk about albums, washing machines, touring, and more.

Ep. 40: Craig Jenkins  

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, a conversation with music writer Craig Jenkins. We continue the dialogue started on my podcast with Mark Grondin: Should what Kanye West called out as "white publications" be covering black music. However, our passion and headbutting cause us to take a few detours.

Ep. 39: Maddox  

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with culture critic and provocateur, Maddox. Since the late 90s, he's been writing rants that expose the inherent shittiness of life--but it turns out he hates because he cares. We talk about his upcoming book, metal, and more.

Ep. 38: White Publications & Black Music ft. Mark Grondin (Spectrum Pulse)  

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with Mark Grondin of Spectrum Pulse. In light of Kanye West's recent Twitter outbursts, we talk about white publications speaking on black music, and the idea of covering music along racial lines.

Ep. 37: Spencer Hazard (Full of Hell)  

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with Full of Hell's Spencer Hazard. We talk working with Merzbow, the Body, and some of the philosophy behind the band's extreme, abrasive sound.

Ep. 36: Apathy  

In this episode of the podcast, a conversation with Connecticut rapper Apathy. We talk hip hop, upcoming releases, keeping it independent, old school vs. new school, and fatherhood.

Ep. 35: Dr. Michael Greger (NutritionFacts.org)  

This week on the podcast, our guest is Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org fame. His daily video series on health and the latest nutritional studies can be found on this 130,000-subscriber YouTube channel. He's also got a new book out titled How Not To Die, which goes into the how and why of preventing our leading causes of death via diet.

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