Audio Judo

Music discovery used to come from all over the place: the radio, MTV, shared mix tapes, Rolling Stone magazine, and record stores, but not anymore. Enter Audio Judo, your music discovery podcast. Your hosts Matthew and Kyle will introduce you to great music new and old, talk a little about the history of bands and albums, and maybe make you chuckle a couple times (although no guarantees). Try out an episode anywhere podcasts are podcast, or check out our website at audiojudo.com. Audio Judo also has some sibling podcasts we produce that you might be interested in. First, our limited-run podcast series “Audio Judo Does Jazz” hosted by our show consultant Chris dives deep into the world of (surprise) jazz music. Check it out at ajdj.audiojudo.com. Next, Throughline, hosted by one of our previous guest hosts Christian. Throughline is a podcast that seeks to determine why songs were constructed and organized the way they were on an album with the hope of granting new perspectives on music you may not have otherwise realized. Check it out at throughline.audiojudo.com. All of the Audio Judo family of podcasts are proud members of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Music Commentary
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Music Interviews
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037 - Video Game Music Part 1, Guest Host Chris...
On this blocky, 8-bit episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle are joined by special guest Christian to talk about video game music. Specifically, they discuss three different video games: Halo 2, FEZ, and Outer Wilds.
64 min
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036 - The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds - Audio Judo
On this episode of Audio Judo, wouldn't it be nice to hear Matthew and Kyle talk about The Beach Boys' album 'Pet Sounds.'
82 min
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035 - Living Color - Vivid - Audio Judo
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle listen to Living Color's 1988 album 'Vivid.' While 32 years old, Vivid covers topics that sound like they were ripped from today's headlines.
62 min
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034 - Prince - Purple Rain - Audio Judo
On this lavender-scented episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle talk about the late, great, unpronounceable symbol himself, Prince's 1984 album "Purple Rain."
67 min
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033 - Albums Of Summer - Audio Judo
On this sweltering hot summer episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle talk about their favorite albums of summer.
54 min
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032 - They Might Be Giants - Flood - Audio Judo
On this episode of Audio Judo, we can't be silent as Matthew and Kyle talk about They Might Be Giants' 1990 album Flood.
61 min
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031 - Interview With Glen Phillips - Audio Judo
On this one year anniversary of the first episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle come full circle by interviewing Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket, whose album ‘fear’ was the subject of the first episode of Audio Judo.
59 min
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030 - The Cure - Disintegration - Audio Judo
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle tackle The Cure's 1989 album Disintegration.
59 min
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029 - Interview With Aubrey Powell - Audio Judo
On this music-adjacent episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle interview legendary British graphic designer and filmmaker Aubrey Powell.
47 min
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028 - The Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill - Audi...
On this episode of Audio Judo, what's the time? It's time to tell you that Matthew and Kyle talk about The Beastie Boys first album Licensed To Ill.
65 min
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027 - Never Ending White Lights - Interview Wit...
On this special two-part episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle interview Daniel Victor of Never Ending White Lights. We break down his first album, Act I: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies and talk about the history behind the album. We had so much to say, we've broken this episode in to two parts. This is Part 2, so if you're here and you haven't heard part one, go back and give it a listen. Don't worry, we'll wait.
54 min
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026 - Never Ending White Lights - Interview Wit...
On this special two-part episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle interview Daniel Victor of Never Ending White Lights. We break down his first album, Act I: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies and talk about the history behind the album. We had so much to say, we've broken this episode in to two parts. Part 2 should be along next week, unless this is the future, which means part two should already be out.
67 min
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025 - Live - Throwing Copper - Audio Judo
On this episode of Audio Judo, no, we aren't doing a live episode in the sense that we recorded somewhere in front of people, but it is a Live episode in the sense that Matthew and Kyle are talking about the band Live's 1994 album Throwing Copper.
65 min
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024 - Mika - The Boy Who Knew Too Much - Audio ...
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle listen to Mika's The Boy Who Knew Too Much.
56 min
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023 - The Best Last Album - Audio Judo
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle talk about five bands that had their best album last.
66 min
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022 - Interview With Fish aka Derek William Dic...
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle interview legendary prog rocker, actor, and all around pretty good guy Derek William Dick aka Fish. We talk about current world events, Marillion, his solo career, and his upcoming album Weltschmerz.
45 min
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021 - Matthew And The Atlas - Other Rivers - Au...
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle talk about the 2014 album Other Rivers by Matthew And The Atlas.
47 min
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020 - David Bowie - Hunky Dory - Audio Judo
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew announces some important CH-Changes that are happening in his life, while Kyle digs in to some memories from his past surrounding this album. Important to note on this one, if you are having thoughts of self harm or suicide, there is hope and there are people out there who want to talk. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
70 min
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019 - Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason ...
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle tackle the thirteenth studio album by Pink Floyd, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason.
58 min
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018 - Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love! - Aud...
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle talk about Childish Gambino's 2016 album Awaken, My Love!
40 min
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017 - Remembering Neil Peart - 1952-2020 - Audi...
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle take time to remember the drummer and lyricist of the Canadian rock band, Rush. Through personal memories of Matthew and letters from several fans of Neil's we hope to paint a picture of the amazing man that inspired generations of drummers. As always, let us know what you think by emailing info(at)audiojudo.com. Get in touch on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiojudo Twitter: @audiojudo Instagram: @audiojudo Website: https://www.audiojudo.com Your homework is to listen to Rush, any Rush, and to think about the people that have inspired you through the years, and the gratitude you have for them. And please share with us some of your memories and we might present them on a future episode.
54 min
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016 - Dirty Streets, Interview With Dustin Tola...
On this special episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle interview Justin Toland (guitars and vocals) from the band Dirty Streets.
41 min
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015 - 2019 Best Albums Of The Year - Audio Judo
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle pick their five favorite albums of 2019. We ended up with one in common, so it's really only a Top Nine list.
51 min
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014 - 2019 Holiday Music Special, Guest Host He...
Ho ho ho, here's the 2019 Audio Judo Holiday music special, with our special guest and Christmas music expert Heather.
62 min
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013 - The Day Hair Metal Died - Audio Judo
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle try to pinpoint the exact moment hair metal died.
47 min