Who Cares About the Rock Hall?

A podcast about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosted by comedians Joe Kwaczala and Kristen Studard. He's a long-time devotee. She's a skeptic. Join them as he attempts to get her (and their guests) to care about this institution. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Music History
Music Interviews
Comedy
1
Remastered: Pat Benatar w/ Karen Kilgariff
Our 2018 chat with Karen Kilgariff about Pat Benatar
44 min
2
It's Easy to Predict the Inductees
Proof that we're pretty good at telling who will get inducted into the Rock Hall
16 min
3
2022 Inductee Announcement w/ Joey Devine
Revealing the 2022 Rock Hall class
44 min
4
Calling Voters w/ Lauren Onkey, Arthur Levy, Ch...
Finding out who Rock Hall voters are choosing this year and why
120 min
5
Calling Voters w/ Rob Tannenbaum, Laina Dawes, ...
Finding out who Rock Hall voters are choosing this year and why
94 min
6
Calling Voters w/ Bob Merlis, Gregg Geller, Bil...
Finding out who Rock Hall voters are choosing this year and why
77 min
7
Eminem w/ Marcia Alesan Dawkins
Will Eminem get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year?
94 min
8
RIP Taylor Hawkins
A tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins
12 min
9
Lionel Richie w/ Mike Seely
Should '80s pop superstar Lionel Richie get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
87 min
10
Dolly Parton Bows Out??
What is going on with Dolly Parton's recent attempt to withdraw her nomination?
63 min
11
Remastered: Devo w/ River Butcher
A remastered version of our 2018 Devo episode with River Butcher
38 min
12
Beck w/ Matthew Perpetua
Should genre-blending singer/songwriter Beck be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
87 min
13
Dolly Parton w/ Lindsay Zoladz
Will Dolly Parton get into the Rock Hall this year?
74 min
14
Carly Simon w/ Allison Rapp
Will Carly Simon get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year?
82 min
15
Eurythmics w/ Craig Seymour
Will the Eurythmics get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year?
98 min
16
2022 Nominee Announcement w/ Greg Heller
Who's on this year's Rock Hall ballot?
80 min
17
2022 Nominee Draft w/ River Butcher, Jimmy Pard...
Drafting who we think the Rock Hall will nominate this year
81 min
18
First Year Eligibles of 2022 w/ Cullen Crawford
Who becomes eligible for the Rock Hall in 2022?
71 min
19
Who Will Be Inducted in 10-15 Years? w/ Sophie ...
Predicting the Rock Hall classes of 2032-2036
101 min
20
Who Will Be Inducted in 5-10 Years? w/ Annie Za...
Predicting the Rock Hall classes of 2027-2031
78 min
21
2021 Year in Review
Looking back at the highlights from an exciting year of the podcast
62 min
22
Mapping Out the Next 5 Years w/ Daphne Brooks &...
Who's likely to get into the Rock Hall in the next 5 years?
85 min
23
What Classic Rock Is Left for the Hall? w/ Pat ...
Taking stock of the classic rock acts that aren't in the Rock Hall
97 min
24
Behind the Scenes of the 2021 Inductions w/ Joe...
The director and talent producer for this year's ceremony discuss producing the show.
88 min
25
Rolling Stone's 500 Best Songs w/ Joey Devine
The gang discusses the new 500 best songs list from Rolling Stone magazine.
79 min
26
The Rock Hall Voters vs. the Nominating Committ...
What are the preferences of the Rock Hall voting body and how does it differ from those of the NomCom?
94 min
27
Who Are the Rock Hall's Biggest Snubs? w/ Troy ...
A discussion about which artists really need to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
74 min
28
Live from Hilarities in Cleveland: The 2021 Ind...
Our first ever live show, recorded in Cleveland the night before the 2021 induction ceremony!
64 min
29
2021 Induction Ceremony Recap w/ Hayley McFarla...
What went down at the 2021 Rock Hall induction ceremony?
117 min
30
What to Expect at the 2021 Induction Ceremony w...
What might happen at this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony?
76 min
31
Which Inductees Does the Hall Need Most? w/ Tod...
Who in the Rock Hall Class of 2021 really needs this induction? Who does the Hall really need?
64 min
32
Karen Glauber, #1 Todd Rundgren Fan
Diving deep into Todd Rundgren's eclectic career
70 min
33
Remastered: Todd Rundgren w/ Roy Trakin
Looking back at our Todd Rundgren episode from 2018
60 min
34
Revisiting LL Cool J w/ Bill Adler (Def Jam)
We talk LL Cool J with Def Jam's original director of publicity, Bill Adler
69 min
35
Remastered: LL Cool J w/ Renee Gauthier
A new, improved edition of our 2019 chat about LL Cool J with comedian Renee Gauthier
66 min
36
Randy Rhoads w/ Sean Kelly
Why is Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads being inducted into the Rock Hall this year?
81 min
37
Billy Preston w/ Lauren Onkey
What makes Billy Preston worthy of Rock Hall induction?
81 min
38
A History of Musical Excellence Inductees w/ An...
Who has the Hall inducted under the sideman/musical excellence category?
83 min
39
Fade to Black w/ Joey Devine
A look back at the 2004 Jay-Z documentary/concert film "Fade to Black"
76 min
40
Tina w/ Carter Gunn
Behind the scenes of the HBO Tina Turner documentary with one of the film's editors
88 min
41
The Go-Go's Documentary w/ Alison Ellwood & Bre...
Behind the scenes of The Go-Go's doc with the director and the editor
70 min
42
The Black Godfather w/ Will Znidaric
What was it like editing the Clarence Avant documentary?
75 min
43
Sonic Highways w/ Brian Stack
Does the Foo Fighters' 2014 docuseries hold up?
68 min
44
A History of the Rock Hall Honoring Itself w/ T...
How often has the Rock Hall inducted people involved with the institution?
81 min
45
The Worst Inductee Names w/ Tom Scharpling
What are the worst names in the Rock Hall?
53 min
46
A History of the Foo Fighters w/ Conor Sullivan
A deep dive on all things Foo
78 min
47
Remastered: Foo Fighters w/ Allie Goertz
Did the gang predict that the Foo Fighters would be inducted in 2021 three years ago?!?
77 min
48
Gil Scott-Heron w/ Marcus Baram
Why is Gil Scott-Heron being inducted into the Rock Hall this year?
83 min
49
Remastered: Kraftwerk w/ DeMorge Brown
Joe & Kristen revisit this classic episode about krautrockers and electronic pioneers Kraftwerk
65 min
50
Charley Patton w/ Rev. Peyton
Talkin' all about Delta Blues legend Charley Patton with his #1 disciple Rev. Peyton!
75 min
51
A History of Early Influence Inductees w/ Elija...
A rundown of every artist inducted in this Rock Hall category
86 min
52
A History of Female Inductees w/ Ann Powers
A complete run-down of every woman who's in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
115 min
53
Where Does Bill Wyman Rank the New Inductees?
Music writer Bill Wyman considers where to put the new inductees in his power rankings on Vulture.
79 min
54
2021 Inductee Announcement w/ Jimmy Pardo, Joey...
The Rock Hall Class of 2021 is revealed!
72 min
55
The Voter Calling Party Continues!
Calling up more Rock Hall voters to see who picked on this year's ballot
120 min
56
Voter Calling Party 2021
Who are official voters choosing on this year's Rock Hall ballot?
93 min
57
Jay-Z w/ John Kennedy
Should hip-hop legend Jay-Z be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
80 min
58
Fela Kuti w/ Michael Veal
Should '70s Nigerian superstar and activist Fela Kuti be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
71 min
59
Rage Against the Machine w/ Sean Fennessey
Should leftist rap-rockers Rage Against the Machine be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
80 min
60
Carole King w/ Elizabeth Nelson
Should '70s singer/songwriter giant Carole King be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame again, this time as a performer?
77 min
61
New York Dolls w/ Roy Trakin
Should gender-bending punk pioneers the New York Dolls be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
75 min
62
The Go-Go's w/ Evelyn McDonnell
Should The Go-Go's be the first all-female rock group in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
73 min
63
Tina Turner w/ Maureen Mahon
Should queen of rock & roll Tina Turner be inducted into the Hall of Fame for her solo career?
75 min
64
Dionne Warwick w/ John Darnielle
Should velvety pop icon Dionne Warwick be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
84 min
65
Mary J. Blige w/ Morgan Rhodes
Should the queen of hip=hop soul Mary J. Blige be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
69 min
66
Remastered: Iron Maiden w/ Jimmy Pardo
Discussing Iron Maiden with comedian Jimmy Pardo in 2018
47 min
67
2021 Nominee Announcement w/ Greg Heller
Revealing the 2021 Rock Hall Ballot
73 min
68
2021 Nominee Draft w/ River Butcher, Jimmy Pard...
Who will correctly pick the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees?
66 min
69
First Year Eligibles of 2021 w/ Brett Davis
Which artists become eligible for the Rock Hall this year?
61 min
70
The Bangles w/ Sophie Brookover
Should the all-female '80s rock band the Bangles be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
76 min
71
Grace Jones w/ Daphne Brooks
Should reggae-funk-dance icon Grace Jones be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
80 min
72
Little Feat w/ Peter Ames Carlin
Should bluesy swamp rock band Little Feat be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
76 min
73
Kate Bush w/ OUR SHADOWY INFORMANT
Should genre-defying British pop legend Kate Bush be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
78 min
74
Mariah Carey w/ Brittny Pierre
Should pop diva superstar Mariah Carey be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
78 min
75
Link Wray w/ Dana Raidt
Discussing "Rumble" guitar god Link Wray's Rock Hall potential
75 min
76
Outkast w/ Dr. Regina N. Bradley
Talking Outkast with hip-hop scholar Dr. Regina N. Bradley
72 min
77
Labelle w/ Craig Seymour
Writer Craig Seymour advocates for a Labelle induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
84 min
78
NomCom Members Sandy Alouete & Karen Glauber
A discussion with two current members of the Rock Hall nominating committee
55 min
79
2020 Ceremony Season Is Finally Over, Thanks!
Time to have some regular episodes again!
15 min
80
Producing the 2020 Inductions w/ Joel Gallen & ...
A look behind the scenes of this year's ceremony with the people who put it together
71 min
81
2020 Induction Special Review w/ Mike & Meghan ...
A rare in-person recording, recapping this year's Rock Hall inductions on HBO
71 min
82
Michael McDonald at Soundcheck
A look into an alternate reality where a live induction ceremony actually happened
13 min
83
What to Expect from the 2020 Induction Special ...
Troy Smith joins the show to preview the upcoming induction special
61 min
84
Revisiting Notorious B.I.G. w/ Dr. Todd Boyd
Dr. Todd Boyd joins Joe and Kristen to talk Biggie Smalls
63 min
85
Revisiting Nine Inch Nails w/ Daphne Carr
Writer Daphne Carr joins the show to talk NIN
63 min
86
2020 Induction Guest Appearances w/ Andy Greene
Breaking down who's scheduled to appear at the 2020 induction special
66 min
87
Rolling Stone's 500 Best Albums w/ Joey Devine
The gang discusses the new Rolling Stone 500 best albums list
63 min
88
Revisiting Whitney Houston w/ Gerrick Kennedy
Gerrick Kennedy returns to the show to talk Whitney Houston
59 min
89
We're Back!
The show has officially returned!
36 min
90
The 2020 Induction Ceremony Is Not Happening
Joe and Kristen discuss the cancellation of this year's ceremony.
28 min
91
What's Going On (With Our Show)
13 min
92
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2012
Featuring quarantine-themed songs from the 2012 Rock Hall inductees
57 min
93
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2013
Featuring quarantine-themed songs from the 2013 Rock Hall class
50 min
94
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2014
Featuring quarantine-themed songs from the 2014 Rock Hall class
55 min
95
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2015
Featuring quarantine-themed songs from the 2015 Rock Hall class
56 min
96
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2016
Featuring a playlist of quarantine-themed songs from the 2016 Rock Hall class
49 min
97
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2017
Featuring quarantine-themed songs from the Rock Hall class of 2017
51 min
98
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2018
A quarantine-themed playlist featuring songs from the 2018 Rock Hall inductees
51 min
99
Remembering John Prine
A remastered version of the show's 2018 episode about John Prine with comedian/writer George McAuliffe
37 min
100
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2019
Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring songs from the 2019 Rock Hall inductees.
54 min