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
Sonic Highways w/ Brian Stack
Does the Foo Fighters' 2014 docuseries hold up?
68 min
2
A History of the Rock Hall Honoring Itself w/ T...
How often has the Rock Hall inducted people involved with the institution?
81 min
3
The Worst Inductee Names w/ Tom Scharpling
What are the worst names in the Rock Hall?
53 min
4
A History of the Foo Fighters w/ Conor Sullivan
A deep dive on all things Foo
78 min
5
Remastered: Foo Fighters w/ Allie Goertz
Did the gang predict that the Foo Fighters would be inducted in 2021 three years ago?!?
77 min
6
Gil Scott-Heron w/ Marcus Baram
Why is Gil Scott-Heron being inducted into the Rock Hall this year?
83 min
7
Remastered: Kraftwerk w/ DeMorge Brown
Joe & Kristen revisit this classic episode about krautrockers and electronic pioneers Kraftwerk
65 min
8
Charley Patton w/ Rev. Peyton
Talkin' all about Delta Blues legend Charley Patton with his #1 disciple Rev. Peyton!
75 min
9
A History of Early Influence Inductees w/ Elija...
A rundown of every artist inducted in this Rock Hall category
86 min
10
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
11
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
12
2021 Inductee Announcement w/ Jimmy Pardo, Joey...
The Rock Hall Class of 2021 is revealed!
72 min
13
The Voter Calling Party Continues!
Calling up more Rock Hall voters to see who picked on this year's ballot
120 min
14
Voter Calling Party 2021
Who are official voters choosing on this year's Rock Hall ballot?
93 min
15
Jay-Z w/ John Kennedy
Should hip-hop legend Jay-Z be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
80 min
16
Fela Kuti w/ Michael Veal
Should '70s Nigerian superstar and activist Fela Kuti be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
71 min
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
Dionne Warwick w/ John Darnielle
Should velvety pop icon Dionne Warwick be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
84 min
23
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
24
Remastered: Iron Maiden w/ Jimmy Pardo
Discussing Iron Maiden with comedian Jimmy Pardo in 2018
47 min
25
2021 Nominee Announcement w/ Greg Heller
Revealing the 2021 Rock Hall Ballot
73 min
26
2021 Nominee Draft w/ Rhea Butcher, Jimmy Pardo...
Who will correctly pick the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees?
66 min
27
First Year Eligibles of 2021 w/ Brett Davis
Which artists become eligible for the Rock Hall this year?
61 min
28
The Bangles w/ Sophie Brookover
Should the all-female '80s rock band the Bangles be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
76 min
29
Grace Jones w/ Daphne Brooks
Should reggae-funk-dance icon Grace Jones be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
80 min
30
Little Feat w/ Peter Ames Carlin
Should bluesy swamp rock band Little Feat be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
76 min
31
Kate Bush w/ OUR SHADOWY INFORMANT
Should genre-defying British pop legend Kate Bush be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
78 min
32
Mariah Carey w/ Brittny Pierre
Should pop diva superstar Mariah Carey be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
78 min
33
Link Wray w/ Dana Raidt
Discussing "Rumble" guitar god Link Wray's Rock Hall potential
75 min
34
Outkast w/ Dr. Regina N. Bradley
Talking Outkast with hip-hop scholar Dr. Regina N. Bradley
72 min
35
Labelle w/ Craig Seymour
Writer Craig Seymour advocates for a Labelle induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
84 min
36
NomCom Members Sandy Alouete & Karen Glauber
A discussion with two current members of the Rock Hall nominating committee
55 min
37
2020 Ceremony Season Is Finally Over, Thanks!
Time to have some regular episodes again!
15 min
38
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
39
2020 Induction Special Review w/ Mike & Meghan ...
A rare in-person recording, recapping this year's Rock Hall inductions on HBO
71 min
40
Michael McDonald at Soundcheck
A look into an alternate reality where a live induction ceremony actually happened
13 min
41
What to Expect from the 2020 Induction Special ...
Troy Smith joins the show to preview the upcoming induction special
61 min
42
Revisiting Notorious B.I.G. w/ Dr. Todd Boyd
Dr. Todd Boyd joins Joe and Kristen to talk Biggie Smalls
63 min
43
Revisiting Nine Inch Nails w/ Daphne Carr
Writer Daphne Carr joins the show to talk NIN
63 min
44
2020 Induction Guest Appearances w/ Andy Greene
Breaking down who's scheduled to appear at the 2020 induction special
66 min
45
Rolling Stone's 500 Best Albums w/ Joey Devine
The gang discusses the new Rolling Stone 500 best albums list
63 min
46
Revisiting Whitney Houston w/ Gerrick Kennedy
Gerrick Kennedy returns to the show to talk Whitney Houston
59 min
47
We're Back!
The show has officially returned!
36 min
48
The 2020 Induction Ceremony Is Not Happening
Joe and Kristen discuss the cancellation of this year's ceremony.
28 min
49
What's Going On (With Our Show)
13 min
50
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2012
Featuring quarantine-themed songs from the 2012 Rock Hall inductees
57 min
51
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2013
Featuring quarantine-themed songs from the 2013 Rock Hall class
50 min
52
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2014
Featuring quarantine-themed songs from the 2014 Rock Hall class
55 min
53
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2015
Featuring quarantine-themed songs from the 2015 Rock Hall class
56 min
54
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2016
Featuring a playlist of quarantine-themed songs from the 2016 Rock Hall class
49 min
55
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2017
Featuring quarantine-themed songs from the Rock Hall class of 2017
51 min
56
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2018
A quarantine-themed playlist featuring songs from the 2018 Rock Hall inductees
51 min
57
Remembering John Prine
A remastered version of the show's 2018 episode about John Prine with comedian/writer George McAuliffe
37 min
58
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2019
Joe shares with Kristen the next quarantine-themed playlist, featuring songs from the 2019 Rock Hall inductees.
54 min
59
Quarantine Playlist: Class of 2020
Joe shares his quarantine-themed playlist featuring one song from each of this year's inductees.
58 min
60
Divas of Future Passed
Kristen walks Joe and guest Joey Devine through the lineups of the Divas Live concerts from 2000 to today.
52 min
61
Divas Live '99
Kristen takes the reins again and makes Joe and guest Joey Devine watch the VH-1 Divas Live special from 1999.
51 min
62
100th Episode: Divas Live '98
For the show's 100th episode, Kristen takes the reins and makes Joe and guest Joey Devine watch the inaugural VH-1 Divas Live special from 1998.
51 min
63
Rick Krim (Current Nominating Committee Member)
Music industry veteran Rick Krim joins Joe and Kristen to discuss his experiences as a current member of the Rock Hall nominating committee.
80 min
64
A History of Hip Hop Inductees w/ CJ Toledano
Joe walks co-host Kristen and guest CJ Toledano through the Rock Hall's history of hip hop inductees.
72 min
65
A History of Pop Music Inductees w/ Ellie McElvain
Joe walks co-host Kristen and return guest Ellie McElvain through the history of pop musicians being inducted into the Rock Hall
59 min
66
A History of Posthumous Inductee Tribute Perfor...
Joe walks co-host Kristen and return guest Jamison Webb through the Rock Hall's history of tribute performances for posthumous inductees.
69 min
67
A History of Non-Performer Inductees
49 min
68
Remastered: Whitney Houston w/ Carl Tart
From the archives, this episode from 2018 about Whitney Houston with comedian Carl Tart has been remastered for brevity's sake and to include song clips.
45 min
69
2020 Inductee Announcement w/ Joey Devine
At long last, Joe reveals the Class of 2020 inductees to co-host Kristen and frequent guest Joey Devine.
63 min
70
Calling More Voters (Bob Merlis, Evelyn McDonne...
Joe & Kristen go back to the phones to call up more current members of the voting body to see who they picked on this year's ballot.
65 min
71
Calling Some Voters (Gregg Geller, Roy Trakin, ...
Joe & Kristen take to the phones to call up some current members of the voting body to see who they picked on this year's ballot.
62 min
72
Dave Matthews Band w/ Torio Van Grol
Comedian Torio Van Grol joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the most surprising of this year's nominees, the Dave Matthews Band.
76 min
73
The Notorious B.I.G. w/ Vinny Pagán
Production director for LA hip-hop radio station Power 106 Vinny Pagán joins Joe & Kristen to talk about current nominee and one of the greatest rappers of all time, The Notorious B.I.G.
78 min
74
Depeche Mode w/ Kat Corbett
Radio personality Kat Corbett (KROQ, SiriusXM) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about post-punk synth goths and current inductees Depeche Mode.
73 min
75
T. Rex w/ Ben Merlis
Author Ben Merlis joins Joe and Kristen to advocate for current nominees and inventors of glam rock T. Rex.
75 min
76
Judas Priest w/ Bob Nalbandian
Filmmaker and podcaster Bob Nalbandian (Inside Metal, Shockwaves Skullsessions) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about British heavy metal giants and current Rock Hall nominees Judas Priest.
69 min
77
Nine Inch Nails w/ Matt Pinfield
Radio and television personality Matt Pinfield (MTV's 120 Minutes) joins Joe & Kristen to discuss current Rock Hall nominee and industrial rock pioneer Nine Inch Nails.
75 min
78
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan w/ Jimetta Rose
LA-based singer-songwriter Jimetta Rose joins Joe & Kristen to talk about funk outfit and current nominees Rufus featuring Chaka Khan.
77 min
79
Motörhead w/ Janiss Garza
Co-author of Lemmy Kilmister's autobiography "White Line Fever" Janiss Garza joins Joe & Kristen to talk about current nominees and metal gods Motörhead.
70 min
80
The Doobie Brothers w/ Steve Huey
Yacht Rock host and former Allmusic writer "Hollywood" Steve Huey joins Joe & Kristen to advocate for current nominees The Doobie Brothers.
75 min
81
Soundgarden w/ Kyle Duncan Graham
Musician and heavy metal DJ Kyle Duncan Graham (FOE) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Seattle grunge godfathers Soundgarden.
74 min
82
2020 Nominee Announcement w/ Joey Devine & Greg...
Joe and Kristen are joined by friends of the show Joey Devine and Greg Heller for the announcement of the Rock Hall Class of 2020 nominees.
72 min
83
What to Expect from the 2020 Nominations w/ All...
Musician, podcaster, and return guest Allie Goertz joins Joe and Kristen for a special episode all about the expectations for next week's nomination announcement.
66 min
84
2020 Nominee Draft w/ Jimmy Pardo & Joey Devine
Comedians/friends Jimmy Pardo and Joey Devine join Joe and Kristen for the second annual Rock Hall Nominee Draft!
58 min
85
The Return of Seymour Stein, Bob Merlis, and An...
Nominating Committee all-stars Seymour Stein, Bob Merlis, and Andy Paley return to the show to talk about all things Rock Hall and many things not.
68 min
86
First-Year-Eligibles of 2020 w/ Paul Brittain
Comedian/actor Paul Brittain returns to the show for a very special episode all about acts that become eligible for the first time in 2020.
70 min
87
Weezer w/ Conor Sullivan
Writer and dear friend of the hosts Conor Sullivan joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of the newly-eligible band Weezer.
77 min
88
Oasis w/ Eve Barlow
Music critic Eve Barlow joins Joe and Kristen to talk about '90s Britpop gods Oasis.
76 min
89
Joy Division/New Order w/ Wendy Fonarow
Indie music scholar and sociology professor Wendy Fonarow joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the potential Rock Hall future for post-punk legends Joy Division/New Order.
76 min
90
Thin Lizzy w/ Guy Norman Bee
TV director Guy Norman Bee (Supernatural, Criminal Minds) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of Irish hard rockers Thin Lizzy.
69 min
91
Slayer w/ Greg Heller
Television producer and former rock journalist Greg Heller joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of thrash metal godfathers Slayer.
81 min
92
The J. Geils Band w/ Mike Scully
Writer/producer Mike Scully (The Simpsons) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about one his favorite groups and frequent Rock Hall nominee, The J. Geils Band.
84 min
93
De La Soul w/ Oliver Wang
Culture writer, author, and podcast host Oliver Wang (Heat Rocks podcast) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the potential Rock Hall future of groundbreaking hip-hop trio De La Soul.
76 min
94
Carpenters w/ Karen Tongson
Writer and podcaster Karen Tongson joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Carpenters and their Rock Hall merits.
79 min
95
The B-52's w/ Oscar Montoya
Comedian and fellow podcaster Oscar Montoya join Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of campy New Wave all-stars The B-52's.
78 min
96
The Guess Who w/ Grace Spelman
Writer and music aficionado Grace Spelman joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of '60s Canadian rockers The Guess Who.
76 min
97
The Monkees w/ John Levenstein
Writer/producer John Levenstein (Arrested Development, Kroll Show) stops by to make a case for The Monkees' induction into the Rock Hall.
81 min
98
LL Cool J w/ Renee Gauthier
Comedian and writer Renee Gauthier joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall prospects of hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J.
75 min
99
Duran Duran w/ Dave Schilling
Writer Dave Schilling (WWE, Bleacher Report) joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the potential Rock Hall future for English new wave band Duran Duran.
70 min
100
George Michael w/ Darren Hayes
Recording artist and former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes joins Joe and Kristen to talk about George Michael's Rock Hall prospects.
77 min