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 Commentary
Music Interviews
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Gregg Geller (Former Nominating Committee Member)
Gregg Geller was not only on the Rock Hall nominating committee for 25 years, but for every induction ceremony since the beginning, he has curated the official CD that VIP attendees receive. He joins Joe & Kristen (in New York City!) to talk about his time on the NomCom, as well as this year's ceremony and its accompanying CD.
66 min
227
2019 Induction Ceremony w/ Neil Walls (Future R...
Neil Walls is the foremost Rock Hall expert in the world and creator of the website Future Rock Legends. He joins Joe & Kristen to review the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Also, somehow the first 20 minutes of this episode were lost, so what you need to know is that Neil is a great guy, and that we were all surprised when Don Henley came out to sing Leather & Lace with Stevie Nicks.
85 min
228
What to Expect at the 2019 Induction Ceremony
Our final predictions of what we think might happen at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
62 min
229
The Cure w/ Kat Corbett
KROQ DJ Kat Corbett joins Joe & Kristen to talk about one of this year's inductees, The Cure. We just had to cover them before they were inducted! Also discussed in this episode is the evolution of radio formats, Joe's first radio contest win, and Kat's surprising run-in with Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland.
80 min
230
2017 Induction Ceremony (Part Two) w/ Scott Gai...
The thrilling conclusion to our first ever two-parter episode! We wrap up our watch/review of the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with the very funny writer/podcaster Scott Gairdner (Podcast: The Ride)
63 min
231
2017 Induction Ceremony (Part One) w/ Scott Gai...
The great writer/podcaster Scott Gairdner (Moonbeam City, Podcast: the Ride) returns to the show to watch and review the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. We're getting close to this year's induction ceremony! Also, we go waaay long, so this is the first part in our very first two-part episode! Oooh! 
61 min
232
2016 Induction Ceremony w/ Jesse David Fox
Journalist Jesse David Fox (Vulture) flew all the way from New York just to watch and review the 2016 Rock Hall Induction Ceremony with Joe and Kristen. And he was probably also in LA for some other things, but this is all that matters! 
81 min
233
2002 Induction Ceremony w/ Tommy McNamara
Comedian and fellow podcaster Tommy McNamara (Stand By Your Band) comes all the way from New York to watch the 2002 induction ceremony with Joe and Kristen. That's right-- we're switching it up by going back a decade! This ceremony is available because Joe decided to record it off of VH1 when he was 14 and still somehow has the tape.
65 min
234
2015 Induction Ceremony w/ Allie Goertz & Alec ...
Musician/writer Allie Goertz and actor/writer Alec Owen join Joe & Kristen to watch the 2015 induction ceremony. Allie's a return guest. Alec's a first-timer. Neither of them have seen an induction ceremony before. Both of them are very funny. Anything can happen!
84 min
235
2014 Induction Ceremony w/ BUTT (Joe McAdam & C...
The sketch group BUTT (Joe McAdam & Chris Stephens) join Joe & Kristen to watch and then discuss the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The beginning of this episode got messed up, and we're very sorry! We think you'll get over it though.
62 min
236
2013 Induction Ceremony w/ James Austin Johnson...
#CeremonySeason continues as Joe and Kristen review the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with comedians/friends James Austin Johnson and Sam Wiles. 
66 min
237
2012 Induction Ceremony w/ Amy Silverberg
Comedian/writer Amy Silverberg joins Joe & Kristen for the second installment of #CeremonySeason. They watch the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the first one broadcast on HBO. Amy doesn't know much about music, but she's so fun and funny, that you'll love her anyway!
94 min
238
2011 Induction Ceremony w/ Sean O'Connor
Comedian/writer Sean O'Connor joins Joe & Kristen to watch the 2011 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This is the first in a very special run of episodes in which Joe forces Kristen to watch old induction ceremonies! She's pretty pissed.
66 min
239
2019 Singles Draft w/ Jamison Webb & Joey Devine
Comedians/writers/favorites Jamison Webb and Joey Devine join Joe & Kristen for the first annual Rock Hall Singles Draft! Which songs will be chosen? Did Kristen prepare? (No!)
65 min
240
Joe & Kristen Go to the Museum!
In this episode "from the vault," Joe and Kristen talk about their recent visits to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland.
39 min
241
A History of First-Year-Nominated Inductees
Joe gives Kristen and Joey a history lesson of the artists who have been inducted into the Rock Hall the first time they appeared on the ballot.
60 min
242
A History of First-Year-Eligible Inductees
Joe gives Kristen and Joey a history lesson on the artists that the Rock Hall has inducted in their first year of eligibility.
47 min
243
2019 Inductee Announcement w/ Joey Devine
Joe reveals the names of the inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 to Kristen and Joey.
56 min
244
The Zombies w/ Josh Androsky
Writer and comedian Josh Androsky joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the induction merits of current nominees, The Zombies. Also discussed in this episode is the hosts' excursion to see Elvis Costello, Mike Love's similarity to Donald Trump, and ranking artists' best "album one, side one, track one" songs.
91 min
245
John Prine w/ George McAuliffe
Comedian and writer George McAuliffe joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall prospects of current nominee, singer-songwriter John Prine. George also goes deep on Bruce Springsteen, specifically regarding a very special moment the two shared.
82 min
246
Def Leppard w/ Patrick Fabian
Actor Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about one of his favorite bands, current Rock Hall nominee Def Leppard. Also discussed in this episode: Patrick's attendance of the 2017 induction ceremony, his run-ins with several former inductees, and something called "The Magic Bus."
106 min
247
Kraftwerk w/ DeMorge Brown
Actor/director DeMorge Brown joins Joe & Kristen to talk the potential Rock Hall future of one of his favorite bands, Kraftwerk. Also in this episode: the surprising rules of Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant, the meaning of Steve Miller's The Joker, and so, so, so many German accents.
93 min
248
Todd Rundgren w/ Roy Trakin
Former Nominating Committee member and journalist Roy Trakin returns to the show to discuss the career and Rock Hall merits of Todd Rundgren! Also, Joe and Kristen help Roy fill out his ballot! This episode is really something... anything?
78 min
249
Janet Jackson w/ Gerrick Kennedy
Journalist/author Gerrick Kennedy joins Joe and Kristen to talk about his love for Janet Jackson and her Rock Hall prospects. Also discussed are Gerrick's feelings about having to somewhat pay attention to the Hall as a journalist, as well as Kristen's affinity for music video choreography.
82 min
250
MC5 w/ Mikal Cronin
Musician and indie darling Mikal Cronin joins Joe & Kristen to talk about another M.C.-- current Rock Hall nominees the MC5. They evaluate the Detroit rock pioneers' chances of induction and also take a look at the official fan vote on the Hall's website.
84 min