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
126
Voter Calling Party 2021
Joe and Kristen bust out the rolodex and call friends old and new to see who they chose on this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ballot. Some even fill it out on the air! Featuring Karen Glauber, Bob Merlis, Jim Bessman, Jim McGuinn, and Ned Raggett. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
93 min
127
Jay-Z w/ John Kennedy
Writer and senior editor of LEVEL mag John Kennedy joins Joe & Kristen to talk about hip-hop icon and possible first-year-eligible Rock Hall inductee Jay-Z. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
80 min
128
Fela Kuti w/ Michael Veal
Author and musician Michael Veal joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the life and work of Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
71 min
129
Rage Against the Machine w/ Sean Fennessey
Writer and podcaster Sean Fennessey (The Ringer) joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of the radically political rap-rock group Rage Against the Machine. Also in this episode, Sean is quizzed on his former Rock Hall ballots. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
80 min
130
Carole King w/ Elizabeth Nelson
Musician and critic Elizabeth Nelson (The Paranoid Style) joins Joe & Kristen to discuss if Carole King's solo career as a performer merits a second induction for her into the Rock Hall. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
77 min
131
New York Dolls w/ Roy Trakin
Former nominating committee member Roy Trakin returns to the show to advocate for the induction of proto-punk critical darlings the New York Dolls. Joe and Kristen also help Roy to fill out his official ballot. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
75 min
132
The Go-Go's w/ Evelyn McDonnell
Writer and advocate for more women in the Rock Hall Evelyn McDonnell returns to the show to discuss first-time nominees and groundbreaking all-female rock group The Go-Go's. Joe & Kristen also help Evelyn fill out her official Rock Hall ballot! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
73 min
133
Tina Turner w/ Maureen Mahon
Professor and author of Black Diamond Queens Maureen Mahon joins Joe & Kristen to talk about the prospect of Tina Turner becoming the second female double inductee into the Rock Hall. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
75 min
134
Dionne Warwick w/ John Darnielle
John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats joins Joe & Kristen to advocate for the Rock Hall induction of legendary pop hitmaker Dionne Warwick. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
84 min
135
Mary J. Blige w/ Morgan Rhodes
Music supervisor and co-host of the Heat Rocks podcast Morgan Rhodes joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall potential of current nominee and queen of hip=hop soul, Mary J. Blige. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
69 min
136
Remastered: Iron Maiden w/ Jimmy Pardo
With Iron Maiden making the ballot for the first time this year, we're re-releasing this classic episode about them from 2018. This is also the first guest appearance of our friend, comedian Jimmy Pardo. Episode has been REMASTERED, so you're getting song clip drops, boosted sound quality, and a shorter runtime! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
47 min
137
2021 Nominee Announcement w/ Greg Heller
Joe reveals the 2021 Rock Hall nominees to co-host Kristen and friend of the show Greg Heller. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
75 min
138
2021 Nominee Draft w/ River Butcher, Jimmy Pard...
Fan favorite guests (and fellow comedian podcasters) River Butcher, Jimmy Pardo, and Joey Devine return to the show to draft who they think the 2021 Rock Hall nominees will be with Joe and Kristen. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
66 min
139
First Year Eligibles of 2021 w/ Brett Davis
Joe and Kristen welcome comedian Brett Davis to review the artists who made their debuts in 1995 and thus become eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
61 min
140
The Bangles w/ Sophie Brookover
Librarian and curator of the culture recommendation newsletter "Two Bossy Dames" Sophie Brookover joins Joe and Kristen to advocate for the Rock Hall induction of arguably the biggest female rock group of the '80s, the Bangles. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
76 min
141
Grace Jones w/ Daphne Brooks
Professor, critic, and author Daphne Brooks joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the potential Rock Hall future of androgynous style icon and pop innovator Grace Jones. Also discussed in this episode is Daphne's new book Liner Notes for the Revolution, as well as her own experiences attending induction ceremonies. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
80 min
142
Little Feat w/ Peter Ames Carlin
Author Peter Ames Carlin joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall potential of bluesy swamp rock band Little Feat. Peter also talks up his new book Sonic Boom, which chronicles the rise and dominance of Warner Bros. Records during the reign of legendary executive (and Rock Hall inductee himself) Mo Ostin. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
76 min
143
Kate Bush w/ OUR SHADOWY INFORMANT
Joe and Kristen chat with their shadowy Rock Hall informant, once clumsily nicknamed "Deep Purple Throat," about the Rock Hall merits of reclusive and beloved British icon Kate Bush. There's of course a little insider Rock Hall talk, too. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
78 min
144
Mariah Carey w/ Brittny Pierre
Pop culture journalist Brittny Pierre joins Joe and Kristen to talk the Rock Hall merits of '90s pop queen Mariah Carey. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
78 min
145
Link Wray w/ Dana Raidt
Author Dana Raidt joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of "Rumble" guitar god (and subject of her new book) Link Wray. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
75 min
146
Outkast w/ Dr. Regina N. Bradley
Hip-hop scholar Dr. Regina N. Bradley joins Joe & Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of those genre-defying ATLiens Outkast. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
72 min
147
Labelle w/ Craig Seymour
Music journalist Craig Seymour joins Joe and Kristen to talk about the Rock Hall merits of '70s funk-soul pioneers Labelle. We're back to doing artist-focused episodes, baby! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
84 min
148
NomCom Members Sandy Alouete & Karen Glauber
Music industry veterans Sandy Alouete and Karen Glauber join Joe and Kristen to talk about their experiences as current members of the Rock Hall nominating committee. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
55 min
149
2020 Ceremony Season Is Finally Over, Thanks!
At long last, Joe and Kristen close the book on the 2020 Rock Hall inductions and express some thanks. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
15 min
150
Producing the 2020 Inductions w/ Joel Gallen & ...
Director/producer Joel Gallen and "talent executive" Rick Krim join Joe and Kristen to talk about making this year's Rock Hall induction special. Also discussed in this episode is Joel's long history with directing induction ceremonies, as well as what was planned for this year's show before the pandemic hit. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
71 min