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
176
A History of Hip Hop Inductees w/ CJ Toledano
Comedian and writer CJ Toledano joins Joe and Kristen for a very special episode, all about the Rock Hall's history with hip hop inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
72 min
177
A History of Pop Music Inductees w/ Ellie McElvain
Comedy writer and pop music aficionado Ellie McElvain joins Joe & Kristen for a very special episode all about the Hall's history with pop music inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
59 min
178
A History of Posthumous Inductee Tribute Perfor...
Comedian and writer Jamison Webb makes his third appearance on the show, officially entering the Clapton Club. In this episode, Joe walks Jamison and Kristen through the Rock Hall's history of tribute performances for posthumous inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
69 min
179
A History of Non-Performer Inductees
Because this year's class will include recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award, Joe and Kristen review the history of this category, which honors non-performer inductees. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
50 min
180
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 and to include song clips. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
46 min
181
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. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
63 min
182
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. This includes calls to former Nominating Committee members Bob Merlis and Edna Gundersen, as well as someone who should be on the NomCom, Evelyn McDonnell. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
65 min
183
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. This includes calls to former Nominating Committee members Gregg Geller and Roy Trakin, as well as current NomCom member Amy Linden. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
62 min
184
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. Also discussed in this episode is Traffic's induction, toxic fan bases, and DMB's Chicago River incident. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
76 min
185
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. Also discussed in this episode is skits on rap albums, the east coast-west coast rap feud, and Vinny's video series Wax Only. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
78 min
186
Depeche Mode w/ Kat Corbett
Radio personality Kat Corbett (KROQ, SiriusXM) joins Joe and Kristen to talk about post-punk synth goths and current nominees Depeche Mode. Also discussed in this episode is SiriusXM's Rock Hall channel, the impact of Kraftwerk, and Vince Clarke's other groups. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
73 min
187
T. Rex w/ Ben Merlis
Author Ben Merlis joins Joe and Kristen to advocate for current nominees and inventors of glam rock T. Rex. Also discussed in this episode is Ben's adjacency to the Nominating Committee (through his father and friend of the show Bob Merlis) as well as his new book (Goin' Off: The Story of the Juice Crew & Cold Chillin' Records.) This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
75 min
188
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. Also discussed in this episode is Bob's hatred for Rolling Stone magazine, the pejorative origins of the term "heavy metal," and Satanic panic. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
70 min
189
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. Also discussed in this episode are roughly a million stories ranging from Matt's experiences with David Bowie to his recent brush with death. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
75 min
190
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. Also discussed in this episode is Janet Jackson's induction, Amoeba Records, and the paradox of the Rock Hall as a concept. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
77 min
191
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. Also discussed in this episode is the current standings in the Rock Hall fan vote, RIP magazine, and how Janiss landed the gig as Lemmy's autobiographer. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
70 min
192
The Doobie Brothers w/ Steve Huey
Yacht Rock host and former Allmusic writer "Hollywood" Steve Huey joins Joe & Kristen to advocate for current nominees and multi-faceted classic rock staples The Doobie Brothers. Also discussed in this episode is the creation/explosion of the Yacht Rock web series, being a talking head for VH1, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter's political leanings. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
75 min
193
Soundgarden w/ Kyle Duncan Graham
Musician and heavy metal DJ Kyle Duncan Graham (FOE) joins Joe & Kristen to talk about Seattle grunge godfathers Soundgarden. Also discussed in this episode is the Hall's new Google-based voting, parental advisory stickers, and the cross-pollination of the Seattle music scene in the '80s and '90s. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
75 min
194
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. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
72 min
195
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. They discuss the many possible artists who might populate this upcoming list, as well as what surprises may be in store. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
66 min
196
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! In the fantasy sports tradition, they each build a team of artists who they believe have the best shot at being not only nominated but also eventually inducted for the Class of 2020. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
58 min
197
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. The discussion includes Seymour's list of who should be inducted, female acts who've never been on the ballot, and singing, so much singing. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
69 min
198
First-Year-Eligibles of 2020 w/ Paul Brittain
Comedian/actor Paul Brittain returns to the show for a very special episode! Ahead of the 2020 Rock Hall nomination announcement, Joe is revealing (just about) all the acts that become eligible for the first time this year. Listen (and play along!) as Kristen and Paul try to guess the artists after only hearing a snippet of one song. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
70 min
199
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. Also discussed in this episode are the "Rock Against Bush" albums, being a college kid who likes Tom Waits, and the Angus soundtrack. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
77 min
200
Oasis w/ Eve Barlow
Music critic Eve Barlow joins Joe and Kristen to talk about '90s Britpop gods Oasis. Also discussed in this episode are the logistics of knighthood, when British band names change for America, and the influence of British tabloids. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
77 min