Stephanie & Stephanie Talk Tunes

We have stories to tell: These are the songs you want to forget but love to remember. It's our soundtrack and probably yours too. Hosted by Stephanie Myers and Stephanie Pe√Īa. New episodes every other Wednesday! Part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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Gin Blossoms, "Hey Jealousy" | Episode 40
Tempe, Arizona darlings the Gin Blossoms broke on the scene in the early '90s, but there's so much of their story you don't often hear. We talk about the history of the band and the song "Hey Jealousy," band member Doug Hopkins' sad story, the legacy of the band, Stephanie M's crush on Robin Wilson, and even how the Gin Blossoms recently had a road named after them. On the way, we also talk about the transcendence of recently seeing Willie Nelson play and how he's about to step into the role of music's coolest nonagenarian. We're taking a break for the holidays and will see you DEC. 21 for our holiday episode, and for a brand-new season 3 on Jan. 4! Enjoying the show? Tell us what you think on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes/@stephaniestalk, or give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Goodpods! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Doobie Brothers, "China Grove" | Episode 39
There's indeed a sleepy little town down around San Antone, and co-host Stephanie P. happened to grow up practically in it -- and boy, does she have some stories. Hear all about the stories and memories we connect with Doobie Brothers' "China Grove." And don't miss co-host Stephanie M.'s impression of the inimitable Michael McDonald. On the way, we talk about recent our concert forays, including seeing Roxy Music and St. Vincent play. Enjoying the show? Tell us what you think on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes/@stephaniestalk, or give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Goodpods! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Joy Division, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" | Episo...
[Content/trigger warning: Talk of suicide.] Joy Division's story is a fascinating one, and the path they took to become who they are -- and who they became after the tragic loss of their lead singer Ian Curtis -- is a story for the history books. In this episode, we talk about the creation of their iconic song "Love Will Tear Us Apart," the grueling recording process, U2's Bono's surprising connection to the song, and Ian Curtis' legacy. We also talk about our memories and stories related to Joy Division, including our obsession with the movie "Control." On the way, we talk about the Swedish metal band Ghost and where they've popped up lately. Enjoying the show? Tell us what you think on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes/@stephaniestalk, or give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Goodpods! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
36 min
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The Doors, "People Are Strange" | Episode 37
The Doors know that people are indeed strange. In this episode, we talk about the song, the surprisingly early-era music video, Jim Morrison's mental health struggles, our memories that we associate with The Doors, the experience of having a front-row seat to see Robby Krieger play, and the mark The Doors left on all aspects of pop culture. On the way, we talk about great new music documentaries, including "Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story." Enjoying the show? Tell us what you think on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes/@stephaniestalk, or give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Goodpods! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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She Wants Revenge, "Tear You Apart" | Episode 36
Who is the band She Wants Revenge? We delve into their history, their following, and our memories connected to both the band and their classic single "Tear You Apart" in this episode. Learn about singer/guitarist Justin Warfield and multi-instrumentalist Adam Bravin, their history together, what they did solo (including a surprising rap trajectory), the classic music video that is still buzzed about, and what it was like to see them at the legendary NYC venue Irving Plaza. On the way, we talk about upcoming fall concerts we're amped for, including Lamb of God. Enjoying the show? Tell us what you think on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes/@stephaniestalk, or give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Goodpods! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
36 min
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Q Lazzarus, "Goodbye Horses" | Episode 35
Who was the mysterious Q Lazzarus? The artist best known for her breakout single in "Silence of the Lambs" died tragically this summer, and the public is still learning about her life. We attempt to help excavate her legacy in this episode, including talking about the upcoming documentary about her life, her surprising occupation at the time of her passing, and of course, the memories and stories we associate with her music. On the way, we also talk about recent concerts we've seen, including attending the Father John Misty show in Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Enjoying the show? Tell us what you think on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes/@stephaniestalk, or give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Goodpods! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp.
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Beastie Boys, "Sabotage" | Episode 34
"I'm tellin' y'all, it's a sabotage!" We're thrilled to discuss our memories and stories connected to the Beastie Boys and "Sabotage," including what it was like to have the good fortune of seeing them play multiple times, what the surprising process of creating "Sabotage" was like, MCA's legacy, and which Beastie Boy Stephanie P. ran into on the train on the way to their show. On the way, we talk about attending recent hip hop shows, including Arrested Development, Tone Loc, and Color Me Badd. Enjoying the show? Tell us what you think on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes/@stephaniestalk, or give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Goodpods! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp.
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MC5, "Kick Out the Jams" | Episode 33
We're here to kick out the jams for you today, Talk Tuners, as we talk about our memories and stories connected to MC5's "Kick Out the Jams!" Join us as we talk about the band's origins in anti-racist movements, their story and evolution over the years, what it was like seeing them play on a bill with Sun Ra in Central Park, and hanging in the music-centric NYC nightlife scene alongside their contemporaries. Enjoying the show? Tell us what you think on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes/@stephaniestalk, or give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Goodpods! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp.
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Lita Ford, "Kiss Me Deadly" | Episode 32
[Content/trigger warning for this episode: Discussion of sexual assault.] Join us to talk about our memories and stories connected to Lita Ford and her classic "Kiss Me Deadly." We talk about her legacy with The Runaways, the surprising all-male band who invited her to come join, and her excellent collaborations (including the Prince of Darkness himself Ozzy Osbourne). On the way, we talk about our music movie recommendations, including the award-winning music/comedy movie "Heavy Trip." Enjoying the show? Tell us what you think on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes, or give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Goodpods! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp.
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Sonic Youth, "Bull in the Heather" | Episode 31
It's hard to overstate the importance of legendary and massively influential band Sonic Youth. We talk about how Thurston and Kim's breakup led to the band's breakup, the iconic "Bull in the Heather" music video, and of course, our memories and stories we connect to the music -- including what it was like to see Sonic Youth play live, and the surprise of being seated next to Thurston at a David Bowie tribute. On the way, we talk about summer music festival season, old-school concert bootlegging, Rob Zombie, Static X and Mudvayne. Enjoying the show? Tell us what you think on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes, or give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or Goodpods! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp.
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Episode 30 (Part 2 of 2) -- Elvis Presley, "Sus...
We're back with part 2 on Elvis Presley! This time we're talking about his #1 streamed hit, "Suspicious Minds." In this episode, we're talking about surprising facts about the song, the new Baz Luhrmann movie, and how the loss of Elvis' twin affected the trajectory of his life. And be sure to listen to part 1 where we talk about various Elvis myths versus facts. Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp.
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Episode 29 (Part 1 of 2) -- Elvis Presley: Myth...
Elvis Presley is back in the spotlight thanks to the new Baz Luhrmann movie, and The Stephanies are here to help you separate the myth from the facts.
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Episode 28 - New York Dolls, "Looking for a Kiss"
"When I say I'm in love, you best believe I'm in love, L-U-V." The New York Dolls are unrivaled glam-punk darlings, and we walk down memory lane to talk about their influences, their TikTok connection, David Johansen's mighty morphing, our fandom, and what it was like seeing them play in concert after they said they would never reunite. On the way, we talk about the new documentary about New Orleans music, "Take Me to the River." Don't miss it! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp.
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Episode 27 -- Berlin, "The Metro"
It's about time for a Top Gun revamp, and it's hard not to think of the band Berlin's musical contribution to the soundtrack with "Take My Breath Away." But what about their other hits? We're talking about Berlin's "The Metro" in this episode, including where in the world they intended to set the song, what it was like filming the music video, and the funny memories we associate with the music. On the way, we talk about music and movement (a heavy metal yoga or punk rope class, anyone?), including the objectively best genres to work out to. We also shout out to some great reviews from Talk Tuners! Episode sponsored by BetterHelp. Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Episode 26 -- Ramones, "Rockaway Beach"
Hey ho, let's go! "Rockaway Beach" was surprisingly Ramones' highest-charting single and we cover a lot of ground in this episode: what in Dee Dee Ramone's life drove him to write the song, who the Ramones hoped to emulate, and their little-known origin story. We also revisit our Ramones-related memories, including a memorable foray out to Rockaway Beach, a Ramones tribute at the Queens Museum, whether the film "Rock n Roll High School" holds up through a modern lens, and how Rockaway Beach rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy. On the way, we talk about Taylor Hawkins and the stories in Dave Grohl's memoir. We also share about our new podcast merch. Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp.
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Episode 25 -- Dolly Parton, "I Will Always Love...
In this episode, we're celebrating the one-year anniversary of the podcast! ūüéą And that's all thanks to you, Talk Tuners. We have a t-shirt giveaway in this episode, so be sure to listen to find out how to enter. This episode has us talking all about legend Dolly Parton and her classic "I Will Always Love You," including the role of Whitney Houston's rendition, how Elvis asked for publishing rights, and as always, our memories connected to Dolly and her music, including finally getting to see her play in NYC. We'll also talk about her role in developing the Moderna vaccine, what her beauty standards have meant to women, and how she's staked her claim in mediums ranging from stage to screen. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp. Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Episode 24 - Hall & Oates, "You Make My Dreams ...
Daryl Hall & John Oates have been around for the long haul. From fun facts about the band to John Oates killing it on TikTok to our memories connected to being in upstate NY at Daryl's House Club, get ready to hear about all things H&O. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp. Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Episode 23 -- Cobra Starship, "Snakes on a Plan...
‚ôę "Oh! I'm ready for it! C'mon, bring it!" ‚ô™ Arguably one of the catchiest movie songs of the 2000s, "Snakes on a Plane," of course, came from the eponymous film starring one Samuel L. Jackson. In this episode, we discuss the unlikely movie (including where Samuel's famous line came from), how the over-the-top song from Cobra Starship came to be (and how the glorious music video came about), and how we saw the movie on opening weekend in NYC in a surprising theater-participation way. And of course, Stephanie P. rhapsodizes about her longtime admiration of her hero Samuel L. Jackson. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp. Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Episode 22 -- Nine Inch Nails, "Down In It"
Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor's metamorphosis is a fascinating one, and we've been there every step of the way. From NIN's early-'90s industrial roots through Trent's present-day film-composer status, we've been there cheering it on. We talk about our memories and stories connected to the NIN classic "Down In It" off of the seminal album "Pretty Hate Machine," and how NIN influenced a genre and a generation. On the way, Stephanie M. talks about seeing her beloved Sparks in concert, our dogs' favorite songs, and the magic of dance clubs' industrial nights. Episode sponsored by BetterHelp. Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Episode 21 -- OutKast, "Hey Ya"
We take an early-2000s stroll down memory lane to talk about our memories connected to OutKast and their classic "Hey Ya" from "Speakerboxx/The Love Below," including that epic music video (who remembers Andre 3000 effortlessly playing every role?). We talk about OutKast's early days (including their surprising original name), the true sentiment behind "Hey Ya," and why OutKast deserves every one of their hard-earned awards. On the way, we also chat about seeing our favs in concert, including one of Stephanie P.'s favs, Tool, and we shoutout reviews from Talk Tuners and fellow podcasts. Find us on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes! Episode sponsored by BetterHelp. Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Episode 20! Valentine's Day: Stories from Our F...
For Valentine's Day (and our 20th episode!), we have some excellent music podcasts (including several fellow podcasts from Pantheon Podcasts) telling us the stories they associate with particular songs. We have ten great podcasts telling their fun, funny, and poignant stories: Songfacts, I'm In Love With That Song, Latin Jukebox, Cha Cha Music Review, What Difference Does It Make, Performance Anxiety, Cinematic Sound Radio, Tunes & Tumblers, Glass Houses, and Punk Tree. And be sure to tell us your stories, Talk Tuners! Reach out on the socials at @stephaniestalktunes. Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Episode 19 -- Meat Loaf | Previously Unreleased...
Co-host Stephanie Myers has long considered herself a Meat Loaf superfan -- she saw him in concert 13 times, has every album, and has seen all his movies. After his tragic Jan. 20 passing, she's looking back on lots of amazing memories, ranging from meeting him after a show to interviewing him for an article. What she's sharing here today are not only her stories and memories connected to his music and legacy, but also the previously unreleased audio from that 2010 interview, shortly after the release of his album "Hang Cool Teddy Bear." Meat was his usual warm self in this interview, and we want to share that side of him with you on this episode. Meat talks with Stephanie about the album, touring, the music industry, and even the music he enjoyed at the time (including Foo Fighters/Dave Grohl and Kings of Leon). The Stephanies hope you enjoy it. Rest well, Meat. Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Episode 18 -- Vicente Fern√°ndez, "Volver Volver"
In this episode, we're talking about the ultimate influencer (before influencers were even a thing)! Are you a fan of Morrissey? How about George Strait? We're talking about someone who has heavily influenced both artists who you may not have expected --- Vicente Fernández. Vicente, who passed in December, was a beloved multiplatinum recording artist, actor, and film producer whose career spanned a number of decades.  Join us as we speak about his classic "Volver Volver," what Morrissey "borrowed" musically and stylistically from Vicente, and the memories we attach to the musical culture he created. We GUARANTEE you'll learn something today. Enjoying the show? Be sure to tap 5 stars on Spotify. Appreciate you, Talk Tuners! Proud member of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Episode 17 -- Prince, "When Doves Cry"
It's the first episode of season 2! And it's all about our memories connected to Prince and his opus "When Doves Cry." Learn about what drove Prince to write the song, The Purple One's beloved dove pets at his home and studio Paisley Park, and hear about the special place that one Prince Rogers Nelson held in our lives. (And be sure to share your Prince and Paisley Park memories with us at @stephaniestalktunes!) Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts network. Also, please join us on the Wisdom app at joinwisdom.audio/stephaniestalktunes and you'll get notified on Jan. 6 at 5:30 pm PT when we go live! We're excited to talk with you, Talk Tuners. See you there!
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Episode 16 -- Poison, "Talk Dirty to Me"
Look what the cat dragged in -- the final episode of season 1, which is all about our memories and stories connected to Poison's "Talk Dirty to Me"! We talk about the surprising history of the song, and why our memories of this song are forever tied to the to the NYC karaoke scene (Sing Sing, anyone?). You'll also hear about the history of glam rock and how Poison is a rightful heir to the genre. We'll be back for season 2 on Jan. 5! In the meantime if you're looking to support a small business in your holiday shopping, try Tiesta Tea and take 15% off your order with the code STEPH15. Cheers! Proud member of the Pantheon network.
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