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 Peña. New episodes every other Wednesday! Part of Pantheon Podcasts.

Music Commentary
Music History
Music Interviews
Episode 15 -- My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult...
We're talking all about our memories and stories related to My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and their classic "The Days of Swine and Roses"! On the way, talking about hardcore fandom culture, the documentary "Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest," Greenpoint, Club Europa, John Waters, Divine, The Crow, and of course....the juxtaposition of pierogies with a great rock show. Send us your Thrill Kill Kult memories -- we'd love to hear them! Part of Pantheon Podcasts
29 min
Episode 14 -- "Halloween," The Misfits
Get in the spooky spirit of the Halloween season by joining us as we talk about our memories and stories around The Misfits' classic "Halloween"! Hear all about Halloween in NYC, the East Village parade (including Lou Reed's classic "Halloween Parade"), and of course, what it was like to see The Misfits play a Halloween show in Times Square. Also hear all about Glenn Danzig's occasional diva-ish behavior though the years. We'll also talk about hearing from the songwriter/singer of a previous episode(!). Happy Halloween, Talk Tuners!
42 min
Episode 13 -- R.E.M., "Everybody Hurts"
We're talking all about our personal stories and memories around R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," including Stephanie P.'s experience living in San Antonio when the band filmed their now-classic music video on the highway. Learn about little-known facts, the history of the song, what it's like seeing R.E.M. in concert at Madison Square Garden, and how a surprise lightning storm stymied our plans to see them play. Proud member of Pantheon network.
33 min
Episode 12 -- Johnny Cash, "Ring of Fire"
Two words: Johnny Cash. In Episode 12, we talk about fun facts and our memories/stories around Johnny, "Ring of Fire," and the legendary CashHank Hootenanny (and Buttermilk Bar) jamout in Brooklyn. We also talk about what it's been like to attend concerts these days, including shows from Bully and Dwight Yoakum. On the way, we chat about family memories, pets named after rock stars, Alan Jackson, and more. Thanks for listening! Now a proud member of Pantheon network.
41 min
Episode 11 -- "That's When I Reach for My Revol...
Punk's not dead. Join the Stephanies as they discuss Mission of Burma's notorious ear-splitting shows (and the story of nearly losing their hearing), the very strange history of the song's title, and the other Roger Miller. On the way, they discuss the "Nirvana baby," Nandi Bushell's rising star with the Foo Fighters, and weird venue rules. Thanks for following us -- find us at @stephaniestalktunes across all channels and at Rock on. Part of Pantheon Podcasts.
32 min
Episode 10 -- "Hotel California," The Eagles
The Stephanies discuss their personal stories and memories around The Eagles' opus "Hotel California" (along with our usual assortment of fun facts and historical tidbits). On the way, they chat about the merits of Don Henley's solo work, American Horror Story, the Cecil Hotel, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Whitney Houston, and much more. Join us! Now a proud member of the Pantheon network of music podcasts.
35 min
Episode 9 -- Summer Music Reading: Q&A with the...
On this Very Special Episode™, The Stephanies interview Ken Partridge, author of the new book “Hell of a Hat: The Rise of ’90s Ska and Swing." Hear music memories, what it was like to interview the bands in the book, and how making a friend in jury duty led him to meet the godfathers of ska. From the Mighty Mighty Bosstones to English Beat to the Skatalites, learn all about how ska and swing informed music history. --- Send in a voice message:
30 min
Episode 8 -- Tom Petty
You'd be hard-pressed to find a music fan who doesn't like Tom Petty, and for good reason -- the man is a true legend, and his songs are timeless (not to mention literally everywhere, including Silence of the Lambs and the NBA). We talk about this phenomenon, along with our strange experience at a Tom show in NJ, a friend who got a very surprising visit from Tom, Tom's wild and amazing music videos, and associating Tom's music with all things summer. Be sure to share your Tom stories with us at @stephaniestalktunes on all the socials. Cheers to Tom and cheers to summer. --- Send in a voice message:
34 min
Episode 7 -- David Bowie
Music's patron saint David Bowie has long played a special role in The Stephanies' friendship. From faithfully seeing all his movies to killing "Modern Love" at live band karaoke, he's been deeply woven into our lives in every way. We talk about seeing him play what ended up being his final show on his final North American tour, how the classic "Labyrinth" is in no way a children's movie, the surprising artifacts at the "David Bowie Is" traveling exhibit, and tearfully visiting his loft's Lower East Side vigil after his passing. We also announce the winner of last episode's giveaway. Long live the inimitable Mister Bowie. --- Send in a voice message:
47 min
Episode 6 -- Kool & The Gang, "Celebration"
**Giveaway time!** Listen to this episode to learn how to win your very own Kool & The Gang Adult Coloring Book. (It's true -- it exists!) In this episode, we talk about our personal memories around Kool & The Gang's "Celebration," including a concert that was pretty dang unforgettable (in more ways than one) when they shared a bill with Morris Day and the Time and Bootsy Collins in Coney Island. We also talk about Prince, the Foo Fighters, and more. Thanks for your support, Talk Tuners!  --- Send in a voice message:
33 min
Episode 5 -- Willie Nelson
On Episode 5, the Stephanies talk about country legend and music outlaw Willie Nelson. What body part did Stephanie M. once ask Willie to sign? You'll find out in this episode, and you'll learn some Willie fun facts you probably didn't know. On the way, we talk about Elvis Presley, Pet Shop Boys, SXSW, the University of Texas, old Austin concert venues and more.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
44 min
Episode 4 -- Chris Cornell
On Episode 4, the Stephanies talk about the legacy of the legendary Chris Cornell, tying in their personal stories we associate with his music (including nearly getting trampled in a mosh pit). On the way, we talk about including Soundgarden, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, fav concert venues, Cochise the Avenger, Tom Morello and more. (Content/trigger warning for this episode: Talk of suicide.) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
40 min
Episode 3 -- "Head Over Heels," Tears for Fears
On Episode 3, Stephanie and Stephanie talk about their personal Vegas story related to the Tears for Fears' classic "Head Over Heels." On the way, you'll hear about our Vegoose festival concert experience in the middle of the desert, Atlantic City, missing post-concert buses, and our mutual love of karaoke. We also pay tribute to the legacies of Tawny Kitean and Jim Steinman, and respond to questions via our Listener Mailbag. --- Send in a voice message:
45 min
Episode 2 -- "Just Like Heaven," The Cure
In Episode 2, we're discussing our personal story related to "Just Like Heaven" from The Cure, along with fun facts about the song and the band. On the way, we also talk about metal documentary Barn Burner, Danzig, the NYC club scene (including the sad recent end of The Pyramid), and how COVID has changed accepting spaces.  --- Send in a voice message:
54 min
Episode 1 -- "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to Yo...
The Stephanies discuss the 1990 Heart classic, "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You," including their personal anecdote they associate with the song. They also tell the story about how they initially met, their respective music backgrounds, how Stephanie P. "saved" Vince Neil when she worked a Motley Crue show, the surprising thing Stephanie M. witnessed via a dude's blasting boombox, and much more.  --- Send in a voice message:
25 min
Trailer - First episode drops on April 21!
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. First episode drops April 21! --- Send in a voice message:
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