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Listen to Punknews Podcast Episode #450!

It's been nine years, NINE YEARS, since we started the podcast and we haven't missed a week since starting (though some episodes… have um… posted late…) We just hit Episode #450! So to celebrate, we threw together a chaotic whirlwind of an episode where we did a TON of live, 5 minute interviews with artists.

We talked to Dom Davi of Tsunami Bomb, Felicia and Matt of Qwam, Jamie Rotante of Archie Comics, all of The Droogettes, illustrator to the stars Brian Walsby, Lauren of FDR Skatepark and Trashknife, all of Crazy and the Brains, Anthony Cardozo of Ottawa's upcoming Side By Side Weekend, and punk rock icon Danbert of Chumbawamba! Check it out below!

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Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants appears on This Might Be A Podcast

Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants appears on This Might Be A Podcast

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Once again Danny Weinkauf, bassist of TMBG, stops by the show, this time to talk about his song "Pumpkins (Are My Favorite Fruit)" by his Red Pants Band. Bonus - Mike Park of Asian Man Records sends in his band Ogikubo Station's cover of Doctor Worm, 3 weeks ahead of their EP release!

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Mike Park appears on This Might Be a Podcast

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Mike Park, owner of Asian Man Records and member of Ogikubo Station (and Skankin' Pickle, Bruce Lee Band and more). They discuss the first song on the first They Might Be Giants album, "Everything Right Is Wrong Again." Listen as we get a quick overview of Park's career in bands and with his label, then they discuss the song, delve into the song's multiple demos, and listen to a couple covers. Mike Park even does his own cover of the song live on the episode!

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Franz Nicolay

Franz Nicolay appears on This Might Be a Podcast

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady and World / Inferno Friendship Society calls Greg from Kiev, Ukraine to talk about the song "I Am Not Your Broom" off of TMBG's first kid's album, NO! They get into some pretty adult topics in the song's possible deeper meanings, and talk shop about accordions. Also hear an intro segment with some questions answered by Joshua Fried about his well-known remix of "The World's Address"!

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Pet Symmetry's Marcus Nuccio appears on This Might Be a Podcast

Marcus Nuccio, drummer of pop punk / indie band Pet Symmetry appeared on a recent episode of This Might Be A Podcast to talk about the song "The World's Address" off of They Might Be Giants' 1988 album Lincoln. He and host Greg Simpson also talk about the 1989 Joshua Friend remix of the song. You can check out the episode below. Also, to coincide with the first day of They Might Be Giants' Australian tour, Greg recently spoke with Australian friend Matty Rendell about the TMBG song "You Don't Like Me" off of 2012's Join Us.

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Hutch Harris of The Thermals guests on This Might Be a Podcast!

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Hutch Harris, solo artist formerly of indie/punk/ garage band The Thermals (Sub Pop, Kill Rock Stars, Saddle Creek) joins Greg on This Might Be a Podcast to talk about one of his favorite TMBG songs, "Dead" from the 1990 classic and platinum-selling album Flood. We ponder Linnell’s piano education and how he got so awesome, how this is essentially a solo track, and how despite being so stripped down, it manages to rock so hard. We also get a Thermals crash course and hear about Hutch’s new solo album Only Water.

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This Might Be a Podcast - Episode 10 - Door to Door Minotaur

This Might Be a Podcast - Episode 10 - Door to Door Minotaur

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Greg makes a very expensive international phone call to Nottingham, England, a place of fairy tales, to talk with Abi Bash about the brand-new TMBG song "Door to Door Minotaur." Abi's artistic mindset gives her a unique perspective on the most odd TMBG songs, and this one, an homage to The Residents' late singer Hardy Fox, is an odd one indeed.

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This Might Be a Podcast - Episode 9 - By the Time You Get This

This Might Be a Podcast - Episode 9 - By the Time You Get This

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Greg and talented folk musician Scott Currie talk about the I Like Fun track By the Time You Get This. We get deep into the lyrics, musical phrasing, and the dark, dark lyrics and video. This Might Be a Podcast also has a Patreon page where you can hear exclusive content, with a new exclusive episode every month, sometimes two. Recently Greg released an episode with They Might Be Giants' drummer Marty Beller, and just last week released an episode with TMBG's bassist Danny Weinkauf to talk about how he started writing kids songs for TMBG, won a grammy, and started his own kids music side project band, The Red Pants Band. Below is the 20 minute teaser for the Danny Weinkauf episode.

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