Podcast Recommendation: The Undersiders

A new podcasting publisher has popped up called Engle and their first show is a hit.

The Undersiders is a series about the intersections between the burgeoning hip-hop movement and the sale of drugs at mass. The show is produced in binaural sound and really well crafted. Being that Engle is a french company, the show has been produced in both French and English languages.

From Engle:

It’s the 80’s... Hip-hop is beginning to emerge.

Cocaine is already everywhere and crack is about to make a dramatic appearance into ghetto life. This unprecedented consumption will make some dealers into the new kings of the streets, and also new role models for their community.

The Undersiders will tell you the story of eight of them. True and crude. Tales about millionaire drug dealers who at one point directly impacted on the development of hip-hop.

Dr Dre, Tupac, Lil Wayne and many more… would these pop culture icons have had the same career without these figures? Without being judgmental, without glorification, the Undersiders will guide you down into hip-hop’s turbulent underground and follow its rising up as a worldwide culture.

The first few episodes are already up and I listened through at a steady clip last evening. Episodes are less than 30 minutes and packed with information and well-written story-telling. I highly recommend it to any fans of hip-hop and its origins.

The MV Podcast 205: My Dear Podcast,

From Modern Vinyl:

Episode 205 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast takes on The Weeknd’s new release (NOT EP), “My Dear Melancholy,.” Chris and Mike, along with special guest Jacob Tender (Bantha Fodder), discuss where the EP belongs in the Abel Tesfaye story, along with misogynistic trends in his writing.

Lovely chats with the MV guys about the new album from The Weeknd.

BF 26: Things That I Buy: A Holiday Special

In 2013 A friend introduced me to Old Best Friends’s ‘Keep In Touch,’ an EP that changed my world. Over the next year Mike Comite and I became friends.

In 2015, we started a podcast called Bantha Fodder. We’ve recorded 26 episodes including two holiday specials.

This year I wrote a self-reflective parody of “Things That Happen,” one of my favorites from that ‘Keep In Touch’ EP and Mike actually recorded it.

In the twenty-sixth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob are up late again in their apartment. Jacob walks in on Mike re-recording songs he released five years ago. Together they revisit past songs, present vices, and potential futures.

Find the show on Twitter and at banthafodder.fm.

BF 25: I Just Word Vomited All Over You

Well, another Star Wars movie has arrived and I had some thoughts. This is the best place to get my initial reaction this year.

In the twenty-fifth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob take their time on The Last Jedi. Mike loves the Thala-sirens and Jacob likes the Vulptices. Neither have strong feelings about the porgs. There’s a lot to discuss.

Find the show on Twitter and at banthafodder.fm.