Kirk McElhearn is a freelance journalist. He writes on his website Kirkville, and is Senior Contributor to Macworld, where he is The iTunes Guy. He is also a regular contributor to TidBITS, as well as several other web sites and magazines. He is co-host of The Committed podcast. Kirk has written more than twenty books, including Take Control of iTunes. On Twitter, he's @mcelhearn, and he has a Facebook page.
May 18th, 2018 | 34 mins 44 secs
Andy Doe joins us to discuss the present and future of vinyl records.
May 11th, 2018 | 32 mins 4 secs
Doug and Kirk discuss the future of iTunes. What effect will streaming and Apple's forthcoming video service have on iTunes? Will it split into several apps? Will it still be called iTunes?
May 3rd, 2018 | 39 mins 21 secs
We welcome Dean Asker, a Eurovision Song Contest fan and expert, to discuss the past and present of this unique annual event. Curious how the voting works? We find out.
April 27th, 2018 | 33 mins 54 secs
Doug and Kirk discuss silence: how it is important in music, between pieces of music, around music, and on its own.
April 20th, 2018 | 33 mins 44 secs
Bill Goldsmith of Radio Paradise joins us to talk about programming a free-form, internet radio station, listener support, and the future of radio.
April 13th, 2018 | 32 mins 59 secs
For the 100th episode, Doug and Kirk discuss how they listen to music today, and how their music listening has changed in the two years they've been producing this podcast.
April 6th, 2018 | 39 mins 45 secs
Radio has long been the first way that people have discovered and listened to music. It is still very powerful, in spite of the ubiquity of music streaming services. We discuss how radio works, how it's changed over the years, and where it may be going.
March 30th, 2018 | 35 mins 16 secs
1981 was a pivotal year for popular music. We take a deep dive into the tunes of that year and discuss the most memorable music of the year.
March 24th, 2018 | 38 mins 23 secs
Jerry Ewing, editor of the UK's Prog magazine, discusses the history of progressive rock, and presents his new book Wondrous Stories.
March 16th, 2018 | 38 mins 1 sec
We welcome Kiku Day, ethnomusicologist and shakuhachi player, to discuss this Japanese Flute.