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.
March 16th, 2018 | 38 mins 1 sec
We welcome Kiku Day, ethnomusicologist and shakuhachi player, to discuss this Japanese Flute.
March 9th, 2018 | 33 mins 32 secs
We finish our look at movies about music by discussing concert movies. What makes a good concert movie? Why are concert movies no longer interesting?
March 2nd, 2018 | 41 mins 52 secs
People often wonder if classical record labels make money. We asked Andy Doe, who has a lot of experience in the classical record business, and he explains how the business works.
February 23rd, 2018 | 44 mins 39 secs
If you’re an audiobook listener, you will probably recognize this voice.
February 16th, 2018 | 33 mins 2 secs
Podcaster Chuck Joiner talks to us about how he listens to music: which sources he uses, how he chooses what to listen to, and what equipment he uses.
February 9th, 2018 | 32 mins 46 secs
Kirk got his HomePod. He spent a couple of hours listening to music to judge the sound quality. In short, it sounds great at times, but at others it doesn't.
February 2nd, 2018 | 43 mins 44 secs
Journalist Liz Pelly talks about streaming muzak, Spotify, playlists, and the future of streaming.
January 26th, 2018 | 37 mins 13 secs
Musician and journalist James Jackson Toth launched an experiment in dedicated listening; sitting and listening attentively to just one album a week. He failed.
January 19th, 2018 | 36 mins 27 secs
Chris Connaker talks about buying and selling hi-fi equipment, and introduces his new venture, a platform for buying and selling audio goods.
January 12th, 2018 | 34 mins 45 secs
What is pitch? How do instruments play in tune with each other? How do instruments tune, and what is temperament? Andy Doe explains all this.