Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn discuss music and musicians, and how we listen to music, whether it be analog or digital, downloaded or streamed, audio, or video.
August 18th, 2017 | 31 mins 51 secs
Pianist R. Andrew Lee joins us to discuss the minimal, and often very long, works of music he performs and records.
August 11th, 2017 | 30 mins 47 secs
Doug and Kirk express frustration about the number of complexity of remote controls they use.
August 4th, 2017 | 30 mins 54 secs
Doug and Kirk tell you everything you ever wanted to know about album artwork in digital files.
July 28th, 2017 | 35 mins 20 secs
Author Will Romano discusses his new book, Close to the Edge, How Yes's Masterpiece Defined Prog Rock.
♫ Episode #62 – Simple and Elaborate Audio Systems – How Many Devices Can You Have in Your Audio Chain?
July 21st, 2017 | 31 mins 7 secs
Chris Connaker joins us to discuss simple and elaborate audio systems. How many devices can you have in your audio chain? Chris surprises us with some of his.
♫ Episode #61 – Traditions and Etiquette in Classical Concerts – Applause, Encores, Curtain Calls, and the Bravo Guy
July 14th, 2017 | 37 mins 13 secs
We ask Andy Doe why classical concerts have such rigid traditions and etiquette regarding audience reactions. And we discuss the Bravo Guy, present at concert halls around the world.
July 7th, 2017 | 32 mins 12 secs
Journalist Geoff Edgers joins us to discuss his Washington Post article about the slow death of the electric guitar.
June 30th, 2017 | 28 mins 52 secs
We take a look back at the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, in 1967.
June 23rd, 2017 | 34 mins 40 secs
Author David Weigel joins us to discuss his book The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock.
June 16th, 2017 | 33 mins 53 secs
Andy Doe joins us to take a close look at optical discs: CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, but also HDCDs, DVD-As, and more. I bet you didn't know how many kinds of optical disc there are...
June 9th, 2017 | 31 mins 34 secs
We take a close look at iTunes playlists, how they work, what you can do with them, and how you can bend them to your will.
June 2nd, 2017 | 32 mins 59 secs
Chris Connaker, of ComputerAudiophile.com, joins us to talk about the most interesting audio hardware he saw - and heard - at this year's Munich High End Audio Show.
May 26th, 2017 | 35 mins 16 secs
Guitarist Woody Mann joins us to discuss his documentary about the life of the great blues and gospel musician Rev. Gary Davis.
May 19th, 2017 | 37 mins 15 secs
We welcome author and Dylanologist Andrew Muir to talk about Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour, and his recent concerts in the UK.
May 12th, 2017 | 26 mins 13 secs
We mark the end of The Next Track's first year with a review of our most interesting episodes.