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.
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.
May 5th, 2017 | 32 mins 5 secs
We welcome Andy Doe to discuss the pros and cons of vinyl versus CD.
April 28th, 2017 | 34 mins 27 secs
Developer Paul Kafasis joins us to discuss in-house streaming: AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Google Cast.
April 21st, 2017 | 29 mins 55 secs
Doug and Kirk take a look at common misconceptions people have about iTunes.
♫ Episode #48 – Musician Dave Harrington of DARKSIDE and the Dave Harrington Group on Music Between Genres
April 14th, 2017 | 34 mins 33 secs
Dave Harrington of DARKSIDE and the Dave Harrington Group talks about music between genres.
April 7th, 2017 | 29 mins 1 sec
We discuss the ten ways you can connect your computer to an amplifier or receiver.
March 31st, 2017 | 32 mins 12 secs
We talk with percussionist Colin Currie, who discusses performing and recording Steve Reich's seminal minimalist work Drumming.
March 24th, 2017 | 33 mins 8 secs
We welcome Andy Doe for another Ask Andy episode, where we discuss hi-fi equipment and speaker placement.
March 17th, 2017 | 29 mins 30 secs
We discuss bootleg recordings, live recordings, and torrents.
March 10th, 2017 | 29 mins 24 secs
Chris Connaker joins us to discuss how music streaming service can make the next step.