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.
October 20th, 2017 | 35 mins 20 secs
Doug and Kirk discuss their favorite music documentaries.
October 13th, 2017 | 37 mins 55 secs
We welcome Jeffrey Norman, who has been mixing, mastering, and restoring Grateful Dead recordings for more than 35 years.
October 6th, 2017 | 33 mins 29 secs
Andy Doe helps Kirk and Doug understand "make louder boxes."
September 29th, 2017 | 32 mins 26 secs
Doug and Kirk take a close look at changes Apple has made to iTunes in its latest version, 12.7.
September 22nd, 2017 | 32 mins 6 secs
What are network streamers? How do they work? Do you need one?
September 15th, 2017 | 33 mins 11 secs
Doug and Kirk chat about their favorite movies about music, and some that they don't like.
September 8th, 2017 | 37 mins 37 secs
We talk with Brian Brandt of Mode Records about releasing recordings of avant garde music, and the difficulties of the music business.
September 1st, 2017 | 31 mins 23 secs
Andy Doe joins us to discuss hi-fi snake oil. In part one of a two-part series, we look at cables.
August 25th, 2017 | 35 mins 40 secs
Author Peter Conners tells us the story of the legendary 5/8/77 Grateful Dead concert at Barton Hall, Cornell University, and its legacy.
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.