THE BROUHAHA: Beastie Boys Podcast

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30 Years of Check Your Head

April 21st, 2022

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Everything you ever wanted to know and more (including some never-before-revealed "dark secrets" and a few off-the-wall theories) about the Beastie Boys' classic 1992 album, Check Your Head.

HSC PT2: 10 Years Later (One Year Late)

April 7th, 2022

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Jim Shearer and former Oscilloscope Laboratories Sound Engineer, Andre Kelman, listen back to Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 and give their hot takes, commentary, and insight 10 years after the fact. (Actually 11 years after the fact, but who's counting?)

The Prince of Sides

March 30th, 2022

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Andre Kelman, aka "The Prince of Sides," talks about scoring a sound engineer gig at Oscilloscope Laboratories in his early-20s. Andre also dishes on what it was like working on Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2, recording sessions with Kanye West and Jack White, the lost Beastie Boys' track "Bundt Cake," and, obviously, his knack for always ordering up the perfect side-dish (hence his royal nickname).

Stop-Motion Sabotage

March 15th, 2022

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Paco, aka Corduroy Frames on Instagram, talks about his Beastie fandom as well as the mammoth undertaking of stocking up on craft supplies and attempting to do a homemade, frame-by-frame, stop-motion animation remake of the Beastie Boys' 1994 classic music video, "Sabotage." What inspired this madness? How long will it take? What will he do when he's done? Find out now! #HesCrafty

Check Your Head vs. Ill Communication

March 3rd, 2022

Even though I'm ride or die Check Your Head, I've said on multiple occasions that valid arguments could be made as to why Ill Communication is the crown jewel in the Beastie canon. Today, I finally do it: I pit Check Your Head and Ill Communication against each other in a battle for B-Boy studio album supremacy.

Beastie Boys (Sure) Shots

February 8th, 2022

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Jim chats with Beastie Boys super-fans, Jenna and Jim, about their respective passion projects. For Jenna, it's Beastie Boys Shots, a must-follow on Instagram that highlights both obscure and iconic Beastie Boys' photo sessions throughout their career. For Jim, it's his Sure Shot Beastie Boys group on Facebook, that is currently planning a very special event happening later this year. How did they get into the Beastie Boys? What are their favorite albums? How good are their trivia skills when put on the spot? Find out now!

Let’s B-Real

January 25th, 2022

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The Phuncky Feel One, B-Real from Cypress Hill, talks about touring with Beastie Boys, what it was like to work with Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth on the Judgment Night soundtrack, taking a pass on the beat that would become "Jump Around," the future of hip-hop groups, and what to do when "the shit" actually does goes down.

My Least Favorite Beastie Boys Songs

January 11th, 2022

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In an exercise of objectivity I take a step back from my extreme fandom and countdown, not necessarily songs I dislike, but ones that I would consider to be my "least favorite" Beastie Boys songs of all-time. 

Mix Master Mike

December 30th, 2021

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Live and direct from Amsterdam, we track down the Serial Wax Killer, Mix Master Mike, and talk about his first encounter with Adam Yauch, coming to NYC to work on Hello Nasty, and what it was like when he was asked to join the Beastie Boys.

Ill Communication Silver Anniversary Special

May 31st, 2019

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A silvery track-by-track look back at the Beastie Boys' Ill Communication.

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