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Plunging into the personal playlists of remarkable individuals as we explore the songs that shaped their lives. Get ready for provocative discussions, filthy humor, and daring questions that aim to both entertain and enlighten. Gain fresh perspectives on your favorite creatives as they share their moments of laughter, tears, and heartfelt inspiration through a playlist of their all-time favorite songs. Tune in and join the laughter—share your story on Music Junkies today!
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What happens when classical music meets rock and roll? Join us on Music Junkies as we chat with the extraordinary Joel Hoekstra, a guitarist whose vibrant journey spans from the classical influence of his accomplished musician parents to the electrifying world of rock music. Joel shares the pivotal moments that defined his career, from being inspir…
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Feel the drumbeats of life's great symphony with the rhythm maestro, Chiko Misomali as he joins me on the latest Music Junkies episode. As someone whose musical heartbeat has fueled the likes of Biff Naked and resonated in games and commercials, Chiko brings a playlist that's the soundtrack to his life's milestones. We kick off reminiscing about ou…
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Ever wondered how losing your job could be the best thing that ever happened to you? Today on Music Junkies, we have the hilarious Ms. Francois sharing her unique perspective on social media fame and unconventional careers, including her uproarious take on getting fired and the unexpected twist of using Instagram to gain sympathy and followers. We …
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If the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, combined with the raw undertones of sex, love, and addiction intrigue you, then you're in the right place. Today, we're thrilled to have the entertainment industry's dynamo, Brianne Davis, in our musical hot seat. She's on board to peel back the curtains on her journey, from creating a playlist for her bestsel…
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When the pulsating beats of DJ Raw Love first filled my ears, I knew we were in for an electrifying journey. Chrisanna a New York Times bestselling author turned pro bodybuilder, now spinning the decks with a flair that's hard to ignore, graces our show with tales of her leap into the music scene. Her hit song, a beacon of her love story, reflects …
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Ever thought of the wild stories that lie behind the making of a music playlist? Hold on to your headphones as we embark on a sonic roller-coaster ride with Freeman, the ultimate Iron Maiden fanatic. We kick off with a hilarious tale of a pub encounter, a man smitten by Freeman's hair, and a band playing at an absurdly early hour. From amusing misu…
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Ever find yourself wistfully thinking back to the music that scored your youth, or the songs that became the soundtrack to your most cherished memories? Chuck and I, Annette Smith, take you on a sentimental journey through our shared love for music, storytelling, and the art of the interview. As Chuck Shoot graces the Music Junkies podcast, we unea…
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Ever thought about how a towering height could influence a person's music career? Well, put on your headphones, and let's meet Brent Tyler, who stands tall at seven feet, not just in height but also in his passion for music. Brent generously shares the captivating journey of his life, beautifully interwoven with music, basketball, and knee surgerie…
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Get ready for an exhilarating ride through the world of rock and roll with Tim Steinruck lead vocalist and guitarist of The Mighty One. Our conversation dives deep into Tim's musical journey, tracing his evolution from a young music enthusiast to a seasoned songwriter and performer. Listen in as we dissect the complexities of his creative process, …
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Step up and get ready to be swept off your feet by the whirlwind tales of rock 'n' roll royalty, Lorraine Lewis. The iconic Vixen lead vocalist and casting producer takes center stage as she recounts the electric days of her musical journey, from high school dreams to the legendary Sunset Strip. Her voice carries the wisdom of the ages, yet pulses …
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This week on Music Junkies, I’m thrilled to have my good old buddy, Derrick Germain, onboard. We'll be swapping stories - from wild high school experiences to his heartwarming love saga with his wife, Tracy, and their journey through four failed date attempts before finally hitting the sweet spot. Our friendly debate on the significance of flexibil…
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When comedy and magic collide, the result is a spectacle of humor and surprise that captivates audiences. This podcast episode introduces us to the remarkable Danny Winston, whose journey through comedy, illusion, and music is as multifaceted as it is fascinating. Host Annette Smith engages Danny in a conversation that is both enlightening and ente…
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Slip into the shadows with us as Glenn from Two Shadows unravels the tapestry of goth metal melodies and the raw emotion behind their chart-topping hit "Scratchin' Out the Surface." It's not every day that you get to steal glimpses into an artist's soul. Still, Glenn lays it bare, recounting the transformative studio journey, the tug-of-war with re…
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When Kevin, a fervent music aficionado, shares his life-altering odyssey through the realms of rock and metal, you can't help but feel the electric charge in the air. Our latest episode features his tale of salvation through sound, a narrative that spans from the solace he found in music during his darkest times to the explosive energy of mosh pits…
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Picture yourself rummaging through old mixtapes and stumbling upon the soundtrack of your youth. That's where we kick things off with Carmen Lynch, a strikingly hilarious New York City comedian who joins me to reminisce about the power of music and its uncanny ability to teleport us back to the days of high school dances and first crushes. We unpac…
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When Chancy strums the strings of his custom Frankenstein-style guitar, it's like unlocking a treasure trove of stories and emotions woven into each note. In this episode of Music Junkies, prepare for a captivating symphony of heartfelt narratives as our guest, a passionate music and movie aficionado, paints a vivid picture of his life's soundtrack…
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Get ready to rock as I, Annette Smith, unleash the electrifying energy of London's metal masters, Prodigal, straight into your eardrums. Stan, George, Johnny, and Louis peel back the layers of their wild journey, from jamming in the schoolyard to dominating the stages they command today. Our conversation is a no-holds-barred exploration of the elem…
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Ever found yourself lost in the beats of your childhood, each song a thread in the tapestry of your memory? Lori Fetrick 'Ice' from American Gladiators joins me, Annette Smith, for a session that's as much a concert of nostalgia as it is a symposium on the sheer force of music in our lives. We trace Lori's journey from country classics that echoed …
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Ever found yourself gripping the steering wheel, with Eminem blasting through the speakers, as you navigate a snowstorm? That's just a sliver of what we unpack with Jane and Deklan from the brutal, bizarre, and boozy podcast on this episode of Music Junkies. Our conversation traverses the emotional landscapes music creates, from s Deklan's breakup …
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Have you ever been whisked back in time by a single guitar riff? Singer-songwriter Matthew Holtby joins us on Music Junkies to share his symphony of life—an auditory tale that dances through his vibrant solo career and the tracks that define it. Our conversation is a mixtape of moments, from the Anne Murray show that started it all, to the punk roc…
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Ever wondered how a stroll down memory lane with 80s music could stir up more than just fond recollections? Join me, Annette Smith, as I sit down with Harvey, the charismatic voice behind "Love is Black" and "Men Are the Prize," for a vivid trek back to the era of synthesizers, leg warmers, and MTV. We tap into the pulse of a decade that revolution…
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Looking to discover how the magic of music can shape our lives, relationships, and personal growth? Join us for an enlightening conversation with our extraordinary guest, Joelle Gilmour who shares her intimate journey with music. We dive into the depths of our shared love for music, discussing its profound influence on our lives and how it connects…
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Can you remember your first concert or the thrill of buying your first album? Our guest for this episode, the self-taught musician and radio personality, Ron Coolen, takes us down memory lane to his early experiences with music. He shares his affinity for heavy metal music, sparked off by his first album purchase, Boston's "Don't Look Back." A resi…
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Get ready to be taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and nostalgia as we explore the mesmerizing world of music and wrestling. I'm your host, Annette Smith, and joining me in this insightful journey is our music-obsessed guest, CJ Plain. He opens up about his home studio, the sentimental significance behind its name, and his intriguing book pr…
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