Best Ragtime podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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The Carolina Shout is a podcast about ragtime, New Orleans jazz, Harlem stride piano, and swing. Ethan Uslan is the pianist and host who performs live from his living room and offers up fun commentary and stories about the music. Each episode is a short informal private concert just for you, with occasional special guests and experts. So if you are interested in a podcast about rip-roarin American piano music that’s funny, quirky, a little educational but not too much, here it is!
 
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Jazz After Dark
Daily+
 
Join jazz aficionado Don Shor as he explores the diverse and fascinating world of jazz. Jazz After Dark spans the gamut, from roots in boogie woogie, blues, and ragtime, through traditional and straight ahead jazz, soul jazz, bossa nova, and more.
 
Welcome to the #1 Acoustic Podcast on iTunes! Our live events will transport you to an intimate room in Long Island, NY with some of the country's best independent acoustic artists, playing folk, acoustic rock, blues, ragtime - you name it. If it's acoustic, it's at Acoustic Long Island. And it's all FREE. Performers have included: Ben Taylor (son of James Taylor and Carly Simon), The Chapin Sisters (daughters of Tom Chapin and neices of Harry Chapin), Jesse Rubin, Liz Longley, Johnny Cuomo, ...
 
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Classics For Kids
Weekly
 
Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.
 
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Chicago Stories
Weekly
 
The stories of everyday Chicagoans as told to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
 
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The Original Cast
Weekly
 
From Broadway to off-Broadway to the West End, this is a podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them. Every musical theatre fan has that one album that changed their life and playwright-filmmaker-professor Patrick Flynn is out to find it. We talk to the people you see at the theater be they on-stage, backstage, or in the house.
 
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Inside Acting!
Weekly
 
Learn the inner secrets of the acting business. We bring entertaining to entertainment. Hosted by actor\writer William Powell.
 
The Jersey Arts Podcast presents in-depth, one-on-one conversations with the liveliest and most intriguing personalities in New Jersey's arts scene. From the casts of hit shows to critically aclaimed film producers, from world renouned poets to classically trained musicans, from groundbreaking dance visionaires to cutting edge fine artists, our podcast connects you to what's happening in your local arts community.
 
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Sun Ramen
Monthly+
 
Soup for breakfast?! That's right! Just like a bowl of soup in need of broth, no day is complete without a hearty serving of funk and soul. After the broth, your ramen is going to need noodles. After an hour of funk and soul, the wordsmiths of our age roll out the dough of life and cut it into slurp-able strips. And while you can expect every bowl of ramen to have noodles and broth, it is the differences between each recipe, the varietal galaxy of ingredients keeps you coming back for more. ...
 
Refreshingly honest and revealing interviews with Broadway luminaries about their journey from high school to Broadway
 
Looking for inspiration? You've come to the right place!CoffeeTalk Conversations Radio covers a myriad of insightful personal growth topics interviewing today's powerful thought leaders, influences, entrepreneurs and woman running a variety of companies. Sit back and relax with soothing smooth jazz sounds with show host Ms. Bridgette Lewis.
 
A three cut collision to the avant extremes of sound.
 
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Living in Hi-Fi
Weekly
 
Living in Hi-Fi is a podcast about records, released every Monday. Like many record collections, ours has come together from various places: some vinyl we inherited from family, some we sought out and bought on purpose, but most of our records we fished out of dollar bins at thrift stores or dug out from deep in the crates at record stores. We love music so much that we’ll buy just about anything that looks interesting. We’ve discovered a lot of really awesome music that way and we want to s ...
 
The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!
 
This is a volume of poems by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1919. Many of them concern wartime experiences. - Summary by Carolin
 
The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!
 
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Music by composers with all kinds of hyphens to their African heritage: African-French, French-Cuban, African-English, and African-American.
 
"Order vs. Disorder." "Non-Linear Accelerations." "Mirroring Mother Nature." Mayor Emanuel was joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Thomas Friedman for a spirited conversation about the complex forces shaping world, where they came from, and how to sustainably navigate where they're going.…
 
The Alan Parsons Live Project plays Bergen Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 22. Rock icon Alan Parsons took a moment during his non-stop touring schedule to chat with us about getting his start working with The Beatles and Pink Floyd at Abbey Road Studios, the analog approach he took in producing his new album "The Secret," and finall ...…
 
Playlist: Medline - Jazz (On A Du) Freak Motif - The Swamp New Tutenkhamen - Tutenkhamen Theme Herb Alpert - Rise People's Pleasure, featuring Alive and Well - World Full Of People Casiopea - Midnight Rendezvous Ronny Jordan - On The Record Buddy Rich - Big Mac jrd. - Warm Glow [break da law] Yung Gravy - 1 thot 2 thot (bsd.u x ripto edit) Post ...…
 
Composer/lyricist Douglas J. Cohen (No Way to Treat a Lady) and librettist/lyricist/novelist Dan Elish (13) are here for a phone interview with Patrick about the newly released cast album for their show The Evolution of Mann. Patreons of The Original Cast can download a free mp3 of the song "What's the Matter with Henry?" from The Evolution of ...…
 
In his 3rd Annual Oscar Special, your Host, William Powell, aka The King of DC Media welcomes Film Historian Walter Frith to give his 2019 Oscar predictions. Dial 347.884.8997 to weigh in or ask a question! See the list of nominees here. Watch videos about the Oscars here.
 
Lots of movies use classical music. Sometimes, that music is such a big part of the movie that the two become linked forever.
 
It's been 50 years since Lyndon Johnson's presidency, but his impact continues to reverberate across our culture, politics, and society to this day. Tune in as historian and director of the LBJ Presidential Library Kyle Longley takes a deep dive with Mayor Emanuel into incredible complexities and legacy of the larger-than-life 36th President of ...…
 
We've got a dramaturg to talk about a musical that really could've used a dramaturg. A musical with more concept albums (5) than actual cast albums (1), the last one released fifteen (15) years after it opened on Broadway. A mega(?)- hit from American musical theatre's Saleri: Frank Wildhorn. Topics include: Laura & Patrick's unironic love of t ...…
 
Ragtime music is truly African-American music. It combines rhythms that were brought to this country by slaves, with musical forms brought over to the United States from Europe. Ragtime uses syncopated rhythms -- that is, the accents in the melody are shifted away from the strong beats in the bass line underneath.…
 
Playlist: Jackie Wilson - Soulville Curtis Mayfield - So In Love Brass Construction - Love Evan Freeman - Without Your Love Parliament - Funkentelechy Instant Funk - Dark Vader B.T. Express - Funky Music The Blackbryds - Hash and Eggs mai. - The Secret aries - blossom (biskwiq flip) shahly - Flutter w/u - 209 Ibrahim - Dandelion Medda - Didn't ...…
 
Everyone knows about the connections between politics and performance, but it turns out mayors and theater critics have a lot in common as well. At the start of both Chicago Theatre Week and the Year of Chicago Theatre, the great drama critic Chris Jones sat down with Mayor Emanuel to talk all things theater, from his favorite up-and-coming com ...…
 
Patrick is a guest this week on the wonderful Broadway Baby Podcast talking about Chess (shocker). Here's a snippet of the episode to whet your appetite. The full episode is available HERE. Enjoy! Have you checked out our PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? January' ...…
 
From a very early age, Scott Joplin supported himself as a performing pianist. Eventually, he earned a living selling his compositions, too. Thanks to Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag, the most famous of all piano rags, Joplin became known as the King of Ragtime Writers.
 
Famed political and moral philosopher Martha Nussbaum stopped by City Hall for a conversation with Mayor Emanuel about ideas and ideals, the role of philosophers in the public arena, and the churning emotions of our political moment she laid out in latest book, "The Monarchy of Fear."
 
Ethan plays a new arrangement of one of his childhood favorites, “Heart and Soul.” Then he serenades Kate with a tune about the harmful effects of smoking. Finally, Ethan revisits “Whispering,” a song that strikes a chord with many a soft-spoken librarian.
 
The King of DC Media, William Powell, welcomes Sports Writer Andy Arnold; former NFL Films Broadcaster/Comedian David DiLorenzo; former pro football player Patrick Cole; actors Tico Wells and Real Estate Guru Eric Davalos, and the usual sports fan suspects to talk about Super Bowl LIII. Your Host predicts Patriots 38, Rams 35. Dial 347.884.8997 ...…
 
Playlist: Pleasure - Joyous Bernard Wright - Firebolt Hustle Weldon Irvine - Sinbad Isaac Hayes - Good Love Fred Wesley and The Horny Horns, featuring Maceo Parker - We Came To Funk Ya Roger - Maxx Axe Otis Redding - ((Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher The Dells - A Whiter Shade of Pale Kid Mellow - Le Vibes Last Summer - warm by the f ...…
 
While our topic is ostensibly the first Disney Broadway musical (and, as of this release, 10th longest running show in Broadway history), Anna and Patrick spend most of this episode on being a young actor and how one gets started in this business at such a young age. Topics include: Social Anxiety in theatre, Young Cossette, and is the Enchantr ...…
 
"Gigue" is the French word for jig -- a lively dance in triple time. The jig started out as folk dance in Ireland, Scotland, and northern England, before finding its way into classical music.
 
Ben Bernanke’s goal during the Financial Crisis was simple: get people back to work. Doing it was a lot more complicated. Tune as Mayor Emanuel and the former Fed Chair take a deep dive into the heady days of the Great Recession, its turbulent politics and policy successes, along with a look at its powerful legacy, and much, much more.…
 
Hollywood actress Diane Franklin and her daughter Olivia DeLaurentis, a flimmaker, discuss their excellent Hollywood film careers, Diane's book, and the acting business with your host, William Powell, The King of DC Media. DIAL 347.884.8997 to ask Diane a question! From Diane Franklin dot Com: The Haunting on Long Island: The Amityville Murders ...…
 
Playlist: Piero Umiliani - Chaser Georges Garvarentz - Chez Timakoff Columbia Orchestra - Lost in Time Ronnie Laws - Tell Me Something Good Hubert Laws - Undecided Bar?? Manço and The Kurtalan Ekspres - Alla Beni Pulla Beni Björn J:Son Lindh - The Booster Pump Roberto Carlos - Não Vou Ficar (I Will Not Stay) Akira Ishikawa - I've Got To Use My ...…
 
Did you know you could major in "Hope Theory?" Did you know "Hope Theory" was a thing? Patrick didn't. Have you checked out our PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? January's episode features Beth Amman (Wicked) and Don Mike Mendoza (Hot Mikado / Do I Hear a Waltz? 1 ...…
 
Georg Philipp Telemann never studied composition - he taught himself how to write music. There are quite a few composers who taught themselves, including Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Edward Elgar, Francis Poulenc, Scott Joplin and others.
 
"I look at space as I would look at the way in which one choreographs a work." Renowned visual and performance artist Nick Cave dropped by City Hall to talk to Mayor Emanuel about how he approached his immersive new work at the CTA's Garfield Green 'L' Station, as well as look back at the origins of his iconic "Soundsuits," how failure continue ...…
 
Playlist: Jaye P. Morgan - Here is Where Your Love Belongs Lee Fields & The Expressions - It Rains Love The Darling Dears & Funky Heavy Productions - And I Love You The Black Exotics - What Am I Waiting For? Lucky Brown & The S.G.'s - Glancing Meteors The Main Squeeze - Have a Cigar Empulse - Anytime Steven Toll - The Freeze Afrodisia - A Fool ...…
 
Costume designer Heather C. Jackson is here to talk about one of the best musicals ever. Not that anyone’s ranking. But if we did, this would be high on the list. But we’re not ranking. (Like, high high.) Topics include: Romantic atmosphere, (The Queen) Judy Kuhn (long may she reign), and how someone tries to kill themselves 20 minutes from the ...…
 
What makes a good leader? Do we create false leaders? What role does context play in leadership? Gen. Stanley McChrystal joined Mayor Emanuel for a fascinating conversation on the myths and realities of leadership and how they continue to shape our society today. Tune in as they also discuss striking the right balance between civilian leadershi ...…
 
Georg Philipp Telemann composed during the Baroque period, which ran from about 1600 to 1750. Suzanne Bona, host of the National Public Radio program Sunday Baroque, talks with Naomi Lewin about Baroque music.
 
We were all in high school (some of you, statistically, still are), we all did theatre in high school (some of you, statistically, still do), we all had a tap solo sophomore year in Funny Girl that probably should've been cut but we can still do on command 23 years later . . . just me? We talk about all that. Also parenting. Have you checked ou ...…
 
Telemann loved to write. He wrote more pieces of music than any other composer, and he also wrote not one, not two, but THREE autobiographies.
 
This week, The King of DC Media welcomes actress Shemika Berry, who will talk about her show "Ms. Story's Living History", which will run from February 1-3 at Indian Head Center for the Arts' Black Box Theatre. Find out more about the show by clicking here: http://www.indianheadblackbox.org/?_escaped_fragment_=?…
 
Actor/singer/teacher Katherine Riddle is here for our third Les Miz episode covering the 3-disc, complete recording. Katherine has played Cossette twice and has some interesting insights into that most maligned of ingenues. Topics include: How much stage time does Cossette actually have? Cossette v. Eponine: Who is least annoying? Is Cossette's ...…
 
Do not confuse this podcast episode with The Philadelphia Story - a famous 1940 film which I have never seen. Instead, expect Ethan to play some Philadelphia-related piano music while telling some Philadelphia-related stories. You will hear stories about Roy Spangler, composer of the Gunpowder Rag, as well as the story of the song Oh, Dem Golde ...…
 
The Music Hall founded by Andrew Carnegie in New York City opened on May 5, 1891 with a concert conducted by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It quickly became known simply as ''Carnegie Hall,'' in honor of its donor.
 
As you may or may not (but probably may) know, over at our Patreon page we have a patrons-only podcast called The Original Cast at the Movies. It's a long-form movie discussion podcast about musical movies. In 2018 we've had guests like as Tia Shearer Bassett, Kari Ginsburg, Lee Liebeskind, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Michelle Polera, Jason Schlafstein ...…
 
Doug Wilder is an actor/director/filmmaker. During his episode about No Way to Treat a Lady, we talked about the idea of self-production and what a double-edged sword it can be. Have you checked out our PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? November's episode features ...…
 
George Frederick Handel's Messiah wasn't written for Christmas -- it was first performed in April. Hear some other pieces of classical music that traditionally get played during the Christmas season.
 
You know Pat McGann, whether you know him or not. On this week’s episode Mayor Emanuel sits down with the Beverly-native to hear how he went from selling boxes to telling jokes, along with his take on Chicago humor, how his family's an endless supply of material, and why comedy resonates so strongly today.…
 
At the age of 75, singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys continues to rock. The Brooklyn native got his start in New York City’s club scene in the mid-60s, and had a breakout hit in the 70s with the single “Wild in the Streets." He met his best friend Lou Reed while studying art history at Syracuse University, and he recorded with The Velvet Underg ...…
 
The Hub Theatre's brand new artistic director is here to talk about Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls follow-up that sprawled 3-LPs in its original release. Topics include: Catfishing in the 1950s, 3-Act musicals, and Is a Chico Marx impression racist? Featured recording: The Most Happy Fella - The Complete Broadway Performance (1956) Have you che ...…
 
Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is based on a story by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann. In The Nutcracker, a Christmas present -- a nutcracker -- comes to life as a handsome prince. He takes the young girl who received him as a present on some fantastic adventures.
 
Trump! House Dems! Rural voters! Liberal hubris! Ohio! 2020! Legendary political strategist James Carville dropped by City Hall for some lively shop talk with Mayor Emanuel on everything under the political sun, from strategy and values, to the importance of story, their take on past political figures, along with a whole lot more.…
 
Go behind the scenes on Broadway with Tony Award winning composer Stephen Flaherty, the man behind some of the most iconic Broadway musicals, including RAGTIME, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and SEUSSICAL.
 
Vaughn is the Artistic Director of the Santa Fe Playhouse. During his episode on the GroovyLily musical Striking 12, we discussed two other musicals he wrote/co-wrote: You or Whatever I Can Get and Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk, both of which debuted at the Capitol Fringe Festival here in D.C. Featured recordings: Striking 12 - The New G ...…
 
Meet Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, founder of Becoming Inc. She is a transformational speaker and the author of her new book 490 Forgive and Live Fearlessly. Join the conversation as we talk about FEAR and how to move to a place of peace, wholeness and serernity.
 
Ballet is a theatrical performance that tells a story using music, costumes, sets, and dance. Victoria Morgan, artistic director of the Cincinnati Ballet, talks with Naomi Lewin about ballet and ballet terms.
 
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