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“Discovery” saw Daft Punk transform into one of the most influential entities in dance and electronic music. But how has the robot helmet-clad French duo’s sophomore album aged since its release 20 years ago? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competitio…
 
This week the question of who will wear the crown hangs heaviest, as we discuss whether Manchester City are now the team to beat and whether key personnel changes by Pep Guardiola are at the root of their upturn. The trio also discuss how Liverpool can improve their attack and if it’s time for fresh forward blood at Anfield, and then get shirty at …
 
The stalwart trio of fifth tier podcasting outperform their league standing to shine on FA Cup 3rd round analysis as they decide that Chorley defeating Derby wasn’t even an upset, that Jose Mourinho should be a boxing promoter and collectively wonder if Leeds are the worst FA Cup team in recent history. Plus Gritts reflects on his short time wowing…
 
Metallica have a lot to celebrate in 2021 (including anniversaries of classic albums like “Master of Puppets” and the self-titled “Black Album”). With that in mind, we gave ourselves the daunting task of naming the iconic metal band’s three best songs… NOT named “Enter Sandman,” “One” or “Master of Puppets”... Find out our choices in this episode o…
 
In this week’s edition of The Whistleblowers we state the case for the entire top half of the Premier League to win the title, ask if the Man City points machine is grinding into life, and set Spurs a do-or-die trophy target. Plus Mark Smith attempts to dismiss every great solo goal ever scored, ever.If you're interested in cricket and heard the ad…
 
This week the three unwise podders discuss a distinct lack of momentum at the ever shifting top of the Premier League table and ask if the heat is being turned up on Frank Lampard. Additionally Gritts runs his eyes over who are the stone cold killers in front of goal right now and Mark’s brain explodes trying to reason with recent refereeing decisi…
 
Tis the season to conduct your business professionally - this week as well as discussing whether Chris Wilder is regressing to the mean and how Liverpool are just mean, we delve into the world of football’s Christmas parties and mull over their impressive code of silence. Featuring The Independent’s Miguel Delaney and author Dan Trelfer.If you're i…
 
Chris Cornell’s estate gave fans a special surprise before 2020 came to a close - a posthumous album of covers titled “No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1” recorded in 2016 with producer Brendan O’Brien. So what does the late Soundgarden / Audioslave singer sound like covering songs initially made famous by John Lennon, Guns N’ Roses, Prince, Jan…
 
Gareth took great pleasure in Spurs’ victory in the north London derby, and rightly so. We all got stuck into Arsenal, Smudger gushed over Giroud who is Inevitable and Gritts was lucky enough to be at West Ham’s game with the first fans of the Premier League season. All the rest and lots more, as ever, so have a listen.If you're interested in crick…
 
The intrepid trio discuss an upside down weekend in the Premier League including whether Kai Havertz is now a problem, why Mourinho needs to be braver and have absolutely nothing to say about the Manchester Derby.If you're interested in cricket and heard the ad at the start of this podcast for Middle Please, Umpire, get over to middleplease.com and…
 
The name’s Bond. James Bond… No other franchise in movie history has led to as many iconic theme songs by such a diverse group of pop artists as the 007 films. But which three James Bond theme songs would we declare as the all-time best? Which ones still leave us shaken (but not stirred)? Find out in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If Y…
 
That was a busy one. We lost one of the greats in Diego, United and Cavani staged one of the comebacks of the season, Jose and Frank sparked a new rivalry, LFC were left reeling and Fulham proved the fight back is on. All this and lots more from your local friendly pod. Mark Smith, Gareth Dobson and Martin Gritton your hosts.If you're interested in…
 
Has it really been more than 15 years since System Of A Down released ANY new music? Well then, are the band’s two new songs “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” (recorded to raise awareness for the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Artsakh) worth the wait? Do the singles make us want more new music …
 
Well, Spurs are the real deal after all? Liverpool refuse to be not good, Utd’s coming of age story still short of a lead character, Chelsea impress, Everton hang in there. What is the Spanish for George Graham? All this and more from Mark Smith, Gareth Dobson and Martin Gritton. Enjoy.thewhistleblowers.net @footballpodcast Produced by Paul Myers a…
 
‘Tis the season to be jolly and blast your favorite holiday songs. So which modern holiday classics (that are NOT Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas”) do we consider the best? Which three songs instantly get us in the holiday spirit? Find out in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where Matt Gamba …
 
It’s the international break, and not just any international break. Scotland finally qualified for a major tournament allowing Gritts to gloat... he’s joined by Gareth Dobson and authors of Second Yellow, Dan Trelfer and John Smith, the follow up to Booked! which compiled the best stories from our footballing heroes autobiographies. Over 250 read s…
 
“Power Up” marks a grand return for AC/DC and serves as their first album since Malcolm Young’s death. But how does Angus Young and the iconic Australian rock band’s 17th album stack up against their historic catalog? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part c…
 
Mark Smith and Martin Gritton are joined by football writer Sam Pilger, for some analysis of Man Utd and a round up of the other stories from this weekend. Three teams occupied top spot, briefly, with Southampton, Spurs and Leicester in focus. Some Grealish, a bit of Zaha, in the oven for 20 mins at gas mark 4. Enjoy.thewhistleblowers.net @football…
 
In part 2 of our interview, hear Cone McCaslin share how he hopes Sum 41 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of “All Killer No Filler”, what he remembers most about recording and touring behind the punk rock band’s landmark album, how COVID-19 continues to throw a wrench into Sum 41’s plans for 2021, and what direction he sees the band’s new music …
 
Mark Smith, Gareth Dobson and Martin Gritton discuss the highs and lows from last weekend’s games. Villa, Southampton, Chelsea, Leicester in focus, no Man City or Liverpool for a change. Enjoy.thewhistleblowers.net @footballpodcast Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh Engineered by Leon Gorman A Playback Media Production playbackmedia.co.uk Copyri…
 
15 years ago, Gorillaz released “Demon Days” - the sophomore album that proved Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s virtual band were more than a clever concept. Just as we were about to celebrate its 15 anniversary, Gorillaz unleashed “Song Machine: Season 1 - Strange Timez” - the soundtrack to a web series that saw them collaborate with everyone from…
 
What was Cone McCaslin of Sum 41’s reaction to receiving a voicemail from Joe Strummer of The Clash? What happened while partying with Lars Ulrich after playing Metallica’s “MTV Icon” tribute TV special? What’s it like to share the stage with icons like Iggy Pop and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC? What does the bassist remember most about recrea…
 
A big week for the challengers, valuable lesson or confidence knocked? Everton and Villa on the receiving end, Southampton and Leeds impress. Alan Alger joins Gareth and Gritts, to lament Arsenal’s defeat and give some cracking insight into the rest of the weekend’s action. Enjoy.thewhistleblowers.net @footballpodcast Produced by Paul Myers and Mik…
 
It’s hard to find another genre of music as polarizing as Nu Metal. One minute bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit dominated mainstream pop culture, then the next any band even subtly associated with downtuned guitars, baggy pants, rap-growling versus and bleached frosted tips were chastised and avoided like the plague. But what led to such disdain, an…
 
Can we be sure of anything anymore? In the time of Covid all bets are off. Well who would bet on the Premier League anyway, AMIRITE. Mark Smith, Gareth Dobson and Martin Gritton try to pick the bones out of last weekend’s games. Heartbreak for VVD, Chelsea’s chutzpah, a new United, Bale back but how about them Hammers?! Join us for a listen, wherev…
 
20 years ago, Outkast released their fourth album “Stankonia.” With massive hits like “Ms. Jackson”, “So Fresh So Clean” and “B.O.B.”, this album solidified Andre 3000 and Big Boi’s status as one of the most unique and impactful duos in hip hop… but how has it aged after all these years? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Production…
 
Putting the band back together, with John Brewin joining Gareth Dobson and Martin Gritton to talk through the mentalness of the weekend. United’s woes, lacklustre Liverpool, and the all new Everton™. Credit to Villa, Leeds and the super Spurs, it was quite the week. Enjoy.thewhistleblowers.net @footballpodcast Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh …
 
In the late 90s/early 2000s, MTV’s “Total Request Live” defined what was popular in music and briefly transformed NYC’s Time Square into the capital of teen culture. So which three music videos best captured what the Carson Daly hosted countdown show was all about? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to P…
 
The Whistleblowers returned to semi-normality with an in the person pod, featuring the legends Mark Webster and Kevin Hunter-Day joining Gritts. The trio chatted about the season so far, with Palace and West Ham getting a good go. As expected the chat went off in tangents, culminating in some stories that made the pages of KHD’s book “Who Are Ya?”.…
 
Deftones are one of the most critically lauded bands in alt metal and hard rock. But does Chino Moreno and the band’s ninth studio album “Ohms” live up to their highly acclaimed legacy? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competition. In each episode, bot…
 
Our old friend Mark Smith returns to joins Gritts and G-Dob to discuss the, quite frankly, ridiculous weekend of Premier League action. Spurs did a whumping, Palace look fit for kings, up the Toffees, plus all the other good stuff. Enjoy.thewhistleblowers.net @footballpodcast Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh Engineered by Leon Gorman A Playbac…
 
How often does Corey Glover get mistaken for Danny Glover’s son? What happened when the Living Colour frontman fell off the stage while opening for The Rolling Stones on the “Steel Wheels” tour? Has being a beloved rock star gotten him out of trouble with the police? Where does Corey rank performing in “Jesus Christ Superstar” among his career high…
 
Alan Alger joint Gareth and Gritts to talk about the season openers, with some absolute nuggets of ITK detail on what went on in the betting world across the games. Arsenal and Spurs get a good chat, as does Liverpool v Leeds, as you might expect. Would you bet against Vardy? Not just yet...thewhistleblowers.net @footballpodcast Produced by Paul My…
 
When a band breaks up, it’s rarely under amicable terms. But if you had to name the three ugliest splits in music, which ones would you name? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where Matt Gamba and Zach Shaw have to pick their top three choices on any given topic (bands, albums, …
 
Welcome back, did you miss us? Gareth Dobson and Dan Trelfer join Martin Gritton in a romp through the grubby news from the England camp, a prediction of winners and losers for the upcoming season, plus a chat about Dan’s awesome new book + G-Dobs excellent work in the music world. Enjoy.thewhistleblowers.net @footballpodcast Produced by Paul Myers…
 
This year’s Record Store Day will be very different from the past, but there are nevertheless some incredible special releases coming out over the course of three “drop” dates… Which titles are we most excited for? Find out in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where Matt Gamba and Zach Shaw have to pic…
 
What does Corey Glover remember most about recording Living Colour’s “Time’s Up” 30 years later? How would the singer compare working on a new Living Colour album to creating music with his metal project, Disciples of Verity? What gift did Mick Jagger give him while in the studio together demoing music? What surprised Corey the most while opening f…
 
Did Cyrus Bolooki write the main riff to New Found Glory’s “Hit or Miss”? How did he score the punk veteran’s first major tour opening for MxPx? What advice would the drummer and real estate agent give musicians looking to buy their first home? Was he actually a cheerleader in high school? Find out in a new episode of “Tell The Truth (And A Lie)” -…
 
My Morning Jacket surprised everyone by releasing an album of songs recorded during sessions for 2015’s “The Waterfall”. So how does “The Waterfall II” stack up to its psychedelic pop rock predecessor? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competition. In e…
 
The long and winding pod season is finally over, so Smudge, Gritts and G-Dob talk winners and losers, grifters and boozers. But seriously, this week we say well done to Liverpool, commiserations to Watford and Bournemouth, plus a bit on as many teams in between as we can fit in. And Vardy. Oh and a one minute FA Cup preview. Tune in, it’s a good un…
 
What was Sevendust’s original band name? What does Clint Lowery remember most about playing Woodstock 99? Does the guitarist feel appearing on “Mortal Kombat: More Kombat” or the WWE’s soundtracks helped Sevendust reach a larger audience? Find out in a new episode of “Tell The Truth (And A Lie)” - an interview series where musicians share two obscu…
 
Linkin Park’s debut album “Hybrid Theory” contains genre-bending anthems like “One Step Closer,” “Crawling” and “In the End” that skyrocketed them into mainstream success. But how has “Hybrid Theory” aged 20 years after its release? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album re…
 
How does Cyrus Bolooki balance drumming in New Found Glory with working as a real estate agent? What was it like to work with producer Steve Evetts on pop-punk veteran’s new album “Forever + Ever x Infinity”, and how does he compare that experience with making 2014’s “Resurrection”? What happened when the drummer first met MXPX at a Denny’s Diner, …
 
Has Doc Coyle actually played onstage with at least one member of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax (the Big 4)? Did the Bad Wolves / former God Forbid guitarist once get into a backstage wrestling match with Killswitch Engage’s former singer Howard Jones? Are Slipknot and Limp Bizkit among the many bands that’s asked Doc to fill in for their…
 
Jose back to his same old tricks with Spurs, underwhelming and over talking. Will Kane stick around? What about Grealish at Villa? The word on the streets is he’s off. Anyway, we talk all this and more, Gritson Smudge feat G Dobbz.thewhistleblowers.net @footballpodcast Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh Engineered by Leon Gorman A Playback Media…
 
North West is best, as we spend a good bit of the pod chatting about Manchester. The resurgent Red Devil’s and the Champions League reprieve for City. Sam Pilger joins us to inform the chat. We also do the relegation dogfight, with 4 out of the bottom 5 winning, it’s still all up for grabs. Smith & Gritton back on host duties. Enjoy.thewhistleblowe…
 
1990 kicked off one of the most exciting decades in music with a slew of diverse, game-changing albums. So which three albums celebrating its 30th anniversary would we declare as the best? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where Matt Gamba and Zach Shaw have to pick their top th…
 
How has Doc Coyle been coping with personal loss and changes in the music industry during a global pandemic? Does the Bad Wolves guitarist feel metal is more or less accepting of different races, cultures and political views? What went through his mind when he first met music icons like Dave Grohl and Dimebag Darrell? How did he find himself jammin…
 
LIVERPOOL ARE CHAMPIONS. Finally. We celebrate their well earned and long awaited Premier League title, with a look at what City need to do to compete next year. We discuss the imminent drop for some of the stragglers, the magic-less FA Cup weekend and if Danny Ings has got what it takes for the 3 Lions. Gareth Dobson brings some international qual…
 
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