Best Wfmu podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Scratchy vanity 45s, pilfered field recordings, muddy off-the-radio sounds, homemade congregational tapes and vintage commercial gospel throw-downs; a little preachin', a little salvation, a little audio tomfoolery.
 
A comprehensive exploration of contemporary experimental, psychedelic, noise & other obscure music. Hosted by Andy Ortmann (curator of the Nihilist Records label and member of longtime noise project Panicsville) presenting his obsessive perspective on the new difficult music. Peripheral and relating genres, including ethereal, electronic & extreme metal should also be expected in this weekly program. Sit back and relax into the hallucination amplification of The Eternal Now.
 
Special podcast version of Michael Shelley's weekly radio show, featuring interviews with the high-rollers of rock, soul, country, and jazz.
 
Just two girls. Having a good time. On a Friday night.
 
A live, improvised sound collage experiment, going back 24 years, weaving mesmerizing new soundscapes from found and collected materials right in the present moment.Pop music, speeches, live phone calls and spontaneous monologues become ambient loopy layered threads riding the liminal spaces between waking and dreaming.
 
A weekly dive into the Free Music Archive's vast and wondrous collection: cassette punk, indie-hop, freak-folk, and more electronic & experimental than you can shake a stick at. Join the Listening Party!
 
A show from WFMU about our shift to a digital future. Mark Hurst interviews creators and thinkers about technology, community, videogames, and whatever else is next.
 
Unstoppable radio: Dave talks with extremely important guests, answers the telephone, and tries to figure out what all those knobs and buttons are for. A sincere effort to get the original members of Dokken back on speaking terms will also be made whenever possible.
 
Dianekamikaze presents Peer Pressure: an interview/music show with guest DJs from within the music world. Musicians would much rather talk about music than themselves! Different guests for each program; dianekamikaze =host.
 
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Dave Emory | WFMU
Weekly
 
Anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory (spelled E-M-O-R-Y) goes into all the hidden truths and details about evil men and their trade practices.
 
Back in 1979, I made the decision to accept Dr Demento as my personal savior. Since then, with the help of his apostles Spike, Al, Stan and Black-Eyed Susan Brown, I have made it my mission to spread the Gospel of the Firesign and the Word of the Waller. Please join me and my fellow seekers as we find the Wisdom we crave and the Rapture we deserve. A new sermon every Tuesday (and NO collection plate!).
 
A weekly dive into the Free Music Archive's vast and wondrous collection: cassette punk, indie-hop, freak-folk, and more electronic & experimental than you can shake a stick at. Join the Listening Party!
 
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Dave Emory | WFMU
Weekly
 
Anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory (spelled E-M-O-R-Y) goes into all the hidden truths and details about evil men and their trade practices.
 
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Jim Price | WFMU
Weekly
 
The WFMU prong will monitor love crimes in our egg-shelled studios.
 
In Real Life is a weekly podcast hosted by Emily and Kimzilla on WFMU. In each episode, Kim and Emily follow their own curiosity to interview people on about a variety of themes, getting the real scoop and learning about the real people behind each topic. Previous WFMU aired episodes include topics such as circus performers, taxicab drivers, bartender therapy, death, comedy, astrology, and more!
 
Just two girls. Having a good time. On a Friday night.
 
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Jim Price | WFMU
Weekly
 
The WFMU prong will monitor love crimes in our egg-shelled studios.
 
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Dave Emory | WFMU
Weekly
 
Anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory (spelled E-M-O-R-Y) goes into all the hidden truths and details about evil men and their trade practices.
 
Bronwyn C, The Iowa Firecracker talks pigs and takes your calls on pig-related matters.
 
A half hour show show celebrating the bleeps, bloops and beats of pre-millennium electronica and dance singles in the twelve inch format. Lots of forgotten and discarded artists, pseudonyms, sub-genres and remixes from the late 80's and 90's thrown at you in a down and dirty fashion.
 
Dianekamikaze presents Peer Pressure: an interview/music show with guest DJs from within the music world. Musicians would much rather talk about music than themselves! Different guests for each program; dianekamikaze =host.
 
Bronwyn C, The Iowa Firecracker talks pigs and takes your calls on pig-related matters.
 
The "Goods & Greats" of Prove It All Night!PROVE IT SHOW is a compilation of little nuggets of great moments featured on the weekly Prove It All Night! radio show hosted by Pat Byrne, which happens every Saturday night from 9 - midnight eastern time only on WFMU.org.
 
Simpsons Time is several people's favorite feature of Amanda's radio program Nazario Scenario. One episode is discussed per week, focusing on the show's writing and its impact on the cultural landscape. Here we present the episode recaps and analysis all on their own, in snacktacular scaled-down form. Note: For a re-bigulated listening experience with the rest of Amanda's show, you can find the Nazario Scenario archives here.
 
Call and share your gig problems, horror stories, or gear / instrument / gig questions, with gig expert hosts Matt Mottel & Kevin Shea.
 
Too Much Information is the sober hangover after the digital party has run out of memes, apps and schemes. Host Benjamen Walker finds out that, in a world where everyone overshares the truth 140 characters at a time, telling tales might be the most honest thing to do.
 
Best Show Gems: The Best Of The Best Show On WFMU is a twice-monthly podcast featuring highlights from the full radio show. Classic Scharpling and Wurster calls, amazing phone-ins, random weirdness and more! It's a perfect way for a beginner to get on board, or for a longtime fan to look back and remember when.
 
Surreal, arty sound collage incorporating music, found audio, and pop culture relics, glued together by People Like Us.
 
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Liz Berg | WFMU
Weekly
 
Caffeinated rock, experimental pop, oddball beats, and more stuffed into a chewy, bite-sized, downloadable snack. A quick rundown of Liz's faves from the Free Music Archive, including many tunes from her weekly radio show, plus a few special treats that are too hot for airplay.
 
The Best Show On WFMU is now The Best Podcast On WFMU! Join Tom Scharpling as he journeys through the treacherous and hi-larious world of open phones, bizarre fake guests, and even more disturbing real guests. The podcast is all of the Mirth and Mayhem, but none of the Music!
 
Forward-thinking electronic music, regional sounds from around the world, hip-hop, dancehall, and float. Frequent international guests widen the picture.
 
The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!
 
Nachum Segal's weekly interview/update with Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, as heard on radio program JM in the AM (jmintheam.org).
 
Surreal, arty sound collage incorporating music, found audio, and pop culture relics, glued together by People Like Us.
 
Best Show Gems: The Best Of The Best Show On WFMU is a twice-monthly podcast featuring highlights from the full radio show. Classic Scharpling and Wurster calls, amazing phone-ins, random weirdness and more! It's a perfect way for a beginner to get on board, or for a longtime fan to look back and remember when.
 
This program features three tracks each week, culled from the endless barrage of independent 45s that were released throughout the 1990s. A shameless re-visitation of those halcyon days when mailorder and photocopied fanzines ruled the school.
 
Street interviews, listener call-ins, vinyl gluttery, sporadic normalcy, original floperas and fiktion, blatant talking over songs, politix, tenderness, and a vague undercurrent of angst. Right up your alley!
 
Your weekly ticket to droneland. Field recordings of waters, machines, subways, drums, frogs, ice, etc, and then those same recordings spindled, folded, or mutilated. Don't worry, that ticket will still get you through the phantom tollbooth.
 
Smooth and easy soft rock to enjoy while you step back and appreciate the good people in your life. Each week, Dedications gives a shout out to the ones you love -- mamas, friends, lovers, even dogs. Callers share stories about the individuals in their lives who deserve a little more recognition. Hosted by Jo Firestone.
 
WFMU's underground hip-hop podcast. When it comes to hip-hop, radio either supports the major label funded sounds or the independently released up & comers. Where do unsigned acts go? Look no further; "Coffee 2 Go" is THEE spot to drop your most raw and grimy unmastered demos! The half-hour podcast was started by Noah, DJ BrownBum, and The Custodian Of Records in April of 2005. The show has also added co-host Daniel Joseph aka Espee from Jersey hip-hop crew, Bully Mouth and Jersey producer D ...
 
Your simmering pimply-faced blob of a host, Fatty Jubbo, presents a classy program of children's records, no-wave, noise, prog, 20th century classical avant-garde choral pieces, concrete sound poetry, weird foreign pop and audio debris. Crackpots, incompetents, geniuses... and they speak the gibberish too!
 
Hosted by various WFMU personalities, Radio Free Culture is a weekly program that explores digital culture, net neutrality, piracy, the broadcast spectrum, digital rights, and archives and libraries in the internet age. We'll be interviewing some of the nation's key figures at the intersection of music, multimedia, and digital technology. This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
Smooth and easy soft rock to enjoy while you step back and appreciate the good people in your life. Each week, Dedications gives a shout out to the ones you love -- mamas, friends, lovers, even dogs. Callers share stories about the individuals in their lives who deserve a little more recognition. Hosted by Jo Firestone.
 
All the hits that fit, plus conversations about the grey area surrounding music and free culture in the digital era. The podcast features Creative Commons music from the Free Music Archive that you can download and share, legally!
 
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Aerial View | WFMU
Monthly
 
Aerial View was WFMU’s first regularly-scheduled phone-in talk show. Hosted by Chris T. and on the air since 1989, the show features topical conversation, interviews and many trips down the rabbit hole. Until further notice, Aerial View is only available as a podcast, available every Tuesday morning. Subscribe to the newsletter “See You Next Tuesday!” and find tons of archives at aerialview.me.
 
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Silver Quintette - "Sinner's Crossroads" Silvertone Gospel Singers - "You Ought To Live" Dixie Harmonizers - "Jesus Is The Light Of The World" Evening Light Gospel Singers - "Jesus Is A Battle Ax" Golden Harmonizers - "Lord I'm Down Here On Your Word" Dixieland Blind Boys - "Steal Away" Mighty Golden Bells - "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" Her ...…
 
The Tammy's Interview with Darren Mabee Interview with Abilene Maverickhttp://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83637
 
Acousmatique Recordings - "Breathe in through tightly pursed lips" David Byrne - "What time is it? No time to look back" - True Stories [over Acousmatique Recordings] Acousmatique Recordings - "Breathe in through tightly pursed lips" Bea T'cha - "If you ask nicely" [over Acousmatique Recordings. Includes French monologue] Neil Amsterdam - "Neut ...…
 
David Lowery on how tech is changing the music business, causing musicians to make less and less money, and how things might improve in the future. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with David Lowery" - "Your calls and comments 201-536-9368" - "Uncanny Valley" Camper Van Beethoven - "Take The ...…
 
Jim Price and WFMU Staff - "Sa Ta Na Ma" - WFMU Mantras [Voices by Jim Price, Liza, Jeff Moore, Matt Warwick and Scott Williams]http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83611
 
Jim Price and WFMU Staff - "Sa Ta Na Ma" - WFMU Mantras [Voices by Jim Price, Liza, Jeff Moore, Matt Warwick and Scott Williams]http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83611
 
Chuck Edwards - "Downtown Soulville" - 45 Music behind DJ: The Pace Makers - "Take Off" - 45 Bobby Elvin - "Give It All Baby" - 45 Lois Blaine and Tuffy Mitchell's Four Sounds - "Here Am I (Try Me)" - 45 Ray Johnson - "Dizzy, Baby, Dizzy" - 45 The Rainbows - "Mama Take Your Daughter Back" - 45 The Volumes - "Monkey Hop" - 45 Music behind DJ: Th ...…
 
Chuck Edwards - "Downtown Soulville" - 45 Music behind DJ: The Pace Makers - "Take Off" - 45 Bobby Elvin - "Give It All Baby" - 45 Lois Blaine and Tuffy Mitchell's Four Sounds - "Here Am I (Try Me)" - 45 Ray Johnson - "Dizzy, Baby, Dizzy" - 45 The Rainbows - "Mama Take Your Daughter Back" - 45 The Volumes - "Monkey Hop" - 45 Music behind DJ: Th ...…
 
Chuck Edwards - "Downtown Soulville" - 45 Music behind DJ: The Pace Makers - "Take Off" - 45 Bobby Elvin - "Give It All Baby" - 45 Lois Blaine and Tuffy Mitchell's Four Sounds - "Here Am I (Try Me)" - 45 Ray Johnson - "Dizzy, Baby, Dizzy" - 45 The Rainbows - "Mama Take Your Daughter Back" - 45 The Volumes - "Monkey Hop" - 45 Music behind DJ: Th ...…
 
Silver Quintette - "Sinner's Crossroads" Chariot Gospel Singers - "Wadin'" God Squad - "You Have To Ride" Trumpetaires of Mobile, Alabama - "Wake Up Lazarus" Golden Crowns of Charlotte, N.C. - "Where Could I Go" Barbernaires - "This Friend Of Mine" Dynamic Traveling Gospel Singers - "Soon And Very Soon" - Stop Playing Church With God Golden Ton ...…
 
Hearty White Hearty White Hearty Whitehttp://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83555
 
ARP Synthesizer Demo Record - "EXCERPTS" - Arp Soloist demonstartion record Puzzle Punks - "Wipe out Shock Shoppers" - Pipeline: 24 Smash Hits by 24 Puzzle Punks Xeno and Oaklander - "Toho Picture" - Sentinelle Indians In Moscow - "Indians in Moscow" - ?? Medicine - "Heads" - Off The Vine HNAS - "Elche Antworten" - bonus 7" Stelzer / Murray - " ...…
 
Kim and Emily Interview with Dr. Sharon Roberts Kimzilla Crowhttp://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83526
 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Thank You For Making Noise" - Show #306, from 4/17/04 [Emmersively environmental loopy pop, rich, perfectly drifty. Live on KOOP Austin. (Out-of-sequence playlist here.)] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Sheep's Clothing" - Show #320, from 6/29/04 [One of my assistants was eating a great-looking salad, ...…
 
Arrogant Worms - "HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY" Bobby Vinton & George Burns - "I KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE OLD" Goerge Carlin - "A FAT FUCK'S GUIDE" Robert Klein - "I DON'T LIKE GETTING OLDER" Tim Steinfort - "GETTING OLD" Weird Al - "WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE" Loose Bruce Kerr - "MOMENTS TO REMEMBER" Bowser & Blue - "IT'S OKAY TO BE GRAY" Hilton Griswold - "SEN ...…
 
Jim Price and Scott Williams - "Philosophy of the World" - Friendly Wounds [Scott played a Yamaha Portasound VSS30, using the "crystal" preset, with the following presets: ECHO // FUZZ // AMPLITUDE MODULATION.]http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83477
 
Jim Price and Scott Williams - "Philosophy of the World" - Friendly Wounds [Scott played a Yamaha Portasound VSS30, using the "crystal" preset, with the following presets: ECHO // FUZZ // AMPLITUDE MODULATION.]http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83477
 
Mark and Station Manager Ken Freedman discusses the year ahead in tech. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Ken Freedman" - "Your calls and comments 201-536-9368" Cult Fantastic - "Screens"http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83478
 
Dennis Diken - "Interview"http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83464
 
Interview with Alan Dubin Original Air Date: July 26, 2012 - "http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/46673" Gnaw Bandcamp - "https://gnaw-tl.bandcamp.com" Gnaw on Facebook - "https://www.facebook.com/Gnawtheband/" Osman Arabi/20 SV - "https://osmanarabi.bandcamp.com"http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83422…
 
Interview with Alan Dubin Original Air Date: July 26, 2012 - "http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/46673" Gnaw Bandcamp - "https://gnaw-tl.bandcamp.com" Gnaw on Facebook - "https://www.facebook.com/Gnawtheband/" Osman Arabi/20 SV - "https://osmanarabi.bandcamp.com"http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83422…
 
Chuck Edwards - "Downtown Soulville" - 45 Music behind DJ: The Moroccos - "Muzik Megaton" - 45 Johnny Fuller - "Deep in My Soul" - 45 Buster Brown - "Trying to Learn How to Love You" - 45 Paula Grimes - "You Move Me So" - 45 Al Garris - "That's All" - 45 Music behind DJ: Freddy Young - "Dark River" - 45 Jimmy Gilford - "Nobody Loves Me Like My ...…
 
Chuck Edwards - "Downtown Soulville" - 45 Music behind DJ: The Moroccos - "Muzik Megaton" - 45 Johnny Fuller - "Deep in My Soul" - 45 Buster Brown - "Trying to Learn How to Love You" - 45 Paula Grimes - "You Move Me So" - 45 Al Garris - "That's All" - 45 Music behind DJ: Freddy Young - "Dark River" - 45 Jimmy Gilford - "Nobody Loves Me Like My ...…
 
Chuck Edwards - "Downtown Soulville" - 45 Music behind DJ: The Moroccos - "Muzik Megaton" - 45 Johnny Fuller - "Deep in My Soul" - 45 Buster Brown - "Trying to Learn How to Love You" - 45 Paula Grimes - "You Move Me So" - 45 Al Garris - "That's All" - 45 Music behind DJ: Freddy Young - "Dark River" - 45 Jimmy Gilford - "Nobody Loves Me Like My ...…
 
Gimme Gimme Octopus - "theme" - none Henry Kaiser - "Devil in the Drain" - Devil in the Drain Prurient - "Forests Black and Low" - Sexual Magic Pan Sonic - "Sahkotin" - Vakio John Wiggins - "Alaska Film 2" - The Listened to Sound Evil Moisture - "Old King intro 4" - Ghost Milkers/Twist-Lock Worm Inlets [Double CD-r release] Kasumi Trio - "So Fa ...…
 
Silver Quintette - "Sinner's Crossroads" Kings of Joy of Tulsa, OK - "I'm In Your Care" Mt. Carmel Jubilee Singers - "I Am On The Battlefield" Heavenly Echoes - "Ups and Downs" Dixie Travelers - "I've Got Heaven On My Mind" Margie Drake and the Caravan No. 2 of Zachary, La. - "Let It Be" Christian-Aires of Cincinnati - "I'm Glad To Be In God's ...…
 
Hearty White Hearty White Hearty Whitehttp://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83415
 
Potterhouse - "Club Foot Rockers" - Can You Dance?http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83348
 
Potterhouse - "Club Foot Rockers" - Can You Dance?http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83348
 
Intro with Dan the Furry Interview with Uncle Kage Interview with Fox Amoorehttp://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83390
 
Matt Haughey, founder of Metafilter, explains how he got scammed. Also: Mark & Matt review the Internet in 2018. Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Matt Haughey" - "Your comments" The Raffeys - "Big Brother" - Eep Snörpsh Nowhttp://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/83345…
 
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