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Hardcore Pearl Jam fans unite! This podcast revisits some of the best live shows in Pearl Jam's 28 year history. From breaking down set lists to discussing hot band related topics, every episode features something new and exciting for every PJ fan!
 
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Tune in every Monday to If I Were You as Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld offer advice in areas they're qualified to talk about. Also in areas they're not qualified to talk about. Email them with your own sticky situations and they’ll find the solution: IfIWereYouShow@gmail.com.
 
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We've been celebrating the Lightning Bolt tour this month on our social media pages and we're gonna hang right in that era for this episode. Buffalo 2013 was the second show on the tour and from the early onset you were able to get a big picture idea of what this tour was going to become. Randy attended this show, so he recaps all of the memori ...…
 
In this episode we discuss ovens, bedding, shoes, fantasy football, Twitter, and our favorite pasta shapes. For more "If I Were You" check out Bonus Thursday Video episodes on our Patreon.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
Laissez les bons temps rouler! This week we take the show down to the Big Easy to cover the Voodoo Festival from the Lightning Bolt tour. Joining us as our guest for this episode is host of the Antiquiet Podcast Johnny Firecloud who recently released an episode chronicling his Pearl Jam fandom. If you listen to that before you listen to this, w ...…
 
In this episode we discuss physical therapy, Succession, and Jake's goddaughter. For more IF I WERE YOU check out our Patreon for bonus Thursday video episodes!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
This week we take a look back on some of the memorable moments we've covered in past episodes. The theme for this clip show is obscure covers. Sure, the band has had their fill of cover songs in the past, anything from Rockin In The Free World to The Who and Beatles songs, but mixed in with those they've made a part of their live act are ones t ...…
 
In this episode we discuss superheroes, our favorite smells, and whether or not we would be a toilet. For more IF I WERE YOU, check out bonus Thursday video episodes on our Patreon.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
This week we’re going way back to the legendary January 17, 1992 show -- AKA “Vault #1.” In fact, this is the earliest show we’ve covered on the podcast so far! The band trekked across North America in support of Ten throughout the Fall and early Winter of 1991. After a two-week break in the beginning of January 1992, the boys returned to Seatt ...…
 
In this episode we discuss flirtatious dads and depressed teens. We also debut a new potential segment! For more advice, check out our Patreon for bonus Thursday video episodes.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
This week's episode takes a look into the Fenway Park Night 2 show from 2016, but if you're looking for set breakdown and song analysis you won't find it in this episode. For this show I'm joined by my wife to be Jillian who I was lucky to attend this show alongside. As Jillian and I are set to wed this weekend, we talk about how this show bond ...…
 
In our 400th EPISODE we reminisce about our origin story and brainstorm future segments. Thanks to everybody who's listened to at least 350 of these! Including the live shows, of course.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
On the 21st anniversary of one of the band's most legendary shows at Madison Square Garden, we are back to our year long MSG series taking a look at every show the band performed at the World's Most Famous Arena. Today's episode we cover Night 1 of 2010 - a show that gets overshadowed by the magic of the following night, but in its own right ha ...…
 
In this episode we discuss pop punk, Sudoku, and acting cool at the gym.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
Happy birthday to us! We're celebrating our anniversary episode by covering the show that won the listener's poll - The Gorge from 2005! For those who entered the poster contest, don't forget to wait listen to the end of the episode to see if you won! The Gorge Amphitheater is a beautiful venue in the state of Washington, scenic and smack dab i ...…
 
In this episode we discuss Brazilian waxes, renting apartments, and Jake's new career as a development executive. For more If I Were You, check out our bonus Thursday video episodes every week on our Patreon!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
We've been teasing it all week and now it's finally time for the big news! We're extremely excited that we've uncovered one of the very many mysteries of Pearl Jam's lore and can't wait to share the news with all of you! Right off the top of the show Randy and John will address the news, but stay tuned to our social media all day today to view ...…
 
In this episode Jake takes control as we discuss bad sex, bad friends, and good olympians. For more IF I WERE YOU, check out our Bonus Thursday Video Episodes on our Patreon.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
This week we take a trip on the festival circuit, but since all great festivals can't happen with just one band, we've enlisted another podcast host to help us out for this one. Tom Kwei, the host of the Alphabetallica Podcast joins us to tell the story of his first and only Pearl Jam show.When you think festivals and Pearl Jam's connection to ...…
 
In this episode we discuss being newly single, high school crushes, and unrequited love. For more advice, check out our bonus Thursday video episodes on our Patreon.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
IT'S EVOLUTION BAYBAY! We're bringing to you a brand new series under the Live On 4 Legs umbrella that takes a comprehensive look at the growth of individual live tracks throughout the years. For our first episode, we're talking about Yellow Ledbetter - the set closing staple that has become a glorious celebration of the band and its fans.In th ...…
 
In this episode we discuss Jake's mental health, high school, and dry spells. For more advice, check out our Patreon which has bonus video videos every Thursday!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
This week we tackle one of the pinnacle shows in Pearl Jam's history. The 1992 Pinkpop Festival has been discussed and shared from bootleg VHS tapes to online forums for over 25 years, and this episode breaks down why this show is such an important part of the band's legacy.While the Seattle scene was still blossoming into something big, Pearl ...…
 
In this episode we discuss Jake's 34th birthday, Amir's music career, and breaking the law in very small ways. For more IF I WERE YOU check out our Patreon -- bonus video episodes every Thursday!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
SURPRISE! With all of the cryptic clues and messages we've been posting on our social media pages, it's all led to this - the return of Live On 4 Legs Podcast! We thank you for your patience while we've been on hiatus, but we're back and ready to rock!This week we'll introduce one of our new co-hosts John Farrar and dig into a show that has mad ...…
 
In this episode we discuss racist mugs, smelly thugs, and gift baskets. For more IF I WERE YOU, check out our Patreon -- Bonus videos every Thursday!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
Musician and friend Julia Nunes is in the studio discussing flirting, exercising, and laser eye surgery. Get Julia's new album UGHWOW wherever you listen to music.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
In this episode we discuss sexy tattoos, angry boyfriends, and kissing bosses.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
In this lightning round episode we discuss our favorite weather, our favorite foods, and what Dungeons and Dragons character would Amir be.... WITH A SIDE OF RICE.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
In this episode we discuss casual sex with a millionaire, coworker crushes, and fantasy basketball drama.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
This week's episode is special for many reasons, so where do we start? First of all, Matt is back and last week we teased an announcement from him that we'll deliver to you right off the top of the show. But possibly more special than that? We're on our sixth installment of our MSG series and it's something we've discussed a lot on the pod beca ...…
 
In this episode we discuss pre-marital problems, MMF threesomes, and porn blogs. For more "If I Were You" check out our bonus Thursday video episodes on our Patreon!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
A week after the celebration of the St. Louis Blues first Stanley Cup victory (Brett Hull is still celebrating)we're having our own celebration by looking back on this notable show from the Binaural tour. It happened to be perfect timing because this show was the winner of our listener's choice contest, and Geoff Koller who made the submission ...…
 
Friends and comedians Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz join us live from Thalia Hall in Chicago to discuss foreskin, new pants, and who is 58 years old. Thanks to everybody who came out to HeadGum Live last weekend!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
We're taking the time machine all the way back to the band's most pivotal and successful year in 1992 to focus on a show played in Zurich, Switzerland. Guest host Chris Buckley joins the show to talk about it's importance in the band's legacy as they perform something incredibly rare that hasn't been done in the modern era of the band.This show ...…
 
Friend and father Nic Rad is on the show to talk about difficult decisions, pop music, and of course, ladders. And if you see this in time, come hang out with us in Chicago! HeadGum Live is coming June 14-16 at Thalia Hall! Get your tickets here.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
Our episode this week is from where? Tampa. You got it. And although we lose Matt to the injured list once again this week, we're able to get an excellent fill in at the hands of Patreon donor Eddie Quintana who joined us to discuss his first show.First shows are interesting, what do you want and what do you expect out of them? Well, for one yo ...…
 
In this episode we discuss oral hygiene, loving thy neighbor, and the Toronto Raptors.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
In our fifth installment of our year-long MSG series, we find the band returning to the mecca of entertainment for the first time in five years. Without an album to tour for or anything to promote, they had a blank canvas to fill where they could experiment a little bit.One of their experiments was inviting three backup singers on stage to perf ...…
 
In this episode we discuss ending relationships and ending Game of Thrones... and smiling at yourself. Come hang out with us in Chicago on June 14-16 at HeadGum Live!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
This week we tackle Philadelphia 2005, but Matt had to take the week off to learn some disco music so we introduce you to our guest co-host this week Pete Griesbach from the Pearl Jam tribute band Last Exit. Pete attended this show back in 2005 and we'll hear a story in this episode about how he avoided the dreaded Philly parking lot porta pott ...…
 
In this episode we discuss laughing during sex, new tools, and a Twitter draft so good, it's worth a Golden Mic award. Still some tickets left to see us in Chicago! Click here to join the party.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
If I were to wager a bet, I'd take a guess that not every American citizen, or American Pearl Jam fan, would be able to locate Hartford, Connecticut on a map or be able to give one distinction about the city that sets it apart from others. Hartford? Well, if you know your US capitals you may certainly know it. Remember the Hartford Whalers? Bre ...…
 
Fellow HeadGum podcasters Adal Rifai, Erin Keif and JPC (Hey Riddle Riddle podcast) join us to discuss breaking the ice, solving riddles, and how to poop. For more riddles and puzzles, check out Hey Riddle Riddle on HeadGum. See us all at HeadGum Live in Chicago June 14-16 at Thalia Hall!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
So it's come to this... 34 episodes in the books and finally we have one week where we can't make an episode work out. Matt's fiddling his bass and Randy is just twiddling his thumbs thinking what to do in the meantime when suddenly he came up with an idea that is equally great and awful at the same time!A clip show.Yeah yeah, clip shows are no ...…
 
In this episode we discuss hot bosses, motorcycle uncles, and phone numbers. Then Jake gives out this episodes Golden Mic and Turdy awards. Come see us in Chicago on June 15!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
State College, PA is a show that goes down in history as a fan favorite. Being the final show of the first leg of the 2003 US tour, the band decided to pull out all the stops to make this one of the longest shows in their history. 3 hours and 37 minutes later, the band made good on their promise.This is a set list where strength is less in numb ...…
 
In this episode we discuss overthinking pillow talk, underthinking bootie calls, and Jake's newest award. Come see us live in Chicago on June 15 as part of HeadGum Live!By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
Through 32 episodes we've covered emotional moments, historical moments, legendary moments. Band defining moments such as the push for Breath at MSG, Immortality with original lyrics at The Orpheum and when the stage shook during Do The Evolution. Throughout all three of these iconic moments, one of us on this podcast shrugged them off and down ...…
 
In this episode we discuss blurry vision, self-defense, and Jake's newest creation: General Cleanliness. Support the Golden Mic Winner (Jake) by purchasing his very own shirt. https://store.headgum.com/collections/apparel/products/general-cleanliness-teeBy Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
It's not a stretch to say that when you think of Vegas, usually the first thing that comes to mind is gambling. Funny enough, gambling would be a major theme of this night back in 2006. Branden Palomo from the Better Band Podcast joins us as our guest to help us relive this one.The first major gamble of the night came right away opening out the ...…
 
In this episode we discuss adopted siblings, Jake's childhood, and Amir's LASIK. HeadGum Live! Is coming to Chicago on June 14-16. Come hang with us and our friends -- tickets here.By Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
 
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