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In this episode of "Personal Records," Scott sits down with Kelly Markey to discuss "A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships" by The 1975.  But first Kelly talks about her recent experience with The Piano Guys.  Visit for more information about this episode.
In this first episode of "Personal Records," Scott sits down with Daniel David Lynn to talk about Box Car Racer's only release, "Box Car Racer."  But first the guys discuss their mutual love of music, Daniel's Band, Diet Blood and his love-affair with Blink-182 and Tom DeLonge.  To learn more about Diet Blood, visit and go to for more about this episode.
Introducing the next podcast from Speakcies: Personal Records. Personal Records Podcast explores the connections between people and the albums they love. Song: Hogan Grip - "Stance Gives You Balance"
Origin of Speakcies returns for a new season on September 8!  Scott and Steve are back with the history and stories behind the words, phrases, and ideas that we discuss everyday.    Subscribe today at   For more information, go to and
Scott's co-host on the Origin of Speakcies podcast and longtime friend, Steve Glissman, is today's guest on Personal Records. Before discussing Guns N' Roses and Steve's chosen record, "Chinese Democracy," the guys go down memory lane and recount old July 4th parties, Blaxl Rose and Fake Duff, epic Chili Cook Off urination and much, much more.  Go to for more about this episode and Steve and Scott's podcast, Origin of Speakcies.
On this episode, Scott chats with Brandon Peck from Richmond band, Sea of Storms. Scott and Brandon break down Sea of Storms’ latest album, “Saddest Faction,” which is one of Scott’s favorite records. He even ranked it as one of his favorite albums of the last decade. But first, they chat about quarantine life for a band among other things. For more information about Sea of Storms and this podcast episode, go to
On this episode of Personal Records, Scott sits down with Julien Robert from Richmond band, Sleave about Idles 2018 album, Joy as an Act of Resistance. But first we discuss the merits of Coldplay, why Charlie Bowen is a great lead singer, and some of Julien's musical journey. Go to for more information about Sleave, and go to for more info on the podcast.
On this episode of Personal Records, Scott chat's with Ali Foley Shenk about "The Drifter and the Gypsy" by Rosi Golan, and how it has helped shape her as an artist. But first we discuss her band WKNDR, getting musical recommendations from her kids, and balancing a career, family, and being a musician. Go to to find out more about Ali's band. For more information, go to
Personal Records is back with new episodes, beginning with this conversation with Micah Lemon about the 1995 classic, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.  But first, Scott and Micah talk about growing up with contemporary Christian music, breaking CDs, and Micah's mom getting hit on by Carman.  For more information, go to
Scott sits down with Richmond, VA band Flight Club to chat about their new EP, Recreational Love. The guys also discuss their favorite Quentin Tarantino movies, the influence their dads had on them musically, other great Richmond bands, and what the definition of success as a band is to them. For more information about Flight Club and more, visit
Season one of Personal Records is a wrap. Thanks to everyone for such a great first season. We will be back in 2020 with more great guests and great albums. In the meantime, check out the other podcasts on the Speakcies network, Origin of Speakcies and True Facts with Robert Banquette. Find out more about the Speakcies Network at
On this episode, Erin and I have a great time chatting about an album that was a big deal to both of us growing up: Pearl Jam’s Ten. But first, I spend some time learning more about Erin and how she got to Richmond. We also talk about childhood sleepovers, Michael Jackson, oldies stations and Nick at Night. Listen now to hear Erin and I attempt to call Eddie Vedder's old number and wax on about our love of Pearl Jam, grunge and, of course, The Monkees. Also, we call Eddie Vedder. For more, go to
In this episode, Scott sits down with Charlie Bowen of the Richmond, VA band, Sleave, to talk about The Hotelier's "emo revival," classic, "Home, Like NoPlace Is There."  But first Scott gets to know more about Charlie and his band, a Guy Fieri connection and a discussion about the current Richmond music scene.  Stay tuned at the end of the show to hear, "Engine," an exclusive, unreleased track from Sleave's upcoming album, "Don't Expect Anything." To learn more about Sleave, visit or Go to for more about this episode.
In this episode of Personal Records, Scott chats with Eric Morris aka "The Kat in the Hat" about "Illmatic" by Nas. Eric talks about growing up in East Harlem, moving to Virginia, and what the album means to him. #thekatinthehat #thatkatiseverywhere. Don't miss this one. Visit for more info about this episode. Check out Eric's Facebook page ( or follow him on Instagram @emorris007.
In this episode of Personal Records, Scott has a conversation with Anna Brennan Jones about No Doubt's 1995 classic, "Tragic Kingdom." Anna talks about what it was like growing up in Orange County and how she felt when she first heard "Just a Girl." She also talks about her recent move to Richmond from Chicago, Disneyland and how fun it was to watch Captain Marvel kick the ass of men.  Visit for more info about this episode. Learn more about Anna at 
In this episode of Personal Records, guest host Steve Glissman from Origin of Speakcies Podcast interviews Eric Neff about Def Leppard's "Hysteria." Next up, Scott chats with Eric about "Violator" by Depeche Mode. This episode is about the indelible imprint of the music you connect with during your formative years. And Delta Burke. Visit for more info about this episode.
In this episode of Personal Records, Scott sits down with good friend, Grace Dupont, to discuss Brand New's "Deja Entendu."  Be forewarned that the "explicit" rating is very much earned in this one. Grace and Scott discuss the old "squad days," dating band dudes, learning when it's time to say goodbye to the mosh pit, and finally, how albums like "Deja Entendu" can help get you through a break up. Buckle up for a bumpy ride, and visit for more info about this episode.
In this episode of Personal Records, Scott sits down with Bill Cannell of Richmond's The Moogly Blues Band, to discuss the Otis Rush classic, "Cold Day in Hell."  But first: friend fist fights, kindergarten keg parties, kicking your singer's ass on stage, and getting your heart broken in unconventional ways.  All of this plus toilet paper holder radios on this week's Personal Records. Visit for more information about this episode.
In this very special, double episode of "Personal Records," Scott chats with two good friends about their chosen Personal Records. First, Scott sits down with Lincoln Branscome to discuss the joys of Tower Records, CD listening stations, the majesty of Geddy Lee and, "Deadwing" by Porcupine Tree.  Next, Scott chats with Caity Blanchard about rock shows of her youth, learning naughty words from Green Day and "Left and Leaving" by The Weakerthans.  Visit for more information about this episode.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Scott McGinnis
Podcast Status
May 3rd, 2019
Latest Episode
Sep 1st, 2020
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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