This Particular Album is Very, Very Important to Me

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In our season finale, comedian, writer, actor and podcaster, Paul F. Tompkins sits down with Deborah and Joel to talk about his love for 'Til Tuesday's 1986 album Welcome Home. Paul talks about listening to the album while working at Hats in th
Actress, writer and author June Diane Raphael sits down with Deborah and Joel to talk about Joni Mitchell's iconic 1971 album Blue. June talks about discovering the album in high school through a big crush, her feminist awakening through music,
Actor, writer and comedian Matt Besser joins Deborah and Joel to talk about Oingo Boingo's 1981 album, Only a Lad. Besser talks about growing up in Little Rock, the impact new wave had on his life, spending summers in Santa Fe learning to break
Actress and musician Tawny Newsome joins Joel and Deborah to talk about her love for Stevie Wonder's 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. Together they talk the pure genius of Stevie Wonder, first concerts, weird songs for auditions, albums you
Actress, writer and artist Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls, Prodigal Son) sits down with Deborah and Joel to talk about what the Spin Doctors' 1991 album Pocket Full of Kryptonite means to her. Keiko talks about leaving school behind and moving to L
Actor and filmmaker Colin Hanks sits down with Joel and Deborah to talk about his passion for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Colin takes us on a deep dive into all things Chili Peppers, growing up in Sacramento, th
Actor, writer and comedian, Eugene Cordero sits down with Joel and Deborah to talk about Boyz II Men's 1991 album Cooleyhighharmony. Together, they talk about Eugene's experience growing up first generation Filipino in Detroit, Motown, trying t
Actress, writer and distillery owner, Kirsten Vangsness sits down with Joel and Deborah to talk about her strong connection to Hounds of Love by Kate Bush and how it shaped her young life. Kirsten takes us all on a journey through the album, co
In our season 3 premiere, actor, comedian and author Thomas Lennon sits down with Joel and Deborah to talk about his passion for The Smiths' 1984 untitled/self titled(?) album. Together they take a deep dive into the history of The Smiths, thei
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The ever so talented and brilliant Rachel Bloom joins Deborah and Joel to give a standing ovation to Stephen Sondheim’s Original Cast Recording of Assassins. The conversation starts with a couple of not great massage stories and moves to swooni
The talented and hilarious - and in another life, AR rep - Ego Nwodim sits down with Deborah and Joel to share her love of (sigh, oh Kanye) Kanye West’s debut album, College Dropout. They talk about how the complexities of the man make it diffi
Actor Jason O’Mara joins Deborah and Joel in the Los Feliz equivalent of an Irish snug to share his love for the Hothouse Flowers’ first album, People. The most successful debut album of an Irish band in Irish history set up the perfect concert
The hysterical, smart and fun Bryan Safi sits down with Deborah and Joel and unleashes his love for Hole’s “Live Through This.” They all agree this album ROCKS. They talk about the trashy mosaic herself (Deborah Tar-...sorry, Courtney Love) and
The hilarious, charming, and impressive in so many ways Demi Adejuyigbe joins Deborah and Joel to discuss his love for Radiohead’s In Rainbows. Once again the subject turns to “sad music” and the struggle with it being a pejorative term. Demi r
Actor, writer, photographer, musician, Charlotte, NC native Brian Huskey shares the profound impact The Velvet Undergound’s self-titled third album had on him. Deborah warns us to not first hear “The Murder Mystery” in the In-n-Out drive-thru w
Carl Tart sits down and embarrasses himself by singing the praises of Pretty Ricky’s debut album, Bluestars. Well “embarrassed” is the term he uses but we simply must give the man a break. This album came out when he was 16! After he came back
Lauren Lapkus sits down with Deborah and Joel to share her love of Sun Kil Moon’s Ghosts of the Great Highway. They talk about the weirdness of starting college, having no friends in college, making new friends in college or if you should break
Grant O’Brien shares his love for the original studio cast recording of Jesus Christ Superstar but stresses it’s not his favorite musical. It’s glorious, it’s weird and not a little problematic from time to time. He reveals the sexual confusion
Deborah and Joel sit down with the great Jamie Denbo and hear about her love for Carole King’s Tapestry. Man what an album! Deborah and Jamie bond over how it all really started with Really Rosie. We learn that Jamie inadvertently (well, advert
Kulap Vilaysack sits down with Deborah and Joel and shares her love for Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope. She explains how she escaped walkable Eagan, wound up in very un-walkable downtown LA and later found herself making out with her (yellow-t
Season Two starts with the great Al Yankovic (weird ex-college DJ) sharing his love of Devo’s third studio album, Freedom of Choice. **Almost coincidence alert** Deborah almost went to the same college as Al but when visiting the campus got tur
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Ty takes Joel and Deb through the year - the year when apparently all music was made - when he was overwhelmed, broken-hearted, let down and hangin’ around. Radiohead’s 1997 album got him through a tough, life-changing year. Deb likes Radiohead
THIS. IS….A  JOEL SPENCE DEBORAH TARICA NICOLE BYER PRODUCTION. Nicole sits down with Deborah and Joel to ‘dance-sit” and talk about Missy Elliot’s 2002 album. We discuss the top two guidelines about hair - how not to dye it it and how...oh man
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