September 1, 2016
by Richard J. Anderson
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Lost Episode 6: “Because of MySpace” with Myke Hurley and The Arctic Monkeys

And now, we come to the final, and the most lost, of all the Lost Episodes of Crush On Radio. Myke needs no introduction if you’re into podcasts, and he was interested in guesting as soon as Patrick guested. Scheduling this one was hard, especially with his crazy schedule—Myke was still working full-time—and the whole time zone difference thing. This one was also marred with some nasty recording problems, and then, the podcast network kinda fell apart. Well, it’s here now, for the world to hear…

About a year after I wrapped up Crush On Radio, Myke did his own podcast run asking people about their favorite albums. And he did it better than me, too.


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August 31, 2016
by Richard J. Anderson
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Lost Episode 5: “It Just Existed Like the Clouds” with Jeff Winner and Pink Floyd

Jeff was the first person to do something I’d hoped to do a lot of with this version of Crush On Radio… talk about an album he didn’t like… albeit still an influential album on his life. Plus some awesome musical connections tied with Jeff’s career as a musical researcher, archivist, and other cool things.


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August 30, 2016
by Richard J. Anderson
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Lost Episode 4: “Attempted Killer Music” with Matt Keeley and DEVO

Far from just being one of the original co-hosts of Crush On Radio, Matt’s had a huge impact on me and the music I listen to. I was so happy to have him on the show again, especially since he wanted to talk about DEVO, the band we probably both adore most. So, yes, it’s a lot of nerding out about a very nerdy band, but this was still a fun episode to do.


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August 29, 2016
by Richard J. Anderson
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Lost Episode 3: “In The Gaps and the Niches” with Ben Alexander and The Postal Service

Ben Alexander was the guy who ran Constellation.fm and helped shepherd the short Crush On Radio third season into the world. This was a fascinating talk on how discovering music changed, along with some weird musical synchronicity in our lives. Ben seems to have disappeared from the Internets, but if you’re out there, say hi. You’re missed.


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August 28, 2016
by Richard J. Anderson
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Lost Episode 2: Patrick Rhone and Jesus Christ Superstar

Patrick Rhone is literally the nicest man on the Internet. As soon as Episode 1 dropped, he asked me to be on the show, and how could I say no? He is a man of incredible depths, and he loves musicals. I’m super grateful for Patrick… in general, really, but agreeing to do a podcast with me was just the cake.

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August 27, 2016
by Richard J. Anderson
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Lost Episode 1: Merlin Mann and The Meadowlands

In 2014, I tried to revive Crush On Radio as a one-on-one interview show. I produced six episodes for Constellation.fm, interviewing a few of my favorite Internet people about the albums that shaped their life. Sadly, due to a number of outside factors, I had to cancel the show, and the archives fell off the web, not long after. Two years later, I’m finally bringing them back online, to sit along the two seasons of Classic CoR with Matt and Andrew.

The first episode was my proudest moment: a chat with the legendary Merlin Mann about an album that changed his life: The Meadowlands by The Wrens. It was an incredible experience, and I’m happy to share it with you all again.

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May 18, 2014
by Richard J. Anderson
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Crush On Radio Returns!

To all our dozen fans, Crush On Radio is back, and now it’s on Constellation.fm. They’ve graciously offered to add the show to their network, including taking over the funderful task of audio editing. So, I’m glad to announce that “Season 3” of Crush On Radio is now live!

As you may remember from our final episode of Season 2, the format for Crush On Radio has changed a bit. Instead of a three-person conversation, it’s now a one-on-one interview with really cool people about the albums that are important to them. You’ll probably hear from Andrew and Matt again in the future, but for now, it’s just me and my guest.

The first guest, by the way, is a doozy: Merlin Mann. He’s half of the amazing podcasts Back to Work, and Roderick on the Line. He wrote 43 Folders, the site that got me to switch to the Mac. He was also in a band, Bacon Ray, who once opened for the band we talk about on the inaugural episode: The Wrens.

Merlin is a huge fan, and he joined me to talk about The Meadowlands, the Wrens third album, released in 2003, seven years after their last one. He played it incessantly while building 43 Folders, and it has a lot of lessons about how hard it is to be a grown-up, make art, and get paid. It’s also a really awesome rock and roll album.

So, check it out and leave us a review on iTunes! If you’re already subscribed, the feed should switch over automatically.

January 19, 2014
by Richard J. Anderson
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S2E20: The Best of 2014

We’re back with our Best of 2014 show! Rich, Andrew, and Matt share their favorite songs of 2013, with all the attendant ratholes and sidetracks you’ve come to expect.

This is also our final episode of Season 2, and we’ll be taking a break to rejigger the program. Details in the show!

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December 22, 2013
by Richard J. Anderson
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S2E19: I Know

Crush On Radio ends the year with a discussion of picks, what they’re looking forward to, music-wise, in 2014, and a few of the usual digressions.

Picks this week: San Fermin, Cibo Matto, and Elvis Costello & The Attractions

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December 1, 2013
by Richard J. Anderson
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S2E18: Half-Stars

Andrew’s Mom is celebrating her birthday, leaving Rich and Matt to go it alone this week. Cue discussion on the Christmas Music Switchover, Boardwalk Empire (some spoilers there), Todd Rundgren’s production methods, star rating systems in iTunes, and a few other ratholes. Oh, and some album picks.

Picks this week: XTC, and POLYSICS.

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