Summer’s here! Join us down at the beach with Lana Del Ray, Hanson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and of course, our guest Kristen Hallen! We’re listing our ultimate music videos of summer, featuring Madonna’s mermen, Rihanna’s prescription side effects, and the first-draft rhymes of LFO. Get all your friends to make a Britney Spears “Sometimes” heart on the nearest dock and tune in! -- Follow the show: @musicvideopod Follow Ryan: @blackbeltjonz Follow Chris: @chrisjcoffin
This episode Jake Wallach (The Gab to-Go!) stops by to dissect the music video career of our favorite petty perfectionist, Jack White. In a career that spans twenty years, three bands, and fifteen albums, Jack is one of pop’s busiest video artists. From DIY Lego projects to post-apacalyptic child regimes to a Hype Williams sex/car metaphor, he’s seen it all. Invite over your “sister,”and watch along (and don’t screw up the guacamole). -- Follow the show: @musicvideopod Follow Ryan: @blackbeltjonz Follow Chris: @chrisjcoffin Follow Jake: @jakingphotos
On a very special episode this week, we welcome professional dancer Casey Johansen (La-La Land! Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance! The Alejandro video! The Emmys! The Oscars! So much more!) Casey has seen and done it all in the music video world, and he came prepared with behind-the-scenes scoop from rehearsals and Toni Basil sightings in the LA area. Together we're breaking down dancers good (Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul), and dancers…trying (Alanis Morissette, Ed Sheeran). Lace up your jazz shoes and join us as we take a look at our favorite choreography in video history. -- Follow the show: @musicvideopod Follow Ryan: @blackbeltjonz Follow Chris: @chrisjcoffin Follow Casey Johansen: @caseyajo -- Stream Hey Hey Ladies (A Demo For Fergie) at: https://soundcloud.com/chris-coffin/hey-hey-ladies
Sharpie up those Converse and stock up on some guyliner because this week we're tackling Pop Punk! Special guest Ray Glass (Long Time Gone) stops by to reflect on all the sweatbands, skate parks, and awkward angst that circulated in the mid-2000s and beyond. How old actually was Paramore's high school bully? Why did Pete Wentz get all the attention? How did Ray and Chris deal with their respective high school uniforms? Tune in and find out! -- Follow the show: @musicvideopod Follow Ryan: @blackbeltjonz Follow Chris: @chrisjcoffin Follow Ray Glass: @rayeglass -- See Ray Glass in LONG TIME GONE: A DIXIE CHICKS MUSICAL at iO, Sunday June 23: https://www.ioimprov.com/event/1855985-long-time-gone-dixie-chicks-chicago/ -- Stream Hey Hey Ladies (A Demo For Fergie) at: https://soundcloud.com/chris-coffin/hey-hey-ladies
This week we’re living in the moment and counting down the songs of the Billboard Top 20 and learn that having a good video is not a chart consideration. From the genre fusion of Old Town Road to the general confusion of I Don’t Care, to wigs good (Katy Perry) and bad (Ava Max), we’re leaving no hit unturned.
The Music Video Podcast takes on one of their most challenging topics so far: the intentionally-funny The Lonely Island. From their pre-SNL days of DIY videos to the big screen career of Conner4real, the Lonely Island has produced more good videos than the majority of their straight-faced peers. Matt Huppert joins the podcast this week to break down all the Motherloving celebrity cameos, hip-hop cliches, and inside jokes of the group that might literally have changed the way you use the phone you’re holding right now.
Before Formation, before Partition, before Drunk In Love, Beyoncé was just a simple legendary superstar dusting her Grammys. Nicole Lang joins the Music Video Podcast to celebrate everything Beyoncé before Beyoncé. From the Freaky Friday cop-swap of If I Were A Boy to the ladies’ night of Get Me Bodied to the literal kitty cat of Kitty Kat, we comb through every detail on the path to Lemonade. Put on your Freakum Dress, your Bettie Page wig, and of course, your robot glove, and join in the fun. Nicole Lang is on Twitter at @becoolnicole and Instagram and @nic0lelang
There’s strength in numbers, but that doesn’t stop some members of pop’s biggest groups from sneaking into the solo spotlight. From Sporty Spice to JC Chasez to the other girls of Destiny’s Child (no, the other ones. The other-other ones.), we break down all the ways a group’s second-or-third-okay-fourth in command might try and get a little time on camera by themselves.
Garrett Williams (The Gab to Go) visits the Music Video Podcast this week to discuss all things Ariana Grande. From high ponies to fake trumpeting to being the CGI center of the universe, Ariana has had the busiest six years of anyone in the music business. We search for meaning in Ariana’s laundromats, dollhouses, and spaceships (and don’t find any, but it’s not a bad way to spend an afternoon/six years).
This week we flash back to 1995 and all the rage (it turns out, very little), silk shirts (so many), and run-on sentences (the most ever) of Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill videos. Guest Jamie Patton helps break down the meaning behind the carpools, food fights, and unbroken eye-contact of Canada’s favorite poor-but-kind, short-but-healthy, and sick-but-pretty superstar.
Turn your cap backwards and try not to break anything, because it’s Nu Metal week here at the Music Video Podcast. Chris and Ryan welcome Adam Wynn to the mosh pits, apocalyptic hellscapes, and of course, bedroom-wall-poster-portals of bands like Korn, the Deftones, and POD.
This episode Chris, Ryan, and special guest Rebekah Trombley sort through all FIFTY-TWO (so far) of Nicki Minaj’s music video guest appearances to find her best rhymes, wigs, shoes, and of course, threats to her host artists. Watch along as Nicki travels via haunted painting, desert mirage, and spaceship to bring class and shade to the lives of Fergie, Justin Bieber, Ludacris, and so, so, SO many more.
In this week’s episode we examine the humble music video beginnings of some of Hollywood's biggest directors. Before hitting the silver screen, David Fincher helped Madonna work through her Catholic guilt; Spike Jonze taught Bjork the ole kick-ball-change; and Michel Gondry took The White Stripes on a stop-motion tour of NYC. We discuss all these and more with our guest, Chris Arneson.
From the beaches of Maui to the neon streets of —JK, these disgusting videos are all set in public restrooms. From Jewel’s cynical busker to George Michael’s randy cop to Lorde’s classic introvert, these pop stars are getting down, opening their hearts, and invading all our privacy. And no, none of them wash their hands afterward.
Oh my God, we're back again. The nicest man in comedy, Sam Beaver, joins us to talk everything 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys as we get incredibly deep into the the two premiere boy bands of the TRL era. Who can and cannot dance? Who is and is not allowed to wear a shirt? Join as we talk through Chris Kirkpatrick's one solo, try to understand the ever-changing facial hair situations, share our boy band fantasy drafts, and so much more.
Comedian, magician, and podcaster Ashley Ganski (Love/Hate) brings us the question: “What is a Pop Opera?” and gets zero satisfying answers. Light the nearest candelabra and listen along as we get tangled the sheer curtains, lightning strikes, and haunted shadows of Axl Rose’s wedding, Bonnie Tyler’s School for Gifted Boys, Reba McEntire’s childhood trauma, and so much more!
There are no small parts, but acting in a music video comes close. The talented and hilarious Erin Keif (Hey Riddle Riddle) joins the podcast this week to rate the short-form chops of Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and of course, Mr. Keanu Reeves.
On a very special episode, Chris and Ryan are joined in-studio by a very special guest, the truly spectacular Virginia Muller, to talk about a very special theme: duets! Is any partner worthy of Beyoncé? Is an animated cat the opposite of a human woman? Has Jennifer Lopez ever served her own snacks at a party? Join us as we try to find out, and along the way, cover Barbra Streisand's basement mall, country-crossover Food Network, and Chris's childhood obsession with Garth Brooks.
This episode, Chris and Ryan grow up a little by tracking the sweaty, dirty journeys of Miley, Christina, and every other pop star who dared enter adulthood by pushing the envelope. From Control to Criminal, find out which kids are all right, and which might need to keep their swagger coaches on retainer for another semester.
In Episode 2, we explore the videos of the “other” Jacksons, the third-through-ninth most successful members of the legendary musical dynasty. How many times will we see the staircase at Hayvenhurst? What exactly does it mean for a woman to call herself a centipede? From the cardboard high school of LaToya’s “Heart Don’t Lie,” to the world’s biggest men’s room in Jackie’s “Stay,” we leave no charmingly low-budget stone unturned.
In Episode 1, Chris and Ryan dive into the pools, oceans, lakes, and rainstorm-soaked metaphors of “Songbird Supreme” Mariah Carey and her nearly three decades long videography! Is Butterfly a horse? Does Mariah really have a good side and a bad side? Whatever happened to Bianca? Tune in and find out!