About the show

Thanks for checking out the “The Music Challenge Podcast”: where we propose a musical question with a different answer for everyone. In this first season, we are asking for Your Formative Four, the most influential albums from your past. Not just your past, but your way-back past like high school. What were the seeds that sprouted into your current musical tastes. We'll be talking about our formative albums and we invite you to join us on "The Music Challenge Podcast."

Please, send us your own Formative Four through our contact page and we'll share them on a cast soon. (We record a few ahead).

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Episodes

  • Smashing Pumpkins - Gish

    July 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  53 mins 16 secs
    music, music commentary, podcast

    This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

    And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums that were the seeds of your musical upbringings. It's a difficult question. We know! But, we want to hear what our fans listened to as well. Submit your four to musicchallengepod@gmail.com.

    We will be featuring listener albums- so this is an excellent chance for your special album to be featured. We'll be featuring listener selections along the way and we just may feature your groundbreaking music grails, the albums that started it all for you and what you're listening to now. Sell us on the album you want to hear us feature right now!

  • Episode 14: Pink Floyd - The Wall: With Special Guest John Roccia

    June 29th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 5 mins
    music, music commentary, podcast

    This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

    And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums that were the seeds of your musical upbringings. It's a difficult question. We know! But, we want to hear what our fans listened to as well. Submit your four to musicchallengepod@gmail.com.

    We will be featuring listener albums- so this is an excellent chance for your special album to be featured. We'll be featuring listener selections along the way and we just may feature your groundbreaking music grails, the albums that started it all for you and what you're listening to now. Sell us on the album you want to hear us feature right now!

  • Episode 13: Beastie Boys - 3 Formative Albums

    June 22nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  57 mins 9 secs
    beastie boys, music, music commentary, podcast

    This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

    And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums that were the seeds of your musical upbringings. It's a difficult question. We know! But, we want to hear what our fans listened to as well. Submit your four to musicchallengepod@gmail.com.

    We will be featuring listener albums- so this is an excellent chance for your special album to be featured. We'll be featuring listener selections along the way and we just may feature your groundbreaking music grails, the albums that started it all for you and what you're listening to now. Sell us on the album you want to hear us feature right now!

  • Episode 12: Protest Songs and Social Injustice

    June 14th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  57 mins 9 secs
    gaye, marley, music, music commentary, podcast, tosh

    This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

    And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums that were the seeds of your musical upbringings. It's a difficult question. We know! But, we want to hear what our fans listened to as well. Submit your four to musicchallengepod@gmail.com.

    We will be featuring listener albums- so this is an excellent chance for your special album to be featured. We'll be featuring listener selections along the way and we just may feature your groundbreaking music grails, the albums that started it all for you and what you're listening to now. Sell us on the album you want to hear us feature right now!

  • Episode 11: The Clash - Sandinista!

    June 7th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  59 mins 57 secs
    music, music commentary

    This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

    And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums that were the seeds of your musical upbringings. It's a difficult question. We know! But, we want to hear what our fans listened to as well. Submit your four to musicchallengepod@gmail.com.

    We will be featuring listener albums- so this is an excellent chance for your special album to be featured. We'll be featuring listener selections along the way and we just may feature your groundbreaking music grails, the albums that started it all for you, and what you're listening to now. Sell us on the album you want to hear us feature right now!

  • Episode 10: Def Leppard - Pyromania

    June 1st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  52 mins 51 secs
    music, music commentary

    This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

    And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums that were the seeds of your musical upbringings. It's a difficult question. We know! But, we want to hear what our fans listened to as well. Submit your four to musicchallengepod@gmail.com.

    We will be featuring listener albums- so this is an excellent chance for your special album to be featured. We'll be featuring listener selections along the way and we just may feature your groundbreaking music grails, the albums that started it all for you, and what you're listening to now. Sell us on the album you want to hear our feature right now!

  • Episode 9: Fugazi - 13 Songs

    May 25th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 59 secs
    music, music commentary

    This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

    And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums that were the seeds of your musical upbringings. It's a difficult question. We know! But, we want to hear what our fans listened to as well. Submit your four to musicchallengepod@gmail.com.

    We will be featuring listener albums- so this is an excellent chance for your special album to be featured. We'll be featuring listener selections along the way and we just may feature your groundbreaking music grails, the albums that started it all for you and what you're listening to now. Sell us on the album you want to hear us feature right now!

  • Episode 8: Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz

    May 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  57 mins 30 secs
    music, music commentary

    This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

    And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums that were the seeds of your musical upbringings. It's a difficult question. We know! But, we want to hear what our fans listened to as well. Submit your four to musicchallengepod@gmail.com.

    We will be featuring listener albums- so this is an excellent chance for your special album to be featured. We'll be featuring listener selections along the way and we just may feature your groundbreaking music grails, the albums that started it all for you and what you're listening to now. Sell us on the album you want to hear our feature on it right now!

  • Episode 7: Prince - Purple Rain

    May 11th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 4 mins
    music, music commentary

    Prince's epic album Purple Rain is the subject of this week's pod. Enjoy the music of Purple Rain as stories are shared relating your hosts Andrew, Robb, and Jed to the music. This is Andrew's third formative album he is presenting.

  • Episode 6: Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies

    May 4th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 22 secs
    music, music commentary

    We take a look at Southern Cali Eighties Punk through the lens of Suicidal Tendencies' first album. Travel back as we investigate this particular brand of punk mixing thrash with speed and wicked guitar riffs. Come for the music, stay for the stories!!

  • Episode 5: Pearl Jam - Ten

    April 27th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 39 secs
    music, music commentary

    Each week, three music-loving friends sit down and talk brass tacks about the music that has touched our lives. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for weekly episodes featuring some of the most influential albums of our PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE!

  • Episode 4: Not Quite an Album Yet...

    April 13th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  59 mins 42 secs
    music, music commentary

    Each week, three music-loving friends sit down and talk brass tacks about the music that has touched our lives. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for weekly episodes featuring some of the most influential albums of our PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE!

  • Bonus Episode - Checking in

    April 6th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 5 secs
    music, music commentary

    Each week, three music-loving friends sit down and talk brass tacks about the music that has touched our lives. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for weekly episodes featuring some of the most influential albums of our PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE!

  • Episode 3: Talking Heads - Remain in Light

    March 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  41 mins 47 secs
    music, music commentary

    Each week, three music-loving friends sit down and talk brass tacks about the music that has touched our lives. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for weekly episodes featuring some of the most influential albums of our PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE!

  • Episode 2: Duran Duran - Rio

    March 23rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 17 secs
    music, music commentary

    Each week, three music-loving friends sit down and talk brass tacks about the music that has touched our lives. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for weekly episodes featuring some of the most influential albums of our PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE!

  • Episode 1: Rush - Moving Pictures

    March 15th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  21 mins 58 secs
    music, music challenge, music commentary, music history, podcast, the music challenge podcast

    Each week, three music-loving friends sit down and talk brass tacks about the music that has touched our lives. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for weekly episodes featuring some of the most influential albums of our PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE!