I couldn’t be more excited to announce, finally, the public launch of my new podcast: Heat Rocks.
Alongside my co-host, music supervisor extraordinaire Morgan Rhodes, and co-producer/editor Nick Liao, we’ve been plugging away at this all summer long and we now have almost three months of shows in the bank and ready to go.
Morgan and I cooked up the idea for Heat Rocks like this: every episode, we invite a guest to join us to talk about one of their favorite albums. It’s a deep dive approach focused on both music appreciation and discovery and I have to say: it’s been absolutely delightful to hear musicians, writers, scholars, etc. talk about what makes certain albums important to them.
The first month’s slate should include the following:
- Joi on Betty Davis’ They Say I’m Different
Phonte on Intro’s Intro
Ann Powers on Madonna’s Like a Prayer
Dam-Funk on Change’s Miracles
Future episodes will include everyone from L.A. rapper Ill Camille to king of the video essay, Jay Smooth, to TheRinger.com’s Shea Serrano to beat maker Suzi Analogue.
And there’s our dedicated Heat Rocks site where we’ll post show notes for every episode.