The Complexity and Mosaic of the Inner World of Sound
David recounts the moment the music left him, and the process of slowly finding it again, one split second of sound at a time.
With All I Know
Byron reflects on his connections to his mom and family in songs, and how his own style and taste has formed.
When Two Musical Cultures Meet
Javier describes the many different styles and sounds of music that surrounded him growing up, and how that shapes his tastes today.
Music for Plants Increases Mindfulness
Ariel explains how two pieces of music helped her move past the pandemic and into a more mindful present.
A Musical Biography of a Non-Musician
Don Reflects upon a lifetime of tuning in to popular music with family, camp-mates, and fellow collegians.
The First Playlist and The First iPod
Jon describes his deep connection to many songs, beginning with his first iPod and the first mix CD his dad made for him.
Music for an All-Nighter
Jonathon’s music for an all-night study session in high school still resonates with him today.
A Grandmother's Influence
Victoria reflects on musical influences in her life that go back to her earliest memories, with her grandmother.
When you hear it in a song
Lauren discusses how Justin Bieber and other music has supported her during some difficult moments.
Listening to music is what kept him going
Karrar shares a life-lesson he learned, and his musical tastes. (TW: suicide)
Aletheia Ida and John Malmborg
The "US" in Music
Aletheia and John reflect on their relationship's beginnings, through a shared musical path.
A Trans-Atlantic Life in Music
Chris Impey describes his connection to the British bands of the 1960s and 1970s, including his impressions of the young Brian May.
Great views, great music, great concerts
Ila Lyn reflects on her evolving tastes in music, from Bonnie Raitt to James Taylor to Lyle Lovett.
The Piano, the Storm, my Family and Me
Ethan describes the momentous night his family acquired a piano, a pivotal moment in his musical development.
Samantha Evelyn Jackson
To Be Heard as a Part of the Sound
Evelyn dreams of becoming a singer on stage, and succeeds in becoming a singer in an arts academy during high school.
Shawn Alex Johnstone
My broad musical tastes
Alex 's diverse tastes in recorded music and live performance.
A Deep Dive into Bob Dylan
Recollections of an intense, lyrically-focused listener.
On Connecting to the Music of Mr. Wilson
Ashley shares several stories about music impact on his life, including his babysitter’s introduction to the Beatles, his early show and tell experience in grade school, and how he used to think Dennis the Menace was kind of punk.
Sad songs, Happy Childhood Memories
Cecily's paternal grandmother made a habit of singing sad songs to her, a source of enduring, happy memories.
The Musical Genius of "Weird Al" and R.E.M.
Friday Night Movie Podcast host Shai Korman shares his love of “Weird Al” Yankovic and R.E.M.