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Please Stay Tuned

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The Soundtrack Series (well, this site) is going under the knife! In the meantime, check us out at our other home–Infinite Guest. (And don’t worry–change is good. Here. This cassette tape should serve as the perfect reminder of that.)

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Isaac Butler – Shop Around/Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

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Isaac Butler is a writer whose work has appeared in Slate, Narratively, and American Theatre. His upcoming book is called The Thousand Natural Shocks: A Father, A Family, A Crisis of Faith. This is his story about Shop Around, by … Continue reading

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Rebecca Vigil – The Boys Are Back in Town/Thin Lizzy

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Performer and musician Rebecca Vigil tells her story of the ups and downs of winning big on “Don’t Forget The Lyrics.”

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Saidah Blount – Nothing/ Depeche Mode

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Saidah Blount is the music events manager and producer at NPR Music. This is her story about how Depeche Mode — specifically the “Nothing” scene in Depeche Mode 101 – changed her teenage life, and showed her that there were other kids … Continue reading

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AK – Do Lord

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Musician AK grew up on movie sets because her parents work in film production. But this is her story about the first time she got to appear and sing in a feature film–and why her song is not the one … Continue reading

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Whitney Joiner – Am I Right/Erasure

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Whitney Joiner is a Senior Editor at Marie Claire, and a co-founder of The Recollectors–an online community for people who have lost parents to AIDS. This is Whitney’s story about losing her father to AIDS in 1992, and how she … Continue reading

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Hillary Rea – I’m Gonna Get You/Bizarre Inc.

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Many couples have a song that brought them together. But as storyteller Hillary Rea can attest, not every couple is one part the lead singer of Reel Big Fish, and not every song that brought them together is “I’m Gonna … Continue reading

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Dale Dudley – Bring Him Home/Les Miserables

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Austin shock jock Dale Dudley (The Dudley & Bob Morning Show on KLBJ) on breaking free from a religious upbringing, the tattoo you’d never think he has, and Bring Him Home from Les Mis. “We should get tattoos! On the … Continue reading

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R. Eric Thomas – Ray of Light/Madonna

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BIG NEWS! This is our first episode as new members of Infinite Guest–the podcast network under American Public Media! Philadelphia legend R. Eric Thomas tells us how queuing up Ray of Light always helps him to visit a very special … Continue reading

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Daren Fleming – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough/Diana Ross

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Performer Daren Fleming (also known as the brilliant drag queen Miss Grenadine Ross) tells us about his undying love for Diana Ross, and the one time that love threatened to upstage Miss Ross herself. “I look up onstage and there’s … Continue reading

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