The Aching Hearts Show, Episode 21 

Episode 21: Work Shirkin'

This week Kelly and Ryan took some time from their busy schedules to talk over the art, science, and lore of avoiding labor. From bum anthems to laziness manifestos, our tireless yet work­adverse couple conversationally…

The Aching Hearts Show, Episode 20 

Episode 20: Fiddle Tunes

One part informational and one part editorial, this episode finds our capricious co­hosts rapping about the folk phenomenon known as fiddle tunes. Listen in as Kelly and Ryan paint both an historical and a contemporary…

The Aching Hearts Show, Episode 17 


Episode 17: Folk State
 

Inspired by their recent attendance at the Folk Alliance International conference, Kelly and Ryan shine the spotlight on a handful of hard­working musicians you may or may not have heard of. The aim of this special…

The Aching Hearts Show, Episode 16 



Episode 16: Uncivil Disobedience 

 

Our loquacious lovebirds take a look at the curious profusion of anti­authority narratives that exist in so many folk and roots songs. From law­breaking to rebellion to no­holds­barred militant libertarianism, there’s no shortage of plunky disobedience…

The Aching Hearts Show, Episode 15 



Episode 15: C-H-I-C-K-E-N

 

No exploration of Americana/folk music is complete until one has seriously considered the chicken and all of its culturo­-musical implications. Though this episode may lack some of the erudition and sophistication you’ve come to expect from Spearman…

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The Aching Hearts Show, Episode 14 


Episode 14: Innuendo!
 

The king and queen of myocarditis return to the studio to kick off the second round of The Aching Hearts Show. The season opener features an in depth and sometimes downright silly, conversational exploration of innuendo as…