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Season 1

Episodes 1-14

Episode No. Title Date Guests Top 5 Comparison Year Notes
1 Episode 1 July 12, 2015 Rashida Jones
Mark Ronson
Desus Nice
The Kid Mero
--- Mark Ronson discusses his personal history and career
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Episode 2

July 26, 2015 Rashida Jones
Tracy Clayton
Heben Nigatu
Florence Welch
Mairead Nash
--- Discussion of the London mid-2000s Thames Beat scene
3 Episode 3 August 9, 2015 Azealia Banks --- First appearance of Jake Longstreth, first mention of the Grateful Dead
4 Episode 4 August 23, 2015 Demi Adejuyigbe
Jamie Foxx
--- Jake's intro to the Eagles
5 Episode 5 September 6, 2015 Ethan Silverman
Emma Koenig
--- Jake's intro to Guided By Voices
6 Episode 6 September 20, 2015 Emma Koenig
Dave Longstreth
1985 Jake's intro to Thin Lizzy
7 Episode 7 October 4, 2015 Rashida Jones 1979 New York News, first mention of "Eileen's car", Jake discusses Fleetwood Mac's Tusk
8 Episode 8 October 18, 2015 Jonah Hill
iLoveMakonnen
--- Return to New York City
9 Episode 9 November 1, 2015 Rashida Jones
Jerrod Carmichael
Seinfeld2000
--- Spooky music, Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", and a call from Seinfeld2000
10 Episode 10 November 15, 2015 Joe Mande
Seinfeld2000
Dev Hynes
2005 The War on Christmas, Seinfeld2000's revenge, Shania Twain, and political songs
11 Episode 11 November 29, 2015 Dave Macklovitch
Seinfeld2000
Desus Nice
The Kid Mero
--- New Kids On the Block, the Canadian hip-hop scene, family, getting jacked, and an evil plot from Seinfeld2000
12 Episode 12 December 13, 2015 Emma Koenig
Alana Haim
Jerrod Carmichael
'Song of the Year' Grammy nominations Everyone's top three songs of 2015, Jake's LA rock block, and the Grammys
13 Episode 13 December 26, 2015 Rashida Jones
Alana Haim
Top Five Christmas Digital Dowloads Ezra and Jake talk Christmas and seasonal songs, friends and fans call in
14 Episode 14 January 31, 2016

McKay Coppins
Dan Schnur 
Luis Calderin 
Jake Longstreth
Dave Longstreth
Iowa Hawkapellas
Kenny Lucas
Keith Lucas
Chris Tomson

--- Ezra talks politics and Bernie Sanders, then flys to Iowa City to perform at a Bernie Sanders rally

Season 2

Episodes 15-34

Episode No. Title Date Guests Top 5 Comparison Year Notes
15 Episode 15 April 10, 2016 Shelby Fero
Aisha Siddiqui
Eric Yahnker
The Kid Mero
Brandon Wardell
Dave Macklovitch
Desus Nice
Kevin Kusatsu
--- Ezra asks his guests about their political stance, opinions on Bernie Sanders, and who they'll vote for in the presidential election
16 Episode 16 April 24, 2016 Dave Macklovitch
Zachary Lipez
iLoveMakonnen
Rashida Jones
1968 Ezra squashes some Twitter beef and dives into a disappointing Top Five with Jake
17 Episode 17 May 8, 2016 Nikki Mayard
Ariel Rechtshaid
Seinfeld2000
--- Deep dive on Beyoncé's "Hold Up", Vampire Weekend's "Step", and Usher's "Climax". First in-studio appearance of Seinfeld2000
18 Episode 18 May 22, 2016 Jake Longstreth
Mordechai Rubinstein
Rashida Jones
--- The Crew talks songs of the summer, Mister Mort stops by to talk fashion, and Jake calls to talk Doritos and Pepsi
19 Episode 19 June 5, 2016 Jonah Hill
Jake Longstreth
--- Harambe, Juggalos, 1999, and Pepsi in the Soviet Union
20 Episode 20 June 19, 2016 Ed Droste 1968 The rise and fall of Smash Mouth and Phil Collins, the history of the N.R.A., and the hits of 1968. Origin of In My Neighborhood
21 Episode 21 July 3, 2016 --- --- Billboard's most prominent artists from each of the 50 states
22 Songs of Summer July 17, 2016 Mike D 1968 Songs of the summer 2006, 1996, and 1986
23 Music of the RNC & DNC July 31, 2016 --- 1992

Smash Mouth's new single, the playlists of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and the anniversary of the Eagles' breakup

24 Episode 24 August 14, 2016 --- 1984 Music of the Olympic games and optimistically sentimental music of the 1980s
25 Episode 25 August 28, 2016 Jerrod Carmichael  College Music Journal chart Cutthroat fashion, songs of the summer, and spending holidays alone
26 Fashion Week September 11, 2016 Jake Longstreth

Mordechai Rubinstein

--- Despot gets fish-hooked, Fritos, Oreos, and summer fashion
27 Where Are They Now? September 25, 2016 --- 1968

Second careers of notable musicians, "Hey Jude", and Home Depot music

28 Chris Baio and Hot Cheetos October 9, 2016 Chris Baio

Michael Moss

1976 Sweet, sour, and spicy snacks; novelty songs from the 70s.
29 Old Dudes and Snack Foods October 23, 2016 --- ---

Phil Collins' beef with Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize, Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia"

30 Episode 30 November 6, 2016 Felix Biederman

Jennifer Saenz

1964 Presidential election, Frito-Lay, U2, and songs about car crashes
31 Episode 31 November 20, 2016 --- 1968 Reflections on the election, Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" deep dive
32 Love Me, I'm a Liberal December 4, 2016 Connor Kilpatrick

Reihan Salam

1967 Liberalism, John Lennon's "Imagine" deep dive, and the Big Mac
33 East Meets West December 18, 2016 Despot

Jonah Hill Mike D Connor Kilpatrick

#1 hits of 2016 & 1968

Socialist Christmas, coffee with Ivanka Trump, getting jacked, and Adam Curtis' 2016 documentary

34 The Chrismukkah Show December 24, 2016 Mike D

Jonah Hill

--- Holiday-themed special: Hanukkah, latkes, and favorite tracks of 2016

Season 3

Episodes 35-58

Episode No. Title Date Guests Top 5 Comparison Year Notes
35 Episode 35 January 29, 2017 Bart Elmore 1981

Fraiser & Parks and Recreation theme songs, Coca-Cola, The Founder, Starbucks"Jonathan Low", & bedsheets

36 Grammy Special February 12, 2017 David & Stacy Berkowitz 1981 Grammy 'Song of the Year' nominations Gym music, Flamin Hot bagels, listener questions, and the Grammys
37 Oscars and Corporate Playlists February 26, 2017 John Crooke

Julia Cummings

1981 Academy Award for Best Original Song nominations Grammys recap, PlayNetwork retail music playlists, and Oscars music
38 The Rock vs. Vin Diesel 2020 March 12, 2017 Dave Longstreth 1981

Vin Diesel's "It Ain't Me" cover, celebrites running for office, Jake's Home Depot playlist, "Shape of You" deep dive

39 The Seinfeld Theme Song March 22, 2017

Raj Haldar Jonathan Wolff 

1989 Drake shouts out the Dead, racism under Trump, the Seinfeld theme song, and "The Living Years"
40 About that Pepsi Ad April 9, 2017 Desus Nice 1984

Kurt Cobain's death, Kendall Jenner's Pepsi ad, and another "Shape of You" deep dive

41 Coachella Vibes April 23, 2017 --- 1969

Coachella, GBV, Wendy's' "fresh" burgers, Harry Styles, and Thom Yorke's "beef" with Bruno Mars

42 Let's Talk Niall Horan May 7, 2017 --- 1976

Desert Island Modelos, the McCartney/Lennon dichotomy, Niall Horan's pursuit of Don Henley's vibe sparks an elaborate fantasy where Jake runs a hardware store in Nantucket and ends up befriending 1D

43 NYC with Lizzy Goodman May 21, 2017 Lizzy Goodman --- The New York City rock scene from 2001-2011, including The Strokes
44 Post-Punk June 4, 2017 --- 1967 5 Hour Energy, the Dead, and Jake's workout playlist
45 POP Quiz with Cazzie David June 18, 2017 Cazzie David 1989 Sweet Martha's, Dutch Wendy's, Seinfeld trivia, and clubbing
46 The Dorito Effect July 2, 2017 Mark Schatzker
Kenny Tulecki
Billboard's top 10

Roger Waters, Doritos, "Mask Off"

47 Live Concerts & TV Jingles July 16, 2017

Jimmy Harned
Jerry Cronin

1983

"$5 Foot Long" jingle, 8 Minute Cape Cod, and Jake bonding with his fictional son's ex-boyfriend

48 Jerrod, Steve & RJ July 30, 2017 Jerrod Carmichael
Steve Horelick
RJ Ritchie
1991 The Grateful Dead, Reading Rainbow theme song, Game of Thrones, working at the Genius Bar, Led Zeppelin, and grouchy David Crosby
49 Vermont's Finest August 13, 2017

Martha Rossini Olson Chris Tomson

1979

"Sweet" Martha, Phish, Ben & Jerry's, grape ice cream, and fake baseball

50 The Full Crisis Crew August 27, 2017 Jake Longstreth Billboard's top 10 Eclipse watching, minimalistic travel, Ed Sheehan's "Shape of You" breaking down the sweet and the sour
51 Zachary Fox September 10, 2017 Zack Fox 1980 Zack Fox's morning routine, Taylor Swift's weak Kanye diss track, and celebrities' role in politics
52 Surprise! It's James Corden September 24, 2017 James Corden 1976

James Corden busts in, makes siren noises and talks about boybands

Taylor Swift as the Evil Queen and Cardi B as the plucky protagonist

53 Tribute to Tom Petty October 8, 2017 Josh Eels (Rolling Stone journalist) 1981 Deep dive on Tom Petty's "Free Fallin"
54 Eminem & the Tragically Hip October 22, 2017 1978 Whole Foods/Amazon merger, Gord Downie, Neil Young and awfully hot coffee pot.
55 Tim Heidecker and Portugal the Man November 5, 2017 Portugal the man. lead singer, Tim Heidecker Baseball, the year 2004 and politics
56 Grateful T Shirts November 19, 2017 Mordechai Rubinstein 1979 The Grateful Dead t-shirts, posers, 70's palette, natural phenomena in songs, and "Perfect"
57 Cazzie David & Grammy Noms December 3, 2017 Gigi Sohn, Cazzie David Grammy categories: best song, best record and best new artis Net neutrality, going through the Grammy noms
58 A Charli XCX Christmas December 17, 2017 Winter, Charli XCX 1971 Starbucks, tasteful 70's palette, Christmas and taking risks

Season 4

Episodes 59-83

Episode No. Title Date Guests Top 5 Comparison Year Notes
59 Sandwich Math January 14, 2018 Jeff Weiss 1978 Corporate social media humour, Tim Hortons, home-made five dollar foot longs, and Cardi B
60 Sublime Goldfish January 28, 2018 Carson Mell 1987 Five dollar foot long challenge, Sublime, tv show, Grateful Dead, vocal modes and Ed Sheeran's engagement
61 Dystopian Diet Coke February 11, 2018 1977 Grammys, Super Bowl, the philosophy of the new Diet Coke brand relaunch, and Lady Doritos
62 Lady Doritos Town Hall February 25, 2018 Chloe Wise, Rashida Jones, Hannah Fidell and Scott Rugowsky Ladies chat about lady consumer issues, McDonalds, HQ/jam band crossovers, and Drake's heart.
63 Two-Fridge Vibe March 11, 2018 The Oscars, Peter Rabbit, long distance relationships, regional Diet Coke advertisements, Lonnie's Dad.
64 It Wasn't Baio March 25, 2018 Chris Baio 1972 Baio's obsession with the upcoming Sting/Shaggy collaborative album
65 Life Hacks with T-Pain April 8, 2018 T-Pain 1985

Wendy's mixtape, T-Pain life hacks!

Deep dive on Phil Collins "One More Night"

66 Juice Island April 22, 2018 Despot 1977 Liberty; intellectual property without boundaries, athletic freedom and islands beyond the reach of the law
67 Dev, Dave, Ariel, Despot May 6, 2018 Dev Hynes
Dave Longstreth
Ariel Rechtshaid
Despot
Jimothy Lacoste
Steven Hyden
1996 Alanis Morrissette, Radiohead, Austin Powers and lemurs
68 Sweet Chili Heat May 20, 2018 Phil Mattheris 1969 Travel, Pavement, Sweet Chilli Heat and novelty songs.
69 OMG it's Alanis Morissette June 3, 2018 Alanis Morrissette 1974 Phone Interview with Alanis Morissette, Ezra's song logic, and Past Malone as day spa music.
70 Live From Ojai June 17, 2018 Backstage at Ojai The upcoming Dead and Co show, IHOB, punisher burgers vigilante scheme, and chilling at Ojai
71 Dear Nora & Summer Hits July 1, 2018 Dear Nora Songs of the summer - Billboard versus Rolling Stone Recent VW shows, Dear Nora, Stealing from Walmart and "California Girls"
72 Dave Longstreth July 15, 2018 Winter, Dave Longstreth, Merc 1964 The Doger Stadium Dead & Co show, "Matty Groves", and more in depth Beach Boys lyrical analysis
73 '77 v '84 July 29, 2018

1977

1984

Chat about shipping concert equipment
74 This Show Rules August 12, 2018 Tim Carman,

Brent Wolczynski

1999 VW shows abroad, cold brew, coffee routines and snobbery
75 Cazzie David Returns August 26, 2018
76 Seinfeld2000's Origin Story September 9, 2018 A troll pretending to be John Mayer in the Time Crisis Inbox prompts a discussion of Seinfeld2000's deranged twitter genesis. Also Ezra starts bagging on Marvel (later reigns it in)
77 Classic Rock Icons September 23, 2018 1982 Jim Morrison, Steve Miller dissed the Grateful Dead, Gender Reveals
78 Welcome to My Life October 7, 2018 Patrick's Diss Rap 1968 Personality trait meme, Elon Musk, Dunkin, Corporate twitters, Steve Miller/ Dead Feud, Radiohead diss to Morrison, Patrick's Rap
79 A Star is Born 2: Armageddon October 21, 2018 Mac from Pluckers 1983 A Star is Born march, corporate social media, and power-ballads
80 Jason Mantzoukas & Hannah Fidell November 4, 2018 Jason Mantzoukas, Hannah Fidell 1985 Richard Pictures, Bob Dylan, Jokerman
81 Be Grateful November 18, 2019 1991 Sleep t shirts, Mexico, Beto O'Rourke, Prince and being grateful
82 Jokerman December 2, 2018 Vic Berger
Andrew Smith
1995 Cryptocurrency, the General Mills universe, Conagra snack ball movie, Jokerman
83 Baio and the Hot Sauce Challenge December 16, 2018 Chris Baio Apple Music Christmas vs. Billboard 2018 Spicy foods and Bruce Springsteen

Season 5

Episodes 84-107

Episode No. Title Date

Guests

Top 5 Comparison Year Notes
84 Jamflowman January 13, 2019 --- 1999 Aging millenials, "Jamflowman" deep dive, and the hits of 1999
85 "Harmony Hall" / "2021" January 27, 2019 Ariel Rechtshaid
Mihali Savoulidis
Seinfeld2000
2013 New Vampire Weekend tracks, the Twiddle frontman discusses "Jamflowman", Seinfeld calls from Japan
86 The Grammys February 10, 2019 --- 1959 Jake and Ezra talk Maroon 5's Super Bowl show, The Grammys, and the hits of 1959
87 Despot Returns February 24, 2019 Despot 1946 Vampire Weekend's 2019 tour, "Harmony Hall" music video deep dive, and three US Presidents in a big egg
88 No Country for Jamflowmen March 10, 2019 --- 1985 Ariana Grande and Starbucks, Bebe Rexha and Lays, jam bands, and new Vampire Weekend singles
89 Winter Returns March 24, 2019 Winter 1977 vs. 1984 MTV Unplugged, Starbucks news, Imagine Dragons, and economic classes in the Top Five
90 Ubearably Buff April 7, 2019 --- 1969 Grateful Dead live tracks, newest Vampire Weekend tracks, and Christian music in the Top Five
91 With Bardo Martinez April 21, 2019 Bardo Martinez 1973 Japan, Sonic the Hedgehog curry, the Skull & Roses festival, and Panda Express
92 Father of the Bride May 5, 2019 Ariel Rechtshaid --- Production deep dive on the new Vampire Weekend album
93 Live from NYC May 19, 2019 Brandon Wardell
Jaboukie Young-White
Brendan O'Hare
Brian Koppelman
Tom Scharpling
Clare O'Kane
Brian Jones
Despot
Alana Haim
Ariel Rechtshaid
--- In New York for Vampire Weekend's three-set album release show
94 Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott June 2, 2019 Scott Aukerman

Adam Scott

1991 R U Talkin' R.E.M. RE: ME? crossover
95 The Mailbag June 16, 2019 --- --- Jake and Ezra dive into the Mail Bag to read listener emails
96 Live from Chicago June 30, 2019

Brendan Kelly

--- A run-down of the Vampire Weekend Chicago Father's Day show, plus Mountain Brews and Nihilist Arby's
97 TC AMA July 14, 2019 --- --- Jake and Ezra answer questions posed by listeners on Twitter
98 Rock Beefs August 11, 2019 --- --- Rock beefs and cloning
99 Conspiracy Theories with Mark Foster August 18, 2019 Mark Foster 1999 Political conspiracy theories & LFO's "Summer Girls" analysis
100 Episode 100 September 8, 2019

Winter
Mordechai Rubinstein
Cousin Asher
Despot
Ariel Rechtshaid
Fans

--- Radiohead, Vampire Weekend at Madison Square Garden, and 100 years of Time Crisis
101 Hella Mega Flaming Hot September 22, 2019 --- 1992 Fall Out Boy, Brian Wilson, the Flamin' Hot Cheetos movie, and Shawn Mendes vs. Justin Bieber
102 With Justin Vernon October 6, 2019

Jake Longstreth Justin Vernon

Top artists from Wisconsin & New Jersey Bon Iver's Justin Vernon talks Wisconsin, jam bands, and touring
103 With Huey Lewis October 20, 2019 Huey Lewis 1985 Huey Lewis details his life and career
104 Rise and Shine with Cazzie David November 3, 2019 Cazzie David --- Mexico, nausea, Billy Joel, the MCU, Kylie Jenner, and popcorn and raisins
105 Bernie, Beto and Bob November 17, 2019 --- 1972 Demoractic candidates for 2020, Trump's children's desires to be cool, and guzzling down martinis
106 Gratefulsgiving with Hannah Fidell and Kyle Field December 1, 2019 Hannah Fidell

Kyle Field

--- Olive Garden, Gratefulsgiving, changing seasons, and the Dead's Robert Hunter
107 Grammys, Garcia, and Goose December 15, 2019 Steven Hyden Most Streamed Songs of 2019 Jerry Garcia memorabilia, jam bands, Jet, and the fall of Seinfeld2000

Season 6

Episodes 108-Present

Episode No. Title Date Guests Top 5 Comparison Year Notes
108 Happy New Year January 19, 2020 Chris Kaskie

Amy Brown

2006 Working on New Year's, Picthfork's Jet review, Wendy's Twitter, and Bieber's "Yummy"
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