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Music, Comedy & “Fun Topics” with Jon Wurster on the Dan And Dan Music Podcast

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Jon Wurster is a man of many talents. He’s the drummer for some incredible rock bands like Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, and Bob Mould. He’s also an actor, comedy writer and a must-follow on social media, as you’ll hear. Jon drops by the podcast to talk about some his current projects, his favorite music books and films, and growing up in the Philadelphia area.  Lots of laughs, and lots of music with Jon Wurster.

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RSVP for Helen Leicht’s Home For the Holidays concert featuring Good Old War, Jeremy Keys, Katie Frank and more

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Every December XPN midday host, Helen Leicht, gathers a group of Philly-area musicians in a local studio to record the sounds of the season for a special radio broadcast called Home For The Holidays. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Home for the Holidays, and to celebrate, she’s recording the show live! Continue reading →

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You Wanted The Best? You Got The Best! Paul Stanley of KISS joins the Dan & Dan Music Podcast

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Paul Stanley is the frontman for KISS, one of the greatest Rock and Roll bands of all-time. But, did you know he is also a fine artist?  He’ll be in the Philadelphia area this week to showcase his artwork and calls in to the podcast to talk about his love of painting and art outside of music.  Paul previews the upcoming KISS farewell tour, details his relationship with Gene Simmons, tells us his favorite KISS album, and lots more.  It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss! Continue reading →

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What does the Music Modernization Act mean for artists? The Dan & Dan Music Podcast explains.

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

The Music Modernization Act is a bi-partisan piece of legislation that is on the path to becoming law, and it is a major potential win for singers and songwriters.  Dan and Dan enlist the help of attorney Carrie Ward, owner of Ward Law Group in Philadelphia, to help break things down for us and explain why musicians should be excited.  Also, Dan Reed laments over the Bob Seger farewell tour and to Dan DeLuca’s delight, Maroon 5 is playing the Super Bowl.

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Summer Break Is Over! Dan & Dan Return with Special Guest, Amos Lee!

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Summer break is over, and the Dan’s are back in the studio.  Amos Lee just released another wonderful album in ‘My New Moon’.  The Philadelphia-based singer and songwriter stopped by the Dan and Dan Music Podcast to talk about the making of the new album, the inspiration behind it, and he brought his guitar to serenade us as well.  Plus, the guys reflect on the passing of Aretha Franklin in their two-minute drill and offer up new Songs of the Week.

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The End of Classic Rock? Author Steven Hyden Forecasts the Fate of Rock Royalty on the Dan & Dan Music Podcast

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Author Steven Hyden returns to the podcast to discuss his new book Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock. The guys explore the impact that classic rock radio has had on artists themselves and generations of listeners. Plus, Steven explains the influence that the deaths of David Bowie and Tom Petty had on the book. In addition to our interview with Steven Hyden, the Dan’s also pick their favorite songs of the year … so far!

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When Podcasts Collide: Dan and Dan Venture Into Disgraceland!

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Disgraceland is a true crime podcast as it relates to music and musicians.  The Dan’s are joined by Jake Brennan, the host of this captivating podcast, who calls in to talk about how he developed the show and how each episode comes together.  Plus, Jake tips us on some upcoming ideas that he’s working on for Disgraceland!  Dan and Dan also pick new ‘Songs of the Week’ and introduce a brand new theme song for the podcast! Continue reading →

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An Invitation to a “Memphis Rent Party”! Author Robert Gordon visits the Dan & Dan Music Podcast

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Acclaimed author Robert Gordon drops by the podcast to chat with the Dans about his latest book, Memphis Rent Party.  Like his book, our interview paints an insider picture of one of music’s most influential cities.  Robert tells tales dating back to the advent of Sun Records to his personal experiences with Jeff Buckley and more recently, Cat Power.  It’s a masterful account of the history of music in Memphis.  Plus, both Dan DeLuca and Robert Gordon are graduates of the University of Pennsylvania.  Don’t miss the story of how they first met!
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A Musical Marriage: Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric join the Dan and Dan Music Podcast

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

Dan and Dan debate stepping away from the music industry and entering the world of marriage counseling.  Don’t worry, that notion doesn’t last too long.  However, the Dan’s do welcome a husband and wife musical couple to the show.  Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric call in to talk about their own respective careers and what it’s like to be married to a fellow musician.  Plus, the guys give their thoughts about the departure of Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac during our ‘Two Minute’ Drill.

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