The Vinyl Exam
About This Show
The Vinyl Exam is a weekly podcast about the vinyl record. New episodes released every Monday.
Your hosts Keith Foster and Columbo Ahmed will take you through a tour of the not-so-dead vinyl record. Keith will cover all things LP while Columbo takes charge of the 45. We are going to talk to record collectors, aficionados, addicts, old heads, and young bucks. In the podcast, we'll also have exclusive mixes, found sound, album reviews, and short-form radio stories.
It's gonna be a trip!
Most Recent Episode
144: The Vase and the Dynasty
In recent years, the Wu Tang Clan have released two albums: the ubiquitous A Better Tomorrow and the unheard Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. A Recent Book, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin – the Untold story of Wu Tang Clan’s Million Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of music and America’s new public enemy Number One by Cyrus Bozorgmehr tells the story of the latter record from creation to sale. The book is one of my favorites and a worthwhile purchase, and in thinking about the record again it brought to mind some recent articles and ideas that interest me quite a bit, some of them even touching on the 'why vinyl?' question Sama and I repeatedly return to on the podcast.