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One-Hit Wonders of the World
66 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Ep. 18: "Soul Makossa" by Manu Dibango (#35, 1973)
Grab your coffee and saxophones, because we're headed to Cameroon to explore the life, career, and impact of the original makossa man, Manu Dibango! We talk soccer, oppressive governments, Michael Jackson, and "mama-say mama-sa"-related income, all live from the airport.
56 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Ep. 17: “MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris (#2, 1968) feat. Peter Ikrath
On our first Family Night episode, Trevor's actual father joins us to discuss once very famous person Richard Harris, his musical co-conspirator Jimmy Webb, the dueling forces of passion and apathy, and the effect of precipitation on cakes. Oh no! You can watch a special video version of this episode by going to [ohwow.link/video](http://ohwow.link/video)!
125 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
Ep. 16: "Stars Are Blind" by Paris Hilton (#18, 2006) feat. Mary Schneider
The gods are crazy, the stars are blind, and OHWOW is back to mine into the lore of Paris Hilton's 2006 summer smash, with a little help from friend and listener Mary Schneider. Do you mind spending some time just hanging here with us?
99 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
Ep. 15: "In the Year 2525" by Zager & Evans (#1, 1968) feat. Duff Dixon
On the second crossover episode of OHWOW, Duff Dixon from _Play It by Year_ joins us from Desolation Row/Margaritaville to discuss Nebraskan antiheroes Zager and Evans, and their baffling #1 hit, "In the Year 2525". If listeners can survive, they may find... our longest episode yet.
83 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Ep. 14: "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger (#38, 1997)
Put down that zine and sew your legs back on, cause we’re not sick but we’re not well! Harvey Danger is in the crosshairs on the first OHWOW recorded since The Big C, and the last before the (gulp) election. Who knew October surprises could drop on November 1st? Turn off time and kill your mind with us!
91 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Ep. 13: "Whip It" by Devo (#14, 1980) feat. suprchnk
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96 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Ep. 12: "Beverly Hills" by Weezer (#2, 2005)
Come watch the stars play on a new episode of OHWOW, featuring the story of eternal teen Rivers Cuomo and his unkillable band, Weezer. Also, Rick Rubin shows up, and we play the first incarnation of our new game show, _What's Weird Al Gonna Do Next?_
73 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Ep. 11: "How Bizarre" by OMC (#4, 1997)
How bizarre to see a new episode of OHWOW, about the New Zealand trailblazer OMC, no less! In this episode, we get back to our roots with the story of Pauly Fuemana and Alan Jansson's 1997 smash. Plus, we take LSD, get abducted by robots, and surmise our demises. If you're interested in the rest, please contact our lawyers about the rights.
75 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
Ep. 10: "Take on Me" / "The Sun Always Shines on TV" by a-ha (#1, 1985) / (#20, 1986) feat. Bears and You
A-HA! For our first two-hit wonder, Maxton ropes in one of his old bandmates, Nick Bottomley (aka Bears and You) from Christmas, Somewhere to nerd out over the perennial 80s juggernaut, a-ha's "Take on Me", and pay tribute to its forgotten sibling, "The Sun Always Shines on TV". Prepare to be taken.
75 minutes | Nov 24, 2018
Ep. 9: "Feel Good Inc." by Gorillaz (#14, 2005) feat. Hallelujah Monkeyz
It's all good news on the first ever crossover episode of One-Hit Wonders of the World. Dillon Flynn from Hallelujah Monkeyz stops into Maxton's hometown of Charleston, South Carolina with Trevor in tow to get us all drunk and take you deep into the cult of Gorillaz. Elevator going up.
44 minutes | Sep 25, 2018
Ep. 8: "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club (#31, 1982)
We're back and more emotionally intelligent than ever. On our eighth episode, we dive deep into the legacy of Talking Heads spin-off group Tom Tom Club, sponsored by IQ points and intra-band animosity.
37 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
Ep. 7: "I Wish" by Skee-Lo (#13, 1995)
Wish granted. On our seventh episode, we present the tale of San Pedro Skee-Lo, brought to you by Maxton fucking up the names of Los Angeles-adjacent cities and Trevor Ikrath's Hip Hop Cinematic Universe.
91 minutes | May 1, 2018
Ep. 6: "Rapper’s Delight" by Sugarhill Gang (#36, 1980) feat. Nory
Welcome to our feature-length sixth episode, where we're taking the deepest possible dive into one of the oldest pillars of rap music, Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight", with rapper Nory. You will never be the same.
64 minutes | Mar 1, 2018
Ep. 5: "Who Let the Dogs Out" by Baha Men (#40, 2000) feat. suprchnk
On our fifth episode, we hang out with listeners, debunk popular myths, and answer every question you didn't know you had about "Who Let the Dogs Out" (except maybe the most obvious one). Featuring special guest Malcolm Wyley, aka producer suprchnk!
42 minutes | Jan 29, 2018
Ep. 4: "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals (#36, 1999) feat. James Webster
On our fourth episode, James Webster, Trevor's good friend and doppelgänger, drops by to offer his hot takes on New Radicals' turn-of-the-millennium anthem "You Get What You Give", and to learn about the saga of secret hit songwriter Gregg Alexander.
34 minutes | Jan 15, 2018
Ep. 3: "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward (#1, 1979)
It's our third episode, and we're talking about the lost legacy of Tennessee singer Anita Ward, via her 1979 chart-topper, "Ring My Bell". We also discuss record label fuckery, fix our childhoods, and give out some neat awards.
38 minutes | Jan 8, 2018
Ep. 2: "No Rain" by Blind Melon (#20, 1993) feat. Nory
On our second episode, rapper Nory joins us to discuss Blind Melon's "No Rain", and the precipitous legacy of their lead singer Shannon Hoon. Bring a poncho.
49 minutes | Jan 1, 2018
Ep. 1: "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum (#3, 1970)
On our inaugural episode, Trevor and Maxton introduce you to the show and tackle the tumultuous tale of Norman Greenbaum's 1970 smash "Spirit in the Sky", arguably the quintessential one-hit wonder. Listen to the podcast that's the best (us).
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