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The Good Listeners
62 minutes | Jan 13, 2019
8: EPISODE 08: '2009'
Happy New Year! For the first episode of 2019, the boys take it exactly 10 years back to the halcyon days of 2009; the year they turned 18. Naturally, their favourite albums from that time reflect the ups and downs of youthful abandon, first loves and new beginnings. Also included; a rundown of the music they're anticipating most over the next 12 months.
66 minutes | Dec 23, 2018
7: EPISODE 07: '2018'
The final episode of the year; Cal & Josh look back on 2018 and celebrate with their Top 20 favourite albums released in the last 12 months. Recorded at 8am on a Saturday, they give each other gifts (well, Cal does) talk about Christmas plans and look back on an awesome year of music. It's a great retrospective on the music that soundtracked their year.
70 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
6: EPISODE 06: 'GEORGE MCCANNA'
This episode sees the first ever guest on the podcast, the one and only George McCanna. A lifelong friend of Josh and Cal, George is a professional musician and frontman of Family Fiction - as well as training to be a counsellor. Together the guys unpack George's songwriting process, his biggest inspirations and everything from organised religion to self-medicating.
59 minutes | Nov 26, 2018
5: EPISODE 05: 'ALL JOY'
After a few episodes of fairly heavy subject matter, the boys decide to offer some reprieve in the form of their favourite pick-me-up songs. There's no 'cure' for mental health issues but when an upturn comes, having the right music to soundtrack it can really bolster you. So enjoy a bit of pure joy featuring Cal trying kombucha and Josh trying to sing.
70 minutes | Nov 15, 2018
4: EPISODE 04: 'OPEN UP'
Josh returns from the USA and the guys decide to tackle a topic rather than a year - opening up. Being Movember, what better time than to talk about how hard it is to talk about the real stuff. They pick 10 songs each which have helped them in the past to first put a name to what they feel, but then to also let that music empower them to communicate it. Ask your friends if they're ok - then ask again.
59 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
3: EPISODE 03: '2016'
In this episode Josh and Cal take 2 steps back to the year 2016 - Covering everything from fatherhood to medication; it was very much a period of time that lay the groundwork for the two guys you see (or hear!) today. There was so much to enjoy music-wise to lift the spirits. The episode also features an appearance from Fen, Josh's dog.
58 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
2: EPISODE 02: '2012'
This week Josh and Cal revisit 2012 - the year they both turned twenty-one. A hugely pivotal time for both of them; it was a year of endings and their favourite albums at the time reflect that. Together they talk through the mental struggles they encountered which would go on to shape them for years to come.
72 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
1: EPISODE 01: '2007'
For the first ever episode of The Good Listeners Josh and Cal return to their favourite albums of 2007 - the year they turned sixteen. Through revisiting the sounds of that time they unpack some pivotal moments in their journeys with a view to learning something about their younger selves.
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