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The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike

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The show that explores the topics that drummers love the most.

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The show that explores the topics that drummers love the most.

iTunes Ratings

547 Ratings
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Gateway podcast

By jakob lindsey - Dec 09 2019
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As the title suggests, this was the podcast that got me into podcasts. I listened to all the previous episodes and ran out, so I went looking for new podcasts to make being stuck in traffic more enjoyable. A few have been good, one or two have been great, but none have dethroned the modern drummer podcast as my favorite.

The perfect way to end a week

By Gtwoeight - Dec 02 2019
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This podcast is the perfect combination of drumming insight and information. Whether it is gear review or technique, Mike and Mike seem to have all of the answers and the ability to articulate them for any listener. After a few minutes of listening, it is clear that Mike and Mike both have the passion that is shared by all successful people. Mike Johnston may sound laid-back, California Cool, but his drive, focus and curiosity is undeniable. Mike Dawson is gracious and almost too humble for someone with his skill and knowledge of the drums. Mike and Mike compliment each other well with their varying background and expertise. Lastly, the only thing better than the information offered is the sense of community and ability to make the listeners feel like they are part of a special group. The listener question segment shows just how accessbile the hosts are, and how much they value the audience. Drumming can be a lonely instrument, but it is great to know that drummers are not alone on their journey.

iTunes Ratings

547 Ratings
Average Ratings
526
10
1
3
7

Gateway podcast

By jakob lindsey - Dec 09 2019
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As the title suggests, this was the podcast that got me into podcasts. I listened to all the previous episodes and ran out, so I went looking for new podcasts to make being stuck in traffic more enjoyable. A few have been good, one or two have been great, but none have dethroned the modern drummer podcast as my favorite.

The perfect way to end a week

By Gtwoeight - Dec 02 2019
Read more
This podcast is the perfect combination of drumming insight and information. Whether it is gear review or technique, Mike and Mike seem to have all of the answers and the ability to articulate them for any listener. After a few minutes of listening, it is clear that Mike and Mike both have the passion that is shared by all successful people. Mike Johnston may sound laid-back, California Cool, but his drive, focus and curiosity is undeniable. Mike Dawson is gracious and almost too humble for someone with his skill and knowledge of the drums. Mike and Mike compliment each other well with their varying background and expertise. Lastly, the only thing better than the information offered is the sense of community and ability to make the listeners feel like they are part of a special group. The listener question segment shows just how accessbile the hosts are, and how much they value the audience. Drumming can be a lonely instrument, but it is great to know that drummers are not alone on their journey.

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The show that explores the topics that drummers love the most.

MD Podcast Episode 215: Jeff Porcaro, Choosing a Ride Cymbal, Alesis Strike MultiPad, and More

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Mike and Mike discuss what they personally look for in a ride cymbal, and they share input from a special guest. The featured artist this week is legendary pop/rock drummer Jeff Porcaro. Up for review is the Alesis Strike Multipad. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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Oct 25 2019

58mins

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Episode 120: Taylor Hawkins, Linear Drumming Basics, Dream Energy Series Crashes, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss January cover artist Taylor Hawkins of rock megastars Foo Fighters.

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Dec 08 2017

1hr 6mins

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Episode 126: Weak Hand Exercises, Questlove, Meinl Pure Alloy Hi-Hats, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike share some of their favorite exercises for developing strength, speed, and control with the weaker hand.

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Jan 19 2018

1hr 5mins

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Episode 88: Steve Gadd, Incorporating Flams, Sensory Percussion, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite performances by legendary pop/jazz drummer Steve Gadd. Then they share some of different ways to incorporate flams into beats and fills.

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Apr 13 2017

1hr 20mins

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Episode 51: Johnny Craviotto, Learning Grooves, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to legendary drum builder Johnny Craviotto, and then discuss their approaches to learning new grooves. This week’s featured artist is jazz great Carl Allen. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with the Love Custom Indian rosewood stave-shell snare. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....

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Jul 25 2016

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Episode 132: Eric Harland, When to Use (or Not to Use) Ghost Notes, Doc Sweeney Myrtle Snare, and More

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In this episode Mike and Mike discuss modern jazz/fusion great Eric Harland. The education segment focuses on ghost notes, including the hosts’ thoughts on how to decide when or when not to use them.

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Mar 02 2018

59mins

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Episode 128: Zach Danziger, Snare Depth Analysis, Sugar Percussion Snares, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the March 2018 issue and discuss cover artist Zach Danziger, whose latest experiments involve controlling video edits and audio effects in real time from a hybrid electronic/acoustic drumset.

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Feb 02 2018

1hr 8mins

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Episode 139: Paramore’s Zac Farro, Breaking Up the Ride, 101 Drums Woodfiber Snare, and More

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In this episode Mike and Mike discuss Zac Farro, who recently returned to his original gig with modern rock hit makers Paramore.

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Apr 20 2018

1hr 3mins

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Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 102: Choosing Drumheads, Clyde Stubblefield, Ludwig Acrolites Shootout, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike share their thoughts on how to choose the best drumheads for different situations. The featured artist is legendary James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield.

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Jul 21 2017

1hr 9mins

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Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 115: Adam Deitch, Favorite Drum Albums, LP Uptown Congas, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss November 2017 featured artist Adam Deitch, who just released a EP of hip-hop instrumentals called I Get a Rush.

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Oct 27 2017

1hr 1min

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Episode 140: Blake Richardson, What You Need to Know About Bass Drum Heads, Turkish Lale Kardes Cymbals, and More

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In this episode Mike and Mike discuss Blake Richardson of tech-metal band Between the Buried and Me, whose new record, Automata, Part 1, is transcribed in the June issue of Modern Drummer.

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Apr 27 2018

1hr 2mins

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MD Podcast Episode 179: Aric Improta, Contemporary Jazz Coordination, Gretsch Micro Kit, and More

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Mike and Mike discuss March 2019 artist Aric Improta of instrumental trio Night Verses and rap-punk band Fever 333. The education segment dives into some challenging coordination exercises for contemporary jazz applications, and more!

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Feb 15 2019

1hr 15mins

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Episode 80: Listener Questions, A&F Rude Boy Snare, and More

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In this special eightieth episode, Mike and Mike tackle a pile of listener questions that cover a wide range of topics, from snare drum recommendations to stick grip suggestions, transitioning from marching band to drumset, breaking through barriers, and more.

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Feb 17 2017

1hr 6mins

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Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 116: All Listener Questions.

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In this week's podcast Mike and Mike address listener questions.

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Nov 03 2017

1hr 8mins

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Episode 47: Practicing on Pillows, Derico Watson, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the benefits of practicing on different surfaces. The featured artist is fusion/jazz/R&B great Deric Watson. In the gear review section, Johnston shares his experience with the affordable Audio-Technical AE3000 microphone. After fielding a couple listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....

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Jun 24 2016

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Episode 86: Practicing Polyrhythms, Carter Beauford, Sabian Artisan Elites, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of the ways they learned to play polyrhythms. The featured artist is legendary Dave Matthews Band drummer Carter Beauford. Up for review is a set of Artisan Elite rides and hi-hats from Sabian.

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Mar 31 2017

1hr 4mins

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Episode 50: All Listener Questions

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In this special fiftieth episode, Mike and Mike take a break from the usual format and spend the entire hour fielding questions from their loyal listeners. The show will return to its regular flow for episode fifty-one.

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Jul 15 2016

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MD Podcast Episode 213: Gavin Harrison, Hand and Foot Rolls, Creative Percussion Accessories, and More

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Mike and Mike discuss November 2019 featured artist Gavin Harrison, who has been one of three touring drummers in prog-rock legends King Crimson since 2014.

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Oct 11 2019

1hr 8mins

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Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 151 (Updated): Guess That Snare Part 2, Listener Questions, and More

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In this episode Mike Dawson tries to guess the size and shell type of another snare from Mike Johnston’s personal collection.

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Jul 16 2018

1hr 1min

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Podcast Episode 143: Stewart Copeland, Phrasing Paradiddles as Triplets, and More

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In this episode Mike and Mike share some exciting news regarding upcoming giveaways from Ultimate Ears, and they discuss June 2018 cover artist, legendary drummer/composer Stewart Copeland.

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May 18 2018

1hr 6mins

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MD Podcast Episode 221: Listener Questions Galore

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Mike and Mike catch up while Johnston is on location in Los Angeles to film a ton of educational and promotional content for Gretsch and Vic Firth.

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Dec 13 2019

1hr 5mins

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MD Podcast Episode 220: Readers Poll Voting, Creative Practice, British Drum Company Snares, and More

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Mike and Mike crack open the January 2020 issue, which includes information on how to vote in this year’s Readers Poll; the Teacher’s Forum column discusses author Marc Dicciani’s heavily researched feedback-based approach to practicing; and more!

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Dec 06 2019

1hr 24mins

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MD Podcast Episode 219: Origin’s John Longstreth, Samba Rhythms, NickyMoon 1 Series, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss December 2019 featured artist John Longstreth of the tech-metal band Origin.

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Nov 22 2019

1hr 9mins

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MD Podcast Episode 218: PASIC19 Recap, Nashville Session Ace Jerry Roe, Blue Mics, and More

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Mike and Mike discuss December 2019 featured artist Jerry Roe, who has a dual career as a top modern-country session drummer and as a member of experimental art-rock duo Friendship Commander. Up for review is a set of large-diaphragm condensers by Blue Microphones.

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 18mins

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MD Podcast Episode 217: 2020 Drummer Draft, Manu Katché, Tama Starclassic Walnut Birch Drumkit, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss legendary pop/session drummer Manu Katché, who recently released an instrumental contemporary jazz album called The Scope. For the main segment, Mike and Mike choose fantasy drummer squads for 2020. Up for review is the new Starclassic Walnut Birch drumset by Tama. After answering a few listener questions, the […]

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Nov 08 2019

1hr 9mins

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MD Podcast Episode 216: Tool’s Danny Carey, Modern Vs. Vintage Drums, Dynamicx Snares, and More

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Mike and Mike crack open the December 2019 issue and discuss cover artist Danny Carey of legendary modern rock band Tool.

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Nov 01 2019

1hr 15mins

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MD Podcast Episode 215: Jeff Porcaro, Choosing a Ride Cymbal, Alesis Strike MultiPad, and More

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Mike and Mike discuss what they personally look for in a ride cymbal, and they share input from a special guest. The featured artist this week is legendary pop/rock drummer Jeff Porcaro. Up for review is the Alesis Strike Multipad. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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Oct 25 2019

58mins

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MD Podcast Episode 214: Mark Guiliana, Exercise for Drummers, Tama Dyna-Sync Pedals, and More

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Mike and Mike discuss November 2019 featured artist Mark Guiliana’s latest album, Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music!, and much more!

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Oct 18 2019

1hr 5mins

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MD Podcast Episode 213: Gavin Harrison, Hand and Foot Rolls, Creative Percussion Accessories, and More

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Mike and Mike discuss November 2019 featured artist Gavin Harrison, who has been one of three touring drummers in prog-rock legends King Crimson since 2014.

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Oct 11 2019

1hr 8mins

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MD Podcast Episode 212: Patrick Keeler, Yamaha Snares, Ancient Rudiments, and More

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Mike and Mike crack open the November 2019 issue and discuss cover artist Patrick Keeler of chart-topping rock band Raconteurs. The education segment focuses on the first part of a series of articles on ancient European rudiments.

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Oct 01 2019

1hr 1min

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MD Podcast Episode 211: Hal Blaine Classic Tracks, Half-Time Shuffles in Five, Canopus Solid Bronze Snare, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike take us on a brief tour through famed studio drummer Hal Blaine’s extensive discography, some ways to play a half-time shuffle in 5/4, and up for review is a beastly 4x14 Solid Bronze snare by Canopus.

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Sep 27 2019

1hr

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MD Podcast Episode 210: Rancid’s Branden Steineckert, Advanced Jazz Soloing Techniques, Roland SPD::ONE WAV Pad, and More

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Mike and Mike discuss drummer Branden Steineckert, who has been playing with legendary punk band Rancid since 2006 and more!

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Sep 20 2019

1hr 19mins

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MD Podcast Episode 209: Father John Misty’s Dan Bailey, Inverted Paradiddle-Diddles, Paiste 2002 Extreme Crashes, and More

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Mike and Mike discuss touring/session drummer Dan Bailey, who recently released a very informative online master class on drum tuning and recording, called “The Bailey Method.”

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Sep 13 2019

1hr 2mins

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MD Podcast Episode 208: JD Beck, Zimbabwean Rhythms, Woodland Percussion Snares, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss rising star JD Beck, who is featured in the October 2019 issue of Modern Drummer.

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Sep 06 2019

1hr 15mins

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MD Podcast Episode 207: Richard Spaven, Craviotto Heritage Snare, and More

Aug 30 2019

1hr 11mins

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MD Podcast Episode 206: Teaching Kids, Practicing Fills, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike tackle another stack of listener questions on a variety of topics, including music theory, practice habits, keeping inspired, and more.

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Aug 23 2019

59mins

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MD Podcast Episode 205: Gretsch Badge History, Listener Questions, Snare Drum Giveaway, and More

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Mike and Mike tackle a stack of listener questions on a variety of topics, from bass drum technique to selecting snare drums and more. They also select the winner of the Modern Drummer 40th Anniversary snare drum giveaway.

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Aug 16 2019

1hr 15mins

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MD Podcast Episode 204: Billie Eilish’s Andrew Marshall, “Soul Vaccination,” Canopus Snares, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss September 2019 featured artist Andrew Marshall, who is currently touring with alt-pop artist Billie Eilish.

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Aug 09 2019

1hr 18mins

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MD Podcast Episode 203: Session Great Nir Z, Superimposing 4/4 in 3/4, Roland TM-1, and More

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Mike and Mike crack open the September 2019 issue and discuss cover artist Nir Z, who’s been at the top of the studio scene for the past twenty years.

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Aug 02 2019

58mins

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MD Podcast Episode 202: Walk the Moon’s Sean Waugaman, Assessing Speed Goals, Solid Drums Stave Snares, and More

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Mike and Mike wrap up their discussions of the August 2019 issue with a segment on featured artist Sean Waugaman of the alternative pop band Walk the Moon.

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Jul 26 2019

1hr 23mins

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