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Talk More Talk: A Solo Beatles Videocast

Talk More Talk is a videocast analyzing the solo catalog of the Beatles. The biweekly program features engaging discussion, interviews, audience Q&A, and much more. Hosted by Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, Kit O'Toole, Mean Mr. Mayo, and Ken Womack.

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Talk More Talk is a videocast analyzing the solo catalog of the Beatles. The biweekly program features engaging discussion, interviews, audience Q&A, and much more. Hosted by Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, Kit O'Toole, Mean Mr. Mayo, and Ken Womack.

Rank #1: Episode 1: Traveling through Paul McCartney's "Egypt Station"

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In the debut episode, hosts Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, Kit O'Toole, and Ken Womack journey through Paul McCartney's Egypt Station, his first album in five years.  What are its strengths and weaknesses?  Let us know your thoughts!  

Oct 17 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: Episode 30: Guilty Pleasures from the Solo Years

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We all have love songs that others might find corny. You crank them in the car when you’re alone. In this episode Talk More Talk explores “guilty pleasures,” the tracks you may be slightly embarrassed to admit you like (and why). Don’t worry—you’re among friends!

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Nov 19 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #3: Episode 7: A Deep Dive into the White album, Pt. 2, and a Tribute to George Harrison

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Hosts Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, and Kit O'Toole (Ken Womack is away this week) continue their exploration of the White Album box set. In addition, we pay tribute to George Harrison on the recent 17th anniversary of his passing.  Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest solo-related news!

Dec 07 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Episode 33: Paul McCartney’s B-Sides That Should Be Album Tracks

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Does Paul McCartney always pick the best tracks for his albums? Should some b-sides have been at least a-sides? In our first show of 2020, we share tracks released as b-sides or bonus material that should have made the final album tracklists. Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news, and much more!

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Jan 09 2020

1hr 20mins

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Rank #5: Episode 23: Solo Trivial Pursuit with Mark Lewisohn

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Recorded live at the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans on August 10, 2019, this special episode sees Ken Womack and Kit O'Toole challenging renowned Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn to a fun game of solo trivial pursuit. The audience gets involved, and Sirius XM's Tom Frangione even asks a few questions of his own!

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Aug 13 2019

45mins

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Rank #6: Episode 6: Digging into the White Album and Recapping the White Album Symposium

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Hosts Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, Kit O'Toole, and Ken Womack dig into the massive White Album box set, plus discuss the recent White Album Symposium at Monmouth University. Ken M. shares the latest solo-related news, and we take questions from the audience. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Nov 25 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: Episode 17: The Humor of George Harrison

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Special guest host Joe (AKA YouTuber Mean Mr. Mayo) joins Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, and Kit O'Toole for a discussion of George's unique sense of humor in music, film, and interviews. What songs/appearances make you laugh? Let us know!

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Apr 23 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #8: Episode 31: It Takes Two: Favorite Duets

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All four Beatles had successful solo careers, but occasionally they would call upon famous friends to join them in the studio. In this episode we cover all the duets with Elvis Costello, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Buck Owens, Paul Simon, Elton John, and many more. Share your favorites! Plus Ken M shares the latest news, and much more!

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #9: Episode 12: Exploring Milk & Honey and Debating the Egypt Station Traveler's Edition

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Hosts Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, and Kit O'Toole explore Milk and Honey and its place in John Lennon's catalog. Plus Ken M. shares the latest news, including the Egypt Station Traveler's Edition. Share your comments and let us know what you think!

Feb 20 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #10: Episode 29: What's His Name? Ringo!

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This week Talk More Talk dives deep into Ringo Starr's latest album "What's My Name?"  What were the highlights and areas that were not as strong?  Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest solo-related news.

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Nov 05 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #11: Episode 28: The Beatles Go Country!

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As a group and as solo artists, the four occasionally dabbled in country and western music. For this episode, Tom, Kit, Ken M., and Joe (aka Mean Mr. Mayo) examine the Fab Four's country influences and our favorite twangy tracks. Plus Ken M. shares the latest news, and we debate the latest Ringo Starr single. 

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Oct 22 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: Episode 27: Revisiting Abbey Road

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Talk More Talk dives into the 50th anniversary Abbey Road box set. Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news, Kit O'Toole reports back from the recent Abbey Road conference at the Eastman School of Music, and Mean Mr. Mayo makes his debut as episode moderator!
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Oct 08 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #13: Episode 13: Strolling Down "Menlove Ave."

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Join hosts Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, and Kit O'Toole revisit the posthumous release "Menlove Ave." and debate how it fits in to John Lennon's catalog. Plus Ken shares the latest news and pays tribute to Peter Tork.

Be sure to leave comments and let us know your thoughts, and send ideas for future episodes to talkmoresolotalk@gmail.com!

Mar 06 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #14: Episode 14: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of "George Harrison"

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Hosts Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, Kit O'Toole, and Ken Womack honor the 1979 album featuring the classics "Blow Away" and "Here Comes the Moon." Ken M also shares the latest news, and the documentary "Above Us Only Sky" is reviewed.

Let us know what you think by visiting our Facebook page (and like us while you're at it!) at https://www.facebook.com/talkmoretalkvideocast/, follow us on Twitter @talkmoretalk1, and email us ideas at talkmoresolotalk@gmail.com.

Mar 20 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: Episode 19: John Lennon's Artistic Influences

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Two figures greatly impacted Lennon's life and career: Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono. How did each influence his songwriting? Was one more influential than the other? We discuss these questions and more. Plus Ken M. shares the latest news, and Kit reports back from McCartney's recent Madison, WI concert. We welcome discussion and comments! Since the main topic can provoke some strong feelings, we ask that you keep your comments civil and avoid any personal attacks. Please stick to the main topic. Thank you in advance!

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Jun 19 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #16: Episode 11: Revisiting 1973's "Ringo"

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Hosts Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, Kit O'Toole, and Ken Womack discuss Ringo Starr's most successful album. Does it stand the test of time? Was it Ringo's best work? These questions---plus Ken M.'s solo-related news briefs--are all in this jam-packed episode.

Feb 05 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #17: Episode 37: Shine On! Re-examining John Lennon’s First Three Singles

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To launch his solo career, John Lennon released three non-album singles: “Cold Turkey,” “Give Peace A Chance,” and “Instant Karma!” How did they set the tone for the rest of his career? Why did he choose such songs, particularly the decidedly non-commercial “Cold Turkey”?  We delve into these questions, plus Ken Michaels shares the latest solo-related news.

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Mar 11 2020

1hr 21mins

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Rank #18: Episode 15: Sing the Changes

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Recorded live at the 2019 Fest for Beatles Fans in Jersey City, NJ, the show takes a look at instances where the solo Beatles successfully incorporated contemporary production and/or new genres. Ken M. also hosts a trivia contest, complete with prizes!

Let us know what you think by visiting our Facebook page (and like us while you're at it!) at https://www.facebook.com/talkmoretalkvideocast/, follow us on Twitter @talkmoretalk1, and email us ideas at talkmoresolotalk@gmail.com.

Apr 02 2019

49mins

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Rank #19: Episode 9: McCartney-palooza!

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Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels, Kit O'Toole, and Ken Womack dive into the Wings Wild Life box set and debate Paul McCartney's newest single "Get Enough."  Plus Ken M. shares the latest solo-related news.

Jan 11 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #20: Episode 35: Album Tracks That Should Have Been Singles

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While George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr released many stellar singles in the 1970s and 1980s, certain album tracks should also receive greater attention. In this episode we each pick songs that we believe were strong enough to have been released as singles. Plus Ken Michaels reports the latest solo-related news.

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Feb 04 2020

1hr 27mins

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Episode 89: Top 10 John Lennon Songs We Can’t Live Without

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You're on a desert island and can only bring 10 John Lennon songs with you. Which ones would you bring? On this episode we share our favorites, and invite you to share yours. Plus, we discuss the kickoff of Paul McCartney's "Got Back" tour.

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May 04 2022

2hr

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Episode 88: Tug of War with Chip Madinger and Mark Easter

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of Paul McCartney's landmark album, and two noted experts help us celebrate: Chip Madinger and Mark Easter, coauthors of Eight Arms to Hold You (now available in e-book format). In this special episode, we discuss the history of the book as well as the making of Tug of War.  How does the album hold up in 2022?  We debate that question and much more!

For more information on Eight Arms to Hold You and Lennonology: https://lennonology.com/

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Apr 20 2022

1hr 46mins

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TMT Extra: NY Metro Fest for Beatles Fans 2022 Wrapup

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Taken from our live YouTube chat held on 4/8/22, we discuss the highlights of the first Fest in almost three years.  Hear about our experiences seeing Peter Jackson, Michael Lindsay Hogg, Mark Lewisohn, and much more.  

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Apr 10 2022

1hr 12mins

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Episode 87: Interview with Laurence Juber (Live from the NY Metro Fest for Beatles Fans 2022)

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Recorded live at the 2022 NY Metro Fest for Beatles Fans, we interview Laurence Juber on his time with Wings. We discuss how he joined the band, recording "Back to the Egg," filming the TV special, the UK Tour, and Wings' eventual disbanding. He also tells us about his new projects, including his latest release "Select Blends." Order it from his website at https://laurencejuber.com/.

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Apr 10 2022

1hr 3mins

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Episode 86: Another Listen: Somewhere in England

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In the latest edition of our "Another Listen" series, we take a second look at George Harrison's 1981 album. Meeting with mixed results from critics and fans, "Somewhere in England" has not typically been as well regarded as "All Things Must Pass" or "Cloud Nine."  But has it aged better with time?

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Mar 22 2022

1hr 43mins

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Episode 85: Paul McCartney: Best When Produced or Self-Produced?

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Paul McCartney has worked with numerous producers, but has also produced himself. Which producers do you think work with him most successfully? Or do you think he is best when producing himself?  We tackle that complicated question in this episode.

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Mar 08 2022

2hr

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Episode 84: How Did Ringo’s Career Lose Steam in the Late 1970s?

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By the end of the 1970s, Ringo Starr's was a far cry from the success of 1973's "Ringo." After scoring a number of hit singles after that, his winning streak seemed to run out, with albums such as "Ringo the 4th" and "Bad Boy" failing to crack the top 100. What happened? In this episode, we discuss possibilities as to why Ringo's career lost steam as the 70s came to a close. 

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Feb 22 2022

1hr 38mins

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Episode 83: Love Songs from the Solo Years

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In celebration of (upcoming) Valentine's Day, we share our picks for the best love songs from the solo era. What are your favorites? 

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Feb 08 2022

1hr 59mins

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Episode 82: Solo Beatles Videos of the 1970s

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While the Beatles helped pioneer the modern music video, they continued creating fun and interesting clips for their 70s singles. For this episode, we explore some of our favorite videos.

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Jan 26 2022

1hr 56mins

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Episode 80: 50 Years of Wild Life

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We're back with our first episode of 2022, marking the 50th anniversary of Wings' debut album "Wild Life." We examine how the album has held up over five decades, how the album kicked off the Wings phase of Paul McCartney's career, and much more.

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Jan 11 2022

1hr 47mins

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Episode 80: Our Favorite Things 2021!

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Our final show of 2021 reviews our favorite Beatles and solo-related items of the year, and we discuss what we hope to see in 2022. We also play tribute to Michael Nesmith, a friend of the Beatles and a pioneer in country rock, music video, and multimedia.

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Dec 15 2021

1hr 40mins

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Episode 79: Celebrating George Harrison‘s Legacy

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November 29, 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of George Harrison's passing. Special guest Steve Matteo (author of The Beatles' Let It Be [33 1/3 series]) joins us as we celebrate Harrison's legacy and influence. 

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Dec 08 2021

2hr 15mins

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TMT Extra: ”Get Back” Part Three Reaction and How the Film Changes (or Not) Beatles History

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Joined by bassist John Montagna, the Talk More Talk gang discusses part three of "Get Back" and its impact on Beatles history.  Thank you for joining us on this "long and winding road"!

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Nov 30 2021

2hr 14mins

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TMT Extra: ”Get Back” Parts One and Two Reaction

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Ken Womack reunites with the Talk More Talk gang to discuss parts one and two of “Get Back.” Part three will be discussed on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 9 pm ET on our YouTube channel, so join us then.  Part two of our discussion will also be available on our podcast.

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Nov 27 2021

1hr 31mins

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Episode 78: Wrack Our Brains Returns!

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Before the big "Get Back" weekend, we decided to play a round of our popular "Wrack My Brain" game. We will ask each other questions to answer off the top of our heads that are strictly opinions, e.g. "Which version of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' do you prefer--the live or studio version?"  Feel free to play along!

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Nov 23 2021

2hr 9mins

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Episode 77: Paul McCartney Lyrics 1956-Present

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Paul McCartney has chosen to tell his life story through his music rather than a traditional biography. However, since its release, the two-volume work has generated some controversy. In this episode we discuss the two-volume work, sharing our favorite moments as well as elements we disagree with, how the books establish McCartney's legacy, and much more.  

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Nov 09 2021

2hr 3mins

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Episode 76: The Let It Be Box Set Finally Arrives!

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After a year-long delay, the Let It Be box set (as well as vinyl configurations) was finally released. In this episode we take a close look at the book, remastered album, Glyn Johns mix, and the outtakes included in the deluxe edition.  Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news.

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Oct 27 2021

1hr 55mins

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Episode 75: Another Listen: John Lennon‘s Some Time in New York City

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In the latest edition of our "Another Listen" series, we take a second look at John Lennon's most controversial album, 1972's "Some Time in New York City." Did it deserve the lukewarm critical and commercial reception it received? How has it aged almost 50 years later? 

Select links mentioned in this episode:

John Lennon Commemorative Stamps for International Day of Peace and 50th Anniversary of Imagine:  https://www.unstamps.org/shop/john-lennon
 
New Video for "Drum Together" for Why Hunger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zio72R2Nmw

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Oct 13 2021

1hr 57mins

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Episode 74: Ringo ”Changes the World” with New EP

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In this episode, we take a close look at Ringo Starr's latest EP.  Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news. What do you think of the new record? 

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Sep 28 2021

1hr 53mins

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Episode 73: Ringo Starr‘s Stop and Smell the Roses, 40 Years Later

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We're back with a new episode, this time celebrating the 40th (!) anniversary of Ringo Starr's album "Stop and Smell the Roses." We explore its singles, videos, and much more. 

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Sep 15 2021

2hr 2mins

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