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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 60: 4X4: The 70s Solo Collection, Deep Tracks Edition

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In this episode, we each create our fantasy solo compilation album featuring the following: four songs each from John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Only album tracks are allowed (no standalone singles), and no live cuts. What are your picks? Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news.

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Feb 24 2021

1hr 56mins

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Episode 59: Best Solo Cover Songs

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Throughout their solo careers, John, Paul, George, and Ringo covered songs from a variety of genres. In this episode, we each reveal our picks of some of the best, from pop to rock to reggae. Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news.

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Feb 13 2021

2hr 6mins

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Episode 58: The Beatles and Phil Spector

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In marking producer Phil Spector's recent passing, we'll explore his work with the Beatles on Let It Be and how that led to his collaborations with George Harrison and John Lennon. We're thrilled to welcome guest Jason Kruppa, host of the excellent podcast Producing the Beatles, who shares his extensive knowledge of Spector's producing style (and busts a few myths along the way). 

NOTE: Apologies for the sound quality at points in the episode. Zoom sometimes does not cooperate!

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Jan 30 2021

1hr 49mins

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Episode 57: DIY McCartney

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In the first episode of 2021, we each create our own McCartney album taking four songs from all three "McCartney" albums. It's a mix tape, 2021 style! Which songs would you choose to create the perfect "McCartney" LP? 

Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news, including the latest "McCartney III" sales figures and much more.

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Jan 13 2021

1hr 25mins

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Episode 56: Ring Out the Year with McCartney III!

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It's finally here--the release of Paul McCartney's third eponymous album! Joined by Ken Womack, we'll review the new disc on this supersized episode. Ken Michaels will also share the latest news, and we'll ring out this rather interesting year.  What are your thoughts on the new album and the exciting news?

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Dec 23 2020

2hr 17mins

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Episode 55: John Lennon's Life and Legacy

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Beatlefan's Al Sussman rejoins us to remember John Lennon's life and legacy, 40 years after his tragic death. We share how Lennon impacted our lives, and also our favorite JL tribute songs. Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news, including updates on McCartney III and much more.

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Dec 02 2020

2hr 13mins

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Episode 54: Another Listen: Extra Texture (Read All About It)

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Our series "Another Listen" returns, this time with George Harrison's Extra Texture (Read All About It). How has it aged 45 years later? Did it deserve the critical drubbing it received upon its release? Share your thoughts! Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news concerning "McCartney III" and much more. 

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Nov 18 2020

1hr 37mins

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Episode 53: A Closer Look at Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes

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In this episode we take a closer look at the new John Lennon compilation Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes. Which remixes work best? Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news, including the latest details about McCartney III.

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Nov 03 2020

1hr 35mins

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Episode 52: John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life with Kenneth Womack

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The Fab Five reunite! Ken Womack returns to talk about his latest book John Lennon 80: The Last Days in the Life. Plus Ken Womack shares the latest news, and Ken Womack shares his experience participating on the recent ABC 20/20 special on John Lennon.

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Oct 21 2020

1hr 46mins

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Episode 51: John Lennon 80 with Dave Morrell

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To celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday, we are pleased to welcome Dave Morrell. Beginning as a teen in the 1970s, he amassed such an impressive collection of Beatles memorabilia that when John Lennon heard about it, he promptly asked to meet him. This would begin a series of meetings where Dave would delight John with rare Beatles footage.
 
Morrell subsequently worked in promotions for several record labels, including Capitol. He not only got to work on a Lennon project, but on Paul McCartney’s Press to Play. We discuss Dave’s friendship with John as well as his latest book, Run-Out Groove: Inside Capitol's 1980s Hits & Stiffs. 
 

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Oct 07 2020

1hr 53mins

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Mini-Episode: Just the News

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Since we had almost a month's worth of news accumulated, we decided to air a "mini-episode" dedicated to just the news. And we had a lot to discuss, including the possibility of a "McCartney III" release at the end of 2020. Don't miss our Oct. 5 episode, where we'll salute John Lennon's 80th birthday with author Dave Morrell.

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Sep 29 2020

1hr 15mins

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Episode 50: Our 50th Episode Celebration: "Wrack Our Brains"

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In this mega-sized episode, we celebrate our 50th episode by asking viewers to join us in the Zoom room.  We play a special round of "Wrack Our Brains" (see Episode 46), but this time viewers ask US the questions!  Join us for a fun episode where we're asked about some thought-provoking issues.  Thank you to all who participated!  

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Sep 22 2020

2hr 45mins

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Bonus Episode: Sneak Preview of Paul McCartney RSD Release

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Fans on the Run podcast host Ethan Alexanian joins Tom Hunyady and Kit O'Toole for a discussion of vinyl collecting. Plus Ethan shows off a special Paul McCartney Record Store Day release not yet available in the US! We also talk about the upcoming 50th Episode Celebration episode Monday, Sept. 21, 9 pm ET. Register to join us in the Zoom room!

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Sep 13 2020

59mins

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Episode 49: TMT Welcomes Beatlefan's Al Sussman!

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Talk More Talk proudly welcomes our first "in studio" guest, Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman. He discusses latest two-part article, an assessment of Paul McCartney's solo career. Was his output from the 1970s-1990s better or worse than his material from the 2000s-2020?

Plus we finish our tour through the Flaming Pie set, we make a very special announcement about our milestone next show, and Ken Michaels shares the latest news. Don't miss this jam-packed episode!

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Aug 26 2020

1hr 44mins

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Episode 48: A Slice of Paul McCartney's "Flaming Pie"

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At last, the latest edition in Paul McCartney's Archive series has arrived: Flaming Pie! This week we delve into the features-packed deluxe edition, sharing the highlights (and possible drawbacks) of the set. Plus Ken Michaels shares the news.

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Aug 11 2020

1hr 34mins

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Episode 47: Exploring John Lennon's "Mind Games"

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This week we explore John Lennon’s 1973 album that became a crossroads work in many ways. Share your thoughts—what are some of your favorite tracks? Where do you rank it in his catalog?

Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news, and much more!

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Jul 28 2020

1hr 39mins

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Episode 46: Wrack Our Brains! An Interactive Game

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In our first edition of “Wrack Our Brains,” we ask each other rapid opinion questions that we answer on the spot, first thing that comes to mind. The questions mainly have to do with the solo years, and all is fair game. We also invite YOU to play along in answering the questions! It’s a fully interactive show that's a great deal of fun, so don’t miss it! Plus Ken Michaels has all the latest news, and much more.

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Jul 17 2020

1hr 41mins

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Episode 45: Happy Birthday, Ringo! We Pick Our Top Three Favorite Ringo Albums

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Join the party as we celebrate Ringo Starr's birthday (slightly early) by revealing our picks for our top three favorite Ringo albums. What are your favorites? Leave them in the comments! Plus Ken Michaels has all the latest news, so don't miss the celebration!

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Jun 30 2020

1hr 34mins

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Episode 44: John Lennon Unplugged

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In 2004, the Lennon estate released "John Lennon Acoustic," a compilation of demos, studio and live performances featuring his acoustic guitar work. We take another look at this special release and are rejoined by Ken Womack! Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news.

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Jun 16 2020

1hr 7mins

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Episode 43: Getting "Brainwashed" with George Harrison

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George Harrison’s final album encapsulates his gift for satire, wit, and musicianship. This week we look back on his final musical statement, and how it still resonates in 2020. J

Plus Ken Michaels shares the latest news, and much more!

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Jun 02 2020

1hr 17mins

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