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The Sound and the Story

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The Sound and the Story is a podcast about music. I, David Kallison, dive deep to uncover the story behind and inside your favorite records. I take artists at their words.Are you ready to listen?

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The Sound and the Story is a podcast about music. I, David Kallison, dive deep to uncover the story behind and inside your favorite records. I take artists at their words.Are you ready to listen?

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One of my favorites.

By @anormalflame - Dec 15 2019
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One of my favorite music podcasts. We have very similar taste. Thanks David

Best podcast ever

By Mynicknameisjustmyregularname - Aug 18 2017
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Only 2 episodes in and my fav cast ever. Can not stop listening

iTunes Ratings

55 Ratings
Average Ratings
50
2
1
1
1

One of my favorites.

By @anormalflame - Dec 15 2019
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One of my favorite music podcasts. We have very similar taste. Thanks David

Best podcast ever

By Mynicknameisjustmyregularname - Aug 18 2017
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Only 2 episodes in and my fav cast ever. Can not stop listening
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The Sound and the Story

Latest release on Dec 14, 2019

All 24 episodes from oldest to newest

Episode 22: Kevin Devine

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Kevin Devine, a unique, thoughtful, loquacious, multi-talented musician talks about the ten-year anniversary of Brother’s Blood as well as a whole lot of other things. Go buy his stuff at kevindevine.net.

Dec 14 2019

1hr 34mins

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Episode 21: Better Oblivion Community Center's Better Oblivion Community Center

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We pay our dues to the surprise record from wunderkind Phoebe Bridgers (boygenius) and former wunderkind Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes).

Full chronological playlist:
Songs by Better Oblivion Community Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Chesapeake
  • My City
  • Conor Oberst - College
  • Bright Eyes - If Winter Ends
  • Bright Eyes - The City Has Sex
  • Bright Eyes - June on the West Coast
  • Bright Eyes - Interview from An Attempt to Tip the Scales
  • Bright Eyes - False Advertising
  • Conor Oberst - You All Loved Him Once
  • Phoebe Bridgers - Steamroller
  • The Replacements - Here Comes a Regular
  • Didn’t Know What I Was in For
  • Sleepwalkin’
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Service Road
  • Forest Lawn
  • Big Black Heart
  • Phoebe Bridgers - Would You Rather (feat. Conor Oberst)

Nov 18 2019

54mins

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Episode 20: Proper. with Erik Garlington

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Proper.

Whose mans is this? ▴ Brooklyn Afropunk ▴ @bsmrocks freshmen ▴ NEW ALBUM: https://t.co/rnM2eZK2fM


In this two-part interview with Erik Garlington, the brains and brawn behind the black and queer pop-punk outfit Proper., we discuss both his records, “The Surburbs Have Ruined My Life” and “I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better,” and how his background of being an outsider and a military brat lead him on a wild journey to be a pop-punk singer in New York City.

Full chronological playlist:

“Germany, 1991”

“A$AP Rocky Type Beat”

“Not Black Enough”

“Curtains Down! Throw in the Towel!”

“Bragging Rights (ft. Willow Hawks of The Sonder Bombs)”

“No Loitering”

Aug 13 2019

1hr 8mins

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Episode 19: Sincere Engineer with Deanna Belos

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Deanna Belos


I interview the very talented and very funny Deanna Belos of Sincere Engineer about her debut album Rhombithian. We talk about the expectations of growing up, lab mice, relationships, and the time Deanna almost died getting coffee.

Full chronilogical playlist:

  • Corn Dog Sonnet No. 7
  • Clip from the film Dirty Work
  • Overbite
  • Let You Down
  • Ghosts In The Graveyard

May 30 2019

50mins

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Episode 18: blink-182's Untitled

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blink-182, the band every punk pretends they hate, grows up on their untitled album.

All songs by blink-182 unless otherwise noted:

  • Here’s Your Letter
  • Circle Jerks - I Just Want Some Skank
  • Frank Turner - Dammit - Live at Salty Dog Cruise 2006
  • Going Away to College - Live at the Pop Disaster Tour 2002
  • Dammit
  • Touchdown Boy
  • Dick Lips
  • All Systems Go
  • Feeling This
  • Obvious
  • Violence
  • Interview with Tom DeLonge
  • Down
  • Go
  • Easy Target
  • I Miss You
  • Asthenia
  • Always
  • Dammit - Live in Montreal 1998

Apr 29 2019

59mins

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Episode 17: Spanish Love Songs with Dylan Slocum

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Dylan Slocum

Favorite band of that one person you went to high school with who still listens to pop-punk, but has also been divorced.


In a Sound and the Story first, I interview Dylan Slocum of Spanish Love Songs about their album schmaltz. We talk about Dylan’s painful journey south and the mechanics of mediocrity.

Full chronilogical playlist (all songs by Spanish Love Songs):

  • Beer and Nyquil (Hold It Together)
  • Sequels, Remakes, and Adaptations
  • Nuevo
  • Buffalo Buffalo
  • The Boy Considers His Haircut
  • Otis / Carl
  • Funeral (Phoebe Bridgers cover)

And at 54:58, you can hear Dylan’s mom sighing “wow” under her breath as noted in The Boy Considers His Haircut.

Feb 11 2019

1hr 45mins

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Episode 16: The Depression Issue

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Today we talk about depression.

Full chronological playlist:

  • The Weakerthans - Virtute at Rest

  • Bright Eyes - Poison Oak

  • The Good Life - O’Rourke’s, 1:20 A.M.

  • Laura Jane Grace - Manic Depression

  • Phoebe Bridgers - Funeral

  • Elliott Smith - 2:45 am

  • Frightened Rabbit - Floating in the Forth

  • Luke Rainsford - Frame

  • Titus Andronicus - No Future, Part Three: Escape from No Future

  • Frou Frou - Let Go

  • Local News Legend - i wrote this when I was super mentally bad a few months ago :^(

  • Jetty Bones - Bringing It Up

  • Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

Here is a Spotify playlist of this episode’s songs.

Dec 31 2018

59mins

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Episode 15: The Wonder Years's Suburbia, I've Given You All, and Now I'm Nothing

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The Wonder Years deliver a genre-defining album about surburbia and coming home.

Full chronilogical playlist (all songs by The Wonder Years unless otherwise noted)

  • Local Man Ruins Everything
  • Came Out Swinging
  • Buzz Aldrin: The Poster Boy for Second Place
  • My Last Semester
  • Allen Ginsberg and Tom Waits - America
  • Pool scene from Garden State
  • My Life As a Pigeon
  • Came Out Swinging
  • Woke Up Older
  • The Mountain Goats - Woke Up New
  • Local Man Ruins Everything
  • Suburbia
  • Okkervil River - Singer Songwriter
  • Summers in PA
  • I Won’t Say the Lord’s Prayer
  • Coffee Eyes
  • I’ve Given You All
  • The Get Up Kids - I’ll Catch You
  • Don’t Let Me Cave In
  • Hoodie Weather
  • And Now I’m Nothing
  • Aaron West and the Roaring 20’s - ’67 Cherry Red

Oct 22 2018

1hr 8mins

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Episode 14: Jawbreaker

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The iconic grandfathers of emo and saints of the East Bay scene get the full Sound and the Story treatment.

Full playlist (all songs by Jawbreaker unless otherwise listed):

  • The Boat Dreams from the Hill
  • Lurker II: Dark Son of the Night
  • Shield Your Eyes
  • Tour Song
  • Donatello
  • In Sadding Around
  • Nirvana - Lithium
  • Million
  • Jet Black
  • Save Your Generation
  • Ache
  • Want
  • Chesterfield King
  • Boxcar
  • Condition Oakland
  • Jack Keourac and Steve Allen - October in the Railroad Earth
  • Jinx Removing
  • West Bay Invitational
  • Accident Prone
  • Kiss the Bottle
  • Unlisted Track

Check out my buddy’s podcast, Good Grief, about one man’s struggle with his mothers death from cancer, featuring music that you hear on this podcast!

This podcast is on the Podcast Advocate Network. Check out PodcastAdvocate.Network for more awesome podcasts.

Sep 03 2018

57mins

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Episode 13: The Menzingers's After the Party

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The Menzingers and I take a good, hard look at who we’ve been and who we want to end up with after the party.

Feb 07 2018

42mins

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