Studio: Rundgren Radio
What It Is
Todd Rundgren fans blather on endlessly.
The iTunes page has this show’s entire 300 episode archive. Episodes run around two hours typically. And I have to say this show has the absolute kiss of death: a focus on music paired with dreadful sound quality. There are episodes where they play excerpts from songs in order to talk about them and I have to say this is genuinely the worst sound quality I’ve ever heard. Not just of music podcasts; of every podcast I’ve listened too.
What About It
I never really got into Todd Rundgren’s music, so I’m not the target audience. But I had thought perhaps it was some sort of a show that was done by Rundgren, which I thought sounded interesting. Unfortunately, no. This show is about as dull as they come; the hosts have exactly zero chemistry. And even in a single episode, the anecdotes and musical comments get lame and repetitive. This is what happens when musical shows are hosted by people who love music, but don’t understand it. There are only so many ways to say that something is “awesome,” which is definitely not a word you should play a drinking game with. This is one of the very worst shows I’ve encountered on my journey and I think, surprisingly, the fact that I’m not into Todd Rundgren is the least of the problems here.
You think music sounds best when you’re not distracted by things like hearing notes.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You have an ounce of good sense.
Best Entry Point
I was actually going to recommend an episode here just because this particular episode is, thanks to the guest on the show, one of the most awful things I’ve ever encountered in my life. But I decided it would be mean, again, given who the guest is. So, I’ll just say none.