Songs for Jenna Podcast

By Ryan Cassidy

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Ryan pairs his most-loved 90's indie songs with new favorites. His sister Jenna is his reluctant audience who'd rather be tailgating a Dave Matthews concert.

Episode Date
EP21 - Rat Fancy
Diana and Greg from Rat Fancy play guest DJ and talk with us about their new "Suck a Lemon" EP. We hear a two new Rat Fancy songs as well as a couple of their fave indie pop songs from the 90s. Then we all do shots, suck lemons, and play a drinking game watching The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Fancy that!
Aug 09, 2017
Ep20 - One Billion Dog Abortion Jokes
Hashtag: Back in Action! We listen to some 90's songs by Poundsign, Number One Cup and Fuzzy. Jenna downs a couple Grape-a-rita Bombs as Ryan makes inappropriate jokes. The band Childbirth teaches Katie Holmes and Suri (and us) about online dating... and we rock out to new songs by Jay Som and Waxahatchee. Bombs away!
Jun 29, 2017
Ep19 - Sizzurp In The City
We're EX-ploding with brand new tracks from Air Sea Dolphin (ex-Apples in Stereo), Luxury Death and The Proper Ornaments... new finds from Tufthunter (ex-Heavenly) and The Fantasy Four (ex-Bunnygrunt)... and a classic from Air Miami (ex-Unrest). Jenna mixes us up some legit sizzurp as we sniff batteries and steal pink flamingos. Buckle your seatbelts! Songs featured in this episode: Air Sea Dolphin - Exploding Air Miami - Airplane Rider The Proper Ornaments - Back Pages Tufthunter - Venus The Fantasy Four - (All the way back in) Kansas City Luxury Death - Glue Go buy records and see live music!
May 06, 2017
Ep18 - Leggo My Leggins
Things start off sweet with an oldie from Boston indie-pop band Syrup USA. Then we get a little messy with more 90s songs by Poopiehead and PEE. We learn TMI about "the vaginas of kings and queens of yesteryear" which is NOT the name of the new Magnetic Fields song. I promise Lularoe did not pay us for Jenna's obsessive endorsement. Everyone pee your overalls! Songs in this episode: Syrup USA - Stardust P.E.E. - IHOP Poopiehead - I like Meat Bored Nothing - Shit for Brains Magnetic Fields - ’88: Ethan Frome Tashaki Miyaki - Girls on TV Go buy records and support artists by seeing live music!
Mar 31, 2017
Ep17 - Youth Against Fascism
Jenna preps for her SuperBowl bash as Trump fumbles our government. Good thing we have music to sing along to which conveys our frustration! We play some indie/punk songs from the 90s and today. Make America Rock Again! Songs in this episode: Liquorice - Trump Suit Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism The Evens - All these Governors The Thermals - A Pillar of Salt Coco Rosie and Anohni - Smoke 'em Out Pussy Riot - Make America Great Again Support these artists - Go see live music and buy records!
Feb 09, 2017
Ep16 - Honk For Tits
Ryan and Jenna finally agree! They're both fans of our first song by Velocity Girl, but then things get hairy when they hear an old recording with Jenna singing a Jale song. They talk about carpooling with homemade signs, making mac 'n' cheese with the Pioneer Woman, and three-legged dogs. Happy New Year! Songs in this episode: Velocity Girl – Sorry Again Stereolab – Lo Boob Oscillator The Courtneys – Silver Velvet Eux Autres – The Sundance Kid Islands – Back Into it Support the artists. Please buy their albums and go see live music.
Jan 16, 2017
Ep15 - Kleenex Girl Wonder
Ryan talks to Graham Smith about his new Kleenex Girl Wonder record, "The Comedy Album". Graham charms Jenna with his favorite mezcal cocktail recipe and he chats about his brand new songs, his resemblance to Lena Dunham, and his trip to see ICP. OMG Jenna Likes it! Songs featured on this episode: Kleenex Girl Wonder – Why I write Such Good Songs Kleenex Girl Wonder – The Best Shape Of My Life Kleenex Girl Wonder – Unrequitable Kleenex Girl Wonder – Lena Dunham Kleenex Girl Wonder – Magistermind Visit Graham's official website for more!
Dec 02, 2016
Ep14 - All About That Fuzz Bass
The siblings get fuzzy on this episode, and we aren't just talking about the blue drink Jenna mixes up. Ryan plays some favorite old fuzz-bass songs by Varnaline, Holiday and Spare Snare. We learn about hand-me-down Hondas and how a passive-aggressive roommate sold Ryan's stuff on eBay. Jenna doesn't hate new songs by LVL UP, John Congleton and the Nighty Nite, and AJJ. Turn up the bass! Featured Songs: Holiday – Fifteen Dollars Spare Snare – Bugs Varnaline – Lbs LVL UP – Hidden Driver John Congleton and the Nighty Nite – Until It Goes AJJ – Golden Eagle Support these bands by buying records and seeing them live!
Sep 27, 2016
Ep13 - Freddie Corduroy
The Olympics may be in Rio, but Jenna is at home making a bucket of frozen piña colada worthy of a gold medal. Ryan talks to our special guest Joey Coulter of Freddie Corduroy about his new album. Featured Songs: Freddie Corduroy – Bad Dog Freddie Corduroy – Sally Freddie Corduroy – Sore Freddie Corduroy – Friends Buy the album at !
Aug 19, 2016
Ep12 - The Dream Of The 90s
All the bands in this episode are from Portland, Oregon, which has one of the most prolific music scenes today (and all those hipsters). Ryan plays the songs while Jenna risks misdemeanor charges to mix up some jello shots. They talk about crustaceans, pimping out a rental van with a woman’s bra found on the side of the road, and a Britney Spears cardboard cutout. Put a bird on it! Songs featured in this episode: The Crabs – Anything and Everything Boy Crazy – Bad Things Quasi – California Houndstooth – No News From Home Sioux Falls – Dinosaur Dying Honey Bucket – Devo Hat Support these artists - Please buy their albums. And go see live music! Visit for more
Jul 28, 2016
Ep11 - Totally Crushed Out
Will you be our date to the prom? This episode has our hearts aflutter for real-life and celebrity crushes. Turn up the volume and swoon to 90s tracks by That Dog, The Lemonheads, and Rocketship. Jenna mixes up a boozy punch so we can talk about Brexit and listen to new songs by Tuff Love, No Monster Club and La Lenguas. Don't forget the ice ring! Featured Songs: That Dog – He's Kissing Christian The Lemonheads – Bit Part Rocketship – I'm Lost Without You Here Tuff Love – Slammer No Monster Club – Sion La Lenguas – Love You All The Time Please support these artists. Buy music!
Jul 07, 2016
Ep10 - Lemonade Diet Duos
Lemonade on tap: Jenna just saw Beyonce's Formation tour and Ryan is waist deep in the Master Cleanse. This episode mixes up a diet of duets from 1992 to 2014. I hate click bait, but you'll never believe which song Jenna calls "a bore"! *gasp* Songs featured in this episode: Drop Nineteens - My Aquarium Butterglory - She Clicks The Sticks The Moldy Peaches - Jorge Regula Mixed Pixel - Sinking Feeling The Decemberists - Yankee Bayonet Allison Crutchfield - Rose Knows Please support these artists by buying their songs. Go see live music! xoxo
Jun 09, 2016
Ep9 - Nude As The News
Ryan comes back from Italy to find Jenna drinking a green juice in her "Cuz I Slay" T-shirt. Plug in the distortion pedal for songs by Boston 90s bands Helium and Swirlies. Then we hear brand new stuff by Moonface, Mitski, and a controversial dance track by Yacht. But it all starts off with a song by Cat Power that Jenna knows all too well. #JacksonJesse Cat Power - Nude as the news Helium - Pat's Trick Swirlies - Pancake Moonface - Risto's Riff Mitski - Happy Yacht - I Wanna F*** You lil I'm Dead Support these bands and please buy their music!
May 25, 2016
Ep8 - My Goon Bag Got Squished
We head down under to listen to Ryan’s favorite Australian indie pop songs. Jenna mixes herself a cocktail called the Australian Virgin (we’re looking at you, 1997 era Ben Lee). Our friend Fran teaches us some Aussie slang as we listen to jangly songs by The Go-Betweens, The Lucksmiths, The Cannanes, The Goon Sax, Dick Diver and Twerps. Not bad for a nation colonized by criminals. Hide your babies! Songs featured in this episode: The Go-Betweens "Going Blind" Ben Lee "Song For You" The Lucksmiths "Guess How Much I Love You" The Cannanes "Bumper" The Goon Sax "Up to Anything" Dick Diver "Tearing the Posters Down" Twerps "Back to You" [Please support these artists — buy their music!]
Apr 25, 2016
Ep7 - Sibling Rivalry
Just in time for National Sibling Day, Ryan and Jenna listen to songs by bands with related members (Danielson Famile, Heavenly, Pulsars, Fiery Furnaces, Teen). They're joined by a special guest 'lifeline' (Spoiler Alert, it's their brother Shane)for a game of Name That Tune. Everybody wins! The Beatnik Filmstars “The Family that plays together" The Pulsars “Suffocation” Danielson Famile - "Smooth Death" Heavenly - "Itchy Chin” Fiery Furnaces “My Egyptian Grammar" Teen “Free Time” [Please support these artists by buying their music!]
Apr 12, 2016
Ep6 - Interview With Luke Roberts Of Q-Pup
This week Jenna blow dries her great danes Molly and Riley as Ryan interviews Luke Roberts about his fantastic new album "Q-Pup and the 15 Layers of Doubt." Turkish Pirates, Icelandic Kidnapping and Alcoholic Grandparents, OH MY. The songs/clips we play in this episode are: "Tarot River" "3rd and Hennepin" "Exoneration" "Tyrkja Gudda" "Scar on My Neck" "Modern Barbarian, Terrible Weather" Buy the album at
Apr 05, 2016
Ep5 - Revolution Grrrl Style
Turn it up! This week Ryan and Jenna get ALL the windex-ing done with a motivating mixtape of Riot Grrrl faves. Featuring songs by Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Huggy Bear, Cold Cold Hearts, Downtown Boys, Sleater-Kinney, and The Julie Ruin. Jenna sips a cosmo for this pink power happy hour as the siblings talk feminism, weak stomachs, and Y2K killer shower curtains. Girl Power! [Please support these artists by purchasing their music!]
Mar 29, 2016
Ep4 - Elephant 6
Pop the Pinot Grigio, an entire episode of Elephant 6 music is here. We dig up classics from Neutral Milk Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control, and Apples in Stereo. Elf Power bewitches us, Circulatory System sets our hearts aflutter, Nana Grizol is a new friend with benefits, and Dressy Bessy impresses. Packed with filing emergencies and Rob Schneider double-takes, this episode is a pickup truck full of horse meat! [Support these artists by buying their records!]
Mar 22, 2016
Ep3 - Pop Has Freed Us
Jenna nurses a hangover and fights her cravings as we listen to some food-related music. Ryan offers his hangover cure in the form of pop songs: older tunes by Papas Fritas, Zaius, and Caramel. After a quick book club meeting with Franny and Zooey, the siblings journey to Buenos Aires, Argentina to listen to sweet songs by Nubes En Mi Casa and CLDSCP. Finally they eat wallpaper paste, chlorine and makeup with Seth Bogart and Kathleen Hanna. [Please support these artists by purchasing music online and at your local record stores!]
Mar 13, 2016
Ep2 - Teen-Beat Records
Ryan and Jenna travel to Washington DC, home of Teen-Beat Records, for a brief history of the legendary indie label. Jenna mixes herself an amaretto margarita (?) while waiting for chicken parm delivery. Ryan spins tracks from Unrest, Tuscadero, Versus, HollAnd, Cotton Candy, Stick Insect, and Maybe it's Reno. The cherry blossoms may be gone, but we have songs-a-plenty. Order your favorite music from
Mar 07, 2016
Ep1 - Twee as F#ck
In the first episode of our podcast, Ryan plays his favorite indie-pop / twee tracks while Jenna mixes herself an apple-a-rita with rum. This episode features old songs by Tokidoki, Tullycraft, and Bunnygrunt; and new songs by Frankie Cosmos, The Washboard Abs, and Girlpool. Cookie Cutter, yeah!
Feb 25, 2016