The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers

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The 500 Podcast with Josh Adam Meyers counts down Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time with comedians, actors, and musicians. Josh Adam Meyers is the living Anthony Bourdain at the crossroads of comedy and music and The 500 Podcast is the first Music Album Book Club representing the next decade of his life’s work.

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494 - MGMT Oracular Spectacular - Gareth Reynolds
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Gareth Reynolds joins The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers to dissect experimental indie band MGMT's breakout record.

Youth, sexual exploration, the banality of modern life: these are all themes that have been explored in countless art forms; so much so that one might expect that MGMT's 2007 debut album Oracular Spectacular would have little to add to the conversation. But that expectation doesn't take into account how much that conversation might change when filtered through the brilliantly improvisational wit of Gareth Reynolds, who has made a career out of lampooning the equally minute and bizarre aspects of life through his writing on shows like Arrested Development and his own wildly successful podcast The Dollop. Locked in a room together with nothing but synth pop and psychedelic rock to sustain them, Gareth and Josh can barely contain themselves from laughing hysterically at the inconsistencies in the album's quality, the division of labor in the band, and the irony of a song about becoming famous being the ticket to stardom for two guys who never even wanted to form a band in the first place.

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Dec 12, 2018
495 - Bonnie Raitt Give It Up - Fortune Feimster
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Fearless is the only way to describe the two women who dominate episode 495, as the hilarious Fortune Feimster relates the motivating power of her early struggles to the long road Bonnie Raitt had to travel to get the recognition she deserved, which didn’t come until well after the release of her sophomore album Give It Up.

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Dec 05, 2018
496 - Boz Scaggs - Kevin Nealon
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Kevin Nealon joins Josh Adam Meyers to discuss Boz Scaggs' self-titled debut album.

Every generation in history has produced creative minds that laid the groundwork for those who came after them, and as episode 496 of The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers shows, it’s not even clear to those trailblazers how their efforts will ripple outwards in time. While Saturday Night Live has produced dozens of wildly influential cast members, few alumni have crafted as humbly ubiquitous a presence in comedic television and movies as this week’s guest, Kevin Nealon. The same could be said of Boz Scaggs, whose soulful self-titled debut album which Kevin and Josh digest, was so different in style and execution from its contemporaries, and its staying power as a landmark of Americana wasn’t recognized until years after its release in 1969.

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Nov 28, 2018
497 - The White Stripes White Blood Cells - Bill Burr
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Bill Burr joins Josh Adam Meyers on The 500 to breakdown The White Stripes' 2001 album White Blood Cells

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Nov 22, 2018
498 - The Stone Roses - Jim Jefferies
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Comedian Jim Jefferies joins Josh Adam Meyers on The 500 Podcast to profess his love for The Stone Roses' self-titled debut album while Meyers explains how important Jefferies was to the birth of this show. They dive headfirst into late 80's London tackling atheism and spirituality, philosophy as it relates to what drives successful people, and the music of that time and place. They breakdown the artist, the sound, the lyrics, and the environment which produced this killer album. 

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Nov 14, 2018
499 - BB King Live in Cook County Jail - Ryan Sickler
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Songs of heartbreak and loss abound in this episode of The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers, which centers around B.B. King's album Live in Cook County Jail, but this week's guest doesn't shy away from music that makes you want to cry into your beer or maybe even drive off a cliff.

Comedian Ryan Sickler has seen his fair share of hardship, and like the prisoners who were there to witness this album's recording on the hottest day of 1971, he finds comfort in the shared misery these beautiful recordings extol.

In fact, Ryan has managed to turn some of the tragedies in his life into solid gold material that he's been able to showcase on Viceland's Party Legends, Comedy Central's This is Not Happening, and his own storytelling podcast, The Crabfeast. Two of Baltimore's favorite sons, Ryan and Josh have almost as much fun talking about who they'd love to see perform for a crowd of screaming felons as they do dissecting the fascinating minutiae of B.B. King's life.

Sickler's new album “Get a Hold of Yourself” drops everywhere #toozdee November 20, 2018. Pre-order now to get an instant download of the track, “The Dad Whistle”.

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Nov 07, 2018
500 - OutKast Aquemeni - Byron Bowers
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Atlanta native Byron Bowers joins the debut episode of The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers.

There aren't many people better suited to do a deep dive into the eclectic and boundary pushing sounds of Rolling Stone's choice for #500 out the 500 best albums of all time than comedian and actor Byron Bowers. Much like Outkast, the hip-hop duo that released this week's album, titled Aquemini, Bowers hails from Atlanta, Georgia. And as rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi embody two ends of a broad cultural spectrum, Bowers has worked hard to balance both the gangster mindset and the avant garde aesthetic through his comedy, which has led him to appear on The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, the reboot of BET’s Comic View and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He also currently plays  "Meldrick" in the Showtime series drama The CHI. Josh and Byron have been friends for nearly a decade, and in this episode they pick apart the deeper meanings of the album's versatile wordplay, as well as think back on just how hard Byron was twerking in an Atlanta nightclub circa 1998.

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Oct 31, 2018
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The 500 Podcast with Josh Adam Meyers counts down Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time with comedians, actors, and musicians.

500 albums, 500 episodes. The finale will be May 31, 2028.

This is the only podcast where you know when it will end (in 9.61 years)… The first episode is the last and the last episode is the first.

CREDITS:
Josh Adam Meyers - Host & Creator
Jeremiah Tittle - Executive Producer
Samantha Murphy - Executive Producer
David Ross - Executive Producer
Pete Musto - Associate Producer

Josh Adam Meyers is the living Anthony Bourdain at the crossroads of comedy and music. He is the creator & host of the Comedy Central television series The Comedy Jam and The 500 Podcast is the first Music Album Book Club representing the next decade of his life’s work, talking to creatives about the greatest music of our lives.


Oct 15, 2018