Steve Winwood “Valerie” with Brendan B. Brown (Wheatus)

This one certainly was surprising. We had Annalise Domenighini come in a few months ago and she chose Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag" as her song. Turns out Twitter is excellent and we managed to get Wheatus' main man, Brendan B. Brown,  come in to talk to us about Steve Winwood's "Valerie."

This episode was so much fun. Topics include - One Direction, Satin, Satan, Fugazi, AND MORE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbKNICg-REA

Styx “Show Me The Way (Desert Storm Mix)” with Aparna Nancherla & Evan Altshuler

We talked to Aparna Nancherla (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Inside Amy Schumer, Whiplash at UCB) about Styx's "Show Me The Way (Desert Storm Mix)" and got to discuss growing up outside of DC, making your own decisions about music, and of course, US military propaganda. Aparna is amazing and you should buy her new album "Just Putting It Out There." The wonderful Evan Altshuler (UCB, TV producer, singer-songwriter) played us a moving rendition of "Show Me The Way" which is especially thoughtful since he's not really a fan of Styx.

The Old 97’s “You Belong To My Heart” with Josh Gondelman & Kaylyn Marie Scardefield

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Repeater: A Little Show About Big Songs! Our first episode features Josh Gondelman (writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, co-author of You Blew It!) and Kaylyn Marie (singer-songwriter).

We talked about The Old 97's - "You Belong to My Heart" which led to discussions about summer camp, The Boss, Busta Rhymes, hallmark cards, and more!

Hosts

To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it?

    Evan Barden

    Evan Forde Barden is a writer, actor, and former garage band king living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Originally from Massachusetts, Evan moved to NYC in 2010, where he met Pat and stopped playing music. When he’s not hosting Repeater, Evan makes sketch comedy with Young Douglas. He loves dancing, vegan treats, and NBA basketball. He has never worn a shirt.

      Patrick Cartelli

      Pat Cartelli is a storyteller, performer, and designer based in Astoria, Queens. He co-hosts Repeater alongside Evan Forde Barden. Pat also has a video sketch group called Summer Collider where he directs, writes, and performs. On top of all of that Pat is a Storyteller and can be seen at QED, The Creek and the Cave, and Astoria Bookshop.