Pods o' Pop

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Pods o' Pop
Pods o' Pop company logo.jpg
Company for Pods o' Pop company and website
Genre Audio magazine - Interview
Running time 60 minutes
Country United States United States
Language(s) English
Starring Music Personalities
Announcer Tracy Alan Thibodeaux
Producer(s) Tracy Alan Thibodeaux
Air dates since August 22, 2011 (2011-08-22)
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 38
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Opening theme Music and Interview
Website podsopop.com

Pods o' Pop is an audio magazine featuring interviews with some of the music industry's most celebrated performers, creators and insiders. Host and producer, Tracy Alan Thibodeaux, draws from his extensive radio broadcasting experience to introduce his guest's work to uninitiated listeners, clarify historical events from the artist's perspective and showcase upcoming projects.

Host: Tracy Alan Thibodeaux[edit]

Tracy Alan Thibodeaux is a voice actor and freelance announcer. A 1980 graduate of Henderson State University, Thibodeaux started his career as a radio DJ and Newscaster. Working the morning shifts, Thibodeaux had his afternoons open for honing his voice skills and developing creative works. Thibodeaux's audio magazine, Pods o' Pop, leverages his knowledge of the rock and roll, jazz, blues and pop music history and offers an informative library of audio interviews featuring contemporary artists and music-industry legends:

Catalog[edit]

2011[edit]

Date Title Duration Notes
August 22, 2011 "BJ Thomas Interview and Songs" 00:59:34 B. J. Thomas talks about the start of his career as a teen-ager, his latest projects, and the success and tumult along the way singing Pop, Country, and Christian music.[7]
September 14, 2011 "Alyssa Graham" 00:59:58 Pods o' Pop debuts its "Fresh Talent Discovery Project" with Alyssa Graham who discusses musical diversity in her childhood home, her Jazz training, and her album Lock, Stock, and Soul.[8]
September 22, 2011 "Gary Puckett" 00:59:43 Gary Puckett talks about leaving college studies (Psychology) to sing, The Union Gap, appearing on The Jonathan Winters Show, touring today, and his hits.[9]
October 22, 2011 "The Stylistics-Airrion Love" 00:58:48 The Stylistics' Airrion Love, who has been with the group from the beginning, opens up about the group's latest projects and tours, the group's popularity abroad, and the success that Thom Bell and Linda Creed brought.[10]
November 3, 2011 "Nayanna Holley" 01:00:04 Nayanna Holley recalls growing up on the road when her father, Dorian Holley, who sang backup for Michael Jackson; her singing backup for Queen Latifah, Sheryl Crow and others; and her debut CD, On Love and Fear.[11][12]
December 23, 2011 "Extra-Nayanna Holley" 00:12:49

2012[edit]

Date Title Duration Notes
February 1, 2012 EXTRA-Alyssa Graham 00:12:40 Alyssa Graham stops by to announce upcoming events and a music video for, "Til My Heart Quakes", from Lock, Stock and Soul.[13]
February 22, 2012 Al Stewart 00:58:36 Al Steward discusses history as a source for much of his music; his invitation to join Led Zeppelin when it was forming; and his latest albums.[14]
April 1, 2012 Freddy Cannon 01:08:37 Freddy Cannon talks about being an American Bandstand mainstay, his friendship with Dick Clark, breaking into the music business and his book, Were The Action Is.[15]
April 4, 2012 David Lanz 01:14:43 David Lanz, considered by many to be one of New Age music's chief architects, talks about his role in the establishing the genre, his role in Rock before finding his place in New Age music, and his latest albums.[16]
April 19, 2012 The Hit Men 00:47:42 Lee Shapiro (Frankie Valli's The Four Seasons (band)) and Don Ciccone (Tommy James and the Shondells, The Critters) discuss musical history and their new group, The Hit Men.[17]
May 4, 2012 Emilio Castillo (Tower of Power) 00:47:45 Tower of Power founder and leader, Emilio Castillo, talks about TOP's formation; the comings, goings and returnings of band members; contributing instrumentals to some of music's greats; and the roller coaster ride of the group's 44 year history.[18]
June 7, 2012 Audrey Dean Kelley 00:41:51 Audrey Dean Kelley joins PoP for a "Fresh Talent Discovery Program" segment.[19]
June 22, 2012 Larry Ramos (The Association) 00:50:07 The Association's Larry Ramos talks about joining the band, the band's opening of the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, and The Association's hit songs.[20]
June 27, 2012 The Judes 00:36:40 Bassist, Cory Pritchard joins PoP for a "Fresh Talent Discovery Program" segment.[21]
July 3, 2012 Oleta Adams part 1 00:58:21 Four-time Grammy nominee, Oleta Adams (Tears for Fears), discusses personal and professional growth. Two part interview features Oleta Adams works: "Act of Forgiveness", "Another Day", "Get Here", "Holy is The Lamb", "I've Got To Sing My Song", and "Woman in Chains".[22][23]
July 3, 2012 Oleta Adams part 2 00:45:38
August 7, 2012 Lukas Nelson (&Promise of The Real) 00:34:43 Guitarist and vocalist, Lukas Nelson, talks about his group Promise of The Real; the group's album, Wasted; writing on the road; and being the son of one of music's best known artists (Willie Nelson).[24]
August 7, 2012 Shadowplay 00:39:15 Shadowplay's Andrew Corkery returns to discuss the group's new CD, Vision.[25]
August 19, 2012 Tommy James Part 1 00:52:32 Tommy James talks about learning to pay the guitar, forming and performing with his first group, creating and maintaining success with the Shondells, Roulette Records, his book and latest projects.[26][27]
August 19, 2012 Tommy James Part 2 00:39:47
October 19, 2012 Anne Murray 00:53:28

Anne Murray provides insights into the stories, songs and people in her autobiography and reveals background about several of her hits.[28]

October 31, 2012 Andrew Corkery (Shadowplay) 00:37:16 Pods o' Pop welcomes Shadowplay frontman, Andrew Corkery, for a "Fresh Talent Discovery" segment focusing on the rock group's new single, "Dysopia".[29]
November 29, 2012 Lola de Hanna (ChordSlinger 'n Lola) 00:47:58 Pods o' Pop's trains its "Fresh Talent Discovery" spotlight on Lola de Hanna, vocalist for the web-based duo, Chordslinger 'n' Lola.[30]
December 14, 2012 Gino Vannelli Part 1 00:41:13 Gino Vannelli talks about musical success, his spiritual quest, his audience with Pope John Paul II, and his album, The Best and Beyond.[31][32]
December 14, 2012 Gino Vannelli Part 2 00:36:00

2013[edit]

Date Title Duration Notes
January 18, 2013 Kenny Loggins & Gary Burr (Blue Sky Riders) 00:56:59 Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr on collaborating musically, forming Blue Sky Riders, and marketing themselves as independent artists.[33]
February 21, 2013 Kristine W Part 1 00:38:53 Dance music dynamo, Kristine W, on achieving success in Las Vegas and beyond, Donna Summer's influence on her, Dance and Jazz music, and surviving leukemia.[34][35]
February 21, 2013 Kristine W Part 2 00:32:44
April 24, 2013 Sara Niemietz 00:43:25 Sara Niemietz on turning 21; working with Snuffy Walden; singing duets with B. J. Thomas and Richard Marx; performing on stage as a child; and her latest offering, Push Play.[36]
May 4, 2013 Keaton Simons 00:54:01 Keaton Simons discusses the family, friends, and collaborators who helped make or influenced the making of his album, Beautiful Pain.[37]
May 16, 2013 Jon Herington Part 1 00:44:09 Guitarist Jon Herington talks about opening in his teens for Bruce Springsteen, performing as a member of Steely Dan, playing with the Dukes of September, and his latest solo CD.[38][39]
May 16, 2013 Jon Herington Part 2 00:26:41
July 9, 2013 Ed Bruce 00:49:06 Country and Christian artist Ed Bruce on writing hits for himself and the likes of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Charlie Louvin; the Urban Cowboy craze; and performing now as a Christian artist.[40]
July 24, 2013 Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel 01:06:51 Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel on their music, marriage and latest CD and Bobby's playing with Derek and The Dominos and on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass album.[41]
September 14, 2013 Richard Barone (The Bongos) Part 1 00:27:36 The Bongos' frontman, Richard Barone, on success as an '80's smart pop group, performing and writing as a solo artist, working with Pete Seeger and Donovan, and The Bongos' album, Phanton Train.[42][43]
September 14, 2013 Richard Barone (The Bongos) Part 2 00:32:37
September 26, 2013 Richard X. Heyman 00:49:19 Richard X. Heyman on performing with The Doughboys in the 1960s and now and his latest solo CD, X.[44]
November 5, 2013 Peter Rivera (Rare Earth) Part 1 00:47:46 Vocalist/drummer Peter Rivera talks to Pods o' Pop about his days with the bands Rare Earth, The Classic Rock All-Stars, Celebrate! and his new his new four song EP entitled, Peter Rivera 2.0.[45][46]
November 5, 2013 Peter Rivera (Rare Earth) Part 2 00:33:54
December 2, 2013 Earl Thomas Conley Part 1 00:34:16 Earl Thomas Conley discusses his success songwriter and singer with 18 chart topping songs for and writing for other artists such as Conway Twitty and Mel Street. Songs include "Somewhere Between Right and Wrong", "Fire and Smoke", "Holding Her and Loving You" and "Your Love's on the Line".[47][48]
December 2, 2013 Earl Thomas Conley Part 2 00:17:48


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oleta Adams announces interview". Latest News. Oleta Adams. Retrieved 13 October 2013. JUST IN! Click to listen to a recent two part in-depth interview with Oleta Adams, hosted by Pods o' Pop and radio veteran Tracy Thibodeaux. 
  2. ^ "David Lanz announces interview". News. David Lanz. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2013. New interview with David. Click here and then click on Podcast. Go to Pods o' Pop - David Lanz. 
  3. ^ "Sara Niemietz announces interview". Facebook Share - 27,727 members. Sara Niemietz. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2013. Tracy Thibodeaux was awesome to interview me for his show, Pods o' Pop ! 
  4. ^ "BJ Thomas announces interview". Facebook Share - 25,264 members. B. J. Thomas. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2013. Start your week off with a podcast featuring BJ Thomas. 
  5. ^ "jon herington.com - Interviews". Podcasts. Jon Herington. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Peter Rivera 2.0". Home Page. PeterRivera.com. Retrieved 17 November 2013. Peter Rivera links to Pods o' Pop interview from home page 
  7. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (22 August 2011). "Pods o' Pop-B.J. Thomas". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (14 September 2011). "Pods o' Pop-Alyssa Graham". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (22 September 2011). "Pods o' Pop-Gary Puckett". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (22 October 2011). "Pods o' Pop-The Stylistics-Airrion Love". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (3 November 2011). "Pods o' Pop-Nayanna Holley". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (23 December 2011). "Pods o' Pop Extra-Nayanna Holley". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  13. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (1 February 2012). "Pods o' Pop EXTRA-Alyssa Graham". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  14. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (22 February 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Al Stewart". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  15. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (1 April 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Freddy Cannon". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  16. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (4 April 2012). "Pods o' Pop-David Lanz". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  17. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (19 April 2012). "Pods o' Pop-The Hit Men". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  18. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (4 May 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Emilio Castillo (Tower of Power)". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  19. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (7 June 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Audrey Dean Kelley". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  20. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (22 June 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Larry Ramos (The Association)". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  21. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (27 June 2012). "Pods o' Pop-The Judes". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  22. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (3 July 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Oleta Adams part 2". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  23. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (3 July 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Oleta Adams part 1". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  24. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (7 August 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Lukas Nelson (&Promise of The Real)". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  25. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (7 August 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Shadowplay". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  26. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (19 August 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Tommy James Part 1". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  27. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (19 August 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Tommy James Part 2". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  28. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (19 October 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Anne Murray". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  29. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (31 October 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Andrew Corkery (Shadowplay)". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  30. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (29 November 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Lola de Hanna (ChordSlinger 'n Lola)". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  31. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (14 December 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Gino Vannelli Part 1". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  32. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (14 December 2012). "Pods o' Pop-Gino Vannelli Part 2". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  33. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (18 January 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Kenny Loggins & Gary Burr (Blue Sky Riders)". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  34. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (21 February 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Kristine W Part 1". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  35. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (21 February 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Kristine W Part 2". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  36. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (24 April 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Sara Niemietz". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  37. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (4 May 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Keaton Simons". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  38. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (16 May 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Jon Herington Part 1". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  39. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (16 May 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Jon Herington Part 2". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  40. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (9 July 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Ed Bruce". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  41. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (24 July 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  42. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (14 September 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Richard Barone (The Bongos) Part 1". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  43. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (14 September 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Richard Barone (The Bongos) Part 2". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  44. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (26 September 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Richard X. Heyman". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  45. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (5 November 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Peter Rivera Part 1". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  46. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (5 November 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Peter Rivera Part 2". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  47. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (2 December 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Earl Thomas Conley-Part 1". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  48. ^ Thibodeaux, Tracy (2 December 2013). "Pods o' Pop-Earl Thomas Conley-Part 2". Interview. Pods o' Pop. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 

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