The Age Old Question podcast

The Age Old Question

Rich Price and Clint Bierman

The Age Old Question is a podcast for the music fan who has ever debated music's unanswerables. Each episode tackles another debate in music fandom ("Is D Minor the saddest of all keys?" "Why do people hate the Eagles?"...). Rich Price and Clint Bierman host and call on friends and experts to help settle them once and for all. Part of Pantheon Podcasts.

28 Episodes

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    What Is The Greatest Sibling Band Of All-Time?

    47:28

    This week, Rich and Clint explore the magic of music made between siblings. Whether it's the precision of "blood harmony" or the innate chemistry, sibling bands can often discover musical bonds other bands can't find. But they also can flame out in spectacular fashion. What is the greatest sibling band of all-time? Rich and Clint discuss siblings like the Allmans, the Robinsons, the Everlys, the Gallaghers, the Jacksons, along with bands you may not know were siblings. With special guest Jeff Symonds. The Age Old Question is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Why Is The Drummer The Backbone of Every Great Band?

    49:16

    In honor of Charlie Watts, the late great drummer of the Rolling Stones, this week's episode is about the role of the drummer in making a really good band...great! The episode asks: Why is the drummer the backbone of every great band? Rich and Clint explore the drummer as the secret weapon for the great bands — drummers like John Bonham, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland and more. With special guests Jeff Symonds and Steve Hadeka. Part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    How Do You Write A Great Set List?

    38:31

    All things being equal, the thing that can make or break an evening of music...is the set list. This week, Rich and Clint explore the art and science of making a set list and how bands come at it in different ways. With special guests Brian Chartrand and Jeff Symonds. The Age Old Question is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    What Is The Greatest One Hit Wonder of All-Time?

    43:12

    This week, Rich and Clint answer another one for the ages — what's the greatest one hit wonder? Through the decades, there have been bands and artists that have exploded into cultural awareness and then never came close again. Which did it once the best? Special guest director Eric Heimbold, who was the creative force behind the legendary music video of "Who Let The Dogs Out," a candidate for "Greatest One Hit Wonder." Part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    What Is The Greatest Decade For Music?

    37:36

    After a short summer hiatus, Rich and Clint are back to explore another "age old question." This week's question: which decade was the greatest in popular music history? With the help of special guests Emily Voorhees, Josh Panda, Will Evans, Brian Chartrand, Todd Chuba, Jeff Kerestes, Jack Gauthier and Stephen Kellogg, the guys answer: what is the greatest decade for music. The Age Old Question is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    What Is The Greatest Collaboration in Music History?

    52:36

    This week, Rich and Clint explore the greatest collaborations in music history — the short-lived but transcendent partnerships that produced magic. From Queen and Bowie to Run DMC and Aerosmith, with some unexpected nominees. As Louisa May Alcott said: it takes two flints to make a fire. This episode celebrates the great collaborations when sparks really flew. The Age Old Question is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Was It Inspiration or Theft?

    52:14

    This week, Rich and Clint explore the fine line between inspiration and theft. In music, there's a long tradition of borrowing from past masters. While some spin inspiration into totally original artistic expressions...others are just imitating. The guys discuss Chuck Berry and the Beach Boys, Radiohead and The Beatles, The Clash and John Cougar Mellencamp, Sam Smith and Tom Petty, Marvin Gaye and Robin Thicke and more. The Age Old Question is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    What Is The Greatest "Greatest Hits" Album of All-Time?

    1:04:44

    This week, Rich and Clint explore the greatest of the "Greatest Hits." Some artists produced exceptional albums - works of art that stand alone as complete creative expressions. Some artists created greatness that spread across their career. And for many of us, the "greatest hits" became the sampler platter that invited us to take a closer look at a band or artist, the way in to the original albums. With special guest and "Age Old Question" favorite Jeff Symonds. The Age Old Question is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Who Is The Greatest Singer of All-Time? (part 2)

    1:04:34

    One episode to settle on the greatest singer of all-time was crazy. But two...that sounds about right. In part 2, Rich and Clint jump back into this debate, and the discussion includes Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Steve Perry, Joni Mitchell, Sting and many more. The guys talk to Dave Lory, manager of the late great Jeff Buckley and who also worked with legends like Gregg Allman and Robert Plant. Also joining as special guest, Rich's sister Elizabeth, dropping knowledge about how people in the Arab world might answer this question. And making a return to the show, Tony-winner Kelli O'Hara and Rich's bandmate in The Sweet Remains, Greg Naughton. The Age Old Question is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Who Is The Greatest Singer of All-Time? (part 1)

    59:52

    A great vocal can shake you to the core - through its sheer power, expressivity, nuance, soul, pure and unique character. But who has the best? Another impossible question, but this week, Rich and Clint explore the great ones and who should be considered the greatest. This is part one of that exploration, featuring special guest Jeff Symonds on why Bob Dylan should be in the conversation. The Age Old Question is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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