Past Podcasts


this.broken.mixtape - Episode 003


This week our guest is comedian and writer, Rhiannon Archer. We'll talk to her about her one woman show series Life Records, her now-legendary wedding playlist, and how Carly Simon's You're So Vain reminds her of a preschool bully.

Spotify Playlist

Here are some select tracks based on our conversation with Rhiannon.  It features select tracks from Life Records 1&2 as well as some other highlights along the way.


Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Carly Simon, Boyz II Men, Wilco, The Cranberries, Modest Mouse, George Michael, Smash Mouth, Smashing Pumpkins, Dashboard Confessional, The Used, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Talking Heads, Wings, Neil Young, Dolly Parton, Nada Surf, Neko Case, Wilco, Built to Spill, Harvey Danger, and Hawksley Workman.

this.broken.mixtape - Episode 002


For this episode we sat down with Michelle Zauner, the front woman for Philadelphia dream-pop band Japanese Breakfast.  

Despite the band's name, Michelle is actually of Korean-American descent. Her brilliant debut album Psychopomp largely dealt with the recent passing of her mother. 

Today, we talk to Michelle about how the music of Sufjan Stevens and Mount Eerie helped console her after her mother's death, her new sophomore record, Soft Sounds from Another Planet, and her planned memoir about cooking Korean cuisine.

• Visit the Japanese Breakfast Bandcamp website
• Visit the @jbrekkie on Instagram
• Visit the @jbrekkie on Twitter
• Visit their label Dead Oceans Records

Buy their latest album Soft Sounds from Another Planet on Vinyl from
Buy their debut record Psychopomp on Vinyl from

Spotify Playlist

Here are some select tracks based on our conversation with Michelle.   It features a mix of pop, classic rock, Motown, lo-fi, indie, and more.


this.broken.mixtape - Episode 001

FEATURING TREVOR LaROCQUE (Tiny Record Shop, Paper Bag Records)

We'll talk to Trevor about his carefully-curated boutique record store in Leslieville; the growing roster of his indie label, Paper Bag Records; and the self-professed creepy mixtapehe made for an elementary school crush.

• Visit the Tiny Record Shop website
• Visit the Tiny Record Shop on Instagram
• Visit the Paper Bag Records website
• Visit Paper Bag Records on Instagram

Spotify Playlist

Here are some select tracks based on our conversation with Trevor.  If we could make a legit mixtape, we would, but perhaps this Spotify playlist will do in the meantime.


Barry White, Hayden, Neil Young / Crazy Horse, The Acorn, Muddy Waters, The Acorn, Mappe Of, U2, Holy Fuck, Bon Jovi, KISS, Metallica, Helix, Def Leppard, Wu-Tang Clan, Stereolab, Brian Eno, David Bowie, The Cranberries, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Dears, and Tame Impala.