The @U2 Podcast

The @U2 Podcast
Talking all things U2 including new album news, tour dates, commentary, and community discussions from the staff of @U2.

The State of - Maybe They Can Put It On Laserdisc
Jan 27
Sherry, Ian and Collin discuss the state of the fanclub and look back at previous incarnations and fan club gifts.
Tour wrap-up - It’s Nice To Hear Something Nice About A Gallagher
Dec 22, 2019
Amy Pflughaupt joins Collin Souter to talk about her adventures in New Zealand and Australia while seeing all the JT19 shows down under.
Stuck in a Moment Between the Best Before and Use By Date
Nov 20, 2019
Chris talks with Scott, Paul, and Ails from December about their single, The Refugee, and the decision to stop doing U2 songs.
JT19 Opening Night Re-cap: “I Did Not Pet Any Sheep”
Nov 12, 2019
Amy Pflughaupt talks with Collin Souter about her experience seeing the Opening Night show of the Joshua Tree 2019 Tour in Auckland, New Zealand.
Happy U2 Halloween
Oct 30, 2019
Collin, PJ and Marylinn celebrate Halloween by talking MacPhisto, the dark side of U2’s music and celebrating Larry Mullen Jr’s birthday.
Painting U2 and Achtoons with Kelly Eddington
Oct 2, 2019
Chris Enns talks with Kelly Eddington about the Achtoon Baby cartoons she’s painted over the years.
The End is Near A Discussion of The Little Things That Give You Away
Sep 23, 2019
Collin, Chris Endrinal, and Ian discuss the little things they enjoy and appreciate about U2’s The Little Things that Give You Away.
In The Groove of U2 Vinyl
Sep 4, 2019
Join Aaron Govern, Brian Betteridge, and Eric Gifford as they chat about U2 vinyl. In this episode, they’ll discuss equipment, rare releases, the new colored vinyl editions, and take questions from fans on social media.
Drunk Guardian Angel
Aug 21, 2019
A conversation with Jill Marino about trying to get home from a U2 concert.
Finding A Rare Dandelion In The Market
Jul 16, 2019
A conversation with Aaron Govern about Finding a Rare Dandelion in the market.
10th Anniversary of No Line on the Horizon
Feb 27, 2019
Aaron, Becky, Christopher, and Chris got on their boots to talk about U2’s 2009 album No Line on the Horizon. How does it hold up? What about the 360 tour? Are we still going crazy if we don’t go crazy tonight? Listen and find out!
U2’s 2018 Year in Review
Dec 13, 2018
Matt and Chris run down the top events from 2018 as far as U2 is concerned: from Tulsa to Berlin and (almost) everything in between.
It’s Not Over, They Didn’t Play 40!
Nov 15, 2018
Sherry, Chris, and Caroline are on the show to talk U2’s tour stops in Dublin as well as the final Experience + Innocence show in Berlin.
The Sorry, Not Sorry Tour
Nov 2, 2018
Jill, Matt, and Chris talk about U2’s changes to their E+I setlist for Europe.
A Nipple Chafing Celebration of U2’s Rattle and Hum
Oct 18, 2018
It’s a musical journey and we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of that journey U2 took on Rattle and Hum - the movie and the album. Matt, Collin, and Chris are your guides for this discussion of U2’s trip into the heartland of America.
Stuck in a Moment For the European Tour
Aug 30, 2018
Aaron, Kenny, and Chris preview the upcoming European start of the Experience + Innocence tour.
There’s Always a Bigger U2 Fan Than You
Aug 15, 2018
Eric, Marylinn, Matt, and Chris convene to talk about the final songs of U2’s albums - which ones we loved, which we hated, and which ones we thought could’ve worked better elsewhere. Lots of fun listener comments on this topic as well.
Bono’s Used Up His Words for 2018
Jul 5, 2018
Sherry, Collin, Mason, and Chris recap U2’s North American leg of Experience + Innocence, Sherry beach house show with Bono and Edge, and other U2 happenings in June.
Edge’s Calves Probably Aren’t Hurting Like This Today
Jun 14, 2018
Chris reviews U2’s 2 show stop in Montreal, Tassoula covers U2 at The Apollo, and Matt tries to get a word in between.
Maybe You’re Not Sleeping With the Right Person - An AMA About U2 with Caroline
May 31, 2018
Caroline van Oosten de Boer joins Chris to talk about where she got started with U2 and she also helps Chris answer a bunch of questions about U2’s current tour and more.
Woo or Whatever - U2 Plays in Chicago and Our Podcast Opens For Them… Kinda
May 24, 2018
We talk U2’s #U2eiTour stop in Chicago, Bono and Edge on Ellen, and your questions about set lists, Joshua Tree 2017 tour video, Pop remasters, and where to go for drinks in Nashville.
Just End the Show: A Review of U2’s E+I Tour (So Far)
May 9, 2018
On this episode Chris gets Tassoula & Matt to open up about their experience at U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE. Also - we get some help from the livestream audience on what’s going on with that One video.
A Bad U2 Fan Would Not Want to Hear That - SPOILERS!
Apr 25, 2018
SPOILERS AHEAD! Matt, Mason, Collin, and Chris are talking about U2’s Experience and Innocence tour that’s starting in 7 days and we’re talking spoilers all over the place.
I’ve Caught Myself a Bono Instead of a Pokemon
Apr 12, 2018
We’re back and talking about all that we left behind over the last 3 months since we last recorded.
A Few Songs of Experience, Theoretically Speaking
Jan 25, 2018
Chris Endrinal joins Chris to talk about the musical theory behind 4 songs from Songs of Experience - Red Flag Day, Little Things, American Soul, and You’re the Best Thing About Me.
2017: The Year Of The Kimono
Dec 21, 2017
Join Tassoula, Matt, and Chris as we countdown the year that was for U2. From the Joshua Tree tour announcement up to the Live at the BBC concert, we cover the highlights of 2017 for U2.
Return of the Songs of Experience - The Trilogy is Complete
Dec 19, 2017
Aaron, Kenny, Mason, and Chris complete the atU2 trilogy of discussions around U2’s Songs of Experience
We’ll See You at the Rave - A Discussion of Songs of Experience
Dec 14, 2017
Sherry, Ian, and a bit of Chris are back discussing Songs of Experience. Conspiracy theories, lyric dissections, and a whole lot more.
What If This Was the Best Option They Thought Of? - A Discussion of Songs of Experience
Dec 6, 2017
Tassoula, OMG Chris, Collin, and Chris break down Songs of Experience song by song and get into all the love and hate we could handle of U2’s latest.
B-Side: You Get What You Pay For
Dec 1, 2017
Ian, Matt, and Chris get together for a quick chat to review Songs of Experience having heard the album a few times.
Songs of Experience Eve - How Are You Going to Listen to the New U2 Album?
Nov 29, 2017
Matt and Chris talk about the various ways people listen to a new U2 album when it’s first released.
Answering FAQ’s About Presale Tickets for U2’s Experience and Innocence Tour
Nov 13, 2017
We’re joined by special guest Big Wave from the Zootopia forum to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about U2’s Experience and Innocence Tour pre-sale and general ticket sales.
Songs of Experiencing a Fun Way to Buy U2 Concert Tickets
Nov 2, 2017
Tassoula, Sherry, Matt, and Chris are here to chat about Experience and Innocence Tour ticketing issues as well as Songs of Experience songs we’ve heard so far.
The Joshua Tree is a Speed Bump on the Road to Experience
Oct 27, 2017
Matt and Chris are joined by Sherry, Tassoula, and Mason who call in to give their thoughts on the recently wrapped up Joshua Tree Tour 2017.
Pain is What We Salve with Art - A Conversation with Neil McCormick
Oct 11, 2017
Neil McCormick joins the show to talk about his new book, #Zero, which he is crowdfunding support for. Neil talks about what kind of pop star Zero is, his decision to go the crowdfunding route, the state of book publishing in 2017, and what the heck is…
You’ve Said What You Came to Say - An Interview with December
Sep 28, 2017
Matt and Chris are joined by the band December to talk about their new album 33 which contains 10 U2 songs that they’ve reinterpreted as an ode to U2.
Larry Lies Awake at Night Worrying About Wrinkles on His Face
Sep 7, 2017
The Blackout is over and we’re back to talk about “You’re The Best Thing About Me” with Matt, Sherry, Collin, and Chris.
It Gave Me The Tingles All Over Again
Aug 24, 2017
The U2 machine is rumbling again! Not only is the Joshua Tree Tour 2017 about to resume, but U2 fans are getting strange letters promoting a new song and it looks like an album announcement could be coming soon. Sherry, Becky, Mason and Matt talk about…
B-Side: Why’d U2 Shoot Two Live Performance Videos?
Aug 2, 2017
Matt, Ian and Sherry are back to discuss the rumors surrounding Songs of Experience and the two videos the band recently filmed.
The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Part 3
Jul 6, 2017
Geoff, Collin, Tassoula, and Chris are back to discuss the end of leg one of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017.
Designing U2
Jun 28, 2017
Kelly, Beth, Ian, and Chris go all the way back to Larry’s first U2 logo on a shirt and talk through the U2’s history of design. What we love, what we hate, and the little things that we notice along the way.
Bigwave needs a Kimono
Jun 7, 2017
We’re back for another discussion of The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour with Aaron, Sherry, Sienna, and Chris. We’re also joined by Bigwave from the moderator crew to help answer questions from listeners.
What’s Under Adam’s Kimono?
May 25, 2017
Matt, Mason, Tim, and Chris convene to discuss our thoughts on U2’s first 6 shows of The Joshua Tree 2017 tour.
Ultraviolet: Opening Night of the Joshua Tree Tour 2017
May 18, 2017
Tassoula, Sherry, Becky, Jill, and Michelle are on the special atU2 Periscope couch after the opening night of The Joshua Tree Tour in Vancouver to debrief their thoughts on the start of this incredible tour.
B-Side: Bjorn and the Bouncing Lemons
May 4, 2017
Matt, Tassoula, Sherry, and Chris chat about yesterday’s rehearsals for The Joshua Tree as well as today’s fan club announcement.
The Dalton Brothers
Apr 27, 2017
Sherry, Matt, and Chris gather round the fire to swap stories of a band that only plays two kinds of music: country and western
B-Side: Joshua Tree Stage Being Built in Houston
Apr 21, 2017
Matt, Becky, and Chris take a few minutes to chat about the leaked photos and videos of what seems to be U2’s Joshua Tree tour stage.
Jiffy Pop Or Rain - A Discussion of Passengers
Apr 5, 2017
Is Passengers an actual U2 album? Is it rain or jiffy pop at the start of that song? New atU2 staffers Collin and Eric join Ian, Steve, and Chris to finally discuss Passengers in our album by album series.
B-Side Red Hill Mining Town Record Store Day Release
Mar 22, 2017
Tassoula, Sherry, and Chris chat about U2’s Red Hill Mining Town’s re-release in 2017 for Record Store Day.
B-Side U2 Facebook Live Joshua Tree Event
Mar 9, 2017
Aaron, Tassoula, Chris, and the newest atU2 staffer Sienna have a quick chat reviewing U2’s Facebook Live Q&A held today on The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary.
B-Side Discussing Adam’s Joshua Tree Setlist
Feb 20, 2017
10 minutes on Adam Clayton’s picture with a blurry setlist that we Bunderdict Cumbertooth our way through.
My Dog Doesn’t Know If We’re In Love With Defeat — A Discussion of Songs of Innocence
Feb 16, 2017
Matt, Tassoula, Jill, and Chris discuss U2’s 2014 release of Songs of Innocence. From the surprise release announcement with Apple to the Innocence + Experience Tour, we go song by song on U2’s most recent album as of this recording.
EP: A Conversation With Andy Greene from Rolling Stone
Feb 9, 2017
After his recent interviews with Edge, Adam Clayton, and Willie Williams we snagged Andy Greene from Rolling Stone for a conversation to get his thoughts on U2’s Joshua Tree Tour, what songs they’ll play, the promotional method for a unique tour like…
Moment of Show-Ender — A Discussion of No Line on the Horizon
Feb 2, 2017
Get on your boots - Liseth, Sherry, and Aaron join Chris to talk about No Line on the Horizon, U2’s 12th album that came out in 2009.
B-Side #1: U2 Announces Joshua Tree Tour 2017
Jan 9, 2017
For our first b-side we convene a panel of folks to chat about The Joshua Tree Tour announcement — ticket pricing, availability, and whether Drunk Chicken will make an appearance!
Butterflies Out Of Its Mouth — A Discussion of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Jan 9, 2017
Jill, Ian, Becky, and Chris take a musical journey through How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2’s 2004 album that helped keep the band on the top of the biggest band in the world fight.
No Girly Hearts — A Discussion of All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Jan 5, 2017
All that you fashion and all that you make can turn into a 90m discussion of All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Ian, Sherry, Tassoula, Marylinn, and Chris spend a little while chatting about the ups and downs of U2’s 2000 album.
Maybe I Had My Lemon Up My Butt — A Discussion of Pop
Dec 8, 2016
Ian, Sherry, Marylinn, and Chris take on one of U2’s under-appreciated albums that had a complicated arrival to the world with a lot of flash on the surface. But we found a lot of depth once you got past the shine of the mirrorball.
Basking in Lemon — A Discussion of Zooropa
Nov 24, 2016
A man builds a podcast, with guests and commentary. A man records a conversation so he can hear himself up close. Marylinn, Sherry, Ian, and Chris are talking Zooropa until the day begins at midnight so grab the nearest lemon and don’t go wandering too…
Outside Podcast - A Discussion of Achtung Baby
Nov 5, 2016
Adam prefers sandalwood and the atU2 crew prefer Achtung Baby. Sherry, Tassoula, Matt, and Chris try to talk like this and act like that to figure out which is the best song on the album (all of them).
I Know We’re Not Talking About the Film — A Discussion of Rattle & Hum
Oct 20, 2016
It’s time for our musical journey - a look back at Rattle & Hum, U2’s 6th album. Kenny, Sherry, Aaron, and Chris are back to talk through the album as well as recap the fun had at both #U240 parties.
Crikey! They’ve Gone to the Popular Masses! — A Discussion of The Joshua Tree
Oct 6, 2016
Becky, Kenny, Matt, and Chris are talking The Joshua Tree - U2’s biggest selling album to date. Join us as we trip through your wires, with or without you, until we still haven’t found what we’re looking for as we exit onto one tree hill.
Live From the Rock Hall of Fame with Dave Fanning
Sep 29, 2016
From #U240 in Cleveland at the Rock Hall we recorded a live conversation with Dave Fanning about his history with U2 - stories of hearing new albums in Bono’s house, his thoughts on the Apple album release deal, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, social media,…
This is Bongolese Preserved for the Ages — A Discussion of The Unforgettable Fire
Sep 8, 2016
Marylinn, Tassoula, Matt, and Chris are back discussing U2’s 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire. New producers on the record and a new location to record make for an interesting change from War — listen along in the dark with headphones on.
It’s All About Bono’s T-Shirt — Under a Blood Red Sky
Aug 26, 2016
Kenny, Sherry, and Chris continue our album series by discussing this live album from U2 released in 1983. Hair, guitar solos, bass intros, and plaid t-shirts are all up for debate.
He Was Paid in Mars Bars — A Discussion of War
Aug 4, 2016
Tassoula, Becky, Marylinn, and Chris continue our album by album discussion with War, U2’s third album, and some (on this podcast) would claim as their best. Spoiler warning! Bono isn’t the one singing on Seconds!
Rejection Letters From Principle Management — Our Fav Non-Album Songs
Jul 21, 2016
We’re doing schoolyard-style draft picks of our favorite non-album U2 songs — once we can stop arguing about what qualifies as non-album. Tassoula, Sherry, Matt, and Chris take turns picking their fav non-album songs.
The Swipe-Right Album - A Discussion of October
Jul 15, 2016
As part of our U240 celebrations, we’re going to talk through each of U2’s albums. U2’s second album October is the focus of this episode.
Turn in Your @U2 Card Right Now — A Discussion of Boy
Jun 30, 2016
As part of our U240 celebrations, we’re going to talk through each of U2’s albums and what better place to start than with U2’s first album, Boy. Tassoula, Matt, Sherry, and Chris share their thoughts on the album song by song as well as a bit of the…
I Got 6 GA Tickets Sitting In The Pew In Church
Jun 2, 2016
Tim, Matt, Sherry, and Chris talk about how and when to introduce your family to U2, what to do if your family doesn’t like U2 (Chris learned it’s not ok to kick them out of the house), and advice for taking kids to U2 concerts.
U2 Bingo
May 19, 2016
Aaron, Sherry, and Chris answer #askatU2 questions and talk about the Paris concert video announcement, and The Edge’s interview on Off Camera.
Bono Met the Real-life, Crying emoji
May 5, 2016
Jill joins us to talk about getting to meet Bono in NYC, Tassoula tells us about how she gets to so many U2 shows, Matt gets thunderstruck, and Chris is still trying to convince U2 to come to Saskatchewan.
We Called It the Bonald
Apr 21, 2016
Kenny, Aaron (Ivan), Sherry, and Chris talk through the next batch of survey results from the 2016 atU2 Fan Survey.
Nothing Wrong With A Bloody Nose Over A Snippet
Apr 14, 2016
Ross and Brian join Matt and Chris to talk about what goes into putting together the Tours side of atU2 and include a few snippets of arguments over what constitutes a snippet.
I Can’t Get This U2 Podcast Off My Phone
Apr 7, 2016
Matt and Chris are joined by Beth and Chris from the U2 Tattoo Project to talk about the atU2 2016 Fan Survey and give an update on their project. We recorded it live on Blab so there’s a video version as well if you prefer to watch.
I Have A Terrible Canadian Accent
Apr 1, 2016
Is Larry having fun? Updates on the U2 Conference. New guitar from The Edge and Fender. Bono on GMA from Jordan. And we worry about what’s going on in the weeds of U2’s new album.
The Jazzman of the band, Mr Adam Clayton
Mar 17, 2016
In honour of Adam Clayton’s birthday earlier this week, we decided to devote the entire episode to the man who holds the band’s rhythm in his hands - Mr. Adam Clayton.
We Are All Off Looking for Larry
Mar 3, 2016
Where in the world is Larry Mullen Jr.? While you’re thinking about that, be sure to fill out the 6th Worldwide U2 Fan Survey. Sherry, Matt, and Chris talk answer your #AskAtU2 questions and talk about the responses to the survey thus far.
Oh Oh Oh Oh Achoo Baby!
Feb 18, 2016
A medicated Sherry and a shivering Chris get together to talk U2 including discussions about a BB King video, virtual reality as the next big thing, A Sort of Homecoming, U2 covers, and Sherry’s playlist.
You Did Record This, Didn’t You?
Feb 4, 2016
We’re back! And we even remembered to record our conversation. Matt, Sherry, and Chris chat about Ticketmaster issues and reporting on our holidays - and wondering where Larry is?
I Had This Ravishing Need To Hear “Volcano”
Dec 17, 2015
It’s time to wrap up 2015 and so we’ve got Sherry, Aaron G, Matt, and Chris on to talk about what they each thought was the top U2 related moments of 2015.
Bono Made A Comment Like Awwww Dude
Dec 10, 2015
We’re joined once again by Mark Baker aka U2Brothr to chat about getting summoned back to Paris by U2 and what the full experience was like. We answer your #AskAtU2 questions and give our review of the HBO broadcast along the way.
A Closet Full Of Edge’s Hats
Nov 26, 2015
We’ve got Dublin voice. Recovering from shouting (hell yeah!) at the top of our lungs in Dublin, travelling to the other side and back, and Jill tells her story of meeting Dallas Schoo before her flight home.
I Thought Bono and Edge Would Have Good Wi-Fi
Nov 26, 2015
We recorded live from Dublin with Sherry, Steve, Liseth, and even a jet lagged Matt made an appearance. We talk about the first couple of Dublin shows and what people are looking forward to hearing, how the stage feels in the 3Arena, and what Irish fans…
Bono Called an Audible
Nov 19, 2015
We’re joined by special guest Mark Baker, aka U2Brothr, to talk about his documentary, his experiences getting on stage with U2, and what it was like to be a part of a contest on to go to Paris only to find out he wouldn’t be going after all. We…
And Then I Whacked Noel Gallagher
Nov 6, 2015
Sherry and Chris chat about what’s going on in the world of U2 this week including catching up with Aaron Govern who was at all 6 shows in London and has a great story to tell of extra experiences at one of the shows.
Podcast of Experience
Oct 30, 2015
We’re back for more! More audio clips from @U2 staffers and memories of driving out to the Joshua Tree park, among many others. This is part 2 of our celebration of the 20th anniversary of
20 Years And This Is All We Get?
Oct 23, 2015
It’s the 20th anniversary of the launch of and we’ve got Answer Guy, Sherry, Tassoula, Matt, and Chris here to reminisce about it. We broke this up into 2 parts we had so much fun.
Kicking The Bucket List
Oct 15, 2015
It’s U2 bucket list time! Tassoula, Matt, and Chris are your hosts as we read and listen to listener suggestions for U2 bucket list items. We also answer more of your #AskAtU2 questions and we play another round of Name that Song. Will Matt beat the chat…
I Worship at ZooTV’s Altar
Oct 8, 2015
Jill, Becky, Sherry, and Chris are on this week to chat about #askatU2 questions, the Global Citizen festival and we definitely don’t talk about whether U2 is selling out.
The Miracle of the 5-percent Battery
Oct 1, 2015
Jill, Becky, Sherry, and Chris are on this week to chat about #askatU2 questions, the Global Citizen festival and we definitely don’t talk about whether U2 is selling out.
I Dinged Myself There
Sep 24, 2015
Sherry, Matt and Chris are back to chat about Bono new blog, answer a bunch of #askatu2 questions, the rescheduled concert in Sweden, and what to look forward to in Berlin. Also: Happy Birthday to Matt!
There’s Something Going on in Amsterdam
Sep 17, 2015
Sherry, Tim, Matt and Chris talk about their experiences trying to get tickets for U2’s upcoming Ireland tour dates, the recent concerts in Amsterdam, and answer a bunch of #askatU2 questions and try their best to #stumpm2 as well.
Ticket or Not, I’m Going
Sep 10, 2015
Matt, Sherry, and Chris share their thoughts on the European launch of the tour as well as suggestions for fans looking to get tickets for the Irish dates on the tour. We answer your #askatu2 questions and a new segment arrives: #stumpm2.
A Campfire Moment With Uncle Bono
Sep 3, 2015
Sherry, OMG, Tim and Chris check the #askatu2 inbox and answer your questions and for the roundtable this time and talk Song for Someone video, rehearsal leaks from Turin and their thoughts on what the tour opener song will be in Europe.
Previewing Europe and Following Up with Matt
Aug 26, 2015
We talk about the upcoming European leg of the tour with guests Navid and Aaron and we open our Inbox and answer your #askatU2 questions including a special new segment with Matt.
I Mailed Off A Live Credit Card
Aug 20, 2015
Beth and Chris join Matt and Chris to talk about their experience seeing 15 shows on the first leg of the U2ie tour. We also answer a bunch of #askatu2 questions and also cover the MSG scalper ticket story.
Aug 13, 2015
We’re talking about the atU2 party for one more episode along with your #askatu2 questions and a roundtable discussion about the last few shows in New York.
That Was Bleeping Unbelievable
Aug 6, 2015
Tassoula, Tim, Matt and Chris debrief the 20th Anniversary Party for We also answer a bunch of #askatU2 questions submitted by listeners of the podcast.
Getting to the Roots of the Seating Question
Jul 23, 2015
Matt, Brian, Sherry and Chris answer listener feedback and questions, debate the best seats to buy for this tour, and chat about where this tour ranks compared to previous tours.
A Conversation with Matt and Chris
Jul 17, 2015
Matt McGee answers a few of Chris’ questions about the site, U2 the band, and how covering U2 has changed over the last twenty years
We’re a Podcast from the Internet. This is Our First Episode. We Hope You Like It.
Jul 13, 2015
Hosts Matt McGee and Chris Enns introduce the what, where, why and how of the official podcast of