Punch Up The Jam

Punch Up The Jam

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What if the greatest hits could be …greater? Every Thursday, comedian/musician Miel Bredouw teams up with a special guest to revisit, review and revise the pop songs of our past, and offer an improved “punched-up” version.


‘i2i’ from A Goofy Movie (w/ Chris Fleming)
May 28 • 52 min
THE EPISODE WE’VE ALL (Miel has) BEEN WAITING FOR! A secret Prince song buried in a Disney movie? Miel nearly fainting on air? And of course, revisiting that famous part of A Goofy Movie where Goofy begs Max to…kill him? Hope you like a good time because…
‘Iris’ by Goo Goo Dolls (w/ Chris Fleming)
May 21 • 50 min
Sherbet King Chris Fleming returns for to discuss slow dance revolutionaries the Goo Goo Dolls and immediately abuses his new soundboard privileges. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: ‘Peaches’ by Milk & Bone & Alex Lustig, and ‘Bout De Toi’ by Anemone. SPONSORS:…
‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ by Duran Duran (w/ Chris Fleming)
May 14 • 55 min
DePiglio wrangler Chris Fleming is back again to make Miel hyperventilate on air in a new wave fever dream. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Circle The Drain” by Soccer Mommy and “Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks. SPONSORS: BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at…
MIXTAPE: Steamy and Dreamy
May 7 • 23 min
A Dream Pop Playlist for bathing? Miel is back with another isolation special and a 14 song soundtrack for your next shower bath or foot scrub. Please don’t kiss your hands. Listen here:…
‘What’s Up’ by 4 Non Blondes (w/ Chris Fleming)
Apr 30 • 64 min
Ooo OOO guest co-host Chris Fleming returns for the sway and scream anthem of the 90’s. WHAT’S GOING ON! UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Number One Fan” by Muna, and “What Happened to Us?” by Shura. SPONSORS: BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at…
‘Sugar, We’re Goin Down’ by Fall Out Boy (w/ Chris Fleming)
Apr 23 • 55 min
All aboard the downtown luleelooround — temporary co-host Chris Fleming returns to unpack the emo shot heard around the world! Special punch up by Mree - Listen to more of her work on YouTube or Spotify. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: ‘Ballad of Dorothy Parker’ by…
‘I Want You’ by Savage Garden (w/ Chris Fleming)
Apr 16 • 50 min
Chicka cherry cola with chicka cherry comedian Chris Fleming ! daring to discuss the extremely horny 90’s bop during self isolation true magenta feelings hour ! UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Hey Rusty” by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions & “I’ll See You In My Dreams”…
‘Smooth’ by Santana (w/ Andrew Michaan)
Apr 9 • 65 min
Man it’s a HOT one with Andrew Michaan (host of Podcast But Outside) and Robby T and Santana and a whisper of the quarantine crazies. EXTREMELY special guest punch up by Ian Edgerly @ianedgerly on all platforms. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Motion Sickness” by…
‘Head Over Heels’ by Tears for Fears (w/ Haley Blais)
Apr 2 • 56 min
SOMETHING HAPPENS… and we’re recording remotely! FINALLY unpunchable indie tunesmith Haley Blais comes through digitally, sonically, emotionally. All credit to super producer Marissa for making this sound IMMACULATE she deserves a Costco hot dog!!!…
PLAYLIST: Songs You Need Six Feet Of Room To Dance To
Mar 26 • 21 min
Breaking format this week to bring you a quarantine dance party mixtape! Enjoy stay inside and dance baby: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0M48R4Kc8zjND7qlIzAUoh?si=4gPbTLHcSDSWpwchEItn3w Want more Punch Up The Jam? Become a Patron today! You’ll support…
‘Loser’ by Beck (w/ Taylor Garron)
Mar 19 • 57 min
Get crazy with the cheez whiz, Taylor Garron (stand-up, editor at Reductress - @casualafro) came by pre-quarantine for a lot of hot discussion… we talk a lot about what’s hot… turns out… it’s everything… ssssSOoOooOYYYyyY UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: ‘Little Fang’…
‘Dancing in the Dark’ by Bruce Springsteen (w/ Kevin T. Porter)
Mar 12 • 61 min
The BOSS. Please don’t be mad. King of the Springstans™ Kevin T. Porter (host of Inside Voices, Gilmore Guys, Good Christian Fun) patiently gives Miel the full Bruce experience and for once Miel’s perverted brain strikes gold. Special guest assist on the…
‘Hey Jealousy’ by Gin Blossoms (w/ Patrick Walsh)
Feb 27 • 73 min
Tell me do you think it’d be alright if friend/writer Patrick Walsh (It’s Always Sunny in Philedalphia, 2 Broke Girls - @thepatrickwalsh) brought White Claws to the studio. The 1992 rollerskating king of Missouri himself (this will make sense after you…
‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ by Meat Loaf (w/ Chris Fleming)
Feb 20 • 75 min
Meat Loaf, Chris Fleming (Boba Everyday Tour - @chrisfluming), a one way ticket to hell, lost birds, egg related trauma, but mostly? An extremely good time with 20,467 tempo changes. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Love Thy Will Be Done” by Prince & Martika, and “Bad…
‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by Kim Carnes (w/ Andy Haynes)
Feb 13 • 53 min
“I’m completely sober and I have Bette Davis Eyes” Comedian Andy Haynes (@imandyhaynes) brings the 1981 classic and discovers it’s… a spy extraction anthem? Bette Davis Eyes. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Fire on the Mountain” by Grateful Dead and “Ladyfingers” by…
‘Material Girl’ by Madonna (w/ Naomi Fry)
Feb 6 • 63 min
MADONNA. Naomi Fry (Staff writer at The New Yorker) finally brings Material Girl to the pod in all its stunning, conflicted chaos. Come for the energy, stay for the deep dive into the weight of capitalism. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “SICKO MODE” by Travis Scott,…
‘Liquid Dreams’ by O-Town (w/ David Sims)
Jan 30 • 74 min
FINALLY, the #1 song about nocturnal emissions. David Sims (Staff writer at The Atlantic, host of the Blank Check podcast - @davidlsims) dares go where no guest has gone before, discussing maybe the most exploitive but certainly the dampest song to date.…
‘Lucky’ by Britney Spears (w/ Chris Murphy)
Jan 23 • 71 min
This is a story about a girl named Britney. and Miel. and comedian Chris Murphy! (Vuture, Reductress - @christress). Bring all the energy you can muster because we ALSO have a new segment debut with our new weatherman, fan favorite Rob Moose! Guest punch…
‘Promiscuous’ by Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland (w/ Bettina Campomanes)
Jan 16 • 65 min
It’s 2006 at the high school dance and we are dancing so aggressively that the chaperones are afraid to make us stop. Electro-pop musician Bettina Campomanes (“Valiant Vermin” - @betthole) joins AND does the punch up (!!!) like a Steve Nash level MVP.…
‘Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm’ by Crash Test Dummies (w/ Ayo Edebiri)
Jan 9 • 62 min
MMM MMM what a tasty episode! #1 Crash Test Dümé Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri - Sunnyside, Comedy Central’s Up Next, Iconography podcast) brings the pentecostal, the dissociative realness, the great big time vibes with this hypnotic 90’s hum anthem.…
‘Chop Suey’ by System Of A Down (w/ Henri Bardot)
Jan 2 • 61 min
WE MADE IT! Podcast legend Henri Bardot (brother, musician) makes his debut to celebrate 100 episodes AND a very exciting announcement! YOU WANTED TO. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Indian Summer” by Riceboy Sleeps and “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” by Caroline…
‘Black Hole Sun’ by Soundgarden (w/ Rob Moose)
Dec 19, 2019 • 63 min
THE PODCAST IS PEAKING. Grammy award winning musician/arranger Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes, Paul Simon John Legend, Arcade Fire - robmoose.com) brings serious musical credibility to the pod and even DOES THE PUNCH UP?? The greatest punch up this…
‘Hook’ by Blues Traveler (w/ Amir Blumenfeld)
Dec 12, 2019 • 68 min
Amir Blumenfeld (@jakeandamir - Jake and Amir, host of If I Were You podcast) HOOKS us up with his favorite song (not a joke). Miel googled “basketball” to make the punch up. Still not a joke. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Alone” by Heart, and “Small Foreign…
‘Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car’ by Billy Ocean (w/ Joe Kwaczala)
Dec 5, 2019 • 58 min
HEY! YOU! Joe Kwaczala (@joekjoek - Comedy Central Presents, host of Who Cares About The Rock Hall? podcast) brings the cheese all the way from 1988 and Miel loses all ability to speak. The power of music folks. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Do You Love What You…
‘Vindicated’ by Dashboard Confessional (w/ Karen Han)
Nov 28, 2019 • 53 min
EXTREME FUN ALERT — Karen Han (@karenyhan - film queen at Polygon) brings Spiderman 2 into our ears (and hearts) with VINDICATED I AM SELFISH I AM WRONG I AM RIGHT I SWEAR I’M RIGHT (don’t fact check that). UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Goodbye, Eddie, Goodbye” from…
‘Steal My Sunshine’ by Len (w/ Griffin Newman)
Nov 21, 2019 • 80 min
THE MOST REQUESTED SONG OF ALL TIME!? The return of actor/comedian Griffin Newman (@GriffLightning - The Tick, Blank Check Podcast) !? Brace your elevators and pack your butter tarts because we are riding these rented scooters straight into the SUN! Check…
‘The Way’ by Fastball (w/ Heath Saunders)
Nov 14, 2019 • 60 min
What if Hotel California was made in 1998? Amateur rollercoaster tycoon Heath Saunders (@feeltheheath - Jesus Christ Superstar Live, The Great Comet) is on the case, exposing the dark and terrifying (for children) underbelly of the Fastball classic, “The…
‘Gloria’ by Laura Branigan (w/ Lindsey Weber)
Nov 7, 2019 • 65 min
Lindsey Weber (@lindseyweber - Who? Weekly podcast) blows up the very premise of the show by bringing a song from the unpunchable playlist to punch up. ABSOLUTELY. Also Miel was thinking of Mary Lou Retton playing Tiny Tim in the movie within the movie…
‘Sex and Candy’ by Marcy Playground (w/ Shane Torres)
Oct 31, 2019 • 53 min
Sex and Candy and Shane Torres (@shanetorres - stand-up, Conan) OH MY!!! Be sure to check out Miel and Shane’s New York glam rock duo, The Devious Stares, playing soon in a gas station parking lot near you! UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Asleep” by The Smiths, and…
‘Celebration’ by Kool & The Gang (w/ Gabriel Gundacker)
Oct 24, 2019 • 57 min
Let’s celebrate because Kool and the Gang aficionado Gabriel Gundacker (@gabegundacker - comedian/musician/writer for Our Cartoon President) is not only ON the pod, he helps MAKE the punch-up! So bring your good times and your laughter too we’re gonna…
‘The Call’ by Backstreet Boys (w/ Brian David Gilbert)
Oct 17, 2019 • 64 min
Hello? It’s Brian David Gilbert (@briamgilbert - Polygon Producer) it’s the BACKSTREET BOYS and our batteries are anything but LOW BABY!!!! If you don’t know the song, you’re going to want to. And don’t forget these lips are for god and my sandwiches…
‘Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut From the Team’ by Taking Back Sunday (w/ Natalie Walker)
Oct 10, 2019 • 55 min
YOUR LIPSTICK THIS PODCAST CLICK PLAY RIGHT NOW WITH NATALIE WALKER !!!! Comedian and singer Natalie Walker (@nwalks) infuses the studio with 2002’s cute but psycho energy for Taking Back Sunday’s emo anthem “Cute Without The E (Cut From The Team)”. Be…
‘Intergalactic’ by Beastie Boys (w/ Josh Gondelman)
Oct 3, 2019 • 69 min
AND WE’RE BACK BABY WITH A NEW EPISODE, MMM, DROP! Too-sweet-to-be-sour-too-nice-to-be-mean Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman - Desus & Mero, Last Week Tonight) brings some serious KNOWLEDGE to discuss Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys! Hope you enjoy, but…
‘Ghostbusters’ by Ray Parker Jr. (w/ Open Mike Eagle & Neil Cicierega)
Sep 12, 2019 • 85 min
Demi’s LAST EPISODE and WOW what a one to go out on! TWO extremely special guests, legitimate artist Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle - The New Negroes) & mashup king himself Neil Cicierega (@neilcic - Mouth Moods) join us onstage at XOXO fest for the…
‘Santeria’ by Sublime (LIVE w/ Ian Karmel)
Sep 5, 2019 • 69 min
SUBLIME. IAN KARMEL. DEMI’S PENULTIMATE SHOW! All live from Bumbershoot. Hot takes galore. An audience full of Dixie chicks. Interpretive dance that you cannot see but you certainly can feel.
‘Hotel California’ by Eagles Pt2 (w/ Miel’s Dad)
Aug 29, 2019 • 61 min
THE TWO PART FEVER DREAM SERIES continues with Hotel California and Miel’s Dad Jim! In case you missed last week, listen to that first! Or if you hate information, just listen to this one!!!!! It’s your life!!!!!!!!!!!!!
‘Hotel California’ by Eagles Pt1 (w/ Miel’s Dad)
Aug 22, 2019 • 57 min
Eagles AND the return of Miel’s Dad Jim? A TWO part episode of a very much one episode podcast?! No DEMI!? Recorded…on the ISLAND????? WHAT is HAPPENING?! A lot, explained in episode but in a nutshell: there’s a two-week gap between end of frontloaded…
‘The Boy is Mine’ by Brandy & Monica (w/ Naomi Ekperigin & Andy Beckerman)
Aug 15, 2019 • 92 min
Brandy and Monica, Miel and Demi, Naomi Ekperigin And Andy Beckerman (Couples Therapy podcast) OH MY!!!! The whole damn team assembles to dissect the 90’s R&B classic two-chord love triangle anthem, “The Boy Is Mine”. I LOVE YOU, THE GOOOOOOOD…
‘Shallow’ from A Star is Born (w/ Sean Clements)
Aug 8, 2019 • 78 min
WE’RE OFF THE DEEP END, WATCH AS WE DIVE IN to discuss Shallow with (@SeanClements - Hollywood Handbook podcast). It’s the song from A Star is Born where Lady Gaga wails and Bradley Cooper also does something. Deep end and shallows??? Help.
‘I Don’t Want To Be’ by Gavin DeGraw (w/ Carl Tart)
Aug 1, 2019 • 68 min
Watch out Gavin Degraw, Carl Tart (@dammitcarl - Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Flagrant Ones podcast) and the punch babies are on the CASE, asking questions like how did an existential anthem become the One Tree Hill theme song? We don’t answer any of these…
‘Two Princes’ by Spin Doctors (Live w/ Jon Gabrus & Alice Wetterlund)
Jul 25, 2019 • 110 min
TWO princes?! MORE LIKE FOUR BABY! Hold onto your (pointy woolen) hats so your dad doesn’t eat them! Jon Gabrus (@gabrus - High & Mighty, Raised by TV podcasts) AND Alice Wetterlund (@alicewetterlund - Treks and the City podcast) help make sense of the…
‘You Get What You Give’ by New Radicals (w/ Hayes Davenport)
Jul 18, 2019 • 98 min
Come around, we WON’T kick your ass in. Hayes Davenport (@hayesdavenport - Hollywood Handbook podcast) brings the 1998 bucket hat classic “You Get What You Give” by the New Radicals to the stüd. Why did Gregg with three G’s threaten children? Is it a DSA…
‘Poison’ by Bell Biv DeVoe (w/ Matt Belknap)
Jul 11, 2019 • 93 min
WRONG MOVE, YOU’RE DEAD, as in if you don’t listen to this episode with Matt Belknap (@mattbelknap - Never Not Funny podcast, Co-Founder of ASpecialThing Records) about Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” you will die, eventually, from natural causes, hopefully.…
‘Kiss From a Rose’ by Seal (w/ Travis McElroy)
Jul 4, 2019 • 92 min
We punched up the TRUE national anthem with Travis McElroy (@travismcelroy - My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone podcasts). Is it drugs? Is it love? Are they the same thing? Seal will never explain his 1994 hit “Kiss From A Rose” and…
‘Walking in Memphis’ by Marc Cohn (w/ Jesse David Fox)
Jun 27, 2019 • 88 min
Wait WHAT did the ghost of Elvis do in the jungle room?!? Jesse David Fox (@jessedavidfox - Vulture Senior Editor, Good One: A Podcast About Jokes) leads the investigation deep into the 1991 Marc Cohn classic, “Walking in Memphis”. What a gross lil ghost…
‘Feel Good Inc.’ by Gorillaz (w/ Julia Nunes)
Jun 20, 2019 • 76 min
Sha shaba shaka shaba! On this week’s episode (as picked by our Patreon listeners) we’re joined by Julia Nunes (@julianunes - musician, YouTuber) to discuss the absurd, virtual (and ephermerberal) lyricism of Gorillaz’s 2005 hit, “Feel Good Inc.!” (Or as…
‘Believe’ by Cher (w/ Nicole Byer)
Jun 13, 2019 • 75 min
DO YOU BELIEVE that Nicole Byer (@nicolebyer - Nailed it!, Why Won’t You Date Me podcast) came through to absolutely bathe in Cher’s 1998 hit “BELIEVE” ?!? WARNING: this episode contains what can only be described as “power giggling” so listen…
‘London Bridge’ by Fergie (w/ Ben Siemon)
Jun 6, 2019 • 72 min
OH SH*T (are we allowed to swear in here?) Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS - DuckTales, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) brings the perfect podcast energy to decode Fergie’s vaguely London themed, predominately alcohol themed, possibly pants themed? 2006 hit “London Bridge”.
‘My Sharona’ by The Knack (w/ Adam Conover)
May 30, 2019 • 78 min
*to the tune of My Sharona* AdAM ConOVER!!! Not sorry anyway Adam Conover (@adamconover - Adam Ruin Everything, Factually Podcast) comes by to unpack The Knack’s creepy classic, “My Sharona”. Disgusting… but does it slap?
‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton (w/ Fiona Landers)
May 23, 2019 • 67 min
We punched it just because we can!!! The dutiful duo examines Dolly Parton’s husband robbery anthem “Jolene” with Fiona Landers (@fionasings4u - UCB, Unicorn Store). Shoutout to Addie Weyrich and Megan Batoon for contributing vocals to this punch-up!…
‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz (w/ Jacquis Neal)
May 16, 2019 • 91 min
This episode has more twists and turns than a mraze!!! Infamous Mrazologist Jacquis Neal (@jacquisneal - Culture Kings podcast) brings the knowledge and positivity to the stüd to unpack Jason Mraz’s 2008 hit “I’m Yours” and …converts us into mrazholes? Or…
‘Pony’ by Ginuwine (w/ Kevin Porter)
May 9, 2019 • 101 min
We’re just a couple of bachelors, lookin for whatever part of the lower body is supposed to represent the different parts of the pony!! Kevin Porter (@KevinTPorter - Good Christian Fun, Gilmore Guys podcast) joins us for our 69th episode spectacular to…
‘Space Jam’ by Quad City DJ’s (w/ Ben Mekler)
May 2, 2019 • 78 min
COME ON AND SLAM, WELCOME TO PUNCH UP THE (space) JAM. Writer/Director Ben Mekler joins DeMiel to discuss “Space Jam” from the movie “Space Jam” by the Quad City DJs (also if any scientists listen please confirm that we absolutely nailed Space Kaboom…
‘Everytime We Touch’ by Cascada (w/ Dan Telfer)
Apr 25, 2019 • 68 min
Mixed metaphors and rave lights galore!! Dan Telfer (@dantelfer - Mad Magazine, Nerd Poker podcast) comes by to help us dissect Cascada’s extremely-2005 eurodance thumper, “Everytime We Touch!” UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays” by the…
‘Only Time’ by Enya (w/ Ross Kimball)
Apr 18, 2019 • 82 min
ENYA?!?!? Actor Ross Kimball (@merosskimball - Mascots, Mastermind), brings the Pure Mood to the stüd to unpack the timeless (but actually released in 2000?) new age anthem, “Only Time” by castle queen Enya. Again, really wish I could apologize for the…
‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X
Apr 11, 2019 • 75 min
YEE-TO-THE-MOTHERFUCKIN-HAW!!!!! Today on the podcast, we’re doing something we’ve never done before, and punching up a brand new song that hasn’t even been out for a WEEK! We discuss the memetic culture of the internet, the changing state of the music…
‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ by Shania Twain (w/ Caitlin Durante)
Apr 4, 2019 • 84 min
This week, on the most sex positive podcast operating under the guise of a comedy/music podcast, Caitlin Durate (@caitlindurate - The Bechdel Cast podcast) comes through to unpack Shania Twain’s monstrous hit, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”. Is the only…
‘Take On Me’ by A-ha (w/ LaToya Ferguson)
Mar 28, 2019 • 87 min
Spooky space spiders and superhero sound stings? What mysteries lie within a-ha’s 1984 pop hit “Take On Me?” LaToya Ferguson (A.V. Club/Uproxx - @lafergs) joins us to break down the story behind this Norwegian love (?) song. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Nothing…
‘Sk8er Boi’ by Avril Lavigne (w/ Kyle Ayers)
Mar 21, 2019 • 102 min
He was a boy, and she was a girl…. but still, let’s make it a liiiiitle more obvious. Kyle Ayers (Never Seen It Podcast, Boast Rattle - @kyleayers) joins us in the studio to discuss Avril Lavigne’s quintessential pop punk hit, “Sk8er Boi!” UNPUNCHABLE…
‘Drops of Jupiter’ by Train (w/ Edgar Momplaisir)
Mar 14, 2019 • 88 min
Fight us Neil deGrasse Tyson!!! Edgar Momplaisir (Culture Kings) brings his bible knowledge and shares his unironic love of Train’s adult contemporary classic “Drops Of Jupiter”. Miel declares war with science while Demi spits some bars (I’m not saying…
‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’ by The Smiths (w/ Sean O’Connor)
Mar 7, 2019 • 76 min
Is Morrissey the greatest edger there ever was??? Sean O’Connor (@seanoconnz - Writer, The Late Late Show with James Corden) stops by the stüd to unpack the Smith’s emo anthem, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” and Demi does the greatest Morrissey…
‘Africa’ by Toto (w/ Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna)
Feb 28, 2019 • 92 min
THE MOST REQUESTED SONG OF ALL TIME WITH THE FIRST EVER GUEST PUNCH-UP!? Who could be more qualified than Jess Mckenna and Zach Reino from Off Book: The Improvised Musical podcast!
‘MMMBop’ by Hanson (w/ Broti Gupta)
Feb 21, 2019 • 87 min
The delightful (and cherubic???) Broti Gupta (Friends from College, Speechless - @BrotiGupta) brings a serious case of the giggles to the catchiest existential crisis via children, “MMMBop” by Hanson. This episode cursed by Kelsey Grammer.
‘Love Shack’ by The B-52’s (w/ Amy Miller)
Feb 14, 2019 • 80 min
FUNKY LITTLE SHACK! Amy Miller (Who’s Your God podcast - @amymiller) helps make sense of the zestiest song of all time, “Love Shack” by the B-52s. I’m gonna kiss your dad!!!!
‘Come on Eileen’ by Dexys Midnight Runners (w/ Griffin Newman)
Feb 7, 2019 • 103 min
Actor/comedian Griffin Newman (The Tick, Blank Check Podcast - @GriffLightning) comes all the way from New York JUST to discuss the tempo-less, key-change ridden pub anthem that is Dexys Midnight Runners “Come On Eileen.” Special GUEST PUNCH-UP by Henri…
‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’ by Green Day (w/ Jocey Coffman)
Jan 31, 2019 • 93 min
H.A.G.S!!!! Miel and Demi are joined by Jocey Coffman (Adam Ruins Everything, Lovett or Leave It - @joceydotcom) to punch up Green Day’s graduation (and… sarcastic?) anthem “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life).” It’s a doozy.
‘Send Me On My Way’ by Rusted Root (w/ Griffin McElroy)
Jan 24, 2019 • 61 min
Today on the show, Griffin McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me podcast - @griffinmcelroy) stops by to help us dissect Rusted Root’s “Send Me On My Way,” live from PodCon in Seattle! UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Pristine” by Snail Mail, “Missed the Boat” by…
‘Dirty Work’ by Steely Dan (w/ Tawny Newsome)
Jan 17, 2019 • 91 min
Tawny Newsome (Yo, Is This Racist?, Supergroup - @TrondyNewman) joins the gang to unpack the ultimate dad jam, Steely Dan’s “Dirty Work”. Chess? Hollywood Video? Masturbation etiquette? The episode is as abstract as this description.
‘You Oughta Know’ by Alanis Morissette (w/ Jake Weisman)
Jan 10, 2019 • 95 min
I…want…you…to know that Jake Weisman (Corporate – @weismanjake) is ON THE SHOW!!! A supremely sexy yet angry episode absorbing the power of Alanis Morissette’s 1995 classic, “You Oughta Know” that will surely launch an investigation into Flea’s bass…
A Year in Review (feat. The Most Ambitious Punch-Up Yet)
Jan 3, 2019 • 91 min
Looking back at a year of PUTJ, we answer listener questions about the show and debut the most insane punch-up possibly ever
BONUS EPISODE: Our Favorite TV Theme Songs (from Patreon)
Dec 26, 2018 • 45 min
We’re taking the week off, but in order to give you something to drown out your uncle’s justification for supporting that border wall GoFundMe, here’s an episode of the bonus podcast we release every monday for our Patreon listeners.
‘Last Christmas’ by Wham! (w/ Kevin Porter AND Anthony Troli)
Dec 20, 2018 • 93 min
It’s a Christmas Spectacular and mini Gilmore Guys reunion! Kevin Porter (Good Christian Fun) and fan favorite Anthony Troli drop by to help figure out why on gourd’s green earth Patrons chose “Last Christmas” by Wham!
‘I Wish’ by Skee-Lo (w/ Mike Schubert)
Dec 13, 2018 • 97 min
Today on the show, Mike Schubert (Potterless, HORSE – @Schubes17) swings by the Punch Palace (a name I just made up and have given Miel no warning about) to discuss Skee-Lo’s wasteful 1995 hit, “I Wish!” This episode brought to you by Sun Basket and Quip!…
‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ by Panic! At The Disco
Dec 6, 2018 • 79 min
Patreon picked it and Miel and Demi punched it, together! On a meta, riff heavy and guestless mirage of an episode, Miel and Demi finally tackle the widely requested Panic! At The Disco emo/alternative/pop-punk/who cares classic, “I Write Sins Not…
‘Wannabe’ by Spice Girls (w/ Grace Spelman)
Nov 29, 2018 • 95 min
Music obsessed Grace Spelman drops by to help Miel and Demi get to the bottom of the zig-a-zig-ah. It’s probably sexual. You’ve been warned.
‘Too Close’ by Next (w/ Horny Ben)
Nov 22, 2018 • 89 min
The HORNIEST song with the HORNIEST friend! Supremely sex positive Ben Cahn (@buncahn) joins his old pals Miel and Demi to break down Next’s wildly requested secret boner jam, “Too Close” *THIS EPISODE IS SUPREMELY EXPLICIT, SEXY AND FUNNY LISTEN WITH…
‘Daughters’ by John Mayer (w Nick Kocher)
Nov 15, 2018 • 82 min
Should John Mayer apologize for his 2003 grammy award winning single, “Daughters”? Probably. Former John Mayer stan Nick Kocher (SNL, It’s Always Sunny, Britanick) joins to figure it out.
‘Regulate’ by Warren G & Nate Dogg (w/ Chris Cubas)
Nov 8, 2018 • 87 min
Today on the show, Chris Cubas (Cancelled – @chriscubas) stops by to break down Warren G & Nate Dogg’s psychopathic 1994 G-funk hit “Regulate!”
‘Freek-A-Leek’ by Petey Pablo (w/ Dani Fernandez)
Nov 1, 2018 • 74 min
On a very sexy episode, Dani Fernandez (host, Nerdist, the Nerdificient podcast – @msdanifernandez) joins us to examine horny middle school dances, the crunk genre, Petey Pablo’s dick, sexual drug use, and eventually, the self-deprecating nature of Petey…
‘Monster Mash’ by Bobby Pickett
Oct 25, 2018 • 60 min
Today on Punch Up The Jam, we get dressed up like childrens’ monsters, take to the stage at UCB Sunset, and talk all about Dracula’s son Crick, the race of monsters, monsters having sex (a lot), and eventually, Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s 1962 holiday…
‘That’s The Way It Is’ by Celine Dion (w/ Eliot Glazer)
Oct 18, 2018 • 70 min
CELINE DION??? Listen: yes. Eliot Glazer (Broad City, You’re Making It Worse, Haunting Renditions) regales Miel and Demi with the Celine-isms as they try to figure out what is “that” and what way “is” it?
‘Kokomo’ by The Beach Boys (w/ Jon Gabrus)
Oct 11, 2018 • 92 min
Is Kokomo a physical location, or a timeless, spiritual plane of existence in the perpetual Happy Hour of the mind? Jon Gabrus (@gabrus – High & Mighty, Raised By TV, Action Boyz) stops by to talk about his schoolchild memories of Kokomo, Sebastian the…
‘Misery Business’ by Paramore
Oct 4, 2018 • 78 min
Miel and Demi try to remember how to podcast after a month off to punch-up Paramore’s pop-punk classic “Misery Business”. Demi audibly eats fruit snacks it’s a wild one HIT THAT SNARE! UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “The Park” by Feist, “He Loves U Not” by Dream
BONUS EPISODE: Q’s AND A’s!
Sep 13, 2018 • 75 min
You sent in your Q’s, we brought some A’s. In a special non-format episode, Miel and Demi reveal how they met, their history making music and …monkey milk?
‘L.A. Woman’ by The Doors (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)
Aug 30, 2018 • 97 min
What is 70s rock music but drunken poetry set to a series of overlapped solos? On this week’s Punch Up The Jam, Paul F. Tompkins (Spontaneanation, Threedom, Bojack Horseman – @pftompkins) joins us to talk about CSI, quaaludes, Adam Sandler, baseball cap…
‘Cowboy Take Me Away’ by Dixie Chicks (w/ Christine Sydelko)
Aug 23, 2018 • 54 min
Is “Cowboy” a drug dealer with no teeth? In this fever dream of an episode, Miel and Demi are joined by YouTuber Christine Sydelko for the Dixie Chick’s classic, “Cowboy Take Me Away”. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Shoop” - Salt N Pepa, “Nick of Time” - Bonnie…
‘Baby Got Back’ by Sir Mix-a-Lot (w/ Andrew Ti)
Aug 16, 2018 • 99 min
Andrew Ti (@ANDREWTI – Yo, Is This Racist?) drops in to help Miel and Demi tackle the king of butt songs, Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”. Sexism, racism and ooo Rumplesmoothskin! UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “I’m Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With…
‘A Thousand Miles’ by Vanessa Carlton (w/ Jon Cozart)
Aug 9, 2018 • 64 min
What secrets (and crimes) lie in your “precious memories?” Jon Cozart (@joncozart – Paint) stops by to help us make our way through the process of parody, Father Time, reasonable walking distances, the afterlife, Minority Report, and eventually, Vanessa…
‘Nookie’ by Limp Bizkit (w/ Jamie Loftus)
Aug 2, 2018 • 70 min
Cool adult Jamie Loftus (@jamieloftusHELP – Bechdel Cast, The Hacker Who Codes) joins to dissect the nu-metal classic, “Nookie” by Limp Bizkit. Featuring a VERY special punch-up by Miel’s actual musician brother, Henri Bardot! UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Wesley’s…
‘Bust A Move’ by Young MC (w/ Hrishikesh Hirway)
Jul 26, 2018 • 94 min
What exactly is the “move,” and how much guidance is Young MC willing to give when he tells us to “bust it?” We’re joined by Hrishikesh Hirway (@hrishihirway – Song Exploder, West Wing Weekly, Everything Sucks!) to talk about delayed gratification, hip…
‘I Don’t Mind’ by User (w/ Eliza Skinner)
Jul 19, 2018 • 71 min
Eliza Skinner (@elizaskinner – Drop the Mic) joins Miel and Demi to figure out where Usher and Juicy J went wrong with their 2011 stripper love song, “I Don’t Mind”. Though the song may rife with fake claps and misguided male feminism, it does give Demi…
‘Somebody’s Watching Me’ by Rockwell (w/ Mary Kobayashi)
Jul 12, 2018 • 68 min
Did Rockwell invent 2018 Sad Girl Twitter? Mary Kobayashi (@marykoco – John Levenstein’s Retirement Party) joins to unpack the not-so-secret Michael Jackson collab “Somebody’s Watching Me” by wannabe British man, Rockwell. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “The Power of…
‘Teenage Dirtbag’ by Wheatus (w/ Dylan Gelula)
Jul 5, 2018 • 59 min
Listening to Iron Maiden does a dirtbag make? Dylan Gelula (@dylangelula – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) helps Miel and Demi try to make sense of the incel fantasy rock anthem, “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Like A Surgeon” by Weird Al,…
‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ by America
Jun 28, 2018 • 72 min
Today on Punch Up The Jam, we talk about dog dicks, mountains, Miel’s alternate ideas for money, updating the Statue of Liberty, fireworks vs. rockets, and eventually, Francis Scott Key’s 19th-century ode to a wavy legend, “The Star-Spangled Banner!” This…
‘Summer Girls’ by LFO (w/ Hannah Pilkes)
Jun 21, 2018 • 82 min
For the first day of summer, Hannah Pilkes (@hannahpilkes – Groundlings) joins to tackle one of the most requested songs, LFO’s “Summer Girls”, as well as the true meaning Hip Hop Marmalade. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Dance Magic Dance” by David Bowie, “Will2k”…
‘What A Fool Believes’ by The Doobie Brothers (w/ Miel’s Dad)
Jun 14, 2018 • 75 min
On a special Father’s day edition of the show, Miel’s dad (composer behind the original Space Jam commercials, co-producer of Miel) stops by to share his musical expertise and help us dissect the most Dad song of all time – The Doobie Brothers’ “What A…
‘It Wasn’t Me’ by Shaggy (w/ Ify Nwadiwe)
Jun 7, 2018 • 69 min
Ify Nwadiwe (@ifynwadiwe – comedian, co-host of Nerdificient & Candy Dinner) drops by to break down the logistics (and sitcom potential) of Rik Rok’s cheating, as shown in Shaggy’s 2000 song “It Wasn’t Me!” UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Call Your Girlfriend” -…
‘One Week’ by Barenaked Ladies (w/ Anthony Troli)
May 31, 2018 • 74 min
The most requested song with the most requested guest! Miel and Demi are joined by friend and Gilmore Guys fav Anthony Troli (@anthonytroli) to get to the bottom of the Barenaked Ladies banger “One Week”, uncovering the mystery of Chalet Swiss along the…
‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ by Def Leppard (w/ Erin Whitehead)
May 24, 2018 • 74 min
Is “sugar” heroin or sex or quarters for the peep show window? Erin Whitehead (@girlwithatail – Wild Horses) joins to help Miel and Demi figure it out and leaves with a new a capella improv duo. This episode is brought to you by Quip!…
‘Short People’ by Randy Newman
May 17, 2018 • 58 min
On an all-new episode of Punch Up The Jam, Miel and Demi dive into Toy Story, Steve Harvey, feet, eagle screeches, and eventually, Randy Newman’s 1977 song about them– “Short People!” (Featuring a punch up by @JustinJRusso!) UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Losing You”…
‘Hey Ma’ by Cam’Ron feat Juelz Santana (w/ David Gborie)
May 10, 2018 • 79 min
David Gborie (@thegissilent – All Fantasy Everything, Shinin) joins to dissect the Cam’Ron ft. Juelz Santana classic “Hey Ma” just in time for Mother’s Day. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “HiiiPower” by Kendrick Lamar, “Do You Realize??” by The Flaming Lips, “Suzanne”…
‘Fat Lip’ by Sum 41 (w/ Whitmer Thomas)
May 3, 2018 • 103 min
Demi and Miel are joined by comedian Whitmer Thomas (@whitmerthomas) to talk about skateboarding, 2000s pop punk culture, old people, conformity, and eventually, Sum 41’s 2001 anthem to rudeness “Fat Lip!” UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: Blink-182 - “Wendy Clear”,…
‘Mr. Brightside’ by The Killers (w/ Biniam Bizuneh)
Apr 26, 2018 • 66 min
Does Mr. Brightside live in a cage? Miel and Demi are joined by comic/actor Biniam Bizuneh (@biniambiz) to try to figure it out, while Miel learns that ‘Maybach’ and ‘Maytag’ are not the same thing and no one knows if cigarettes can hotbox (probably not…
‘The Look’ by Roxette
Apr 19, 2018 • 72 min
Demi and Miel dive into voice training, Herbal Essences, writing music in foreign languages, the misguided concept of ‘sex on the beach,’ and eventually, Roxette’s metaphor-laden 1988 hit “The Look!” #SwedishTinyMouth UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: Tallest Man On…
‘In the Air Tonight’ by Phil Collins
Apr 12, 2018 • 69 min
In a particularly chill and riffy episode, Demi and Miel dare to punch up the near perfect Phil Collins classic “In the Air Tonight,” discussing deleted scenes from Tarzan, steroids for fun and blimp operators along the way. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “The Chain”…
‘Semi-Charmed Life’ by Third Eye Blind (w/ Mara Wilson)
Apr 5, 2018 • 69 min
Miel and Demi review and rewrite the sex and crystal meth anthem of the 90’s, Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life” with writer Mara Wilson (@marawilson.) UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “No Diggity” by Blackstreet, “The Green Room” by The Tins, “Light of the Seven” by…
‘Escape (The Piña Colada Song)’ by Rupert Holmes (w/ Ian Karmel and Sean Jordan)
Mar 29, 2018 • 99 min
On a new episode of Punch Up The Jam, All Fantasy Everything’s Ian Karmel (@iankarmel) & Sean Jordan (@seansjordan) join us as we poorly impersonate Australians, discuss Showtime’s Billions, and eventually, dive into Rupert Holmes’s sunny 70s ode to…
‘Mambo No. 5’ by Lou Bega (Live in Austin, TX)
Mar 22, 2018 • 51 min
For their first ever live episode, Demi and Miel take to Austin, TX to discuss the hierarchy of women in Lou Bega’s “cult” classic, “Mambo No. 5!” UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Controversy” - Prince, “Peg” - Steely Dan
‘Friday I’m In Love’ by The Cure
Mar 15, 2018 • 70 min
We’ve all swayed to The Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love” but who among us has understood it? Demi and Miel try to get to the bottom of it, somehow possibly murdering Morrissey along the way. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Walking On Broken Glass” by Annie Lennox and “Take…
‘Party In The USA’ by Miley Cyrus
Mar 8, 2018 • 61 min
Miel and Demi take a long walk around the Miley Cyrus classic “Party In the USA,” stopping to explore Shawshank Redemption, what actually happens to butterflies in cocoons, and the ‘shoe pile’ which may or may not be a thing.
‘What’s Your Fantasy’ by Ludacris
Mar 1, 2018 • 87 min
On a guest-less (and particularly explicit!) episode of Punch Up The Jam, Demi and Miel talk about Harry Potter, geography degrees, presidents having sex, booty-eating, and eventually, Ludacris’s 1998 ode to sexual voyeurism “What’s Your Fantasy!”…
‘Absolutely (The Story of A Girl)’ by Nine Days (w/ Jill Gutowitz)
Feb 22, 2018 • 50 min
This is the story of a girl, actually two girls (Miel and writer Jill Gutowitz – @jillboard) and a boy (Demi), revisiting the early 00s one hit wonder “Absolutely” by Nine Days, stopping to discuss farting while peeing and the HBO original series…
‘Welcome To The Jungle’ by Guns N’ Roses (w/ Grace Helbig)
Feb 15, 2018 • 66 min
Is “Welcome to the Jungle” actually an allegory about pubic hair? Probably not, but that won’t stop Miel and Demi from trying. Internet superstar Grace Helbig (@gracehelbig) joins to help break down the Guns N Roses classic. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Who Let the…
‘Your Song’ by Elton John (w/ Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld)
Feb 8, 2018 • 57 min
On a special Valentine’s Day episode, Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld (@jakehurwitz, @jakeandamir – If I Were You, Lonely & Horny, Headgum) stop by the Cool House (a fun nickname Demi just made up right now!) to talk about hemorrhoid pillows, Moulin…
‘Freak On A Leash’ by Korn (w/ Sean Jordan)
Feb 1, 2018 • 62 min
On their most buck episode yet, Demi and Miel are joined by comedian Sean Jordan (@seansjordan) to break down the nu-metal masterpiece that is Korn’s “Freak On A Leash,” stopping to dox each other and figure out what their lives would taste like.…
‘Whenever, Wherever’ by Shakira (w/ Solomon Georgio)
Jan 25, 2018 • 65 min
This week, Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio – Comedy Central, his album ‘Homonegro Superior’) joins the show to talk about Seattle, the movie Saving Silverman, the glory of early 2000s music videos & cell phones, and eventually, Shakira’s 2001 classic…
‘Jessie’s Girl’ by Rick Springfield (w/ Shelby Fero)
Jan 18, 2018 • 62 min
Comedian and writer Shelby Fero (@shelbyfero) joins the show to discuss types of gum, types of Diet Coke, Rachel Ray/Roy, and eventually, “Jessie’s Girl”, Rick Springfield’s romantic ode to (????)! UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “Unforgettable” by French Montana ft.…
‘Crash Into Me’ by Dave Matthews
Jan 11, 2018 • 48 min
Miel and Demi are back with their most polarizing song yet, “Crash Into Me” by Dave Matthews Band. In this foray into the jamband lifestyle, they discuss bodily fluids, stalking vs stocking and somehow, Shrek. UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: “If It Makes You Happy” by…
‘You Make My Dreams’ by Hall & Oates
Jan 4, 2018 • 69 min
For the first episode in 2018, Miel and Demi tackle false conspiracy theories, children’s swearing protocol, nightmares, John Oates not getting enough credit, and eventually, the amazing 80’s pop wonder-song that is Hall & Oates’s “You Make My Dreams!”…
‘Auld Lang Syne’
Dec 28, 2017 • 57 min
On a New Year’s-themed episode of Punch Up The Jam, Miel and Demi discuss Jason Statham, New Year’s kissing protocol, crying through the movie ‘Selma’, and eventually, the tonally-inappropriate New Year’s classic that is “Auld Lang Syne!” (You can…
‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ by Jimmy Boyd
Dec 21, 2017 • 61 min
On another special holiday edition of Punch Up The Jam, Miel and Demi discuss yuletide arson, tickling, Santa’s sexual history, and eventually, the strangely-sexual Christmas standard that is “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus!” (You can download their…
‘Little Drummer Boy’ by Jack Halloran Singers
Dec 21, 2017 • 44 min
In the very first episode of Punch Up The Jam, Miel and Demi talk about sacrilege, the Stuart Little/Chicken Little connection, and eventually, the terrible Christmas standard that is “Little Drummer Boy!” (You can download their punched-up “Little…
Welcome to Punch Up the Jam!
Dec 13, 2017 • 6 min
Meet the hosts of Punch Up the Jam: Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw are comedians, writers, and best friends, with absolutely no qualifications to “fix” popular songs— but that won’t stop them from trying. PUNCH UP THE JAM is a show cataloguing their…