The Music Video Podcast

The Music Video Podcast

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Every week on The Music Video Podcast, hosts Ryan Burkett and Chris Coffin discuss and dissect all the good, the bad, and the green-screened the genre has to offer.


Movie Tie-Ins (w/James Dugan & Ray Glass)
Oct 11 • 89 min
This week we’re joined by not one but TWO guests — the amazing James Dugan (improv! directing!) and the incorrigible Ray Glass (Home Sweet Home Alabama! Welcome to Potbelly!) — to talk about the videos that soundtracked some of your favorite (or maybe…
The Jonas Brothers (w/Kennedy Baldwin)
Oct 4 • 67 min
The Music Video Podcast returns to tackle 2019’s biggest Pop comeback: The Jonas Brothers! Superfan Kennedy Baldwin joins us to sort through all the sibling rivalries, purity pledges, and of course, the search for the perfect honeymoon castle. We’re…
BONUS! 2019 MTV Video Music Awards Recap
Aug 27 • 37 min
It’s a very special episode of the Music Video Podcast as we recap all the wet, flying, confusing moments of MTV’s annual Video Music Awards. From decoy Missy Elliotts to an all-Lil Nas X future to at least one Shawn Mendes performance too many, we…
Brandy, With and Without the “Norwood” (w/Devin Henderson)
Aug 23 • 76 min
This episode The Music Video Podcast does a deep dive into one of pop music’s most esteemed one-named wonders: Brandy! Guest Devin Henderson brings the receipts on his all-time favorite singer, and teaches us all about what it takes to be a Brandy…
Actors Who Tried To Sing (w/Pete Byrne)
Aug 16 • 80 min
Nothing beats a good old-fashioned Hollywood “triple threat.” Who doesn’t love a a classic acting-singing-dancing dynamo like…Bruce Willis? Or, um, Jeremy Renner? Or who could forget the musical stylings of Mr. Kevin Costner? This episode, The Music Video…
The First TRL Top 10 (w/Eric Totheroh)
Aug 2 • 92 min
When you think of the show TRL, you probably think of Carson, Britney, and of course, Monster Magnet and The Goo Goo Dolls, right? Anyone? This week we revisit the first Top Ten videos list from TRL! Eric Totheroh joins us to brave the space invasions of…
Our Favorite Summer Videos (w/Kristen Hallen)
Jul 19 • 87 min
Summer’s here! Join us down at the beach with Lana Del Ray, Hanson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and of course, our guest Kristen Hallen! We’re listing our ultimate music videos of summer, featuring Madonna’s mermen, Rihanna’s prescription side effects, and the…
Jack White, etc. (w/Jake Wallach)
Jul 12 • 84 min
This episode Jake Wallach (The Gab to-Go!) stops by to dissect the music video career of our favorite petty perfectionist, Jack White. In a career that spans twenty years, three bands, and fifteen albums, Jack is one of pop’s busiest video artists. From…
Iconic Choreography (w/Casey Johansen)
Jun 28 • 91 min
On a very special episode this week, we welcome professional dancer Casey Johansen (La-La Land! Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance! The Alejandro video! The Emmys! The Oscars! So much more!) Casey has seen and done it all in the music video world, and he…
Pop Punk! (w/Ray Glass)
Jun 21 • 82 min
Sharpie up those Converse and stock up on some guyliner because this week we’re tackling Pop Punk! Special guest Ray Glass (Long Time Gone) stops by to reflect on all the sweatbands, skate parks, and awkward angst that circulated in the mid-2000s and…
This Week’s Billboard Top 20
Jun 14 • 60 min
This week we’re living in the moment and counting down the songs of the Billboard Top 20 and learn that having a good video is not a chart consideration. From the genre fusion of Old Town Road to the general confusion of I Don’t Care, to wigs good (Katy…
The Lonely Island (w/Matt Huppert)
Jun 7 • 86 min
The Music Video Podcast takes on one of their most challenging topics so far: the intentionally-funny The Lonely Island. From their pre-SNL days of DIY videos to the big screen career of Conner4real, the Lonely Island has produced more good videos than…
Beyoncé Before BEYONCÉ (w/Nicole Lang)
May 24 • 90 min
Before Formation, before Partition, before Drunk In Love, Beyoncé was just a simple legendary superstar dusting her Grammys. Nicole Lang joins the Music Video Podcast to celebrate everything Beyoncé before Beyoncé. From the Freaky Friday cop-swap of If I…
Goin’ Solo
May 17 • 83 min
There’s strength in numbers, but that doesn’t stop some members of pop’s biggest groups from sneaking into the solo spotlight. From Sporty Spice to JC Chasez to the other girls of Destiny’s Child (no, the other ones. The other-other ones.), we break down…
Ariana Grande (w/Garrett Williams)
May 3 • 83 min
Garrett Williams (The Gab to Go) visits the Music Video Podcast this week to discuss all things Ariana Grande. From high ponies to fake trumpeting to being the CGI center of the universe, Ariana has had the busiest six years of anyone in the music…
Jagged Little Pill (w/Jamie Patton)
Apr 26 • 79 min
This week we flash back to 1995 and all the rage (it turns out, very little), silk shirts (so many), and run-on sentences (the most ever) of Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill videos. Guest Jamie Patton helps break down the meaning behind the…
Nü Metal (w/Adam Wynn)
Apr 19 • 94 min
Turn your cap backwards and try not to break anything, because it’s Nu Metal week here at the Music Video Podcast. Chris and Ryan welcome Adam Wynn to the mosh pits, apocalyptic hellscapes, and of course, bedroom-wall-poster-portals of bands like Korn,…
Featuring Nicki Minaj (w/Rebekah Trombley)
Apr 12 • 85 min
This episode Chris, Ryan, and special guest Rebekah Trombley sort through all FIFTY-TWO (so far) of Nicki Minaj’s music video guest appearances to find her best rhymes, wigs, shoes, and of course, threats to her host artists. Watch along as Nicki travels…
But What I Really Want To Do Is Direct (Something Much Bigger) (w/Chris Arneson)
Apr 4 • 79 min
In this week’s episode we examine the humble music video beginnings of some of Hollywood’s biggest directors. Before hitting the silver screen, David Fincher helped Madonna work through her Catholic guilt; Spike Jonze taught Bjork the ole…
Music Videos In Bathrooms
Mar 21 • 59 min
From the beaches of Maui to the neon streets of —JK, these disgusting videos are all set in public restrooms. From Jewel’s cynical busker to George Michael’s randy cop to Lorde’s classic introvert, these pop stars are getting down, opening their hearts,…
Backstreet Boys vs. ‘N Sync (w/Sam Beaver)
Mar 14 • 101 min
Oh my God, we’re back again. The nicest man in comedy, Sam Beaver, joins us to talk everything ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys as we get incredibly deep into the the two premiere boy bands of the TRL era. Who can and cannot dance? Who is and is not allowed to…
Pop Operas (w/Ashley Ganski)
Mar 7 • 98 min
Comedian, magician, and podcaster Ashley Ganski (Love/Hate) brings us the question: “What is a Pop Opera?” and gets zero satisfying answers. Light the nearest candelabra and listen along as we get tangled the sheer curtains, lightning strikes, and haunted…
No Small Parts (w/Erin Keif)
Feb 28 • 76 min
There are no small parts, but acting in a music video comes close. The talented and hilarious Erin Keif (Hey Riddle Riddle) joins the podcast this week to rate the short-form chops of Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and of course, Mr. Keanu Reeves.
Duets (w/Virginia Muller)
Feb 21 • 95 min
On a very special episode, Chris and Ryan are joined in-studio by a very special guest, the truly spectacular Virginia Muller, to talk about a very special theme: duets! Is any partner worthy of Beyoncé? Is an animated cat the opposite of a human woman?…
Not Yet A Woman
Feb 14 • 76 min
This episode, Chris and Ryan grow up a little by tracking the sweaty, dirty journeys of Miley, Christina, and every other pop star who dared enter adulthood by pushing the envelope. From Control to Criminal, find out which kids are all right, and which…
Other Jacksons
Feb 8 • 97 min
In Episode 2, we explore the videos of the “other” Jacksons, the third-through-ninth most successful members of the legendary musical dynasty. How many times will we see the staircase at Hayvenhurst? What exactly does it mean for a woman to call herself a…
Mariah Carey
Jan 29 • 78 min
In Episode 1, Chris and Ryan dive into the pools, oceans, lakes, and rainstorm-soaked metaphors of “Songbird Supreme” Mariah Carey and her nearly three decades long videography! Is Butterfly a horse? Does Mariah really have a good side and a bad side?…