Vinyl Snob

Vinyl Snob

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Pantheon Podcasts proudly presents host David Whitaker aka Vinyl Snob, who takes lovers and listeners, old and new through the world of quality vinyl albums.


12: The Vinyl Dream - Part 1
Oct 21 • 38 min
Producer Dana Berry has always dreamed of putting out a vinyl LP. Well, the time has come. Join him as his band, Night Herons, goes through the process of making a vinyl record including mixing, mastering, artwork, finding the right pressing plant,…
11: Ashes to Vinyl
Aug 29 • 32 min
In our 11th episode, Dave digs deep into the macabre, interviewing Jason Leach of Andvinyly, a company that will take ashes from your dearly departed and press them into vinyl records. It gives a whole new meaning to “deep cuts”. We also hit three Bay…
10: Women in Vinyl
Mar 25 • 33 min
We are happy to celebrate our 10th episode by celebrating women in vinyl and their perspective and experiences. Producer Dana Berry sits down with three San Francisco Bay Area women who not only are avid vinyl collectors but own or have owned record…
09: Confessions of a Vinyl Addict with Mike LaVella
Jan 31 • 23 min
In episode 9 we continue our Confessions of a Vinyl Addict series. Producer Dana Berry interviews Mike LaVella, a life-long record collector who also worked within the music industry as a writer for Maximum Rock n Roll and Thrasher, published the garage…
08: Turntables
Nov 19, 2018 • 27 min
In episode 8 of Vinyl Snob, we speak with Paul Rigby, a journalist and hi-fi audio reviewer from the UK who writes for such magazines as Long Live Vinyl. He also maintains a very impressive and comprehensive website. Dave talked with Paul about how he…
07: Theater of the Buy
Aug 17, 2018 • 22 min
In episode 7, ‘Theater of the Buy’ we speak with two record store buyers and find out what they look for when they price records for trade or cash. In our first segment we speak with Ken Kubala from Amoeba Records. He is a buyer for both their Berkeley…
06: Collecting & Pressing (pt. II)
Jun 14, 2018 • 19 min
In episode 6 we introduce a new segment called “Confessions of a Vinyl Addict”. In it we talk with “advanced” vinyl collectors and find out what drives them and why, how and where they hunt and how they ended up as vinyl addicts. In this first…
05: Cutting & Pressing
Apr 9, 2018 • 20 min
In episode 5 we finish our conversation with Ron McMaster at Capitol Records. We dig into what mastering really is and Ron talks us through the “you got one shot at it” process of cutting a lacquer. The next step is pressing a record and Vinyl Snob wastes…
04: Maintenance & Gear
Dec 12, 2017 • 16 min
In Episode 4, we talk vinyl maintenance and gear. Dave speaks with Bes Nievera Jr, the brand ambassador for Music Direct in Chicago, about how to care for your records and stylus. Then we travel to Boston to speak with Peter Maltzan and Bob Hertig of…
03: Indie Record Stores & Swaps
Nov 6, 2017 • 12 min
In our third episode, we journey to three Bay Area used record stores. Vinyl Snob producer Dana Berry chats with Steve Maag of Collins Music in Suisun City, Dave Kloski of Dave’s Record Store in Berkeley and Tom O’Shaughnessy of Econo Jam Records in…
02: Record Store Day
Sep 26, 2017 • 17 min
In this episode we head to Berkeley California on Record Store Day and visit two of the biggest record stores in the Bay Area, Rasputin’s and Amoeba. At Rasputin’s we speak with long time manager Tom Chandler and customers about visiting the local record…
01: Mastering
Aug 16, 2017 • 18 min
Welcome David Whitaker and Vinyl Snob to the RNRAP family of podcasts! In our first episode we are joined by Vinyl Mastering Engineer Ron McMaster at Capitol Records in Hollywood. We talk with Ron about the days before digital and he takes us through the…