TuneDig is an in-depth and informed conversation between two lifelong friends about the power of music — one album at a time.

In each episode, we go down the rabbit hole to spend a while in the strange world we discover. We take an honest look at creativity in all its complexity—from writing and production to history and cultural impact.

We promise you’ll learn something new every time, no matter how much you already love the album we explore.

Season 1

  • Episode 008: John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”

    TuneDig Episode 008: John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”

    All paths led to this. Season 1 closes on a sublime note, exploring the profound power of one of the most important albums in American history, full stop. We give thanks to Coltrane’s cosmically attuned hymn of gratitude for the holy spirit he saw flowing through everything. Yeah, we dare say this one got downright profound.

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  • Episode 007: Hüsker Dü’s “Zen Arcade”

    TuneDig Episode 007: Hüsker Dü’s “Zen Arcade”

    The antagonistically long, spastically eclectic Zen Arcade is about growing out of where you’re from and into a form you don’t yet fit. For better or worse, it’s as punk as punk gets. Join the fun as two grown-up punks reckon with the good, the bad, and the WTF of a hardcore staple they’d missed until long after their best pitting years.

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  • Episode 007: Hüsker Dü’s “Zen Arcade”

    TuneDig Episode 006: Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!”

    Consider this our RT of FX’s John Landgraf, who warned the world to “underestimate Donald Glover at your own peril.” This episode finds us talking a little about Gambino’s afro-futurist awakening on “Awaken” as a vehicle to talk a lot about Glover’s many punk rock masterstrokes.

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  • Episode 005: Soundgarden’s “Superunknown”

    TuneDig Episode 005: Soundgarden’s “Superunknown”

    The spirit of “Superunknown” perhaps is best captured by an offhand press quote from Kim Thayil: “Human beings are a wild composite of temporal events and insights and motivations and restrained behaviors … and memories both delusional and accurate.” In this episode, we reflect on a masterpiece that captured the contradictions and complexity of raw emotion, and we explore the black hole-sized void torn open by the loss of a musical titan.

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  • Episode 004: “Dopesmoker” by Sleep

    TuneDig Episode 004: Sleep’s “Dopesmoker”

    It’s easy to make a punchline out of this “album” (read: single 63-minute song) and the circumstances surrounding it, but as we explore the music that wound up becoming a heavy music landmark, we found something profound. On Sleep’s “Dopesmoker”, the journey really is the destination after all.

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  • Episode 003: “Dummy” by Portishead

    TuneDig Episode 003: Portishead’s “Dummy”

    Portishead’s dark, timeless mystique is hard to capture, so instead we mostly meditate on “the air around the thing.” Venture into the fog with Bristol’s anti-heroes and the cinematic landscape of what the BBC called “quite simply one of the greatest debut albums of the 1990s.”

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  • Episode 002: “Houses of the Holy” by Led Zeppelin

    TuneDig Episode 002: “Houses of the Holy” by Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin’s follow-up to “IV” arrived as they were becoming the biggest rock band in the world—but they didn’t choose to play it safe. We discuss all the twists and turns amassed on this behemoth of an album and give you some new ways to hear these nearly 50-year-old songs that still feel fresh.

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  • Episode 001: “Stankonia” by Outkast

    TuneDig Episode 001: “Stankonia” by Outkast

    We kick off the podcast with one of our all-time favorite records, embedded deeply in our hometown. It turns out the south did have something to say, and it’s influenced decades of music just as much as it borrowed from the funkiness of the past.

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