Nakedly Examined Music

Nakedly Examined Music

Host: Mark Linsenmayer

Nakedly Examined Music is a podcast about making music: Why do we do it? Why do we do it the way we do it? Mark Linsenmayer interviews songwriters and composers famous and otherwise about specific recordings, which are presented in full on the podcast. Guests include Steve Hackett (Genesis), Alejandro Escovedo, Dusty Wright, Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Colin Moulding (XTC), Scott McCaughey, David Lowery, and Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson)

PC Perspective

PC Perspective

Host: Jim Tanous

The editors of PC Perspective discuss the latest in-house product reviews and news from around the world that pertains to technology and PC hardware.

The Small Business Show

Host: Shannon Jean & Dave Hamilton

Each week Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean discuss topics related to starting, growing and managing your small business. You’ll find real-world advice from them as well as interviews and tips from other business owners. Listen in and learn from their mistakes, share your successes and generally have a good time talking about small businesses.

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Touchdowns All Day

Host: Jon “Barber” Gutwillig

Touchdowns All Day is hosted by Jon “Barber” Gutwillig, guitarist for the Disco Biscuits. Jon Barber breaks down Disco Biscuits jams with commentary and analysis, and talks about music, technology, and lots of other topics.

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Marketing Over Coffee

Host: John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn

Marketing Over Coffee hosts John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn are seasoned marketing pros who each have their own audiences and fans. Visionaries, one might say. Each episode is about 20 minutes long and is filled with the kinds of marketing tips and tricks that you can only get from casual conversation outside of the office. Listeners include influencers like Chris Brogan, Scott Monty, and Michael Seaton, and they never miss an episode.

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Mac Geek Gab

Host: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

Hosted by The Mac Observer (and BackBeat Media!) co-founder Dave Hamilton and computer guru John F. Braun, Mac Geek Gab caters to Mac users of all skill levels. John and Dave have been coming together weekly for over 13 years to answer listener questions and provide human translation for geeky tidbits. The audience here is strong, loyal, and continues to grow, which accounts for its regular inclusion in the iTunes Featured Technology Podcast listing. 

Under The Scales

Under The Scales

Host: Tom Marshall

Under the Scales is a podcast by Tom Marshall, longtime songwriter for Phish. The podcast captures and brings to light the rich and complex culture surrounding Phish and its diverse, devoted fanbase. Phish’s quirky sense of humor pervades and steers the podcast. Tom interviews people within the Phish community, and goes under the scales to uncover the beating heart of Phish!

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Host: James Marino, Peter Filichia, and Michael Portantiere

BroadwayRadio produces a series of discussions about Broadway and theater around the world. Today on Broadway is a short-form, daily show, running Monday-through-Friday with all the latest info on your favorite Broadway shows, starts, producers, and more. This Week on Broadway is an hour-long show released on Sundays, wrapping up the week and going deep into a subject to give listeners a broader perspective. Combined together, the BroadwayRadio podcasts are the place to go to get info about all things Broadway.



Host: Paul Boag

Boagworld is the award-winning, longest-running podcast about web design, digital strategy, service design, and user experience. Host Paul Boag offers practical advice, news, tools, review and interviews with leading figures in the web design community. Covering everything from usability and design to marketing and strategy, this show has something for everything.

The How of Business

Host: Henry Lopez

The How of Business is focused on helping you start, run and grow your small business. Business coach and host Henry Lopez offers practical advice, tips, and techniques for existing business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Weekly episodes include discussions of small business topics, including interviews with other successful entrepreneurs and professionals.

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Host: Adam Christianson

Hosted by long-time Mac geek, Adam Christianson, Maccast was one of the first podcasts available for Mac users, and as such has a devoted, loyal following, attracting new listeners regularly by way of its prominent placement in the iTunes Podcast section.  This weekly show covers something for every Mac user out there, including news, tips, reviews, and helpful answers to listeners’ questions, keeping people coming back for more week after week.

No Simple Road

Host: Aaron, Melanie, and Apple

A Grateful Dead podcast that started by talking about our experiences now has grown into something else! Weekly episodes highlight musicians, artists, writers, and fellow members of the psychedelic, jam band, festival and Grateful Dead communities. Music lovers and psychonauts expanding our horizons and living the long strange trip.

Gig Gab for Working Musicians

Host: Paul Kent & Dave Hamilton

Gig Gab takes the vibe of that conversation that happens back stage bteween sets or after the show and brings it to everyone. Musicians talking shop, the woes and successes of being a weekend warrior, the tips and tricks learned from decades of slogging it out on stages of all sizes. Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton are the perfect pair to bring you exactly the right perspective. With guests like Jan Hammer, Kenny Aronoff, Robert Berry, and more, they combine a working man’s ethic with star power to give you the full story.

Deeper Digs in Rock

Deeper Digs in Rock

Host: Christian Swain

Deeper Digs in Rock goes deep on rock history—they conduct interviews, go on field trips, and talk with rockers, writers, academics, artists, photographers, producers, engineers, and more. All with the goal of exploring how rock and roll grew into a global phenomenon.

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Host: Phil Holmes

Everyone has a story. A story of something that has happened to them that they can’t explain. A sound. A feeling. Something. SCARED? Brings you real people with their own real stories. Real scary. ‘SCARED?’ is written, produced and hosted by Phil Holmes, an English Broadcaster having worked in radio for over 25 years. In 2012, Phil won the UK’s highest radio award and he’s also had a lifelong interest in the paranormal. SCARED? will certainly have you scared… and wanting more!

Apple Context Machine

Host: Bryan Chaffin

This podcast features Mac Observer cofounder Bryan Chaffin hosting a guest each week as they take the hot topics and run them through the Apple Context Machine, giving you the expert perspective on exactly what all this news means to you.  Often irreverent, but never holding back, ACM has a loyal listener base that continues to grow!

Road to Now

Road to Now

Host: Dr. Benjamin Sawyer and Bob Crawford

The Road to Now explains the history behind important events and outstanding individuals of today’s world. Created in 2016 by Dr. Benjamin Sawyer of Middle Tennessee State University and Bob Crawford, a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band The Avett Brothers, The Road to Now has brought historians, politicians, journalists and artists to the table for conversations that illuminate the map that brought us to where we are today.

Daily Soundcheck

The Daily Soundcheck

Host: Myke "LawnMemo" Menio

The Daily Soundcheck brings you every Phish Soundcheck where audio circulates. Episodes run Monday-Friday with commentary, history, and interviews.

Partially Examined Life

Host: Seth Paskin, Wes Always, Dylan Casey, & Mark Linsenmayer

Philosophy, philosophers and philosophical texts. Hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Seth Paskin, Wes Alwan, and Dylan Casey are all recovering philosophy teachers. The format of PEL an informal roundtable discussion, with each episode loosely focused on a short reading that introduces at least one “big” philosophical question, concern or idea. PEL recreates the good old days when these four philosophy teachers would meet up after a seminar to drink beer and talk shop or get some teaching yas out where students couldn’t talk back, yet keeps them far away from the profession they escaped long ago!


Host: Chuck Joiner

Chuck Joiner is a legend among Mac users, Mac user groups, and Apple industry experts. With every show he does, be it MacVoices, MacJury, or MacNotables, Chuck brings in personalities from around the Apple universe to discuss the topics of the day. With his smooth interviewing style, Chuck knows just how to get people into their comfort zone, get them talking, and then he gets out of their way and lets them go, often pulling insights and information out that no one else can. Chuck’s listeners know this and tune in to each show waiting to hear each guest at their very best.

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Mac OS Ken

Host: Ken Ray

With his MacBook in lap and tongue in cheek, Ken Ray brings 12 years of radio experience and 6 years of tech-news work to the Mac and Apple market. If you’ve heard him before you know what to expect: Ken delivers the news of the day, interviews, commentary, and more, all with his own personal brand of dry wit and humor. After one listen you’ll understand why his audience is fanatically loyal, hanging on every word he says. You’ll also understand why you want Ken talking about your products, too!

9to5Mac's Happy Hour

Host: Zac Hall & Benjamin Mayo

9to5Mac is the leading source of breaking news and rumors about all things Apple and each week, Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo discuss the stories behind the stories for you. Just like you don’t want to miss a single post on 9to5, you don’t want to miss a single episode of Happy Hour!

Digital Insights

Digital Insights

Host: Paul Boag

Need some inspiration for your digital strategy or website, but don’t have time for reading endless posts? Struggling to keep up with the latest innovations in web design, user experience and service design? These bite-sized digital insights from UX designer and consultant Paul Boag will keep you up-to-date. Typically only a few minutes long they are ideal listening when on the move.

Osiris Podcasts


Host: RJ Bee and Tom Marshall

Osiris offers a variety of podcasts that cover a mix of jam bands, indie rock, bluegrass, folk, as well as podcasts devoted to Phish and the Grateful Dead, along with podcasts that focus on parenting and other cultural topics. We here at BackBeat Media have partnered with Osiris to provide them with additional sponsorship support for their ever-expanding group of fantastic shows.

Daddy Unscripted

Daddy Unscripted

Host: Tim Wheaton

Daddy Unscripted is a podcast about being a Dad. Each episode is a loose conversation with the host, Tim Wheaton, and his guest, talking about their history with their own Dad, how they approach being a Dad, and how they manage doing so within their walk of life. This podcast touches on music, culture and all things parenting.


Host: Brian Ibbott

One of the first successful podcasts, Coverville’s focus is simple: find the best (and worst!) cover versions of people’s favorite songs, and deliver them each week. Having already received accolades from The New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, and Spin Magazine, Coverville has become a shining star in the podcast universe. Host Brian Ibbott delivers each show with a very candid, personable style that draws the listener in for more and more. Truly a podcast to be enjoyed by music lovers everywhere.

Helping Friendly Podcast

Helping Friendly Podcast

Host: RJ, Brad, Jonathan, and Matt

The Helping Friendly Podcast is a podcast hosted by RJ Bee and his co-hosts Brad, Jonathan and Matt. Since 2013, the HF Pod has sought to analyze and discuss the music of Phish—talking to fans about their experiences and the music that surrounds them. Although there is a lot of discussion, each episode has plenty of Phish music.

Phemale Centrics

Host: Dawneebee and Friends

Phemale Centrics discusses all things Phish from a woman’s point of view. They interview female community members, play games like Old Phish, New Phish, and discuss the latest goings on in the Phish scene. Your host is Dawneebee and a rotating cast of her Phriends including Jillian, Kristie Meredith, and Nicole.

Background Mode

Host: John Martellaro

Join long-time analyst and former Apple employee John Martellaro every week for fascinating interviews with tech industry pros and luminaries. It’s more than a show about what they do; it’s about who they are. With guests ranging from to Jean-Louis Gassée to Kiki Sanford to Rod Roddenberry, John’s interviewing talents bring out the best in everyone that comes on this show.

Mission Log

Host: Ken Ray & John Champion

Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television by journeying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time, Star Trek.

Evil Genius Chronicles

Evil Genius Chronicles

Host: Dave Slusher

While the apparent topic of the show may vary from episode to episode,  the vision is clear: The Evil Genius Chronicles is about freedom – on the airwaves, in podcasts and in life. With an intensely loyal (and large!) following, Dave Slusher’s voice and vision resonates with fellow podcasters and listeners alike. EGC’s audience not only waits for every episode, they join in the conversation, creating their own podcasts and blogs echoing and responding to that which they hear in the show. It is a show that will make you laugh, think and/or tap your toes – and possibly all at the same time.

God Ween Evan

Host: Evan Kaufman

God Ween Evan is a podcast celebrating the American rock ‘n’ roll band Ween and one man’s refusal to open his heart, mind, and soul to the band’s music. That man is Evan Kaufman, a New York City-based actor, writer, director and all around beautiful human being. A lover of comedy and music, Evan should adore and appreciate Ween’s absurdists wit and musical craftsmanship, but he doesn’t. WHY? Fortunately, his friends Katie Hartman, Will Nunziata, and Paul Gutkowski are here to unlock the mystery of what is wrong with Evan and shepherd him into the brown light of the Boognish. If they can save Evan Kaufman, they’ll save us all.

Amateur Traveler

Amateur Traveler

Host: Chris Christensen

The Amateur Traveler podcast is about travel destinations. It helps you decide where to go next. Veteran podcast host Chris Christensen interviews a destination expert or a traveler who has been to the destination recently. Chris started the show in 2005 to motivate people to travel, and there are countless stories of listeners who have done just that!

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AppleInsider Podcast

Host: Victor Marks & Neil Hughes

AppleInsider has been publishing rumors, hot stories, and analysis of the Apple world on the web since 1997. Now, since 2015, the AppleInsider Podcast brings that same high-quality reporting to the world in podcast form, complete with personalities to match. Hosts Victor Marks and Neil Hughes work tirelessly throughout the week to bring listeners fresh perspectives and hot news in a friendly, entertaining format. This fast-growing show always informs and delights, and has proven to be a driving force in today’s market.

Let's Talk iOS

Host: Sébastien Page & Cody Lee

Hosts Sébastien Page and Cody Lee from renowned website, iDownloadBlog, bring you Let’s Talk iOS, a weekly podcast focusing on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac, with some side talks about Apple and technology.

Rock and Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

Host: Christian Swain

An episodic overview of the history of Rock Music. Think of it as a college level Rock N Roll 101 course…or if you prefer, a multi-part audio documentary. We take in the music, culture and technology of the second half of the 20th Century to prove how significant and how much impact this art movement had to the times, while still resonating today. The show is carefully researched, fully scripted and highly produced, with music, storytelling, commentary and more.

The Sound Podcast

Host: Ira Haberman

Listening for the secret, searching for the sound. Your voice of the Jam Band community, providing a forum for artists, band members and others in the community to share their story. Notable guests include these artists, band members, and more: Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Derek Trucks, Dopapod, Jazz is Phish, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Living Colour, Pink Talking Fish, Railroad Earth, Ratdog, Susan Tedeschi, Umphrey’s McGee, Vulfpeck, and Widespread Panic.

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TMO Daily Observations

Host: Kelly Guimont

Produced daily and clocking in at around twenty minutes, Daily Observations brings together a panel comprised of The Mac Observer’s staff to briefly walk you through the important issues of the day. Always fresh and always engaging, TDO’s ability to weed through the fluff and highlight the important bits makes this show revered amongst its loyal audience.

Inside Out with Turner & Seth

Host: Rob Turner & Seth Weiner

A Podcast about Music – Industry, Festivals/Concerts, and Culture. It’s a mix of the Fan (Rob Turner) and Industry (Seth Weiner w/ Shimon Presents, Inc.) perspectives.

Beyond The Pond

Beyond The Pond

Host: Brian Brinkman and Dave Goldstein

Hosted by two Phish fans, Brian Brinkman and Dave Goldstein, Beyond the Pond introduces listeners to a vast array of bands and artists, starting with specific pieces of Phish improvisation. Brian and Dave bring their passion for Phish and their knowledge of music more broadly to introduce people to lots of new bands and artist in every episode.

The Dalrymple Report

The Dalrymple Report

Host: Jim Dalrymple

Few are more well-connected than noted Apple-industry analyst Jim Dalrymple and, in The Dalrymple Report, Jim brings in heavyweight guests to discuss things of interest to all members of the tech community. With guests like John Gruber, Merlin Mann, Jason Snell, Rene Ritchie, Christina Warren, and Matthew Panzarino – just to name a few – Jim’s able to gather more insight than most. His style keeps listeners actively refreshing their feeds, waiting for the next episode to appear.


Host: Mike Finoia

On Amigos, Mike Finoia (stand-up comedian, producer for Impractical Jokers, and a self-proclaimed music freak) invites friends, colleagues, and special guests from all walks of the entertainment world to discuss music, comedy, & everything in between.


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The Mac Observer

The Mac Observer features daily in-depth Macintosh industry and product news, tips, podcasts, and reviews, with the goal of ensuring that its readership is as thoroughly informed as possible. TMO’s experienced editors and columnists cover news ranging from stock market updates and industry opinion to technology overviews and product reviews, making it a critical resource in understanding the currents of the Mac industry.

Apple Investor News

AIN/TIN is the flagship site from the people who also bring you Apple Enthusiast. Scouring the web each day (every second, it seems!) to find the important stories and headlines of the day, AIN delivers, and delivers quickly. Users on this site are intensely loyal, showing an average visit length of over 28 minutes, beating most other sites by a factor of 10. For your up-to-the-minute news about $AAPL — and to find those fans and high-net-worth investors in the stock — look no further than Apple Investor News.

Apple Enthusiast

Like a news ticker for the Mac, Apple, and iPhone worlds, Apple Enthusiast provides real time links to current headlines and happenings.  Categorized so that readers can instantly see both new and trending topics, AE is a site where readers will literally sit for hours, watching what’s happening and jumping off to read an article, then come back and watch some more.  Definitely a site full of addicts and news junkies, AE is a perfect place to get your product in front of otherwise hard-to-reach targets.

Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac is a daily news website that follows everything Apple providing timely news, insightful analysis, helpful how-tos and honest reviews. The team is an international squad of Apple experts, blogging around the clock, who have also written for Wired, Scientific American, The Guardian, Fast Company, Playboy, Boing Boing, Popular Mechanics, Mac|Life, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Telegraph, the BBC, MacUser and Macworld. The audience is loyal and sponsorships perform well here.

MacSurfer's Headline News

Publishing daily since 1995, MacSurfer is the home page of the Apple-focused web. Links are categorized and updated throughout the day, making it easy for you to find not only exactly what you’re looking for, but also the trends of the day. MacSurfer’s loyal audience and single-page format make it a perfect place to advertise your products and services.

PC Perspective

PC Perspective

PC Perspective provides news, reviews and commentary on the world of computers, technology and gaming for our readers, listeners and viewers. We cover everything from motherboards to processors to graphics cards and solid state drives, providing detailed analysis and technological insight to help consumers make educated purchasing decisions based on their specific needs.


iDownloadBlog was founded in May 2008, focused on delivering news, jailbreak information, reviews, editorials as well as guides and tutorials about the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and anything iOS. The site is updated multiple times per day by a staff of 7 editors, each offering their unique perspective that the readers love. Those readers are dedicated and interactive, too. iDB readers have left more than 100,000 comments and the site boasts 155,000 Twitter followers, over 120,000 Facebook fans, and 15,000+ RSS subscribers.


Now one of the longest running sites in the Mac community, Jason O’Grady’s PowerPage has been the central hub of Apple laptop users for over a decade. The site offers reliable news, information, and product reviews critical to the Apple laptop and mobile technology user. Expanding from its initial laptop focus to the inclusion of iPods, iPhones and other portable products, PowerPage continues to be an invaluable resource for the Mac user on the go.

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AppleInsider has been publishing rumors, hot stories, and analysis of the Apple world since 1997. They’ve seen a lot since then, and their audience and traffic reflects that. This high-volume site is routinely first to publish the latest news and scoops, and that makes AI a perfect place to highlight your products and services.

Low End Mac

Low End Mac is a daily news and information site that features in-depth coverage of Macintosh industry upgrade products for legacy machines. The site maintains daily articles, columns, reviews, editorials, and tips on a wide range of upgrade products and other topics in enhancing older model Apples. Low End Mac is an indespensible resource for anyone keeping their machines technologically current.

The Loop

The Loop has a variety of meanings. For some people reading the site it’s a reference to Apple’s Cupertino address. To others it’s about being kept “in the loop” by reading the stories. For all its meanings, The Loop isn’t like other Mac and technology Web sites, and that’s largely because it’s publisher, Jim Dalrymple, isn’t like other Mac and technology folks. Jim was an original member of MacCentral, then acquired by MacWorld where he spent over a decade covering and becoming a part of the Apple ecosystem. He’s more connected than most, and his coverage reflects that every day.