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"Critical Karaoke" is a monthly show about music and the ideas it inspires. We also produce daily music history segments called "A Day in the Life." Both currently air on KRCC
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Now displaying: April, 2016

"A Day in the Life" is a 2-minute podcast about music, history, culture, and ideas.  We release at least one new episode every weekday on an incredible range of genres and artists.  We hope you enjoy these quick listens!

Apr 8, 2016

It was on this day in 1977 that Doucette's "Mamma Let Him Play" entered the Billboard charts. But which of the many Doucette's was responsible for the song that ultimately won its composer a Juno award for most promising new artist?  Find out on today's "A Day in the Life".

Apr 7, 2016

Today in 1949, American musician, John Oates was born in New York City. He was responsible for six number one hits with bandmate Daryl Hall.  Find out which Hall & Oates song was the first number one hit to make use of the Roland 78 electric drum machine on today's "A Day in the Life".

Apr 7, 2016

It was on this day in 1770 that the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth was born. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life" we explore the musical side of the poet.

Apr 6, 2016

It was on this day in 1974 that the Swedish pop outfit, ABBA, won the Eurovision song contest--and the world was never the same.  Find out which song helped them capture the hearts of millions on today's "A Day in the Life".

Apr 6, 2016

Today in 1971, Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky passed away in New York City at the age of 88. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life" we survey his career and learn what he did to the national anthem of the United States to cause a bit of a controversy.

Apr 5, 2016

It was on this day in 1985 that Japan notified the United States that it would end all commercial whaling by March, 1988 - due, in no small part, to the efforts of GreenPeace. On today's "A Day in the Life", we explore the ways in which the song of the whale has served as inspiration to earth humans.

Apr 4, 2016

Today in 1977, jazz musician and composer Julius Watkins passed away in Short Hills, New Jersey at the age of 55. On today's "A Day in the Life", we have a listen to Watkins' work and talk about the unconventional instrument he chose as a medium for his expression.

Apr 1, 2016

It was on this day in 1973 that John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a press conference to announce the formation of the conceptual nation of Nutopia. On today's "A Day in the Life", we let you know how you can become a citizen.

Apr 1, 2016

It was on this day in 1825, in Bavaria, that Irene Krapp began what would be the longest bow stroke in history. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life", we explore the world of competitive bow stroking.

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