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Hey Rad Boy! This week on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome musician Brandon Niznik for an in depth look at one of culture's most misunderstood musical genres. Kyle and Brandon first met in college and quickly bonded over a love of vintage reggae music. Brandon is an incredibly accomplished reggae musician and his musicianship is only rivaled by his incredible knowledge of the genre. They explore the roots of reggae music in Jamaica and trace it's evolution from Ska and Rocksteady into it's own unique style They explore how reggae changed the way people look at music production and the impact reggae has had on musicians around the world. It's easy to look at reggae and just think of dudes playing “red red wine” on a cruise ship but there is some really incredible music out there for you to explore if you're down to dig deep. And Brandon gives you some great places to start. It's been a while since we've really nerded out about music and this one gets real deep.


Please check out Brandon's new musical project Wise Owl and their new ep “The World's on Fire”



Brandon made a Spotify playlist of all the music we talked about in this episode!


Weekly Rads:

Kyle: Deadpool 2 (movie)

Burnside: Solo (movie)

Special Intro Guests:

Jenny: Dolores O'Riordan (of The Cranberries) (musician) and Duo Lingo (app)

Anna: Trader Joe's brand Flaming Hot Cheetos (food)


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Direct download: TIR_Reggae_Brandon_Niznik_Final.mp3
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