500 Gigabytes

500 Gigabytes is a musical variety show that seeks thematic connections between songs from different genres throughout the 20th Century and beyond. 


Past Episodes

  • 500 GIGABYTES - 26MAY24 - NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY INDUCTEES 2024 Aired: Sunday, May 26, 2024

    Every April the National Recording Registry selects up to 25 recordings (singles and full albums) that have significant cultural and historical value to be preserved in the Library of Congress. I'll be talking a bit about the origin of the registry and playing a selection of songs from the 2024 list that span nearly every decade of the 20th century.

  • 500 GIGABYTES - 19MAY24 - 2024 NEW MUSIC PART 2 Aired: Sunday, May 19, 2024

    More new music from an exciting array of artists all over the world! Featuring music by Dua Lipa, The HU, Future & Metro Boomin, Lorde, Lizzy McAlpine, YIN YIN, Noga Erez, Childish Gambino, serpentwithfeet, Nate Borofsky, Duo Stiehier/Lucaciu, Chance the Rapper, Waxahatchee, Madi Diaz, Otyken, Bellegarde, and Joeboy

  • 500 GIGABYTES - 12MAY24 - 2024 NEW MUSIC, PART 1 Aired: Sunday, May 12, 2024

    Check out an eclectic mix of tracks from the first part of 2024!
    Featuring music by Gary Clark Jr., Bela Fleck, Beyonce, Vampire Weekend, Taylor Swift, Justice, MGMT, Chicano Batman, J. Cole, Waveshaper, Blitzen Trapper, Jon Foreman, Joy Oladokun, Jlin, Caroline Polachek, Khruangbin, and Molly Lewis

  • 500 GIGABYTES - 21APR24 - RECORD STORE DAY PICKS 2024 Aired: Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Check out a sampler of tracks from this year's Record Store Day releases!
    Featuring music from Gene Clark, The Notorious B.I.G., Paramore, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Slits, Dolores O'Riordan, Stars. Kate Nash, Harmonia, T. Rex, Parliament, and Olivia Rodrigo.

  • 500 GIGABYTES - 7APR24 - TOTAL ECLIPSE Aired: Sunday, April 7, 2024

    We take a musical journey through a day in which there is a total eclipse, with songs about sunrise, sunshine, noon, and eclipses. We also learn a little about eclipses along the way!
    Featuring songs by Girlyman, Tangerine Dream, For Real, Daniel Amos, Regina Spektor, Motohiro Nakashima, Deep Forest, Thornapple, Kula Shaker, Billy Cobham, Iron Maiden, Death Cab for Cutie, Sleeping at Last, Frank Smith, Caspar Babypants, and Pink Floyd

  • 500 GIGABYTES - 31MAR24 - TIME MACHINE 1964 Aired: Sunday, March 31, 2024

    We're going back further than ever before in our musical time machine to 1964, SIXTY years ago. Can we handle it?
    Featuring tracks by The Beatles, Ennio Morricone, Roy Orbison, The Animals, The Kinks, The Drifters, The Shangri-Las, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, The Supremes, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Howlin' Wolf, The Beach Boys, and The Temptations!

  • 500 GIGABYTES - 3MAR24 - TIME MACHINE 1974 Aired: Sunday, March 3, 2024

    Let's continue our trip through music history with songs from 1974--50 years ago!
    Featuring tracks from David Bowie, Kraftwerk, Suzi Quatro, Dolly Parton, Steely Dan, Harmonia, LaBelle, Earth Wind & Fire, Barry White, Shuggie Otis, The Eagles, Queen, The Doobie Brothers, Cluster, and Elton John.

  • 500 GIGABYTES - 25FEB24 - TIME MACHINE 1984 Aired: Sunday, February 25, 2024

    1984 was FORTY YEARS AGO! And what a great year for music! Let's check out what was playing on the airwaves back then...
    Includes music by Van Halen, Alan Parsons, The Cars, Prince, Weird Al, Giorgio Moroder, U2, Bryan Adams, Madonna, Scandal, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Ocean, Chicago, Mike Oldfield, and Brad Fiedel

  • 500 GIGABYTES - 18FEB24 - TIME MACHINE 1994 Aired: Sunday, February 18, 2024

    We're going back THIRTY years to check out some radio hits from 1994!
    Featuring songs by Beck, The Sandals, Tori Amos, Soundgarden, Lisa Loeb, Orbital, Tom Petty, The Cranberries, Warren G., Aphex Twin, TLC, Julie Miller, Leo Kottke, and Carmen Twillie & Lebo M!

  • 500 GIGABYTES - 28JAN24 - TIME MACHINE 2004 Aired: Sunday, January 28, 2024

    We're continuing our time machine series with songs from 2004--twenty years ago!
    Featuring tracks from the following artists: Modest Mouse, DJ Krush, Cake, Faithless, The Killers, DJ Tiesto, Destiny's Child, Green Day, U2, Lindstrom, Eminem, Indigo Girls, Girlyman, M83, and Will Ferrell.