Stuff from the B-SideAuthor: HowStuffWorks
12 Dec 2018

Stuff from the B-Side

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What is the story behind Stagger Lee? Why would astronauts need a DJ? Join Mark and John as they explore everything from the president's record collection to the future of digital music in Stuff From The B-Side, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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    Before They Were Robots: Early Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk is a legendary German electronic music band that has actively influenced the development of modern popular music. In this episode, Mark and John trace the development of Kraftwerk, as well as its effect on other bands and musical genres.

  • Posted on 10 Dec 2009

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    The Birth of a Folk Song: Stagger Lee

    In 1895, Stagger Lee killed William Lyons in an argument. Usually, a crime like this would disappear into the footnotes of history, but this event was different. Learn the true story behind one of America's most popular folk songs in this podcast.

  • Posted on 08 Dec 2009

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    The World's Oldest Music Company

    At over 380 years old, the Aedis Zildjian cymbal manufacturer is the world's oldest musical company. Learn more about this company -- and cymbals -- in this episode.

  • Posted on 03 Dec 2009

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    Who was Harry Partch?

    When American composer Harry Partch didn't enjoy the conventional 12-note scale, he created his own scale. He also built his own instruments upon which this scale could be played. Join Mark and John as they explore the musical pursuits of Harry Partch.

  • Posted on 01 Dec 2009

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    Are heavier records better than others?

    A standard vinyl record is between 120 to 140 grams, but audiophiles often think this is too flimsy -- why? Join John and Mark as they explore the eccentricities of vinyl records and determine whether or not the weight of a record makes a difference.

  • Posted on 27 Nov 2009

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