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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Jan 19, 2021

PRP 007 Mini-Broadcast: Episode 5 - Thunderball

Since the beginning of the show, Brian has done his best to strong-arm discussion of Agent 007 into as many podcasts as he could.  Finally he has convinced Sarah to embark on a new mission: the Permanent Record Podcast 007 Mini-Broadcast!

This new occasional series from...


Dec 19, 2020

Episode 120: The Pretenders - "2000 Miles" (1983),  Depeche Mode - "Christmas Island" (1986), and Holiday Giveaway

How fitting that the last episode of 2020 also ends with a 20! For episode 120, Brian and Sarah sit down in their festively decorated studio to discuss two songs-- one with decidedly more of a holiday...


Dec 8, 2020

Episode 119: Falco - 3 (1985) - Part 2

Wilkommen! Brian and Sarah are back to talk more about Falco-- or, as Brian likes to call him, The Austrian Slick-Meister-- and his third album, 3, released in 1985.

This episode covers the two remaining singles, "Jeanny" and "Rock Me Amadeus," along with the album track "Männer...


Nov 30, 2020

Episode 118: Falco - 3 (1985) - Part 1

Since 1986, Brian has yearned to be recognized as a leading expert on all things Falco, as Sarah does her best to tolerate this dream.  While this installment of the podcast may not get him all the way to his goal, Brian is overjoyed to be able to say that he  has taken the first...


Nov 17, 2020

Episode 117: Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party (1985) - Part 2

After a brief interruption to record an "emergency episode," Brian and Sarah return to their examination of the 1985 Oingo Boingo album Dead Man's Party. This classic release just celebrated its 35th anniversary, and our hosts are ready to continue the...