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An anthology of some of the greatest music stories never truly told. Top journalists present stand-alone audio documentaries that highlight music’s head, heart and beat.

Latest Episodes

BONUS: Teenagers Surfing on the Wave of the Apocalypse

EOur second of two Lost Notes bonus episodes for this summer. This one is about The Student Teachers. In 1977, a group of music obsessed friends got together and decided to form a band. Most of them were still in high school and almost none of...

38 MIN11 h ago
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BONUS: Teenagers Surfing on the Wave of the Apocalypse

BONUS: Power to the People

EThe new season of Lost Notes will be here in September. Meantime, this summer, we’re sharing a couple of bonus episodes. Fifty years ago, an unlikely musical group evolved out of the Oakland chapter of the Black Panther Party. They were called...

35 MINJUN 18
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BONUS: Power to the People

Song of a Gun

EAs long as there have been guns, there have been songs about guns. But American culture's relationship with guns is changing. Does popular music reflect that? We take a look at the history of music's relationships with guns, and gun control...

29 MIN2019 JUN 13
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Song of a Gun

Beyond Disco: Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh

EIn the early ‘80s, two teenage siblings in London recorded an album that fused Pakistani pop and British New Wave. It became a perfect harmony of the two worlds they lived in. This is the story behind their lost masterpiece.

32 MIN2019 JUN 6
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Beyond Disco: Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh

Imagining Billy Tipton

Jazz pianist Billy Tipton has been celebrated by some as a trans pioneer – but his story resists an easy telling.

27 MIN2019 MAY 31
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Imagining Billy Tipton

More on John Fahey and Legacy

EAs a supplement to our episode on John Fahey, we share a conversation between Jessica Hopper and Carla Green about artist legacies in the era of cancel culture and #MeToo.

13 MIN2019 MAY 29
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More on John Fahey and Legacy

Living with John Fahey aka A Room Full of Flowers

EJohn Fahey’s guitar playing influenced the sound of the American underground for generations. But how does that legacy change when you hear from three of the women who knew him best?

38 MIN2019 MAY 24
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Living with John Fahey aka A Room Full of Flowers

A Castle On Top of A Hill: The True Story of Fanny

EThe rock band Fanny ruled the Sunset Strip in the 1970s, and they were supposed to be the next big thing. They explain the price women pay for being ahead of their time.

34 MIN2019 MAY 16
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A Castle On Top of A Hill: The True Story of Fanny

Sonic Sculptor: Suzanne Ciani

ESynth pioneer Suzanne Ciani used an esoteric instrument to design some of the most well-known commercial sounds of the 20th century.

38 MIN2019 MAY 9
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Sonic Sculptor: Suzanne Ciani

To Chan Marshall: A Letter to Cat Power

EPoet and author Hanif Abdurraqib's letter to Cat Power about how her album The Greatest worked its way into his life.

22 MIN2019 MAY 3
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To Chan Marshall: A Letter to Cat Power

Latest Episodes

BONUS: Teenagers Surfing on the Wave of the Apocalypse

EOur second of two Lost Notes bonus episodes for this summer. This one is about The Student Teachers. In 1977, a group of music obsessed friends got together and decided to form a band. Most of them were still in high school and almost none of...

38 MIN11 h ago
Comments
BONUS: Teenagers Surfing on the Wave of the Apocalypse

BONUS: Power to the People

EThe new season of Lost Notes will be here in September. Meantime, this summer, we’re sharing a couple of bonus episodes. Fifty years ago, an unlikely musical group evolved out of the Oakland chapter of the Black Panther Party. They were called...

35 MINJUN 18
Comments
BONUS: Power to the People

Song of a Gun

EAs long as there have been guns, there have been songs about guns. But American culture's relationship with guns is changing. Does popular music reflect that? We take a look at the history of music's relationships with guns, and gun control...

29 MIN2019 JUN 13
Comments
Song of a Gun

Beyond Disco: Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh

EIn the early ‘80s, two teenage siblings in London recorded an album that fused Pakistani pop and British New Wave. It became a perfect harmony of the two worlds they lived in. This is the story behind their lost masterpiece.

32 MIN2019 JUN 6
Comments
Beyond Disco: Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh

Imagining Billy Tipton

Jazz pianist Billy Tipton has been celebrated by some as a trans pioneer – but his story resists an easy telling.

27 MIN2019 MAY 31
Comments
Imagining Billy Tipton

More on John Fahey and Legacy

EAs a supplement to our episode on John Fahey, we share a conversation between Jessica Hopper and Carla Green about artist legacies in the era of cancel culture and #MeToo.

13 MIN2019 MAY 29
Comments
More on John Fahey and Legacy

Living with John Fahey aka A Room Full of Flowers

EJohn Fahey’s guitar playing influenced the sound of the American underground for generations. But how does that legacy change when you hear from three of the women who knew him best?

38 MIN2019 MAY 24
Comments
Living with John Fahey aka A Room Full of Flowers

A Castle On Top of A Hill: The True Story of Fanny

EThe rock band Fanny ruled the Sunset Strip in the 1970s, and they were supposed to be the next big thing. They explain the price women pay for being ahead of their time.

34 MIN2019 MAY 16
Comments
A Castle On Top of A Hill: The True Story of Fanny

Sonic Sculptor: Suzanne Ciani

ESynth pioneer Suzanne Ciani used an esoteric instrument to design some of the most well-known commercial sounds of the 20th century.

38 MIN2019 MAY 9
Comments
Sonic Sculptor: Suzanne Ciani

To Chan Marshall: A Letter to Cat Power

EPoet and author Hanif Abdurraqib's letter to Cat Power about how her album The Greatest worked its way into his life.

22 MIN2019 MAY 3
Comments
To Chan Marshall: A Letter to Cat Power
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