Latest Podcast: Prince. Just Prince.

Media, Michael Jackson, Music, Podcast, pop, pop culture, Prince, R.I.P.

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In which I discuss  Prince thoughts you could be pondering (like why Prince, but not Michael Jackson, got an Elvis send-off) rather than listening to my Prince-only podcast. You’re welcome.

Listen on Podbean: 

Listen and subscribe on iTunes: tinyurl.com/qj36p2d

Catch it on Stitcher: tinyurl.com/qjptvq5

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Latest Podcast: Glenn Frey, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, the Eagles…and the Bleak Mid-Winter

david bowie, glenn frey, Music, Podcast, R.I.P.

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No, Glenn Frey wasn’t “[the] guitarist of the Eagles.” No, I don’t care if you think the Eagles suck. And, yes, statistically speaking, the winter’s pretty deadly.

Despite or, rather, because of these complaints, my latest podcast is here. With guest Stofor Bartol of Legacy.com.

Listen on Podbean: goo.gl/CxHbDU

Listen and subscribe on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/qj36p2d

Catch it on Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/qjptvq5

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And on Twitter, too: @joalryan

“Like” me on Facebook: facebook.com/joalryanthing

Latest Podcast: On Elvis Presley, Death and Hospital Hot Chocolate

Me, Michael Jackson, Music, pop, pop culture, R.I.P.

ScreenHunter_16 Aug. 17 15.46A story, also costarring Michael Jackson and childhood cancer (not my own), on the new Joal Ryan Thing.

Listen on Podbean: http://goo.gl/B3yLkM

Listen and subscribe on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/qj36p2d

Catch it on Stitcher: http://tinyurl.com/qjptvq5

Follow me on Twitter: @joalryan

Special-Edition Podcast: One Direction, Zayn Malik and the Inevitable Direction of (Almost) All Pop-Idol Acts

Music, one direction, Podcast, Teen idols

fourOnce upon a time, I covered a Spice Girls concert shortly after Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell) had departed the act. It was weird, and I wasn’t even 11. Imagine if you were 11, and you had no idea how the pop-idol song ended.

Now imagine how One Direction fans feel with the news that one of their beloved, Zayn Malik, has departed the group’s current world tour.

So, be nice to the 11-year-olds out there today.

And also listen to a special-edition of Former Child Star Central podcast that has been convened to discuss pop idols, expiration dates and One Direction.