Let’s Make A Mixtape is a new music conversation show coming to wherever you get your podcasts.

Each season is based around one song prompt. Guests pick and discuss their song selection.

At the end of a season, we’ll have a mixtape!

Available via the services below or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Episodes & Posts

  • Alex Maiolo

    Alex Maiolo

    On the season one finale, Ryan talks with Alex Maiolo about the different categories of opening tracks and his own opening track selection “Final Frontier” by Underground Resistance as it relates to the black DIY origins of techno.

  • Gregg Deal

    Gregg Deal

    Multi-disciplinary artist Gregg Deal selects “MTT 420 RR” by IDLES as his opening track. Gregg also talks with Ryan about his punk rock background and creating his own music in the form of Dead Pioneers.

  • Amie Makris

    Amie Makris

    Amie Makris, of Athens-based Godsleep, joins the podcast to talk about her opening track selection, “Only Shallows,” off of the classic shoegaze album, Loveless, by My Bloody Valentine as well as the recording process for their latest record and booking a massive tour DIY-style.

  • Nick Pulpman

    Nick Pulpman

    Frequent Global Garage contributor and French multi-instrumentalist, booker, sound tech, and all-around musical jack of all trades Nick Pulpman joins the podcast to talk about his song selection, “Moon Vomit” by Koonda Holaa.

  • Eric Navarro

    Eric Navarro

    The Hard Times editor and Punk Rock Seinfeld creator Eric Navarro talks with Ryan about his opening track selection: “Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things to Do Today” by Fall Out Boy.

  • Ally Morton

    Ally Morton

    Painter, musician, and frequent Global Garage contributor Ally Morton talks with Ryan about his opening track selection, “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” by The Smashing Pumpkins, the evolution of songs, listening to music seasonally, Scatman, and more!

  • Weslie Negrón

    Weslie Negrón

    Weslie Negrón, bass player for the progressive metal band MOTHS, joins the show to talk about his selection “Ghost of Perdition” by Opeth and the impact that progressive rock/metal had on our respective musical tastes and careers.

  • John Vanderslice

    John Vanderslice

    Just over seventeen years since first interviewing musician, producer, and recording studio owner John Vanderslice in 2007, Ryan catches up with John and talks about his selection “Montezuma” by Fleet Foxes and much more!

  • Kudani


    Prominent TikToker, Kudani, talks with Ryan about her selection, “Thieves,” by the industrial band Ministry as well as her time working in record stores, how she organizes her collection, how she got started on TikTok, and more!

  • Mark Murdock

    Mark Murdock

    Co-host of the Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories podcast, Mark Murdock, picks “Slot Machine” by Superdrag. Ryan talks with Mark about opening for Superdrag, meeting Alex Chilton of Big Star, and… Mötley Crüe? Yeah. Mötley Crüe.