Matthew Amster-Burton is a Seattle writer and podcaster and the author of five books. His latest, Our Secret Better Lives, features an absurd number of 90s music references. He's a fan of the minor four, the I-IV-V, and the Minus 5. He's been in at least five bands you've never heard of.
January 1st, 2020 | 56 mins 31 secs
How many special people change? (Featuring George McCleary!)
December 1st, 2019 | 49 mins
CONTENT WARNING: Sexual assault.
Wearing my naughties like a jewel.
November 1st, 2019 | 54 mins 53 secs
Content Warning: Several references to sexual assault, plus we criticize the band Sublime.
October 1st, 2019 | 52 mins 32 secs
Put your skeletons in jail.
September 1st, 2019 | 51 mins 39 secs
Take a good look at it. Look at it now.
August 1st, 2019 | 44 mins 24 secs
Who stole Thom's vodka cup?
July 1st, 2019 | 54 mins 36 secs
Jake is a Phish fan. Matthew is a Phish skeptic. Naturally they're tackling the Phishiest possible release, 1994's A Live One, which features a 30-minute song.
June 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
Special Guest Rich McLaughlin (Sirius XM, I Heart Radio, WFUV, Amazon Music) joins us on a journey through “Time.” On this month’s Hidden Jukebox, we discuss REM’s Out of Time (1991) as well as what made the band great, what made the band fall apart, and why Rich is so damned obsessed with these guys.
May 1st, 2019 | 54 mins 51 secs
We'll be here till six in the morning.
April 1st, 2019 | 50 mins 38 secs
Green Day’s Dookie (1994) was punk rock your parents could enjoy in the car. Deceptively upbeat (until you listen to the lyrics), Dookie’s strong hooks and clever lyrics brought punk to a mass audience—and is still loads of fun today.
July 1st, 2018 | 35 mins
Maria, carry a rifle.
June 1st, 2018 | 41 mins 27 secs
We should be okay and we won't get in a muddle.