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Two lovers of the Cosmere explore the universe created by Brandon Sanderson with biweekly episodes discussing the intricacies of this literary masterpiece. Episodes begin with background information on the Cosmere itself and develop to be more specific regarding each world/novel. We discuss the crossovers, magic systems, and characters in great detail. For fans of Sanderson, literature, epic stories, magic, and sexy podcast hosts. #AllSpoilers
 
Adobe & Teardrops highlights the best in alt-country and punk week after week. Hosted by Rachel Cholst of the long-running blog Adobe & Teardrops, the show will highlight the kind of music that gets you through the tough times and buoys you through the good ones. In music we trust. (To learn more about the podcast and read long-form reviews of the albums featured, head to www.adobeandteardrops.com)
 
We are crossing the threshold of a fundamental shift in our WorldView, which carries the potential to positively transform our lives beyond any shift we as humans have ever before experienced. Much more than a fad or a trend, this creative shift of thought - into our power as creators of our lives, work and world - is massive in scope and unlimited in potential - It will alter all we know or believe we have known.
 
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Of anniversaries, weird cakes, plot twists, and even weirder role-playing games. And baseball? It’s all here, even your new favorite Americana artists! Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/ Album of the Week: Stephan…
 
It’s episode 141 and Rachel has the sensitivity of a Victorian lady. Also, great music from fabulous people. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT COUNTRY SOUL SONGBOOK THIS WEEKEND! Album of the Week: CF Watkins -- Babygirl CF Watkins has found that sweet spot between pop and Americana -- a brass ring that many recent artists have shot at and missed the mark. I…
 
Rachel’s students are getting creative, but not in the ways you’d want them to. Also, hi everyone in India! Album of the Week: Izzy Heltai -- Father I’ve been a supporter of Izzy’s since he first sent me a song through SubmitHub all on his own. For his first album, though, Heltai pulled out the big guns -- and deservedly so. Father is nothing if no…
 
I was super late getting this one out, so everyone gets to hear the Patreon songs! Also, found poetry! Album of the Week: Lydia Loveless -- Daughter Daughter finds Americana stalwart Loveless at the ebb of significant upheaval: a divorce, a relocation, a cathartic but tumultuous outing of bad practices at her previous label, Bloodshot Records, the …
 
Listen to the Amythyst Kiah episode of Country Queer Spotlight. This is your last chance to back the Rainbow Rodeo Kickstarter! Album of the Week: Bette Smith -- The Good, The Bad, The Bette Bette Smith is a Bed-Stuy native -- and Southern soul seems to course through her veins. At least, that’s how it sounds on her debut album, produced by Drive B…
 
L’Shanah tovah! Let’s dig deep into an extra-large episode of blues, punk, rock, pop, and country music. Why is it longer? Because I can! Also, some good news! Don’t forget to back the Rainbow Rodeo Kickstarter! Album of the Week: Daniel Romano -- How Ill Thy World Is Ordered This is a stunning album, with dense prophetic lyrics. Romano’s delivery …
 
The refrigerator saga concludes! Also, jazz, country, and punk -- and it all works, I promise! Contribute to the Rainbow Rodeo Kickstarter here! Album of the Week: Matt Woods -- Mornings After Matt Woods’ new EP Mornings After is signature Woods: his powerhouse vocals make the stories of small peoples’ pain operatic in scope. Woods can crank it up …
 
Rachel talks Justin Townes Earle, Williamsburg blues, and an inspirational quote from Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues. (Also, she misspoke -- this is episode 135, not 136!) Click here for the Rainbow Rodeo Kickstarter! Justin Townes Earle -- “Workin’ For the MTA” (Harlem River Blues) Bronwyn Keith-Hynes -- “North Garden” (Fiddler’s Pastime) Eri…
 
Brooke and Tyler continue the ReRead of Oathbringer Parts 3 & 4 and the corresponding interludes. These middle sections of the book are immensely packed with Roshar-changing events and the introduction of Shadesmar on a grand scale. Come for the thoughts, stay for the theories. #AllSpoilers #NoRoWSpoilers Original music by David Gruwier. "Radiant" …
 
Hey! We had 1000 downloads a month! Also, Country Queer Spotlight is live now! Listen to my interview of Jaime Wyatt! Also also, I had to scratch the first artist I planned to play because I couldn’t get a hold of those mp3s after all. Hopefully the edit isn’t too weird! Album of the Week: Bethany Thomas -- BT/SHE/HER This album is a masterpiece. T…
 
Vacation, Bella in the country, work troubles, refrigerators, spicy takes about Bright Eyes, and a whole buttload of music! Album of the Week: Hayley Thompson-King -- Sororicide This album is so cool. Thompson-King is a woman with intense artistic vision: her debut Psychotic Melancholia introduced the main themes on Sororicide. Thompson-King, a tra…
 
It was my birthday! I got a refrigerator I can’t use! Also, there’s music!!! Album of the Week: Scott Cook -- Tangle of Souls Damn, this is a gorgeous album. Scott Cook’s voice -- vocally and lyrically -- is as clear-eyed, optimistic, and straightforward as ever. I lost track of Cook for a while but he’s produced some of my favorite music that I’ve…
 
We built a desk! Also, stay tuned for a Facebook livestream. And we raised another $200 for the Trans Justice Funding Project in July! You can read Andrea Williams’ latest article about the intersection of racism and sexism in country music in the Nashville Scene. Album of the Week -- Golden Shoals, Golden Shoals This week’s album is Golden Shoals.…
 
Brooke and Tyler review Brotherwise Games' latest addition to the Cosmere Universe. The Call to Adventure: Stormlight Archive game allows players to create a character and face challenges throughout Roshar. We discuss the basic rules and gameplay. #AllSpoilers #NoRoWSpoilers Game Card - Fervent Prayer by Antti Hakosaari Game Card - Stoneward by Pet…
 
Are you ready to hear about small adventures, small pups prepping for adventures, country, blues, folk, and jazz fusion? Buckle up! And remember that all Patreon and Ko-fi donations this month go to the Trans Justice Funding Project! Album of the Week -- Roadside Graves (That’s Why We’re Running Away) Roadside Graves is a formerly Brooklyn-based ba…
 
Rachel had a beach day! And watched baseball! It’s *almost* like it’s summer. And remember! All Patreon and Ko-fi proceeds these month go to the Trans Justice Funding Project! Album of the Week: Stephie James -- These Days I forgot to talk about this in the podcast itself but These Days is my favorite album this week. I enjoy the way James builds a…
 
Sometimes you just need to take a mental health break! It’s all good...we have a refrigerator on the way. Also, I’m starting a new thing! I’m going to feature an album each episode! Album of the Week: Samantha Crain -- A Small Death Americana is becoming more expansive as the people who started the millennium off playing punk with a twang move on t…
 
Rachel has some mysterious bug bites (uh-oh) and some thoughts on Lady Antebellum. Remember to sign up for the Patreon or shoot me a Ko-fi this month -- all the proceeds will go to the Trans Justice Funding Project! Paul Sanchez -- “A Thousand Songs” (I’m A Song, I’m a Story, I’m a Ghost) Zoe Boekbinder -- “Mirror” (Shadow) Nickel and Rose -- “Anot…
 
Rachel recounts her Pride adventures and is proud of Bella for fucking up the vet. Rosa says hello! And there’s some great Southern rock in this episode. Plus! For the month of July all proceeds will go to the Trans Justice Funding Project so there’s never been a better time to sign up for the Patreon or contribute to Ko-fi! Dexateens -- “Take Me t…
 
Brooke and Tyler discuss Words of Radiance in the first part of their ReRead. Includes the Prologue, Parts 1-3, and Interludes 1 & 2. We dive deep into our favorite moments from the first half of the book and crank out theory after theory as the mysteries of Roshar begin to unravel. #AllSpoilers Shallan and the Santhid by /u/solarpines Original mus…
 
This episode is going to be more dreamy and pop-oriented than usual. We’ll also get back to shorter episodes starting in July now that music is being released more regularly and I have less of a backlog. All Patreon, Ko-fi, and SubmitHub proceeds for July and August will go to the Trans Justice Funding Project so be sure to subscribe! Moses Sumney …
 
CW: I discuss suicide at the end of the podcast when I introduced “Shame Is a River” Come say hi to me at the Pride School Festival on Discord! I’ll be DJ-ing a queer country and punk set! Otherwise, I talk about laptop woes, finally feeling feelings, and a Bella pupdate! Matt Lovell -- “Sabotage” (Nobody Cries Today) Ameena Sharif Ali -- “Farewell…
 
I kick off this episode by discussing the importance of anti-racist white voices in music -- and what I mean by anti-racism. To hear more white artists who stand up against racism -- and grapple with their own roles within it -- you can listen to my Spotify playlist. I also interview Kara Kundert and Justin Hiltner about the Bluegrass Pride nonprof…
 
We’ve got a big chonker of an episode this time out. Here, Rachel talks about the Black Lives Matter movement and how it impacts country and roots music. She forgot to mention it in the podcast, but she also made a playlist of anti-racist white musicians. Anti-racism means actively defining and fighting against all the insidious or “subconscious” f…
 
Would you hang out with me while I livestream and record the podcast at the same time? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook! This was a difficult week for people of color in America. If you can, donate to Black Visions to provide aid for activists on the ground in Minneapolis. If you are white, consider joining Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ), a…
 
Some really cool things have happened in the last few weeks! For me, personally, I got an article published in No Depression’s quarterly journal! You can buy your copy here! This episode is a big boi because I also talk to Chris Prunckle. He’s the author and cartoonist behind Wannabe the Comic -- a music review comic strip. You can follow him at ww…
 
In this episode, Rachel test drives a new format with none other than Cindy Emch of the Secret Emchy Society. Cindy is one of the pre-eminent voices of queer country music. In addition to her new album, The Chaser, out on 5/15, we discuss glory holes and queer porn (it’s family friendly!), New Orleans as a music city, isolation and intimacy while o…
 
I’ve got a new fuzzy little co-host (NOT Von) and she joins us for this podcast! Also, a lot of fun new songs! Aloud -- “Hungry Land” (Sprezzatura) Gabe Lee -- “Honky Tonk Hell” (Honky Tonk Hell) Brendan and the Strangest Ways -- “We Can’t Beat Mercury” (Single) Sylvia Rose Novak -- “Little Sister” (South of Boulder) NOVA ONE -- “somebody” (loveabl…
 
Thank you to those who performed and donated at the 9th Anniversary show! Here’s the GoFundMe link if you’d still like to support undocumented students and their families in New York State. This episode was late because I’ve spent the week playing with my new dog, Bella! Whom you’ll hear and hear more about in the episode. This week we’ve got rocka…
 
Don’t forget! RSVP for Adobe & Teardrops’ 9th Anniversary livestream bash here! Lucinda Williams -- “Man Without a Soul” (Good Souls Better Angels) Wares -- “Survival” (Survival) The Revenue Man -- “My Own Eulogy” (25 Years Behind) Norma MacDonald -- “Trick of the Light” (Old Future) The Lowest Pair -- “Wild Animals” (The Perfect Plan) Man of the M…
 
Rachel teams up with Nashville-based music writer Olivia Ladd to deliver the best in country, roots, and pop music. You can follow Olivia on Twitter at @wokecountry and listen to her excellent podcast Bandsplainer on however you listen to this podcast. And here’s the most important link: the Honky-Tonky Badonkadonk zine. IMPORTANT NOTE: We talk a l…
 
Don’t forget! RSVP for Adobe & Teardrops’ 9th Anniversary livestream bash here! I was supposed to be in New Orleans this week but I’m still taking vacation! It’s our very first podcast crossover with Country Down Under! Country Down Under is a charming podcast from -- you guessed it -- Australia hosted by Tamlyn Butwell and Amy Wescott. Each episod…
 
This is a doozy of an episode but it’s packed with great music and belly laughs. First, Rachel gets into some sad music, including the tragic news of John Prine’s passing. Then she does a set before being joined by Ellen Angelico, one of Nashville’s funniest side musicians. After that, she talks to the folks behind the Bluegrass Situation’s new blu…
 
UPDATE: Sorry about the audio issues! I fixed it! Rachel discusses the merits of the new Spotify playlist Indigo and invites you to Adobe & Teardrops’ 9th Anniversary party! Click here to RSVP! Ashley McBryde -- “Martha Divine” (Never Will) Uncle Leon and the Alibis -- “Home is Where You Make It” (Single) Push Puppets -- “Part of the Plan” (A Boat …
 
I got to interview another of musical heroes, John Thomas Griffith of Cowboy Mouth! Also, we raised $100 for Nashville Tornado relief! I’m going to donate it to Gideon’s Army Caleb Caudle -- “Call It a Day” AND “Bigger Oceans” (Better Hurry Up) Bishops -- “Circles” AND “Temporary” (The Good Things Never Last) Stripmall Ballads -- “Pull Over Johnny”…
 
Lots of beautiful, restful music. Plus, I interview Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth, something I had hoped I could maybe do when I started Adobe & Teardrops almost ten years ago! I hope you’ll see why Cowboy Mouth has mattered so much to me and so many others over the years, plus an interesting look at how to roll with the punches of the music industr…
 
What Rosa and I have learned about each other. And a spicy interview with Heart Hunters! CORRECTION: At the time of recording, I did not realize that Mae Krell uses "they/them" pronouns. My deepest apologies, Mae! Mae Krell -- “Garden” (Single) Sarah Peacock -- “Mojave” (Burn the Witch) Olivia Bandy -- “Things That Take Up Space” (Here to Home) And…
 
Another episode this week! I had the good fortune to interview Meta Ingram-Miller of the Legendary Ingramettes. She offers some much-needed wisdom and comfort. Also, check out the LIVE FROM QUARANTINE festival! There’s too many people to count but I promise there’s name you recognize and love on the lineup. Liz Longley -- “3 Crow” (Funeral For My P…
 
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