The Throwback Podcast

Dan Hanzus and Bob Castrone love listening to music- almost as much as they love hanging out in a garage and talking about it. On The Throwback Podcast, lifelong friends revisit important albums from their past and go through them–track by track– with fresh ears. From the classics to the cringeworthy, every week is a throwback.

FRANZ FERDINAND - Franz Ferdinand

June 19th, 2019

Great band name? CHECK. Tremendous hit single? CHECK. Incredible album from start to finish that somehow, 15 years later, feels kinda forgotten and underrated? CHECK and CHECK. Buckle up babies, it's Franz Ferdinand time.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - Purple

June 12th, 2019

Happy birthday to us- The Throwback Podcast celebrates its 2nd birthday by finally pushing play on STP's 2nd album. Twenty-five years ago this month, the DeLeo brothers and their buddy Scott dropped a hammer with Interstate Love Song, Vaseline, and that song from the old MTV News intro. Hold onto your meatplow -- it's Purple time.

WPLJ SIGNS OFF - Soft Rock Countdown

May 30th, 2019

Michael Bolton, Rick Astley, and Paula Abdul may not be the first artists 90's kids think of when we talk about "the music of our youth"... but back when Mom controlled the car radio, they were. In New York, 95.5 WPLJ was the ultimate "Mom Rock" station. They played adult contemporary music and promised "the biggest hits of the 70's, 80's, and today." On May 31, PLJ is signing off for the last time. To honor the genre of music that soundtracked car rides to basketball practice and family breakfasts on Sundays, we're counting down the Top 10 Adult Contemporary Hits from the last week of May, 1991. So get out of our dreams... and into our pod. 

TOM PETTY - Full Moon Fever

May 22nd, 2019

The night Tom Petty passed away, Dan and Bob recorded an emergency podcast to celebrate the life of one of their all-time favorite artists. Nineteen months later, they're back in the garage to give Thomas Earl Petty the proper Throwback treatment by tackling his 1989 multiplatinum selling album, Full Moon Fever. Avoid the ultimate La Reveal Magnifico by pushing play now.

MAY ‘97 - Top 10 Countdown

May 8th, 2019

Tell us what you want, what you really really want. Well, if it's to revisit Billboard's Top 10 songs from May '97, you're in luck. Let's go back 22 years (22 years!) to the days of notoriously big rappers, barenaked ladies, and stunning singer-songwriters who may or may not shave their armpits. Get ready to rumble.

TRAVIS - The Man Who

May 1st, 2019

Travis' sophomore album The Man Who turns 20 this month, which means Dan and Bob have both been gushing over Fran (their favorite singing Scotsman) for almost half their lives. Now it's time for the guys to dig into the sleepy (and sexy?) Brit-pop classic, and finally figure out what's a wonderwall anyway.

THE BILLY JOEL CHALLENGE - 10 Songs To Make Dan A Fan

April 17th, 2019

Bob likes Billy Joel. Dan doesn't. Special guest Jason Zumwalt REALLY doesn't -- but that's not going to stop Bob from trying to change their minds. He's dug into the Billy Joel archives to compile a playlist of 10 tracks to sway his friends from Joel-haters to Joel-appreciators. Let's see how that goes.

NIRVANA - Nevermind

April 10th, 2019

Nirvana's seminal 1991 LP has been lauded, pored over, dissected, and over-analyzed by Gen-X rock fans for over two and a half decades... so what could Dan and Bob possibly add to the conversation? Butch Vig cheap shots? 9/11 flash-forwards? Tales of middle-aged Walgreens employees procuring pornography for awkward young boys in the 90's? All of the above? We'll see. But the Patreonies voted so the Throwback Pod has answered: it's time for Nevermind.

GARDEN STATE - Soundtrack w/ Jason Zumwalt

March 27th, 2019

This podcast will change your life... maybe. More likely, it'll just entertain you as Dan, Bob, and their buddy Jason revisit the soundtrack to Zach Braff's 2004 indie classic. The guys all did their homework and watched Garden State for the first time in over a decade to prepare, so they've got a lot to say. Now push play and join them in the infinite abyss.

GARBAGE - Garbage

March 21st, 2019

The latest Patreon poll was total garbage, which is why it's time to dig into the 1995 LP from Wisconsin's (Wisconsin??) finest. Dan and Bob do their best not to come off like total pervs as they reminisce about an iconic 90's sex symbol... but, c'mon, when you're talking about Butch Vig what do you expect?