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.


October 2nd, 2019

The Cranberries' second studio album sold over 17 million copies worldwide. It ALSO beat out Hole, Collective Soul, and Sheryl Crow in Bruno The Sponsor's "Dealer's Choice" Patreon Poll. We'll let you decide which feat is more impressive. In the meantime, let's go back twenty-five years to 1994 to revisit No Need To Argue and, more importantly, unpack the sordid details of Bob's big 9th grade fist fight.


SEPTEMBER ‘89 - Top 10 Countdown

September 26th, 2019

We're going back, back, back in time- 30 years to be exact. Let's revisit the Top 10 Billboard hits from this week in September, 1989. Hair metal, R&B ballads, pop classics, and a surprising amount of talk about the Northridge Quake of '94. Cherish this one.

MATCHBOX 20 - Yourself Or Someone Like You

September 11th, 2019

It sold 15 MILLION copies. Spawned multiple HUGE hits. Introduced the world (and, more importantly, Carlos Santana) to Rob Thomas. But in 1996... Dan and Bob HATED IT. The question is: why? Why were the teenage BFF's anti-Matchers? Why did they hold onto that hatred for decades? And why are they finally ready to finally give Rob & Co. a chance today? Do Matchbox 20 (twenty?) have what it takes to win them over, or... or will they push them away? 

SUBLIME - Sublime

September 4th, 2019

We don't practice Santeria, we don't got no crystal ball, and we definitely don't have a million dollars to spend (at all). But we do have an hour or so to comb through all 18 tracks of Sublime's breakout 1996 LP. If you hate summer, Patreon poll winning albums, or two white guys sharing their thoughts on reggae, you might want to skip this one. Life's too short.

BACK 2 SCHOOL ‘02 w/ Colleen Wolfe

August 22nd, 2019

What were you doing in the summer of '02? If you were anything like the NFL Network's Colleen Wolfe (a.k.a. Connie Fox a.k.a. Tiny Box a.k.a whatever her name was on her old fake I.D.) you were blasting 311 out of your '93 Trans Am and getting ready for your senior year of high school. This week Dan, Bob, and Colleen travel back to the days of Jimmy Eat World, Avril Lavigne, and absolutely filthy hip hop to assemble the perfect Back 2 School Mix and share some high-level Mall Gossip. It's not so complicated.

CAKE - Fashion Nugget

August 14th, 2019

We're going the distance, we're going for speed, and most importantly, we're talking about Cake's alternative-hit spawning sophomore album Fashion Nugget this week. The guys are gonna try to figure out exactly WHO Cake is, WHY they were chosen for a "Dealer's Choice" episode, HOW they won a Patreon poll, and WHAT Bob was thinking when he unironically started wearing a John McCrea inspired bucket hat in college. 

U2- All That You Can’t Leave Behind

July 31st, 2019

In the golden age of Britney and Durst, a famous rock act returned from the abyss to “reapply for the job of best band in the world.” Dan squealed. Bob cringed. U2 were back, right when the world was about to change forever. Coincidence? Follow the red string: B - O - N - O

WOODSTOCK ‘99 - 20th Anniversary

July 21st, 2019

Twenty years ago TODAY Limp Bizkit, Korn, Jewel, Rage Against The Machine, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kid Rock, DAVE, a boatload of other rock acts and about 400,000 drug-loving music fans arrived in Rome, NY for the most disastrous music festival of all time (sorry Fyre Fest fans, it's true.) Dan and Bob didn't make the trip from Pearl River, but they did watch with bated breath as Kurt Loder reported on the fires, the chaos, and (occasionally) the music. On Woodstock '99's twentieth anniversary, let's go back and revisit the insanity by pushing play on the live album that was released to celebrate the festival. 

EMINEM - The Marshall Mathers LP

June 26th, 2019

Can you put a Parental Advisory sticker on a podcast? This week, Dan and Bob dive into THE BEST SELLING ALBUM of the 21st century! So if you're a fan of huge hit singles, casual misogyny, and rampant homophobia, this is the episode for you. Wait... that came out wrong. Anyway, thanks to all of our Patreonies who voted in our monthly listener poll. Now it's time to stan Eminem.

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.