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.

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.


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.