James Lileks' The Ramble podcast

James Lileks' The Ramble

Best James Lileks' The Ramble episodes

  • Rockin’ Back Inside Your Heart

    31:24 | May 30th, 2017

    You might not be watching the new Twin Peaks, or care that it ever existed. But it changed TV, and one of the reasons that made it so unique was the music. Let’s go beyond the theme and explore the co...Show More

  • Things To Do In Reno

    33:14 | May 5th, 2017

    What do you do in Reno? Yes, yes, besides that. But here’s the more pressing issue for modern times: what does Reno do with Reno?

  • 8. The Bagpipes of Paris

    0:00 | Aug 2nd, 2016

    What makes a city or a country sound familiar? When the music sounds like we think it’s supposed to sound like. But what if our preconceptions are wrong? (Hint: they’re probably not)

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  • 7. Grandfather’s Victrola

    0:00 | Jun 11th, 2016

    What does monophonic sound have to do with the moral turpitude of electric shavers? Let’s find out. James Lileks’ The Ramble is brought to you by Harry’s Shave. For a great shave at an even greater pr...Show More

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  • 6. Praise the Titanic

    0:00 | Apr 12th, 2016

    As another anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking draws nigh, Lileks wonders: are we finished with this story? Perhaps. But even if we’ve exhausted Titanic nostalgia, we can still consider how other era...Show More

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  • 5. The Soundtrack of Imaginary Places

    0:00 | Apr 5th, 2016

    A trip to Sin City prompts thoughts of the one thing people usually don’t think about when they think of Games, but something absolutely essential: sound. Music. Melody. The burbles of the casinos to ...Show More

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  • 4. Nothing But The Truth

    0:00 | Jan 27th, 2016

    Did you ever think you believed the innocence of the subject of “Making a Murderer” because the theme music said you should? The Ramble takes a look at documentary soundtracks, and veers off into some...Show More

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  • 3. Fargo

    0:00 | Jan 6th, 2016

    How much Fargo was in the TV show “Fargo”? Let’s listen to a true Fargoan explain. Don’t worry – it’s not a recap of a show you didn’t see. It’s something quite different. How did eminent domain affec...Show More

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  • 2. The Force Awakens

    0:00 | Dec 23rd, 2015

    Prepare to geek out: Lileks monologues Star Wars past and present. (No spoilers herein!)

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  • 1. The Walking Dead

    0:00 | Dec 23rd, 2015

    Welcome to our newest occasional podcast, The Ramble with James Lileks.  This week, let’s Tiptoe past the Yoo Lips, as James and John Yoo —yes, that John Yoo— discuss the Walking Dead, dystopian sci-f...Show More

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