BSR Show of the Week: Your Dad’s Favorite Radio Show
Written by Brooke Forrest on April 19, 2019
Every week of programming we will be highlighting the Black Squirrel Radio Show of the Week
This week’s show is Your Dad’s Favorite Radio Show
Hosts Sam Horwitz and Dominic Cristiano play the songs your parents listened to when they were in college, as well as the songs they’d be listening to if they were in college now. As they put it, “Ultimately, we’re aiming to trick your parents into appreciating Frank Ocean”.
Describe your show:
We play the music your parents listened to when they were in college as well as some music we think they’d probably lsiten to if they were in college today.
How did you come up with your show concept:
My dad and I engaged in an hour long conversation lamenting the sterility of modern radio, especially classic rock stations. The show was born out of a desire to play songs beyond the top hits from the biggest artists that both moms and dads agree are missing from radio.
What do you do in your free time:
We play in a band (Indigo Bunting), participate in undergraduate research, and throw peanuts at the skater kids in the R-12 parking lot
Who are some of your favorite bands/artists:
Esperanza Spalding, Snail Mail, We Are The City, Anderson .Paak, Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, The Beach Boys
What are some of your favorite movies:
Swiss Army Man, Brigsby Bear, O Brother Where Art Thou, E.T., Punch Drunk Love
What was your favorite show moment:
Our Rockne’s inspired episode, with special guest Jeremy Slice McCabe
What is your favorite thing about BSR:
Each show has their own branding, and a lot of them make really cool posters that they hang in the studio
What were the best concerts you’ve been to:
Lake Street Dive at the Kent Stage, The Givers with special guest Naughty Palace at The Beachland Tavern, Paul Simon at Nautica Pavilion
If you could have any guest on your show who would you want and why:
Chef Linguine from Ratatouille: How does that work! When we pull on our own hair it just rips right off. I guess you need the tender grip of a fancy rat.
Best historical dads:
Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics; Steve Irwin
What tv dads would win in a fight:
Jack Pearson v.s. Pablo Escobar: Pablo Escobar calls in his men to eliminate Jack, but Jack bores them all to death with an extended metaphor relating cocaine to the hectic energy of raising a family in the suburbs of Pittsburgh
What are the most iconic dad songs:
“Teach Your Children,” Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; “Peg,” Steely Dan; “I’m the Man Who Loves You,” Wilco; “Smoke From a Distant Fire,” Sanford Townsend Band