The Show: Our hearts are full of regret and cholesterol…

Today’s show is woven between readings of the “WAP” lyrics by Ben Shapiro. We’ve not been as moved by a monologue since we first heard Richard Burton reciting Dylan Thomas.

As if that wasn’t dramatic enough, we chose to back Mr Shapiro’s oration with the latest offering from RZA – a brand new US ice cream truck jingle, written to replace the existing “well-known and problematic tune “Turkey in the Straw”.”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint –  22 August 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • seeyousoon  –  BEN AFFLECK
  • BOB VYLAN  –  England’s Ending
  • limeboiler  –  k.k. bossa (small version)
  • osquinn  –  ok im cool (with blackwinterwalls)
  • PHOEBE GREEN  –  Reinvent
  • MARIE DAVIDSON & L’ŒIL NU  –  Renegade Breakdown
  • SPARKLE DIVISION  –  You Go Girl!
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  Bucciarati (featuring Kari Faux)
  • CHEMTRAILS  –  Slag Heap Deity 1 *
  • SQUID  –  Pigs (In There)
  • SONG SUNG  –  The Minds Eye
  • KALI UCHIS & RICO NASTY  –  Aquí Yo Mando
  • CAPTAIN PLANET & ALSARAH كاپتن پلانت & الساره  –  Ghazal غزل
  • SUBCULTURE  –  The River Bend (featuring Rachel Chinouriri)
  • YACHT  –  (Downtown) Dancing (Selector Dub Narcotic Version)
  • MPHO SEBINA  –  Slip Away
  • CUT COPY  –  Like Breaking Glass
  • MAX RICHTER  –  All Human Beings – Pt. 1
  • MAX RICHTER  –  All Human Beings – Pt. 2
  • MAX RICHTER  –  Chorale – Pt. 4
  • CREEPAOFFICIAL  –  South Brum
  • CHANCE デラソウル  –  Sit Back
  • YARD ACT  –  Fixer Upper
  • BECCA MANCARI  –  First Time
  • CHARLOTTE OC  –  This Pain (PBR Streetgang Remix)
  • BILLY NICHOLLS  –  London Social Degree
  • THE NOTWIST  –  Ship
  • SLAM  –  Positive Education (A JD Twitch Remix)
  • FONTAINES D.C.  –  Living in America
  • SEX SWING  –  Valentine’s Day At The Gym (Jane Weaver Makeup Mix)
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Hillbilly Moonshine
  • TROYE SIVAN  –  Rager Teenager!

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I cannot understand how he sleeps at night

Open Mike Eagle is the linchpin holding today’s show together with two songs taken from his Comedy Central Show “The New Negroes”

The rest of the show is interspersed with musings on the past, present and future of social media. We recommend listening to the full TED talk given by Carole Cadwalladr.

Direct download: The Joint – 18 May 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • LORI BALMER  –  Four Faces West
  • GHOSTFACE KILLAH, RZA  –  On That Sht Again
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE & PHONTE  –  Woke As Me
  • JARV IS…  –  Must I Evolve?
  • DJ HAUS  –  See U In My Dreams (Lone Remix)
  • SLOWTHAI  –  Nothing Great About Britain
  • BAD BREEDING  –  Whose Cause?
  • CRUMB  –  Nina
  • JUST MUSTARD  –  Tennis

Cory Doctorow

  • JACKIE MENDOZA  –  Puppet Angels
  • J-E-T-S  –  Real Truth (featuring Tkay Maidza)
  • HARUOMI HOSONO  –  Sports Men
  • UNLOVED  –  Devils Angels (Liminanas Remix)
  • A$AP FERG  –  Pups (featuring A$ap Rocky)
  • MISS RED  –  Shut In Your Head
  • STORMZY  –  Vossi Bop
  • WILLIAM ALEXANDER  –  Diamond Toes
  • LIFE  –  Moral Fibre

Carole Cadwalladr*

  • KATE TEMPEST  –  Firesmoke
  • NORMA TANEGA  –  You’re Dead
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Unknown
  • STEF CHURA  –  They’ll Never
  • OPERATORS  –  I Feel Emotion
  • PUTO TITO  –  Melodia Daquelas
  • TSHEGUE  –  The Wheel
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE & LIZZO  –  Extra Consent
  • OKKVLT KɅTT  –  Killing Enemies x Banmaskim

Chris Hughes

  • PATIENCE  –  The Girls Are Chewing Gum
  • DENZEL CURRY  –  Ricky
  • PIXX  –  Andean Condor
  • MESCALINUM UNITED  –  We Have Arrived
  • RECTANGLES  –  Suspended Animation
  • DEPTH DEATH  –  Ronin
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Girls
  • BODY TYPE  –  Free To Air

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.