New Fire

The Media Thrift Shop Podcast

About the show

New Fire, the media thrift shop podcast. Our access to content is limitless, scrolling with no end in sight. Algorithms try to tell us what we want, curating feeds and suggesting new picks, but the limited context available has us second guessing–and so the scrolling continues. Join us as we discuss the questionable suggestions from our devices to discover that “New Fire” movie, show, or track.

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  • Episode 10: The Ten Years That Blew

    November 10th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 8 secs
    the blow

    In this episode, Jonathan talks about how he managed to ignore an album in his library for all of 10 years. An album that is now one of his favorites, and would have been great to have this entire time. Get ready before the episode, or enjoy after, by searching for the album 'Poor Aim: Love Songs' by The Blow on your favorite streaming service.

  • Episode 9: End of Summer Vibes

    September 14th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 6 mins
    blood orange, childish gambino, litany, lyrica anderson, mahalia, nao, raye, sabrina claudio, troye sivan

    This week we are joined by a new team member and our second guest ever. We have a great time working our way through a playlist that lets us shake our booties into fall, enjoying the summer for what it was. So follow along with the playlist and have some laughs and a drink with us.

  • Episode 8: Bodyache in 4D

    August 30th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 59 secs
    ariana grande, billie holiday, britney spears, broken bells, charli xcx, dua lipa, grimes, gus dapperton, imogen heap, kero bonito trampoline, kim petras, kyary pamyu pamyu, nina simone, purity ring, rina sawayama, sophie, st. vincent, the shins, the xx, uffie, yelle

    In our second End of the Month episode, we introduce our very first guest Tyler Ferrer, an avid pop-lover. We discuss our favorite, slightly traumatic, experience with a car crash and the song "Bodyache". Cristina discovers how to have her way with the Earth. We realize that not everyone should be a road trip DJ. So, come along on our pop tour of some of our poppiest, beloved artists.
    And hey, check out the blog post.
    There's. A. Lot.
    And by that, we mean a ton. :)

  • Episode 7: California, Alvvays

    August 20th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 26 secs
    alvvays, an angle, delta spirit, tennis

    This week, for our 7th episode, we graciously bring you our favorite jams from Delta Spirit and Alvvays, with special mentions of An Angle and Tennis. We're weaving some drunk sadness into shoegazey indie. Don't miss it!

  • Episode 6: Poolside

    August 13th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 min 24 secs
    aly & aj, boy pablo, clario, gus dapperton, rex orange county, sales, tessa violet, the drums, the whitest boy alive, tune-yards, yeah yeah yeahs

    We are poolside this week, as should you. Whether you're out getting some sun or kicking it indoors, we have a playlist for you of some of the music we're listening poolside.

  • Episode 5: The Gold

    August 6th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 29 secs
    kevin devine, manchester orchestra, phoebe bridgers, regina spektor

    In our fifth episode, we talk about Phoebe Bridger's cover of Manchester Orchestra's "The Gold" and get into a broader conversation about growing up with artists.

  • Episode 4: Forever and Ten Years

    July 30th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 1 sec
    aly & aj, arctic monkeys, death cab for cutie, foxing, interpol, japanese breakfast, kimbra, mgmt, sales

    Our fourth episode has arrived! This week's episode is a little different, it's more of an open forum for general discussion about multiple releases. Just to give you an idea, we talked about Sales, Foxing, Aly & AJ, Kimbra, Arctic Monkeys, and many more – the conversation drifted quite a bit... Listen and hang out with us for a little bit while we talk about music.

  • Episode 3: Nobody

    July 23rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  11 mins 16 secs

    In this episode, we dive deep and become one with Mitski's new single "Nobody." It's the sad girl dance anthem that we have had endlessly on repeat since it came out. Join us for a couple of minutes and connect to this song on another level with us.

  • Episode 2: Sabré Olvidar

    July 16th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 55 secs
    silvana estrada

    In this episode, we break down Silvana Estrada's new single "Sabré Olvidar". It's an incredible Spanish song that's making the rounds online. We break down the song and talk about what makes it so great. And yes, we also break down its meaning for those of you who may not initially understand it.

  • Episode 1: So Sad So Sexy

    June 11th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 17 secs
    japanese breakfast, kailee morgue, lykke li, mitski, st vincent

    For our very first episode, we discussed two singles "Geyser" by Mitski and "Do You Feel This Way (feat. Whethan)" by Kailee Morgue and the newly released album "so sad so sexy" by Lykke Li.