This Might Be A Podcast

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This Might Be A Podcast is an audio podcast that began in 2018, hosted by Greg Simpson. Each episode focuses typically on one They Might Be Giants song, though some focus on groups of songs, or groups of fans. Typically Greg introduces a guest and speaks with them on how they discovered TMBG; they then discuss the song's music and lyrics, listen to a selection of fan covers, followed by Greg and the guest rating the song on a 1-10 scale.

This Might Be a Podcast has featured current They Might Be Giants members Danny Weinkauf and Marty Beller, former members Brian Doherty and Dan Hickey, and notable fans such as Open Mike Eagle, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady, and podcaster Justin McElroy.

Main Episodes[edit]

This list is still in progress.

Episode Featured Song Guest Greg's Rating Guest Rating Original Air Date Run Time Notes
1 The End of the Tour David Britton TBA TBA November 11, 2018 47 minutes
2 I've Got A Fang Steve Clark TBA TBA December 11, 2018 58 minutes
3 Dr. Worm Cara Kinnally TBA TBA December 18, 2018 1 hour 20 minutes
4 Alienation's For The Rich Matt Monta TBA TBA December 25, 2018 1 hour 29 minutes
5 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Ken Simpson, Karen Simpson TBA TBA December 31, 2018 1 hour 14 minutes
6 Ana Ng Patrick Mooney TBA TBA January 8, 2019 1 hour 23 minutes
7 Why Does The Sun Shine? and Why Does The Sun Really Shine? Missy Tate TBA TBA January 13, 2019 1 hour 34 minutes
8 Black Ops and Black Ops (Alt. Version) Danny Leary TBA TBA January 22, 2019 1 hour 25 minutes First episode featuring a guest that Greg had not met in real life
9 By The Time You Get This Scott Currie TBA TBA January 31, 2019 1 hour 14 minutes
10 Door To Door Minotaur Abi Bash TBA TBA February 5, 2019 1 hour 31 minutes
11 Dead Hutch Harris TBA TBA February 12, 2019 1 hour 11 minutes
12 The World's Address Marcus Nuccio TBA TBA February 17, 2019 1 hour 31 minutes
13 You Don't Like Me Matty Rendell TBA TBA February 20, 2019 1 hour 50 minutes
14 Don't Let's Start TBA TBA TBA March 2, 2019 1 hour 32 minutes Recorded live at the 6th Street Dive, Lafayette, IN on February 23, 2019
15 Dirt Bike Joe Fisch TBA TBA March 4, 2019 1 hour 20 minutes
16 I Am Not Your Broom Franz Nicolay TBA TBA March 14, 2019 2 hour 5 minutes
17 Road Movie To Berlin Lesley Gouger TBA TBA March 23, 2019 1 hour 43 minutes
18 Everything Right Is Wrong Again Mike Park TBA TBA March 26, 2019 1 hour 15 minutes
19 Fingertips Tom Dunford TBA TBA March 31 - April 5, 2019 3 hour 20 minutes (total) Released as ten separate episodes; considered as a single episode, this is the longest episode to date
20 Sleep Avren Keating TBA TBA April 9, 2019 1 hour 27 minutes
21 Working Undercover For The Man Greg Lindberg TBA TBA April 16, 2019 1 hour 8 minutes
22 See The Constellation Adam Goren TBA TBA April 18, 2019 1 hour 14 minutes
23 I've Got A Match Maciej Taubert TBA TBA April 22, 2019 1 hour 21 minutes
24 The Communists Have The Music Maciej Taubert TBA TBA April 24, 2019 1 hour 22 minutes First episode with a repeat guest host, excluding bonus episodes; to date, the only guest host with two episodes released back-to-back
25 Ampersand Dana Williamson TBA TBA April 30, 2019 1 hour 16 minutes
26 Spiraling Shape Mary-Anne McTrowe TBA TBA May 2, 2019 2 hours 3 minutes
27 Pour Some Beans On It A. G. TBA TBA May 9, 2019 51 minutes
28 Hypnotist Of Ladies Molly O'Brien, Chris Wade TBA TBA May 14, 2019 1 hour 48 minutes
29 I Like Fun Cara Kinnally TBA TBA May 21, 2019 45 minutes
30 Pumpkins (Are My Favorite Fruit) Danny Weinkauf TBA TBA May 23, 2019 34 minutes First episode to feature a member of the band, excluding bonus episodes; first episode to feature a song not recorded by They Might Be Giants
31 Rabid Child Matt Monta TBA TBA May 28, 2019 1 hour 22 minutes
32 Museum of Idiots Jonathan Leonard TBA TBA May 30, 2019 1 hour 25 minutes
33 Can't Keep Johnny Down Scott Currie TBA TBA June 4, 2019 1 hour 11 minutes
34 Dunkin Of Course Of Course Abi Bash TBA TBA June 11, 2019 1 hour 15 minutes
35 James K Polk Steve Clark, Dan Jeremy Brooks TBA TBA June 14, 2019 2 hours 15 minutes
36 I Palindrome I Patrick Mooney TBA TBA June 18, 2019 48 minutes
37 Man It's So Loud In Here Colin Clive TBA TBA June 25, 2019 1 hour 46 minutes Includes a cover in collaboration between Greg and Colin
38 She's An Angel Frances Quinlan TBA TBA July 2, 2019 1 hour 13 minutes
39 Rhythm Section Want Ad Matt Osborn TBA TBA July 9, 2019 1 hour 14 minutes
40 We Want A Rock Rachel Jones TBA TBA July 17, 2019 1 hour 40 minutes
41 Canajoharie John Walker TBA TBA July 24, 2019 1 hour 34 minutes
42 Birdhouse In Your Soul Rachel Jones, Spencer Parks, Marcus Nuccio, Bob Nanna TBA TBA August 1, 2019 1 hour 4 minutes Recorded live at the GMan Tavern in Chicago on July 26, 2019
43 Siftin' Mike Buffington TBA TBA August 21, 2019 1 hour 26 minutes
44 I Should Be Allowed To Think Sid Punk TBA TBA August 28, 2019 1 hour 6 minutes
45 Untitled Lesley Gouger TBA TBA September 4, 2019 58 minutes Includes a "cover" version done by Lesley and Greg
46 Lie Still, Little Bottle Jared Pike TBA TBA September 11, 2019 1 hour 1 minute
47 Erase Bob Nanna TBA TBA September 18, 2019 1 hour 23 minutes
48 I Can Hear You Franz Nicolay TBA TBA September 24, 2019 39 minutes
49 Fibber Island Spencer Parks TBA TBA October 1, 2019 54 minutes
50 I'll Be Haunting You Rachel Jones TBA TBA October 9, 2019 57 minutes
51 I Left My Body Ian Reynard TBA TBA October 15, 2019 57 minutes
52 Take Out The Trash Mari Morton TBA TBA October 23, 2019 1 hour 6 minutes
53 Tick Tick Tick Tick Jonathan Leonard TBA TBA October 30, 2019 51 minutes
54 Mrs. Bluebeard Cari Hearn TBA TBA November 6, 2019 1 hour 38 minutes
55 Unrelated Thing Peter Gritsch TBA TBA November 13, 2019 1 hour 13 minutes
56 Corrupted Lyle Kevin Calaway TBA TBA November 20, 2019 47 minutes
57 Careful What You Pack Lou Reid TBA TBA November 26, 2019 1 hour 2 minutes
58 The Darlings Of Lumberland Spencer Parks TBA TBA December 4, 2019 56 minutes
59 Meet The Elements Tracy Stephen TBA TBA December 11, 2019 56 minutes
60 No Cops Jon Cunningham (Corn Mo) TBA TBA December 17, 2019 59 minutes
61 Superstar Danny Weinkauf TBA TBA December 23, 2019 34 minutes
62 Answer Michael Neimeyer TBA TBA January 8, 2020 1 hour 42 minutes
63 Mammal Hutch Harris TBA TBA January 17, 2020 54 minutes
64 All Time What Acey Jane Nikkel TBA TBA January 22, 2020 1 hour 6 minutes
65 Apartment Four John Darnielle TBA TBA January 23, 2020 41 minutes
66 Rest Awhile Dan Hickey TBA TBA January 28, 2020 1 hour 41 minutes
67 Someone Keeps Moving My Chair Darrell Till TBA TBA February 5, 2020 2 hours 26 minutes Longest episode to date
68 Memo To Human Resources Jonathan Leonard TBA TBA February 12, 2020 1 hour 37 minutes
69 The Bells Are Ringing Brian Doherty TBA TBA February 18, 2020 2 hours 2 minutes
70 Social Media Cari Hearn, Mari Morton TBA TBA February 25, 2020 55 minutes
71 They'll Need A Crane Jon Hancuff, Cari Hearn, Dana Williamson, Scott Currie TBA TBA March 4, 2020 1 hour 23 minutes Recorded live at the Bishop Bar in Bloomington, IN; contains a live cover of the song
72 O We Gur Samuel TBA TBA March 12, 2020 1 hour 35 minutes
73 Sensurround Trevor Ikrath, Matt Rebeiro TBA TBA March 19, 2020 1 hour 54 minutes Trevor and Matt are the hosts of Giants Confirmed. This episode was part of a podcast exchange; Greg appeared on episode 6 of Giants Confirmed on March 18, 2020.
74 (She Was A) Hotel Detective, She Was A Hotel Detective Jon Uleis, Matt Lee TBA TBA March 25, 2020 1 hour 30 minutes Part 1 of the "Hotel Detective Saga"
75 (She Was A) Hotel Detective In The Future, (She Was A) Hotel Detective In The Future Commentary Jon Uleis, Matt Lee TBA TBA March 31, 2020 1 hour 12 minutes Part 2 of the "Hotel Detective Saga"
76 Weep Day Open Mike Eagle TBA TBA April 7, 2020 1 hour 31 minutes
77 Pet Name Justin McElroy TBA TBA April 14, 2020 1 hour 20 minutes
78 For Science Jess Leary, Daniel Leary TBA TBA April 22, 2020 2 hours 6 minutes Jess and Daniel are the hosts of Sadie Hawkins Pod. This episode was part of a podcast exchange; Greg appeared on episode 42 of Sadie Hawkins Pod on April 15, 2020. This episode contains a live cover of "For Science" as performed by Greg, Jess, and Daniel
79 Cowtown Adam Turla TBA TBA April 29, 2020 1 hour 33 minutes
80 The Mesopotamians Matt Monta, Jerome Hemersbach TBA TBA May 6, 2020 1 hour 29 minutes

Bonus Episodes[edit]

This list is still in progress.

Episode Topic Guest Original Air Date Run Time Notes
5.5 State Songs Spencer Parks January 8, 2019 TBA
6.5 Drummer Talk with Marty Beller Marty Beller January 15, 2019 1 hour 33 minutes First episode to feature a member of the band

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