On this week's episode of "I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast," Addie Broyles and Deborah Sengupta Stith check in with Elizabeth McQueen, the singer, musician and KUTX DJ who produces the "This Song" podcast.
After touring with Asleep at the Wheel for years with her two young children, McQueen left the band to spend more time in Austin, where she ended up getting a job at KUTX. But her interest in radio didn’t end with having an afternoon shift spinning tunes. She wanted to find out more about the artists and the music that inspired them, so she started working on a podcast that invites musicians to talk about a song that changed their life.
"This Song" celebrated its third birthday earlier this year, and McQueen talked about how the show has evolved and how being a musician influences the conversations she has with other musicians.
In a recommendations segment we call "I Love This So Much," Addie shared her love of "Cooking by Ear," a podcast hosted by former Chez Panisse chef Cal Peternell, who teaches each guest a dish while they talk about issues much deeper than food. An episode with poet Tommy Pico, in which they make a fritatta and talk about Native American culture and traditions, exemplifies the depth of the interviews and the lack of pretentiousness in Peternell's cooking. Alyssa Vidales talked about a video game she's been loving lately called Donut County, where players move a hole around on the ground and, as it swallows up more items, it grows in size. Gary Dinges, who has covered local media for the Statesman business desk and now works on Gatehouse Media's national content desk, has been enjoying the newly launched radio station HOT 95.9 FM, which plays throwback hits from the 1990s.
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