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VIC Radio - Discovery Hour

VIC Radio - Discovery Hour

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Discovery Hour is a music review podcast. Hosts Sam Liebman and Leonardo Amaral choose a new album, discuss expectations, listen to them (off-air) and then come back to discuss how they lived up to/defied expectations. A production of VIC Radio at Ithaca College (
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Sharon Van Etten- epic 10
This week, Sam and Leo listen to the newest album by singer-songwriter, Sharon Van Etten. 
April 30, 2021
Porter Robinson-Nurture
Nurture? I barely know her! Porter Robinson? I hardly know her Robinson! 
April 30, 2021
Americas favorite boy band is back with their supposed penultimate album. But what do Sam and Leo think of this new pop rock project? The only way to find out is to listen to this weeks episode of Discovery Hour.
April 13, 2021
Iglooghost-Lei Line Eon
Sam and Leo have discovered pop music. They have discovered rap music. They have discovered more pop music. But now they are discovering a new genre that no one has ever listened to before...electronica. What are their thoughts on this? There is only one way to find out and that is to listen.
April 5, 2021
AJR-Ok Orchestra
Leo and Sam review the latest pop album by the pop group, AJR. Both of our hosts have little experience with the band, so let's hope AJR makes a good first impression on them.
April 5, 2021
BONUS "Daywalker" by Machine Gun Kelly ft. CORPSE
Leo and Sam talk about the new song and music video by rapper turned rock singer Machine Gun Kelly. But this song also features the deep voiced YouTuber, Corpse Husband. What is Sam and Leo's thought? Only one way to find out. 
March 25, 2021
Sam and Leo sit and listen to the newest album by rising indie pop sensation, Yeek. 
March 25, 2021
BONUS "Leave The Door Open" by Silk Sonic
Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars are collaborating?!?!?!? Is it good? Is it bad? Does it transcend review? Only Sam and Leo can decide that on this special bonus episode of Discovery Hours.
March 21, 2021
Quinn XCII-Change of Scenery II
Sam and Leo review the newest Quinn XCII album. If you haven't formed an opinion on the newest album, give this a listen. If you have listened to the album, listen to see if your opinion is valid. 
March 21, 2021
Katy Kirby-Cool Dry Place
Sam and Leo once again talk about an album on their weekly podcast "Discovery Hour" despite it being 22 minutes which is not an hour. This week is about Katy Kirby's newest album, "Cool Dry Place." 
February 25, 2021
Sam and Leo review another album. What do they think? Is it good? Should I listen to it? How deep into British grime rap culture do I have to be to understand this album? What does S.C.U.B.A stand for? Some of these questions will be answered in this weeks episode of Discovery Hour.
February 18, 2021
BONUS! "Roadtrip" by Dream ft. PmBata
Sam and Leo review the first single by Minecraft content creator Dream. Why form your own opinion on Dreams music when you can listen to Sam and Leo's.
February 8, 2021
Puma Blue-In Praise of Shadows
Sam and Leo (the hosts of this podcast) take a deep dive into "In Praise of Shadow" (the album this episode is about) by Puma Blue (the artist who made the album that this episode is about). 
February 8, 2021
Weezer-OK Human
Sam and Leo take a listen to the newest Weezer album "OK Human." Is it good? Bad? Neither? Both? Should it be the inspiration for a Weezer themed musical? The only way to find out is to listen to this weeks episode!
February 1, 2021
Best Albums of 2020
Leo and Sam run through all the best albums of 2020! Is your favorite album on the list? There is only one way to find out (that way is to listen to this weeks Discovery Hour)!
January 19, 2021
Ichiko Aoba-Windswept Adan
This week, Sam and Leo dive headfirst into the new Ichiko Aoba album. Will they survive the endeavor? Yes, but you should still to listen to it. 
December 10, 2020
Kali Uchis-Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonious) ∞
This time on Discovery Hour, Sam and Leo metaphorically dive into the new Kali Uchis record while literally reviewing it. 
November 26, 2020
Seamus Fogarty-A Bag of Eyes
Listen to this weeks episode as your two wacky hosts, Sam and Leo, discuss the newest album by singer/songwriter, Seamus Fogarty.
November 15, 2020
clipping.-Visions of Bodies Being Burned
This week, join Sam and Leo as they talk about horror-core hip hop group clipping. and their lates LP "Visions of Bodies Being Burned."
November 7, 2020
Jean Dawson-Pixel Bath
This week, Sam and Leo dive deep into the latest project by alternative artist Jean Dawson. 
October 28, 2020
Sam and Leo are back and this time taking a look at the newest project by Washington based artist J'Von. 
October 22, 2020
Zach Villere - Cardboard City
Sam & Leo take a look at Zach Villere's new album Cardboard City. It is one of Sam's favorite albums, but one that Leo isn't familiar with, so it makes for a really interesting discussion. 
May 1, 2020
King Krule - Man Alive!
Sam & Leo take a look at King Krule's third studio album Man Alive. Let them take you on a musical journey in this edition of the Discovery Hour. 
April 28, 2020