Playlist Wars Podcast

One Topic. Three Playlists. YOU decide who’s best.

Guest Appearances

Nov. 24, 2021: The First Run

On this special episode of TFR Focus, Chris and Matt are joined by Gomez of Playlist Wars to discuss one of his favorite actors and franchises, Nic Cage and National Treasure!  It’s guest’s choice this time as Gomez wants to breakdown Nic Cage and Disney’s National Treasure films.  Not only that, but then the guys tick off their 5 Favorite Nic Cage Performances! All this and more on the latest episode of The First Run Focus!


Nov. 23, 2021: Michael’s Record Collection

It’s Thanksgiving week and I’m thankful to all the supportive folks out there who have downloaded Michael’s Record Collection, streamed my videos on YouTube, subscribed to the MRC newsletter on Substack, and supported the show on Patreon. I’m also thankful to have met some great friends along the way while doing this show. One of those is Brian Colburn, a New Jersey musician who also happens to co-host the excellent Playlist Wars podcast. You may recall I had his podcasting partner Gomez on Episode 22 to discuss his show as well as Meteora by Linkin Park. Brian told me about his musical origin story, his own music, and then we discuss the fantastic 1984 album Heartbeat City by The Cars.


Nov. 19, 2021: The Film Crickets

This week we were joined by Gomez from Playlist Wars! He helped us break down the 1986 BMX movie, Rad! Does it hold up? 


Oct. 15, 2021: Bend & Scoop Podcast

Special Guest: Brian Colburn from the Playlist Wars Podcast.


Oct. 8. 2021: She Will Rock You

Welcome to our first ever fan-picked topic! We asked what you most wanted to hear, and Tom Petty was the clear winner. Leah walks through his entire musical career, from Mudcrutch to solo work, and everything in between. As a special bonus, you’ll hear from Brian Colburn from Playlist Wars about the album Wildflowers (and more!).


Oct. 6, 2021: It’s Not That Bad

What happens when you take a beloved movie, replace almost everyone in it, and try to make lightning strike twice? Well, if you’re on a golf course and there’s lightning, you run. If you’re trying to make Caddyshack 2…you also run. But all’s fair on the fairway as Brian and Gomez from Playlist Wars join the show to watch this dog’s leg of a film…and if we hurry, we can make it to Bunny Skylar’s in time for Brunch…all to prove to you that Caddyshack 2 is not that bad.


Sept. 26, 2021: Beer In Front Podcast

In Part II of 1971 in Music, I’ll discuss some great records of the best year in Rock & Roll history along with some friends. This was a lot of fun talking to old and new friends about my favorite topic that doesn’t come in a pint glass! Thanks to everyone who participated and thank you for listening! 


Sept. 24, 2021: Beer’d Al Podcast

It’s another rollicking trip through one of the greatest albums in the history of the world! The list of the greatest albums in the history of the world, of course, includes the entirety of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s oeuvre. 

This week, Lauren is joined by Brian from the Playlist Wars podcast. We’re going track by track through Al’s 1984 offering In 3-D. You don’t want to miss it!


Sept. 15, 2021: Indie Podcaster

Join Podcast Father on his journey as the Indie Podcaster. Episode #21 Creator Spotlight: Brian Colburn from Playlist Wars podcast. Brian and his friend Gomez created this Podcast earlier this year to share their passion of music. (Podcast Father) and Brian discuss various things; how he met Gomez in high school and how they’ve remained friends and he goes into detail describing his passion for music. Also discussed is the concept of their podcast and individuals and content creators who have influenced him.


Aug. 30, 2021: Made You A Mix Tape

Brian Colburn isn’t just the co-host of the popular podcast Playlist Wars…he’s much, much more. Musician, music connoisseur and perhaps the most encyclopedic knowledge of cover songs you are bound to come across. Listen in as he talks casts, covers and community.


Aug. 23, 2021: Who’s Your Band

Comedian Sean Morton and Playlist Wars host Brian Colburn interview special guest Love/Hate, Quiet Riot, RATT singer Jizzy Pearl, who discusses his time in RATT & Quiet Riot, his career as an author, and much more!


Aug. 18, 2021: F**k My Work Life

In this episode Jay and Kay have special guest Brian Colburn from Playlist Wars (if you haven’t already, go check out that podcast!) He tells us two amazing stories from his radio days. 


Aug. 16, 2021: Pick A Disc

Brian from the Playlist Wars podcast introduces Matt to his favorite album of all time, the 1978 self-titled debut from The Cars. They talk a little about the band, how they probably influenced the genre of New Wave and how they’re all staples of US rock radio to this day! This was a great one to record….


Aug. 5, 2021: Michael’s Record Collection

I welcome Alex Gomez from the entertaining and unique Playlist Wars podcast. They’ve got a fantastic show with good guests and an interesting premise and every episode brings something a little different. Gomez was kind enough to tell me how he and Brian Colburn got the show started and then we dive into his favorite record: Meteora by Linkin Park. This second album by the band came out in 2003 and is well outside my comfort zone, but I did enjoy exploring it to find what I liked about it and what other people see in this band. Thanks to Gomez for challenging me to step outside my usual wheelhouse.


June 29, 2021: The Nostalgia Test

Dan & Manny celebrate their 1-year podcast anniversary with Brian Colburn of Playlist Wars to put Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1-3 to the ultimate test–THE NOSTALGIA TEST! Long Island, NY & New Jersey come together on this super East Coast episode. Dan, Manny, & Brian reminisce on their Top-5 lists from the 3 Billy Joel Greatest Hits albums. Brian brings a ton of Billy Joel love, knowledge, and heartfelt tangents, Manny puts his Top-5 together on the spot, and Dan can’t believe “Uptown Girl” is considered part of the Greatest Hits


June 25, 2021: Made You A Mix Tape

Alex Gomez is co-host of the incredible podcast Playlist Wars, and jumps on this podcast to tell us all about what makes a good song for him, music in the movies and the ultimate “would you rather” question…hockey game or concert at MSG?


Nov. 12, 2020: Records Revisited

The guys welcome back Jeff Johnson of the Who Did It First Podcast and Brian & Jay from the Tunestiles Podcast to talk about Tom Petty’s 1994 record “Wildflowers.” Plenty of other discussion including can a person fart himself to death, the Wildflowers and All The Rest reissue, shoutout to Triangle Vinyl in Clermont Florida, Rick Rubin and Jeff Lynne, squirrels!, Benmont!, Mike Campbell!, Margo Price, the best greatest hits record ever, and do Canadians love Rod Stewart?


July 16, 2020: I F’ Love This Record Podcast

Derrek and Brian discuss The Cars’ self-titled debut record, family listening, new wave, and more. 


Sept. 4, 2020: Records Revisited

The guys welcome repeat revisitors Jeff Johnson (Jeff Makes Jokes) and Brian Colburn to chat about the legendary Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers classic “Damn the Torpedoes.” Other discussion includes the brilliance of Jimmy Iovine and Shelly Yakus, shakers, the brilliance of Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, tracks that didn’t make it on the record (and should have) and a big announcement about our Toto’s “Africa” question. Have we mentioned that we love Benmont Tench?


March 19, 2020: Records Revisited

The guys are joined by Brian Colburn to discuss Poison’s “Flesh & Blood.” Plenty of other discussion like the Peter Pan genre, long intros, bad tattoo artists, how Bobby Dahl inspired Brian to play the bass, what really killed hair metal, and finding solace in music and just letting the music play.

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