Iowa Tapes, Part 4: Mose Wintner on Red Coyote, Charlie Vestal, and the Summer...

Mose Wintner is a musician and data scientist from Los Angeles who spent a few months in Ames in 2009 during a particularly active...

Podcast: Local Author Jennifer L. Knox on Her New Book, Favorite Poetry

Special guest Jennifer L. Knox discusses her excellent new book of poetry, Crushing It, with Nate and Bryon, then they each share five of...

Radiohead Deluxe Editions, Part 2

Read Part 1 here. After Hail to the Thief, Radiohead had completed their contract with their record label, EMI, whom they had mixed feelings about....
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Podcast: Will Pett Discusses How the Maximum Ames Livestream Special Was Produced

Nate and Bryon talk with guest Will Pett about the recent Maximum Ames Livestream Special (watch it in full here), what it took to...

Linnea Quigley, the Scream Queen from Iowa

Linnea Quigley is a familiar face to horror fans this time of year, especially those who can’t get enough of the Reagan Era, like...

The Killing Sprees of Jason Voorhees

With Halloween coming up, I thought it would be appropriate to finally delve into this box set of the first eight Friday the 13th...

Podcast: Ames Record Shop Owner Blake Delaney Talks ’80s Vinyl, Virtual Music Festival

Nate and Bryon chat with Vinyl Grind owner and record collector Blake Delaney about the upcoming Maximum Ames Livestream Special, the current state of...

No, It’s Iowa: The Book of Iowa Films by Marty S. Knepper and John...

No one — ghost or not — is confusing Iowa with heaven these days. If a baseball player walked out of a cornfield today,...

Iowa CDs: Introducing the Physical Media Blog Podcast

In the inaugural episode of the Physical Media Blog Podcast, Nate and Bryon each pick five Iowa CDs that meant a lot to them,...

Music from Iowa Artists Released Amid the Pandemic

So far, the bulk of the Physical Media Blog has been focused on things released in the past, distant or otherwise, but there’s been...