Episode 1

Published on:

10th Jan 2022

The Soundtrack Songs of Semisonic (1996-2001) w/ John Munson of Semisonic

We kick off Season 3 with a very special guest, John Munson of Semisonic. (Also of Trip Shakespeare, The New Standards, Munson Hicks Party Supplies, The Twilight Hours). Instead of talking about one soundtrack, we talk about the different soundtracks that Semisonic has appeared in. While John doesn't have all the details about how the band ended up on every soundtrack, he shares some fun behind the scenes stories. We chat about the excitement of being placed on a soundtrack for the first time (The Long Kiss Goodnight), what soundtracks John regrets the band passing on, and his favorite placement of "Closing Time" in a film/tv show. We also talk about some film score related projects that John is working on outside of Semisonic and he shares about a soundtrack that has changed his life.

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About the Podcast

Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Ryan Pak takes a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, he discusses personal connections to the soundtrack, either with a guest and/or co-hosts, Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow. Each month, one episode is with Ryan, Brandice and Nicole, and one episode is with a guest.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

Guest inquires can be made at: soundtrackcast@gmail.com

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Voice Over: Amber Aviles

Music: Phil Bertulfo of Rubber Spaniel
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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!