Bringing it back

Wait, what? A new episode? Really? Oh, uh... okay then. Enjoy!


Don Henley - Boys of Summer

Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Stars - Reunion
Rilo Kiley - My Slumbering Heart
Ray LaMontagne - Drive-In Movies
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Don McLean - American Pie

Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun



What a long, strange trip it was. Enjoy!


The Beatles – Help!
Frank Sinatra – Come Fly With Me
Queen – Killer Queen
Charles Trenet – Que reste-t-il de nos amours?
The Police – Roxanne
Ennio Morricone  – For A Few Dollars More
The Drifters – Up on the Roof
Ray Charles – You Are My Sunshine
Edith Piaf – Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien   


S06 E06: Grab-bag

This episode, we talk trips to Europe, bike safety, rape PSAs, SURP no longer, SNL, and more! But, you know, not in one sentence. Enjoy!


Joni Mitchell - Free Man in Paris

The Clash - London Calling
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Postal Service - Recycled Air

S06 E05: Cybernauts

We're always on the cutting edge with this show, what with our use of cool new techno words and our talking at length about Detroit a second time in one season. How do we keep things so fresh? Enjoy!

Apparently, if you look up images with the word
"Cyber", this is what comes up.


Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining
Blur - Country House
The Dandy Warhols - Plan A
The Subways - I Want To Hear What You Have Got
The Kooks - Sofa Song

Teddybears Stockholm - Yours to Keep


S06 E04: The Talk

We're heard reports that some of our listeners forgo the musical interludes and focus on the conversations. These people will really like our marathon chat this week. Enjoy!

The Plateau, Bastion of the Dour and Drab

The Doors – Hello, I Love You

The Rolling Stones – Paint it Black


S06 E03: The Peanut Gallery

Everyone's a critic... in this episode, at least. Though the topics vary, Alissa and Tyler  can invariablyform half-baked opinions on them: the Oscars, the weather, fashion, graphic novels, movies... And in the highest tradition of Internet citizen journalism, we expect people to want to hear them. Enjoy!

Our role-models.


Modest Mouse – Float On
St. Vincent – Save Me From What I Want
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
Otis Redding – I've Been Loving You Too Long
The Mamas & The Papas – Worlds of Love

The Five Stairsteps – Ooh Child


The Oscar dress infographic


S06 E02: Get Out!

This episode, Alyssa and Tyler talk. Then they play some music. They talk again. Some more music. Another conversation. Musical interlude. Get the picture? It's a revolutionary concept in podcasting. Enjoy!



Rogue Wave - Lake Michigan

Yeasayer - Tightrope

Le Tigre - Viz
MGMT - The Youth
Tegan and Sarah - I Was Married

HAIM - Honey & I
Arcade Fire - Porno

Arcade Fire - Afterlife


Averie Edison's detention story via the National Post and the CBC.

Sochi Olympics: Google doodle; Canadian Cities fly gay pride flags; Mayor Ford wants to take it down.

The Daily Show with John Stewart's Micheal Sam GIF set.

Kate McKinnon as Justin Beiber on SNL.


S06 E01: Resolute

Welcome to a new season of Awkward Silences (Radio (Show)). We've got a new intro tune, done away with the awkward talking over-top and... well, actually, that's about all the improvements we've made, really. The rest is just, umm, classic ASR. That's a good thing, though, right?

The Fox says Detroit's still got something left in the tank.


Death Cab For Cutie - The New Year

Courtney Barnett - History Erasor
Cold Ward Kids - Dreams Old Men Dream

Nirvana - All Apologies
Modest Mouse - Other People's Lives

Feist - When I was a Young Girl
Fleet Foxes - Montezuma

The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn

Speaking of foxes...


S05 E15: Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas

We can hardly put into words the joy with which we present, after a 23-month delay, an ASR Christmas episode! Which I guess is why we're an audio podcast, and not an e-book. Enjoy!

No caption necessary on this one...
(Dave Thomas/Toronto Sun)


Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz It's Christmas

Otis Redding – White Christmas

The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
The Crystals – Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

William Bell – Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday
Solomon Burke – Presents for Christmas

Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)


S05 E14: Merry Times

No, it's not our Christmas episode (that's next), but rather a oh-so-subtle reference to Alissa's Halifax trip. Or could it be a tongue-in-cheek take on Toronto's or Montreal's mayoral madhouses? In any case there's plenty of actual planning talk this episode, so buckle up and enjoy!

Ten points to the first person to catch the reference. Fifteen to those too cool to bother.


Sam Roberts – Bridge to Nowhere

Sarah Harmer – Uniform Grey

Petula Clarke – Downtown
The Crystals – Uptown

Rilo Kiley – The Execution of All Things
Stars – Elevator Love Letter

Metric – Parkdale


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