The Radio Show

The Sound Reason is a radio show and podcast from Portland, OR featuring eclectic musical artists: some up-and-coming, some who’ve already arrived.

Through live in-studio performances and interviews, host and producer Peter Rodocker interweaves his guests’ songs and their own words into a sketch of who these artists are, where they came from, where they’re coming from and where they’re headed.

Built around album-quality live recordings of a varied group of artists, each episode is a look at a life in and beyond music and the reasons artists do what they do. The show draws heavily from the Northwest, but showcases noteworthy performers from all over. It’s a show for causal listeners, music fanatics, audiophiles, pioneers of musical discovery and anyone who loves a good story.

Peter Rodocker is a producer, songwriter, performer and music journalist who has produced, written, arranged and recorded music heard in film, television and national advertising. He also produces the video web series Yellow Room Recording Presents.

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Episode 43: July 11, 2014
The Smoking Flowers

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1. Big Plans
2. Cryin’ Shame
3. Sunset Missouri
4. El Matador
5. One Friend
6. Young and Brave
7. White Flag
8. Here for You Now

Episode 42: June 27, 2014
Frances Cone

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1. Better Man
2. Come Back
3. Wiser
4. Soon
5. June
6. These Days
7. Eighty Five
8. Rattles

Episode 41: June 20, 2014
St. Paul de Vence

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1. Pink Wine
2. Mama
3. Annecy
4. Farther than Light
5. Nobody Else
6. Telling Me So
7. Spring
8. On This Road

Episode 40: June 6, 2014
Anna Tivel

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1. Crazy Time!
2. The Neighbors
3. Five Dollar Bill
4. Bird or Beast
5. For Earl the Painter
6. Hardware Store
7. Reddest Sun
8. I’ll Be Home

Episode 39: May 30, 2014
Swan Sovereign

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1. Not My Man
2. You Work for Me
3. Half-Life
4. Liar
5. Daughters

Episode 38: May 23, 2014
Pat Hull

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1. Deliver II
2. I Wish So Bad
3. Doreen
4. My Flame II
5. Overgrown
6. Born Again
7. Bring Me Closer
8. Summer Rain
9. Beast
10. Surrender

Episode 37: May 2, 2014
Blue Skies for Black Hearts

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1. Nothing Came in the Mail
2. Back Home
3. Damn Those Girls
4. It’s Gone on too Long
5. Love Scenes
6. Don’t Look Back
7. The Past

Episode 36: April 25, 2014
Jerry Joseph

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1. Without a Rope
2. Radio Cab
3. This Is the Place
4. That which Is Coming
5. Cochise
6. Easter
7. Happy Book

Episode 35: March 28, 2014
Sky Bound Blue

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1. Give In
2. Love, Love, Love
3. On and On
4. Achin’
5. Apologize
6. Bootlegger
7. Vessal
8. Come and Gone

Episode 34: March 21, 2014
The Straits

1. Money for Nothing
2. Industrial Disease
3. So Far Away
4. Calling Elvis
5. Heavy Fuel
6. Walk of Life

Episode 33: March 14, 2014
Animal Eyes

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1. Bender
2. Last Knock
3. Cold Coastline
4. Heave/Alligator Sex
5. Pleasure Hound
6. Mushroom Hunter
7. Grizzly Bear

Episode 32: February 28, 2014
Laura Meyer

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1. Blue Moon
2. Back in New York
3. This Land
4. Night Drive
5. Motel Room Blues #3
6. Connect
7. Blackberry Lane
8. Don’t Let Them Collect You
9. Walls
10. Dungeon of Love

Episode 31: February 21, 2014
Ezza Rose Band

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1. Crayola Crayons
2. Clementine
3. Sailboat Land
4. Gravedigging
5. Tie Me Up
6. Thursday
7. Compassion for the Thief
8. East Coast Girl

Episode 30: February 14, 2014
Justin Farren

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1. This Year I’m Going To The Snow
2. Sometimes I like To Kill Things Too
3. Where Did I Leave My Sweater?
4. Little Blue Dirtbike
5. Untitled
6. Lewis & Clark
7. Midnight At The Fair
8. Legs Like Tree Trunks
9. Broken Shit (Bandcamp Only)
10. American Singles

Episode 29: February 7, 2014
Lincoln’s Beard

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1. Red Tail
2. Air for Sale
3. Fortune Be with You
4. Look for You
5. Death in a Ditch
6. Keep It
7. Hero
8. Gold

Episode 28: January 31, 2014
Norman

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1. Younger
2. Golden
3. Do As You Please
4. By My Side
5. Breakdown/Breakout
6. Untitled
7. No Other Roads
8. Leaving the Valley

Episode 27: January 24, 2014
KZME Pledge Drive Compilation

Anne-Marie Sanderson
1. French Song
2. The Circus Song
Freedy Johnston
3. The Other Side of Love
4. While I Wait for You
A Simple Colony
5. No King for a Crown
6. Seven Days
There Is No Mountain
7. Owl Hymn/Wave of Taboo
8. Hiking

Episode 26: January 17, 2014
KZME Pledge Drive Compilation

Nathaniel Talbot
1. Wandering Limbo
2. Sound and Skin
Love Gigantic
3. Little Sister
4. Burning down the House of Love
Steelhead
5. Midnight Swim
6. Riverstone My River Long
Chris Robley
7. Lonely People
8. Silently

Episode 25: January 10, 2014
Fort Atlantic

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1. No One Will Know
2. New York Lights
3. Career Advice
4. I’m Wrong
5. Up from the Ground
6. My Love Is with You
7. There Is Love
8. Let Your Heart Hold Fast

Episode 24: December 13, 2013
There Is No Mountain

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1. Owl Hymn/Wave of Taboo
2. Hiking
3. Black Hole
4. Good Life
5. Good News/Benjamin
6. Waterbound
7. Cat’s Away

Episode 23: December 6, 2013
A Simple Colony

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1. Thread in the Needle
2. On Your Side
3. No King for a Crown
4. Seven Days on the Mend
5. To the Sea
6. Long Division
7. One Foot out the Door

Episode 22: November 29, 2013
Freedy Johnston

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1. Other Side of Love
2. While I Wait for You
3. Neon Repairman
4. Evie’s Tears
5. Tucumcari
6. The Mortician’s Daughter
7. This Perfect World

Episode 21: November 22, 2013
Anne-Marie Sanderson

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1. Shadows and Sparks
2. Out though the Window
3. Lilac Time
4. French Song
5. The Circus Ring

Episode 20: November 15, 2013
Daniel and the Lion

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1. No Ghost
2. Need You
3. Forever
4. Flash Flood
5. On Berlin
6. Death Head

Episode 19: November 8, 2013
Chris Robley

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1. Lonely People
2. Silently
3. Eden
4. Mission Bells
5. Anonymous
6. The Fisher King
7. 1941

Episode 18: November 1, 2013
Steelhead

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1. Riverstone My River Long
2. Midnight Swim
3. Holliday
4. Dessert Solitaire
5. Street Prophet
6. The Wheel
7. Cloud Streets

Episode 17: October 25, 2013
Love Gigantic

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1. Songbird on a Wire
2. Little Sister
3. Sinners, Loser, Liars and Dogs
4. Brittle Bones
5. Horses for the Door
6. Burning Down the House of Love

Episode 16: October 18, 2013
Nathaniel Talbot

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1. Wandering Limbo
2. Sound and Skin
3. Carousel
4. Cloudy Eyes
5. August Demands
6. Able Man

Episode 15: October 11, 2013
KZME Pledge Drive Compilation
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1. Brandon Chandler & the Revival “Here I Am Now”
2. Bryn Loosley “Thank You Anyways”
3. Tyler Stenson “We Grow”
4. Sam Lewis “In My Dreams”
5. Peter Rodocker & So It Is “We’re Still Here”

Episode 14: September 27, 2013
Jonah Luke

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1. Finding a Way Home
2. Go Outside!
3. Something Special
4. My Monsters
5. I Don’t Need You to Know
6. I Know You’ll Find Out
7. Turn to You
8. Say Goodbye
9. The World Was Louder
10. Give Me Back My Youth

Episode 13: September 20, 2013
The Novelists

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1. You and Your Bright Ideas
2. Prisoner of Your Mind
3. No One Watching Us
4. Dirty Wings
5. Soul Sucker
6. Put Me Down

Episode 12: September 13, 2013
Pat Hull

1. Deliver
2. Born Again
3. I Wish So Bad
4. Flame
5. So Far Gone
6. Overgrown

Episode 11: September 6, 2013
Robin Bacior

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1. Pair Migration
2. Prelude/Man before Me
3. Shapes and Season
4. Your Best Advice

Episode 10: August 30, 2013
Thom Lyons

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1. “Picking Up the Pieces”
2. “Wish You Well”
3. “Man on the Side”
4. “Hiding It Well”
5. “How Do We Explain this to the Kids”

Episode 9: August 23, 2013
Thom Lyons

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1. “Mary”
2. “Home”
3. “Perfect Fit”
4. “Last Call”
5. “When You Wake”

Episode 8: August 16, 2013
Jenna Ellefson

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1. “A Garden”
2. “Poppies”
3. “Summer Job”
4. “Like Rain”
5. “You Have to Wait”
6. “Sleeping in a Field of Hay”

Episode 7: August 9, 2013
Bryn Loosley

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1. Amanda Breese “In My Bones”
2. Bryn Loosley “Indian Summer”
3. Bryn Loosley “Summer Job”
4. Bryn Loosley “The Alchemist”
5. Bryn Loosley “New Years Day”
6. Bryn Loosley “Thank You Anyway”

Episode 6: August 2, 2013

1. Russell Stafford “Records on the Radio”
2. Thom Lyons “Perfect Fit” Live
3. Sky Bound Blue Interview and “Give In”
4. Kat Jones “Muevete”
5. Brian Altman and Jim Bouse “Stars over Abraham”
6. The My Oh Mys “Carolina”

Episode 5: July 26, 2013

1. Jonah Luke “I Don’t Need You to Know”
2. Listen Like Thieves “So Far”
3. Tim Hammer Stand-Up 2
4. Nick O’Gara “Phyllis”
5. Nick Peets “When You’re Gone”
6. Sam Lewis “I’m a River”
7. Naomi Hooley “Tornado”

Episode 4: July 19, 2013

1. Brandon Chandler & the Revival “Starting Over, Starting Now”
2. Thom Lyons “When You Wake”
3. Peter Rodocker & So It Is “What Am I Supposed to Do”
4. Tyler Stenson “The Bus”
5. A Simple Colony “I Am on Your Side”
6. Nathan Brannon
7. The Novelists Interview and “Give Life”

Episode 3: July 12, 2013

1. Bryn Loosley “Making It Feel Like June”
2. The Druthers “It Ain’t Easy”
3. Anna and the Underbelly Interview and “Midnight on a Monday”
4. Cory Michaelis Stand-up
4. Sam Lewis “Cross I Wear”
5. Kendall’s Overflown “When You Wake”

Episode 2: July 5, 2013

1. Jonah Luke “Go Outside”
2. Thom Lyons “Mary”
3. Brandon Chandler & the Revival “Give It Up”
4. Tim Hammer Stand-up
5. Jenna Ellefson Interview and “Poppies”
6. Jeffrey Martin Interview and “Thief and Liar”
6. Tyler Stenson “This Too Shall Pass”

Episode 1: June 28, 2013

1. Kirk Duncan “Waiting on You to Think”
2. Tyler Stenson “Often & Much”
3. Russell Stafford “Waiting in Bed”
4. Jason Traeger Stand-up
5. Pat Hull interview and “Overgrown”
6. Worth interview and “Return”