Episode 20: Valley Lodge

“Go” (Theme to “Last Week Tonight”)


Dave Hill is a comedian and host of his own podcast which, like Song Exploder, is on the Maximum Fun network. He’s also the frontman of the band Valley Lodge. In this episode, Dave will deconstruct the Valley Lodge song Go, which you might recognize as the opening credits of the HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. This is a special episode produced for MaxFunWeek, seven days of celebrating the community of listeners and shows that make up the Maximum Fun podcast network.

Buy “Go” on iTunes.


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Episode 19: RAC

“Let Go (feat. Kele & MNDR)”


André Allen Anjos is better known as RAC, a musician who first found success by remixing other people’s songs. His remixes for artists like Lana Del Rey have gotten millions of plays online. In 2013, RAC released Strangers, his first album of original material, and in this episode, he breaks down the song Let Go from that record. It features guest vocals from Kele, best known as the frontman of the band Bloc Party, and singer MNDR, who also talks about her experience working on the track.

Buy “Let Go” on iTunes.

The Bloc Party song at the beginning is “Helicopter.” You can hear André’s full remix of the song here. The voice from Portal is the character GLaDOS from the games Portal and Portal 2. Listen to Michael Giacchino’s opening theme to Lost.

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