The What Podcast

Consequence Podcast Network

The What Podcast is a weekly show by two veterans of the entertainment media universe with a passion for live music and music festivals. They came together over a love of Bonnaroo and found out pretty quickly that they are not alone. In fact, since launching in 2018, they found kindred spirits all over the world who also love the vibe found only at music festivals. Each week they share their own stories and opinions, but they also dig deeper and talk to the musicians and industry insiders who make the magic happen. The What Podcast is part of the Consequence Podcast Network.

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Barry's Must-See Artists for Bonnaroo 2024
2d ago
Barry's Must-See Artists for Bonnaroo 2024
This week on The What Podcast, Barry shares which acts are on his Bonnaroo 2024 don’t-miss list and which will be “walk bys.” He also explains why the Beer Exchange on Friday is at the top of his list of things to do. The guys go old school, really old school, as Barry shares photos of a 1916 Victrola he's refurbishing, while Lord Taco talks about an old iPod he's brought back to life.Bryan and Lord Taco also weigh in on news that Fred Again.. played in Las Vegas and the just-announced Outeroo schedule.Don't forget, the latest competition from The What Podcast is still on, and gang wants to hear from you! Give a call to The What Podcast official voicemail line at (423) 667-7877 and share your best Bonnaroo tips, tell a favorite Bonnaroo memory, or ask a question. They'll then select one winner to receive a prize package of Bonnaroo memorabilia from Barry's basement!Listen to The What Podcast chat about Barry's Bonnaroo 2024 schedule or watch it on Youtube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.For more festival and concert news, sign up for our weekly live music email digest.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Lord Taco's Top Picks for Bonnaroo 2024 and This Year's Reddaroo Beer
May 15 2024
Lord Taco's Top Picks for Bonnaroo 2024 and This Year's Reddaroo Beer
Music festival season has officially begun, and The What Podcast is here to drink it all up. On this episode, the hosts talk with special guest Kevin Barnes about the official beer collaboration between Camp Reddaroo and Common John Brewery and look ahead to their time on The Farm for Bonnaroo 2024. Listen now or watch via YouTube.The What crew kick off by chatting with Barnes about the Camp Reddaroo beer, which will of course be available during the Friday Beer Exchange. Barnes also drops some very special news about the beer collab and previews the Easter eggs hidden in its design. Then, they give the floor to Lord Taco, who charts out his ideal itinerary for Bonnaroo 2024.Don't forget, the latest competition from The What Podcast is still on, and gang wants to hear from you! Give a call to The What Podcast official voicemail line at (423) 667-7877 and share your best Bonnaroo tips, tell a favorite Bonnaroo memory, or ask a question. They'll then select one winner to receive a prize package of Bonnaroo memorabilia from Barry's basement!Listen to The What Podcast chat about Lord Tacos's perfect Bonnaroo 2024 schedule or watch it on Youtube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.For more festival and concert news, sign up for our weekly live music email digest.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Bryan Stone's Ideal Schedule for Bonnaroo 2024
May 8 2024
Bryan Stone's Ideal Schedule for Bonnaroo 2024
Music festival season has officially begun, and The What Podcast is here to soak it all in. On this episode, the hosts run through their experience at Shaky Knees 2024 and look ahead to their time on The Farm for Bonnaroo 2024.The What crew kick off by giving the floor to Bryan, who charts out his ideal itinerary for Bonnaroo 2024. Then, Bryan and Barry check in with Lord Taco in Atlanta to hear about Shaky Knees before chatting with friend-of-the-show Trevin Bernarding about the Charlotte music festival Lovin' Life.Don't forget, the latest competition from The What Podcast is still on, and gang wants to hear from you! Give a call to The What Podcast official voicemail line at (423) 667-7877 and share your best Bonnaroo tips, tell a favorite Bonnaroo memory, or ask a question. They'll then select one winner to receive a prize package of Bonnaroo memorabilia from Barry's basement!Listen to The What Podcast chat about Shaky Knees 2024 and Bryan's perfect Bonnaroo 2024 schedule. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.For more festival and concert news, sign up for our weekly live music email digest.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Declining Festival Sales and Celebrity Sighting Etiquette
May 1 2024
Declining Festival Sales and Celebrity Sighting Etiquette
As much as we hate to admit it, music festivals just don't seem to drum up as much excitement as they used to. On this episode of The What Podcast, hosts Barry, Bryan, and Lord Taco explore the trend of declining ticket sales and what it might mean for the landscape of live events. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.In addition to getting to the bottom of the apparent festival fatigue, the crew also chats about what they believe to be the standard set of rules when it comes to approaching a famous person. At the same time, they acknowledge the times these rules can be bent or broken.The gang also introduces their latest contest. Give a call to The What Podcast voicemail line at (423) 667-7877 and share your best Bonnaroo tips, tell a favorite Bonnaroo memory, or ask a question. They'll then select one winner to receive a prize package of Bonnaroo memorabilia from Barry's basement!Listen to this episode now or watch it on YouTube.Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.For more festival and concert news, sign up for our weekly live music email digest.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Chatting with Our Bonnaroo 2024 Ticket Giveaway Winner
Apr 24 2024
Chatting with Our Bonnaroo 2024 Ticket Giveaway Winner
Drumroll, please! The winner of The What Podcast’s ticket giveaway has officially been announced — congratulations to Lucy Young!Throughout their exploration of the Bonnaroo 2024 lineup, Barry, Bryan, and Lord Taco asked listeners which artists they should check out prior to heading to the farm. Over 100 of you called in to make recommendations, and the gang wants to thank all of you for doing so! Of course, only one caller can take home the tickets, and this year it’s San Antonio Roovian Lucy Young.Young joins the podcast to chat about why Bonnaroo is so special, telling stories of past years and a certain marriage proposal. Elsewhere, the crew also finds time to run through the latest music festival news, including the new Huntsville festival South Star.And now that our ticket giveaway is concluded, we want to introduce a new contest! This time, we want you to call our voicemail line at (423) 667-7877 and give is your best Bonnaroo tips, a favorite Bonnaroo memory, or ask us anything! We'll select one winner to receive a prize package of Bonnaroo memorabilia from Barry's basement!Listen to this episode now or watch it on YouTube.Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.For more festival and concert news, sign up for our weekly live music email digest.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Mapping Out the Highlights and Conflicts of the Bonnaroo 2024 Schedule
Apr 10 2024
Mapping Out the Highlights and Conflicts of the Bonnaroo 2024 Schedule
This week on The What Podcast, hosts Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan offer their quick takes and expert opinions on the just-released Bonnaroo 2024 schedule.Every year, Barry, Lord Taco, Bryan, and thousands of Roovians patiently await the Bonnaroo schedule, hoping for the best and expecting the worst when it comes to set conflicts. Finally, the Bonnaroo 2024 schedule is here, and there’s lots to talk about! Will it all go out the window when you finally get to the Farm? Probably, but it sure is fun to map out your dream path through the festival!That's not all the crew has in store for listeners this week, however! They also talk with Patrick Whelan, co-founder of Soberoo, a non-profit organization he informally started at the first Bonnaroo in 2002. Soberoo is a project that ensures anyone looking to remain sober throughout the duration of the festival still has fun, safe places on the farm. The group now shares its mission at dozens of festivals around the country. Learn more here.Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.For more festival and concert news, sign up for our weekly live music email digest.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Diving into EDM on the Bonnaroo 2024 Lineup Part 2
Mar 27 2024
Diving into EDM on the Bonnaroo 2024 Lineup Part 2
Just a few weeks ago, The What Podcast crew started to take a look electronic dance music's relationship with Bonnaroo. This week, that journey continues, as Barry, Bryan, and Lord Taco chat with a panel of fans who seek to help guide them through the uncharted EDM waters (What is 'Electro-Soul'?).Now familiar with the genre's history in regards to Bonnaroo, as well as having examined the evolution of The Other stage and Where in the Woods, the gang now turns to a carefully selected group of experts: Tyrone Basket of The Daily Frequency, Kyle Gonzalez, Christian Pina, and Matthew Murphy. The guests answer Barry and Bryan's questions, helping them awaken the rave-kids that perhaps have been within them all along.Building on what we learned from Daniel a few weeks ago and his Spotify EDM playlists (bonnaroo bpm, where in the woods swirl, where in the woods bass, and philos records takeover), the panel helps us break down the artists on the lineup and give us an idea of what to expect (Beware of SVDDEN DEATH!).Stay tuned to The What Podcast to hear when we announce the winner of our ticket giveaway contest, too!Listen to the full chat, or watch this episode via YouTube and then do us a solid by liking, reviewing, and subscribing to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.For more festival and concert news, sign up for our weekly live music email digest.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Bonnaroo's 2024 Outeroo Lineup and Television's Richard Lloyd Reflects on Marquee Moon
Mar 20 2024
Bonnaroo's 2024 Outeroo Lineup and Television's Richard Lloyd Reflects on Marquee Moon
This week on The What Podcast, Television's Richard Lloyd joins the crew to dive into the band’s seminal release, Marquee Moon. Listen to the art-punk legend’s insights here, or watch via YouTube.Lloyd tells stories of writing and recording Marquee Moon, including why drummer Billy Ficca appears orange on the cover art. "Billy liked health food, but he ate too many carrots," he remembers with a chuckle. "We were telling him, 'Stop! You’re turning orange!' And he kept eating them."Before the gang sits down with Lloyd, however, there’s some very important Bonnaroo news to break down: the lineup of Outeroo/Where in the Woods. The gang dissects the announcement, finding time to sneak in some Bonnaroulette phone calls along the way with recommendations like The Heavy Heavy, Milky Chance, and Japanese House. Discover artists on the Bonnaroo 2024 lineup along with us on Bryan Stone's Bonnaroo 2024 Spotify Playlist.Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.For more festival and concert news, sign up for our weekly live music email digest.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Bonnaroo Day Passes and Tales from Bourbon & Beyond
Feb 14 2024
Bonnaroo Day Passes and Tales from Bourbon & Beyond
On this episode of The What Podcast, Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan are joined by guests Trevin Bernarding and Chris Dossett to dive into the return of Bonnaroo day passes and discuss the attendee experience of the Bourbon and Beyond Festival, after we gushed over the lineup last week and talked to Dan, who attended the festival in 2022.The crew discusses Bourbon & Beyond’s consistently good lineups, but also explores the fest’s attempts to craft an immersive experience (with particular grievances when it comes to lines for water and restrooms). Having been there themselves, Bernardi and Dossett share their opinion on whom they think is the right type of audience for this festival.In other festival news, Bonnaroo has brought back one-day passes! The crew discusses their return, as well as the introduction of a two-day option. We've also got tickets to give away. More on that in the coming weeks, so make sure you're subscribed to The What Podcast and visit thewhat.co/win for more info.Listen to the full chat here or watch via YouTube. Do us a solid and also like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you listen. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Why Moon River Festival Is Skipping 2024
Jan 31 2024
Why Moon River Festival Is Skipping 2024
After five years in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Moon River Festival is hitting the pause button for 2024. Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly joins hosts Barry, Lord Taco, and Bryan Stone on The What Podcast to discuss possible reasons why. Listen here, or wherever you get your podcasts.Despite three sell-out years in Chattanooga, Moon River won’t be returning for what Mayor Kelly admits are complicated reasons. He points to the general impact of inflation, as well as the economics of a festival in 2024.But while he hopes Moon River will return at some point in the future, he’s not waiting around for the stars to align. “I can tell you behind the scenes, we’re talking to some folks about trying to stand up something local,” Mayor Kelly says, noting the event would focus on “local and smaller artists.” “Because the consolidation of the festival business isn’t helpful to any of this either, because there aren’t enough entrants and competitors.”Listen to the full chat or watch it via YouTube. While you’re at it, go ahead and like, review, and subscribe to The What Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-what-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy