Episode 210″ – Ray Padgett

Original Air Date – November 1, 2023

Dave and Ethan interview author and music expert Ray Padgett about Weird Al’s inclusion in his books as well as his in-depth interview with Weird Al regarding his most notable cover songs.

Ray Padgett is the founder of Cover Me, the largest blog devoted to cover songs on the web, and author of Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time, the 33 1/3 book I’m Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, and Pledging My Time: Conversations with Bob Dylan Band Members. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, SPIN, The AV Club, Vice, and MOJO, and he’s been interviewed as an expert on cover songs by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, SiriusXM, and dozens more.