Episode 94″ – Sound Historian Ryan Barna

Original Air Date – February 17, 2021

Dave and Ethan interview Ryan Barna, a Grammy-nominated writer and sound historian who was the first to record Weird Al and his band on Edison phonograph wax cylinder. Ryan chronicles the events that led to that historical moment – and he shares a clip of the recording!

Ryan Barna is a Grammy-nominated writer and historian of the pre-microphone days of commercial recording. In 2018 on the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, at Caesars Circus Maximus in Atlantic City, Ryan recorded Weird Al performing on Edison wax cylinder for the first, and currently only, time.