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Just Jack & Will with Sean Hayes and Eric McCormack
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Shred With Shifty
Shred With Shifty is new from Double Elvis, Volume and Premier Guitar. It’s hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and longtime member of the Foo Fighters, Chris Shiflett, who sits down with a legendary guitarist and aims to answer a singular question: “How did you do that?” Each guitarist will give rare insight into the art of the guitar solo.

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Shred with Shifty - credit Windwood Productions

Shred With Shifty
Above, before the bands started at the Boston Calling Music Festival, the Tivoli Audio Stage hosted a live taping of Disgraceland After Party (bonus Disgraceland episodes that release every Thursday) with host Jake Brennan and Chris Shiflett discussing the new show Shred with Shifty.

Podcast data for Jun 23

#1 in Apple Podcasts
Scamanda (Lionsgate Sound)
Scamanda (Lionsgate Sound)

#1 in Spotify
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)

Over the last week, 206,575 podcasts published at least one new episode (down 2.6%). source


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