Don't Feed the Artists

Don't Feed the Artists is a show about music featuring interviews, topical discussions, stories about important moments in music, deep dives into artist's discographies, and more. New episodes Wednesdays.

Season 5 (40 episodes, 3 bonus episodes)

2021's Opening Act

Jan 13, 2021

We're back to kick off 2021 with an all-news spectacular after realizing none of us are really into New Year's resolutions.

Greatest Hits

Jan 27, 2021

This week we catch up on some news including our latest update on which musician has sold their publishing rights, before talking about Greatest Hits after listenin' to Journey's Greatest Hits last week.

"Highlighters, Not Foo Fighters"

Feb 10, 2021

This week we catch up on some news, covering the halftime show and a performance on SNL, and ¾ of the podcast has a new album that we're listening to.

Harder, Better, Faster, Newser

Mar 03, 2021

This week we catch up on a lot of news, including the impact that the Music Modernization Act is having, vinyl record sales in 2020, before getting to the breakup of Daft Punk and their impact on music.

The Grammys

Mar 17, 2021

This week we all watched the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards so that we could talk about (some) of the awards and performances of the night.

Creative Releases

Mar 24, 2021

This week on the show, we talk about Justice and that NFT thing, before getting into some examples of less conventional album release strategies.

Bandcamp & Waitsgiving

Apr 07, 2021

This week we're joined by Denton's very own Eric Michener of Fishboy to chat about Bandcamp and its influence on independent musicians, before we hear some of the story behind Fishboy's seventh album, Waitsgiving.

Lil Nas X Kills the Devil

Apr 14, 2021

This week we get riled up and catch up on some news, and what we're listening to.

Zack Snyder's Don't Feed the Artists

Apr 21, 2021

This week we're here to cover some more news including Prince and Arcade Fire both releasing new music, plus Hagen's got a new segment.

Industry Plants

Apr 28, 2021

Before we dive in and tear into the concept of industry plants, Jon Batiste won an Oscar, and we talk about the podcast industry, Spotify's Car Thing, and more.

Fully Vaccinated: Live and In Person

May 05, 2021

This week we're all recording in person in our state-of-the-art studio in Texas, as we cover some news and the future prospects of returning to live shows.

Daft Punk's Sampling Controversy

May 12, 2021

This week we're back in person again to catch up on news, but along the way we talk about pets, rituals before performances, the very first Waitsgiving Day, and more.

Dome Dwellers

May 19, 2021

This week we're joined by Dome Dwellers to chat about their upcoming full-length LP, as we chat about the long road to this record, their unique sound, and the first two singles off the record.

Audiophiles and Audio Files

May 26, 2021

This week we talk about important subjects like "gif" or "jif" before diving into the topic of lossless audio, audiophiles, and active listening.

Nosebleeders with Cole Mitchek and Matthew Gray

Jun 02, 2021

This week on the show, we're joined by filmmaker Cole Mitchek and musician Matthew Gray to chat about their new film Nosebleeders, which details the formation of indie rock band Matthew and the Arrogant Sea.

Daniel Hart

Jun 09, 2021

This week, we're joined by performer and composer Daniel Hart, to talk about his band Dark Rooms as well as his scoring work, including his work on the upcoming film The Green Knight.

"Hankerin' for a slurpee, hot dog, and goat toes"

Jun 16, 2021

This week, it's Hagen's birthday and everyone is tired after a busy weekend.

Please, Just Wait Until the End

Jun 23, 2021

This week, we're recording in-person again at Jackson's to catch up on some important news, including Peter Jackson extending his Beatles documentary, and Bob Dylan discovering his MacBook's webcam.

DFTA II: More Color

Jul 07, 2021

After hanging out without Jackson this weekend, we catch up on some news including Halsey's next album, the new Class of Grammys Voters, and an update on Britney Spears' Conservatorship.


Jul 14, 2021

This week after quite an extended opening, we talk about the relationship between nostalgia and music.

"Look Out, Dave Grohl!"

Jul 21, 2021

This week we're talking about some news that's giving us all some uncertainty about the year, and the people out to become the new renaissance man of music.

"And Today on Don't Feed the Artists"

Jul 28, 2021

This week we've got the best 20% of Jackson you could ask for, as we briefly manage to cover some news around inspiration and writing credits.

"Cancelled by the Bible Belt"

Aug 11, 2021

This week it's Hagen's birthday week, and we're celebrating with a pretty depressing episode as we cover the continued effects of the pandemic on live music, plus Kanye's annoying release schedule.

Super Groups

Aug 18, 2021

This week we've got some more COVID-19 news before we talk about what defines a super group, and Jackson asks an important question.

Just News

Sep 08, 2021

This week we're all collecting cancel bucks as we catch up on a lot of news, including "some" discussion about Donda.

Posthumous Releases

Sep 15, 2021

After just a little bit of news this week, we dive into the complicated topic of posthumous releases in light of Anderson Paak's new tattoo.

Changing Opinions

Sep 22, 2021

This week we chat about how and why our opinions about musicians and genres changes over time, after some of the latest super important music news.

"Mick Jagger Walks into a Bar"

Oct 06, 2021

This week we've got a news heavy episode featuring an entirely inoffensive accent, and a clickbait-worthy story from Jackson and Adam about a bar in North Carolina.

The Music of Video Games

Oct 20, 2021

This week Adam and Dave dive deep into a topic they're both passionate and very knowledgable about: video games.

"Do you guys want some cake?"

Nov 03, 2021

This week on the show, Hagen got married so we catch up on how everyone's doing before going through some news from the last few weeks, and Jackson learns to count.

"My Favorite Podcast and Mine"

Nov 17, 2021

This week on the show, we discuss the unfortunate events at Astroworld, a performance at Daytona International Speedway, and hear how Jackson flew to the capital in search of Dr. Pepper.

The Beatles

Nov 24, 2021

This week in anticipation of the upcoming Get Back documentary by Peter Jackson, we talk about our relationship with The Beatles and their impact on music.

DFTA: Get Back

Dec 01, 2021

We watched all eight hours of The Beatles: Get Back — Peter Jackson's three-part documentary covering the making of their 1970 album Let It Be — so you don't have to… unless you want to.

The End of Year News Special

Dec 08, 2021

As we approach the end of the year, we've got a mountain of news plus the final installment of Hagen's Hot Goss™ for 2021.

Dead or Alive

Dec 15, 2021

This week on the show, we dive into ten of the most prominent conspiracy theories about musicians who faked their own deaths, or were replaced after their supposed death.

The DFTA Company Party

Dec 29,, 2021

For our last episode of the year, we talk about our favorite albums of 2021, your favorite albums of 2021, the year as a whole, and what we're looking forward to in 2022.

Dave: Dawes

Oct 13, 2021

This week on the show, Jackson talks to Dave about Dawes.

Hagen: Between the Buried and Me

Oct 27, 2021

This week on the show, Jackson talks to Hagen about Between the Buried and Me.

Adam: Nick Cave

Nov 10, 2021

This week on the show, Jackson talks to Adam about Nick Cave.

DFTA: Foo Fighters

Dec 22, 2021

This week on the show, we all finally get to talk about Foo Fighters.

Bonus Episode: Glee, Part 1

May 12, 2021

Just in time for the weekend, we've got our first bonus episode for you: Glee, Part 1.

Bonus Episode: In the Heights

May 12, 2021

Introducing a special bonus podcast episode from the creators of Don't Feed the Artists' Hamilton Podcast

Bonus Episode: Glee, Part 2

May 12, 2021

Just in time for the weekend, we're back with the second part of our bonus episode all about Glee.

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