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You Look Like A Gonerfest 19 Preview with Katrina Coleman (You Look Like A Comedy Show) and Eric Friedl (Goner Records, Oblivians)
September 17, 2022

Host J.D. Reager has a quick chat with comedian Katrina Coleman about the upcoming You Look Like A Comedy Show re-boot before doing a Gonerfest 19 deep-dive with Goner Records co-owner Eric Friedl, AKA Eric Oblivian. 

Getting Results with Jeff Hulett (Snowglobe) and Ra'id (Seize and Desist, Audionautz)
September 13, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks to two musicians - solo artist and Snowglobe member Jeff Hulett, and Ra'id of Seize and Desist (formerly Negro Terror) and Audionautz - on location at the Memphis Listening Lab/WYXR Record Swap in Crosstown Concourse. backtotheligh

Very Loud, Very Fast, Very Colorful with Christopher Rubano (Trash Goblin)
September 06, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Christopher Rubano on location at the Memphis Listening Lab/WYXR Record Swap in Crosstown Concourse about his journey from Chicago to Memphis, getting sober, starting a rock band later in life, and recording Trash Goblin

Elvis and the Mid-South Coliseum with Mike McCarthy and Marvin Stockwell - LIVE at the Memphis Listening Lab
August 28, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks to two cornerstones of the Coliseum Coalition -  filmmaker, musician and activist Mike McCarthy (Teenage Tupelo, Guerilla Monster Films) and musician, activist and podcast host Marvin Stockwell (Pezz, Champions of the Lost Caus

Memphis Knights with Cheyenne Marrs and Neal Lathem (s p a c e r) + Harry Koniditsiotis (5 and Dime Recording)
August 16, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks to new friends Cheyenne Marrs and Neal Lathem from the Memphis band s p a c e r and old friend Harry Koniditsiotis (5 and Dime Recording, 901 Toys, The Switchblade Kid) about making music, not "forcing it," recovery, and friendship.

Three Set-Ups and Magic with Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Footloose, Coming 2 America)
August 08, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks to filmmaker Craig Brewer about his bi-monthly "Secret Screenings" at Crosstown Theater, his early attempts at making movies, breaking through with Hustle & Flow, the influence of John Singleton, the challenges of re-visiting be

Dueling Birthday Shows with Jeremy Scott (Scott August Night) and Brian "Skinny" McCabe (The Hi-Tone)
August 01, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks with two friends - Jeremy Scott (Reigning Sound, The Toy Trucks, Jeremy & the Drip Edges) and Brian "Skinny" McCabe (The Hi-Tone) - throwing birthday shows on the same night in Memphis. First, Jeremy discusses his thought proces

Back to the Light Network Roundup with Brian Balough (Of Marks and Men) and Mike Anthony (Memphis Heritage Champion) + Anthony Siracusa and Marvin Stockwell (Memphis Hardwood)
July 18, 2022

Host J.D. Reager plugs the upcoming re-boot of The Shangri-La Records Podcast before digging in to 2 new podcasts on the Back to the Light Podcast Network with their creators. First, Brian Balough and J.D. explain the origins of their new show called Of M

Breakfast with Lamont Dozier, Barbara Dozier and Fred Mollin
July 11, 2022

Host J.D. Reager shares something truly special from his personal archives: a lo-fi "field recording" of his 2017 conversation over breakfast at the Peabody Hotel with music legend Lamont Dozier (Holland-Dozier-Holland, Motown Records, etc.), producer Fre

100th Episode Media Scrum with Marvin Stockwell, Chris Davis, Magpie Nonconnah and Graham Burks - LIVE from the Memphis Listening Lab
July 06, 2022

Host J.D. Reager reads a brief statement before taking questions from a small gathering of media members at the Memphis Listening Lab to celebrate 100 episodes of Back to the Light. J.D. also announces the long-awaited release date - October 14 - for both