Stereo Hysteria is an hour-long exploration of pop songs. For each show host Charlie Crane compiles an eclectic series of songs that explore a various topic, time period or genre. Charlie also regularly interviews a notable musician or songwriter, typically ones of a DIY mindset. You're bound to hear anything from Metric and Merseybeat to Mekons and Motown.

Though Stereo Hysteria made its Transistor Radio debut on January 6, 2015, Charlie Crane has been hosting the show since New Year's Day 2011, producing more than 200 episodes since then. Apart from the radio show, Charlie is a multi-instrumentalist who has lent his talents to such diverse projects as The Dyes, Airline-X, Psychic Pilot, The Loudness War, Feature Flick and Leroy Slim. He has a B.A. in Audio Arts & Acoustics from Columbia College Chicago and lives in Downers Grove.


Episode 253: Summer 5

Advance Base - Summer Music
Rhett Miller - Most In The Summertime
The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
Weezer - Summer Elaine And Drunk Dori
Sunrise Highway - Endless Summer
The Jayhawks - Lost The Summer
Twenty Cent Crush - Summer (You Know My Name) 
Magic Kids - Summer
The Clientele - On A Summer Trail
The Young Fresh Fellows - Summerland
Mike Viola - Soundtrack Of My Summer
Electric Light Orchestra - One Summer Dream
Emiliana Torrini - Unemployed In Summertime
Tin Spirits - Summer Now
Greg Brown - Summer Evening

(For a more complete Stereo Hysteria archive, visit Podomatic.)

Episode 252: Slow

Oasis - Lord Don't Slow Me Down (Liam on vocals) 
Interpol - Slow Hands
Tegan and Sara - Speak Slow
The Figgs - Slow Charm
Sam Champion - Slow Rewind
The Fresh & Onlys - Long Slow Dance
The Everywheres - Slow Friends
Edward Rogers - Slow World
Rhubarb - Slow Motion
Gold Motel - Slow Emergency
The Rolling Stones - Let Me Down Slow
Superdrag - Slow To Anger
The Spongetones - Much Too Slow
The The - Slow Emotion Replay
Superchunk - Slow Drip
The Attractions - Slow Patience
David Bowie - Slow Burn
Red Guitars - Slow To Fade

Episode 246: Away

Ween - Take Me Away
Meat Puppets - Away
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner - Another Day Slips Away
Jellybricks - Take It Away
The Shazam - Let's Away
Big Hello - Up, Up & Away
Michael Nesmith - I Looked Away
Bob Dylan - I Threw It All Away (alternate take) 
Franz Ferdinand - Walk Away (acoustic) 
Sly & The Family Stone - Runnin' Away
Clarence Carter - Slip Away
Leon Bridges - Pull Away
JD McPherson - Steal Away
Tegan & Sara - You Went Away
Iron Chic - Run Away
Pixies - Gouge Away
Jamie Hoover - Walk Away Renee
Euros Childs - Think I'll Run Away
Phil Angotti & The Idea - Away From Me
Noel Gallagher - Don't Go Away (Royal Albert Hall 3-27-2007)

Episode 245: Phil Angotti

Phil Angotti - My Old Records
The Idea - The Knack And How To Get It
The Idea - Other Plans
Phil Angotti & The Idea - Keep Me In Mind
The Beatle Brothers - Things We Said Today (excerpt) 
Phil Angotti & The Idea - Being Colin Blunstone
Phil Angotti - Me and Donnie Vee
Phil Angotti - Whatever Happened To... 
Phil Angotti - Daddy's Country Records
Phil Angotti - No Moon Tonite
Phil Angotti & The Idea - Too Late Tomorrow
Phil Angotti - Unusual Me
Phil Angotti - My Life In Rhymes

Episode 244: Stars

The Chamber Strings - Flashing Star
David Bowie - Starman
Saturday Looks Good To Me - Ultimate Stars
Outrageous Cherry - Here Where The Stars Are Cracking Up
Kelley Stoltz - Star Cluster
American Suitcase - Star(s) 
Rainy Day Saints - As The Stars Fade Away
Myracle Brah - Climbing On A Star
Radiohead - Black Star
St. Vincent - All My Stars Aligned
Pernice Brothers - Blinded By The Stars
Elliott Smith - Shooting Star
The Stone Roses - Your Star Will Shine
The Beatifics - Different Stars
The Lackloves - Starspangledsatellites
The Hudson Brothers - So You Are A Star

Episode 243: Best of 2015 Reissues

Queen - Seven Seas Of Rhye (Hammersmith Odeon, London 12-24-1975) 
The Rolling Stones - Bitch (Leeds University 3-13-1971) 
Neil Young & The Bluenotes - On The Way Home (Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, IL 8-16-1988) 
Robin Gibb - Life
Roy Orbison - Say No More
Herman's Hermits - No Milk Today (stereo)
Micky Dolenz - Unattended In The Dungeon
Richard Lloyd - (I Thought) You Wanted To Know
Hussalonia - Don't Let Him Use Those Fists On You
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Party Lights
XTC - My Train Is Coming (with Mike Keneally) 
Taste - Blister On The Moon (alternate take) 
Jethro Tull - Strip Cartoon (Steven Wilson mix) 
Led Zeppelin - Everybody Makes It Through (early version of In The Light) 
The Grateful Dead - You Don't Have To Ask (Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 7-3-1966) 
The Velvet Underground - We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together (The Matrix, San Francisco, CA 11-26-1969) 
Sly & The Family Stone - Medley: Turn Me Loose / I Can't Turn You Loose (Fillmore East, New York City 10-4-1968, late show) 
The Isley Brothers - Voyage To Atlantis (Bearsville Sound Studio 10-30-1980) 
Love - I Gotta Remember
Van Morrison - I've Been Working (alternate take) 
The Muffs - Do You Want Her (demo) 
Paul McCartney - Stop, You Don't Know Where She Came From (demo) 
Guided By Voices - Eloise
Spoon - I've Been Good Too Long
The Fantastic Four - How Big Is Your Heart
Stevie Wonder - Til 12 O'Clock
The Avons - When The Boy That You Love (Is Loving You) 
Pops Staples - No News Is Good News
Jellyfish - That Is Why (World Café, Philadelphia PA 6-25-1993) 
The Beach Boys - Devoted To You (Party session, 9-14-1965) 
Fleetwood Mac - Save Me A Place (alternate take, 10-18-1978) 
Bob Dylan - She's Your Lover Now (take 16, 1-21-1966) 
David Bowie - Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (Italian version of Space Oddity)

Episode 242: Best of 2015

The Sonics - I Don't Need No Doctor
JD McPherson - It's All Over But The Shouting
The Bellfuries - Beaumont Blues
Robert Pollard - Cafe Of Elimination
Speedy Ortiz - Swell Content
Courtney Barnett - Aqua Profunda! 
Wilco - Random Name Generator
Mikal Cronin - Turn Around
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Ain't It A Drag
Pugwash - Hung Myself Out To Dry
Laura Stevenson - Jellyfish
Wavves - Pony
Colleen Green - TV
Tenement - Feral Cat Tribe
Ryan Adams - Cop City
all dogs - That Kind Of Girl
Sleater-Kinney - A New Wave
Alex G - Kicker
Toro Y Moi - Ratcliff
of Montreal - Estocadas
Richard Thompson - Beatnik Walking
Gun Outfit - Legends Of My Own
Waxahatchee - The Dirt
Vetiver - Loose Ends
Belle & Sebastian - Allie
The Decemberists - The Wrong Year
Built To Spill - Another Day
They Might Be Giants - Answer
Michael Carpenter - She's In Love With Herself
The Cleaners From Venus - Little French Blue
The Mekons & Robbie Fulks - Land Ahoy! 
Hussalonia - You're Not Anywhere
Motörhead - Victory Or Die
Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts - Beach Pop
Teenage Bottlerocket - I Found The One
Euros Childs - Love Is A Memory
Mac DeMarco - No Other Heart
Jim O'Rourke - All Your Love
Christian Fitness - The Psychic Reader

Episode 241: Alright

The Dirtbombs - It's Gonna Be Alright
Radioactivity - Alright
Supergrass - Alright
Smyle - It's Gonna Be Alright
The Zombies - It's Alright With Me
Herman's Hermits - It's Alright Now
Cargoe - Feel Alright
The Redwalls - It's Alright
The Supahip - Everything's Alright
Electric Light Orchestra - Alright
Outrageous Cherry - I Think She's Alright
The Wrens - It's Alright
Llama - Alright
Steve Earle - Feel Alright
NRBQ - That's Alright
Gene Clark - That's Alright By Me
Ween - It's Gonna Be (Alright) 
Lloyd Cole - That's Alright
Tom Petty - Alright For Now
Andy Partridge - Everything'll Be Alright