Comedian Josh Adam Meyers (The Goddamn Comedy Jam) just launched a new podcast and it’s ambitious AF. Meyers has a clear vision and that’s to spend the next 500 weeks (9.61 weeks) running down the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time as ranked by Rolling Stone magazine and it will take him until May 31st 2028. Each week Meyers will invite one of his comedian friends onto the show and they will listen to the album and run it down – the music, the lyrics, the mood, the artist, its impact, the era it was released, and what it meant to them.
Meyers already released the initial schedule of guests for the show and they include Bill Burr, Byron Bowers, Big Jay Oakerson, Jim Jefferies, Ryan Sickler, Kevin Nealon, Fortune Fiemster, Gareth Reynolds, and The Sklar Brothers. But Meyers hopes that he’ll be able to get more than just his comedian friends, as he declared on the podcast’s first eposide… he’s ambitious and wants to get actors, musicians, politicians… and his white whale, Oprah!
Meyers is obviously a music lover, you can see that with his founding of The Goddamn Comedy Jam, but he’s also motivated to make the podcast by his late comedian friend Angelo Bowers who came up with Meyers in the LA comedy scene, Bowers had an encyclopedic knowledge of all kinds of music and always introduced and pushed Meyers to learn about new bands, albums, and styles of music. Angelo was a big reader of Rolling Stone, and even though he’d often couch surf on friend’s couches and lived a nomadic life, his Rolling Stone subscription always seemed to find wherever Angelo was staying. Angelo Bowers passed away years ago but he left Meyers with the itch to explore music and to keep reading Rolling Stone. So honor his late friend and comedian, Josh Adam Meyers is hosting the podcast in his honor and hoping to learn more about music and his comedian friends along the way.
Episode #1 of The 500 Podcast dropped on Halloween and it’s all about album #500 on the list, Outkast’s Aquemini. Comedian and Atlanta native Byron Bowers joins Meyers to talk all about Andre 300 and Big Boi’s 1998 masterpiece.