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Bob And Robin's Holiday In Space

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Bob And Robin's Holiday In Space

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In 2012 we — Bob and Robin, your two intrepid All Songs Considered hosts — celebrated the season by renting a cabin in a snowy woods for a holiday party that nobody came to. Last year we took a road trip to the nation's heartland to discover the true spirit of the season, but never made it (a blizzard left us snowed-in at a cheap motel). This year, through a series of unexpected events, we find ourselves hurtling through outer space, on an urgent musical mission.

Join us as we take a rocket ride to the stars, grow homesick for the holidays, and find comfort from a few special guests and friends, including Angel Olsen, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, our favorite spaceman (Dan Deacon, of course), and more.

Songs Featured On This Episode

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Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois

  • Song: An Ending (Ascent)
  • from Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
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Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
Album
Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
Artist
Brian Eno
Label
EG

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The Ronettes

  • Song: Sleigh Ride
  • from Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
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Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
Album
Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
Artist
Phil Spector
Label
ABKCO Records
Released
1963

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Ages And Ages

  • Song: We Need a Little Christmas
  • from Holidays Rule
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Holidays Rule
Album
Holidays Rule
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Hear Music
Released
2012

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01Silent Night (Live)
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Chris Staples

  • Song: Silent Night (Live)
  • from Silent Night (Live)
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Wizzard

  • Song: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
  • from Wizzard Brew
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Wizzard Brew
Album
Wizzard Brew
Artist
Roy Wood & Wizzard
Label
Crc
Released
1973

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Elvis Presley

  • Song: Blue Christmas
  • from Elvis' Christmas Album
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Song
Elvis' Christmas Album
Album
Elvis' Christmas Album
Artist
Elvis Presley
Label
RCA Records
Released
1957

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Jimmy Eat World

  • Song: Last Christmas
  • from Last Christmas
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Rivers Cuomo

  • Song: Some Children See Him (Single)
  • from Some Children See Him
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Dolly Parton

  • Song: I'll Be Home for Christmas
  • from Home for Christmas
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Home for Christmas
Album
Home for Christmas
Artist
Dolly Parton
Label
CBS Records
Released
1990

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Bad Religion

  • Song: Angels We Have Heard on High
  • from Christmas Songs
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Christmas Songs
Album
Christmas Songs
Artist
Bad Religion
Label
Epitaph
Released
2013

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