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Maddie & Sam's Shazam

Hosted by maddie parr & Samuel Juniper

Mondays 19:00 - 20:00

Music, interview, discussion, quiz, and fiction show.

Formerly an agony aunt and alternative history show.


Maddie & Sam's Shazam 2

23rd april - 11th June

Maddie & Sam are joined by Sam Humphrey, one quarter of the Goodness Oxford team to talk about their upcoming night at Cellar on June 14th with Minor Science & Peach and their all-day party at ISIS Farmhouse with Sadar Bahar & Lee Collins on June 21st. The three give their predictions for the World Cup. Maddie has some more facts, one of them true and two of them fake - will Sam finally get it right? Sam's short story concludes with a shocking twist.

Friendly Fires // Love Like Waves
Peach // Silky
White Fence // Do you know Ida Know?
New Order // World In Motion
SHOTTY HORROH // Shudehill
Mahmoud Guinia, Floating Points // Mimoun Marhaba
Gus Dapperton // Of Lacking Spectacle
Maggie Rogers // Fallingwater

n a pre-recorded episode, Maddie & Sam outline their hopes and dreams from a couple of months ago and discuss their success. With only one correct answer in six weeks, will Sam's luck finally change when trying to figure out which of Maddie's 'facts' are in fact lies? In the short story, Maddie & Sam find themselves in danger yet again.

Approachable Members Of Your Local Community // Semiotic Vision
808 Ink // Suede Jaw
MF DOOM // That's That
Blood Cultures // Scenes From A Midnight Movie
The Police // Voices Inside My Head
NoMBe // Wait
Sheila Hilton // Strange Things
Blondie // Call Me

Maddie & Sam are joined by Oscar Barnes, one third of popular Cellar night Clubber's Guide To The Galaxy. He performs a DJ set after being interrogated on his knowledge of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Maddie has two lies and a truth involving ferrets and Marrie Antoinette. Upon Maddie's request that he adds a romantic element to his short story, Sam makes everyone in the studio thoroughly uncomfortable in Chapter 6 of the Maddie & Sam's Shazam short story.

Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy // Just A Stranger
Angele // Je veux tes yeux
Cam'ron, Freekey Zeekey, Toya // Hey Ma
RICEWINE // Waterfall
Nickodemus, Quantic, Tempo // Mi Swing es Tropical

HAAi // DaDaDa
HAAi // Feels
Mr YT // Afternoon
Auntie Flo // Su La

Sam unearths an old, unfinished track he made two years ago. Maddie has three more 'facts' to test Sam with - will he finally get it right and work out which two are false? Sam continues reading his short story, as Maddie & Sam team up with an enigmatic hot-air balloon pilot.

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock // Money Trees
Onra // Waterlily
Onra // The Vallee Of Love
samxsam // Blood Moon
Peace // World Pleasure
Tim Minchin // Storm
Tomppabeats // Orange Juice
ZZ Top // La Grange
BADBADNOTGOOD // Differently Still

Maddie & Sam are joined by Priya Vempali, the editor of Homecoming Queen zine, deputy editor of ISIS magazine, and deputy editor of Cherwell. She discusses student journalism with Maddie & Sam before being forced to play Snog/Marry/Avoid. Sam and Maddie meet an interesting new character in Sam's short story. Maddie tests Sam and Priya to see if they can spot the real fact amongst the fakes.


Kid Bloom // Electric U
Das Racist // Brand New Dance
Childish Gambino // This Is America
Carbi B, SZA // I Do
Flume, George Maple // Bring You Down
Patti Smith // Horses
Geowulf // Get You
Jennifer Lara // I Am In Love

Maddie & Sam are joined again by Christian Carlson from The Best Lil' Radio Show for the throwback edition - childhood stories and songs of yesteryear abound! Maddie tests Sam and Christian with some brand new facts and Sam tells the next chapter of his short story.


D12 // My Band
Beyoncé, Jay Z // Crazy In Love
Green Day // Jesus Of Suburbia
The 1975 // Sex
Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris // Dance Wiv Me
Linkin Park // In the End
Pitbull // Hotel Room Service

Maddie & Sam are in a terrible mood. My, do they want you to know about it. Maddie tests Sam on some more facts, Sam continues reading his short story, and the duo accidentally play an upbeat track.


We Are Scientists // Your Light Has Changed
The Growlers // Black Memories
Clairo // Get With U
James Blake // Timeless
MF Doom, RZA // Books OF War
Allah-Las // Catamaran
Nosaj Thing // Eclipse/Blue [feat. Kazu Makino]
Javaroo // Breakin' In
Stone Roses // Fools Gold
Palace // Head Above The Water

Maddie & Sam kick off a brand new season with Thao, the creator and host of Recycled Air! Maddie tests Sam & Thao to see if they can pick apart facts from fake news. Sam reads the first chapter of 'Maddie & Sam's Shazam Short Story'!

T. Rex // Get It On
Ross From Friends // There's A Hole In My Heart
The Decemberists // Everything Is Awful
We Are Scientists // Not Another Word
J. Cole // No Role Modelz
Disco Dub Band // For the Love of Money
Bekshen // Nina

maddie & sam's shazam 1

15th January - 5th March

Excellent agony aunt advice, crazy alternative history scenarios, a wonderful collection of guests, and an exquisite catalogue of songs!

Maddie & Sam team up with The Best Lil Radio Show's Christian Carlson to bring you one hour of hip hop and above average chat. Christian talks about his favourite 'lil' rappers. Maddie shares some advice for an awkward love triangle. Sam explores how artificial intelligence may develop in the near future.

BADBADNOTGOOD x Ghostface Killah // Mind Playing Tricks
Bishop Nehru // Lemon Grass
Lil Trizzle // Off The Record
Lil' Romeo // My Baby
IAMDDB // Teardrops (feat. Mugun)
Noname // Shadow Man (feat. Phoelix, Smino & Saba)
Blu & Exile // O Heaven
Azealia Banks // Esta Noche
Kanye West // Drive Slow (feat. Paul Wall, GLC)
Run The Jewels // Lie, Cheat, Steal

Sam is joined by Michael and Dan from the University of Oxford's ice hockey team, ahead of the 100th Varsity match this weekend. Sam explores how history would've followed a different route had Henry VIII never divorced Catherine of Aragon.

Find information for the Varsity matches here:

Joe Hertz, Bassette // Playing For You
Max Romeo, The Upsetters // Chase The Devil
The Wombats // Turn
Nickelback // Burn It To The Ground
I Heart Sharks // Suburbia
Low Island // That's Right
Dropkick Murphys // I'm Shipping Up To Boston
Viola Beach // Boys That Sing
Nicotine's Famous Honey // Tired
Joey Bada$$ // Brooklyn's Own

In the Valentine's Day special, Maddie & Sam face off against Kitty & Mark - the producers behind Oxford Today - to determine once and for all who is the better duo.

Lianne La Havas // Don't Wake Me Up
Frankie Valli // Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Jesper Ryom // Apolune
BADBADNOTGOOD, Samuel T. Herring // Time Moves Slow
Lynn Anderson // Rose Garden
Etta James // I Just Wanna Make Love To You
King Charles // Ivory Road
Mura Masa // Miss You

Maddie & Sam extol their new favourite TV show, End of the F*cking World. Maddie shares her advice for letting down someone gently. Sam theorises how the early years of the Cold War may have gone differently.

Radiohead // Paranoid Android
Kate Bush // Wuthering Heights
Theme Park // Jamaica
Tricky // Hell Is Round The Corner
Kendrick Lamar, SZA // All The Stars
Graham Coxon // Walking All Day
The Rolling Stones // Hey Negrita
BADBADNOTGOOD // Freedom/Billium Evans
Ezra Furman // Lousy Connection

Sam interviews the heroes from everybody's childhood, the legends Dick & Dom from 'Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow'. Back in the studio, Maddie & Sam's Guest of Honour is the world record holder for the most pints of milk drunk in 5 minutes, Anna Mitakos! Sam discusses how the world would be different had the Confederacy won the US Civil War, whilst Maddie gives some much needed advice to Sam following the Oxide Radio social last week.

Loyle Carner, Rebel Kleff // NO CD
The Prodigy // No Good (Start The Dance)
Britney Spears // I'm a Slave 4 U
Vampire Weekend // Horchata
Jay Sean, Lil Wayne // Down
Justin Timberlake, Ciara // Love Sex Magic
The Pussycat Dolls // When I Grow Up
ODESZA // Late Night

Maddie & Sam's Guest of Honour is John Chisham, the lead singer and guitarist from Kermode Spirit. Coincidentally, it transpires that Sam is the bassist of Kermode Spirit! Maddie lends some advice to someone who liked an Instagram photo they shouldn't have, while Sam hypothesises how history would have gone differently had The Night of the Long Knives never occurred in 1934.

Gus Dapperton // Prune, You Talk Funny
Grinderman // Palaces Of Montezuma
Kermode Spirit // When Sammy Left The Party
Kermode Spirit // a girl has no name
Kermode Spirit // George Clooney
The Killers // The Man
Anderson .Paak x Schoolboy Q // Am I Wrong
R.E.M. // Imitation Of Life
IAMDDB // Trophy
Winston Surfshirt // Ali D

New year, new show! Join Maddie & Sam as they kick off 2018 in style with songs by Run The Jewels, IAMDDB, Rex Orange County, and more! Maddie plays agony aunt by giving some advice to a listener in need, whilst Sam speculates how history may have turned out differently if the Spanish failed to conquer Mexico in 1521.

Run The Jewels // Jeopardy
Rex Orange County // Corduroy Dreams
Michael Seyer // Pretty Girls
Rex Orange County // Apricot Princess
Ark Patrol x Josh Rubin // Igniter
Beach House // Space Song
IAMDDB // Shade
Brother Valentino // Stay Up Zimbabwe
Crumb // Locket


Sam's Shazam was a music, interview, and discussion show. Sam was joined by his friends Tom and Maddie, as well as a weekly Guest of Honour.

Sam's Guest of Honour is Alex Coonar, one of the organisers of Goodness, to promote Goodness feat. Big Miz at Cellar on Thursday 30th November. Maddie is also in the studio: the three discuss their drinking habits and previous experiences at Goodness, before Alex performs a 25-minute DJ set.


Mr Jukes // Angles / Your Love [feat. BJ The Chicago Kid]

King Krule // Border Line

Tash Sultana // Big Smoke Pt 1 - Live

DJ Set

Sam's Guest of Honour is none other than the station manager of Oxide, Theo Davies-Lewis. For the first time, we get to meet the man behind Oxford's only student radio station. Sam, Tom, and Theo also discuss the Oxlove's they've received, and try to figure out once and for all whether Sam is better suited to the radio or Shark Tales.


Metronomy // Back Together

Masego x Medasin // Shut Up And Groove

Wham! // Club Tropicana

uth fruit // Too Much Litchi

SZA // Doves In The Wind [feat. Kendrick Lamar]

Lewis Del Mar // Wave(s)

Mos Def // Mathematics

Geowulf // Drink Too Much

Sam's Guest of Honour is the controversial admin of Memeville, Somerville College's meme page, Alex Nash. Sam makes an impassioned defence of playing his band's music on his own radio show. Maddie, Sam, and Alex debate the merits of riskier forms of contraception.


Todd Terje // Inspector Norse

Chet Faker // I'm Into You

Missy Elliot // Get Ur Freak On

Lianne La Havas // Au Cinema

Kermode Spirit // 45

BADBADNOTGOOD // Speaking Gently

Big Sean // Control [feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica]

Flume // Fantastic [feat. Dave Glass Animals]

Sam's Guests of Honour are Samantha and Sophie from The Oxford Belles, an all-female acapella group, who talk about their latest EP Phenomenal Women and their plans for the future. Later, the three engage in an thought-provoking round of Would You Rather.


Superorganism // Something For Your M.I.N.D.

SZA // Drew Barrymore

The Oxford Belles // Girls Just Wanna Have Fun(Damental Rights)

The Oxford Belles // Phenomenal Rumours

Banks // Lovesick

Ella Mai // Don't Want You

Courtney Barnett // Depreston

Maggie Rogers // Dog Years

Ruth B // Dandelions

Eric Lau x Tawiah // Let's Begin

Glass Animals x Tei Shi // Holiest

Sam's Guest of Honour is acoustic singer-songwriter Michael Kurtz, who talks about his EP Carved In Stone. Sam, Maddie, and Michael have a heated discussion over whether jam should be kept in the cupboard or in the fridge.


Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment // Slip Slide [feat. Chance The Rapper]

Mura Masa // Messy Love

Michael Kurtz // Carved In Stone

Michael Kurtz // Selling Umbrellas

Her's // What Once Was

Mall Grab // Can't

Peter Perrett // How The West Was Won

Gus Dapperton // I'm Just Snacking

Flying Lotus // Never Catch Me [feat. Kendrick Lamar]

In the first ever Sam's Shazam, Sam's joined by his friend Tom and his Guest of Honour is battle rapper Lazy Arse Jack (otherwise known Jake Solomon). Later, the trio debate whether Breakfast At Tiffany's is a good film.



Run The Jewels // Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) [feat. Zack De La Rocha]

Marlon Craft // Brainiacs

Ross From Friends // Talk To Me You'll Understand

Chill Dank // Jesus Was A Vegan

Glass Animals // Hazey - Stripped

The Stranglers // Hanging Around

Syd // Smile More

Radiohead // Jigsaw Falling Into Place