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Maddie & Sam's Shazam

Hosted by maddie parr, Samuel Juniper & michael kurtz

produced by samuel juniper & rose shohet

final episode out now

Formerly an agony aunt, fiction, alternative history, general interest, and gameshow.


Maddie & Sam’s Shazam: The Finale

Sam leads Maddie, Michael, and Rose on a magical interactive adventure in the town of Sam Junipero. Will Fromira the sorceress sucumb to black magic? Will Zothia the assassin discover who destroyed his hometown? Will Killdor the ogre ever taste a bit of power? Find out in the feature length final episode of Maddie & Sam's Shazam. Also featuring live music performed by Michael Kurtz.


IAMDDB // Azul
Isaiah Rashad // Wat’s Wrong (feat. Zacari & Kendrick Lamar)
Lizzo // Juice
Dauwd // Kolido
H.E.R // Hard Place
Jungle // Mama Oh No
Michael Kurtz // She Lives Like a Film Star (LIVE)
Michael Kurtz // Carved in Stone (LIVE)
Esperanza Spalding // Lest We Forget (blood)
Gus Dapperton // My Favourite Fish
ROSALIA // Aute Cuture
TOPS // Way to be Loved
Andresoon. Paak // Come Home (feat. Andre 3000)

Maddie & Sam’s Shazam 4


Michael and Sam talk about dinosaurs, what they were like, and how they died.


Mall Grab // B.F.O.D.A.A.S
Maggie Rogers // Burning
Julia Jacklin // Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You
Andersoon .Paak // Anywhere (feat. Snoop Dogg & The Last Artful, Dodger)
Kllo // Predicament
Laura Jean // Girls on the TV


It's Valentines Day! Maddie, Sam, and Michael discuss the history of dating and try to make sense of all the new dating lingo.


The Japanese House // We Talk all the Time
Anna Ash // Righteously
Nao // Love Supreme
Frankie Valli // Can’t Take My Eyes off You
Valley Queen // Hold on You
Etta James // At Last
Archy Marshall // Thames Water


Maddie & Sam discuss whether the world will end and how it could happen.


Amine // DR. WHOEVER
Maggie Rogers // The Knife
James Blake // Tell Them (feat. Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin)
Charles // Red Green Gold
Noname // Diddy Bop (feat. Cam O’bi & Raury)
Jordan Rakei // Hiding Place
Yaeji // passionfruit

Social media

Maddie & Sam talk about social media: influencers, advertising, its impact on mental health, and YouTuber scandals.


Tash Sultana // Free Mind
James Blake x Andre 3000 // Where’s The Catch?
Jadu Heart x Mura Masa // U Never Call Me
Nas x Q Tip // One Love
Guts // And the Living Is Easy
The Japanese House // Lilo


Can we live forever? Michael & Sam discuss whether humanity can achieve immortality and where the future may take us.


Joey Bada$$ // 95 Till Infinity
Everything Everything // Zero Pharoah
Courtney Barnett // Need a LIttle Time
Yaeji // Feel It Out
Leon Bridges // Ohio
Baba Stiltz // Can’t Help It
Ravyn Lanae // Spice

Maddie & Sam’s Shazam 3

The game show edition.

The Christian Carlson Christmas Special

Special guest host Christian Carlson pits Maddie and Sam against one another with a series of utterly non-festive games.


Beshken // The Roman Call
Cosmo Pyke // Social Sites
Kali Uchis // Just A Stranger (feat. Steve Lacy)
Jungle // Cherry
DJ Seinfeld // I Hope I Sleep Tonight
Vampire Weekend // Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
Soft Cell // Tainted Love
Goth Babe // Topanga

It's the grand final! Who will claim the ultimate prize of the Maddie & Sam's Shazam tankard and eternal glory? Will it be Kitty, the lowly researcher who worked her way up to station manager? Or will it be Michael, the humble and talented singer-songwriter?


Lewis Del Mar // 14 Faces
Anderson. Paak // Tints (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Valerie June // Astral Plane
Van McCoy // The Hustle
Tash Sultana // Cigarattes
Harvey Sutherland // Bamboo
Cosmo Sheldrake // The Moss

Sam is joined by Mattie & Tom from new show Oxide Film for a brief discussion about films before the predictably over-competitive games commence.


Courtney Barnett // Pedestrian at Best
Jazz Spastiks // Move
Jorja Smith // February 3rd
Car Seat Headrest // Fill in the Blank
Mac Miller // Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak)
TENDER // Powder
Against All Logic // Some King of Game
Kanye West // Bound 2

Michael Kurtz makes his return to the Shazam and plays some of his new music, before facing off with Sam in a series of new games.


Ella Mai // Switch Sider
Michael Kurtz // She Lives Like a Film Star
Easy Life // Nightmares
Ezra Furman // Take Off Your Sunglasses
We Are Scientists // It’s A Hit
Peace // World Pleasure
The Stone Roses // Sally Cinnamon
Dizzy // Bleachers

Maddie & Sam are joined by new Staverton Live host Tom, and last-minute replacement guest Ellie for all new games including creating new radio personas and diagnosing illnesses.


Primal Scream // Louded - Andy Weatherall Mix
Lewis Del Mar // Loud(y)
Chet Faker // Love and Feeling
Masego // Navajo
Ezra Furman // Suck the Blood from My Wound
Glass Animals // Pork Soda

Maddie & Sam’s guests are Leela and Jerry from The ISIS, Oxford's art and creative writing magazine. After talking about their current creative direction, they battle it out in a series of all new games.


Body Language // Addicted
JLS // Beat Again - Radio Edit
Syd // On the Road
Unknown Mortal Orchestra // So Good At Being in Trouble
Porches // Pool
Crouchin 40 Sippas // Brake Light
Ross from Friends // John Cage
Toots & The Maytals // Country Road

Maddie & Sam are back with a new format - a gameshow! Kitty Hatchley, Oxide's new studio manager, joins them in the studio before Maddie and Kitty go head to head.


Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Multi-Love
Jalen Santoy // Foreplay
Mac Miller // What’s the Use?
Mattiel // Baby Brother
Maggie Rogers // Give A Little
Tash Sultana // Pink Moon
Jurassic 5, Dave Matthews Band // Work It Out

Maddie & Sam's Shazam 2

the fiction & fact edition.

Guest: Sam Humphrey (Goodness)

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

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

Guest: Oscar Barnes (Clubber’s Guide to the Galaxy)

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

DJ SET (by Oscar Barnes)
HAAi // DaDaDa
HAAi // Feels
Mr YT // Afternoon
Auntie Flo // Su La

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

Guest: Priya Vempali (ISIS, Cherwell, Homecoming Zine)


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

Guest: Christian Carlson (The Best Lil’ Radio Show)

TRACKLIST (Throwback edition)

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


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

Guest: Thao (Recycled Air)

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

The alternative history & agony aunt edition

Guest: Christian Carlson (The Best Lil’ Radio Show)

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

Guests: Michael Newsome & Dan Lock (Oxford Blues Ice Hockey)

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

Guests: Kitty Hatchley & Mark Rappaport (Producers of Oxford Today)

The Double Date: which presenter/producer duo will triumph?

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

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

Guest: Anna Mitakos

Plus: interview with Dick & Dom from ‘Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow’

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

Guest: John Chisham (Kermode Spirit)

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

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