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Off The Record: David Bowie
Off the Record is a new in-depth music biography series that profiles the extraordinary life of an iconic artist over the course of each season. Music journalist Jordan Runtagh (People, Rolling Stone, EW and VH1) offers a revelatory look at the human behind the hits through rich, dramatic storytelling, extensive research, and interviews with those who knew them best. You know the songs, now meet the legends.  
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 182 ratings
Very well done and a good companion to listening to Bowie’s catalogue. The interviews are great and really rounded the whole thing out for me.
asomewhereplace via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/21
Through Major Tom to Lazarus
Thanks for walking us through one of the most fascinating lives in modern music Jordan, loved every minute.
Kev&Sal via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/21/21
This podcast is thoroughly researched and beautifully written. I look forward to it every week. It has dramatically enhanced my appreciation for David Bowie. Fantastic work! Looking forward to many more successful seasons!
StephenRRobinson via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/04/21
Recent Episodes
Our final episode on the life (or lives) of David Bowie begins and ends with a birthday. We start in 2013, when David reentered public life nearly a decade after his heart attack with the surprise release of “Where Are We Now," his first new song in a decade. It was one of the most stunning...
Published 05/03/21
So far we’ve discussed the making of Bowie’s landmark track “Heroes” — one of the most mythic songs in his cannon. Everything about its creation is loaded with drama. It was recorded in an old Nazi concert hall within sight of watchful East German snipers atop the Berlin Wall. And of course there...
Published 05/01/21
We’re taking a brief break from the story this week. (We’ll be back with our final chapter on David Bowie on Monday, May 3rd!) But today we have something very special in store: a conversation with Carlos Alomar — a funk guitar icon, and one of David’s most crucial musical collaborators. He cut...
Published 04/26/21
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