The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast
This weekly podcast brings to life Modern Drummer, the world’s #1 drumming resource, with fresh, fun, and insightful conversations with today’s top drummers, producers, musicians, beat makers and craftsmen. A perfect companion for magazine subscribers and new listeners alike. Whether you’re a professional or hobbyist drummer, musician, programmer and/or producer, this show is for you.
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The BEST drummer Podcast available
I have been a listener since the beginning and still loving it!
Waiting in anticipation
I just discovered this podcast prior to the COVID shutdown. I have been playing drums for a little under 20 years and the podcast has been truly inspirational. I love the educational section and the pick and the banter between the Mikes. I will soon run out of episodes so I am hoping some more are in the works! Thanks Mike and Mike!
Modern Drummer Podcast
Man, I'm really addicted to this show and am suffering from withdrawl! This truly is a GREAT show and the best podcast for drummers. Come back SOON Mike and Mike!
Inconsistent release.
That’s my only criticism of this otherwise stellar podcast. I highly recommend it to any drummer.
Got Me Playing Again After a 5-Year Pause
Mike and Mike make drum nerdery fun and welcoming. Great ways of explaining (and debating) things, a million useful tips each episode, and most importantly, a tremendous way to feel inspired and connected to our shared drumming community. Always a fun listen.
Drumbo Limbo
Episode 231: Clave —— Right On!
I really enjoyed how the host expressed how AND why he added variations to the traditional clave rhythms. What a fresh episode!
Hatshepsut's phone
Thank you so much!
This is the greates drum related pod cast in history, thank you so much for making my days so much better
It could only be better if there were more
I, like 1000s, look forward to this every week. It’s a treasure of information, motivation, and passion for me and I’m sure many.
Great Podcast
Great podcast, love the interviews, product reviews, and chemistry of the hosts.
Trying to get stuff done
Very informative
I started thumbing through the podcast details, playing what sounded interesting... only to become hooked on all episodes- there’s something in every episode that provides me info on mic usage/placement, mixing, products, apps, as well as turning me on to various drummers.
Something Great Every Week !
There are a bunch of drumming podcasts out there - all good! If you only have time to listen to one, this is it! Every week I learn something new and cool, and get exposed to so much more than what's in the magazine. Mike J and Mike D aside from being knowledgeable and accomplished are personable..... and not too serious. Cheers to them and to drummers even! Joe in Vermont.
No better podcast for drummers
The right balance of reasonable gear talk, practice and gig tips, recording perspectives, and analysis of the pros. Mike and Mike clearly have a solid listener base that provide great questions. Lots of respect for the instrument on this pod.
Absolutely love it
Mike and Mike do such a great job on this podcast from things like just conversing about different drummers I’d had no prior knowledge of to geeking out over gear I now have to go buy. It always inspires me to practice more or expand my knowledge on recording and it opens my eyes to new things I’ve never even thought about doing, from exercises out of stick control to using a 2 mic set up and still getting a good sound. Love the show, I’ll always be listening. 10/10
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Mike and Mike Kill it
I’ve been listening for a while now and really appreciate the range of topics and and overall content of this podcast. I’ve expanded who I listen to and what I hear and play. Just glad these episodes are being produced and will always look forward to listening.
Lotechie Mo
Best Podcast on the Drumming Topic
For those long commutes to work/home, this podcast keeps you immersed in the latest industry updates, ideas for improving one’s own skill and done by just the nicest two guys. Well done and keep it coming. :)
From vibes to drums
I’ve spent the past decade focused on vibraphone and have recently gotten back into drum set. This podcast has been great to give me motivation and some tips! The Mikes are super entertaining, keep it up!
Gateway podcast
As the title suggests, this was the podcast that got me into podcasts. I listened to all the previous episodes and ran out, so I went looking for new podcasts to make being stuck in traffic more enjoyable. A few have been good, one or two have been great, but none have dethroned the modern drummer podcast as my favorite.
jakob lindsey
The perfect way to end a week
This podcast is the perfect combination of drumming insight and information. Whether it is gear review or technique, Mike and Mike seem to have all of the answers and the ability to articulate them for any listener. After a few minutes of listening, it is clear that Mike and Mike both have the passion that is shared by all successful people. Mike Johnston may sound laid-back, California Cool, but his drive, focus and curiosity is undeniable. Mike Dawson is gracious and almost too humble for someone with his skill and knowledge of the drums. Mike and Mike compliment each other well with their varying background and expertise. Lastly, the only thing better than the information offered is the sense of community and ability to make the listeners feel like they are part of a special group. The listener question segment shows just how accessbile the hosts are, and how much they value the audience. Drumming can be a lonely instrument, but it is great to know that drummers are not alone on their journey.
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Comfort Podcast
Some people talk about comfort food. I always talk about comfort music. But this is the first podcast that I could refer to as a comfort podcast. I’ve been playing drums for almost 40 years now, and Mike and Mike have given me new ideas for technique and practice. I always look forward to new episodes.
Fantastic drum podcast!
This is very informative and they are nice to listen to. Im only 50 episodes from having listened to all of them. Thank you!
Love it
My constant companion since I discovered it a few months back. I’m binging the whole thing from start to current. I take notes and have already bought several cymbals, books, albums and....tea....on the recommendation of Mrs. Mike and Mike. Really great! Update: I love this podcast so much it’s a major part of the weekend. It’s part serious dedication to our instrument, interesting information, and hilarious, often self deprecating humour. Cue mike and mike talking about how Manu Katché with Peter Gabriel sometimes would cone in after a loop had played for several minutes. Mike and mike, after praising manus playing, beer off into a lengthy fantasy about what Manu was probably doing and/or thinking during those three minutes before he began playing. Totally irreverent and silly and really really funny. Funny because they clearly live and revere every drummer they talk about. All right I’ll end here. Thanks guys SO MUCH!!! Casper
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A love affair rekindled
As a drummer of 36 years, it was very easy to live in a bubble and become stagnant. This podcast has rekindled my love affair with the drums. I feel like the Mikes are my buddies who geek out on gear and technique as much as I did when I first learned the break in Kashmir 😁 The positive vibe mixed with useful info is spot on. Cheers boys!
Mark Lanegen
My favorite podcast!
Look forward to hearing the latest episode from Mike & Mike every Friday. So much great information, analysis and discussion about the world of drums, drumming and drummers.
Love it
Great chemistry great information and super informative show, great for drummers of all genres, glad i found it!
Best Drum Podcast
Hands down the best drum podcast available! Between the content, and the buttery podcast sound quality (listen to the podcast and you’ll get the buttery reference lol), it’s something I look forward to every Friday!
Amazing Resource for Drummers
Informational, educational, inspirational and many times hysterically funny. Two guys hanging out and talking on a level that can reach anyone and everyone who is studying/playing the instrument. Class act show and no bull...
Where We Can Learn
I felt compelled to write and show appreciation for this Podcast where we can learn about the happenings in the drum industry. In the past our learning came from the magazine, and it still does, but many today don't have time (or take the time) to read and in this modern age we receive information in new and exciting ways. For those that can't get the magazine, the podcast fills that gap providing education, along with helpful tips and turns us on to gear and drummers we may have not heard of, plus we get to hear audio and two guys who are passionate abou this wonderful instrument called drums. Thank you for taking the time to provide this needed resource for modern drummers.
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My two best drum friends I've never met
Found this podcast about a year ago, started at the beginning and have listened to every episode while driving to workouts and around town. Mike & Mike keep you engaged with new material, introducing "new-to-me" artists, lessons, techniques, gear and explaining the world of professional gigging drummers. Love the humor and the down-to-earth conversation; after 30+ years of playing, they're knowledgeable but humble about how much there still is to learn. Keep up the great work, guys!
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Mark in Ohio
Delivers as promised
This podcast was started to make the listeners feel welcomed to the drum community. Mike and Mike make the audience feel like they are right there with them as they flip through the pages of Modern Drummer, while giving their insight. This is not a product endorsement podcast, they review products, introduced listeners to drummers in the industry, bring us into their personal drum journey, then finish with a pick of the week. If you want to learn more about today’s drumming community or feel inspired, you need take a listen.
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Favorite Podcast
Pretty sure Mike and Mike know when I'm driving from one school to the next on a Friday, because like clockwork I receive a new notification that a new episode is available! I love listening to as much as I can while sitting in traffic from one school to another, then finising it off on my drive home. I enjoy how Mike and Mike cover what's in the current issues of MD, and add a little extra to it!
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My favorite show.
The amount of things I’ve leaned about the drums from listening to this show is something I would gladly pay for. But they are giving it to us for free. What gentlemen. Thank you very much.
Always inspiring!!
Easily the podcast I look forward to the most every week Thanks guys!
Draws me in...
Mike and Mike definitely succeed at including us listeners in the loop of the drumming world. I’ve been listening for a few months, and these guys keep inspiring me to practice more, and to learn more about playing, players, music, specific gear, and the industry. Their relaxed and genuine presence draws me in, and the breadth and depth of information they share keeps me listening. THANK you both for what you’re doing, and PLEASE continue doing it.
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Scott Hausrath
Fantastic for Drumming Fans!
I’ve checked out some other drumming related podcasts in the past but this one definitely takes the cake. Highly entertaining and informative material, great interplay between the hosts, and never redundant. I look forward to this every week, give it a shot and I bet you will too!
brandonius III
Great resource for drummers of any experience
Started listening to the show a few months ago after taking a nearly 10 year break from drumming. I had only played for 2-3 years prior and was looking for ways to get exposure to the drumming world. Mike and Mike keep it interesting and entertaining and have a ton of knowledge and experience to share. I recommend this podcast to anyone that wants to immerse themselves in the drumming world. The knowledge they share has surely saved me thousands on gear I would have tried unnecessarily, and has helped to make my practice time more efficient. Been going back and listening to all of the old episodes and look forward to new episodes every week. Mike and Mike, Thanks for doing this project and sharing it, and for the other contributions you make to the drumming world.
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Tom Sawtelle
Great banter
I have not touched the drums in over 15 years. Listened to all the episodes and this podcast has helped me in getting back into stick swinging and enjoying the instrument. Thanks again Mike and Mike!
It’s a weekly must listen!!!
The chemistry between the two Mikes is great. The segments usually hit on topics from the MD mag, where they add their input and insight which is top notch, but it’s the sarcastic humor filled banter they have with each other that puts a smile on my face. They’re (usually) positive, honest, and I always look forward it every week.
I’m a metal drummer and wasn’t quite sure if this podcast was for me but man I’ve fallen in love. Inspiration to the max thanks guys keep it up
Great podcast!
This has become my default podcast. Driving to work, working out at the gym, it’s awesome having Mike and Mike to listen to!
Absolutely worth the time...
An hour well invested every week. They even answered the question I submitted! I’ve listened since episode 1. The bottom line is that you will accelerate your own learning by taking advantage of their experiences.
Awesome podcast.
Mike and Mike have a way of making me feel like I’m at their table just hanging with the guys. Not only funny but very educational and inspiring. 👍👍
An Absolute Must Listen For Drummers
***CAUTION*** Do not listen to this podcast while lifting weights at the gym. At any point in the show, Mike Johnston could say something so funny that you might drop a weight on your face. This is my absolute favorite podcast ever. Do yourself a favor and subscribe.
Cannot Wait Until Friday
This podcast is another reason why Friday's are great. Amazing rapport 'tween the Mikes and the mics. Always fills my head and my notepad with ideas and inspiration. Is there a 6-star rating?
Best show for new and old drummers!
I’ve been playing for nearly 30 years on and off and I never knew about modern drummer until recently. Listening to all podcasts from episode one and just realizing how much I’ve missed and so much to learn. Great show, don’t miss a podcast now and has made me want to get practicing bad! Thanks guys!
A must for every drummer!
This is the perfect way to end each workweek, each Friday. A hang with Mike & Mike brings the drum community closer with tons of great info from 2 of my favorite drummers. Simply AWESOME!!
As good as music!!
I have never been a fan of podcasts until the Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike! I was stuck in a musical rut and just couldn’t find anything to listen to that helped me move on, but listening to these two dudes chat about life, music, and drums has really opened my ears back up and helped me grow as a drummer. Even if you don’t think you’re a “podcast person” just listen to a few episodes and you will be. Thank you so much, Mike and Mike, this podcast means the world to me!
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The Click and Clack, Tappet brothers for drums
Mike and Mike's podcast is entertaining and full of humor and insight. They have a professional chemistry that gets better and better. I can't wait for epidote 500. I listen on the way to work andf back. A great way to survive and thrive in the traffic in Metro D.C.
Mick - The Preacher
Best drum podcast out there
I’ve listened to a lot of drumming podcasts, but none are as polished as MD’s. Mike and Mike are consummate pros, yet always manage to boil topics down to digestible concepts that can be integrated into your playing, regardless of your current experience or vocation.
Excellent and addicting!
I've just binged on 75 episodes and still going! The Mikes keep it real and are very entertaining. I don't know what I'm going to do when I catch up to "real time."
Dat Guy 1
Best Drumming Podcast
This is by far the best podcast about drumming out there. It’s a great resource of information delivered by two world-class educators and is always entertaining. The best parts are all the recommendations about new things to check out, listen to, and ideas to try. Also the humble discussions about the struggles of practicing and getting better make you feel like part of a close family. Mike and Mike are the best.
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