PLEDGE NOW
They Might Be Giants

Alt-rock pioneers “They Might Be Giants” are rocking again. They’ll be with us.

They Might Be Giants (Shervin Lainez)

They Might Be Giants (Shervin Lainez)

Back when Gun n’ Roses and Twisted Sister were big, two young guys with coke bottle glasses, dorky hair cuts, and an accordion walked on stage, turned on a drum machine, and made alt-rock.

“They Might Be Giants” was a great name that became a great, fresh player in the alternative rock universe.  The forever young grand-daddies of Green Day and a lot more.  They’re back.

This hour On Point:  “They Might Be Giants”.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests

John Flansburgh, , singer, guitarist, and co-songwriter for They Might Be Giants.

John Linnell, singer, co-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist for They Might Be Giants – playing instruments like accordion, saxophone, clarinet, and keyboards for the group.

Marty Beller, drummer for They Might Be Giants since 2004.

Playlist

Can’t Keep Johnny Down – Join Us
Cloissoné – Join Us
Birdhouse In Your Soul – Flood
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – Flood (live)
Canajoharie – Join Us
Particle Man – Flood
Bed Bed Bed – No!
Judy is Your Viet Nam – Join Us
The Lady And The Tiger – Join Us
Three Might Be Duende – Join Us
Dog On Fire written by Bob Mould
When Will You Die – Join Us
Celebration – Join Us

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
May 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania, right, and daughter Ivanka, left, as he arrives for a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Results from the 2016 Indiana primary. Does it cement two pathways to the nominations?

May 4, 2016
Leslie Stahl with her grandchild Jordan. (Courtesy: Leslie Stahl)

Trailblazing journalist Lesley Stahl on her new book Becoming Grandma, and the joys, the science, the struggles, the evolution of being a grandparent today.

RECENT
SHOWS
May 3, 2016
In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, fifteen-year-old Amorette Castillo has her sensor checked before starting a series of physical activities at a University of Southern California lab in Alhambra, Calif. Scientists across the country are playing with miniature gadgets and fitting them on the overweight and obese to get an unbiased glimpse into their exercise and eating habits. The cell phone for gathering data is on her hip. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

Weight loss lessons from the TV show “The Biggest Loser”. A study of the show’s contestants reveals why it’s so hard to keep off the weight we lose.

 
May 3, 2016
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Devoured: We Are What (And How) We Eat
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America.

More »
Comment
 
‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

More »
Comment
 
That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

More »
Comment