Discovery Hour

April 28, 2020

Discovery Hour is a music review podcast. Hosts Sam Liebman and Leo Amaral select a new album, discuss expectations, listen to them (off-air) and then come back to discuss how they lived up to/defied expectations.

Hosts: Sam Liebman and Leo Amaral

Production by Teddy Byrne, Andrew Tell, Leo Amaral, and Emily Barkin

Season 4, Episode 2 – Matt Watson’s SEE YOU THERE: Leo and Sam put their ears to the grindstone in this fresh ‘ep’ of Discovery Hour! The dynamic duo will listen to and share their startling insights into the debut album of Matt Watson, a.k.a. ‘Matt’ from SuperMega. Will they love it? Will they hate it? Will Matt please be their friend. Find out this week on Discovery Hour!

Season 4, Episode 1 – Taylor Swift’s Midnights: Amateur Elocutionists and Dilettante Music Reviewers Leo and Sam reemerge into your ears in Discovery Hour’s newest episode, where they spill their deepest darkest feelings about Taylor Swift’s hot new album, Midnights.

Season 3, Episode 2 – Remi Wolf’s Juno: Sam and Leo take a listen to indie-pop darling Remi Wolf’s debut album Juno. How does it hold up to her past work? What’s the cover art like? Tune into another episode of Discovery Hour to find out.

Season 3, Episode 1 – Recovery Hour: Sam and Leo take on the magnificent yet daunting task of recounting every album released since their last episode in order to win the affection of their fans and rekindle their ashen romance.

Season 2, Episode 11 – Sharon Van Etten’s epic 10: This week, Sam and Leo listen to the newest album by singer-songwriter, Sharon Van Etten.

Season 2, Episode 10 – Porter Robinson’s Nurture: Nurture? I barely know her! Porter Robinson? I hardly know her Robinson!

Season 2, Episode 9 – Brockhampton’s Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine: Sam and Leo review Brockhampton’s new album.

Season 2, Episode 8 – Iglooghost’s Lei Line Eon: Sam and Leo have discovered pop music. They have discovered rap music. They have discovered more pop music. But now they are discovering a new genre…electronica. What are their thoughts on this? There is only one way to find out and that is to listen.

Season 2, Episode 7 – AJR’s Ok Orchestra: Leo and Sam review the latest album by the pop group, AJR. Both of our hosts have little experience with the band, so let’s hope AJR makes a good first impression on them.

Season 2, SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE 3: Leo and Sam talk about the new song and music video by rapper turned rock singer Machine Gun Kelly. But this song also features the deep voiced YouTuber, Corpse Husband. What is Sam and Leo’s thought? Only one way to find out.

Season 2, Episode 6 – Yeek’s Valencia: Sam and Leo sit and listen to the newest album by rising indie pop sensation, Yeek.

Season 2, SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE 2: Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open:” Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars are collaborating?!?!?!? Is it good? Is it bad? Does it transcend review? Only Sam and Leo can decide that on this special bonus episode of Discovery Hours.

Season 2, Episode 5 – Quinn XCII’s Change of Scenery II: Sam and Leo review the newest Quinn XCII album. If you haven’t formed an opinion on the newest album, give this a listen. If you have listened to the album, listen to see if your opinion is valid.

Season 2, Episode 4 – Katy Kirby’s Cool Dry Place: Sam and Leo once again talk about an album. This episode is about Katy Kirby’s newest album, “Cool Dry Place.”

Season 2, Episode 3 – slowthai’s TYRON: Sam and Leo review another album. What do they think? Is it good? Should I listen to it? How deep into British grime rap culture do I have to be to understand this album? What does S.C.U.B.A stand for? Some of these questions will be answered in this episode.

Season 2, SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE 1: Roadtrip by Dream ft. PmBata: Sam and Leo review the first single from Minecraft content creator Dream.

Season 2, Episode 2 – Puma Blue’s In Praise of Shadows: Sam and Leo take a deep dive into “In Praise of Shadows,” an album from Puma Blue.

Season 2, Episode 1 – Weezer’s OK Human: Sam and Leo listen to the newest album from Weezer. Is it good? Bad? Neither? Should it be the inspiration for a Weezer themed musical? The only way to find out is to listen to this episode!

Season 1, Episode 9 – Best Albums of 2020: Sam and Leo make their picks for the best twenty albums of the past year. Is your favorite album on the list? There’s only one way to find out!

Season 1, Episode 8 – Ichiko Aoba’s Windswept Adan: Sam and Leo dive headfirst into the new Ichiko Aoba album. Will they survive the endeavor? Yes, but you should still listen.

Season 1, Episode 7 – Kali Uchis’ Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞: Sam & Leo dive into the new Kali Uchis record and review it.

Season 1, Episode 6 – Seamus Fogarty’s A Bag of Eyes: Sam & Leo discuss the newest album by singer / songwriter Seamus Fogarty.

Season 1, Episode 5 – clipping.’s Visions of Bodies Being Burned: Join Sam & Leo as they talk about horror-core hip-hop group clipping. and their latest LP “Visions of Bodies Being Burned.”

Season 1, Episode 4 – Jean Dawson’s Pixel Bath: Sam & Leo dive deep into the latest project from alternative artist Jean Dawson.

Season 1, Episode 3 – J’Von’s Thunderboy: Sam & Leo are back and this time take a look at the newest project by Washington based artist J’Von.

Season 1, Episode 2 – King Krule’s Man Alive!: Sam & Leo take a look at King Krule’s third studio album Man Alive. Let them take you on a musical journey in this edition of the Discovery Hour.

Season 1, Episode 1 – Zach Villere’s Cardboard City: Sam & Leo take a look at Zach Villere’s new album Cardboard City. It is one of Sam’s favorite albums, but one that Leo isn’t familiar with, so it makes for a really interesting discussion.


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