Heart Shaped Pod


A podcast for anyone who has ever heard of Nirvana, as well as those who haven’t! Hosts Adam Tod Brown and Travis Clark talk about the history, music and behind the scenes stories of one of the greatest bands of all time.

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Grunge Documentaries You Should Watch
October 3, 2018
Adam, Travis, and Andy welcome special guest George Chen to talk about some grunge-related documentaries that are worth your time. TAD, Mudhoney, KARP, and more!


The In Utero Years (Part One)
September 21, 2018
Adam, Travis, and Andy discuss the recording and release of Nirvana’s final studio album, In Utero. Listen now!


The Nevermind Years Part Four
September 7, 2018
Adam, Travis, and Andy finish up their exploration of Nirvana’s Nevermind years! Listen now!


The Strange Life Of Kurt’s MTV Unplugged Guitar
June 27, 2018
Adam and Travis welcome guest Andy Sell to discuss the strange life and journey of the guitar Kurt Cobain used on MTV Unplugged, and the various court cases that have been filed over it. Listen now!


The Nevermind Years (Part Three)
May 17, 2018
Adam and Travis continue the story of Nirvana’s Nevermind years. Things get dark. Listen now!


The Nevermind Years (Part Two)
April 23, 2018
Adam, Travis, and special guest Kyle Clark continue our deep dive into Nirvana’s Nevermind years, including their insane record release party, a shocking revelation, and so much more.


Underrated Grunge-Era Bands You Should Know
March 28, 2018
Special guest Kyle Clark returns on drums to join Adam and Travis for an episode about grunge-era bands that never got the attention or acclaim they deserved. A Patreon Exclusive!


The Nevermind Years (Part One)
March 7, 2018
Adam and Travis welcome special guest Kyle Clark as we dive into the first of a who-knows-how-many-part series about the recording and release of the landmark Nirvana album Nevermind. Listen now!


Nirvana Moments That Almost Happened
February 20, 2018
Adam and Travis welcome special guest Kyle Clark to discuss some amazing Nirvana moments that almost (but didn’t) happen. Listen now!


All The Music Videos (Ranked From Worst To Best)
January 24, 2018
Adam and Travis discuss the Nirvana videography and decide which videos are the best (and worst). Listen now!


Bands We Listen To (Because of Nirvana)
December 8, 2017
Adam and Travis welcome special guest John Fahy to discuss some of the bands we started listening to because of Nirvana. Listen now!


Are We Being Too Hard On Kurdt?
November 16, 2017
Adam and Travis have had some feelings about Kurt Cobain and his behavior toward his band mates. On this episode, they wonder if they’ve maybe been a little too hard on a guy who died at the tender age of 27. Listen now and decide for yourself!


The Hypothetical Fourth Album
November 1, 2017
What would Nirvana’s fourth album have sounded like if Kurt Cobain lived long enough to record it? An ambitious YouTube user attempted to answer that question recently. Adam and Travis listen to the results and judge accordingly.


The Influences Episode
October 18, 2017
Kurt Cobain’s songwriting drew influences from a lot of different sources. Adam and Travis talk about some of them on this episode today. Listen now!


When Nirvana Met Dave
October 11, 2017
Do you know the story of how Kurt and Krist met Dave Grohl? It’s a really great story, provided you don’t mind hearing about a bunch of needlessly harsh break-ups along the way. Adam and Travis talk about it on this week’s episode. Listen now!


When Dave Grohl Almost Joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
October 4, 2017
Half tribute to the late Tom Petty, half story about how Dave Grohl almost opted to join The Heartbreakers instead of forming the Foo Fighters. Hear Adam and Travis mourn the loss of a legend on this week’s episode. Listen now!


The Gear Episode
September 13, 2017
Adam and Travis discuss the guitars, amps, and pedals that make Kurt Cobain and Nirvana sound they way they did. Listen now!


The First European Tour
September 6, 2017
In 1989, Nirvana embarked upon their first tour of Europe. It didn’t go well. Or it went great. Depends on who you ask. Listen now!


The Best Nirvana Moments on YouTube (Pt. 2)
August 29, 2017
Part two of our look into the best rarely seen Nirvana moments available on YouTube right now. Listen now!


The Best Nirvana Moments On YouTube (Pt. 1)
August 23, 2017
Adam and Travis discuss some of the most interesting Nirvana moments that you can find on YouTube right now! Listen now!


Myths and Misconceptions About Grunge
August 16, 2017
Special guest Mark Yarm (author of ‘Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History Of Grunge’) joins Adam and Travis to discuss some of the biggest myths and misconceptions about grunge and Seattle in the ’90s. Listen now!


The Recording of Bleach
August 9, 2017
In late-1988, Nirvana began recording their first album, Bleach, at Reciprocal Studios in Seattle. Let’s talk about it!


The Best (and Worst) Nirvana Covers
August 2, 2017
Adam and Travis welcome special guest Zach Johnston (Uproxx) to talk about the best and worst Nirvana songs as performed by other bands. Listen now!


Serious Drummer Wanted
July 26, 2017
Adam and Travis talk about Nirvana’s constantly rotating cast of drummers, the recording of their first single, and so much more.


The 20 Best Obscure Nirvana Songs (Part Two)
July 18, 2017
A rundown of the best Nirvana B-sides, album cuts, and other assorted rarities. With hosts Adam Tod Brown and Travis Clark. Listen now!


The 20 Best Obscure Nirvana Songs (Part One)

June 27, 2017
Adam and Travis discuss Nirvana’s best album cuts, B-sides, demos, and other assorted rarities. Listen now!


Did Kurt Really Live Under A Bridge?
July 11, 2017
Adam and Travis explore the origins of and real story behind the myth that Kurt Cobain once lived underneath a bridge in Aberdeen, Washington. Listen now!


Kurt’s Childhood (aka The Family Camaro)
June 20, 2017
Adam and Travis discuss Kurt Cobain’s childhood and how it informed his music and art later in life. Listen now!


Introduction
June 16, 2017
Adam and Travis discuss what motivated them to launch a Nirvana podcast and share some of their favorite memories about the band and Kurt Cobain. Listen now!