The Mixtape with Pat Brickson

Series produced by Patrick Brickson

Caption: The Mixtape with Pat Brickson
The Mixtape with Pat Brickson 

Relive the excitement of the cassette era mix tape! Each week is a different theme and a set of songs to match that theme.

I call my show the Mixtape because I choose a theme for each show and play a bunch of songs to match that theme. A lot like the mix tapes I used to create back in the cassette era. My tastes are pretty broad so you'll get a chance to check out a variety of pop music styles. I may even have a guest co-host from time to time just to shake things up. If you want to hear something unique then this is the radio show for you. Just make sure to have your cassette cued up and ready to record!


102 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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This week on the Mixtape, the theme is architecture. Well, more specifically, songs about buildings! From the home to the hospital to the bar and...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 55:35
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This week on the Mixtape, I turn the spotlight on the superstar record producers that helped shape the sound of popular music from the 60's through...

  • Added: May 29, 2024
  • Length: 57:57
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This week on the Mixtape, I start an ongoing dive into one of the greatest musical genres of all time: Power Pop! This week I'm featuring songs f...

  • Added: May 21, 2024
  • Length: 58:46
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This week on the Mixtape, the theme is "Dropping Names". Songs by one artist that give a shout out to their favorite artists. The Boss and the Bi...

  • Added: May 15, 2024
  • Length: 57:10
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This week's mix is an audio rain dance, dedicated to all of our friends in the agricultural field. The theme is rain and storms. As my mother Phy...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2024
  • Length: 55:56
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My good friend Kevin Iliff joins me this week to take a deep dive into the music of Scottish musician Gerry Rafferty!

  • Added: Apr 23, 2024
  • Length: 57:33
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This week on the Mixtape I turn the clock back to explore the songs of 1983. You've got new wave, hard rock, and disco. What more could you want?

  • Added: Apr 16, 2024
  • Length: 55:42
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This week I'm joined by my youngest daughter, Eleanor, and her boyfriend, Brett. They share their road trip playlist!

  • Added: Mar 27, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Buckle up, you wanderlust music lovers! This week on the Mixtape, my guest Craig Thielen takes us on a sonic journey around the globe as we explor...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 56:43
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Ain't no secret, the Mixtape has a great set of songs this week. The theme is "Secret Agent Man", songs related to secret agents and spies! In th...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 54:53
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This week on the Mixtape, I rewind to play my daughter, Ellie's, summer playlist from August of 2022!

  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 55:50
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This week on the Mixtape I celebrate National Periodic Table Day (February 7th) with a mix of songs that list an element in the song title. This i...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2024
  • Length: 56:39
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This week on the Mixtape, I'm joined by my friend, Carl Unbehaun, host of Minnesota Home Brew! Carl's picked out a playlist of songs with the word...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2024
  • Length: 55:25
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This week the mix is Yacht Rock. The (generally) soft-rock style popular in the mid-70's through the mid-80's that focused on high production and ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2024
  • Length: 56:43
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This week I’m taking off with songs with a flight, flying, or plane theme! Maybe it’s literal or maybe it’s metaphorical but you’ll find the motif...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2024
  • Length: 58:22
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For the New Year, this week's mix is a selection of songs about change. This is the time to hit shuffle and get a fresh start!

  • Added: Dec 27, 2023
  • Length: 55:25
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Great twist on the mixtape this week. Guest host Kurt Reynolds shares eight versions of "Winter Wonderland" and eight versions of "Sleigh Ride". ...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:58
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Was 1971 truly the greatest year in pop music? I'm sure that opinions vary but there's no denying the fact that there was some amazing music relea...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • Length: 56:56
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This week my good friend Dan Olson joins me to share songs from some of the artists that he's seen in concert. Great set of classic rock and blueg...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2023
  • Length: 58:33
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This mixtape celebrates freedom—both the personal and political. Self-discovery and rebellious songs dedicated to liberation.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 57:29