Punch Up The Jam

73 EpisodesProduced by HeadGum

Every week, comedians/best friends Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe attempt to fix a popular song despite absolutely no qualifications. PUNCH UP THE JAM is a show cataloging their descent into madness as they review, rewrite, and remix all the hits you love to hate, or just love (until they ruin it … read more

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070 - I'm Yours (w/ Jacquis Neal)

May 16th, 2019


This episode has more twists and turns than a mraze!!! Infamous Mrazologist Jacquis Neal (@jacquisneal - Culture Kings podcast) brings the knowledge …

069 - Pony (w/ Kevin Porter)

May 9th, 2019


We're just a couple of bachelors, lookin for whatever part of the lower body is supposed to represent the different parts of the pony!! Kevin Porter (@KevinTPorter - Good Christian Fun, Gilmore Guys podcast) joins us …

068 - Space Jam (w/ Ben Mekler)

May 2nd, 2019


COME ON AND SLAM, WELCOME TO PUNCH UP THE (space) JAM. Writer/Director Ben Mekler joins DeMiel to discuss "Space Jam" from the movie "Space Jam" by the Quad City DJs (also if any scientists listen please confirm that we …

067 - Everytime We Touch (w/ Dan Telfer)

April 25th, 2019


Mixed metaphors and rave lights galore!! Dan Telfer (@dantelfer - Mad Magazine, Nerd Poker podcast) comes by to help us dissect Cascada's extremely-2005 eurodance thumper, "Everytime We Touch!"


066 - Only Time (w/ Ross Kimball)

April 18th, 2019


ENYA?!?!? Actor Ross Kimball (@merosskimball Mascots, Mastermind), brings the Pure Mood to the stüd to unpack the timeless (but actually released in 2000?) new age anthem, "Only Time" by castle queen Enya. Again, …

065 - Old Town Road

April 11th, 2019


YEE-TO-THE-MOTHERFUCKIN-HAW!!!!! Today on the podcast, we're doing something we've never done before, and punching up a brand new song that hasn't …

064 - That Don't Impress Me Much (w/ Caitlin Durante)

April 4th, 2019


This week, on the most sex positive podcast operating under the guise of a comedy/music podcast, Caitlin Durate (@caitlindurate - The Bechdel Cast podcast) comes through to unpack Shania Twain's monstrous hit, "That …

063 - Take On Me (w/ LaToya Ferguson)

March 28th, 2019


Spooky space spiders and superhero sound stings? What mysteries lie within a-ha's 1984 pop hit "Take On Me?" LaToya Ferguson (A.V. Club/Uproxx - @lafergs) joins us to break down the story behind this Norwegian love (?) …

062 - Sk8er Boi (w/ Kyle Ayers)

March 21st, 2019


He was a boy, and she was a girl.... but still, let's make it a liiiiitle more obvious. Kyle Ayers (Never Seen It Podcast, Boast Rattle - @kyleayers) joins us in the studio to discuss Avril Lavigne's quintessential pop …

061 - Drops of Jupiter (w/ Edgar Momplaisir)

March 14th, 2019


Fight us Neil deGrasse Tyson!!! Edgar Momplaisir (@edgarmomplaisir - Culture Kings podcast) brings his bible knowledge and shares his unironic love …

060 - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (w/ Sean O'Connor)

March 7th, 2019


Is Morrissey the greatest edger there ever was??? Sean O'Connor (@seanoconnz - Writer, The Late Late Show with James Corden) stops by the stüd to unpack the Smith's emo anthem, "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" and …

059 - Africa (w/ Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna)

February 28th, 2019


THE MOST REQUESTED SONG OF ALL TIME WITH THE FIRST EVER GUEST PUNCH-UP!? Who could be more qualified than Jess Mckenna and Zach Reino from Off Book: …

058 - MMMBop (w/ Broti Gupta)

February 21st, 2019


The delightful (and cherubic???) Broti Gupta (Friends from College, Speechless - @BrotiGupta) brings a serious case of the giggles to the catchiest …

057 - Love Shack (w/ Amy Miller)

February 14th, 2019


FUNKY LITTLE SHACK! Amy Miller (Who's Your God podcast - @amymiller) helps make sense of the zestiest song of all time, "Love Shack" by the B-52s. I'm gonna kiss your dad!!!!

UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Just like Heaven" by the …

056 - Come on Eileen (w/ Griffin Newman)

February 7th, 2019


Actor/comedian Griffin Newman (The Tick, Blank Check Podcast - @GriffLightning) comes all the way from New York JUST to discuss the tempo-less, key-change ridden pub anthem that is Dexys Midnight Runners "Come On …

055 - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) (w/ Jocey Coffman)

January 31st, 2019


H.A.G.S!!!! Miel and Demi are joined by Jocey Coffman (Adam Ruins Everything, Lovett or Leave It - @joceydotcom) to punch up Green Day's graduation (and... sarcastic?) anthem "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)." It's a …

054 - Send Me On My Way (w/ Griffin McElroy)

January 24th, 2019


Today on the show, Griffin McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me podcast - @griffinmcelroy) stops by to help us dissect Rusted Root's "Send Me On My Way," live from PodCon in Seattle!

UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Pristine" by …

053 - Dirty Work (w/ Tawny Newsome)

January 17th, 2019


Tawny Newsome (Yo, Is This Racist?, Supergroup - @TrondyNewman) joins the gang to unpack the ultimate dad jam, Steely Dan's "Dirty Work". Chess? …

052 - You Oughta Know (w/ Jake Weisman)

January 10th, 2019


I...want...you...to know that Jake Weisman (Corporate – @weismanjake) is ON THE SHOW!!! A supremely sexy yet angry episode absorbing the power of Alanis Morissette's 1995 classic, "You Oughta Know" that will surely …

051 - A Year in Review (feat. The Most Ambitious Punch-Up Yet)

January 3rd, 2019


Looking back at a year of Punch Up The Jam, we answer listener questions, talk about our song selection process, movies and music we grew up with, songs we can’t punch up, our favorite punch-ups– and then we play a very …

BONUS EPISODE: Our Favorite TV Theme Songs (from Patreon)

December 26th, 2018


Happy holidays! We're taking the week off, but in order to give you something to drown out your uncle's justification for supporting that border wall …

050 - Last Christmas (w/ Kevin Porter AND Anthony Troli)

December 20th, 2018


It's a Christmas Spectacular and mini Gilmore Guys reunion! Kevin Porter (Good Christian Fun) and fan favorite Anthony Troli drop by to help figure …

049 - I Wish (w/ Mike Schubert)

December 13th, 2018


Today on the show, Mike Schubert (Potterless, HORSE – @Schubes17) swings by the Punch Palace (a name I just made up and have given Miel no warning …

048 - I Write Sins Not Tragedies

December 6th, 2018


Patreon picked it and Miel and Demi punched it, together! On a meta, riff heavy and guestless mirage of an episode, Miel and Demi finally tackle the widely requested Panic! At The Disco emo/alternative/pop-punk/who …

047 - Wannabe (w/ Grace Spelman)

November 29th, 2018


We wanna really, really, really wanna understand The Spice Girls classic "Wannabe". Music obsessed Grace Spelman drops by to help Miel and Demi get to the bottom of the zig-a-zig-ah. It's probably sexual. You've been …

046 - Too Close (w/ Horny Ben)

November 22nd, 2018


The HORNIEST song with the HORNIEST friend! Supremely sex positive Ben Cahn (@buncahn) joins his old pals Miel and Demi to break down Next's wildly …

045 - Daughters (w Nick Kocher)

November 15th, 2018


Should John Mayer apologize for his 2003 grammy award winning single, "Daughters"? Probably. Former John Mayer stan Nick Kocher (SNL, It's Always …

044 - Regulate (w/ Chris Cubas)

November 8th, 2018


REGULATOOOOOORS! On an all-new episode, Chris Cubas (Cancelled – @chriscubas) stops by to break down Young Guns, rap slang, eating skirts, white "black" musicians, and eventually, Warren G & Nate Dogg's psychopathic …

043 - Freek-A-Leek (w/ Dani Fernandez)

November 1st, 2018


On a very sexy episode, Dani Fernandez (host, Nerdist, the Nerdificient podcast – @msdanifernandez) joins us to examine horny middle school dances, …

042 - Monster Mash

October 25th, 2018


Today on Punch Up The Jam, we get dressed up like childrens' monsters, take to the stage at UCB Sunset, and talk all about Dracula's son Crick, the …

041 - That's The Way It Is (w/ Eliot Glazer)

October 18th, 2018


CELINE DION??? Listen: yes. Eliot Glazer (Broad City, Haunting Renditions, You're Making It Worse) regales Miel and Demi with Celine-isms as they try to figure out what is "that" and what way "is" it?


040 - Kokomo (w/ Jon Gabrus)

October 11th, 2018


Is Kokomo a physical location, or a timeless, spiritual plane of existence in the perpetual Happy Hour of the mind? Jon Gabrus (@gabrus – High & Mighty, Raised By TV, Action Boyz) stops by to talk about his …

039 - Misery Business

October 4th, 2018


Miel and Demi try to remember how to podcast after a month off to punch-up Paramore's pop-punk classic "Misery Business". Demi audibly eats fruit snacks it's a wild one HIT THAT SNARE! UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "The Park" by …

Bonus Episode! Q's AND A's!

September 13th, 2018


You sent in your Q's, we brought some A's. In a special non-format episode, Miel and Demi reveal how they met, their history making music and ...monkey milk?

038 - L.A. Woman (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)

August 30th, 2018


What is 70s rock music but drunken poetry set to a series of overlapped solos? On this week's Punch Up The Jam, Paul F. Tompkins (Spontaneanation, …

037 - Cowboy Take Me Away (w/ Christine Sydelko)

August 23rd, 2018


Is "Cowboy" a drug dealer with no teeth? In this fever dream of an episode, Miel and Demi are joined by YouTuber Christine Sydelko for the Dixie Chick's classic, "Cowboy Take Me Away".

UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "Shoop" - Salt N …

036 - Baby Got Back (w/ Andrew Ti)

August 16th, 2018


Andrew Ti (@ANDREWTI – Yo, Is This Racist?) drops in to help Miel and Demi tackle the king of butt songs, Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back". Sexism, racism and ooo Rumplesmoothskin!


035 - A Thousand Miles (w/ Jon Cozart)

August 9th, 2018


What secrets (and crimes) lie in your “precious memories?” Jon Cozart (@joncozart – Paint) stops by to help us make our way through the process of parody, Father Time, reasonable walking distances, the afterlife, …

034 - Nookie (w/ Jamie Loftus)

August 2nd, 2018


Cool adult Jamie Loftus (@jamieloftusHELP – Bechdel Cast, The Hacker Who Codes) joins to dissect the nu-metal classic, "Nookie" by Limp Bizkit. …

033 - Bust A Move (w/ Hrishikesh Hirway)

July 26th, 2018


What exactly is the "move," and how much guidance is Young MC willing to give when he tells us to "bust it?" We're joined by Hrishikesh Hirway (@hrishihirway – Song Exploder, West Wing Weekly, Everything Sucks!) to talk …

032 - I Don't Mind (w/ Eliza Skinner)

July 19th, 2018


Eliza Skinner (@elizaskinner – Drop the Mic) joins Miel and Demi to figure out where Usher and Juicy J went wrong with their 2011 stripper love song, "I Don't Mind". Though the song may rife with fake claps and …

031 - Somebody's Watching Me (w/ Mary Kobayashi)

July 12th, 2018


Did Rockwell invent 2018 Sad Girl Twitter? Mary Kobayashi (@marykoco – John Levenstein's Retirement Party) joins to unpack the not-so-secret Michael …

030 - Teenage Dirtbag (w/ Dylan Gelula)

July 5th, 2018


Listening to Iron Maiden does a dirtbag make? Dylan Gelula (@dylangelula – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) helps Miel and Demi try to make sense of the …

029 - The Star-Spangled Banner

June 28th, 2018


Today on Punch Up The Jam, we talk about dog dicks, mountains, Miel's alternate ideas for money, updating the Statue of Liberty, fireworks vs. rockets, and eventually, Francis Scott Key's 19th-century ode to a wavy …

028 - Summer Girls (w/ Hannah Pilkes)

June 21st, 2018


For the first day of summer, Hannah Pilkes (@hannahpilkes – Groundlings) joins to tackle one of the most requested songs, LFO's "Summer Girls", as well as the true meaning Hip Hop Marmalade.


027 - What A Fool Believes (w/ Miel's Dad)

June 14th, 2018


On a special Father's day edition of the show, Miel's dad (composer behind the original Space Jam commercials, co-producer of Miel) stops by to share his musical expertise and help us dissect the most Dad song of all …

026 - It Wasn't Me (w/ Ify Nwadiwe)

June 7th, 2018


Ify Nwadiwe (@ifynwadiwe – comedian, co-host of Nerdificient & Candy Dinner) drops by to break down the logistics (and sitcom potential) of Rik Rok's cheating, as shown in Shaggy's 2000 song "It Wasn't Me!"

025 - One Week (w/ Anthony Troli)

May 31st, 2018


The most requested song with the most requested guest! Miel and Demi are joined by friend and Gilmore Guys fav Anthony Troli (@anthonytroli) to get …

024 - Pour Some Sugar on Me (w/ Erin Whitehead)

May 24th, 2018


Is "sugar" heroin or sex or quarters for the peep show window? Erin Whitehead (@girlwithatail – Wild Horses) joins to help Miel and Demi figure it out and leaves with a new a capella improv duo. This episode is brought …

023 - Short People

May 17th, 2018


On an all-new episode of Punch Up The Jam, Miel and Demi dive into Toy Story, Steve Harvey, feet, eagle screeches, and eventually, Randy Newman's 1977 song about them– "Short People!" (Featuring a punch up by …

022 - Hey Ma (w/ David Gborie)

May 10th, 2018


David Gborie (@thegissilent – All Fantasy Everything, Shinin) joins to dissect the Cam'Ron ft. Juelz Santana classic "Hey Ma" just in time for Mother's Day.

UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "HiiiPower" by Kendrick Lamar, "Do You …

021 - Fat Lip (w/ Whitmer Thomas)

May 3rd, 2018


Demi and Miel are joined by comedian Whitmer Thomas (@whitmerthomas) to talk about skateboarding, 2000s pop punk culture, old people, conformity, and …

020 - Mr. Brightside (w/ Biniam Bizuneh)

April 26th, 2018


Does Mr. Brightside live in a cage? Miel and Demi are joined by comic/actor Biniam Bizuneh (@biniambiz) to try to figure it out, while Miel learns that 'Maybach' and 'Maytag' are not the same thing and no one knows if …

019 - The Look

April 19th, 2018


Demi and Miel dive into voice training, Herbal Essences, writing music in foreign languages, the misguided concept of 'sex on the beach,' and eventually, Roxette's metaphor-laden 1988 hit "The Look!" #SwedishTinyMouth

018 - In the Air Tonight

April 12th, 2018


In a particularly chill and riffy episode, Demi and Miel dare to punch up the near perfect Phil Collins classic "In the Air Tonight," discussing …

017 - Semi-Charmed Life (w/ Mara Wilson)

April 5th, 2018


Miel and Demi review and rewrite the sex and crystal meth anthem of the 90's, Third Eye Blind's "Semi-Charmed Life" with writer Mara Wilson (@marawilson.)

UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: "No Diggity" by Blackstreet, "The Green Room" …

016 - Escape (The Piña Colada Song) (w/ Ian Karmel and Sean Jordan)

March 29th, 2018


On a new episode of Punch Up The Jam, All Fantasy Everything's Ian Karmel (@iankarmel) & Sean Jordan (@seansjordan) join us as we poorly impersonate Australians, discuss Showtime's Billions, and eventually, dive …

015 - Mambo No. 5 (Live in Austin, TX)

March 22nd, 2018


For their first ever live episode, Demi and Miel take to Austin, TX to discuss the hierarchy of women in Lou Bega's "cult" classic, "Mambo No. 5!"

014 - Friday I'm In Love

March 15th, 2018


We've all swayed to The Cure's "Friday I'm In Love" but who among us has understood it? Demi and Miel try to get to the bottom of it, somehow possibly murdering Morrissey along the way.


013 - Party In The USA

March 8th, 2018


Miel and Demi take a long walk around the Miley Cyrus classic "Party In the USA," stopping to explore Shawshank Redemption, what actually happens to butterflies in cocoons, and the 'shoe pile' which may or may not be a …

012 - What's Your Fantasy

March 1st, 2018


On a guest-less (and particularly explicit!) episode of Punch Up The Jam, Demi and Miel talk about Harry Potter, geography degrees, presidents having …

011 - Absolutely (The Story of A Girl) (w/ Jill Gutowitz)

February 22nd, 2018


This is the story of a girl, actually two girls (Miel and writer Jill Gutowitz – @jillboard) and a boy (Demi), revisiting the early 00s one hit …

010 - Welcome To The Jungle (w/ Grace Helbig)

February 15th, 2018


Is "Welcome to the Jungle" actually an allegory about pubic hair? Probably not, but that won't stop Miel and Demi from trying. Internet superstar Grace Helbig (@gracehelbig) joins to help break down the Guns N Roses …

009 - Your Song (w/ Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld)

February 8th, 2018


On a special Valentine's Day episode, Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld (@jakehurwitz, @jakeandamir – If I Were You, Lonely & Horny, Headgum) …

008 - Freak On A Leash (w/ Sean Jordan)

February 1st, 2018


On their most buck episode yet, Demi and Miel are joined by comedian Sean Jordan (@seansjordan) to break down the nu-metal masterpiece that is Korn's "Freak On A Leash," stopping to dox each other and figure out what …

007 - Whenever, Wherever (w/ Solomon Georgio)

January 25th, 2018


This week, Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio – Comedy Central, his album ‘Homonegro Superior’) joins the show to talk about Seattle, the movie Saving …

006 - Jessie's Girl (w/ Shelby Fero)

January 18th, 2018


Comedian and writer Shelby Fero (@shelbyfero) joins the show to discuss types of gum, types of Diet Coke, Rachel Ray/Roy, and eventually, "Jessie's Girl", Rick Springfield's romantic ode to (????)!


005 - Crash Into Me

January 11th, 2018


Miel and Demi are back with their most polarizing song yet, "Crash Into Me" by Dave Matthews Band. In this foray into the jamband lifestyle, they …

004 - You Make My Dreams

January 4th, 2018


For the first episode in 2018, Miel and Demi tackle false conspiracy theories, children's swearing protocol, nightmares, John Oates not getting …

003 - Auld Lang Syne

December 28th, 2017


On a New Year's-themed episode of Punch Up The Jam, Miel and Demi discuss Jason Statham, New Year's kissing protocol, crying through the movie …

002 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

December 21st, 2017


On another special holiday edition of Punch Up The Jam, Miel and Demi discuss yuletide arson, tickling, Santa's sexual history, and eventually, the …

001 - Little Drummer Boy

December 21st, 2017


In the very first episode of Punch Up The Jam, Miel and Demi talk about sacrilege, the Stuart Little/Chicken Little connection, and eventually, the terrible Christmas standard that is "Little Drummer Boy!" (You can …

Welcome to Punch Up the Jam!

December 13th, 2017


Meet the hosts of Punch Up the Jam: Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw are comedians, writers, and best friends, with absolutely no qualifications to …

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