2012: A Year In Your Ear

Series produced by Mad Genius

Caption: The only known image of Mad Genius, Credit: The Feds, of course.
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The only known image of Mad Genius 

We're turning your news into music. The anonymous vérité pop collective Mad Genius will spend 2012 charting the course of our apocalypse through our always trustworthy media. How will we do this? We'll make them pop stars, naturally.

NEW - Watch the "music video" (and we use that term loosely) for our latest chapter below! Or visit our YouTube page for more: https://www.youtube.com/user/MadGeniusBlog?feature=watch

While working on its debut album, the anonymous vérité pop collective Mad Genius decided to follow the real money with this foray into public broadcasting.

Keeping with what we do best, we're sampling the world's news and audio culture (from NPR to YouTube) in an effort to tell stories in a way that would make Ira either cry in pain or throw fits of furious envy. Maybe both, come to think of it. We're taking the talking heads and turning them into pop stars, making music with the media and nothing more.


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10 Pieces

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The first entry in our "A Year In Your Ear" series: "Doggie Sunglasses." The year begins with the GOP trying to outgun each other, Obama trying t...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2012
  • Length: 05:36
Caption: Handsome chap, isn't he?
Mad Genius merrily presents the second entry in our "Year In Your Ear" series, "Aspirin Between The Knees." Rick Santorum duets with the ghost of ...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2012
  • Length: 04:59
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Here it is, the latest song in our "Year In Your Ear" series. We're calling it "Someone's Screaming Outside." Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, o...

Bought by KFAI and Third Coast Festival/Re:sound (Outside Purchaser)


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Mad Genius proudly presents the latest song in our "2012: A Year In Your Ear" series: "How To Build A Zombie Apocalypse." The zombie scourge goes ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 03:23
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Mad Genius proudly presents the latest song in our "2012: A Year In Your Ear" series: "Higgs Boson!" Geeks rejoice! Researchers at the Large Hadr...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2012
  • Length: 04:04
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Mad Genius proudly presents the latest song in our "2012: A Year In Your Ear" series: "Amend The Constitution!" Meet James Christophersen, a conse...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 04:23
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Mad Genius proudly presents the latest song in our "2012: A Year In Your Ear" series: "Presidential Karaoke." The Romney and Obama campaigns cross...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:53
Caption: Mike Iann's unsent death letter to his father., Credit: NJ.com
Mad Genius proudly presents the latest song in our "2012: A Year In Your Ear" series: "The Adventures of Hurricane Mike." Like a lot of people, Mi...

Bought by Third Coast Festival/Re:sound (Outside Purchaser)


  • Added: Dec 05, 2012
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Mad Genius presents the latest story-song in our "2012: A Year In Your Ear" series: "The Police Made Them Hold Hands And Close Their Eyes." C...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2012
  • Length: 04:18
Caption: Pat Robertson Rocks Out To Mad Genius!, Credit: God
Mad Genius proudly presents the final song in our "2012: A Year In Your Ear" series: "God! Pick One! (The Apocalypse Song)." How will all end? Pat...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 09:16