Over the last few months I have become a loyal listener to the Mike and Mike Podcast . The hosts of this online radio show are Mike Johnston from MikesLessons.com and Mike Dawson, managing editor for Modern Drummer magazine. Each week Mike and Mike explore drummers from the past and present, analyze drumming styles and provide gear reviews. They also have a “pick of the week” which can go far beyond the drums. As of this post they have recorded 91 episodes and every one of them is available online (web link above). The podcast is also available on iTunes. I have a particular affinity for this podcast as my book is published by Modern Drummer and I have written a feature article and interview for them. Mike and Mike have great on-air personalities and they merge together well. I find it very interesting when they begin each show by recapping the gigs they had the previous week. These guys are constantly exploring and sharpening their craft. If you are interested in the state of drumming look no further than the Mike and Mike Podcast. Each show is made available on Fridays.