Waterproof Records with Jacob Givens

By Jacob Givens

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Join comedian and storyteller Jacob Givens as he takes you back in time to those face melting moments with music. Waterproof Records are your unsinkable tunes from the past, present and future.

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Ep. 6 - Jon Walker

This week we welcome Jon Walker as my first official guest on Waterproof Records! Jon is a Chicago musician who has traveled the world in bands like Panic at the Disco and The Young Veins, and continues to write and produce his own music as an independent singer/songwriter to this day.


Sep 13, 2021
Ep. 5 - Little Earthquakes

Released in 1992, Little Earthquakes was the debut solo album from singer-songwriter Tori Amos, which turned out to be quite an impactful album for me as a young adolescent. With confessional poetry centered around controversial topics, this piano-driven masterpiece set the stage for female artists for decades to come.

Sep 06, 2021
Ep. 4 - Doolittle

Released in 1989, Doolittle was the 2nd studio album from the Pixies, one of the most influential alternative bands from the late 80s and early 90s with a sound so uniquely their own. This week we dive into a wave of mutilation and gouge our way through some stories behind the songs from this iconic record.

Aug 23, 2021
Ep. 3 - Singles Soundtrack

The 1992 Cameron Crowe film 'Singles' not only captured the energy of the Seattle scene during that era, but the movie soundtrack itself was a crucial grunge gateway for nineties teenagers. From musician cameos to made up demo tapes, the behind the scenes stories are what make this collection of songs even more incredible!

Aug 16, 2021
Ep. 2 - Siamese Dream

I just want to be me in 1993! On this week's episode, Jacob takes you back to the first time you heard Siamese Dream by the Smashing Pumpkins. 

Aug 09, 2021
Ep. 1 - Intro and Welcome

Welcome to Waterproof Records! Find out the story behind the name, why we're here and where we're going next... 

Aug 09, 2021