The atU2 Podcast


Answering FAQ's About Presale Tickets for U2's Experience and Innocence Tour
Episode 71 • Published Nov 13, 2017

We’re joined by special guest Big Wave from the Zootopia forum to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about U2’s Experience and Innocence Tour pre-sale and general ticket sales.


Songs of Experiencing a Fun Way to Buy U2 Concert Tickets
Episode 70 • Published Nov 02, 2017

Tassoula, Sherry, Matt, and Chris are here to chat about Experience and Innocence Tour ticketing issues as well as Songs of Experience songs we’ve heard so far.


The Joshua Tree is a Speed Bump on the Road to Experience
Episode 69 • Published Oct 27, 2017

Matt and Chris are joined by Sherry, Tassoula, and Mason who call in to give their thoughts on the recently wrapped up Joshua Tree Tour 2017.


Pain is What We Salve with Art - A Conversation with Neil McCormick
Episode 68 • Published Oct 11, 2017

Neil McCormick joins the show to talk about his new book, #Zero, which he is crowdfunding support for. Neil talks about what kind of pop star Zero is, his decision to go the crowdfunding route, the state of book publishing in 2017, and what the heck is that face on his bookshelf?


You've Said What You Came to Say - An Interview with December
Episode 67 • Published Sep 28, 2017

Matt and Chris are joined by the band December to talk about their new album 33 which contains 10 U2 songs that they’ve reinterpreted as an ode to U2.


Larry Lies Awake at Night Worrying About Wrinkles on His Face
Episode 66 • Published Sep 07, 2017

The Blackout is over and we’re back to talk about “You’re The Best Thing About Me” with Matt, Sherry, Collin, and Chris.


It Gave Me The Tingles All Over Again
Episode 65 • Published Aug 24, 2017

The U2 machine is rumbling again! Not only is the Joshua Tree Tour 2017 about to resume, but U2 fans are getting strange letters promoting a new song and it looks like an album announcement could be coming soon. Sherry, Becky, Mason and Matt talk about all that, and answer your #askatu2 questions, in our latest podcast.


B-Side: Why'd U2 Shoot Two Live Performance Videos?
Episode 64 • Published Aug 02, 2017

Matt, Ian and Sherry are back to discuss the rumors surrounding Songs of Experience and the two videos the band recently filmed.


The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Part 3
Episode 63 • Published Jul 06, 2017

Geoff, Collin, Tassoula, and Chris are back to discuss the end of leg one of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017.


Designing U2
Episode 62 • Published Jun 28, 2017

Kelly, Beth, Ian, and Chris go all the way back to Larry’s first U2 logo on a shirt and talk through the U2’s history of design. What we love, what we hate, and the little things that we notice along the way.


Bigwave needs a Kimono
Episode 61 • Published Jun 07, 2017

We’re back for another discussion of The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour with Aaron, Sherry, Sienna, and Chris. We’re also joined by Bigwave from the U2.com moderator crew to help answer questions from listeners.


What's Under Adam's Kimono?
Episode 60 • Published May 25, 2017

Matt, Mason, Tim, and Chris convene to discuss our thoughts on U2’s first 6 shows of The Joshua Tree 2017 tour.


Ultraviolet: Opening Night of the Joshua Tree Tour 2017
Episode 59 • Published May 18, 2017

Tassoula, Sherry, Becky, Jill, and Michelle are on the special atU2 Periscope couch after the opening night of The Joshua Tree Tour in Vancouver to debrief their thoughts on the start of this incredible tour.


B-Side: Bjorn and the Bouncing Lemons
Episode 58 • Published May 03, 2017

Matt, Tassoula, Sherry, and Chris chat about yesterday’s rehearsals for The Joshua Tree as well as today’s fan club announcement.


The Dalton Brothers
Episode 57 • Published Apr 27, 2017

Sherry, Matt, and Chris gather round the fire to swap stories of a band that only plays two kinds of music: country and western


B-Side: Joshua Tree Stage Being Built in Houston
Episode 56 • Published Apr 21, 2017

Matt, Becky, and Chris take a few minutes to chat about the leaked photos and videos of what seems to be U2’s Joshua Tree tour stage.


Jiffy Pop Or Rain - A Discussion of Passengers
Episode 55 • Published Apr 05, 2017

Is Passengers an actual U2 album? Is it rain or jiffy pop at the start of that song? New atU2 staffers Collin and Eric join Ian, Steve, and Chris to finally discuss Passengers in our album by album series.


B-Side Red Hill Mining Town Record Store Day Release
Episode 54 • Published Mar 22, 2017

Tassoula, Sherry, and Chris chat about U2’s Red Hill Mining Town’s re-release in 2017 for Record Store Day.


B-Side U2 Facebook Live Joshua Tree Event
Episode 53 • Published Mar 09, 2017

Aaron, Tassoula, Chris, and the newest atU2 staffer Sienna have a quick chat reviewing U2’s Facebook Live Q&A held today on The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary.


B-Side Discussing Adam's Joshua Tree Setlist
Episode 52 • Published Feb 20, 2017

10 minutes on Adam Clayton’s picture with a blurry setlist that we Bunderdict Cumbertooth our way through.


My Dog Doesn't Know If We're In Love With Defeat — A Discussion of Songs of Innocence
Episode 51 • Published Feb 16, 2017

Matt, Tassoula, Jill, and Chris discuss U2’s 2014 release of Songs of Innocence. From the surprise release announcement with Apple to the Innocence + Experience Tour, we go song by song on U2’s most recent album as of this recording.


EP: A Conversation With Andy Greene from Rolling Stone
Episode 50 • Published Feb 08, 2017

After his recent interviews with Edge, Adam Clayton, and Willie Williams we snagged Andy Greene from Rolling Stone for a conversation to get his thoughts on U2’s Joshua Tree Tour, what songs they’ll play, the promotional method for a unique tour like this, and fun stories about interviewing the band over his career.


Moment of Show-Ender — A Discussion of No Line on the Horizon
Episode 49 • Published Feb 02, 2017

Get on your boots - Liseth, Sherry, and Aaron join Chris to talk about No Line on the Horizon, U2’s 12th album that came out in 2009.


Butterflies Out Of Its Mouth — A Discussion of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Episode 48 • Published Jan 09, 2017

Jill, Ian, Becky, and Chris take a musical journey through How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2’s 2004 album that helped keep the band on the top of the biggest band in the world fight.


B-Side #1: U2 Announces Joshua Tree Tour 2017
Episode 47 • Published Jan 09, 2017

For our first b-side we convene a panel of folks to chat about The Joshua Tree Tour announcement — ticket pricing, availability, and whether Drunk Chicken will make an appearance!


No Girly Hearts — A Discussion of All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Episode 46 • Published Jan 05, 2017

All that you fashion and all that you make can turn into a 90m discussion of All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Ian, Sherry, Tassoula, Marylinn, and Chris spend a little while chatting about the ups and downs of U2’s 2000 album.


Maybe I Had My Lemon Up My Butt — A Discussion of Pop
Episode 45 • Published Dec 08, 2016

Ian, Sherry, Marylinn, and Chris take on one of U2’s under-appreciated albums that had a complicated arrival to the world with a lot of flash on the surface. But we found a lot of depth once you got past the shine of the mirrorball.


Basking in Lemon — A Discussion of Zooropa
Episode 44 • Published Nov 24, 2016

A man builds a podcast, with guests and commentary. A man records a conversation so he can hear himself up close. Marylinn, Sherry, Ian, and Chris are talking Zooropa until the day begins at midnight so grab the nearest lemon and don’t go wandering too far.


Outside Podcast - A Discussion of Achtung Baby
Episode 43 • Published Nov 05, 2016

Adam prefers sandalwood and the atU2 crew prefer Achtung Baby. Sherry, Tassoula, Matt, and Chris try to talk like this and act like that to figure out which is the best song on the album (all of them).


I Know We’re Not Talking About the Film — A Discussion of Rattle & Hum
Episode 42 • Published Oct 20, 2016

It’s time for our musical journey - a look back at Rattle & Hum, U2’s 6th album. Kenny, Sherry, Aaron, and Chris are back to talk through the album as well as recap the fun had at both #U240 parties.


Crikey! They’ve Gone to the Popular Masses! — A Discussion of The Joshua Tree
Episode 41 • Published Oct 06, 2016

Becky, Kenny, Matt, and Chris are talking The Joshua Tree - U2’s biggest selling album to date. Join us as we trip through your wires, with or without you, until we still haven’t found what we’re looking for as we exit onto one tree hill.


Live From the Rock Hall of Fame with Dave Fanning
Episode 40 • Published Sep 29, 2016

From #U240 in Cleveland at the Rock Hall we recorded a live conversation with Dave Fanning about his history with U2 - stories of hearing new albums in Bono’s house, his thoughts on the Apple album release deal, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, social media, floppy disks, Bono’s charity work, Paul McGuinness’ influence, and his thoughts on new U2 music. Thanks to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame crew for recording this episode for us and putting on a great weekend in Cleveland to help celebrate U2’s 40th.


This is Bongolese Preserved for the Ages — A Discussion of The Unforgettable Fire
Episode 39 • Published Sep 08, 2016

Marylinn, Tassoula, Matt, and Chris are back discussing U2’s 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire. New producers on the record and a new location to record make for an interesting change from War — listen along in the dark with headphones on.


It’s All About Bono’s T-Shirt — Under a Blood Red Sky
Episode 38 • Published Aug 26, 2016

Kenny, Sherry, and Chris continue our album series by discussing this live album from U2 released in 1983. Hair, guitar solos, bass intros, and plaid t-shirts are all up for debate.


He Was Paid in Mars Bars — A Discussion of War
Episode 37 • Published Aug 04, 2016

Tassoula, Becky, Marylinn, and Chris continue our album by album discussion with War, U2’s third album, and some (on this podcast) would claim as their best. Spoiler warning! Bono isn’t the one singing on Seconds!


Rejection Letters From Principle Management — Our Fav Non-Album Songs
Episode 36 • Published Jul 21, 2016

We’re doing schoolyard-style draft picks of our favorite non-album U2 songs — once we can stop arguing about what qualifies as non-album. Tassoula, Sherry, Matt, and Chris take turns picking their fav non-album songs.


The Swipe-Right Album - A Discussion of October
Episode 35 • Published Jul 15, 2016

As part of our U240 celebrations, we’re going to talk through each of U2’s albums. U2’s second album October is the focus of this episode.


Turn in Your @U2 Card Right Now — A Discussion of Boy
Episode 34 • Published Jun 30, 2016

As part of our U240 celebrations, we’re going to talk through each of U2’s albums and what better place to start than with U2’s first album, Boy. Tassoula, Matt, Sherry, and Chris share their thoughts on the album song by song as well as a bit of the history surrounding its recording and release into the world’


I Got 6 GA Tickets Sitting In The Pew In Church
Episode 33 • Published Jun 02, 2016

Tim, Matt, Sherry, and Chris talk about how and when to introduce your family to U2, what to do if your family doesn’t like U2 (Chris learned it’s not ok to kick them out of the house), and advice for taking kids to U2 concerts.


U2 Bingo
Episode 32 • Published May 19, 2016

Aaron, Sherry, and Chris answer #askatU2 questions and talk about the Paris concert video announcement, and The Edge’s interview on Off Camera.


Bono Met the Real-life, Crying emoji
Episode 31 • Published May 05, 2016

Jill joins us to talk about getting to meet Bono in NYC, Tassoula tells us about how she gets to so many U2 shows, Matt gets thunderstruck, and Chris is still trying to convince U2 to come to Saskatchewan.


We Called It the Bonald
Episode 30 • Published Apr 21, 2016

Kenny, Aaron (Ivan), Sherry, and Chris talk through the next batch of survey results from the 2016 atU2 Fan Survey.


Nothing Wrong With A Bloody Nose Over A Snippet
Episode 29 • Published Apr 14, 2016

Ross and Brian join Matt and Chris to talk about what goes into putting together the Tours side of atU2 and include a few snippets of arguments over what constitutes a snippet.


I Can’t Get This U2 Podcast Off My Phone
Episode 28 • Published Apr 07, 2016

Matt and Chris are joined by Beth and Chris from the U2 Tattoo Project to talk about the atU2 2016 Fan Survey and give an update on their project. We recorded it live on Blab so there’s a video version as well if you prefer to watch.


I Have A Terrible Canadian Accent
Episode 27 • Published Apr 01, 2016

Is Larry having fun? Updates on the U2 Conference. New guitar from The Edge and Fender. Bono on GMA from Jordan. And we worry about what’s going on in the weeds of U2’s new album.


The Jazzman of the band, Mr Adam Clayton
Episode 26 • Published Mar 17, 2016

In honour of Adam Clayton’s birthday earlier this week, we decided to devote the entire episode to the man who holds the band’s rhythm in his hands - Mr. Adam Clayton.


We Are All Off Looking for Larry
Episode 25 • Published Mar 03, 2016

Where in the world is Larry Mullen Jr.? While you’re thinking about that, be sure to fill out the 6th Worldwide U2 Fan Survey. Sherry, Matt, and Chris talk answer your #AskAtU2 questions and talk about the responses to the survey thus far.


Oh Oh Oh Oh Achoo Baby!
Episode 24 • Published Feb 18, 2016

A medicated Sherry and a shivering Chris get together to talk U2 including discussions about a BB King video, virtual reality as the next big thing, A Sort of Homecoming, U2 covers, and Sherry’s U2.com playlist.


You Did Record This, Didn’t You?
Episode 23 • Published Feb 04, 2016

We’re back! And we even remembered to record our conversation. Matt, Sherry, and Chris chat about Ticketmaster issues and reporting on our holidays - and wondering where Larry is?


I Had This Ravishing Need To Hear “Volcano”
Episode 22 • Published Dec 17, 2015

It’s time to wrap up 2015 and so we’ve got Sherry, Aaron G, Matt, and Chris on to talk about what they each thought was the top U2 related moments of 2015.


Bono Made A Comment Like Awwww Dude
Episode 21 • Published Dec 10, 2015

We’re joined once again by Mark Baker aka U2Brothr to chat about getting summoned back to Paris by U2 and what the full experience was like. We answer your #AskAtU2 questions and give our review of the HBO broadcast along the way.


A Closet Full Of Edge’s Hats
Episode 20 • Published Nov 26, 2015

We’ve got Dublin voice. Recovering from shouting (hell yeah!) at the top of our lungs in Dublin, travelling to the other side and back, and Jill tells her story of meeting Dallas Schoo before her flight home.


I Thought Bono and Edge Would Have Good Wi-Fi
Episode 19 • Published Nov 26, 2015

We recorded live from Dublin with Sherry, Steve, Liseth, and even a jet lagged Matt made an appearance. We talk about the first couple of Dublin shows and what people are looking forward to hearing, how the stage feels in the 3Arena, and what Irish fans are thinking of U2 this time.


Bono Called an Audible
Episode 18 • Published Nov 19, 2015

We’re joined by special guest Mark Baker, aka U2Brothr, to talk about his documentary, his experiences getting on stage with U2, and what it was like to be a part of a contest on U2.com to go to Paris only to find out he wouldn’t be going after all. We also played Name that Tune with Mark - as a bass player in a U2 tribute band you’d think he’d do pretty good, right? And we also talk a bit about the upcoming shows in Dublin, Ireland.


And Then I Whacked Noel Gallagher
Episode 17 • Published Nov 06, 2015

Sherry and Chris chat about what’s going on in the world of U2 this week including catching up with Aaron Govern who was at all 6 shows in London and has a great story to tell of extra experiences at one of the shows.


Podcast of Experience
Episode 16 • Published Oct 30, 2015

We’re back for more! More audio clips from @U2 staffers and memories of driving out to the Joshua Tree park, among many others. This is part 2 of our celebration of the 20th anniversary of @U2.com.


20 Years And This Is All We Get?
Episode 15 • Published Oct 23, 2015

It’s the 20th anniversary of the launch of atu2.com and we’ve got Answer Guy, Sherry, Tassoula, Matt, and Chris here to reminisce about it. We broke this up into 2 parts we had so much fun.


Kicking The Bucket List
Episode 14 • Published Oct 15, 2015

It’s U2 bucket list time! Tassoula, Matt, and Chris are your hosts as we read and listen to listener suggestions for U2 bucket list items. We also answer more of your #AskAtU2 questions and we play another round of Name that Song. Will Matt beat the chat room this time??


I Worship at ZooTV’s Altar
Episode 13 • Published Oct 08, 2015

Jill, Becky, Sherry, and Chris are on this week to chat about #askatU2 questions, the Global Citizen festival and we definitely don’t talk about whether U2 is selling out.


The Miracle of the 5-percent Battery
Episode 12 • Published Oct 01, 2015

Jill, Becky, Sherry, and Chris are on this week to chat about #askatU2 questions, the Global Citizen festival and we definitely don’t talk about whether U2 is selling out.


I Dinged Myself There
Episode 11 • Published Sep 24, 2015

Sherry, Matt and Chris are back to chat about Bono new blog, answer a bunch of #askatu2 questions, the rescheduled concert in Sweden, and what to look forward to in Berlin. Also: Happy Birthday to Matt!


There’s Something Going on in Amsterdam
Episode 10 • Published Sep 17, 2015

Sherry, Tim, Matt and Chris talk about their experiences trying to get tickets for U2’s upcoming Ireland tour dates, the recent concerts in Amsterdam, and answer a bunch of #askatU2 questions and try their best to #stumpm2 as well.


Ticket or Not, I’m Going
Episode 9 • Published Sep 10, 2015

Matt, Sherry, and Chris share their thoughts on the European launch of the tour as well as suggestions for fans looking to get tickets for the Irish dates on the tour. We answer your #askatu2 questions and a new segment arrives: #stumpm2.


A Campfire Moment With Uncle Bono
Episode 8 • Published Sep 03, 2015

Sherry, OMG, Tim and Chris check the #askatu2 inbox and answer your questions and for the roundtable this time and talk Song for Someone video, rehearsal leaks from Turin and their thoughts on what the tour opener song will be in Europe.


Previewing Europe and Following Up with Matt
Episode 7 • Published Aug 26, 2015

We talk about the upcoming European leg of the tour with guests Navid and Aaron and we open our Inbox and answer your #askatU2 questions including a special new segment with Matt.


I Mailed Off A Live Credit Card
Episode 6 • Published Aug 20, 2015

Beth and Chris join Matt and Chris to talk about their experience seeing 15 shows on the first leg of the U2ie tour. We also answer a bunch of #askatu2 questions and also cover the MSG scalper ticket story.


OMG OMG OMG OMG
Episode 5 • Published Aug 13, 2015

We’re talking about the atU2 party for one more episode along with your #askatu2 questions and a roundtable discussion about the last few shows in New York.


That Was Bleeping Unbelievable
Episode 4 • Published Aug 06, 2015

Tassoula, Tim, Matt and Chris debrief the 20th Anniversary Party for atu2.com. We also answer a bunch of #askatU2 questions submitted by listeners of the podcast.


Getting to the Roots of the Seating Question
Episode 3 • Published Jul 23, 2015

Matt, Brian, Sherry and Chris answer listener feedback and questions, debate the best seats to buy for this tour, and chat about where this tour ranks compared to previous tours.


A Conversation with Matt and Chris
Episode 2 • Published Jul 17, 2015

Matt McGee answers a few of Chris’ questions about atu2.com the site, U2 the band, and how covering U2 has changed over the last twenty years


We’re a Podcast from the Internet. This is Our First Episode. We Hope You Like It.
Episode 1 • Published Jul 13, 2015

Hosts Matt McGee and Chris Enns introduce the what, where, why and how of the official podcast of atu2.com.