Phoebe Bridgers plays songs by Kate Bush, Elliott Smith and more

Phoebe Bridgers Saddest Factory Radio

If you don’t know Phoebe Bridgers from her GRAMMY®-nominated album Punisher (or, perhaps, from inviting David Crosby’s Twitter ire by smashing a guitar on Saturday Night Live), get a crash course in the singer-songwriter and Saddest Factory Records label CEO’s essence of no-holds-barred vulnerability and beyond during her monthly show, Saddest Factory Radio with Phoebe Bridgers, on SiriusXMU (Ch. 35). Catch up on the SXM App now.

In the sixth episode, debuting Thursday, August 4th at 6 pm ET, Bridgers and her drummer and ex-boyfriend, Marshall Vore, spin songs they love from Kate Bush, Elliott Smith, Claud, Alvvays and more.

The show, which serves up “outside-of-the-box thinking and audio trust falls,” features Bridgers at the helm guiding listeners through artist-to-artist conversations and, of course, her favourite songs. In the debut episode, Bridgers shared song recommendations for fans’ questions — from soundtracking a stolen toothbrush with underscores’ “Everybody’s Dead!” to a drive through the Italian countryside set to “Dead End Street” by Blake Mills.

“I wanted to make a playlist based on when music feels the best … and one of the times music feels the best is when I’m miserable,” Bridgers explained. “When I’m down bad, and I want to be more down and more bad, these are the songs that I listen to.”

Saddest Factory Radio airs on the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm ET, with additional encores on the following Friday at 10 am ET, Saturday at 3 pm ET, Sunday at 6 pm ET and Tuesday at 12 am ET.