Marvin Hamster Music Emporium

Marvin Hamster

This is the home page for the Marvin Hamster Music Emporium.

Programming note: as of June 2018 the Hamster stopped broadcasting regularly. You can listen to previous sets and shows on Mixcloud.

MHME was a weekly radio show of alternate music from the 80's and 90's. Marvin Hamster, your rodent of retro, selected two hours of College Rock, Alt Rock, Early Techno and Industrial, or what ever struck his fancy, for your listening pleasure.

Adjust your raspberry beret, move your tri-color rat tail aside, put on your headphones, light up a clove (if you got 'em), and tune in!

Glare with disdain at anyone that doesn't get it.

The Marvin Hamster Music Emporium got started as the "New" Music Emporium around 1982 in Ames, Iowa, at the student run College radio station, KUSR (formerly KPGY). Back then the music was new, and the hamster voice was higher.

On 15-JUL-2020 Marvin removed the podcast from iTunes and AWS.

If you would like to listen to the shows go to Mixcloud.

Want to send Marvin an email? Send it to mhme at and soon as his little hamster feet navigate the keyboard he will respond.

You can see all the shows, sets, and playlists below...

MH255 (airdate 16-MAY-2018) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Faith Of Pain Set
We Care AlotFaith No More
Give It AwayRed Hot Chili Peppers
I'm Shipping Up to BostonDropkick Murphys
Jump AroundHouse Of Pain
Do You Right311
Radio Stupid Set
This is Radio ClashThe Clash
The GlobeBig Audio Dynamite
InfectedThe The
AddictionLecture On Nothing
Stupid GirlGarbage
Lucky Culture Set
Lucky DayThompson Twins
Love ActionHuman League
LocomotionOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Sub-cultureNew Order
Catepillar Scare Set
The CatepillarCure
Me and the WindXTC
The City SleepsMC 900 Ft Jesus
I Scare MyselfThomas Dolby
Wrapped Jazz Set
L.O.V.E.United Future Organization
Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)Us3
Jazz AddictionO.M.U.
Perceived Colorblind Set
All That We PerceiveThievery Corporation
What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1)DJ Shadow
ColorblindChroma Key

MH254 (airdate 25-APR-2018) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Killing Cure Set
Private IdahoThe B-52's
Just A GigoloBarbie And The Kens
EightiesKilling Joke
Never Say Never (edit)Romeo Void
Killing An ArabCure
Turnaround Turn Set
TurnaroundNot Shakespeare
With YouO Positive
I Want You BackHoodoo Gurus
Alex Chilton (Remastered Version)The Replacements
My TurnClaude Pate
Cake And Jesus Too Set
Anna NgThey Might Be Giants
Comfort EagleCake
If I Only Had a BrainMC 900 Ft Jesus
Stand TogetherBeastie Boys
Drum Corps Set
Ten $ BillCop Shoot Cop
These Dangerous MachinesMartha & The Muffins
Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)Talking Heads
Eye The Swing Set
Virtual InsanityJamiroquai
Nice GirlsEye To Eye
Happy SadPizzicato Five
NotgonnachangeSwing Out Sister
Heaven Or Garbage Set
Heaven or Las VegasCocteau Twins
MilkGarbage with Massive Attack
Puzzle BoyArea

MH253 (airdate 11-APR-2018) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Flock Of Devo Set
TelecommunicationFlock Of Seagulls
Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Bebop)Q Feel
Freedom Of ChoiceDevo
Poison Moscow Set
Poison ArrowABC
Play To WinHeaven 17
Don't Tell MeBlancmange
Goodbye SeventiesYaz
Moon Over MoscowVisage
Kiss It's Alright Set
The Perfect KissNew Order
Sound Of The CrowdHuman League
Devil InsideINXS
It's AlrightFashion
Dirty Snowman Set
Dirty CreatureSplit Enz
All Come TrueWorld Party
Goodbye GirlSqueeze
Pulp And Peppers Set
Pulp CultureThomas Dolby
Dancing BarefootMC 900 Ft Jesus
Mellowship Slinky In B MajorRed Hot Chili Peppers
Everyone's A WinnerBootsauce
Violet Burnout Set
The Awakening Of A Woman (Burnout)Cinematic Orchestra

For the week of 04-APR-2017 Jen decided to replay MH198. See the playlist by clicking here.

MH252 (airdate 28-MAR-2018) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Clampdown Down Set
Message Of LovePretenders
The Walls Came DownThe Call
I Wanna LiveRamones
What People Do for FunMartha & The Muffins
Crackpot Guns Set
Crackpot History And The Right To LieAdam Ant
And She WasTalking Heads
I'm Afraid Of AmericansDavid Bowie
Melt The GunsXTC
The Bomb Set
Let's All Make A Bomb (New Version)Heaven 17
The Violence Of TruthThe The from the Mind Bomb album
Time BombRancid
Bombs AwayThe Police
Bomber's BayEcho & The Bunnymen
Glad For Heaven Set
Glad To Know YouChas Jankel
They Only Come Out At NightPeter Brown
We Close Our EyesGo West
Images Of HeavenPeter Godwin
Beautiful Years Set
As Years Go ByLevel 42
Everybody Wants To Rule The WorldTears For Fears
It's My LifeTalk Talk
Beautiful DayU2
Princely Sum Set
Skeleton KeyWendy & Lisa
Little MamaIngrid Chavez

For the week of 21-MAR-2017 the Hamster decided to replay MH185, because it had Soft Cell's Muggs Game in it and he had not heard that one in a while. See the playlist by clicking here.

For the week of 14-MAR-2017 the Hamster decided to replay MH199, because tonight he wants to party like it's episode 199! See the playlist by clicking here.

MH251 (airdate 28-FEB-2018) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Love And Sex Set
Look Of LoveABC
Don't GoYaz
The MetroBerlin
Freedom Of ChoiceDevo
Wild Sex (In The Working Class)Oingo Boingo
Love And Kicks Set
Love Is The LawSuburbs
Friend Or FoeAdam Ant
Chant #1 (Extended Mix)Spandau Ballet
Love And Lips Set
Love SongsSimple Minds
HeavenThe Psychedelic Furs
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)The Stranglers
Lips Like SugarEcho & The Bunnymen
Kissing Heaven Set
Key To The WorldHeaven 17
Blind VisionBlancmange
Do Or DieHuman League
No One's On The Same SideKissing The Pink
Help YourselfAPB
Smoke And Matchsticks Set
Under The BridgeRed Hot Chili Peppers
SmokePell Mell
MartiansMoonpools & Caterpillars
Pictures of Matchstick MenCamper Van Beethoven
Jazzy Endings Set
On Est Ensemble Sans Se ParlerUnited Future Organization
Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)Us3
Get A Move OnMr. Scruff

MH250 (airdate 14-FEB-2018) You can play this show on Mixcloud
I Love A Mystery Set
Mystery AchievementThe Pretenders
Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)Squeeze
Message In A Bottle (New Classic Rock Mix)The Police
I Love LucyProducers
Die Talking Set
People Who DiedThe Jim Carroll Band
End Of The WorldREM
Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth...Primitive Radio Gods
Tom's Diner (7" A)DNA & Suzanne Vega
Gladhouse Chameleons Set
Life In The GladhouseModern English
This Time Of NightNew Order
Don't FallThe Chameleons UK
Summer Rain In LA Set
Someone Somewhere In SummertimeSimple Minds
Tinseltown in the RainThe Blue Nile
To Live And Die In L.A.Wang Chung
Sweet HarmonyThe Beloved
Bela In The Hospital Set
Bela Lugosi's DeadBauhaus
MoneyThe Flying Lizards
Hospital FoodEels
Garden Leaf Set
One Day In My GardenAmon Tobin
Water From A Vine LeafWilliam Orbit
Star 6 & 7 8 9 (Phase II)The Orb

MH249 (airdate 31-JAN-2018) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Spandau Wow Set
Chant #1 (Extended Mix)Spandau Ballet
Go!Tones On Tail
I Want CandyBow Wow Wow
EightiesKilling Joke
Lemony Pumpkin Set
It's A Shame About RayThe Lemonheads
My SisterJuliana Hatfield
God Is A BulletConcrete Blonde
Bullet With Butterfly WingsSmashing Pumpkins
Onion SkinBoom Crash Opera
Crawl And Hop Set
Video Killed The Radio StarBuggles
FashionDavid Bowie
Johnny And MaryRobert Palmer
Twist & CrawlEnglish Beat
Life Begins at the HopXTC
Happy Christmas Killing Set
I Could Be HappyAltered Images
Big PlansChristmas
Koo Koo KooMoonpools & Caterpillars
The Killing JarSiouxsie and the Banshees
Love Plus OneNick Heyward & Haircut 100
Lullaby Soon Set
How Soon Is Now?The Smiths
Head Over HeelsTears For Fears
LullabyThe Cure
Wouldn't It Be GoodNik Kershaw
The Exit Lounge Set
The Millionaire's HolidayCombustible Edison
Fooling Myself (Easy Access Orchestra Mix)King Kooba
The Girl From IpanemaPizzicato Five
Sutro HeightsJaywalkers
Black Hole SunSteve Lawrence & Eydie Gormie

For the week of 24-JAN-2018 there were technical diffculties at the main station, KTHO, so Darrell picked a show at random to play from his remote Knuckleheads show that night.
He chose to play MH248.

MH248 (airdate 10-JAN-2018) You can play this show on Mixcloud
The Devil You Know Set
HeartbeatThe Psychedelic Furs
Devil InsideINXS
Dream WorldMidnight Oil
Come AnytimeThe Hoodoo Gurus
Missing Miracle Set
Missing PersonSplit Enz
WindowsMissing Persons
Promised You A MiracleSimple Minds
Blinded Me With ScienceThomas Dolby
52 Lies Set
TemptationHeaven 17
Lies (Extended Version)Thompson Twins
Song For A Future GenerationThe B-52's
Frightened In FranceKissing The Pink
Blind In The Dark Set
Leave Me AloneNew Order
Blind VisionBlancmange
LocomotionOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Wishing (If I Had A Photograph)A Flock Of Seagulls
Mexico And Oklahoma Set
Mexican RadioWall of Voodoo
Skinny HotrodThe Sugarplastic
The High PartyTed Leo & The Pharmacists
OklahomaBishop Allen
Passion With U Set
The Screams Of PassionFamily
A Love BizarreSheila E
Crack In The PavementWendy & Lisa
Take Me With UPrince

MH247 (airdate 27-DEC-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Sunday Cats Set
Cool For CatsSqueeze
Love CatsCure
Blister In the SunViolent Femmes
Making Plans for NigelXTC
Sunday PapersJoe Jackson
Positive Maniacs Set
With YouO Positive
Someone Is CallingModern English
TurnaroundNot Shakespeare
RenMoonpools & Caterpillars
These Are Days10,000 Maniacs
Ministry Of Propaganda Set
All DayMinistry
HurtNew Order
The Murder Of LovePropaganda
Chili Cake Set
Midlife CrisisFaith No More
Mellowship Slinky In B MajorRed Hot Chili Peppers
All Mixed Up311
What I Got (edit)Sublime
When You SleepCake
Red, Gold And Blue Set
Heartbreak BeatThe Psychedelic Furs
Red SkiesFixx
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)Simple Minds
Tinseltown in the RainThe Blue Nile
Sleeping In The Rain Set
This City Never SleepsEurythmics
Kingdom Of RainThe The

MH246 (airdate 13-DEC-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Billy Cats Set
(She's) Sexy + 17Stray Cats
Stand ByRoman Holliday
Make A Circuit With MePolecats
Jam UpFour Piece Suit
American MusicBlasters
Long White CadillacThe Tone Popes
Violent Gurus Set
Add It UpViolent Femmes
I Will DareThe Replacements
Rattle My BonesSuburbs
(Let's All) Turn OnHoodoo Gurus
New Joy Front Set
TemptationNew Order
She's Lost ControlJoy Division
Lovely DayFront 242
Certain Uncertainty Set
Uncertain SmileThe The
Lifes A ScreamA Certain Ratio
Certain Things Are LikelyKissing The Pink
Shy Ghost Set
Like A GhostIgnatius Jones
Under the Milky WayThe Church
Open Your HeartHuman League
Too ShyKajagoogoo
Ultramarine Nightmare Set
Bird and FlagSea and Cake
Happy LandUltramarine
DreddoverboardNightmares On Wax

Due to some scheduling issues there were no new shows from November 22 through December 6th.

MH245 (airdate 15-NOV-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Janitor Love Set
All Time Low2.3
JanitorSuburban Lawns
Sky Blue PinkExene Cervenka & The Original Sinners
Just A GigoloBarbie And The Kens
Private IdahoThe B-52s
Beep Beep LoveGruppo Sportivo
Mental Clampdown Set
Mental HopscotchMissing Persons
Tattooded Love BoysThe Pretenders
I Wanna LiveRamones
What People Do for FunMartha & The Muffins
Tomato Cake Set
Comfort EagleCake
Tomato KidMoonpools & Caterpillars
Don't Look DownSugarplastic
Pigs That Ran Straightaway Into the WaterMountain Goats
Pop Talk Set
Pop LifePrince
Sowing the Seeds of LoveTears For Fears
King for a DayXTC
Life's What You Make ItTalk Talk
Slave Away Set
Slave To The Rhythm (Hot Blooded Version)Grace Jones
Slave To LoveBryan Ferry
So Far AwayDire Straits
Lullaby Sea Set
Sweet Lullaby (Ambient mix)Deep Forest
Need You Right Now (Ambient Mix)Trumpet Thing
Sea Of VapoursNusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nocturne No. 3Joe Jackson

For the week of 08-NOV-2017 the Hamster decided to replay MH170, because all the recycled bits are still as fresh as decades old alternate music. See the playlist by clicking here.

But wait, there's more...

Shows 240 thru 249 Shows 230 thru 239 Shows 220 thru 229 Shows 210 thru 219
Shows 200 thru 209 Shows 190 thru 199 Shows 180 thru 189 Shows 170 thru 179
Shows 160 thru 169 Shows 150 thru 159 Shows 140 thru 149 Shows 130 thru 139
Shows 120 thru 129 Shows 110 thru 119 Shows 100 thru 109 Shows 90 thru 99
Shows 80 thru 89 Shows 70 thru 79 Shows 60 thru 69 Shows 50 thru 59
Shows 40 thru 49 Shows 30 thru 39 Shows 20 thru 29 Shows 10 thru 19

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