220. Jon Cryer on Radiohead 'OK Computer' (1997)

Jon Cryer is one of the most beloved figures in the last three decades of American comedy, from his breakout role in ‘Pretty in Pink’ to starring in one of the most successful sitcoms in history in ‘Two and a Half Men’. In addition, he’s also an author, screenwriter, director and lately a podcaster. But today he joins me in his capacity as a music fan with a deep love for Radiohead’s era-defining classic ‘OK Computer’. From battling the network to get Radiohead posters included in one of his early sitcoms, why the track ‘Fitter Happier’ made him burst into tears on first listen, why he listens to the album in his car, his experiences bringing Radiohead virgins to to see the band live and more. Jon discovers live on air what the lyrics to two of the album’s songs are for the first time, and compares the precision in Radiohead’s music to the precision that can make or break a gag in a comedy film. Plus, we talk about what it’s like to act opposite Elvis Costello. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them.

Jeremy Dylan is a Nashville-based filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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