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Russ Tamblyn was born in Los Angeles in the middle of the Depression to a chorus girl and a Broadway "song and dance man."  His father had moved his growing family west to press his luck in the talkies.  Russ was a showbiz kid and found his talent young:  Cecil B DeMille cast him as the young King Saul in Samson and Delilah when he was just 13 years old.  Stardom came at 19 in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, where he stole scenes with his goofy enthusiasm and astonishingly acrobatic dancing.  But the role that will go down in history is Riff in West Side Story.  Tamblyn took a part that could have been just a young tough, and imbued it with such nuance, such balance between aggression and vulnerability, that every Riff since has been held up to him.  In this funny, revealing conversation, Tamblyn tells Alec what it was like being part of the old Hollywood contract system (he was an MGM property) -- plus which major Golden Age director was "overrated," and why he didn't stay a movie star.  And of course, Tamblyn recounts his return to featured roles at the request of David Lynch, who cast him as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby in Twin Peaks.
This week, in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards, Here's the Thing brings you a collection of conversations with Oscar-winners -- including one new interview, coming tomorrow, with the creative team of 2020 Best Documentary-nominee For Sama.  Today, on Day 4 of our Oscars series, it's our live event with Spike Lee at the TriBeCa Film Festival.  The two movie-veterans came prepared for a serious discussion about Place in the Sun and On the Waterfront, but get distracted very quickly.  As BET put it in their roundup of the conversation, "The iconic director held nothing back."  Spike Lee's first Oscar, shockingly, came last year for his BlacKkKlansman screenplay.
This week, in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards, Here's the Thing brings you a collection of conversations with Oscar-winners -- and, today, with a pair of 2020 nominees.  They are Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts, the co-directors of For Sama, which is up for Best Documentary Feature.  It's a movie pieced together from more than 500 hours of footage shot by Al-Kateab, a young mother in rebel-controlled Aleppo, Syria, as government troops closed in.  For Sama is about what it's like for an ordinary, middle-class family to conceive and raise a child in a city under siege.  As the San Francisco Chronicle puts it, "For Sama is a film made with the instincts of a journalist, the passion of a revolutionary, and the beating heart of a mother."  Watts, Waad, and Waad's husband, Dr. Hamza Al-Kateab, joined Alec at a live taping of Here's the Thing at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
This week, in honor of the upcoming Academy awards, Here's the Thing brings you a collection of conversations with Oscar-winners -- including one new interview with the creative team of 2020 Best Documentary-nominee For Sama, coming Friday.  For Day 3 of our series, we bring you our Julianne Moore episode, in which she and Alec bond over their shared past in soap operas.  Moore won her Oscar in 2015 for playing an Alzheimer's patient in Still Alice.
This week, in honor of the upcoming Academy awards, Here's the Thing brings you a collection of conversations with Oscar-winners -- including one new interview with the creative team of 2020 Best Documentary-nominee For Sama.  For our second installment, we bring you the Here's the Thing episode that may have generated our most enthusiastic listener feedback.  That's Alec's conversation with director, screenwriter, and Rolling Stone journalist Cameron Crowe -- punctuated with great songs from Crowe's films.  Crowe won his Oscar in 2001 for his screenplay for Almost Famous.  
This week, in honor of the upcoming Academy awards, Here's the Thing brings you a collection of conversations with Oscar-winners -- including one new interview coming Wednesday with the creative team of 2020 Best Documentary-nominee For Sama.  We begin, however, with a reprise of one of the HTT team's all-time favorite episodes, in which Alec enjoys a little miso soup at the home of Barbra Streisand in Malibu.  Streisand has won two Oscars:  first in 1969 for her turn as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, and then again in 1977 for her Best Original Song “Evergreen” from A Star Is Born.
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey are the New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein story.  For five months -- perpetually in danger of losing the scoop -- they cultivated and cajoled sources ranging from the Weinsteins’ accountant to Ashley Judd.  The article that emerged on October 5th, 2017, was a level-headed and impeccably sourced exposé, whose effects continue to be felt around the world.  Their conversation with Alec covers their reporting process, and moves on to a joint wrestling with Alec’s own early knowledge of one of the Weinstein allegations, and his ongoing friendship with accused harasser James Toback.  The guests ask Alec questions about the movie industry’s ethics about sex and “the casting couch.”  Over a respectful and surprising half-hour, host and guests together talk through the many dilemmas posed by the #MeToo movement that Kantor and Twohey did so much to unleash.
Big Bank & DJ Scream welcome The West Coast Legend Daz Dillinger. The discussion includes The Cannabis Industry, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Street Politics and more! Six The Goddis also joins the BIG FACTS crew to discuss Gender Roles, Masculinity, Feminism, Infidelity and more! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Wynton Marsalis was on the cover of Time as the avatar of the "New Jazz Age."  His central role in reviving the genre is thanks partly to his gorgeous, virtuosic trumpet-playing, and partly to his founding of Jazz at Lincoln Center.  JALC established jazz at the heart of American high culture.  That "officialness" turned off some jazz musicians: wasn't their music supposed to be looser, smaller?  But Marsalis tells Alec that the desire to relegate jazz to small underground clubs is "ghettoizing."  In front of a live audience at JALC's Rose Hall, Marsalis also goes deep with Alec about his father's influence -- and his racially fraught interactions with professors and conductors at Juilliard when he showed up from Louisiana in 1979.
We often think of Julie Andrews as the prim nanny from Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, but her personal path may have the greatest resemblance to one of her Broadway roles: Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Andrews grew up in a family strapped for cash during the Second World War, and her initial training as an actor was in the less-than-prestigious field of vaudeville. But right before opening night of her breakout role in The Boy Friend, it was producer Cy Feuer’s advice that we have to thank, in large part, for the level of excellence Andrews has brought to musical film and theater for generations. “Forget camp,” he told her. “Get real.”
Director Noah Baumbach is known for messy and realistic family dramas. The Squid and The Whale chronicles divorce within a family; Margot at the Wedding explores the relationship between two sisters; The Meyerowitz Stories tells the story of 3 adult siblings – different mothers, same father – negotiating resentment and love. And there have been plenty of comparisons between Baumbach’s own life and his movies – especially so with his most recent film, Marriage Story. Baumbach and actress Jennifer Jason Leigh divorced soon after they had a child. But Baumbach is quick to say his films are not autobiographical. They are personal, he says, and as he tells Alec, the process of turning real life into films is part of how Baumbach makes sense of things around him.
On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to actor and comedian Michael Rapaport.
Gioachino Rossini’s operatic version of the Cinderella story may not have any enchanted mice or pumpkins, but there’s plenty of magic in the music. Cinderella (or La Cenerentola, in Italian) has silently suffered the abuse of her stepfather and stepsisters, but in true fairy tale fashion, her fate changes for the better and all is made right by the triumph of goodness over evil.  In the opera’s joyous finale “Nacqui all’affanno… Non più mesta,” Cenerentola looks ahead to a future with no more sadness. In this episode, Rhiannon Giddens and guests explore this universal tale and how it still resonates today. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings the aria onstage at the Metropolitan Opera.    The Guests Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato loves the strength and sincerity of this great Rossini heroine. She has performed the title role in La Cenerentola at leading opera houses around the world and believes in its absolute celebration of human goodness. Writer Fred Plotkin loves opera – all of it! – and he shares this love in his book Opera 101: A Guide to Learning and Loving Opera. He has a special connection to Rossini’s music, which he feels is all about the heartbeat. Maria Tatar is a research professor at Harvard University in the fields of folkore and mythology. She vividly remembers when her sister used to read fairy tales to her as a child, and believes that we have the right and responsibility to keep retelling these stories in a way that’s meaningful to us today. Mezzo-soprano Alma Salcedo’s mother tells her she’s been singing since she was nine months old. Her personal Cinderella story began in Venezuela and has brought her to Spain, where she has fought to keep her dreams of being a singer alive.  
Dubbed “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, pianist Lang Lang has reached a level of stardom rare for classical musicians.  But his prominence is hard-won.  Alec, who adores Lang Lang's charisma and talent, elicits from his guest stories of hardship during his childhood in northeastern China, and of his slow climb to the top, via Philadelphia.  That's where fish-out-of-water Lang Lang showed up at the age of 15 and enrolled in public high school as well as conservatory.  Throughout the interview, Lang Lang plays pieces from his latest album, Piano Book, a collection of pieces normally reserved for young learners, reinterpreted with brilliance and respect by the great master.  And we at WNYC add more of our favorites from Piano Book and beyond.
Errol Morris’s documentaries are visually unmistakable, whether they’re about pet cemeteries or the morally bankrupt "great men" of American history.  Thanks to his optical invention, the "Interrotron," Morris's subjects’ are looking straight at those of us in the movie theater and, sometimes, lying.  He’s one of cinema’s most distinctive storytellers.  In conversation with Alec, Morris recounts his meandering path to the top, involving deep debt, a master's degree in Philosophy, and a stint as a private investigator.  "Film-making saved me," he says.  Morris also responds to the heated controversy surrounding his new documentary, American Dharma, about Trump strategist Stephen Bannon, rejecting the argument that it was wrong to provide Bannon a platform for his ideas.
Get ready! This week on the show Damian is joined by Spiral Heads & MGMT member, the great SIMON DOOM! Sit in as they discuss coming of age in the not so great era of NY punk & how that set him on the path for the rest of his life. NOT TO BE MISSED. Also Touched On: Nirvana as the gateway band Getting a Sub Pop comp and hearing the Dwarves’ “Drug Store” Parents meeting in Jessie Michaels’ dad’s class Bobcat Goldthwait, Chokebore Butthole Suffers and Nirvana  The loss of Kurt Cobain impacts a young kid buying bootleg Nirvana tapes off Merle Allin Drawing Lars’ tattoos on yourself and fooling Merle reading punk jackets Making a fake ID to get into CBGB’s “Are you a spy of something?” - cops find your fake ID “12 year old boy looking for band members” a personal ad  Spider sends a picture of him puking becoming friends with the skinhead goes terribly wrong  Social Disease The Murder Junkies were a terrifying gang without a messiah  Adults beefing with kids Tulsa Doom The grimy shityness of punk can be exhausting if it didn’t have the D-BEAT, i didn’t like it “This isn’t a metal venue!” Dave It Up and Stuart Schrader’s opinion mattered going indie & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Edward Norton gets into every aspect of filmmaking, even when he comes to the set as an actor.  He's helped rewrite scripts, and sometimes gets intimately involved in editing, as was the case with American History X.  That has led to tension with directors, but Norton tells Alec that the Hollywood press has grossly mischaracterized many of those relationships.  Norton himself directed Alec recently in his new film, Motherless Brooklyn.  Norton stars alongside Alec's Robert Moses character, who tries to bend New York City to his will.  Their shared experience on set sparks a conversation about directing, and all the great directors Norton has worked with, including Spike Lee, David Fincher, Tony Kaye, and Miloš Forman.  A "cheat sheet" of all the movies and directors Edward and Alec discussed, in order, is available at https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/heresthething/edwardandalec.
On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to recording artist John Forte.
At the end of the 1950s, James Caan, son of a German-Jewish butcher, had been kicked out of ROTC and was too poor to finish college on his own. He started a job for his godfather unpacking meat along the docks of the Hudson River. Less than a decade later, he was starring alongside John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in El Dorado, just a few years from Coppola's giving him a lead in The Godfather. In his unmistakable Queens patois, Caan tells Alec the wonderful, unlikely story of his rise to stardom. That story includes his many marriages, even more fistfights, and heretofore untold details from the sometimes-violent set of The Godfather. Plus what sort of roles Caan wanted but didn't get because of typecasting.
The last Democrat elected to the Senate seat Cristina Tzintzun has her sights on was Lyndon Johnson.  Republican takeovers are just a fact of life in the South.  And yet in some places, there's light at the end of the tunnel for beleaguered Dems.  It's in the Lone Star State that they hope to reverse the trend.  Texas is urbanizing, and it's getting more educated and more diverse.  Tzintzun -- a political organizer who's the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and an Anglo-Texan -- tells Alec that by activating those Democratic base constituencies, she can win where others have failed.  It's a trail begun by Beto O’Rourke, who almost won the state’s other Senate seat back for the Democrats in 2018, but it's a perilous strategy, too, in a state as conservative as Texas.  Much of Beto's team has come over to help Tzintzun, and full disclosure: Alec, too, is a supporter, and hosted a fundraiser for her in October.
Singer-songwriter Richard Marx talks about the writing of his new album Limitless and the creative process behind hits like 'Right Here Waiting' and 'Hazard'. During the conversation, Richard also reveals the musical bonds that connect his family and shares stories about his collaborations with artists like Keith Urban on 'Long Hot Summer' and the late, great Luther Vandross on the Grammy-winning 'Dance With My Father'.
On this very special episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to rapper, actor, producer, director and writer Ice Cube.
Alec wanted to know a few more things about Errol Morris's work -- so he set up a call!
Since 2004, 1300 towns across America have lost local newspaper coverage.  2004 was also the first full year David Rattray, the third generation of his family to own the East Hampton Star, served as the paper's editor.  It's a job for which Rattray gave up a very different life and career in New York City.  That was a good choice:  thanks in part to his stewardship, the Star thrives.  It covers East Hampton's seasonal transformation into the center of an elite New York social universe, but other than that, the venerable weekly operates much as it always has.  Rattray makes sure Town Board meetings get covered and that the Fishing Report is up to date -- as did his parents, and his grandfather before them.  Alec has been spending time in East Hampton for almost 40 years, so he and Rattray have much to discuss about the paper, and the changes they've witnessed in town.  They also discuss the Star's long-term project to research and confront the Hamptons' slaveholding past -- a past in which Rattray's own ancestors played a part.
Love is intoxicating, but dating can be hard. In Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, a love-obsessed poet tells fantastical stories of romance gone very, very wrong. Based on the works of 19th-century Gothic horror writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, the opera is a journey through desire and loss – a journey that just might make you feel better about your own dating disasters!  In the aria “Ô Dieu! de quelle ivresse,” the poet-protagonist Hoffmann professes his passionate love to the courtesan Giulietta. In this episode, Rhiannon Giddens and her guests explore the intoxicating power of romance, and the magically mysterious world created by both E.T.A. Hoffmann and Offenbach. Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings the aria onstage at the Metropolitan Opera.  The Guests Tenor Matthew Polenzani has just wrapped up his 22nd season at the Metropolitan Opera, which is one of many places he’s performed the role of Hoffmann. As a happily married man, he can’t quite relate to the poet’s unending heartbreak, but he does believe that all artists should have a touch of crazy in them. Veronica Chambers is a writer and editor for The New York Times. In 2006, her essay “Loved and Lost? It’s O.K., Especially if You Win” was published in the Modern Love column, detailing her long list of doomed romances. But, like Hoffmann, she kept her heart wide open to the possibility of love. Stage director Beth Greenberg directed The Tales of Hoffmann for New York City Opera back in 1996. She counts Jacques Offenbach among the greatest composers, in part because of his extraordinary sense of satire. She likes to think of him as “the Mel Brooks of the Champs-Élysées.” Francesca Brittan is an Associate Professor of Music at Case Western Reserve University. Her work focuses on 19th- and 20th-century music, and her 2017 book Music and Fantasy in the Age of Berlioz details her fascination with the fantasy genre in literature and in music. She loves exploring the secret worlds imagined by E.T.A. Hoffmann and writers like him.
This week we have Valentine's Day so we had to do something special. We had to finally have Joe Queer from punk rock legends, The Queers! We talk Queers, we talk Love Songs, we do a sweet 16. It's a blast! Check it out!  So Cool!
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to actor, writer, rapper and comedian Affion Crockett.
The pain and fear of trauma can have a dramatic effect on your desire for love and intimacy. This is true for Puccini’s Turandot, the titular ice princess who cuts off her feelings… and the heads of her suitors. In her first aria, “In questa reggia,” Turandot explains that she will avenge the rape and murder of her ancestress from thousands of years ago, and that she is determined never to be possessed by any man. In this episode, host Rhiannon Giddens and her guests explore the truth at the heart of this aria: that time doesn’t heal all wounds, and that some are played out and recreated with every generation. At the end of the show, Christine Goerke sings “In questa reggia” from the Metropolitan Opera stage. The Guests  Soprano Christine Goerke loves the challenge of playing characters that seem unsympathetic, uncovering their complexity and somehow winning over the audience by the end of the opera. This is one of the many things that draws her to Turandot.  Actor Anna Chlumsky became an opera fanatic after working on the Broadway show Living on Love with co-star Renée Fleming. Turandot is a particular family favorite, and the former “Veep” star enjoys watching Puccini’s grand spectacle over breakfast with her daughters.  Will Berger is the author of Puccini Without Excuses, a funny and informative guide to one of opera’s greatest composers. Berger is equal parts opera buff and metalhead, bringing his love of intense storytelling to his work as a writer and media commentator for The Metropolitan Opera.
This week Jody and Nate are talking about their favorite album covers.
Judith Light has an unequaled emotional and tonal range as an actor.  She also has a shape-shifting physicality that made her entirely convincing both as the shuffling yenta Shelly Pfefferman in Transparent and as the lithe, aristocratic Hedda Gabler.  But she only got to exercise those talents by saying "yes" to a lot of less intricate roles -- most famously the housewife-prostitute Karen Wolek on One Life to Live and Type-A divorcée Angela Bower on Who's the Boss.  Her manager (a former Psychology professor) helped her arrive at that place of openness.  After a few bad auditions, he sat her down and said, "You have an expectation that people should just be giving you stuff, and it's untenable.  People feel it.  You walk into a room and nobody wants to be around you."  "And so," Light tells Alec, "when I walked into the audition for Who's the Boss, I was in a very different place."
In the late 70s, Ben Cohen was a rootless pottery teacher, laid off when his school closed down.  Jerry Greenfield was a diligent pre-med, realizing he was never going to get into med school.  They'd formed a deep friendship years earlier, as the two chubby kids in their middle-school gym class.  Their joint reaction to their separate crises was to open a small ice cream shop in Burlington, Vermont.  That decision would change the face of the industry, and give America a model for a new set of corporate values.  At the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington -- just a couple miles from the site where Cohen and Greenfield set up shop in 1978 -- Alec talks to Ben and Jerry in front of a crowd that idolizes their hometown heroes, and the energy is infectious.  From their Long Island childhood to the tensions surrounding Ben & Jerry's acquisition by Dutch conglomerate Unilever in 2000, the conversation is open, honest, and brimming with the deep bond these two men continue to feel, 40 years after they first put their names together on a sign in Vermont.  Thanks to Vermont Public Radio for making it possible.
Getting you ready for the road, Trinidad Carnival 2020! Over three hours of road ready chunes, power soca and chunes the soca mafia doesn't want you to hear. Never the same 15 songs in rotation, enjoy!  Kes The Band & Iwer George - Stage Gone Bad (I.M. x Rizen Road Mix) Lyrikal - Rukshun (Jean Edit) Problem Child - Nasty Up Fay-Ann Lyons - Dive Bunji Garlin - One Minute Xtra Slatta - Ever Clean Wetty Beatz - Syé pa mélé (Beat Intro) Creeks MX & WCK - Conch Shell (Remix) Machel x Iwer x Skinny - Conch Shell (Kevin Shell It Edit) Shal Marshall - Bun Up Problem Child - Born So Terra D Governor - Hurricane Fete Patrice Roberts - Is We Lunispark & Electrify - Bacchanal Party (Jel Intro) Olatunji - Thankful Erphaan Alves & Kes - Pick A Side Kes The Band x Travis World - Proud Kerwin Du Bois x Machel Montano - Ramp Up (Marcus Williams Roadmix) Kerwin Du Bois x Mical Teja - Bumper Murder (Kevin Edit) GBM Nutron - Slow Down (8 Bar Intro) Machel Montano x Travis World - Brace Nadia Batson - Swing Salty & Sekon Sta - Who Pay (Jean Mix) Sekon Sta - Fire Blaze GBM Nutron - Tambourine Kes the Band - Boss Lady (Sign Me Up) (Intro Refix) Motto - Shots (One For Di Road) Skinny Fabulous - Naked Teddyson John - X Games (Kevin Festival Edit) Sekon Sta - Sauce Angela Hunte - Middle Kes The Band x Terri Lyons - Throw Back Ting Leadpipe x Jus-Jay - Sometime (DJ Lovaboi Festival Edit) Patrice Roberts - Carry On (Jean Acoustic Edit) Problem Child - Feel It Machel Montano - Play Harder (Young Rizen Intro) Marvay - Push & Go Through (Jel Intro) Mical Teja - Birthday (Kevin Intro) Sekon Sta - Waste Man Viking Ding Dong - We Outside (Knock D Bottle Refix) Patrice Roberts - Real Woman Vybz Kartel & Machel Montano - Super Soca Machel x Salty x Travis World - Boss Wine Konshens x Travis World - Bad Gyal Section Nailah Blackman x Travis World - Oil Drum Freezy x Natoxie - Back It Up Gyal Kes the Band - Dushi (Juicy) Viking Ding Dong - Go Dung Nailah Blackman & Sekon Sta - Showtime Partice Roberts X Nessa Preppy X Travis World X Dan Evens - Splash Skinny Fabulous X Travis World X Dan Evens - Bend Yuh Back us D X Travis World X Dan Evens - Hot Gyal Hypasounds - Fair Sa (Feh Sa) Motto ft. Blackboy & Ezra - Man With Ride (Kevin Festival Edit) Sly (Vye Twizen) - Mix Up Blackboy - Touch Pon Di Floor 0Nessa Preppy x Salty - Pull Up Machel Montano - Gih Dem Shal Marshall - Two Knee (Jean Edit) Fadda Fox - Show Me [Boom] Problem Child - Back Seat Ride Olatunji & Stadic - Jiggle It Bunji Garlin - Lookin For China Bunji Garlin - The Struggle (Jean Edit) Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons - Bus-A-Wine Lyrikal - Stink Nessa Preppy - Cupid Destra Garcia - Rum & Soca Adam O x AkaiiUsweet - Warming Up (Intro) Pumpa x Marvelus - Juice Nailah Blackman - More Sokah (Anson Refix) Trinidad Killa - Power In Soca (M.U.V Road Mix) Pternsky - Home Turner - J'ouvert Morning Machel Montano x Teddy Rhymez - Stink Behaviour (Kevin Fire Wata Edit) Freetown Collective x Private Ryan - Feel The Love (MMT Intro) Kes The Band x Private Ryan - Reason To Love Voice x Kes The Band - Dear Promoter (Jel x Young Rizen Edit) Shurwayne Winchester x Ultimate Rejects - Fete Boss V'ghn - Soca Nice Wetty-Beatz x Triniboi Joocie - Bottle Over Head (Kevin Intro) Lavaman - Rum & Pum Pum (RAW) Skinny Banton - Wrong Again (D Ninja Road Mix) Tian Winter - Do Wah Yuh Want (Jime & Quixx Intro) Addo & TBoss - Best Side (Left Right) Preedy - Yuh Bad (Rizen Mix) Imani Ray - Take Jam Kerwin Du Bois - Stink Face (SB Ghost Intro) King Bubba FM - She Always Bend Over Nailah Blackman - Bam Bam Season (Kevin Intro) Swappi x Ultimate Rejects - Jumbie Head (Kevin Festival Edit) Shadow & Ultimate Rejects - Jumbie Head vs Bassman (Jean Roadmix) Swappi x Ultimate Rejects - Feeling It (Cant Singh Edit) Teddyson John & Kes The Band - Y Dou (It Sweet) Lyrikal - Do Like That Ricky T - So Bad Hollywood Hp - Drinking All Day Skinny Fabulous - Up & Up Nadia Batson - FATTT Patrice Roberts - Happy Carnival (Jel x Young Rizen Edit) Preedy x Private Ryan - No Standing Up (Intro) Ding Dong Ravers x Mr. Killa - Run Up & Down Smooth - Iz Dat Yuh Like Motto x Bunji Garlin - Break A Branch (Smartiez Edit) Bunji Garlin - Block Away Skinny Fabulous x Teamfoxx - Soca Trend Machel Montano - Everytime (Kevin Intro) Olatunji x Destra Garcia - We Are One (Festival Mix) Travis World x Poison sound - Bang! Iwer George - Jab Union Machel Montano x Hurricane Dindial - Nice Man Nishard M - Celebration Sekon Sta - To The Max (Kevin Mix) Edwin - Call My Mother For Me Patrice Roberts x Travis World - We Doh Watch Face Slatta - Unbothered Towa Hill - Hornaman & De Realman Inspector - Toy (Double A Giving Me Competition) Lavaman x Hitz Phillip - Call Name (Ah' Go Whistle) Voice & Tallpree X Travis World - Dis Is Mas Impulse - Station X Riddim Instrumental Khalifah - Chupid Girl Noydie Glo X Scatter - BOP (Air Freshener) (RAW) Dash - Stupid Bounce Trinidad Ghost - I Ain't See (Clean) Terra D Governer - Black Power Machel Montano x Problem Child & Ashleia - Facts Machel Montano - Loyalty (Kevin Edit) Runi Jay - Diagnosis (See Me Ah Gone) Precision Productions ft. Various Artistes - Sun Goes Down Patrice Roberts - I.C.U. Jadel - Priority Dev - Wet Wet Nailah Blackman x Destra - Dutty Clean Mr Killa - Screwdriver (Mr Fix It) Mr Killa - Soca Storm Problem Child - Nasty Up (Jean Edit) (8 Bar Intro) Kes The Band x Jimmy October - Magic Machel Montano - Colours (Carnival Road) Machel x Afro B - Slow Wine (Kevin Edit) Ravi B - Headshot Kerwin Du Bois - Drunky Hey Choppi - Captain (Young Rizen Intro) 5 Star Akil - Love Potion Christo & Stig Da Artist - Hotter Than Them Lyrikal - Over And Over Machel Montano - Talking That Talk Dwayne "DJ" Bravo x Ariell Alex - #2 Easy Kes The Band - Jamdong (Ninja Edit) Kerwin Du Bois - Thanks For The Love Kerwin DuBois x Adana Roberts - No Tomorrow Lyndsey - Private Party Voice x Keone - Ms. Carnival (Hug Up) Kerwin Du Bois & Destra - Daddy Reach Machel Montano - I Love You Skinny Fabulous - Rock This Place Skinny Fabulous X Konshens - Doh Beg Voice - Honest Dollar (Room For All Ah We) Voice x Styles and Complete - Potential Teddyson "TJ" John - Crem De La creme DEV - D Vice Lyrikal - No Scene Nadia Batson - Kiss Shal Marshall - Hot Gyal Soca (Wuk Up Yuh Waist Now) Christo - Soca Feeling (Push Back) Erphaan Alves - Champion Gyal Wendi - Walk Out Turner - Come To Play Kes The Band - Soca Take Over
Nashville drummer Kevin Murphy makes his second appearance on the podcast with a no-holds-barred conversation about music and money and the misconceptions around both. Known for his work with Tonic, Randy Houser, and Big & Rich and his current gig, Jon Pardi, Kevin has a wealth of knowledge and experience that needs to be shared, especially […]
Note: this interview was recorded before Roseanne's tweet and the subsequent cancellation of the show. Alec says he has never enjoyed being on-stage with a fellow actor more than when he performed with Laurie Metcalf in Arthur Miller's All My Sons.  Her genius is on full display in the new production of Albee's Three Tall Women, currently on Broadway, for which she just won a Tony.  On Here's the Thing, Metcalf and Alec discuss her evolution into an accomplished actor from her days as an aspiring German-English translator who'd never considered a career in the arts.  She recounts the early days of Steppenwolf, the legendary Chicago theater company she founded with John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, whom she met while she was still in college.  We learn what it was like working with Greta Gerwig on Lady Bird -- and toiling through the grueling "publicity circus train you have to get on for three months" when you're in a hit movie.  And finally, Metcalf shares stories from both sets of Roseanne: her insecurity about the show's staying-power in 1989, and the political dynamic on set for the reboot alongside her Trump-supporting friend.