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Micky Dolenz was a successful child-actor, but he became a full-fledged star at 20 in 1966 as the exuberant singer and drummer of The Monkees -- or rather, as the actor playing that character.  At first, the band was a creation of NBC and only existed on the show The Monkees.  For the first season, much of the backing music was played by a studio band.  Eventually, that changed, and The Monkees' transition from a TV band to a real band is a fascinating story of hard work, perseverance, and marketing genius.  Dolenz brings all the energy and humor he showed on The Monkees to this episode of Here's the Thing, telling Alec about the dynamics among the bandmates, his years as a successful TV producer in the UK, and what it's like touring -- and recording -- as a member of The Monkees 50 years after the end of the show.
Woody Allen's new book, Apropos of Nothing, starts with a portrait of his father, a tough-guy World War One Navy veteran and onetime gunman in a firing squad.  It's the first of a series of surprising, fascinating stories from a life that went from working-class Jewish Brooklyn in the 1940s to movie sets in Rome and Paris.  The book also addresses the accusation of an incident of sexual abuse leveled by Dylan Farrow.  Allen and Alec cover it all -- plus how he's doing in the age of coronavirus -- in this candid and wide-ranging interview.
In the midst of a crisis it can be healthy to think of what comes after.  In this episode of Here's the Thing, two of the most influential New Yorkers when it comes to long-term economic planning join Alec to discuss whether the current economic crisis will end quickly when businesses can reopen, or whether instead it's the start of a longer decline.  Kathryn Wylde is a veteran of the urban renewal battles of the 1980s and currently the head of the city's elite business consortium, the Partnership for New York City.  She worries that what makes New York special will now be associated with the spread of disease: its dense population and communal spaces like theaters, museums, bars, and vibrant workplaces.  Tom Wright's organization, the influential Regional Plan Association, is reshaping its long-term vision for the city based on the potential for reduced growth -- but Wright says that New York is well positioned to get back on track thanks to its experience overcoming past crises like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy.
Brian De Palma's astonishingly diverse hits as a director include Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Raising Cain, Carlito’s Way, and Mission: Impossible.  He wrote many of those screenplays, too.  With his distinctive visual style and proven box office success, he's among the undeniable greats of both auteur and commercial filmmaking.  In this live interview, he tells Alec about getting his start in directing as an undergrad at Columbia, and has stories from Blow Out, Scarface and Mission: Impossible.  In 2019, the Hamptons International Film Festival gave De Palma its Lifetime Achievement Award; this conversation was part of the ceremony.
Over a 70-year career, Wynn Handman added sharpness and craft to the natural talents of actors including Christopher Walken, Allison Janney, Raul Julia, Richard Gere, James Caan, Anna Deveare Smith, Joanne Woodward, and Mia Farrow.  The World War II veteran studied acting on the GI bill and fell in with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in 1946, when the "playhouse" was still two floors of an office building west of Times Square.  In this remarkable conversation, Handman tells Alec about his experiences with Meisner, Lee Strasberg, and his many students -- as well as growing up in the 1920s in a Manhattan neighborhood where the streets still had not been paved.  Handman died of complications from COVID-19 on April 11, 2020.
Hall & Oates is the biggest-selling vocal duo in history.  "Maneater," "Rich Girl," "You Make My Dreams Come True," and countless other hits will be beloved for generations.  So Daryl Hall has long been at the top of Alec's Most Wanted list for Here's the Thing.  When the conversation finally took place this past December, it was on Hall's home-turf:  Daryl's House, his restaurant and music-venue in Pawling, NY.  In a conversation interspersed with some classic recordings, Hall talks about his teen years in suburban Pennsylvania singing doo-wop on the streets with his friends -- a far cry from the rock-star life he was leading 15 years later.  For that transition to happen, he first had to meet John Oates.  That happened in 1967 when a gunfight broke out at a club they had both been performing at.  Their fate was sealed:  the two kept up a rigorous concert schedule until this year, when coronavirus put a temporary end to public gatherings.  You can still hear their later work on this new vinyl release of their masterful album of soul standards, Our Kind of Soul.  Or tune in to AXS for Hall's hit show Live from Daryl's House.  On each episode, he brings another big-name musician up to the club in Pawling and they jam together.
Anjelica Huston has lived many lives, all with grace and charisma.  As the daughter of John Huston (director of The African Queen, The Maltese Falcon, and more) she was movie royalty from birth.  But she grew up in rural Ireland and went to high school in Swinging-Sixties London.  That meant she developed a set of values far removed from Hollywood high society.  Her first career was as a high-end fashion model, a favorite subject of Richard Avedon and later a muse of Halston.  But she had always wanted to be a movie actress, and she spent time in the trenches, working on her craft in classes and smaller roles before her Oscar-winning turn in Prizzi's Honor.  Right as she was leaving the photo studio for the movie studio, she met Jack Nicholson:  "he made me laugh," she tells Alec.  The couple defined Hollywood cool for almost two decades.  Huston tells Alec the story of all of her transitions -- romantic, professional, and geographic.  Her two wonderful memoirs are A Story Lately Told and Watch Me.
Dro joins Big Bank & DJ Scream on Big Facts to discuss being signed to Rocko, T.I., declining reality show deals, The Cancel Culture, his upcoming book, his new song "Tik Tok" & more! Follow @bigfactspod @bigbankdte @djscream Visit --- Support this podcast:
On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to actor and musician Rick Gonzalez.
In episode 10 of Plus One, Kraz talks to guitarist and songwriter Derek Trucks, who he describes as the ‘greatest slide guitar player that’s ever lived’ about the early days of their friendship and the incredible musicians they’ve played with over the years. They talk about how they’re managing through the pandemic, the time that Derek immersed himself in Indian music and how it influenced his playing, and what he took away from working with Eric Clapton. At the end of the episode, Kraz plays “Sahib Teri Bandi/Maki Madni” from the Derek Trucks Band album Songlines. Derek Trucks is a guitarist, songwriter, and founder of the Grammy Award-winning The Derek Trucks Band. In 2010, he formed the Tedeschi Trucks Band with his wife, blues singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi. His musical style encompasses several genres and he has twice appeared on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He is the nephew of Butch Trucks, drummer for the Allman Brothers. Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group. 
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Alec and Patti Bosworth became friends serving together on the board of the Actors Studio.  When Bosworth died of complications from COVID-19, it wasn't just a loss to the literary and theatrical worlds; it was also personal for Alec and the rest of Bosworth's wide circle of friends and family.  Not just a legendary Hollywood biographer, Bosworth also released an impossible-to-put-down memoir in two parts about her glamorous, tragic personal life and her time with the biggest names in Hollywood and the literary world.  Characters range from Marlon Brando to Mario Puzo to Robert Frost.  When Bosworth published the second installment of that memoir, The Men in My Life, in 2017, it was natural for her to stop by Here's the Thing to tell some of the stories in person, including her transition from Hollywood leading lady to respected journalist.  We're honored to re-release that conversation today.
Butch Walker is one of rock and roll's biggest talents, and on May 8th, he'll be releasing his new album -- a rock opera called American Love Story.  You can preview one of the songs on today's episode of Here's the Thing, taped live last month (just before coronavirus made such gatherings impossible) at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.  In the 1990s, Walker got major-label contracts and radio-play as the guitarist for the "hair band" SouthGang, and later as front-man of the edgy, grunge-tinged Marvelous 3.  But Walker's career has evolved.  Not only is he making beautiful solo work, but he's also become one of LA's most sought-after partners in music-making, having produced or written songs for artists ranging from P!nk to Green Day to Panic! at the Disco.  It's been a long road from his life as an 8-year-old Kiss fan in rural Georgia, and Walker has accumulated great stories along the way, including what it was like to be the first American rock band to tour (and get kicked out of) China. Thanks to Zach McNees for mixing the music in this episode.
Contestant this week is Marc Loudon from New Orleans, LA
On today’s episode of Bailey and Southside we play a round of Nothing Personal, talk to comedian and actor Baron Vaughn, we argue about superheroes and so much more!
In celebration of their fantastic new album "Goons Be Gone", it's a two part Turned Out A Punk/ No Age special! First Damian sits down with his friend Randy Randall to find out how skateboarding  and resisting mainstream punk led him to No Age. Come back tomorrow for Dean Spunt's side of the tale and in the meantime check out No Age's Goons Be Gone  on Drag City now! NOT TO BE MISSED! Also touched on: Lamar pedestrian bridge the wildest show ever A difficult history with punk fuck the skull band shirt liking the noisy stuff Punk as Southern California Jock Rock Did the Count even have songs? Finding the Smell the older scarier scene Mika Miko Jim Smith's dedication having to surrender punk to the next generation and so much more!!!!
My guest this week is Bryan Garris, singer of Knocked Loose. Over the last few years Knocked Loose have exploded from small DIY hardcore shows to headlining over bands much their senior. I've always admired how humble they've remained through it all, and talking to Bryan this week was no different. We talked about the band's success, his unlikely ambition to be an English teacher, and more importantly which gas stations have the best food... amongst other things
In a world beset by inequity perpetrated by a legion of lesser men, we breathlessly look for respite and find Andy Frasco dancing his tuchus off for y'all. Watch the funny man dance and find balance restored to your Saturday nights. And on the Interview Hour we welcome show favorite, John Craigie! Hear words of wisdom direct from the lips of this modern day legend. Dolav has strong feelings about sports and Arno fills the air with the sweet sound of satire. This is EP 88 and Black Lives Matter.
Barry Sonnenfeld was among Hollywood's most in-demand cinematographers (Big, When Harry Met Sally, Misery) when he decided to make the switch to directing in 1991.  The producers were nervous, but the proof was in the pudding: Sonnenfeld's directorial debut was The Addams Family, one of the year's most successful comedies.  From there, Sonnenfeld went on to direct Get Shorty, the Men in Black series, and some brilliant TV like The Tick and A Series of Unfortunate Events.  Now he's written a memoir, Barry Sonnenfeld Call Your Mother, in which he tells with humor and compassion the surprisingly harrowing story of his childhood -- and, of course, dishes on his colleagues in Hollywood.  With Alec he goes beyond what's in the book about what went down on the sets of Big, Misery, Wild Wild West and Men in Black.
Hardcore archivist Sonny Singh of hate5six joins the pod to talk about filming the hardcore scene, faking people out with algorithms and dealing with bands that don’t want to be documented.
On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician Eric Andre.
New York Times reporter Eliza Shapiro ranks high on the list of the most powerful people in education because "no one on the education beat is a sharper – or more effective – thorn in the side of city officials."  Over the course of a lively conversation with Alec taped before the pandemic, she broke down all the major issues in education policy, from unions to charters to racial equality, and tackled Mayor Bill De Blasio's rollback of Mike Bloomberg's education reforms. But since they spoke, Shapiro has arguably become New York City parents' most important source of information about what's going on with the city's schools as they ground to a halt with the coronavirus pandemic.  So we called her up yesterday and asked her what she knew and how school closures everywhere affect much more than just students' education.  Plus she recounts her own likely bout with the virus!
On today's episode of Bailey and Southside we play a round of Game of Tones with a surprising win, Steve admits he will resent his second child, help you get divorced, and so much more!
STYG was a part of the 2010 Thrash and Burn tour, which on first glance, might seem like an unremarkable tour, but it plays a very important role in STYG history, especially in relation to the Hope Division. 
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents Styx's Tommy Shaw. (June 2020) We talk Led Zeppelin, new single Going To California, Damn Yankees, new Styx album and more.  Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon Support the show.
On today's episode of Bailey and Southside we play everyone's favorite game, Google Feud, young guys aren't having sex but that's okay because sex dolls can talk now, and so much more!
Sara Agah Franti joins Michael for a fan Q&A talking through their relationship, how they met, and how they keep their relationship alive. They tell the amazing story of how their charity Do It For The Love came about, from one man dancing on the stage to making endless wishes come true. Michael discusses his life on the road, and Sara shares how they stay motivated and healthy while traveling. The Frantis share two incredibly impactful stories that have shaped them and helped craft their outlook of positivity on everything they do. @saraagahfrantiDIFTL: @doitfortheloveorg Recorded: June 2017 at Thrive Juice Co. in Saskatoon, SK, Canada Pre-save Michael's new album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ (available June 19, 2020): Check out select podcast videos on YouTube:  Keep in touch with Michael online:  Listen to Michael’s music: Spotify: Apple Music: Pandora: YouTube:  Michael and his wife Sara founded Do It For The Love, which makes live music experiences by any artist available to those who need the healing power of music the most. To date, the organization has made over 3,300 musical wishes come true, thanks to the love and support of this incredible community. Learn more and get involved here:  Visit Soulshine Bali: Want even more access? Join the Soulrocker Fam:  The 'Stay Human' podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts:  This podcast is released independently by Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management.
Molly Tuttle is a fiery picker, dynamite singer, and incredible songwriter. She meets up with Cory to discuss her unique clawhammer style, developing a repertoire, and playing rhythm guitar in bluegrass and old-time music. Her latest album is called When You’re Ready and is available at  Hit us up:  Visit Cory: ( Visit Premier Guitar: ( Twitter: ( IG: ( Produced by Jason Shadrick and Cory Wong  Presented by Fender  #johnscofield (
3x Grammy award winner Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix discusses the immigrant mentality that fueled his remarkable success, both as the world’s most famous beatboxer, and as a Yale pre-med graduate. Fluent in Mandarin and a gifted cellist, saxophonist, and...
The multiple-time Grammy winner and bluegrass virtuoso from Wimberely TX stops by to talk songwriting and musicianship.
For more than a decade, Kelli O'Hara has been at the very top of the Broadway heap.  She gets called "luminous" so often that it must get really very, very tiring.  It's been a remarkable journey for a kid who grew up on a farm in western Oklahoma and cut her teeth doing repertory theater in Wichita.  She tells Alec her story, with a fascinating, surprising twist: she deeply loves Broadway but wants to branch out, and says she's struggled to do so.
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 Friday 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.
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.
Episode 228 - This episode was a long time in the making, almost lost forever, but believe me - it's worth the wait. Nick Thomas, the insanely talented frontman of The Spill Canvas joins the show! After signing to Warner Bros, and successful major label album under their belts, it was time for the follow up. Nick Thomas went through a lot of stress, co-writes he didn't want to do, and the result was a drug addiction which overtook the band, and eventually his whole life. Now, after confronting his demons and a stint in rehab, Nick and The Spill Canvas are back with a new single, a new podcast series, and also a new album (hopefully) coming this fall! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
3x Grammy award winner Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix continues the conversation about the immigrant mentality that fueled his remarkable success, both as the world’s most famous beatboxer, and as a Yale pre-med graduate. Fluent in Mandarin and a gifted...
Joey Sturgis is a successful producer, the founder of Joey Sturgis Tones, and one of the co-founders of URM Academy. He's worked with bands such as The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, and many, many more. He joins the podcast to discuss how he got his start in Indiana, what drove him to continually better himself, and more. Joey Sturgis Tones URM Academy Follow The Punk Rock MBA on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Follow Finn McKenty on Instagram. PRMBA Merch Produced and edited by Deanna Chapman. Support The Punk Rock MBA on Patreon
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.
The story of the first of every band Brendan's been in that hates the cops. It all begins with—Gladhand!
In this week’s episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks to musician Martina McBride about joining her dad’s band at age seven, her hit song “Independence Day,” and the country superstar who taught her the right way to make Southern-style sweet tea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Episode 387, June 16, 2020. Ron Keel is back! Man is he a blast to talk with… so many stories, so much energy! He kicks off with his greatest memory as a KISS fan and segues into working with Gene Simmons. We talk about vocal skills and vocal training. Then Tommy asks him about Motley […]
John Scofield has been a trailblazer for over 30 years. He's played with everyone from Miles Davis to Medeski, Martin, and Wood. He's full of stories and is a true ambassador of the guitar. His latest album, Swallow Tales, is available on June 12. Head over to ( for more information. Hit us up: ( Visit Cory: ( Visit Premier Guitar: ( Twitter: ( IG: ( Produced by Jason Shadrick and Cory Wong Presented by Fender (
Phil and I talk about the influence black musicians have had on him. He relives three incredible experiences that still leave him at a loss for words.
Episode 229 - Mina Caputo of NYC legends Life of Agony joins the show! After releasing several classic hardcore influenced Alternative-Metal albums in the 90's (including the seminal "River Runs Red") Mina left Life of Agony to pursue a solo career. After a return to the band in 2002, Mina transitioned in 2011 only to have the band go on hiatus again. In 2014, Life of Agony came back in a big way, singing to Napalm Records and putting out new music, including the hit single "Scars". Shane and Mina discuss growing up in NYC in the 80's, their first trip to Europe in the 90's, the departure of drummer Sal Abruscato, and much much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Ahead of the release of Chromatica, Lady Gaga sat down for a socially distanced chat with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discussed making music as a form of therapy (“my way of dealing with pain is that I write songs”), working with collaborators like Ariana Grande (“this friendship blossomed”), and what she plans to do after the quarantine is lifted (“I’m probably going to go to every gay club that I can find, and hug and kiss every human that I come in contact with”).
Lil Yachty joins BIG FACTS PODCAST to discuss Lil Boat 3, social injustice, protesting, cancel culture, his relationship with his mom and so much more! Visit Follow @BIGFACTSPOD @BIGBANKDTE @DJSCREAM --- Support this podcast:
Jesse Kardon, known as Subtronics, is an electronic music producer/DJ who originally hails from Philadelphia. He creates music of the dubstep/riddim/heavy bass genres. Subtronics has collaborated w/ Ganja White Night, Boogie T, Dirt Monkey, Bailo, and Midnight Tyrannosaurus. Subtronics Links: Mr. Bill's Links:
Oliver and Morgan discuss their favorite father/child songs, whether it be duets, a father's song about a child, or a child covering their father's music. Happy Father's Day.
Fellow podcasters unite! I have Toby Morrell from Emery and the Bad Christian Podcast hanging out this week. We go very deep on his late exposure to subculture, trying new things and his southern upbringing. He's a good friend and we had a very relaxed conversation during this time at home. Emery has just released a new record as well called "White Line Fever" that you need to listen to, NOW. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Corey Taylor from Slipknot/Stone Sour called Mistress Carrie to talk about being a newlywed on lockdown in Vegas, his new solo album, and Slipknot plans for 2021. Plus, Zach Myers from Shinedown/Smith & Myers called to talk about the new Smith & Myers album, pizza, on stage screw ups and much more!
Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and clown dig deep into their shared passion for photography, chasing the adrenaline of doing something new artistically, Randy's time in the Czech Republic and more.
“I Can’t Keep Up! I Can’t Keep Up! I Can’t Keep Up!” This week, we bring you one of the most requested guests in TOAP history. BRIAN BAKER is on the show! Listen in as Damian has his mind blown with stories from the genesis of DC hardcore from a guy who lived it! After all these years, THIS ONE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT.  Here’s to a little escape Also Touched On: Mutual respect Going to elementary school with Guy Picciotto & Micheal Hampton Moving to Detroit Moving home & everyone is punk! Everyone was into the Damned, Clash & the Viletones The importance of Skip - Yesterday & Today  Discharge & Crass Empire, Lime Spiders, Hoodoo Gurus & the Church inform a sonic change Either Teen Idles & The Cramps or The Extorts on top of a record store Pussy Galore elementary school connection “I could have been seeing Doc Watson play a deli two times a month but I was too busy putting bandanas on my boots, hangin’ outside of 7-11 drinking cokes” Going to see Stiff Little Fingers with fake IDs & pencil shavings rubbed on your face The BAD BRAINS The early Minor Threat shows not really understanding the name The Violence No more fights The difference between DCHC & NYHC Getting a Canadian SIN Card Choosing SNL over playing at the GI DOA at Woodlawn High School Forming a Meatmen Forming Doggy Rock: “just a shit show” Dag Nasty: The California years “The Great Minor Threat Escape” Forming Samhain “We don’t need this MacKaye character, let’s get Glen!” Missing out on Bad Religion until “Recipe For Hate” & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... And Alan Niven presents Whitesnake's David Coverdale (interview #2 - recorded June 2020). Realizing that one interview with the legendary David Coverdale would not suffice, we reconvened for a second The Rock Album 2020 interview... During our discussion, David talks about The Rock Album (available June 19th 2020), and... Oh, it's DAVID COVERDALE. JUST LISTEN and enjoy! Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews.   Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon Support the show.
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.”
After 10 solid weeks, I present to you the grand finale of #SocaDistancing. Full tracklist at
On today's episode of Bailey and Southside we see what the Clueless 2 are getting into on "The Clueless 2 Does...", Bailey got some serious news, Southside Steve is injured, and so much more!
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
The Graduate. Midnight Cowboy. Lenny. That's just the beginning of Dustin Hoffman's legendary Hollywood career. Over the last five decades, he's stretched and contorted himself into dozens of defining roles, earning recognition as one of the most talented actors in cinema history. Hoffman tells host Alec Baldwin that he savors each new opportunity like it's the first, and recalls his salad days when he was mis-cast, underestimated, and, on at least one notable occasion, sick on a co-star's shoe.  Listen to a young Dustin Hoffman explain why he's scared of Hollywood in this WNYC interview from 1967.  
Brent Smith from Shinedown calls Mistress Carrie from his "Granny's" house to help kick off The Mistress Carrie Podcast. Episode #1 features details on the bands new music, touring plans, charity work during the pandemic, and a whole bunch of love.
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.
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.
Dean Lamb plays guitar for the Canadian tech death innovators, Archspire. He runs a very entertaining and informative YouTube channel where he takes on all types of hilarious and impressive guitar challenges. On this episode: 2:59 - Being creative in lockdown 10:32 - Being in a band should be treated as a job 19:30 - Fear of talking on camera 27:46 - Jason Momoa’s connection to the band 45:57 - Making money while being on a label 1:01:57 - Dean’s guitar playing and writing 1:22:16 - The role that rhythm plays 1:37:18 - The luck factor 1:49:02 - How ideas appear 2:02:13 - Learning techniques via cover songs vs. formal practice 2:07:16 - Playing without tension 2:14:38 - Warm up routines Check out Dean Lamb’s website. Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard.
On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to director, writer and producer Reginald Hudlin.
In episode 9 of Plus One, Kraz talks with drummer and bandmate, fellow Soulive founding member, Alan Evans. Alan & Eric discuss the ongoing protests against police brutality & racism, the current political climate in the US, and related personal experiences. The two also spend some time diving into Alan's career and early memories of playing together in Soulive. At the end of the episode, Eric plays the track "As Far As We Know" from Alan's project, Crushed Velvet & the Velveteers. Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group. 
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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.
On October 22, 2019, Zane Lowe traveled to Kanye West’s ranch in Cody, Wyoming. On the eve of the release of his ninth solo project JESUS IS KING, West talked openly about his newfound faith, his hopes and fears for the future, and his entrepreneurship—including his efforts to build sustainable manufacturing in the US for his Yeezy brand. (10/24/2019)
In this episode, Eric chats with singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer John Mayer. They discuss discovering new music, how the role of being a fan has changed, and the importance of writing a hit song. John talks about how his songwriting has changed has he's gotten older, the two get deep on guitar players like Jerry Garcia and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and John tells Kraz about that time he talked to Eric Clapton about The Dead. At the end of the episode, Eric plays “Inside Friend”, a collaboration between Mayer and Leon Bridges. Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group. 
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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.
Billy Joel has sold more records than The Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and Madonna—though the “rock star thing” is something he can “take off.” Joel started playing piano when he was about four or five years old, but he admits that he doesn't remember how to read sheet music anymore. He says it’d be like reading Chinese. That doesn't stop the third best-selling solo artist of all time in the U.S. from plunking out a few tunes with Alec. WNYC is the producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media and Death, Sex & Money.
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.
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.
Danny Kortchmar has built a wildly successful career that has lasted over 50 years. This career has included playing guitar for legends like his childhood friend James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and Carole King. It has also included producing people like Don Henley, Ivan Neville, Billy Joel, and Jon Bon Jovi. And, lastly, there was songwriting for artists like Hall & Oates and John Waite. Today, he's joined with other legendary session guys - Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, Waddy Wachtel and Steve Postell - to form the supergroup The Immediate Family. "Kootch" shares fun, juicy stories about all of these projects and more, you won't want to miss this!  And, mark your calendars as the Immediate Family will be streaming a live show from the Coach House on June 26th. When five legends come together you don't want to miss it!
The producer talks through the making of Mac Miller’s posthumous release Circles with Zane and reminisces about the late artist’s creative and personal growth.
Every year Riki Rachtman has embarked on a motorcycle ride across North America. No crew, No set route, No producer, NO chase vehicle NO CLUE.. Last year he brought Lea Vendetta with him and the 2 rode over 14,000 miles and raised over $32,000 for Stop Solidier Suicide. This year they plan on riding and experiencing the people places and flavors of what makes America great. Ok that sounds really great right ? Of course with rain, running out of gas, the unknown and the dynamics of what can happen when Americas Favorite Rock n Roll couple hits the road makes this an incredible unpredictable ride and you are going with. In this episode Riki & Lea give you the route, the charity and a sneak as to what we might expect on Rikis ride 20 Follow the journey on
The wonderful bluegrass sensation Billy Strings is on the show! Billy shares 5 important songs with Tom and explains how they influenced his career. 
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Joe Satriani is one of the most successful instrumental rock guitarists of all time. His latest album, Shapeshifting, was just released in April and is full of speedy legato runs and otherworldly rock jams. Cory and Joe discuss how to get in a performance-based mindset, Satch's famous guitar students, and advice for breaking through the noise of the modern music scene. Check out Joe here: ( Hit us up: ( Visit Cory: ( Visit Premier Guitar: ( Twitter: ( IG: ( Produced by Jason Shadrick and Cory Wong Presented by Fender (
On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with former NBA star, talk show host, actor, vegan activist, and all-around renaissance man John Salley.
By 1976, college student Jeff Daniels was pretty sure he didn't want to follow his father into the Michigan lumber trade.  But he wasn't sure he could make it as a working actor -- until one of the founders of Manhattan's legendary Circle Repertory Company spotted him at Eastern Michigan University.  It was a short hop from Circle Rep to his screen breakthrough in Terms of Endearment, but Daniels' commitment to the stage has never waned.  That commitment bore a Tony nomination this year (Daniels' third) for his magnificent performance in Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird adaptation on Broadway.  Daniels and Alec discuss the craft required to play Atticus Finch, the very different craft required to play alongside Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber, and Daniels' unusual decision to move back to his Michigan hometown with his wife and child while building a Hollywood career.
This week, This Must Be the Gig is joined by Johnny Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls. Since emerging as one of the most exciting voices of the '90s with hits like "Slide" and "Iris", the Goo Goo Dolls have continued to incessantly tour the world, contribute to massive soundtracks, and release new albums that slot in perfectly with fan favorites. Johnny and bassist Robby Takac have now released twelve LPs, including last year's Miracle Pill. As a taste of that record, we're thrilled to share their latest single, "Fearless", in this episode. Plus, if you want more Goo Goo Dolls, you'll be able to catch their "Live From Home" performances this month while the band's unable to tour. Head here for more info on Goo Goo Dolls. Head here for more information on this week's featured non-profit, Assata's Daughters. For more from Lior Phillips and This Must Be the Gig, follow along on Instagram or Twitter, or like the show page on Facebook. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review via Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents photographer, Mark Weiss (recorded June 2020). We discussed Mark's new book "The Decade That Rocked - The Photography Of Mark 'Weissguy' Weiss". Plus, the music scene in the 1980's, Guns N' Roses & Alan Niven, the dark times in the '90s, enforcing copyright in the digital age, his arrest at a KISS show and much more.  Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon Support the show.
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In this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, author, producer, and one of the most influential, and respected figures around the world. We're not just talking hip-hop, but ALL of popular culture. The leader of the iconic group Public Enemy -- "Mista" Chuck D.
In our first episode, Sid Evans, editor-in-chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks to country musician Jake Owen about macaroni croquettes, growing up in Florida, and the story behind his hit song ‘Homemade’. Plus, a little a capella to enjoy during quarantine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week's guest on the Mandolins and Beer Podcast is Nate Lee. Nate has an incredible new album out called Wings of Jetliner! You can pick up the album and also take lessons from Nate if you go to his WEBSITE or his lesson WEBSITE. Also if you are interested in the link to the books we talk about during this interview you can find it HERE. Special thanks to this episodes sponsors: Head on over and to our new sponsor [ANYTUNE’S WEBSITE] ( and download one of the best apps I’ve ever used for transcription! Also, be sure to get your free 30 days of [PEGHEAD NATION] ( by entering the code mandolinbeer at check out! Finally a huge Thank You to my favorite website The [MANDOLIN CAFE] (
A week after the police killing of George Floyd, we discuss the subsequent protests and marches worldwide in support of Black Lives Matter. We also cover the on going Covid-19 pandemic, the potential loosening of quarantine policy and how it is still effecting our lives. Ben lets us know what he's reading and how important it is to live in the present in these dynamic times. We hear Ben's newest single and a tune from Telekinesis.
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.  
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.
Julie Brown of the Miami Herald conceived, reported, and wrote one of the most explosive criminal justice stories in recent memory. She revealed the shutting down of an FBI investigation that may have been on the verge of discovering the full extent of a child-sex-trafficking operation run by politically-connected billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The prosecutor allegedly behind that decision, Alex Acosta, is now President Trump's Secretary of Labor.  Acosta offered Epstein a plea deal in which Epstein pleaded guilty to recruiting underage girls for sex and spent about a year in the local lockup, with work release.  The deal also proactively protected from prosecution any potential co-conspirators.  Brown pored over internal emails to see exactly how Acosta and other powerful law-enforcement officials made these decisions.  While in New York to receive a Polk Award for her work, Brown stopped by WNYC's Greene Space to talk to Alec about her reporting, and the personal background that drove it.
BIG BANK, DJ SCREAM, Trick Trick, Parlae, Monteria Robinson discuss protest, social injustice, police brutality and more on a new episode of Big Facts. --- Support this podcast:
When Jimmy Fallon landed a spot on Saturday Night Live in 1998, he told executive producer and comedy kingmaker Lorne Michaels, "I'm going to make you proud." Six years later, Fallon departed as a audience favorite, the show's go-to impressions guy, and the co-host (with Tina Fey) of SNL's "news" unit, Weekend Update. But he became famous without "working blue," and has always wanted everybody to be in on the joke. It's a trait that makes him a perfect television personality. Now, he occupies the most coveted seat in the business, as the host of The Tonight Show. He tells Here's The Thing host Alec Baldwin that he got his start in Saugerties, New York, practicing the stuff that every comic needs in their toolkit: impressions, musical numbers, and...a troll routine.  In this clip from SNL in 1998 (referenced in the above interview), Jimmy Fallon and Alec Baldwin unwittingly predict a future success:
Peter Bergman is the dean of soap opera actors.  His portrayal of Dr. Cliff Warner on All My Children from 1979 to 1989 overlapped precisely with the era when soap operas were America's great guilty pleasure.  Liz Taylor made cameos alongside Bergman, mainstream publications covered Dr. Warner's many marriages, and the soaps sometimes rivaled prime time in total viewers.  Madison Avenue noticed, and Bergman entered the pitchman pantheon with his cough syrup ad in 1986, "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV."  Since 1989, the soaps have been less central to popular culture, but Bergman has played a much richer character than the debonair doctor:  his last 30 years have been spent playing Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless.  Jack is the mercurial head of Jabot Cosmetics, trying to triumph in love and industry over his rival Victor Newman.  Alec and Bergman bond over their shared past as high school athletes who found themselves attracted to the stage, and over the joys and difficulties of daytime television.
The Knobs interview Andy Catalano of the fantastic Pedalboard Of The Day channel on Instagram and we discussed lost of guitar pedal and pedalboard stuff! Hosted by Todd Novak with Jared Brandon and Tony Dudzik   Visit our website Connect with us and view our blog  Visit our Instagram feed: @guitarknobs Join the conversation on our Facebook
We've got a hot one coming atcha! De'von is back on the show to wax ethereal about a gamut of subjects. Not much gear talk on this one, but we do explore things related to art and it's importance in our current times. If you'd like more info about De'von himself, you can go back and listen to the first time he came on the show. You can check out the deatils on our charity raffle HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to actor, activist and filmmaker Matthew Modine.
Alec Baldwin and Matthew Landfield crossed paths one time before their Here's the Thing interview.  In early 2001, Alec was shooting a movie in front of 31 Desbrosses Street in New York's Tribeca neighborhood.  Matthew had grown up in the building in the 1980s, raised by a performance-artist mom and modernist-painter father.  Matthew and Alec said hello as Matthew walked in to visit his parents.  The bohemian scene on the block stuck with Alec over the years -- so much so that when in 2015 he was driving by and noticed that the building was gone, he researched what had happened.  Online, Alec discovered Matthew's labor of love: perhaps the best, most deeply researched article ever written about a single address.  The Lenape, the Dutch, the English, the factory workers, junkies, artists and bankers -- every stage of New York history had some brush with the land (or water) that is now 31 Desbrosses.  Alec was transfixed, and this funny, fascinating conversation is the result.
It's a chaotic show on Bailey and Southside today as we experience some difficulties, we talk to Nick Feldman of Wang Chung, try to figure out if Nicky D is really injured from her hit and run, and so much more!
This week we have Evan October and Dallas Duststorm from Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club. Check it out! So Cool!
In episode 8 of Plus One, Kraz welcomes long-time friend and idol, guitar legend John Scofield. John talks about working with Miles Davis, Phil Lesh, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, hearing Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire” for the first time on his transistor radio, The Grateful Dead culture & legacy, and his experience of getting into Jazz. At the end of the episode, we hear “Boozer” from John Scofield’s album, A Go Go. Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group. 
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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."
“If we have shortcomings, we are not afraid to have them pointed out and criticized, because we serve the people. Anyone, no matter who, may point out our shortcomings. If he is right, we will correct them. If what he proposes will benefit the people, we will act upon it.” 
Every time I think I can't possibly enjoy doing this podcast more something like this episode happens. My guest is Steve Hall who has a very different day job than most musicians. He's venture capital investor and has spent many years managing the financial investments of Paul Allen. In the last few years Steve has relaxed himself some and started pursue some more creative ventures like partnering in McSwain Guitars, consulting for Magnatone Amplifiers, and most recently producing films. Not bad, Steve. Not bad. I had a great time talking with him and, even though I know he'll always be the smartest guy in the room (certainly if I'm in that room with him), he has such a down to earth way of talking things out. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. If you are enjoying the Couch Riffs Podcast and/or our video series please consider becoming a monthly pledge supporter for as little as .99/month. A little goes a long way! And, don't forget to leave a positive review and 5 star rating on your preferred listening platform. Lastly, check out for links to all the videos, podcasts and a link to our Etsy store where you can support Couch Riffs and look stylish doing it in our 100% cotton t-shirts and trucker hats printed in Portland OR by Ink Brigade. Thanks for listening and for your continued support!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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.
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Jake Blount! We recorded this via Skype a couple weeks ago and I recorded my musical parts afterwards. Tunes in this episode: Old-Timey Grey Eagle Roustabout Brown Skin Baby The Angels Done Bowed Down Beyond This Wall Bonus track: Rocky Road to Dublin Buy Spider Tales from Bandcamp on June 19: And buy it on Free Dirt the rest of the time: Catch us and the rest of the Porch Pride bill on June 27 and 28! Come study music and dance at Earful of Fiddle! Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: Get a Get Up in the Cool t shirt and phone case! Sign up at for my clawhammer instructional series! Check out Cameron’s other podcast, Think Outside the Box Set: Come celebrate Porch Pride on June 27 and 28! And donate now if you can: Get Up in the Cool
It’s hard, if not impossible, to imagine the 1970s without Carly Simon. After opening for Cat Stevens at LA's Troubadour in 1971, she gained near instant fame, winning a Grammy for Best New Artist that same year. The daughter of Richard L. Simon, co-founder of publishing house Simon & Schuster, she grew up surrounded by greatness. But if her childhood was peppered with celebrities, her adult life was dripping in them. By her mid-20s she’d meet Bob Dylan, duet with Mick Jagger, and marry James Taylor. Still, the shy New York native was a superstar in her own right, one who battled a stammer and a severe case of stage fright. She tells Alec Baldwin about conquering them both to become a musician who shaped an era. You can learn more about Carly's life in her 2015 memoir, Boys in the Trees. WNYC is the producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media and Death, Sex & Money.
Amy Schumer says she's been called the "girl next door, fastest-rising comic" for ten years. But it's more true than it's ever been, given three high profile successes in 2015: her increasingly hilarious and transgressive Comedy Central television show "Inside Amy Schumer;" the feature film "Trainwreck" (written by Schumer); and a new HBO comedy special filmed at the Apollo Theater. She talks to host Alec Baldwin about growing up on Long Island, playing the worst person ever, and the Pilates class they shared a decade ago.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven present co-host Cherie Currie and guest, Suzi Quatro. Before listening to our interview with Suzi Quatro, co-hosts Alan Niven & Cherie Currie discuss Kim Foley, politics and Suzi Q.  Our main interview is with the legendary Suzi Quatro, we discuss her upcoming documentary Suzi Q, the gift from her father that 'started it all', music & family, what she gave up to 'make it', the cost of fame, why she refuses her own TV show, being a voice on Bob The Builder and much more. Quote: "I am not a failed guitar player. I'm a bass player!" Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon Support the show.
Alec wanted to know a few more things about Errol Morris's work -- so he set up a call!
GuitarWank Episode 213 June 10th 2020 Josh Smith & Bruce Zoom
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.
Eric's Plus One this week is Chris Robinson, frontman for The Black Crowes and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Chris tells Eric about growing up in Atlanta, forming The Black Crowes with his brother when they were teenagers, and how he ended up in the role of frontman. The two dig deep into their love of music, the artists who first influenced Chris, from Sam & Dave to REM, and how he finally got into The Grateful Dead. They talk about what he’s listening to now, and reflect on their mutual friend and guitarist for Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Neal Casal. The episode ends with Rosalee, a track from the Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s 2012 album Big Moon Ritual. Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group. 
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Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz joins me on the show today. She just released her 5th album "World On The Ground" and I thought it would be a great time to speak with her about her recording, songwriting and playing experiences. We’re coming to you weekly during the virus, and welcome your calls to talk about what’s keeping you busy and creative during this time. Leave a message at 615-375-6318 or - our new website is now up at
Very special guest Dave Barnes returns to co-host our Season Five Finale! This week we cover Southern Rock’s magnum opus, “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd—aka Bro-hemian Rhapsody. In this episode: -Yeah yeah, southern rock, but…wait, they’re pros! - The tragic plane crash that devastated Skynyrd, and how it almost killed Aerosmith too - The other mega-hit the piano from Freebird was played on - An undefeatable pro wrestling duo - A fascinating deep dive into the solo section—guarantee you’ve never noticed everything that’s going on before! - Dave’s disappointing first slow dance  ------------- Check out Dave’s new podcast, Dadville! Buy or stream Dave’s latest album, Dreaming in Electric Blue! ------------- As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun conversations: Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Archives and merch available at See you in Season 6!
In the interview, Morgan talks about: - His new movie with Ice Cube - If Tracy Jordan and Tracy Morgan are the same person - The dynamics of 30 Rock - Whether he was happy with the 30 Rock episode where Jordan was shown to be illiterate - His famous family members - Working with white writers - If he feels stereotyped In this episode, we have Emmy-nominated comedian Tracy Morgan. At the time of this interview in 2007, Morgan was 39 years old and was promoting the TV show 30 Rock and his upcoming movie "First Sunday." In the interview, Morgan talks about the dynamics of 30 Rock, working with white writers, how Tracy Jordan and Tracy Morgan are two different people, and his famous family members. 
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This week TGHP gets a visit from Aaron Marshall, creative mastermind and guitarist of INTERVALS. The guys chat about the writing process, production, pushing yourself creatively as well as the difficulty of trying to release and tour original music in a locked down, post-covid world.
Blazing up the dancehall and reggae hits across the Caribbean. Including the best in Trinibad, Gunman and bubbling dancehall. This one is RATED R.
In this week’s episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks to country musician Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town about how food helped her cope with grief, why aprons are a family tradition, and her upcoming children’s book A Dolly For Christmas. Plus some of the band’s favorite restaurants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Moby had already put out four studio albums when Play was released in 1999. He was solidly into his 30s, playing gigs in record stores and thinking about a career-change. But Play, against all expectations, started selling. Then it started selling out. There was champagne, then vodka, then cocaine. He swung between drug-induced euphoria and thoughts of suicide. The stories of stardom he tells Alec are both funny and troubling. But Moby saw his way out of the spiral. Now a decade without drugs or alcohol, he's remarkably open about his darkness, and the weird hippie childhood that laid the groundwork for it. He and Alec sat down last month and swapped stories of sobriety and celebrity. Moby's new memoir is Then It Fell Apart.
This week on the pod, it's legendary HC drummer Nick Jett of Terror. Ironically, on this pod, we are talking everything but Terror. This is Nick's origin story of how he got into punk and hardcore. We go into his early bands and then his non-terror...
To mark the release of Changes, his first album since 2015’s Purpose, Justin Bieber opens up to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about how his faith and his relationship with new wife Hailey Baldwin saved his life and inspired him to make music again. (2/15/2020)
The New Yorker’s marquee investigative journalist, Jane Mayer has been a thorn in the side of three presidents, two Supreme Court justices, and, most recently, Fox News.  She tells Alec stories from her investigations into Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas, and talks about what drew her to the rigors of reporting.  Plus she reveals details about her process, including why she often leaves victim-interviews to her co-authors.
Chris chats with Gina Gleason from Baroness! IG: @ginagleasongtr @yourbaroness Listen and subscribe at: and Please subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes! And follow us on all platforms: @tototpodcast Wanna help out the show? Head over to Leave us some love/hate, suggest a guest, or tell us your own tour story on the TOTOT Hotline: (765)372-8818 Buy some TOTOT gear: Artwork by: Sara @ Check out this week's sponsors: Longward, Rockabilia, James Devlin Art, and Partscaster Concierge! -Longward- -James Devlin Art- -Partscaster Concierge- -Rockabilia- -Merge 4- Become a Patron to win 50% all Merge 4 merch! Become a sponsor: Donate on Venmo: @christopherswinney Check out Chris's new band, Southern Gothic, on Spotify! ( @southerngothicofficial ) Check out Chris's old bands on Spotify! Chronic Chaos: The Widow Jenkins: Special Thanks to our Patreon Producers: Punk Rock Bob Foster ( @punkrockbobfoster ), John Exton ( @bsasband ), and Dewey Halpaus ( @peerpleasurepod ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
✨🐞✨ I am excited to have my amazing pal Chris Conley of Saves The Day back on the show for the 2nd time! I’m just so lucky to call this magical human my friend! ✨ Recorded a few weeks back, this episode was originally scheduled be released on Wednesday The Third aka ‘Saves The Day’ Day! 😉 Chris and I agreed to shelf this episode for a little bit and take time to speak on something that is so important which is the Black Lives Matter movement. Both Chris and I believe in the movement so much! Be sure to check out episodes 18 & 19 if you haven’t heard them yet! 🖤 Fun little fact about this episode....Chris and I had some difficulties with our phones so we ended up recorded via Skype video, which we are totally not used to! We are just a couple of kiddos born in 80 & 81 trying to figure it all out! 😝 But we had so much fun! His dog Jo also made an appearance. 😍 We talk about his collab with Lloyd Vines, new Bug Sessions, our love for Aerosmith & Tom Petty, A Path With Heart, an amazing company called HE CREATIVE that designed this rad Saves The Day poster, etc!!! We also answer some questions y’all had for Chris ranging from Claudio being back in the band, Stay What You Are anniversary tour, In Reverie on vinyl, Can’t Slow Down b-sides, Lisa’s birthday tape, a rumor about his first TV appearance on Conan, his love for Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday, Geoff Rickly of Thursday and soo much more!!! You will also hear a sneak peak of the ‘Remember/Verona/Ring pop’ song he and Lloyd recently released!! All in all, it just a fun chat between two friends, high fives via skype and of course doggo nose boops! I hope y’all enjoy listening to this episode as much as I did talking to my amazing friend!!Please be sure to follow Chris & Saves The Day!!!! Facebook:! Patreon:!You can hear the Saves The Day feat. Lloyd Vines song here:!See that amazing Saves The Day art piece by HE Creative!Support Black Lives Matter:!Thank you all so much for listening and supporting the show!You can follow me for future episodes, the podcast soundtrack  & more!Xo, Christie Gee
Carol Burnett's stage and screen career is one of the great showbiz success stories. From her early days on Broadway, to the 11-season run of The Carol Burnett Show, to her luminous big-screen turn as Miss Hannigan in Annie: Burnett's numerous Emmy and Golden Globe awards and nominations speak to her plasticity, her genius -- and her hilarity. Carol Burnett sits down with Alec Baldwin to talk about the unlikely origin of her show, recall her roster of A-list friends, and to explain how nudists dance.
BIG FACTS welcome two of the hottest comedians to the show on this episode. Desi Banks talks fatherhood, haters, IG vs. Standup comedy and more. Reggie Baybee talks OnlyFans accounts and transitioning from the streets to comedy. Visit Follow @BIGFACTSPOD @BIGBANKDTE @DJSCREAM --- Support this podcast:
We are in very interesting times. Last week's episode was all about musicians for black lives and what this movement is all about and what we can do as allies. It has been a challenge for me personally to understand where I fit in with this movement. I've been using my platform to encourage other musicians and people with influence, namely white people, to stand up and support our black brothers and sisters through this movement. I've been getting a lot of questions about releasing music right now. I've thought a lot about that because it's not just about releasing music but what we should be posting on social media. Should we be promoting anything other than the movement? There's really not a right or wrong answer. I think everyone needs to do what makes sense for them. If you have more money than time, then donate to organizations that are supporting the movement. If you have more time than money, then spend time educating yourself. We recorded this episode about a week before George Floyd's death. So we're not going to be mentioning this uprising. We talk about what it's like running our careers and writing music during COVID-10 and quarantine. We hear from all of the Ari's Take Academy instructors, including Lucidious (Streaming & Instagram Growth), Vo Williams (Hip-Hop in Sync), Kristen Mathe (Cracking Colleges), Andrew Spalter (Breaking China), and Allyson Toy (Breaking China). -- Connect with Ari Herstand: Website: Instagram (personal): Instagram (Ari's Take): Facebook: Twitter (personal): Twitter (Ari's Take): YouTube: 
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Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist, the creative forces behind this Austin TX Rock and Roll institution, talk about learning how to record albums with a feeling, co-writing with Kid Rock and Bob Seger, and keeping a creative partnership going for over a decade.
Dave talks about growing up in Hawaii… moving to Nashville (his first gig was with Jerry Reed)... the incredible career path he’s had that’s forced him to continue growing as a person and as a musician… some pretty harsh mistakes he made and how he wound up correcting them... his little-known musical genre passion… and some great lessons he learned from some tuition he’s had to pay. FANTASTIC conversation - REAL, RAW, and UNCUT, this one’s a MUST:
On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down Grammy-winning producer, rapper, and very close friend of Kweli -- 88-Keys.
Alec is a BIG fan of Justin Hayward -- vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for The Moody Blues, pioneers of complex orchestral arrangements in rock.  As he tells it, their songs were the only thing that could mellow out his rough crowd in high school. Interspersed with Alec's observations on some of his favorite musical passages, this intimate conversation ranges from the technical details of how the group created its signature orchestral sound (a mechanical wonder called the Mellotron) to Hayward's sense of alienation from his younger self.  Hayward muses, "Here we are now talking about the Justin that was, from 17 years old to 30 years old, and this ghost is always with me."  More revelations abound -- some melancholy, some very funny -- on this episode of Here's the Thing.
The singer opens up to Zane about her personal tribulations and how they factored into the making of her third album, Rare. (1/13/2020)
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.
Cameron Crowe's teenage years are familiar to anyone who's seen his autobiographical Almost Famous: 16-year-old writing prodigy convinces Jan Wenner and Rolling Stone to let him tour with and profile the greatest rock musicians of his generation. But what came after is just as interesting: going undercover as a high-school student to write Fast Times at Ridgemont High; falling into the Say Anything director's chair after the two first choices turned it down; hanging out with Led Zeppelin to get their blessing of the songs in Almost Famous.  Crowe and Alec are friends, and it comes through in their affectionate back-and-forth about movies, writing, family, and the bands they love.  And throughout this extended interview are interspersed some great tunes that demonstrate how Crowe is a master of the "needle-drop," using music to further the story, character development, and dramatic tension of his films.
Continuing the weekly tradition of #SocaDistancing from Instagram Live.
The legendary violinist talks about his difficult childhood, stricken by polio in the war-torn early days of Israeli statehood -- and laughs about his early success, whisked away to the United States at 13 to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show.  Plus, what makes a truly great instrumentalist?  What makes a great teacher?  Later, his wife Toby Perlman weighs in, too, so the interview becomes a family affair, topped with a spectacular Mendelssohn performance by eight students from the Perlman Music Program.  Toby founded that summer school on idyllic Shelter Island to provide a safe space for young musical geniuses to develop their talents, and themselves.
By the time Emilio Estevez was 23, he'd starred in The Outsiders, Repo Man, The Breakfast Club, and St. Elmo’s Fire.  As the son of Martin Sheen, he was Hollywood royalty, and as a member of the "brat pack" group of early-80s stars, he was a hot commodity.  But he started turning down big roles to become the youngest person ever to write, direct, and star in a major motion picture.  Estevez tells Alec that his script for that movie was "terrible," -- but it was risky, ambitious movie-making at a time when he didn't have to take risks.  Estevez occasionally returned to "just acting" after that, for beloved performances in Men at Work, The Mighty Ducks, and more -- but his heart beats for his writer/director projects like 2006’s RFK masterpiece Bobby, nominated for a Best Film Golden Globe.  His latest is The Public, about a fictional occupation of the Cincinnati Public Library by the city's homeless.  Alec plays the police negotiator.  The two actors discuss their collaboration -- plus growing up a Sheen, Francis Ford Coppola's brutal audition process, and whether actors should participate in the fan culture surrounding cult films like The Breakfast Club.
Shelby's 1985 Gibson Explorer 425 The tune "Dunwich Whore" Writing songs using a non-traditional folk song structure Sepultura "Arise" Sepultura Promo Photos Providence writing Ulthar's guitar tone Mesa Boogie Amps Being a power-trio Pandiscordian Necrogenesis Suffocation "Effigy Of The Forgotten" back cover promo pic Long Island Slam Deathcore Ulthar getting walked out on at a deathcore show in South Carolina
The singer-songwriter details WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Stream the album on Apple Music:
When your spouse cheats, your mind starts racing with a million questions. For the Countess Almaviva, one of them is: What happened to the spark we had and how can we get it back? The Countess lives inside Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro in Italian) and her philandering husband, the Count Almaviva, is due for a major comeuppance from his wife and her servant. But the Countess isn’t fixed on vengeance; she’s wondering how she can recapture the romance in her marriage. In this episode, host Rhiannon Giddens and her guests offer relationship advice to the heartsick Countess Almaviva. They focus on her aria “Dove sono,” a quiet moment of reflection when the Countess asks, “Where are the lovely moments?” You’ll hear how Mozart musically brings you inside the Countess’s thoughts, how hard it is to sing that music and why rekindling a romance is something many of us will face. Plus, you’ll hear Susanna Phillips sing the aria onstage at the Metropolitan Opera. The Guests Susanna Phillips has sung the role of the Countess more than any other in her career. She isn’t sure whether the Countess will ever be able to forgive her husband’s dalliances, but she may find out this season when she reprises the role at the Met. Cori Ellison is a dramaturg and a repeat guest on Aria Code. She believes that Mozart had a special gift both for understanding the human condition and sharing those insights through opera. Dan Savage is a sex and relationship advice columnist and podcaster. Like Mozart, he believes that infidelity is a real part of the human condition. He’s less optimistic about the Count’s ability to be faithful when the curtain closes. If you’re interested in going a little deeper on cheating and infidelity, our friends at the podcast Death, Sex, and Money have a whole episode about it! You’ll hear from men and women who’ve cheated and been cheated on, and how it made some of them more honest in their relationships. Subscribe to Death, Sex, and Money wherever you get your podcasts. 
Did you catch the first of our two podcasts this week? It featured Yrsa Daley-Ward reading her powerful new poem "Making The End," and Helado Negro in convo with Buscabulla. Check it out on Today's show sees The Avett Brothers' Scott Avett chop it up with Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide. The friends and collaborators cover a lot, including: the role of faith in their music; being true to their art even when it hurts; and some amazing stories about Jason Molina and David Berman. Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including upcoming shows featuring Black Belt Eagle Scout with Sasami, Jehnny Beth with Jenny Hval, and Julien Baker with Katie Harkin. —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer This week’s show was recorded by Scott, Eef, Talkhouse’s Executive Editor Josh Modell, and myself at our respective #stayhome studios. The Talkhouse Podcast’s co-producer is Mark Yoshizumi. Our theme song was composed and performed by The Range. Research assistance was provided by Samantha Small. Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to
You may not have heard of the Egyptian king Akhnaten, but the young pharaoh helped shape modern religion as we know it. His revolutionary efforts to shift Egypt away from worshiping many gods to worshiping just one paved the way for monotheism and the major Judeo-Christian faiths. His desire to remake the world is the subject of Philip Glass's entrancing opera. In this episode, host Rhiannon Giddens and her guests reflect on Akhnaten’s "Hymn to the Sun," an aria drawn from an ancient text of devotion. Akhnaten expresses his adoration of the sun and asserts himself as a prophet – a vision of his own power that eventually led to his downfall. At the end of the show, you'll hear countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo sing the complete “Hymn to the Sun” from the Metropolitan Opera stage. The Guests Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo first sang the role of Akhnaten with the LA Opera in 2016 and now stars as the titular pharaoh at the Metropolitan Opera. Even though he has lived with the character for nearly four years, he still hasn't decided whether he sees Akhnaten as a visionary or cult leader. But that doesn't stop him from wearing an Eye of Horus necklace.   Kara Cooney is a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA who spent years as an archaeologist in Egypt. At dig sites and in her research, Cooney has been able to uncover some moments of Akhnaten’s life, which still largely remains a mystery. Even she doesn’t quite understand her journey into Egyptology, she has always understood the world best through the lens of antiquity.  Karen Kamensek is conducting Akhnaten at the Metropolitan Opera. A self-proclaimed Glass groupie, she is our first guest who's been mentored by a show's original composer. The world-renowned conductor pays it forward by leading a number of youth orchestras.  John Schaefer is the host of the WNYC radio program New Sounds. For more than 30 years, he has promoted the work of contemporary composers and performers. In 1984, he jumped at the chance to premiere Akhnaten on the radio.  Special appearance by Rev. Paula Stone Williams, a pastor and LGBTQ advocate. As a transgender woman, Williams uses her experiences to foster more compassion in the world.
California Congressman Adam Schiff weighs both sides of the impeachment debate and speaks out forcefully on Iran.  Plus why his childhood in Massachusetts had an influence on his future career, why his his mother was so disappointed that he went to law school instead of medical school, and whether President Trump has done more to encourage or discourage aspiring progressive public servants.
On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to rapper Jadakiss.
Jason Richardson is one of the most highly regarded lead guitarists in modern metal. He made a name for himself in bands like Born of Osiris and Chelsea Grin before releasing an extremely successful solo album. He is currently the lead guitarist for metalcore legends All That Remains. On this episode: 2:10 - NAMM and Ernie Ball 7:59 - The Evolve EP and Jason’s own sound 19:41 - Returning to old ideas 30:21 - Jason’s rig 49:00 - Tour life 1:02:54 - How Jason learns other styles 1:12:10 - What Jason looks for in an engineer 1:29:40 - Jason’s online presence 1:39:14 - Jason’s favorite riff that he’s written Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard.
Sexuality, violence, gender, anger, technology, love. Singer/actress/writer Jehnny Beth (Savages) and Norwegian experimental pop musician and author Jenny Hval are both aesthetically very dark artists who brilliantly dissect these topics in their respective music and erotic novels. On this week's show, we introduce the mutual fans for the very first time; what follows is a powerful, deep dive conversation. Zola Jesus joins me as special guest host. I recently woke up at 5:30AM to set up this conversation between Jehnny's home in Paris, and Jenny's in Oslo. A couple hours later, my almost-three-year-old daughter Conwy woke up just after the talk ended; I took her out of her crib and told her "Dada just listened to a fantastic conversation between two very strong and talented women!" And it really is a fantastic conversation. With Jehnny Beth's debut solo LP To Live Is To Love out just last week, and her book of erotic fiction and photography, Crimes Against Love Memories dropping in early July, and Jenny's new single "Bonus Material" out now and second novel Girls Against God coming later this year, they had a lot to talk about. The two chop it up on their complex relationships with their countries of origin, and the powerful role of language in self-identity; their reasons for functioning primarily outside of the mainstream; and the artist's necessary freedom to express the darker sides of their humanity. Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including upcoming shows featuring Black Belt Eagle Scout with Sasami, Fusilier with Bartees Strange, and Julien Baker with Katie Harkin. —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer This week’s show was recorded by Jehnny Beth, Jenny Hval, Zola Jesus, and myself at our respective #stayhome studios. The Talkhouse Podcast’s co-producer is Mark Yoshizumi. Our theme song was composed and performed by The Range. Research assistance was provided by Samantha Small. Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to
Chris chats with Jake Kiley from Strung Out! IG: @strungout Listen and subscribe at: and Please subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes! And follow us on all platforms: @tototpodcast Wanna help out the show? Head over to Leave us some love/hate, suggest a guest, or tell us your own tour story on the TOTOT Hotline: (765)372-8818 Buy some TOTOT gear: Artwork by: Sara @ Check out this week's sponsors: Nowhere Fast, Rockabilia, James Devlin Art, and Partscaster Concierge! -Nowhere Fast- -James Devlin Art- -Partscaster Concierge- -Rockabilia- -Merge 4- Become a Patron to win 50% all Merge 4 merch! Become a sponsor: Donate on Venmo: @christopherswinney Check out Chris's new band, Southern Gothic, on Spotify! ( @southerngothicofficial ) Check out Chris's old bands on Spotify! Chronic Chaos: The Widow Jenkins: Special Thanks to our Patreon Producers: Punk Rock Bob Foster ( @punkrockbobfoster ), John Exton ( @bsasband ), and Dewey Halpaus ( @peerpleasurepod ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to actor and comedian Michael Rapaport.
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.
In this episode, we kick off our two-part celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Workingman's Dead. To mark the moment, author Buzz Poole joins the show to break down the record just as he did in his recent book. Part of the Bloomsbury 33&⅓ series, Poole's book examines the whole history of The Grateful Dead through the lens of this one album. This being part one of our talk, we break down the songs on side one and wrap the episode with a mix of live versions of those tunes.
In this episode, host RJ Bee talks to Rhett about the reality of life as a musician, from his upbringing in Dallas to forming the Old 97s during the heyday of grunge, and how the meaning of success has changed over the years. Rhett tells RJ about balancing the band and his solo career, his writing ambitions, and what’s inspiring him as he looks ahead. The show closes with Rhett performing three songs live from his home studio: “Lonely Holiday," "The Human Condition,” and “The MTA," by The Kingston Trio. You can see videos of these and all Past Present Future Live! exclusive performances on the Osiris Media YouTube channel.   You’ll find original versions of these tracks, as well as other songs and artists mentioned in this episode, on the Past Present Future Live! Spotify playlist. Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Art by Liz Bee Design. To discover more podcasts that help you connect more deeply with the music you love, check out 
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Maggie Gyllenhaal's in a good place right now, at least as far as work and family go.  Her latest starring role is as a troubled teacher named Lisa Spinelli in The Kindergarten Teacher.  It's an unsettling portrayal of, as Gyllenhaal tells Alec, the "f***ing dire" consequences of "starving a vibrant woman's mind."  In the film, Lisa's mind-starvation manifests in an unhealthy, exploitative relationship with a kindergartner.  It's not an easy thing to watch, and Gyllenhaal tells Alec, "I almost didn't do the movie because I thought, 'no movie is worth disturbing a child, even for a few minutes.'"  But her concerns were addressed, she said yes, and the result is a performance Gyllenhaal feels really good about.  In fact, she says she feels better and better about each role she takes on these days.  It's from this career high that she and Alec talk about The Deuce, her college years, her alternate career in skating, and the happy joining of lives, careers, and vowels in her marriage to Peter Sarsgaard.  
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.
Dan Rather was the host and anchor of CBS Evening News for more than twenty years. He resigned the post in the wake of an investigation into then-President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era military service. A new film starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett, 'Truth,' explores that period and the outstanding questions raised by Rather's journalistic inquiry. Host Alec Baldwin spoke with Rather at a recent screening of the film at the Hamptons International Film Festival, where they discussed Rather's days as a White House correspondent, recent attempts to re-assess Nixon, and the state of news today.     
Will has a great sense of phrasing, and his tone is just beautiful. He’s also one of the most soulful cats you’ll ever meet. Yet, his own life has been filled with trials and heartbreak, which he shares with you on this call. Today though, Will is in a great place, both personally and musically… and you’d have a hard time finding anyone who’s more deserving of peace and success
Kraz talks with legendary jam folk icon Dave Matthews during the coronavirus pandemic. They talk about how they are getting by in these troubling times, their history together, streaming sites versus radio, and Neil Young. Questions? Contact us at and your question may be answered in a future episode! Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Few musicians can compete with the encyclopedic musical knowledge that Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson possesses—which is great news if you got to be a student of his at NYU. When not teaching music history, the 45-year-old drummer is directing the Grammy-Award winning group The Roots—a hip hop collective that rose from “everyone’s favorite underground secret” in the late 90s to Jimmy Fallon’s house band on The Tonight Show. Whether drumming, DJ’ing, or writing a book on food, Questlove is universally beloved. “The coolest man on late night,” according to the Rolling Stone. But there is one thing this genius of music can’t do: accept that he is one. He talks to Here’s the Thing host Alec Baldwin about a three year exile in London, Jimmy Fallon wooing the Roots, and how meditation saved his life. WNYC is the producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media and Death, Sex & Money.
This week on the podcast we talk with the legendary Don Stiernberg and go Track by Track over his incredible new album Straight Ahead! You can purchase this new album today by going to his BANDCAMP PAGE. Also be sure to keep up with Don at his WEBSITE Head on over and to our new sponsor ANYTUNE’S WEBSITE and download one of the best apps I’ve ever used for transcription! Also, be sure to get your free 30 days of PEGHEAD NATION by entering the code mandolinbeer at check out! Finally a huge Thank You to my favorite website The MANDOLIN CAFE
Thank You So Much for listening to this podcast! In this episode, my friend Endya Carter (from "Wreckless Girlz Podcast) joins me to speak on her experiences in Hanover County and how she rates white men in bed.. We discuss a bit of celebrity drama and we have some nasty sex talk. I know yall missed Become A Patron Today! Imani Blair's IG : @imaniblair Endya Carter's IG : @wreckless_ntents Imani's Podcast: @licktherapperpod Endya's Podcast : @wrecklessxgirlz
Episode 148 let's goooooo! Goldfinger frontman and producer extraordinaire John Feldmann joins me on the program today to chat about all things Goldfinger, songwriting, childhood, quarantine, substance abuse and meditation practice. A fast pace chat with one of the most energetic and prolific artists of the last 30 years. Jump in and hold on folks. Don't forget to rate and subscribe! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Here’s The Thing listeners are used to hearing Alec ask the questions, but for this bonus episode, he’s the guest! To mark the publication of his new memoir, Nevertheless, Alec talk about money, drugs, career choices and family with Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale. Stay tuned for Alec’s conversation with comedian and satirist Tony Hendra – out on Tuesday!
To mark the release of her first solo album, Paramore’s Hayley Williams speaks to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about growing up in public and the emotional journey behind her first solo album, Petals for Armor. (5/6/2020)
Born and raised in New Jersey, Au5 (Austin Collins) has been a lifelong musician. Trained in classical piano since age 4 and studying bass guitar and music production since age 13, Austin is a well-rounded composer and music technologist unbounded by genre.  Au5 Links: Mr. Bill Links: Patreon soon!
Back by popular demand. All kinda ting celebrates a RAW mix up of Pop, Dancehall, Afrobeat, quarantine soca songs from the islands and a dash of latin music. Guaranteed you will learn some new chunes from this one. Full tracklist at
An in-demand LA producer, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Fernando was part of the house band, and in the Echo In The Canyon movie. He’s worked with Todd Rungren, Linda Perhacs, Dean Ford (Marmalade), Dave Kerzner Christian Castro and others. He’s done TV music for Honda, Target, McDonalds, Goya, Dunkin' Donuts, Toyota, Shameless and Dexter, and has released 10 solo LPs in the last 4 years as a singer / songwriter and as prog rock instrumentalist
It's a new year — and soon, a new season of Here's The Thing. So today we're looking back at two of our favorite interviews from 2015. After shooting the pilot for Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker told HBO she didn't want to go through with the project. But after the first day’s taping, she says, she "didn't want to be anywhere else." Parker is now indelibly linked with her character Carrie Bradshaw—one of the most prominent women in the history of television.  Ian Schrager is in the hospitality business. Hotels or nightclubs, uptown or downtown, Miami or Manhattan, Schrager defines luxury and leisure. In 1977, he co-founded Studio 54, which quickly became the epitome of the disco era's cultural mores. It was Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Cher, and as Schrager recalls, "serious, sweaty dancing." Today, Schrager says nightclubs are a young person's business; he's long since reinvented himself as one of the pioneers of the boutique hotel. 
On the sixth episode of OTL, Billy and Tim O’Brien (Hot Rize, The Earls of Leicester) get into music, life, streaming, Doc Watson, Dad (Terry Barber) and some very special memories.
In this follow up to last week’s “Black Sounds Matter” podcast, Daniel focuses on three relatively unknown African-American artists – Baby Dodds, James Reese Europe and Louis Jordan – each of whom radically influenced the music and drumming of today. What’s covered in this session: Daniel describes his concept “Six Degrees of Baby Dodds,” which […]
It’s hard, if not impossible, to imagine the 1970s without Carly Simon. After opening for Cat Stevens at LA's Troubadour in 1971, she gained near instant fame, winning a Grammy for Best New Artist that same year. The daughter of Richard L. Simon, co-founder of publishing house Simon & Schuster, she grew up surrounded by greatness. But if her childhood was peppered with celebrities, her adult life was dripping in them. By her mid-20s she’d meet Bob Dylan, duet with Mick Jagger, and marry James Taylor. Still, the shy New York native was a superstar in her own right, one who battled a stammer and a severe case of stage fright. She tells Alec Baldwin about conquering them both to become a musician who shaped an era. You can learn more about Carly's life in her 2015 memoir, Boys in the Trees. 
Principal Trumpet Michael Sachs reflects on his relationship with one of the most influential figures in modern classical music—and the lasting legacy of Boulez in Cleveland.
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.
Some combination of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young played together for 50 years until 2016. The group survived even Crosby's near-total dissolution under the influence of cocaine and heroin. That was a brush with death that left him in need of a liver transplant and a new approach to life. His newfound joy is clear in this exuberant conversation with Alec. It's also behind a recent and remarkable burst of creativity: three solo albums over the past four years. Crosby's childlike gratitude for his sixty years in music is palpable, but he is candid about the struggles, too: from wrestling with Roger McGuinn over control of The Byrds, to the terrifying culmination of the 2016 breakup of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Plus, BONUS! This is the first episode of Here's the Thing's question-crowdsourcing experiment. Your questions provided moving insight into the impact David's music and story have made on fans over the years. We couldn't include all the questions, but we used a lot, and David was really into it. Stay tuned for another call for submissions soon.
Six years ago the Board of the Manhattan School of Music faced a daunting decision: who would guide the school into its second century?  They turned to someone with a long history with the school, James Gandre.  Gandre joined MSM as an administrative assistant in the mid-1980s and rose through the ranks.  But before then, he'd been auditioning for gigs as a tenor with symphonies and choirs.  He continued to do so even after he began in administration.  He tells Alec about his journey from small-town Wisconsin, to being an out gay man in San Francisco in the early 80s, to his long rise through the ranks at MSM -- and he shares his thoughts on the future of his venerable institution.
How can Earth Scientists and programmers really make predictions about the climate?  What are the ethics of having kids in a warming world? How to combat the disastrous politicization of the issue?  Dr. Peter deMenocal is the Dean of Science at Columbia, and a Geologist.  As a research scientist, he studies how Earth's climate has changed in the past.  Dr. Kate Marvel helps figure out its future by creating the world's most detailed and accurate computer climate-models.  Together, they're the perfect pair to help Alec and listeners understand what scientists really understand about the climate and how -- and why there's reason for hope.
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.
Kraz chats with guitar prodigy Marcus King. The two friends discuss Marcus' upbringing by a musical father, their approaches to writing songs both in groups and by themselves, as well as Marcus' new album El Dorado. This interview was recorded before the full extent of the impact COVID-19 would have on the live music industry and includes discussion about live which were planned for 2020. Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group. 
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CREGGY's ANTIVIRUS presents: The Metallica Episode. I caught up with Josh Middleton from Sylosis/Architects to talk about Metallica and nothing else for an hour.
The Memphis legend Project Pat joins Big Bank and DJ Scream on Big Facts to discuss REAL vs Fake, Snitching, Religion and more! Follow @BIGFACTSPOD @BIGBANKDTE @DJSCREAM Visit --- Support this podcast:
Clown talks with Matt Heafy of Trivium about streaming on Twitch and how the band began broadcasting their shows while on the road, their involvement and ongoing support from fans in the gaming and metal communities, his reactions and responses to negative commentary, and the importance of communicating and maintaining a level of empathy amongst one another.
Alexander Acosta has resigned from his position as Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration.  That's because of the sweetheart deal he cut politically connected financier Jeffrey Epstein back in 2008, when Acosta was a federal prosecutor.  In the swirl of news following Epstein's re-arrest, but before the Acosta resignation, Julie Brown stepped out of Acosta's press conference to speak to Alec on the phone.  We learn her reaction and that of Epstein's victims who called her up after the arrest.  That conversation is at the end of an extended cut of their live conversation at the Greene Space this spring and a phone call from Alan Dershowitz addressing the accusations made against him.
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Singer-songwriter, breakout hitmaker, Matt Stell aims to follow up from "Prayed For You" with "If I Was A Bar," but fully admits there is no pressure to come up with a hit. He's more concerned for his musicians and team during this trying time, and the systemic issues that remain unresolved. We start our conversation back in his home town in Arkansas where this soon to be med student had to make a choice. The chance at a music career or become a Harvard Med grad.
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Brian Lehrer is a unique figure in the public life of New York City.  Beyond hosting the city's defining daily talk show, he's our conscience and our conciliator.  When New Yorkers want a fair mayoral debate, they often call Brian.  When WNYC needed someone to help us process our own #metoo moment, we called Brian.  The Peabody Awards honored The Brian Lehrer Show for "reuniting the estranged terms 'civil' and 'discourse.'"  Of course, civil doesn't mean soft:  he can be unsparing in his interviews because, as he tells Alec, "there's plenty that pisses me off."  Alec is fan of -- and a regular caller on -- Brian's show, so who better to turn the tables?  Alec interviews Brian about his path to prominence, and the two discuss their shared love of radio, and of New York.
Andy Warhol gained fame and notoriety as the godfather of Pop Art. His electric-colored screen prints of Coca Colas, Marilyn Monroes, and electric chairs are iconic pieces, despite their iconoclastic origins. But there's more to Warhol than Day-Glo portraiture: he was an author, commentator, filmmaker, sculptor, and socialite. Host Alec Baldwin talks to Eric Shiner, director of The Andy Warhol Museum, about the hyper-inventive multimedia star, and learns about the surprisingly deep emotional basis for Warhol's obsession with Campbell's Soup.  
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Olympic medalist Adam Rippon picks up where he left off in Part 1 with a riotous discussion on determination, work ethic, and ice-skating as a kid in Scranton. Fueled by margaritas, Adam shares both smart tips for success and spicy gossip. Recorded...
Big week on the WSP as we welcome Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves to the Interview Hour! Andy and Alejandro talk about growing up, the myth of the Puer Aeternus (Peter Pan Syndrome), and some wild stories about a haunted guitar sprinkled throughout. Ahri reviews fatherhood in the time of Covid. Shawn and Tobi duet a John Prine song (RIP). Did Danny Zagayer sleep with Andy's mom? Listen in and find out. This is ep 85.
Welcome to The Electric Theater, a conversation series hosted by M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan.
Billy gives Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) a call on the 5th episode of OTL. Dave and Billy chat on cooking, listening to vinyl, what they are doing off the road, dreams, Panic at the Ryman and much more.
Dan Baird Interview: AMAZING stories inside. What happens to a band when it’s collective members no longer have a common goal, the dynamics of working with Brendan O’Brien and Rick Rubin, GREAT Neil Young story, beating cancer (Twice!), the highs and lows of making records, getting his solo career going, his cool guitars, curiosity, work ethic, passion to grow and learn, opening for Bob Seger & Tom Petty, LOADS more cool stuff. This one’s a MUST:
Nattali Rize talks with Michael about the path that led her to music, some of her biggest influences, and the importance of conscious music in society. Michael and Nattali discuss the importance of spreading positivity and speaking the truth within their daily lives and through their music. To get a feel for Nattali’s powerful lyrics, you can listen to her album Rebel Frequency on Spotify. @nattalirizeSpotify: Nattali Rize  Recorded: 2017 Update since this was recorded: This podcast HAS been named… it’s STAY HUMAN!  Pre-save Michael's new album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ (available June 19, 2020): Check out select podcast videos on YouTube:  Keep in touch with Michael online:  Listen to Michael’s music: Spotify: Apple Music: Pandora: YouTube:  Michael and his wife Sara founded Do It For The Love, which makes live music experiences by any artist available to those who need the healing power of music the most. To date, the organization has made over 3,300 musical wishes come true, thanks to the love and support of this incredible community. Learn more and get involved here:  Visit Soulshine Bali: Want even more access? Join the Soulrocker Fam:  The 'Stay Human' podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts:  This podcast is released independently by Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management.
David Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker magazine. It's a title he's held since 1998, and one that requires a tireless attention to detail, and an endless awareness of current news, trends, and ideas. In short, he keeps himself busy. Under Remnick's leadership, the magazine has addressed national events like September 11 and the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; he has also transformed the publication into a nimble digital enterprise amidst a cratering media landscape. "We come out every week, and now we come out every second," he tells Alec Baldwin. Remnick has six books and numerous anthology credits to his name, and has worked with some of the leading literary lights of the last two decades. In this wide-ranging conversation, he talks about some of those relationships, about his early career — including four years in Perestroika-era Moscow — and about his lifelong love affair with the music and ideas of Bob Dylan.