Lasers on the Ride is a podcast produced by Mike Larsson for hella.diamonds
S0E00 - A Multiverse Christmas
S02E100 - Goodbye and Goodnight
S02e100 is here and I’m sad but proud to say that it’s the last one of the season, where we get a little retrospective and take a look back at what’s been and maybe what’s still ahead. They kick things off with the chit chats before getting into some clips from early in the season, then from the future, then as per chosen by the interns. They do some exit interviews to get a sense of everyone’s time in the chairs and pick favorite guest episodes before sharing what they learned through Lasers and going over some stats for the season. They talk the point of Lasers and how to drop gems without even trying before guessing guests and being honest with one another about their experience recording the show. To close things out one last time, they share favorite moments, what made ‘em mad and what they woulda/coulda changed about Lasers had they had the chance. Thank you so much for supporting Lasers on the Ride like you have, see you all soon. Lasers!!!!
S02E99 - Futureshock
Oh man we are nearing the end of the season here guys with s02e99, hold onto your proverbial horses while we close things out gracefully over the next two episodes. They kick things off by talking decades and the passage of time before discussing melancholy and 90s streetwear brands. They talk treating the body right, gym class in cegep, ethics in marketing and relativism in all things. They hit Top of the Hour times two! for some questions from the audience before Markings and Brittain play producer Mike’s Hot Take Invitational and go toe to toe regarding some tough subjects. They share Podcast Notes to get some stuff off the chest and talk the next year, looming threats and Korean fried chicken before acting out some Lasers conversations from the season that may or may not have occurred! To close things out they discuss podcast technology and Mike’s magic touch with the edits before sharing predictions for the next year and Last Words for the week. Lasers!
S02E98 - The Art of Perception with KEVIN SLIM
S02e98 is here and the Lasers welcome artist manager and music industry man Kevin Slim to the program! To kick things off they speak strategy when it comes to an album launch before talk turns to Kevin’s twitter feed and general persona in light of disagreements between him and Mike online. They discuss Jay-Z’s way with branding before hitting Top of the Hour to answer some audience submitted questions around death, heroes, alternative realities and religion. Kevin shares his thoughts on the Montreal music scene and his place in the mix before they get into the nitty gritty of what’s rubbing people the wrong way and most importantly which people and for what reasons. They compete in the Rapper Game (final one of the season!) and explore what really happened between Kevin and Mike and why it went left between the two at the time. They discuss perception vs reality and what it means to know the truth before looking at the impact of a Kaytranada beat for an artist and the weight of promotion for a project. They discuss the current climate of music discovery and the DSPs, who’s winning and why, before talking race, class and religion and the intersection at the center. To close things out, the group talks ego, the gift and the curse of being outspoken and the genius of Dame Dash before ending on Final Words for the week. Lasers!
S02E97 - Halloween Purgatory (MURDERGRAM 2)
Unexpected Lasers drop! S02e97 is here aka our Halloween special aka Murdergram part 2! Settle in with the gang as things get a little bit real, a little bit funny and a lotta bit spooky. We know you like a theme episode and you know we like you. Thank you as always for checking for us and happy ass halloween to you and yours! Lasers!
S02E96 - Class Warfare
S02e96 is out and ready to please! The Lasers kick off the episode by talking numbers and age and then the power of music before discussing the best of the boroughs. They discuss hype and what it means to be working class, touch on Yasiin Bey’s career and elaborate on porn producers as landlords. Moving forward Mike gets detail oriented, Markings tells some money magnet stories and the Lasers examine the government’s marijuana monopoly before hitting Top of the Hour to answer audience questions. They take a look at sex work, talk ethics when it comes to investment and what it means to redeem oneself before exploring big topics like the purpose of things. To close things out they talk strains and discuss a lil bit about Quebec’s approach to immigration before sharing Last Words for the week. Lasers!