"The End of Radio" is the podcast from veteran journalist and author Matt Diehl. In "The End of Radio," Diehl provides the deepest-dive, most personal interviews with the icons, iconoclasts, and creative forces that continue to move the cultural goal posts.
The End Of Radio - Episode 3: Interview With Pauline Black of The Selecter and Rhoda Dakar of The Bodysnatchers
“The End of Radio” host Matt Diehl has an especially outspoken conversation here with two multi-dimensional artists, Pauline Black and Rhoda Dakar – iconoclastic heroines who helped move the U.K.’s late-’70s “2 Tone” movement into musical legend. With Black fronting The Selecter and Dakar leading The Bodysnatchers, the two joined artists like The Specials, The Beat, and Madness in combining punk and ska to forge a new, politically conscious sound and vision. Black and Dakar remain active and wildly influential, continuing on to further triumphs – neither resting on their laurels in creating awareness mixed with hip-shaking rhythm, as well as expanding their scope beyond music.
The End Of Radio - Episode 2: Interview with Steve Albini (Part 2)
Part two of veteran journalist/author Matt Diehl's epic interview with analog-recording guru/noise-rock icon Steve Albini. As revered for his studio work with the likes of Nirvana, Jesus Lizard and PJ Harvey as he is infamous for the confrontational music he’s made with bands Shellac and Big Black, here Albini tackles late Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill's genius and Big Black bassist Dave Riley's passing to touring during COVID-19 – and beyond.
Interview with Steve Albini (Part 1)
For the first episode of "The End of Radio," veteran journalist and author Matt Diehl speaks with the icon of iconoclasm that is Steve Albini. The sage of analog recording, Steve Albini is as famed for his studio work with the likes of Nirvana, Pixies and PJ Harvey as he is for the genre-shattering music he’s made his bands Shellac and Big Black and critiques of the music industry. In the first of two interviews, Albini proves as outspoken as ever in this wide-ranging, intimate conversation.