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From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Broken Record with Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam and Justin Richmond Pushkin

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From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Tom Jones

    Tom Jones

    Today we’ll hear Rick Rubin talk to one of his all-time favorite vocalists, Tom Jones. With his soulful baritone and unique interpretation of the American R&B and gospel, Jones became a mainstay at hip venues in London, New York and Las Vegas with now-timeless hits like “It’s Not Unusual,” and “Green Green Grass Of Home.”

    On today’s episode, Tom Jones shares stories with Rick from his remarkable career, including the first time he met Elvis on a movie set in Hollywood—and the night he turned down an invitation to join Little Richard on stage out of fear he’d be deported. Tom also talks about why he thought Burt Bacharach’s lyrics to “What’s New Pussycat” were a joke the first time he heard them.

    Subscribe to Broken Record’s YouTube channel to hear all of our interviews: https://www.youtube.com/brokenrecordpodcast and follow us on Twitter @BrokenRecord.

    You can also check out past episodes here: https://brokenrecordpodcast.com.

    Hear a playlist of all of our favorite Tom Jones songs HERE.

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    • 54 min
    Belle and Sebastian

    Belle and Sebastian

    Today we’re talking to Stuart Murdoch and Stevie Jackson from the Scottish folk-pop band, Belle & Sebastian. After seven years, the indie pop band is releasing their ninth studio album, their first in seven years – A Bit of Previous. The album was recorded in Belle & Sebastian’s hometown of Glasgow, after plans to record in LA fell through because of the pandemic.

    Bruce Headlam talks to Stuart and Stevie about their new album and the band plays songs live from the new project. Stuart also talks about how getting sick at 21 was a critical moment in his music career, and how he is not personally itching to get back out in front of a live audience.

    Subscribe to Broken Record’s YouTube channel to hear all of our interviews: https://www.youtube.com/brokenrecordpodcast and follow us on Twitter @BrokenRecord.

    You can also check out past episodes here: https://brokenrecordpodcast.com.

    Hear a playlist of all of our favorite R.E.M. and Michael Stipe songs HERE.

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    • 44 min
    Listen to This: Voyage to Montréal from Not Lost

    Listen to This: Voyage to Montréal from Not Lost

    Sharing a sneak preview of Pushkin's new podcast Not Lost, a show about finding yourself in places you’ve never been. Host Brendan Francis Newnam takes us around the world, learning about new places by getting invited to a stranger’s house for dinner. From New Orleans to Mexico City, Brendan and his guests drink, dance, and eat, learning as much about themselves as the places they visit. In this episode, Brendan and his friend Danielle Henderson navigate the icy streets of Montréal, making a pilgrimage to Leonard Cohen's house. Brendan meets a member of Arcade Fire, who describes his experience meeting the iconic musician, and what Leonard means to the people of Montréal.

    You can hear more from Not Lost at https://link.chtbl.com/brokenrecordnotlost.

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    • 47 min
    Listen to This: Talk Easy featuring Questlove

    Listen to This: Talk Easy featuring Questlove

    Here's a special episode from Talk Easy, another podcast in the Pushkin portfolio. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by research, curiosity, and compassion, he has revealing conversations with guests like David Byrne, Lorde, and Syd tha Kid. In this episode, you'll hear Sam in conversation with the legendary Grammy and Oscar-award winning musician, Questlove. They unpack his singular documentary, Summer of Soul, his winding journey with the Roots, and the importance of preserving the history of Black music for future generations. We hope you love Talk Easy as much as we do. You can hear more from Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/terecord. 

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    • 55 min
    Hear Me Out: Early Aughts Indie Rock

    Hear Me Out: Early Aughts Indie Rock

    Today on Broken Record's bonus show, Hear Me Out, producers Justin Richmond, Leah Rose and Jennifer Sanchez debate the single best indie rock song of the early Aughts. They manage to narrow the list down to three songs and a final judgment results in an unexpected winner.

    Michael Stipe

    Michael Stipe

    Today we have a conversation between old friends Rick Rubin and Michael Stipe. Along with his former band R.E.M., Stipe's expert, open-hearted lyrics gave voice to the sensitive and misunderstood among us with hits like “The One I Love,” “Everybody Hurts,” and “Losing My Religion.”

    After R.E.M. broke up a little over a decade ago, Stipe followed other creative pursuits like photography. But now Stipe has found his way back to music and is working on his first ever solo album. On today’s episode, Michael plays Rick his new song, “Future If Future” produced by Andy LeMaster. Michael Stipe also talks about why he decided to record a solo album, and how he always intended to be super famous—and what it was like when that actually happened.

    Subscribe to Broken Record’s YouTube channel to hear all of our interviews: https://www.youtube.com/brokenrecordpodcast and follow us on Twitter @BrokenRecord.

    You can also check out past episodes here: https://brokenrecordpodcast.com.

    Hear a playlist of all of our favorite R.E.M. and Michael Stipe songs HERE.

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    • 52 min

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