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Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.

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Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.

    Phoebe Bridgers with Bettye LaVette

    Phoebe Bridgers with Bettye LaVette

    On this week's show, we pair in conversation the artists behind two of 2020's best albums: soul and blues legend Bettye LaVette and indie wunderkind Phoebe Bridgers. Though separated by five decades in age, when the two met backstage at a Tibet House US benefit at Carnegie Hall earlier this year, they immediately developed a mutual friend crush. Now that we've gotten them reconnected here, it appears something very dope is on the horizon... but more on that in the talk!

    Their warm, freewheeling convo takes in a lot, including: a wonderful overview of a career Bettye calls “tenuous at best”; the unexpected benefits of promoting a new album during the pandemic; and privilege in the music industry. We also get to hear about making Pete Townshend cry, quirky Little Stevie Wonder, and learn the answer to Bettye's query "What is a Princess Nokia?"

    Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Norah Jones with Jeff Tweedy, and then Jeff again(!) with comedian Nick Offerman, and Bootsy Collins (Bootzilla, baby!) with Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys). Plus be sure to check our Soundcloud archives for recent shows featuring Tame Impala with Caribou, Carly Rae Jepsen with mxmtoon, Diplo with Charlie Crockett, and loads more.

    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

    For this week’s episode, Bettye LaVette was recorded by her adoring hubby Kevin Kiley, and Phoebe Bridgers by her pal Marshall Vore.
    Our long-suffering producer is Mark Yoshizumi.
    The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range. Dude released gorgeous new music this year — check it out!
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com. Seriously, I love hearing from you guys. And if we're honest with ourselves, isn't the end always sneaking up on us?

    • 46 min
    Jude Law with Sean Durkin and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry

    Jude Law with Sean Durkin and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, three of the creative talents behind the new movie The Nest – writer-director Sean Durkin, actor Jude Law and composer Richard Reed Parry – sit down for a deep-dive conversation about their work together and their respective artistic processes. Over the course of their talk, the trio discuss how their deeply collaborative creative approaches aligned in creating a collective vision for The Nest, how Sean and Richard met and became friends and collaborators, how Richard approached writing music for The Nest (and how Sean was able to “find” the film through the music), the way Jude and Sean together sketched a backstory for Jude’s protagonist Rory, the ways in which they each “submitted to the moment” while making the movie, and much more. For more filmmakers and musicians in conversation, visit Talkhouse at talkhouse.com. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.

    • 49 min
    Phish's Mike Gordon with Leo Kottke

    Phish's Mike Gordon with Leo Kottke

    For this week's show, we pair two truly virtuosic musicians — legendary fingerstyle guitarist Leo Kottke and Phish bassist-extraordinaire Mike Gordon. Their wonderful new collaborative album Noon just came out on CD and vinyl, so we knew we had to get these brilliant musical minds together for a deep-diving Talkhouse convo.

    Tune in to hear the guys share their superhero origin stories; what The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir taught Mike about rock & roll; Leo’s tricks to never playing predictably; the importance of violating one's own musical expectations; Trey Anastasio's literary recommendation; and so much more.

    Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Norah Jones with Jeff Tweedy, and then Jeff again(!) with comedian Nick Offerman, and Bootsy Collins (Bootzilla, baby!) with Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys). Next week's show features actor Jude Law with director Sean Durkin and composer Richard Reed Parry (The Arcade Fire) discussing their film The Nest. Plus be sure to check our Soundcloud archives for recent shows featuring Tame Impala with Caribou, Carly Rae Jepsen with mxmtoon, Diplo with Charlie Crockett, and loads more.

    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

    For this week’s episode, Mike Gordon was recorded by Jared Slomoff, and Leo Kottke by Miles Hanson.
    Our incredible producer is Mark Yoshizumi.
    The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range.
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com. Seriously, I love hearing from you guys, and I won't be around forever.

    • 51 min
    Tegan and Sara with Dehd

    Tegan and Sara with Dehd

    It turns out that Tegan and Sara, Talkhouse Podcast producer extraordinaire Mark, and lil ol' me all share a favorite new band: Dehd. Hailing from Chicago, the jangle-tastic indie-rocking three-piece recently released their second LP Flower of Devotion, a tour de fookin' force of boy/girl vocals, Sarah Records-worthy guitar, and lyrics that make you wonder if the tears in your eyes are from loneliness or laughter.

    When we saw Sara tweeting her, um, devotion to the band, we knew a Talkhouse convo was in order! Keep it locked to hear about the vicissitudes of intense intra-band relationships; how musical joy isn't necessarily part and parcel of "success"; and pets as surrogate babies, tourmates, and social media fodder.

    Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Phish‘s Mike Gordon with Leo Kottke, Norah Jones with Jeff Tweedy, and then Jeff again(!) with comedian Nick Offerman. And be sure to check our Soundcloud archives for recent shows featuring Tame Impala with Caribou, Carly Rae Jepsen with mxmtoon, Diplo with Charlie Crockett, and loads more.

    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

    For this week’s episode, each band recorded themselves. Our long-suffering producer is Mark Yoshizumi.
    The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range.
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com. Seriously, I love hearing from you guys.

    • 1 hr
    Reggie Watts with Chino Moreno (Deftones)

    Reggie Watts with Chino Moreno (Deftones)

    To celebrate the release of the new Deftones album Ohms, we paired frontman Chino Moreno with his old friend and tourmate — and long-time Deftones fan! — comedian/musician Reggie Watts for a Talkhouse Podcast conversation.

    The guys were very psyched to catch up, and their freewheeling talk took in the making of the new Deftones LP; the ups and downs of long-term collaborations; their very different writing and recording approaches; and… bikes. Turns out they're both waaay into bikes.

    Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Tegan and Sara with Dehd, Phish‘s Mike Gordon with Leo Kottke, and Norah Jones with Jeff Tweedy. And be sure to check our Soundcloud archives for recent shows featuring Tame Impala with Caribou, Carly Rae Jepsen with mxmtoon, Diplo with Charlie Crockett, and loads more.

    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

    For this week’s episode, everyone you hear recorded themselves. Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.
    The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range.
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com.

    • 37 min
    Revisited: Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) with Beverly Glenn-Copeland

    Revisited: Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) with Beverly Glenn-Copeland

    Devonté Hynes, aka Blood Orange, had an incredible 2019. He dropped the mixtape Angel's Pulse; scored the critically acclaimed film Queen and Slim; released a classical album with Third Coast Percussion; directed a music video for Beck; and, as a fan, finally saw the brilliant composer/vocalist Beverly Glenn-Copeland live. Glenn-Copeland (as he prefers to go by in his day-to-day life) had his own amazing year: At the age of 74, he had his first international tour, released the new LP Primal Prayer, and saw his previously obscure, decade-spanning seven album catalog finally embraced in music communities around the world. And he met Dev, whose music he adores.

    We introduced Dev and Glenn right here on the Talkhouse Podcast, and the ensuing convo was warm, vulnerable, funny, and potent. The two sat on a sofa at Hook and Fade Studio in Brooklyn, and instantly formed a world all their own; they stared into each other's eyes, and spoke so softly that it was difficult to hear them from even a few feet away. In their wide-ranging conversation, Glenn and Dev discuss discovering parts of themselves by traveling out of their home countries; the way they each approach their songwriting; and the story behind Glenn’s seminal 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies. We also learn the importance of nature and its role in their music; how recently Dev began to honor music as the foundation of all his creativity; and the trick Glenn’s mother used to make him a musician while still in utero.

    Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.

    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

    Today's show was engineered and co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi. Additional editing by Katie Lau. Research by Reese Higgins.
    The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com.

    • 46 min

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