6 episodes

Chris Laker, comedian, and Jack Antonoff, Grammy-winning musician and producer, discuss being an artist. IG: @jackantonoff @bleachersmusic @chrislaker

A Very Long Conversation Jack Antonoff & Chris Laker

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Chris Laker, comedian, and Jack Antonoff, Grammy-winning musician and producer, discuss being an artist. IG: @jackantonoff @bleachersmusic @chrislaker

    Blinders Not Bulls**t

    Blinders Not Bulls**t

    The only criticism that hurts. Knowing when something's not done. If the spirit of the work gets cut out.  The relativity of the term "mainstream." Making art in tough times. Not getting too invested in trends. Hard truths and putting on blinders. Working diligently. The threatening quality of announcing to others you intend to be a comedian. 

    • 35 min
    Blur It

    Blur It

    How much to contextualize your art within a time period. The protest song. A piece of art versus a public service announcement. Writing with others versus alone. The things people continually tell you to fix in your work. Comfort in the fact that no one is for everyone.  

    • 33 min
    Recognize the Bastards

    Recognize the Bastards

    Creating one’s own work versus producing other people’s work.  Knowing when something’s ready and unfinished jokes. Art bros, Yes men, and the fear of losing it. Making others think it was also their idea. The false idea of “spotting talent.”  Give artists a budget to make things and fuck off. 

    • 28 min
    The Harvard Try

    The Harvard Try

    Writing to feel yourself. Artists you wanna be versus be friends with. Making art that comments on your success. Being a god versus being in a room together. No one asks you to be an artist. Asking people to look at what you make. It’s more embarrassing not to try. 

    • 24 min
    The Vapors of High Fives

    The Vapors of High Fives

    Chris and Jack discuss the benefits of delayed success as an artist, the selling of youth culture, and growing up — body and food fixations,  —  positive Nihilism, and not destroying your own work.

    • 25 min
    The Dream Machine

    The Dream Machine

    In the first episode, Chris and Jack discuss subcultures and scenes, struggling in school, the pressure for back-up plans, and releasing singles versus albums. Follow @ChrisLaker and @bleachersmusic on Instagram. 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

bricheeeeselink ,

Chris needs his own podcast!

Fascinating perspective from Chris and a wonderful vibe too. There’s gotta be some other podcast set up for him somewhere- that would be fantastic!

elleplusn ,

Male poog

For when you’re feeling a bit masculine.

KayleaMJ ,

Casual Conversation Between Two Creatives

I’m a huge Jack Antonoff fan so naturally I ran and did not walk when I saw this was out. I enjoyed how I felt as though I was sitting listening to two friends talk- because that’s exactly what I was doing. This felt natural while being entertaining. I’m excited for more episodes. Please keep it up!

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