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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 Industries

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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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    Extended Cut: Beastie Boys

    Extended Cut: Beastie Boys

    Rick Rubin started out as the Beastie's DJ, but when he sat down with Mike D and Ad-Rock, it had been nearly 20 years since Ad-Rock and Rick had spoken. This bonus, extended version of that conversation, recorded on the release of Spike Jonze's documentary about the Beastie Boys, was edited so you can experience their reunion as a fly on the wall of their Zoom call. Pushnik Subscriber Exclusive

    Extended Cut: Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker

    Extended Cut: Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker

    After producing a wonderful album for Tanya Tucker, the two of them stopped by Shangri La to have a chat with Rick. For Tanya, it was a chance to sit down in-studio with Rick, whom she's always wanted to make an album with. For Brandi, it was a chance to thank Rick for helping her at a cross-roads moment during the album's production. This episode was pure fun and we added back in some incredible tour stories from Tanya, who's been on the road since she was 13 years old. PushNik Subscriber Exclusive

    Moby Reprised

    Moby Reprised

    Moby may be one of the most highly recognizable dance-music artists of all time, but he’s also a talented multi-hyphenate whose unconventional 30-year career includes massive success as a producer and DJ, and notoriety as an animal rights activist. Moby’s latest project, Reprise, is a greatest hits album that revisits the highlights of his extensive catalogue. Recorded with the Budapest Art Orchestra and various vocalists like Jim James, Moby’s most well known electronic songs are reimagined on Reprise into sparse, soul-stirring compositions.

    On today’s episode we’ll hear Rick Rubin and Moby reminisce about their early punk rock days in New York City, and the first time Moby ever heard house music while dancing in a club basement next to Prince. Moby also talks about what it was like to be buddies with David Bowie, getting sober, and why he decided to sell the big fancy castle he lived in all by himself.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Extended Cut: Questlove

    Extended Cut: Questlove

    What's off limits when Questlove, Malcolm Gladwell, and Rick Rubin sit down to chat? Nothing. Back in 2019, the three of them sat down for a 3-hour conversation that covered everything from the creation of D'Angelo's masterpiece, Voodoo, to how the Red Hot Chili Peppers inspired the Roots to become a more tight-knit group.. This extended version combines the original two episode with new tidbits, including a wonderful discussion of one of Quest's favorite albums, "Ask Rufus." Pushnik Subscriber Exclusive

    Brian Eno: The Innovator

    Brian Eno: The Innovator

    Brian Eno’s 50-year career is teeming with innovation. He started out playing synths in the early ‘70s as a member of the UK glam-rock band Roxy Music and went on to create an entirely new musical genre—ambient music, and later he recorded a series of solo albums and eventually produced career-defining albums for a host of bands including U2, Devo and Coldplay.
    On today’s episode Rick Rubin talks to Brian Eno about his new radio station through Sonos Radio HD called The Lighthouse, and his love for the musical space that exists between humans and machines. Eno also recalls predicting the birth of hip-hop in the back of a cab with David Bryne, and he explains why listening to Beyoncé through a wall is strangely satisfying.

    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
    Check out a playlist of our favorite Brian Eno songs HERE.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Liz Phair's Soberish

    Liz Phair's Soberish

    Liz Phair helped lay the foundation for a generation of fierce, independent artists on her gritty 1993 debut album, Exile In Guyville. Early in her career, she pushed for freedom and creative control, especially for female artists. It's something she’s finally seeing become the norm in the industry. That progress inspired her new record, Soberish where she reunites with the producer of her first two albums: Brad Wood.
    On today’s episode Bruce Headlam talks to Liz Phair about how her approach to recording music isn’t a technical one — she relies on the unique way she hears music and her background as a visual artist. She also talks about how her first ever creative aspiration was to write a classic Christmas carol.
    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
    Check out a playlist of our favorite Liz Phair songs HERE.
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Bdbss ,

Great podcast

The interviews can be hit or miss based on the guests but the highs are really high.

fjohann ,

The Brian Eno interview!!!

5 stars just off of that one, keep looking for geniuses Rick!

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Loved the Barry Gibb episode

Wow. Rick your interviews are great for so many reasons. I appreciate your authenticity and vulnerability, and the reverence you extend guests. Your interview of Barry Gibb brought out his love for music, genius as a songwriter, and accessibility as a human being. I got choked up when you amplified his mic during Lamp Light. This was a special, one-of-kind episode. Thank you thank you thank you.

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