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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.

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.

    Broken Record Presents: Questlove Supreme with Rick Rubin

    Broken Record Presents: Questlove Supreme with Rick Rubin

    Rick Rubin joins Questlove and crew on their Questlove Supreme podcast. They discuss Rick's early Def Jam days, working with the Geto Boys, his process for taking on production work and so much more!
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    • 2 hr 25 min
    Broken Record Presents: Aim Higher

    Broken Record Presents: Aim Higher

    Broken Record Presents: Aim Higher — the last episode of Against the Rules Season 2.
    Can everyone be coached — or are some people beyond help?
    The transformative power of coaching is put to the test as Michael enlists a coach to help him tackle his greatest fear.

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    • 45 min
    Huey Lewis

    Huey Lewis

    Back to the Future is turning 35 and there's no better way to celebrate than a conversation with Huey Lewis who turned in one of the more memorable movie themes of all time: "The Power of Love." The song was a sensation when it was released, propelling Huey Lewis and the News further than even their hit album Sports had. Bruce Headlam talks to Huey Lewis about how this song came together and mines form him some wild stories about his family, upbringing and success.
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    • 59 min
    Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze

    Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze

    It's been nearly 35 years since the Beastie Boys released their classic debut album, Licensed To Ill. In this candid conversation, Rick Rubin, who started out as the Beastie's DJ, reconnects with Mike D and Ad-Rock. Spike Jonze, who directed the new Beastie Boys documentary, Beastie Boys Story, also sits in and plays moderator. It's been nearly 20 years since Ad-Rock and Rick have talked and like old friends, they jump right into a slew of inside jokes and hilarious memories of their lives leading up to the release of Licensed to Ill.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Lucinda Williams

    Lucinda Williams

    Lucinda Williams is defying convention. While most of her peers have settled into a well worn groove, the alt-country icon just released an album that's way more punk than country. She spoke with Bruce Headlam from her home in Nashville about her evolving sound and how her new album was influenced by politics and an abusive relationship. She also plays a few acoustic versions of her new songs.

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    • 50 min
    RZA Talks Wu-Tang and Creativity In Quarantine

    RZA Talks Wu-Tang and Creativity In Quarantine

    Rick Rubin checks in with RZA on Zoom and finds out he's been peaking creatively while in quarantine. Their wide-ranging conversation covers RZA's first experiences with Hip Hop, ODB's parkour-like skills as a child, the spontaneity of classic Wu-Tang recording sessions, and how RZA almost gave up all of his earthly possessions to live with monks in China's Wudang Mountains.

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Tennishomie555 ,

great idea, Rick and Bruce aren't always there

Malcolm is by far the best interviewer, no question about it. He's engaging, friendly, he knows his stuff about the artist, he asks prying questions that lead to awesome stories. Hats off to Malcolm! I wish he did all the episodes.

Bruce and Rick are hit or miss, mostly miss. Bruce is just an average interviewer, but I would expect Rick to be more entertaining. I know he's this chill hippy dude who's open minded and soft spoken, but it doesn't lead to a good interview. He's more of just a therapist repeating the phrase, "Tell me more..." or "Tell me about it..." or "Tell me how it came about". And he constantly repeats "Amazing!" or "So cool!" It takes away weight from the words he's saying because he says these things so often. He starts to sound like a yes man, agreeing with whatever the artist is saying. And I don't know what happened in the Run the Jewels episode, but Rick seemed very disengaged and almost sounded annoyed at times near the beginning. He barely spoke at all which kind of lead to a lot of rambling by El-P and Killer Mike.

This is such a great idea for a podcast and I love hearing from the artists, even the ones I'm not familiar with. Once again. hats off to Malcolm, he is GREAT!

MacDaddio58 ,

Broken Record ROCKS!!!

GREAT POD! Teaming Malcolm and Rick is inspired thinking. Just one request... Please do a feature episode with Herbie Hancock! Thanks in advance...

Adrian69690 ,

The best music podcast, bar none.

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