227 episodes

Jokermen Podcast is your spirit guide to the storied solo careers of Lou Reed and John Cale, as well as the entire Velvet Underground catalog and extended universe. Every song, every record: It’s All Good Music. — Subscribe on Patreon for bonus episodes and the full back catalog of Bob Dylan content at patreon.com/jokermen — @jokermenpodcast on Instagram and Twitter

Jokermen Jokermen

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 243 Ratings

Jokermen Podcast is your spirit guide to the storied solo careers of Lou Reed and John Cale, as well as the entire Velvet Underground catalog and extended universe. Every song, every record: It’s All Good Music. — Subscribe on Patreon for bonus episodes and the full back catalog of Bob Dylan content at patreon.com/jokermen — @jokermenpodcast on Instagram and Twitter

    251 Teaser — Nico: THE MARBLE INDEX + THE END...

    251 Teaser — Nico: THE MARBLE INDEX + THE END...

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    • 3 min
    TEASER — Fragments — SIDE A

    TEASER — Fragments — SIDE A

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    • 8 min
    Nico: DESERTSHORE with Weyes Blood

    Nico: DESERTSHORE with Weyes Blood

    The Jokermen are joined by Natalie Mering to discuss Nico's avant-garde druidic masterpiece Desertshore, working with John Cale, and The Doors.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    249 Teaser — MUSIC FOR A NEW SOCIETY — SIDE B

    249 Teaser — MUSIC FOR A NEW SOCIETY — SIDE B

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    • 3 min
    John Cale: MUSIC FOR A NEW SOCIETY — SIDE A

    John Cale: MUSIC FOR A NEW SOCIETY — SIDE A

    The Jokermen convene to cover John Cale's Music for a New Society, an undisputed masterpiece that stretches the limits of what can be achieved through the medium of the LP.

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    • 57 min
    247 Teaser — John Cale: MERCY

    247 Teaser — John Cale: MERCY

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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

Dino Kale ,

A fun way to engage more deeply with genius music

I've been a huge Dylan fan since the early 90s, and own everything released under Dylan's name, but these guys got me to listen more closely and thoughtfully to a lot of Dylan stuff that I'd written off after an initial negative impression. I've been a huge Velvet Underground fan since 2000 but never ventured into Cale and Reed solo stuff for similar reasons, and Ian and Even have revealed some real gems in those catalogs for me. The humor and positivity they bring to every episode makes the journey fun even when the music maybe doesn't grab you. If you want pure magic start with the Purple Mountains episode.

coolesttttttt music ,

Turned on my Jokerman Mindset and haven’t looked back

My favorite music discovery service. They are as funny as they think they are

mariskaleh ,

Try not to interrupt your guest/interviewee with filler words

I listened only to the Christopher Owens interview. Hey, to the guy doing the interview: your interviews could be much improved if you could try to check yourself and refrain from saying, "sure" and "right" after everything the subject says. It could be out of nervousness, or a desire to affirm Chris/keep him going with what he's saying, or just habit, but I found that it made the conversation very stilted. And it also made *me* feel a little anxious, to be honest, like you were rushing him or trying coax conversation out of him. I hope you don't take this too harshly; a lot of people have this habit! I interview people a lot for my job (qualitative researcher) and have to stay on top of myself so I don't do it!

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