Missing Words is hosted by Matt Pullman. Each episode will feature interviews with bands, artists, and authors discussing current affairs, history, and a variety of topics.
Episode 10: Justin Brannan
For episode 10 of Missing Words, we sat down with NYC council member Justin Brannan. Before getting involved in politics, Brannan played guitar in New York hardcore bands Most Precious Blood and Indecision. As a lifelong resident of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Brannan saw first hand the issues that his community was experiencing. This all culminated in him running for council member in the 43rd district of NYC in 2017. Brannan ended up winning the election with just over 50% of the vote. We discussed how the punk and hardcore shape his political views, staying motivated and involved in your local community, the importance of including vegetarian & vegan lifestyle changes in the Green New Deal, the therapeutic nature of Megadeth, and much more.
Episode 9: Mychal Denzel Smith
Episode 9 of Missing Words, featuring author Mychal Denzel Smith. We discussed Smith's article from Harpers, titled The Gatekeepers, how Lebron James is the greatest storyteller in sports, and much more.
Episode 8: Mayor Ted Terry
In episode 8 of Missing Words, we sat down with Mayor Ted Terry of Clarkston, GA.
In our chat, we discussed what his Queer Eye episode did for raising awareness to the town (good and bad), how we can get millennials to vote, and making Clarkston, GA a place for all people - regardless of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or skin color, and so much more.
Episode 7: Featuring Jessica Hopper
In episode 7 of Missing Words, we sat down with author/journalist Jessica Hopper to discuss her new memoir "Night Moves," her love of Chicago and the Midwest, her reflections on the early 2000s, and much more.
Episode 6: Featuring Michael Grodner
Episode 6 of Missing Words features an interview with Michael Grodner, director of the film "The Icarus Line Must Die." We discussed the influence of New York's late 70s No Wave scene, capturing chemistry on film between non-actors, and showcasing the complexities of Los Angeles.
Episode 5: Featuring Glen E. Friedman
A chat with the photographer Glen E. Friedman. Over the last few decades, Glen has captured some of the most iconic moments from artists like the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Black Flag, LL Cool J, Tony Hawk, Fugazi, Stacy Peralta and so many more. In the episode, we discussed how to dissect and absorb news in the midst of a non-stop media blitz, the art, tactics and unspoken rules of taking photos at shows, his life in CA and NYC, and much more.
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Wide range of guests, all of whom you will want to hear from. Great framing and questions. Beautifully produced. A+ podcast!
Smart and interesting conversations with a host who let’s the guests really dig in!