29 episodes

A collection of music interviews with a strong focus on Chicago.
For the time being the format is to play tunes for the musicians,
without telling them what they are about to hear, and see what they
have to say. For the time being it's hosted by Ben Remsen.
Anything could change in the future.

Now Is Podcas‪t‬ Now Is Oligarchy

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

A collection of music interviews with a strong focus on Chicago.
For the time being the format is to play tunes for the musicians,
without telling them what they are about to hear, and see what they
have to say. For the time being it's hosted by Ben Remsen.
Anything could change in the future.

    Now Is JB+FLH+SLS

    Now Is JB+FLH+SLS

    On June 9th, 2018, Ben Remsen, Jaimie Branch, Fred
    Lonberg-Holm, and Ståle Liavik Solberg spent a
    couple hours in the former’s living room in the Cobbs
    Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, listening to
    music in some way related to the trio's work.



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Now Is Luke Stewart

    Now Is Luke Stewart

    On July 19th, 2018, Ben Remsen and Luke Stewart spent a
    couple hours in the former's living room in West
    Philadelphia, listening to music in some way related to
    Luke's work.



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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Now Is Matt Piet

    Now Is Matt Piet

    On April 23, 2018, Ben Remsen and Matt Piet spent a couple
    hours in the latter's living room in the Logan Square
    neighborhood of Chicago, listening to music in some way
    related to Matt's work.



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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Now Is Chad Taylor

    Now Is Chad Taylor

    On December 8th, 2017, Ben Remsen and Chad Taylor spent a
    few hours in the former’s living room in West Philadelphia,
    listening to music in some way related to Chad's work.



    To find out more about Chad, what he's done and what he's
    doing, check out chadtaylordrums.net.



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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Now Is Silke Eberhard

    Now Is Silke Eberhard

    On September 22, 2017, Ben Remsen and Silke Eberhard spent
    a couple hours in the latter's living room in the
    Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood of Berlin, listening to music
    in some way related to Silke's work.



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    • 51 min
    Now Is Tim Stine

    Now Is Tim Stine

    On August 26, 2017, Ben Remsen and Tim Stine spent a couple
    hours in the former's now former living room in the
    Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, listening to music in
    some way related to Tim's work.



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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

H. Shteamer ,

Highly recommended

Still digging through the archive, but every episode of Now Is I’ve heard has been fantastic. I love that Ben really engages the guests and gives them ample time to stretch out in conversation. Pls keep ‘em coming!

mattfeeeeeee ,

i love this podcast!

this is a great podcast where the musicians are played various tracks and are asked to talk about the music. the interviewer really gets the musicians to open up. I also appreciate that this a podcast about chicago musicians. chicago can always use more representation.

I'm always waiting for the next one!

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