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    • 4.7 • 60 Ratings

Recommended if You Like: longform conversation with musicians, cartoonists, writers and other creative types.
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    Episode 656: Will Turpin (Collective Soul)

    Episode 656: Will Turpin (Collective Soul)

    Over the decades, Collective Soul has managed to avoid many of the pitfalls that torpedoed their contemporaries. The Georgia-based band saw a quick rise in the early 90s, on the backs of hits like "Shine" and "December." More than 30 years on, the band remains as solid a unit as ever, have maintained an extraordinarily consistent lineup. Longtime bassist Will Turpin joins us to discuss the band's rise and what keeps the group together all these years later. Transcript available here.
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    • 28 min
    Episode 655: Bruce Sudano

    Episode 655: Bruce Sudano

    The most recent stage of Bruce Sudano’s career began in earnest just over a decade ago. His wife and long-time creative partner, the legendary Donna Summer, passed in 2012. With their children now grown, Sudano restarted his solo career. The move, he notes, felt like nearly restarting a decades-long musical journey from scratch.
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    • 47 min
    Episode 654: Pearl Harbour

    Episode 654: Pearl Harbour

    It's been a hard few years for most of us, but Pearl Harbour has managed to stay positive throughout. It's no small feat, given struggles with lung cancer that have indefinitely sidelined her singing career. The musician recently penned linear notes for the re-issue of her great unsung 1980 rockabilly LP, Don't Follow Me, Im Lost Too. The album features an all-star cast of musicians from The Clash and Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Habour's friends and tourmates at the time. And while she's not one to get hung up in the past, she happily recounts some terrific stories from the era. Transcript available here.
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    • 49 min
    Episode 653: Louis Cato

    Episode 653: Louis Cato

    In Summer 2022, Jon Batiste left his longtime role as band leader for Stephen Colbert's Late Show. Longtime bandmate and sometime replacement Louis Cato stepped into the role, breathing new virtuosic role As Colbert noted at the time, "Give him an afternoon, he'll learn how to play Mozart on a shoehorn." Cato joins us to discuss his journey, music school, becoming a parent at 19 and his soul new record, Reflections, for which he played every instrument.
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    • 51 min
    Episode 652: Nate Powell

    Episode 652: Nate Powell

    The term "love letter" is criminally overused in this industry, but you'd be hard pressed to find a more appropriate phrase for Fall Through. The book finds cartoonist Nate Powell reconnecting with the punk rock touring days of the 90s. Before his career as a cartoonist, Powell played in bands, including his time as one of the longest tenured members of Little Rock's Soophie Nun Squad.The artist joins us to relive those times and discuss his friendship with civil rights pioneer, Congressman John Lewis. Transcript available here.
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    • 59 min
    Episode 651: Brian Harnetty

    Episode 651: Brian Harnetty

    The Workbench is an ode to the power of objects. The EP is the celebration of the titular possession Brian Harnetty inherited when his father passed. It's an tribute to a man who could seemingly "fix anything," a trait the musician admits he did not inherit. The younger Harnetty is, however, a whiz at creating songs with his hands, incorporating a wealth of found sounds for a richer portrait of his late father. Transcript available here.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

j.marcy ,

Thoughtful, fascinating interviews

Brian’s interviews with a wide range of creative people (musicians, writers, comedians, comic book artists, and more) are all illuminating and entertaining. A seasoned journalist, he is especially good at coaxing prickly subjects out of their shells. Highly recommended if you like, well, just about anything.

FunkychickAM ,

Get this creative juices flowing

Brian asks insightful questions to get his guests to open up about their creative process. His podcast has inspired me to tap into my own artistic pursuits. Give it a listen!

MonkeyShines ,

A wide array of guests well interviewed

I like fiction, graphic and otherwise. I like music. I like thoughtful conversations about a wide array of topics. But I LOVE long guitar and keyboard intros. FIVE STARS FOR RIYL! HO HO HO!

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