8 episodes

There’s no one that you wouldn’t love if you knew their story. Michael Franti is a globally-recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts, and the power of his optimism. Michael’s album ‘Stay Human Vol. II,’ which is an accompaniment to his documentary ‘Stay Human,’ focuses on how we hold on to our humanity in the most challenging times of our lives - and this podcast seeks to do the same. On the heels of four Billboard #1 singles and an array of Top 30 hits, Michael continues his mission of empowering a vast audience of likeminded activists and world-changers to create positive change and will release his 11th studio album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ on June 19, 2020. Tune in to join the movement!

Stay Human Michael Franti

    • Music Interviews
    • 4.9, 139 Ratings

There’s no one that you wouldn’t love if you knew their story. Michael Franti is a globally-recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts, and the power of his optimism. Michael’s album ‘Stay Human Vol. II,’ which is an accompaniment to his documentary ‘Stay Human,’ focuses on how we hold on to our humanity in the most challenging times of our lives - and this podcast seeks to do the same. On the heels of four Billboard #1 singles and an array of Top 30 hits, Michael continues his mission of empowering a vast audience of likeminded activists and world-changers to create positive change and will release his 11th studio album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ on June 19, 2020. Tune in to join the movement!

    May Erlewine

    May Erlewine

    Folk singer-songwriter May Erlewine takes Michael on a journey of her musical upbringing, from growing up with hippie parents to train jumping and busking to make ends meet. She performs the incredibly timely “The People’s Song,” and she and Michael talk through their motivations as artists. May concludes finally sharing the inspiration for hit song “Shine On” and defines what “Stay Human” means to her. She is, as Michael Franti describes, a “true musician.”   https://www.mayerlewine.com/Instagram: @may_erlewineSpotify: May Erlewine Recorded: March 2017 at Blissfest in Petoskey, MI Pre-save Michael's new album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ (available June 19, 2020): https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Check out select podcast videos on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yanbce3n  Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ https://www.instagram.com/michaelfranti/ https://www.facebook.com/michaelfranti/ https://twitter.com/michaelfranti?lang=en  Listen to Michael’s music: Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y96yadfa Apple Music: https://tinyurl.com/y8kcy7a6 Pandora: https://tinyurl.com/ycsufu85 YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ydae8tk2  Michael and his wife Sara founded Do It For The Love, which makes live music experiences by any artist available to those who need the healing power of music the most. To date, the organization has made over 3,300 musical wishes come true, thanks to the love and support of this incredible community. Learn more and get involved here: https://www.doitforthelove.org/  Visit Soulshine Bali: https://www.soulshinebali.com/ Want even more access? Join the Soulrocker Fam: https://www.soulrockerfam.com/  The 'Stay Human' podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast  This podcast is released independently by Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management.

    • 28 min
    Lukas Nelson

    Lukas Nelson

    Lukas Nelson joins Michael in conversation about growing up on the road with the Nelson family and Lukas’s evolution to professional musician. Listen in as they trade tips on how to maintain a healthy and balanced life on the road and discuss the art of songwriting.    https://lukasnelson.com/Instagram: @lukasnelsonofficialSpotify: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real Recorded: June 2017 at Mountain Jam in Hunter, NY Pre-save Michael's new album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ (available June 19, 2020): https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Check out select podcast videos on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yanbce3n  Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ https://www.instagram.com/michaelfranti/ https://www.facebook.com/michaelfranti/ https://twitter.com/michaelfranti?lang=en  Listen to Michael’s music: Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y96yadfa Apple Music: https://tinyurl.com/y8kcy7a6 Pandora: https://tinyurl.com/ycsufu85 YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ydae8tk2  Michael and his wife Sara founded Do It For The Love, which makes live music experiences by any artist available to those who need the healing power of music the most. To date, the organization has made over 3,300 musical wishes come true, thanks to the love and support of this incredible community. Learn more and get involved here: https://www.doitforthelove.org/  Visit Soulshine Bali: https://www.soulshinebali.com/ Want even more access? Join the Soulrocker Fam: https://www.soulrockerfam.com/  The 'Stay Human' podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast  This podcast is released independently by Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management.

    • 14 min
    Abigail Stauffer

    Abigail Stauffer

    Michael learns about how Abigail Stauffer’s unique upbringing shaped her as an artist and as an individual. They discuss everything from growing up as an LGBTQ woman in a Christian household, to traveling to Brazil, and to Abigail’s admiration for Lauryn Hill.  http://abigailstauffer.com/Instagram: @abbiestaufferSpotify: Abigail Stauffer Recorded: March 2017 at Blissfest in Petoskey, MI Pre-save Michael's new album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ (available June 19, 2020): https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Check out select podcast videos on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yanbce3n  Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ https://www.instagram.com/michaelfranti/ https://www.facebook.com/michaelfranti/ https://twitter.com/michaelfranti?lang=en  Listen to Michael’s music: Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y96yadfa Apple Music: https://tinyurl.com/y8kcy7a6 Pandora: https://tinyurl.com/ycsufu85 YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ydae8tk2  Michael and his wife Sara founded Do It For The Love, which makes live music experiences by any artist available to those who need the healing power of music the most. To date, the organization has made over 3,300 musical wishes come true, thanks to the love and support of this incredible community. Learn more and get involved here: https://www.doitforthelove.org/  Visit Soulshine Bali: https://www.soulshinebali.com/ Want even more access? Join the Soulrocker Fam: https://www.soulrockerfam.com/  The 'Stay Human' podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast  This podcast is released independently by Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management.

    • 24 min
    Satsang

    Satsang

    Satsang joins Michael on the tour bus for a conversation about growing up, touring, and the power of music. Michael speaks to Drew (Satsang) about growing up surrounded by alcoholism and the influence their respective youths had on their careers as musicians. With a focus on spirituality and life missions, hear about Drew’s discovery trip to Nepal, where he explains how he named the band and re-routed his life path. With shared love and compassion, enjoy Michael and Drew’s discussion about discovering themselves through music. https://www.satsangmovement.com/Instagram: @satsangmusicSpotify: Satsang Recorded: 2017 in Albany, NY Pre-save Michael's new album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ (available June 19, 2020): https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Check out select podcast videos on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yanbce3n  Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ https://www.instagram.com/michaelfranti/ https://www.facebook.com/michaelfranti/ https://twitter.com/michaelfranti?lang=en  Listen to Michael’s music: Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y96yadfa Apple Music: https://tinyurl.com/y8kcy7a6 Pandora: https://tinyurl.com/ycsufu85 YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ydae8tk2  Michael and his wife Sara founded Do It For The Love, which makes live music experiences by any artist available to those who need the healing power of music the most. To date, the organization has made over 3,300 musical wishes come true, thanks to the love and support of this incredible community. Learn more and get involved here: https://www.doitforthelove.org/  Visit Soulshine Bali: https://www.soulshinebali.com/ Want even more access? Join the Soulrocker Fam: https://www.soulrockerfam.com/  The 'Stay Human' podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast  This podcast is released independently by Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management.

    • 32 min
    Pat Monahan of Train

    Pat Monahan of Train

    Pat Monahan shares with Michael about how his upbringing and life experiences have influenced his music and career. Pat opens up about being a father and family man while balancing his career and creative endeavors, and he and Michael discuss songwriting influences and that “music is supposed to be fun!” http://www.patmonahan.net/Instagram: @trainSpotify: Train Recorded: Feb 2017 from Train’s Sail Across the Sun Cruise Pre-save Michael's new album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ (available June 19, 2020): https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Check out select podcast videos on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yanbce3n  Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ https://www.instagram.com/michaelfranti/ https://www.facebook.com/michaelfranti/ https://twitter.com/michaelfranti?lang=en  Listen to Michael’s music: Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y96yadfa Apple Music: https://tinyurl.com/y8kcy7a6 Pandora: https://tinyurl.com/ycsufu85 YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ydae8tk2  Michael and his wife Sara founded Do It For The Love, which makes live music experiences by any artist available to those who need the healing power of music the most. To date, the organization has made over 3,300 musical wishes come true, thanks to the love and support of this incredible community. Learn more and get involved here: https://www.doitforthelove.org/  Visit Soulshine Bali: https://www.soulshinebali.com/ Want even more access? Join the Soulrocker Fam: https://www.soulrockerfam.com/  The 'Stay Human' podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast  This podcast is released independently by Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management.

    • 57 min
    G. Love

    G. Love

    G. Love and Michael discuss working together for over 20 years, how they have inspired each other, and G. Love’s writing process. Listen to find out what they might be cooking up together next and get to know G. Love! https://philadelphonic.com/Instagram: @phillygloveSpotify: G. Love & Special Sauce  Recorded: 2017 at Breckenridge Brewery Hurricane Relief Concert in Littleton, CO Pre-save Michael's new album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ (available June 19, 2020): https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Check out select podcast videos on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yanbce3n  Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ https://www.instagram.com/michaelfranti/ https://www.facebook.com/michaelfranti/ https://twitter.com/michaelfranti?lang=en  Listen to Michael’s music: Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y96yadfa Apple Music: https://tinyurl.com/y8kcy7a6 Pandora: https://tinyurl.com/ycsufu85 YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ydae8tk2  Michael and his wife Sara founded Do It For The Love, which makes live music experiences by any artist available to those who need the healing power of music the most. To date, the organization has made over 3,300 musical wishes come true, thanks to the love and support of this incredible community. Learn more and get involved here: https://www.doitforthelove.org/  Visit Soulshine Bali: https://www.soulshinebali.com/ Want even more access? Join the Soulrocker Fam: https://www.soulrockerfam.com/  The 'Stay Human' podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast  This podcast is released independently by Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

soulrockerTLee ,

Franti Franti Franti - LOVE him

Been listening to him since I discovered him on an online Belgium radio station at least 16 years ago. Change is often inspired by music! He’s right up there with Lennon, Marley, and Richie Havens!

Reverend Kush ,

Real People Are Hard To Find

Michael Franti is a real human and its easy to see that what you see is what you get. The great thing is either the folks he’s interviewing are like that too or he brings it out of them. Music that is conscience verses I say commercial just meant to sell records is healing and touches your should in so many ways and on so many levels. Dare I say conscience music is spiritual and it is what Michael Franti makes and so far the podcast guests I’ve listed to they do to.

Di McQ ,

Awesome interview with Pat!

What a fun, authentic, heartfelt and sometimes hilarious interview with Pat from Train. Like a double scoop of your favorite I’ve cream, Michael and Pat, two of my all time favs! Thank you Michael! Huge fan, can’t wait to see you again🙏✌️

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