300 episodes

Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.

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    • Music Interviews
    • 4.3, 78 Ratings

Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.

    Bruce Hornsby with James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells)

    Bruce Hornsby with James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells)

    On this week's show, we present a deep dive conversation between mutual fans — and newly minted collaborators! — Bruce Hornsby and James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells).
    To celebrate Bruce's single "My Resolve," which features James, the guys sat down for a talk that takes in each of their earliest musical moments, right up to their new collab. Tune in for some wonderful stories of the roles Sir Elton John, Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock, Zach Braff, and even the musical The Music Man played in their careers.
    Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Diplo with Charley Crockett, Bob Mould with Bully's Alicia Bognanno, Deerhoof with Wadada Leo Smith, and Mac DeMarco with Dayglow.
    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer
    For this week’s episode, everyone you hear recorded themself at their #stayhome studios. Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.
    The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range. (But not, you know, Bruce Hornsby's The Range...)
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com.

    • 41 min
    Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, The Microphones) with Mirah

    Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, The Microphones) with Mirah

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of Mirah's iconic debut You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This as well the surprise return of The Microphones with The Microphones in 2020, today's show pairs Phil Elverum (also of Mount Eerie) and Mirah in conversation.
    The dear old friends and collaborators share memories — and explore the act of remembering — in this touching, often very funny talk. Stay tuned for insights into the incredible Olympia, WA music scene of the late '90s/early '00s; why Phil is recording as The Microphones again; and metaphorically — as well as literally — carrying your trash around with you.
    Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Bob Mould with Bully's Alicia Bognanno, Deerhoof with Wadada Leo Smith, and Mac DeMarco with Dayglow.
    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer
    For this week’s episode, everyone you hear recorded themself at their #stayhome studios. Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.
    The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range.
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com.

    • 56 min
    Hanif Abdurraqib with Adia Victoria

    Hanif Abdurraqib with Adia Victoria

    Today’s show, originally aired as part of our Talkhouse Podcast Live on Insta series, features a thoughtful and often hilarious conversation between poet Hanif Abdurraqib and singer/songwriter/poet Adia Victoria.
    Tune in for a celebration of Little Richard, the history and context of the blues (including why Beyonce is a blues artist!), a nuanced view of Flannery O’Connor, and so much more.
    Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Bob Mould with Bully‘s Alicia Bognanno, Deerhoof with Wadada Leo Smith, and Phil Elverum (The Microphones, Mount Eerie) with Mirah.
    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer
    For this week’s episode, everyone you hear recorded themself at their #stayhome studios. Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.
    The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range.
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com.

    • 53 min
    Shamir with Liza Anne

    Shamir with Liza Anne

    This week’s show pairs up newly minted friends — and mutual fans — Shamir and Liza Anne. Originally broadcast on our Talkhouse Podcast Live on Insta series, we now present their hilarious and thoughtful convo in podcast form for your listening pleasure!
    Keep it locked for their deep dive into religion and spirituality, including why Shamir longs to act the part of “the evil queer person in a corny low budget Christian movie.” They also take in finding one’s literal — or metaphorical — New York; Liza Anne’s determined focus on mental health; and which folk star Shamir was in a past life.
    Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Bob Mould with Bully's Alicia Bognanno, Hanif Abdurraqib with Adia Victoria, and Phil Elverum (The Microphones, Mount Eerie) with Mirah.
    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer
    For this week’s episode, everyone you hear recorded themself at their #stayhome studios. Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.
    The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range.
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com.

    • 42 min
    Revisited: Jarvis Cocker with Stephin Merritt (the Magnetic Fields)

    Revisited: Jarvis Cocker with Stephin Merritt (the Magnetic Fields)

    Surprise! Jarvis Cocker has moved his wonderful new LP Beyond The Pale's release date up two months to... tomorrow! Get ready for it with a listen to this rebroadcast of Jarvis' fantastic Talkhouse conversation with The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt.
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    On this week's show, we pair two of the greatest living songwriters, artists who've reimagined what the form can look like, and what it can accomplish.
    The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt and ex-Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker each have great new music in the world; when I heard the latter was coming to NYC, I instantly knew I had to try to get these two together in person for a Talkhouse Podcast convo. Thankfully, when presented with the idea, both were psyched!
    Over cups of tea at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn (before the pandemic), the guys sat down for a delightfully freewheeling conversation about songwriting — and how they both love to subvert its norms in different ways — as well as the vastly different approaches they took to making their new LPs. But of course with these two, there's so much more here, including (but not limited to!): a moving discussion of reunions with their showbiz fathers who had abandoned them; the bad omen that nearly caused Jarvis to quit music in the year 2000; why Stephin’s new sexual fetish might be a “one time only” experience; and their shared love of that "hippy writer" Richard Brautigan.
    This episode is dedicated to all you "mis-shapes, mistakes, misfits" — enjoy!
    Pick up The Magnetic Fields' Quickies here, and Jarvis's Beyond The Pale here. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including upcoming talks like Helado Negro with Buscabulla and Black Belt Eagle Scout with Sasami. Make sure to revisit Stephin Merritt and Daniel Handler (aka the author Lemony Snicket)'s 2019 look back on 69 Love Songs on its 20th anniversary.
    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer
    This week’s show was recorded by the Talkhouse Podcast's producer Mark Yoshizumi. Josh Modell and I recorded ourselves in our respective #stayhome studios.
    Our theme song was composed and performed by The Range.
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Julien Baker (boygenius) with Katie Harkin (HARKIN, Sleater-Kinney)

    Julien Baker (boygenius) with Katie Harkin (HARKIN, Sleater-Kinney)

    This week’s show pairs friends, tourmates, and mutual fans Julien Baker (boygenius) and Katie Harkin (HARKIN, Sleater-Kinney). Originally broadcast to kick off the Talkhouse Podcast Live on Insta series, we now present Julien and Katie’s insightful and hilarious convo in podcast form for your listening pleasure!
    Keep it locked to hear about the unwelcome expectation that artists be creative during quarantine; elitism in the already intimidating world of synthesizers; and the importance of taking control of your own work. Plus — of course, with these two! — John Milton and dick pics…
    Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Bob Mould with Bully‘s Alicia Bognanno, Shamir with Liza Anne, and Hanif Abdurraqib with Adia Victoria.
    —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer
    For this week’s episode, everyone you hear recorded themself at their #stayhome studios. Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.
    The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range.
    Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

tb moss ,

NO more intros PLEASE

I love the concept of the podcast & the 5 episodes I’ve listened to were great for the most part.
My only complaint is the super long intros. I don’t need the breakdown of topics or the guests bio. Maybe I’m in the minority but I mostly listen to the artist I’m familiar with. Can you please post some sort of time code marker so I can skip the intros? Or keep the intros to 1-2 minutes? They seem to ramble on & on & on & on...
thanks!

J.K. Con ,

Solid

Fun, interesting podcast with a revolving door of artists. Because there are no hosts and therefore there’s no voice your getting used to, there’s no guarantee your going to be interested in every episode, but if your listening at work or putting it on without a bias towards the names you’ll find yourself being pleasantly surprised. I’ve found out about a few artists based on how interesting or honest their conversations have been with no prior knowledge of them and that’s always a sign of a good podcast to me. My one fault with this podcast is that I find myself having to skip the intros as I personally can’t stand the people essentially giving away all the main beats of the conversation. The conversation feels far less natural as I’m listening if I know all the main prices of subject matter... otherwise great listen.

Literallyanynickname92 ,

Bachelor Podcast with Kaitlyn

The podcast with Nikki and Kaitlyn was a mess. It’s not my kind of humor they were spewing, but I kept listening just like people stop in traffic to turn their head to watch a car crash. It was needlessly mean at points (Ben Higgin’s girlfriend is a virgin because she looks like a virgin??) and also not funny, it was at points incoherent. Overall not fun to listen to.

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