103 episodes

Join MC Lars as he talks to friends and colleagues about their creative processes and influences. Featuring conversations with rappers, musicians, writers, educators and DIY mavericks, the MC Lars Podcast is sure to leave you thinking and smiling.

The MC Lars Podcast MC Lars

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    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

Join MC Lars as he talks to friends and colleagues about their creative processes and influences. Featuring conversations with rappers, musicians, writers, educators and DIY mavericks, the MC Lars Podcast is sure to leave you thinking and smiling.

    Weerd Science (Part 3)

    Weerd Science (Part 3)

    This week on the podcast, I talk to Coheed & Cambria drummer Josh Eppard for the third and final part of our epic three-part conversation. We talk about political centrism, anti-vaxxers, UFOs, and the role of record labels in 2020. We also talk about his upcoming project with Upgrade HipHop! We speculate on post-COVID touring and how the world has changed, but in some ways, has remained the same. We talk about the importance of not taking oneself too seriously and how not to get discouraged as an artist. Thanks Josh!
    Special Guest: Weerd Science.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Weerd Science (Part 2)

    Weerd Science (Part 2)

    This week on the podcast, I catch up with my friend Josh Eppad, who I performed with on my first ever Warped Tour in 2011. We talk about the details of sleep paralysis, how his band Coheed & Cambria has always had a sense of humor, and his "Red Light Juliet" trilogy. We also talk about the time when the Blood Brothers opened for Coheed, an innocuous compliment from Eppard sparked some unexpected controversy. Final Weerd Science episode coming next week!
    Special Guest: Weerd Science.

    • 1 hr
    Weerd Science (Part 1)

    Weerd Science (Part 1)

    When he’s not playing drums in Coheed & Cambria, Kingston, New York’s Josh Eppard raps under the moniker Weerd Science. Eppard and I connected in 2010 when we discovered that we were both mutual fans of each other’s work. After one of his other bands Terrible Things played a college show that my guitarist Mike Russo had booked, we collaborated and tour the UK and US together on the VANS Warped Tour. This week, we discuss his love of horror movies, Game of Thrones and how Coheed does in fact have a sense of humor.
    Special Guest: Weerd Science.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    mc chris

    mc chris

    This week on the podcast, I catch up with one of the titans of nerdcore, mc chris. We talk about fatherhood, his upcoming projects, and what he has been up to during the pandemic. We also discuss our past tours, why things haven’t always gone smoothly in our friendship, and how gratitude can be a motivating factor for full-time artists. This week's episode was both cathartic and inspiring; and I could not think of a better guest for the milestone 100th episode!
    Special Guest: mc chris.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Shawn Levin

    Shawn Levin

    From ages 13 to 16, I played in a band called Horris. Though the group’s members rotated over the years, our last lineup consisted of seven members by the time we played our fourth and final show on New Year’s Eve, 1998. This week, I talk to the only other member who was part of the project from its middle school genesis to its breakup in high school, Shawn Levin. We also talk about the time we went to see ICP in Palo Alto in March of 2000 and why camping in Big Sur is amazing. Thanks Shawn! Awesome catching up!
    Special Guest: Shawn Levin.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The PDX Broadsides

    The PDX Broadsides

    This week on the podcast, I talk to placentologist / nerd musician Dr. Jess F. Hebert about midwestern accents, crowdfunding, and why eating placenta meat might not be the best idea. We also talk about the merging of sciecne and art, and how performers like Tom Lehrer helped pave the way for irreverent, smart, transgressive music. Dr. Hebert talks about how science is for the enthusiastic, which I thougth was a genisu way to put it. She's had an awesome journey so far, and she was really fun to talk to. Thank you Dr. Hebert!
    Special Guest: Dr. Jessica F. Hebert.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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One more thing!

Lars is an enthusiast in the best sense of the word. His comments are thoughtful. This is a great podcast if you want to get into someone’s head about the things that THEY are into. Learning about new art and new thinkers is what this podcast is really good for.

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Always super interesting. MC Lars is a great podcast!

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Andrew brought out the best in Pat's life and now in his death. He also brought out the best in this conversation. Thank you, Andrew, for sharing grief with me, Pat's mom

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