96 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.

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    • 5.0, 59 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.

    Episode 96: Beavis & Butt-Head Collector

    Episode 96: Beavis & Butt-Head Collector

    When he’s not running his @beavisandbuttheadcollector Instagram, Sean Beard performs in his one-man band noise project, Waves Crashing on Piano Chords. On today’s podcast, he talks about spending over $50k on his Beavis & Butt-Head collection, his online friendship with Mike Judge, and why certain episodes of the series were never commercially released after being aired. An awesome interview. Thanks Sean!
    Special Guest: Sean Beard.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 95: Phone Freak

    Episode 95: Phone Freak

    This week on the podcast, I talk to a friend I met online 25 years ago, Douglas Burke (Phone Freak), who when he’s not podcasting or doing standup comedy, works for a school district in Michigan. We reminisce about first meeting online in 1995, our shared love for cartoons and prank call tapes, and what he’s been up to the last quarter of the century. An awesome talk with a great friend, today’s episode shows that online friendships can be real and long lasting!
    Special Guest: Phone Freak.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 94: Akira the Don

    Episode 94: Akira the Don

    I met Akira the Don in 2003 when he interviewed me for his internet radio show on my first UK tour, promoting my “Radio Pet Fencing” album. Since then, he opened for me in the UK in 2011, and has invented his own genre of music called Meaningwave. On this week’s episode, we talk about his creative workflow, fatherhood, and memories of growing up in Wales in the pre-internet 90s.
    Special Guest: Akira the Don.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 93: The Rondo Brothers (Part II)

    Episode 93: The Rondo Brothers (Part II)

    This week on the podcast, I talk to Brandon Arnovick of the Rondo Brothers about working with Hoodie Allen, COVID19 and how he got involved in the Bay Area music industry. We also reminsce about the time we recorded "Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock" in a day. He talked about the differences between running a bakery and running a studio and how fatherhood has made him a better artist. A great conversation with an optimsitic and talented friend, thanks Brandon!
    Special Guest: Brandon Arnovick.

    • 54 min
    Episode 92: The Rondo Brothers (Part I)

    Episode 92: The Rondo Brothers (Part I)

    I met Jim Greer when the Rondo Brothers produced “Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock” with the Matches and me in the fall of 2005. Since then, we have recorded dozens of songs and spent a lot of time in their Bay Area studios. This week, Jim talks about growing up in Ohio, his friendship with Liam Lynch, his philosophy on production and why being positive and flexible are both important attributes.
    Special Guest: Jim Greer.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 91: Flobots

    Episode 91: Flobots

    This week on the podcast, I talk to Stephen Bracket (a.k.a. Brer Rabbit) of Denver hip-hop crew Flobots! We talk about their hit “Handlebars”, how the group got its name, and how he uses comic books to educate people in prisons and classrooms. He also draws on his experience to talk about the group’s switch from a major label to becoming independent, and ways bands can communicate better. We end with a discussion about the fallacy of blind optimism, and he shares some info on the group’s upcoming projects. Thanks Stephen!
    Special Guest: Stephen Bracket.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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59 Ratings

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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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