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.
This week on the podcast, I talk to Renaissance man Richie Branson about his career in both music and marketing. When it comes to the intersection of late capitalism and new media econimics, Branson talks about how being "extreme" content is the only way to gain traction. He also talks about the time mc chris kicked out a fan for making fun of Richie on Twitter, and the repercussions of this for both Branson and chris. We talk about the origin of his name, his new album, and fatherhood. A wonderful interview with a brillaint dude, thanks Richie!
Special Guest: Richie Branson.
Rabid B. Hatchetman
This week, our format is a little bit different! Schäffer and I pay tribute to Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster’s classic "Rabid B. Hatchetman" WFMU "Best Show" episode. We listened to this perfect gem of comedy countless times on our February tour and decided to do our own spin on the dup's amazing 2009 radio bit on the Insane Clown Posse, the Juggalos, and the Gathering. Special guest appearance by MC Snax, where we talk about our Hatchet Chat YouTube series and why we've both found Detroit's most famous rap duo so endlessly appealing. Thank you Snax and Schäffer!
Special Guests: MC Snax, Rabid B. Hatchetman, and Schäffer the Darklord.
LEX the Lexicon Artist
This week on the podcast, LEX the Lexicon Artist and I talk about her time studying at UC Berkeley, her childhood, and why she started rapping. We also talk about how sexism in nerdcore and how fan interactions can be difficult when fans are drinking or not reading social cues. We discuss the differences between the Bay Area and New York, and talk about how MAGFest helped open doors for LEX, as did her recent tour with mc chris. An interesting conversation with a young and intelligent rapper in the scene, thanks for being on the show LEX!
Special Guest: LEX the Lexicon Artist.
This week on the podcast, anticon co-founder Sole (Tim Holland) and I talk about independent hip-hop in the early 2000s, how he helped build his brand, living in Maine, and being a father. We also talk about anarchism, permaculture, being a vegan and the time Jermaine Dupri tried to sign him. He talks about the effect the pandemic has had on his life and how the results of the 2020 election might bring us hope. An awesome interview with a prolific and inspiring friend, thank you Sole!
Special Guest: Sole.
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.
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.
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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.
Always super interesting. MC Lars is a great podcast!
Andrew's big heart
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