92 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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    • Music Interviews
    • 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 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
    Episode 90: Maximus Skaff

    Episode 90: Maximus Skaff

    I met Maximus Skaff through Hand Job Academy, and he later directed the music video for my song with Watsky, “Never Afraid”. On today’s episode, he talks about how some of his art has been inspired by his transgender identity, his origins in West Virginia, and how New York has changed during the COVID19 pandemic. We also talk about his upcoming projects and he drops some knowledge of how he markets his music through Spotify. A wide-reaching and very dope interview, thanks Max!


    https://vimeo.com/399315775
    https://unclemeg.bandcamp.com
    Special Guest: Maximus Skaff.

    • 54 min
    Episode 89: Clara Bizna$$

    Episode 89: Clara Bizna$$

    This week on the podcast, I sit down with Hand Job Academy's Clara Bizna$$ to talk about the origin of her band, life in West Virginia, her Filipino heritage, and her creative process. We also talk about the international tours her band went on, how to keep a group together, and the differences between Los Angeles and New York. A great interview with a talented writer and artist, thanks Claire!


    instagram.com/clarabiznass
    twitter.com/clarabiznass
    Special Guest: Clara Bizna$$.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 88: Ash Wednesday

    Episode 88: Ash Wednesday

    I met Ash Wedsnesday when her band Hand Job Academy played the nerdcore showcase at SXSW in 2015 at the Flamingo Cantina. Two years later, we got engaged; three years later we were married; and five years later, we had a son. On this podcast, we talk about the origin of her band, what it was like touring the UK with Wheatus, and how Hand Job Academy went viral. We also talk about the hopes and dreams for our son. A great interview, thanks Ashley!
    Special Guest: Ash Wednesday.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 87: MC Snax (Part II)

    Episode 87: MC Snax (Part II)

    This week on the podcast, MC Snax and I delver further into our thoughts on different sects of Christianity, his upcoming projects, and Violent J's autobiography. We also talk about our recent show together in Columbus and what the hip-hop scene in Newfoundland underground rap scene is like in 2020. A great conversation with a wonderful rapper. Thanks for being on the show MC Snax!
    Special Guest: MC Snax.

    • 36 min

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