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Rhett Miller, musician and frontman for the Old 97s, hosts “Wheels Off” a show about the messy reality of the creative life. Conversations with musicians, writers, artists, actors, and comedians about the pivotal moments that shaped their work, what it means to create in a digital age and grapple with the challenges, and the joy, of living a creative life.

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    • 4.9, 393 Ratings

Rhett Miller, musician and frontman for the Old 97s, hosts “Wheels Off” a show about the messy reality of the creative life. Conversations with musicians, writers, artists, actors, and comedians about the pivotal moments that shaped their work, what it means to create in a digital age and grapple with the challenges, and the joy, of living a creative life.

    043: Singer-Songwriter Zach Rogue

    043: Singer-Songwriter Zach Rogue

    In this episode, Rhett talks with indie rock singer-songwriter and leader of the band Rogue Wave, Zach Rogue. Zach tells Rhett about the new album he just finished and recalls the early days of his career when he went from a professional in the tech industry to a professional musician.

    • 47 min
    042: The American Songster, Dom Flemons

    042: The American Songster, Dom Flemons

    In this episode of Wheels Off, Rhett chats with multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and music historian Dom Flemons. They talk about what went into the recent reissue of his album Prospect Hill, his deep knowledge of music history and why he’s mindful of the message behind music he performs. Dom tells Rhett about the experiences he had as a busker that taught him about attracting an audience, and why he advocates for “taking it easy” when you can.

    • 34 min
    041: Billions Showrunner Brian Koppleman

    041: Billions Showrunner Brian Koppleman

    Writer and showrunner Brian Koppelman joins Rhett to talk about working in the music industry in his early 20’s and the breakthrough that led him to becoming a full time writer. He tells Rhett about his writing process, why meditation is so important to his creativity, and how songwriting has been his ‘salvation’ during the pandemic crisis.

    • 40 min
    040: Welcome to Hard Times: Singer-Songwriter Charley Crockett

    040: Welcome to Hard Times: Singer-Songwriter Charley Crockett

    From a truck parked in Austin, TX, singer-songwriter Charley Crockett chats with Rhett about the incredible life experiences that have led to his new album, the forthcoming Welcome to Hard Times. Charley tells Rhett about growing up in South Texas with a single mom, and the “broken road” that led to years of busking around the country, from the streets of New Orleans to the subways of New York City. They talk about what’s happened in the year since his heart surgery, how he’s coping with life during the pandemic, and why “2020 is the year of clear vision.”

    • 31 min
    039: CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Conor Knighton

    039: CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Conor Knighton

    Conor Knighton, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and author of the NY Times bestseller of "Leave Only Footprints" joins Rhett to talk about the pre-pandemic journey that led to his book, what happened when he had to reset his life, and how he overcomes procrastination.

    • 35 min
    038: Actress & Musician Tawny Newsome

    038: Actress & Musician Tawny Newsome

    In this episode, Rhett talks to actress, comedian and musician Tawny Newsome. Tawny is starring alongside Steve Carell in the Netflix comedy ‘Space Force’, which will be released on May 29. She tells Rhett about the projects she’s working on while under lockdown, writing songs remotely with other musicians, and the difference between acting and improv. The two also talk about managing anxiety and tension while working, and what work might really be like as things start to re-open.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
393 Ratings

393 Ratings

Funsternewyorkcitee ,

Real deal

Honest and entertaining interviews with interesting artists, even if you don’t know them beforehand they are intriguing to learn about. Rhett’s a genuinely curious and thoughtful interviewer- he goes deep but keeps it light, down to earth, with no pretensions.

grant11955 ,

Great podcast for aspiring songwriters

Great for aspiring songwriters. Also for people like me who just enjoy the creative process whether it is song, books, poetry. I can recommend it for anyone because it’s just darn interesting

MarcAlexander7 ,

Loved hearing Rhett’s Interview

There are so few hosts who can do the switch and be interviewed, but Rhett proved that he’s such a great, vulnerable artist and it showed how gracious he is as a host. Rhett always give us a bit of insight when he’s the host without hogging the discussion, but I loved getting to know him way more as the guest. This podcast is such a reward to listen to.

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