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Ep. #869: Steve Albini

After almost 20 years of near-annual conversations, my final talk with Steve Albini took place on April 23, 2024. Steve died suddenly on May 7. This last chat was ostensibly about the new Shellac album, To All Trains, and Steve told me a story about every song, though I hadn’t yet heard one note from the album at the time. Preparing this episode was sad and surreal; it felt like Steve was still here. As part of my attempt to honour Steve and our long association, I wanted to share this with others who are grieving and may want to hear his voice again. The interview itself appears at roughly the 45:00 mark, after my own remembrance and tribute. I cannot adequately convey what Steve meant to me and the world, but I tried. I love you Steve and will miss you forever. Thank you for everything.

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Ep. #868: Kathleen Hanna

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Kathleen Hanna discusses her new memoir Rebel Girl – My Life as a Feminist Punk, why she wrote this book and what that experience was like, what she learned about her own workaholism and setting boundaries, trauma and therapy, how punk orthodoxy led to a painful exile, the actual material conditions of being known as an “activist icon,” prescience and hindsight, how the writing in Rebel Girl relates to the depiction of her in the 2013 documentary, The Punk Singer, forgiveness, friendship, and self-awareness, a shout out to her husband Adam Horovitz for being a generously supportive family man, and much more.

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Ep. #846: BOECKNER

Dan Boeckner discusses BOECKNER and Boeckner!, Canada’s politics, history, and capitulation to fascism, feckless Canadian journalism, Israel, Palestine, and perceptions of the war crimes in Gaza, how aspects of the pandemic and human behaviour influenced the lyrics on his otherwise upbeat and powerful new album, collaborating with Matt Chamberlain, Brad Laner, and Kiwi Jr.’s Jeremy Gaudet, answering a Patreon question, tour dates, other future plans, and much more.

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