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Ep. #878: Ted Leo

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Ted Leo discusses the 20th anniversary tour behind Shake the Sheets and the album’s contemporary resonance, moving back to New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen’s enduring influence and the realistic aspects of The Sopranos, punk rock influences and dark songs living in sunny arrangements, loving early Beatles and being part of the Dischord Records community in D.C., dense lyricism in rock and hip-hop, the isolation and exhaustion that inspired Shake the Sheets, how the Foreign Correspondents came about and why more people should listen to Michael Pagliaro, touring more, other future plans, and much more.  

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Ep. #875: Ann Powers

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Ann Powers discusses her wondrously written new book, Traveling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell, Pacific Northwest punk bands like D.O.A. and Nomeansno, how she positioned her role in writing this book after years of research and dozens of interviews, her decision about pursuing an interview with Mitchell herself, perspectives on motherhood and what it meant for Mitchell to be a woman in music starting in the 1960s and how that era is perceived today, the problematic critiques of that time period by Mitchell and other artists, Ann’s own trajectory as a lover and critic of music, what it means to interrogate the work of people you love, how artists who have had medical scares like Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Young might gain a new appreciation for their own work and audiences, Ann’s upcoming book tour dates, her work on the NPR music newsletter, other future plans, and much more.     

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Ep. #854: METZ

Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies, and Chris Slorach from METZ discuss their new album Up on Gravity Hill, its hard themes and dynamic emotional tenor, the evolution of METZ and the beginning of a new chapter, surprising each other musically, music videos and how songs can be de-valued, loving Eric’s Trip, working with producer Seth Manchester, filmmaker Colin Medley, and musician Owen Pallett, comfort, confidence, and consumption, touring again, other future plans, and much more.      

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