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Talkhouse Podcast

Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.

Episodes

  • Avey Tare (Animal Collective) with Ishmael Butler

    May 23 2019

    This week on the Talkhouse Podcast, we’re celebrating artists who take music in unexpected and brilliant new directions. Tuesday’s show saw Tierra Whack and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya in conversation; today, we bring you a fantastic deep dive between Avey Tare of Animal Collective and Ishmael “Ish” Butler, aka Palaceer Lazaro in Shabazz Palaces, fka Butterfly of Digable Planets. Ish and Avey are massive fans of each other’s work — Animal Collective and Shabazz Palaces have even remixed tracks for each oth...more

  • Tierra Whack with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

    May 21 2019

    Duuudes! Those of you who follow us on Insta may know that Mark The Producer and I just got back from our first festival of 2019. As we glamped and recorded some of the best musicians in the world in convo for upcoming Talkhouse episodes, it occurred to me that full-on festival season is almost upon us. That means, of course, that this summer, Talkhouse will be returning to Pitchfork Music Festival for our fifth straight year of recording backstage talks with many of the brilliant artists rockin...more

  • Grasshopper (Mercury Rev) with Lia Braswell (A Place to Bury Strangers)

    May 16 2019

    For today’s episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we sat down backstage at Desert Daze with Grasshopper of Mercury Rev and A Place To Bury Strangers’s Lia Braswell. The two are big fans of each others’ live sets, and were psyched to meet and chop it up. Their conversation takes in a lot: artistic community, DIY culture, the years of work it takes to succeed, and the restorative power of seeing live music. Oh, and we learn how Lia learned to appreciate the feedback. Check it out, and subscribe now to...more

  • Mother's Day Moments

    May 09 2019

    This week, we here at Talkhouse celebrate two monumental things: first off, this is the Talkhouse Podcast's 250th episode (holy shit, how did that happen?!?!? Thank you, listeners!) The second thing we're celebrating officially this week, and unofficially every other day of the year: mothers and maternal figures! For today’s show, we took a deep dive through the past five years of the podcast to share some of our favorite clips of artists discussing the myriad experiences that comprise motherhoo...more

  • Knox Fortune with Brandon Wardell

    May 02 2019

    “All night, I been drinking all night, I been drinking all night, I been drinking, ay ay” sang Knox Fortune on the hook of Chance The Rapper’s mega-hit single "All Night." For this podcast, Knox and his old buddy comedian Brandon Wardell (Yeah But Still) switched it up and did a little day drinking. The guys sat down late last year to chop it up on the Talkhouse Podcast backstage at Life Is Beautiful Music and Art Festival in Las Vegas, where they’d both performed. Their truly freewheeling convo...more

  • Karen O with Sam Spiegel

    Apr 25 2019

    Hot on the heels of Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)'s incredible new LP Lux Prima and Sam Spiegel (N.A.S.A.)'s new single "Perfect," the two old friends and collaborators sat down for a deep dive on the Talkhouse Podcast.  Buckle up for stories of working with everyone from Ol' Dirty Bastard to David Byrne to Danger Mouse; collab-ing with your literal family — Sam's brother is Spike Jonze — and your figurative one, as Karen does in the YYYs; and the rad audio-visual experiences that Sam and Karen cre...more

  • Tim Heidecker with Hayden Pedigo

    Apr 18 2019

    The brilliant composer and two-time Talkhouse Podcast guest William Basinski recently dropped me an intriguing email. He wrote of a “very talented young friend, a fine guitarist from Amarillo” who has “a great story.” If Billy recommends an artist, I look into them; the more I learned about this guitarist from Amarillo, TX — Hayden Pedigo — the more fascinated I became. A born and raised Amarilloan, Hayden is an ambient acoustic guitarist and soundscape composer who's written music dedicated to ...more

  • Clem Creevy (Cherry Glazerr) with Kate Nash

    Apr 11 2019

    Both Kate Nash and Cherry Glazerr’s Clem Creevy have talent, smarts, and attitude to burn; they've each also got incredible, recently-released music. To celebrate their new bops, the two friends sat down to chop it up at Clem’s home in LA. We hear about the truly unique story behind Kate’s new single "Trash" and the Maharaja musical she’s been writing; the curious empowerment Clem finds in singing from the perspective of a misogynist; and their takes on religion, rebellion, and life in Los Angel...more

  • Harmony Korine (The Beach Bum) with Caveh Zahedi

    Apr 04 2019

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we feature a conversation between two of the most distinctive and original voices in American cinema: Harmony Korine and Caveh Zahedi. The two got together in New York City in advance of the release of Korine’s new movie, The Beach Bum, a wild Florida-set fantasia about cosmic poet Moondog, starring Matthew McConaughey, Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, Jonah Hill, Martin Lawrence, Zac Efron and Jimmy Buffett. Korine and Zahedi, who used to be phone buddies...more

  • Revisited: Agnès Varda with Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson)

    Apr 01 2019

    To mark the sad passing of the brilliant Agnès Varda, we are revisiting an old episode of the Talkhouse Podcast in which documentary cinematographer and Cameraperson director Kirsten Johnson sat down with the legendary French New Wave auteur when she was in town in 2017 for a gallery exhibit of her art at Blum & Poe and a French Institute film series. In a wonderfully thoughtful and engaged conversation, the two discuss Varda's artwork, how her films play with time, finding permission as an arti...more

  • Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) with John Vanderslice

    Mar 28 2019

    Earlier this month, Talkhouse headed down to the legendary insanity that is SXSW in Austin, TX for bands, breakfast tacos, more bands, and — of course — podcasts! We were honored to be asked for the second consecutive year to curate a live Talkhouse Podcast recording on the official SXSW Podcast Stage, where we paired two of indie rock’s prolific singer/songwriters releasing exciting new music this year. John Vanderslice and Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew are both fantastic artists and hilario...more

  • Mike Kinsella (American Football) with Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra)

    Mar 21 2019

    We here at the Talkhouse Podcast were psyched when Chicago-based indie festival Tomorrow Never Knows asked us to curate a live taping as part of their January 2019 lineup. So, we paired Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra) and Mike Kinsella (American Football, Owen) for an exclusive conversation and acoustic performance. Thanks to all of you Midwest listeners who braved the winter chill to pack out Sleeping Village! Andy and Mike are old friends, and big fans of each other’s music. They were excited...more

  • Brian Huskey with Timothy Simons

    Mar 14 2019

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we mark the imminent return of Veep for its seventh and final season with a conversation between two of the show's cast members, Timothy Simons and Brian Huskey. Simons and Huskey – who play manchild Jonah Ryan and pesky political reporter Leon West, respectively – have a hilarious and wide-ranging talk that takes in everything from the perils (and occasional positives) of social media and getting sincere in middle age, to shilling for free stuff o...more

  • Karen Gillan with James Roday

    Mar 07 2019

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, friends and fellow actor-writer-directors James Roday and Karen Gillan sit down for a chat at The Grant, James' bar-to-be in Los Angeles' Eagle Rock neighborhood. Roday and Gillan, best known as Shawn from Psych and Nebula from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, respectively, got together to discuss Roday's second feature as writer-director, the slowburning horror, Treehouse, which debuted March 1 on Hulu as part of Blumhouse's yearlong Into the Dark s...more

  • Sylvan Esso with Anna Drezen

    Feb 28 2019

    When we paired them for a Talkhouse Podcast at the fantastic Life Is Beautiful Fest, Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn and SNL writer Anna Drezen got on, as they say in the talk, like a house on fire. A week after meeting, Sylvan Esso were posting pics backstage from SNL! In this chat, the trio do cover some artistic topics: the similarities and differences in the professional lives of bands and comedians; their worst gigs ever; and the emotional brutality of both writing songs and pit...more

  • Revisited: Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) with Cameron Lynch

    Feb 21 2019

    This week, we're revisiting a unique talk recorded at last year's On Air Fest. On Air is a rad festival devoted to audio storytelling and the creative possibilities of sound. The festival returns later this month in Brooklyn. You can find more info about speakers and how to attend at onairfest.com Today's episode, a collaboration with The Players' Tribune, was recorded earlier this month in front of a live audience at On Air Fest at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. When On Air Fest reached out to Ta...more

  • V-Day with 5 Famous Artist Couples!

    Feb 14 2019

    Happiest of Valentines Days to ya, listeners! To celebrate the duality of this love-filled and oh-so-fraught time, the Talkhouse Podcast asked five of our favorite artist couples to answer two questions: What’s the best thing about being in a two-artist relationship? And, what’s the worst?? Answering both Cupid’s and our calls are: Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) and Kevin Morby;  Maliibu Miitch and Chase Money Marz;  Heather Matarazzo and Heather Turman;  Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz, Sad13) and ...more

  • Jon Cryer with Ben Lee

    Feb 07 2019

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we get to listen in on two friends and recent collaborators in conversation: actor Jon Cryer (of Two and a Half Men fame) and musician Ben Lee. The pair, who teamed up on the musical B is for Beer, which Lee adapted with Tom Robbins from the iconic novelist’s book of the same name – and then roped in Cryer to both direct and play the role of the Beer Vendor. In a wide-ranging chat recorded at Lee’s house in Los Angeles, Jon and Ben discuss being fa...more

  • Revisited: Jlin with William Basinski

    Jan 31 2019

    We're re-airing this talk with the news that Jlin and William Basinski are reconnecting for an upcoming Talkhouse Podcast happening live on Pitchfork Radio at Midwinter. Jlin and William Basinski are two of today's most fascinating and gifted composers. Basinski works with decaying analogue tape loops to create ambient soundscapes, while Jlin constructs brilliant, stuttering reimaginings of footwork rhythms. The friends and collaborators sat down in the Sonos room at Rough Trade NYC for one of t...more

  • John Grant with Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters)

    Jan 24 2019

    Hardcore porn, boring mega-fans, and ANOHNI dropping allegorical knowledge are just the start of this incredibly thoughtful and open conversation between John Grant and Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters, Kinky Boots). The two are huge fans of each other’s work, and were both nervous and excited at the opportunity to sit down and chop it up. Their talk also covers how they’ve each faced, and overcome, their worst performing nightmares; the inspiration chili and cheesecake brought to recording John’s L...more

  • Protomartyr with Preoccupations & Geoff Barrow with Annika Henderson

    Jan 17 2019

    Today's episode is an action-packed double-header! First up, we've got post-punk heavy-hitters Matt Flegel (singer and bassist of Preoccupations) and Joe Casey (Protomartyr frontman and new entrant into the Talkhouse Podcast Three Timers Club). The recent tour mates discuss their new 7" split Telemetry At Howe Bridge, intra-band fighting, how sports nerds and music nerds can be the same kind of insufferable, and so much more! Plus, we've got a short and sweet clip from a convo with Geoff Barrow ...more

  • Vince Clarke with Orbital

    Jan 10 2019

    Today’s show is dedicated to the OG electronic music heads! Synthpop wizard Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) sat down with U.K. rave gods Paul and Phil Hartnoll of Orbital for a catch-up amidst the drool-worthy vintage synthesizer collection at Hook & Fade Studios here in Brooklyn. The old friends take us on a trip back through the dance scenes they were immersed in throughout the '80s and '90s, analyze the American and British music communities, and compare notes on the differences bet...more

  • Ariel Pink with Cate Le Bon

    Jan 03 2019

    To celebrate Mexican Summer’s ten year anniversary, we paired two of the fantastic record label’s most fascinating artists: Ariel Pink and Cate Le Bon. Backstage at A Decade Deeper: Mexican Summer’s 10 Year Anniversary party at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works arts space, Cate and Ariel—fans of each other’s work who'd never met irl—sat down for a talk before their sets. The two really hit it off, and their wide-ranging conversation takes in a lot: the deep flaws they see in the way music press works; Ar...more

  • Pedro the Lion with Tomberlin

    Dec 18 2018

    Tbh, we didn’t mean to make our last episode before Christmas one that explores two fantastic singer-songwriters’ experiences growing up in very religious Christian homes and the effect it’s had on their art, but here we are — and it’s a damn fine talk! David Bazan (Pedro the Lion) and Sarah Beth Tomberlin (Tomberlin) are big fans of each other’s music, and jumped at the chance to meet via a Talkhouse Podcast episode. They got on so well, they’ve decided to hit the road together throughout Febru...more

  • Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) with Abbi Jacobson

    Dec 13 2018

    Until catching this talk live last month, it would never have occurred to me that there could be a deep similarity between Jeff Tweedy's songs and Abbi Jacobson's Broad City character, but—there is! Jeff (Wilco, Tweedy) and Abbi (Broad City, Disenchantment) sat down at the beautiful Murmrr Theater in Brooklyn to celebrate the release of Jeff's memoir Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. and his new solo album Warm. Their thoughtful and funny conver...more

  • Adam Conover with Raphael Bob-Waksberg

    Dec 11 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg chats with Adam Conover, the host and creator of Adam Ruins Everything, now in its third season on truTV. Bob-Waksberg and Conover – who met at Bard, where they were members of the Olde English comedy troupe, and then became post-college roommates – dive deep into their shared past in a conversation that only two longtime friends could have. They talk about everything from how Conover’s personal history ...more

  • Neko Case with Eric Bachmann

    Dec 06 2018

    On today’s Talkhouse Podcast episode, old friends and collaborators Neko Case and Eric Bachmann (Archers Of Loaf, Crooked Fingers) catch up. The two—who most recently collaborated on a duet Eric wrote that they recorded for Neko’s new record Hell On—take in a lot here. We learn about Neko’s plans for when she retires from touring; get a deep dive into their favorite duet recordings of all time; and hear Eric give a long overdue apology for a very wet tour bus accident... Check it out, and subscr...more

  • Jaboukie Young-White with The Drums

    Nov 29 2018

    In September, the Talkhouse Podcast squad rolled out to Las Vegas for Life is Beautiful Music and Arts Festival. In between performances from Talkhouse faves A$AP Ferg, CHVRCHES, and Death Cab For Cutie, we recorded some epic convos for the show. Comedian Jaboukie Young-White (The Daily Show, American Vandal) and indiepop legends The Drums’ Jonny Pierce are whip-smart queer artists who have intricately bound together their work and sexuality. Backstage at the fest, they and newer Drums' member B...more

  • Steve Albini with Jerry Casale (Devo)

    Nov 15 2018

    The Talkhouse Podcast recently headed out to the fantastic Desert Daze festival at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris in Southern California. When we weren't catching sets by Tame Impala, King Gizzard and My Bloody Valentine, we recorded a trio of great talks; this week, we present the first. When I saw that both Steve Albini and Devo's Jerry Casale were going to be at Desert Daze giving talks, I knew we had to pair these two icons of alternative music. They're big fans of each other's work, and halfwa...more

  • Lucy Dacus (boygenius) with Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie)

    Nov 08 2018

    This week’s show was recorded during The Decemberists’ fantastic Traveler’s Rest Festival in Missoula, Montana. Death Cab For Cutie’s Dave Depper and Lucy Dacus (boygenius) sat down backstage for a freewheeling chat… and a tarot card reading. The two discuss the benefits of artist-curated fests, night terrors on the tour bus, the Sidemen's Guild of the United States, the importance of tuning out the music industry, and much more. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkho...more

  • Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker) with Graham Elliot (Masterchef, Top Chef)

    Nov 01 2018

    Today’s show features Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil) and chef Graham Elliot (Masterchef, Top Chef) in conversation live from Virgin Hotels Chicago. Their talk covers some of the big experiences of their respective art forms — the inherent pressures of reuniting with a legendary band, or of being asked to recreate classic dishes in a high pressure public environment; false “perfection” vs. authenticity in the recording studio and in the kitchen — as well as Jawbreaker’s formatio...more

  • Dave Monks (Tokyo Police Club) with Katie Monks (Dilly Dally)

    Oct 25 2018

    “I don’t know if this is a therapy session or a podcast,” says Katie Monks (Dilly Dally) part way through this conversation with her brother Dave Monks (Tokyo Police Club). We here at Talkhouse think it’s a bit of both. We're also excited to premiere a never-before-heard ambient collaboration between Katie and Dave. The sibling frontpeople chopped it up in their hometown of Toronto, and their talk takes in a lot: how they saved each others’ bands; the life lessons they learned from those two kid...more

  • Aubrey Plaza with Craig Robinson

    Oct 23 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Craig Robinson and Aubrey Plaza sit down for a hilarious off-the-cuff conversation. Robinson and Plaza are two of the funniest people in Hollywood, and also two of the stars of An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, the new movie by Jim Hosking, writer-director of The Greasy Strangler and Talkhouse repeat offender. Over the course of their delightfully unpredictable chat, Robinson and Plaza organize a radio call-in show, do a LOT of singing (including ...more

  • Elizabeth McGovern with Gretchen Peters

    Oct 18 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters sits down for a chat with Elizabeth McGovern, the iconic actress from Ordinary People, Once Upon a Time in America and Downton Abbey, who is a talented musician in her own right. The two friends, who connected just a few years ago via Twitter, discuss everything from their mutual commitment to telling women’s stories  (especially women over 30), the pluses and minuses of collaborating creatively wit...more

  • Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) with Megan Griffiths (Sadie)

    Oct 11 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow sits down with his fellow director and longtime friend Megan Griffiths, whose new movie Sadie, starring Melanie Lynskey, John Gallagher Jr and emerging star Sophia Mitri Schloss, is in select theaters from October 12. The two filmmakers, both veterans of the vibrant Seattle indie scene, discuss everything from the correct pronunciation of their names (spoiler: people always say Trevorrow's wrong) to how their upbrin...more

  • Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) with Alan Sparhawk (Low)

    Oct 09 2018

    Today’s episode features Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Low’s Alan Sparhawk—and it's the first to be curated by Talkhouse’s new Executive Editor Josh Modell, who joins me to introduce it. (Welcome, Josh!) Ben and Alan’s talk goes all the way back to the earliest days of their bands, and up to the present with the fantastic LPs they each recently dropped. We hear about the formative teenage moments when seeing bands changed their lives; staying open to new sounds as "men of a certain age ...more

  • Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards) with Meghan Remy (U.S. Girls)

    Oct 04 2018

    Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards and Meghan Remy, who performs under the name U.S. Girls, are two of indie’s leftist vanguard. So it’s no surprise that the 4AD labelmates’ conversation takes in a ton of the big sociopolitical quandaries affecting today’s musicians, such as the ethical difficulties of playing festivals (and touring at all) and undoing white privilege. We also hear about how action movies pale in comparison to Meg’s real life; understanding Trump-supporting family members; whether peo...more

  • David Lowery with James Ponsoldt

    Oct 02 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, director James Ponsoldt sits down with longtime friend David Lowery, whose new movie, The Old Man and the Gun starring Robert Redford and an all-star supporting cast, just opened in theaters. In a conversation recorded at Soho House in Los Angeles, Lowery talks with Ponsoldt about reteaming with Redford on the legendary actor's final movie, his memorable phone conversations with Tom Waits, the joy of making movies with old cars, using the Kinks' “L...more

  • Mac DeMarco with Neil Finn and Liam Finn

    Sep 27 2018

    On this week’s show, Mac DeMarco sits down with Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz, Fleetwood Mac) and Liam Finn on the occasion of the father and son’s new LP Lightsleeper. Their chat took place in Mac’s Los Angeles garage studio (he's gone full Marc Maron!), and covered a lot. We hear about the artistic freedoms and constraints that Mac experiences; the pluses and minuses of falling in love with one’s demos; Neil’s shopping trip with Mick Fleetwood; why hiring a dominatrix can really help the...more

  • Angel Olsen with Nic Russo (Dick Stusso)

    Sep 20 2018

    When I got an email saying that Angel Olsen was a huge fan of a relatively new, still somewhat obscure singer-songwriter and wanted to record a Talkhouse Podcast episode with him, I knew I wanted to check him out immediately. As soon as I heard the new LP from Nic Russo (who goes by the name "Dick Stusso"), I was in. The two spoke from their homes in Asheville, NC (Olsen) and Oakland, CA (Russo), and covered a lot of ground. Nic talked about his skewed musicality and backstory, Angel spoke a ton...more

  • Revisited: Terence Nance with Flying Lotus

    Sep 13 2018

    To celebrate the release of Terence Nance's acclaimed HBO series Random Acts of Flyness, we thought we'd resurface his fantastic conversation with the inimitable Flying Lotus from last July. Here's that episode in its entirety; check it out. On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, two longtime friends who bridge the worlds of music and film – writer-director Terence Nance, who’s also a musician, and Steve Ellison, widely known as the recording artist Flying Lotus, whose supremely out-the...more

  • Taja Cheek (L’Rain) with Hisham Bharoocha (Soft Circle, Black Dice)

    Sep 06 2018

    Welcome to the Talkhouse Podcast’s first ever guest-curated episode! Today’s talk was curated by Brandon Stosuy (Editor-In-Chief of The Creative Independent; manager of Zola Jesus, Diamanda Galas, and more; and curator for The Broad Museum and, until recently, MoMA PS1’s Warm Up) and Melissa Auf Der Maur (former bassist for Hole and the Smashing Pumpkins, and co-founder of the Hudson, New York arts center Basilica Hudson). Stosuy and Auf Der Mauer are part of the team behind the fantastic annual...more

  • Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) with Nilüfer Yanya & Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) with Raphael Saadiq

    Aug 30 2018

    Welcome to this week’s bumper double feature of a show! We're thrilled to bring you two fantastic conversations recorded backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival 2018: a short chat between Fleet Foxes main-man Robin Pecknold and Nilüfer Yanya, and a deep dive between Dev Hynes—aka Blood Orange—and super-producer Raphael Saadiq. PLUS we've got a brand new theme song created just for us by one of our favorite artists, The Range! Tune in to hear firsthand accounts of Solange's impromptu shopping trips...more

  • Zola Jesus with Circuit des Yeux

    Aug 23 2018

    On this week’s episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, another powerful and funny conversation recorded backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival 2018. Zola Jesus—real name Nika Roza Danilova—and Circuit des Yeux, aka Haley Fohr, posses two of the most breathtaking voices in music today. The two sat down backstage at the fest to discuss all things vocals: finding non-traditional places to warm up while on tour, knowing when to party and when to rest, and how to react when your instrument gives out. They g...more

  • Julie Byrne with Lætitia Tamko (Vagabon)

    Aug 16 2018

    On this week's episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, another of the incredible conversations recorded backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival 2018: a talk between two of the breakout artists of 2017, Julie Byrne and Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko. Fresh off a national co-headline tour, the friends sat down backstage to discuss the physical and the metaphysical elements of self-care on the road; the often delicate symbiosis of creating art and managing one’s business; the pressures of creating new music whe...more

  • Hannah Fidell (The Long Dumb Road) with Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline)

    Aug 09 2018

    The latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast is a conversation recorded at Sundance 2018 between directors Josephine Decker and Hannah Fidell, who were at the festival with, respectively, Madeline's Madeline and The Long Dumb Road. The fact that Decker's and Fidell's movies are so radically different – the former is an intense, female-centric drama about a young woman of color with mental health problems, the latter a fun, masculine road-movie comedy – is a focus of their discussion, but they als...more

  • Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast) with Alex Cameron

    Aug 02 2018

    Each summer, Pitchfork Music Festival brings to Chicago musical legends, the hottest new acts, and the artists that are about to become your new favorites. And for the past four years, Talkhouse has been backstage to record these artists in conversation. Over the coming weeks, we'll be bringing you the rad episodes we cut at the fest last month, including: Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold x Nilüfer Yanya Blood Orange's Dev Hynes x Raphael Saadiq Tierra Whack x Nnamdi Ogbonnaya Zola Jesus x Circuit de...more

  • Black Thought (The Roots) with Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting)

    Jul 26 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, two hip-hop stars who have reshaped how we think about the genre – former Hamilton star Daveed Diggs and The Roots' MC Black Thought – sit down for a fascinating conversation at 30 Rock, recorded after a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Over the course of their talk, the two friends discuss each of their long-gestating projects, Daveed's movie Blindspotting and Black Thought's album Streams of Thought, parallels between the current...more

  • The Best Moments of 2018 (So Far)

    Jul 19 2018

    Life is busy, and it can be tough to stay up to date on your favorite shows. So, to highlight a few of the Talkhouse team’s favorite moments from the first six months of 2018, we bring you our semi-annual Best Of episode. This week’s show features clips of: — Aasif Mandvi and Jason Jones talking fashion at the flagship Sonos store — Natalie Prass and Matthew E. White discussing the challenges of writing political pop songs at the Strand — Meredith Graves and Cameron Lynch chatting the intersecti...more

  • Devendra Banhart with Tim Kinsella (Joan of Arc)

    Jul 12 2018

    On the heels of covering each other’s music as part of Joyful Noise Recordings’ very cool Cause & Effect series, Devendra Banhart and Tim Kinsella (Joan Of Arc) sat down to record a Talkhouse Podcast episode about the project. They touch on it for a moment and then, as one might expect from such restless and prolific artists, veer away, never to return. Their talk instead covers their upcoming books, the poems that came out of Devendra’s “ashram-hopping in India,” and the nuts and bolts of what ...more

  • Reinaldo Marcus Green with Boots Riley

    Jul 10 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, two of the most exciting emerging writer-directors of the moment sit down together for a chat at the Sundance Film Festival. The filmmakers in question –  Reinaldo Marcus Green, whose Monsters and Men is forthcoming this fall, and Boots Riley, frontman of the Coup and mastermind behind the current cinematic sensation Sorry to Bother You – talk about the contrasting routes they took to making their debut features, the stresses of selling your movie ...more

  • Revisited: David Cross with Jean Grae and Fab Moretti

    Jul 05 2018

    For the Independence Day break, we revisit one of our favorite Talkhouse Podcast episodes of the past year, a conversation recorded live at Sonos' flagship store in Soho NYC featuring Mr Show and Arrested Development's David Cross chatting with two of his longtime friends, comedian and hip-hop star Jean Grae and Fabrizio Moretti, the drummer from the Strokes and Little Joy. Over the course of a hilarious and thoroughly unpredictable conversation, the trio talk about David going into an old peopl...more

  • Natalie Prass with Matthew E. White

    Jun 28 2018

    Natalie Prass' new LP, The Future and The Past, has been a long time in the making. Reeling from the results of 2016's presidential election, Prass made a last-minute decision to cancel the recording sessions she'd booked with producer Matthew E. White, feeling that the songs she'd written about a breakup had to be replaced with new ones which addressed what was unfolding in America. To celebrate the release of this powerful new record, Prass was joined by White at Manhattan's iconic bookstore T...more

  • The Raincoats with Protomartyr

    Jun 21 2018

    This week’s Talkhouse Podcast episode features a fantastic conversation between The Raincoats and Protomartyr, recorded live at Rough Trade East in London, followed by an audience Q&A session. My special guest host is Jenn Pelly, Contributing Editor at Pitchfork — where she glowingly reviewed Protomartyr’s new Consolation EP last week — and author of the 33 1/3 series book on The Raincoats’ self-titled debut album. The bands’ talk takes in a lot: presenting oneself as you are versus a cultivated...more

  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) with Samantha Irby

    Jun 14 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Broad City's Abbi Jacobson sits down with the hilarious blogger and memoirist Samantha Irby in a conversation recorded at Brooklyn's Books Are Magic. The two discuss Irby's first book Meaty – which not only just got re-issued in an all-new edition but which Jacobson and Irby are also currently turning into a TV show – as well as how Abbi first “courted” Sam five years ago, the perfect soundtrack to writing a great personal essay, Sam’s dream to put...more

  • Griffin Dunne with Simon Baker

    Jun 07 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Simon Baker (best known for playing the title role in The Mentalist) talks with fellow actor-turned-director Griffin Dunne, who he has known for two decades. The two friends discuss Breath, Baker's newly released directorial debut – a coming-of-age surfing movie, in which Baker also stars – as well as directing vs. acting, the challenges of making an authentic surfing movie, the documentary Dunne made about his aunt Joan Didion, how “human cinema” ...more

  • Adam Goldberg with Steven Drozd

    May 31 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips chats with his longtime friend and sometime musical collaborator Adam Goldberg, the actor (and musician-writer-director-producer-editor-photographer) whose new record under the Goldberg Sisters moniker, Home: A Nice Place to Visit, is out now. In a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation, the two talk about having a split artistic identity, the impact of technology in our lives, the infamously wacky Flaming Lips movi...more

  • Shame with Goat Girl and Konshens with Bad Gyal

    May 24 2018

    On today's Talkhouse Podcast episode, we bring you a bumper double feature recorded live on Pitchfork Radio at SXSW. To kick things off, Shame's Charlie Steen and Goat Girl's Clottie Cream, L.E.D and Rosy Bones give us some insights that only locals could into the rad young indie and post-punk scene popping off in their hometown of London. Part two of the podcast pairs Jamaican legend Konshens with fab Spanish newcomer Bad Gyal for an international dancehall summit. Check it out, and subscribe n...more

  • Will Sheff (Okkervil River) with A.C. Newman (The New Pornographers)

    May 17 2018

    This week's Talkhouse Podcast episode features Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff in conversation with A.C. Newman, the lead singer and guitarist from the New Pornographers. The talk is a collaboration with the iconic Manhattan bookstore Strand Books, and was recorded live in their Rare Book Room to celebrate the release of Okkervil River's new L.P., In the Rainbow Rain. The old friends, occasional collaborators, and recent neighbors go deep into the writing, structuring and influences on Will’s...more

  • Andrew W.K. with Albert Hammond Jr.

    May 10 2018

    This week's episode of the Talkhouse Podcast features Andrew W.K. and Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes) in an insightful, hilarious conversation. It was recorded in front of a live audience at South By Southwest and is a collaboration with TuneIn. Veterans of NYC's turbo-charged indie-rock aughts, Hammond and W.K. are currently making some of the most vital music of their careers. When the two caught up for this podcast chat, they naturally talked about their new albums, Francis Trouble (Hammond)...more

  • Paul Feig with Alia Shawkat and Miguel Arteta

    May 03 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, a meeting of great comedy minds: Paul Feig, the creator of Freaks and Geeks and director of Bridesmaids, Spy and Ghostbusters, sits down with actress-writer Alia Shawkat and writer-director Miguel Arteta, whose excellent new collaboration, the comedy drama Duck Butter, is now in theaters and on VOD. The trio, all in New York City for the Tribeca Film Festival, discuss a wide variety of topics including Duck Butter, the upcoming Freaks and Geeks doc...more

  • Chelsea Manning with Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot)

    Apr 26 2018

    The latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, recorded at Day for Night Festival in Houston, features Chelsea Manning and Pussy Riot's NadyaTolokonnikova. The program includes a talk by Manning on resisting "the data-driven society and the police state"; a conversation between her and Tolokonnikova on their experiences in resistance, incarceration and prison reform; and a talk by Tolokonnikova on bringing "punk feminism" to Russia and the problems with Putin. The two also share their views on how...more

  • Guillermo del Toro with William Friedkin Part 2

    Apr 19 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we feature the concluding part of an epic conversation between two Academy Award-winning directors, Guillermo del Toro and William Friedkin. Here, the longtime friends discuss the genesis of and remarkable stories surrounding Friedkin's compelling new documentary about the Vatican's exorcist, The Devil and Father Amorth. In the process, they tackle some of the most substantial topics imaginable, including: Christ, Hitler, religion, evil, reason vs....more

  • Guillermo del Toro with William Friedkin Part 1

    Apr 17 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, a casual cinematic chat between two friends, who also happen to be Academy Award-winning directors: Guillermo del Toro and William Friedkin. In the first part of their enthralling two-part conversation for the Talkhouse Podcast, the pair discuss winning big at the Oscars, surviving award season, how to stay a scrapper despite success, del Toro's apprenticeship under makeup legend Dick Smith, the remarkable story of Friedkin and the Pazuzu statue in...more

  • Eliza Hittman with Lynne Ramsay

    Apr 12 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Eliza Hittman – the writer-director of It Felt Like Love and Beach Rats – chats with one of the great living filmmakers (and one of Hittman's personal heroes), Scottish writer-director Lynne Ramsay. The two talk about Ramsay's latest film, You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix, which is in theaters now, touching on such topics as the adaptation process, tackling violent subject matter, making a thriller for the first time, staying ope...more

  • Billy Bragg

    Apr 05 2018

    Today’s show features a talk the brilliant English folk-punk activist Billy Bragg gave on skiffle music at NYC’s Strand Bookstore last year upon the release of his book Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World.   Bragg traces the little-known genre from its distinctly American roots to its British chart-topping success, and consequent all-conquering return to America repackaged as the British Invasion. He describes how the short-lived “hillbilly” sound forever changed the cours...more

  • Meredith Graves with Cameron Lynch

    Mar 29 2018

    Today's episode, a collaboration with The Players' Tribune, was recorded earlier this month in front of a live audience at On Air Fest at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. When On Air Fest reached out to Talkhouse about curating a live episode for their podcast festival, we had an idea: what if we, the outlet where musicians and filmmakers write and speak about their experiences, partnered with Derek Jeter's The Players' Tribune, the site where athletes write about their own experiences, for a podcas...more

  • Chris Frantz (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) with Richard Lloyd (Television)

    Mar 22 2018

    Chris Frantz (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) and Richard Lloyd (Television) were key architects of punk and new wave, forever changing what music could be. Lloyd just published his memoir, Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades of Rock and Roll: The Memoirs of an Alchemical Guitarist, and to celebrate he sat down with his old friend Franz at N.Y.C.’s iconic Strand Book Store for a deep dive into the wild times of his youth and musical hijinks. Tune in to hear about Lloyd ha...more

  • Sam Harris (X Ambassadors) with Kendra Foster (D’Angelo, Parliament Funkadelic)

    Mar 08 2018

    Kendra Foster and X Ambassadors’ Sam Harris know a thing or two about songwriting. Foster is a two-time Grammy winner for her work with D’Angelo on his seminal Black Messiah LP, while Harris has written for Rihanna and scored major song placements with Chrysler and ESPN College Football, and in the Will Smith movie Bright. We paired Foster and Harris for a deep-dive conversation on all things songwriting, and they delivered. This conversation covers co-writing, making time to work on new joints ...more

  • Tom Kalin, Eliza Hittman, Reinaldo Marcus Green and Kirsten Johnson Talk the Oscars

    Mar 01 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, filmmakers Eliza Hittman (Beach Rats), Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson), Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) and Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men) talk all things Oscars. In a conversation recorded at Kickstarter HQ in Brooklyn, the four directors discuss this year's (historic!) nominees, notable snubs, changes the Academy has made as part of its diversity push, parallels to the awards in the 1970s, the experience of being a contender and an Oscar voter,...more

  • Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) with Jana Hunter (Lower Dens)

    Feb 22 2018

    Before Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and Jana Hunter (Lower Dens) were famous musicians, they worked long shifts together in a Baltimore restaurant. The friends watched each other's artistic careers explode, and when they sat down in the Sonos room at Rough Trade NYC — for one of three conversations that Talkhouse curated for Northside Festival — their chat was both hilarious and moving. (You can listen to Jlin with William Basinski now, and Suicide's Martin Rev talking with Julianna Bar...more

  • Christina Choe with Andrew Ahn

    Feb 15 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we feature a conversation between friends and fellow Korean-American writer-directors Andrew Ahn and Christina Choe, recorded at the Kickstarter Lodge during last month's Sundance Film Festival. Choe was at Sundance with her debut feature Nancy (which won her the festival's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award) and Ahn with his Sundance Now TV show This Close, about two deaf best friends. Over the course of their wide-ranging and extremely unfiltered con...more

  • Jlin with William Basinski

    Feb 08 2018

    Jlin and William Basinski are two of today's most fascinating and gifted composers. Basinski works with decaying analogue tape loops to create ambient soundscapes, while Jlin constructs brilliant, stuttering reimaginings of footwork rhythms. The friends and collaborators sat down in the Sonos room at Rough Trade NYC for one of three conversations that Talkhouse curated for Northside Festival. (Upcoming episodes will feature the other two, Suicide's Martin Rev with Julianna Barwick, and Lower Den...more

  • Revisited: Andy Rourke (the Smiths) with Dolores O’Riordan (the Cranberries)

    Feb 01 2018

    Like fans the world over, we here at Talkhouse were devastated to hear of the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan's untimely passing. We felt that the best way to honor her was to share her sweet and funny conversation with her D.A.R.K. bandmate Andy Rourke from 2016. Original introduction: On this week’s episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Andy Rourke of the Smiths and Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries sit down to discuss their new supergroup, D.A.R.K, and we give their song “High Fashion” its worl...more

  • The Best Moments of 2017 on the Talkhouse Podcast

    Jan 18 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we look back on the past year as Talkhouse Podcast host/producer Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Music Editor-in-Chief Amy Rose Spiegel, Talkhouse Film Editor-in-Chief Nick Dawson and Talkhouse’s marketing manager Keenan Kush discuss some of their favorite moments from the Talkhouse Podcasts of 2017. The highlights featured include: Taran Killam and Kyle Mooney discussing exercise routines (and doing a little beatboxing); Frankie Cosmos and Vagabon on sett...more

  • Vivian Howard with Cynthia Hill

    Jan 11 2018

    The latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast continues our delicious dive into the world of food, following recent episodes that paired Chef Andrew Carmellini with A$AP Ferg, and Chef Paul Kahan with Sonic Youth and Pavement's Mark Ibold. For today's show, lifelong friends — and now A Chef's Life colleagues — chef Vivian Howard and filmmaker Cynthia Hill sit down to chat about bringing the food and culture of rural North Carolina to the rest of America via their Peabody- and Emmy-winning series, ...more

  • Aasif Mandvi with Jason Jones (The Detour)

    Jan 04 2018

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, friends and longtime former colleagues on The Daily Show Jason Jones and Aasif Mandvi are reunited for a conversation at the flagship Sonos store in Soho, NYC. Over the course of a hilarious and wide-ranging chat, the two talk about their worst fashion choices, their respective exercise regimes, their ambivalent feelings about social media, the new documentary The Problem with Apu (which Aasif appears in), Aasif's desire to be (or to spawn) Hollywo...more

  • Talkhouse x Food Republic: Paul Kahan with Mark Ibold (Sonic Youth, Pavement)

    Dec 28 2017

    On the second episode of the Talkhouse x Food Republic podcast, Chicago chef and restaurateur Paul Kahan and musician Mark Ibold (of Pavement and Sonic Youth fame) find that they're at a very similar place in life. The two cultural icons are into cooking, music and family, and they trade stories in this special conversation at the flagship Sonos store in New York. The podcast opens with Ibold admitting that he spent the previous evening testing out a recipe from Kahan's new cookbook, Cheers to t...more

  • Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black) with Sam Beam (Iron & Wine)

    Dec 21 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, actor Michael Chernus (aka Cal Chapman on Orange is the New Black) sits down at the flagship Sonos store in New York City with Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, whose latest album, Beast Epic, came out in Summer 2017. The two longtime friends chat about Beam's roots as a painter and filmmaker, how Chernus has entered the Marvel Universe (playing the Tinkerer in Spider-Man: Homecoming), Beam's plans to make a movie in the near future, how Chernus has used Be...more

  • Rainn Wilson with Josh Radnor and Ben Lee

    Dec 14 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, actor and comedian Rainn Wilson (aka Dwight on  The Office) chats with two old friends, actor-writer-director Josh Radnor (best known as Ted on How I Met Your Mother) and Australian indie singer-songwriter Ben Lee, who now make up the musical duo Radnor & Lee. The three talk about how Josh and Ben became friends (and then later collaborators), the spiritual focus of their debut album, Josh and Rainn's shared history as drama students at NYU, the ba...more

  • Sasheer Zamata with Noël Wells (Mr. Roosevelt)

    Dec 07 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, comedian and actor Sasheer Zamata is in conversation with her former Saturday Night Live castmate Noël Wells, whose debut feature as writer-director and star, Mr. Roosevelt, is out now in select theaters. Zamata and Wells, who shared a dressing room at SNL, talk about a diverse range of subjects, taking in everything from political activism to internet addiction and social media use, from Zamata's stint on The Talk and Brad Pitt's photography and s...more

  • Sinkane with Oddisee

    Nov 30 2017

    The latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast features rapper Oddisee and singer-songwriter Sinkane in conversation. The old friends powerfully — and hilariously — share the triumphs and travails of pursuing careers in music as Sudanese Americans. They also chat about the current and historic musical infrastructures of rap and punk, Oddisee’s amazing Hudson Mohawk connection, and how Caribou helped change Sinkane’s life. Plus Sinkane drops some "Sudanese Dad wisdom." Check it out, and subscribe no...more

  • NE-HI with Spencer Tweedy

    Nov 24 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Spencer Tweedy (Tweedy, the Blisters) chops it up with NE-HI’s Jason Balla and Mikey Wells backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017. Their talk takes in why bands ask for “gold-flaked burgers” on their riders, a theory of WWE’s progressivism, and how what really matters in life is rock ’n’ roll … and taxes. Check it out, and subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast. Today’s episode is spo...more

  • Jamila Woods with Ohmme

    Nov 21 2017

    Singer Jamila Woods and Ohmme's Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham are ubiquitous collaborators working at the heart of Chicago's diverse and vibrant music scene. Between them they've worked with Wilco, Chance the Rapper, Twin Peaks, Vic Mensa and many more, and also release their own fantastic records. On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, the old friends catch up backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017. Their wonderfully Chicago-centric talk takes in the city's vital musical infras...more

  • Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) with Mark Frost (Twin Peaks)

    Nov 16 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail sits down to talk with one of his heroes, Mark Frost, the man who created Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: The Return with David Lynch – and is also a huge fan of Mr. Robot. The two talk about the unique circumstances under which Twin Peaks: The Return was conceived and made, the story behind Episode 8 (one of the great hours of TV in recent memory), the polarizing second season of Mr. Robot, pushing the boundaries of what TV...more

  • Javier Muñoz with Stephanie Beatriz

    Nov 09 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Javier Muñoz (currently playing the title role in Hamilton on Broadway) talks with his friend Stephanie Beatriz, best known for playing Rosa on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The two touch on a wide variety of subjects, including Beatriz's new film The Light of the Moon (in which she plays a rape survivor), Harvey Weinstein, the joys and perils of social media, the physical toll of performing Hamilton, the famous actors who gave them driving lessons, their lo...more

  • Katie Alice Greer and Daniele Daniele (Priests) with Tyler Pope (LCD Soundsystem)

    Nov 02 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, LCD Soundsystem's Tyler Pope and Priests' Katie Alice Greer and Daniele Daniele chop it up backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017. Their talk takes in the fantastic indie labels they run, D.C. punk, and LCD Soundsystem's earliest days. We also hear about the amplifier that nearly broke up Priests, and LCD's little-known Shellac connection. Check it out, and subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkho...more

  • Voice Memos: Shamir

    Oct 26 2017

    Welcome to Voice Memos, a new audio diary series from the Talkhouse Podcast. Our featured artist for this inaugural episode is the brilliant and chameleonic singer-songwriter Shamir. Shamir Bailey rose to fame in 2015 with his oh-so-danceable debut LP, Ratchet, and its ubiquitous single, "On the Regular." Earlier this year, seemingly out of the blue, he self-released a followup, Hope. In stark contrast to its predecessor, Hope was an eminently DIY affair; it was recorded on a four-track over a s...more

  • Frankie Cosmos with Vagabon

    Oct 19 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Greta Kline (Frankie Cosmos, aka my absolute favorite current band) and Lætitia Tamko (Vagabon, who released one of the best records of 2017) catch up backstage at the Pitchfork Music Festival 2017. The friends and occasional collaborators talk the ins and outs of being mid-level indie musicians in today's musical climate — working your own merch, fans' frequent lack of physical boundaries, managing oneself, how to engage with corporate sponsors, a...more

  • Jackie Chan with Edgar Wright

    Oct 12 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Baby Driver's writer-director Edgar Wright sits down for a chat with the legendary actor, martial arts star and director Jackie Chan, whose latest film, The Foreigner, is in theaters from this Friday. A self-professed “fanboy” of Chan's work, Wright talks with him about his game-changing films Police Story and Project A; making it in Hollywood on his own terms; how he approached doing some of his death-defying stunts (and fearing ghosts were trying...more

  • Chuck D (Public Enemy) with Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)

    Oct 05 2017

    Chuck D (Public Enemy) and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, the Nightwatchman) have been sending radical political messages up the pop charts for decades. On the occasion of the debut LP by their new supergroup, Prophets Of Rage, the two musical revolutionaries bum-rush the Talkhouse Podcast to discuss protest music. Their conversation also covers why new groups are afraid to be overtly political, the democratization of music via technology, how Rage Against the Machine fooled ...more

  • Lena Dunham with Danny Strong

    Oct 03 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Girls' creator and star Lena Dunham sits down with fellow actor-writer-director Danny Strong, whose J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye – his debut as writer-director – is now in theaters. The two friends and officemates discuss the challenges of stepping behind the camera for the first time, owning one's failures, how they met, Lena's mentors David Carr and Nora Ephron, their creative beginnings, and much more – including the projects they are c...more

  • Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) with Ian Brennan

    Sep 28 2017

    Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio, Rachel Getting Married) and Ian Brennan (Grammy-winning producer of Tinariwen) are dedicated to making music that lays purposely apart from the mainstream. The old friends and collaborators sat down for the Talkhouse Podcast on the occasion of the release of the Brennan-produced Tanzania Albinism Collective’s White African Power record (my favorite album of 2017 so far). Their conversation takes in the persecution of people with albinism in East Africa, and Brenn...more

  • Tyler Pope (LCD Soundsystem) with Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

    Sep 26 2017

    For today's episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we paired Tyler Pope (LCD Soundsystem, Interference Pattern Records) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) on the occasion of the release of Moore's new LP, Rock n Roll Consciousness. Pope is a lifelong Sonic Youth fan, and when Pitchfork asked me if I'd like to host an Over / Under with Moore earlier the same summer day that we were due to record this podcast, I asked if he had a subject he'd love to hear Moore's take on. His immediate response? "Ask him...more

  • Helado Negro with Sylvan Esso

    Sep 21 2017

    Both Helado Negro and Sylvan Esso are rewriting the rules of what a pop song can sound like. The friends and current tourmates sat down for the Talkhouse Podcast to discuss the creative process and artistic evolution. Their talk takes in the songwriter's quest for self-expression, freedom, money, and transcendence — and just how bonkers searching for all of those things at once really is. It also covers artistically growing up in public, how creating can be a necessary escape during troubled tim...more

  • Talkhouse x Food Republic: A$AP Ferg Talks with Andrew Carmellini

    Sep 14 2017

    On Talkhouse's premiere food culture episode (part of its new Talkhouse x Food Republic series), New York City chef and restaurateur Andrew Carmellini meets Harlem rapper A$AP Ferg at the flagship Sonos store in NYC. In their conversation, they discuss the challenges of their respective crafts, their role as leaders, branding, cooking and more. Check out these two New York cultural titans chopping it up, and subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkho...more

  • Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) with Eliza Hittman (Beach Rats)

    Sep 07 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Moonlight's Oscar-winning writer-director Barry Jenkins sits down with fellow filmmaker and (and fellow Talkhouse contributor!) Eliza Hittman to talk about Beach Rats, her sophomore feature which is currently in theaters. The friends discuss how they bonded while doing the Cinereach Fellowship (aka “filmmaker therapy”), the parallels between Moonlight and Beach Rats, the challenges of shooting on a beach at night, how they both feared overly muscul...more

  • Courtney Barnett with Julia Shapiro (Chastity Belt)

    Aug 31 2017

    Courtney Barnett and Julia Shapiro (Chastity Belt) love each others' songs so much that they admit to feeling like "creepy fans." The friends and frequent tourmates caught up on the Talkhouse Podcast to talk finger tapping, heavy metal guitar pedals, Chastity Belt's new LP I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone, Courtney Barnett's songwriting difficulties and her new project with Kurt Vile, and so much more. This episode premiered on Pitchfork Radio. Check it out, and subscribe now on iTunes or Stit...more

  • Rob Corddry with Lake Bell

    Aug 29 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, longtime friends and regular collaborators Lake Bell and Rob Corddry sit down for a conversation, timed to the September 1 theatrical release of I Do … Until I Don’t, which Bell wrote, directed and stars in. As well as Lake’s new movie, the pair talk about how they first met, their time working together on Childrens Hospital, the challenges of maintaining a film career as a parent, why Lake is a natural director (and Rob isn’t), Lake’s transitional...more

  • Paul Major with Stephen Malkmus

    Aug 24 2017

    To celebrate the release of Feel the Music: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major, Stephen Malkmus (Pavement, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks) sat down with Major (Endless Boogie) at NYC's famed Bowery Ballroom for a live conversation. Their talk takes in Major's life as a preeminent private press psych rock collector, dealer and champion; how he was protected by the mob while slinging records in '70s Manhattan; the dog bite that prevented him from accepting Johnny Thunders' offer to shoot up; and ...more

  • Seth Meyers with Senator Al Franken

    Aug 22 2017

    On a very special new episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, two men who straddle the worlds of comedy and politics – Senator Al Franken and Late Night's Seth Meyers – sit down for a conversation timed to the publication of Franken's new book, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. In a talk organized through NYC's legendary Strand Bookstore, the two friends and Saturday Night Live alums discuss Franken's transition from comedy to politics (including the “dehumorizing” process), our current president's sen...more

  • Lizzy Goodman with Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio) and Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

    Aug 17 2017

    On today’s episode, Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 author Lizzy Goodman sat down with Yeah Yeah Yeah's Brian Chase and TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone at the flagship Sonos store in NYC. In their conversation, they relive those halcyon years and see what everyone's staying busy with. Check it out, and subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast. 

  • Patrick Brice with Miguel Arteta

    Aug 10 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, writer-director Patrick Brice (The Overnight) and Miguel Arteta, the director of Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl and Cedar Rapids, sit down for a conversation at Arteta's house. The two, who are both currently editing films produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, have a lively talk which encompasses everything from Jason Schwartzman's reticence to take off his shirt to a nightmare TV project Arteta worked on with Martin Scorsese, but focuses most on two majo...more

  • Nicole Holofcener with Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre

    Aug 03 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Nicole Holofcener – the writer-director of such acclaimed comedy dramas as Walking and Talking, Please Give and Enough Said – talks with two of her biggest fans, Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre, the star and writer-director of Obvious Child and the newly released Landline. In a wide-ranging and often hilarious conversation, the trio talk about sex scenes, motherhood, humping furniture, the difference between male and female directors, their str...more

  • Taran Killam with Kyle Mooney

    Jul 27 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam sits down with longtime friend and current SNL cast member Kyle Mooney at the flagship Sonos store in New York City, tied to the release of Mooney's new movie Brigsby Bear, which he stars in and also co-wrote. In a conversation rich with '80s and '90s pop culture trivia (and impromptu singing!), the two talk about their favorite karaoke songs, boy bands of decades past, Kyle's legendary collection of VHS tapes,...more

  • Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) with Flying Lotus (Kuso)

    Jul 25 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, two longtime friends who bridge the worlds of music and film – writer-director Terence Nance, who’s also a musician, and Steve Ellison, widely known as the recording artist Flying Lotus, whose supremely out-there debut feature film Kuso is out now – sit down for a chat. Over the course of their highly entertaining and unpredictable conversation, the pair talks about dick-stabbing, Steve’s traumatic first time getting tested for STDs, the unique mix...more

  • Darren Aronofsky with Alejandro Jodorowsky

    Jul 20 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, two cinematic titans are in conversation as Darren Aronofsky sits down with the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky, to coincide with the theatrical release of the 88-year-old cult director's new film, Endless Poetry. The two have a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation that takes in the challenge of making art within the Hollywood system, the ability of films to heal, the vulgarity of Trump and life's big questions – death, God, aliens, the universe –...more

  • David Cross with Jean Grae and Fab Moretti (The Strokes)

    Jul 13 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we continue our series of episodes recorded live at Sonos' flagship store in Soho NYC with a hilarious conversation between Mr Show and Arrested Development's David Cross and two of his longtime friends, comedian and hip-hop star Jean Grae and Fabrizio Moretti, the drummer from the Strokes and Little Joy. Over the course of a hilarious and thoroughly unpredictable conversation, the trio talk about David going into an old people's home, the ills of ...more

  • Talkhouse Podcast Best of Spring 2017

    Jul 06 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, host Elia Einhorn sits down with Talkhouse Film's Editor-in-Chief Nick Dawson and then Talkhouse Music Editor-in-Chief Amy Rose Spiegel (with Talkhouse editorial intern Sophie Kemp in tow!) to discuss some of their favorite moments from the past few months, which include discussions of privilege, Tom Cruise's penis, clothing essentials, stripping, among other topics. Featured here are conversations between Talib Kweli and Patterson Hood of Drive-By...more

  • Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) with Ana Lily Amirpour (The Bad Batch)

    Jun 22 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) sits down with the visionary Ana Lily Amirpour, whose debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night announced her as a major talent and whose second film, The Bad Batch, is released June 23. Their wide-ranging conversation covers the breadth of the filmmaking process, from the trials of writing to post-production anxieties, and takes in cinematic boners, being a “frame fucker,” their respective metaphor...more

  • Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) with Ryley Walker

    Jun 16 2017

    On today's episode, fingerstyle guitar wunderkind (and massive Teenage Fanclub fan) Ryley Walker chats with that legendary band's frontman, Norman Blake. Their talk takes in songwriting process, challenging oneself onstage, the excitement of collaborating with experimental musicians, studio techniques, and so much more. Check it out, and subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse podcasts.  — Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer.   Today's episode wa...more

  • Jim Hemphill with Lea Thompson (The Year of Spectacular Men)

    Jun 15 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, writer-director and frequent Talkhouse contributor Jim Hemphill sits down with Lea Thompson, whose feature directorial debut, The Year of Spectacular Men, has its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 16. The two old friends talk about her new movie, collaborating on Jim's movie The Trouble About the Truth, Lea's memories of working on Howard the Duck, Some Kind of Wonderful and All the Right Moves (which includes a frank discussi...more

  • Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) with Talib Kweli

    Jun 09 2017

    Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) and Talib Kweli both make music to make a difference. On their respective new releases American Band and The Seven (Kweli’s EP in collaboration with Styles P), the lyrics directly address social and political issues. The Southern rocker and NYC rapper sat down for the Talkhouse Podcast last month and covered a lot of ground, including: Kweli’s experiences on the ground in Ferguson; Patterson’s desire to provide a visible alternative to white Southern men as big...more

  • Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) with Zoe Lister-Jones (Band Aid)

    Jun 08 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Kumail Nanjiani, the writer-star of the forthcoming The Big Sick, talks with Zoe Lister-Jones, whose Band Aid – which she wrote, produced, directed, stars in and wrote the songs for – is in now in theaters on VOD. In a conversation interrupted both by gardeners and Zoe's Band Aid co-star Adam Pally, the two multihyphenates chat about putting their real lives in their movies, working with their partners, getting in touch with their emotions, why com...more

  • Paul Scheer with Ken Marino (How to Be a Latin Lover)

    Jun 01 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, comedian and actor Paul Scheer talks with his friend and former collaborator Ken Marino, whose directorial debut, the very funny How To Be a Latin Lover, is currently in theaters. In a fascinating and often hilarious conversation, the two discuss Marino's work on his new film with Mexican comedy star Eugenio Derbez and Salma Hayek; their roots in sketch comedy (Marino found fame with The State and Scheer with Human Giant); doing diverse work as wri...more

  • Revisited: Alan Palomo with Caroline Polachek

    May 25 2017

    For the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we invited Talkhouse Music’s editor-in-chief, Amy Rose Spiegel, to choose one of her favorite episodes from the vault. The one she picked is the only episode of the podcast to ever be scored live: Caroline Polachek (ex-Chairlift) with Alan Palomo of Neon Indian. The episode, which originally aired in 2016, is presented here in its entirety with a new introduction from Amy Rose and me. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about f...more

  • Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle) with Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group)

    May 18 2017

    On the occasion of her autobiography Art Sex Music's American book release, industrial music pioneer and acclaimed performance artist Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle, Chris and Cosey) sat down with Patti Smith Group's Lenny Kaye to discuss her fascinating life on the margins. Their conversation, which took place at McNally Jackson bookstore in New York, takes in the rise and fall of Throbbing Gristle, transgressive art shows, a hilarious story about Tutti using "Because The Night" during he...more

  • Shannon Plumb (Towheads) with Azazel Jacobs (The Lovers)

    May 11 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, friends, filmmakers and fellow humanists Shannon Plumb and Azazel Jacobs get up close and personal. Snuggled in bed in a room at the Lower East Side Ludlow Hotel, the pair share a unique rapport that translates to their fascination with the human condition and the deeper understanding of human beings that informs their work. The freewheeling conversation includes how Jacobs tapped into his comedic side for his new film The Lovers, starring Deb...more

  • Todd Barry with Chris Gethard

    May 04 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, two of the funniest (and also most underappreciated) comedians around, Todd Barry and Chris Gethard, sit down for a conversation at Sonos' flagship store at 101 Greene Street in New York City. The two multihyphenates talk about their myriad projects, including Barry's newly published book Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg, Gethard's one-person show Career Suicide (which hits HBO later this month), the Webby Gethard just won for his podcast, ...more

  • Revisited: Kevin Drew with Julia Holter

    May 02 2017

    With the recent release of Julia Holter’s new LP In the Same Room (which features gorgeous new live-in-studio versions of songs from her last two albums) as well as an imminent new album from Broken Social Scene, we wanted to revisit the thoughtful conversation Holter and Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew had last summer for the Talkhouse Music Podcast. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts. Also, we want to hear from you! Head on over to bit.ly/...more

  • Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) with Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!)

    Apr 27 2017

    For the latest episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, we invited Talkhouse Music's new editor-in-chief, Amy Rose Spiegel, to choose one of her favorite episodes from the vault. The one she picked happens to be one of my faves, as well: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Laura Jane Grace. The episode, which originally aired in 2015, is presented here in its entirety with a new introduction from Amy Rose and me. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts. A...more

  • Talkhouse Music Podcast Best of Winter 2017

    Apr 20 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, we look back on winter 2017. Talkhouse Music Podcast host Elia Einhorn and Talkhouse Music Editor-In-Chief Amy Rose Spiegel discuss some of their favorite moments from the podcast, including Starita and A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi White remembering Phife Dawg, Xenia Rubinos and Digable Planets’ Ladybug Mecca on intersectional feminism, the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne asking Prince Paul about De La Soul’s industry-changing sampling issues, and...more

  • Revisiting a Webby Award Honoree: Kid Cudi with Paul Reubens

    Apr 11 2017

    On the occasion of the episode becoming a Webby Award honoree, Talkhouse podcast producer Elia Einhorn and Talkhouse Film's Editor-in-Chief Nick Dawson revisit the very special conversation from 2016 between hip-hop star, actor and longtime Pee-wee Herman fan Kid Cudi and Pee-wee himself, Paul Reubens. In addition to the full original talk between the two — which touches on how they first met, Reubens' journey to bring Pee-wee Herman back to the big screen, Cudi's strong dislike of skunks (and r...more

  • Talkhouse Film Podcast Best of Winter 2017

    Apr 06 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, Talkhouse podcast producer Elia Einhorn and Talkhouse Film's Editor-in-Chief, Nick Dawson, look back on the some of best moments from episodes recorded in the first quarter of 2017. Highlights include: Portlandia's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein talking Wikipedia errors; Penelope Spheeris looking back on directing Donald Trump in The Little Rascals; Neal Brennan on how he and Seth Meyers thought they had “conquered” Trump through satire; K...more

  • Rachel Goswell (Slowdive) with Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast)

    Apr 04 2017

    Slowdive's Rachel Goswell and Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast are mutual fans of each other’s dreamy music. As their bands gear up to tour the US together, we thought it the perfect time to pair these two on The Talkhouse Music Podcast. Their chat covers the vicissitudes of Goswell’s professional and personal relationship with Neil Halstead over the decades, how Slowdive relearned old material via fan videos on YouTube, nerding out on gear, and exciting new details about Slowdive and Japan...more

  • Kamasi Washington with Thundercat & Carly Rae Jepsen with Brian Wilson

    Mar 30 2017

    To celebrate the release of Thundercat's excellent new album, Drunk, we're revisiting the time Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner and Kamasi Washington sat down backstage at Pitchfork Festival for The Talkhouse Music Podcast. In this episode, they discuss growing up playing music together, working with Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus, the last conversation Thundercat ever had with J Dilla, and much more. Their talk follows a bonus chat between Carly Rae Jepsen and Brian Wilson. Subscribe now on iTunes ...more

  • Troy Sanders and Bill Kelliher (Mastodon) with Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage)

    Mar 28 2017

    Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and Bill Kelliher got together with their old pal Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage to talk metal for our podcast. Except, that didn’t really happen. Instead, the guys had an impromptu riff session, including hilarious off-the-cuff stories about how Mastodon’s Brent Hinds taught Jesse to save his tour per diems for drugs, Phil Anselmo of Pantera’s bathroom antics, Bill’s high school breakdance troupe, Troy’s recommendation for the perfect place to dump a body, and so much ...more

  • Tim Heidecker with Adam Curtis

    Mar 23 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, comedian Tim Heidecker sits down with Adam Curtis, the BBC filmmaker whose sprawling, epic political documentaries about have in recent years made him a cult figure. In a highly engaged conversation, the two discuss Curtis' past making films about “talented animals,” tropes in current pop music (and how dull music in docs is), Donald Trump, how John Oliver and Jon Stewart contributed to Trump's success, the power of storytelling in politics, a...more

  • Mike Posner with Taraka Larson

    Mar 21 2017

    Mike Posner is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter whose megahit "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" has been streamed more than a billion times; last week, he released a book of poetry titled Teardrops and Balloons. Taraka Larson fronts the beloved psych-pop group Prince Rama, and is a pop music theorist who has lectured on the subject at New York University and Melbourne College in Australia. We thought it would make for a great conversation to pair this pop scholar with one of pop’s biggest current wri...more

  • Louis Theroux with Morgan Spurlock

    Mar 16 2017

    In conversation on the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast are Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock and Louis Theroux, whose latest documentary, My Scientology Movie, is in theaters now. In a highly entertaining discussion, the two talk about: Michael Moore; the joys and pitfalls of immersive journalism; Theroux's time with the infamous British TV presenter Jimmy Saville; getting up close and personal with bigots, pedophiles, Ted Nugent and other unsavory characters; whether or not Lo...more

  • Kirsten Johnson with Agnès Varda

    Mar 14 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, documentary cinematographer and Cameraperson director Kirsten Johnson sits down with the legendary French New Wave auteur Agnès Varda, in town for a gallery exhibit of her art at Blum & Poe and a French Institute film series. In a wonderfully thoughtful and engaged conversation, the two discuss Varda's artwork, how her films play with time, finding permission as an artist, Varda's feelings about New York City, her forthcoming documentary with ...more

  • Joe Lynch with Dolph Lundgren

    Mar 09 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, to mark the release of Dolph Lundgren's latest movie, Mike Mendez's B-horror Don't Kill It, regular Talkhouse Film contributor Joe Lynch, also the director of Everly and the forthcoming Mayhem, talks with the iconic action star. Among the topics the two discuss, aside from Mendez's film, include: Lundgren modeling his career on Clint Eastwood, his move into writing and directing, what he's learned from directors as diverse Sidney J. Furie and ...more

  • Ladybug Mecca with Xenia Rubinos

    Mar 07 2017

    Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets, Brookzill) and Xenia Rubinos are genre-mashing, multicultural artists who bring socio-political commentary (and the party) to their music. After Rubinos wrote a glowing piece about Brookzill's LP for Talkhouse, and we heard that Mecca's fandom was reciprocal, we knew a Talkhouse Music Podcast was in order. The two sat down to mutually fan out and discuss being the only women in their touring parties, singing to their parents as they were dying, how travel triggers...more

  • Jarobi White with Starita

    Mar 02 2017

    Jarobi White (A Tribe Called Quest) and Starita, who worked on Tribe’s recent chart-topping album We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service, remember Phife Dawg in this edition of the Talkhouse Music Podcast. Jarobi talks about their earliest days, breaks down the meaning of Tribe lyrics, shares the last words Phife ever spoke to him and so much more. Starita was the last engineer to ever work with Phife, and brings us into those final days of frantic work and heavy emotions. Check it out....more

  • Peter Hook with Andy Rourke

    Feb 28 2017

    To celebrate Peter Hook’s (Joy Division, New Order, Peter Hook and the Light) new band memoir Substance: Inside New Order, he and old friend and bandmate Andy Rourke (the Smiths, D.A.R.K.), sat down to talk old times. Their amazing chat takes in Johnny Marr and Andy's adolescent love of Joy Division, Hooky's ongoing legal battle against New Order, Morrissey and Johnny Marr’s autobiographies, Hook’s longstanding personal issues with Bernard Sumner (a.k.a. Barney) and so much more. Subscribe now o...more

  • Neal Brennan with Michael Kirk

    Feb 23 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, to mark the release of his new Netflix hourlong special, 3 Mics, writer, director and standup comedian Neal Brennan sits down with Michael Kirk, a documentary director who has made numerous award-winning films for PBS' current affairs show Frontline, Brennan's favorite TV show of all time. In their wide-ranging conversation, the two discuss fake news; Brennan and Dave Chappelle watching Frontline on the tour bus together; how Errol Morris, Mic...more

  • Craig Finn with Syd Butler

    Feb 21 2017

    To celebrate Frenchkiss Records’ deluxe reissues of the first two Hold Steady LPs, Craig Finn (The Hold Steady) and Syd Butler (The 8G Band, Les Savy Fav, Frenchkiss Records) sat down backstage at Late Night with Seth Meyers to share funny and poignant stories about the band’s early years. Their talk also takes in Butler’s high school straight edge band, how Seth Meyers’ house band writes the show’s music, and the time Finn and Butler’s groups were playing together and the one and only Joe Strum...more

  • Stephen Malkmus with Emil Amos

    Feb 16 2017

    Today’s guests are indie-rock veterans: Stephen Malkmus (Pavement, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks) and Emil Amos (drummer for Om and Grails and main man at Holy Sons). During the conversation, Amos draws out Malkmus’ story: from his early music fandom in Stockton, California, to college in Virginia to the ups and downs of being a '90s indie guitar god in Pavement and beyond. Their chat also takes in venturing out of their DIY comfort zones to work with big name producers, Elliot Smith’s love of f...more

  • Penn Badgley with Kendra Foster

    Feb 14 2017

    Penn Badgley (Mothxr, Gossip Girl) and Kendra Foster (D’Angelo, Parliament Funkadelic) sat down at Samsung 837 in New York City last year to talk artistic collaboration, Black Messiah and all things D’Angelo. Foster also let slip that there are new D'Angelo tracks on the horizon. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts. — Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast producer and engineer

  • Marky Ramone with Andy Hilfiger

    Feb 09 2017

    Old friends and bandmates Marky Ramone (the Ramones) and music fashion mogul Andy Hilfiger sat down at Samsung 837 in New York City last year to talk about Andy dressing everyone from Pete Townsend to the Wu Tang Clan, the Ramones working with Phil Spector and filming Rock 'n' Roll High School, Andy recording with Joey Ramone, Deedee Ramone getting lost in a graveyard at night while filming the "Pet Sematary" video, and how "Andy Hilfiger" almost became "Andy Ramone." Subscribe now on iTunes or ...more

  • Jeanie Finlay with Penelope Spheeris

    Feb 07 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, we celebrate the 25th anniversary re-release of Wayne's World with a conversation between the film's director, Penelope Spheeris – who also made the legendary trilogy of Decline of Western Civilization punk documentaries – and Jeanie Finlay, a maker of music docs herself and also a big Wayne's World fan. Over the course of their highly entertaining chat, the two discuss: all things Wayne's World, getting Ozzy Osbourne to make eggs in Decline P...more

  • Craig Finn with Seth Meyers

    Feb 02 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn – whose new album We All Want the Same Things drops next month – sits down for a conversation with Late Night host Seth Meyers at his office at 30 Rock. Among the topics the two friends discuss include making the jump from SNL to late night, comedy in Trump's America, taking refuge in fiction and sports, why Bruce Springsteen is “the Harlem Globetrotters of music,” Meyers' favorite guests, the secret of a great ski...more

  • The Best of Music 2016

    Jan 31 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, we look back on 2016. Talkhouse Music Podcast host Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Music Editor-In-Chief Brenna Ehrlich and Marketing Manager Dave Lucas discuss some of their favorite moments and the biggest news reveals. The highlights featured include Javier Muñoz (Hamilton) and John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) discussing inspiration and giving voice to their communities, Kamasi Washington and Thundercat chatting about wilding out ...more

  • The Best of Film 2016

    Jan 26 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, we look back on the year just past as the Talkhouse's podcast producer, Elia Einhorn, and Talkhouse Film's Editor-in-Chief, Nick Dawson, discuss some of their favorite moments from the Talkhouse Film podcasts of 2016. The highlights featured include Aidy Bryant on stealing Drake's candle and Jessi Klein confessing to calling Live Schreiber while day drunk; Kid Cudi opening up to Paul Reubens about his struggles adapting to fame; Max Landis pit...more

  • Wayne Coyne with Prince Paul

    Jan 24 2017

    On the eve of the release of the Flaming Lips’ new record Oxzy Mlody, Wayne Coyne sat down with legendary hip-hop producer Prince Paul at the Sonos store in New York City and got deep on creativity and collaboration. Their talk takes on the Lips’ creative process, De La Soul’s copyright issues, the joy of life, scaring neighborhood kids and how Wayne gets blamed for turning Miley Cyrus into a drug addict. After their conversation, Wayne and Prince Paul answered questions from members of Battles,...more

  • Carrie Brownstein with Fred Armisen

    Jan 19 2017

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, Portlandia's stars and co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein mark the start of the show's seventh season by sitting down together for a chat. Over the course of their wide-ranging conversation, the two friends and longtime collaborators discuss their cooking habits, bizarre medicinal uses for garlic, Fred's trip to Japan to find his roots, This is Spinal Tap, the difference between live comedy and live music, erroneous details on thei...more

  • Andrew W.K. with Dan Deacon

    Jan 17 2017

    Andrew W.K. and Dan Deacon are party-loving, arty outsiders who have had huge success in the pop realm. They’re also big fans of each other, and sat down last year to discuss the need to share underground music, being open-minded toward cuisine that potentially tastes like human feces (and eating vomit), personal and societal musical evolution, hope and their journeys from the underground to mainstream recognition. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Pod...more

  • Tommy Stinson with Wayne Kramer

    Jan 12 2017

    Tommy Stinson (the Replacements, Guns N’ Roses, Bash and Pop) and Wayne Kramer (MC5, Gang War) recently sat down at the flagship Sonos store in New York City to discuss the current political climate, A Tribe Called Quest and how music can forge deep connections in fractured times. Oh, and that time Gang War blew out Bob Mould’s guitar amp. Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) joined in to lead a fan Q&A session. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts. — El...more

  • Vanessa Bayer with Jonah Bayer

    Dec 20 2016

    The holidays are upon us, which means one thing: family. To celebrate that whole being related thing, the Talkhouse threw a special live podcast at New York’s Sonos store featuring a conversation between Saturday Night Live‘s Vanessa Bayer and her brother, musician and writer Jonah Bayer. The hilarious sibs sat down to discuss Jonah's first-ever cappuccino (at Lilith Fair), how Vanessa only gets into cool bands after they play on SNL, their sibling band and how the Bayer family spends the holida...more

  • Ben Watt with Bernard Butler

    Dec 13 2016

    Ben Watt and Bernard Butler may have made their names with Everything But the Girl and Suede (respectively), but these two musicians have always reinvented their careers in fascinating — and successful — ways. The guys sat down to discuss their artistic transformations, following the Smiths on tour, concert bootlegging, and skillful, speedy collaboration. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts. — Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Music Podcast host and produ...more

  • Wyclef Jean with Will Butler

    Dec 08 2016

    Earlier this year, Wyclef Jean sat down with the Arcade Fire’s Will Butler at Samsung 837 in New York City to discuss the twentieth anniversary of the Fugees’ seminal record, The Score. There's a great story about how they stole a beat originally meant for Fat Joe to make "Fu-gee-la." Oh, and they break into song. A lot. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts. — Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Music Podcast host and producer

  • Vince Clarke with Jean-Michel Jarre

    Dec 06 2016

    Analog synthesizer music pioneers Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and Jean-Michel Jarre sat down for the Talkhouse Music Podcast and went deep on all things synth, gear, their music…and the one question Jean’s always wanted to ask Vince about Depeche Mode. Gavin Russom of LCD Soundsystem begins the episode with a synthesizertutorial. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts. — Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Music Podcast host and producer

  • Jason Schwartzman with Robert Schwartzman

    Dec 01 2016

    For the first time ever on the Talkhouse Film podcast, we have two brothers in conversation as Jason Schwartzman chats with his brother Robert Schwartzman (best known as the frontman of indie band Rooney), whose first film as a writer-director, Dreamland, is out now. In between bouts of fraternal bickering, the two talk about making the jump from music to movies, working with actors, MIDI files and player pianos (cue a serious geek-out from Jason), how Gene Wilder found his way into playing Will...more

  • George Clinton with Soul Clap

    Nov 29 2016

    On Halloween, Soul Clap’s Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine sat down with their friend and collaborator George Clinton for a catchup on the Talkhouse Music Podcast. Inspired by the holiday, they talked about Clinton’s everyday costumes, and also covered their past and future collaborations: Parliament and Funkadelic, and Clinton’s upcoming record with Flying Lotus. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts. — Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast producer an...more

  • Meredith Graves with Rose McGowan

    Nov 22 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Perfect Pussy frontwoman talks with actress, director, singer and activist Rose McGowan. Their wide-ranging and compelling conversation touches on McGowan's troubled time in Hollywood; her move into directing; systemic misogyny, gender hypocrisy and violence against women; the no-holds-barred book she's currently writing, and much more – including a surprising and revelatory detour into their respective feelings about death. For more filmmaker...more

  • Tori Amos with Shirley Manson

    Nov 17 2016

    Tori Amos and Garbage’s Shirley Manson ruled the ‘90s alternative music charts with hits like “Cornflake Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains" (respectively), and they continue to make vital music today. On the eve of Amos’ Boys for Pele twentieth anniversary deluxe reissue release, the old friends sat down to talk revisiting their younger selves and early work, the constraints society puts on aging women, the film Audrie & Daisy being a powerful teaching tool against sexual assault and the song ...more

  • Matt Berninger with Conor Oberst

    Nov 15 2016

    Matt Berninger (the National) and Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos) are two of rock’s heaviest-hitting lyricists. Turns out, they’re also huge fans of each other’s songs. The guys recently sat down to discuss all things songwriting (lyrics, finding melody, influences, “dick references," embarrassment and so much more) for the Talkhouse Music Podcast. They break down songs from across their catalogues, such as the National’s "All the Wine," "Fake Empire" and "Lemonworld," and Conor’s "Lua...more

  • DJ Premier with Prince Paul

    Nov 10 2016

    DJ Premier and Prince Paul are two of the most influential DJs and producers in hip-hop history. The legends recently sat down at Sonos’ flagship store in New York City to talk staying dope while aging, the gear they’re currently using, stylistic changes in hip-hop through the years, how Premier was too afraid to dress like Prince (but did wear a full Devo suit), and Prince Paul and Ladybug Mecca’s fantastic new Brazilian/hip-hop project Brookzill! Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in ...more

  • Alan Palomo with Caroline Polachek

    Oct 20 2016

    Earlier this year, Alan Palomo of Neon Indian and Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek sat down at Samsung 837 in New York City for a live Talkhouse Music Podcast recording. As Alan played ambient self-generated sounds and Caroline spun an unreleased composition for atmosphere, the friends and mutual admirers discussed what can and can’t be co-opted in the arts, experimental and pop music, the music and arts scene in Williamsburg, collaborating with siblings, eating curried cow brains in Indonesia an h...more

  • Kathleen Hanna with Meredith Graves

    Oct 13 2016

    Two generations of feminist punk icons, Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, the Julie Ruin) and Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy, MTV News), sat down at the flagship SONOS store in New York for an in-depth episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast. They’re big fans of each other’s music, and this fantastic talk covers capitalism, rocking gunnysacks, trolls, today’s definition of punk, feminism, chronic illness, stalkers, the “Etsy-fication of riot grrrl," why we should vote for Hillary Clinton, an...more

  • Eric Slick with Dominic Angelella

    Oct 06 2016

    Eric Slick (Dr. Dog, Lithuania) and Dominic Angelella (Lithuania) are hardcore “Danatics” — that is, Steely Dan fanatics. This summer, the guys stopped by Samsung 837 in New York City for a live Talkhouse Music Podcast. They nerded out and got very deep in explaining their “DanVinci Code” theory, which Slick expounded upon in his previous Talkhouse piece.  Oh! And fellow Danatics take note: Slick and the Talkhouse have teamed up to throw a Steely Dan tribute show at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on O...more

  • Joe Casey with Andrew Savage

    Sep 29 2016

    Joe Casey of Protomartyr and Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts are two of modern rock’s most intelligent, biting lyricists. The two friends and mutual admirers sat down earlier this year to talk about writing highly personal lyrics about people they love, how Tyvek are “the Michigan Talking Heads," having ideas that are good in theory, and, in a followup to a piece Casey wrote for The Talkhouse, why they’d rather be compared to their peers than bands from the past. Take a listen and subscribe now...more

  • RZA with Paul Banks

    Sep 15 2016

    The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks (together Banks and Steelz) recently sat down for what may be the Talkhouse Podcast's most freewheeling conversation to date. Their talk includes: music production hardware versus software, RZA’s enthusiasm for a recent Donald Trump speech, the President of the Philippines, Banks’ feelings about Suicide Squad, why Bill Clinton was at a Chance the Rapper set, Jessica Alba, confusing Bill Hader and Johnny Depp, and, oh yeah, their collaborati...more

  • DJ Shadow with Clams Casino

    Sep 12 2016

    Representing two generations of game-changing hip hop production technique, DJ Shadow and Clams Casino recently caught up in New York City to tape an episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast. They discussed their new records, Shadow’s Endtroducing..... remake, the ways that recording and sampling have changed over the years, and how it’s sometimes worth giving a great MC (like A$AP Rocky) a beat you were saving for your own record. Take a listen and subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in...more

  • Andy Rourke with Dolores O'Riordan

    Sep 06 2016

    On this week’s episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, Andy Rourke of the Smiths and Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries sit down to discuss their new supergroup, D.A.R.K, and we give their song, "High Fashion," its world premiere. The new bandmates and old friends talk Dolores’ teenage Smiths fandom, Stephen Street (who helmed production duties on iconic records for both groups), initial reaction from their legendary bands’ diehard fans to the new project, and getting pelted onstage at festiva...more

  • Kevin Drew with Julia Holter

    Sep 02 2016

    Songwriter/composer Julia Holter and Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew sat down backstage at Pitchfork Fest earlier this summer to discuss the difference between writing solo and with a group, how the next Broken Social Scene record needs some Bobby McFerrin-esque acapella… and a possible collaboration. Take a listen and subscribe now on iTunesor Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts. — Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast producer and engineer

  • Spencer Tweedy with Whitney

    Aug 25 2016

    Spencer Tweedy of the bands Tweedy and the Blisters sat down with Julian Ehrlich and Max Kakacek of Whitney backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival and talked about Chicago’s young rock scene, Wilco’s legendary studio, embarrassing moments with Wayne Coyne and Snoop Dogg, and, in an exciting twist, potentially collaborating. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop! — Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast producer and engineer

  • BJ the Chicago Kid with Mick Jenkins

    Aug 18 2016

    R&B singer BJ the Chicago Kid made his name guesting on tracks by Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre and more. Now, he's dropped his own excellent new album, In My Mind. Rapper Mick Jenkins, also from Chicago and also a Chance collaborator, draws on his poetry background to deliver lyrics that are breathtakingly constructed. BJ and Mick caught up backstage at Pitchfork Fest earlier this summer and discussed violence in Chicago, the way rappers talk about women and much more. ...more

  • Kumail Nanjiani with DANIELS

    Aug 16 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, standup comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani sits down with DANIELS (aka Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), the directors of one his recent favorite movies, Swiss Army Man. The trio talk about their latest projects – the aforementioned “farting corpse” movie, DANIELS' new interactive short Possibilia, and Nanjiani's upcoming feature as writer-actor The Big Sick – as well as the insurance-related impact of action thrillers and super...more

  • Shamir with Aaron Maine (Porches)

    Aug 11 2016

    Shamir and Porches’ Aaron Maine sat down backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival to talk Taylor Swift, songwriting, Taylor Swift again, and how both started with guitars but are known for their electronic sounds. We recorded even more podcasts backstage at Pitchfork Music Fest, including Julia Holter and Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew, BJ the Chicago Kid and Mick Jenkins, Spencer Tweedy and Whitney, and last week's episode with Brian Wilson and Carly Rae Jepsen and Kamasi Washington and Thunderc...more

  • John Waters with Zach Clark

    Aug 09 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, White Reindeer director and regular Talkhouse Film contributor Zach Clark sits down with one of his filmmaking idols, John Waters, whose second feature Multiple Maniacs is now on release in a beautifully restored new version. Clark and Waters' highly entertaining conversation touches on such topics as Waters' encounters with people as diverse as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Justin Bieber, the theatrical stunts he used to pull to get publicity ...more

  • Zac Stuart-Pontier with Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

    Aug 04 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, Zac Stuart-Pontier, the editor of Catfish, Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Jinx, chats with his former collaborators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the directing team behind Catfish and the new thriller Nerve. In a wide-ranging conversation, the three old friends talk about the genesis of Catfish, favorite New York films, their movie tattoo tradition, the crazy dare inNerve Lionsgate thought they’d done for real, their upcoming projects – in...more

  • Kamasi Washington with Thundercat and Carly Rae Jepsen with Brian Wilson

    Aug 04 2016

    At Pitchfork Music Festival, we gave Carly Rae Jepsen the chance to ask head Beach Boy Brian Wilson any question she could dream of. Hear the "Call Me Maybe" singer kick off today's Talkhouse Music Podcast with her choice. Next, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner and Kamasi Washington sat down to talk growing up playing music together, working with Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus, the last conversation Thundercat ever had with J Dilla, and much more. We recorded even more podcasts backstage at Pitchfor...more

  • Bill Plympton with Lloyd Kaufman

    Jul 28 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, two legendary figures of the New York independent film scene, Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton and The Toxic Avenger director and Troma mastermind Lloyd Kaufman, sit down for a chat at Samsung 837. Their highly entertaining conversation touches on such subjects as how to survive as an indie filmmaker, their cinematic idols and influences, the advantages and disadvantages of working outside the system, all things scatological, Comic-Con, ...more

  • Aidy Bryant with Jessi Klein

    Jul 20 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, two of the funniest people around – Saturday Night Live's Aidy Bryant and Inside Amy Schumer's head writer, Jessi Klein – meet for the first time. Talking on the day Klein's new book, You'll Grow Out of It, is published, the two have a hilarious conversation about the very specific discomfort of SNL writing nights, Emmy awkwardness, casting nightmares, their SNL host crushes (which leads to a great story about Drake), the celebrity Jessi recen...more

  • The Zombies with Hollis Brown

    Jul 11 2016

    New York band Hollis Brown recently sat down with the legendary English group The Zombies for a Talkhouse Music Podcast recorded live at Samsung 837. Over the course of the conversation, Hollis Brown’s Mike Montali and Jonathan Bonilla drew out a history of The Zombies’ singular career as told by key members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone. Get ready for tales of meeting The Rolling Stones in their hardcore R&B purist days, how the Zombies tried to meet Elvis while in Memphis but hung out with hi...more

  • Terence Nance with Michel Gondry

    Jul 07 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, filmmaker and regular Talkhouse Film contributor sits down for an intimate conversation with one of his favorite directors, Michel Gondry, whose latest film, Microbe and Gasoline, is in theaters now. The two discuss a variety of topics – including deep dives into music and romantic relationships, as well as film – and touch on such topics as the secret to Dave Chapelle's comic genius and to Noam Chomsky's romantic appeal, how Gondry played the...more

  • Aaron Stewart-Ahn with Nicolas Winding Refn

    Jun 30 2016

    On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, to mark the release of Nicolas Winding Refn's dark, stylish thriller The Neon Demon, filmmaker and Talkhouse Film contributor Aaron Stewart-Ahn sits down with the Danish director. In a highly entertaining conversation, Refn opens up about such diverse subjects as embracing narcism, how overcoming dyslexia taught him to turn his weaknesses into strengths, the filmmaking advice he received from Elia Kazan, the near-spiritual experiences he had ...more

  • Sean Lennon with Les Claypool

    Jun 24 2016

    Sean Lennon (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger) and Les Claypool (Primus) have formed the proggy psych supergroup the Claypool Lennon Delirium. The two recently recorded a Talkhouse Music Podcast live at Samsung 837 in New York City, where they discussed their new record, The Monolith Of Phobos, Les’ musical beginnings playing in Hells Angels bars, and the origin of Sean’s surname. Their conversation also covers Trump, Noel Fielding, Sean’s beliefs about body odors, how indie musicians will rule ...more

  • Alex Winter with Henry Rollins

    Jun 17 2016

    On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, musician, actor, writer and broadcaster Henry Rollins sits down with longtime friend and collaborator Alex Winter, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker also known for playing Bill in the Bill and Ted movies. In an inspiring, wide-ranging discussion touching on their many creative pursuits, the two talk about numerous subjects, including: how Crispin Glover encouraged Rollins to pursue acting, Winter's classic response to MTV's request for him ...more

  • Ben Gibbard with Lauren Mayberry

    Jun 13 2016

    Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry have a mutual appreciation society, and in today’s episode of The Talkhouse Music Podcast, they meet for the very first time. The two discuss songwriting, the Glasgow and Seattle music scenes, life on the road, and the co-headlining tour they were about to embark on (which is underway now).

  • Chris Gethard with Tim Heidecker

    May 31 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Tim and Eric's Tim Heidecker sits down in the Samsung 837 studio for a chat with Chris Gethard, of Broad City and The Chris Gethard Show. The two comedians discuss Heidecker's new record, In Glendale, their unusual career paths, Andy Kaufman, the SNL theme music, and more – before chaos (and even greater hilarity) ensues when they invite wave after wave of audience members to join them in the studio. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, vi...more

  • Lee Ranaldo with Ian Williams

    May 18 2016

    Two of experimental music's most important figures — Ian Williams of Battles and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth — talk lyrics, writing for bands versus scoring orchestral music, and the profound musical influence of the cheerleading movie Bring It On in this edition of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, recorded live at Samsung 837.

  • Questlove, Carrie Brownstein, Dominique Crenn in Conversation (presented by Urban Outfitters)

    May 09 2016

    Two of the Talkhouse Music Podcast’s most beloved guests — the Roots’ Questlove and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia — reunited onstage recently to celebrate Questlove’s new book, Something To Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs. Joined by celebrated Chef Dominique Crenn at Urban Outfitters’ Space Ninety 8 in Brooklyn, they discussed Madonna, soul food and how eating on tour gets a lot better once you get some real success… unless you’re Eminem. Many thanks t...more

  • Jason Reitman with Karyn Kusama

    May 06 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Jason Reitman talks with fellow director Karyn Kusama, whose fine new film, The Invitation, is out now. Over the course of their fascinating and intimate conversation, Kusama and Reitman discuss misleading trailers, the impact of TV's golden age on cinema, the pros and cons of test screening, how parenthood affects their approach to filmmaking, the end of the world, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film a...more

  • Amber Tamblyn with Aisha Tyler

    May 03 2016

    On the new episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, as she winds up the Kickstarter campaign for Axis, her debut feature as director, the multi-talented Aisha Tyler talks with fellow actress-turned-director Amber Tamblyn, whose Paint It Black premieres in June at the LA Film Festival. In their very entertaining and funny conversation, the two discuss their respective paths to the director's chair, great L.A. movies (and Keeping Up with the Kardashians), why Amber is Aisha's "Oreo tit," how Aisha i...more

  • Kid Cudi with Paul Reubens

    Apr 21 2016

    On a very special new episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, to coincide with the release of Pee-wee's Big Holiday, hip-hop star, actor and longtime Pee-wee Herman fan Kid Cudi is in conversation with Pee-wee himself, Paul Reubens. The topics they talk about include how they first met, Reubens' journey to bring Pee-wee Herman back to the big screen, Cudi's strong dislike of skunks (and recent encounter with a mountain lion), plus a discussion by both of planned creative projects that they've nev...more

  • Brandi Carlile with Torres

    Apr 18 2016

    When Brandi Carlile was an up-and-coming songwriter, she waited outside the Indigo Girls’ tour bus to meet her heroes. Fast forward a few years, and the Indigo Girls appeared on her 2007 album, The Story. By 2010, young musicians were waiting outside Carlile’s tour bus to meet her — including Mackenzie Scott, a.k.a. Torres. These two women are songwriters with a deep country influence who write lyrics that explore dark feelings — and deliver them like Armageddon is at their heels. They’re also ...more

  • Artie Lange with Ari Shaffir

    Apr 11 2016

    The latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast is a conversation between Ari Shaffir, stand-up comedian and host of Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening, and one of the most recent guests on that show, Artie Lange, best known for The Howard Stern Show and MADtv. In a funny, provocative talk, the two share war stories about their lives as comics, such as Shaffir eating "tarnished" baked goods and receiving death threats for his videos, and Artie doing time in L.A. County Jail, working as a Sa...more

  • John Cameron Mitchell with Javier Muñoz

    Mar 30 2016

    This episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast — our first in a series of live recordings at New York’s Samsung 837 space — is a Broadway takeover. It features Hedwig and the Angry Inch co-creator and star John Cameron Mitchell in conversation with Javier Muñoz, who starred in In the Heights and is currently Lin-Manuel Miranda’s alternate in the runaway smash hit hip-hop musical, Hamilton. These two truly believe musical theater can change lives and push society forward; their lives, and this talk,...more

  • Kumail Nanjiani with Michael Showalter

    Mar 28 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, stand-up comedy hero and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani talks with Michael Showalter about his new movie, Hello, My Name is Doris (in which Nanjiani has a small role). As well as that film, the two longtime friends discuss their first collaboration, the differing paths their careers have taken, Showalter's tremendous love of money, the practical joke that former colleague Jessi Klein is still mad about, their upcoming movie together, and ...more

  • Joe Dante with Max Landis

    Mar 24 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, filmmaker, prolific screenwriter Max Landis — whose first film as director, Me Him Her, is out now — talks with one of his favorite filmmakers, Joe Dante. In a wide-ranging, rapid-fire conversation, Landis and the Gremlins director discuss Max's corny '80s movie-style altruism, the ultimate screenwriter tattoo, fake film announcements, the death of big movies with personality, and much more, including Landis' awesome pitch for a reboot of Grem...more

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead with Melanie Lynskey

    Mar 10 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, filmmaker, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead marks the release of her new movie, 10 Cloverfield Lane, by sitting down with Togetherness star Melanie Lynskey. Over the course of a frank and entertaining conversation, the two discuss everything from the inevitable insecurities that come from watching yourself on screen, to improvisation, their beginnings in the film business, the perils of making audition tapes, and their differing approaches to t...more

  • Stuart Gordon with Robert Eggers

    Feb 18 2016

    The latest episode is the first in a series of podcasts brought to you by Talkhouse Film and Soho House, with whom we are teaming up to curate a regular series of special advance screenings followed by a conversation between the director and another filmmaker. Here, Re-Animator director (and regular Talkhouse Film contributor) Stuart Gordon talks with Robert Eggers, director of the horror phenomenon The Witch, with the two touching on such topics as the influence of Kubrick and silent cinema, th...more

  • Alix Lambert with Fred Armisen

    Feb 03 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, filmmaker, photographer and author Alix Lambert talks with her friend of almost 30 years, Fred Armisen. In a lively, wide-ranging conversation, the two touch upon such subjects as their mutual love of Bitmoji and airport texting, why Fred insisted The Wizard of Oz was a documentary to Alix's CalArts class, the incredible story surrounding Fred's half-brother's mother and the Stasi, and, of course, Portlandia, Documentary Now and his upcoming S...more

  • Darren Aronofsky with Laurie Anderson

    Jan 26 2016

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, in a special conversation recorded after a screening of Laurie Anderson's documentary Heart of a Dog, the acclaimed musician, artist and filmmaker talks onstage with fellow New York director Darren Aronofsky, best known for his films Pi, Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan. The pair discuss Anderson's new film, which ponders questions of love, death and language, and touch on such other diverse subjects as Herman Melville's discussions with his...more

  • Tunde Adebimpe with Ruban Nielson

    Dec 02 2015

    In 2000, Tunde Adebimpe and Dave Sitek formed TV on the Radio, one of the most creative, inspired and influential bands of their era. Fifteen years, five albums and a whole lot of ups and downs later, they've still managed to preserve that energy and vision.  Which is pretty remarkable.   Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson has also sustained a very long creative streak.  He'd played guitar in a hard-edged New Zealand post-hardcore band called the Mint Chicks, and when that ended, he foun...more

  • Alan Palomo with Martin Rev

    Nov 25 2015

    If you come out of the indie community and you make synth-based music, you owe a huge debt to an iconic duo called Suicide. In fact, if you come out of the indie community at all, you owe a huge debt to Suicide. Starting in New York’s East Village in the early ’70s, Suicide were confrontational, tough, and absolutely visionary, and they were one of the first punk rock bands. But they had no guitars: it was just Martin Rev on cheap electric keyboards and drum machines, and notorious singer Alan V...more

  • J.C. Chandor with Josh Mond

    Nov 16 2015

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor, the director of Margin Call and All is Lost, is in conversation with Borderline Films' Josh Mond, a producer turned writer-director whose debut feature, James White, is out now. The two friends discuss Mond's personal and professional path to this semi-autobiographical film inspired by his own experiences with his late mother as she battled cancer, while their chat also touches on: Mond's aborted first featu...more

  • Lil BUB with Jon Wurster (G-Rated)

    Nov 11 2015

    Lil BUB is a tiny, very special cat from outer space who has been an internet star since 2011, when her "dude" — recording studio owner Mike Bridavsky — posted some photos of her on Tumblr. She's been the subject of an award-winning documentary, she's the author of Lil BUB’s Lil Book: The Extraordinary Life of the Most Amazing Cat on the Planet and she hosts Lil BUB's Big Show, a web-based talk show. And on December 4th, 2015, BUB will release her debut album Science and Magic. The music was co...more

  • Lil BUB with Jon Wurster (Explicit)

    Nov 11 2015

    Lil BUB is a tiny, very special cat from outer space who has been an internet star since 2011, when her "dude" — recording studio owner Mike Bridavsky — posted some photos of her on Tumblr. She's been the subject of an award-winning documentary, she's the author of Lil BUB’s Lil Book: The Extraordinary Life of the Most Amazing Cat on the Planet and she hosts Lil BUB's Big Show, a web-based talk show. And on December 4th, 2015, BUB will release her debut album Science and Magic. The music was co...more

  • Carrie Brownstein with Questlove

    Nov 04 2015

    Sleater-Kinney singer-guitarist and Portlandia co-star Carrie Brownstein has published a critically acclaimed memoir, the candid, moving and eloquent Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. And to kick off her book tour, she sat down and had a great conversation with another acclaimed musician-author, the Roots' Questlove, on October 27th, 2015 at St. Vitus, the beloved metal bar in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. The event was produced by the very cool WORD bookstore mini-chain, with stores in Gree...more

  • Abel Ferrara with Gaspar Noé

    Nov 02 2015

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, two of contemporary cinema’s most controversial, boundary-pushing directors are in conversation. From New York City,  Gaspar Noé – whose new film, the pornographic 3D romance Love,  is now out in theaters – chats with Abel Ferrara, a fellow scourge of the censors, who is currently living in Rome. Over the course of their highly entertaining talk, the pair discusses such topics as censorship, having their movies banned, what’s sexy in Saudi Ara...more

  • JG Thirlwell with David Harrington

    Oct 28 2015

    JG Thirlwell came out of the early ’80s New York underground scene and, under multiple pseudonyms that all had the word “foetus” in them, made lots of intense albums that evoke what AllMusicGuide has called “a harrowing netherworld of death, lust, disease and decay.” You can hear the Foetus influence in bands like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. Over the years, Thirlwell broadened his musical scope to the point where he is now an acclaimed new music composer, as well writing scores for film and t...more

  • Lynn Shelton with Bobcat Goldthwait

    Oct 27 2015

    On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, in conversation are two former actors who are now two of the funniest and liveliest writer-directors in the U.S. indie sphere. Lynn Shelton, best known for her movies Humpday, Your Sister's Sister and Laggies, chats with the impishly provocative Bobcat Goldthwait, whose new film, the excellent documentary Call Me Lucky, reveals yet another facet of his creative personality. In their talk, they discuss their work in detail and also touch on su...more

  • Mac McCaughan with Laura Cantrell

    Oct 21 2015

    Back when they were in college in the late '80s, Laura Cantrell and Mac McCaughan were in a band called Bricks. That band didn't get very far, but Laura went on to become an acclaimed country singer-songwriter hailed by the likes of Elvis Costello and legendary BBC DJ John Peel. Mac soon founded Superchunk, who went on to 26 years (and counting) of indie-rock glory, as well as co-founding the phenomenally successful Merge Records. Even though Laura and Mac have taken different musical paths, th...more

  • Boots with El-P

    Oct 14 2015

    El-P, legendary hip-hop producer and half of the celebrated rap duo Run the Jewels, and acclaimed new singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, musician and filmmaker Boots (Beyoncé, FKA twigs, Run the Jewels), sat down and recorded a Talkhouse Music Podcast while they were on tour, backstage at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They talked about lots of things: their jazz-musician dads, the creative value of sampling, drugs and music, the internet’s fascination with cats, their doomsday scenarios...more

  • Ben Wheatley with Alex Cox

    Oct 05 2015

    On this new episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, two highly original and idiosyncratic British writer-directors are in conversation: Ben Wheatley and Alex Cox. In addition to their new projects (the current festival hit High-Rise and the multi-perspective Western Tombstone Rashomon, respectively), the two email friends discuss numerous movie-related topics, from their favorite portmanteau films and the difference between Charlie Kaufman and Charlton Heston, to the forgotten genius of Peter Wat...more

  • Merrill Garbus with Laurie Anderson pt. 2

    Sep 29 2015

    The iconic multimedia artist Laurie Anderson always has two or three projects going at any one time, and aside from her acclaimed new feature film Heart of a Dog, she’s unveiling an installation and performance called Habeas Corpus, which takes place at the cavernous Park Avenue Armory in New York, October 2nd through 4th, 2015. Among Anderson’s collaborators on the show are the great Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, ace multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and Anderson’s partner in this Talkhous...more

  • Eddie Argos with Ezra Furman

    Sep 28 2015

    If there's a running theme in London neo-post-punk band Art Brut's rock music, it's rock music. The band's leader Eddie Argos isn't just a musician, he's a big-time music fan. And one of the musicians he's a big fan of is indie-pop sensation Ezra Furman, whose new album Perpetual Motion People takes inspiration from brilliant, nasal auteurs such as Bob Dylan, the Violent Femmes and Jonathan Richman to make smart, heartfelt music. But his songs are all over the map: sure, it's indie-pop, but he w...more

  • Andrew W.K. with Fred Thomas

    Sep 16 2015

    This edition of the Talkhouse Music Podcast features Fred Thomas, longtime mainstay of the beloved, idiosyncratic lo-fi indie-pop band Saturday Looks Good to Me, with musician, motivational speaker, producer, nightclub impresario, advice columnist, and TV and radio host Andrew WK. It's a little-known fact that Mr. Thomas and Mr. WK go back a long way — 20 years, to when they were teenagers in the very weird and wild Ann Arbor, Michigan underground music scene. They're still good friends, and WK...more

  • Jim James with M.C. Taylor

    Sep 16 2015

    Hiss Golden Messenger’s most recent album Lateness of Dancers came out in the autumn of 2014, and found frontman M.C. Taylor’s songwriting process still evolving. He obviously thinks a lot about the craft and inspiration involved, so it’s no surprise that the songwriting process was the main thing he talked about with My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James in this edition of the Talkhouse Music Podcast My Morning Jacket brings in some disparate outside influences — prog-rock and disco, for instan...more

  • Jessica Pratt with Tobias Jesso Jr.

    Sep 16 2015

    This edition of the Talkhouse Music Podcast features two of the more acclaimed new singer-songwriters of 2015: Jessica Pratt and Tobias Jesso, Jr. Both musicians have deep roots in the sounds of the '70s, but two very different sides of the '70s. Jesso's piano-driven debut album Goon evokes superstar '70s singer-songwriters like John Lennon, Carole King, Harry Nilsson and Elton John. But Pratt's latest album On Your Own Love Again channels a very different, much more obscure side of the Me Decad...more

  • Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Laura Jane Grace

    Sep 16 2015

    “Transsexuals are the stormtroopers of the future.” So says Genesis P-Orridge, the iconic, visionary musician who has fronted influential bands like Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle. While P-Orridge isn’t transgender — they* call themselves a pandrogyne — their partner in this Talkhouse Music Podcast, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, came out as transgender in 2012. Still, as P-Orridge points out, both musicians have done something very brave: they’ve transitioned, in one way or another,...more

  • Dan Zanes with Bill Sherman

    Sep 16 2015

    Dan Zanes has long been one of the biggest names in the still-exploding genre of so-called "kindie-rock" — music made especially for kids. As the leader of the Grammy-winning Dan Zanes and Friends, he’s made over a dozen hugely popular and acclaimed albums and played concerts for adoring audiences all over the world. And Bill Sherman has not only won a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmmy, he's the music director of the iconic children's show Sesame Street. As a songwriter and orchestrator, he's respons...more

  • Jana Hunter with Mike Hadreas

    Sep 16 2015

    Lower Dens leader Jana Hunter is a frequent Talkhouse contributor and a fine writer — in April of 2015, she wrote a widely read piece for Cosmopolitan titled "What It's Like to Be a Female Musician When You Don't Identify as a Woman." And Perfume Genius, aka Mike Hadreas, has said he's pretty fluid with gender too. But that was only one reason why we invited these two to sit down and chat for the Talkhouse Music Podcast. Lower Dens and Perfume Genius make some of the most interestingly beautiful...more

  • Andy Gill with Jon Langford

    Sep 16 2015

    In the late '70s, Andy Gill and Jon Langford were schoolmates at the University of Leeds in England. That was where Andy co-founded a band called Gang of Four and Jon helped start a band called the Mekons. Those bands went on to great things, such as helping to invent post-punk — and becoming iconic bands in the process. The Mekons are possibly the longest-running and certainly the most beloved post-punk band. Their music has encompassed punk rock, country music and dub reggae, and they've rele...more

  • Allison Anders with Wim Wenders

    Sep 09 2015

    On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, writer-director Allison Anders talks with her mentor, iconic German filmmaker Wim Wenders, on the occasion of Wenders' new touring film series. In their fascinating and wide-ranging conversation, the two old friends talk about a possible sequel to Paris, Texas, why Wenders didn't direct True Detective, how Until the End of the World presciently anticipated everything from GPS to search engines to selfie culture – and also a lot of stuff about...more

  • Geoff Barrow with Clint Mansell

    Aug 18 2015

    On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, acclaimed English composers Geoff Barrow (Ex Machina) of Portishead fame, and Clint Mansell (Noah, Black Swan) discuss their creative processes, working with filmmakers, Ennio Morricone's low­ opinion of modern composers, the questionable quality of most films today, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Jonathan Lisecki with Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

    Aug 07 2015

    On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Gayby's writer­director Jonathan Lisecki talks about the best new TV show of the summer, UnREAL, with Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, its co­creator, writer and supervising producer. The pair discuss Shapiro's background, her inspirations, how she turned an award­winning short film into a hit TV show in record time, getting over "the Lifetime of it all," and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/fil...more

  • Joe Swanberg with Kris Swanberg

    Jul 31 2015

    On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Joe Swanberg becomes the first person to make a return appearance, here talking to Kris Swanberg, his wife and the writer-director of the recently released Unexpected. In a really frank and revealing conversation, they discuss the Sundance experience, selling a film, finding the right distributor, dealing with agents, taking meetings, shaping a career, and the challenges of being in a two-filmmaker household. For more filmmakers talking film ...more

  • Samuel T. Herring with Vic Mensa

    Jul 31 2015

    You might think that Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and Samuel Herring, the frontman of Baltimore synth-pop band Future Islands, don't have much in common. But you'd be wrong. And it's not because Mensa used to rap in a rock band and Herring has been a hip-hop fan since he was a kid. And it's not because Mensa is a fan of the Beatles and Nirvana, and Herring is about to drop a hip-hop EP he recorded with Stones Throw producer Madlib. No, it's because Mensa and Herring are both musicians and they enjo...more

  • Lauren Mayberry (Chvrches) with Haim

    Jul 27 2015

    Chvrches was playing a great set at the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival when we noticed all three members of Haim rocking out by the side of the stage.  Clearly, they're big Chvrches fans.  When our producer bumped into Este Haim in the VIP area, he asked if she'd like to do a podcast with Lauren Mayberry, Chvrches' lead singer (and a regular Talkhouse writer).  She absolutely did.  Then Danielle Haim wanted in.  And then Alana Haim wanted in too.  So we wound up with Lauren chatting with all thre...more

  • Mary Harron with Rose McGowan

    Jul 24 2015

    On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, writer­director Mary Harron sits down with Rose McGowan, the actress turned director who last year moved behind the camera for the acclaimed Sundance short, Dawn. Their wide­ranging discussion touches on everything from punk, religious cults and pyromania to Harron's experiences making American Psycho, McGowan's past as a teenage runaway and the ingrained sexism of Hollywood. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at ta...more

  • Stuart David (Belle & Sebastian) with David Fearnley

    Jul 14 2015

    Belle & Sebastian co-founder Stuart David is the author of the critically acclaimed In the All-Night Café: A Memoir of Belle and Sebastian's Formative Year, which came out this year, and the Pogues' longtime accordionist James Fearnley is the author of the candid, vivid and appropriately rip-roaring Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues (2012). The two author-musicians discuss the tricky matter of writing about your bandmates, the vagaries of memory and taking out the bits that make you ...more

  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) with Bhi Bhiman

    Jul 09 2015

    If you’re a pop musician of South Asian descent, not many like you have yet reached the toppermost of the poppermost. Some really famous ones include M.I.A., Norah Jones and Tony Kanal from No Doubt. Soundgarden lead guitarist Kim Thayil, whose folks came from India, was among the first. As a kid, acclaimed new singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman, whose family emigrated from Sri Lanka, looked to Thayil as something of a role model. Which was wise, because Thayil is one of the brightest, coolest rock mu...more

  • Kim Deal with Courtney Barnett

    Jul 01 2015

    In this episode of The Talkhouse Music Podcast, two great rock songwriters, Courtney Barnett and Kim Deal — of iconic alt-rockers the Breeders — get together, have a few laughs and talk about hearing the sound of your own voice, obsessing in the studio, the relationship between drugs and creativity, touring and seeing the world, what it's like to be 27, and playing guitar upside down.  Don't miss Kim's imitations of English people speaking French. And she just may have come up with the title of ...more

  • Phil Selway (Radiohead) with Ghostpoet - Part 2

    Jun 27 2015

    In this episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, Philip Selway (Radiohead drummer and outstanding solo artist) has a really lovely conversation with one of his favorite new musicians, Ghostpoet, who weds vivid poetry with flowing grooves. (Offstage, he's Obaro Ejimiwe, and he happens to be a big Radiohead fan.) The two had never met before, but you can hear them hit it off, as they get deep into their processes in a really candid and insightful way, and get to places that only two musicians can g...more

  • Phil Selway (Radiohead) with Ghostpoet - Part 1

    Jun 25 2015

    In this episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, Philip Selway (Radiohead drummer and outstanding solo artist) has a really lovely conversation with one of his favorite new musicians, Ghostpoet, who weds vivid poetry with flowing grooves. (Offstage, he's Obaro Ejimiwe, and he happens to be a big Radiohead fan.) The two had never met before, but you can hear them hit it off, as they get deep into their processes in a really candid and insightful way, and get to places that only two musicians can g...more

  • Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards) with Ray Wylie Hubbard

    Jun 18 2015

    Erika Wennerstrom sings and plays guitar and keyboards with the great Heartless Bastards, whose new album Restless Ones came out June 15th. Her band has threads of garage rock, blues and country — and the music of the great Texan singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard shares some of those same sounds. Wennerstrom and Hubbard are also fans of each other’s music, so we put them together for a Talkhouse Music Podcast and they dug deep into their songwriting process and had some laughs… and maybe a cry...more

  • Matthew E. White with Matthew Vasquez (Delta Spirit)

    Jun 12 2015

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter Matthew E. White and Delta Spirit lead singer Matt Vasquez had never met before they recorded this Talkhouse Music Podcast, but they just fell right into a great conversation, and they covered a whole lot of ground: their path into a career in music, the new music industry, the future of music, why they are musicians, and why and how they do what they do, and who is the greatest American rock & roll band.

  • Meredith Graves with Janet Weiss - Part 2

    Apr 04 2015

    In the second part of their conversation for the Talkhouse Music Podcast, Janet Weiss discusses her talent crush on Nick Cave and Meredith Graves talks about making music as a solo artist. If you want to start from the beginning, the first part of their talk is here.

  • Meredith Graves with Janet Weiss - Part 1

    Apr 01 2015

    In this edition of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney and Meredith Graves, formerly of Perfect Pussy, talk about creating safe spaces for women to feel empowered, crashing with your fans, and fist fights. Listen to the second part of their conversation here.

  • Annie Clark (St. Vincent) with Andy Gill (Gang of Four)

    Mar 08 2015

    Big-time Gang of Four fan Annie Clark (St. Vincent) talks with the band’s guitarist Andy Gill about distortion pedals, soccer tricks and the Grateful Dead.

  • Lawrence Michael Levine & Sophia Takal with Larry Karaszewski

    Feb 27 2015

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, husband-and-wife filmmaking team (and regular Talkhouse Film contributors) Lawrence Michael Levine and Sophia Takal discuss with Hollywood screenwriter Larry Karaszewski their Brooklyn-set screwball comedy Wild Canaries, plus the art of writing dialogue, acting in your own movies, mysteries, the movies of Milos Forman and Blake Edwards, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Daniel Schechter with Desiree Akhavan

    Jan 26 2015

    On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Daniel Schechter, the writer/director of Life of Crime and also a Talkhouse Film regular, is in conversation with actor/writer/director Desiree Akhavan about her debut feature Appropriate Behavior, plus women in film, bad actors, "director jail," finding your voice, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Kim Cattrall with Isabelle Huppert

    Nov 14 2014

    On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, legendary actresses Isabelle Huppert and Kim Cattrall -- who first met on the set of Otto Preminger's 1975 suspense drama Rosebud -- look back on their friendship and discuss such topics as achieving longevity in their careers, Sex and the City, Cattrall's new TV series Sensitive Skin, and the joys of producing. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Errol Morris with James Marsh

    Nov 07 2014

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, two Academy Award-winning filmmakers are in conversation as Errol Morris talks with James Marsh about his new Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, plus Morris' own Hawking film, A Brief History of Time, Frederick Wiseman, cinematic misanthropy, Ed Gein, beating Donald Rumsfeld with a brick, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Laura Poitras with James Marsh

    Oct 31 2014

    On this week's episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, James Marsh — the Oscar-winning director of Man on Wire and a regular Talkhouse Film contributor — sits down with Laura Poitras to discuss her gripping and revelatory Edward Snowden doc, CITIZENFOUR. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Joshua Marston with Jesse Moss

    Oct 10 2014

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Joshua Marston, the director of the Oscar-nominated Maria Full of Grace, talks with his longtime friend Jesse Moss about Moss' surprising and compelling Sundance documentary hit The Overnighters, a portrait of a smalltown priest in North Dakota who houses incoming oil workers in his church. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Merrill Garbus with Laurie Anderson

    Oct 07 2014

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Music podcast, Merrill Garbus from Tune-Yards talks with the iconic performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson.  By turns funny and poignant, and always insightful, the conversation between these two affable powerhouses ranges from coping with sudden fame, "the art police," the healing power of puppetry, their upcoming projects, dehydrated kale bars, nutritional pantyhose and… hotel hotdogs.  For more musicians talking music, visit Talkhouse Music at t...more

  • Gareth Evans with Ben Wheatley

    Oct 03 2014

    On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Gareth Evans, director of the awesome martial arts thrillers The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2, talks with fellow fan favorite Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field in England), with their wide-ranging conversation touching on everything from fight choreography and their upcoming projects to musicals and gonzo filmmaking. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Savage Steve Holland with Michael Tully

    Sep 26 2014

    This week on the Talkhouse Film podcast, Savage Steve Holland, writer-director of the classic '80s movies Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer, talks with filmmaker (and Talkhouse Film contributor) Michael Tully about Ping Pong Summer, Tully's heartfelt homage to '80s teen movies. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Terry Gilliam with Rian Johnson pt. 2

    Sep 19 2014

    Rian Johnson, the writer-director Brick and Looper, talks with Terry Gilliam on the occasion of the U.S. theatrical release of Gilliam's new movie, The Zero Theorem. In the concluding part of their two-part conversation for the Talkhouse Film podcast, Johnson and Gilliam touch on such disparate subjects as piracy, directing opera, Star Wars, magic, the horror of nature and Gilliam's long-delayed Don Quixote project. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/f...more

  • Terry Gilliam with Rian Johnson pt. 1

    Sep 18 2014

    Rian Johnson, the writer-director Brick and Looper, talks with Terry Gilliam on the occasion of the U.S. theatrical release of Gilliam's new movie, The Zero Theorem. In the first part of a two-part conversation for the Talkhouse Film podcast, Johnson and Gilliam discuss topics ranging from modern movie-watching and the perils of social media to Stars Wars Episode VIII, which Johnson is to write and direct. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Scott Z. Burns with Oorlagh George

    Aug 29 2014

    The latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast was recorded earlier this summer at the Sundance Resort, where the Sundance Screenwriters Lab took place. In conversation are lab mentor Scott Z. Burns, a regular collaborator with Stephen Soderbergh, and lab fellow Oorlagh George, who won an Oscar for producing her father Terry George's 2012 short The Shore, as they share stories from trenches, screenwriting wisdom — and a very memorable Bob Dylan story. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, v...more

  • Stacie Passon with Ira Sachs

    Aug 22 2014

    The latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast features a conversation between writer-directors Stacie Passon (Concussion) and Ira Sachs, whose film about two men who finally marry after 39 years, Love is Strange, is released this week. The two friends and fellow filmmakers discuss full frontal nudity, how to get great performances, and the necessity of being a "hustler" in indie film. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.

  • Tracy Droz Tragos with Martha Shane

    Aug 15 2014

    Recorded at a live event at DCTV, the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast features Tracy Droz Tragos, one of the directors of Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary Rich Hill (now on general release), in conversation with After Tiller's Martha Shane. The two talk about the more personal aspects of non-fiction filmmaking, such as the art of co-directing (with your cousin!), building trust with subjects and how relationships shift after production has ended. For more filmmakers tal...more

  • Elliott Gould with Robert Downey

    Aug 08 2014

    In the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Robert Altman's frequent collaborator (and also one of the most interesting leading men in Hollywood history) Elliott Gould talks with Robert Downey, the legendary director of such cult comedies as Putney Swope and Greaser's Palace. To mark the premiere of the new documentary Altman, the two raconteurs not only discuss Altman and his movies, but also aging, marriage, baseball and the state of the world, and tell stories involving Warren Beatty...more

  • Mike Cahill with Cary Fukunaga

    Aug 01 2014

    In the latest Talkhouse Film podcast, I Origins writer-director Mike Cahill and True Detective director Cary Fukunaga are in conversation. Cahill makes emotionally acute sci-fi movies that ask big cosmic questions, while Fukunaga's work is darker and grounded in an often bleak reality; although their filmmaking styles couldn't be more different, the two have been good friends for years. Their wonderfully wide-ranging conversation here takes in everything from science to storytelling, with some g...more

  • Joe Swanberg with Hal Hartley

    Jul 25 2014

    In the first ever Talkhouse Film podcast, we bring together in conversation two pivotal figures from the recent American independent film scene: erstwhile "mumblecore" ringleader Joe Swanberg (Happy Christmas, Drinking Buddies) and Hal Hartley (Amateur, Simple Men), one of the smartest, wittiest directors to emerge in the '90s. Over the course of their conversation, they discuss everything from film vs. digital and the changing landscape of the indie scene to the growing prominence of television...more

  • Liam Wilson with Kip Winger

    Jun 13 2014

    In the new Talkhouse Music podcast, underground art-hardcore-metal meets classic '80s hair metal: Liam Wilson of the Dillinger Escape Plan chats with Kip Winger of Winger.  They're two very different musicians from two very different generations, but they find plenty of common ground: how to deal with being pigeonholed, how to be a mature band and still be exciting, great stories about how their bands started, and Liam introduces Kip to the concept of math metal.  It's a conversation that only t...more

  • Carrie Brownstein with Patrick Carney

    Jun 03 2014

    In today's Talkhouse Music podcast, the Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney speaks with Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia) and over the course of a fascinating 49-minute conversation, the two veteran musicians cover a whole lot of ground: working with Danger Mouse on the Black Keys' new, #1 album Turn Blue, withstanding the haters, the dark side of social media, the Black Keys' internal chemistry, surviving fame, and what it’s like to wing it in front of 35,000 fans.  It's a candid an...more

  • Carrie Brownstein with Hamilton Leithauser

    May 12 2014

    In this podcast from the acclaimed music site the Talkhouse, Hamilton Leithauser, formerly the lead singer of the Walkmen, talks with Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia) not just about Leithauser's outstanding new album Black Hours and the joys of going solo, but also lame horn sections, working with Rostam from Vampire Weekend, singing when your voice is shot, and people eating hotdogs while they watch you play. There’s even a preview of Leithauser’s hilarious upcoming Tal...more