Interviews

  • Thumbnail for Episode 946: Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley – Interview

    Episode 946: Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley – Interview

    Our interview with Eric Earley of Blitzen Trapper, and it gets deeper than you would ever expect to hear on this show. (Guest cohost Mike Kohli helps out with the interview.)

  • Thumbnail for Episode 944: Carolina Story – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 944: Carolina Story – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with Ben and Emily Roberts of Carolina Story. In this episode, they talk about being inspired by the Jayhawks and the Beatles, the string arrangements on their new album, posting covers to YouTube and more.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 943: Carolina Story – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 943: Carolina Story – Interview, Part 1

    We talk with Ben and Emily Roberts of Carolina Story, a band you need to know.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 938: Frank Muffin – A Band You Need to Know

    Episode 938: Frank Muffin – A Band You Need to Know

    On our weekly Friday Night Hootenanny sessions, we have gotten to know a band from Indiana called Frank Muffin. We love them so much that we want you to know them too. This is our interview with Hans Rees, Brittany Rees and Joe Heeb (Jerome Hemersbach, not present, completes the lineup).

  • Thumbnail for Episode 930: Somasonic – Interview

    Episode 930: Somasonic – Interview

    Barret Ries, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. He invites some old friends from Ohio rock band Somasonic to talk, via Zoom, about their ’90s regional success, receiving a cease-and-desist order from Semisonic, and getting the band back together a couple of decades later.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 908: The Beths – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 908: The Beths – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with Elizabeth Stokes and Jonathan Pearce of The Beths (with special guest cohost Nick Scalera). Liz and Jon talk about songwriting, the use of backing vocals, their favorite New Zealand bands and more.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 907: The Beths – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 907: The Beths – Interview, Part 1

    With the help of guest cohost Nick Scalera, we talk with Elizabeth Stokes and Jonathan Pearce of most excellent indie pop band The Beths. We connected via Zoom to the band’s home base in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 904: Radkey – Interview

    Episode 904: Radkey – Interview

    We talk with Isaiah Radke of the awesome rock band Radkey. Patron Mike Snider, friend of the band, set this up.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 903: Lit’s Popoff Brothers – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 903: Lit’s Popoff Brothers – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with Ajay and Jeremy Popoff of Lit. They discuss their new country-tinged project, under the name Popoff Brothers; the need for merchandising in today’s music business; creative past promotions for Lit; and their experiences at Woodstock ’99.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 902: Lit’s Popoff Brothers – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 902: Lit’s Popoff Brothers – Interview, Part 1

    We talk with Ajay and Jeremy Popoff of rock band Lit (via Zoom). They discuss their modern classic “My Own Worst Enemy” and growing up with a top 40 DJ as a dad. (Part 2 tomorrow.)