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RiYL

Recommended if You Like: longform conversation with musicians, cartoonists, writers and other creative types.

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Episode 532: Diane Coffee
June 30, 202249:4440.89 MB

Episode 532: Diane Coffee

There are birds chirping. Shaun Fleming is making the most out of this beautiful spring day in Los Angeles, taking the call from the front porch. We get into a little lore about some parrots that have colonized Pasadena. Things get personal quickly, as they tend to with these conversations. And whil...

Episode 531: Joan Osborne
June 20, 202239:0230.01 MB

Episode 531: Joan Osborne

Fresh off the release of a new record and suddenly unable to tour, Joan Osborne got the work. The musician dug through the closets in her Brooklyn home, pulling together live recordings from across her 30-year career. The resulting compilation, Radio Waves, paints the picture of an evolving artist o...

Episode 530: Janet Weiss (of Slang, Quasi)
June 16, 202247:5833.87 MB

Episode 530: Janet Weiss (of Slang, Quasi)

“I’ve always been in more than one band,” Janet Weiss notes. Even during the nearly two-and-a-half decades she spent as one-third of Sleater Kinney, she’s kept busy. Since 1993, she’s been half of Quasi and had overlapping stints with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and Wild Flag – to make no mention ...

Episode 529: David Toop
June 10, 202257:5440.25 MB

Episode 529: David Toop

Ambient music helped me survive the darkest moments of the pandemic, and David Toop’s 2001 classic, Ocean of Sound, gave me the context to fully appreciate what I was listening to.He is a rare bird, with dual careers as both an accomplished musician and historian/cultural critic. In a world where ar...

Episode 528: Emily Carrington
June 03, 202251:2240.8 MB

Episode 528: Emily Carrington

Our Little Secret isn’t an easy book, but it’s an important one. In her first-ever graphic novel, Emily Carrington delves deep into her history and self-conscious, to explore her childhood abuse and the resulting trauma. It’s story Carrington has waited half her life to tell, searching for the right...