RiYL

RiYL

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

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Episode 546: Billy Bragg
October 03, 202257:5444.81 MB

Episode 546: Billy Bragg

There’s a video from last November featuring Billy Bragg speaking to the camera outside the Brighton Dome. He’s nearly drown out by the sounds of chants – antivaxxers come to protest venue mandate. The singer is patient and thoughtful, laying out his own nuanced take on the situation. It’s hard to i...

Episode 545: Jordan Crane
September 30, 20221:02:5250.89 MB

Episode 545: Jordan Crane

Keeping Two isn’t an easy book. It’s a book about loss, trauma and brains wired to project worst case scenarios – things to which many of us can no doubt deeply relate these days. It’s also a gorgeous book. That bit, at least, shouldn’t come as a surprise. Crane is, perhaps, not the most productive ...

Episode 544: Kate Beaton
September 23, 202240:1431.19 MB

Episode 544: Kate Beaton

The book took around a year to draw, but Ducks was more than a decade in the making. The foundation of the book arrived in 2014, as a five-part webcomic, documenting her time working in the Alberta oil sands. Fresh out of college, she took a job at the mining site in an effort to pay off her student...

Episode 543: Rhett Miller (of Old 97s)
September 16, 202248:3439.15 MB

Episode 543: Rhett Miller (of Old 97s)

The last time I spoke to Rhett Miller, the conversation turned to 9/11, as it sometimes does. The Old 97s singer was living in New York, not far from ground zero and has a fairly harrowing story to tell. Today, it’s a brand-new collective trauma, nearly three years into a global pandemic. Living out...

Episode 542: Kenny Becker (of Goon)
September 06, 202243:5633.97 MB

Episode 542: Kenny Becker (of Goon)

Paint By Numbers 1 was a pandemic album in just about every sense. Recorded at home with no budget, it was a band release in name only. Life intervened for Goon's members, effectively rendering it a solo release. Along the way, Goon reemerged as a full band, centered around Kenny Becker's song. The ...