RiYL

RiYL

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

Episode 486: Cedric Noel
October 23, 202157:5143.55 MB

Episode 486: Cedric Noel

A citizen of the world, Cedric Noel has made his home in Montreal for the past five years. His musical influences are every bit as eclectic as his geographical background, result in songwriting that isn’t particularly beholden to any one form. Hang Time, released this year on Joyful Noise, continues...

Episode 485: Guy Delisle
October 17, 202150:0935.53 MB

Episode 485: Guy Delisle

The press copy describes Factory Summers as Guy Delisle’s “most personal book.” It’s a strange phrase for a cartoonist whose work often tends toward the autobiographical — but it’s hard to ignore. What begins as a memoir of teenage summers spent working the floor at a Quebec City paper factory ultim...

Episode 484: Joe Ollmann
October 16, 202159:2937.37 MB

Episode 484: Joe Ollmann

Fictional Father begins with an apology of a kind — or, at very least, an acknowledgement. Told as a self-effacing autobiographical strip, the preface notes the accidental similarity to the real life story of Dennis the Menace and the 1999 novel, The Funnies. But maybe some stories are too good not ...

Episode 483: Dar Williams
October 08, 202149:2637.86 MB

Episode 483: Dar Williams

2017’s What I Found in a Thousand Towns finds Dar Williams tackling urban studies. It’s new territory for the singer-songwriter, but one that builds on decades of fascination with the small towns she frequented on tour. The book has taken on a special sort of resident over the past two years, as the...

Episode 482: José González
October 01, 202135:1428.37 MB

Episode 482: José González

“We are the apes that are starting to understand the universe and our place in it,” José González says in a statement released ahead of his latest album, Local Valley. The comment refers specifically to the track “Visions,” but the sentiment can be applied to many of the thoughts that occupy this mi...