Podcast: Broken Record

Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell
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From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam, liner notes for the digital age. Digressions, arguments, back-stories, and random things to disagree with about music.
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record3 days ago
Rick Rubin joins Questlove and crew on their Questlove Supreme podcast. They discuss Rick's early Def Jam days, working with the Geto Boys, his process for taking on production work and so much more!
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record10 days ago
Broken Record Presents: Aim Higher — the last episode of Against the Rules Season 2.
Can everyone be coached — or are some people beyond help?
The transformative power of coaching is put to the test as Michael enlists a coach to help him tackle his greatest fear.

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Broken Record Presents: Aim Higher, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record12 days ago
Back to the Future is turning 35 and there's no better way to celebrate than a conversation with Huey Lewis who turned in one of the more memorable movie themes of all time: "The Power of Love." The song was a sensation when it was released, propelling Huey Lewis and the News further than even their hit album Sports had. Bruce Headlam talks to Huey Lewis about how this song came together and mines form him some wild stories about his family, upbringing and success.
Subscribe to Broken Record's YouTube channel to hear old and new interviews, often with bonus content: https://www.youtube.com/brokenrecordpodcast
You can also check out past episodes here: https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record19 days ago
It's been nearly 35 years since the Beastie Boys released their classic debut album, Licensed To Ill. In this candid conversation, Rick Rubin, who started out as the Beastie's DJ, reconnects with Mike D and Ad-Rock. Spike Jonze, who directed the new Beastie Boys documentary, Beastie Boys Story, also sits in and plays moderator. It's been nearly 20 years since Ad-Rock and Rick have talked and like old friends, they jump right into a slew of inside jokes and hilarious memories of their lives leading up to the release of Licensed to Ill.

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Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Recordlast month
Lucinda Williams is defying convention. While most of her peers have settled into a well worn groove, the alt-country icon just released an album that's way more punk than country. She spoke with Bruce Headlam from her home in Nashville about her evolving sound and how her new album was influenced by politics and an abusive relationship. She also plays a few acoustic versions of her new songs.

Subscribe to Broken Record's YouTube channel to hear old and new interviews, often with bonus content: https://www.youtube.com/brokenrecordpodcast

You can also check out past episodes here: https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Recordlast month
Rick Rubin checks in with RZA on Zoom and finds out he's been peaking creatively while in quarantine. Their wide-ranging conversation covers RZA's first experiences with Hip Hop, ODB's parkour-like skills as a child, the spontaneity of classic Wu-Tang recording sessions, and how RZA almost gave up all of his earthly possessions to live with monks in China's Wudang Mountains.

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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Recordlast month
Malcolm has been writing about race and policing for a very long time, going back to the killing of Amadou Diallo in 1999. Sometimes, it is useful to take a step back and consider policing in a broader context. Here we present a chapter from Malcolm's book David and Goliath, which includes an analysis of a riot in Northern Ireland in 1970. Many miles and many years away. About divisions of religion and class and not divisions of race. But the core questions to be asked in 1970 and 1999 and today are the same: if you have power, what does it mean to use it, and use it wisely? And what are the consequences if you don't?
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants was published in 2013 by Little, Brown and Company. Audiobook production by Hachette Audio.
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Broken Record Presents:  The Limits of Power, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record2 months ago
Nick Lowe wrote the classic "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" (made famous by Elvis Costello), produced one of the UK's first punk records ("New Rose" by the Damned), and started one of the great independent record labels (Stiff Records). In this episode Bruce Headlam talks to him about producing the first five Elvis Costello records, marrying into Johnny Cash's family and his hilarious first encounter with the great Keith Richards.
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record2 months ago
Jason Isbell is one of the most important Southern voices in music today. He started writing and releasing his own songs in 2007, after a stint with the Drive By Truckers. Since then has slowly built a catalogue of songs and a resume—which includes a key songwriting contribution to Bradley Cooper's version of A Star Is Born—that should put him on anyone's short list of the best songwriters currently working. Isbell and Rick Rubin met for the first time just before this conversation where they discuss Isbell's recovery from addiction, his song writing process and his deep Southern roots.
To checkout Jason Isbell's new album Reunions head to https://orcd.co/reunions
You can also listen to past—often extended—episodes of Broken Record by subscribing to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/brokenrecordpodcast
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record2 months ago
Previewing the first episode of Against the Rules Season 2 by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Big Short, The Blind Side):
It wasn’t that long ago that coaches were confined to sports. Now they’re everywhere. You can hire a life coach or a death coach, an executive coach, a dating coach, even a charisma coach. Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis asks who’s getting all this coaching, and who isn’t? Lewis brings his wry wit and mastery of storytelling to topics as diverse as sports, consumer finance, college, and firefighting —  to understand what the rise of coaching means for all of us.In a seven-episode season, Against the Rules takes listeners from the home of a single mom in the mountains of Colorado, the classrooms of the Harvard Business School, to a data-driven “Bionic Man” facility for baseball pitchers. He speaks with a celebrity voice coach, an analyst who grades sales calls, and a startup founder who's coaching consumers out of credit-card debt. Along the way, he also revisits the controversial methods of his own high-school baseball coach. Through conversations both amusing and horrifying, Lewis explores the rise of coaching in America and what it says about unfairness.
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PREVIEW: Against the Rules Season 2, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record2 months ago
Rick Rubin talks to Tame Impala's Kevin Parker about his newest release, The Slow Rush, and his creative process. Kevin shares key influences on some Tame Impala songs and also plays Rick a demo for an unrealized song from his voice memos. Then Kevin turns the tables on Rick, asking about his work on Californication and Yeezus, which yields sage advice on record making.
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record3 months ago
Drive-By Truckers play music from and talk about their twelfth album, The Unraveling. The band of Alabamans—represented here by Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood—discuss how the political climate shaped the themes of their latest record.
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record3 months ago
XL Recordings has released music from Adele, Tyler the Creator, MIA, Dizzee Rascal, Radiohead, The White Stripes, King Krule and many other beloved, boundary-pushing artists. Richard Russell has been with the label since its early days and at the helm since '96. He talks with Rick Rubin about the origin of their friendship, which dates back to the earliest days of XL, and how the label grew from a small electronic label into the greatest Indie of all time. Russell also talks about his career as a producer, which includes the last albums of both Gil Scott-Heron and Bobby Womack.

Richard Russell has a new album out under his moniker Everything Is Recorded, you can check it out here: https://xlrecordings.com/buy/everythingisrecorded-fridayforever
And to get his newly released book with traces the history of XL Recordings head to https://www.hachette.com.au/richard-russell/liberation-through-hearing.
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record3 months ago
Rick Rubin, like all of us, has been thinking a lot about fear lately. And few people on the planet understand fear in the same way that Rick's good friend, David Blaine, does. David has made a career of pushing his mind and body to the limit. So Rick thought David might be a great person to talk to about facing fear. Ok obviously this conversation isn’t about music. But it does touch on one of Rick’s other great loves—magic. When he was a kid, Rick studied magic. Since then magic has become so much more than sleight of hand for him … he uses the idea of pulling something out of nothing when he’s making music. So it makes sense that he would turn to one of the best living magicians for words of wisdom.
To check out David Blaine's latest special visit: https://abc.com/movies-and-specials/david-blaine-the-magic-way
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BONUS: David Blaine with Rick Rubin, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record3 months ago
Alicia Keys talks with Malcolm Gladwell via Zoom about her newly released book, More Myself: A Journey and how writing it influenced her upcoming album, Alicia.
You can order her book at https://static.macmillan.com/static/fib/alicia-keys/.
And to find out more about her upcoming album (and tour) you can visit https://alicia.aliciakeys.com/.
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record3 months ago
Rick Rubin talks with his friend, world-renowned Buddhist and meditation teacher, Jack Kornfield. He's long been one of the most influential figures in American Buddhism.
He connects with Rick by Zoom to guide him and you through a couple of different guided meditations. A gift for these stressful times.
You can find the first of those meditations at 8:00 and the second meditation at 42:32.
And if you're interested in learning more about meditation or Jack's work you can visit https://jackkornfield.com/
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BONUS: Guided Meditation with Jack Kornfield, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record3 months ago
Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard, and star of the movie Once, talks to Bruce Headlam about his newest solo album, "This Wild Willing" and how he nearly sampled a Queen and David Bowie jam unwittingly.
Find the playlist for this episode at https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/.
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record4 months ago
During these tough times, Rick Rubin wanted to have a chat with an artist he finds inspiring. Top of mind was John Legend. So he called him up via Zoom, while both were sheltering in place, for a quick chat about his career and the creative process behind two of his biggest songs. Plus they discuss the song Legend is currently obsessed with. This is our first remote recording, so it's a little shorter and a little more lo-fi than usual.
Make sure to listen to John Legend's new single "Actions" and check for a new album later this year: https://open.spotify.com/track/0KGgFs3yJ1aHGnEU8nHCqR?si=3Q_Er2R7T1WQk_W8L1g1tg
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record4 months ago
Nathaniel Rateliff talks to Bruce Headlam about his new solo album, And It’s Still Alright, a deeply intimate project that reflects on the loss of his former producer and good friend Richard Swift. Nathaniel plays songs off his new record and recounts his journey as a musician, starting with his family’s gospel band up until his recent success as the frontman of the critically-acclaimed group, The Nightsweats.
Nathaniel Rateliff made an awesome playlist of his favorite songs you can listen to here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5MlFYjnJ2R3UMQ2LM3wnLp?si=n_tNYUOSTDmCuqAjbGPMAQ
To see about when you can catch him on the road head to https://www.nathanielrateliff.com/tour.

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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Broken Record4 months ago
The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir talks to Rick Rubin about why the legendary band was never focused on their studio recordings, and how they were always more interested in seeing where their live shows would take them. Bob also plays a new song from an opera he's writing and tells Rick about a recent dream where he and Jerry Garcia performed a new song that materialized into a room-sized sheep dog.
Bob Weir's Jug Band Playlist & our favorite Weir songs: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6K125dakokqmpvIriLONID?si=pP98EJwVTXCaYF_xJF7ezQ
Check for updates to Bob's touring schedule here: https://bobweir.net/#!/events?page=1
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