Recommended if You Like is Boing Boing's weekly podcast of longform conversations with musicians, cartoonists, writers, and other creative types. In this episode, Brian speaks to hacker and musician Travis Morrison, best known as the lead singer of The Dismemberment Plan, described by Rolling Stone as "indie heroes." The band reunited in 2010 after breaking up in 2003 and released their first album in 12 years, Uncanny Valley. In the podcast, Travis makes some pretty solid arguments in favor of getting Bob Mould to appear on The Simpsons.
In this episode of Recommended if You Like, a conversation with Peter Bagge, the Harvey Award–winning author of the '90s alt-comic "Hate." We met at Seattle's Whisky Bar and discussed the life of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, who is the subject of a new biography by Bagge, "Rebel Woman."
And previously in Boing Boing podcasts: Mark's Gweek interview with Bagge, in which the cartoonist shares his take on a number of interesting books and records on the Boing Boing radar.
We happened to swing by the Electronic Frontier Foundation's office the same day the digital rights organization filed a challenge to Personal Audio's podcast patent suits. Thankfully, Julie Samuels (a Senior Staff Attorney and Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents for the EFF) and her dog Daley took the time to meet with us.
In this mini-episode, Comedy Bang Bang co-host Reggie Watts discusses not practicing, live experimentation and the most serious song he's ever written. (Note: we are catching up with RiYL podcasts that have been previously published.)
This American Life's director of operations takes us behind the scenes at the radio show to talk NPR, podcasting and working down to the wire. (Note: we are catching up with RiYL podcasts that have been previously published.)
Lisa Hanawalt's comics are about horses and cats and genitals and things. Some of her less racy work has appeared in The New York Times. Here we talk about pitching TV shows, making minis and the depressing dangers of working from home. (Note: we are catching up with RiYL podcasts that have been previously published.)
Portland's Martha Grover is an artist and the publisher of the zine The Somnambulist. We spoke with her about her book, One More for the People, as well as fundamentalism, fears of the apocalypse, zine making and life with an incurable disease.
(Note: we are catching up with RiYL podcasts that have been previously published.)
As one might expect from the original Gang of Four bass player turned interactive brand strategist, Dave Allen's got something fascinating to say about just about everything, from cars to music royalties to the fireplace on Led Zeppelin's jet. (Note: we are catching up with RiYL podcasts that have been previously published.)
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Leslie Stein draws comics, listens to old time radio shows, and plays records in her home in Brooklyn, NY. She also plays guitar in the band Prince Rupert's Drops. She joined us in Union Square to discuss mixology, performance jitters and nostalgia for New York City record stores.
Nicole Georges is an illustrator and zine publisher in Portland, Oregon. We talked to her about her latest book, Calling Dr. Laura well as tiny dogs, family crises, and self-publishing. (Note: we are catching up with RiYL podcasts that have been previously published.)