Jonathan Meiburg (from TWP004 and TWP005) returns as our first ever return guest. We check in with Jonathan who is staying very productive under lockdown producing two albums for his two bands SHEARWATER and LOMA while editing his first book about the evolution of his favorite South American raptor – the striated caracara. Among other topics discussed: The unsung role of the Antarctic in evolution, working with a legend in modern music, the comfort and nostalgia of a ring tone, and what Texas pastime he shares with George W. Bush.
In our new segment, we’re calling folks to see what they’re doing to stay creative during the coronavirus lockdown. Brad Paisley kicks us off by telling us about how his charitable, free grocery THE STORE was open only two days when the virus took hold in the US. Now he’s figuring out how to get the food TO the people who need it.
You can find out more about Brad’s music and charitable work at his website.
Anson and Branan come to you straight from Anson’s Connecticut property where they are literally quarantined from one another. Join us for a deep dive into the history of pandemics and the mystery of viruses.
You can find out more about Carl Zimmer and his book “A Planet of Viruses” here.
You can see the preview for the film “The One I Love” (2014) here. It is available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon and many other platforms.
Addition music for this episode provided by Greivous Angels under a Creative Commons Attribution No-Derivatives Non-commercial 3.0 US License. You can find out more about them at their website here, and the track “Home Sick Home” can be found here.
Anson shares stories from his trip to Portugal. Branan and Anson share what’s making them excited in the worlds of film, TV, books and podcasts. Anson pours some port and Branan tells the amazing story of “The Port Loophole”. NOTE: Listen and find out how you can become a co-producer of an upcoming episode (which involves helping him to not die on a deserted island).
Michael and Anson go back a while, but it’s also been a minute since they’ve seen each other. Two friends analyze the odd truths that come with age; then Michael discusses his relationship to fear, and how meeting that fear head-on through music has led him to greater growth and happiness.
You can find Left on Laurel’s first album “Saved By The Ground” on iTunes or by clicking here. You can also find their facebook page here.
Dr. Robert Sapolsky’s book BEHAVE helps us understand why and how we do the things we do. Buy it here.
Take a look at this video of Dr. Sapolsky discussing his book on Book TV here.
Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Malcolm Gladwell can be found here.
You can buy Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves here, and you can also find it on audible.
The Hmongumentary Podcast can be found here. Hmongumentary is a play on the word “Hmong” and the word “documentary.” The Hmong people have a history of resilience and adapting to the larger, dominant culture. But what does this evolution actually look like? What gets compromised and what is gained in the process? This podcast explores what it means to be part of the Hmong community whether you live in it or not; whether you’re Hmong or not. Hmong people do not have a country and are scattered across the globe so what’s keeping us together?
Scott Carrier’s “Home of the Brave” podcast can be found here.
DE STAAT – Torre Florim is the ambitious young man behind DE STAAT, bringing innovation and a much-needed sense of fun to the business of making popular music. This first video caught the world’s attention for the strong and creepy visuals and won many music video awards. Their next album featured the song PEP TALK, about breaking up. The music video for it is one of the most entertaining things I’ve ever seen and includes a sly inside joke referencing the WITCHDOCTOR video.