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Broken Record with Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam

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From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play.
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Vampire Weekend returned this month with their first record in six years, "Father of the Bride". And long before it sat on top of the Billboard album chart, the band's leader, Ezra Koenig and producer Ariel Rechtshaid stopped by Shangri La Studios in Malibu to talk with Malcolm and Rick. Ezra explained how he and Ariel have been laboring over the new album, re-working some songs hundreds of times before finally feeling like they got it right. To listen to the full album, go to https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/
Bruce Headlam discovered J.S. Ondara listening to his car radio late last year. And with a great showing at South By Southwest and a spot opening for Neil Young this summer, it seems like the rest of America is  discovering him too. In this episode of Broken Record, J.S. Ondara talks about leaving his native Kenya six years ago for Minnesota — the home of his idol, Bob Dylan — and creating his debut album, "Tales of America".
Linda Perry is one of the only women considered a go-to producer in the music industry.After finding success with her band 4 Non Blondes and their ubiquitous single, "What's Up?" (1992) Perry went on to write and produce for other artists.She’s worked with Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Adele, James Blunt, Britney Spears. And reinvented the careers of Pink and Christina Aguilera.Most recently she wrote with and produced a Dolly Parton record for the Netflix movie Dumplin’ — which earned her a nomination for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical at this year's Grammys (she was the first woman nominated in 15 years).
T Bone Burnett helped launch the careers of Los Lobos, Counting Crows, Gillian Welch; revive the careers of Roy Orbison and Robert Plant; course-correct Elvis Costello’s career in the mid-eighties and just recently produced a beautiful record by Sara Bareilles. Of course, there’s all of his film work as well. But while visiting Rick Rubin, himself a legendary producer and co-host of Broken Record, T Bone said he has stopped producing other artists. Instead he’s focusing on releasing his own music. "Invisible Light: Acoustic Space" an electronic infused song cycle was just released. T Bone says he has three double records ready to come out behind it. In this episode of Broken Record, from Shangri La Studios in Malibu, T Bone Burnett premiers two brand new songs on his acoustic guitar for us, talks about his pivot towards songwriting and chats about his famed career."Invisible Light: Acoustic Space" is available now wherever you get your music. To keep up to date on T Bone check out https://tboneburnett.com/.Also check out our website - https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/ - follow us on Instagram - @TheBrokenRecordPod - and subscribe and rate us if you like what you hear!
Malcolm Gladwell, along with guest-host, Daisy Rosario, talks with the five members of Pentatonix from GSI Studios in NYC. The quintet, who got their start on YouTube, discuss their approach to arranging a cappella versions of pop songs, writing original music, their collaboration with Dolly Parton and so much more! Pentatonix kick off their summer tour of the U.S. in Oakland this May 11. Go to http://ptxofficial.com/ for details and https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/ for a playlist of songs we've curated of the group!
Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lidnsey—known as the Love Junkies—write some of the best songs in Nashville today. Between the three of them, they've helped launch Taylor Swift, pushed Lady Gaga into country music—with her album "Joanne"—and gave country music one of its more controversial hits: "Girl Crush." In this episode of Broken Record they give Malcolm a glimpse into their songwriting process and break down some of their more successful songs. To hear a playlist of our favorite Love Junkies songs visit https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/.
Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier

2019-04-0900:47:315

Mary Gauthier is one of the most unique songwriters in Nashville. Forgoing the city's often conventional pop sound, Gauthier's songs are unafraid to probe into what she calls "the extremely personal." Gauthier talks to Bruce Headlam in this episode of Broken Record about getting her start as a songwriter in her 30's and co-writing her last album, "Rifles and Rosary Beads", with U.S. Military Veterans and their families. It's one of Malcolm Gladwell's favorite records of 2018 and here she performs three numbers from the album plus one from an older release, "Mercy Now."
David Byrne

David Byrne

2019-04-0200:41:1815

Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell talk with David Byrne (formerly of Talking Heads) about protest music: some of his favorite protest songs, the earliest ones he heard, how they affected his songwriting, and what makes them effective.
Questlove Part 2

Questlove Part 2

2019-03-2600:30:057

Questlove talks about how he got involved with D’Angelo’s Voodoo record, the evolution of his drumming style, how he approaches DJ’ing, and tells the best Obama story ever. Part 2 of 2.
Questlove Part 1

Questlove Part 1

2019-03-2600:52:2715

Questlove talks about how he got involved with D’Angelo’s Voodoo record, the evolution of his drumming style, how he approaches DJ’ing, and tells the best Obama story ever. Part 1 of 2.
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Comments (24)

David Perkins

revisonist history is more to my liking but i love me some Malcolm

May 16th
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Christopher Schooley

You're wrong about the context of Okie from Muskogee, and you're also way off base about Sunday Bloody Sunday. If a protest song is against an institution, then a song about the conflict in Ireland between protestant and catholic factions absolutely counts.

Apr 3rd
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Derrick Soares

That was such a good podcast. that story with Obama..wow. I'm a dj myself and I know that panic. just wow. great podcast.

Apr 1st
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Elia Rechtman

This is an amazing podcast about Tom Petty!

Jan 26th
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Elia Rechtman

This is an awesome podcast!

Jan 26th
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Rami Zijai

that song at the end!! omg, best version of get lucky I have ever heard! anyone know where I could get it?

Jan 13th
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Mark Truman

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Dec 28th
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Glenn Rodriguez

That was the best 30 minutes I’ve ever heard. True Kvlt!!!!!

Dec 19th
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Blacy1

Not feeling this... Hopefully we can get a more eclectic mix of genres down the line.

Dec 14th
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Algae

werd

Dec 11th
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PAVEMENT TALK PODCAST

wow. Rick Rubin is a legend. great stories.... would love to hear about the chili peppers and the making of blood sugar sex magik. love from the guys at the Sect of the Black Lizard.

Dec 1st
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Jana Beer

It took a while, but it was worth waiting for!

Nov 20th
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Amir O'Loughlin

Revisionist History is by far my favorite podcast. Being a musician, I was very excited to hear what Malcolm gladwell would do with his music podcast. all I can say is I found it boring and not a little disappointing. sure hope he gets back to what he does best.

Nov 20th
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Sheila Vassar

I love this song.and him

Nov 11th
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James Dolan

It is odd, he trailed the series so heavily on the back of the revisionist history series (which is worth a listen) that it sounded like multiple episodes were ready to air, but clearly not, or just not released yet

Oct 25th
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Juan Gonzalez

bueno nidimo

Jul 31st
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Terry Allen

I think podcasters have a responsibility to publish I think that any podcaster who only has one episode and has not published in over six months should not be featured or recommended over other podcasters who do much more.

Jul 23rd
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Blake thibeau

Agree with Jeremy..love insider music stuff but this didn't offer up much.

Jul 21st
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pedro gog

more

Mar 24th
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Jeremy Causey

not too much knowledge to share.

Jan 31st
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