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Author: Michael Franti

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There’s no one you wouldn’t love if you knew their story. Michael Franti is a globally-recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts, and the power of his optimism. Michael’s album ‘Stay Human Vol. II,’ which is an accompaniment to his documentary ‘Stay Human,’ focuses on how we hold on to our humanity in the most challenging times of our lives - and this podcast seeks to do the same. On the heels of four Billboard #1 singles and an array of Top 30 hits, Michael continues his mission of empowering a vast audience of likeminded activists and world-changers to create positive change. His 11th studio album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is OUT NOW! Tune in to 'Stay Human' to join the movement!
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JC Curleigh of Gibson

JC Curleigh of Gibson

2020-11-1747:31

James “JC” Curleigh is the President and CEO of Gibson Brands, responsible for leading the major comeback of their iconic music portfolio after the company filed for bankruptcy in 2018. He’s one of the world’s true visionaries and has led game-changing initiatives at Levi’s, KEEN, Salomon, and Mars. As a triple citizen of Canada, the US, and the UK, JC grew up with one of the most unique childhoods you’ll hear about and was taught to embrace new environments and tackle challenges from Day 1. Franti and JC discuss turning obstacles into opportunities, creating a thriving culture, giving back to the community, the parallels between sports and music, and of course… staying human. Website: https://www.gibson.com/ Instagram: @gibsonguitar Executive Producers: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProducer: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by:  Max Branstetter for MaxPodcasting
Brandon Chrostowski joins Michael to talk about his fascinating life story, including how at just 18 years old, he was staring at a potential prison sentence. Chrostowski speaks on how these events led him to become a successful chef, restaurateur, and politician. During the conversation, they discuss incarceration, the “turn around” stories Chrostowski witnessed first-hand, what it means to have a plan in life, Chrostowski’s business, Edwins Leadership and Restaurant, and the importance of serving others.  *Please excuse the audio in this episode - it gets a little scratchy at times, but we hope you can bear with us!  Website: https://edwinsrestaurant.org/Instagram: @edwinscle Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Adam Hendricks for Resonate Recordings
Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley

2020-11-0136:01

Ziggy talks with Michael about going from listening to music as a kid to becoming a globally-recognized artist. Ziggy shares his journey with music and how his music has not only impacted himself, but many others. He shares that the goal of his music is to bring everyone together in love by writing values into his songs, as seen in his song “Love is My Religion”. Ziggy’s new album ‘More Family Time’ strives to use music as a tool to fight for the joy and hope in the world.  Website: https://www.ziggymarley.com/Instagram: @ziggymarleySpotify: Ziggy Marley Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Adam Hendricks for Resonate Recordings
Patty and Manny Oliver speak on the tragic death of their son Joaquin, who was killed in the shooting that occurred on February 14th, 2018 at MSD High School in Parkland, Florida. Ever since Joaquin’s passing, they have turned to art and activism to ensure their son’s voice stays in the forefront of the gun violence prevention movement. Patty and Manny discuss how to remember the beautiful moments and how to live on in this midst of tragedy. Through their foundation Change The Ref, their ultimate goal is to give the young generation of survivors and victims a disrupting voice to help lead the way to change – a more peaceful future. Website: https://changetheref.org Instagram: @changetheref Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Adam Hendricks for Resonate Recordings 
Bert Jacobs of Life Is Good

Bert Jacobs of Life Is Good

2020-10-2001:02:23

Bert Jacobs is the Co-Founder of the $100M lifestyle brand Life Is Good. When Bert and his brother John started the company in 1994, they had $78 in their pockets, lived out of their van, and sold t-shirts on the streets of Boston. Was this their way of avoiding the “real world”? You betcha. Did it turn into something much bigger? Absolutely. Bert tells Franti of his childhood and the impact his mother made on his life and the company. Bert speaks on the power of one's disposition in life and emphasises how business will be the hero of the 21st century. Bert also gives helpful insight on how to start your own business and what it looked like to create Life is Good. Furthermore, Franti and Bert have a fruitful conversation on the current injustices in the world and, of course, how to stay human during this unprecedented time. Website: https://www.lifeisgood.com/Instagram: @lifeisgoodco Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
HeadCount’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Andy Bernstein has led the organization in registering over 650,000 voters to date. Michael discusses with Andy his forged alliances with hundreds of musicians and entertainers, and his production of dozens of highly-successful events and initiatives. They talk about Bernstein’s childhood, how it has shaped him, and what inspired him to create HeadCount. Of course, with the forthcoming presidential election, they dive into the importance of voting, including voter’s rights and how to vote while contemplating the ever-changing idea of what the American dream means in our country today. **Please excuse the audio quality on this episode (technology sometimes fails us). We almost lost the entire session but were able to save this amazing interview due to a backup iPhone recording!**  Website: https://www.headcount.org/Instagram: @headcountorg Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Angie Griffith and Stewart Matheson
Celeste Barber

Celeste Barber

2020-10-0601:00:011

Actor, comedian, and writer Celeste Barber speaks with Micheal about her career, life struggles, and just about everything in between. Celeste Barber is most known for her Instagram parodies, and in this podcast she elaborates on her reasoning behind her posts and what she wants people to take away from them. Franti and Barber explore the hardships of growing up differently, the struggles they have faced during the pandemic, and finding the bright side amidst the chaos that 2020 has thrown at the world.  Website: https://celestebarber.comInstagram: @celestebarberSpotify: Celeste BarberCheck out Celeste’s book on Amazon: Challenge Accepted! 253 Steps to Becoming an Anti-It Girl Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen 
Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

2020-09-2932:17

The band Hot Buttered Rum speaks about how they were introduced to music and what sparked their passions. They highlight how their travels have shaped them into the people they are today, and they touch on the humbling experiences throughout their journeys. Franti and the band members of Hot Buttered Rum explore how to manage relationships and keep them thriving, while also pursuing a career in the music industry.   Website: http://www.hotbutteredrum.netInstagram: @hot.buttered.rum.bandSpotify: Hot Buttered RumRecorded at Whale Rock Festival in California Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
Keller Williams

Keller Williams

2020-09-2229:36

Artist Keller Williams talks with Michael about growing up in Virginia in the 80s and how that contributed his current sound. In a fun conversation, Keller thanks The Grateful Dead for inspiration and gives a shout out to his high school football team. Tune in to hear more about his technique of using a loop pedal, how he came to be known as the one man jam-band, as well as (of course) what helps him stay human. https://kellerwilliams.net/Instagram: @kellerwilliamsSpotify: Keller WilliamsRecorded at Floyd Fest in Floyd, VA Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen 
Trevor Green

Trevor Green

2020-09-1524:55

Trevor and Michael discuss touring together, how they both taught themselves to play guitar, and the beauty of the desert. Trevor opens up about growing up in Huntington Beach and how family turmoil led him to music. Michael asks about Trevor’s performance style, and they chat about their songwriting processes. Listen in to get to know Trevor Green and how music has shaped his life. http://trevorgreenmusic.com/Instagram: @trevorgreenmusicSpotify: Trevor Green Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen 
Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall

2020-09-0854:38

Trevor Hall shares with Michael his musical evolution, how music allowed him to connect to something greater than himself, and the biggest influences along his path. In this funny and intimate conversation, Trevor shares his challenging journey to becoming the musical warrior for peace and social justice that he is — and how he and his incredible photographer wife Emory Hall balance work and their relationship on the road.  https://www.trevorhallmusic.com/Instagram: @trevorhallmusicSpotify: Trevor Hall  Recorded: July 2017 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
Xiuhtezcatl

Xiuhtezcatl

2020-09-0127:05

Michael speaks with Xiuhtezcatl, indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. Listen in as they discuss Earth Guardians, the interconnectedness of life, our responsibility as humans to protect the sacred and what gives us life, and balancing a normal life as a kid who has already found his voice and life purpose.  Check out Xiuhtezcatl’s book 'We Rise: The Earth Guardian’s Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet'. This book provides an action guide on how to face the biggest problems of today, including climate change, environmental racism, fossil fuel extraction and industrial agriculture. https://www.earthguardians.org/ Instagram: @xiuhtezcatlSpotify: Xiuhtezcatl Recorded: July 2017 at California WorldFest in Grass Valley, CA Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
Betsayda Machado

Betsayda Machado

2020-08-2518:10

Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado speaks to Michael with the help of a translator. She talks about growing up as one of fifteen siblings, and she discusses the political turmoil occurring today in Venezuela. Michael asks how music gives a voice to the Venezuelan people, which leads her to discuss the importance of tradition and painting her culture through her songs. Betsayda also plays one of her songs directly from her hometown. https://betsayda.com/Instagram: @betsaydamachadoSpotify: Betsayda MachadoRecorded: California WorldFest in Grass Valley, CA Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
Etana

Etana

2020-08-1815:47

Jamaican reggae singer Etana joins Michael for a discussion about starting her music industry career in Florida and the sexism she experienced. Michael compliments her live performance, and she discusses her favorite part of being an artist on the stage - and as always, she reminds us how to stay human. https://www.etanathestrongone.com/Instagram: @etanastrongoneSpotify: EtanaRecorded: California WorldFest in Grass Valley, CA Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

2020-08-1130:29

Chicanx band Las Cafeteras talk with Michael about bringing their culture into their music and spreading positivity. In this fun and real conversation, band members Denise and Hector discuss growing up with immigrant parents, as well as taking this time of political unrest to build a just society. We learn about how they stay human by using music and dance to heal and stay centered. https://lascafeteras.com/Instagram: @lascafeterasSpotify: Las Cafeteras Recorded: Whale Rock Festival in Templeton, CA Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
Phillip Blanchett

Phillip Blanchett

2020-08-0422:18

Phillip Blanchett speaks about how his Indigenous roots influence his music and what it was like to be raised in rural Alaska. Phillip shares with Michael how his band Pamyua honors the Yupik traditions and encourages native youth to grasp their identity through music, art, and culture. Listen in as they discuss sharing a positive message and representing their communities with music, as well as what makes Phillip human. https://www.pamyua.comSpotify: PamyuaRecorded at California WorldFest in Nevada County Fairgrounds, CA Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen 
McLeod River Salmon

McLeod River Salmon

2020-07-2816:28

Michael speaks with two Winnemem Wintu Natives about their activism and bringing the native salmon back to McLeod River. In an educational conversation, we learn more about the fight to keep the Winnemem culture alive and the importance of the salmon coming home. https://www.gofundme.com/f/salmonwillrunInstagram: @run4salmon Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
Rebekah Todd

Rebekah Todd

2020-07-2131:13

After being blown away by Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey’s performance at FloydFest, Michael invites Rebekah and some fans onto his tour bus to get to know her and her music better. In this fun and impromptu discussion between Michael and Rebekah, you learn how much of a musical influence church was for Rebekah, the title of the first song she wrote at 11 years old, and of course, all of the little things she does to 'Stay Human'. As an added bonus, Rebekah shares a beautiful acoustic performance of her song “Trouble”. http://www.rebekahtodd.com/Instagram: @rebekah_toddSpotify: Rebekah Todd Recorded: July 2017 at FloydFest in Floyd, VA Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
Taimane

Taimane

2020-07-1426:28

Michael and Taimane share stories from their teenage years and talk about moments in their lives that have impacted their music. Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawaii, where she grew up and began playing the ukulele at age five. https://taimane.com/Instagram: @taimanegardnerSpotify: Taimane Recorded: July 2017 at The Gorge in George, WA Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield

2020-07-0722:23

Michael chats with Natasha Bedingfield about her upbringing in a diverse London community and the creative and musical haven her family provided for her. From overcoming shyness, to being put in a box, to learning how to trust people, Natasha discusses how her life and struggles have influenced her songwriting. She has discovered that the themes in her music have proven to be incredibly universal, many times in ways she didn’t expect. https://www.natashabedingfield.com/Instagram: @natashabedingfieldSpotify: Natasha Bedingfield Recorded: July 2017 at The Gorge in George, WA Michael’s most recent album ‘Work Hard And Be Nice’ is out now: https://orcd.co/work-hard-and-be-nice Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com/ The ‘Stay Human’ podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/stayhumanpodcast PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:Produced by: Michael Franti and Activist Artists ManagementProduction Lead: Angie GriffithArtist Manager: Caitlin StoneManagement Coordinator: Ashley Dill Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse CollectiveIn Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti Audio Editing by: Anthony Thoen
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