Celebrating music with the Arkells' Max Kerman
This week Max Kerman from Arkells joins us in studio. This week's episode is a celebration of Canadian music, with podcasts that feature just that. As a musician, avid podcast fan and podcast producer himself, Max seemed like the perfect person to co-host the show. So, in that spirit, here are Max's podcast picks of the week:
"I have a rotation of about ten. I love The Axe Files, with David Axelrod. That's probably my favourite long-form interview show. For my own podcast, I steal a lot of his tricks."
"I listen to one music podcast. I highly recommend it to anybody who's interested in the creative process. Song Exploder. Each episode features one artist [who] breaks down how they wrote one song. They've had the biggest artists on the planet. From Metallica, to St. Vincent to The Killers. Norah Jones. Wilco. For me, as someone who's also a songwriter...you realise this isn't some mythical process. It's all very human and very inspiring in that way. If you're ever in a rut, and you're a songwriter, just listen to Song Exploder and you'll realise it doesn't have to be that complicated."
"I love The Gist with Mike Pesca."
"The Lowe Post. If you're into basketball, Zach Lowe is the best sports writer."
"I love The Tony Kornheiser Show. [He's] sorta like the Larry David of sports analysis. His show is really fun because, he just has his friends who he worked with at The Washington Post on the show. So, the chemistry is great. It's like they're at the coffee shop talking to each other."
- Kate Evans, Producer, Podcast Playlist.
Podcasts featured this week:
- Inside the Junos - The exciting story behind the first televised Juno Awards. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- The Imposter - From rap battles on an internet message board to performing with his uncle's funk band, hear Cadence Weapon's musical story. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Polaris Podcast - CBC's Katherine Duncan discusses Glenn Gould's famous recording of the Goldberg Variations. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Uptalk - Twin sisters Tegan and Sara talk about identity, evolution and the difference between mainstream success and selling out. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- The Trap Set - Ever wonder what it's like to be a singing-drummer? Host Joe Wong interviews Sebastien Grainger of Death from Above about his musical career. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Switched on Pop - Author, critic and podcaster Andrea Warner joins hosts Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding as they deconstruct Alanis Morissette's 'You Oughta Know.' Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Mike on Much - Lights talks about the comic series she wrote, drew, and published to accompany her album 'Skin & Earth.' Click here to listen to the full episode.