The Bob Lefsetz Podcast

The Bob Lefsetz Podcast

Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

Episodes

November 24, 2022 131 min

Talking to Electronic Arts' President of Music Steve Schnur was the highlight of my week, and I'm not even a gamer! It made me excited about music. It made me envy his job. Listen and you'll get excited too! (And learn plenty!)

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Linda Ronstadt has a new book, "Feels Like Home," about the Sonoran Borderlands where she grew up. We talk about her youth, Lucy's El Adobe, meeting musicians and making records, politics...

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November 10, 2022 120 min

AOL cofounder Steve Case has a new book entitled "The Rise of the Rest" about the startup scene outside Silicon Valley, New York and Boston. We discuss startup culture, the companies Steve has found and invested in, and his personal history and the history of AOL.

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November 3, 2022 112 min

W. David Marx is the author of the new book: "Status and Culture: How Our Desire for Social Rank Creates Taste, Identity, Art, Fashion, and Constant Change." He posits the dearth of quality new music comes down to status. We discuss this and other implications of status in society. Put your thinking cap on!

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October 27, 2022 134 min

David Paich is the primary songwriter, keyboardist and a vocalist in Toto. He also co-wrote Boz Scaggs's "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle," and worked on Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and too many other records to count. David talks about what it was like growing up the son of legendary Hollywood arranger Marty Paich, what it's like working your way up in the business, on the road with Sonny & Cher...

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October 20, 2022 95 min

The one and only.

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October 13, 2022 118 min

"New York Times" reporter Joe Coscarelli's "Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story" is the definitive book on today's rap scene. Whether you're a fan of rap or not, you need to read "Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story" to understand the culture, not only where the rappers come from, but how they make their impact and cash. This is the story of what is happening now!

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October 6, 2022 115 min

Writer/actor Harvey Fierstein is a charismatic raconteur you can't help but love. Listen to this podcast whether you know him or not, because embedded in his tales is so much wisdom, it's changed my life already!

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September 29, 2022 124 min

Radio talk show host Thom Hartmann reaches 7 million people a week. We discuss the status of both the Republicans and the Democrats and investigate the state of talk radio today. Thom is erudite and insightful, prepare to be stimulated!

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September 22, 2022 91 min

From high school dropout to EMI to Abbey Road to Pink Floyd to the Alan Parsons Project and the new album...we cover it all!

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September 15, 2022 112 min

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Marcus King is so open and honest it will blow your mind!

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September 8, 2022 121 min

Jeff Hanna has been in every iteration of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, from "Mr. Bojangles" to "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" to "Fishin' in the Dark" to their just released album "Dirt Does Dylan." We discuss all of these eras!

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September 1, 2022 103 min

Mr. Island, who has a new autobiography, "The Islander: My Life in Music and Beyond."

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August 25, 2022 132 min

Logan Ury is a behavioral scientist turned dating coach, and the author of the book "How To Not Die Alone." As the Director of Relationship Science at the dating app Hinge, she leads a research team dedicated to helping people find love. After studying psychology at Harvard, Logan ran Google’s behavioral science team—the Irrational Lab. Her work has appeared in "The New York Times," "The Atlantic," "TIME...

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August 18, 2022 110 min

Taylor Momsen fronts the band The Pretty Reckless. Listen to how she quit "Gossip Girl" to become the lead singer and songwriter of an act that has charted seven number one Mainstream Rock tracks.

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August 11, 2022 133 min

Jeff Gold owns Recordmecca, the premier site for buying and selling music memorabilia. Jeff discovered 149 unknown Bob Dylan acetates and was also the co-appraiser of the Bob Dylan Archive in Tulsa. We discuss collecting and selling as well as Jeff's journey from Rhino Records' first employee to executive positions at A&M and Warner Bros.

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August 4, 2022 128 min

Melissa Etheridge is open, honest and forthcoming, nothing is off limits. We discuss her music, her relationships, her upbringing, her sexuality, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, the Oscars... It's like talking with a friend!

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July 28, 2022 119 min

We cover it all, from Florida to L.A. to Denny Cordell to Jimmy Iovine to Jeff Lynne to George Drakoulias to the Dirty Knobs and Don Henley. You’re gonna dig this Heartbreaker’s testimony!

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July 21, 2022 103 min

The one and only.

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July 14, 2022 87 min

"New York Times" reporter David Gelles is the author of the best-selling book about Jack Welch entitled "The Man Who Broke Capitalism." In addition to going deep into the Chairman and CEO of General Electric, we discuss Boeing and the climate, Gelles's beats too.

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