The small act of listening can lead to big ideas. In this podcast, 10 highly-acclaimed musicians make sense of the world by transforming their surroundings into original songs.
Our newest podcast, Listening, invites 10 of music’s most acclaimed artists to transform the sounds around them into original songs that reflect how it feels to be alive in today’s world.
Jeff Tweedy and his sons’ jam sessions, dubbed “The Tweedy Show,” were a beacon of light for music fans during the pandemic. In this episode, the Tweedy family discusses its experience of listening, creating, and playing together.
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Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee largely wrote her latest, highly-adored album Saint Cloud about her desire to get sober. She explains her journey, as well as how she was able to center herself during a time of uncertainty.
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Known as the “cool kid” of Tuareg blues––a desert rock sound from the Sahara region of Africa––Mdou Moctar takes us on a journey to his town of Agadez. He shares how the impact of colonialism on Niger has inspired his songs.
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Widely regarded as a consummate career artist, Neko Case is a force to be reckoned with. She discusses how the sounds of her rural farm in Vermont have influenced her songwriting.
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Multi-instrumentalist Laraaji is a new-age icon. He shares his thoughts on listening––ranging from cosmic to a sound bath in words and beyond––and why laughter is the key to creating a transcendent state.
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Avant-garde electronic music producer JLIN blends polyrhythm with musical styles from all over the world to create her own unique sound. In this episode, she shares how intuition and patience were key to unlocking her creativity.
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Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields’ aesthetic is best described as show tune catchiness meets unexpected instrumentation. In this episode, he shares how the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic impacted his songwriting.
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Laetitia Tamko, best known as Vagabon, cherishes the sounds she grew up with in Cameroon. Listen to her story as she describes how weaving motion and our stream of consciousness together can open us up to big ideas.
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Singer-songwriter MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger may be more dialed into American folklore than anyone else. In this episode, learn how he shares his music obsession with his family.
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Known for making some of the most fascinating and adventurous music, Björk reflects on how she came into her sensibilities as an artist, the influence of her home country Iceland, and how she finds the “spark” of a recording.
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The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?
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