The Bret Saunders Podcast

The Bret Saunders Podcast

Bret Saunders of the KBCO Morning Show interviews musicians, actors, media members and more about their craft, culture and other topics.

Episodes

September 22, 2022 9 min
Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford stopped by 97.3 KBCO to discuss his new solo album, titled (self-titled.) Mumford discussed the songwriting process and what Elton John and The Pope have in common.
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Nashville's Stephen Sanchez has found joy in writing and performing vintage-style rock and roll -and get this: the dude's just 19! He joined me in KBCO Studio C to discuss his discovery of the music, and a fateful phone call he'd received just moments before our conversation.
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August 25, 2022 13 min
Everyone's favorite laid-back singer-songwriter and longtime KBCO sonic presence Jack Johnson joins Bret to talk about sticking it to the man in the lyrics to his songs, Bret's 25th anniversary at KBCO and surfing.
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Michelle Wolf joined me to talk about standup, why she's a runner, and an apparent robot website's strange description of her life.
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August 4, 2022 13 min
The enigmatic Josh Tillman (also known as Father John Misty) stopped by 97.3 KBCO to discuss his latest album, "Chloe and the Next 20th Century." He's a thoughtful guy!
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July 12, 2022 6 min
James Mercer is the front man for the beloved group The Shins. Did you know they were formed in New Mexico? They were our neighbors for a while! Mercer talks with Bret about the 21st anniversary of the first Shins album and the monster (or monsters) who stole his master tapes.
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July 7, 2022 12 min
"Beyond Category" singer-songwriter and actor Lyle Lovett joins the podcast to talk about his first new album in a decade, Red Rocks, the economics of touring with a "large band" and more.
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June 24, 2022 15 min
Dana Gould is in town for a couple of shows at Comedy Works and stopped by the podcast this week. Dana cracked us up about exploding his rotator cuff, his series "Hanging With Dr. Z" ( imagining Dr. Zaius from Planet Of The Apes as a talk show host) and the combative nature of social media.
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June 16, 2022 8 min
Bret talks with Rhea Seehorn ("Better Call Saul") and Lou Mustillo ("The Sopranos") about their new web series, "Cooper's Bar," a unique watering hole born from one man's dream of the perfect tiki bar experience. The bar just happens to be in Mustillo's real life L.A. back yard, which attracts a quirky cast of characters trying to find fame and fortune in Hollywood. Rhea and Lou talk about how an...
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June 9, 2022 18 min
We first got to know Susan Tedeschi as a solo artist in the ‘90s: a brilliant guitarist with a magnificent voice.. She's also a founding member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, a group she fronts with her partner, Derek Trucks. Susan and Bret reminisce over the time she came by KBCO Studio C with Stevie Ray Vaughn's band Double Trouble, a mutual love of Sun Ra, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s ambitious new project "I Am The ...
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May 25, 2022 9 min
Mary Lynn Rajskub is best known for her portrayal of Chloe on the TV series “24,” Gail the Snail in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and more. She’s also a stand-up comedian. Rajskub just released a book, “Fame-ish: My Life At The Edge Of Stardom.” It's a raucous look at what it's like to somehow, sometimes, have a name in Hollywood. She and Bret talk about growing up in the same neighborhood, rehab at Denny'...
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May 17, 2022 11 min
July 22nd, The Lumineers will headline Coors Field with Gregory Alan Isakov and Daniel Rodriguez (formerly of Elephant Revival). Singer Wesley Schultz dropped in on the podcast to talk about that, plus touring Europe post-pandemic, the healing nature of music, and the early days of playing The Meadowlark and the The Hi Dive.
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May 12, 2022 10 min
Comedian Patton Oswalt is everywhere: in movies, streaming specials, cable series...and onstage at Denver's Paramount Theatre on Saturday, April 14. Patton joined Bret to talk about his broken foot and how we can (hopefully) get along.
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May 5, 2022 7 min
Outrageous filmmaker John Waters, known for such trash classics as PINK FLAMINGOS and HAIRSPRAY, just released his first-ever novel, LIARMOUTH. Waters talks with Bret about the book, his potential return to filmmaking, and how we treat each other in 2022.
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April 19, 2022 15 min
Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne doesn’t give many interviews, so it was a pleasure to hear him open up in this new conversation. Ray and Bret talk music and distancing oneself from the “music business.”
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April 15, 2022 8 min
Singer songwriter Jewel is back with her first album in 7 years, "Freewheelin' Woman". Jewel (did you know she lives here in Colorado?) tells Bret about what she learned being mentored by Bob Dylan and Neil Young, the folksy-Muscle Shoals sound of the new album and why she cut it "live" in the studio.
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April 8, 2022 12 min
The Head and the Heart have been a KBCO favorite since the release of their debut in 2011. They have a couple of shows coming in September and a new album, which will come out later this month, "Every Shade Of Blue." Jonathan Russell joins the podcast to talk of the band's love of Denver, recording half of the new album in the studio and the other half in their living rooms, and singing about a place that knew him as a ...
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It's always a pleasure to have Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on the podcast. In this engaging conversation, Bret and Phil discuss the Colorado Unification Initiative. It's an effort to promote respectful conversation and reduce tribalism. The AG also talks about efforts to keep Tik Tok and Instagram from preying on our children and erasing the stigma from mental health.
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March 24, 2022 12 min
Jeff Tweedy, a founding member of Uncle Tupelo and is Wilco's main man. Jeff comes to the Paramount April 7 for a night billed as "A Conversation With Jeff Tweedy" talking about creativity, art, books, music, and more. But first he checks in with Bret to discuss longevity in the music business, plus the aesthetic that guides his life. He also talks about the importance of being unburdened and free of care, and what exac...
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March 18, 2022 15 min
The guest this week is Ron Funches. As they say in the business, he's a triple threat: comedian, actor, and writer. To date, he has two comedy albums out, has appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Blackish, plus he has voiced characters on Bob's Burgers and Bojack. He's a professional wrestler too, "I might joke with you, I might put you through a table". Ron talks about all of that while balancing his career and...
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