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... Show More

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March 30, 2020 7 min
Wesley Schultz from The Lumineers talks about the transition from touring to self-quarantine, negotiating the timing and process of having meals delivered and thinking more about the “we’ than the “I”.
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One of the world’s most popular 10ks, the BOLDERBoulder has been postponed, race director Cliff Bosley talks about the current situation and when you’ll get more info. Plus, how can you help those in need during the coronavirus? Janie Gen Osis from the Food Bank Of The Rockies tells you what and what not to do.
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March 13, 2020 10 min
Gordon Lightfoot was Canada's most successful contemporary folk artist, establishing himself as an important songwriter in the mid-'60s and going on to become a major international recording star in the following decade. Calling in from Toronto, Gordon talked about his new album, Solo, life without a cell phone, doing beer commercials, his friendship with Bob Dylan, and being a part of a scene that included Joni Mitchell, a...
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March 4, 2020 10 min
And It’s Still Alright, the latest solo record from Nathaniel Rateliff. In this episode of the podcast, Nathaniel talks about making this record in the wake of divorce along with the passing of a close friend, the influence of Harry Nilsson and Roger Miller, plus his dress code for the band.
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February 28, 2020 12 min
Since starting out in Chicago in 1976 at the age of twenty, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials and many appearances on network television. He has appeared in films and has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows, but his first love, stand-up, remains his true one. Enjoy this conversation that swerves from a discussion about Sartre to internet dating, the real reason he got into comedy…and cole s...
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February 21, 2020 14 min
From the movie Diner, the sitcom Mad About You, and his current role in Stranger Things, comedian, cater, writer, author, and musician, Paul Reiser has become one of Hollywood’s most prolific creatives. Before his shows at the Stanley Hotel, Paul called in to talk about movies, television, stand up, Stanley Kubrick and the Shining, plus whatever happened to the dog on Mad About You.
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February 14, 2020 11 min
Bob Geldof is a political activist, occasional actor, and a founding member of the Boomtown Rats. Enjoy this freewheeling conversation about their new album, 8-tracks, Donald Trump, climate change, Woody Guthrie, and why it’s time once again for what Bono called, “the glorious noise” of the Boomtown Rats.
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February 6, 2020 9 min
Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. While the political conversation is from 2016, the observations are just as relevant today as they were then. Trevor also reveals the advice Jon Stewart gave him when he took over The Daily Show and discussed his book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which was an instan...
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January 31, 2020 7 min
Ahead of the Eagles’ Hotel California 2020 Tour hitting Pepsi Center for 2 nights, founding member Don Henley talks about the lasting appeal of the album, what to expect with show (Symphony! Choir! Actors!) and how he stays in shape on tour.
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January 24, 2020 24 min
Two conversations on this episode, first: The indie classic Napoleon Dynamite was made over 15 years ago. Ahead of his talk at the Boulder Theater this Saturday (plus a screening of the movie), Jon Heder talks about being born in Ft. Collins, how much of Napoleon is really him, and can he really dance. Then, how does an artist get into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame? CEO of The Hall Of Fame, Greg Harris, explains the process and re...
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January 17, 2020 11 min
The Lumineers dropped by KBCO Studio C to talk about and play songs from their latest album, III. Wes and Jeremiah discussed writing the record in Denver while battling weeds, writing for M. Night Shyamalan and why you should always save your ideas for art’s sake.
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January 9, 2020 16 min
Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. Her second comedy album "Simply the Beth", was named it one of the top ten comedy albums of 2015. Beth is a writer who contributed to I Love You America with Sarah Silverman on Hulu. She previously wrote for season 1 and 2 of Judd Apatow's HBO series Crashing starring Pete Holmes. She also wrote on the feature film Good Boys. She’s at Comedy Works Downtown this w...
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December 19, 2019 13 min
Pink Floyd’s The Wall turned 40 this year. In honor of that, we’ve reached back into the archives for an interview with founding member Roger Waters. He talked about the music he scored for the opera Ca Ira (French for "It'll be fine", subtitled "There is Hope"), based on the French Revolution and the personal effect Pink Floyd’s Live 8 reunion had on him.
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December 12, 2019 14 min
Following his groundbreaking win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, Denver native Josh Blue has risen through the ranks to become a well-established headliner at venues throughout the world. He headlines Comedy Works Dec. 20 & 21st. Along with his current comedy projects, Josh talks about his painting (Josh’s comedy, funny, Josh’s painting, dark), owning a snake…that once got away, his axe throwing expertise, and friendship ...
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December 5, 2019 11 min
December 8th is the 39th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. For this podcast we have gone into the archives for a couple of conversations, the first with his wife, Yoko Ono. The occasion was John’s artwork coming to Boulder. Yoko talked about how his art and his music complimented each other and their struggle with the U.S. Government over Lennon’s citizenship. The second is with Dr. Stephan G. Lynn who recalls the night he was ca...
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November 20, 2019 10 min
Lewis Black, stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, actor, and King Of The Rant. Before his “It Gets Better Every Day” tour comes to Denver in April, Lewis phoned us up to talked about the idea behind the tour name, his early days in Colorado, the eternal weirdness of Colorado Springs, and his role as Anger in the movie Inside Out.
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November 14, 2019 14 min
He’s the singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer, known simply as Beck, and his new album is Hyperspace. He talks with Bret about how the Atari video game influenced it, the electricity that’s in all of us, and the movie role he regrettably turned down.
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November 7, 2019 10 min
John Fogerty, leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival and a member of the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame. He spoke to Bret about his new concert film shot at Red Rocks, his work with veterans, what it was like to play between the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin at Woodstock, and his faith in the youth of today.
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October 31, 2019 17 min
For this episode, Bret speaks with former Beatle’s drummer Ringo Starr about his new album What’s My Name. Hear about the message and song John Lennon left him, recording with his famous brother in law (guess who?) and being credited with taking the first selfie. And then a conversation from earlier this year with the late Paul Barrere, long time singer and guitarist with Little Feat. Paul talks about those crazy Little Feat albu...
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October 23, 2019 13 min
David Sedaris, bestselling author, humorist, and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. David and Bret obsess over their Apple Watches, fining people for using the word awesome, and there’s a funny story about a doomed opossum.
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