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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May 24, 2019 8 min

Recorded earlier this spring, founding member of Widespread Panic, John Bell, spoke to us about the band’s appearance on KBCO Studio C Groove Show Vol. 1, the 20th anniversary of ‘Til The Medicine Takes (which includes music recorded in KBCO Studio C), Red Rocks, and filling in for Fleetwood Mac at the New Orleans Jazzfest.

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May 17, 2019 12 min

The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer talks about his new African-infused album, positivity, drowning out the fear, Woodstock, and Colorado legalizing weed.

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May 9, 2019 9 min

Steven Van Zandt, long time member of Springsteen’s E Street Band, starred as Silvio Dante in the Sopranos and is a member of the Rock N’ Roll Hall Fame. Steve talks about fighting apartheid in the 80’s, where to go to start your musical education, plus his new album and tour that comes to Denver.

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May 3, 2019 15 min

A multi Grammy winner, Bela talks about his band the Flecktones and where their name came from, touring with Chick Corea, balancing family and music, plus the Beverly Hillbillies.

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April 25, 2019 13 min

The Oscar and Grammy winning musician talks about his new album, what the internet is doing to the world, the benefits of working at 4 a.m. and collaborating with the Coen brothers.

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April 19, 2019 8 min

Rick Reilly’s career started at the Daily Camera and the Denver Post before landing with Sports Illustrated and ESPN. Rick talks with Bret about his new book Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump.

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April 11, 2019 13 min

As The Lumineers gear up to release their next album, titled III, Wesley Shultz talks about the conceptual angle of the record, playing Woodstock, AC/DC, Game Of Thrones, and being Denver for life.

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April 5, 2019 13 min

Johnny Marr, founding member of The Smiths, successful solo artist and in-demand session player, talks about the themes of his new album, going vegan and how long distance running affects his music.

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March 29, 2019 13 min

A terrific interview from Bret’s archives. The Rolling Stones had just released Some Girls, the deluxe edition, and Keith Richards gave us a call to talk about the record, punk rock, the one girl who really didn’t want to be on the cover and his autobiography, Life.

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March 22, 2019 15 min

Carla Bley and Steve Swallow, legendary jazz composers, Carla on piano, Steve on bass, talk about their upcoming show at Dazzle, Steve playing Red Rocks with Stan Getz, Carla's time as a cigarette girl at Birdland, and being prisoners of music.

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March 14, 2019 10 min

Hozier’s new album, Wasteland, Baby just went number one and his upcoming show at the Buell is sold out. He talks with Bret about the themes on the record, his love for American music, and how he did the underwater album cover shoot.

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March 5, 2019 8 min

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper recently announced his candidacy for president and sits down with Bret to talk about his run for office, getting to know the rest of the country outside of Colorado, the other candidates in the Democrat primary, his thoughts on issues like climate change and his announcement party in Civic Center Park headlined by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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March 1, 2019 13 min

The former star of Full House and America’s Funniest Videos dropped by before his sold out residency at Comedy Works to talk about his new television projects, why he doesn’t do political humor, and his Martin Mull documentary.

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February 26, 2019 13 min

Adam Cayton-Holland, Denver native and nationally touring comedian, talks about his TruTV series, Those Who Can’t, how being a father influences his comedy and remembering friend and fellow comedian Brody Stevens.

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February 21, 2019 9 min

The Pink Floyd drummer talks about his new band Saucerful Of Secrets, the legacy of Syd Barrett, racing cars, and the rerelease of his album, Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports.

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February 16, 2019 15 min

Acclaimed guitarist and singer/songwriter, Richard Thompson visited KBCO Studio C to talk about his new album 13 Rivers, his short list of greatest guitar players, and the ghost of Liberace.

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February 8, 2019 8 min

Before her sold out shows at Comedy Works this weekend, Natasha Leggero dropped by to talk about how having a baby has affected her life and comedy, working with Andrew Dice Clay, plus her critically acclaimed TV shows and what’s next.

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February 7, 2019 9 min

40 years ago, Joe Jackson released his debut, Look Sharp. His latest, Fool, captures that spirit. Before his upcoming show at the Paramount, Joe took time out to talk about his new record, recording in Boise, and his appreciation for jazz.

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February 1, 2019 7 min

He starred on America’s Got Talent plus Penn And Teller: Fool Us. John van der Put is a dragon-costume-wearing comedian who performs amazing magic tricks and has toured with Mumford And Sons (he’s on the cover of Babel). Meet Piff the Magic Dragon.

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January 30, 2019 10 min

2-time Emmy nominee Michael Yo talks about his mixed race background, his latest special, Blasian, and eating sheep eyeballs on Fear Factor.

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