The MC Lars Podcast

New joyful interviews every week!

About the show

Join MC Lars as he talks to friends and colleagues about their creative processes and influences. Featuring conversations with rappers, musicians, writers, educators and DIY mavericks, the MC Lars Podcast is sure to leave you thinking and smiling.

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Episodes

  • Episode 100: mc chris

    July 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    An interview with my old friend and collaborator mc chris, wherein we talk about the current state of nerdcore, his future projects, and fatherhood. Also, chris talks how it is important to take breaks from constantly making music to make sure one continues to release quality material. Thanks chris!

  • Episode 99: Shawn Levin

    July 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins

    An interview with the lead singer of my first band, Horris, in such we talk about his Hotline Served, Kerouac and what it was like growing up on the Monterey Peninsula. Thanks Shawn!

  • Episode 98: The PDX Broadsides

    July 13th, 2020  |  56 mins 39 secs

    An interview with Dr. Jessica F. Hebert of the PDX Broadsides! We talk about the origins of her band, Portland, and why it's probably not a good idea to ingest placenta meat. Thanks Dr. Hebert!

  • Episode 97: Dr. Jeb Middlebrook, Ph.D.

    July 6th, 2020  |  54 mins 42 secs

    An interview with Dr. Jeb Middlebrook, PH.D. (a.k.a. Jus Rhyme, a.k.a. Privilege) about his journey from the music industry, to academia, to becoming a successful realtor. We talk about what it was like being on VH1’s “White Rapper Show” and where hip-hop is going.

  • Episode 96: Beavis & Butt-Head Collector

    June 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Sean Beard runs the @beavisandbuttheadcollector Instagram, where he displays pieces of collection on which he has spent over $50k. On today’s episode we talk about his noise project, Waves Crashing on Piano Chords, and how his love for Beavis & Butt-Head has helped him build a gigantic online community.

  • Episode 95: Phone Freak

    June 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 31 mins

    This week on the podcast, I talk to Doug Burke (Phone Freak), whose classic 90s prank call album “the Telephone Experience” still remains one of my favorites. We talk about meeting online over a quarter of a century alone, sobriety, and why the Jerky Boys movie is still so strangely enduring. A wonderful talk a dear friend, I look forward to learning about Doug’s future forays into standup comedy and podcasting.

  • Episode 94: Akira the Don

    June 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins

    An interview with British Meaningwave inventor, Akira the Don. We talk about what it was like growing in Wales before the internet, the time he opened for me on tour in the UK in 2011 and fatherhood. We also reminisce about the first time he interviewed me, on my first ever UK tour, in September 2003. Thanks Akira!

  • Episode 93: The Rondo Brothers (Part II)

    June 8th, 2020  |  54 mins 56 secs

    On part two of my two-part series on Bay Area production duo the Rondo Brothers, Brandon Arnovick talks about growing up in Silicon Valley, going to college in Chico and working Hoodie Allen. An awesome conversation with a talented producer!

  • Episode 92: The Rondo Brothers (Part I)

    June 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins

    This week, I talk to the Rondo Brothers’ Jim Greer about his career in music, his philosophy on what makes a good producer, and what I taught him about music. We also talk about how he got into the music business and how he has managed to stay so fierce and healthy. Thanks Jim!

  • Episode 91: Flobots

    May 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    An interview with Brer Rabbit (Stephen Bracket) of Denver rap legends Flobots! We talk about their hit “Handlebars”, the group’s switch from a major label to becoming independent, and ways bands can communicate better. Thanks Stephen!

  • Episode 90: Maximus Skaff

    May 18th, 2020  |  54 mins 5 secs

    An interview with Hand Job Academy’s Maximus Skaff, wherein he talks about growing up in West Virginia, going to art school in New York and how his transgender identity has influenced his work. We also talk about the time we worked with Watsky on the music video for “Never Afraid”.

  • Episode 89: Clara Bizna$$

    May 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins

    An interview with Clara Bizna$$ of Hand Job Academy, the heart of the legendary Brooklyn NY rap group. We talk about West Virginia, her Filipino heritage, and her creative process.

  • Episode 88: Ash Wednesday

    May 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 30 secs

    Right before she gave birth to our son, I sat down with Ash Wednesday and we recorded this interview for him to hear when he's old enough. It's an open letter to Atlas. (Spoiler alert: Atlas, your mom was in a band called Hand Job Academy.)

  • Episode 87: MC Snax (Part II)

    April 27th, 2020  |  36 mins 53 secs

    Part two of my in-depth interview with Canadian nerdcore Juggalo rapper MC Snax in which we talk about the different types of Christianity, Violent J's autobiography and his upcoming projects. Thanks Snax!

  • Episode 86: MC Snax (Part I)

    April 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins

    An interview with Canadian Juggalo / nerdcore rapper and producer MC Snax! We talk about C.S. Lewis, his collaboration with Anybody Killa and his future projects.

  • Episode 85: MC Lars

    April 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins

    This week on the podcast, my tour manager / guitarist / bass player Mike Russo interviews me about the creative process and why on earth I keep doing this stuff.