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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  • Episode 77: Stewart Hendler

    February 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 33 mins

    An interview with director Stewart Hendler, where we talk about his music video work, his film work and fatherhood. A great interview with my awesome cousin!

  • Episode 76: Matt Milligan

    February 10th, 2020  |  2 hrs 1 min

    A conversation with Matt form Wheatus, where we talk about the changing music industry and how Hanson’s “MMMBop” actually has a lot in common with “Teenage Dirtbag”. Wheatus covers the Hanson classic to further prove the point! So tight.

  • Episode 75: The Gothsicles

    February 3rd, 2020  |  43 mins 48 secs

    An interview with Brian from the Gothsicles, where we talk about his origins in Milwaukee fusing gothic and comedy music, as well as his upcoming releases and shows. Thanks Brian!

  • Episode 74: Marshal Carper

    January 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins

    An interview with MMA fighter, marketing guru and author Marshal Carper! We talk about our collaborations, his projects, and what it was like to live on the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • Episode 73: Doctor Popular

    January 20th, 2020  |  55 mins 36 secs

    An interview with San Francisco chiptune artist, nerdcore rapper, professional yoyoist, and game designer, Doctor Popular! We talk about his new game KnifeTank as well as his upcoming album.

  • Episode 72: Angelo Moore

    January 13th, 2020  |  56 mins 46 secs

    A conversation with Fishbone's Angelo Moore, where we talk about about the Warped Tour, KRS-One and Los Angeles. An awesome interview with a legend - thanks dude!

  • Episode 71: Sarah Nielsen

    January 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    An interview with one of my favorite people - my big sister! We talk about her tutoring business, Lilo & Stitch and the time I pooped in the yard.

  • Episode 70: Carl Caprioglio

    December 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins

    An interview with Oglio Entertainment CEO Carl Caprioglio! He shares his Wesley Willis, Kool Keith and Dan Castellaneta stories, and the time we filmed a music video in his warehouse. Thanks dude!

  • Episode 69: MAJATRON

    December 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins

    An interview with Phoenix's MAJATRON, a.k.a. Vincent Payne! This week, we talk about how he got his start, his decade-long hiatus, and his upcoming projects. We also debut the "HYRUL" remix, featuring a verse be my! Thanks MAJATRON!

  • Episode 68: Ultraklystron

    December 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins

    An interview with Ultraklystron, in which we talk about his new album "Variable Undefined" and if the OGs of nerdcore have fallen off or not. We also talk about Japanese culture and why Canada is a better country.

  • Episode 67: I Fight Dragons

    December 9th, 2019  |  2 hrs 3 mins

    An in-depth interview with I Fight Dragons frontman, Brian Mazzaferri! We discuss our past tours, the attention economy, and their new album “Canon Eyes”! I also learn more than I ever thought I could about Magic the Gathering. A great interview, thanks Brian!

  • Episode 66: Marc with a C

    December 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins

    An interview with indie pop solo artist Marc with a C, where we talk about his upcoming twenty-year retrospective, “Maybe It’ll Be Good”, and his autobiography. We also dive into John Mellencamp, Ozzy Osbourne and Marc’s writing techniques. An awesome conversation with a talented homie.

  • Episode 65: Jordan Katz

    November 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 22 mins

    An interview with Los Angeles producer and musician Jordan Katz, who has worked with the Muppets, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane and myself! We talk about how he got started, his schedule, and what it was like playing all of the brass on Red Dead Redemption 2. An awesome interview with one of my favorite people.

  • Episode 64: Mikal kHill

    November 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins

    An interview with North Carolina's Mikal kHill, founder of the Thought Criminals and lover of Duck Tails for NES. We talk about his recovery form cancer, his family, and the time he and Adam WarRock duped eachother into collaborating back in 2011.

  • Episode 63: Rappy McRapperson

    November 11th, 2019  |  46 mins 15 secs

    An interview with musician, comedian and YouTube artist Rappy McRapperson, about his life in Hawaii, his work on the Captain Underpants franchise and the time he developed and produced albums for Wing. Thanks dude!

  • Episode 62: Hipster, Please!

    November 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins

    An interview with journalist and former Wired journalist Zachary DesRocher (Z.), of the infamous Hipster, Please! podcast! We talk about the evolution of nerdcore and how everyone should just be grateful and get along.