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 119: Brandon Patton

    May 5th, 2021  |  57 mins 46 secs

    An interview with MC Frontalot's former bassist Brandon Patton, also known as as Black Lotus. We talk about fatherhood, touring, game design and the early years of nerdcore. Thanks Brandon!

  • Episode 118: Trevor Parham

    April 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins

    This month on the podcast, I catch up with my former kindergarten classmate Trevor Parham to talk about his time at Penn, his work with Oakstop and his fundraising efforts with the Oakland Black Business Fund. We also talk about his work in tech and the arts. Thanks Trevor!

  • Episode 117: Ceschi

    March 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins

    This week, Ceschi and I talk about his Bay Area roots, the Oakland A's and how both of our first CD was "The Simpsons Sing the Blues". We also talk about Fake Four, creativity in quarantine, and speculate on when touring will resume. Thanks dude!

  • Episode 116: Devo Spice

    February 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins

    An interview with Tom Rockwell, a.k.a. Devo Spice, in which we talk about his work with Dr. Demento, his time at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and how he has been spending his time quarantine. We also talk about how he picks what songs to parody, and the night we played a show together in Jersey when Obama was elected.

  • Episode 115: Scott Sholder

    January 4th, 2021  |  55 mins 13 secs

    This week on the podcast, we talk to litigation attorney Scott Sholder of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP. Connecting through our mutual friend DJ Rossstar, Sholder and I have been friends for many years, and caught up for an interesting dialogue about intellectual property and the future of media in a post-COVID world.

  • Episode 114: ChildsPlayNinja

    December 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Juggalo YouTuber ChildsPlayNinja made a name for himself posting topical videos about Insane Clown Posse and their protégés Twiztid.  This week, we talk to CPN about how built his brand and found his niche in the underground rap community.

  • Episode 113: George Vlahakis

    December 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 49 secs

    This week on the podcast, I talk to George Vlahakis, who manages Insane Clown Posse protégés Twiztid and their label Majik Ninja Entertainment. We talk about how Vlahakis, got his start working with ABK and Insane Clown Posse, and how booking the Gathering of the Juggalos helped him get his start in the music business.

  • Episode 112: DJ Clay

    November 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 41 secs

    This week on the podcast, we talk to Insane Clown Posse’s DJ, DJ Clay, about his new album, his new hot sauce and the upcoming “Let ‘Em Bleed” mixtape. We also talk about how Clay survived COVID-19 and what he learned about recording albums with ICP. Thanks man!

  • Episode 111: Theosyn

    November 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins

    This week on the podcast, I talk to Theosyn about his work with Cannibal Ox, his time at Rochester Institute of Technology, and the time Mega Ran and I spent a week in his studio, recording "The Dewey Decibel System".

  • Episode 110: Height Keech

    November 9th, 2020  |  58 mins 16 secs

    This week on the podcast, I catch up with Baltimore's Height Keech to discuss his new album "Wild Height Keehc" and how he has been able to tour as an independent artist for over twenty years.

  • Episode 109: MC EVOL

    November 2nd, 2020  |  53 mins 31 secs

    An interview with Minnesota’s MC EVOL, who was also the first student in the MC Lars Lit-Hop Academy. We talk about her approach to songwriting, as well as her philosophies on making art during the pandemic.

  • Episode 108: Matt Furie

    October 26th, 2020  |  37 mins 30 secs

    An interview with indie comics legend Matt Furie, in which we talk about fatherhood, his life growing up on Ohio, and his new book "Mindviscosity".

  • Episode 107: Richie Branson

    October 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 32 mins

    An interview with Richie Branson, in which we talk about creating memes, his new album, and a show in Philadelphia that changed his life. A great interview! Thanks Richie!

  • Episode 106: Rabid B. Hatchetman

    October 12th, 2020  |  36 mins

    An Insane Clown Posse-themed episode! This week, we bring you a tribute to Scharpling and Wurster's "Rabid B. Hatchetman" WFMU bit. We cover our favorite parts verbatim, after MC Snax and I talk about our Hatchet Chat YouTube series.

  • Episode 105: LEX the Lexicon Artist

    October 5th, 2020  |  48 mins 3 secs

    An interview with Bay Area rapper LEX the Lexicon Artist! We talk about post-COVID touring, sexism in nerdcore, and her upcoming EP. We also premiere her new song "Pieces" and speculate on how studying psychology and statistics can help an artist's career. Thanks LEX!

  • Episode 104: Sole

    September 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins

    A conversation with anticon co-founder Sole, a.k.a. Tim Holland, about life in rural Maine, permaculture, being a vegan and Prodigy. We also talk about the time he toured with Grand Buffet and how he has been able to make a living during the pandemic. A great interview with an inspiring friend.