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.

The MC Lars Podcast on social media

Episodes

  • 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.

  • Episode 103: Weerd Science (Part 3)

    September 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins

    This week on the podcast, Coheed & Cambria's Josh Eppard and I talk about post-COVID touring, UFOs in the Hudson Valley and the future of Weerd Science. We also talk about what we learned from each other this past decade. The third and final interview, we wrap things up nicely. Thanks Josh!

  • Episode 102: Weerd Science (Part 2)

    September 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 secs

    Part two of my three-part interview with Coheed & Cambria drummer Josh Eppard, whose Weerd Science was the first and only artist I ever signed to Horris Records! We talk about sleep paralysis and his "Red Light Juliet" trilogy this week.

  • Episode 101: Weerd Science (Part 1)

    September 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins

    An interview with Coheed & Cambria’s Josh Eppard, whose indie rap project Weerd Science was briefly signed to my label Horris Records. We reminisce about playing the VANS Warped Tour as a duo and talk about how becoming a Millennial nostalgia act is actually pretty awesome.

  • 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.