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 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.

  • Episode 61: Luke Ski

    October 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 32 mins

    An interview with Wisconsin comedy musician and cartoonist Luke Ski! We talk about his work with Dr. Demento, his years as an animator for Cartoon Network and his thoughts on "Joker". Thanks Luke!

  • Episode 60: Erin Tonkon

    October 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins

    An interview with producer and mixing engineer Erin Tonkon, who worked extensively with David Bowie on his final album, "Blackstar". We talk about the changing state of the music industry and a producer's role, as well as the need for more representation of women in the music industry.

  • Episode 59: Suzanne McDermott

    October 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Suzanne McDermott is a musician, artist and creative coach whose song "the Roswell Incident" was featured both in the "Six Days in Roswell" documentary, and was covered by yours truly on "Indie Rocket Science". An awesome interview with an inspiring lady!

  • Episode 58: Blake J. Harris

    October 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    An interview with journalist and screenwriter Blake J. Harris! We talk about his books "the Console Wars", "the History of the Future" and his new documentary and TV series about the SEGA / Nintendo marketing battle of the 90s. An awesome talk with a brilliant author.

  • Episode 57: Chason Matthams

    September 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 44 mins

    An interview with New York artist Chason Matthams, where we talk about his process, NYU, the Simpsons and his latest showing, "Hell for Rainbows." We also talk about Nine Inch Nails, his work on Comedy Central's "Jeff and Some Aliens" and post-internet art. Thanks dude!

  • Episode 56: Insane Ian

    September 23rd, 2019  |  48 mins 17 secs

    An interview with Chicago's Insane Ian, the true bridge between nerdcore and "Dr. Demento-inspired" comedy music! We talk about his creative process and what it's like being MC Frontalot's favorite artist of all time.