December 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
This week, I interview the amazing woman who birthed and raised me... DJ Kathy Nielsen! We talk about her love for genealogy and her teaching and library career. Thanks Mom!
December 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 29 mins
This week, I interview my father, MC Bob Nielsen, about his life as a lawyer, poet, artist and father. We talk about life growing up in Australia and how this helped shape him.
December 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 23 mins
bowling for soup
Howie Abrams is a music industry veteran / author / generally awesome guy who has been involved in the punk, hardcore and rap worlds since the 80s. We talk about his journey and how he ended up A&R on a label that had signed the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears.
December 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 46 secs
Brad Carter has been making hilarious prank calls for over a quarter of a century. This week, we talk about how he and I met online over twenty years ago and how reconnected recently through our shared love of music and prank calls.
November 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 28 mins
This week, I had the honor of talking to Roger Rabbit creator Gary K. Wolf, whose unorthodox noir mystery book "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?" was the basis for the 1988 Disney / Amblin blockbuster.
November 19th, 2018 | 59 mins 48 secs
Caldwell, Idaho's Big O is a legend in the DIY hardcore / rap crossover scene. He and his band opened for Mega Ran and me on our national tour. On this week's episode, he and I talk about the current state of the scene and the outside forces that motivate us both.
November 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
Eamon Dolan has edited many successful books, including Richard Dawkins's "the God Delusion" and Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation", amongst others. This week, we talk about the role of narrative in crafting non-fiction and Dolan's work as a photographer.
November 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 16 mins
This week, Jesse and I discuss growing up in Halifax and the social and cultural history surrounding hip-hop's birth and development in his town, including his joining the Backburner Crew. We also talk about the new Danger Grove album, "Want for Nothing".
October 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 21 mins
In this episode, I talk to John S. Hall of the NY bands King Missile, King Missile (Dog Fly Religion), You Suck!, King Missile III, King Missile IV, Unusual Squirrel, Sensation Play and Silk Cut. We talk about what it was like having a hit song in the 90s and how he has continued to create art as an indie artist. I conclude the episode with a 2000 interview I did with him, where he predicts the economic model of Spotify. A very special episode!
October 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 17 mins
An interview with lit-hop genius and pop culture rapper Mega Ran!
October 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
Part two of my interview with Brendan B. Brown of Wheatus!
October 8th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
This week, Brendan B. Brown and I talk about some of his early musical influences and his first memories learning to play guitar and write songs.
October 1st, 2018 | 58 mins 58 secs
Baba Brinkman is one of the inventor's of lit-hop. We discuss his play, the "Rap Guide to Consciousness", as well as his process.
September 24th, 2018 | 53 mins 45 secs
far cry 5
Part II of my interview with the legendary Mark Schaffer!
September 17th, 2018 | 48 mins 50 secs
This week, Lars interviews one of the biggest names in nerdcore... Mark Schaffer!
September 10th, 2018 | 55 mins 34 secs
internet, nerdcore, star wars
Part two with of my interview with the creator of "nerdcore hip-hop".