Every once in a while, something ends up on the cutting room floor, but we can’t bear to leave it there. Here’s some bonus audio from our interview with legendary salsa bandleader Willie Colon. He’s talking about working with the “Queen of Salsa”, the Cuban singer and performer Celia Cruz.
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Song Exploder is one of the newest podcasts to come from my homeboys & homegirls in LA (Sup, Lindsay!). This podcast is realllllly best described by listening to it. Host Hrishikesh Hirway (frontman behind the dreamy melodies of the One Am Radio), interviews the best contemporary musicians about the influences & inspirations behind a particular track. The songs are then broken down into their elemental parts, built back up, then replayed with a new understanding & appreciation of where they came from. Check out Song Exploder & many other pod-gems here.
Saucy story-teller Kevin Allison hosts the provocative podcast: Risk! It’s sort of like the Moth, but dirtier. Annnd with more stories about poop (like this one by A.D. Miles). Risk! is a podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public.” It’s also one of those podcasts that I can’t listen to at work because I start to worry that other people might hear it, and that would be bad because it is certainly NSFW. Check out ginger kitty Kevin Allison & all my other podcat friends on Maximum Fun <3
Holmes is the newest host of International Waters: a podcast quiz show that pits comedians from the UK and the US against each other in a game of pop culture knowledge. Check it out (and all my other podcat friends) on Maximum Fun <3
Advertising isn’t just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data, upgrading the servers that hold all the data and making sure it’s all being logged and collated and sliced and packaged and shipped out… And at the end of the day the result of it all is a slightly different advertising banner in your browser or on your mobile screen.
Remember, when advertising is involved you the user are the product.