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Broken Record with Malcolm Gladwell, ...
<p>From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play.</p>
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Wyclef Jean Goes Back To School
Justin Richmond reflects on his own childhood listening to the Fugees and talks to Wyclef about his latest effort, Wyclef Goes Back to School..
54 min
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Yola's Walk Through Fire
After years honing her craft in the UK Yola finally lands with her beautiful album, "Walk Through Fire" - produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.
48 min
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Tyler the Creator Talks Igor
Tyler the Creator and Rick Rubin talk through and listen to Tyler's beautiful new record, Igor.
47 min
4
Jack White & Brendan Benson of the Raconteurs
Jack White, Brendan Benson, Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin talk about the music making and songwriting practice of the Raconteurs and their new album.
74 min
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Broken Record Season 3 ... Is Coming!
Conversations with the musicians you love by Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam - Broken Record Season 3!
3 min
6
In a Metal Mood: A Broken Record and Revisionis...
A Broken Record/Revisionist History crossover episode on cultural appropriation.
39 min
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Vampire Weekend Returns: Ezra Koenig with Ariel...
Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and producer Ariel Rechtshaid stopped by Shangri La Studios in Malibu to talk with hosts Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin. Ezra explained how he and Ariel have been laboring over the new album, re-working some songs hundreds of times before finally feeling like they got it right.
54 min
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J.S. Ondara: Knockin' on America's Door
J.S. Ondara talks about leaving his native Kenya six years ago for Minnesota — the home of his idol, Bob Dylan — and creating his debut album, "Tales of America".
38 min
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Linda Perry: Making Hits Her Way
Linda Perry is one of the only women considered a go-to producer in the music industry having worked with Pink, Christina Aguilera, Adele, Alicia Keys and now Dolly Parton.
58 min
10
T Bone Burnett: Perfection Is Second-Rate
Rick Rubin and T Bone Burnett discuss T Bone's pivot away from producing to focus on songwriting, producing Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and how he got started in music.
51 min
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Pentatonix: The Art of A Cappella
Malcolm Gladwell talks with the members of vocal group Pentatonix about their style and approach to a cappella music.
44 min
12
How To Write A Hit Song: The Love Junkies
The Love Junkies are three of Nashville's best pop writers - Malcolm listens in as they write the beginning of a song and explain their working-relationship.
58 min
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Mary Gauthier
Mary Gauthier is one of the most unique songwriters in Nashville. Forgoing the city's often conventional pop sound, Gauthier's songs are unafraid to probe into what she calls "the extremely personal."
45 min
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David Byrne
Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell talk with David Byrne (formerly of Talking Heads) about protest music
37 min
15
Questlove Part 2
Questlove talks about how he got involved with D’Angelo’s Voodoo record, the evolution of his drumming style, how he approaches DJ’ing, and tells the best Obama story ever.
24 min
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Questlove Part 1
Questlove talks about how he got involved with D’Angelo’s Voodoo record, the evolution of his drumming style, how he approaches DJ’ing, and tells the best Obama story ever
49 min
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Introducing Broken Record Season 2
From Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam: Conversations. Arguments. Stories. Remembering old music. Discovering new music. Broken Record: Coming to your podcast feed on March 26th.
2 min
18
Tom Petty and the Creation of “Wildflowers”
For the season one finale of Broken Record, Malcolm Gladwell talks with Rick Rubin about Tom Petty, who died in October 2017 at the age of 66.
30 min
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Dave Hill and the Epistemology of Norwegian Bla...
Malcolm Gladwell sits down with comedian, guitarist, and legendary metalhead Dave Hill
31 min
20
Rosanne Cash
“She Remembers Everything” is the name of the latest Rosanne Cash album, the 14th of her amazing career.
56 min
21
Nashville Revolution: Bobby Braddock, Don Schli...
Malcolm Gladwell talks to three songwriters who helped transform country music in the 1970s.
42 min
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Rufus Wainwright
Elton John has called Rufus Wainwright “the greatest songwriter in the world today.” Broken Record’s Bruce Headlam sits down with Rufus in Los Angeles, where Rufus performs breathtaking solo versions of his songs “Poses” and “I Can’t Wait” from his earliest albums.
49 min
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Nile Rodgers and Chic
Nile Rodgers, the mastermind behind the disco band Chic and producer of artists like David Bowie, Daft Punk and Madonna, plays live with his band and talks about his life and long musical career in the very studio that was built for him to produce Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” album.
37 min
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Rick Rubin
Our introductory episode is a conversation between Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell, covering everything from Rick’s role in the very beginning of hip-hop to his role in introducing Johnny Cash to a new generation of writers, performers and music lovers.
46 min
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Introducing Broken Record
From Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam: Conversations. Arguments. Stories. Remembering old music. Discovering new music. Broken Record: Liner notes for the digital age. Coming to your podcast feed on November 13th.
3 min
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Pilot: Walk on Water
In the fall of 2017, Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam sat down with Eminem and talked about his song 'Walk on Water', featuring Beyonce.
13 min