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Broken Record with Malcolm Gladwell, ...
From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play.
Music
Society & Culture
1
The Art of A Cappella with Pentatonix
Malcolm Gladwell talks with the members of vocal group Pentatonix about their style and approach to a cappella music.
44 min
2
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
3
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
4
David Byrne
Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell talk with David Byrne (formerly of Talking Heads) about protest music
37 min
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
Dave Hill and the Epistemology of Norwegian Bla...
Malcolm Gladwell sits down with comedian, guitarist, and legendary metalhead Dave Hill
31 min
10
Rosanne Cash
“She Remembers Everything” is the name of the latest Rosanne Cash album, the 14th of her amazing career.
56 min
11
Nashville Revolution: Bobby Braddock, Don Schli...
Malcolm Gladwell talks to three songwriters who helped transform country music in the 1970s.
42 min
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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