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The Last Podcast by Zac Little

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Sep 10, 2019

Bright Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose is a subpodcast of The Last Podcast in which Zac and his brother Morgan discuss the discography of Conor Oberst, the most important artist of our lives. 

Today's episode is long, kind of badly recorded, wandering, and full of emotional and political details. It's about I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, the best Bright Eyes album ever made. We are joined by Mackenzie and Tyler, our friends from the band The Meltdowns, who bring a different perspective to the proceedings. 

Join us as we analyze 9/11, wonder about Watergate, explore our past relationships with women and each other, play a game about ABBA, and much, much more. 

Aug 31, 2019

Hey gang -- I wanted to re-post this episode because it was a little too loud as originally uploaded, causing the audio to click rather annoyingly in some speakers/headphones. I don't know if anyone noticed other than me, but I will feel better having corrected this. OK, new episode soon! Bye!

Today's episode is about the power of theater. 

Follow the NHTP on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nhtheatreproject/

Mackenzie Keefe's bandcamp page:

https://mackenziekeefe.bandcamp.com/

 

 

Jun 25, 2019

Portions of this episode originally appeared on WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio. Thank you Dan and Phil.

Recorded March 2018 - June 2019

Special thanks to Christi Little for invaluable editing advice, and Lizzy Goodman for unknowingly suggesting a format.

Jun 13, 2019

The audio mostly gets choppy around big laughs. The rest of it is OK. But I also talk fast, so I would recommend reading along, just in case:

https://thelastpodcast.tumblr.com/post/185569056378/graduation-speech-transcript

 

 

May 14, 2019

Today's ep is a direct sequel to the last one, "Systemic Understanding." We talk to Sarah Wrightsman, the Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast. We also talk to Steven Hedlund and Becky Holt of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, and check back in with Elena Piekut, assistant city planner in NH's only city doing anything right, Dover NH. 

We cover a lot of ground in this one, but really, it's about one question: how do you know that what you're doing is working?

Shoutout to my pal Fred Balas, who tipped me off to Sarah's many acronyms. 

 

Apr 23, 2019

Communities & Consequences (I) - a film by Jay Childs https://vimeo.com/39533873

Music in this ep by Mackenzie Keefe (interlude), Morgan Little (organ), and Zac Little (variations on 'werewolves of london')

https://soundcloud.com/mackenziekeefe

Many thanks to Lori-Waltz Gagnon & Leadership Seacoast, Peter Francese, & Elena Piekut

 

 

Apr 9, 2019

Today's episode is about endings, but also about beginnings, and holidays, and social media, and the Old Internet, and the Chef's Table, and Arlo's musical preferences, and La Blogotheque, and creative crises/depressive episodes (I have a hard time telling the difference).

Thanks for listening. The plan is to have a new episode ready every two weeks for a couple of months. 

Feb 19, 2019

Morgan's playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/themildrevolution/playlist/1xcmemS3qoq6wte1P2ZU25?si=dwc09l05R-WhrHjYmJwcKQ

Zac's playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/zaclittle/playlist/005FcMqJfYHdaHLlTAyD2H?si=cDiZ5rGvT6KK4Ea60Zvgeg

 

In today's episode, Morgan and Zac talk about OH HOLY FOOLS and ONE JUG OF WINE, TWO VESSELS -- probably the two albums they eached looked most forward to discussing, respectively, when this podcast started. They also decide, with 90% certainty, who is singing in "We Are Free Men," and then start a new religion based on the teachings of David Bowie.

 

Other topic include:

-Michael Pollan's show "Cooked"

-Black Mirror's "Bandersnatch"

-Paul Rust's bass guitar skillz

-Mac Miller (again)

-Cover songs they like

-Why it's OK to not know a song is cover

-Oboards, the Conor Oberst Reddit Board

-James Gunn

-What makes a song good for jamming

-Why "City Morgan" no longer wishes to "fuck" people

-Why Louis CK doesn't deserve another shot

-The Other Morgan Little

-How much it still sucks that Elliott Smith is dead

-A lot of stuff about drums and drummers

-Pedro The Lion's famous bassist

 

Thanks for listening!

Dec 4, 2018

Morgan and I discussed Mac Miller in this episode, but felt like we didn't do a good job, so we returned to the subject later in the episode, and still left feeling like we didn't do a good job. It's a difficult subject, and there are no right answers, and at the time we didn't even know that Mac Miller has, for instance, covered a Bright Eyes song! So we'll probably talk about it again on the next episode. I just wanted to say that in case you felt like we were being flip about his death. (I will say that compared to the way Ariana Grande fans talk on instagram, Morgan and I sound like fucking Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Ban Ki Moon or some shit.)

https://open.spotify.com/user/themildrevolution/playlist/4NPY3dFSyVIke0FvPrkHl4?si=FbkN-PQkS4yzWUlX40vTFQ

https://open.spotify.com/user/zaclittle/playlist/6ERfvkZgc0fdWjW0EEyfDv?si=-LmgApQfTmOlUYqjEJBD6Q

Nov 20, 2018

A story about Rick Velardo. 

Oct 23, 2018

In today's episode, we talk about power lifting, the bizarre contradictions of self-knowledge, and most importantly, how Aaron Sorkin deserves more credit. 

Sep 11, 2018

An experiment in the spirit of democracy. 

Jul 24, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajvQ9xY3_CM - Phoebe Bridgers, Noah Gunderson "Killer + The Sound."

We're back to finish up our discussion of the GOAT album, Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground. Today, we are joined by our friend, the filmmaker and artist Paige Mazurek! 

This ep's Spotify Playlists:

Zac: https://open.spotify.com/user/zaclittle/playlist/66DRGBEv4gmnwsJPQnZ0Zx?si=NQlLU9UUQnOBFOmXy7OTpQ

Morgan: https://open.spotify.com/user/themildrevolution/playlist/2FfEOLCvJS6i4az23QyMCE?si=s2Kohq5oRmWnQOleKEOUyw

Jun 12, 2018

Bad cop and vaguely supportive cop get together to talk about the greatest album of all time (part 1 of 2)!

R.I.P. The Thermals

G.R.I.P Philip Roth, Tom Wolfe

Our House & It's Heart So Savage: https://youtu.be/73f52bd1SK4

Review of Lifted in the LA Times, August 2002: http://articles.latimes.com/2002/aug/11/entertainment/ca-rack11

Conor Oberst & Jenny Lewis interview each other: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRlqtUF0j-A

 

May 8, 2018

Arlo's Coming, a playlist by Christy Little https://open.spotify.com/user/christinaelittle/playlist/2QFiJUK4ToeeZQKnW0fBNj?si=seMcWISUTuaVaMVxKl2SKg

Special thanks to DWH/WDH, and whoever made that bootleg recording of the Rilo Kiley show in VT circa '05. 

May 1, 2018

We're back with a new episode of TLPZL today, and we're abandoning some old ideas! Fun! 

Think of this as a spiritual sequel to Spring Cleaning. We've got new stuff with old friends like Jon Pernisek and Paul Neafcy, weird found sound, and a meditation on the nature of extreme pain!

Mar 27, 2018

The boys are back to talk about the Desaparecidos album READ MUSIC/SPEAK SPANISH, a landmark record that shaped our political consciousness (We get rambling something fierce a couple of times). We also discuss Titus Andronicus, Justin Timberlake, the MCU, and the birth of Arlo Logan Little, Conor Oberst's newest and biggest fan. Share this podcast with the Bright Eyes fans in your life!

Mar 8, 2018

New episode today! It's a kind of spiritual sequel to Good Question in which we interview Monte Bohanan (@Monte_Bohanan on Twitter) about how to interview people. It's also a meditation on influence and the death of David Bowie. 

Feb 20, 2018

Today on The Last Podcast, we free-associate our way into a few methods for improving the world. This episode was a lot of fun.

It features the documentarian Allison Keir, as well as Steven Hedlund and Becky Holt of the Global Aquaculture Alliance. Music by me and Christy.

the oyster revival: http://www.oysterrevival.com/

global aquaculture alliance: https://www.aquaculturealliance.org/

Thanks for listening--please share!

Jan 23, 2018

On today's subpodcast, Little & Little discuss Titus Andronicus's new sound, Justin Timberlake in the woods, the use of punctuation in lyrics, times they've done a bad job encouraging the light within other artists, Tim Kasher, Marc Maron's revelatory performance in GLOW, and of course, the Bright Eyes album FEVERS & MIRRORS.

House band: ZL, ML, SC

New regular episode of The Last Podcast coming soon! Thanks for listening.

Jan 9, 2018

Today on The Last Podcast: what makes a good question?

Music from me & Christy, the August music party at Silver Street (Pat Griffin, Morgan Little, Zac Little, Josh Martin), The Smiths, and Dirty Projectors. 

"Through A Hole" by Whispertown2000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivGa-f3c1Uc

Recorded August-December 2017

Dec 24, 2017

Happy holidays! It's Christmas Eve, the perfect time to begin our discussion of Conor Oberst's discography, and a perfect excuse to start with 2002's A Christmas Album! It's a semi-official Bright Eyes recording and a collaboration between Oberst and Maria Taylor to benefit the Nebraska AIDS Project, which you can buy here:

https://saddle-creek.com/products/a-christmas-album

"Blood" by The Middle East: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjB2hbMYIXo

"Blood" by Gang Of Youths (shoutout to Mollie) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLTO3U5644A

The Live Album https://zacharylittle.bandcamp.com/album/the-live-album

 

Sep 5, 2017

If you be my Wendy, I'll be your Peter Pan--so come on Wendy, and come on, Spider-Man! It's time for the final (?) episode of ARE YE TALKIN' ARCADE FIRE IN MAY, in which Zac and Morgan argue incessantly over the messaging of Arcade Fire's preachy and beautiful new record, Everything Now. Along the way, we check in with Game Of Thrones (no spoilers!), Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear, and lots of other artists unrelated to the lads from Canada. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported this show and talked to us, and special thanks to our contest sponsor Delia! Anyway, do you like, uh, rock and roll music? If so, listen on!

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