And we're back! First of all--tip of the hat to @Swandaaa, who I think once suggested a topic that informed the top of today's show. Another tip of the same hat to Anton Bykov, who plays the drums from time to time in this episode.
Today's episode is generally about myth and memory, writing and fiction, and you know, the usual creative struggle and frustrations therein. We go behind the scenes of the writing process of JACK AND DEAN OF ALL TRADES. We discuss the speed with which comedy ages into the problematic zone. We talk to Ryan O'Connor about which celebrities cross the pond and which ones do not. A lot more happens after that!
If you want to support this show, a good thing to do is to write a review or rate it on iTunes. Another thing to do is buy one of my records at zacharylittle.bandcamp.com. New one coming soon, featuring a lot of the sounds featured in this episode. Another good thing to do is share this show with like-minded people. Do it up! Thanks to all who have helped so far.
I'd have called this episode DIGITAL ASH IN A DIGITAL URN if the title hadn't already been taken. Technology! Change! Growing up! It's all covered in today's episode. We talk to Jon Pernisek about food podcasts that don't exist, and to Mary Akemon about an ethnography of YouTube. We talk digital transition with Max Wallace, and white noise mashups with Christy Little. Along the way, Zac accidentally drives around for a week with a car full of scrap metal, aimlessly pokes around his DVD cabinet looking for meaning, and goes to funerals!
THANK YOU all for listening, and for the kind words some of you send my way. It is the best thing. It makes me very happy. More episodes are coming soon, though probably not next week! XOXO -ZL
Welcome to The Last Podcast! In today's episode, we talk about mortality. And the power of music! Today's episode features Mary Akemon, Max Wallace, and the author David Connerley Nahm.
Melodies that transcend sketch comedy
Advice for (not) starting a band
Songs with twists
Punk rock in skate videos
How Blink 182 relates to 9/11 in my personal history
New episode next week!
Good morning! Today's episode is about heroes, or role models, or prank comedians, or what have you. It features the voices of Jon Pernisek, Max Wallace, and Ryan O'Connor. (Apologies to Mary Akemon, who we will hear from in the next few weeks instead.) If you like this show, one way to support it is to buy something on zacharylittle.bandcamp.com, like the Pinch Hill Orchestra's new EP, which costs 1 dollar. I'm going to put it up for sale as soon as I post this episode. OK! Thanks for listening!
New episode! I hope this one doesn't also show as posting last Sunday! It's Movies, part 2! Today we talk about: the passing of Prince, the power of cinema, the merits of bad movies, the limits of enthusiasm and inspiration, loneliness, anxiety, Charlie Kaufman, the concept of non-obvious favorites, baby's first weird movie, and more. This episode features Ryan O'Connor, Max Wallace, Chelsea Fisher, and Jon Pernisek. Hey, those are the same people from last week! We may hear from them, along with some new voices, next week.
To support this show, but stuff at zacharylittle.bandcamp.com. More stuff coming up on there soon!
Rate this show on iTunes! Favorably! And write reviews! Thanks!
We're back! Today's episode is about WORK. It features Chelsea Fisher, Jon Pernisek, Ryan O'Connor, and Max Wallace. Topics include: jobs we have had, work vs. creativity, staying sane at a grocery store, the merits of vaping, movie marathons, taking notes, reader analysis, and more.
Please rate this podcast on iTunes, or wherever, and tell other people to listen to it. Influential famous people and/or employees at audible.com, if possible!
Hey everybody! So TLPZL Season 2 is still in progress! Lots of irons in the fire, lots of audio being edited. But in the meantime, Morgan and I recorded something special for you all last night, and here it is! It's episode 1 of our comprehensive, encyclopedic, May-only show about Arcade Fire. It's the only show where you will hear about such things as: The members of the band, Canadian colleges, thoughts on Kanye West, thoughts on money, and many other things! Hope you enjoy it. New normal episodes soon!
Today's episode features a lot of voices, but mostly mine. It's a story about what has been going on for pretty much the entire time I've been working on and releasing this podcast. In my mind, the unspoken star of the episode is our in-house organist, Morgan Little, who really tied this episode together. Special thanks to him, and to you, for sticking with this show for eight weeks. I'm really not used to working in such a long format with such regularity, and I hope you have enjoyed it so far. Have a good day. -ZL
"Oh god, are we going meta already?" - You.
Only a little. Don't worry.
Today on TLP, we talk about podcasts, and creativity, and the struggle to feel as though your art is worthwhile and has a place that makes sense in the context of history. Kinda heavy, right? There are jokes and stuff, too. But I have no illusions about the audience of this podcast. You are mostly creative people, and you understand creative struggles, and I hope that some of this is not only helpful to you but also can be maybe part of a longer conversation, facilitated by this podcast, as we proceed and go further and further up our own butts.
A person with whom I have vented about creative struggles for years is the talented and generous Jonathon Pernisek, and he is our guest for the majority of today's episode. I have a lot more stuff recorded with him, and probably will want to talk to him again soon anyway, so expect to hear more from him. And if you live in Chicago, go to his live show this Saturday! Tell him old Zacky sent you!
I'm writing a lot for someone who only has one good eye right now, so I'll say goodbye for now. XOXO.
The unofficial title for this episode is "MAD MAX V: THE LEGEND OF HYUNDAI BECKWITH." It's the fifth episode, folks! Today, we talk to indie darling EDDI FRONT about her new record MARINA. Then, Zac and Morgan talk about what constitutes a folk opera, what constitutes a jam band, and how some guys are really into harmonicas. Later, Zac goes to a bar with David Murphy to talk about some of the weirder ways to make YouTube your go-to music player, and test your sanity at the same time. Morgan and Zac chat some more, and in between, Zac shares five top five lists. BECAUSE IT'S EPISODE 5! Do you get it? DO YOU?
Follow Eddi and Morgan on Twitter: @eddifront and @mildrevolution!
Thanks for listening, dudes!
Today is Primary Day in New Hampshire, so it's time we talk about politics. First, Zac and Chelsea spend a little time talking about why politics and creativity make such an awkward creative fit for overly self-aware 28-year-olds. Later, Zac and Dan journey to ABC's Democratic Presidential Debate, where Zac talks to protestors, supporters, and reticent campaign staffers. Then, Zac, Dan, and Ian witness the icy wonders of the media filing room, and throw themselves into the Spin Room with the energy of a Martin O'Malley supporter.
Today's episode features the voices of Zac Little, Chelsea Fisher, Dan Freund, Ian Servin, many protestors and rally-goers, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, David Muir, Bernie Sanders, George Stephanopoulos, several campaign surrogates for the now-defunct Martin O'Malley campaign, Robby Mook, Barney Frank, Jeanne Shaheen, and Steven DiSalvo, president of St. Anselm college. I think that's all.
It also features music from The Mild Revolution--whose "7 For 7" series is currently underway. Seven free songs over seven days! Follow them on Twitter @mildrevolution
"I thought I already listened to the first episode of this podcast!" -You
Well, you're wrong! Allow me now to take you back to October 2015, when this episode is mostly set (there's a little timewarp at the end there, because I like to keep you on your toes).
In today's episode, I wait at a library for my friend Dan, and talk about books with YouTube's Ophelia Dagger, who is actually a person named Chelsea Fisher, who has a novel that is coming out on March 1st. It's called WHEN WE WERE ALIVE, which is a dope title, and we'll talk more about it in a future episode (probably).
You can follow Chelsea on Twitter at @OpheliaDagger and you can follow Dan on Twitter at @MyFriendDan and I suggest you do both!
I hope you are enjoying the show so far! Thanks for all the ratings and reviews!
In today's ep, we talk about weddings, and linguistic trends among the clergy. Then, we talk about a different sort of marriage: the marriage between still images (made possible by persistence of vision theory) known as MOVIES. Feature Film! Cinema! Old Tinseltoes! Is that a thing?
First off, Zac and Christy share theories in some field recordings from the New Hampshire Film Festival. Next, Zac has a lengthy chat with Paul Neafcy, author and videomaker.
Paul's novel THE PRINCESS AND THE FOOL is available now. Follow him on Twitter! @pneafcy.
Welcome to THE LAST PODCAST. In today's episode, we discuss the merits of bad ideas. Along the way, we conduct an audio review of office furniture, get lost in the city, and stage a radio play version of a claymation cartoon that will never exist.
Today's episode features the voices of David Murphy, Ryan "PleasantRyan" O'Connor, Alex Christensen, Morgan Little, Christina Little, Karen Perkins, official podcast dog Shoshanna Orion Little, and various members of the band Except After Sea.