The Guestlist With Sean Cannon

Series produced by Louisville Public Media

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Every week on The Guestlist, you'll hear casual, in-depth conversations and guest DJ sets with musicians, comedians, actors, authors, and other notable weirdos. It's like making a new friend at the end of the bar — and finding out they were in your favorite band.

The Guestlist With Sean Cannon is a weekly interview show that features in-depth conversations and guest DJ sets with musicians, comedians, actors, authors, and other notable weirdos like Bob Odenkirk, John Waters, Run the Jewels, Ethan Hawke, Wyclef Jean, Jesse Eisenberg, Deltron 3030, Jack Black, Jenny Lewis, Elijah Wood, and Laura Jane Grace.

In addition to hosting The Guestlist, Sean Cannon is an award-winning designer, writer, producer and cat rap pioneer. You read that right: Cat rap pioneer. You may have heard about his work thanks to Esquire, NPR, Washington Post, Vice, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Pitchfork, AV Club, and Vulture, among others. People Magazine even called him "[a] host." Now that's a ringing endorsement!

“Sean Cannon is ahead of his time.”
–AV Club

“I’m jealous of [Sean’s] skills as an interviewer.”
–Jesse Eisenberg (Batman v. Superman, The Social Network, Adventureland)

“Sean is really, really good at this!”
–Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, Enlightened) Hide full description

The Guestlist With Sean Cannon is a weekly interview show that features in-depth conversations and guest DJ sets with musicians, comedians, actors, authors, and other notable weirdos like Bob Odenkirk, John Waters, Run the Jewels, Ethan Hawke, Wyclef Jean, Jesse Eisenberg, Deltron 3030, Jack Black, Jenny Lewis, Elijah Wood, and Laura Jane Grace. In addition to hosting The Guestlist, Sean Cannon is an award-winning designer, writer, producer and cat rap pioneer. You read that right: Cat rap pioneer. You may have heard about his work thanks to Esquire, NPR, Washington Post, Vice, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Pitchfork, AV Club, and Vulture, among others. People Magazine even called him "[a] host." Now that's a ringing endorsement! “Sean Cannon is ahead of his time.”–AV Club “I’m... Show full description


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MacArthur genius grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens talks about an untold story of American music — namely that its development involved black and wh...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
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Hiss Golden Messenger frontman MC Taylor discusses the band's early days — when it was just him and not really a band at all — his time as a profes...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
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"Saturday Night Live" alum and stand-up comedian Brooks Wheelan discusses his one-year stint on the show and some of the reasons he didn't make it ...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
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Wyclef Jean talks about the challenge of following up his massive success at the helm of The Fugees with something that, at the time, seemed like a...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
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Emily and Stella of Warpaint talk about the challenge of being a band when you're, as they call themselves "a democracy of dictators." Joan Shelley...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
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After years away, quirky rockers Man Man are back, and frontman Ryan Kattner (a.k.a. Honus Honus) talks about how he developed his unique stage per...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
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Killer Mike and El-P of Run the Jewels discuss the importance of being upfront with each other about their feelings and how it felt to meet their b...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
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In the spring of 2013, enigmatic musician Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. passed away after a lengthy battle with alcoholism....

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
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We've got something a little different for you this week: a tribute to The Replacements. Music journalist and author Bob Mehr — who wrote the defin...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
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In 2008, The Hold Steady released their seminal album "Stay Positive." To celebrate the record's 10th anniversary, this is part two of the story be...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
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In 2008, The Hold Steady released their seminal album "Stay Positive." To celebrate the record's 10th anniversary, this is part one of the story be...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
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Jack Antonoff of Bleachers, Fun, and Steel Train talks about the importance of "buying the delusion" as an artist when no one else will believe in ...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
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Alt rapper Open Mike Eagle talks about how his psychology degree informed his music. Former WWE world champ Mick Foley discusses an unlikely source...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2018
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Matt Myers of Houndmouth talks about how Randy Newman inspired him as a songwriter, and the band gives us a live session. Plus you'll hear a guest ...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu discusses his new Netflix special, "Warn Your Relatives," the real reason why "All in the Family" couldn't be made today, a...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
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Matisyahu helps me work through some serious issues on a very special anniversary — namely whether or not to shave my beard. I also talk to improvi...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
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Iconic horror director John Carpenter talks about being an outsider, what inspired him to make films, and how he accidentally became a full-time mu...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
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Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace discusses her early years in punk and feeling out of place onstage before she came out as transgender. Brad...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
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Mondo Cozmo frontman Josh Ostrander talks about being an overnight sensation...20 years in the making. He also gets into his recent visit to the Se...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
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I sat down with Afrobeat luminary and political activist Femi Kuti a few days ago, and it was so moving for me that I scrapped what I was working o...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
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