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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We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the seminal Zombies album "Odessey and Oracle." We'll chat with Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent of The Zom...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait assures us that he is indeed alive — and he's making indie movies. Pocket square aficionado Jon Wurster ta...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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You'll hear a live set from Oklahoma indie rockers Broncho, as well as a conversation with frontman Ryan Lindsey about planning, performing, and me...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Mike Watt of the Minutemen, Firehose, Dos, and the Stooges, talks about how one formative friendship and a tragic death defined his entire career. ...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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Jim James reveals how the shadiest motel in Louisville gave birth to My Morning Jacket and discusses embracing uncertainty in songwriting. Sadie Du...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra talks about the band's new record, becoming a music industry veteran, and how it feels when you grow up in church...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Martha Kelly discusses addiction, her role on the FX show "Baskets," and her unironic love of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Jason Isbell performs an int...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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David Bazan and Damien Jurado have been close friends since high school. That said, they hadn't seen each other in years when they just so happened...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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We find out about how Elliott Smith was responsible for the birth of Death Cab for Cutie and how Elliott Smith himself was born — sort of.

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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We revisit our podcast miniseries about the late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, as we hear stories about how influential Elliott's music was and ...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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It's an episode full of brotherly love. Joe and Dave Henry talk discuss the circuitous route they took to author the Richard Pryor biography "Furio...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Adam Turla of Murder by Death discusses his band's beginnings and how he became a Kickstarter celebrity. Aaron Weiss of mewithoutYou talks about lo...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius discuss their longtime friendship and their unique creative approach. Jason Narducy talks about the somewhat...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Phosphorescent frontman Matthew Houck discusses his need for solitude when writing music and the difference between a musical palace and a musical ...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Wayne Kramer of the legendary proto-punk outfit The MC5 talks about his time in prison on drug charges and gives you the lowdown on The MC5's surpr...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 57:01
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Comedian and former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac talks about why he gets on stage as a stand-up — and why comedy matters. Olivia Jean discu...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Actor, Hobbit and former record label impresario Elijah Wood discusses the joy that stems from expanding your musical horizons. Bhi Bhiman talks ab...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Indie wrestling superstar Colt Cabana talks about why you should give pro wrestling a shot. And he's pretty convincing. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah fr...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait talks about being a real-life Forrest Gump. Sort of. Kurt Vile reveals his ultimate professional goal and d...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Les Savy Fav frontman Tim Harrington explains the importance of casual brilliance in his approach to art. Radiolab creator Jad Abumrad talks about ...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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