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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Craig Finn discusses his journey as a songwriter from Lifter Puller and The Hold Steady to his solo work. Cameron Esposito talks about her journey ...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Grandmaster Flash, the man who essentially invented hip hop as we know it today, talks about his earliest days in the Bronx. Garage rocker King Kha...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer talks about the past and how it relates to the band's present — and how it doesn't. Music supervisor Thomas...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Andrew Bird discusses getting personal and being direct on his new record, "Are You Serious," and talks about how it feels to talk about it. Punk r...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 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: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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You'll hear the first installment of a special podcast miniseries from The Guestlist all about the late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith as his land...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
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Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead discusses what originally inspired her to incorporate politics into her act. Downtown Boys frontwoman Victoria ...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Hey, who invented rock and roll? Easy question, right? According to bluegrass legend Del McCoury, it's not who you think. We'll discuss that and hi...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 58:55
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Aaron Weiss of mewithoutYou gets real about losing his father and how he managed to stay motivated as a musician. Ryan Kattner of Man Man discusses...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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It's all about jobs this week. Sort of. Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington discusses the difference between being an amateur musician and a profess...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 56:59
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This week on The Guestlist, we're looking back at our first year of existence and revisiting some memorable moments from Ethan Hawke, Bob Odenkirk,...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Kurt Vile reveals his ultimate professional goal and discusses the first time he realized music could be his life. Comedian and director Bobcat Gol...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Luke Wilson talks about working with Cameron Crowe on his new TV show, working with his family, and advice he's accrued over the last 20 years in s...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Comedian Margaret Cho talks about learning from all of her favorite musicians, constantly explaining her identity to audiences, and how sexual abus...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Hey, who invented rock and roll? Easy question, right? According to bluegrass legend Del McCoury, it's not who you think. We'll discuss that and hi...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Mark and Jay Duplass discuss the positives and negatives of being successful filmmakers and family men. Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz talks about eg...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Craig Finn talks about the difference between making music with The Hold Steady and making music on his own, as well as how his attitude has change...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • 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: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Party man Andrew WK talks about learning to embrace the entirety of the human experience, including the parts that don't necessarily feel good. Com...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:56:00
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