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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 is a weekly interview show that features casual, in-depth conversations and guest DJ sets with musicians, comedians, actors, authors, and other notable weirdos, like Elijah Wood, John Waters, The Zombies, Wayne Coyne, Wyatt Cenac, Chuck D, Mark Duplass, and Ira Glass. Each week also includes ongoing contributions from folks like Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav), and the AV Club.

Sean Cannon is one of the very few humans to ever coax a famous cat into rapping. In addition to hosting The Guestlist, he's worn many hats in the past: concert promoter, boxer of rock stars, music blogging pioneer, graphic designer, newspaper man, and food eater. People Magazine even called him "[a] host." Now that's a ringing endorsement!


64 Pieces

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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...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Bradford Cox of Deerhunter talks about growing up in a small town and how he discovered the outside world thanks to his local library. That's not a...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Renowned jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington discusses the subtle difference between being an "amateur" musician and a "professional." Friend of the...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 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
  • Purchases: 2
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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: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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To mark an important anniversary in his career, we revisit and archival interview with the late film legend Ray Harryhausen. Jenny Lewis talks abou...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 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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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: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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David Koechner of Anchorman fame emphasizes the importance of accruing wisdom for the sake of your family and breaks down his one year stint on Sat...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on The Guestlist, we have two of the most secretly influential bands to ever come out of the UK. Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone of The Zo...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Jun 16, 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...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Comedian Jon Glaser discusses the ridiculous genesis of his equally ridiculous Adult Swim TV show, "Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter." Colin Meloy of The D...

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  • Added: May 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Musician Karl Blau talks about how it felt to have an entire album essentially gifted to him by producer Tucker Martine. Comedian Reggie Watts disc...

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  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Chef Edward Lee talks about why eating is even more important than most folks realize. Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne gets into obsession, stubb...

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  • Added: May 05, 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
  • Purchases: 1