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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!


75 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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...

Bought by KRSC and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • 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...

Bought by KWIT, WLPR, and KRSC


  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Rabid collaborator Neko Case talks about her desire to share music with others and how music served as her companion as a child. Comedian and host ...

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by KRSC, KWIT, and WLPR


  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

Bought by WLPR and KWIT


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Jessica Lea Mayfield talks about her past experiences with domestic violence and how they informed her latest album, the raw and confessional "Sorr...

Bought by WLPR and KWIT


  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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.

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 ...

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Earlier this year, Bonnie "Prince" Billy released a collection of Merle Haggard covers called "Best Troubador." To celebrate it, he recorded an hou...

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 ...

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Comedian Joel Kim Booster talks about growing up as a gay Korean adoptee in a conservative Christian household and why he actually wanted homework ...

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by WLPR and KWIT


  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Daniel Ralston talks about a story he spent years contemplating, researching, and reporting — one that involves shady business dealings, impersonat...

Bought by WLPR and KWIT


  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by WLPR and KWIT


  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by WLPR and KWIT


  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Renowned jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington discusses the subtle difference between being an "amateur" musician and a "professional." Friend of the...

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 ...

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by KWIT and WLPR


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 2