My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in the first half of 2021, featuring: Open Mike Eagle; El-P; Richard Herring; Nigel Planer; Alexei Sayle; Omid Djalili; Questlove; Mariah Carey; Marc Maron; and Katey Sagal.
El-P (of Run the Jewels and Company Flow fame) makes the impossible feat of sustaining creativity through constant reinvention seem easy. His podcast series with Open Mike Eagle goes deep on his work and the fiercely independent ethos that guides it.
If you had to pick seven songs from this year or yesteryear that have meant the world to you in 2016, what would they be? “You just changed, a brand new funky President,” sang James Brown back in 1974. “Eric B is president,” suggested Rakim back in 1987.* Funk, soul and hip hop music have […]