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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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: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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MacArthur genius grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens talks about an untold story of American music — namely that its development involved black and wh...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Andrew WK talks about using his mantra of "party hard" to embrace all experiences in life — both positive and negative. We take a look at the new p...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Ted Leo discusses his love for "The Lord of the Rings," growing up as a punk kid, and his complicated relationship with Catholicism. This episode a...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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Justin Pierre broke up his band Motion City Soundtrack in 2016. After laying low for a while, Justin's back with his solo debut. Today he talks abo...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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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: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 56:59
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Musician and producer Ethan Johns discusses the unique perspective he gained from growing up in the music industry and how it feels to experience s...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Deltron 3030's Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator discuss authenticity in hip hop, how Mega Man inspired their last record, and resisti...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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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 ...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Jack Antonoff of Bleachers, Fun, and Steel Train talks about the importance of "buying the delusion" as an artist when no one else will believe in ...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • 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: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In 2017, Bonnie "Prince" Billy released a collection of Merle Haggard covers called "Best Troubador." To celebrate it, he recorded an hourlong radi...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • 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: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff talks about how identity and artifice inform music — and why you need to just dance sometimes. We pay tribute to...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Jake Shears might be known as the guy from Scissor Sisters, but he's had a pretty big year on his own. He released an acclaimed memoir, made his Br...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Musician Damien Jurado discusses a spiritual awakening that took hold on a beach in Florida and how that affected his music. Actor Jesse Eisenberg ...

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  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu discusses his new Netflix special, "Warn Your Relatives," the real reason why "All in the Family" couldn't be made today, a...

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  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In the spring of 2013, enigmatic musician Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. passed away after a lengthy battle with alcoholism....

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  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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