Musician Trace Adkins shares the chance encounter that launched his career, and songwriter Carlene Carter reflects on growing up part of a legendary family. This episode originally aired May 31, 2019.
Janice Bryant Howroyd’s company started in the front of a rug shop with just a phone, a fax machine, and a lot of hustle. 40 years later, that company is a huge multinational serving some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies in the world. It earns over a billion dollars in revenue, making Janice the first African-American woman to start and run a billion dollar business. But her journey to CEO wasn’t an easy one. Janice talks with Alex about the people who encouraged her down that path, and her realization that being brilliant and owning your brilliance are two different things.
Alice Waters is a chef, an activist and a best-selling author. She is the founder of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, a restaurant that sources ingredients from local farmers and producers and is widely credited with being the genesis of today’s sustainable food movement. She cares deeply about the way that we eat and has dedicated much of her life to ensuring children receive nutritious and flavorful school lunches. She also works to educate kids on how food is made. Alice stops by Bullseye to talk to us about when it first occurred to her that she would like to cook for a living, receiving her first French cookbook and the most challenging meal she’s ever tried to cook. Plus, she’ll tell us about the one food she’s not too crazy about.
As we finish eating Thanksgiving leftovers, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot clear out musical discussions still left over from earlier in the year. From chart-topping phenomenons to surprising archival finds, there was just too much music this year to cover it all as it happened. Plus, DJ Shadow explains how he found the sample for his latest single, “Rocket Fuel.“
Adam and Josh talk through the shortlist for this year’s Golden Brick award, plus conversations with the creators behind two Brick nominees: Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails (“The Last Black Man in San Francisco”) and Riley Stearns (“The Art of Self Defense”).0:00 - Billboard1:09 - Interview: Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails (“Last Black Man…“)Anna of the North, “Thank Me Later”33:40 - 2019 Golden Brick Nominees50:06 - Interview: Riley Stearns (“Art of Self-Defense”)1:16:36 - Outro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Grammy-winning R&B legend Booker T. Jones reflects on his life and legacy, which he’s celebrating with the release of a new memoir and album. The q This music panel discusses a recent New York Times article that’s been receiving backlash for claiming that Drake popularized rap-singing. Anvil drummer Robb Reiner talks about his second artistic identity as a fine artist.
Anvil’s Robb Reiner has another artistic identity as a fine artist. He joined Tom Power to talk about a new book of his paintings, called Robb Reiner: The Canvas Collection.
Grammy-winning musician and producer Booker T. Jones joins Tom Power to reflect on his life and legacy, which he’s celebrating with the release of a new memoir and album.
Who can possibly play Fred Rogers? That’s a question that the new film A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood tries to answer with a performance from Tom Hanks as the beloved TV host. In the movie a journalist played by Matthew Rhys has a transformative experience with Rogers that reshapes his relationship with his troubled father. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood is directed by Marielle Heller, who most recently made the Melissa McCarthy film Can You Ever Forgive Me? It uses unconventional techniques to place the journalist’s story within Rogers’ land of make believe.
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