• Idle’s Joe Talbot on Empathy, Uncomplicated Love, Palestine, & Nordic Techno-Folk

    Idles’ Joe Talbot joins Kyle Meredith to talk about TANGK, the band’s latest album that finds the punk act teaming up with producers Nigel Godrich and Kenny Beats. Listen to the new episode now.

    The frontman discusses the importance of heading into the creation of an album with a sense of purpose, how he translates his own personal emotions into lyrics, and writing while in the studio. He also touches on the greater themes of TANGK, as the songs paint a picture of uncomplicated love and empathy.

    Elsewhere, Talbot explores his progressive politics and how his views make their way into his art, as well as TANGK being looser and dancier than any IDLES project before it. He also shares a preview of where the band may go from here, which could include Nordic techno-folk.

    Listen to Idles' Joe Talbot chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on YouTube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    23m - May 22, 2024
  • The Cast of The Big Cigar on Telling The Story of Huey P Newton & The Black Panthers

    Tiffany Boone, Alessandro Nivola & PJ Byrne join Kyle Meredith to talk about The Big Cigar, the Apple TV limited series starring André Holland as Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton that tells the incredible true story of a wild caper of Newton escaping from the FBI to Cuba with the assistance of famed producer Bert Schneider in an impossibly elaborate plan – involving a fake movie production -- that goes wrong every way it possibly can. The actors discuss how the series tells a story of the Black Panthers that is seldom seen with a focus on not just the racial revolution, but also the many programs that Newton and the group started, including free school breakfast for kids. Nivola tells us why he wanted to portray Scneider like he was Warren Beatty in the movie Shampoo, while Boone reveals of the process of playing Gwen Fontaine as a strong, pivotal character against Holland’s Newton and the fun of working on a 70s period piece. Byrne also gives insights into his breakout episode that encompassed just about every emotion an actor can go through.

    Listen to the Cast of the Big Cigar chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on YouTube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    21m - May 20, 2024
  • MODI on Know Your Audience, Jewish Comedy & Jokes During Wartime

    Stand-up comedian Modi Rosenfeld, known professionally as MODI, joins Kyle Meredith to talk about his special, Know Your Audience. Listen now.

    The comic chats about his journey of going from being an investment banker in the '90s to a standup comedian, studying performers like Alan King along the way. He then touches on approaching art from a distinctly Jewish perspective, the nightmare of doing Zoom performances, and his podcast And Here’s Modi.

    Listen to MODI chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on YouTube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    30m - May 18, 2024
  • Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey on Designing Pop, Outsider Art & 40 Years of Into The Gap

    Thompson Twins co-founder Tom Bailey joins Kyle Meredith to talk about the 40th anniversary of Into The Gap as well as co-headlining this summer’s Totally Tubular Festival, an 80s alternative music lovers’ dream that features co-headliner Thomas Dolby, along with Modern English, Men Without Hats, The Romantics, Bow Wow Wow, Tommy Tutone and The Plimsouls. The 80s icon takes us back to the frantic album release schedule that the band enjoyed in the 80s, becoming designers of pop songs, and the critical response they occasionally faced. Bailey also remembers 1994’s The Stone, and LP that came with a different sound and name (Babble) and what it was like to re-enter the underground, and also discusses rock’s current lack of a social impact, the need for nonconformist outsider art, the band’s many remixes, and new anniversary editions of their catalog.

    Listen to Thompson Twins co-founder Tom Bailey chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on YouTube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    28m - May 17, 2024
  • Joe Gatto on A Night of Comedy, Two Cool Moms & Life After Impractical Jokers

    Joe Gatto chats with Kyle Meredith about his tenure on Impractical Jokers, his current standup tour ("A Night of Comedy"), and his hilarious podcast, Two Cool Moms. Listen now.

    The former impractical joker runs through his comedic journey, explaining how a career of trying to embarrass himself and his friends eventually led him to standup. Gatto also touches on becoming a Kentucky Colonel, his new kids book Where's Barry, and his nonprofit organization Gatto's Pups.

    Of course, the comic also dives into his decision to leave Impractical Jokers, as well as how he's maintained positive professional and personal relationships with Murr, Sal, and Q.

    Listen to Joe Gatto chat about all this and more in the new episode or watch it on YouTube. Please take the time to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    E932 - 26m - May 15, 2024
  • Il Divo’s David Miller on 20 Years, High Notes, and Covering Whitney Houston and Gnarls Barkley

    Il Divo co-founder David Miller joins Kyle Meredith to talk about the band's new album XX, an LP that comes on the heels of Il Divo's 20th anniversary and sees the group coving artist like Whitney Houston, Gnarls Barkley, and Willie Nelson. Listen to the new episode.

    The tenor talks about going independent after parting ways with Simon Cowell, losing founding member Carlos Marin, and how XX connects to their earliest work. Miller goes on to discuss the vocal tips and tricks he’s acquired over the years, how he's been able to maintain his vocal register, and the story behind the sole original song on XX.

    Listen to Il Divo co-founder David Miller talk about all this or watch it on YouTube. You can also pick up tickets to one of Il Divo's upcoming concerts here.

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    E931 - 41m - May 13, 2024
  • Grace Cummings on Ramona, Cowboys and Kings, and Angel Olsen’s Big Time

    Grace Cummings joins Kyle Meredith to talk about her new album Ramona, which she made with Jonathan Wilson in the Topanga Canyon. Listen to the new episode above, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    The Australian songwriter talks about being inspired by Angel Olsen's shift towards country stylings on Big Time, attempting to be more vulnerable with her writing, and how words turn into vehicles for melodies. Cummings also discusses how mythological characters like cowboys, kings, and gods work their way into Ramona.

    Listen to Grace Cummings talk about all this or watch it on YouTube. To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    E930 - 20m - May 11, 2024
  • Sebastian Bach on New Album Child Within the Man and the Lack of Fun in Modern Rock

    Sebastian Bach joins Kyle Meredith to talk about his solo album, Child Within the Man, the rocker's first album in a decade. Listen now.

    The Skid Row co-founder discusses why it's important to keep working on new music even though he's well into his career. As for the songs on Child Within the Man, he explains how "Hold on to The Dream" pays tribute to Greta Thunberg and the important work she continues to do.

    Elsewhere, Bach laments the lack of pure fun and jamming in modern rock before going on to explain why he believes people love novelty songs so much. He also talks about tapping into his classic sound, and the influence artists like Depeche Mode and Rob Halford continue to have on his songwrting.

    Listen to Sebastian Bach talk about all this or watch it on YouTube. To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network. You can also pick up tickets to one of Sebastian Bach's upcoming concerts here.



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    E929 - 28m - May 10, 2024
  • Amber Chardae Robinson on Palm Royale and the Comedic Genius of Kristin Wiig

    Amber Chardae Robinson chats with Kyle Meredith about Apple TV+’s new series Palm Royale, which follows Maxine Simmons (Kristen Wiig) as she attempts to break into a snooty Palm Beach clique.

    Robinson goes deep into the show's late '60s setting, and how her character of color, Virginia, contrasts the well-off, resort-going characters she's frequently at odds with. It's a heavy topic, but one that's made palatable by the comedic stylings of the show.

    The actress also explains how hard it is to keep a straight face when acting opposite Kristen Wiig, as well as the Marvin Gaye song that she would pick as her official theme song.

    Listen to Amber Chardae Robinson talk about all this or watch it on YouTube. To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    E928 - 19m - May 8, 2024
  • Prentice Penny on the Importance of Black Twitter, Memes & Elon Muskc

    Prentice Penny joins Kyle Meredith to talk about his Hulu docuseries Black Twitter: A People’s History, which charts the posts, accounts, and memes that made Black Twitter such an influential force in American political and cultural life. Listen now.

    Penny (Insecure, Uncorked) talks about why he felt like he needed to tell the story of Black Twitter and the social movements it created. He also dives into how the sale of the social media platform to Elon Musk factored into the production of the docuseries, as well as the handles, profiles, and memes that fueled the culture.

    He then discusses how the filmmakers gathered the figures behind some of the site’s most famous hashtags (like #youknowyourblackwhen or #blackgirlmagic), how Black people will still find community in a post-Twitter environment, and how it all might effect the upcoming election.

    Black Twitter: A People’s History releases on Hulu May 9th. New subscribers of Hulu can get a 30-day trial by signing up here.

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    E927 - 28m - May 6, 2024
  • Matt Mathews on His "When That Thang Get Ta' Thang'n" Stand Up Comedy Tour

    Matt Mathews joins Kyle Meredith to talk about his comedy tour "When That Thang Get Ta' Thang'n" (get tickets here!).

    The comedian, who originally had no aspirations to perform stand-up, dives into his experience of growing up as a gay kid in Alabama. He talks of hitting puberty the week he was supposed to compete in a singing contest, explains his love for Britney Spears and Joanna Newsom, and explores his growing crowd work skills.

    Listen to Matt Mathews talk about his "When That Thang Get Ta' Thang'n" tour on this episode of Kyle Meredith With... Be sure to leave a review if you enjoy the show, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    E926 - 33m - May 4, 2024
  • Maya Hawke on Portraying Flannery O’Connor in the Ethan Hawke-directed Wildcat

    Maya Hawke links back up with Kyle Meredith to talk about Wildcat, her new film that serves both as a biopic about novelist Flannery O’Connor and as an interpretation of the writer's Southern Gothic prose. Listen to the new episode wherever you get your podcasts.

    The Stranger Things star talks about how reading O’Connor in high school left a lasting impression on her, one that directly led to the creation of Wildcat. Hawke had passed along the writer's prayer journal to her father (Ethan Hawke), and after he also fell in love with the work, the two decided to adapt her story for the big screen.

    Hawke goes on to reveal how she found the voice and rhythm of O’Connor, how the novelist's style has a connection to songwriting (Hawke's album Chaos Angel comes out May 31st), and whether or not the film industry is on the cusp of a new era for independent cinema.

    Listen to Maya Hawke talk about all this or watch it on YouTube. To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    E925 - 22m - May 3, 2024
  • Spike Feresten on the Absurd Comedy in Jerry Seinfeld’s Unfrosted

    Spike Feresten joins Kyle Meredith to talk about teaming up with Jerry Seinfeld for Unfrosted, the new Netflix comedy about the earth-shattering invention of the Pop-Tart. Set in the early '60s in the town of Battle Creek, Michigan, Unfrosted is the hilarious saga of Kellogg's and Post, sworn cereal rivals, as they race to create a pastry that will change the face of breakfast forever. Listen to the new wherever you get your podcasts.

    Feresten -- famous for writing Seinfeld episodes like "The Soup Nazi" and "The Muffin Tops," as well as his work on Space Ghost Coast to Coast -- explains how he linked back up with Seinfeld for the absurd idea. As he tells the story, he explains how even though the characters are based on real people, they adapted the characters to fit a Seinfeld-mold.

    Listen to Spike Feresten talk about all this or watch it on YouTube. To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    E924 - 19m - May 1, 2024
  • Shinedown’s Brent Smith on "A Symptom of Being Human," Olivia Rodrigo’s Rock Status & Their Next LP

    Shinedown’s Brent Smith joins Kyle Meredith to talk about the continued success of their 2022 album Planet Zero and its single “A Symptom of Being Human,” what to expect from the band's next record, and more. Listen to the new episode wherever you get your podcasts.

    The frontman discusses why he thinks the band's music continues to resonate years after its initial release, attributing much of it to their raw authenticity. As he tells it, such authenticity is shown not only through hit singles like "A Symptom of Being Human," but through their fun music videos and overall aesthetic as well.

    Rather than genre labels or fan expectations, Smith explains how the band's authentic intuition drives the direction of the band. To make his point, the singer invokes the crossover success of Olivia Rodrigo. It’s with that in mind that Smith previews their plans for Shinedown's next album, which he says will be less concept-driven and more guest-heavy.

    Listen to Shinedown’s Brent Smith talk about all this or watch it on YouTube. To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    E923 - 42m - Apr 29, 2024
  • Sarah Dowland on Sue Bird: In the Clutch, WNBA & Caitlin Clark’s Record-Breaking Season

    Sarah Dowland joins Kyle Meredith to talk about her documentary, Sue Bird: In the Clutch. The documentarian, who is also behind the legendary visual effects for several Harry Potter and Matrix films, tells us why she wanted to tell the story of the basketball legend leading up to Bird’s retirement, why we look up to athletes, and the great coincidence of this doc coming out during Caitlin Clark’s record-breaking season and massive ratings for women’s basketball playoffs. Dowland also talks about the important stories told within the doc about the WNBA’s pay gap and looks back at when the players were encouraged to hide their sexuality, as well as the levity of seeing that Sue Bird and partner Megan Rapinoe keep their Olympic medals in shoeboxes in their closets.

    Listen to Sarah Dowland talk about all this or watch it on YouTube. To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    E922 - 36m - Apr 27, 2024
  • Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield on Tigers Blood, Self-Evaluation & Michael Stipe As Her Vocal Inspiration

    Katie Crutchfield, the creative force behind Waxahatchee, chats with Kyle Meredith about Tigers Blood, her immaculate new record. Listen to the new episode wherever you get your podcasts.

    The singer-songwriter explains how much of the album was written while on the road touring (get tickets to her upcoming dates here!), as well as how such an environment seeped its way into the music.

    Crutchfield also dives into the outside influences that made their way into the new batch of songs, from life's contradictions to Wynona Judd. Of these inspirations is R.E.M. vocalist Michael Stipe, who the artist cites as a massive influence on her own approach to singing.

    Listen to Katie Crutchfield talk about all this or watch it on YouTube. To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    E921 - 21m - Apr 26, 2024
  • The Bacon Brothers on Tattoos, Airport Bars & Covering Pat Benatar

    Legendary actor Kevin Bacon and his big brother and film composer Michael Bacon join Kyle Meredith to discuss the new album from their collaborative musical project The Bacon Brothers, Ballad of the Brothers. Listen to the new episode now.

    The duo talk about their upbringings in Philadelphia and how the setting has shaped their sound. While on the topic of foundational influences, the brothers also mention airport bars, tattoos, and their respective careers. Kevin, in particular, explains how his acting career helps him find different voices for each song. "I've always like singers who find a different place depending on the song they happen to be sinning," Kevin explains.

    As Ballad of the Brothers dropped on April 19th, the same day as the new Taylor Swift and Pearl Jam albums, the two also explain their secret weapon for topping the charts: the autoharp. "I think that's gonna knock Taylor Swift off #1," Michael says as Kevin laughs.

    Listen to The Bacon Brothers talk about all this or watch it on YouTube. You can also snag tickets to see Kevin and Michael live here.

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    E920 - 24m - Apr 24, 2024
  • Scoot McNairy on Blood For Dust, Speak No Evil & Nightbitch

    Scoot McNairy joins Kyle Meredith to talk about his new film, Blood for Dust, a gritty crime drama in which he plays a traveling salesman being lured down a dark and dangerous path. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

    The Narcos: Mexico actor explains how he approached the everyman character he portrays in Blood for Dust, leaning into the character's inherent desperation and focusing on moments of stillness. Helping McNairy lock into such a role was his scene partner and costar Kit Harington, who represents the film's primary corrupting force.

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    E919 - 23m - Apr 22, 2024
  • Pearl Jam's Mike McCready on Mad Season and Almost Starting a Band with Kurt Cobain: Podcast

    With Pearl Jam’s Dark Matter now out in the world, we’re pulling a pair of interviews with guitarist Mike McCready out of the vault. Listen to both wherever you get your podcasts.

    Rewinding to the year 2012, McCready digs into his side projects, from his UFO tribute band Flight to Mars to The Rockfords to his pre-Pearl Jam band Shadow. Then comes the big news (at that time): the announcement that he would be celebrating Mad Season, his one-off band with Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley, with a deluxe edition reissue.

    Going forward a year, the 2013 interview picks up where 2012's left off, with Mad Season. McCready tells the story on how they recorded three songs with Mark Lanegan and another pair with Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman. When it's pointed out that McCready has played with nearly all of the most famous of Seattle singers, he reflects on the brief moment that he tried to start a project with Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. What could have been...

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    E918 - 46m - Apr 20, 2024
  • The English Beat’s Dave Wakeling on Tickets Prices, Progressive Topics, & John Hughes

    The English Beat’s Dave Wakeling drops by Kyle Meredith With… to talk about the Record Store Day reissue of the band's sophomore album Wha'ppen? Listen to the new episode wherever you get your podcasts.

    The '80s legend digs into how he still connects to the dire warnings baked into the songs even 40 years after originally singing them, as well as how the progressive themes have aged. While undoubtedly political, he also talks about housing such ideas within danceable, catchy songs.

    As the two chat about the difference between the '80s and the modern day, touching on playing with Vampire Weekend at The Hollywood Bowl and his new material along the way, the conversation turns towards the state of the live music industry. When it comes to high ticket prices, Wakeling is just as confused as everyone else.

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    E917 - 43m - Apr 19, 2024
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