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: Jun 07, 2019
  • 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: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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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: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Daniel Ralston talks about a story he spent years contemplating, researching, and reporting — one that involves shady business dealings, impersonat...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • 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: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu discusses his Netflix special, "Warn Your Relatives," the real reason why "All in the Family" couldn't be made today, and h...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Steve from "Blues Clues" discusses succeeding in TV despite his best efforts at failing, his new life as an indie rock musician, and his relationsh...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • 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: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Weird Al talks about surviving in show business for 40 years and how he dealt with a very public career setback in the late '80s. Jenny Lewis digs...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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 ...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Mondo Cozmo frontman Josh Ostrander talks about being an overnight sensation...20 years in the making. He also gets into his recent visit to the Se...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • 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: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hiss Golden Messenger frontman MC Taylor discusses the band's early days — when it was just him and not really a band at all — his time as a profes...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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"Saturday Night Live" alum and stand-up comedian Brooks Wheelan discusses his one-year stint on the show and some of the reasons he didn't make it ...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Wyclef Jean talks about the challenge of following up his massive success at the helm of The Fugees with something that, at the time, seemed like a...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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After years away, quirky rockers Man Man are back, and frontman Ryan Kattner (a.k.a. Honus Honus) talks about how he developed his unique stage per...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
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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...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • 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: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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