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Kyle Meredith With...

Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.

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  • 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.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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
  • 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. Listen to Scoot McNairy 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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
  • 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...Listen to Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready 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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
  • 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.Listen to Dave Wakeling 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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
  • Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about working with Andrew Watt, finding inspiration in The Cure, and (of course) the band’s new album, Dark Matter. Listen to the new episode wherever you get your podcasts.The guitarist explains the joy of reconnecting with producer Andrew Watt, as well as how recording like they did in the earliest days of the group helped Dark Matter come together much quicker than 2022's Gigaton.Gossard also reveals that The Cure and U2 served as big influences for the album. In fact, with U2 in mind, he explains why he doesn’t want Pearl Jam to play The Sphere. As the conversation looks towards the future, Gossard also says he's already ready to get back in the studio(!).Listen to Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard 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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
  • Beth Ditto joins Kyle Meredith to talk about Gossip’s reunion album, Real Power. Listen to the new episode wherever you get your podcasts.Ditto gets into how the group decided to work with legendary producer Rick Rubin upon their reunion, as well as all of the hijinks that ensued while making the record at Rubin's Hawaiian studio. The singer also chats about how affirming it is to see the movements for queer and trans people they championed early in their career continue to grow. Ditto explains her utter joy that progress is finally being made in the mainstream conversation, while recognizing the challenges that still lie ahead.Listen to Beth Ditto 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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
  • Skeet Ulrich joins Kyle Meredith to talk about his role in AMC's Parish, the Giancarlo Esposito-starring series. Listen to the new episode wherever you get your podcasts.Parish follows a family man in New Orleans (Esposito) in the aftermath of his son's violent killing and the collapse of his business. After reconnecting with an old friend from his days as a wheelman (Ulrich), he's finds himself on a high-stakes collision course with a crime syndicate. Ulrich explores the psyche of his character, a man who has a knack for bringing as much trouble to the table as he does fun, as well as the loyalty his character feels towards Esposito's.Looking beyond Parish, Ulrich also takes a minute to revisit his famous role as the murderous Billy in the original Scream, giving his thoughts on the chances of Billy making a return to the franchise.Listen to Skeet Ulrich 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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
  • Maggie Lindemann joins Kyle Meredith to talk about her new EP, HEADSPLIT. Listen to the new episode wherever you get your podcasts.The alt-metal singer-songwriter chats about paring down the scale of HEADSPLIT in order to build up to her next big project. Doing so, however, had a sort of freeing effect, allowing her to experiment with both her sound and lyrics. As part of the new process, Lindemann looked to artists both established and up-and-coming. She mentions working with Siiickbrain, reckoning with the new generation coming up behind her, and looking towards Gwen Stefani and Evanescence's Amy Lee for career guidance.Listen to Maggie Lindemann talk about HEADSPLIT and more. You can also check out the artist discuss her album SUCKERPUNCH and her experience as a woman in the music industry on Beyond the Boys Club.To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; and stay up on all our series -- including our new comedy series Long Time No See -- by following the Consequence Podcast Network.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
  • Elbow’s Guy Garvey joins Kyle Meredith to talk about Audio Vertigo, the newest album from the English rock band. Listen to the new episode wherever you get your podcasts.Garvey gets into how the band developed a beat-driven mindset for the record, which eventually led them to reinvent how they approached recording. Once in the studio, bands like Talk Talk, R.E.M., and The Beatles served as sources of inspiration.Listen to Elbow’s Guy Garvey talk about Audio Vertigo. The band is also set to tour Europe this summer. Get tickets to their upcoming dates here.To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; and stay up on all our series -- including our new comedy series Long Time No See -- by following the Consequence Podcast Network.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
  • Martin Amini joins Kyle Meredith to talk about his new special I’m Transcending, as well as the behind-the-scenes special Back in the Gym. Listen to the new episode wherever you get your podcasts.Amini chats about how the age of TikTok has required comedians to come up with new material at breakneck speed. The pace can be exhausting, but it's also brought him a new kind of success. He's explains how he honed his crowdwork techniques, adjusting his stylings, and ultimately adapted to the new world of comedy.Listen to Martin Amini talk about I'm Transcending, Back In the Gym, and more. To keep up to date with all the latest from Kyle Meredith With... follow on your favorite podcast platform; and stay up on all our series -- including the new comedy series Long Time No See -- by following the Consequence Podcast Network.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy