Kreative Kontrol

Vish Khanna/ Entertainment One (eOne)

Thoughtful, funny, heartfelt interviews and in-depth documentaries about musicians, authors, comedians, and other cultural creators. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.

All Episodes

Montreal hip-hop mastermind Backxwash discusses life in Zambia and Canada, transphobia and empowerment, modern hip-hop, her album God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out of It, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 22

76 min

The powerful Regina Gently discusses her new album, Don’t Wait to Love Me, drag culture and pop music, Three Gut Records, Prince, and Madonna, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 16

60 min

During a live, virtual, interactive event for the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, esteemed author Emma Donoghue discusses her eerily prescient new novel, The Pull of the Stars, which is set in a maternity ward in Dublin during the Great Flu of 1918. Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 9

65 min

Bill Callahan discusses Gold Record, news and sitcoms, wedding work, Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen, late night tv, Ry Cooder, David Berman, the drums, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2

77 min

Steve Von Till on his new solo album, No Wilderness Deep Enough, new book, Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics, teaching during a pandemic, Neurosis and Neurot Recordings updates, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 27

73 min

Kathleen Edwards on ending her music-making retirement, overcoming clinical depression, running Quitters Coffee, her new album Total Freedom, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 25

74 min

Nyssa talks about Toronto and its potential, her musical trajectory, powerful singing style, and stage presence, her incredible new album Girls Like Me, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 19

80 min

Harry Shearer talks The Many Moods of Donald Trump, if The Simpsons can really predict the future, American history and politics, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 12

65 min

Chris Frantz on his revelatory new memoir, Remain in Love: Talking Heads – Tom Tom Club – Tina, perceptions of David Byrne, touring with Ramones, encounters with John & Yoko and Keith Richards, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 6

81 min

Sam Jay on her hilarious new Netflix special, 3 in the Morning, lockdown life and the state of America, comedy, truth, Saturday Night Live, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 4

36 min

Elizabeth Powell on life back in Montreal, the original Land of Talk band, self-isolation and other people, their new LP, Indistinct Conversations, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 29

79 min

Jessy Lanza talks California living during a pandemic lockdown, dealing with people, her new album All the Time, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 22

52 min

Aaron Riches discusses why Royal City ended in 2004 and where he’s been ever since, his relationship to music, asking Fugazi to play Guelph in 1989, heroes and leaders, living in the U.S.A., performing for Hillside Homeside, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 16

78 min

Joe Casey of Protomartyr talks about the socio-political status of the U.S.A. during a pandemic, polarization and the end of decorum, the band’s new album Ultimate Success Today, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 14

87 min

Author Morgan Murray discusses his brilliant debut novel, Dirty Birds, what Leonard Cohen might've been like, Indigenous culture and entitled hipsters, celebrity culture, his talented wife Kate Beaton, his future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 8

55 min

Ian Svenonius and Rich Morel discuss the dance music of Too Much and their new album, Club Emotion, libertarianism and quarantines, DJ music, Brendan Canty, lip syncing and Sarah Cooper, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 1

68 min

Jehnny Beth of Savages on the personal nature of her new album, To Love is to Live, and what might have inspired it, how boxing has informed her approach as a live performer, her dear friendship with PJ Harvey, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 24

63 min

The legendary Kool Keith discusses his collaboration with Thetan on Space Goretex, pandemic life in the Bronx, the Black Lives Matter protests, contemporary hip-hop, average cereals, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 19

52 min

Adam Sturgeon discusses his band WHOOP-Szo and their Polaris Music Prize-nominated album, Warrior Down, his and his dad's brushes with NHL stardom, cruelty towards Indigenous people in Canada, defunding the police, future plans, and more! Supported by Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Lifespin and Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 17

76 min

Edmonton's Cassia Hardy discusses the emotionally haunting and musically charged new Wares album, Survival, living in Alberta during a pandemic, local politics and music communities, self-awareness and the internet, Bob Dylan, and more! Supported by Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 10

68 min

Celebrated Toronto composer Owen Pallett discusses his new album Island, the murder of George Floyd, getting over and through past relationships, external perceptions, future plans, and more! Supported by Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 3

73 min

Toronto's Ben Gunning talks about making music free of external and genre expectations, his old band Local Rabbits, his latest album Nature, and more! Supported by Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 28

83 min

Montreal musician and soundscape artist Markus Floats discusses his ability to adapt to pandemic protocols, making solitary, synthesized music after playing in bands, his new Constellation Records release Third Album, and more! Supported by Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 26

69 min

Simone Schmidt discusses pandemic peril in Toronto, music biz cartels, the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition and their new Fiver collaboration, You Wanted Country? Vol. 1, and more! Supported by Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 20

91 min

Beaming in from Australia and Oregon respectively, Jim White and Marisa Anderson discuss living life under pandemic conditions, improvisation in life and music, AC/DC, their new Thrill Jockey release, The Quickening, and more! Supported by Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 13

67 min

American pop songwriting genius Stephin Merritt discusses quarantine life in New York City, each and every song on the new album Quickies by the Magnetic Fields, and more! Supported by Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 5

95 min

Canadian musical mastermind Andy Shauf discusses late night tv talk shows and comedy, narrative songwriting and meeting Randy Newman, his new album The Neon Skyline, and much more! Supported by Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 28

71 min

American musical force Ezra Furman discusses life during a pandemic, privacy as a public person, their recent albums, Twelve Nudes and the soundtrack for Sex Education, and more! Supported by Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 22

64 min

2017 Polaris Music Prize champ Lido Pimienta makes her fifth appearance on this show to discuss her pandemic perspectives and her excellent new album, Miss Colombia! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 15

65 min

Jonah Falco and Mike Haliechuk from Fucked Up talk about their new band Jade Hairpins and their excellent debut record, Harmony Avenue, which is out everywhere on May 29, 2020! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 8

71 min

Comedian and Bob's Burgers star Eugene Mirman talks about many things including his hilarious, star-studded, and emotional new documentary, It Started as a Joke, which is out on video-on-demand services on April 3, 2020! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 1

40 min

In Edmonton, Alberta, Daniel Romano talks Ancient Shapes, capitalism, Welland, Daniel Romano and the Outfit, grilled salmon, "OKAY WOW," and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 25

59 min

Lee Ranaldo and Raül Refree discuss life in New York City and Barcelona during the COVID-19 pandemic, their lovely new album, Names of North End Women, Sonic Youth, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 23

67 min

Meg Remy on the excellent, star-studded new U.S. Girls album, Heavy Light, its conceptual lyrics about how our relationships with our parents shape us as people, the musical choices on this record, Bob Dylan, and much more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 18

68 min

Toronto comedians Scott Thompson and Paul Bellini discuss their new film, Mouth Congress, the new Kids in the Hall series for Amazon, new Mouth Congress music on Captured Tracks, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 11

51 min

Talented multi-instrumentalist Dan Snaith, otherwise known as Caribou, talks Brexit, a dramatic child birth, loss, communication, the voice, his stellar new album Suddenly, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 4

52 min

Award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and activist Desmond Cole discusses his ambitious, uncompromising new book, The Skin We’re In – A Year of Black Resistance and Power. Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 27

64 min

This episode of Long Night with Vish Khanna was recorded before a live studio audience at Workman Arts in Toronto, Ontario during Long Winter on Friday February 21, 2020. Our guests were CBC Fresh Air and Podcast Playlist host, Nana Aba Duncan, comedian Daniel Woodrow, and comedian/actor Aba Amuquandoh. With special house band replacement, keyboard virtuoso Robin Hatch. Recorded by Dave MacKinnon. Produced by Vish Khanna and Long Winter. Photos by Shane Parent. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 25

64 min

Show host Shad and director/producer Darby Wheeler discuss the new, fourth season of their Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Netflix series, Hip-Hop Evolution! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 20

65 min

Comedian Ron Funches talks about his Gettin' Better podcast, talking to Conan O'Brien, loving Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vicki Lawrence, Black History/Future Month, future plans, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 18

50 min

Renowned American guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jeff Parker on his astounding new album, Suite for Max Brown, his parents and musical trajectory, jazz and hip-hop, Tortoise plans, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 12

56 min

The talented, multi-disciplinary American artist Matana Roberts discusses her Coin Coin album series and its latest chapter, Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis, her personal and professional trajectory, upcoming projects, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 5

63 min

Ahead of performing at JFL NorthWest in Vancouver on February 20, 2020, comedian Beth Stelling traces her acting/stand-up/writing trajectory, discusses growing up with a single mom, their podcast We Called Your Mom, future plans, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 31

34 min

Dan Bejar discusses the excellent new Destroyer LP, Have We Met, our mutual love of Bob Dylan’s singing and records over the past 25 years, his working relationship with the late David Berman, his future plans, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 30

65 min

Celebrating her new LP, Are You Gone, Sarah Harmer discusses a 10-year gap between releasing records, reflective lyrical themes on Are You Gone, celebrating her dear friend and mentor Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, the pros and cons of social media, future plans, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 28

68 min

Gord Sinclair on his debut solo album Taxi Dancers, how the Tragically Hip worked together and his role in the band, his feelings about Gord Downie and the Hip’s final tour, what may become of unreleased Hip material and whether or not they might play together again, his own future plans, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 24

51 min

Everyone in Holy Fuck is on the show to discuss their history with the band, living in the cities they live in, Tom Power and CBC Radio's q, their excellent new album Deleter, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 22

60 min

This episode of Long Night with Vish Khanna was recorded before a live studio audience at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario during Long Winter on Saturday January 11, 2020. Our guests were keyboard virtuoso Robin Hatch, multi-instrumentalist poet Ian Daniel Kehoe, and Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone of Toronto's hip-hop party enterprise, Boosie Fade. With the Khanna Family Singers. Recorded by Dave MacKinnon. Produced by Vish Khanna and Long Winter. Photos by Shane Parent. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 16

61 min

Recorded at Hamilton, Ontario's Grandad's Donuts, Friendly Rich discusses his new album, We Are All Terrorists, his life and musical trajectory, the state of the world in a cloudy internet age of outrage, local politics and activism, his own struggles, delicious donuts, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 14

68 min

Jessica Jalbert of Faith Healer and Jom Comyn teach me all about living life in Edmonton, its music scenes, its pizza scenes, jams, perceptions of Ontario, their current and future plans, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Please take this listener survey.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 8

56 min

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