The Paste Podcast

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Paste Magazine covers movies, TV, music, comedy, games, books, comics, drinks and politics. The Paste Podcast features interviews with artists, discussions about arts and entertainment, and exclusive live performances from some of our favorite musicians.

All Episodes

Paste's Allison Keene joins Josh Jackson to (finally) pay tribute to a favorite show - The CW series: DC's Legends Of Tomorrow. Katie Toupin joins us in the Paste Studio to play a brand new song, 2 from her most recent full length, plus a truly charming cover.

Mar 16

33 min

Paste's Josh Jackson and Allison Keene engage in celebration of Star Trek: Picard. Real Estate stops by the New York Studio to play songs from their brand new album, 'The Main Thing'.

Mar 9

34 min

Paste's Josh Jackson and Allison Keene share their appreciation of The Magicians. Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner and Ryan Smith stop by the Paste Studio in NY to share 2 new songs and one classic.

Mar 2

26 min

Paste's Josh Jackson and Allison Keene sound off in appreciation of Narcos: Mexico, and Brooklyn's epic afrobeat outfit Antibalas stop by the Paste Studio in NY on the day their latest album 'Fu Chronicles' is released - warning: this episode may cause spontaneous dancing..

Feb 24

38 min

The legendary Bob Geldof joined us in the studio this week to talk about his new documentary, the first new Boomtown Rats documentary in 36 years and so much more. Plus music from Hop Along's Frances Quinlan and an appreciation of BoJack Horseman.

Feb 17

44 min

Paste's Josh Jackson points to our latest beer tasting results. Allison Keene joins in appreciation of "The Outsider". The Lone Bellow perform songs from their new album "Half Moon Light" at our NYC studio.

Feb 11

38 min

Paste's Jim Vorel talks craft breweries' signature styles in his "Month of Flagships" series. Allison Keene joins in appreciation of "Little America". And the wonderful Vanessa Carlton performs three songs at our NYC studio.

Feb 3

38 min

The Paste staff looks forward to the most anticipated albums of 2020 and sings the praises of Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek. And American Authors drop by to play us a few songs. 

Jan 27

34 min

This week, Josh Jackson and Allison Keene toss a coin to The Witcher in appreciation of our favorite new fantasy TV show. And Canadian bluegrass outfit The Dead South plays us a few tunes.

Jan 16

31 min

Just like The Doctor, Jodie Whittaker fizzes energy and curiosity in our discussion of all things Doctor Who. We're also joined by the Doctor's companions, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole. And Wheatus plays us a song.

Jan 9

47 min

We get staff reactions to the latest Star War and hear music from talented blues rocker Samantha Fish.

Dec 2019

37 min

Pedal steel wizard Robert Randolph is our guest in the Paste Studio this week, where he mesmerized us with four songs and an interview with Paste's Brad Wagner.

Dec 2019

36 min

We count down the 10 best albums of 2019 with Paste's Lizzie Manno and Ellen Johnson and hear music from Kristen Englenz and Blind Boys of Alabama.

Dec 2019

29 min

Legendary songwriter Robyn Hitchcock performs in the Paste Studio, and Paste TV editor Allison Keene joins to discuss all things Disney+.

Nov 2019

34 min

Actor, Musician, and Writer Leslie Odom Jr. stopped by the Paste Studio in New York for three songs and an interview. Plus Josh Jackson and Ellen Johnson discuss the best new music of the week including Michael Kiwanuka and more.

Nov 2019

27 min

English folk-punk singer Frank Turner stopped by the Paste Studio in Atlanta for four songs and an interview. Plus Josh Jackson reviews two new Netflix films, The Irishman and The King, and Allison Keene joins the podcast to talk about the 10 best TV shows of the week, including new releases from Apple TV+.

Nov 2019

49 min

London singer/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier performs in the Paste Studio, and Paste TV editor Allison Keene updates us on all the Game of Thrones news coming from HBO this week, including the upcoming prequel House of the Dragon.

Oct 2019

51 min

Disgraceland podcast host and author Jake Brennan dishes on the seedier side of rock 'n' roll history, Noah Gunderson plays us a song, and Scott Russell delivers everything we know about Christopher Nolan's upcoming film, Tenet.

Oct 2019

36 min

Paste Magazine’s Josh Jackson and Allison Keene discuss the best TV series of the 2010s and Shovels & Rope plays us a song. 

Oct 2019

32 min

Paste Magazine's Josh Jackson and Lizzie Manno discuss the best albums of the 2010s and British singer/songwriter Fink joins us at Paste Studio ATL.

Oct 2019

62 min

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy visits the Paste Studio this week to chat about the show's fifth season, out Oct. 4 on Netflix in the US. And Shawn Colvin stops by to play us a song. Plus host Josh Jackson and TV editor Allison Keene talk about the best new shows out this fall—and our take on Joaquin Phoenix's Joker.

Oct 2019

44 min

Grace Potter stops by the Paste Studio in NYC for one of the best sessions we have ever hosted. Paste TV editor Allison Keene shares her thoughts about this week's blockbuster movie: Downton Abbey and staff Renée Zellweger expert Annie Black joins us after a screening of JUDY. 

Sep 2019

48 min

We look back at the best music from 20 years ago, and Irish rock band Two Door Cinema Club stops by the Paste Studio.

Sep 2019

41 min

From the brand-new Paste Studio in downtown Atlanta, host Josh Jackson and TV editor Allison Keene run down the top 10 shows on TV in this week's TV Power Rankings. Plus Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin christens the studio with three songs and an interview. 

Sep 2019

46 min

In our special Paste Podlingcast, hosts Josh Jackson and Allison Keene talk to the writers of the new Dark Crystal series on Netflix. Plus The Regrettes play us a song from their new album How Do You Love?.

Aug 2019

45 min

Pete Yorn stops by the Paste Studio to play three songs from his new album, Caretakers. And Paste TV editor Allison Keene talks about this week's best TV, including the second season of Netflix's Mindhunter.

Aug 2019

40 min

English rock band Keane stops by the Paste Studio to play a few songs and TV editor Allison Keane (no relation) joins us for a discussion of HBO's wickedly funny satire, Succession.

Aug 2019

39 min

Rolling Stones keyboardist, solo performer, environmentalist and legend, Chuck Leavell joins us in the Paste Studio for a conversation and three songs. Plus host Josh Jackson watches his very first Fast & Furious movie, Hobbs & Shaw, and discusses the results with Paste's Allison Keene.

Aug 2019

39 min

Kiefer Sutherland joins us in the Paste Studio to talk music and play some music from his album "Reckless & Me." The star of 24 and Designated Survivor—and the original badboy vampire in 1987's The Lost Boys—admits, "The stigma of an actor doing music is horrific," but fearlessly took the plunge anyway to do something he loves.

Jul 2019

33 min

Courtney Barnett talks about the power of live performance on this week's episode. Plus a discussion with Paste TV editor Allison Keene about HBO's new all-too-realistic dystopia Years & Years.

Jul 2019

34 min

In this special music episode, we have Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional in the Paste Studio in New York to play us a few songs and we talk to Matt Hinton, director of Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury.

Jul 2019

50 min

Host Josh Jackson and Paste TV Editor Allison Keene talk about the 10 Best TV Shows (So Far), along with a broader discussion of the state of TV, from the dominance of the half-hour show to great shows on smaller platforms that get lost in the shuffle. Plus Portland indie-pop band Ages and Ages share a new song.

Jul 2019

48 min

We talk to author Joe Hill, showrunner Jami O'Brien and star Zachary Quinto about the new AMC series NOS4A2. Plus host Josh Jackson visits six breweries in Denver and Run River North plays us a brand new song.

Jun 2019

30 min

Comedian, Crashing star and You Made It Weird podcaster Pete Holmes is our guest this week, along with soul singer Nick Waterhouse. And the Paste music team talks about the five best albums of 2019.

Jun 2019

30 min

Topher Grace joins Paste host Josh Jackson to talk about his latest projects, including his new podcast, Minor Adventures with Topher Grace. Plus Paste TV editor talks about HBO's Chernobyl and Tal Wilkenfeld brings an eight-piece band to the Paste Studio for an exclusive performance.

Jun 2019

39 min

Guests Neil Gaiman, Jon Hamm, David Tennant and Michael Sheen help us celebrate the release of Good Omens. Plus Coheed & Cambria play a special acoustic version of "The Gutter."

May 2019

21 min

Comedian Nate Bargatze talks to us about his Netflix special, Shane Ryan joins us for one final Game of Thrones wrap-up and Paste’s Best New Band of 2018, New Zealand's The Beths, deliver a special acoustic performance.

May 2019

34 min

Ani DiFranco reads from her brand new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream and plays us a song. Also, The Daily Show’s Desi Lydic discusses her new show on Comedy Central, Desi Lydic: Abroad. 

May 2019

41 min

Nick Hornby—author of High Fidelity, Fever Pitch and About a Boy—joins us in the Paste Studio to talk about his new series for Sundance TV, State of the Union. ‘90s alt-rock band Gin Blossoms play us a hit. And we also discuss the best—and creepiest—love stories in Game of Thrones.

May 2019

39 min

We talk to Jemaine Clement about his new TV adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows and to Christopher Meloni about Season 2 of the Syfy show Happy! We also look at the box-office juggernaut Avengers: Endgame, and Norwegian pop singer Aurora plays us a song in the Paste Studio.

May 2019

42 min

Josh Ritter, one of Paste's 100 greatest living songwriters, joins us in the Paste Studio in New York to perform four songs and talk about his brand-new album Fever Breaks. Host Josh Jackson is also joined by Paste movies editor Dom Sinacola for a discussion of the five best movies in theaters right now.

Apr 2019

52 min

Elle Fanning, director Max Minghella and producer Jamie Bell talk about their new film Teen Spirit. Americana artist Maggie Rose gives us an exclusive performance in the Paste Studio. And Shane Ryan joins us to talk about what just happened in that season premiere of Game of Thrones.

Apr 2019

37 min

In this Barry special episode, we talk to Henry Winkler about Season 2 of Barry and working with Wes Anderson for the first time. We also interview D'Arcy Carden about her roles on Barry and The Good Place and discuss final season of Game of Thrones with our in-house experts Shane Ryan and Amy Glynn. Julia Jacklin provides the music this week with an exclusive live track from the Paste Studio.

Apr 2019

46 min

Glen Hansard talks about This Wild Willing and plays three songs from the new album. We also interview Michelle Gomez about her roles on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Doctor Who. And Paste's Ellen Johnson and Lizzie Manno discuss some of the best albums coming out in April.

Apr 2019

54 min

We interview Black Monday star Paul Scheer and singer/songwriter Andrew Bird. Yola provides the music, and Paste's Garrett Martin gives us the low down on Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, opening soon at Disney Land. Episode 2 is hosted by Paste editor-in-chief Josh Jackson.

Mar 2019

48 min

For our pilot episode, we welcome Joseph Gordon-Levitt. We spoke to the actor/entrepreneur at the backyard Paste Studio in Austin, Texas, last week, just before his SXSW premiere of "Band Together with Logic," an hour-long special from his HITRECORD community, airing on YouTube Originals. Gordon-Levitt brought along several of the project's musical collaborators to talk about working with platinum-selling rapper Logic on a new song. Our first musical guest is Amanda Palmer, who came to the Paste Studio in New York on the release day for her new album, "There Will Be No Intermission," which--not coincidentally--was also International Women's Day. And we also have a discussion with Paste TV editor Matt Brennan about the five best shows on TV right now.

Mar 2019

52 min

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