Broken Record with Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin

8 EpisodesProduced by Pushkin Industries

From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam, liner notes for the digital age. Digressions, arguments, back-stories, and random things to disagree with about music.

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Dave Hill and the Epistemology of Norwegian Black Metal

December 18th, 2018

Malcolm Gladwell sits down with comedian, guitarist, and legendary metalhead Dave Hill, as he recounts how an email exchange between his alter ego …

Rosanne Cash

December 11th, 2018

“She Remembers Everything” is the name of the latest Rosanne Cash album, the 14th of her amazing career. Rosanne and her husband and musical …

Nashville Revolution: Bobby Braddock, Don Schlitz, and Don Henry

December 4th, 2018

Malcolm Gladwell talks to three songwriters who helped transform country music in the 1970s. Gone were cowboy hats, train whistles and church …

Rufus Wainwright

November 27th, 2018

Elton John has called Rufus Wainwright “the greatest songwriter in the world today.” Broken Record’s Bruce Headlam sits down with Rufus in Los …

Nile Rodgers and Chic

November 20th, 2018

Nile Rodgers, the mastermind behind the disco band Chic and producer of artists like David Bowie, Daft Punk and Madonna, plays live with his band and talks about his life and long musical career in the very studio that …

Rick Rubin

November 13th, 2018

Our introductory episode is a conversation between Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell, covering everything from Rick’s role in the very beginning of …

Introducing Broken Record

November 6th, 2018

From Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam: Conversations. Arguments. Stories. Remembering old music. Discovering new music. Broken Record: …

Pilot: Walk on Water

November 10th, 2017

In the fall of 2017, Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam sat down with Eminem and talked about his song 'Walk on Water',  featuring …
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