20 EpisodesProduced by Jenny Eliscu

Conversations with musicians, songwriters, producers, and other music folk, hosted by longtime journalist and radio host Jenny Eliscu (@jennylsq). Episodes explore an artist's creative and personal evolution, and feature highlights from Eliscu's extensive interview archive.

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Eleanor Friedberger // Amy Winehouse

November 29th, 2018


Singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger (formerly of Fiery Furnaces) joins Jenny for a discussion of the creative influences that shaped her early songwriting endeavors; how a long trip to Greece inspired her fantastic …

Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth

November 8th, 2018


Few artists of David Longstreth's generation have pushed back as persistently at the boundaries of their own sound, never settling for something easily categorizable. But does that make Dirty Projectors' music …

Leon Bridges // Jack White

October 24th, 2018


One of modern R&B's most intriguing new artists, singer-songwriter Leon Bridges discusses how his childhood love of dance evolved into the look …

Conor Oberst, pt. 2

October 4th, 2018


In the second half of an in-depth exploration of Conor Oberst's life in music, hear about his lyric- and songwriting process, how he felt about those Bob Dylan comparisons he used to get, and what, to him, is the mark …

Conor Oberst

September 27th, 2018


The first part of a two-episode special with Conor Oberst, featuring a rare, candid conversation about his life in music. Part 1 explores Conor's earliest influences, as a kid growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, tagging …

Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield / Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis

September 6th, 2018


Hear about the creative journeys of two exceptional young singer-songwriters: Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis. Both artists discuss early musical influences, including, for Katie, the …

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard

August 16th, 2018


Benjamin Gibbard, leader of indie rock icons Death Cab for Cutie, discusses key moments in his musical journey, from teen years spent taking the ferry to Seattle to see all-ages shows, to making Death Cab's excellent …

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino // Christina Aguilera

July 26th, 2018


A lively chat with Bethany Cosentino, leader of Los Angeles indie rock duo Best Coast, about her creative journey and how missing home helped her discover her voice as a songwriter. Plus, from the LSQ archive, an …

Rostam // Beck

July 9th, 2018


An exceptional multi-talent, the singer, songwriter, producer, & composer Rostam joins Jenny for a wide-ranging conversation examining his …

Five from the Archive: Beyoncé, Tegan & Sara, Lars Ulrich & more

June 29th, 2018


Recapping the archival interview clips from the first five LSQ pods, episode 11 features vintage audio from Jenny's interviews with Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Tegan & Sara, Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Paramore's Hayley …

Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor // Dave Matthews

June 14th, 2018


Alexis Taylor -- singer, songwriter, guitarist & keyboard player for U.K. electronic outfit Hot Chip -- discusses his early musical influences, from the Farfisa at his grandmother's house to the local record store …

Danielle Haim // Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

May 23rd, 2018


Jenny visits Haim's middle sister and musical leader, Danielle Haim, at home in Los Angeles, for a conversation exploring the singer, songwriter and guitarist's creative journey -- from playing at a clown museum in the …

Alison Mosshart // Kanye West

May 3rd, 2018


Certifiable badass Alison Mosshart (The Kills, The Dead Weather) discusses her evolution as a songwriter and artist, her early experiences on the …

Jack Antonoff // Zack de la Rocha

April 12th, 2018


Grammy-winning songwriter, artist and producer Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, Fun., Steel Train) joins Jenny for a lively discussion of his NJ punk rock …

Angel Olsen // Avril Lavigne

March 22nd, 2018


Hear singer-songwriter Angel Olsen describe her musical evolution (spoiler: her first band played ska punk) and discuss why it was important to her …

Jonathan Wilson / Porches' Aaron Maine // Paramore's Hayley Williams

March 1st, 2018


Jenny talks to two of her favorite up-and-coming singer-songwriters: Aaron Maine of the beat-driven indie-rock band Porches, and musical jack-of-all-trades Jonathan Wilson, a singer-songwriter, producer, guitar-maker …

Tegan & Sara

February 8th, 2018


A pair of conversations with the hilarious, neurotic Quin sisters, featuring Tegan and Sara's reflections on their songwriting process, their personal and creative goals for 2018, and the work they plan to do with their …

Spoon's Britt Daniel // Metallica's Lars Ulrich

January 15th, 2018


The impossibly cool Britt Daniel, frontman for indie giants Spoon, tells Jenny about a time in 1999 when he almost broke up the band, as well as …

The National's Aaron Dessner // Missy Elliott

December 4th, 2017


Producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Dessner discusses The National's Grammy-nominated new album, Sleep Well Beast, and talks about …

Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath // Beyoncé

November 6th, 2017


Welcome to LSQ! Amelia Meath, singer for Durham, NC electronic duo Sylvan Esso describes a creative life that began with learning contortion at age 16. Also, from Eliscu's archive: An interview with Beyoncé from summer …

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