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Never Meet Your Idols

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Never Meet Your Idols is a podcast hosted by musicians Laura-Mary Carter from Blood Red Shoes and Carré Callaway from Queen Kwong. Each episode features interviews with musicians and artists who aren't afraid to get personal and speak their minds. Listeners can submit questions for the hosts and gue… read more

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BONUS Episode: Your idols, Chvrches

August 31st, 2021

44:16

We're honored to be the first people to interview electro-pop band Chvrches in person since the pandemic hit and stranded them in Los Angeles, leaving them frustrated with our traffic system but loving our bad TV! …

S2 EP 10: Your idol, Zack Snyder

June 29th, 2021

37:05

You may have heard of Zack Snyder because he's directed/written/produced movies like Army of the Dead, Justice League, Wonder Woman, 300, Watchmen, etc. But did you know that he shreds on harmonica? (yes, we make him …

S2 EP 09: Your idol, Ian Astbury of The Cult

June 15th, 2021

45:27

Wow, there’s a lot going on in this episode. Ian Astbury sings for us, talks about David Bowie, The Doors, The Clash, Crass cooking him tempura, and the time the Dalai Lama handed him his a**. 


Find the highlights reel …

S2 EP 08: Your idol, Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood

June 1st, 2021

32:54

Royal Blood’s new record hit #1 on the charts, but Ben Thatcher can’t even get his record label to send him a copy! We’re talking to Ben about sight-seeing with Lars Ulrich, recording with Josh Homme, playing everyone’s …

S2 EP 07: Your idol, Dennis Lyxzen of Refused

May 18th, 2021

54:30

Many rockstars often cite Dennis's band, Refused, as one of their top influences, but who inspired Dennis? Which of his idols did he meet in an …

S2 EP 06: Your idol, Izzy Phillips of Black Honey

May 4th, 2021

36:12

We’re talking to Izzy Phillips of Black Honey about what happened when she threw herself at one (or two) or her idols, getting trolled by little kids …

S2 EP 05: Your idol, Patty Schemel of Hole

April 20th, 2021

36:11

In this episode, Patty Schemel reveals top secret things — most of which we can’t share with you. However, you're allowed to hear her talk about being in one of the most important rock bands in history, the time Gene …

S2 EP 04: Your idol, Joe Cardamone

April 6th, 2021

53:18

Joe Cardamone is a solo artist, producer, and filmmaker now, but for nearly 20 years he was known for being the frontman of the infamously wild LA …

S2 EP 03: Your idol, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys

March 23rd, 2021

39:59

We talk to Patrick Carney in this episode about being a dad, loving pickles, his beef with Jack White (amongst others), and the art of talking sh*t...and then we talk sh*t. 



Check out the highlight video for this episode …

S2 EP 02: Your idol, Geoff Barrow of Portishead

March 9th, 2021

34:22

In this episode we’re talking to Geoff Barrow (the genius behind Portishead, Beak, the Ex Machina and Annihilation scores, and much more) about his …

S2 EP 01: Your idol, Mark Lanegan

February 23rd, 2021

33:55

We are back! We’re starting off season 2 with an interview with the legendary musician/poet/author Mark Lanegan! This is the first in-depth interview he’s done about his 2020 memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep. We talk …

S1 EP 10: Your Idols (and hosts), Carré & Laura

December 15th, 2020

51:58

We’re getting very personal, answering your questions about our guilty pleasures, funny rockstar encounters, heartaches, hobbies, and more. Who played ping pong with Oasis, whose dad played ping pong with Rage Against …

S1 EP 09: Your idol, Dave Sitek

December 1st, 2020

38:43

We’re talking to Grammy award winning producer/musician Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beady Eye, Kelis, Beyoncé & Jay Z, and the list goes on...) about cats, taking risks —and LSD, and much more.

S1 EP 08: Your idol, Jeremiah Green of Modest Mouse

November 17th, 2020

35:47

Carré unleashes her inner creepy fan girl while talking to Jeremiah Green of Modest Mouse. Hear about his idols, his worst experience on tour, and …

S1 EP 07: Your idol, John Congleton

October 20th, 2020

1:00:08

John Congleton thinks it’s time for you to put on your grown-up pants and take action. The Grammy award winning producer has a lot to say in this election focused episode. Don’t worry, Carré and Laura talk shop with …

S1 EP 06: Your idol, Ritzy Bryan of The Joy Formidable

October 6th, 2020

39:13

This week, Laura and Carré talk to Ritzy Bryan about her idols, what it's like to be living in Utah as a Welsh rock musician, and squirrels. The pot …

S1 EP 05: Your idol, Nick Valensi of The Strokes

September 22nd, 2020

42:34

Nick Valensi talks about getting snubbed by one (or two) of his idols, his man crushes, and the passing of Silvia —his pet chicken. Oh, and his …

S1 EP 04: Your idol, Lee Kiernan of Idles

September 8th, 2020

33:43

What do Carré, Shirley Manson, Macaulay Culkin and Mother Teresa have in common? How come we're just now hearing about Evan Rachel Wood's domestic …

S1 EP 03: Your idol, Roger O'Donnell of The Cure

August 25th, 2020

37:31

In this episode we talk to The Cure's Roger O'Donnell about his idol and his thoughts on Covid, Hitchcock, the music industry, Brexit, the joys of …

S1 EP 02 : Your idol, Kate Nash

August 11th, 2020

37:52

This episode features a story about Jared Leto and how one shouldn't look him in the eye (we suspect he's sensitive or something...), and an in depth …

S1 EP 01 : Welcome to Never Meet Your Idols

August 4th, 2020

10:43

Here it is, EPISODE NUMBER ONE! We made this mini episode on the fly to introduce you to the show and to announce our first guest (a brilliant …

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