For decades, GQ magazine has convened unforgettable discussions with the world’s leading cultural figures—now that tradition takes a new form. Mad Influence, hosted by GQ’s Editor in Chief Jim Nelson, features some of the most acclaimed actors, artists, and personalities of our time in lively and revealing conversation about the decisive moments that have defined their lives and shaped their careers. Where does inspiration come from? How are creative breakthroughs achieved? And what lessons can we learn from the feats—and the failures—of the world’s greatest performers?
||ExplicitPaul Smith||He’s been one of the most distinctive and energetic designers in fashion for decades—the architect of a business empire that blends whimsy and irreverence with high style. But Paul Smith never set out to do any of that, really. In a fun and...||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlondie's Debbie Harry & Chris Stein||How do edgy trail-blazers from New York’s early punk scene become pop stars, sell millions of records, notch number 1 songs in three different decades, and never lose the underground energy that made them so cool from the start? Debbie Harry and...||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDamien Chazelle||The youngest winner of the Academy Award for Best Director, Damien Chazelle is only 33. But already he’s staked a claim as one of the most visionary directors in generations. His latest film First Man, the boldly-imagined story of Neil...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEthan Hawke||It’s been nearly 30 years since Ethan Hawke’s breakout performance in Dead Poet’s Society—and in that time, he’s become one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile actors. But it’s rarely been as easy as Hawke sometimes makes it...||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMad Influence Preview||For decades, GQ magazine has convened unforgettable discussions with the world’s leading cultural figures—now that tradition takes a new form. Mad Influence, hosted by Jim Nelson, GQ’s Editor in Chief, features some of the most acclaimed actors,..||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Can’t wait to see this grow
I love the concept I am excited to listen to who’s up next!
Great stylish show
Love the host, great interview. This show has great style - super clean, strong overall production. Subscribed and excited for more.
Can Hardly Wait for More
The long arc in creativity. Ethan Hawke, Episode 1, blew me away with his insight. Great interviewer.