The Perfect Podcast
By Sean David Johnson
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The Perfect Podcast celebrates the highest cultural achievements in music, film, television, literature, food, visual arts, architecture and more! In each episode, host, Sean David Johnson sits down and talks to a different person about the creations they deems to be perfect. From the perfect short story to the perfect music video to the perfect cocktail – the show explores and celebrates the artists who have achieved the elusive, intimidating, confounding and 100% subjective state of . . . Perfection!
||CleanA Perfect G-Funk Song: “Let Me Ride” by Dr. Dre||On this episode of The Perfect Podcast Nate Zablan, host of The Tone Podcast, joins me to discuss A Perfect G-Funk Song. He chooses “Let Me Ride” – the third single from Dr. Dre’s seminal album The Chronic.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Perfect Pop Act: Gorillaz||The hosts of the pop culture podcast, JoJCast join me to discuss their choice for A Perfect Pop Act. They pick the inventive, genre-busting band – Gorillaz! If you listen to JoJCast’s show you know this pick makes perfect sense.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Perfect Song to Motivate: J Dilla’s “Workinonit”||J Dilla created Donuts, one of the most influential and respected albums in hip hop history, while he was fighting a fatal blood disease. The album was released in February 2006 just three days before his death and many consider it to be a masterpiece.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Perfect Dance Style: Voguing featuring Madonna Dancers Jose Xtravaganza & Carlton Wilborn||The new documentary Strike A Pose chronicles the lives of the dancers who performed on Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour and are featured in the iconic film Truth or Dare. On this episode of The Perfect Podcast two of those dancer,||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPerfect Jokes About Race: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney, Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K.||The issue of race in America is one of the country’s most longstanding, most painful and most challenging problems. So how is it possible to turn the issue of race relations into a laughing matter? How do you get an audience to laugh at their own pre||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Perfect Portrait: Richard Avedon’s “Lew Alcindor.”||Vince Aletti has spent decades looking at pictures. As the current photography critic for The New Yorker and art editor for The Village Voice (1994 –2005), he’s studied tens of thousands—maybe hundreds of thousands—of images.||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Perfect Character: Storm of The X-Men||Jamie Broadnax is the founder of Black Girl Nerds – a community for women of color to gather and, “… express themselves freely and embrace who they are.” I’m thrilled to have Jamie join me on this episode of The Perfect Podcast to discuss||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Perfect Run||Jeff Yamaguchi is a digital media maker, marketer and educator who can often be seen running through the streets and parks of Brooklyn, NY . . . and beyond! Jeff laces up for everything from a ‘quick’ 5 mile run through Prospect Park to half and||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Perfect Cigar||Gordon Hurd is an executive editor and writer, based in Brooklyn, NY. He loves bourbon, espresso, philosophy, and jazz. He also has a deep affection for and knowledge of cigars. When Gordon accepted my invitation to discuss the perfect cigar,||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Perfect Graphic Novel: City of Glass||Calvin Reid is the Senior News Editor at Publishers Weekly, Co-editor of PW Comics and co-host of the podcast, More to Come. He joins Sean to discuss . . . The Perfect Graphic Novel. If you’re expecting Calvin to pick The Watchmen or The Dark Kn||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Exploring "perfect" is so much better than what's "best" because a thing can achieve perfection within itself and not only in relation to other things. This podcast is a perfect exploration of that theme and WHY these things resonate with the interviewees. The Storm podcast was just genius and a great departure from "who could win in a fight, Batman or Wolverine" conversations. Keep it up Sean!
Insightful and easy to listen
I loved the one about the perfect run--it articulated a lot of what had gone through my head in the past. This podcast is really professionally produced you can tell. I like to put it on while I'm cooking dinner--a nice thoughtful way to end the day.
Perfectly Easy Listening
I love that this podcast has such varied content. I admit I might not be interested or appreciate the perfect cigar, but I loved listening to the perfect run and perfect character. I'll be checking back to see what else is talked about. And fun bonus, host Sean Johnson has a voice as smooth as velvet.