By Sunny Bleckinger, Jeff Alessandrelli
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Hosted by Sunny Bleckinger and Jeff Alessandrelli in Portland, Oregon, The Steer features leading musicians talking about their favorite writers and books and leading writers talking about their favorite musicians and albums. Conversations often go elsewhere and following each talk is a playlist of songs or sounds discussed during the interview. New episodes drop every two weeks.
||CleanWendy Bourgeois - playlist||Tracks from musicians talked about during Wendy's interview, as heard on dublab.com and KZUT 99.1 FM Los Angeles.||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWendy Bourgeois||Poet and essayist Wendy Bourgeois talks about growing up working class, shoe shopping, conservative relatives, her love of minor key country & western music, and her new book of essays "The Devil Says Maybe I Like It," published by Propeller Books.||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWilly Vlautin playlist||A track from the Pogues, then music from Willy's bands Richmond Fontaine and The Delines.||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWilly Vlautin||Critically acclaimed novelist and musician Willy Vlautin ("Lean on Pete," "The Motel Life") talks about growing up in Reno, Nevada, writing his early work at horse tracks in Portland, Oregon, and how much a brief encounter with Pogues-singer Shane MacG||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDao Strom playlist||Music by Dao Strom, music talked about in her interview, and tracks that are particular favorites of hers. Full playlist on our website.||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDao Strom||Born in Vietnam, Dao Strom grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills, where she first began writing and thinking about the world as a beautiful place yet filled with contradiction. She talks with us about learning to play music in Iowa City, how she mainta||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanice Lee Playlist||Music that Janice Lee talked about in her interview.||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanice Lee||Janice Lee talks about her secret dance performances and how the music of "Godspeed You! Black Emperor" carries her through writing sessions. Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Edit||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaura Gibson||Musician (and writer) Laura Gibson discusses the nature of her MFA experience at Hunter College, the role author Colum McCann has had on her writing life, New York City living vs. Portland living, screenplays, and her new album Goners.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonathan Lethem||Acclaimed author Jonathan Lethem ("Motherless Brooklyn," "Fortress of Solitude") talks about making art while the world is on fire, writing female characters, his life-long love of music, and of course, his newest book, "The Feral Detective," published||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEileen Myles||Legendary poet Eileen Myles discusses their relationship with nostalgia, shares memorable readings, talks about dealing with fans and press, and Elliott Smith and The Beatles, among other musical artists.||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustin Phillip Reed||National Book Award winning poet Justin Phillip Reed talks about growing up in the south, metal shows, the Deftones and why the character Ruby Rhod of "The Fifth Element" is Chris Tucker's career-defining role.||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGina Myers||Gina talks about growing up in Saginaw, Michigan, life in Philadelphia, and the music and shows that have been a part of her life.||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSunny and Jeff talk about the new show||Sunny and Jeff talk about the show, themselves, and where this is going.||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Fantastic podcast. Super engaging.