Food is the New Rock

Ep. 63 - Devo is what Mark Mothersbaugh is most known for, unless you're under the age of 10 in which case you're probably more familiar with his work as the composer for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs!  We sat down with him at the Mutato HQ on Sunset Blvd to talk to him about Mexican food, hot dogs, and meatballs (naturally).  Plus he tells us about eating on tour, and the time David Bowie introduced him to sushi (spoiler: David Bowie introduced him to sushi!!!!!)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is in theaters this Friday, September 27th

Direct download: EP63-Devo.mp3
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Ep. 62 - In addition to being incredibly soulful and incredibly handsome, Mayer Hawthorne also loves food (and even has a burger named after him at Umami!)   He sat down with Zach at our Bronson Island studio to talk about doughnuts, hashbrowns and fragels.  Plus he tells us his favorite places to eat in his hometown of Ann Arbor, MI and gives away his mom's secret ingredient for brisket.  Curious where to get the best banana cream pie?  He tell us that too.  His new album "Where Does This Door Go" is out now on Republic Records. 

Direct download: EP62-Mayer.mp3
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Ep. 61 - This week's episode was produced in conjunction w/ Food & Wine Magazine and features the band Yo La Tengo.  Ira, Georgia & James sit down with Zach to talk about their favorite cities to eat in while on tour, something they've been doing for over 30 years.  They talk about Nashville, their home state of New Jersey, and where to find the best BBQ. Plus they tell us the secret to making a good lobster roll, and admit to marking up multiples editions of Jane & Michael Stern's Road Food while on tour.  

Direct download: EP61-YLT.mp3
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Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione

Ep. 60 - No beer has tapped (pun intended) into the music scene more than Dogfish Head, and this week we we're super excited to welcome its legendary founder Sam Calagione to the podcast.  We talk to him about all of the collaborations Dogfish Head has done with musicians, including Dan the Automator, Robert Johnson, Miles Davis, and the forthcoming "American Beauty" w/ the Grateful Dead.  We also ask him about his rap group "The Painkillaz", and he tell us about the time The Strokes destroyed the speakers at the brewery (before becoming super famous.)  He's so awesome, they're turning his life into a sitcom- which he also tells us about... 

Direct download: EP60-Dogfish.mp3
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