THE WANDERING WOLF

THE WANDERING WOLF

United States

THE WANDERING WOLF is songwriter Yoni Wolf's ongoing collection of field recordings from the road, unscripted internal monologues, self-reflective moments, and in depth conversations with musicians, artists, comedians, and interesting people of all kinds.

Episodes

123- Gabby Smith (O (Eskimeaux))  

123- Gabby Smith (O (Eskimeaux)). While on tour together, Gabby and Yoni get together in Boston, backstage at the Sinclair, for a talk. They discuss Gabby’s upbringing in New York, changing her band name from Eskimeaux to O, the idea of trying to find her Tlingit birth family, her musical beginnings, Gabby’s Brooklyn music scene, and her writing process.

122- Josh Carter (Phantogram)  

122- Josh Carter (Phantogram). On a trip to LA, Yoni heads over to Josh’s bungalow for a hang. They get into a long conversation about work routine, writer’s block, Phantogram’s ever evolving process, songwriting conventions, various collaborations, drugs, weed in the studio, working in big studios vs. working at home, and Josh’s beginnings with music.

121- Sam Herring (Future Islands, Hemlock Ernst)  

121- Sam Herring (Future Islands, Hemlock Ernst). Sam and Yoni meet up while Sam is in Cincinnati to pay a festival. They talk about Future Islands’ writing/recording process, pre-Future Islands band Art Lord and the start of Future Islands, the genesis of Sam’s rap career as Hemlock Ernst and some recent collaborations, and growing up an isolated fat kid in small town North Carolina.

120- Astronautalis 3 (Andy Bothwell)  

120- Astronautalis 3 (Andy Bothwell). Andy and Yoni get together backstage in Columbus, Ohio for a talk. They discuss Astronautalis' tour of all 50 states, politics in America and abroad, China, Dubai, and Andrew Jackson's many duels.

119- Rabbi Matt Rosenberg  

119- Rabbi Matt Rosenberg. Yoni and childhood friend, Matt, get together in Seattle to catch up on each other's lives. They discuss growing up Messianic, Matt's career path and being a young-ish Messianic Rabbi, grace and joy, Trump and Clinton, homosexuality, and extroverted spirituality.

118- Tatiana Maslany  

118- Tatiana Maslany. Yoni and accomplished actor, Tatiana (Orphan Black, etc.), get together at Yoni's AirB&B in Harlem for a getting-to-know-you chat. They talk about Tatiana's small town Canadian roots and beginnings in dancing and acting, nerves, improv, rap music, sneakers, and Kanye.

117- Advance Base  

117- Advance Base (Owen Ashworth). At the tail end of a tour they do together, Yoni and Owen (formerly Casiotone For The Painfully Alone) get together in Cleveland for a little talk. They talk about how Owen started out in music, recording, performing, religion, and touring.

116- Andy Miller  

116- Andy Miller. Visual artist and podcaster (Creative Pep Talk), Andy makes his way to a pool party Yoni is at in Cincinnati just before Yoni hits the road. They discuss art rap, inspiration, the creative process, the craft of songwriting, making polarizing art, and monetizing art.

115- Duncan Trussell  

115- Duncan Trussell. Yoni heads to Columbus, Ohio to check out Duncan's stand up gig. After, they meet for the first time in Duncan's bus and end up taping a chat. They philosophize about video games as reality simulation, artificial intelligence, the nature of time and space, color, LSD, and God.

114- Becky Wolf 3 (Sister)  

114- Becky Wolf 3 (Sister). While Becky is in Cincinnati for the holidays, the two siblings take some time to talk. They discuss having conservative parents, family dynamics, and dark matter.

113- Sylvan Esso (Amelia & Nick)  

113- Sylvan Esso (Amelia & Nick). While they are in Cincinnati to play Midpoint festival, Sylvan Esso and Yoni take some time out to talk in Sylvan Esso's tour bus. They discuss Nick's musical upbringing and participation in several semi-successful rock bands, Amelia's youth as a contortionist, Amelia's father as a professional Santa Claus, Mountain Man, mountain men, making thinking persons' pop music, and living in a small city.

Episode 113- Sylvan Esso (Amelia & Nick)  

Episode 113- Sylvan Esso (Amelia & Nick). While they are in Cincinnati to play Midpoint festival, Sylvan Esso and Yoni take some time out to talk in Sylvan Esso's tour bus. They discuss Nick's musical upbringing and participation in several semi-successful rock bands, Amelia's youth as a contortionist, Amelia's father as a professional Santa Claus, Mountain Man, mountain men, making thinking persons' pop music, and living in Durham.

112- Pictureplane (Travis Egedy)  

112- Pictureplane (Travis Egedy). While Yoni is in Denver, he meets up with Pictureplane in the park for a talk. They discuss Travis's early career, his process, his love of harshness, his clothing line, rap battles, fascism, and teenage pranks and antics.

111- Ravi Zupa  

111- Ravi Zupa. Yoni and old friend, accomplished artist, Ravi, get together during Yoni's weekend in Denver for Goldrush festival. They sit on a bench in the park and discuss monogamy vs. polygamy/polyamory, anger, God and religion, Ravi's family history, loss, being like a tree, and living up to one's potential.

110- Sole (Tim Holland)  

110- Sole (Tim Holland). Yoni flies to Denver to play Goldrush festival. The afternoon before his performance he heads over to his old friend Tim's house to pay his respects to the twenty-plus year rap veteran and co-founder of anticon records. They talk about Sole's early years and current career, the genesis of anticon as a collective and label, politics, philosophy, and social justice.

109- Juiceboxxx  

109- Juiceboxxx. While JB is in town Cincy for a show, Yoni and he meet up for an acquaintance making chat. They discuss JB's atypical career path, his upbringing in punk and hip hop, reopening the conversation around the Rap-Rock genre, conceptual art, outsider artists vs. artists with intention, riding trends vs. sticking to one's guns, curating the Thunder Zone catalogue, and being the subject of a notable book.

108- P.O.S (Doomtree)  

108- P.O.S (Doomtree). Yoni and Stef (P.O.S) meet up in Yoni's rental car outside of the legendary club, First Avenue in Minneapolis. They discuss Stef's upbringing, early influences, his high school punk bands, having a teenage son, his career arc, getting a kidney transplant and the trials surrounding it.

107- Sage Francis  

107- Sage Francis. In the morning after Sage's show in northern Kentucky, Yoni and Sage meet up at a coffee shop for a talk. They discuss Sage's upbringing in Rhode Island, the span of his career to date, martial arts, relationships, hustling hard, early anticon label days, Sage's time with Epitaph, and Sage's distaste for babies.

106- Aaron Weiss (mewithoutYou) 2  

106- Aaron Weiss 2 (mewithoutYou). While Aaron is playing in northern Kentucky, Yoni takes the opportunity to meet up for a conversation outside of a coffee shop. They talk about Aaron's impending child, DMT, monastic-style discipline, spirituality, prayer, gurus, and the tour lifestyle.

105- Anna Stewart & Scott Fredette  

105- Anna Stewart & Scott Fredette. While Anna is in Cincinnati for the weekend, the 3 friends meet up at Spring Grove Cemetery and after visiting Anna's grandmothers, they talk. They discuss mindfulness, being easier on yourself, fear, anxiety, and what their last meal would be.

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