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Around the same time I got into WireTap (2009ish) I became a big fan of the musical artist Moby. His new album at the time entitled: 'Wait For Me' had just been released, and it grabbed my attention the first time I listened to it, and wouldn't let go. I was really intrigued by how Moby was able to craft an almost joyous sad song. It's like he embraces the melancholy/quietness of life, and showcases the beauty found within. He is truly a remarkable artist. I highly recommend checking out his catalog. I think it's safe to say that Moby has become one of my top ten favorite artists of all time.
Earlier this week, I was beyond ecstatic to discover that former WireTap host Jonathan Goldstein has a new series he that he was releasing. The name of his new podcast series is Heavyweight, and it features Goldstein trying to resolve long-term issues between family members or friends. Here's the official on the show's official website:
"Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media. "
The show released it's first two episodes on Monday. The first episode features Goldstein assisting his father resolve his decades long conflict with his older brother. But the second episode is the one that had me jumping up and down when I heard it. Entitled "Gregor", the episode features recurring WireTap "character" Gregor Ehrlich try and come to terms with a famous musician friend of his, who he lent a box set of CDs to about 20 years ago. That famous musician friend is none other than MOBY!!!!
One of my favorite musical artists of all time has a connection to my favorite podcast of all time. The show that taught me how modern audio storytelling is so compelling has a connection to the artist that showed me the beauty of melodic music. The show that inspired me to start my own podcast is connected to one my favorite artist interviews I ever conducted. It's like we are all connected!!!!!
I cannot recommend enough that you listen to this podcast. Not only is it an engaging piece of storytelling, but it combines two of my favorite things into a single entity.