Ep. 178: Ales Kot/Jo Firestone
- by Andy Beckerman
- on Beginnings
Here’s a pic of Ales Kot I found online because I forgot to take a pic of him with my shitty camera phone that always seems to be semi-blurry. He is the writer of Zero for Image as well as Winter Soldier and Secret Avengers for Marvel. He is on Beginnings tomorrow, and we have a wide ranging discussion about growing up in the Czech Republic just as communism is collapsing, as well as about everything from whether or not Werner Herzog threatened Klaus Kinski with a gun to whether sociopaths will win in the end. Subscribe to the show and hear Ales’ interview tomorrow!
Cool week with two episodes! On Tuesday, I talk to guitarist/composer/all-around interesting dude Arto Lindsay. Arto was a foundational part of the 1970s no wave scene in New York and grew up in Brazil just as a military dictatorship took over. He’s a cool guy with a fascinating story. And then on Thursday, I talk to Will Cullen Hart of Olivia Tremor Control and The Circulatory System. Subscribe to the show and hear Arto’s interview tomorrow!
Very excited about this week’s ep. with Conner O’Malley, a writer for Seth Meyers. Conner grew up in Chicago in a family of elevator mechanics, and was on the path to become an elevator mechanic himself. Hear about that, his father’s horror stories about elevator accidents and more on this week’s episode! Subscribe to the show and check the full thing out tomorrow!
This is stand-up and comedy writer Frank Conniff sitting on the couch in the Harlem studio. He is on Beginnings tomorrow for an interesting talk about how Mad Men is essentially a docudrama about his life, being a hippie in the 60s and hating school. Subscribe to the show and check the full thing out tomorrow!