Chuck D (Public Enemy) Talks with Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) for the Talkhouse Podcast

The iconic musicians and current collaborators discuss the relationship between protest music and politics.

Chuck D (Public Enemy) and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, the Nightwatchman) have been sending radical political messages up the pop charts for decades. On the occasion of the debut LP by their new supergroup, Prophets Of Rage, the two musical revolutionaries bum-rush the Talkhouse Podcast to discuss protest music. Their conversation also covers why new groups are afraid to be overtly political, the democratization of music via technology, how Rage Against the Machine fooled MTV and Viacom, and “Puff the Magic Dragon.” Check it out, and subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.

—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

Today’s episode was recorded by Susan Valot, and mixed and coproduced by Mark Yoshizumi.

(Photo Credit for Chuck D: Mick Gold and Tom Morello: Sean Ricigliano)

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