Carrie Brownstein writes and stars in the Emmy-nominated, Peabody- and WGA Award-winning television show Portlandia. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, the Believer, Vanity Fair and numerous book anthologies on music and culture. Brownstein was also a member of the band Sleater-Kinney. She is currently working on a memoir. Follow her on Twitter here.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, Portlandia‘s stars and co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein mark the start of the show’s seventh season by sitting down together for a chat. Over the course of their wide-ranging conversation, the two friends and longtime collaborators discuss their cooking habits, bizarre medicinal uses for garlic, Fred’s trip to Japan to find his roots, This is Spinal Tap, the difference between live comedy and live music, erroneous details on their Wikipedia pages, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered by Gideon Brower and edited by Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.