Jaboukie Young-White Talks with The Drums for the Talkhouse Podcast

Recorded backstage at Life is Beautiful, the two creators talk songwriting, American Vandal season two, and coming out through your art.
Jaboukie Young-White and The Drums at Life is Beautiful.

In September, the Talkhouse Podcast squad rolled out to Las Vegas for Life is Beautiful Music and Arts Festival. In between performances from Talkhouse faves A$AP Ferg, CHVRCHES, and Death Cab For Cutie, we recorded some epic convos for the show.

Comedian Jaboukie Young-White (The Daily Show, American Vandal) and indiepop legends The DrumsJonny Pierce are whip-smart queer artists who have intricately bound together their work and sexuality. Backstage at the fest, they and newer Drums’ member Bryan de Leon dissected what exactly it means to be a “queer artist.” Their talk takes in coming out through one’s art, “conveniently Christian homophobes,” Balenciaga daddies, and how the world needs a gay Shrek. Oh, and Bryan also got Jaboukie to give some inside scoop on American Vandal season two…

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This episode was recorded by Mark Yoshizumi at Life is Beautiful, and at Hook & Fade Studios in Brooklyn. It was co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi.

The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.

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