Joe Pera Talks with You David Bazan (Pedro The Lion) on the Talkhouse Podcast

They talk writing processes, the gentle joys of life, and how live performers need to be, um, doms.

Comedian Joe Pera (Joe Pera Talks With You) and singer-songwriter David Bazan (Pedro The Lion) have elevated self-aware open-heartedness and detailed observation of humanity into, well, art. When David discovered Joe’s show, he fell for it hard, and reached out to Talkhouse to see if we could arrange a convo. We loved the idea, and think you’ll really enjoy the result.

Joe and David discuss a lot, including: their granular writing techniques; appreciating the gentle joys of life, like wearing green hats on St. Patrick’s day; how some performers only achieve their maximum authenticity onstage; and why live performers must be doms.

Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including upcoming shows featuring Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) with the Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt, and Black Belt Eagle Scout with Sasami.

—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

This week’s show was recorded by Joe Pera, David Bazan, Talkhouse’s Executive Editor Josh Modell, and myself in our respective #stayhome studios. The Talkhouse Podcast‘s co-producer is Mark Yoshizumi.

Our theme song was composed and performed by The Range.

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