Sylvan Esso Talk with Anna Drezen (Saturday Night Live) for the Talkhouse Podcast

The trio get on "like a house on fire" backstage at Life is Beautiful.

When we paired them for a Talkhouse Podcast at the fantastic Life Is Beautiful Fest, Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn and SNL writer Anna Drezen got on, as they say in the talk, like a house on fire. A week after meeting, Sylvan Esso were posting pics backstage from SNL!

In this chat, the trio do cover some artistic topics: the similarities and differences in the professional lives of bands and comedians; their worst gigs ever; and the emotional brutality of both writing songs and pitching sketches at SNL. And they also get into a tooon of riffing. (Turns out Sylvan Esso can hang with the best!) So we also hear about “egg sluts,” Property Brothers fan fiction, the problem with Steven Seagal flicks, and even witness a fiery debate on whether Sylvan Esso… make good hula hooping music.

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Today’s episode was co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi. It was recorded at National Southwestern Recording in Las Vegas and at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn by Mark The Producer. Additional recording by Josh Modell.

The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range. Thanks to Life Is Beautiful and Ronald Corso at National Southwestern Recording.

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