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Questlove’s Plus One Podcast Out Now / LISTEN

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*Questlove joins award-winning guitarist/producer Eric Krasno on his special new podcast series.

Presented by Osiris Media, ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE sees the renowned musician hosting a one-of-a-kind interview series exploring the lives and work of some of his closest friends and musical collaborators.

In episode 1 of Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric kicks off his wide-ranging, 12-part conversation with Questlove, who joins Eric from his home in upstate New York. They talk about the jam sessions at his house that became the epicenter of the Neo-Soul movement, the infamous Source awards show in ‘95 that led Questlove to D’Angelo, that time Jimmy Fallon disarmed The Roots, and what he thinks is on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis.

The episode ends with the track “Send It On” from the D’Angelo album Voodoo.

Ahmir Khalib Thompson aka “Questlove” hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was born January 20, 1971. He is a drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, designer, New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award-nominated author, and co-founder of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group, the Roots. He is the musical director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the Roots serve as the house band, and a four-time Grammy Award-winning musician. He is also an adjunct professor at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

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Upcoming Episodes of Plus One include part 2 of the conversation with Questlove, and future episodes feature with Phil Lesh, Ivan Neville and more. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify through the official Osiris website or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Ep. 11: Questlove Part 1 (OUT NOW)

Ep. 12: Questlove Part 2 (OUT NOW)

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RADIOSCOPE RAW Podcast: Our Uncut 1989 Interview with Gladys Knight and the Pips

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*Episode 4 of the Radioscope Raw podcast features our 1989 interview with Gladys Knight and the Pips.

The group had just signed with MCA Records to release their final album, 1988’s All Our Love. It included the singles “Lovin’ On Next to Nothin'” and their Grammy-winner “Love Overboard.”

In the four years before leaving Columbia and signing with MCA, Knight flirted with Hollywood, starring in the sitcom “Charlie and Co.” and several TV movies. She also joined Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Elton John in 1985 for the anthem “That’s What Friends Are For.”

Our RadioScope writer sat down with Gladys and her brother Bubba Knight of the Pips to talk about their 35 years in the business, Gladys’ approach to acting and their last album as a group before the Empress of Soul embarked on her epic solo career.

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New BLM-Inspired Gimlet/Spotify Podcast ‘Resistance’ Premiers Tomorrow / LISTEN to Trailer

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*We’ve got news of a new podcast calledResistance,” which premieres Oct. 14 and is hosted by producer, writer and poet Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr.

Inspired by the movement for Black lives around the nation, the podcast brings a fresh perspective, driven by the power of the personal story, humanizing the headlines and engaging an array of voices from the front lines of the ongoing fight for justice.

Through bold and thoughtful storytelling and intimate, candid conversations with figures like Chi Ossé and D-Wreck of activist group Warriors in the Garden, “Resistance” explores the ways in which the events of the last five months have motivated activists to add their voices to the conversation around racial injustice in America, and inspired a new generation to fight for change.

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Common to Host New Podcast Series for Audible, ‘Mind Power Mixtape’

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*Rapper Common has signed on to host a new show for Audible called “Mind Power Mixtape” beginning next month.

The podcast is an Audible original show and will feature “intimate, candid and soulful conversations between Common and six revolutionary artists and activists as they discuss success, spirituality, self-care, music, inspiration and overcoming obstacles,” Audible said in a description of the podcast. 

Common’s lineup of confirmed guests already includes Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali, comedian Tiffany Haddish, “Patriot Act” host Hasan Minhaj, activist Bryan Stevenson, rapper Nas, and Misty Copeland, the first Black female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

“As an artist, I’ve always used my voice to speak my truth. There is great benefit in using this time of pause to engage in real reflection about who we are, how we got here and what’s next — and the opportunity to lead that honest dialogue with some of the greatest talent of our generation was an unforgettable privilege,” said Common in a statement. “We laid ourselves bare and explored what really matters in life — and that is the essence of Mind Power Mixtape. I was very moved by the authenticity of these conversations and I hope that listeners have that same experience.” 

READ MORE: Queen Latifah Says Tiffany Haddish & Common Are Hilarious Together / Watch

Here’s more from the press release: 

Each 45-minute episode was recorded remotely, with Common leading the discussion from his home. Set to launch with six episodes on November 19, Mind Power Mixtape will be available exclusively on Audible. Members can access as part of the newly launched Audible Plus catalog.

Common’s most recent Audible project is Bluebird Memories: A Journey Through Lyrics & Life. The audio-only musical narrative, recorded over the course of three nights of live performances at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre in New York, takes listeners on a magical journey as Common recounts stories of his childhood, reflects on his musical path, and shares personal heroes that inspired him artistically and as an activist. Bluebird Memories is part of Audible’s Words + Music programming, showcasing the personal stories of top global recording artists interwoven with their music.

“Common is an incredibly versatile and gifted artist and we are thrilled to showcase his positivity, energy and advocacy through ​Mind Power Mixtape,” said Rachel Ghiazza, Executive Vice President, Head of US Content at Audible.  “His last Audible Original, Bluebird Memories: A Journey Through Lyrics & Life, was a Words and Music masterpiece – one that truly resonated with our audience — so we couldn’t be more excited to collaborate on this new and thoughtful storytelling effort and share it with our passionate family of listeners.”

“Mind Power Mixtape” will debut Nov. 19 on Audible Plus.

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