Talking Lion

Talking Lion is a weekly artist-to-artist interview podcast hosted by Nate Flaks & Noah Longworth McGuire of Sleeping Lion. As artists/songwriters/producers, they have worked with many incredible rising artists since starting Sleeping Lion. Whether at sessions, parties, or over cups of coffee, they’ve had countless conversations with artists in the middle of their musical journeys. Talking Lion is about hitting “record” on these conversations about what life’s been like & where it’s going.

Ep. 67: Alexa Cappelli

October 24th, 2021

In this episode, we talked to our new friend Alexa Cappelli about ripple trends, cannolis, "sosh meed", Time Square billboards, online dating in the 90's, flower chains, musical theater, Tinder bonfires, The Voice, creating stakes, escapism paradoxes, the math of being yourself, materializing ideas, hope filters, Michael Scarn, trailer living, Mermaid Club, and her songs "Forbidden" & "SAY SOMETHING".

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Discord: https://www.discord.com/invite/3EbvrZReVX
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkinglion
Shirts: https://www.sleepinglionmusic.com/store

 

Ep. 66: Em Beihold

October 17th, 2021

In this episode, we talked to our new friend Em Beihold about fencing, moving goal posts, professional communicating, poker metaphors, fighting with Chopin, parental cameos, Regina Spektor, antidepressants, song responsibilities, existentialism, identity damage, celebrity relationships, the 46th minute, free advertising, getting lost in Mono Lake, embroidery, swashbuckling, quality decisions, and her song "Groundhog Day". 

NooWave: https://www.noowave.co/
The Truffleist: https://www.truffleist.com/
Discord: https://www.discord.com/invite/3EbvrZReVX
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkinglion
Shirts: https://www.sleepinglionmusic.com/store

Ep. 65: Abhi The Nomad

October 10th, 2021

In this episode, we talked to our new friend Abhi The Nomad about caffeine addiction, risky naps, airplane movies, living nomadically, meeting his wife, Twitch gaming, losing well, jian bing, buses in Fiji, his collaborations (with Charlie Curtis Beard/Axel Mansor/johan lenox), getting hit by a taxi, and his recently released record "Abhi vs The Universe".

NooWave: https://www.noowave.co/
The Truffleist: https://www.truffleist.com/
Discord: https://www.discord.com/invite/3EbvrZReVX
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkinglion
Shirts: https://www.sleepinglionmusic.com/store

Ep. 64: Julia Gartha

October 3rd, 2021

In this episode, we talked to our good friend Julia Gartha about Toronto's quarantine, the entire history of Dobbs Ferry, portaging, musical identity, practicing piano, women in production, her Schitt's Creek cameo, free compliments, background work, storytelling, elder years, undistracted baking, game show taxes, deaf representation, soccer movies from the mid-2000's, her collaborations (w/ Ariza, lewloh, Nate Daviau), and her recent move to Los Angeles.

NooWave: https://www.noowave.co/
The Truffleist: https://www.truffleist.com/
Discord: https://www.discord.com/invite/3EbvrZReVX
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkinglion
Shirts: https://www.sleepinglionmusic.com/store

Ep. 63: Leanna Firestone

September 26th, 2021

In this episode, we talked to our new friend Leanna Firestone about Tennessee traffic, theatre kids, studded belts, Jason Robert Brown, traumatic expression, avoiding triggers, writing her musical, cults, anime, emotional labor, accurate anxiety, two Christmases, intercepted sexts, karmic pillows, lying to our journals, pirate PR, her upcoming record, and the controversy surrounding her recently released single "Diet Coke".

NooWave: https://www.noowave.co/
The Truffleist: https://www.truffleist.com/
Discord: https://www.discord.com/invite/3EbvrZReVX
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkinglion
Shirts: https://www.sleepinglionmusic.com/store

Ep. 62: Lauren Spencer-Smith

September 19th, 2021

In this episode, we talked to our friend Lauren Spencer-Smith about songfighting, Noah's injury, ruining relationships, writing "Best Friend" together (w/ Geena Fontanella), earned lyrics, Clinton Kane stanning, relatable Tik Toks, Canada, The Big One, tap water, restaurant chains, American Idol, industry plants, Omegle genitalia, fancy words, growing up with social media, land pirates, money shame, body positivity, and her recently released viral single "Back To Friends".

NooWave: https://www.noowave.co/
The Truffleist: https://www.truffleist.com/
Discord: https://www.discord.com/invite/3EbvrZReVX
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkinglion
Shirts: https://www.sleepinglionmusic.com/store

Chat #19: Updates

September 12th, 2021

Recorded 9.7.21: In this chat, following Noah's unfortunate Roman scooter accident, Nate hosts solo to provide updates on Sleeping Lion and past Talking Lion guests.

NooWave: https://www.noowave.co/
The Truffleist: https://www.truffleist.com/
Discord: https://www.discord.com/invite/3EbvrZReVX
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkinglion
Shirts: https://www.sleepinglionmusic.com/store

Chat #18: Engelbergian Flavor (w/ Alex Engelberg)

September 5th, 2021

Recorded 7.24.21: In this chat, we talk to our friend Alex Engelberg about family collaborations, remixing Kira Kosarin, Tik Tok communities, Bill Wurtz's disciples, diagonal lyrics, software development, #HugOps, #ImACanOfSoup, airport jingles, homeschooling, personality tests, Charlie Curtis Beard, improv comedy musicals, lazy creativity, and Lightning Collabs.

Ep. 61: Tim Atlas

August 29th, 2021

In this episode, we talked to our friend Tim Atlas about moving across the country, east coast weather, peacoats, tour stories, dating cities, SXSW, manager appreciation, middle school dances, Super Smash Bros., time travel, Fortnite concerts, roller skating accidents, petting bees, and his recently released EP "QUOTA"

NooWave: https://www.noowave.co/
The Truffleist: https://www.truffleist.com/
Discord: https://www.discord.com/invite/3EbvrZReVX
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkinglion
Shirts: https://www.sleepinglionmusic.com/store

Ep. 60: Griff Clawson

August 15th, 2021

In this episode, we talked to our friend Griff Clawson about birthday cakes, quarantine hobbies, strange loops, panic attacks, Bo Burnham's "Inside", genetic creativity, bad foods, healthy habits, lyrical pronunciation, Bon Iver, inspiration, olive cravings, moist gutters, his recently released songs ("Leave Me Low" w/ Devault & "Beautiful" w/ Deepend), and his upcoming single "Haircut".

NooWave: https://www.noowave.co/
The Truffleist: https://www.truffleist.com/
Discord: https://www.discord.com/invite/3EbvrZReVX
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkinglion
Shirts: https://www.sleepinglionmusic.com/store
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