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. 24: Loote

November 24th, 2019

In this year's final episode, we talked to our friends & the multi-platinum duo Loote about growing up on the east coast, viral videos, hydrating, High School Musical, meeting at Purchase College, the quality of hit songs, collaborating with Lauv on "No Promises" by Cheat Codes & Demi Lovato, and the stories behind the songs off their new EP "lost".

Ep. 23: Ariana and the Rose

November 10th, 2019

In this episode, we talked to our new friend Ariana and the Rose about morality, friendship, writing in NYC/LA, living in London, women in music, discovering artists, her interactive concert, “Light & Space”, relationships, the music video for her song, “Night Owl”, and collaborating with RKCB on their song “Love You Lately”.

Ep. 22: Eighty Ninety

November 3rd, 2019

In this episode we talked to our new friends Eighty Ninety about being brothers, Disney films, concept albums, starting the band, Taylor Swift’s support for "Your Favorite Song", and the creation of their songs “Three Thirty”, “Dream” and “10k Summer Nights”.

Ep. 21: Jackie Foster

October 20th, 2019

In this episode we talked to our longtime friend Jackie Foster about the shows we played together in Boston, her old band (Self Portraits), our graduation, branding/virality, numerology/love languages, her time on Season 14 of The Voice, coming back to reality after reality TV, the stories behind her songs "Time"/"Great Escape", and how we came together to work on her single "Poison"

Ep. 20: JUJ

October 13th, 2019

In this episode we talked to our new friend JUJ about growing up in Philadelphia as first generation American, Broadway musicals, serenity, Lyme disease, making friends in LA, and her recently released EP "JUJ, It's U" which includes her single "Mood" featuring Vic Mensa.

Ep. 19: Evangelia

October 6th, 2019

In this episode we talked to our good friend Evangelia about the music scene in NYC, childhood trips to Crete, hosting open mics at Rutgers University, teaching elementary school, collaborating with Christian Navarro (13 Reasons Why) on "Hello Again", the story behind our songs "Windowseat" & "Moments", and working with Stolar on her upcoming Greek-influenced songs.

Ep. 18: Kyan Palmer and nicopop.

September 29th, 2019

In this raucous episode, we talked with our friends Kyan Palmer & nicopop. about college, Kyan's ecology degree, nicopop.'s time in Louis Vivet, ASMR, dogs, fortune cookies, that time we wrote "Five Night Stand" together with Aire Atlantica, and the rollout of their upcoming collaborative album.

Ep. 17: MOONZz

September 22nd, 2019

In this episode, we talked to our friend MOONZz about dreams, Judaism, marriage, synch licensing, the hazards of comparison, her song "Navigator", and her upcoming releases.

Ep. 16: Laoise and Seán Behan

September 15th, 2019

In this episode, we talked remotely with our longtime friends in Ireland, Laoise & Seán Behan about Irish culture, rising Irish pop artists, their EP "Halfway"  (including our remix of their song "YOU"), and their recently released EP "Mad" featuring the single "Again".

Ep. 15: Johan Lenox

September 8th, 2019

In this episode, we talked to our friend Johan Lenox about Amaro liqueurs, roller coasters, musicals, merging the classical & pop worlds (as he did with “Yeethoven”), his recently released album “everybody’s cool but me”, and his work with hip-hop legends including Mike Dean, No I.D., Mr Hudson, Travis Scott, Vic Mensa, Lil Nas X, and Kanye West.