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. 46: ROSIE

November 22nd, 2020

In this season's finale episode, we talked to our new friend ROSIE about this crazy year, Tik Tok, songs ruined by exes, multi-faceted creativity, music as a primitive survival instinct, authenticity, inconvenient inspiration, and the story behind her viral new single "Never the 1".

 

Chat #16: Jacob Does Drums (w/ Jacob Harelick)

November 15th, 2020

Recorded 9.5.20: In this chat, we talk to our drummer, Jacob Harelick, about professional Simon Says, Westchester Judaism, our "tour", love squares, his various early bands (Walking Is Like Running, Arthur The Pleasure, Soul Candy), being a Ripe/Lawrence fanboy, niches, reaching out, terrible shows, fracturing his heels, and the various artists he drums for (including salem ilese, Sophia Gripari, OSTON, London Mars, Jake Bennet, Rozie Baker, Julia Gartha, and us).

 

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Ep. 45: Emilia Ali

November 1st, 2020

In this episode, we talked to our good friend Emilia Ali about healthy rescheduling, getting to know Boston, her mother's music, touring from the womb, contact typos, PornHub drums, Berklee, being typecast as a vocalist, learning how to collaborate (and her work with Val of Fiji Blue & dwilly), relationship baggage (and how to express it), kidneys dating gallbladders, day planning, pirate ancestors, being nice to yourself, Nick Smith's cover of "Loved the ocean", and the stories behind the songs she worked on with Noah ("Beautiful", "Loved the ocean").

Text us: 914-226-4772 
Shirts: sleepinglionmusic.com/store
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Ep. 44: Neon Dreams

October 25th, 2020

In this episode, we talked to our new friend Frank Kadillac of Neon Dreams about moving around Canada, gaining empathy, getting raided by a SWAT team, meeting Waka Flocka, racism, Black Lives Matter, time traveling, weirdos at parties, quality gaps, self care, boxing, The Fray B-sides, and stories behind his upcoming record "The Happiness of Tomorrow"

 
Text us: 914-226-4772 
Shirts: sleepinglionmusic.com/store 
Patreon: patreon.com/talkinglion 

Ep. 43: Miranda Glory

October 18th, 2020

In this episode, we talked to our college friend Miranda Glory about The Bachelor, NYC open mics, Berklee, pizza debts, EDM features, Songland, phone backgrounds, songwriting intuition, performing with a broken toe, astrology, limerence, and the stories behind her songs ("Take"/"Lost Cause").

 

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Ep. 42: Molly Moore

October 11th, 2020

In this episode, we talked to our friend Molly Moore (with a cameo from her dog, Atlas) about transformation, Zoom sessions, growing up in the suburbs of New York, handling breakups, couch karma, learning the bass, "friendship freckles", world hunger, and her new single "Handsomer" (w/ Maty Noyes).

 

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Ep. 41: R.LUM.R

October 4th, 2020

In this episode, we talked to our friend R.LUM.R about puns, video games, voice acting, anime, comedians, the genius of Bill Wurtz, great lyrics, getting starstruck, the day we met in Nashville, looking back at songs, lightning in a bottle, his song with Brasstracks ("I'm Alright"), slam poetry, the pop merits of Coheed & Cambria, living day-by-day, and his debut album "Surfacing".

 

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Ep. 40: Ariza

September 27th, 2020

In this episode, we talked to our college friend Ariza about foiling our plans for anonymity, receiving feedback, collaborative chemistry, finding value, growing up in Columbia, IB classes, Abbey Road, his hand injury, forming a duo with Miette Hope (The Natural Synthetic), and his prolific collaborations (including working with Ian Kirkpatrick on songs for Julia Michaels & Dua Lipa).

 

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Ep. 39: Vancouver Sleep Clinic

September 20th, 2020

In this episode, we talked to our friend Tim Bettinson of Vancouver Sleep Clinic about high school bands in Brisbane, improv comedy, FIFA video games, finding his falsetto, Triple J, live shows (including the time we opened for him in Boston), the Twilight soundtrack, cover art, surviving LA, hymns, collaborations (w/ THEY/OTR/Shallou), quarantine beards, stage injuries, pirating music, and the stories behind his records ("Winter"/"Revival"/"Therapy"/"Onwards To Zion").

 

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Chat #15: Lonely in LA (w/ Sophia Gripari)

September 6th, 2020

Recorded 8.17.20: We talked with our friend/collaborator Sophia Gripari about what it means to be "Lonely In LA" (which is also the name of our new song that's out now!)

 

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