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. 36: Kira Kosarin

August 2nd, 2020

In this episode, we talked to our close friend (and "quaranteam" member) Kira Kosarin about singing with her parents, enjoying little victories, creating DIY music videos, Broadway behind the scenes, The Thundermans, what it means to be an artist, roller skating, achieving dreams too early, going "Off Brand", and the stories behind the songs on her recently released EP "Songbird".

Chat #13: We’re Fine

July 26th, 2020

Recorded 7.15.20: Going through voice memos, demos, and stems we talked about our new single "We're Fine" and the 5-year journey it took to complete.

Ep. 35: Dylan Dunlap

July 19th, 2020

In this episode, we talked to our college friend Dylan Dunlap about our time together in Boston, Allston basement shows, how to write about tough subjects, busking, his songs ("LiarLover"/"Face Value"), half measures, watching movies alone, his rising single "If That's Alright", mental health, autism, breakfast burritos, childhood injuries, and the story of how he met his girlfriend (Marissa) which inspired his most recent single, "Who Would've Thought".

Chat #12: Eggs Benedict & Emotional Repression (w/ Max Chester)

July 15th, 2020

Recorded 7.8.20: In this chat, we're joined by our friend Max Chester to talk about college auditions, math theorems, left-handed polar bears, bad puns, friend-families, rough breakfasts, anxiety dreams, stuffed animals, bravery, Eurovision, broken phones, fireworks, chess stalemates, external support, crafting a narrative, finishing our EP ("Different Plans"), and a surprise outro (that may or may not include Play-Doh).

Ep. 34: ella jane

July 12th, 2020

In this episode, we talked to our new friend ella jane about Tik Tok, oat milk, coincidentally growing up in the same hometown, Instagram covers, generation gaps, high school bands, Dad bands, privacy, graduation, pencil injuries, her upcoming Gatsby-inspired song "nothing else i could do", her three-legged golden-doodle, and the story behind her viral debut single "The City". 

Chat #11: Personal Question

July 8th, 2020

Recorded 7.3.20: In this chat, we talk about Mercedes Benz's in Zimbabwe, Guitar Hero, past conflicts, embarrassing childhood crushes, eisoptrophobia, unintentional success, poetry prompts, unexpected similarities in movies (feat. a Campbellian analysis of the Frozen I & Frozen II), hiking, endoscopy semantics, and our new segment: "Can I Ask You A Personal Question?".  

Chat #10: Tendencies (w/ Casey Cook)

July 5th, 2020

Recorded 6.24.20: Going through early demos, we talked with our friend & co-writer, Casey Cook, about our first session together and the stories behind our new single, "Tendencies" (w/ Transviolet).

Ep. 33: Stephen

June 28th, 2020

In this episode, we met Stephen and talked about early music memories, his first song ("Bullet Train"), executing good ideas, "front porching", the inspiration (and drama) behind his "Crossfire" trilogy, the existential crisis at the heart of his record "Sincerely", acid trips, boredom, his experience with Lyme disease, collaborating with Pell ("In The Morning"), playing Super Smash Bros. with Grey (and writing "These Roots"), his upcoming album "Akrasia", and how a video game addiction (to Overwatch) inspired his recent single, "Tracer".

Chat #9: Father’s Day (w/ Russell Goldman)

June 24th, 2020

Recorded 6.21.20: In this chat, we talk with our filmmaker friend Russell Goldman about TV reviews, intimidatingly good ideas, industrial musicals, the first film we worked on together ("Alpacaland"), our fathers, shrimp tails, "Better Call Saul", Spike Lee joints, the history of "Atlantis" (the movie), Disney, "The Last of Us Part II", Phoebe Bridgers's new album "Punisher", mental health, his film "No Comment", and the process of working together on his upcoming film "I Make Good Sounds At Parties" through the quarantine.

Ep. 32: Lizzy McAlpine

June 21st, 2020

In this episode, we met Lizzy McAlpine and talked about high school bands, going to Berklee (and what classes have been like during quarantine), theaters/musicals, solo songwriting, flower tattoos, parrot names, screenwriting, and the stories behind her songs ("apple pie"/"to the mountains"/"mean something").

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