great idea, Rick and Bruce aren't always there
Malcolm is by far the best interviewer, no question about it. He's engaging, friendly, he knows his stuff about the artist, he asks prying questions that lead to awesome stories. Hats off to Malcolm! I wish he did all the episodes. Bruce and Rick are hit or miss, mostly miss. Bruce is just an average interviewer, but I would expect Rick to be more entertaining. I know he's this chill hippy dude who's open minded and soft spoken, but it doesn't lead to a good interview. He's more of just a therapist repeating the phrase, "Tell me more..." or "Tell me about it..." or "Tell me how it came about". And he constantly repeats "Amazing!" or "So cool!" It takes away weight from the words he's saying because he says these things so often. He starts to sound like a yes man, agreeing with whatever the artist is saying. And I don't know what happened in the Run the Jewels episode, but Rick seemed very disengaged and almost sounded annoyed at times near the beginning. He barely spoke at all which kind of lead to a lot of rambling by El-P and Killer Mike. This is such a great idea for a podcast and I love hearing from the artists, even the ones I'm not familiar with. Once again. hats off to Malcolm, he is GREAT!Read full review »
Tennishomie555 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/20
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I am a fan of both Malcolm Gladwell’s podcasts and books. Rick Rubin has produced some of the most iconic music of my life. This podcast has potential to be amazing.
Colorado1313 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/18/17
Regardless of the subject, Malcolm brings such deep insight and care into every project he works on, whether it’s a podcast or a book. Rick is a genius in his own right as well. Love the look into Eminem’s new song. Can’t wait to hear what else these 2 come up with.
Premium Gas Sort via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/17
Who do I have to kill to get more of these episodes??! Fantastic show and rare access to music industry guru and pioneer Rick Rubin. Rick is a delight to listen to, we need more of his philosophies and insights.
Attilahun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/17
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