Beloved pop culture philosopher and author Chuck Klosterman is taking his sharp wit and wry observational humor off the page and onto the airwaves, with his new 12-week music podcast on Spotify.
With co-host Chris Ryan of The Ringer, Klosterman will delve deep into his love of music, and the power music has to elicit emotions, memories and feelings. But the new Spotify series won’t be one to tell listeners what to listen to, examine what’s happening on the scene right now, or predict tomorrow’s next big thing. As Klosterman puts it: “This is a podcast about thinking about music even when it’s not playing.”
Discussing artists from Drake to Pavement and CCR to Billie Eilish, the first three episode topics have already been announced. The first is, “Do Opinions Matter?” followed by “What’s the Point of Live Music?” and “Does Music Sound Like a Place?”. Sure to be true to Klosterman’s fun, philosophical tone as an essayist and writer, these episodes will drop February 19th.
The Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs author’s most recent written offering, the short story collection Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction, was called “The kind of strange, sharply detailed and often slyly funny examination of cultural behavior and norms [Klosterman] does unlike anyone else” by the LA Times, and “An engagingly sardonic collection” by The Washington Post.