Episodes

40 Minutes of Funk launched in August, 2021. Check out our ever-growing list of guests!

Season One, 2021-22

Episode 1:
Aug. 19, 2021

The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown! Bassist and band coordinator John Heintz and I talk about reuniting the New Power Generation, NASA t-shirts, and the fun challenges of managing 250 band members. LISTEN HERE

Episode 2:
Aug. 26, 2021

DLG 3! Mike DeConzo, John Lynch, and I talk about playing in an organ trio without a set organist, getting greasy, and staying in the pocket. LISTEN HERE

Episode 3:
Sept. 2, 2021

George and the Good Vibes! Tomer George Cohen and I talk about composing for cartoons, teaching saxophone online, and the intersections of multicultural funk. LISTEN HERE​

Episode 4:
Sept. 9, 2021

Naughty Professor! Seven sweaty men cram into a small room to discuss corn dogs, Eddie Murphy, Dragon Ball Z, and the simplicities of democratic band leadership. Bonus content for Patreon members! LISTEN HERE

Episode 5:
Sept. 16, 2021

Mickey & The Soul Generation! Funk veteran Gilbert Rivera and I talk about talent shows, flying saucers, getting robbed in Oklahoma City, upstaging James Brown, and the beginnings of funk. LISTEN HERE

Episode 6:
Sept. 23, 2021

Speedometer! Leigh Gracie and I discuss British Deep Funk, the 90's funk gulf, and the antics of backing up funk and soul legends like Martha High and Eddie Bo. LISTEN HERE

Episode 7:
Sept. 30, 2021

Soul Messin' Records! Jake Mason and I talk about the "sh*tty is pretty" approach to recording, the Melbourne funk and soul scenes, the “funk web,” plus, we play Cookin' on 3 Burners' brand new single, which dropped Sept. 2021! LISTEN HERE

Episode 8:
Oct. 7, 2021

The Allergies! Adam Volsen, Roy Spencer, and I discuss the cut and paste aesthetic, the "no snitching" policy among DJs, and Roy gives us a 72-second history of the evolution of funk. LISTEN HERE

Episode 9:
Oct. 14, 2021

Redtenbacher's Funkestra! Stefan Redtenbacher and I discuss funky folk music, setting copy machines on fire, teaching at Hogwarts, and selling technology to the Chinese government. LISTEN HERE

Episode 10:
Oct. 21, 2021

Cookin' on 3 Burners! Dan West, Ivan Khatchoyan, and Jake Mason and I tell tales of how the Funk survived playing on the dance floor, laying on the dance floor, and smoking on the dance floor, plus the "funk face," covering Metallica, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 11:
Oct. 28, 2021

Brownout! Greg Gonzalez, Beto “Bigtoe” Martinez, and I discuss how to "reset" the Funk, playing pool with the Wu-Tang Clan, and covering Ozzy, of course! LISTEN HERE

Episode 12:
Nov. 4, 2021

Resolution 88! Tom O'Grady and I fanboy over Herbie Hancock, collecting vinyl, and collecting keyboards, plus we discuss picking "go home" songs for live gigs, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 13:
Nov. 11, 2021

Gold Shimmer! JD, Mike, and I discuss fedoras, roller coasters, wrestling for stage time, and moreLISTEN HERE

Episode 14:
Nov. 18, 2021

Shaun Martin! Grammy Award-winning musician Shaun Martin and I discuss Funk in the church, Snarky Puppy prep, and emoting on the voice box, plus, I throw a keyboardist lightning round at him for good measure! LISTEN HERE

Episode 15:
Nov. 25, 2021

Funky 16 Corners Radio Network! Funk/soul veteran DJ Larry Grogan and I discuss funk evangelism, radio station allegiance, and sunshine pop, plus, he schools us on geographical funk and soul! LISTEN HERE

Episode 16:
Dec. 2, 2021

Alan Evans! Alan Evans (Soulive, the Alan Evans Trio) and I discuss soundtracks for movies that don't exist, brotherly competition, songwriting as a multi-instrumentalist, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 17:
Dec. 9, 2021

Shawn Lee! Multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Shawn Lee and I talk about creative chaos, the Midwest Funk bed, recording exercise music, making MySpace connections, hunting the elusive Clutchy Hopkins, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 18:
Dec. 16, 2021

Ay Trick! The guys and I talk about doing splits, playing the rests, characters in the soultiverse, pop-up jams, and video shoots, plus, the fellas turn the tables and interview me for a spell! LISTEN HERE

Episode 19:
Jan. 6, 2022

The Filthy Six! Nick Etwell and I discuss art deco wallpaper, crate digging, phonographs, TV and film music, the '60s aesthetic, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 20:
Jan. 13, 2022

All Good Funk Alliance! Rusty Belicek, Frank Cueto, and I dig deep into the history of dance music and dance genres, opening for James Brown, and word processor skills, plus we check out some of their recent solo projects! LISTEN HERE

Episode 21:
Jan. 20, 2022

Apollo Suns! Ed Durocher and I chat about Canadian manners, prog rock, sci-fi tats, Victor Wooten's "The Music Lesson," three-stringed guitars, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 22:
Jan. 27, 2022

Groovement! Bryan Burkhart and I talk Star Wars decor, intentional positivity, and bayou skinny dipping, plus he drops a brand-new recording from the band's future EP! LISTEN HERE

Episode 23:
Feb. 3, 2022

Re:Funk! Maqs Rossi and I talk about covering James Brown and playing with "Pee Wee" Ellis, positive energy, optical illusions, a watermelon named Frank, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 24:
Feb. 10, 2022

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio! Delvon Lamarr and I talk about spontaneous songs, keyboard collection quotas, and groove sub-genres, I quiz him on classic organists, and Jimmy James gets his fair share of verbal abuse! LISTEN HERE

Episode 25:
Feb. 17, 2022

Funkallisto! Alex, Danilo, Giorgia, Pete, and I discuss bridge performances, police disturbances, a mutual love of Afrobeat, street funk, movie soundtrack revivals, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 26:
Feb. 24, 2022

Lance Ferguson! Lance Ferguson and I discuss Star Trek references, editing songs for DJs, the rise of internet music, recording under pseudonyms, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 27:
Mar. 3, 2022

Nikki Glaspie! Funkmistress Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power, Dumpstaphunk, Maceo Parker) and I talk spirituality, hanging with and learning from Funk legends, auditioning for Beyoncé, covering Nirvana, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 28:
Mar. 10, 2022

The Mighty Mocambos! Björn Wagner and I discuss donuts, steel drums, breakdance battles, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 29:
Mar. 17, 2022

3D The Boss! C Lei. Boss Lady, Saint Day, Lady Bass, and I talk health and fitness, sexuality, jazz arrogance, balance coaching, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 30:
Mar. 24, 2022

Piya Malik! Piya Malik (Say She She) and I talk about working with El Michels Affair and touring with Chicano Batman, Turkish and Bollywood Funk, Indian and Mexican cultural similarities, el cuco, Guerrilla Girls, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 31:
Mar. 31, 2022

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble! Tim Felten, Jesse Audelo, and I chat about flaming saxophones, Afrofunk, punk records, community jam sessions, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 32:
Apr. 7, 2022

Chris Lujan & Electric Butter! Chris Lujan and I discuss Meters restaurant gigs, loaning drums to Charlie Hunter, repurposing musical ideas, time-traveling sounds, extreme sports music, trendy eyewear, and other stories of failure! LISTEN HERE

Episode 33:
Apr. 14, 2022

Joe Marcinek! Joe Marcinek and I talk about rotating live musicians, vacuum cleaner music, guitar heroes, befriending and working with Bernie Worrell, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 34:
Apr. 21, 2022

Ikebe Shakedown! Dave Bourla and I discuss band lore, musical storytelling, organized chaos, rockabilly bass, drum circles, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 35:
Apr. 28, 2022

YORK! YORK and I discuss adding nontraditional instruments to jazz music, yoga bass playing, hooligan sax sounds, performing with Stevie Wonder in a hotel bar, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 36:
May 5, 2022

The Jazztronauts! The Jazztronauts pack the studio and we discuss improvisational performing and recording, melting pot leadership, psychic connections, greasy fingers, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 37:
May 12, 2022

Kelly Finnigan & Monophonics! Kelly Finnigan and I talk about lucky genes, shadowing DJs, the importance of a good record education, fatherly advice and influence, Christmas music, thematic albums, and more! LISTEN HERE

Episode 38:
May 19, 2022

Shirley Davis & The Silverbacks! Shirley Davis and Edu Martinez of The Silverbacks talk with me about their teamwork songwriting approach, music as a choice, Egyptian dreams, overcoming health obstacles, and more! LISTEN HERE