#291: This Is How To Fall In Love With Music 🎵

Flea interviews musical guests and shines

If you’ve been subscribed to our newsletter for a while, you’ll know that we love a good music podcast. The problem is, a good music podcast that lasts can be hard to find. Some of them end up lost in the mess that is Spotify’s UX and podcast strategy. Others just fizzle out. Some persevere.

Here’s our track record when it comes to music podcast recommendations:

Record Loverz was all tapped out of their love after five episodes in 2017.

Broken Record is alive and well thanks to the mutual interest of Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Ruben (and some industry connections).

Stay Free: The Story of The Clash was a Spotify-exclusive that is all but scrubbed from Spotify.

Listening is a bit more intentional with what it was doing and set out with a 10-episode concept we loved.

It looks like we’re running a success rate of 50% here. Naturally, we’re curious to learn where Flea’s This Little Light will stack up.

As though it might be a proven strategy (take note aspiring music podcast creators), Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea jumps into the podcasting game with some structure to things. This Little Light’s 15 episodes bring you interviews that focus on the creative process, what it’s like to love music, and music education.

A lot of this is aimed at benefiting the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a nonprofit founded by Flea 20 years ago. The organization is focused on the the youth of the community, facilitates dynamic music education and teaches beginning and accomplished musicians of all skill levels.

Guests who share their own musical journeys range from legends to rising stars and include Rick Rubin, Patti Smith, Thundercat, Margo Price, Stewart Copeland, and Cynthia Erivo among others.

Have a listen and share what you think.

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