This week we wanted to throw you all a look to the inside track, spotlight some SoCal kats making the rise and get a few questions answered by their fearless leader, Langdon Bosarge, the host of Langdon Nation – one of iTunes’ top 200 podcasts with nearly 300 shows, and 150,000 loyal listeners (that’s more than NPR if you’re counting).
Sarah and I were interviewed on their last episode: No Boundaries – gabbing about SoCal Records, talking up the newest additions to our team of artists writing music for TV/Film. Check out the interview below – We even got to show off some new music by Farai Futi and Chris Caplan. While there Langdon let us in on the goods; much like the excellent George Jefferson, Langdon Nation is gonna be Movin’ On Up!
SR: I hear Langdon Nation is making a bold new move. What can you tell us about this new chapter?
LB: Langdon Nation is the little talk show that could. After 3 years [of shows] tRadioV has come along and taken a shot on us, they have the big boys of radio like Andy Dick, Gary Garver from the Howard Stern Show, and Caprica’s Esai Morales. And [now] we’re going to broadcasting live right alongside these amazing talents!
tRadioV is a unique media venture, with lots of capital and talent involved. They are, literally, radio IN tv, with professional radio stations that have 6 televisions cameras inside so listeners can literally watch all of the action. they’ve already launched in San Francisco and Denver. We are soft launching in LA right now, and there are already plans in the works to break ground in Vegas, NYC and Chicago. It’s a big, professional outfit, with a lot of amazing people involved. We feel so lucky.
SR: What can we expect from this new format and is the whole Langdon Nation crew coming along with you?
LB: The new show, “Langdon Nation Live” will honor the original podcast greatly; but it will also be tighter, faster and, we believe, much funnier. We’ve been working on some great new segments and already [have] incredible guests booked. One of the main differences – and, frankly, the most exciting, to me – is that we will be able to take live calls and even Skype with listeners. I love the listeners so much, and to be able to communicate more directly with them is very exciting to me. I’ll give you a sneak peek … sexy ladies live in the studio. People who watch live will be able to not only see what’s happening behind the scenes, but watch the sexy girls and the horseplay. I think it’s going to be a riot!
SR: Can expect to keep hearing from great local musicians like Cromwell and Killahronh?
LB: Apart from our unique brand of [celebrity] interviews Langdon Nation has always been committed to featuring new artists, particularly musicians. I love music and [we have] Cory Pearman (Langdon Nation personality and SoCal Records artists). We know how hard it is for new artists to get noticed, so we will always feature the ones that catch our attention. I look forward to doing live episodes with artist being “unplugged” in the new Hollywood studios. Professionally, we love what SoCal Records is doing; and, I suspect, we will be collaborating with SoCal Records for a long time coming.
SR: Who is the funniest on Langdon Nation, Cory Pearman or Michael Rutt?
LB: Oh, man, you’re gonna get me killed…neither of them is particularly good. Ha! Just kidding – they both rock, they really do. Their humor is so distinctly different from one another, and from me, I think that’s what the listeners really respond to [is] their individual takes on comedy. Cory, like me, is excitable and loud; but, he’s also got this innocence and silliness to him; it might just be the weed, but I think it’s good heart. And, Michael Rutt is…well, he’s so British! His energy provides a good balancing act to my high, over-the-top brand; and, he’s so witty, I just honestly wouldn’t know what to do without him.
Well, looks like Langdon dodged a bullet on that last question but tune in this Friday, February 8th at 6pm PST. Broadcasting LIVE and joined by Andy Dick, Gary Garver, & Brian Whitman. SoCal Records’ kats can watch the show at the link below
Also listen to the latest Langdon Nation podcast below, NEW SOCAL RECORDS MUSIC at 24 minutes in the podcast, cheers!
“No Boundaries – Langdon Nation”