Eagle is an L.A. based hip-hop artist. On Secret Skin, he and his guests examine what’s really going on behind the face that hip-hop artists put on for the public. The in-jokes. The heavy stuff. The tour stories. The day-to-day struggles and absurdities of being a working musician. The Secret Skin. Part of the Infinite Guest network from American Public Media.
Mike is joined by the Podfather himself, WTF host Marc Maron. They discuss Marc’s unusual life balancing a podcast that is at least somewhat about him and a TV show where he plays a podcaster and comic named Marc Maron, who is an awful lot like him.
Host Open Mike Eagle has really found something of a soulmate in actor and comedian Baron Vaughn. The two talk about growing up with cable television, setting fires no one knew about, and coping with rampant drugs in their communities.
Mike welcomes the comedian and actor Nick Thune for a broad-ranging discussion. The two of them cover everything from why Nick gave up one-liners and the guitar in his act to who Jesus would want to hang out with if he was around today.
Mike chats with rapper, activist, and spoken word artist B. Dolan about what white rappers owe the Black Lives Matter movement, how white privilege can give you a leg up in the hip-hop world, and their mutual love of Ol' Dirty Bastard.
Mike talks with writer and critic Chuck Klosterman about changes in publishing and criticism, the gamble that comes with being interesting, and the fear of accidentally living life wrong. Plus, more new music from Hella Personal Film Festival.
Mike hangs out with Slug while the latter does his tour laundry, tells a story about a near-collaboration with a very, very famous musician, and plays a song from his new release, Hella Personal Film Festival.
It’s the 50th episode of Secret Skin and Mike is joined by his friend, the rapper and all-around artist Jean Grae. They discuss everything from black Netflix tropes to Mike’s picky eating/Jean’s crushing dismay when she learns about Mike’s picky eating.
Mike talks with his friend, actor/comedian/author John Hodgman, about the overabundance of entertainment, the necessity of doing terrifying things, The Daily Show, and growing into yourself by being someone else (or many, many other people).
Mike talks with Chris Gethard, and their wide-ranging conversation covers Chris’s eccentric television program full of human fish, 36-hour no-sleep marathons, and fans who become staff members. Plus, Mike visits his sister in Gary, Indiana.
Mike responds to some listener questions, including one about how to feel about white people singing along at rap shows using the n-word. Then, a conversation with Anthony Fantano, creator and host of The Needle Drop.