Brian Koppelman: 8Track
8Track with guest Brian Koppelman
Writer, producer and showrunner Brian Koppelman has built an impressive resume over the last twenty-plus years. He is best known for his work on the Showtime series "Billions," as well as films like "Rounders" and "Ocean’s Thirteen."
At his core, though, Brian is a music lover. In fact, he began his career in the music industry working in A&R. He also played a role in helping to launch the career of Tracy Chapman and was even credited as an executive producer on her debut album. With his diverse background and musical taste, I knew Brian would make a great guest for "8Track" — a part mixtape, part interview show we're excited to bring back on WFUV.
Tonight at 9 p.m., I'll kick off "The Alternate Side" with our conversation, where Brian talked about his career as well as sharing some terrific insight on his guest DJ picks under the theme: “Songs that could be movies but weren’t written by Bruce, Lou, Joni or Bob.” (You can also listen in the player above.)
- David & David - "Welcome to the Boomtown"
- The Hold Steady - "Slapped Actress"
- Aimee Mann - "I've Had It"
- Richard Shindell - "The Next Best Western"
- Slaid Cleaves - "Drinkin' Days"
- Robert Cray - "Right Next Door (Because Of Me)"
- Jason Isbell - "Songs That She Sang in the Shower"
- Guy Clark - "The Guitar"
[Recorded: 2/4/21; Engineer: Jim O'Hara; Producer: Sarah Wardrop; Theme music: Caroline Rose]