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Brian Koppelman: 8Track

8Track with guest DJ Brian Koppelman

8Track with guest DJ Brian Koppelman

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Welcome to the podcast edition of "8Track"! Across our 12-episode first season, you'll hear from me and a bunch of great guests, and of course, music. 8 songs lead the way in each conversation so "8Track" is definitely more than a mixtape, and I hope you enjoy it and spread the word.

Our first guest is writer, producer and showrunner Brian Koppelman. He's built an impressive resume over the last 20+ years, best known for his work on the Showtime series "Billions," and films like "Rounders" and "Oceans Thirteen."

Brian also began his career in the music industry, working in A&R, and currently hosts the podcast "The Moment." So "8Track" brought all of those worlds together as Brian chose a theme for his picks: “Songs that could be movies but weren’t written by Bruce, Lou, Joni or Bob.”

Listen in the player above, and for more episodes, subscribe to the 8Track podcast.

 Featured Songs:

  • 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]