We’re Sub Pop Records, the Seattle-based record label that’s been going out of business since 1988. You might know us as the label that put out, or continues to put out and just will not shut up about, records by artists such as Mudhoney, Nirvana, The Shins, Iron and Wine, The Postal Service, Sleater-Kinney, Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Father John Misty, and on and on and on.

And now we’ve made (and plan to continue to make) a podcast! Hear the stories from inside, outside, and adjacent to Sub Pop, straight from the source. We’ll be bringing you conversations with our artists, people who work at or with Sub Pop, and anyone else who will talk to us. And, we’ll be doing much of this same sort of thing with the artists and people related to our sibling label Hardly Art Records.

The Sub Pop Podcast is produced and hosted in-house at Sub Pop Records, by actual People Who Work Here (P.W.W.H.), namely Alissa Atkins and Arwen Nicks.

Somehow (we still don’t know how exactly), we convinced an impressive array of folks to talk with us for season one, including, but not limited to, such revered figures from the wide world of entertainment as: Kyle from King Tuff! Cat from THEESatisfaction! Jon Benjamin! Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses! Jonathan Meiburg from Shearwater! And eventually, we’re fairly certain, if we can pin him down, Mark Arm!

The first two episodes became available Wednesday, February 3, and one (1) new episode will be delivered weekly (on Wednesdays) until April 2016 (at which point the first season will triumphantly end).

If you like what you hear, recommended next steps include: subscribe to the podcast (in iTunes or otherwise), sign up for the podcast’s mailing list (below), get in touch with us, tweet about/with/for us using #subpoppodcast.

Thanks you!

All Episodes

Prom Date by John Atkins

Where we hear from Cullen Omori and Tacocat.

S1/Ep 7: Prom Date

March 9, 2016

Sweet Chemistry by John Atkins

Where we talk to Chastity Belt and Mike Kunka.

S1/Ep 9: Sweet Chemistry

March 23, 2016

Ripple Effect by John Atkins

Where we talk to Megan Jasper, Sub Pop Records CEO.

S1/Ep 10.5: Ripple Effect

April 1, 2016

Sound Friend by John Atkins

Where we learn about Hollow Earth Radio.

S1.5/Ep 1: Sound Friend

June 8, 2016

Engaging Vagueness by John Atkins

Where you hear where the Sub Pop Podcast began.

S1.5/Ep 2: Engaging Vagueness

July 20, 2016

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