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Kon-tiki Podcast

Kon-tiki Podcast

By Eric Mahoney
While dodging a global pandemic, we all need something to do at home. Each week join host Eric Mahoney as he broadcasts from NYC to ask his favorite filmmakers, musicians and artists about their picks for great double feature film viewing. From the art house to the cineplex and everything in between, we uncover what movies inspire your favorite artists.
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S3: Episode Five: Mick Harvey
Musician Mick Harvey, founding member of The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Mick's selections include two iconic and masterfully directed classics from the 50's, Touch of Evil (1958) directed by Orson Welles and Rashomon (1950) directed by Akira Kurosawa. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Brainiac
36:56
November 24, 2020
S3: Episode Four: Alex Edkins
Musician Alex Edkins of the band METZ discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Alex's selections include two films wrapped in mystery, The Conversation (1974) directed by Francis Ford Coppola and Blow Up (1966) directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: The Means
36:44
November 10, 2020
S3: Episode Three: Todd Barry
Actor and comedian Todd Barry discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Todd's selections include two witty and well written films, Sexy Beast (2000) directed by Jonathan Glazer and Diner (1982) directed by Barry Levinson. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Shesus
24:18
October 26, 2020
S3: Episode Two: Donita Sparks
Vocalist and guitarist for the band L7 Donita Sparks discusses her recommendation for an at home double feature. Donita's selections include a pair of somewhat twisted comedies, The King of Comedy (1982) directed by Martin Scorsese and My Breakfast with Blassie (1983) directed by Linda Lautrec, Johnny Legend and Mark Shepard. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Murder Your Darlings
32:49
October 20, 2020
S3: Episode One: David Yow
Musician and Actor David Yow (Scratch Acid, the Jesus Lizard) discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. David's selections include a pairing of 2008 films, Let The Right One In directed by Tomas Alfredson and Burn After Reading directed by The Coen Brothers.  In addition David and Eric share a love of the film Dogtooth (2009) directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.  Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: The Evil Queens https://open.spotify.com/artist/3mBIO37zQlxVCh5zgZAOCg
28:25
October 13, 2020
S2: Episode Ten: Jarobi White
Musician and Chef Jarobi White (A Tribe Called Quest) discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Jarobi's selections include a pairing of 80's classics, Under The Cherry Moon (1986) directed by Prince and Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) directed by Irvin Kershner.  We also discuss Jarobi's culinary interests as well as his time spent this summer in Yellow Springs, OH hanging out at Chappelle Summer Camp. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: evitaN 
36:41
August 25, 2020
S2: Episode Nine: Joe Talbot
Frontman for the band IDLES Joe Talbot discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Joe's selections include a pairing of exceptional indie classics, Before Sunset (2004) directed by Richard Linklater and Nebraska (2013) directed by Alexander Payne.  IDLES new album is out Sept. 25th, visit https://shopus.idlesband.com/ for details.  Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Monograms https://monograms.bandcamp.com/
37:08
August 17, 2020
S2: Episode Eight: Scott Crawford
Documentary filmmaker Scott Crawford discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Scott's selections include a pairing of perhaps the best car chase scenes of all time, Bullitt (1968) directed by Peter Yates and The French Connection (1971) directed by William Friedkin.  Check out Scott's new documentary, Creem: America's Only Rock N' Roll Magazine here: https://watch.eventive.org/creem/play/5f205011072cc30098686a36 Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Bob City
30:09
August 6, 2020
S2: Episode Seven: Alison Mosshart
Musician / Artist Alison Mosshart of The Kills and The Dead Weather discusses her recommendation for an at home double feature... and then some! Alison's selections include the documentaries, I Am Not Your Negro (2016, directed by Raoul Peck), Requiem for the American Dream (2015, directed by Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick) PLUS Don't Blink (2017, directed by Laura Israel) and American Valhalla (2017, directed by Josh Homme & Andreas Neumann).  Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: The Means
30:33
July 29, 2020
S2: Episode Six: Pete Yorn
Musician Pete Yorn discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Pete's selections include a pair of Christopher Guest directed mockumentaries featuring the late, great Fred Willard, Waiting for Guffman (1996) and Best in Show (2000).  Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Love Story in Blood Red
28:44
July 23, 2020
S2: Episode Five: Scott McCloud
Musician Scott McCloud discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Scott's selections include a pair of art house classics, Fitzcarraldo (1982) and Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) both directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: The Evil Queens
37:22
July 15, 2020
S2: Episode Four: Melanie Lynskey
Actor Melanie Lynskey discusses her recommendation for an at home double feature. Melanie's selections include a pair of powerful and timely films, Middle of Nowhere (2012) directed by Ava DuVernay and The Hate U Give (2018) directed by George Tillman Jr. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: The Tough and Lovely 
32:02
July 8, 2020
S2: Episode Three: Brendan Benson
Musician and singer / guitarist for The Raconteurs Brendan Benson discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Brendan sets a precedent on the show by calling an audible and switching one of his selections mid way through. The final pairing is a combination of classic thrillers, The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick and Alien (1979) directed by Ridley Scott. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Murder Your Darlings
27:46
June 30, 2020
S2: Episode Two: Shamir
Musician Shamir discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Shamir's selections include a pair of well written indie films, Junebug (2005) directed by Phil Morrison and Mistress America (2015) directed by Noah Baumbach. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Shesus
29:31
June 23, 2020
S2: Episode One: Ian MacKaye
Season Two kicks off with Ian MacKaye, the frontman of Minor Threat, Fugazi, Coriky and head of Dischord Records. Ian was not interested in picking a double feature but was down to talk films -- we discuss Harold & Maude, Woodstock, Gimme Shelter, Dogme 95, Caligula and more.  Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Fugazi
40:30
June 15, 2020
Episode Ten: Steven Bognar
Oscar Award Winning Director Steven Bognar discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Steven's selections include a pair of touching documentaries, How To Survive A Plague (2012) directed by David France and Crip Camp (2020) directed by James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Grafton
27:19
May 19, 2020
Episode Nine: Fred Armisen
Actor, Comedian and Musician Fred Armisen discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Fred's selections include a pair of truly horrifying films, The Strangers (2008) directed by Bryan Bertino and Hereditary (2018) directed by Ari Aster. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: The Means
32:41
May 11, 2020
Episode Eight: Jesse Paris Smith
Musician and climate activist Jesse Paris Smith discusses her recommendation for an at home double feature. Jesse's selections include the thought provoking documentaries, InnSaei: The Power of Intuition (2016) directed by Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir and Kristín Ólafsdóttir and In Search of Greatness (2018) directed by Gabe Polsky. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Bob City  Pathway to Paris: https://pathwaytoparis.com/
26:06
May 4, 2020
Episode Seven: Jim Jarmusch
Iconic Film Director and Musician Jim Jarmusch discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Jim's selections include the 1960's British spy films, The Deadly Affair (1967) directed by Sidney Lumet and A Dandy in Aspic (1968) directed by Anthony Mann. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Brainiac https://brainiacfilm.com/
33:03
April 27, 2020
Episode Six: Matt Berninger
Musician and frontman for The National Matt Berninger discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Matt's selections include two coming of age stories, Running On Empty (1988) directed by Sidney Lumet and Call Me By Your Name (2017) directed by Luca Guadagnino. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Manager and Pretty Mighty Mighty https://managertheband.bandcamp.com/
26:00
April 24, 2020
Episode Five: Nelson George
Writer, Director and Producer Nelson George discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Nelson's selections include the 1970's NYC blaxploitation films, Shaft (1971) directed by Gordon Parks and Across 100th Street (1972) directed by Barry Shear. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Killionaires https://killionaires.bandcamp.com/
19:02
April 20, 2020
Episode Four: Sarah Lipstate
Musician Sarah Lipstate discusses her recommendation for an at home double feature (as well as her recent experiences collaborating with Iggy Pop). Sarah's selections include the Criterion Collection combo, Woman in the Dunes (1964) directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara and Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) directed by Peter Weir. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: O-matic
24:22
April 16, 2020
Episode Three: Wayne Coyne
Frontman of The Flaming Lips Wayne Coyne discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. Wayne's selections include the surreal wartime classics, Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) directed by George Roy Hill and Apocalypse Now (1979) directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Monograms https://monograms.bandcamp.com/
26:11
April 10, 2020
Episode Two: Bat For Lashes
Musician and Director / Writer Natasha Khan (aka Bat for Lashes) discusses her recommendation for an at home double feature. Her selections include the 1980's coming of age films, Stand by Me (1986) directed by Rob Reiner and The Lost Boys (1987) directed by Joel Schumacher. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Murder Your Darlings
23:24
April 2, 2020
Episode One: Cedric Bixler-Zavala
The Mars Volta and At The Drive In frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala discusses his recommendation for an at home double feature. His selections include cult classics, Possession (1981) directed by Andrzej Zulawski and The Ninth Configuration (1980) directed by William Peter Blatty.  Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: The Evil Queens https://open.spotify.com/artist/3mBIO37zQlxVCh5zgZAOCg
19:52
March 29, 2020