Jokermen: Podcasts about Good Music

In 2020, the Jokermen began exploring the complete discography of Columbia recording artist Bob Dylan. Since then, the scope of the show has grown to include other artists such as Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Warren Zevon, David Berman, Mark E. Smith, Girls, and Scott Walker. In 2022, the Jokermen completed their initial run of Bob Dylan coverage and began the next chapter of their journey with a career-spanning examination of Lou Reed, John Cale, the Velvet Underground, and associated acts. In 2024, the Jokermen completed their Velvet Underground coverage and embarked on their third major series: Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys.

Guests on Jokermen Podcast have included Greil Marcus, Tim Heidecker, Laurie Anderson, Benny Safdie, Michael Imperioli, Tom Scharpling, Naomi Fry of The New Yorker, Will Menaker of Chapo Trap House, Molly Lambert, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Josh Tillman (Father John Misty), Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), Bob Nastanovich (Pavement), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Steve Gunn, Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood), Andrew Savage (Parquet Courts), Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Dean Wareham (Luna, Galaxie 500), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Ian F. Svenonius, Christopher Owens (Girls), Larry “Ratso” Sloman, and AJ Weberman.

In 2023, the Jokermen and Steven Hyden began Never Ending Stories, a new podcast about Bob Dylan & the Never Ending Tour.

The Jokermen are Ian Grant & Evan Laffer.

Today, Jokermen encompasses several other dimensions, including merch, live shows, and this Substack, which will be home to additional work beyond the purview of the show. Please subscribe.

If you’re new to Jokermen, consider beginning with the Jokermen Starter Pack, a curated collection of episodes that highlight different dimensions of the show.

Starter Pack

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Listen on Apple Podcasts: Jokermen // Never Ending Stories

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Podcasts about Good Music ★ 𝗝𝗢𝗞𝗘𝗥𝗠𝗘𝗡: John, Lou, & the VU ★ 𝗡𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥 𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦: Bob Dylan & the NET ★ by Ian Grant & Evan Laffer
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