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46 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Leonard Cohen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Leonard Cohen, often where they are interviewed.

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46 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Leonard Cohen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Leonard Cohen, often where they are interviewed.

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Evie Wyld, Louise Doughty on Ghostly Narrators, Polly Samson and Leonard Cohen's Hydra

Books and Authors
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Mariella Frostrup talks to Evie Wyld about new novel The Bass Rock

Apr 12 2020

27mins

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2: Judy Collins: the frank and fearless folk legend on touring at 80, art and activism, and making Leonard Cohen famous

The Last Bohemians
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Judy Collins is a folk music legend, with a career spanning six decades, from the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene to California, as the Flower Power movement took root, to now, at 80, still gigging hard every year with her guitar. 

Judy is what The New York Times called a “master song collector”. She is celebrated for reinterpreting other people’s tracks, with an eclecticism that comes from her father, who was a blind radio DJ, singer and pianist. Notably, she covered Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne and Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now, making both of their careers.

In the first episode of The Last Bohemians series two, Judy talks about the importance of art and activism, such as the time she signed a statement declaring she’d had an abortion, in her friend Gloria Steinem’s Ms Magazine – a year before it was made legal in America. 

Frank and funny, she recalls former lovers like Stephen Stills, getting mixtapes from Leonard Cohen, and going tattoo shopping with Antony Bourdain's mum, but also surviving the darkness of the hippie era, and the demons she’s battled along the way.

Trigger warning: this episode contains themes of addiction and suicide, and so listener discretion is advised.

This episode was presented by Kate Hutchinson and produced by Shola Aleje, with intro music by Emmy The Great.

Mar 02 2020

42mins

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Amanda Shires on Leonard Cohen 'Songs of Love and Hate' (repost)

My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan
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Jan 27 2020

40mins

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War on pedestrians, privatization vs public sector, bonding over Leonard Cohen, a "professional human," Iraqis fed up with U.S.-Iran conflict and remembering Roger Scruton

The Sunday Edition
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Michael's Essay: 0:37
Linda McQuaig: 5:36
Doc: We Are All Sputniks: 48:28
Daniel MacIvor: 1:02:55
Roger Scruton: 1:32:31
Yanar Mohammed on Iraq: 1:59:01

Jan 17 2020

2hr 20mins

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43. Ariela Freedman: "The Best of Leonard Cohen" by Leonard Cohen

Gateway Music
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Ariela Freedman is a Liberal Arts Professor at Concordia University. She is also a published author of two novels "Arabic For Beginners" and "A Joy To Be Hidden". Today she drops by the Gateway to chat with her neighbour, Howard Mitnick about her lifelong love for the music of Leonard Cohen. Howard and Ariela compare their relationships to the Montreal music superstar and go on to share about their common experience of losing a parent as a young adult.
Finally, they dive deeply into Cohen's first Greatest Hits album that covers his first five albums and agree that the songs are amazing.

Spotify Playlist of songs referenced or played on the episode:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6i7hyekyhiw9Gt3IN1pxTR?si=Q9yfl70tT4mJm0NIHH9p5w

You can also access this podcast on Spotify, Stitcher and all other platforms that peddle podcasts. If you have an apple product you can access the show on iTunes/Apple Podcasts at:
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/gateway-music/id1456290890#episodeGuid=tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F736076761

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Jan 03 2020

1hr 29mins

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#732 William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N' Roll, Opinions on Leonard Cohen & Sudan Archives

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Beat writer William S. Burroughs had a profound impact and interaction with rock and hip-hop music from the 1960s through his death in the late 1990s. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Casey Rae about his book on Burroughs and "the cult of Rock 'n' Roll." They also review new albums from Leonard Cohen and singer and violinist Sudan Archives.

Dec 06 2019

58mins

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Leonard Cohen's Legacy with Adam Cohen: Thanks for the Dance

Broken Record with Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam and Justin Richmond
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Leonard Cohen died three weeks after releasing his last record, You Want It Darker, in 2016. It was the first album he worked on this son, Adam. In mourning, Adam turned his attention to poem's of his father's that he recorded while putting that last record together. He then decided to set those poems to music. The result is Leonard Cohen's new album, Thanks for the Dace. Adam talks with Rick Rubin form Shangri La about his father's musical legacy, family life and how this album came together.

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Nov 19 2019

53mins

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There’s a Crack in Everything: The Broken Hallelujah of Leonard Cohen (Dave Friedrich)

Nashville L'Abri Conference Podcast
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This week's episode features audio from a workshop by Dave Friedrich entitled, There’s a Crack in Everything: The Broken Hallelujah of Leonard Cohen. 

Listen to Leonard Cohen sing about, “what everybody knows”, but what we find hard to accept and express in life and faith.

Dave Friedrich was born and raised in Canada. After attending Tyndale University for Biblical Studies he went on to study philosophy at York University in Toronto for his Bachelor’s, and then completed a Master’s with a concentration in Spiritual Theology at Regent College, Vancouver. 

After backpacking Europe, Dave ended up at the Swiss L’Abri where he met Anna, his lovely wife-to-be. Their two delightful sons were born in Ohio where Dave worked in a church as a Youth Director. He then had an itching to live bi-vocationally which led him to become a professional firefighter/paramedic, and an ordained Anglican minister. 

The Friedrichs then spent some time working at the Swiss L’Abri before landing at Southborough L’Abri. Dave was an on-call firefighter in Switzerland and continues to be one in Southborough, where he is discovering the joy of stand-up paddleboarding. 

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 18mins

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169 Leonard Cohen – Songs From a Room

1001 Album Club
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In the 1960s, Cohen lived on the Greek island Hydra with his girlfriend Marianne Ihlen, the woman depicted on the back cover of Songs from a Room. She has related how she helped him out of a depression by handing him his guitar, whereupon he began composing “Bird on the Wire”, inspired by a bird sitting on one of Hydra’s recently installed phone wires, followed by memories of wet island nights. Another classic from a poet of a musician.

Sep 16 2019

25mins

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Episode 55 - Lucette discussing Leonard Cohen

Records Revisited
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The guys are joined by Lauren Gillis (Lucette) to discuss Leonard Cohen's "Various Positions." Other discussion includes the origins of the Lucette moniker, country infused dream pop, saxophones, The Hip and other Canadian bands, Jennifer Warnes, the glory of "Hallelujah" and "If It Be Your Will." Check out Lauren at lucettemusic.net. Check out other episodes at RecordsRevisitedPodcast.com, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Castbox, and iHeartMedia. Additional content is found at: Facebook.com/recordsrevisitedpodcast

Sep 10 2019

1hr 33mins

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