A  collection of podcasts focused on music and the people who make it.  

The Laughing Otter community loves to talk about music almost as much as we love to listen to it.

Willow – Transparent Soul – feat. Travis Barker

Willow Smith is a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles. She’s also a member of one of the most famous families in the world. 

From a very young age, she followed in the musical footsteps of her parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, and released her first single when she was just ten years old. Since then, she’s released four albums, and was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most influential people in the world. This year, on her most recent album, she put out this song, “Transparent Soul,” which was co-written with her longtime collaborator Tyler Cole, and features Travis Barker from Blink-182 on drums. I talked to her about how her upbringing and her musical evolution from her early pop star days influenced the way she made this song.

The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time Part 1

We dig into the making of (and reactions to) Rolling Stone’s much-discussed new list, and discuss the top 20.

With Brittany Spanos, Rob Sheffield and Jon Dolan joining host Brian Hiatt

The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time Part 2

We continue our journey through Rolling Stone’s brand-new list of the greatest songs ever.

With Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos joining host Brian Hiatt  to talk about tracks from the Ronettes, Dr. Dre, the Notorious B.I.G., Prince, Chuck Berry and more. 

The Podcast is about Heavy Metal and Rock n’ Roll, with an emphasis on the 80s, an era they know very well. 


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