The Art of Process with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo

The Art of Process with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo

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The Art of Process with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo is the newest artistic collaboration from legendary singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Every other week, Aimee and Ted talk to friends across the creative spectrum to find out how they work. And sure, they’re friends with a lot of musicians, but weirdly not as many as you’d expect. So you’ll hear from comedians, directors, novelists, show creators - ok, yes, some musicians - writers, producers and more, as they discuss the process of turning an idea into art.


16 - Open Mike Eagle “What if Somebody Knocked Down the Pyramids?”
Sep 9, 2019 • 58 min
Ep. 16 - Open Mike Eagle “What if Somebody Knocked Down the Pyramids?” Hello, hello! This week, we sat with the great Open Mike Eagle, to talk rap, comedy, architecture, and mental health for touring musicians! I first met Mike a few years ago, when Aimee…
15 - Kim Gordon “Is Art Really All Design Now?”
Sep 3, 2019 • 43 min
Ep. 15 - Kim Gordon “Is Art Really All Design Now?” Very happy to bring you another interview in a different kitchen - this time, the mighty Kim Gordon’s (kitchen) (and interview)! I fairly idolized Kim for her presence in Sonic Youth, but I see her more…
14 - Chad Clark “This is Why it’s Good to be Transparent!”
Aug 28, 2019 • 80 min
Ep. 14 - Chad Clark “This is Why it’s Good to be Transparent!” Apologies for the hiatus, folks. We are BACK and I’ll be attempting to turn the next few episodes out on a weekly basis to get us back on track In this episode, we start off with some rhombus…
13 - Ian MacKaye “The Argument for The Conversation”
Jul 1, 2019 • 80 min
Fitting that these notes come to you today from what has become a liminal space between “home” and “tour” for me. That space is, of course, “New Jersey,” and it’s fitting because it was from here (this very house, in fact) in 1987, that I wrote a letter…
12 - Jean Grae “I Need to Create the Things That are Still Unseen”
Jun 20, 2019 • 64 min
Ep. 12 - Jean Grae “I Need to Create the Things That are Still Unseen” It’s JEAN GRAE, folks. Hip Hop artist, writer, actor, singer, thinker… puppeteer? Jean was born in South Africa, raised in New York City, and makes so so many many good good things. IN…
11 - Emily Nussbaum “The Trick is to Find the Third Thing”
Jun 3, 2019 • 90 min
WE’RE BACK. A number of bumps in the road on the way to getting the last episode out resulted in the last episode becoming THIS episode; and THIS episode, is the Emily Nussbaum episode! Emily is the former editor of Nerve, writer for Slate and the New…
10 - EMIL FERRIS “Benevolent Vampires and the Starfish Army”
May 6, 2019 • 42 min
Ep. 10 - EMIL FERRIS “Benevolent Vampires and the Starfish Army” CW: childhood sexual assault Welcome back! We have not actually been away for longer than our usual bi-weekly hiatus, but it feels like we have. IN THIS EPISODE we sit down in her home city…
9 - Eli Attie “A Constituency of One”
Apr 22, 2019 • 71 min
Ep. 9 - Eli Attie “A Constituency of One” This episode, we’re talking to Eli Attie - speechwriter for NYC Mayor David Dinkins, Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt, and Vice President Al Gore; AS WELL AS a writer for the West Wing, House, Rosewood, For the…
8 - Eric White “Usually it’s the Opposite and it’s Terrible”
Apr 8, 2019 • 56 min
Ep. 8 - Eric White “Usually it’s the Opposite and it’s Terrible” Another harsh corporate takedown by your hosts in the intro! Extreme temperatures misremebered! And artist Eric White! We talk about music’s influence on his painting, sleep deprivation, the…
7 - Money Mark Nishita “I Gotta Find my Own Ice Cream”
Mar 25, 2019 • 54 min
WEEK TWO OF THE MAXIMUM FUN PLEDGE DRIVE! In this episode, we sat down with “Money Mark,” Mark Nishita, musician, inventor, producer, etc. We touch on everything from being a middle child, to the Chinese Exclusion Act, piano rolls, and the…
6 - Rhea Butcher “A Weird Flesh Skeleton (and the Maximum Fun Pledge Drive)”
Mar 18, 2019 • 57 min
Ep. 6 - Rhea Butcher “A Weird Flesh Skeleton (and the Maximum Fun Pledge Drive)” VERY happy to bring you A SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE in what would’ve otherwise been a dark week for us (in the sense that we wouldn’t normally be delivering a podcast because…
5 - Andy Kindler “And There’s One Guy Still Upset With You in Stuttgart”
Mar 11, 2019 • 61 min
Ep. 5- Andy Kindler “And There’s One Guy Still Upset With You in Stuttgart” Late again! But this is how it goes. I had an iLok/ProTools freak-out that wasn’t my fault, and I lost the file with Aimee’s intro and outro, and had to have her dig through her…
4 - Rachel Lichtman “You’re gonna make it after all”
Feb 25, 2019 • 51 min
Sorry for the delay this Monday, but we’re happy to present to you, this conversation with our friend, Rachel Lichtman; among other things, the co-creator of the “Something Cool” podcast; director of music videos for Juliana Hatfield, Creamer, and yours…
3 - Dan Wilson “In the Belly of the Rock”
Feb 11, 2019 • 44 min
On this episode of The Art of Process, we talk to one of our favorite songwriters, Dan Wilson. From his start in the Twin Cities indie scene of the early 80s to his rise as a noted “song-whisperer,” working with artists ranging from Adele, to the Dixie…
2 - Rebecca Sugar
Jan 28, 2019 • 49 min
The multi-talented Rebecca Sugar is the creator and showrunner of the wildly imaginative Steven Universe on Cartoon Network. Ted, Aimee, and Rebecca discuss how the show is able to appeal to both children and adults, how to tackle a blank page, and how…
1 - Wyatt Cenac
Jan 28, 2019 • 49 min
For their first episode, Aimee and Ted are joined by Emmy-award winning writer / actor / comedian Wyatt Cenac. The trio cover a lot of ground, including: defying commercial expectations in your creative work, the nature of live performance, and the…
Coming soon to Maximum Fun: The Art of Process with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo
Jan 21, 2019 • 1 min
Subscribe now to hear intimate conversations about craft and the creative process, featuring Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, and artists from a variety of fields - comedians, directors, novelists, show creators, writers, producers, musicians and more. New episodes…