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KCRW

KCRW's Guest DJ Project invites an array of cultural icons to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with KCRW DJs. Actors, authors, chefs, athletes, directors, tech entrepreneurs and more share their musical passions, giving deep insight into both their lives and their creative process. Check back each week for new sessions with notable guests in this ongoing exclusive feature.

KCRW's Guest DJ Project invites an array of cultural icons to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with KCRW DJs. Actors, authors, chefs, athletes, directors, tech entrepreneurs and more share their musical passions, giving deep insight into both their lives and their creative process. Check back each week for new sessions with notable guests in this ongoing exclusive feature.
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Location:

Santa Monica, CA

Networks:

KCRW

Description:

KCRW's Guest DJ Project invites an array of cultural icons to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with KCRW DJs. Actors, authors, chefs, athletes, directors, tech entrepreneurs and more share their musical passions, giving deep insight into both their lives and their creative process. Check back each week for new sessions with notable guests in this ongoing exclusive feature.

Twitter:

@kcrw

Language:

English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

Chris Jericho

3/14/2018
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WWE Champion and front for the band Fozzy, Chris Jericho, shares the bands that inspired both of his career paths. He also dedicates a song to his mom!

Duration:00:13:19

Brian Tyree Henry

2/28/2018
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Off camera, music serves as an inspiration for living life right, and Brian Tyree Henry's Guest DJ set features everyone from A Tribe Called Quest to Rufus and Chaka Kahn.

Duration:00:11:53

Greta Gerwig

2/14/2018
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Actress, screenwriter, and filmmaker Greta Gerwig describes herself as a person who “lives with very vivid emotions” and she gravitates towards musicians who are like that as well, from Kate Bush and Judee Sill to Brian Eno.

Duration:00:10:14

Phil Rosenthal

1/31/2018
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His Guest DJ set ranges from Broadway classics to The Boss and The Beatles.

Duration:00:12:08

Elon Musk

1/17/2018
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For his Guest DJ set, we learn about Elon Musk's early beginnings as an inventor, the song he whistles while he works and much more.

Duration:00:11:04

Willem Dafoe

1/3/2018
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Acclaimed actor Willem Dafoe has appeared in over 100 films throughout his remarkable career and his latest, The Florida Project, is generating a lot of awards season buzz. He grew up absorbing the musical tastes of his siblings and his tastes expanded as he traveled around the world. He selects songs in four languages for his Guest DJ Project set!

Duration:00:13:42

Guest DJ Project Christmas Special

12/20/2017
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For the final installment of the Guest DJ Project for 2017, we share some heartwarming, subversive and reflective stories about Christmas from actor Patrick Stewart, author Sarah Vowell, raconteur John Waters, comedian Jason Sudeikis and Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira). Happy Holidays!

Duration:00:10:29

Joni Mitchell: Guest DJ Project Special Edition

12/13/2017
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Joni Mitchell is widely considered one of the most influential songwriters of all time. She's a folk legend who crafts timeless songs that are deeply moving and have made a big impression on many of the creative individuals we've hosted on the Guest DJ Project. This special episode brings together some of their stories, including Megan Mullaly, David Sedaris, Lisa Cholodenko, Jamie Lee Curtis and Martin Short.

Duration:00:11:48

Evan Kleiman

11/22/2017
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Evan Kleiman is the beloved host of KCRW's award-winning program Good Food. From a cello suite to chaotic classic rock and an Italian classic, she takes us on a musical trip from her childhood to her first time in Europe with lots of eye-opening stories along the way.

Duration:00:13:30

Warren Olney

11/8/2017
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Warren Olney tells personal stories about growing up in Washington DC, his affinity for jazz and, not surprisingly, picks some artists who make political commentary part of their poetry.

Duration:00:14:17

My Favorite Murder's Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

10/25/2017
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Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark share their favorite murder-related songs, plus a couple personal favorites. This show includes explicit language

Duration:00:28:44

Wolfgang Puck

9/27/2017
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Wolfgang Puck takes us back to his early years in Austria.

Duration:00:12:13

John Holmstrom

9/12/2017
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John Holmstrom shares music by some of the artists who shaped his life and explains what rock music and comic books have in common.

Duration:00:11:26

Regina King

8/23/2017
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Actress and director Regina King made a name for herself early in her career in films like Friday and Boyz n the Hood. She's gone on to win two Emmy Awards for her role on ABC's American Crime and is nominated again this year. For her Guest DJ set, she moves from some sexy tracks to heartfelt selections dedicated to her family.

Duration:00:11:14

Jeff Garlin

8/16/2017
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Motown and soul are the sounds that speak to Jeff Garlin and he shares some of his favorite hits from his childhood.

Duration:00:10:51

David Copperfield

8/2/2017
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The legendary showman shares his love for a couple fellow scene stealers --Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly -- as well as some Broadway classics.

Duration:00:11:34

Kyle Mooney

7/19/2017
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From a Miami Sound Machine party starter to a J Dilla masterpiece, Kyle Mooney tells us about the songs that influenced him.

Duration:00:10:31

Mario Batali

7/5/2017
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Mario Batali highlights fellow Seattle native Jimi Hendrix, describes Jack White's music as "tangy", and talks about how music from John McLaughlin and Shakti helps him put life into perspective.

Duration:00:13:22

Eiza González

6/21/2017
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Rising star Eiza González chooses all 80's songs inspired by her family, epic road trips and her move to Los Angeles for her Guest DJ set.

Duration:00:11:03

Alexa Meade

6/7/2017
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From the soundtrack to her teenage rebellion to the music that sets the mood for her to create art, Alexa Meade shares a wide-ranging set of songs.

Duration:00:10:27