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40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on Funk practitioners, their philosophies, and their music.


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40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on Funk practitioners, their philosophies, and their music.






Shira Elias!

Shira Elias and I talk about faceplants and wardrobe malfunctions, maintaining positivity, staying in the groove, solar photography, and more! Check out Shira Elias! Website: https://www.shiraelias.com/ Social: https://www.instagram.com/shirashirabangbang/ | https://www.facebook.com/shiraeliasgoods Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7oFLqsm4xnhxx9IWS56rKQ?si=Q2HcXTCmTui6vsIsaOIjBA 40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on Funk practitioners, their philosophies, and...


The Blaxound!

Marta Román from Barcelona-based The Blaxound and I discuss Black action film music, Flamenco chords, hard-core and punk, the South American mafia, and more! Check out The Blaxound! Website: https://linktr.ee/Theblaxound Social: https://www.instagram.com/theblaxound/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5GzIm8kkafH9CEWi1VXDES?si=1UiWTmmiSXOB6Wz-iofIBg Bandcamp: https://blaxound.bandcamp.com 40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on Funk practitioners, their...


Pat Petrillo!

Pat Petrillo and I talk about tracking at Power Station and Abbey Road studios, avoiding the hokey-pokey, marshmallow shoes, candy bars, and more! Check out Pat Petrillo! Website: https://patpdrummer.com Social: https://www.instagram.com/patpdrummer/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ISYCjb7vrMauepH7FniIF?si=TRGXhBbRQI2ZfiuYxnFKig "Brooklyn Phunk" song: https://patpetrillomusic.bandcamp.com/ One-take drum solo on "Runnin'":...


A Quick Word of Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! Thanks for supporting this podcast by listening each week, spreading the word to your friends and family, and checking out the artists I host. Special thanks to my Patreon supporters who give each month and participate on the show, and to my weekly guests. We'll be back next week for another interview - just know how much I appreciate you! Best wishes for a safe and warm holiday. Support the show


Terry Cole!

Colemine Records founder and funk maestro Terry Cole and I discuss flipping 78s, tiger tales, hammer dulcimers, Whitney Houston, Cincinnati chili, trash can music, plus he spills what's coming soon to the label, and more! Check out Colemine Records! Websites: https://www.coleminerecords.com/ | https://www.plaidroomrecords.com Social: https://www.facebook.com/Colemine45 | https://www.instagram.com/coleminerecords/ Spotify (Colemine):...


Alpacas Collective!

Belgian funk band Alpacas Collective members Stan and Frederik and I chat about Peruvian flutists, science fiction artwork, Ethiopian scales, night clubs, fighting dances, and more! Check out Alpacas Collective! Bandcamp: https://alpacascollective.bandcamp.com Social: https://www.facebook.com/alpacascollective | https://www.instagram.com/alpacascollective/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5jEJtNiHHNsqsGxPh9KmvY?si=4u1zfMGqRPSONpFjR2baXg Belgian label Sdban Records released some...


Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers!

Joe Hertler and I discuss Pokémon Go, feudal Japanese folk tales, anthropomorphic Death incarnations, yeti costumes, Super Smash Bros, and tons more! Check out Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers! Website: https://joehertler.com/ Social: https://www.instagram.com/joehertler/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2bqcjvd6ETkqubaQnx3OtS?si=WFCEB33BQhGy0B-bHiYdIg Watch more in their meet the band video: https://vimeo.com/745197960/1871303bc0. 40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast...


Ghost Funk Orchestra!

Ghost Funk Orchestra mastermind and front man Seth Applebaum and I talk about open space, family poetry, shapeshifting songs, flower lore, film music, and more! Check out Ghost Funk Orchestra! Website: https://www.ghostfunkorchestra.com/ Social: https://www.facebook.com/ghostfunkorchestra | https://www.instagram.com/ghostfunkorchestra/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5gZWu16OAMVGmfLFNj0NCT?si=3NJkXv8MSf2R7kD_JK5h1w 40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on Funk...


On the Spot Trio!

On The Spot Trio members and I talk about tablas and sitars, Balinese Gamelan, monkey chanting, magnet poetry, and basically we just fangirl about how great Alan Evans is! Check out On the Spot Trio! Social: https://www.facebook.com/otstrio | https://www.instagram.com/otstrio/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7KRs1Y2DESLNaIpQqiHukM?si=3BqF9rtzSP209Uc7Ocnigg "Shag" recording sessions documentary: https://youtu.be/VnwcY4LiWV4 40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on...



Italian funk band C'ammafunk's drummer and founder Matteo De Vito and I discuss large Mexican plants, music as vocabulary, American pizza, and more! Check out C'ammafunk! Social: https://www.facebook.com/CammafunkOfficial | https://www.instagram.com/cammafunk/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7sFeVknaUWaTgih9OLYJuZ?si=lHh021Q2SECoLAi8vmmSoQ 40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on Funk practitioners, their philosophies, and their music. Listen on all podcast...



Cloudchord and I discuss bloombap, chill-hop vs. lofi, golden yesses, Marvel themes, musical foreplay, and more! Check out Cloudchord! Website: https://www.cloudchord.net/ Social: https://www.facebook.com/cloudchord | https://www.instagram.com/cloudchord/ | https://twitter.com/cloudchord/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EjKjFGvMmVUGCfAyDY2lG?si=gKcqWa-9TMe5I-CjKaon0A&nd=1 Fundraising help for Cloudchord's mother: https://bit.ly/HelpCloudchordsMom YouTube:...



Instagram influencer Waxvillain and I dish about classic soul, funk evangelism, sentimental albums, and basically fanboy over collecting vinyl records. Check out Waxvillain ! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waxvillain/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzUSX8ppkUX9KSoc5aBK2g 40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on Funk practitioners, their philosophies, and their music. Listen on all podcast networks and please subscribe, rate, and leave feedback for the...



Anomalie and I talk about EDM circuits, disturbing the neighbors, camping trips, phrase prioritization, synth patches, and more! Check out Anomalie ! Website: https://anomaliebeats.com/ Social: https://www.instagram.com/anomaliebeats/ | https://www.facebook.com/anomaliebeats Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ev6Cd0yJVCcpf2zezEQ8Z?si=kh6OV7SqQMCXvIKUYNbioA Synth Sounds: https://merch.anomaliebeats.com/collections/synthsounds 40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on...


Mark Lettieri!

Mark Lettieri and I chat about Van Halen, internships, kerning, duck music, Italian flowers, and more! Check out Mark Lettieri! Website: https://www.marklettieri.com Social: https://www.instagram.com/mjlettieri/ | https://www.facebook.com/mjlettieri Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3USL7r0FYOWUiTPQGz3HpP?si=TRKeQ5kbTw6VOjl6MUNmAQ PRS Guitar Fiore: https://prsguitars.com/electrics/model/fiore_2021 40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on Funk practitioners, their...


Adam Scone!

Scone Cash Players organist and front man Adam Scone and I talk about Brazilian neighborhoods, basement recordings, organ personalities, studio spontaneity, and metallurgy, of course! Check out Scone Cash Players! Website: https://www.sconecashplayers.com Social: http://instagram.com/sconcashplayers Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GMruM6YOWc69pzKC74qK5?si=juChv9EWQWm5j4Rl7eIcUg 40 Minutes of Funk is an interview podcast focusing on Funk practitioners, their philosophies, and...


St. Paul Peterson!

St. Paul Peterson (keyboardist for Prince's The Time & The Family) and I discuss orange suits, the Minneapolis sound, Ninja Turtles, running shoes, and more! Check out St. Paul Peterson! Website: https://www.paulpeterson.com Social: http://instagram.com/stpaulpeterson | https://www.facebook.com/StPaulFanPage/ | https://www.facebook.com/MplsFunkAllStars Music on the Run Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-on-the-run/id1487709849 Funk Friday YouTube Series:...


Season Two Starts Sept. 1!

Season Two is nearly here! Tune in Sept. 1 for the first episode. Wanna go behind the scenes and enjoy exclusive bonus perks, including ways to interact with future guests? Please support the 40 Minutes of Funk podcast TODAY, starting at only $5 a month, at www.patreon.com/40minutesoffunk and join the growing league of funk fans like yourself who make this podcast possible. Thanks so much! Support the show


Thanks for Season One!

Thanks so much for helping make Season One of the 40 Minutes of Funk podcast a success! Season Two is just around the corner... Support the show


Shirley Davis & The Silverbacks!

Shirley Davis and Edu Martinez of The Silverbacks talk with me about their teamwork songwriting approach, music as a choice, Egyptian dreams, overcoming health obstacles, and more! Support the show


Kelly Finnigan & Monophonics!

Kelly Finnigan and I talk about lucky genes, shadowing DJs, the importance of a good record education, fatherly advice and influence, Christmas music, thematic albums, and more! Support the show