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Guest DJ Project

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

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


Jad Abumrad

10/11/2017
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Radiolab host Jad Abumrad is known for experimenting with sounds on his show and his Guest DJ picks reflect both his musical sophistication as well as some guilty pleasures. Jad will be speaking at the Luckman Fine Arts Center on October 14.

Duration: 00:11:09


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


Justin Theroux

5/24/2017
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From straight-edge punk to quirky pop and the folk song that defined his childhood, Justin Theroux skips across genres to share the songs that mean the most to him.

Duration: 00:10:28


Tim Roth

5/10/2017
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Actor Tim Roth's Guest DJ set is in large part a love letter to his family, his adopted home of America, and his storied career.

Duration: 00:10:35


Deepak Chopra

4/26/2017
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Deepak Chopra song picks are by artists who were fascinated by his work, including Michael Jackson and George Harrison.

Duration: 00:13:00


Megan Mullally

4/12/2017
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Actress and singer Megan Mullally's Guest DJ set includes the song she wants played at her funeral, a few favorites from her youth and a band that is responsible for her marriage to fellow actor Nick Offerman.

Duration: 00:10:16


Ludo Lefebvre

3/29/2017
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Ludo Lefebvre tells us how music from Black Sabbath to French hip hop purveyors NTM and cooking saved him from himself.

Duration: 00:09:50


Ellen Von Unwerth

3/15/2017
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Photographer and director Ellen von Unwerth features her favorite German singer, a dancefloor classic and a song she uses to set the mood during photo shoots.

Duration: 00:11:06


Rachel Bloom

2/15/2017
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Rachel Bloom co-writes songs and reveals her early influences in her Guest DJ set, as well as her favorite love song AND breakup song.

Duration: 00:11:01


Roger Bennett

2/1/2017
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Roger "Rog" Bennett co-hosts the wildly popular Men in Blazers podcast and weekly show on the NBC Sports Network. The Liverpool native shares favorites from his youth.

Duration: 00:11:58

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