Murmur 58 : Hampton Fancher "One More Kiss, Dear"

Hampton Fancher, screenwriter/architect for BLADE RUNNER both then & now, joins us to discuss all of the impossibly random steps that led us back to 2049, including: bumping into Ray Bradbury on the street, chasing Charles Bukowski down in New York, and what a Nazi officer's diary taught Philip K. Dick about empathy.  When the legend becomes fact, (still) print the fact.

Murmur 57 : Harry Shearer "No Static At All"

With the passing of legendary Steely Dan co-father, Walter Becker, we're humbled to be joined by actor/writer/bassist Harry Shearer as he reflects on Mr. Becker and Mr. Donald Fagen's legendary musical progeny -- from the beautiful imperfection of Donald's voice; to Walter's insight into Derek Small's kidneys; to the value of collaborative tension -- Harry reels it all in.


Murmur 55 : The Blind Boys of Alabama "The Art of Healing"

Two generations of The Blind Boys of AlabamaMr. Jimmy Carter (the group's legendary co-Founder) and Mr. Joey Williams (at 25 years as a member, the "baby" of the Boys) check-in to discuss -- the difference between sight and vision, whether or not they'd accept an invitation to sing for the current President, and if art has the power to heal troubled times.

Murmur 54 : James Jean "The Forget-Me Knot"

Artist James Jean (pictured here w/Mr. Sun) explores the artist's fear of and need for Exposure.  James is a singular creator who counts amongst his collaborators Darren Aronofsky, Gerard Way, and the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.  James likes to disappear; but we found him, and, here, so can you.

Murmur 53 : David Finkel "The Art of Hell"

David Finkel - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient - checks-in to discuss how his time imbedded in Iraq changed his view of "war art".  Why was Restrepo a greater struggle for him than The Hurt Locker?  Which fantasies do war movies get correct, and what realities can they never possibly portray? 

Murmur 51 : David Michôd "The State of Australia"

Filmmaker/Writer/Proud-Aussie David Michôd checks-in to discuss the state of his homeland; it's art, its light, its craft, and its psyche.  Is the country's adaptability its greatest strength or a vulnerability?  What makes the Australian actor so versatile, but the native cine-love so fickle?  All will be revealed in this fascinating chat with one of Australia's (New) New Wave.