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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 38

28 April 2011

Today’s guest is Ben Gibbard, lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie. Follow him on Twitter @gibbstack.

The topics we cover:

  • 0:30-4:54: Changes in fan demographics that result from a band’s longevity
  • 4:55-10:09: Indie cred and selling out
  • 10:10-12:51: Embracing new technologies
  • 12:52-14:47: Death Cab vs. Postal Service
  • 14:48-18:23: Social media and new methods of marketing music
  • 18:24-20:21: Ben’s marriage to Zooey Deschanel
  • 20:22-24:29: Finding a source of angsty inspiration in the Seattle Mariners?
  • 24:30-26:55: Ben the stathead
  • 26:56-32:06: The intersection of baseball and music, and Ben’s life goal
  • 32:07-41:06: Death Cab for Cutie’s upcoming album Codes and Keys, Ben’s favorite ahead-of-its-time band, and the creative process
  • 41:07-end: Food Pick of the Week
  • Ben’s pick
    My pick

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