Talkhouse Introduces Santigold’s Noble Champions & Kimbra’s Playing With Fire, Two Brand New Podcasts Featuring Conversations with Mitski, Olivia Wilde, Questlove & More | Shore Fire Media

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28 October, 2022Print

Talkhouse Introduces Santigold's Noble Champions & Kimbra's Playing With Fire, Two Brand New Podcasts Featuring Conversations with Mitski, Olivia Wilde, Questlove & More

Latest Additions to The Award-Winning Network Cap a Prolific Year of Programming, Following Launch of Björk: Sonic Symbolism & Listening, Plus New Seasons of A Little Bit CultyJokermenSHEROESSing For ScienceTalkhouse Podcast & That's How I Remember It With Craig Finn

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This week, Talkhouse continues its most prolific season of programming to date with the launch of two brand new podcasts created and hosted by Santigold (Noble Champions) and Kimbra (Playing With Fire), further reaffirming its place as the premier platform for artist-centric stories told from the first-person perspective. Built on a foundation of conversations rooted in authenticity, credibility and creativity, the Webby Award-winning network serves as an entrance into the minds of its audience's favorite musicians, filmmakers, actors and other trailblazing, multi-talented visionaries like Kimbra, Santigold and more. 

Out this coming Monday, October 31st, the first episode of Santigold's Noble Championswill include a roundtable talk about art and spirituality with Yasiin Bey and Sanford Biggers. A modern day salon, each installment of the weekly series will see host and creator Santigold sit down with some of today's leading artists, authors, activists and progressive thinkers who stand up, stick up and speak up for important causes, from Olivia Wilde and Questlove to Angela YeeBun BDan KovalikIdris ElbaMary Anais HeglarRebecca WalkerResmaa MenakemSaul Williams and Tunde Adebimpe. Inspired by the artist Kandinsky, when he said that periods during which art has no noble champions are ones of retrogression, these intimate no-holds-barred conversations are where Santi and her fellow champions try to make some sense out of our world, to push culture forward. Delivering a boundary-expanding and defiantly vulnerable exchange of ideas and experiences, Noble Champions is a public invitation to an intimate gathering of the minds.

Listen to the trailer and subscribe to Noble Champions here: 

Available now, the first three episodes of Playing With Fire feature Kimbra in conversation with MitskiBethany Joy Lenz, and Jedidiah Jenkins. Produced and hosted by Kimbra, Playing With Fire is a podcast devoted to exploring the topic of TRANSCENDENCE and the ways in which it manifests in people's lives. With new installments released in batches of three throughout this fall and winter, Kimbra will ask a musician, an author, an actress, a priest, and a best friend what transcendence means to them, and how it has changed the way they live and work. For some, it's found in the ecstatic, grand, and psychedelic moments. For others, it's hidden in the ordinary, and seemingly mundane. Playing With Fire is an exploration into the unknown, the intangible, and the simply intoxicating path of seeking, as Kimbra also explores her own experiences of transcendence, giving the listener further insight into her process as a songwriter and producer. 

Subscribe to Playing With Fire to hear Kimbra talk with Mitski about primordial chaos as a catalyst for creativity, Lenz about deconstructing old faith traditions, and Jenkins about the weight of generous curiosity: 

Noble Champions and Playing With Fire mark the final pair of new podcasts that Talkhouse will introduce in 2022, following the launch of acclaimed series like Björk: Sonic Symbolism. Recently named among the Best Podcast Interviews of The Year So Far by Vulture, Sonic Symbolism's nine episodes offer "a road map to the creative life, from an artist who has managed to keep her process pure despite the highs and lows that characterize a career in pop" (GQ), as well as a "rare chance to listen in as one of the most mysterious and mystical artists working today explains herself" (The New Yorker). In collaboration with Mailchimp Presents, Talkhouse also launched Listening, "part podcast, part album" (The Guardian), where Björk, Jeff Tweedy, Katie Crutchfield, Mdou Moctar, Neko Case, Laraaji, Jlin, Stephin Merritt, Vagabon, and MC Taylor each demonstrated how they uniquely hear and process the world through exclusive new compositions. 

Additionally, in the past few months alone, Talkhouse began the third season of Sing For Science, capped the first season of That's How I Remember It With Craig Finn and continued to pair groundbreaking creatives on the flagship Talkhouse Podcast, all while welcoming A Little Bit CultySHEROESJokermen and more to the network's rich, robust roster.


About Talkhouse

Talkhouse is a Webby-Award-winning first-person media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them. Recently launched series include Santigold's Noble Champions and Kimbra's Playing With Fire, as well as Listening, an unprecedented new program featuring Jeff Tweedy, Neko Case and more that The Guardian describes as "part podcast, part album," and Björk: Sonic Symbolism, which GQ praises as "a road map to the creative life," delivering what The New Yorker calls "a rare chance to listen in as one of the most mysterious and mystical artists working today explains herself."

Our audience has come to understand and cherish the fact that we serve as a platform for getting them inside the minds of their favorite artists and filmmakers. As one of the only "first-person" media outlets, Talkhouse allows musicians, actors and filmmakers to reach fans directly, in their own words. By working directly with creators from the worlds of music and film, Talkhouse has built a media brand that is firmly rooted in authenticity, credibility, and creativity - and, through branded content initiatives and special projects, we aim to bring those values to life together with like-minded partners. Follow Talkhouse at InstagramTwitter and Facebook


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