WTTS In conversation – Billy Idol

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #19 morning host Matt Pelsor speaks with Billy Idol, who will bring an intimate acoustic performance to Old National Centre on November 27th with his longtime guitarist and collaborator Steve Stevens. They talked about their musical relationship, the inspiration for his new EP “The Roadside,” and his association with pop star Miley Cyrus.

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WTTS In conversation – John Mellencamp

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #18, we revisit Paul Mendenhall’s 2008 interview with John Mellencamp to mark his 70th birthday on October 7th, 2021. His impact on music, and the Hoosier state can’t be overstated. Paul spent a full hour with him in his art studio to talk about his career. From the big hits to his personal favorites, John Mellencamp generously reflected on his music, and offered some signature commentary on the state of things. 

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WTTS In conversation – Vance Joy

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #17, Morning host Matt Pelsor sat down with Vance Joy over Zoom to talk about the two new songs we’ve enjoyed so far in 2021. He broke down the collaborative effort that went into his song “You” with Benny Blanco and Marshmello, and talked about what it meant to break the song “Missing Piece” on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy. And because this interview was recorded while the Summer Olympics were happening, he was eager to talk about his love of skateboarding.

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WTTS In conversation – Dan Auerbach

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #16, Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach joined me in the summer of 2015 while Black Keys were on hiatus to talk about his side project “The Arcs” ahead of their only full-length release “Yours, Dreamily.” I asked about the difference between producing for his own projects versus other artists, and was pleasantly surprised by an impromptu second interview with fellow collaborator and bandmate, the late Richard Swift.

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WTTS In conversation – Chris Martin of Coldplay

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
In Episode #15, Chris Martin of Coldplay speaks with WTTS host Rob Humphrey about debuting their new song “Higher Power” from the International Space Station, as well as his songwriting process and what he did for the teacher who first encouraged him to write songs. Rob asked about working with mega-producer Max Martin, and got an entertaining response to a question about favorite movies.

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WTTS In conversation – Brett Dennen

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
In Episode #14, Singer songwriter Brett Dennen and WTTS morning host Matt Pelsor talk about his new album, “See The World,” which he finished just before the world shut down, and how the confluence of a finished album and a global pandemic affected him mentally. They also talk about fatherhood, wine, art, and their shared love of the great outdoors.

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WTTS In conversation – Paul McCartney

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
Episode #13, available now, features Paul McCartney, who spoke with Laura Duncan just hours before his July 2013 show at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse about navigating and relishing fame, as well as the magic moments that have happened when writing some of his most famous songs.

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WTTS In conversation – Ben Schneider of Lord Huron

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
Episode #12, available now, features Ben Schneider of Lord Huron, who have been busy touring nearly since their inception in 2010. So when a global pandemic brought that to a halt, the band used the time and the freedom to record their new album the way they had always wanted. WTTS morning host Matt Pelsor recently talked with the founder and frontman about the new record, as well as their Alive from Whispering Pines livestream series.

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WTTS In conversation – LP

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
Episode #11, available now, features Singer-songwriter LP, who has written music for superstars like Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, and Rihanna, but has an impressive catalog of solo work as well. She spoke with morning host Matt Pelsor this past Spring about her career, her personal style, and her unique musical proclivities like whistling and playing the ukelele.

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WTTS In conversation – Robert Plant

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
Episode #10, available now, features Laura Duncan in a dream interview with Robert Plant from just over a decade ago after the release of his Band of Joy record. They discussed making the record, the subsequent tour, his work with Alison Krauss, and his overall approach to singing.

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