002: Interview: Jonathan Coulton
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Merlin talks with singer, songwriter, new father, and former code monkey, Jonathan Coulton about life as an independent internet troubadour.
Note: This is the first segment of a 2-part interview with Jonathan; don’t miss part two
- Jonathan’s site
- It’s hard to pick favorites with Jonathan’s wonderful songs, but here’s two of my favorites:
- Jonathan’s ambitious “Thing a Week Project”
- I love Jonathan’s Popular Science Podcast, which is broadcast from the moon
- In a protean act of feral musicianship, Jonathan played the guitar for almost an hour while his best friend (and sworn nemesis) John Hodgman read the names of 700 hoboes.
- “Best Friends” is Jesse Thorn’s excellent interview with Mssrs. Coulton and Hodgman (cribbed heavily by me in prepping for this segment and my favorite JoCo interview to date)