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Troubled Men Podcast

René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Room, in the heart of an old-school New Orleans social haunt. Manny is an L.A. native who had been...more

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Episode 53

April 11, 2019

TMP #53 Bruce Barielle Masters the World

The audio savant gets roped into the Ring Room to lift the lid on the record making process and reveal what really goes on in the inner sanctum. It's a dark art of aural nuance that Bruce practices. Thankfully, the Troubled Men like it in the dark. Topics include a fish counter story, a shower variation, road dates, an anniversary party, a burial, a first job, the law game, Ethan Allen, Daniel Lanois, Kingsway sessions, audiophile ear training, a career suggestion, mastering in a nutshell, sonic blind spots, modern trends, digital zero, Rickie Lee Jones, Mike Napolitano, working for McCartney, a Professor Longhair record, Mick's surgery, sync licensing, music supervisors, a Netflix assignment, the Radiators at Luigi's, flooded tapes, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Music: Styler/Coman ...



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Episode 52

April 04, 2019

TMP #52 Nicole Pavy On Night Duty

It's a night of bayou royalty as a member of the storied Pavy clan graces the Ring Room to dish on down-home political feuds and international nursing missions. Nicole has traveled the globe ministering to the sick. Let's see what she can do for the Troubled Men. Topics include an easy inventory, odd parking, 5G electric meters, tech phobia, punk rock childhood, mental health, a profile review, Opelousas, picking Australia from a hat, a Katrina premonition, hometown cred, a radio career, earthquakes, family history, the Huey Long-Pavy feud, childhood radicalization, nursing in Africa, a ghost resort, an endangered dish, service fatigue, ER visits, missionaries, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn, etc. Follow and like on social media, and share with your friends. Music: Styler/Coman ...



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Episode 51

March 28, 2019

TMP #51 Jimbo Mathus Unzips

The Men draft the Squirrel Nut Zippers founder, singer, musician, and producer to talk about his new solo record, "Incinerator," and his life as the Huck Finn of American music. From the Clinton White House to the Mississippi Hill Country, he's seen a lot. Jimbo may not be innocent, but for the time being, he's pleading not guilty. Topics include SXSW, the Cactus Blossoms, more parades, Spring, brunch music, a new hat, a celebrity gift, the merchant marines, a fire, studio communication, proximity in art, online clothes, nudist colonies, a Squirrel Nut Zipper history, old-time candy, Sesame St., Tony Bennet, a grievance, RICO, starting over, a shed burden, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, or any podcast platform. Follow on Facebook, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Intro music: Styler/Coman "South of Laredo" by Jimbo Mathus, from his new record, "Incinerator", available April 5. ...



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Episode 50

March 21, 2019

TMP#50 Rik Slave Gets Loose

To celebrate the 50th episode, the Men invite the fellow creature of the night and New Orleans superstar to trace his steps from the suburban wasteland, to Harvard, to the '80's street scene of Alphabet City and back again. He's been famous since before anyone knew who he was. Topics include a practice parade, a Rite-Aid illness, a TV composer correction, Rik's bands, a Voodoo pregnancy, a high school hack, a hard lesson, running for your life, an impersonal trainer, Coney Island High, a culinary career, Hal Blaine, the Captain, bathroom confusions, Dark Lounge jokes, a pardon list, life plans, emergency smokes, tattoo history, a movie role, delicate terminology, a new ministry, a solid defense, time changes, tax prep, road tricks, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Google, Spotify, etc. Like on Facebook, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Music by Styler/Coman ...



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Episode 49

March 14, 2019

TMP #49 Helen Gillet Plays It By Ear

The sublime and mysterious cellist checks into the Ring Room in the sweet spot between Ash Wednesday and the Ides of March. The Belgian transplant has a Europian flair and a Renaissance sensibility. Tonight all that goes out the window. Topics include Lent, gluttony, a garbage parade tragedy, road dangers, the pancreas, familial teasing, Singapore, monkeys, a first cello teacher, quitting, a cultural breakdown, WWII memories, a traditional ceremony, party soup, Others' Day, collaborators, dynamics, poise, a celebrity encounter, awards shows, marching cellos, a bulk purchase, cigarettes, paying dues, playing dates, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform. Follow the podcast on Facebook, share with friends, and spread the word. Intro music by Styler/Coman Outro music: "Vautour" from Helen Gillet's latest record, "Helkiase". ...



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Episode 48

March 07, 2019

TMP #48 Keith Duncan Gets Graphic

As Mardi Gras reaches a fever pitch, the Men cool it down with the illustrator and instructor as he talks about his long road from tiny Empire, La., to art school in New York City and beyond. Topics include a near miss, laundry history, a mea culpa, childhood, art school, post-Katrina paintings, Giuliani time, a gallery show, the St. Claude corridor, a Facebook joke, art criticism, social sensitivity, questionable throws, ladders and tarps, parade etiquette, a Zulu protest, a trigger-happy mayor, a criminal massage, words of advice, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or other platforms. Like, follow, and share on Facebook and spread the Troubled word. Music: Styler/Coman ...