The Hang with Gregory Porter

The Hang with Gregory Porter

By Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter invites old and new friends to hang out, talk and even sing about their roots. These intimate conversations cover music and art, family and food, celebrity mishaps and facing down discrimination. Taking time out wherever he is on his travels, he catches up with musicians, actors and directors to share stories about everything that life throws at us. Join Gregory for The Hang. Bring it in!

Episodes

Episode 10: Celeste’s Poetry, Parents And Pudding

Season 1 finale! Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross come up early in the conversation between Gregory and singer Celeste, as they meet on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Influences of the greats loom large as the pair also share the influence of their parents and grandparents on the voices they now share with the world through music. Navigating the tricky waters of putting relationships into a song come up for discussion, as does the joy (or not) of that oh-so-British roast dinner favourite, Yorkshire pudding. Yum.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/10/1939m 2s

Episode 9: Gilles Peterson’s Music Break-Out

Global DJ and broadcaster Gilles Peterson has been sharing his passion for music ever since that fateful day when he threw out his train set in the shed, and installed turntables instead. Over a cup of tea in Cheltenham, he and Gregory swap stories of soul and jazz, from joyful moments of 12-hour DJ sets in Japan, to preserving mental health on tour. Their common ground is the search for a sound to dance to, and how the perfect combination of songs can elevate all those listening.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/10/1951m 22s

Episode 8: Don Was' Power Plays

Blue Note President and Producer Don Was shares soulful stories at Gregory’s home in Bakersfield, California about being The Rolling Stones go-to guy and bucking music trends with Bonnie Raitt. As friends and work colleagues, Don and Gregory go deep on the majesty and mystery that comes with creating music, and how it can pull you through the darkest days.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/09/1951m 47s

Episode 7: Giles Terera’s Roar For Representation

Hamilton’s Giles Terera settles in for a conversation that winds back to his start in British theatre acting alongside Sophie Okonedo, to the effect of portraying Sammy Davis. Jr on stage before becoming Aaron Burr in the UK original cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical epic. Over a quintessentially British gin-and-tonic at London’s Hotel Café Royal, Gregory and Giles shoot the breeze about their complex cultural history and how it’s shaped the performers they are today.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/09/1949m 16s

Episode 6: Jamie Cullum's Quest for Imperfection

Singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum hangs out with Gregory at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival as the friends reminisce about late-night jam sessions and finding your true voice in the music biz. They mull over how and when success strikes, and why it's sometimes better to let imperfections shine.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/09/1948m 53s

Episode 5: Amma Asante And The Ultimate Love Story

BAFTA-winning film director Amma Asante hangs with Gregory at London's Café Royal. They compare experiences of being in mixed-race relationships: "the stares", "the judgement" and worse. The conversation also takes in slavery and bereavement. But ultimately, it's the optimism of love that wins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/09/1947m 35s

Episode 4: Charlotte Gainsbourg's Chateau

Singer and Independence Day actor Charlotte Gainsbourg invites Gregory to LA's legendary Chateau Marmont hotel. They pull up chairs poolside and discuss Glastonbury vs Coachella, movies vs music, mixed-race relationships, and the huge influence of her father Serge.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/08/1937m 4s

Episode 3: Annie Lennox’s Blues

Sweet dreams are made of this... Annie Lennox invites Gregory to her mountaintop retreat in Spain, where the two explore what it means to be an outsider. Soul music looms large in both of their childhoods, connecting 1950s Scotland and 1980s California. Annie reveals how Gregory’s song Hey Laura moves her to tears, before singing a stunning version of her own.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/08/191h 6m

Episode 2: Kamasi Washington vs. The Haters

Gregory hangs on LA's Sunset Strip with jazz and hip hop giant Kamasi Washington. They bond over growing up black in LA, learning to perform in church and a love of Biggie Smalls. And when it comes to dealing with criticism, envy and hate? They agree that the only answer is love.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/08/1953m 13s

Episode 1: Jeff Goldblum's Lucky Break

For his very first podcast, Gregory sits down with Jeff Goldblum, star of The Fly, Jurassic Park and countless other movie classics. Jeff's also doing pretty well as a musician in his own right these days, but it turns out Gregory had a hand in this new career move. And talking of hands, things get kind of steamy when Jeff notices Gregory's fine fingernails...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/08/1954m 49s

The Hang with Gregory Porter - Trailer

Gregory Porter invites old and new friends to hang out, talk and even sing about their roots. These intimate conversations cover music and art, family and food, celebrity mishaps and facing down discrimination. Taking time out wherever he is on his travels, he catches up with musicians, actors and directors to share stories about everything that life throws at us. Join Gregory for The Hang. Bring it in!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/08/192m 11s
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