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Today Nate and Ryan continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the massive cultural impact of Acid House on Great Britain. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.By Pantheon Media
 
Host Nate Wilcox is joined by musician and music historian Brooks Long to kick off their David Ritz book club with a discussion of his first book “Brother Ray: His Own Story” the classic autobiography Ritz co-wrote with Ray Charles. The conversation covers Charles' difficult childhood, his rise to fame with Atlantic Records, how he combined gospel …
 
Today hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on Ibiza and the unique Balearic sub-genre it spawned as well as Belgian new beat and other Euro dance trends of the late 80s. Let It Roll is proud …
 
After three years of dreaming, shopping, researching, and hoping we could find our own campground, we are under contract and closing next week on our own property! In today's episode, we are diving into: Where our property is and some of our building plans How we found this opportunity (and passed on it and then decided to go for it!) Our many, MAN…
 
Host Nate Wilcox is joined by R.J. Smith to talk about his book "The Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Last African American Renaissance." It was a pivotal place and time in American music history that brought together gospel, jazz and blues and brought forth Rhythm & Blues and modern jazz. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podca…
 
Last week, Liz Wilcox shared the process of how to build, package, and sell a blog. This week, as promised, we are sharing the other side of the story: how to buy a blog. Debra and Barry Benton—who we met on the road a few years ago—saw Liz's post in our RVE Facebook group that she wanted to sell her blog and jumped on the opportunity. In this epis…
 
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the birth of trance music and the cross-pollination between Berlin and Goa, India that made it happen. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podc…
 
Host Nate Wilcox is joined by Adam Steiner, author of "Into The Never: Nine Inch Nails And The Creation Of The Downward Spiral," to talk about Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor and the unique nexus of industrial, alternative and pop music that existed in the 1990s. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.…
 
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the Belleville Three (Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson), the "Belleville Fourth" Eddie Fowlkes, the Electrofying Mojo and the birth of Techno…
 
How do you start a blog, make money with it, and then sell it when you're ready to move on? That's the problem Liz Wilcox tackles in this interview. You may recognize her name from following her blog and I'm excited to bring her back on the show to share the saga of how she sold her blog. --- This episode is sponsored by Pillowpak. **SALE: Tuesday,…
 
Today Andrew Hickey, author of “California Dreaming: The LA Pop Music Scene and the 60s,” joins host Nate Wilcox to talk about 1960s Los Angeles and the long, strange trip from surf rock to folk rock and beyond. Brian Wilson, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Harry Nilsson, Phil Spector and Little Feat are all discussed. Let It Roll is proud to be pa…
 
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy and the birth of House Music in Chicago (and don't forget the Hotmix 5). Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcas…
 
You sell the house, you buy an RV, you start a blog. But how do you take a blog and actually turn it into a profitable business? Today Alyssa shares ways to monetize a blog plus how to start treating your blog as a business instead of a hobby. Blogging is always the #1 way new RVers tell us they want to make money. You can work from anywhere, have …
 
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on Larry Levan, his club the Paradise Garage and the post-disco genre named for it. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.…
 
Hailey and her boyfriend always talked about living differently. Maybe a tiny house or a straw-bale construction. An RV turned out to be the perfect new home. And when they pictured RV life, Hailey always knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur. She wanted the freedom that so many of us hit the road searching for. She took her skills in pewter castin…
 
Today Nate and Ryan are joined by hip-hop ringer Steve Juon continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on hip hop’s transition to records with the Sugarhill Gang, Afrika Bambaataa’s epic “Planet Rock” and how hip hop morphed from mus…
 
Theresé's corporate job was stressing her out. Between working full time and teaching fitness on the side, her schedule was packed. And when her doctor recommended yoga to help her de-stress, Theresé was adamantly against it. She hated her first class. And the second. And the third. But in the fourth class something changed. Six months later she wa…
 
We're re-casting part 2 of Nate's 2019 conversation with Otis Redding biographer Jonathan Gould about his book “Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life.” In this episode, Jonathan and Nate cover Otis Redding They cover Redding's breakthrough with audiences urban, English and Anglo-American and his tragic death. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon …
 
Nate and Ryan get back to their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. This week’s episode focuses on the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx and the Holy Trinity: DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.…
 
We're re-casting Nate's 2019 conversation with Otis Redding biographer Jonathan Gould about his book “Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life.” In this episode, Jonathan and Nate cover the youth of Otis Redding in segregation era Georgia, his beginnings in music, his discovery by Stax Records, his management and an early brush with crime. Let It Roll is p…
 
Today Nate and Ryan pause their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton to welcome a special guest, hip hop writer Steve Juon. Together, they take a look at the documentary “Founding Fathers of Hip Hop” which fills in some important gaps in the story -- namely what were str…
 
Finding remote work can be intimidating—especially if you're looking at a career change. In today's episode, Heath is interviewing Lezlie Garr or "Resume Lezlie" on finding remote work. This is something we haven't covered much on the podcast—because never in my seven years of being an entrepreneur has someone asked for my resume—but with so many p…
 
In this episode, author Robert Gordon and host Nate Wilcox discuss Memphis music in the 1960s, the cultural collisions that produced so much amazing music, Chips Moman and American Sound Studios, Dan Penn, Alex Chilton, the Box Tops and Big Star. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.By Pantheon Media
 
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton with a look at how Hi-NRG, the sound that emerged in the post-disco backlash club scenes of London, San Francisco and New York, spawned the most successful production/songwriting team…
 
How do you get the word out about your business? Ads? Social media? Blogs? Youtube? SEO? The heart of today's episode is all about content marketing for your business. Heath is chatting with Liz of Pop Digital Media. Liz runs her digital marketing company with her husband Josh with a focus on content marketing, or as we like to call it, playing the…
 
This week host Nate Wilcox welcomes author Peter Guralnick to discuss his newest book, "Looking To Get Lost: Adventures in Music & Writing." In this episode, Peter and Nate discuss the nature of creativity, the democratic nature of art, legends Peter has known like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Howlin Wolf and Col Tom Parker as well as Dick Curliss…
 
In 2016, Kara and Nate set off for a year around the world, planning to vlog their adventures. They didn't expect that four years later, they would have over a million subscribers, visit 100 countries, and have one of the most popular travel vlogs on all of Youtube. This episode is pulled from our 2020 RV Entrepreneur Summit, just days after intern…
 
In this episode, author James Kaplan and host Nate Wilcox discuss the youth of Frank Sinatra, his childhood and parents, his early struggles, his rise to fame singing for Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, his tenure as the teen idol of the War era, how it all fell apart, Ava Gardner, From Here to Eternity and his amazing come back. Let It Roll is proud…
 
Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. Today's topic is the early days of disco in New York when an innovative wave of DJs like David Mancuso and Francis Grasso created a dancer’s utopia in Manhattan. Let It Roll is proud to be…
 
Working in finance in New York City, Dave started dreaming about living in a van and taking his hedge fund on the road. But he couldn't hit the road immediately, so he rented his van out on Outdoorsy to offset his van costs while he wasn't traveling. To his surprise, his van booked out for four months! So he got another and soon had 6 vans being re…
 
Kay has been traveling internationally with her family and son for years and made the jump into full-time RV travel. Her travel blog was making money, but not nearly enough to support her family full-time. The RV was her chance to go all-in. In this episode, Heath and Kay talk about where Kay has found success monetizing her blog, how to connect wi…
 
Today author Harold Claros-Maldonado joins Nate to discuss his book “Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As lived by Jon Zazula.” In this episode, Harold and Nate discuss Jon Zazula’s career as the manager of Metallica and Anthrax, his label Megaforce Records and its bands Manowar, Raven, Testament, King’s X and more. Let It Roll is pro…
 
Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. Today Nate and Ryan take a look at Jamaica’s unique sound system scene which spurred the creation of ska, reggae and dub and directly influenced the creation of hip-hop. Let It Roll is pro…
 
Author Allan “Dr Licks” Slutsky joins Nate to discuss his book “Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson.” In this episode, Allan and Nate discuss the Funk Brothers -- the legendary session band that played on hundreds of hits for Motown Records, their leader bassist James Jamerson, the great drummer…
 
Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. In this episode, Nate and Ryan discuss the uniquely British dance culture called Northern Soul where the kids of the British rust belt just wouldn't let go of their favorite up-tempo 60s s…
 
This week on the show, Heath is interviewing Tim Ewing. After years in the C-suite, Tim decided to leave behind his steady paycheck and travel with his family. But he couldn't retire at 51. So he started Quest CPA and a consulting business on the road. There are a few things I really loved listening to Heath and Tim. One, they both share the storie…
 
Author David N. Meyer returns to discuss his book "The Bee Gees: The Biography" with host Nate Wilcox. Dave and Nate discuss the Brothers Gibb's Australian apprenticeship, their sudden rise in late 60's London, their breakup and fall from popularity, their disco rebirth, second fall and Barry Gibb's behind the scenes role in the creation of modern …
 
Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. In this episode, Nate and Ryan go way way back to the beginnings of the 20th Century and discuss the very first radio DJs -- including Sybil True the first female radio DJ who started in 1…
 
How do you get new clients for your business? This is one of the biggest hurdles to starting and growing a new business. Even people who have been in business for years struggle with finding new clients sometimes! In today's episode, Candyce Edelen is sharing how she uses Linkedin to source business leads. As an entrepreneur, I'd kind of written of…
 
Author Mark Blake returns to tell host Nate Wilcox about his books “Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen” and "Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic." In this episode, Mark and Nate discuss Queen and their brilliant lead vocalist Freddy Mercury, how they conquered the world of classic rock in the 70s, how they fell out of favor in the US in…
 
On today's podcast episode, we are tackling one of the BEST problems RVers face on the road: where should we camp next? In their latest book, Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi share the best campgrounds, glampgrounds, and destinations to add to your travel plans. We got an advance copy of the book and I've already taken pictures of different chapters an…
 
Today hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness are joined by producer Stephie Haynes to introduce the series and our main source book “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - The History of the Disc Jockey” by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. In this episode, Nate, Ryan and Steph discuss their personal history with dance music and the introductory chapter of …
 
Host Nate Wilcox speaks with Maria Sherman author of "Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS" for a discussion of the history of Boy Bands from Franz Listz, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and the Jackson 5 to K-Pop. Most of the conversation focuses on Maurice Starr's 80's groups New Edition and New Kids on the Block and Lou Pearlman…
 
Here's the conclusion of Nate Wilcox's discussion about Stax Records with Robert Gordon author of "Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion." Today's conversation focuses on Al Bell's years at the helm of Stax. From the dizzying highs of Isaac Hayes' Shaft and the immense success of the WattsStax concert, film and album to the sad end …
 
By the time he formed Led Zeppelin in 1968, Jimmy Page was a rock and roll veteran with years of touring, gigs as a hired gun session man and a member of The Yardbirds under his belt. He applied the lessons he learned in the trenches to form the mightiest band of the rock era. Host Nate Wilcox discusses Jimmy Page with author Brad Tolinski, who has…
 
In this re-cast from 2019, host Nate Wilcox and Robert Gordon discuss the birth and rapid rise of Stax Records, the early hits of Booker T & the MGs, Otis Redding, and Carla Thomas, as well as the political, social and racial context of Memphis, Tennessee in the 1960s. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.…
 
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