Episode 69: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

“Astonished Man”

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down released the album A Man Alive in March 2016. In this episode, Thao Nguyen breaks down the song “Astonished Man.” Thao talks about working with Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards, who produced the album, and she speaks candidly about her relationship with her estranged father, the subject of the song.

You can buy “Astonished Man” from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down’s album A Man Alive, on iTunes.

footnotes
Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson
Read by Phoebe Judge of Criminal.

sponsors
This episode is sponsored by Lagunitas.

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