Roots and Branches and The Michael Des Barres Show continues its weekly live broadcasts from The Joint Studios in Los Angeles, Wednesdays at 12am PST andThursdays at 3pm PST. Michael is joined by his “side effects” Kimberly Alu and Malcolm Coronel on both shows, and the number you can use to call in is 888-806-8826.
In addition, previous episodes have started airing on the online radio station KONG MonsterRock. Roots and Branches airs Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm, while The Michael Des Barres Show airs Wednesdays at 11pm and Fridays at 1pm.
Bruce Dern and MDB
Recent highlights on Roots and Branchesinclude a visit by Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats and an episode focusing on the music of Eminem and Kanye West. OnThe Michael Des Barres Show we’ve had a great interview with musician/drug counselor Bob Forrest and a unique conversation with actor Bruce Dern.
“I have never had anybody ask me questions that are as well-spoken and as prepared as you are, in 50 years of doing interviews”, Bruce Dern told Michael at the end of the interview.
Audio of all episodes is available for free through Soundcloud, while video on demand can now be purchased through Cleeng for $0.99 per episode.
Visit the new radio page here on desbarres.com for a complete list of all the episodes so far, with links to audio and video.
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