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Abraham Levitan

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Host Abraham Levitan talks with music people about money, motivation, and the rest of life. Nerds On Tour fills a void of mentorship and “from-the-trenches” advice that Abraham noticed as a younger touring musician. It offers a place to get honest, funny, and occasionally wonky tips from great artists about health, money management, and creative workflow and habits.

Latest Episodes

Will Oldham on Overthinking, Mansplaining, and Learning to Love Nina Simone

EWill Oldham returns to Nerds On Tour, this time in Will and Abraham’s mutual hometown, Louisville. An inspiring dive into Will’s philosophies on life and art.

78 MIN2016 OCT 27
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Will Oldham on Overthinking, Mansplaining, and Learning to Love Nina Simone

Lita Ford on The Runaways, Ozzy Osbourne, and Selling Men’s Cologne

ELita Ford's first band, The Runaways, became a global phenomenon. Months later, she was selling men's cologne at the mall. She discusses Nikki Sixx, Ozzy Osbourne, and the value of having the right team.

44 MIN2016 MAY 26
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Lita Ford on The Runaways, Ozzy Osbourne, and Selling Men’s Cologne

Will Oldham on Drag City, Quality of Life, and Being Bonnie "Prince" Billy

EAbraham talks with one of his all-time heroes, Will Oldham a.k.a. Bonnie “Prince” Billy, about the hard choices that make for a satisfying long-term music career.

52 MIN2016 MAY 12
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Will Oldham on Drag City, Quality of Life, and Being Bonnie "Prince" Billy

John Doe, L.A. Punk Legend, on X, Bud Light, and Multiple Breakfasts

EX frontman John Doe is a living legend. He discusses X's career, their Bud Light commercial, and the reasons why L.A. punks worship The Doors.

56 MIN2016 APR 28
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John Doe, L.A. Punk Legend, on X, Bud Light, and Multiple Breakfasts

Patti Niemi, Sticking It Out Through Juilliard, Anxiety Attacks, and an Orchestral Career

EClassical percussionist Patti Niemi gives an insider’s account of surviving Juilliard, enduring high-pressure auditions, and getting a tenured position with an orchestra. She’s battled serious anxiety issues throughout.

59 MIN2016 APR 14
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Patti Niemi, Sticking It Out Through Juilliard, Anxiety Attacks, and an Orchestral Career

John Roderick, From the Long Winters to Roderick on the Line (And Back)

ELong Winters frontman John Roderick, also a champion podcaster, delivers the goods on music, money management, and strategy in this epic interview. Here's hoping he writes a book.

130 MIN2016 MAR 31
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John Roderick, From the Long Winters to Roderick on the Line (And Back)

Jason Collett on Broken Social Scene, Going Solo, & the Licensing Game

EJason Collett left Broken Social Scene at the height of the band's global fame. His resultant solo career has led to some lucrative ad placements as well as his self-aware new album, "Song & Dance Man".

44 MIN2016 MAR 17
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Jason Collett on Broken Social Scene, Going Solo, & the Licensing Game

Thrill Jockey's Bettina Richards, Doing It Her Way Since 1992

EAfter having her fill of the major-label A&R game, Bettina Richards started Thrill Jockey Records in 1992 from her apartment. It's now one of the world's most respected indie labels. She discusses how she made it happen.

76 MIN2016 MAR 3
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Thrill Jockey's Bettina Richards, Doing It Her Way Since 1992

Bruce Finkelman, the Empty Bottle, and the Empire of Cool

EFor Bruce Finkelman, starting the Empty Bottle, Chicago's coolest music venue, at age 23 was just the beginning. He now runs nine different operations. We discuss seeing the world through "owner's eyes".

48 MIN2016 FEB 25
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Bruce Finkelman, the Empty Bottle, and the Empire of Cool

The Redwalls' Andrew Langer, From Rocker to Realtor

EThe Redwalls' Andrew Langer was signed to Capitol Records at age 18 and toured the UK with Oasis. These days, he enjoys being a father of two and a realtor for D'Aprile Properties. He's also very witty and a good hang.

58 MIN2016 FEB 18
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The Redwalls' Andrew Langer, From Rocker to Realtor

Latest Episodes

Will Oldham on Overthinking, Mansplaining, and Learning to Love Nina Simone

EWill Oldham returns to Nerds On Tour, this time in Will and Abraham’s mutual hometown, Louisville. An inspiring dive into Will’s philosophies on life and art.

78 MIN2016 OCT 27
Comments
Will Oldham on Overthinking, Mansplaining, and Learning to Love Nina Simone

Lita Ford on The Runaways, Ozzy Osbourne, and Selling Men’s Cologne

ELita Ford's first band, The Runaways, became a global phenomenon. Months later, she was selling men's cologne at the mall. She discusses Nikki Sixx, Ozzy Osbourne, and the value of having the right team.

44 MIN2016 MAY 26
Comments
Lita Ford on The Runaways, Ozzy Osbourne, and Selling Men’s Cologne

Will Oldham on Drag City, Quality of Life, and Being Bonnie "Prince" Billy

EAbraham talks with one of his all-time heroes, Will Oldham a.k.a. Bonnie “Prince” Billy, about the hard choices that make for a satisfying long-term music career.

52 MIN2016 MAY 12
Comments
Will Oldham on Drag City, Quality of Life, and Being Bonnie "Prince" Billy

John Doe, L.A. Punk Legend, on X, Bud Light, and Multiple Breakfasts

EX frontman John Doe is a living legend. He discusses X's career, their Bud Light commercial, and the reasons why L.A. punks worship The Doors.

56 MIN2016 APR 28
Comments
John Doe, L.A. Punk Legend, on X, Bud Light, and Multiple Breakfasts

Patti Niemi, Sticking It Out Through Juilliard, Anxiety Attacks, and an Orchestral Career

EClassical percussionist Patti Niemi gives an insider’s account of surviving Juilliard, enduring high-pressure auditions, and getting a tenured position with an orchestra. She’s battled serious anxiety issues throughout.

59 MIN2016 APR 14
Comments
Patti Niemi, Sticking It Out Through Juilliard, Anxiety Attacks, and an Orchestral Career

John Roderick, From the Long Winters to Roderick on the Line (And Back)

ELong Winters frontman John Roderick, also a champion podcaster, delivers the goods on music, money management, and strategy in this epic interview. Here's hoping he writes a book.

130 MIN2016 MAR 31
Comments
John Roderick, From the Long Winters to Roderick on the Line (And Back)

Jason Collett on Broken Social Scene, Going Solo, & the Licensing Game

EJason Collett left Broken Social Scene at the height of the band's global fame. His resultant solo career has led to some lucrative ad placements as well as his self-aware new album, "Song & Dance Man".

44 MIN2016 MAR 17
Comments
Jason Collett on Broken Social Scene, Going Solo, & the Licensing Game

Thrill Jockey's Bettina Richards, Doing It Her Way Since 1992

EAfter having her fill of the major-label A&R game, Bettina Richards started Thrill Jockey Records in 1992 from her apartment. It's now one of the world's most respected indie labels. She discusses how she made it happen.

76 MIN2016 MAR 3
Comments
Thrill Jockey's Bettina Richards, Doing It Her Way Since 1992

Bruce Finkelman, the Empty Bottle, and the Empire of Cool

EFor Bruce Finkelman, starting the Empty Bottle, Chicago's coolest music venue, at age 23 was just the beginning. He now runs nine different operations. We discuss seeing the world through "owner's eyes".

48 MIN2016 FEB 25
Comments
Bruce Finkelman, the Empty Bottle, and the Empire of Cool

The Redwalls' Andrew Langer, From Rocker to Realtor

EThe Redwalls' Andrew Langer was signed to Capitol Records at age 18 and toured the UK with Oasis. These days, he enjoys being a father of two and a realtor for D'Aprile Properties. He's also very witty and a good hang.

58 MIN2016 FEB 18
Comments
The Redwalls' Andrew Langer, From Rocker to Realtor