Big Mood, Little Mood

All That God Talk

Talking addiction, reconciling religion in relationships, and the biblical references on The Mountain Goats’ new album, with John Darnielle.

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Episode Notes

Danny Lavery welcomes songwriter, novelist, and leader of the band The Mountain Goats, John Darnielle.

Lavery and Darniell give advice to a letter writer who is wondering if she should align with her partner’s religion. Also in this episode, Darnielle discusses The Mountain Goats’s just-released collection of songs, Dark In Here.

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Production by Phil Surkis


About the Show

Every week, Danny M. Lavery brings on a guest to answer questions from listeners before diving into conversation about relationships, dissatisfaction, drives, regrets, estrangement, embarrassment, self-assessments, and feelings from the monumental to the minute.

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