Downtown Remembers Nilsson – Hour #2

The second hour of our look back at the music and life of Harry Nilsson with special guests Jimmy Webb, Curtis Armstrong, David Leaf, Van Dyke Parks, Al Kooper, Alyn Shipton, Micky Dolenz, and Harry’s son, Kief.  

Downtown Remembers Nilsson – Hour #1

Downtown remembers the music and life of singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson with special guests Micky Dolenz, Jimmy Webb, Van Dyke Parks, Al Kooper, David Lead, Alyn Shipton, Curtis Armstrong, and Kief Nilsson.  

Dan Epstein 6.20.18

Writer Dan Epstein talks with us about his recent Rolling Stone piece on the fortieth anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s “Darkness On The Edge Of Town”, and also shares his thoughts on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “White Album” and the Elvis Presley comeback special.

This Day In Rock & Roll History 6.15.18

Mighty John Marshall with another session of the school of rock.

Phil Proctor 6.14.18

Phil Proctor joined us on Downtown to discuss his book, “Where’s My Fortune Cookie”, which recounts his remarkable career in television, film, on stage, and as a founding member of the legendary Firesign Theatre.

David Leaf 6.11.18

Writer-Producer-Director David Leaf talked with us about Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson.

Elise Juska 6.11.18

Author Elise Juska joined us to discuss her new book, “If We Had Known”.

This Day In Rock & Roll History 6.8.18

Mighty John Marshall brings us another blast from the past.

Scott Levy, Bari Newport 6.6.18

Bari Newport of Penobscot Theatre Company joined us to talk about their next production, “Shear Madness”, with visiting director Scott R.C. Levy, the former artistic director at PTC.

Lea Thompson 6.5.18

Lea Thompson joined Downtown to discuss her feature film directorial debut, “The Year of Spectacular Men”, which opens in theaters on June 15. She also talked with us about the enduring popularity of the “Back To The Future” trilogy, why “Some Kind of Wonderful” was such a special experience, her work on “Switched At Birth”, […]

Colin Fleming 6.5.18

Writer Colin Fleming discusses the origins of heavy metal music as well as some high-volume classical music.

Todd Barry 5.5.18

Comedian Todd Barry joined us to talk about his show this Saturday night at the Portland House of Music and his Netflix special, “Spicy Honey”.

This Day In Rock & Roll History 6.1.18

Mighty John Marshall with this week’s blast from the past.

Maryam Henein 5.31.18

Filmmaker and writer Maryam Henein joined us to discuss natural methods of dealing with health issues. Maryam is the owner of The Honey Colony and her website is

Robert Hilburn 5.29.18

Music journalist Robert Hilburn joined us to discuss his new book, “Paul Simon: The Life”.