The Jump with Shirley Manson

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Shirley Manson sits down with some of the most influential musicians of the last two decades to discuss the song that represents their artistic moment of truth and the impact that song had on both their careers, and their lives.

Episode Date
Liz Phair - 6’1”
Few people can make, or take, a hit like Liz Phair. Confident and true to herself, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who changed the stage for a generation of women like Liz. 6’1” was just the beginning.
Aug 11, 2020
Laura Jane Grace - I Was A Teenage Anarchist
Shirley visits Laura Jane Grace at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles during the 10 year anniversary of her song, I Was A Teenage Anarchist. A decade later, it’s core message is still true for Laura, but in a totally new context.
Aug 11, 2020
Open Mike Eagle - Qualifiers
Open Mike Eagle’s song, Qualifiers, is made up of the uplifting and humbling moments from his life. Nothing is off the table. He explains the spectrum of interests that inspire him, and what it means to be an independent rapper.
Aug 11, 2020
Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
Brazen, female, a bit saucy, and self-aware, Angel Olsen tells the whole truth of how it feels to write the breakaway song Shut Up Kiss Me, when the stars align and the fans take hold.
Aug 11, 2020
Peaches - F*** the Pain Away
Peaches created a whole new sound when she picked up her drum machine and wrote one of the most iconic needle-drops in pop culture history. She is empowering, unpredictable, and electric. The same is true for F*** the Pain Away. 
Aug 11, 2020
Juliette Lewis - Hard Lovin’ Woman
Juliette Lewis prioritizes art above all else and has dedicated herself to making music full of magic and fiery spirit. She explains what it is to be a Hard Lovin’ Woman, as well as the agony and the ecstasy of songwriting.
Aug 11, 2020
DJ Shadow - Six Days
DJ Shadow created a category of his own. A champion of his genre, and a “pure of heart” music lover, he discusses exactly how he was able to create Six Days and the dedication it takes to work alone.
Aug 11, 2020
Brittany Howard - Sound & Color
Alabama Shakes frontwoman, Brittany Howard, shook the world with her voice. She explains the changes that come with success, writing Sound & Color, and how she prevents those changes from taking away from her love of making music.
Aug 11, 2020
Jonsi - Svefn-g-englar
Through Sigur Ros, Jonsi showed the world his unique voice and transcendent music. Many have said that his song Svefn-g-englar inspired tears, despite the lyrics being indecipherable. Hear now why this song makes Jonsi laugh.
Aug 11, 2020
Matt Berninger - Fake Empire
Matt Berninger leads us backstage, discussing the creation of Fake Empire, how The National survived the early 2000’s New York City rock scene, and what it means to get lucky in the evolving landscape of the music business.
Aug 11, 2020
Sharon Van Etten - Love More
Sharon Van Etten is always learning and evolving. In this episode, she speaks on Love More, a vulnerable and heart-breaking song about a friendship that saved her life; and the ways that her life has changed since recording it. 
Aug 11, 2020
George Clinton - Chocolate City
George Clinton is an incomparable legend. With his musical identity forever linked with his style, George’s history, mantras, and the future of funkadelic are all on the table when discussing the political groove, Chocolate City.
Aug 11, 2020
The Jump - Season 2 (Trailer)
Get ready, The Jump’s second season is coming soon. All new episodes available on August 11th
Aug 11, 2020
Neko Case - The Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
This week Neko Case joins Shirley from backstage on her first night of tour, to talk about the isolation of growing up under thick cloud layer of the Pacific Northwest, finding family on the road and the importance of Ukrainian Folklore, including the character that inspired her song The Fox Confessor Brings the Flood.
Aug 05, 2019
Dave 1, Chromeo - 100%
Dave Macklovitch - AKA Dave 1 - has a very cerebral take on creating music...which makes sense considering he’s a PHD candidate in French Literature at Columbia University.  This week the ever stylish Dave 1 sits down with Shirley to talk about devouring music biographies,  the toll the life of a rock and roll star can take on a person’s mental health and the exact right lab settings that gave birth to what Dave considers the quintessential Chromeo song: 100%.
Jul 29, 2019
Karen O - Maps
This week Shirley sits down with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to talk about what it’s like to perform in front of unimaginably large crowds when you’re the shyest person you know, and the emotional video shoot for what would become a career-defining hit: Maps.
Jul 22, 2019
Courtney Love - Boys on the Radio
This week Courtney Love joins Shirley in the studio to talk about what’s behind the song Boys on the Radio, what it’s like to have to tend to such an important legacy and what goes into the making of a great record.
Jul 15, 2019
Esperanza Spalding - I Want It Now
This week, the electrifying Esperanza Spalding tells Shirley why she rejects the myth of overnight success and how people’s perceptions of Veruca Salt’s character in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory are misguided.
Jul 08, 2019
Big Boi - Git Up, Git Out
This week Big Boi joins us from the world famous Stankonia Studios, to talk about his constant hunger for music, the importance of family, and the inspiration that Git Up, Git Out provided not only himself, but the entire Dungeon Family crew.
Jul 01, 2019
Perfume Genius - Learning
At 25, Mike Hadreas wrote his first song, Learning. It’s a delicate and beautiful, haunting piece of music; but for Mike, the vulnerability it unearthed became his superpower. This week Mike sits down with Shirley to talk about what led him to music, the strength he derives from writing and performing, the song that started it all.
Jun 24, 2019
The Jump - Trailer
Introducing The Jump, a new podcast from Mailchimp. Coming to a podcast provider near you on June 24th. 
Jun 18, 2019