The last time I listened to Jeffrey Lewis I went insane (Season 1, Episode 9)

This week the Dropouts talk with comic book artist and songwriter Jeffrey Lewis. Hosts Alex Nelson and Shaun Soman discuss their first impressions of Lewis’ music (2:12) and comic books (14:45), jump into a new segment of the A/V Club (20:27) featuring Jeffrey’s’ 360° video for “I Caught The Disease For LPs” and the illustrated “Jeffrey Lewis Low Budget Video History Of Communist China,” and explore a few hand-drawn clickables in the The Jeffrey Lewis Site (35:30). 

Later, Shaun chats with Jeffrey Lewis about his experiences with all-ages venues (41:36), the origins of his multimedia shows incorporating comic book illustrations (46:31), the connection between comics and superheroes (59:06), and efforts he has taken to create spaces for comic artists to create in community (64:13). 

Leo season may be over, but you can invoke all the bold Leo energy any time of year with a playlist curated by our very own Leo, Shaun. You can access this playlist and more by becoming a Record Store Dropouts patron.


Shaun and Alex want to give their sincerest thanks to all who nominated Record Store Dropouts in the Isthmus MadFaves “Favorite Local Podcast” category! If you’d like to nominate them for “Best Podcast” in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison poll, you may do so until August 31.  


Help us publish more stories like this one.

Local art shows how people in Madison think and feel—how Madison looks, and how Madison looks at itself.



Will you help us raise $2,000 to shore up our budget for editorial art?



Will you help us raise $2,000 to hire more local artists?

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Scroll to Top