Alanis Morissette, David Byrne, Patti Smith & Interviewed on Shirley Manson’s ‘The Jump’ Podcast

Alanis Morissette, David Byrne, Patti Smith & Interviewed on Shirley Manson’s ‘The Jump’ Podcast

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Shirley Manson. Photo by Bob Carey/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

Shirley Manson, singer of legendary alt-rockers Garbage, has just released a new season of her podcast The Jump and the lineup of renowned musical guests is truly extraordinary!

The Jump, hosted by Manson, is now in its third season of episodes featuring a wide range of guests across generations and genres, speaking about “the song that changed everything” in their careers. Most notably, this latest season will include interviews with Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne, punk-rock architect Patti Smith, fellow alt-rock monolith Alanis Morissette and many more. 

Episode one features New Wave iconoclast David Byrne, who dives into the origins of Loco de Amor off his second solo album, 1989’s Rei Momo. “Should I just go ahead and tell the beginning of the story?” Byrne asks in the trailer. Check it out below. 

Speaking with Newsweek, Manson described her original trepidation about transitioning from interviewee to interviewer after spending so long on the other side of the microphone; but now, three seasons in, she says that “to sit down with these people and learn from them is like going to a masterclass."

"I've been lucky to snag some amazing artists," She said. "You just let them talk and they give you amazing material. It's a miracle."

With over three decades of impressive musical accolades under her own belt, it’s perhaps easy to appreciate how naturally she relates to each of her guests, but as a musician herself, the genuine admiration Mason shares with for learning about their craft is inspirational; particularly in episode six when Manson sits down with “her hero” Patti Smith to talk about her song Pissing in a River off her 1976 album Radio Ethiopia. Listen below.

According to Newsweek, Manson describes the conversation as “one of the most intense and magical experiences …There's nobody like her, there probably never will be. She is the architect of modern alt-rock…” – anyone who has been in the same room as Patti Smith would surely concur!

And, speaking of women who contributed to the evolution of modern alt-rock, Alanis Morissette gives Mason the backstory behind her scathing breakout hit You Oughta Know from her multiplatinum 1995 smash Jagged Little Pill –  will she finally answer the $64,000 and reveal the subject of the song??? Listen below. 


The premiere of The Jump's third season coincides with Manson's own current musical enterprise, Garbage releasing their long-awaited seventh studio album No Gods No Masters back in June this year. We were lucky enough to catch up with the band's drummer and legendary producer Butch Vig to get the lowdown on one of their most tenacious releases to date. See below. 


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