This week’s episode features a fun conversation with actor and podcaster Mike Mitchell. Though “Mitch”—who you probably know from his work on films like The Tomorrow War, TV shows like The Birthday Boys and the Netflix series Love, and as a host of Doughboys—is not a musician by trade, music actually plays a fairly significant role in both his career and his life in general.

Recently, Mitch spoke with My First Band host Tyler Maas about some of his first musical discoveries and show experiences when he was growing up in Boston (well, in Quincy, the be exact), calling into radio stations to request songs as a teenager, his enduring love of Dave Matthew Band and Pink Floyd, and what he’s listening to now. Along the way, Mr. Slice talked about some song-based sketches he was involved in as a member of The Birthday Boys (including the widely popular “Woosh” birthday song), the part music plays on Doughboys, the experience of acting opposite Jon Hamm and Eric Edelstein in an Eels music video, and his ongoing quest to get a song on the Billboard charts.

My First Band is sponsored by Mystery Room Mastering and Lakefront Brewery. The show is edited by Jared Blohm. You can listen to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you get podcasts. You can also listen to rebroadcasts of previous My First Band episodes on WMSE every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. CST. Music used in this episode comes courtesy of Devils Teeth (“The Junction Street Eight Tigers”) and Mike Mitchell with Carl Tart (“Philadelphia Cream Cheese”).

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