Cadence13 Partners with Journalist and Bestselling Author Lizzy Goodman for Podcast Exploring the Creative Process of Top Artists


Cadence13 Partners with Journalist and Bestselling Author Lizzy Goodman for Podcast Exploring the Creative Process of Top Artists

Part interview, part therapy session, Goodman dives into the creative process of artists including Trent Reznor, Maggie Rogers, Liz Phair, and Whitney Cummings on “Difficult Artist”

New York, NY (May 5, 2021)— Cadence13, an Audacy company and leading premium podcast studio, today announced that it has partnered with journalist and bestselling author Lizzy Goodman to launch Difficult Artist, a weekly podcast featuring Goodman in conversation with a wide variety of artists including Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, comedian Whitney Cummings, singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers, and visual artist Shantell Martin. Through intimate conversations, she’ll unearth the rituals, inspirations, struggles and joys of their creative processes.

Goodman—the author of Meet Me in the Bathroom, the bestselling oral history of music in New York City from 2001-2011—has favored unexpected lines of inquiry throughout her

career as a journalist for publications including New York magazine and The New York Times Magazine, stirring long-forgotten memories, unearthing lost veins of contextual gold or even whole-story goldmines from musicians and artists used to mindlessly fielding the same handful of questions. When asked about the ice stare she always gives paparazzi, Taylor Swift told Lizzy that it comes from feeling terrified, not powerful. Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon volunteered the truth behind her divorce from Thurston Moore. Kendrick Lamar explained how resisting gangs as a kid growing up in Compton was perfect training for navigating the ruthlessness of the music business.

Now, on Difficult Artist, Lizzy will employ her evocative interviewing style with writers, musicians, painters, designers, chefs and other artists to find out what it really takes to make their work and how they deal with the emotional and professional vicissitudes of a creative life. Part interview, part therapy session, Goodman and guests including Trent Reznor, Maggie Rogers, Liz Phair,  Whitney Cummings, and Shantell Martin will explore the habits, workspaces, processes, favorite tools, and long-held beliefs these artists either rely upon or chafe against, offering listeners a deeply personal, intimate look into their lives and body of work.

Difficult Artist launch  May 5, 2021 on Apple Podcasts, Audacy, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are available. New episodes will be available on Wednesdays. Listen to the trailer, Episode One with Maggie Rogers, and subscribe to the series here:

“I have been interviewing filmmakers, musicians, writers and comedians for years. Whenever I get stuck, lost in a cul-de-sac of rehearsed answers, I always ask something super specific about the artist’s process—like what time of day they get to the studio, or where they buy their pens,” said Lizzy Goodman. “With ‘Difficult Artist,’ I’m going pro with this particular technique—digging all the way into the daily practices of some of the most inspiring artists alive, and I’m excited to do this on my first-ever podcast with Cadence13! I want to know, in detail, what it’s like for someone we usually only see accepting an Oscar or playing a sold-out concert to walk into their own weird, private creative space with the goal of turning absolutely nothing into something great. I also want to get wildly interesting and successful people to tell me their trade secrets so we can all copy them. You're welcome!"

“Lizzy is an incredible journalist, always leading with curiosity to get the best out of her interview subjects,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13. “We’re excited to bring her into the Cadence13 family and bring her instincts for great stories around artists to the podcast space.”

Download the cover art for Difficult Artist and Lizzy Goodman’s photo (credit: Dina Litovsky) here:

Lizzy Goodman is the author of Meet Me in the Bathroom, the bestselling oral history of music in New York City from 2001-2011 and the subject of a forthcoming documentary and scripted TV series. Her memoir, All My Friends: Love, Loss & Rock & Roll in New York City will be published by Henry Holt in 2022. Goodman is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine. She lives with her dog, Lucinda Williams Goodman.

Follow Lizzy Goodman and Difficult Artist on Instagram @LizzyDGoodman and @DifficultArtist, and on Twitter @LizzyDGoodman and @DifficultArtist.

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About Cadence13:

Cadence13, an Audacy company, is a leading podcast studio dedicated to premium storytelling and production and was named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.” Our roster of critically-acclaimed shows and personalities reflects the diverse conversations and interests happening in the world, led by a collection of voices that include, Lili Anolik, Rachel Brathen, Dean Budnick, Alejandra Campoverdi, Emma Chamberlain, Lauren Conrad, Remi Cruz, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Heidi D’Amelio, Marc D’Amelio, Ethan Dolan, Grayson Dolan, Kevin Durant, Elle Fanning, Jon Favreau, Emily Jane Fox, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr.; Lizzy Goodman, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Demi Lovato, Joe Hagan, Andrew Jenks, Sarah Knight, Tony Kornheiser, Shawn Levy, Payne Lindsey, Michael Lombardi, Karina Longworth, Jon Lovett, Alisha Marie, Johanna Maska, CJ McCollum, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Elle Mills, Mike Murphy, Leon Neyfakh, Michaela Okland, Darienne Page, Anna Palmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Plouffe, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, JJ Redick, Davis Reid, Ben Reiter, Doc Rivers, Duncan Robinson, Rhett and Link, Jake Sherman, Tommy Vietor, Adnan Virk, Jessica Wapner, Tim Weiner, Ashley West, iO Tillett Wright, Andrew Yang, and many more. These storytellers represent both established and emerging personalities across sports, business, tech, politics, entertainment and news. Cadence13 is the home of C13Features, the pioneering podcast studio focused on creating a wide-ranging slate of feature-length fictionalized audio “movies for your ears,” and the Peabody Award-nominated C13Originals documentary studio, and has a broad range of programming partners including: Comments by Celebs, Crooked Media, Entertainment Weekly, goop, Granity Studios, Headspace, HISTORY, Meredith, Mythical Entertainment, Punchbowl News, PushBlack, Ramble, Seven Bucks Productions, Smosh, Sports Illustrated, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Try Guys, ThreeFourTwo Productions, TNT, Unsolved Mysteries, Up and Vanished, Vanity Fair, Who? Weekly and Yoga Girl, among others. Cadence13 is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Hillary Schupf
VP, Publicity, Cadence13