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30 Years After Kurt’s Death

podcast April 5, 2024


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In this special episode, marking 30 years since Kurt’s death, we recorded a roundtable “love letter” at the Kurt Cobain Memorial Bench in Viretta Park in Seattle, where Kurt is said to have written some of his lyrics. We’ll also hear from contemporary bands and music industry workers about the impact that Kurt had on them. 

Hosts: Dusty Henry, Martin Douglas, and Albina Cabrera
Audio producers: Dusty Henry and Roddy Nikpour
Audio production support: Isabel Khalili
Podcast manager: Isabel Khalili
Editorial director: Larry Mizell Jr. 

Support the podcast: kexp.org/cobain

00:00: Intro
02:23: About the bench
07:15: Our earliest memories of Nirvana
10:58: Testimonials from Nicolle Swims (Black Ends), AJ Suede, Donita Sparks (L7), Aramis Johnson (Enumclaw)
17:31: Our relationships with Nirvana over time
21:43: Kurt’s short and fast life
23:33: Our favorite Nirvana songs
28:14: Testimonials from Rachel Ratner (Wimps), Dave Ramm (Wimps), Alicia Bognanno (Bully), Shaina Shepherd
35:08: Nirvana moments that bring us joy
41:36: Testimonials from DJ Riz Rollins (KEXP), Annina Rodriguez (X 102.1), Emi Pop, Ana Espinosa (Vondré), Diego Ramirez (Joudy), Fran Straube (Rubio)
48:18: Nirvana’s impact on the Pacific Northwest and beyond
54:41: Final thoughts on Kurt’s legacy
59:40: Credits

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