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Podcast: Reggie Watts: Comedian, Musician, Audiophile

  • You might know Reggie Watts as the bandleader and announcer on James Corden’s Late Late (US chat) Show. Alternatively, you might know Reggie Watts as an improv comedian with a Netflix special under his belt. Or you might know him as a TED talker. I know (of) him as one half of Wajatta, Watts’ musical collaboration with John Tejada whose second album Don’t Let Get You Down is only three months old.

    When Tejada mentioned that Watts was both into audio gear and watches my YouTube videos, I wondered if Watts might take the time to guest on the Darko.Audio podcast. Tejada made the introductions via Watts’ agent and we were set: from his Mom’s home in Montana, Watts talks about his work as a performer, the music he grew up with and the audio gear he has owned over the years. He also makes an excellent point about what it means to be an audio enthusiast: that we find pleasure in a broad range of hardware, irrespective of price point.

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    Further information: Reggie Watts

    Mentioned in this podcast…

    Reggie Watts’ Netflix special:
    www.netflix.com/title/80115673

    Reggie Watts at TEDx Berlin:
    youtu.be/Y7IxzpB-UMM

    The The – Mind Bomb
    thequietus.com/articles/16952-th…nniversary-review

    The Smiths – Strangeways Here We Come
    www.allmusic.com/album/strangeway…ome-mw0000193220

    B&O Beolab 18:
    www.bang-olufsen.com/en/speakers/beolab-18

    Rosson Audio – RAD-0:
    www.rossonaudiodesign.com/

    AMC:
    hifi.amchome.com/

    TDL:
    www.tdl-loudspeakers.co.uk/history.htm

    Nordost Blue Heaven:
    www.nordost.com/leif/blue-heaven.php

    Leland Leard:
    www.linkedin.com/in/leland-leard-492a447/

    Campfire Solaris:
    campfireaudio.com/shop/solaris-2020/

    iFi IEMatch:
    ifi-audio.com/products/iematch/

    Astell & Kern ULTIMA SP2000:
    us.astellnkern.com/products/a-ultima-sp2000

    AudioQuest DragonFly Red / Cobalt:
    www.audioquest.com/dacs/dragonfly

    Line 6 DL4:
    www.thomann.de/gb/line6_dl4.htm

    Beardyman:
    www.youtube.com/user/beardyman

    Wajatta:
    pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/waj…-let-get-you-down/

    Producer: Nick McCorriston | Music: Ben Pitt



    John Darko

    Written by John Darko

    John currently lives in Berlin where creates videos and podcasts and pens written pieces for Darko.Audio. He has also contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

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