Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott are two extremely busy, talented people — people busy and talented enough that they don’t necessarily need to spend hours at a time analyzing the music of iconic alt-rock bands on podcasts. Scott Aukerman is the podcast pioneer behind Comedy Bang! Bang! and the director of the Between Two Ferns movie. Adam Scott is the star of Parks & Recreation and Party Down and Big Little Lies, and he’s also the guy who sang “Sweet Child O’ Mine” in a Step Brothers scene that I probably rewatch at least once a month. Together, they’ve been a podcasting duo for a long time. Today, they launch a new venture.
In 2014, Scott and Aukerman started their U2-themed podcast U Talkin’ U2 To Me? They followed that one up by discussing REM on R U Talkin’ R.E.M. Re: Me? Today, Scott and Aukerman have moved on to punk-funk greats the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They’ve just dropped the first episode of their new podcast R U Talkin’ RHCP RE: Me?
The real joy of the Scott Aukerman/Adam Scott podcasts is in hearing these two people bullshitting charmingly for extended periods of time. But they also talk music, and they’re good at that, too. On the first Chili Peppers episode, they get into the band’s self-titled 1984 debut album and the 1984 sophomore LP Freaky Styley. Listen to the episode below.
Check out our 2018 interview with Aukerman here.