30 Rock star Alec Baldwin has a great podcast program on WNYC titled Here’s The Thing, and has interviewed Brian Williams, Andrew Luck, Lena Dunham, and Judd Apatow. In his latest podcast, Baldwin sits down with Radiohead front man Thom Yorke. Making a rare interview appearance, Yorke explained that his appearance was “morally justified” due to the release of Amok with his Atoms for Peace project and being clear about the thought process behind the project.
The interview dug deep into Yorke’s early years, as well as the beginning of Radiohead, why he doesn’t like playing stadium-size concert and tours, the writing process, the environment, and why Atoms for Peace, among other things in this candid almost one-hour taping. It’s a great interview of the iconic, yet subtle lead singer of arguably one of the best bands in history.
Yorke elaborates on his pre-show routine:
“I stand on my head for a bit and basically I’m completely on my own until five minutes before we go on, and then we’re all in a room together pacing up and down like wild animals and then we’re on.”
Listen to the interview with Thom Yorke here: