Episode 66: Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton On Battle Of The Sexes, Little Miss Sunshine & Music Videos

Nov 24, 2017, 03:27 PM
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For the first time in 66 episodes, disaster struck as Edith's original interview with Val and Jon was corrupted.

Thankfully, this delightful wife & husband team agreed to do it all over again 24 hours later and boy are we glad they did - so fantastic was their company on both occasions.

Val and Jon cut their teeth making music videos, working with the likes of Jane's Addiction, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins.

They moved into feature films with the wonderful Little Miss Sunshine, which was scored by Davotchka and Mychael Danna and showcased tunes by Sufjan Stevens and Rick James.

Their latest offering is Battle Of The Sexes. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, the plot is loosely based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

As well as including tracks from Elton John, Tommy James & The Shondells and a Sarah Bareilles original - the movie is scored by our old friend Nicholas Britell.

You'll hear examples of all of these artists during the conversation.