Grant-Lee Phillips

Grant-Lee Phillips is an accomplished singer-songwriter and a stand-out of the 90’s Largo music-comedy scene. Am I hyphenating more words than usual because of Grant-Lee’s first-name? Could-be! You might have seen Grant-Lee on Gilmore Girls, heard him in the band Grant Lee Buffalo, or smelled him touring around with Robyn Hitchcock and Margaret Cho. Note: I do not actually know about his odor. I mainly did that to fit a certain sentence structure. Sorry this bio was so meta.

Host Information

Shortwave with Grant-Lee Phillips

Shortwave host singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips interviews fellow musicians about their craft, and guests perform acoustic renditions of their songs and new music that they're working on. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)

Guest Appearances

Knott's Scary Farm: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all, including those who known the titles of his stand-up comedy albums, to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips! They chat about…


Balancing Time

Love, Dad #11October 18, 2012

Singer-songwriter, fellow podcaster, and father Grant-Lee Phillips takes a break from interviewing musicians on Shortwave to assist Jeff as a co-host on today’s Love, Dad! Jeff discusses feeling disconnected from his daughter, having difficulty factoring in some time for his health, and…



Earwolf Presents #12September 10, 2012

Welcome to the very first episode of Shortwave with Grant-Lee Phillips! Gather round as Grant-Lee Phillips welcomes old and new friends each week to share their music. Aimee Mann joins us on our very first episode to discuss her experience contributing her…


Occupy Thanksgiving

Comedy Bang Bang #132November 21, 2011

At the intersection of comedy, music, and fashion lies this week's Comedy Bang Bang. Margaret Cho and Grant-Lee Phillips provide the score for the episode in addition to delighting us with tales of the 90s and fun rounds of What Am I…

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