Music Supervisor Susan Jacobs & The Story of Malcolm McLaren After "Pistol"


Susan Jacobs won the first Emmy ever awarded for music supervision. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Jacobs about her work on "Big Little Lies" and other projects. They also talk with author Paul Gorman about his biography of Malcolm McLaren, the legendary manager of the Sex Pistols. 

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Paul Gorman


Malcolm McLaren was a legendary music marketer, who famously put the Sex Pistols together. Now that the TV Show “Pistol” features McLaren as a character, we're revisiting our interview with author Paul Gorman on his McLaren biography.

Susan Jacobs

Over her 30 year career, Susan Jacobs has worked with directors like Spike Lee, David O. Russell and Robert Altman on placing music within movies. Jim and Greg talk to Susan about the effects of great music on screen and how she convinced Led Zeppelin to let her expertly use the band's music in “Sharp Objects.”

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