Interview with Matthew Barzun, the Vinyl Diplomat (S4 E3)

This week we have the pleasure of chatting with Matthew Barzun, the former U.S. Ambassador to the UK and Sweden. Matthew is known as the “Vinyl Diplomat” because not only did he put vinyl records and a turntable in his office and encourage visitors to pick something to listen to, he held concerts at his residences.

This was a lot of fun, and let me tell you, Matthew has some cool stories (like the one with Annie Lennox).

Matthew’s site and book info:

This episode is sponsored by Skivesset Records in Malmö Sweden.

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Sounds on Vinyl is hosted by Mike Svensson and Phil Bowyer

Produced by BoozeHound Music in cooperation with BoozeHound Entertainment

Intro and Outro music by Grand Rezerva, courtesy BoozeHound Music

Intro and Outro voiceover by Kate Bowyer

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