Awards Chatter

Clive Davis - 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives'

Episode Summary

One of the most powerful and influential people in the history of the music industry — a producer, A&R executive and record label chief who has been nicknamed "The Man with the Golden Ear" — reflects on his "epiphany" at the Monterey Pop Festival 50 years ago; discovering Janis Joplin, Bruce Sprinsteen and Whitney Houston, among many others; and how, at 85, he remains cool and in-tune with the culture. But first: Bryan Fogel, the director of the Oscar-shortlisted Netflix doc 'Icarus,' joins Scott to discuss how a movie about super-sizing himself morphed into an expose of Russian sports doping — and compelled the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from the 2018 winter games in Pyeonchang.

Episode Notes

One of the most powerful and influential people in the history of the music industry — a producer, A&R executive and record label chief who has been nicknamed "The Man with the Golden Ear" — reflects on his "epiphany" at the Monterey Pop Festival 50 years ago; discovering Janis Joplin, Bruce Sprinsteen and Whitney Houston, among many others; and how, at 85, he remains cool and in-tune with the culture.

But first: Bryan Fogel, the director of the Oscar-shortlisted Netflix doc 'Icarus,' joins Scott to discuss how a movie about super-sizing himself morphed into an expose of Russian sports doping — and compelled the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from the 2018 winter games in Pyeonchang.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.