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What is a Paltrocast?
– In July 2018, New York-based writer and editor Darren Paltrowitz launched the Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz in partnership with PureGrainAudio. The bi-weekly podcast features exclusive interviews with top entertainers, entrepreneurs and other influencers. More info on the Paltrocast can be found at and

Episode #005:
Mike Love co-founded The Beach Boys over 55 years ago alongside Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson and Al Jardine. Last year, Love released a double album through BMG titled Unleash The Love, his first solo album in decades. One year prior to that, Love released an autobiography, Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy. Meanwhile, The Beach Boys remain active as ever, performing over 170 shows in 2017 alone. Simply put, Mike Love shows no signs of slowing down, and I spoke to him about that by phone last December.

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Who is Your Host?
– Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren’s writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, PureGrainAudio, and the Jewish Journal.

Thanks to Analog Spark’s Mark Piro for help with the audio on this edition of the Paltrocast.