We had the honor of speaking with Chris Ballew for this week’s episode! If you don’t know who Chris Ballew is, I will tell you: He is the lead singer, song writer, and multi-instrumentalist for The Presidents of the United States of America (the band), whose hugely successful and relentlessly fun debut album came out in 1995, so jen missed it. 

We talked with Chris about this album, his time as a member of Beck’s band, that time he almost killed Madonna’s dog, the real story behind the song “Peaches,” and of course his new career as a family musician, which was really always his career if you think about it. 

Come listen to our local Seattle legend, Chris Ballew!!

Warning: The music clips are loud in this one. Because that’s how they’re properly heard! Deal with it!

And check out Chris’ newer work as Caspar Babypants here!