Episodes

Season One

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame recipients, Grammy Award winners, and legendary iconic musicians are featured on the all-new prime-time interview series, Speakeasy to air on public television. The premiere season will debut on Public Television beginning Sunday, January 4th. The show will feature iconic musician/producer and co-founder of CHIC, Nile Rodgers; acclaimed composer and rock musician Roger Waters; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp; multi-instrumentalist and social activist Carlos Santana; and legendary Rush front-man and bassist Geddy Lee.

Each hour-long episode allows for a unique insight into the lives and work of some of the music industry’s most revered figures, facilitated by each show’s host — an interviewer personally selected by the principals. The five-episode premiere season, filmed before a live audience on a 1930’s-era set in New York’s historic McKittrick Hotel, features Nile Rodgers with Valerie Simpson, Roger Waters with television journalist Bill Weir, John Mellencamp with Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, Carlos Santana interviewed by Harry Belafonte, and Geddy Lee with the Pulitzer Prize winning American author Michael Chabon.

JOHN MELLENCAMP
& JANN WENNER

John Mellencamp settles in to answer questions and to discuss his early days with Rolling Stone Magazine co-founder Jann Wenner.

ROGER WATERS & BILL WEIR

In 1965, Roger Waters co-founded Pink Floyd, one of the most influential rock bands in history. “The man behind The Wall”, sits down with American television journalist Bill Weir.

CARLOS SANTANA & HARRY BELAFONTE

Carlos Santana meets with social activist and “King of Calypso” Harry Belafonte.

NILE RODGERS & VALERIE SIMPSON

Nile Rodgers invites Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson, to reminisce and candidly discuss his illustrious career and personal journey.

GEDDY LEE & MICHAEL CHABON

Best known as the lead vocalist and bassist for the band Rush, Geddy Lee spends his time on Speakeasy talking with Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon.

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