He is the lead singer and keyboardist for The Evaporators. His show has been running every Friday afternoon since October The program features a mix of eclectic music, along with interviews and commentary. Although Nardwuar's favourite targets are music artists, he has stated that he will interview any celebrity. He also sometimes appears as a guest host and interviewer on CBC Radio 3 and started his own weekly program on freeform radio station WFMU which ran from to A typical interview will begin with "Who are you? Each interview ends with "Keep on rockin' in the free world", and the "doot doota loot doo
The Canadian man who has spent 30 years keeping interviews interesting.
To his left is his N. It might seem like a run-of-the-mill media interview, but somehow, just a few minutes in, Pharrell is cradling an assortment of pop-culture artifacts. Though the interview was nearly a decade ago, Nardwuar, the Canadian radio personality and interviewer extraordinaire, looks just like he does today, with a puff of brown hair popping out from under his signature Scottish Tam, tartan pants with zipper appliques, and large, wide glasses framing his eyes. And he continues to impress Pharrell and Haley with the range of questions he asks — about an old rumor concerning their hometown skatepark in Virginia Beach, the karate studio where Pharrell took lessons as a child, and what seems to have been a nascent plan to design an N. D phone. I first learned of Nardwuar six years ago when I saw the now-infamous among Nardwuar fans, at least Pharrell interview. Like most people who have seen his work, I was instantly impressed by the forensic way he researches his interview subjects and the theatricality with which he approaches his weekly show, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. But after all those years of watching Nardwuar on YouTube, I was remiss in how little I knew about the man who knows so much. It was time to ask Nardwuar the questions.
The program features a mix of eclectic music, along with interviews and commentary. Although Nardwuar's favourite targets are music artists, he has stated that he will interview any celebrity. A typical interview will begin with "Who are you? Each interview ends with "Keep on rockin' in the free world ", and the "doot doola doot doo Interviews also often end with Nardwuar asking the interviewee "Why should people care about [interviewee's name]? When asked to explain his name, Nardwuar has said it is "a dumb, stupid name like Sting or Sinbad;" and that "Human" came from the song "Human Fly" by The Cramps ; and "Serviette" came from the fact that "in the U. His father Vernon was an engineer  and his mother, Olga Ruskin, was a local journalist, high school history teacher and historian. His mother exposed her son to local history by bringing him to historical society meetups. Nardwuar won a public speaking competition while in elementary school, where he was also a long-distance runner. Nardwuar attended Hillside Secondary School in West Vancouver , where he was a member of the student council.
I've supported him for 5 years, taken on that Doctor's Partner role, put my ambitions on the back burner, and it hasn't done a lick of good. Oh well, at least now I know. He never has time for me. At best they just try to include you in the community, and at worst you are constantly told that you'll be welcome "when you're ready.