Emil Amos' Drifter's Sympathy
Emil Amos tells disturbing and often humiliating stories about growing up in a small town in the 90's with co-host Jonah Bayer. The series generally outlines the birth and trials of the 'outsider', a classic loner archetype in all cultures and literature. The stories begin back when Emil and Duncan Trussell met 20 years ago and bonded as LSD devotees while following various questionable gurus in their early years. Every other episode digs into the archaeology of lesser known music history to illuminate the outsider from another angle.

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The Host

Emil Amos has made over 50 records across a wide terrain in underground music with a catalog that stretches over 20 years. He plays live and records constantly with his bands Holy Sons, Om, Grails, Lilacs & Champagne and currently lives in NYC.

Jonah Bayer is a longtime music journalist and the host of the podcast ‘Going Off Track’. He’s also the co-creator of the Web series ‘Sound Advice’ alongside his sister Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live) and guitarist in the screamo band United Nations. You can read his work in Playboy, Noisey and The AV Club.


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Episode 13 kicks off the second season of Drifter’s Sympathy.💐 Like an archaeologist going over the same prehistoric site twice, we go back to High School in an attempt to return to more optimistic times. That strategy backfires completely as we dive fully into the experience of finding a dead body, the extremely faint footprint we leave on earth and the confusion of watching a peer get destroyed by authoritarian figures right in front of your eyes. This season is dedicated to Don Clarke-Pearson, a lovely kid I went to High School with that the local media and law enforcement put on a plank to walk in front of us.