Jonathan Avram "Yoni" Wolf is an American alternative hip hop and indie rock musician and co-founder of the record label Anticon.
Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 303 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! In a world where genres are so slippery and tricksy and hard to pin down, Anticon was a label in the hip hop realm which routinely defied definition. This week Pip sits down with one of the original crew members to chop it up about the good old days, as well as the present and the future - ladies and gentlemen, this week’s guest is YONI WOLF (aka WHY? - band and solo)!Pip and Yoni share many mutual friends, influences and interests, and it seems mad that the two haven’t gotten together in the podcast huddle and recorded a chat before. Well - let history be righted as they finally crowbar in some good jibber jabber time to reflect on all sort of necessary goodness, including mic control, Pip’s relationship with the first cLOUDDEAD album (the group comprised of Why, Doseone and Odd Nosdam), the exclusivity of hip hop and the rap milieu of the time, the rest of the Anticon crew including the truly unfortunate passing of Alias, touring and the delights and non-delights thereof, his father’s messianic preaching and how he unknowingly introduced Yoni to rapping, his relationship to labelmate and mate-mate Doseone (who actually battled Eminem in the past - I kid you not), dealing with crohns and health issues, veganism, touring under three different presidents, his own podcast ‘The Wandering Wolf’, Meteor Festival and the controversies that surrounded it and rounded off with some ever resonant mental health talk. Beautiful - whether you know Anticon or Why’s music or not, this will give you some real wisdom. Please enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:• YONI on TWITTER • YONI on INSTAGRAM • THE WANDERING WOLF podcast • WHY discography • METEOR FESTIVAL 2018 • JEL's REMIX OF DAN vs PIPLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Yoni Wolf is a producer, musician, and frontman of the band WHY?  In this episode, we talk about the thematic reasons behind his 3 picks, his label Anticon Records, what goes into making an album and more.   Track 1 - Big Thief – Jenni Track 2 - Perfume Genius – Alan Track 3 - Mount Eerie- Seaweed   (All chosen songs can be found on the Three Track Podcast Playlist on Spotify, so listen along and follow for weekly updates) 
Yoni Wolf joins us from his holiday in North Carolina for episode 16 of My Favourite Elliott Smith Song. Yoni is a musician and producer from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is probably best known for his work with his band, Why? Although his work is musically quite different, Yoni became interested in Elliott Smith because the sentiment of his music resonated with him. He talks about this during the episode, as well as his favourite song pick and what it was like playing at a Smith tribute show a few years ago. Hope you enjoy it. Extra things to look at / listen to: Yoni Wolf covers Say Yes at Elliott Smith tribute show: Yoni discusses Elliott in this interview for Stereogum: Angeles by Elliott Smith on Spotify: Either/Or by Elliott Smith on Spotify: My Favourite Elliott Smith Song is produced by Rob Comba and Elizabeth Withstandley.
Good evening my Pleasure Seekers and welcome to the next amazing episode in our April lineup! Mr. Yoni Wolf from WHY? joins me to talk about the history of WHY? as well as the new record out now on Joyful Noise Recordings. Join us as we walk through some great conversation about music and life. […] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Apr 30th, 1979
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4 hours, 44 minutes
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