Open Mike Eagle talks Anime, Trauma, and Divorce, TV shows he developed, hosting the best podcast of the year, going through a divorce during all of it, and performs “Airplane Boneyard” live in studio
Mike Eagle is one of the people I’ve known longest in my strange career path. We met over 15 years ago, we’ve worked together on countless little things like this episode, and he’s someone I used to see almost every weekend at functions in my mid to late 20’s. The first time I ever toured, Mike was on the tour. We were just dudes in the same “scene.”
Our lives diverged at some point, as scene friends’ lives often do. But unlike most compatriots I don’t seen as often, Mike’s continued to release fantastic music, garner a following big enough to live off of, and at one point ended up on a billboard he could see from his bedroom window. Mike and I do an episode like this every few years, at this point it’s our main way of catching up, and I cherish these conversations while knowing he’s one of the most compelling friends I’ve ever made.