Whenever Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is interviewed, we should take time to grab a pen and paper, and take notes. The knowledge of music history never fails to impress, and his references and personal accounts are like none other. When seasoned interviewer Terry Gross invites Questlove on her NPR show Fresh Air, we can be sure that within the hour, we will be a tad bit smarter than we were before we listened.

Here is the entire interview with Questlove and Terry Gross, who discuss everything from Questlove’s first gig at Radio City Music Hall, his new book, and his crush on Amel Larrieux.

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