Synopsis:

In this mega-episode, we have two fantastic guests sharing stories about their personal experiences with Paul McCartney. First up is talk show host, journalist, and massive McCartney fan, Fredrik Skavlan: he describes what it's like to have drinks with Paul and the challenges that go along with interviewing artists you admire.

Our second guest is musician, producer, and engineer, Eirik Wangberg, who's also known by the nickname Paul gave him: Eirik the Norwegian. Eirik shares with us the history of his fascinating career through stories about the Beach Boys, the Wrecking Crew, the Monterey Pop Festival, and the Beatles. Eirik goes into great detail about his involvement in the making of McCartney's 1971 masterpiece, Ram.


Fredrik Skavlan

Fredrik Skavlan. Photo courtesy of Mockberry AS.

Fredrik Skavlan. Photo courtesy of Mockberry AS.

Paul McCartney with Fredrick Skavlan, 2001. Photo courtesy of Fredrik Skavlan.

Paul McCartney with Fredrick Skavlan, 2001. Photo courtesy of Fredrik Skavlan.

Fredrik Skavlan's talk show, Skavlan.

Skavlan's YouTube channel


Eirik Wangberg, AKA "Eirik the Norwegian"

Eirik Wangberg with his hand-built bass guitar. Photo courtesy of Eirik Wangberg.

Eirik Wangberg with his hand-built bass guitar. Photo courtesy of Eirik Wangberg.

Paul McCartney with Eirik Wangberg during the Ram recording sessions, 1971. Photo by Linda McCartney, courtesy of Eirik Wangberg.

Paul McCartney with Eirik Wangberg during the Ram recording sessions, 1971. Photo by Linda McCartney, courtesy of Eirik Wangberg.

Eirik Wangberg with Paul and Linda McCartney, 1989. Photo by Fredrik Skavlan, courtesy of Eirik Wangberg.

Eirik Wangberg with Paul and Linda McCartney, 1989. Photo by Fredrik Skavlan, courtesy of Eirik Wangberg.

Eirik Wangberg's website