Justin Pearson (of The Locust, Dead Cross, Head Wound City, Retox, and Planet B, and more) is back with another episode of his Cult & Culture podcast, and his guest for this one is actor/musician Michael Malarkey (of The Vampire Diaries, the new History Channel series Project Blue Book, and more). The description reads:

Michael is a vampire, an agent, a husband, a father, a musician, an actor, and above all, a humble human like any other. On the heels of his role in History Channel’s newest drama, Project Blue Book, Michael discusses with Justin and Luke the significance of and value in that which is seemingly unexplainable. Using the show’s non-fiction premise of government investigations, cover ups, and ufology as a starting point, the trio talk about the bigger picture: society’s willingness to stifle that which we don’t fully understand, contributing to its collective close-mindedness.

You can listen to the episode in full now; the episode premieres below.

Project Blue Book, the new drama series "based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1969" that also stars Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Games of Thrones, Bohemian Rhapsody), premiered last week and episode two comes out this week (1/15). New episodes air every Tuesday at 10/9c. More info here.

Malarkey's latest musical endeavor, the Captain Solitaire EP, came out last year. If you aren't familiar, he's got a baritone that fans of The National or Nick Cave will probably dig. Check out the video for Captain Solitaire's title track below.