Cozy Anda Flounder, Cozy and Ezra Vancil with guitars standing in wooded area. Ezra in black, Cozy in colorful dress.

My conversations with Cozi and Ezra Vancil did not reveal the mystery of the flounder that is Cozi Anda Flounder. I assume that Ezra is the flounder, but they weren’t exactly forthcoming about the meaning of the flounder. Ezra implied that the band has vowed never to speak of the flounder.

The duo are the founding members of Cozi Anda Flounder. In this episode, I speak with Cozi and Ezra in two separate conversations, which were originally intended to be two separate episodes. My first conversation is with Cozi Vancil, the young and sultry voice of Cozi Anda Flounder.

Ezra has also appeared in episodes 42, 182 and 187 (links below).

They had recently released their first EP called The Place, when Cozi and I spoke. Cozi had previously tracked vocals on and co-wrote a song called Parables, which was on Ezra’s Family Songbook album.

Cozi is the second teenager I’ve interviewed for this podcast, the other being Radio Disney artist Samantha LaPorta (ep 26). I confess that I find teenagers challenging as an interviewer. I enjoy speaking with them and always have, but I’ve decided there’s a slightly different skill set needed to get the good questions in with teenagers. That’s what I’ve decided and I’m going to solicit advice on how to ask better questions of any future teenage guests. Cozi is an interesting and delightful person. I just felt like I could have done better. I don’t know. We had fun nonetheless, or I did anyway.

In this conversation w/Cozi
In this conversation Cozi and I talk about songwriting, her music influences, working with her dad Ezra, learning the ropes of the music business, growing as a vocalist and songwriter, and a wee bit more.

This episode marks is Ezra’s fourth appearance on the Unstarving Musician. One of those episodes was Ezra interviewing me about my debut single On Top Of The World, which I’ve not mentioned in a while. Yes, I’ve written and recorded a couple of tunes.

You can find links to my music on your music platform of choice by visiting

Ezra’s a lot of fun to speak with, so our chat ultra casual.

In this conversation w/Ezra
In this conversation Ezra and I talk about Cozi Anda Flounder, his various other projects, funding his music projects, At Home Records (Ezra’s label), separation between artist and label, marketing as an artist, the 90s movement, the evolution of Cozi, live shows, nerves, preparation, falling down, his new studio, the next Cozi Anda Flounder album, and more, more, more.

You can hear Cozi Anda Flounder wherever fine music is found and at

Please enjoy my conversations with Cozi and Ezra of Cozi Anda Flounder.

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