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MikeyPod 214 | Director Ace Salisbury

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:01:49 +0000

I ran across the new web series Everything's Okay last week (via Shark Party Media) and fell immediately in love with it. The very next day I found myself conducting an interview with its creator,  Ace Salisbury, which I share here for your listening pleasure.

EVERYTHING’S OK is an episodic series best described as a ‘post-apocalyptic cardboard punk’ adventure. Its first episode debut’ed as a short film at Cannes this year, and the entire 8-episode series will be premiering online, one episode every other week through the coming months. Most notably, the series was scored with brand new, original music from Rob Crow of Pinback. The brand new trailer includes the song, "Dismal Failure (Hold Me Stay Away)" by Rob Crow, exclusively heard in this trailer and in the series finale of Everything's Okay.

If you enjoy this podcast or any of my other work, I'd love your support on my Patreon page. You can make a monthly pledge in whatever amount you like, in exchange for a variety of perks. Take a look and let me know if you have any questions!

Either way, I hope you enjoy this interview!

 

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MikeyPod 213 | Lady Bunny

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:01:05 +0000

This week, I was thrilled to talk with legendary drag icon, Lady Bunny, about her new show, Trans-Jester, which is running now at the (also legendary) Stonewall Inn. It was so much fun to talk with Bunny about her work, and our currently somewhat sensitive culture. Bunny's long history as a drag queen gives her a unique perspective on the language that we use to describe ourselves that I can't wait for you to hear. Even if we don't all precisely agree, these are conversations that need to continue. Please feel free to join the conversation here in the comments or on my Facebook Page!

In other news, I have decided to shut down my Drip subscription service and move over to Patreon. If you enjoy this podcast or any of my other work, would you consider making a monthly pledge on Patreon? On the page there are lots of perks and rewards for subscribers. Of course, if you only continue to support this podcast as a listener, I am happy to have you listening and sharing the experience.

If you are in the New York City area, please save the date for my show, The Animal Show, at Dixon Place on October 27, 28 and 29th. More details coming SOON!

Thank you for listening!

Lady Bunny is an American drag queen, nightclub DJ, promoter and founder of the annual Wigstock event. She has also released disco singles such as "Shame, Shame, Shame!" and "The Pussycat Song". She has appeared in films such as Party Girl, Wigstock: The Movie, Peoria Babylon, Starrbooty, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. (From Wikipedia)

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MikeyPod 212 | MikeyPod Live at The Queerly Festival!

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:01:26 +0000

In celebration of the 11th anniversary of this here podcast, I present to you the first ever MikeyPod Live! I had a blast putting this together for The Queerly Festival at The Kraine Theater. This podcast was the thing that got me off my ass and up to New York City, it's given me an excuse to talk to some really outstanding artists and activists and it's just super fun to share with you these things that I love.

So, enjoy the audio version of the show, and a multitude of thanks to my guests: Eve Beglarian, Victoria Libertore, Duncan Pflaster, Will Shishmanian,  and Sugar Vendil.

All of these gorgeous photos were taken by Jenni Walkowiak at JW Photography. You can see them all on my Flickr page.

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MikeyPod 211 | Author Joshua D. Fischer

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:59:03 +0000

Joshua D. Fischer joins me on the podcast this week to discuss his book, Meet the Regulars, which features stores and portraits of the everyday and famous people who frequent Brooklyn's hottest (or most underrated) hangouts. Joshua and I talk about his work with the book, gentrification, and one of my favorite topics: how to cope with big city living without succumbing to misanthropy.

Joshua D. Fischer received his master’s in journalism from the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University. He’s been published in the New York magazine partner Bedford + Bowery, NYLON, and Salon. Joshua lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Music:
Open Air - Lemolo
Dripping - Blonde Redhead

Links:
Meet the Regulars
Meet the Regulars on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
Bedford and Bowery
Bar Matchless
Broken Comedy
MikeyPod Live at The Queerly Festival

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MikeyPod 210 | Musician Joy Askew

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:20:04 +0000

I'm a long time fan of Joy Askew, both as a musician and as a person. She's a fantastic musician, a tireless activist, and a great friend. Joy has performed with some brilliant artists as well: Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, and Joe Jackson, to name only a few.  We talked about the current climate for independent artists, both the good and the bad, our mutual appreciation of crowdfunding, and Joy's inspiration behind her songs. The new album, Queen Victoria, sounds like it's going to be fantastic and you should seriously consider pre-ordering a copy on Joy's Pledge Music page.

Coming up in just a few weeks, the first live episode of this podcast. Here in NYC at the Kraine Theater on June 27, join me and my guests Eve Beglarian, Victoria Libertore, Duncan Pflaster, and Will Shishmanian for a great night of adventurous musical artists as part of the Queerly Festival. Click here for everything you need to know about MikeyPod Live!

Music on the show:
Walk the Dog - Joy Askew
Mammoth - Joy Askew

 

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MikeyPod 209 | Musician Will Shishmanian

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:40:45 +0000

Will Shishmanian is a fantastic singer/songwriter and one of my guests for the upcoming MikeyPod Live! event that I am producing for the Queerly Festival here in NYC. I just ran across Will's music recently and am so proud to have him as my guest both at the Queerly Festival and here on the podcast. We cover a great range of topics from getting acclimated to being a NYC resident to writing songs about cats. Give it a listen, and make plans to join us on June 27th at the Kraine Theater!

Will Shishmanian is a singer/songwriter and composer based out of NYC who plays everything from fingerpicking folk to rock to funk and R&B. Shishmanian graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Music Composition. While there he performed his solo music with many talented musicians, composed music for student films, and composed, music directed, and produced an original musical called “The Lesbian Fairytale Musical.” After graduating from IC, Shishmanian moved to Astoria, Queens, where he currently lives and works.

Music:
Steps - Will Shishmanian
Jump Right Through My Love - Will Shishmanian

Click here for everything you need to know about MikeyPod Live!

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MikeyPod 208 | Playwright Duncan Pflaster

Sat, 28 May 2016 17:10:09 +0000

Duncan Pflaster is an award winning playwright and creator of The Naughty Jewish Boys calendar. He has appeared as a musician in several shows, and will be seen this July composing music for "The Social Avenger" by Lenny Schwartz in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. We have been internet friends since the LiveJournal days of old, and he has always inspired me with his steady flow of new work. I was so happy to have him on the podcast once again to chat about where he finds his inspiration to write and how he goes about getting it done.

On June 27, Duncan will be joining me and several other performers here in New York City for the first ever MikeyPod Live! Eve Beglarian, Victoria Libertore, and William Shishmanian will be joining Duncan Pflaster and me for a night of music at the Kraine Theater. The evening is part of the second annual Queerly Festival and I would be thrilled to have you in the audience. All the information (including ticket info) can be found by clicking here.

Thanks as always for listening, and if you have a moment please be so kind as to leave a positive review for the podcast on iTunes, or wherever fine podcasts are served.

Music:
Silly Boy - The Wheel Workers
Morag - Jane Siberry

The Naughty Jewish Boys Calendar can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and here's Duncan's website and you should also follow him on Twitter.

 

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MikeyPod 207 | Composer Finnegan Shanahan

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 04:01:39 +0000

Four days ago my pal Jill Strominger at New Amsterdam Records sent me Finnegan Shanahan's new album, The Two Halves. She knew I would love and it she was right. I am fascinated by the fact that it is inspired by a map, and in love with the spirit and buoyancy of the music in this song cycle.

The album is described as "part travelogue and part song cycle" and was commissioned and recorded by Contemporaneous, a 21 musician ensemble whose mission is "to bring to life the music of now." There's so much more to say about this album — the journey Finnegan Shanahan takes us from the Hudson Valley to outer space, or the 18 pieces of corresponding artwork by illustrator Render Stetson — but I think that is best left for Finnegan's explanation on the podcast. Give it a listen!

In other news, my beloved Drip service is back in action! It was supposed to shut its doors today, but has now partnered with Kickstarter. I'm thrilled. If you like this podcast, my Drip page is a perfect place for you to lend some financial support and score some bonus materials.

I'll be doing a free, public work in progress reading of my The Animal Show on April 28th. It'll be raw and delicious and in the loft at historic Judson Memorial Church. Here are all the details.

Finally, stop by my Instagram page for a chance to win a signed copy of Finnegan's CD, The Two Halves. You've got till Monday to enter. Get on it!

Thanks for listening, and if you like what you hear please tell a friend.

Music:
The Two Halves
The Azimuth

If you're in New York City, meet me at the Finnegan Shanahan's album release show at National Sawdust! Click here for details.

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MikeyPod 206 | Snapchat Filmmaker Harris Markowitz

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:56:58 +0000

I came across Harris Markowitz on Snapchat some time ago. Though I don't remember exactly how I discovered him, I do remember becoming an immediate fan. His snaps are ridiculously creative and compelling and, with his company A Cereal Production, he has created content for companies like Coca-Cola and Jolly Rancher.

Whenever people tell me they "don't get" Snapchat, I immediately direct them to Harris to see how he uses the platform and the potential it holds. His Snapumentary was produced for a discussion with Naritiv at Sundance 2016 is another great primer for the power contained within Snapchat as a platform.

In the podcast, Harris and I talk about his background as a self-taught filmmaker, how the perceived limitations of Snapchat inspire his creativity, and some basics about how to get rolling with your own Snapchat account. Chatting with him gave me a real creative jolt, and I hope it does the same for you.

To get you started on the magic of @markowitzh, here is one of the black and white films we talked about on the podcast. Remember, this was filmed on an iPhone with the Snapchat app:

 

https://youtu.be/fuOC9wVF7rw

In other news, I talk a little about where I'm headed next after the demise of the Drip subscription service, the latest on my solo multi-media piece The Animal Show and play some  music I am currently excited about. Give the podcast a listen and follow Harris at all of the places - links below. Thanks for listening!

Music:
Serious Lover - Choir of Young Believers
Four - Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm
Morag - Jane Siberry

 

Harris Markowitz is the founder of A Cereal Production, a snapchat-focused, micro-content production company working with some of the biggest brands, publishers, creators and celebs to help launch, grow, and maintain a high-level snapchat account. A Cereal Production also produces micro-content on all social platforms, as well as short films and documentaries.

Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, and Vine.

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MikeyPod 205 | Musician Rae Spoon

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 02:16:56 +0000

Rae Spoon is a musician, author, and speaker whose book, First Spring Grass Fire, was just named one of 10 best books by transgender authors featuring trans characters by The Guardian. Rae’s 8th album, Armor, was just released last month and it's fantastic!

 
I first met Rae a few years ago when I got to perform with them and Ivan Coyote. I actually was one of the opening acts for their show, Gender Failure. I performed the very first bit of my own Tentative Armor that night, and it was really inspiring to see Rae and Ivan perform music and storytelling, especially when I realized Rae was using Ableton Live, which I had just begun learning at the time. Anyway, I am really happy to have Rae on the show and I hope you will pick up their new album on Bandcamp or wherever fine digital albums are sold.

 
Music:
Armor - Rae Spoon
Stolen Song - Rae Spoon
Photo of Rae Spoon by Foxx Foto

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MikeyPod 204 | The Vegan Roadie

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:47:15 +0000

Dustin Harder  is the host and creator of the hit YouTube series The Vegan Roadie. A plant based personal chef and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Instiutute in NYC. I am a huge fan of both the series and the man. He's crowdfunding the second season of the show on Kickstarter and you should absolutely support this! I have backed the project myself and believe in it wholeheartedly.

Go there! Check out season one! Tell a friend!

Here's that Kickstarter link one more time. Do it!

Music
Awake (Com Truise Remix) - Tycho

 

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MikeyPod 203 | Author Jasmin Singer

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:01:39 +0000

Jasmin Singer is the co-founder and executive director of Our Hen House, a nonprofit multimedia hub working to change the world for animals. With Our Hen House, Jasmin produces an online magazine and a video production unit. She is a regular public speaker on the subjects of veganism and activism, and travels throughout the country (and beyond) to give workshops and keynotes at venues such as conferences, Vegetarian Food Fests, law schools, and universities.

More importantly she is my dear friend, running partner, and a lovely force of nature in my life, AND her memoir Always Too Much and Never Enough was just released last week. It's brilliant. She's brilliant. Everything's brilliant. Check out our conversation and tell a friend!

Links:
Jasmin on Twitter
Jasmin on Instagram
Jasmin on Facebook
The mindbodygreen.com post that started it all

Music:
Preserve - Beacon
The Moon - Ruwa

Check out Ghostly International on Drip.

 

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MikeyPod 202 | Activist Community Collectively Free

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:03:48 +0000

Raffaella Ciavatta and Lili Trenkova are the co-founders of Collectively Free, an activist community that works towards total animal liberation through anti-speciesist messaging, highly creative, non-violent actions, and pro-intersectional, empowering community building. I have participated in a number of actions with Collectively Free, and I have always walked away feeling deeply respectful of how they conduct themselves as activists and as an organization. On a personal note, I adore these two humans to the max, and am so happy to have them on the podcast.

This interview was recorded a number of weeks ago, and I get into the details of the delay a bit more in the podcast itself, but in a nutshell I want to say that my getting it posted today is the result of an effort to hold myself more accountable to my various self-motivated creative projects like this podcast. Casey Neistat talked about the concept of "always be closing" in his vlog 286 Losers and Closers. I had this podcast sitting in my back pocket, along with a couple of remixes I have promised to producing colleagues that are "unclosed." Getting this podcast posted today is part of an effort to change this story I tell myself about how I leave things unfinished.

In the podcast you will also hear me make a commitment to Raffa and Lili that I did not keep about getting my shit together with my guitar playing. The new, updated and FIRM date for that is Feb 8.

That's enough about that for now. Enjoy the podcast and look for my guitar videos on Feb 8!

This just in: Collectively Free are raising money to host four days of talks, discussions, workshops, and - of course - actions in New York City!  click here to donate!

Music:
Four (Rival Consoles Mix) - Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm
Tecuhtli - Oblique Quartet

Links:
Collectively Free
CF Twitter
CF Facebook
CF YouTube
Ron Anderson
MyLungPuppy

 

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MikeyPod Podcast 201 | Writer and Activist Carol J. Adams

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:48:13 +0000

Carol J. Adams goes in the category of podcast guests about whom I thought, "it doesn't hurt to ask." I was delighted that she responded almost immediately to my interview request and she was simply lovely to chat with here.

Ms. Adams wrote The Sexual Politics of Meat in 1990 and it has become a "bible of the vegan movement" according to The New York Times. I first came to her work in 1991 through the band Consolidated who included text from The Sexual Politics of Meat on a track of the same name. She tells that backstory here and we discuss everything from veganism to fearlessness to spirituality and everything in between.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I enjoyed having it!

A brief disclaimer: I know there is some concern about Carol and her alleged transphobia. I chose not to discuss that with her on the podcast, though after speaking with her about it separately, I question the allegations. She wrote about this issue at length on her blog and if you have further concerns that aren't addressed there, I suggest reaching out to her via her website.

Music:
The Sexual Politics of Meat - Consolidated
Unity of Oppression - Consolidated

Find out more about me here and please consider joining my Drip subscription service.

 

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MikeyPod Podcast 200 | Writer-Performer Amanda Duarte

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:39:17 +0000

I have been a big fan of Amanda Duarte and her monthly salon Dead Darlings for quite a while now, so I was really excited to talk to her on the podcast. Amanda's Facebook rant about Planned Parenthood went viral recently, and she talks about the aftermath on the show. You can read more about it in this piece she wrote for Marie Claire. Here's the text:

Amanda Duarte is a writer-performer who lives in New York City. Her writing has appeared in Marie Claire, Salon, Buzz Feed, and the floor of the Belasco Theatre for the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She has performed at many comedy and storytelling events in the city, including How I Learned, The Soundtrack Series, Bare, and Steamboat Comedy. She is the host of the monthly artists' salon Dead Darlings at Judson Memorial Church.

Links:
Amanda's Facebook Page
@duarteamanda on Twitter
Dead Darlings
Dead Darlings Facebook Group

Music:
All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco - American Music Club
Wrath - Two Star Symphony

Photo of Amanda Duarte by Duncan Pflaster.

If you like the show, I'd love it if you would leave a review on iTunes or your podcatcher of choice. For more about me, visit michaelharren.com and consider subscribing to my Drip page.

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MikeyPod Podcast 199 | Cello Rocker Noah Hoffeld Interview

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 02:06:02 +0000

I was thrilled to interview cellist Noah Hoffeld on this week's podcast. Noah has performed with Rene Fleming and Phillip Glass, and recorded solo cello for films including A Walk In the Woods and The Skeleton Twins. His debut solo album, Play Human, has been heralded by Baebel Music as “cello rock you never knew you needed."

We talked a good bit about Noah's fantastic album, Play Human, and I was especially interested in talking to Noah about the role that meditation plays in his creativity and productivity. This is an area I have been wanting to add into my life for some time, so this was a particularly timely topic for me.

Music:
Role of Rock
Flirting With Disaster
(Both selections are from Noah's album, Play Human. Check it out on iTunes)

Learn more about Noah on his website and take a peak at his Twitter while you're at it.

Thanks as always for listening and if you like what you hear tell a friend and leave a review on iTunes.

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MikeyPod Podcast 198 | Composer Ryan Rumery Interview

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:05:47 +0000

On this week's podcast, I interview composer/producer/drummer Ryan Rumery about his latest album, Riverside. We chat a bunch about our mutual love for Ableton Live music production software, and the process of creating work.

I've still got some ello shirts to give away, listen to the podcast for details on that.

So, listen, subscribe, review, like...all the things. Thank you, as always, for listening.

Songs:

Lockdown
Say
The Piano Interlude

All tracks are from Ryan's latest album Riverside, which you should purchase here on his Bandcamp page. You can also find Ryan on his website, Soundcloud, and Twitter.

I mentioned Drip a couple times on the podcast, check that out here, and let me know if you'd like a free month.

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MikeyPod Podcast 197 | Musician Julie Kathryn

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:31:10 +0000

 

Julie Kathryn is the electronic artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist behind the project I Am Snow Angel who has been heralded as “enchanting alt-pop that fans of Imogen Heap and Enya will lap right up.” She’s the co-founder of a new musical collective, Female Frequency, which is dedicated to empowering women and girls in the music industry through the creation of media that is entirely female generated.

You can financially support Female Frequency via their crowdfunding campaign and, of course, purchase I Am Snow Angel music on iTunes and all fine digital music retailers.

If you'd like to know more about me, check out my website and sign up for my Drip!

Music:
Walking on Wires - I Am Snow Angel
Losing Face - I Am Snow Angel

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MikeyPod Podcast 196 | Performance Artist Cynthia Hopkins

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 02:28:40 +0000

Cynthia Hopkins' The Alcoholic Movie Musical is running now until November 6th at The Bushwick Starr here in Brooklyn, NY. I first fell in love with Cynthia's work a few years ago when I saw This Clement World, and I have been following her ever since. I was really thrilled to get to have this conversation with her and to share it with you.

Get yourself out to see this show. It's getting some great reviews, including this one from the New York Times.

Click here for ticket info! 

Music:
Science Is Amazing
The Long View

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MikeyPod Podcast 195 | Author Sherry F. Colb

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:04:54 +0000

Sherry F. Colb is Professor of Law and Charles Evans Hughes Scholar at Cornell University, where she teaches and writes about animal rights, criminal procedure and evidence. She has written the fantastic book Mind If I Order The Cheeseburger. I really love the conversation we had here. Sherry's positive take on animal advocacy really gave me a fresh take and gave me fresh inspiration to continue to find my way as an effective advocate for animals. We gave some time to her fantastic article, "Singling Out Jewish Kaporos for Criticism," which I highly recommend, as well.

You can read more from Sherry at Verdict and Dorf on Law. She is @SherryColb on Twitter.

Music
Stop Slow Down - Noah Hoffeld
Echoes - Colonies

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MikeyPod Podcast 194 | Actor Gardiner Comfort

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:48:52 +0000

I met Gardiner Comfort a couple of years ago when he invited me to perform at his fantastic writer's salon New Work New York. Through the magic of social media, we've stayed connected and I remain a fan of his work. I was thrilled to chat with him on the podcast about his new show, The Elephant in Every Room I Enter, which details his week attending the Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference in Washington, DC. Gardiner talks his life as an actor with Tourette Syndrome and the process of putting this show together with his director, Kel Haney. The show opens next week at La MaMa.

I need to give a big shout out to this show's sponsor, Ability Shirts. Ability Shirts is a nonprofit corporation that supports individuals with “unique abilities.” Adam Farris, Director of Ability Shirts, prefers to use the term to categorize those who are considered to have disabilities. Adam is a former student and a good friend, so I am proud to share with you guys about his work. Go get yourself some shirts!

Links
Buy tickets for The Elephant In Every Room I Enter
Gardiner's Indiegogo Page
My Drip Page
Subscribe to my newsletter for a free month of Drip.

Music
Headfirst - Secret Someones
Backyard - Module One

I was having some technical issues with Skype during the last part of the show and had to cut a portion where Gardiner was talking about his creative team for the show. I listed them below so they wouldn't go unmentioned!

Gardiner's Creative Team
Kel Haney- Director and co-creator
Gardiner Comfort- Performer and co-creator
Elisheba Ittoop- Sound designer
Daisy Long- Lighting designer
Dan Safer- Choreographer
Summer Lee Jack- Costume Designer
Caite Hevner Kemp and Lianne Arnold- Scenic and projection designers

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MikeyPod 193 | Photographer Spencer Gordon

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 01:39:50 +0000

A few episodes back when I talked with Scott Teplin I decided to share the podcast with our neighborhood listserv, thinking some of our neighbors might be interested in hearing the discussion and hoping to find some new creative folks in the neighborhood to chat with on the podcast. Soon after that I got an email from Spencer Gordon. I checked out his work, we had a brief email exchange and here we are with a podcast. I hope you enjoy the conversation and do take a minute to check out his website. His photos are really spectacular.

I talked about about my new Drip. Check it out here and subscribe if you wanna.

Music
Don and Sherry (Hot Chip Remix) - Matthew Dear
Howl - Rabbit Wilde

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MikeyPod 192 | Artist luke kurtis

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 04:01:49 +0000

The video below is a exclusive from luke kurtis, who is perhaps the most eclectic and active artist I know. We talk about his new installation "The Woods Are Watching," his process with creating art and our collaborations together. Check out the podcast and especially the video above. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/uSItkjnk0so

Music:
Gone (luke kurtis remix) - Michael Harren
Seance - luke kurtis

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MikeyPod 191 | Twintapes’ Pavel Rivera

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:10:20 +0000

I've been following Twintapes for quite a while now and count its founder, Pavel Rivera, as a inspiration to my music production self. It was really great to talk to him about his music and his growth as a producer. Check it out and be sure to stay till the end to find out how to win a t-shirt from Ello!

Music
Everyday Chemical
Where Do We Go
Painting Ocean Dreams

Here's a link to Pavel's YouTube channel for those audio production tutorials we spoke about.

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MikeyPod 190 | The Real Vegan Housewife: Robin Fetter

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:12:17 +0000

Robin Fetter is a fantastic vegan blogger, hilarious backchannel Facebook communicator and now she's entering the realm of vlogging and already kicking some serious ass. She and I have been internet friends for 6 some odd years so it was a real treat to chat with her here. Thanks for checking it out, and be sure to check out her website and YouTube channel as soon as you are done!

Music:
Slingshot Grin - Sweet Billy Pilgrim
See - Tycho

p.s. I spoke a bunch about drip.com at the end of the podcast. Check it out here.

 

 

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MikeyPod 189 | Director Adam Fitzgerald

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:26:57 +0000

 

I saw Ken Urban's latest play Sense of an Ending and really wanted to spread the word here on the ol' podcast so here you go: a conversation with director Adam Fitzgerald. He directed the show (and mine, I'm proud to say) and he is a great friend. Listen and then go get your tickets to the show!

Music:
Hægt, Kemur Ljósið - Ólafur Arnalds
Water From The Same Source - Rachel's

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MikeyPod 188 | Blogging Hiker Ann Karp

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:01:59 +0000

I'm so excited to welcome back my friend and former neighbor, Ann Karp. We were commune-mates at Koinonia Partners when I lived out there in Georgia. She is a painter, hiker, writer and all around awesome person who will be hiking the John Muir Trail and blogging (when she has internet access) about it on her blog, Sideways Gaze. I really love her writing so I was eager to remind you about her work. Enjoy!

Music:
Long Days - Sentator Jaiz
3rds,4ths and 5ths - Allison Cameron / Contact

I discovered that last track via the I Care If You Listen Summer 2015 mixtape, which you should definitely know about.  Be sure to subscribe so you won't miss next week's conversation with Robin Fetter, The Real Vegan Housewife.

 

 

 

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MikeyPod 187 | Distance Runner Scott Spitz

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:23:15 +0000

Competitive distance runner Scott Spitz joins me on the podcast this week to give me the scoop on his upcoming fundraiser in which he will run the entire length of Indiana. He will be running approximately 50 miles a day for one week and is aiming to raise $50,000 for Family Reach, a non-profit that financially assists cancer patients and their families during treatment.

So happy to share this conversation with you guys. Enjoy!

Links:
Contribute to Family Reach
Scott's Blog
Scott on Instagram
Scott on Facebook
Strong Hearts Vegan Power

Music:
Over - Gus Gus
Chasing Horses - Sweet Billy Pilgrim

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MikeyPod 186 | Singer Derek Nicoletto

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:56:06 +0000

Longtime listeners will remember Derek Nicoletto from his earlier appearance back in 2012 - an interview that remains among my favorites. I was really excited to talk to Derek again, this time about his new band Foam Ropes, which puts his solid songwriting in a fresh new framework.  Derek has a real gift for writing evocative lyrics and melodies. When coupled with his unique ability to communicate his artistic process, we have a really great interview that I'm so happy to share this with you guys! Enjoy!

Songs:
Truth In Fables
Birches
Telescope

All selections from Foam Rope's self-titled debut album which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and all fine digital shops.

Here's my appearance on Big Fat Vegan Radio that I mentioned in the show. It's the most detailed discussion of my new collaboration with Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary. More to come!

 

 

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MikeyPod 185 | Musician Craig Wilkins

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:01:48 +0000

Craig Wilkins plays guitar and synth for Houston's The Wheel Workers, and runs Vegan Houston. We've been  Facebook friends and vegan brothers for a while now and I love the latest album from the Wheel Workers so I figured it was time to bring him on the ol' podcast. We had a great chat and it was nice to be reminded what a great arts town Houston is. Enjoy!

Music:
Burglar - The Wheel Workers
Covet Lounge - A Sundae Drive
Citizen Incorporated - The Wheel Workers
Links:
Automatic Gainsay
Glass The Sky
I Am The Albatross
SugarHill Studios
Two Star Symphony
Rabbit Food Grocery
Steve Cutts

Check out Space City Rock for more photos from Jason Smith and Houston music news.

 

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