Pals with Bill Wadman

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

31 episodes of Pals with Bill Wadman since the first episode, which aired on May 17th, 2018.

  • Episode 31: Dave Keener - Songwriter

    October 31st, 2019  |  1 hr 51 mins
    folk, interview, music, songwriter, tunes

    One of my earliest NYC friends, songwriter Dave Keener and I take a walk down the road of his musical life and we get to hear Dave play a few of his amazing songs along the way.

  • Episode 30: Abdulgader Naseer - Architect

    September 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 38 mins

    Architect AK Naseer is my kind of person. Knowledgeable and a little obsessive just like me. He talks about coming to the US from his home in Saudi Arabia in the 11th grade, his almost complete collection of visits to major Louis Kahn buildings, and nearly convinces me that the Roman orders are something I need to understand. It was a good time.

  • Episode 29: Eric Gaskins - Fashion Designer

    July 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 32 mins
    couture, designer, eric gaskins, fashion, givenchy, prêt-à-porter

    In this episode, I get schooled by fashion designer Eric Gaskins who spend 35 years in the industry.

  • Episode 28: Jason Odell Williams & Charlotte Cohn, Playwright & Producer/Director

    April 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 25 mins

    A special roundtable episode this time around with playwright Jason Odell Williams and producer/director Charlotte Cohn. We sat down at their literal kitchen round table to discuss creating theater, working with actors, deciding who to trust with creative feedback, and the place of the stage in modern American society. It's a good lively conversation you won't want to miss.

  • Episode 27: Bianca Brady - Lunatic Whisperer

    March 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 20 mins
    depression, drinking, frienamies, meds, podcasting, ssri

    One of my best friends Bianca Brady is on the show to talk about her new podcast "Whitey Puzzelman's Crossword Hour". On the way we discuss depression, growing up being the person at the party who doesn't drink, getting hit by a car in a crosswalk, and oh ya, Bianca's apt building going up in flames. Come along on the journey.

  • Episode 26: Alex MacDonald - Tap Dancer

    March 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 40 mins
    dance, dancer, history, interview, jazz, tap, tap dancing

    Take a trip through the history of tap dancing with my friend and dancer Alex MacDonald. Learn about its origins in the post-slavery 19th century, the trials that early African American dancers went through to perform, and how the art form is changing in the present with a bunch of amazing new performers. Plus at the end of the show, Alex puts on his shoes and give us a short demonstration of a lot of what we discussed. It's a do-not-miss episode.

  • Episode 25: Andrea Bartz - Thriller Author

    February 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    author, book, interview, writer

    Andrea Bartz's first novel "The Lost Night" was released this week at a bookstore near you. Come along as we discuss the whole process from her first pages back in 2014, to finding an agent, pitching publishers, all the way through the editing process and more! And don't worry, since it's a mystery we stay largely spoiler free...

  • Episode 24: Louise Hung - Death Positive Writer

    February 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 45 mins
    death, death-positive, dying, funeral, hong kong, interview

    Come tour the 20 places writer Louise Hung has lived, drop into the political reality of Hong Kong, find out what it's like to live in Japan, and discuss whether the LA theater scene exists as a feeder for Hollywood. And all of this before we get to where we really start in on a deep dive about the death positve movement. Perhaps not for the faint of heart, but I found the conversation fascinating and hope you will too.

  • Episode 23: Gigi Chen - Painter

    February 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 34 mins
    artist, conversation, illustrator, interview, painter, talking

    Painter Gigi Chen didn't start out as an animator like most of her bios say. She started out as a kid with a set of colored pencils deep in the borough of Queens. We discuss her obsession with bowerbirds, how a 'No' response doesn't mean anything, and what it was like for her to switch from oils to acrylic paints. Come along for the ride.

  • Episode 22: Eli Neugeboren - Illustrator / Retoucher

    February 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 43 mins
    citytech, creators, cuny, illustrator, interview, life story, retoucher, retouching

    Eli has been a lifelong illustrator who is now a happily tenured professor at CUNY's City Tech here in Brooklyn.

  • Episode 21: Simon Feil - Character Actor

    January 28th, 2019  |  59 mins 37 secs
    acting, actor, character, movies, sag, tv

    You've seen today's guest Simon Feil on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", "Orange Is The New Black", "The Deuce", as well has a ton of the kind of procedural dramas my wife and I watch constantly.

  • Episode 20: Mac Premo - Stuffmaker

    January 24th, 2019  |  46 mins 3 secs

    Commercial Director and Stuffmaker Mac Premo is in the hot seat. This is a person who makes video the way he animates and builds the way he draws. Come listen to us discuss his love of objects, baseball, and why he is going to die with a long todo list.

  • Episode 19: Bill Wadman - Portrait Photographer with Mollie Goldstein

    January 22nd, 2019  |  56 mins 31 secs

    We're turning the tables today. Friend of the show and Episode 2 guest Mollie Goldstein is interviewing Bill Wadman himself on why he shoots portraits, how he deals with his subjects and their foibles while also juggling his own, and why he has the need to do these daily projects.

  • Episode 18: Teresa Castillo - Opera Singer

    November 30th, 2018  |  42 mins 57 secs

    Here's an impromptu episode with opera singer Teresa Castillo. We talk about how she got into opera in the first place, the way things work in her industry, and how we get more kids to go to the opera without expecting a phantom. Enjoy!

  • Episode 17: Shaun Zetlin - Personal Trainer

    November 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    gym, interview, personal, personal trainer, push-up, workout

    Shaun Zetlin is a personal trainer and author of the book "Push-Up Progression". Not only is he knowledgable and in crazy good shape, he's also one of the sweetest people I know.

  • Episode 16: Grant Stoddard - Immersive Writer

    October 15th, 2018  |  2 hrs 9 mins

    Grant has had many adventures in almost 20 years of getting his hands dirty and writing about it for New York Magazine, Men's Health, Playboy, The New York Times, and Nerve.com. Come along for the ride as a disarming, young-at-heart adventurer with a British accent tells us where he's been and how he got there. WARNING: This episode gets a little racy at times so it's NSFW and not for the kiddies among you. Enjoy!