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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!