July 6th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
designer, footwear, interview, shoes
Our young friend and footwear designer Molly Magerman is heading back to the west coast, so took the opportunity to talk to her about outsoles, lasts, and manufacturing shoes in China. It's fascinating stuff.
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.
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.
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.
August 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
education, ets, interview, learning
The most well-read person I know and until recently the Chief Learning Officer of ETS (Educational Testing Service). TJ has had quite the journey from the Bronx to Princeton. Come along for the ride while he recounts the opportunities and lessons he's learned along the way.
August 27th, 2018 | 49 mins 56 secs
interview, new york, photographer, portrait, studio 54
Legendary portrait photographer William Coupon sits down to discuss his upcoming book, what it was like to start his career in New York in the late 70's, and regale us with stories about his forty plus years in the business.