73 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
S3E1 - Jeff Plankenhorn
It was a true honor to have the one and only, Jeff Plankenhorn kick off Season 3 of Chilling on the Southide. Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist and one of the main members of local ATX band the Resentments. The Resentments have had a Sunday residency at the Saxon Pub for nearly decades. Not only has Jeff designed his own slide guitar called “The Plank” but he’s quite an amazing show host too! His voice is also solid gold both speaking and singing! Be sure to check him out everywhere from Spotify to Facebook and beyond. [https://jeffplankenhorn.com/](https://jeffplankenhorn.com/
62 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
S2E11 - Michael + Matticus of Booth & Stager
In this new installment of COTS we hang out with our pals Michael and Matticus, the creators of Boothandstager.com. Founded in Austin, TX, Booth & Stager is a new site that helps artists of all types sell their own merch with no cost to the artist upfront. Currently they are the exclusive provider for the new Mike Donello & the New Essentials clothing apparel. We also are joined by our one and only producer, Nora who stepped in to cohost this ep and help spread the good vibes all. Be sure to check out Mike's Booth and Stager link at mikedonello.com/merch - We hope you enjoy the conversation and leave an awesome rating and review!
55 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
S2E10 - Roasting off the Northside with Pat and Eric #1
In this 10th episode of our second season, Mike travels to the Northside to try a new spin-off segment called "Roasting off the Northside". He is joined by his great friends and colleagues Pat and Eric who live on the Northside of Austin and bring a good recipe of podcast chaos and disaster. What started as a disc themed day with disc golf and disced tacos, turned into an impromptu podcast session that takes us on a journey no podcast and podcast audience has ever gone before. We always love to hear your comments, ratings and feedback especially on these raw and "off the cuff" episodes. Thanks so much for listening and until next time, take care of yourselves and each other!
57 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
S2E9 - Headspace - Laura, Tiny and the Ladies
In this very fun on-site episode Mike, Wallace and team hang out on the southside with the ladies of Headspace Salon and Co-op for a very rich and comical interview. Mike and Wallace are taken for quite a ride through some fun twists and turns. Besides many local food and music recommendations, we hear from Headspace owner Laura about her journey growing up in Austin and how she made her co-op idea a reality bringing together local stylists, artists, designers and creators. We also got to meet Tiny, the new head of security while we were there. Last but not least, we talk about some of the very cool house plants that you can purchase right at the store. Check out our Instagrams for more info and pics. ([@chillingonthesouthside])(https://instagram.com/chillingonthesouthside) and @headspacesalonandcoop :)
46 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
S2E8 - Jordan Gamboa - "Local Folkal" #2 @ Studio 601
In this next installment of our 'Local Folkal" feature, Mike got to hang out with up and coming Austin musician Jordan Gamboa at studio 601. Mike and Jordan are joined by Studio 601 producers Eric Harrison and Mike Ingber for this incredibly fun interview. We talk about Jordan's experience of moving from California to Texas and some of the differences he's noticed. We discuss working at Studio 601 on new records releases to come and some of the feelings that come with playing writing and recording music. Jordan also reveals a "hole in one" golf story and his passion for golf and how it's been one of the things he did more of before the pandemic. We also give shoutouts to his family members who play a big role in Jordan's circle of support and even help film his music videos! Check out Jordan on Youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ubgJbW-5PU9Byel8lbs8A
69 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
S2E7 - Channing Neary - Flirting with Restorative Justice
Episode Notes 2020 is finally over and while we as a nation are still flirting with disaster, GA has just won it for the Dems, the US Capitol was overrun by a mob and Trump just got all his social media suspended!! Mike is assisted by Nora subbing in on the cohost slot for this super rich and intriguing episode. Our interview was recorded just around the 2020 election and we learned so much about restorative justice from our wonderful and local ATX defense attorney, Channing Neary! Channing plays a huge part in the Texas Harm Reduction Alliance. We were privileged enough to record this ep all together safely in the backyard and it was such a beautiful day. :) There were also quite an array of topics we touch on as we explore the more personal side of Channing and how she chills on the southside. This episode will surely take you on a journey of humanity. Learn more at texasharmreductionalliance.org
65 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
S2E6 - Jade Greenough of Pivotal Academy of Dance
In this episode we hang out with Kim's dance instructor Jade Greenough! Jade is the owner and founder of Pivotal Academy of Dance and we were delighted to have her join us and share how she started the business and navigated the many challenges of 2020. Besides talking about her amazing dance company we also get to hear wonderful stories of Jade growing up in South Austin and how her family's roots go back for generations. You'll learn quite a lot about South Austin in this episode especially if you haven't lived here longer than 10 or 20 years. We hope you enjoy and make sure to get your dance recital tickets and see Pivotal Academy of Dance's upcoming recital @ Bucks Backyard in Buda, TX December 14 -17th . more info at pivotalacademyofdance.com
37 minutes | Nov 28, 2020
S2E5 - Scott Strickland - "Local Folkal" #1 @ Studio 601
In this episode, Mike Donello ventures out to Studio 601 for the very first "Local Folkal" segment. Joined by his esteemed colleagues Mike Ingber & Eric Harrison, we sit down with local artist Scott Strickland to talk about his upcoming album and his approach this time around to the recording process. We learn a little history about Scott through his artistic journey into Austin and hear how he's been navigating 2020. We also play a quick round of our favorite game, "Either or Neither". We hope you enjoy and we look forward to bringing you more "Local Folkal" guests soon! Link up with all things Scott Strickland @ scottstricklandband.com
75 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
S2E4 - David Modigliani
Episode Notes Where were you the day Biden was declared President-elect? We were huddled around our microphones ready to digest the events of the week with skilled documentary filmmaker, David Modigliani. David broke onto the scene with Crawford, a film about the people of the small Texas town, in the wake of President George W. Bush's relocation amid his announcement for his presidential candidacy. Many are also familiar with his most notable 2019 HBO Documentary, Running with Beto, which traces the campaign of Beto O'Rourke - a candidacy which inspired many and came close to turning a red state blue. More recently, David released the documentary short, Dress Rehearsal, which examined the first real attempt to organize for a campaign at the outbreak of the pandemic and explores how organizers and activists tackled voter suppression to bring out an upset win in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election. David tells us his take on the presidential election, some favorite listens and watches, and shares the story of how he first met with presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke. Go ahead and jump in to this intriguing chat to cure your election hangover! ~ Be sure to check out our new FB @ facebook.com/ChillingOTS
60 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
S2E3 - Eric Andre & My Mom
Eric Andre is one the most hilarious human beings on planet earth and we are lucky to call him an old hometown pal and now an official friend of the show! Eric is best known as the creator, host, and co-writer of the Adult Swim comedy series The Eric Andre Show. Season 5 of Eric's show premiers this month and Eric has also released his debut Netflix comedy special this year called Legalize Everything. Eric, Mike and Mike's sister (Tina D) decide to surprise Kay & Mike Sr Donello (Mike's parents) so they can try to sway their political opinions that for some great laughs :). This episode is thoroughly entertaining and will hopefully have you on the floor in tears. Let's just say things don't go exactly as planned in the best way possible. Momma Kay surely runs us down some great rabbit holes of Donello history including old stories of meeting Eric Andre for the first time 20 years ago. We also get Eric to give us an official endorsement for our local congressional candidate Julie Oliver! Please make sure to leave a great rating, share and comment. Follow us at instagram.com/chillingontheside or like us on facebook.com/chillingots Thanks! :) Find out more at https://chilling-on-the-southside.pinecast.co
77 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
S2E2 - Tomar Williams
In this very rich and in-depth local feature, we have an absolute blast with the one and only, Tomar Williams! Tomar is the front man of Austin based band Tomar and the FCs. In 2016, NPR Music picked Tomar and the FCs out of hundreds of Austin entries to represent the city for their Tiny Desk Concert Series. “Heart Attack was the band’s debut album and it was released in late 2016. Their second full length album, “Rise Above” was realized this year in 2020 and Tomar lights up the mic this episode with 2 live performances from the new record. In addition to the stellar performances we get to play a new game called "Either or Neither" and hear many stories from Tomar's musical history. This is an episode you don't want to miss!
44 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
S2E1 - Chilling on the OUTside!
Chilling OTS returns and kicks off a brand new season with double the fun! In this first episode we start off with Wallace in a window, a fresh remix jam with new producers, and the first in-person taping since March 2020. With so many new plans to come for season 2, Sofia, Kim and Nora have joined the team to assist Wallace and Mike as they continue to unearth various personalities in and out of Austin, TX. We get to hear from Kim who is one of the show's new producers and quite a barrel of laughs. She shares her incredible fear of spiders and a recent encounter involving Mike, her garage and some neighbors she's never met. We also catch up on life in quarantine for Mike and Wallace over the last few months. We pay tribute to an old song that was Mike's break out EdTech hit circa 2014. We also give shout outs to a few past guests and get set for a great season to come.
42 minutes | May 17, 2020
S1E15 - Julie Oliver - Part 2
In the second part of our great session with Julie Oliver we let her dig deep into the issues that have driven her to run for office. We learn quite a lot about her and what she stands for. She shared a little history on a few of our local Texas Congressional Districts and how they have been subject to gerrymandering. We hear about some of the people that have inspired Julie along the way. We also talk about some of her traveling experiences within the multiple counties of TX District 25. For more info and to help support Julie go to julieoliver.org . We hope you enjoy and rate these last 2 episodes. - COTS
32 minutes | May 10, 2020
S1E14 - Julie Oliver - Part 1
Mike and Wallace do their first double episode featuring a very special guest, Juile Oliver! Julie is the democratic nominee for Texas' 25th Congressional District and we learn how she plans on making her way into Washington! Julie has deemed healthcare as one of the main focuses for motivating her campaign among other issues. We hear many great stories of her kids to a very funny book her dad gave her. She serves as an excellent beacon of knowledge and we couldn't ask for a better guest especially in this time of quarantine. Her spirit is fun, engaging and uplifting as she brings the best vibes to Chilling on the Southside. In part one of our episode with Julie, we learn many things from her favorite tunes to her favorite foods. We also find out that she may have been the one that hoarded all the pasta! - JulieOliver.org -
32 minutes | May 3, 2020
S1E13 - Thirteen
We made it through to another episode! Yahooo! In this episode, to avoid talking too much about Covid-19, We try to focus on the number 13 in honor of episode #13. Mike and Wallace take time virtually to explore a few meanings of the number thirteen. Mike learns a little more on his heritage and the word for a fear of the number 13. We also ponder what may be unlucky to some can be lucky to others. Could it all be in the eyes of the beholder? We of course, share a few movie references and learn why Mike and Wallace tend to lean to the more lucky 13. There’s also a hint of a very special upcoming guest ;). Stay tuned!
27 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
S1E12 - Life Finds a Way - Charles & the 207 “Debassscale”
In this mini episode 12, Mike starts off with a strum or two and we are greeted by sweet Nova, Wallace's pup in their backyard to kick off the episode. This is the second episode of practicing social distance as Mike and Wallace FaceTime. Mike wanted to surprise Wallace and tries to 3 way call with his old pal and bandmate Charles Ellingwood of Portland, ME. Fortunately for the sake of the show, things didn't go exactly as planned which lead to some humorous turns. Learn more about our special guest Charles and follow us all on Instagram. @mainleybass - @chillingonthesouthside - @wallyspoon @mike.donello :)
25 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
S1E11 - Remote Control - Circle C
In this quick express emergency podcast episode, Mike connects with Wallace remotely amidst the Covid 19 "Shelter in Place" in Austin. Wallace brings a surprise guest and friend Jason Macias on the FaceTime call. Mike, Wallace, and Jason chat about working from home, beers, Netflix and Jason calls dibs on being Joe Exotic/Tiger King for Halloween. Wallace finds a way to still talk about Star Wars while Mike finds excuses to jam his tele through out the episode. Stay tuned as we have more express episodes to come in the near future. Link up with the show and everything @ MikeDonello.com
59 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
S1E10 - Double Digits/ Feedback
Double Digits! Mike and Wallace reflect on the last few months and celebrate their 10th episode of the podcast! In this episode we hear plans for the future of the podcast and strive to get more feedback from our fans to incorporate into the show. There is much banter about the Corona Virus shutdown, potty talk, politics and of course the regular shenanigans. You can also donate to Chilling on the Southside or even buy merch from Mike via Venmo or PayPal @mikedonello. Connect with us to share your thoughts by email or social media. Check us out on @chillingonthesouthside or Twitter @chillingOTS or email us at COTSATX@gmail.com :)
59 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
S1E9 - The Boys from Studio 601 - Mike Ingber & Eric Harrison
Episode 09 is an amazing journey through music, space, conversation and time with the producers of Mike Donello's new record and theme song to the podcast! Mike Donello and co-host Wallace Weatherspoon kick it with Austin music men Mike Ingber and Eric Harrison, the owners of Studio 601. In this episode we experience a glimpse into their background and the local music community that brought Mike and Eric together. We learn how Studio 601 came to fruition and how Mike and Eric formed a great partnership of producing together. We talk about their process of recording and we also get to some fun jams and outtakes left in by the end of this episode. We hope you enjoy!
68 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
S1E8 - Sonya Cote - Executive Chef
The Executive Chef Sonya Cote of Hillside Farmacy and Eden East Austin joins Mike & Wallace for this rich and in-depth interview of her life: past, present and future. We hear about how she made her way to the great state of Texas and went from drawing sketches of food to creating fantastic dishes of her own as a chef. We get to know a little more about Sonya’s favorite things and talk about her 6th year at the Austin Food and Wine Festival. There's food stories, ghost stories, work stories, and funny stories. We also learn about the vegetable romanesco - A broccoli sort of cauliflower. Yum! Mike made a bumper jingle on it ;) Enjoy 😊 Find out more at https://chilling-on-the-southside.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.