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The Corner Bloc
73 minutes | Jan 14, 2017
#4813 Richard Robinson, Business in Japan
Richard M.N. Robinson on being an American entrepreneur in Japan. Founder of Target Marketing Japan. And he and his wife run their brand of English schools across the Nagano prefecture.
44 minutes | Nov 14, 2016
#2301 MCM, Storytelller
Guest host Jeremy Cropf interviews storyteller MCM about the convergence of entertainment and technology. Known for an internet fable "The Pig and the Box" and an animated YTV action series "RollBots", look for his experimental live fiction, DIRT.
77 minutes | Nov 5, 2016
#4811 Kevin Kato, For Now
Kevin Kato on writing stories that honor the moment. Notably about his family leaving Fukushima because of the nuclear disaster, and bicycling in Cambodia. Also we ponder success in life and gratitude as a family man. KevinKato.com
51 minutes | Oct 28, 2016
#4810 Kevin Kato, Cross Country
Kevin Kato on how his worldwide travels affected his creative process as an indie writer. We detail his road trip with sculptor Jon Krawczyk and the 9/11 Cross. KevinKato.com
5 minutes | Oct 22, 2016
#0103 Intoducing SIFFcast
The Top5 podcast evolved over the summer into SIFFcast, the official podcast of the Seattle International Film Festival. Made in Seattle with Jeremy Cropf, Megan Garbayo, Daniel Kessler, Melanie Luis, and Xinhua Eynon. Music by Patrick Cannell.
69 minutes | Apr 6, 2016
#0801 Brian Ackley, One Way or Another
Alan and Jeremy catch up with their friend Brian Ackley, about life as a writer, director and head of development for One Way or Another Productions, a successful and well-organized media production company. Watch Brian's award-winning AlienatedMovie.net
11 minutes | Feb 25, 2016
#0102 Intoducing the Top 5 Podcast
Taking a break from Sound/Speed haitus, Alan introduces our new podcast, the Top 5, how it's about interviewing culturally awesome people, sharing top 5 favorite movies, music and more. Made in Seattle with Jeremy Cropf, Megan Garbayo and Daniel Kessler.
30 minutes | Feb 2, 2016
#t502 William B Davis, X-Files
William B. Davis, CSM from the X-Files, also is an accomplished theatrical actor and director. He and Megan discuss all that and more, including their top TV villains. The Corner Bloc presents Top Five.
50 minutes | Dec 25, 2015
#t501 Penelope Spheeris and Anna Fox
Penelope Spheeris and Anna Fox talk with Megan Garbayo about the film aesthetics of the Decline of Western Civilization, tales behind the scenes, their favorite music movies, and more. The Corner Bloc presents Top Five.
58 minutes | Nov 16, 2015
#2102 Dostoyevsky's The Grand Inquisitor
Alan takes us behind the scenes in the making of a dramatic audiobook, Dostoyevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor," about Ivan Karamazov sharing with his brother a vision of the Grand Inquisitor imprisioning Christ, revealing the suffering in his heart.
44 minutes | Sep 12, 2015
#1304 SIFF, Pilchuck - A Dance with Fire
Director John Forsen, on documenting fine art and living history from Violin Masters to Pilchuck: a Dance with Fire, which screened at Seattle International Film Festival. Alan and Jeremy discuss their interviews with cordial Mr. Forsen.
59 minutes | Aug 16, 2015
#1303 SIFF, Tig
Director Kristina Goolsby, her devotion to her friend Tig; their documentary screened at Seattle International Film Festival. Then Alan calls Jeremy and they talk what makes a good documentary. And an update about what's next for our podcast.
33 minutes | Jun 22, 2015
#1302 SIFF, Cartel Land
"Cartel Land" director Matthew Heineman at Seattle International Film Festival, with discussion between Alan Lamberg and Jeremy Cropf on cinema vérité and cycles of violence.
54 minutes | Jun 3, 2015
#1301 SIFF, Love Among the Ruins
"Love Among the Ruins" director Massimo Ali Mohammad and producer Susan Harmon at Seattle International Film Festival, with discussion on film aesthetics and preservation between Alan Lamberg and Jeremy Cropf.
41 minutes | May 20, 2015
#4809 Johnny and Edgar, Fathers in Japan
On the road after a day of snow sports, an interview with two friends about their perspectives and insights on being fathers and living creatively. Johnny Loch is from Scotland. Edgar Tanaka-Moore is from Brighton, England. They live in Nagano, Japan.
45 minutes | May 6, 2015
#4808 Charlie Designs Board Games
Charles Ward on designing board games (among other creative ventures) for fun and possible profit. He reminds us to not let expectations of success get in our way; just do the work, let life happen, and look forward to what's next.
94 minutes | Apr 29, 2015
#4807 Charlie Ward, Earthling
Charles Ward is originally from England, also grew up in Spain, and living in Japan since 2004. He's written books, illustrated a children's comic, advocated for peace among geopolitical turbulence in Asia. Most importantly, he's a father and a friend.
85 minutes | Apr 15, 2015
#4806 John Koons, Renaissance Everyman
John Koons on creative motivation and overcoming fear, about getting things done here and now and enjoying life. More about his projects and goals for the future.
58 minutes | Apr 8, 2015
#4805 John Koons in Japan
John Koons is an American living in Japan. A world traveler who studied Italian, Tibetan and Japanese. He enjoys yoga, skiing, scuba diving, and is a glider pilot. His current passion is using his skills to build custom website plug-ins, WordPress apps.
99 minutes | Mar 30, 2015
#0702 Watch This with Rick Ramos
Rick Ramos speaks passionately about how much cinema means to him in his podcast, "Watch This," and he is persuasive in arguing that certain films shouldn't be missed. We find out why this is important to him. Plus Q and A.
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