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The Family Room Podcast
91 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 64 - Palana Belken
My guest on this episode is Palana Belken. Palana is a musician and a manager at Teatotaller cafe in Somersworth. We talked about measures taken to watch Stranger Things during a 3-day power outage, recording music, working when you're sick, the importance of drummers, finding a place you feel at home, the experience of transitioning, and "being the machine"...among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!
75 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 53 - Joe Watts
My guest on this episode is Joe Watts, the CEO of Star Island Corporation, which he has worked for since he was 16 years old. Joe and I discussed being a "Pelican" (or "Pel"), which is what we call the island's mostly college-aged Summer staff, finding communities that fit your personality, raising kids in the smartphone era, the risks and rewards of world travel and, of course, role playing games...among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!
60 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 34 - Pam Raiford
Pam Raiford teaches philosophy, sociology, and world cultures at Oyster River High School. We discussed the evolution of teenage life in the past 20 years, growing up in the suburbs, and finding your happy place, among other things. Pam also shared some of the surprising silver linings of her recent cancer diagnosis, showing her unique, amazing ability to remain positive and grateful even at an extremely difficult time. She is the best. Thanks for listening - enjoy!
66 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 31 - Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore is the editor of the sustainable style blog RecoverGirl and the new fashion magazine Style Queue. Jennifer and Peter discussed intergenerational friendships, reality tv, long distance relationships, and made plans to go shopping together. Thanks for listening - enjoy!
77 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 28 - Ashley Bliss
Ashley Bliss joins Peter to discuss the intensity and reward of her work at Planned Parenthood, self care, the power of the moon, online dating, small town living, and AN EPIC LIGHTNING ROUND SWITCHEROO!
83 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 20 - Chris Greiner (part 2)
In part 2 of Peter's conversation with Chris Greiner, the founder and former Executive and Artistic Director of 3S Artspace, they continue their conversation about the current state of the Seacoast music scene, what’s changed, what hasn’t, and what’s missing - as well as Chris' conception, launch, and recent departure from 3S. Thanks for listening - enjoy!
83 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 19 - Chris Greiner (part 1)
On this two-part episode, Peter welcomes Chris Greiner, the founder and former Executive and Artistic Director of 3S Artspace. In part 1, Peter and Chris discuss their parallel paths beginning on Long Island, going to colleges they didn’t enjoy, starting adulthood in New York City, escaping to the Seacoast, working at The Music Hall and beyond. In part II, they will dive deeper into the current state of the Seacoast music scene, what’s changed, what hasn’t, and what’s missing - as well as Chris' conception, launch, and recent departure from 3S. Thanks for listening - enjoy!
86 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 10 - Kirsten Hunter
Peter welcomes Kirsten Hunter to the Family Room. Kirsten is the Director of Religious Education at South Church (Unitarian Universalist) in Portsmouth, NH. They discussed Kirsten's unusual upbringing, the cruelty of 5th grade girls, the merits and shortcomings of Unitarian Universalism (as we've experienced them), Bernie Sanders, and world travel...among other things. Thanks for listening! Enjoy!
107 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 7 - John Maclean
Peter welcomes John Maclean - better known to many outside the Seacoast as "The Juan Maclean" of DFA records fame - to the Family Room. They discussed John's musical beginnings in the band Six Finger Satellite on Sub Pop Records, his struggles with addiction and depression, the decision to leave the music industry, and his triumphant return with the help of his friends. Buckle up for a long one! Enjoy.
82 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 1 - Crystal Paradis
Peter Squires chats with Crystal Paradis of Portsmouth, NH about coffee shops, statehood, unconventional religions, and lipstick (among other things).
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