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57 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
VF040: Silver Screen Roadshow
Filmmaker David Metzger and actors Elsha Van Apeldoorn and Lauren Patterson talk about the new film The Silver Screen Roadshow that is premiering at Main Street Landing on February, 6 at 7pm. The sweet movie follows an ex-filmmaker who bonds with her estranged 9-year old sister on the road as they search for a movie theater with a working film projector.
59 minutes | Jan 13, 2019
VF039: Anthony Apodaca
Anthony Apodaca refurbished a studio space on Howard Street to open Revelry Theater. Revelry offers comedians, performers, and improvisers a small space to try more experimental pieces. Anthony and I go deep into his philosophies on improv, religion, and whether or not being nice is actually helpful.
58 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
VF038: Ginge O’Lolly & Dr. Vu
Ginge O’Lolly and Dr. Vu from Green Mountain Cabaret join me for a fun chat about the history of burlesque, the Vermont scene, and what’s coming up this Winter for GMC.
59 minutes | Oct 21, 2018
VF037: Steve Hartmann
Steve Hartmann is a singer/songwriter who was born in Vietnam at the end of the war, grew up outside Philly, studied at Berklee in Boston, and eventually found his way to Vermont. His style is both passionate and intricate and speaks to a lifelong search for belonging. Hartmann performs two songs (“Sweet Angel” and “You Are”) and talks about his support of The Ramble festival. Now settled in Jericho, Vermont Steve performs around the region regularly.
59 minutes | Oct 14, 2018
VF036: Lydia Kern
Lydia Kern is a Burlington-based sculptor, dancer, and she also plays a mean glittered cow jaw in a local band. We talk about the upcoming AutoBiography performance and how it will be “a beautiful cacophony of artistic inspiration and humanity.” And, of course, we talk about the thriving and supportive Burlington art scene.
59 minutes | Oct 7, 2018
VF035: Topaz Weis
Topaz Weis’ Expressive Arts Burlington is a space where anybody – regardless of their artistic training – can create free of our inner critic. Topaz and I dive into the healing power of art to make us say, “Ohhh!”
58 minutes | Sep 23, 2018
VF034: Phillip Peterson
Phillip Peterson has brought together his experiences in the arts (as a child actor) and sciences (as an engineer with the City of Burlington) to create STEAM Lab which airs Sunday evenings from 6-8 on 99.3FM Burlington. He is also a teacher, SCUBA diver, music aficionado, and extrovert to the max.
58 minutes | Sep 9, 2018
VF033: Gray Basnight & Michael DeSanto
Gray Basnight and Mike DeSanto met at George Washington University in the 1970s where they were studying theatre. Now, 40 years later, Gray is a published author based in NYC and Mike owns Phoenix Books here in Burlington. Like Gray’s new book, Flight of the Fox, we discuss American History from the formation of the FBI to Vietnam to 9/11. Basnight will be making an appearance at Phoenix on Thursday, September 13.
60 minutes | Aug 26, 2018
VF032: Kathryn Blume
Kathryn Blume is currently advocating cannabis awareness through Heady Vermont where she draws on her experience as an actor, playwright, environmental activist, and even game designer. We talk about the global performance of the anti-war Lysistrata Project, her self-designed Yale degree, and her recipe for recovering from a burst appendix: pot, Netflix, and a cat.
60 minutes | Aug 12, 2018
VF031: Conor Lastowka
RiffTrax writer Conor Lastowka has made a career out of poking fun at movies and books and, well, pretty much anybody who takes themselves too seriously. In addition to Rifftrax, he performs at Vermont Comedy Club, co-hosts a podcast with Mike Nelson of MST3K fame, and has published two novels – Gone Whalin’ and Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe.
60 minutes | Jul 29, 2018
VF030: Kelly Holt
Artist Kelly Holt artist has worked in Vermont and Berlin, Germany. She is also the Creative Director and Curator for Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Vermont. We discuss her own work in mixed media and photography as well as her collaborative works with many Vermonters.
59 minutes | Jul 15, 2018
VF029: Tim Bridge
Tim Bridge, a talented and very busy comedian, jumps between improv, sketch, stand-up, and talking about movies. He won the Vermont’s Funniest Comedian contest in 2017 and performs regularly around the state. Tim and I talk about the stupidity of competitions, how great dogs are, and running his monthly Pullin’ Yo Chain stand-up showcase.
60 minutes | Jul 8, 2018
VF028: Corrine Yonce
Corrine Yonce is a painter and radio-maker. Her “Voices of Home” series combines the two featuring interviews with and paintings of local people in subsidized housing. She is also a cross-country cyclist (literally!). We talk about her harrowing trip from Maine to California and its lasting impact on her life and work.
54 minutes | Jun 3, 2018
VF027: Jessica Amelia
Jessica Amelia is a renaissance woman: a self-taught musician, wood worker, music gear tech, and graphic designer. She has performed and recorded with The Empress Trees, Drive the Hour, The Obvious Tells, and solo to name just a few. We discuss the pros and cons of performing with a band and on her own; the underground Trans Punk scene; and how she uses Instagram to both share her work and connect with others in the Trans community. Jessica even treats us to in-studio performances of “Gay In Space” and “Never Doubt What We Got, It’s Coming From The Heart.”
57 minutes | May 27, 2018
VF026: Bobby Hackney Jr.
The lead singer for Vermont’s Rough Francis, Bobby Hackney Jr. sits down for an hour-long chat to talk about the band’s new album MSP3: Counter Attack, the Detroit roots of American punk, the future of Rough Francis, being a punk rocker dad, and his work with other band Barbacoa, The Static Age, and more.
58 minutes | May 20, 2018
VF025: Al Larsen
Back in the late 80s and into the 90s, Al Larsen was the frontman for Some Velvet Sidewalk, a punk band from the Pacific Northwest. I was checking them out on YouTube and saw a great comment: “Their frontman was my college professor. When he showed this to the class, it blew our minds.” In addition to teaching at Champlain College, he is also multimedia artist and writer whose work utilizes public spaces such as festivals, sidewalks, rooftops, and keggers.
60 minutes | May 13, 2018
VF024: Erika Senft Miller
Our only true home is our bodies since we bring it with us wherever in the world we go. Erika Senft Miller is a conceptual performance artist who explores dance and movement through site-specific works – as opposed to performances just in theaters or conventional stages. We talk about the journey that brought her from Germany to Sweden to Philadelphia and then to Vermont and all of the lessons she learned along the way. Be sure to check out the photos and videos from the projects we discussed: Sleeping Babies, SiteTime, and Salt.
60 minutes | Apr 30, 2018
VF023: Diana Mara Henry
Diana Mara Henry photographed some of the key moments of the Women’s Movement in the 1970s as well as the 1972 and 1976 presidential races. Her work has appeared in countless publications and she continues to speak publicly on Women’s History and her work behind the lens. We also discuss her research on the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp. Here are the photos we discussed throughout the episode. All of the photos are copyright Diana Mara Henry. Visit her website for more! [smartslider3 slider=2] Photo of Diana was taken by Kenric Kite
57 minutes | Apr 15, 2018
VF022: Rachel Lindsay
In her new book Rx, Vermont cartoonist Rachel Lindsay relives her grueling experience with the mental health and pharmaceutical industries. We discuss the story behind the book, cartooning about her life as a cashier in Rachel Lives Here Now, and about accepting support as well as criticism as an artist.
60 minutes | Apr 1, 2018
VF021: Sam Kurnit
Sam Kurnit has spent his whole life in the performing arts and he’s done so along his own unique path: as an actor, voice-over artist, improviser, and as the dungeon master/host of the Improvised Weapons podcast.
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