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Josie Rhodes is the co-owner of the Red Canoe Cafe & Children's Bookstore located in Baltimore. Josie has a sharp eye for art and storytelling. When you browse her highly curated offering of children's literature at Red Canoe, you can feel her passion for books leap off the shelf. In this episode, we talk about wild, sexist kid books from the fifties, what draws her to specific books, and her take on the future of brick and mortar bookstores. If you're ever in Baltimore, the Red Canoe is a must stop for book and coffee lovers of all ages. You can follow the latest happenings at Red Canoe's Instagram @redcanoe4337 and Facebook page

 

Show Notes:

Red Canoe Website

Brain Pickings

The Crows Pearblossom

Harriett Gets Carried Away

The Rabbit Listened

Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Orphan Island

Magical Do Nothing Day

The House That Once Was

Godine Publishing

Flying Eye Books

Omnibus Publishing

Direct download: Ep_114_Josie_Red_Canoe.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

 

Jordan Perme and Christopher Lees are the husband and wife team behind Horrible Adorables. Their strange and beautiful creations can be seen at galleries, boutiques, and indie craft fairs across the globe. In this episode we cover their new toyline with Kidrobot, their first  DesignerCon, and growing a small business together. 

 Show Notes: 

(@horrible_adorables)

Instagram

Pinterest

Facebook

Website

Kidrobot

Etsy

 

Direct download: Ep_113_Horrible_Adorables.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Benjamin Wynn, aka Deru, is an Emmy Award winning composer, sound designer, and music producer. In this episode, we discuss writing music for YouTube Red’s new series Impulse, composing the Marvel podcast Wolverine: The Long Night, spectral music, and his next album. (@_deru)

Show Notes: 

Impulse

Wolverine: The Long Night

Website

Twitter

Soundcloud

Facebook

Documentary: A Life in Waves

Spectral music

Microtonal music

Gèrard Grisey

Baschet Brothers

 

 Photo credit: Tim Navis

Direct download: Ep_112_Deru_V2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

Kate Unver is the founder of The Daily Mini, a website and wildly popular instagram featuring all things miniature. When Kate isn't riding her motorcycle or working her day job, she dedicates her time to featuring artists and collectors of miniatures, ranging from the adorable to the unique and rare. In this episode, we talk about promoting artists, the mini community, and the importance of having multiple passions. You can follow Kate on Twitter (@thedailymini), Facebook and Instagram (@dailymini). 

 

Show Notes: 

The Daily Mini website

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Submit a mini!

New York Times Feature

Direct download: Ep_111_Kate_Unver.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

 

Brad Gullickson is a writer, podcaster, and film critic. This is Brad's second visit to the podcast. Our very first chat was on ep. 36 in May 2015! Hopping forward to today, Brad has accomplished so much. We pack a lot into this interview from quitting his day job and writing full time for Film School Rejects to interviewing folks like Vince Vaughn, S. Craig Zahler and Jim Gaffigan. You can follow Brad on Twitter @mouthdork. 

Show Notes: 

Brad's TwitterInstagram 

In the Mouth of Dorkness Podcast

Non Fics

Film School Rejects

 

Photo credit: Casey Yoshida

Direct download: Ep_110_Brad_Gullickson.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Aaron Hartline is an animator at Pixar Animation Studios. He’s been animating for over twenty years and has worked on films like Up!, Inside Out, Toy Story 3 and more. Aaron and I sat down to chat about his debut picture book Box Meets Circle, working for Pixar, and following his dream. You can follow Aaron on Twitter (@boxmeetscircle) and Instagram (@aaron.hartline). 

 

Show Notes: 

Box Meets Circle

Aaron's Website

Blog

Post-It's 

Direct download: Ep_109_Aaron_Hartline.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

Chogrin is an illustrator, writer, and curator. He’s worked on shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show. Chogrin currently works at Disney. When Chorgrin isn’t  working in animation, he is curating gallery exhibits for some of the best pop culture galleries around the world. In this episode, we talk about how Chogrin got into curating shows, what he looks for in an artist, working on his book Kid Del Toro, and his latest animation project. You can follow Chogrin on Twitter (@chogrin) an Instagram (@chogrin). 

 

Show Notes: 

Chogrin's Website

Kid Del Toro

Fake Theme Parks

 

 

Direct download: Ep_108_Chogrin.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

Mike Owens is the co-creator of the Amazon show Danger and Eggs. The cartoon is hilarious and heartwarming. It’s received rave reviews and was nominated for a Critics Choice, GLAAD, and Annie Award. I had the pleasure of talking to Mike about his career in animation, the original short Danger and Eggs is based on, and what it’s like to create a show for Amazon. You can follow Mike on Twitter (@mowensanimation) and Instagram (@therealmikeowens)

 

Show Notes: 

Danger and Eggs

Mike's Nice Moves Talk

Mike's Website

Direct download: Ep_107_Mike_Owens_Edited.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

Welcome to part two of my chat with Dallas & Leigh Taylor of Defacto Sound. This episode focuses on their podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz. Dallas and Leigh shared with me how they make the podcast and all the planning that went behind its launch. You can follow Dallas on Twitter @d_llas & Leigh @perfythegreat.

Show Notes: 

Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcast

Defacto Sound

Dallas Taylor website

 

Direct download: Ep_106_Defacto_Sound_Dallas_and_Leigh_Taylor_Part_2_V2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

 

Meet Dallas & Leigh Taylor. They are the husband and wife team behind the award winning sound studio Defacto Sound. They've worked with tons of cool names including Netflix, Discovery, and Bethesda.

Dallas and Leigh also created one of my all time favorite podcasts Twenty Thousand Hertz. Their podcast explores the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds.

This interview is a two-parter. Part 1 focuses on starting your own creative business and the joys and stresses around taking that leap. 

You can follow Dallas on Twitter @d_llas & Leigh @perfythegreat.

Show Notes: 

Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcast

Defacto Sound

Dallas Taylor website

Entreprenuer.com feature

Direct download: Ep_106_Defacto_Sound_Dallas_and_Leigh_TaylorV2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:11am EDT