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Ep. 27 Sean Weber

Sean runs the food blog Snack Fixation where he reviews snacks, creates new recipes, and inspires people to try new things. In this interview, we talk about food photography, how to get a recipe just right, and his favorite places to eat. You can follow Sean's food adventures on Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Facebook

Direct download: Ep27__Snackfixation.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 10:06am EDT

Ep. 26 Lee Hardcastle

Lee Hardcastle is a writer, director, and animator. He is best known for his awesomely gory claymation shorts. I first saw his work in Alamo Drafthouse's ABC's of Death. His short films are the perfect mix of blood, guts, and humor. In this episode, we talk about his career, film festivals, and his bad a** name. You can follow Lee on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Direct download: Ep26__Lee_Hardcastle.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:13am EDT

Ep. 25 Mike Bromage

Mike is the mastermind behind the webcomic Dustpiggies. He is best known for his wickedly dark humor and unique style.

In this ep, we talk about making comics (of course), how dark is too dark with humor, and what our families think about this weird comic thing we call a career. You can follow Mike on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Oh, and if you need to kill an afternoon then check out his awesome YouTube channel. I could watch him draw for hours. 

Direct download: Ep25__Dustpiggies_.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

Ep. 24 Taylor Barnes

Taylor Barnes is the co-founder of Denizens Brewing Co located in Silver Spring, MD. In this episode, we talk about making beer, being a female based business, and her career change from politics to beer. You can follow Denizens beer making journey on Twitter and Facebook

Direct download: Ep24_Taylor_Barnes.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Ep. 23 Michael David Thomas

Michael David Thomas is the assistant director for the Small Press Expo. SPX is one of the best indie comic fests in the nation! SPX 2015 is September 19-20 in Bethesda, MD. The show is so big that they have a lotto system for tables. Lotto registration is going on now until Feb. 15.

 

If you are a fan of SPX or are thinking of signing up then this is a must listen. We talk indie comics, the history of SPX, the lotto system, and the awesome people who make up this amazing event!

 

You can follow the latest updates for SPX on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr AND you can check out what Michael David Thomas is up to when he's not running one of the best shows of the year on Instagram and Tumblr

Direct download: Ep23_MDT.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

Ep. 22 Tonedeff

Tonedeff is a rapper, producer, and singer-songwriter based in New York. He is also the founder of the hip hop label QN5. We sit down and talk cats, rap battles, gaming, and Andy Warhol. He's a deep dude, and I love that about him. You can check out his latest album Polymer on QN5's site and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @tonedeff. 

Direct download: Ep22_Tonedeff.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

Ep. 21 Jess Petyo

This week I chill with Octopus Tree House co-founder, Jess Petyo. She started her own print making company with her husband Paul a few years ago. Jess is seriously my little lady-geek soulmate. We talk about so many amazing things like 3D printing, vinyl toys, comic cons, and being lazy about showering every day (when you work from home these things happen!). You can check out all of Jess's awesomeness on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Direct download: Ep21_Jess_Petyo.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

Ep. 20 Rachael Berkey

This week I chat with writer Rachael Berkey. She's written for sites like Nerdist, Playboy, Huffington Post, and HelloGiggles. She also has a long running love affair with all things books. I've known Rachael for a few years now from our days at Hellogiggles. She tells her story about transitioning from writing articles for free to building up her resume and making it as a paid contirubuting journalist for Nerdist and Playboy. You can pretty much find Rachael on every corner of the internet. Check her out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram as @bookoisseur.

Direct download: Ep20_Rachael_Berkey.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:46am EDT

Ep. 19 Debbie Lee

Debbie Lee is a DC craft legend. She's co-created multiple craft communities including Hello Craft and the Fenton Street Market. She is also one of Crafty Bastards elite jurors. In this episode, she takes us behind the scenes on what it's like to select vendors for a major indie craft show and talks about her experience working with talent like Doctor Who's Billie Piper for Awesome Con DC. You can follow Debbie on Instagram @rocknromp.

Direct download: Ep19_Debbie_Lee.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

Most Influential People According to Liz Part 2!

Part 2 of 2! We know you've been biting your nails to hear the top 10 most influential people according to Liz. The list is full of some of our favorite, most inspirational people. Enjoy! 

Direct download: 2014_Part_2.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 10:12am EDT

Most Influential People According to Liz Part 1

It's almost the end of the year!! That means you'll start seeing a gazillion lists on what happened in 2014. I saw a magazine cover awhlie back with the title "The Most Influential People of 2104" and it was covered in actors. This inspired me to make my own list of people from all different backgrounds (not just one!) who have influenced me throughout the year. It is a two part series. Here is part one of 2! 

Direct download: 2014_Part_1.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Ep. 18 SJ Murray

Sarah-Jane (Ph.D, Princeton) is an EMMY-nominated screenwriter and producer. She studied screenwriting at UCLA and is associate professor of creative writing and great texts at Baylor University. SJ is a passionate abolitionist and advocate for the arts. As a story designer, she believes stories, when they are well-told, can change the world. Originally from Northern Ireland, SJ lives in Austin, TX.

Direct download: Ep18_SJ_Murray.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

Ep. 17 Twinkie Chan

Twinkie Chan is a San Francisco based crochet designer. Her delicious food accessories grew from a small business out of her house in 2005 to book deals and a clothing line. In this interview we discuss leaving her career in the publishing world to follow her love for creativity in the form of crochet. We also talk about her wildly fun fashion sense and love of sharing her craft. You can follow Twinkie on Instagram and Twitter @TwinkieChan. 

 

Oh and if you wanna see the crochet lipstick that left me cracking up at how awesome Twinkie is at not taking herself too seriously then click HERE

Direct download: Ep17_Twinkie_Chan.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 7:44am EDT

Ep. 16 Sean Saley

Since 2012, Sean Saley's been the drummer for the legendary heavy metal band Pentagram. In this interview we journey back through his long career in music. We talk about drama from past bands, what it's like to be on the road, and being a rockstar with a 9 to 5 day job on the side. 

Direct download: Ep16_Sean_Saley.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

Ep. 15 Ian Glaubinger

Ian is a pop culture illustrator and graphic designer. He's created eye catching images for Star Wars, Gallery 1988, and Teefury. In this episode we talk about what it was like creating licensed work for Star Wars, managing his own work hours, and why he's strictly a PC man! 

Direct download: EP15_Ian_Glaubinger.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Ep. 14 Erin Mallory Long

 

This week I talk with pop culture guru Erin Mallory Long. Erin's been noted by Huffington Post, Funny or Die and Thought Catalogue as one of the funniest women on Twitter. She also writes for HelloGiggles and is a published author. Seriously, this lady does everything. We chat a lot about her career and love of pop culture, but we also get to the root of her childhood crushes. It gets super juicy towards the end there.

Direct download: Ep._14_Erin_Mallory_Long.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:06am EDT

Ep. 13 Tina Henry

Tina Henry is the mastermind behind Tina Seamonster and also the creator of the indie craft and comic shows Grump and Smudge at Artisphere. She's been making and selling crafts for over 10 years. You can find her work in Books a Million stores across the nation and also around local stores in DC. She just recently said goodbye to crafts and hello to a new career in writing. I sat down and talked with her about this next phase in her life. You can follow Tina on Twitter @tinaseamonster

Direct download: Tina_Henry_Final.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

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This week we get crafty with Derek Sanchez-Hoeksema of Oh Sew Nerdy! Derek is best known for his edgy pop-culture cross stitching. His work has been showcased in gallery shows across the nation. You can check out his shop, Oh Sew Nerdy, on Etsy and see what new designs he's working on on Oh Sew Nerdy's Facebook and Instagram.

Direct download: Derek_Final_Revised_Audio.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

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This week I got to hangout with comedian Christian Spicer. He co-hosts SketchMelt at the Nerdist showroom every month, and he also co-hosts the weekly live podcast DLC on 5by5. Christian and I talk about what it's like to be a writer and a comedian and how he got his start. You can follow Christian on Twitter at @spicer.

Direct download: 2014-10-31T06_11_41-07_00.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

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I sit down with self-proclaimed burger pervert, Mathew Ramsey. He is the genius behind the site PornBuger.me. Mathew creates beautiful, delicious burgers that you could stare at for hours (trust me, I have!). You can learn more about Mathew's passion for food on Twitter and Instagram. Follow him @mathewramsey.

Direct download: 2014-10-24T09_30_12-07_00.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

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This week I interview film journalist, Courtney Howard. She takes me behind the scenes of what it's like to get paid to watch movies and share your thoughts with the world. Also, I hit her up on the best swag she's ever received. You will be surprised! You can check out Courtney's awesomeness on Twitter and Instagram @Lulamaybelle.

Direct download: 2014-10-17T07_01_09-07_00.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:01am EDT

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Today we have the wonderful, talented Dave Perillo. He is seriously one of those dudes that you want to sit down and have a beer with instantly when you meet him. He is one of the best known pop culture artists in the biz, and he just wrapped up his solo show at Gallery 1988 titled Squares 4 Squares. He is currently at NYCC if you want to stop by and see him. Also, he has a limited edition Frozen print out today. This guy is everywhere!

Direct download: 2014-10-10T06_12_08-07_00.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

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Rebecca is the founder of The Women Take Over, a website dedicated encouraging women to talk about feminism. She's interviewed tons of fantastic people ranging from the lead singer of Chvrches, Lauren Mayberry, to activist and co-founder of Bust, Marcelle Karp. Rebecca and I sat down and talked about some myths behind feminist history and about some good ol' fashion public access television. You can follow Rebecca on twitter @parksfernandez.

Direct download: 2014-10-03T10_22_46-07_00.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

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This week I sit down with illustrator, writer, and sculptor Patt Kelley. We caught up on his latest graphic novel, Scout, and we talk about the awkwardness of interacting with people at comic conventions. Patt is a super cool dude. You can check out his work and comic What's for Breakfast on pattkelley.com.

Direct download: 2014-09-26T04_47_16-07_00.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 7:47am EDT

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This week I interview Nancy Kerschen of Cave Julien Cecillon. It was amazing catching up with her and hearing about her journey from growing up in Texas to making wine in France.

Direct download: 2014-09-19T05_59_36-07_00.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

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This week I interview Ashley Walsh. She is a special effects and make-up artist for the entertainment industry. Ashley has worked on True Detective, The Walking Dead, and a bunch more. There are too many awesome shows to list because she's that amazing. You can see a full list of her work at walshmakeup.com. I've known Ashley for a very long time so it was great to catchup and hear about the craziness of being a make-up artist.

Direct download: 2014-09-12T07_22_37-07_00.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

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This week I spoke with vintage clothing storeowner, Leslie Torbett. She runs a fabulous blog and Etsy store called Dalena Vintage. Her shop focuses on dresses and accessories from the 1900s to the 1960s. I’ve known Leslie since high school so it was really great to catch-up and talk about owning a small business.

Direct download: 2014-09-05T05_52_14-07_00.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

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I sat down on vacation and had a little chat with animal behaviorist, Mary Huntsberry. We talked about how she started her business and some hot tips on how to pick out a new pet for your home. Mary is an adorable little treat to talk to. You will seriously want to stick her in your back pocket and take her home after hearing this.

Direct download: 2014-08-28T15_18_41-07_00.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

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In this episode we kick off the series with animator, Heather Larkin. We talk about how she jumped career paths from biology to animation and her fearless interactions with pitching ideas to media executives.

Direct download: 2014-08-08T08_35_31-07_00.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:35am EDT