Conversations from July
I had a number of telephone conversations in July of 2016, and I recorded six of them. I waited two months to see if or how the conversations would change with added perspective, and invite you to make your own conclusions on the same.
The Gringa Trail w/Jessica Claus and Julie Scherr
On quitting your job, leaving the country and
learning that everything is figure out-able.
Game of Thrones w/Kevin Osman and Richard Lamondin
On changing narrative medium mid-epic, answering the call,
and a bunch of other very spoiler-y shit.
Police and Race and O.J. w/Nereya Otieno
On the American experiment and the American reality.
The Hourly Worker w/ Zoe Weintraub
On interviewing and transit and underappreciating
the stability provided by guaranteed future earnings.
Star Wars w/Derek Schuffenhauer
On excitement and fan service and validated angst.
The City of Champions w/ Austin Demsey
On Dubs-Cavs and LeBron and witnessing
your hometown’s first title in 50 years.
Christian Values. (A Non-Religious Discussion)
I spent my summer of 2015 roadtripping the United States. Most weeks I made time to speak to a few folks I find interesting about subjects they found interesting.
I recorded, edited and uploaded those conversations from the road, and would like to offer a specific thank you to McDonald’s, Starbucks, and the local library ecosystem for making this project possible.
August 16, 2015 -Tangible Change & True Detective’s Season 2 Finale
Kenzie Haygood, Shayanne Martin & Derek Schuffenhauer 8/16/15
Kenzie Haygood joins the podcast to discuss the process of establishing her non-profit, Elsie’s Hope, as well as the tangible impact she is making in Haiti, Shayanne Martin drops by to discuss challenges and successes in providing healthcare to rural Guatemalans and Derek Schuffenhauer stops in to discuss True Detective’s second season in advance of Sunday’s finale. Enjoy!
July 24, 2015 – Gemology, Italian Nannying & Alex Rodriguez
Lisa Bridge, Lindsey Thomas & Jay Glazer
Fifth-generation jeweler Lisa Bridge joins the podcast to discuss shiny rocks and the creative process behind her jewelry, Lindsey Thomas talks about her experience as an Italian nanny and Jay Glazer stops in to talk the conundrum of separating Alex Rodriguez the person from Alex Rodriguez the baseball player. Enjoy!
July 17, 2015 – On Self Driving Cars
Special show this week. Just one guest, just one topic. Democratizer of technology and autonomous car advocate Eric Goldman stops by for an extended discussion on the technological, societal, and economic implications of the transition to self-driving cars. Enjoy !
July 10, 2015 – Sharing Experience Through Art & True Detective Season 2
Jaynee Watson, Jeff Lund & Derek Schuffenhauer
Jaynee Watson joins the podcast to discuss her creative process and first solo art showcase, Thanks for Trying, Jeff Lund talks about the narrative behind his first book, Going Home, and the ups and downs of getting published and Derek Schuffenhauer stops in to review the first three episodes of True Detective’s second season. Enjoy!
June 25, 2015 – Writing Comedy, Making Wine & The Boogie Wonderland
Max Searle, Dustin Pfaff & David Magruder
Former Two and a Half Men and current Lady Dynamite writer Max Searle joins the podcast to discuss the creative process, Dustin Pfaff stops in to talk about what went into making his first vintage of wine, and David Magruder lays out draft day scenarios for that team from Los Angeles. Enjoy!
June 19, 2015 – Warriors as NBA Champions & Game of Thrones Season Finale
Lucas McCormack & Kevin Osman and Derek Schuffenhauer
Simple two parter here. Warriors correspondent Lucas to talk watching your team win the Finals and preparing for future success, and longtime friends of the Brief Kevin and Derek to discuss the Game of Thrones Season 5 finale. Enjoy!
June 10, 2015 – Technical Creativity & Women’s Tennis
Danielle Dupre, Jordan McNeile & Jeffrey Watson
Danielle Dupre joins the podcast to discuss her experience as an assistant re-recording mixer at Skywalker Sound, Jordan McNeile offers insights into the role of a cinematographer and Jeffrey Watson discusses Serena Williams and the future of women’s tennis. Enjoy!
June 3, 2015 – Policy & The NBA Finals
Kimberly Ang, Grant Murphy & Lucas McCormack and Austin Demsey
Kimberly Ang joins the podcast to discuss California policy and her role as a research analyst at California Common Sense, Grant Murphy offers his take on the implications of increased US – Cuban relations for Major League Baseball and Austin Demsey and Lucas McCormack represent the fortunes of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, respectively, headed into the NBA Finals. Enjoy!
May 20, 2015 – Living Abroad & GOT
Nereya Otieno, Anthony Accomazzo & Kevin Osman
Nereya Otieno joins the podcast from Copenhagen to discuss her experience living abroad, Anthony Accomazzo does the same regarding his time in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, and Kevin Osman offers his just past-midseason take on Game of Thrones. Enjoy!
May 20, 2015 – Music & Mad Men
Michael Hopkins, Janet Krupin & Joe Smith and Charles Qian
Michael Hopkins joins the podcast to discuss sharing his love of music through FEELS MUSIC, Janet Krupin discusses the challenges and rewards of being a stage performer and creating electronic music, and Joe Smith and Charles Qian offer their takeaways from the finale of AMC’s Mad Men. Enjoy!
May 13, 2015 – Education
Maxine Welcome, Chris Severn & Jim Burke
Maxine Welcome joins the podcast to discuss her experiences in a kindergarten classroom, long time friend of the Brief Chris Severn drops by to talk about the challenges of teaching adults and improving our lives through improv and Jim Burke offers his takeaways from a four month engagement in the world of ed tech. Enjoy!
May 6, 2015 – Star Wars and Odd Jobs and Dubs
Taylor Edwards, Derek Schuffenhauer & Lucas McCormack
My younger brother Taylor Edwards joins the podcast to discuss his work experience, WorldStar and kids these days, long time friend of the Brief Derek Schuffenhauer drops in to talk about his experience at the Star Wars celebration and Warriors fan Lucas McCormack offers his thoughts on the Dubs first playoff loss. Enjoy!
April 29, 2015 – Maps and Mad Men and more Thrones
Elliott Spelman, Sarah Hadburg & Richard Lamondin
Elliott Spelman discusses his love of maps and the end of being lost, Sarah Hadburg and I review Mad Men’s most recent episode Time – Life, and Richard Lamondin calls in from Miami to discuss how TV Game of Thrones’ is handling the political and religious machinations of the fourth and fifth books. Enjoy!.
April 22, 2015 – Thrones and Mad Men and NBA
Kevin Osman, Derek Schuffenauer & David Magruder
Kevin Osman and Derek Schuffenauer drop in to discuss the beginning of Game of Thrones’ most geographically diverse season, while Joe Smith joins for a look at the slow burn of Mad Men. Finally, David Magruder joins to explore the life of the basketball junkie as we enter the sport’s second season. Enjoy.