Lissa and I talk about her frantic work world, her life as an agent for change, white privilege and she reads a poem.
Mike and I discuss Dragon Ball Z on several facets. Ranging from "Journey to the West" and it's impact on Goku and the show in general to Trunks sword and it's inconsistencies. Canon, translation differences, voice actor changes, we touch many subjects. Mike speaks of his love and dedication and reads a segment or two from Journey to the West.
Dominique and I speak of travel, her mother, other mothers (including mine) her crazy busy life she loves and she reads a poem. Also womanhood and perspective. Incredible.
Lindsay and I talk about her world, from her dreams to her vision. She reads a poem and makes my day.
Dave and I discuss his growth as a musician, his many projects, his recording time with David Bowie and he sings a song request for a fan.
Brian tells us about how he supports himself an artist, fills us in on his workshops and activism, reads a poem and speaks on polyamory.
Darian And I discuss his incredible multi faceted project, his artistic self reforging, his heroes and he showcases his killer lyrical layout with a poem.
Dan and I talk about life and it's myriad dents and highlights. He reads a poem and makes a grand recommendation. Incredible. Dan is the kind of guy who lifts spirits. Wow.
Dan and I talk about sharing your bones with a city, he reads a poem and widens my (and hopefully yours) world
Omar and I talk comics a little, Black Nerd Problems a little, White Nerd Problems a little less and he blows my mind with wondrously elastic wordtastic works of woven words a lot.
Cary and I discuss his life as someone with CP (cerebral palsy) and as a creator and how they tie together. He reads a poem and shares his thoughts on many things ranging from disability representation to music to friendship.
Lauren and I talk nerd culture ranging from favorite characters to representation, she reads a poem and we discuss her role in several communities.
Taylor and I discuss his life now, what it's like to be a father, he reads a poem, I get to participate in a Taylor-made workshop. He also sneaks in that he has a secret project. A sneakret perhaps...
Scott reads a poem, tells us about Mayhem poets (a poet trio of awesome proportions) his work called Sconnettts, his language of love and the reverse.
A Musician local to my area, I am thrilled to host Tobias Moore and his story. He's a teacher a singer a guitar player and plain awesome.
Jesse and I discuss poetry, his process both in Improv and writing, he reads a poem for us and redefines what it means to be cool. Thank you Jesse, you made my day. http://www.jesster.net/
In a previous podcast I talked about broadening guest possibilities for the show from poets to creators of all sorts. My first guest illustrating this new ideal is Mike Pondsmith! Mike and I discuss his early years before Pen and Paper, his hand in Ultima (yes, that Ultima) his accidental pioneering of the tabletop college degree and of course Cyberpunk. Oh and Mekton. (Mike's a fan.)
Chad shares with us a poem, a story, a couple of his favorite things and a teaching lesson or two.
Tim shares with us a poem, how fatherhood and teaching affect his writing, talks about Learn Then Burn and beyond.
Asia shares with us a poem, talks about his recent Nokia collaboration, his personal achievement The Asia Project and opens up about some heavier things.
His royal nerdness shares with us some history, a few wonderful memories, a poem and some comic book and MAD goodness.
Donte shares with us his poetic starting point, his movement and he reads a poem for us.
Jeanann tells us about her experience as Slam master, her heroes, she shares a poem with us, tells us about a different poem, explains how one can be "former punk" and shares her feelings on marriage.
I announce an shift for the show going forward.
Jacob and I discuss his writing origins, the dangers of having heroes, the growth of slam poets.
Zach shares with me his favorite word, I get a little fanboyish failing to pigeonhole his work (beyond the humor of course.) He shares the origin of Old School Language and how post-internet Zach differs from pre-internet Zach.