LongThoughts with Baloo

A podcast for poets, producers and beyond. Every Thursday I interview creators and inquire about their lives and goals. Please join me as I share in their worlds.
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Feb 18, 2018

PSA: My recorder malfunctioned so the beginning of the interview was lost. I'm so sorry friends.

Rachel and I discuss motherhood, poetry, womanhood (both separated and connected to motherhood), children, and she reads a poem or two.

Feb 8, 2018

DJ and I discuss poetry, parenthood (both children and adults). We talk about creativity and it's origins, fear and it's place and the current socio-economic status. She reads several poems.

Jan 17, 2018

Lisa Ann and I discuss her various projects and business ventures from Haiku (and The Haiku Guys and Gals) to her grant and her plans for it. She reads several works and speaks on senators. In the show, I misquote a haiku from a video game titled Mark of the Ninja. Here is the correct verse:

Five Hundred Men Lie

Vanquished Before Tetsuji

Takes Off His Blindfold


Jan 12, 2018

Eli and I discuss music both as a career and as an abstract thought. The world of traveling musicians and the trials they face, family, friends, hopes, and stress are all discussed herein.

Dec 14, 2017

Pat and I discuss music in scope, from genre shifts to the development pipeline from what sounds good to what feels good. He shares his perspective on creativity and musical standard. 

Nov 25, 2017

Stuart and I discuss choice of grammar, both in thought and direction. He humbles me with several poems. He speaks on his creative choice and direction.

Nov 17, 2017
Hello friends, my guest today is Carolyn Light. We talk about her creative influences, process, results and what it's like to be married to a poet. Imagine all the creativity in that house...She shares pieces of her personal life and she sings a song for us.
Nov 10, 2017

Mongo and I speak of poetry, words (as in favorites), he asks me about my goal for the show and personal questions. Also I read a poem.

 P.S. Apologies to Lisa Ann, in the episode I forget her name. Not cool. My defense is that she's so awesome her deeds and self dwarf her name.

Oct 19, 2017

Febo, Ricky and I speak of food, fun and fortune. We discuss culture both celebrated and dismissed, how they got their name and they read a group piece (awesome). 

Sep 28, 2017

Eric and I discuss poetry, pirates, Judo, some words and their meanings, origins and he reads a poem.

Sep 21, 2017

Lissa and I talk about her frantic work world, her life as an agent for change, white privilege and she reads a poem.

Sep 14, 2017
Bob and I discuss Poetry through the ages. He reads a poem, he shares his perspective, he challenges my own and he rocks the show.
Sep 7, 2017

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.

Aug 31, 2017

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.

Aug 11, 2017

Lindsay and I talk about her world, from her dreams to her vision. She reads a poem and makes my day. 

Jul 28, 2017

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.

Jul 7, 2017

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.

Jun 29, 2017

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.

Jun 22, 2017

Dan and I talk about sharing your bones with a city, he reads a poem and widens my (and hopefully yours) world

Jun 16, 2017

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. 

Jun 10, 2017

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.

Jun 3, 2017

Lauren and I talk nerd culture ranging from favorite characters to representation, she reads a poem and we discuss her role in several communities.  

May 26, 2017

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...

May 19, 2017

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.

May 4, 2017

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.

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