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Dec 27, 2016

Trumpeter and middle school music teacher, Tiffany Gambardella stops by the podcast to talk about going to college in Colorado, teaching teenagers, playing in an orchestra, moving to Lompoc, not telling kids that they can be anything, trying to balance her passions with her work, decompressing, Reddit, being a Girl Scout, still using LiveJournal, and following Dumbledore's example.

Find her online at: https://www.facebook.com/lompocyoungprogressives 

Dec 20, 2016

Toymaker and entrepreneur, Santa Claus (St. Nicholas, Kris Kringle) drops by the podcast to talk about adopting his elves, spanking butts, being immortal, how he gets down chimneys, his favorite Xmas songs, The List, his reindeers' real names, how he met Mrs. Claus, The Hurt Locker, his favorite Are We Okay? episode, and his new comedy special, 'Ho Ho What?!'

Find him online at: http://claus.com/

Dec 13, 2016

Comedian Rick Storer drops by the podcast to talk about doing stand up, writing jokes, his stint as a Juggalo rapper, his alter ego, whether or not Spider-Man would play a Spider-Man video game, trying to save a man from a lion fountain, lizard people, hating homework, the Fermi Paradox, karma, and ungoodness. 

Find him online at: https://www.facebook.com/whosrickstorer/

Dec 6, 2016

Videographer and musician, Casey Fera swings by the podcast to talk about internet security, being a paranoid person, Zuri the African white lion, school presentations, Razor Lily, Destroy Pop Radio, Ze Jinx, curbies and benchies, organizing an escape with his best friends, dreams, his family history, and not hitting the root note. 

Find him online at: https://www.facebook.com/Grand-Illusion-Entertainment-1011282558882938

Nov 29, 2016

Singer-songwriter and lending specialist, Amber Anderson drops by the podcast to talk about acoustic music, being nervous onstage, trying not to kill the vibe, finding her father, being ‘the quiet person’, trying to get her son to talk, avoiding difficult things, inspiring people, and allowing others to believe what they believe.

Find her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/amarie3377 
or follow her on Instagram: @bambi.805

Nov 22, 2016

Photographer Richard Fusillo stops by the podcast to talk about our mutual acquaintances, working at a local college, nature, dabbling in graffiti, video game addiction, screening horror movies in an empty theater, undoing social media, hatred, the wave of negativity that erupted during the 2016 election, and working through a breakup with a kid involved.

Follow him on Instagram: @fusillo.foto

Nov 15, 2016

Floral designer Rachael Manuele drops by the podcast to talk about marrying her high school sweetheart, having fun without money, birth order, being raised by teenagers, questioning laws, not fully committing to Santa Claus, crying on her fireplace when she found out she was pregnant, and why to avoid five dollar t-shirts.

Find her online at: http://www.edenfloralslo.com/ 
or follow her on Instagram: @edenfloralslo

Nov 8, 2016

Singer-songwriter Jacob Edward Cole swings by the podcast to talk about horror movies, band politics, pure forms of creativity, Bruce Lee, sequels and reboots, Star Wars, drinking, not drinking, run-ins with the police, haunted places, the 2016 election, and the Millennial Generation.

Find him online at: 
https://www.facebook.com/jacobedwardcole/ or 
http://jacobedwardcole.bandcamp.com/ 
or follow him on Instagram: @jacobedwardcole

Nov 1, 2016

Photographer Jeremy Wirth, the bassist of my high school band, drops by the podcast to talk about our breakup, reformation and second breakup, booking a gig as his ex-girlfriend's wedding photographer, planning for the birth of his first child, shooting on film, and penises.

Find him online at: http://www.jwirth.photography/ 

Oct 25, 2016

Singer-songwriter Emily Wryn stops by the podcast to talk about Halloween, déjà vu, ghosts, the inspiration behind her new album, Feral, the Wild Woman Archetype, the illogic of creativity, writer's block, and smelling people.

Find her online at: http://www.emilywryn.com/ 

Oct 18, 2016

Singer-songwriter Gary Criscione swings by the podcast to talk about his preference for b-sides, the music he grew up loving, looking young, learning how to write songs with his hero, Glen Phillips, telling celebrities they look exactly like themselves, doing yoga, and looking like Jerry Seinfeld.

Find him online at: https://cellarroots.bandcamp.com/ 

Oct 11, 2016

Hair and makeup artist, Ariel Lizarraga drops by the podcast to talk about being the child of a teenage mother, growing up a dancer, coming out to her family, leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses, and becoming the legal guardian of her teenage sister.

Find her online at: http://www.ariel-lizarraga.com/ 
or follow her on Instagram: @ariel_lizarraga

If you can, please donate to support Angela Vargas' family here: https://www.gofundme.com/2tjr4h74?ssid=765284749

Oct 4, 2016

Recording artist and music publicist, Morgan Enos (Other Houses, Hollow Sunshine, Hheaven) stops by the podcast to talk about what he's been listening to, power pop geniuses, The Beach Boys, the list of phrases he's overheard, and The Beach Boys again, before playing two songs from his new album, "Fabulous Dates", out November 18th on Aagoo Records. 

Find him online at: https://finalhouse.bandcamp.com/

Sep 27, 2016

Rock frontman Wesley Hill (The Only Ocean) joins the podcast to talk about directing theater kids, being pegged as "the drug guy", not paying for taxis, chai, ASMR, gore, true crime documentaries, being mistaken for a woman, American Horror Story, and Tom Hanks.

Find him online at: https://theonlyocean.bandcamp.com/ or 
https://www.facebook.com/theonlyoceanmusic/ or 
https://soundcloud.com/theonlyocean

or follow The Only Ocean on Instagram: @theonlyocean

Sep 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter, psych nurse and surgical trauma nurse, Jimil-Anne Linton drops by the podcast to talk about Lady Gaga, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, acrobat trafficking, surviving abuse, "the Thing", psychics, kind of sort of dating a superstitious Russian, and the motivation behind her forthcoming album. 

Find her online at: https://soundcloud.com/jimil-anne

Sep 13, 2016

Photographer Jered Scott stops by the podcast to talk about his journey from playing in a small local pop-punk band, to shooting photos for MxPx, The Rocket Summer, blink-182, and My Chemical Romance, becoming a father twice in 16 months, and separating faith from politics. 

Follow him on Instagram: @jeredscott

Sep 6, 2016

Photographer and hair & makeup artist, Ruby Villalobos drops by the podcast to talk about music, teen angst, finding your calling, dying young, embracing sadness, selling your soul, and following your dreams responsibly.

Find her online at: http://www.ruby-villalobos.com

Aug 30, 2016

Singer-songwriter and warehouse manager, Ryan Royer turns on, tunes in and drops by to talk about making dough making dough, writing songs with purpose, recording artists vs. performance artists, lucid dreaming, consciousness, psychedelic drugs, and the culture of negativity.

Find him online at: http://ryanroyermusic.com/

Aug 23, 2016

Photographer Grace Kathryn stops by the podcast to talk about living on 'Tico Time', capturing other people's moments, spending time alone, unplugging from technology, traveling the world, color palettes, and living in a haunted house.

Find her online at:
http://www.grace-kathryn.com

Aug 16, 2016

Playwright, director, literary manager, resident wise guy, and ex-donut decorator, Weston Scott drops by the podcast to talk about being the 'new kid' in school, getting paid for making art, the 2016 election, improv comedy, and why the paranormal is his jam.

Follow him on Instagram or Twitter: @westonericscott

Aug 9, 2016

Library clerk and Christian theologian, Ryan Hester stops by the podcast to talk about punk rock, chai tea, raising four kids, evolution, social anxiety, and being saved at Neverland Ranch.

Aug 2, 2016

Singer-songwriter and graphic designer, Stephanie Croff gracefully glides by the podcast to talk about growing up somewhere in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota, the war between grief and relief, awkward Thanksgiving dinners, ultimate trust, the power of planning, and what she learned from marriage and divorce.

Find her online at:
http://hvamusikk.com or
http://stephaniecroff.com

Jul 26, 2016

Dormant filmmaker, writer, daydreamer, and self-described "homebuddy", Caleb Wiseblood stops by the podcast to talk about drugs, pooping, his favorite 'Batman Jesus' movie, ketchup, his Instagram feed dedicated solely to chicken strips, and trying not to be like Frollo.

Follow him on Instagram: @chicken_strips_caleb_gets

Jul 18, 2016

Wood block printer, Rockabilly musician, shoe sales associate and book artist, Angelina LaPointe drops by the inaugural podcast to talk about growing up with artist parents, developing skills, selling out, writing songs in the car, and the difference between 'arts' and 'crafts'.

Find her online at:
https://www.facebook.com/sidecarpress/ or 
https://www.facebook.com/theluckband/

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