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Jul 9, 2019

In celebration of THREE full years of the Are We Okay? Podcast, Alli Wallace and Weston Scott drop by the podcast again to talk about how hot it is outside, writing a fantasy novel, dating a murderer, passing up the love of your life to stay with a dolphin, people we've seen naked, a failed bird rescue, avoiding A Silent Explosion, why people stopped going to shows, my sidekick in an action movie, Weston the skeptical ghost hunter, quitting hair gel, the Legend of Big Sandwich, objective facts, cool old guys, Regis on Broadway, what fire is, why Weston got a cell phone, Kai W. Coleman, why everyone needs a Dale, how our dear friend Adam was conceived, Flik's Law, the ultimate goal of Are We Okay?, perpetual impending doom, and what we're going to do next. Then we play 'Two Truths and a Lie', 'Engage In Sexual Intercourse, Form a Domestic Partnership, or Break the Fifth Commandment?', and 'One Word At A Time', before saying goodbye forever.

Jul 2, 2019
Dale Kreiter stops by the podcast to talk about who Dale is, not being the most important person in my mom's life, moving in together, being the support system he never had, incubating my earliest musical pursuits, moving out, everyone's purpose, the right time to start working on his book, The Rick, the correct reason for getting into a relationship, his closest female relationship, how to get close to God, the sound of a falling tree, who everyone is talking to on their phones, artificial love, never being normal, becoming one of the biggest drug dealers in San Diego, testing a friendship at sea, a coffee shack in Hawaii, selling his plasma, enlisting in the army at 30, deserting and disappearing, going from selling pot to selling pottery, getting his first real job at 45, and the 32 Paths of Wisdom.
Jun 25, 2019
Chefs Hap-Pea and Pea-Wee Andersen drop by the podcast to talk about honeymooning in France, Craig Janderffelt's list, a Danish cheese festival, the Wee-Wee-nerschnitzel, opening a restaurant together, sleeping in a movie theater, pea splitting accidents, how well they know each other, ham hocks and scalloped potatoes, their morning routine, the aftermath of daily concussions, the members of their staff, and the four things they do every day.
Jun 18, 2019
Blackwater creative director Erica Hamilton Kwid swings by the podcast to talk about forgetting her age, her baby's hobbies, BMX life, a picture-perfect childhood, Central Coast cults, post office tarot readings, Nipomo Mesa murders, working for her mom, what art school did to her art, the real beginning of adulthood, rolling a 50-sided die, taking over the family business, getting amped about stocking apparel, growing up Catholic, renouncing Paganism, seeing God on tv, hypnic jerks, and crying at the Golden Buzzer. 
 
Find her online at: https://shopblackwater.com/
Jun 11, 2019
Shop owner and DJ Malik Miko Thorne stops by the podcast to talk about being an introvert, still discovering music, record store conversations, curating mixtapes, discovering the wedding industry, growing up in Georgia, opening his own retail shop, coming up with ideas while cleaning his house, short-term optimism and long-term cynicism, going to Sunday school, crying at weddings, and his dream about getting hit by a car.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @asatelliteoflove
Or: @djmalikmiko
Jun 4, 2019

Father Ron Vilarino drops by the podcast to talk about getting to know his daughter, Marynn, from the photos she left behind, their bookended relationship, who colored the moon, encouraging her to go back to school, taking her back to Bodie, their last picture together, hearing her whisper, searching for a stream in the Sierras, the day he finally bonded with her cat, why he didn't go to her funeral, drinking and driving, the gift of forgiveness, why he changed his mind about being on this podcast, and what Marynn would want him to do. 

May 28, 2019
Podcaster and machinist, Ramon Campoamor stops by the podcast to talk about creating a podcast, getting two people in the same room, paid work vs. creative work, the responsibility of a parent, communicating with your partner, how changing a diaper is like being in a war zone, drifting apart, spanking, tummy time, raising a kid with two different ideologies, whether anyone's parents did it "right", nightmares about dogs, holding other people's babies, cataloging your kids on social media, the evolution of cyberbullying, the presidential candidates of the future, and being tired all the time.
 
Find him online at: http://ramoncampoamor.com/
May 21, 2019
Wedding coordinator and dance instructor, Kaci Mallat drops by the podcast to talk about seeing hail, accepting that weddings never go right, making a bride happy vs. making mom happy, a good 'please' and 'thank you', growing up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, teaching kids to dance, getting hangry at a wedding, moving to California without a job, how you're going to remember your life, attending a wedding she didn't plan, her valedictorian speech, the Wisconsin accent, taking the Communion you paid for, predestination, how old you'll be in Heaven, who's going to change your diapers, selling the cows, the pillow she won't get rid of, and her favorite acoustic guitar guy. 
 
Find her online at: http://xoxowed.com/
May 14, 2019
Barber Glen Tufuga swings by the podcast to talk about crossing paths in our former bands, learning every blink-182 song, music shaming, Glory of the Hour, Walking Plague, From The Top, Ride From A Stranger, band drama, staying straight edge, watching his parents hustle, texting his biological father in prison, 3 Ninjas, buying a pregnancy test on the Fourth of July, teaching his baby sign language, busting out of church, whether he'll fulfill his purpose, being the greatest Mario Kart player of all-time, and dreaming about his childhood dog.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @glenxtufuga
May 7, 2019
Future chiropractor Michael Sterling stops by the podcast to talk about being a weird kid, what my girlfriend was like in elementary school, breaking his knee, how people settle on a career path, the good parts of Bakersfield, mountain biking, social media detox, divorce, modern dating, political division, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, seeing Jesus onstage, and watching The Lion King in theaters.
Apr 30, 2019
Photographer Kasandra de la Rosa drops by the podcast to talk about how her husband was injured in Afghanistan, working in a specialty group home, watching a homeless guy slit his wrists, loud noises, flying, being murdered by your Uber driver, going on a date with someone you don't know, graduating from high school pregnant, how much math has changed, being a mean drunk, waiting for a kid with colored eyes, No Más Bebés, the nice parts of Bakersfield, nearby towns she's never been to, Word Party, naming kids, getting her tubes tied, giving up scrunchies for Lent, whether God is bilingual, and baby Pickle.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @kdelarosaphotography
Apr 23, 2019
Photographer and musician, Patrick Patton swings by the podcast to talk about binging episodes of this show, why he didn't bring me In-N-Out, dad brain, number bands, trying to make angry punk rock in a perfect household, moving to Los Angeles, becoming a production assistant, Real Love Records, a two-disc soap opera, doing the best you can with what you've got, making music with his wife, playing loud, found time entertainment, receiving a bible for every holiday, why God was the first and best author, and saying goodbye to Mimi.
 
Find him online at: https://www.patrickpattonphotography.com/
Apr 16, 2019
Author Laurie Woodward stops by the podcast to talk about how to say y'all, feeding cows, getting in trouble for daydreaming, writing her first book, reading The Weekend Novelist, developing craft, Shadow Swine, making Gauguin a villain, researching a skate park, Jojo the dolphin, passing the Talking Stick, the prophecy of Artania, calling each other dodoheads, learning to say no, and getting roasted by her kids.
 
Find her online at: http://artania.net
Apr 9, 2019
Working mother Kyrstynne Coleman drops by the podcast to talk about seeing The National perform drunk, hiding her mom's cigarettes, the fear of blushing, a sweaty year in Florida, getting back into painting, her husband's gigantic backpack, how insane our feet are, whether her baby is his great-grandfather reincarnated, wanting to be a soccer mom, a missed miscarriage, the inappropriate doctor who delivered her, mama bear instinct, whether her baby can see spirits, words we hate, why she probably won't live past 61, whether some people are meant to die, forgiving your parents, getting married while pregnant, excerpts from her childhood diary, and being framed for drowning a bird.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @kyrstynne
Apr 2, 2019
DJ, radio personality and program director, Ricardo Cano Hernández swings by the podcast to talk about why disco didn't die in Europe, how radio works, pre-recording vs. live broadcasting, making music that sounds good, getting robbed at gunpoint in Mexico, a WhatsApp chat with his whole family, when his dad bought him his first mixing board, cassette mixtapes, attending his first Vinyl Night, when his parents approved of his career choice, where hate comes from, how to trick the human brain, and supporting local music. 
 
Find him online at: http://www.dj-flashback.com/
Mar 26, 2019
Photographer and publisher of The Wedding Standard, Cameron Ingalls stops by the podcast to talk about why he turned down my invitation the first time, going out for coffee with young photographers, when God told him to be a wedding photographer, catching a moment, keeping brides calm, taking a personality test, trying not to cough, promoting love, flannel board theology, whispering spy secrets in Muffin's ear, charging what he's worth, and asking people to list his weaknesses. 
 
Find him online at: https://www.cameroningalls.com/
Or: https://www.theweddingstandard.com/
Or: https://www.acaciaproductions.co/about
Mar 19, 2019
Psychology student Clara Cobb drops by the podcast to talk about making little sheep out of cotton balls, anxiety, why Fresno gets a bad rap, getting to know strangers, why people are replacing music with podcasts, cults, going on a date with an alleged murderer, Little Words, listening to people's mundane stories, The Moth, Potterless, self-consciousness, how children learn, being semi-homeless, conceiving her child on a Christmas tree lot, moral codes, holding onto some wonder, losing a friend in high school, and being knocked out by a snowboarder. 
 
Find her online at: https://southstreetsam.wordpress.com/
Mar 12, 2019
Cobbler and EDM DJ, Clark O'Shaughnessy poofs by the podcast to talk about making buckles, stealing songs from Soundcloud, walking Trevor the Pug, watching the Lompoc Restaurant get robbed, being proud of his Irish heritage, the story of St. Patrick, his magic tricks, his celebrity impressions, one hit wonders, the Gift of the Gab, four years of sobriety, why he's on the run, and how his pot of gold sparks joy.
Mar 5, 2019
Celina Castro swings by the podcast to talk about becoming a young mother, single parenting, getting pregnant again, postpartum depression, getting "touched out", crying over laundry, baby wearing, how she's like her daughter, sickness anxiety, a high school lockdown, her brother's overdose, the only time she was drunk, waiting 6 months for cancer results, being angry with God, when her mom moved to Mexico for cancer treatment, Nona's last breath, and the ashes in Lilly's room.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @celina.raeee
Or: @celinaraecastro
Feb 26, 2019
Stylist and Heritage Salon owner, Chelsey Rodgers stops by the podcast to talk about enrolling in beauty school, creating her own space, not feeling right in college, co-parenting, making people happy, becoming a boss, learning to appreciate the Central Coast, salon chair therapy, losing both of her parents, being honest about her emotions, running amok with her sibling gang, and taking her first long trip without her kids.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @salonheritage
Feb 19, 2019
Actor Adam Niemann drops by the podcast to talk about how countries choose their flag colors, writing a musical with Weston Scott, trying out new art forms, Understanding Comics, making a thing vs. talking about making a thing, sharing the stage with Patti LuPone, divas, Robin Williams-level improv, the Six Steps of being an artist, the Trojan Horse of music theory, a hidden message in Jurassic Park, the film school he definitely really went to, celebrity entertainment, fly-on-the-wall documentaries, getting hit by a car while listening to this podcast, Hap-pea and Pea-wee, ping-ponging between the coasts, his Opera-singing pilot father, his casual doula-verse mother, sharing some Flake, finding his tribe, Google Mapping celebrities' houses, the sadness of William Inge, being the orange kid, Weird Al Yankovic, and what a goof means to him. 
 
Find him online at: https://adamniemann.com/
Feb 12, 2019
Radio personality and music director, Jessica Chavez swings by the podcast to talk about analyzing radio playlists, why to make an album, who she was in high school, Arrowhead vs. Aquafina, never being good at math, going to Peru on a whim, eating a guinea pig, whether we need a President, Trump's truth, the CEO of the YMCA, political compromise, bugging celebrities, comparing traumas, the people in her nest, being the only friend in her circle without a kid, being 30 and divorced, eating an onion someday, the Twelve Traditions, and why she can't live without Taco Bell.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @j.2tha.essica
Feb 5, 2019
Videographer Nick Whinnery stops by the podcast to talk about quitting his job, resurfacing bathtubs with his parents, selling things, being ready for failure, professional fulfillment, the luxury of turning down wack rappers, passing on gym selfies, doing things or not doing things, helping a couple of wack rappers, photoshopping his buddy's face onto a pineapple, downtime anxiety, his selfish reason for being in an old lady's bathroom, getting paid for making people happy, doing free work, why Coca-Cola is successful, astrophotography, what he learned on his only salvia trip, and why YOU are the center of the universe.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @nickwhinnery
Or: @forever_rooted_films
Jan 29, 2019
Artist and photographer, Mark Velasquez drops by the podcast to talk about making people comfortable, being bitter and guarded, losing 250,000 Instagram followers, a nine-and-a-half-hour date, Hot or Not, when to get married, leaving your hometown, trying to find his love of photography again, the best he could do, creative people vs. people who do creative things, his only goal in life, the one thing that's holding you back, trying to draw what his cousin Memo was drawing, being accepted into the only college he applied to, the decreasing value of being right, thinking small, knowing yourself through art, why he stopped recycling, Tumblr's nudity ban, going to hell in a handbasket, Occam's razor, opposable thumbs, being simple to know, rarely making mistakes, when he used to be famous, rediscovering Sara, singing in the halls of his high school, and the history of locations.
 
Find him online at: https://www.markvelasquez.com/
Jan 22, 2019
Kyleigh Montgomery swings by the podcast to talk about the tragedy of Country music, running late for everything, dirty chai, the Keto diet, New Year's resolutions, not knowing what to do with her life, growing up in Tennessee, watching her dad write songs, sucking at something until you get good at it, hating photos of herself, the dog filter, plastic surgery, Dallas' butt, why retirement will kill you, what she would do if she knew she was going to die, requesting songs for her dad to play, engaging with customers for real, giving a lady her blueberry muffin, being pressured to buy art, rewatching Friends, music shaming, relaxing in a horse trough, being in everyone's backyard, telling her mom that they were going to Hell, and cracking her head open on Valentine's Day.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @tennesseelouise
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