United States mascot Uncle Sam stops by the podcast to talk about his cat, Jinkies, being conceived underneath the Liberty Bell, growing up in Everytown, his impotence, the 1980s, his divorce, his archnemesis, Undertiny Samuels, dating, the period where he only painted in brown, collecting taxes, not eating right, the state of the Union, why he's never chosen a woman to run the country, his favorite thing about each president, his ex-stepson, being bullied by Thomas Jefferson, Forever 21, his Independence Day block party, illegal fireworks, and calling things 'macaroni'.
Review your local fireworks laws at: http://www.americanpyro.com/state-law-directory
Curator (Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery) and performance artist, Emma Saperstein swings by the podcast to talk about growing up in Pakistan and Uzbekistan, art management, cracking eggs on her head, boxing cow carcasses, strapping people to a hospital bed, Lilly McElroy, collecting and washing random students' underwear, being dragged around in a rucksack, letting people try to tear her in half, exercising her imaginary horse named Snowball, her favorite telenovela about a blind girl, the sibling dysfunction of Arthur and D.W., making money in art, Rivet: An Exhibition on Women in the Trades, nearly losing her boyfriend in a car accident, a benevolent god, and growing up as a Christian in a Muslim country.
Musician Kris Chavez (St. Michael, Shawn Clark Family Band) drops by the podcast to talk about living at The Tabernacle, being homeschooled, getting his teeth knocked out with a wooden sword, Ben Ayers' house shows, brewing beer, growing tobacco, taxidermy, heartbreak songs, supporting bad local music, The Brothers Karamazov, what makes humans human, studying rage, getting angry at French fries, his tenuous relationship with his father, predisposition, and playing Skyrim.
Educator Alyssa Brigham swings by the podcast with her dog, Maggie, to talk about Kehlani, Solange, Chance the Rapper, missing the old Kanye, chop up the soul Kanye, learning to appreciate the Central Coast, picking up a Southern accent, racism, the KKK, teaching in a town with one stoplight, Hitler, hatred, letting her dog on furniture, dog park cliques, Texas A&M, "Gig 'em!", not liking children, returns on investments, glowing up, acupuncture, Catfish, waking up with Bell's Palsy, family Tuesdays, restoring a 1968 Mustang with her dad, white vehicles, hoverboarding ath-a-letes, space cows, her jellies, and the Oxford comma.
Read about Aggie terminology at: https://www.tamu.edu/traditions/aggie-culture/aggie-terminology/
Info about the Back to the Future Live Read here: https://www.facebook.com/events/300984817002142/
Photographer and musician, Tony Hubert drops by the podcast to talk about his 128GB music encyclopedia, making mixtapes, ADSMR, mukbang, sensual videos, hands-free orgasms, his toenails, the Buddha, right living, Amazon Storywriter, starting a sentence with "So...", Casper mattresses, content monetization, needing an intern, shooting everyone, facing his fear of heights in virtual reality, 2001: A Space Odyssey, mashups, playing the National Anthem while high, Allan Holdsworth, meeting his wife at South Side Coffee, going vegetarian, craving McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, low-sodium dieting, crashing a Pentecostal church service, being stuck in the first Chakra, and hummingbirds.
Find him online at: http://www.tonyhubert.com/
Cancer diagnostics researcher and knitter, Caitlin Eachus stops by the podcast to talk about older Justin Timberlake, the giant tissue deli slicer, Forensic Files, which cancer treatments are so hot right now, cellular typos, the placebo effect, her doppelgänger niece, genetic obedience, getting a lab coat, her one B in high school, teacher politics, selling ovens and incubators, being voted Prom Queen alongside her future husband, avoiding the words 'boyfriend' and 'fiancé', her Year of Failed Sweaters, the comfort of Catholic church, human evolution, low-sodium diets, mass production, robots that fix your robots, communicating in emojis, and whether cats are aliens.
Musician Ethan Burns (The Ragged Jubilee) swings by the podcast to talk about recording like a million songs at Sound City Studios, being a child actor, learning from Saturday Night Live musical guests, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, being homeschooled, wanting to be Robin, playing his first shows, starting his band, The Ragged Jubilee, moving into a house together, recording vocals in the bathroom, how he got his voice, industry b.s., writing songs too quickly, his new album, Pyramid Scheme, how songwriting is like sex, channeling songs, trying to get better at rapping, and whether this is Purgatory.
Pre-order Pyramid Scheme at: http://aggravatedmusic.net/
Stream the single "Teenage Dream" at: https://soundcloud.com/aggravated-music-55832489/ethan-burns-with-the-ragged-jubilee-teenage-dream
Follow The Ragged Jubilee on Instagram: @theraggedjubilee
Heather Stiller drops by the podcast to talk about Disneyland, working in a funeral home at 19, dead body removals, personal death awareness, losing her best friend, grief counseling, cremation, reeking of formaldehyde, thinking before you speak, not killing any bugs except potato bugs and crane flies, bathing dogs, Heather's Tea & Flower Shop, almost moving to a dinky town in Nevada, money, tarot reading, reincarnation, astral traveling, comfort, The Book of Not Knowing, and Todd's UFO.
Editor (Cal Poly Magazine), writer and trivia host, Larry Peña stops by the podcast to talk about hosting weekly trivia nights, obsessively surfing IMDB, creative team names, obscure presidents, the Kennedy assassination, division, political fandom, media hostility, coming from a long line of talkers, drawing the cast of Cheers, being obsessed with Dawson's Creek, snuggling and tickle fights, playing in a band, putting out a quarterly alumni magazine, how he's not a journalist, Seventh-day Adventism, biblical literalism, and Pixar movies.
Photographer Jeremy Ball drops by the podcast to talk about Esbjörn Svensson Trio, being sheltered from worldly music, arguing like a lawyer, how one room of his house became a school in the Eighties, learning to forget his Apostolic upbringing, secretly watching Howard the Duck, judging not, having an affair with a married woman, putting all of his clothes into a few trash bags one Saturday morning, serving watery soup, finding a woman who loves coffee, marrying her, and starting a photo business with her.
[Donate to Angelina's relief fund at: https://www.gofundme.com/angelina-and-dans-fire-relief-fund]
Graphic designer and letterer, Sadie Rogers swings by the podcast to talk about why she eats soup, being limited to a ten-color palette, her mom painting E.T., putting dog food up her brother's nose, finding out she was pregnant and accepted to Cal Poly on the same day, going to school with a newborn, hiking the John Muir Trail, being hit by a falling tree, becoming a better mom, and the coolest bowl anyone has ever given her.
Find her online at: http://www.sadieadesign.com/
Holiday rabbit, candy distributor, and aspiring collegiate drummer, Elwood "Easter" Bunny hops by the podcast to talk about his band, The Floppies, his home in Mobile, Alabama, Cadbury Creme Eggs, Peeps, running a trailer park with his mother, Hot Bench, Glenn Miller, becoming the Easter Bunny in 1997, delivering eggs, shooting up, giving back to Jesus, having the shelves stocked by February, his thick glue-like saliva, and his big surprise for the most well-behaved kid each year.
Find him online at: http://easterbunny.com/
Artist Neal Breton drops by the podcast to talk about The Ragged Jubilee, working for Kung Fu Records, starting his own record label, clean living, becoming a painter, getting fired four or five times, fox women with knives, taking a brain vacation, Raymond Pettibon, colors, making art that people want, pretending that every painting is his favorite, The Granite State, having a 'night watchman' dad, bothering the guy who created The Tick, bleaching his hair until it fell out, Stuckey's Pecan Log Rolls, buying a bass with his pencil box money, and his time at The Establishment.
Mixed media artist Mallory Caloca stops by the podcast to talk about coconut oil, studio art, letting go, learning to draw a woman's neck, playing computer games, having an epiphany in Joshua Tree, being yourself, her bout with Guillain–Barré syndrome, Canadian maple sticks, David Bowie's death, and the Cristero War.
Find her online at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MalloryAnnMakesMagic
Musician and aspiring filmmaker, Sam Cole swings by the podcast to talk about comic books, the 27 Club, making short films, starting a podcast, being the quiet person in a group, making a music video, The Circus Starts at Midnight, how we met, Two Wimps in Wigs, eagermeek, Saint Anne's Place, living in a house that got everyone sick, King Cole, Warp & Woof, flashy drummers, being homeschooled, questioning things, the American two-party system, the Facebook feed echo chamber, and living in a haunted upstairs apartment.
Watch the official music video for 'Step Right Up!': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxLAFm1PDiM
Author, web designer and creative entrepreneur, Kendra Aronson stops by the podcast to talk about the podcasts she's been listening to, teaching English to adults, getting emails from her dad, being a floater, loving math, writing and publishing The San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market Cookbook, creating websites for local businesses, always thinking about food, and her family's haunted restaurant.
Writer and storyteller, Kristen Tiessen drops by the podcast to talk about Unsolved Mysteries, sushi, relaxing, writing about people, dreaming of abundant wealth, the law of attraction, starting a podcast, keeping journals, doing the thing you want to be doing, stress, the blank page, procrastination, being married, when to have kids, fitness competitions, and The Pot.
Freelance writer and food columnist, Jaime Lewis stops by the podcast to talk about storytelling, growing up in a musical family, teaching music to children, confusing fantasy and reality, targeting an audience, self-promotion, nearly selling out to the music industry, getting your art to the world, pitching stories, clickbait, diaper work, carnitas, and panicking about cauliflower.
Find her online at: https://jaimelewis.com/
Matchmaker and god of desire, Baby Cupid swings by the podcast to talk about the basics of his job, working for his mother, Venus, flying at 3 miles per hour, being sponsored by Wells Fargo, The Dark Days, the lesson that bees taught him, the origin of "Chocolate Day", accidentally killing people, what's on his iPod, his biggest mistakes, dating websites, gay marriage, archery, W.U.V., and his new song, "Where Did The Love Go?"
Teacher Ellery Ross drops by the podcast to talk about the magic of Solvang, moving in with her husband, fluffy writing, teaching third graders, resolving conflicts, not being able to swear, natural consequences, changing students' lives, having terrible handwriting, Common Core, politics in school, our dogs' voices, and everything her lady has been craving.
Wildlife and street art photographer, Brian MacElvaine swings by the podcast to talk about 90s music, listening to Rob Zombie in Catholic school, Airbnb, living on a ranch, allocating funds for travel, drawing mushrooms, living in the Outback, animal behavior, graffiti, always carrying a knife, publishing a book, catching a Portuguese cold, his two Corgis, and surfing farmersonly.com.
Find him online at: http://www.brianmacelvaine.com/
Rock musician Dustin Whalen (The Only Ocean) joins the podcast to talk about being tired, sleeping in, his upcoming trip to London, impressing men with his facial hair, high school hairstyles, zodiac signs, bad words, computers and cell phones, prank calls, working at a casino, playing guitar, coincidence, and Kanye West.
or follow The Only Ocean on Instagram: @theonlyocean
Singer-songwriter Siobhán O'Brien stops by the podcast to talk about having the craic, breaking her own rules, living on divine providence, the Pigtown Fling, artists vs. entertainers, why we'll never have world peace, feeling like a teenager for twenty years, Irish melancholy, trampolining, female songwriters, underrated Irish artists, keeping it real, and the power of 'you got this'.
Find her online at: http://www.siobhanobrien.com/