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Jan 30, 2018
Pastor Kenny Gracia stops by the podcast to talk about fronting on my chick, why people love him so much, living on his own at 17, Orwellian school spirit, finding faith through his parents' sobriety, relapse, the Hill Kids, maintaining friendships with atheists, admonishment, promising to never become holier-than-thou, youth group, open and closed handed issues, cherrypicking from the Bible, pacifism, the wonder of creation, the difference between love and tolerance, reading Grandma Wishes in Target, and crying while pooping.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @life_online
 
or Twitter: @KennethMGracia
Jan 23, 2018
Musician Beau Manning (Church Mouse) drops by the podcast to talk about working on Christmas, Sampha, Anthony Fantano, Lorde's Melodrama, poorly chosen singles, blink-182, denying my friend request, his metal phase, losing a band member, toxic band relationships, his twin brother, asking for permission to say 'crap', losing track of his dad, wanting a blue bedroom, Brink!, being too scared to drink a Red Bull at Neverland Ranch, drumming, sound design, The Last Jedi, and the blackness just before you wake.
 
Find him online at: https://churchmouseca.bandcamp.com/ or 
https://www.facebook.com/churchmouseca/ 
 
or follow him on Instagram: @beaumanning
Jan 16, 2018
Singer-songwriter Meredith Hobbs Coons swings by the podcast to talk about why she brought two pairs of sunglasses with her, containing multitudes, moving to Nashville, smog-induced asthma, being the child of a songwriter parent, writing songs about motherhood, her very unexpected pregnancy, postpartum depression, earning a master's degree while raising two kids, speech pathology, women in bands, marrying someone exactly like your dad, addiction and sobriety, saying no to caffeine and chocolate, compassion fatigue, having one of two Christmas trees in a sea of Stars of David, literal vs. figurative Heaven and Hell, The Good Place, creating meaning to give life purpose, and simon.com.
 
Find her online at: https://lambsear.bandcamp.com/releases
Or 'like' her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hearlambsear/
Jan 9, 2018
Composer Larry Delinger stops by the podcast to talk about his interest in alternative music, which end of the screwdriver to look at, the imaginary hierarchy of art, his favorite cover of Creep, the era when music was good (hint: ALWAYS), hopping a milk train to Lincoln, Nebraska to see Dave Brubeck, learning to read music by using the words 'Mexico' and 'popsicle', taking piano lessons in a quaking train station, the time Edward Applebaum called him a composer, jumping into the deep end, the 205 volumes of the daily journal he's kept since 1963, taking in the beauty of a sunset, walking on the balls of your feet, Zen Buddhism, the day he spent with Gary Snyder, dragging up pain, experiencing yourself, how trees see time, and the taste of Pablum. 
 
Find him online at: https://soundcloud.com/larry-delinger
Jan 2, 2018
Calligrapher and stationer, Raina Toy-Smith drops by the podcast to talk about having the dirtiest car in the parking lot, event coordination, doing calligraphy in people's yearbooks, coming up with a business name, controlling her environment, learning to bartend, community over competition, changing the subject, accidentally breaking her eHarmony glasses, and getting married on New Year's Day.
 
Find her online at: http://feteandquill.com
Dec 26, 2017
Illustrator Daren Magee swings by the podcast to talk about moving to Ojai, trying to buy from locals only, missing the history of the East Coast, preparing for his first child, being his mom's sunshine boy, competing for Class Clown, wearing sweatpants in high school, tallying his drinks in Europe, puking off of an ancient Scottish bridge, being born during his mother's dinner shift, dreaming of becoming a professional skateboarder, never setting foot on a skateboard, client work, psychedelic drugs, ayahuasca ceremonies, his first DMT experience, looking forward to death, and Funyuns bags.
 
Find him online at: http://realfunwow.com
 
Or follow him on Instagram: @realfunwow
Dec 19, 2017
Singer-songwriter June Glenn stops by the podcast to talk about studying math, starting a hardcore metal band, the number 57, being smoke free for 6 months, her first clove cigarette, the time her grandpa saw Zakk Wylde, her dog Miles, being concerned about the characters in Doug, her little brothers trading Play-Doh for chicks, writing her first song on a toy guitar, her first coffee after a break, the church her great-grandparents built, and Corrina, Corrina.
 
Find her online at: https://www.facebook.com/tee.glenn.7
or follow her on Instagram: @june.glenn
Dec 12, 2017
Writer Christy Cozby drops by the podcast to talk about listening to nothing in the car, crime documentaries, obsessively arranging flowers, local wines, Take This Waltz, tough love, reading past her bedtime, lobbying in the state capital, her bathroom/kitchen combo, Sammy the Dingo Cattle Dog, the old woman she wants to be, wedding culture, sitcom dating, copywriting, Cleo Wade, Rudy Francisco, the novel she's never let anyone read, writing in different voices, making people feel good, experimenting with God because her friends were doing it, and what she hopes heaven is like.
 
Find her online at: http://christycopywriting.com/

Or follow her on Instagram: @christylcozby
Dec 5, 2017
Bassist Sam Wellard (Church Mouse) swings by the podcast to talk about Beck's new album, joining Church Mouse, his high school ska phase, Weezer, his first beer, owning all of the Blue's Clues merchandise, Nickelodeon GaS, wanting to be a cartoonist, the joy of making guacamole, lineup changes, whether God put animals here to eat, becoming a ghost, the haunted ice maker in his refrigerator, doing voices, and why shoelaces are the bane of his existence.
 
Find him online at: https://churchmouseca.bandcamp.com/ or
https://www.facebook.com/churchmouseca/

or follow Church Mouse on Instagram: @churchmouseca
Nov 28, 2017

Musician Christopher Lathouwers stops by the podcast to talk about meeting me in third grade, his punk rock years, dropping out of high school, having dreadlocks down to his knees, being a middle child, Santa Maria vs. the Bay Area, moving to a tiny house in the mountains, his obsession with modular synthesis, how to say 'Moog', Don Buchla, Morton Subotnick, East Coast and West Coast synthesis, random voltage, when to stop the Turing machine, plucking the vactrol, sculpting sound, always pressing record, improvising at Synthesethesia, limiting himself to 6U, Alessandro Cortini, D.M.T., ibogaine, and conquering addictions through psychedelics.

Find him online at: https://www.youtube.com/user/lacedheavy or
https://soundcloud.com/musicalfungus

Or follow him on Instagram: @musicalfungus

Nov 21, 2017

Co-founders of the first Thanksgiving, James Pilgromme and Jonathan Turkey drop by the podcast to talk about escaping religious persecution and plagues, landing in Plymouth, rooming together in Brooklyn, organizing a feast, serving a giant bass, stuffing Marla, dancing to hymns, the acoustics of pine cones, traditional food origins, their Thanksgiving play, tapping into the baby literature market, whether it's okay to call it Turkey Day, when pumpkins used to speak, cornucopia, channeling Pilgrim God, the influence of art on history, and what they're thankful for.

Nov 14, 2017
Writer and calligrapher, Ashlee Phillips swings by the podcast to talk about Stein On Riding, her great immigration West, the culture shock of moving to California, growing up in Brookhaven, Mississippi, falling down a lot, getting a car big enough to hold her trombone, Nick Jr.'s Face, staying productive at home, writing fiction in her free time, finding a genre, talking to her dad on WhatsApp, Southern cuisine, California water conservation, hating SLO and coming around, when to consider yourself a Californian, not seeing the racism all around her, bowling for Jesus, having a crisis of faith, O.G. calligraphy, being useless in an apocalypse, figuring out what to recycle, waiting in lion, how to order a soda, and trying not to talk too fast. 
 
Find her online at: http://www.ashleephillips.com/
Nov 7, 2017
Singer-songwriter Anton Josef Kellner stops by the podcast to talk about working on his new record, trying to create a new genre, scrapping a whole album, making the music he wants to hear, Holding Onto Hope, Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars, Teenage Engineering OP-1, 22, A Million, visualizing an album before he's written it, making art for yourself, positive news, just being nice, Hiss Golden Messenger, the media, good guys and bad guys, helping others, Einstein's Theory of Relativity, and remembering to flush and floss.
 
Find him online at: https://www.facebook.com/AntonJosefKellner/
Oct 31, 2017
Artist Chelsea Ward drops by the podcast to talk about growing up in the California desert, always having a slingshot in her pocket, legitimately hating her sister, drawing tractors in preschool, designing custom children's books, teaching art, writing a drawing textbook, what creation looks like, catching kids Snapchatting in class, studying in Italy, seeing frescos that made her consider a God, teaching Syrian refugees, Rumours, Mark Rothko's black room, what is art, and why kids shouldn't have an Instagram. 
 
Find her online at: http://sketchynotions.com
Or follow her on Instagram: @sketchynotions
Oct 24, 2017
Designer and stylist, Kayla Tierney swings by the podcast to talk about following her boyfriend to a new city, being the good drawer in class, superconductors, trying to draw like her babysitter, training for marathons with her dad, becoming a web designer, not appealing to alpha bro dudes, appreciating the aesthetic world, realizing she likes pink, having two successive Insta-famous dogs, having a surprising number of ex-nuns in her family, learning presence from her first dog, how SLO changed her life, hurting dads' feelings, and painting on garbage cans.
 
Find her online at: http://kaylatierney.com
Or follow her on Instagram: @kayla__tierney
Oct 17, 2017

Actor and comedian, Toby Tropper stops by the podcast to talk about Seincast, The Early Edition Podcast, human Shazam, losing his parents' health insurance coverage, The Real World: Melodrama, Dungeons & Dragons, memorizing lines and the Ceremonial Flush, being the Real Tim Brady, The Great American Melodrama, having the most popular Harry Potter dub on YouTube, doing stand up comedy, being compared to Mr. Bean, the best episode of The Simpsons, only being Jewish for comedic purposes, his Anglophilia, breaking character, writing comedy, how to survive a car crash, being a Tropper, habitual punctuality, being a Toby, growing a beard, his great uncle Murray, "break a leg" texts from his mom, being awkward around celebrities, drawing a Cranston-a-day, his mom's version of The Lord's Prayer, relapsing on McDonald's, sonder, and the satisfaction of dissatisfaction.

 
Find him online at: http://tobytropper.com
Or find The Great American Melodrama: http://www.americanmelodrama.com/
Oct 10, 2017
Filmmaker and visionary, Kendall Kranz drops by the podcast to talk about being The Youtube Girl, becoming a background actor, wanting to be Thomas Edison, being female in a male-dominated industry, being the only girl in the house, her problem with college, manifesting the perfect environment, awakening people, admitting that things are your fault, teaching kids how to understand themselves, being a better you, peace, stoicism, staying in your own lane, synchronicities, angel cards, learning experiences for the soul, physical reality, and what Jesus told her.
 
Find her online at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYVF_D_DZH5I8FEf_g49ORg
Or follow her on Instagram: @kendallkray
Oct 3, 2017

Audio engineer and musician, Nolan Perry swings by the podcast to talk about finishing and releasing music, authenticity in art, getting into recording, little kid ghosts, Elle Moss, playing on local tv, tracking a Candle album in a tasting room, morning sessions, his cabin recording studio, maintaining the brochure racks in hotels, baking bread, wanting to play the bassoon, Scut Farkus, when Nintendo 64 changed the world, his middle school Yoshi club, peak nerdiness, Gargoyles, keeping up with new music, the OP-1, foley, mixing, drum miking techniques, Mexican food, compression to tape, Grinny, having things on the tip of your tongue, living like a Christian, being nice to everyone, and delivering a pizza to his old house.

Sep 26, 2017
The founder of The Ian M Hassett Foundation, Stefanie Hassett stops by the podcast as a proxy for her son Ian, who passed away in 2012 from Mediastinal Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, to talk about having adult conversations with him at three years old, clothes that coordinate, his legendary senior photo, emulating Alistair Cooke and Gustav Klimt, his first watercolor sailboat, playing with trucks and doing Barbie's hair, having two kids with cancer, being an avid Googler, loving your kids equally, his goodbye letter, producing art in the midst of pain, chalk on velvet, form over function, Ianisms, the "I'm Only Three" defense, the Ian M Hassett Memorial Art Scholarship, being remembered, The Artist Exchange, Unseen No More, and Central Coast Live Read.
 
Find The Ian M Hassett Foundation online at: http://ianmhassett.com
Sep 19, 2017
Musician Charles Vaughn drops by the podcast to talk about stocking shelves for Christmas, drawing fake grapes, Kendrick Lamar, growing up in South Chicago, experiencing his first dead silence, being an only child for 10 years, losing contact with his dad, having a soothing voice, knowing which glue to use, getting his first guitar, Chicago Chinatown, origami, learning to squash fold, Jerry Seinfeld, what's funny about Pop Tarts, playing awful shows, getting booked on his face alone, having fruit snacks with Pinot, being asked to play a 6-hour set, playing cover songs, school uniforms, writing songs, The Beatles, and thinking his mom would never pick him up from preschool.
 
Find him online at: https://www.facebook.com/charlesvaughnmusic/
Or follow him on Instagram: @charlesvaughnmusic
Sep 12, 2017

Videographer, musician, and Dungeon Master, Cole Baker swings by the podcast to talk about what he's been up to since 2010, living a fairly corporate life, running around in a tiny town, being alacritously attention-seeking, grinding his teeth, being the perennial beneficiary of his only-child circumstances, watching Pirates of the Caribbean once a week, film class, statues, the haircut that inspired him to move to Pasadena, being accepted to UCLA, being an Argentinian artist-in-residence, living in a gross basement in Portland, becoming an Airbnb project manager, being in a band with Alexandra Wallace, not sharing his music, waiting for The Kris Special's second album, the effects of social media, the Cole Baker hate group on Facebook, proselytizing for Dungeons & Dragons, the Sun exploding, bubonic plague, science vs. religion, and eating a bee.

Sep 5, 2017
Musician Zach Huneycutt (Church Mouse) stops by the podcast to talk about 'Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too', Falcon, CO, Abie the junk collector, moving to Lompoc because of World of Warcraft, hating road trips, seeing the ocean, trying to be the class clown, watching all of the anime, Dan's gun, opening a record shop/café, the chemistry of Church Mouse, getting out of deathcore, getting into grindcore, music and beer, New Life Church, his fear of aging, Gun x Sword, buying things he doesn't need, calling chips 'cookies', and George falling off a ladder.

Find him online at: https://churchmouseca.bandcamp.com/ or
https://www.facebook.com/churchmouseca/

or follow Church Mouse on Instagram: @churchmouseca
Aug 29, 2017

Student, waitress, and musician, Jesslyn Brundy drops by the podcast to talk about graphic design, being lazy, SZA, not committing to listening to music, true crime podcasts, wanting to find a dead body, hating Coachella, David Lynch, porta potties, camping, generic brand cereals, Facebook drama, compassion and empathy, social media, unfriending friends, talking to Nazis, letting her friend play with the pretty doll, being surrounded by Codys, avoiding awkward parent talks, Adam and Eve doing it, weddings, tripping out on existence, and her perfect burrito baby brother. 

Aug 22, 2017

Musician Nick Long (Church Mouse) swings by the podcast to talk about A Great Big Pile of Leaves, living on a 22-foot boat, dodging weird tragedies, being kept on a leash, daikaiju movies, Micro Ninja Heart Surgeons, Victor Wooten, learning music like a language, weird time signatures, the sound of Church Mouse, chilling out to Metal Machine Music, effects pedals, clashing politically with an old boss, optimistic nihilism, the inevitable heat death of the universe, meme culture and telepathy, and the most peaceful time in human history.

Find him online at: https://churchmouseca.bandcamp.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/churchmouseca/

or follow Church Mouse on Instagram: @churchmouseca

Aug 15, 2017

Musician and music teacher, Sean Causby stops by the podcast to talk about graduating from high school at 16, The Sexy Sax Man, seeing Metallica, not seeing Jethro Tull, electronic music, delving into Radiohead, The Life of Pablo, learning to appreciate trash music, Andre 3000, playing Marco Rubio, the Governator, bringing Kennedy back from the dead, voting, Anderson Paak, Asperger Syndrome, getting matching Led Zeppelin tattoos with his mom, musical theater, going to youth group for the nachos pizza, teaching at Certain Sparks Music, and captaining his grandpa's boat.

Follow him on Instagram: @seanyhighroller

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