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/
Musician Tamara Simons (Curtsy) drops by the podcast to talk about growing up in Los Angeles, seeing School of Rock, her five hairless dogs, being bitten by a brown recluse, trying to see into Eddie Van Halen's house, recording Curtsy's new album, directing people to the bathroom at the Hollywood Bowl, talking fast, and having the biggest eyes.
Or follow Curtsy on Instagram: @curtsymusic
Artist and musician, Joey Baxter swings by the podcast to talk about recording songs, the curse that plagued his college career, stick and poke tattoos, David Duchovny, drinking and not drinking, listening to artists named Smith, The Listeners Club Podcast, rebuilding a music community, crying at Superbad but not at youth group, and losing family members.
Find him online at: https://jmbaxter.bandcamp.com/
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
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/
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/
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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/
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/
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/
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.
If you can, please donate to support Angela Vargas' family here: https://www.gofundme.com/2tjr4h74?ssid=765284749
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/
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.
or follow The Only Ocean on Instagram: @theonlyocean
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
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
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
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/
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.
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