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
Or follow him on Instagram: @musicalfungus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
or follow Church Mouse on Instagram: @churchmouseca
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
Midday radio personality Callie Tennock drops by the podcast to talk about silent audiences, growing up in Lompoc, watching Blue's Clues for too long, bizarre custody schedules, dreaming of trickback riding, starting her radio career, SLOCAL, songs she's sick of hearing, bros, The Early Edition Podcast, talking to herself in the car, becoming a writer, living other lifetimes in your head, lizards that live underground, different perceptions of coral, trying to imagine nothing, developing a radio voice, and sounding like a sexy baby.
Student Anaysa Rodriguez swings by the podcast to talk about Planet Money, Law & Order, constitutional law, Nancy Grace, The Staircase, Serial, The Jinx, dismembering a body in self defense, O.J. Simpson, the JonBenét Ramsey case, active serial killers, growing up in Guadalupe, her Pikachu obsession, trying to change her name to Misty, drawing everything with giant anime eyes, rooting for Amanda Bynes, being dethroned as the baby of the family, becoming Judge Misty, being a skeptical optimist, just wanting to sleep, the boredom of eternal life, Dr. Phil, making bad people famous, celebrities and politics, the unrelatability of Gwyneth Paltrow, things that are... interesting, Bananagrams, Mr. Goobleton, turn signals, and making complete stops.
Musician Johnny Wilson stops by the podcast to talk about *NSYNC's solo careers, old guys who assemble boy bands in blimp hangars, the ghosts of the Backstreet Boys, maybe being a half-human half-alien hybrid created in a lab in New Mexico, seeing every major 80s horror movie before kindergarten, growing up in a fake Truman Show town, the Mandela Effect, casting teenagers in child roles, annoying movie tropes, Minion overexposure, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, RompHims, internet outrage, Orlando Bloom's penis, his Amazon wish list, wanting the Tastee Wheat, the two different kinds of action movies, why Jackie Chan is all he has left, living in a world of nebulous sin, whether evil exists, white people who ask to touch his hair, the two possible outcomes of playing the Game of Thrones, the Gremlins 2 of Donald Trump, Fast and the Furious audiences, calling his friend a beefcake, the pros and cons of the Pride movement, QUILTBAG, gay dating, wanting to do everything, Fantasy Luv, and his applesauce fire truck.
Find him online at: http://fantasyluv.bandcamp.com
Or follow him on Instagram: @fantasy.luv
Esotericist Cindy Martin drops by the podcast to talk about demonology, not wasting smiles, speaking Cat, being bullied out of communing with plants, record-breaking kidney stones, memorizing flower names, devoting her early 20s to motherhood, the occult, poison Mini Wheats, her threshold for weird, sleep paralysis, her random enlightenment experience, fortifying your energy, astral traveling, seeing where trees will be, etheric doubles, being stopped by a lord of Karma, the consciousness of plants, naguals, dream interpretation, reading tarot, real and fake psychics, astrological signs, reincarnation, why you might not have a guardian angel, Spiritism, the planes of existence, the smiling man who follows her in the spirit realm, casting your circle, and meeting an alien at a rock shop in Oregon.
Find her online at: https://www.facebook.com/ThePaleoPagan/
In celebration of one full year of the Are We Okay? Podcast, photographer and editor of Coyote + Oak magazine, Alli Wallace swings by the podcast to talk about getting trapped in a car at the drive-in, growing up with photographer parents, why she dropped out of Brooks Institute, not saving a baby bird, looking like her adoptive parents, getting to know her biological family, not being good at sharing, Star Trek, starting her own magazine, unpaid creative work, artistic day jobs, getting feedback, Fiddler on the Roof, Tobias Goob, the Overboard theme song, who killed JonBenét Ramsey, and life on other planets. Then we play a round of The Newlywed Game hosted by Weston Scott, answer a handful of rapid-fire questions, and both do the speed round, before Alli and Weston share their Top 5 moments of Are We Okay? Year One!
Find her online at: http://www.alexandra-wallace.com/
Find Coyote + Oak online at: http://www.coyoteandoak.com/