Mike and Shane get a little nerdier this week and they have a chat about one of their favorite things outside of art and performance; Dungeons & Dragons! The guest this week is writer, teacher, and Dungeon Master extraordinaire Nick Walge, who unveils the hidden mysteries behind compiling a fun but challenging campaign, assembling the perfect adventure party, and whether or not you should be able to pick-pocket your friends.
This week, Mike and Shane discuss Theater of the Oppressed with scholar, actor, and teacher, Aubrey Whitlock. Theater for change, where the spectators are the performers and play an active role in arming themselves with the tools needed to dismantle their oppression.
Hurley Burley Shakespeare Show: https://hurlyburlyshakespeareshow.com
Aubrey Whitlock's Twitter: @AubsWhitlock
Hosts Mike and Shane talk about how sometimes you need a total and complete change in vocation. That is something this week's guest, author Shannon Perrine, knows all too well. Listen as Shannon shares with you their journey from homemaker to romance and horror novelist.
*CONTENT ADVISORY* Today's artist spotlight contains some adult themes and sexual content.
Shannon's Website: www.slperrine.com
Shannon's Twitch: www.twitch.tv/shannonperrine
*CONTENT ADVISORY* This week Active Listeners Podcast welcomes two-thirds of the Straight Up Evil podcast hosts, Carly "The Blonde," and Jocelynn "The Brunette" in our very first Podcast crossover! We talk true crime and Carly leads us down the rabbit hole that is the unsolved case of the "Black Dahlia." This week's episode is a little dark, so if you listen with the kiddos, maybe they should skip this one.
Straight Up Evil website: www.straightupevil.com
Straight Up Evil Twitter: @Straight_Up_Pod
The guys are back! Mike and Shane return this week with a short list of things that happened in 2020 that didn't suck! We know, we know, weird. They discuss promising progress and hopeful signs of what's to come, and as always, they invite you to join in the conversation.
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In the last episode before the mid season break, Shane and Mike recap where the first half of season one has taken them and give some teases about what's to come. Thanks for helping the show reach over 300 listens!
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In our ninth episode, Mike and Shane talk about the legacy of artists, posthumously. They are joined by Dr. Paul Menzer, professor of Shakespeare and Perfomance, director of the Shakespeare and Performance Graduate Program, and the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Mary Baldwin University. Professor Menzer talks about the legacy of Shakespeare as well as the key to immortality as an artist.
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The FIrst Folio (online edition): https://www.folger.edu/shakespeare
Dr. Paul Menzer's Twitter: twitter.com/paulmenzer
This episode Mike and Shane get mystic and talk with 2020 Top 50 recording artist and "Creation Creator," Jason Taylor. We have a lengthy discussion about the metaphysical, how it inspires his work, the greater vision of self actualization and mindfulness, and even a little bit of a debate surrounding the known and the unknown.
**This episode features discussion on COVID 19. Please refer to guidelines set forth by the CDC**
Jason Taylor's website: www.jasontaylor.com
Jason Taylor's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0qaDx_FZO6LhyaMFf2WrAw
Jason's Instagram: instagram.com/nodrinksonthepiano
CDC Guidelines on COVID 19: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
This week Mike and Shane discuss civil discourse with their guest, photo-journalist, musician, and Interim Director of the Virginia Folklife Program Pat Jarrett. It's important to know how to talk to people when capturing the still frames of their lives, and Pat also shares his insights and experiences in his work in covering white supremacy. Also, Pat shares a look into his musical pandemic passion project, heavy metal band "Heemeyer."
Check our our Social media pages for photos and the link to his fun portion submission.
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcAhaLqyWmfwUnqAzHcjEag
Virginia Folklife Program: http://www.virginiafolklife.org
This week Mike and Shane share an obscure Tenacious D reference, bad puns, and discuss the art of storytelling with guest artist April Armstrong. There is also some cat talk, which is fantastic because the internet loves cats. As always visit our Patreon for bonus content and to support the show!
Information on our guest visit www.aprilarmstrong.com
CONTENT ADVISORY: This week's episode contains adult themes and language.
Body positivity takes center stage in this weeks episode, and Mike and Shane talk with body positivity artist Isaac (Color My Flaws, Fat Friends With Benefits) about the importance of the representation of all bodies in art.
You can follow Isaac on his Instagram page @colormyflaws, at www.colormyflaws.com, and you can purchase his body positivity adult coloring book on Amazon. Support Isaac's work at www.patreon.com/ffwb
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This week Mike and Shane discuss their personal views on religion and they welcome their guest, actress and Master of Scripture and Discipleship, Abby Van Gerpen (Unpregnant, HBO Max). You can join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
This week Mike and Shane sit down with lifetime theater maker, educator, and occasional ass kicker Sandra Boynton to discuss ageism in society and in the theater community. Strap yourselves in and get ready to absorb all the wisdom, and as always, check out @ActListPod on Twitter or facebook.com/activelistenerspod to join in on the conversation.
In this week's episode Mike and Shane discuss art activism with guest Kristoph DiMaria, the performing artist also known as the Pochinko clown "Ragliacci Rags." Listen as they discuss the nexus of art and politics and whether or not all art is a form of activism, and as always, check out @ActListPod on Twitter or facebook.com/activelistenerspod to join in on the conversation.
Mike and Shane talk about the role family plays in supporting and inspiring their art. Multi-talented performer Catie Osborne shares her perspective on family, her crazy experiences as a (modest) TikTok sensation, Catieosaurus, and gifts the guys with a very special endorsement as the first guest on Active Listeners Podcast. Don't forget to join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter!
(This episode of Active Listeners Podcast includes some mature language and themes)