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S01E07 Marcus and Jake of FamilyHood Part 2

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The ShowATL Podcast is a show for the creatively-inclined. We are dedicated to finding and highlighting Atlanta's Creative Voice by speaking with those who are making things in our city everyday. Hosted by ATLien Parsa Behnamiri, The ShowATL Podcast brings you interviews with creatives and creators that comprise some of Atlanta's boldest voices, as well as tons of other colorful content you will probably want to tell all your friends and family about.
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Jeff Dake and Jamey Adams of Arches Brewing: Episode 23
Jeff Dake and Jamey Adams are 2 of the 5 co-founders of Arches Brewing in Hapeville, Georgia. As a lager-focused brewery, Arches is committed to bringing classic European styles to the modern American craft market. Arches is so dedicated to the quality of their craft that they drilled a 400+ foot well on premises to be able to get water from the headwaters of the Flint River, which they can then manipulate to match the water style needed for the particular beer being brewed. Jeff and Jamey, both chemists, have been brewing together for over 13 years. At Arches, Jamey guides the whole business, working on beer development, long term planning, and the direction of the brewery. Jeff does the lab work to ensure the health and viability of the yeast and progress of each batch. They joined us prior to their 3-year anniversary celebration to talk about the process of starting Arches Brewing, why they focus on lager beers, and even go into depth on some of the process behind what it takes to brew some of their beer. Arches beer was consumed while taping, so this was a fun episode.  Learn more about Arches at https://www.archesbrewing.com/  Find them on Instagram at @archesbrewing
1:49:06
April 15, 2019
Nate Damen aka ATLTVHead: Episode 22
Nate Damen, otherwise known by his character name of ATLTVHead, is an Atlanta native and Georgia Tech graduate who sees the problems within society, work structure, and our relationship with technology. As ATLTVHead, Nate wears a custom retrofitted 1960’s RCA Victor television set on his head and walks the Beltline to create interactive experiences with people. In Nate’s own words, “ATLTVHead is an online and offline connected experience. The project strives to better explore our technological habits, to use technology to connect us on a empathetic/physical level, and a reminder that having fun is not just something we do as kids, but crucial to as adults as well.” Nate talked to us about his journey with creating ATLTVHead, how you can tune in to watch Nate’s livestream of ATLTVHead every Friday at 5:30pm EST, and even brought the TV helmet in to explain the functionality and let us play around with it.  Find out more about Nate and ATLTVHead at https://www.natedamen.com/atltvhead, or go to https://www.twitch.tv/atltvhead every Friday at 5:30pm EST to watch Nate’s live stream.  Find ATLTVHead on Instagram at @atltvhead
1:47:30
April 8, 2019
Kevin Tucker, Chief Curator of The High Museum of Art: Episode 21
Kevin Tucker is the High Museum of Art’s Chief Curator. With more than two decades of curatorial and museum leadership experience, he directs the High’s curatorial program and oversees interpretation, research, and development of the collections. In addition, he works with the executive staff and across curatorial departments to develop plans for permanent collection installations and to organize an ambitious schedule of special exhibitions. Kevin sat down with us in his office to talk about his impressive career journey, the role of a curator of the arts in today’s increasingly information-rich and attention-poor society, as well as the growing number of opportunities the High Museum is providing the public to engage with the arts. We also spoke on the reinstallation of the High’s permanent collection, the success of the Yayoi Kusama “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit, and the upcoming “European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection” exhibit, which will open on April 6th and run through July 14th.  Learn more about Kevin and the High Museum at www.high.org Find The High Museum of Arts on Instagram at @highmuseumofart
1:13:21
April 2, 2019
John, Leo, and Alex of Whiz Socks: Episode 20
Whiz Socks is an Atlanta company founded by John Pena, Leo Rodriguez, and Alex Miranda. John, Leo, and Alex wanted to create a company founded on the concepts of art and community, with a major focus on giving back. Whiz creates ultra-comfy socks featuring artwork by local Atlanta artists like Jake Llaurado and Yoyo Ferro. Whiz Socks also operates on a buy-a-pair, give-a-pair model, similar to that of Tom’s Shoes, by which every purchase of a pair of socks pays for a pair to be donated to Atlanta’s homeless. John, Leo, and Alex actually hand-deliver the socks (you can find videos on YouTube and on their website of them doing so). The Whiz Socks founders joined us in the studio (with a 6-pack of Victory Golden Monkey beer) to talk about the mission and vision of Whiz, what it means to go into business with your friends, and the future of the company and brand. This episode was recorded as a high-banter roundtable of sorts, so get ready for some laughs, some derailed topics, and some truly insightful nuggets of wisdom and information all throughout. Where to buy and learn more about Whiz Socks: Online: www.whizsocks.com Instagram: @whizsocks
1:29:43
March 25, 2019
Greg Noblin: Episode 19
“Daydreams and impossibilities are commonplace in my mind.  When a scene or story jumps into my consciousness I feel compelled to act and collect source material. Once all the images are photographed and digitally cut up and the vision I had in my head begins to emerge on the screen I become elated.”  Greg Noblin is an Atlanta-based artist who specializes in creating surrealist and mystical artwork through photography and digital art. Greg’s work uses a combination of animals, landscapes, toys, and other familiar objects juxtaposed against alien and fantastical scenes to create artwork that can almost be seen as a mix between Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte. In his own words, he likes turning photographs into art that looks nothing like a photograph. Greg joined us to talk about his work, his career progression as a professional artist, and his views on growth, failure, and the like.   Where to learn more about Greg: Online: www.gregnoblinart.com Instagram: @gregnoblin
1:32:30
March 18, 2019
Steve West: Episode 18
Steve West is a photographer and custom jewelry maker working under the name Silver Piston. He likes making kick-ass things for people who are kick ass. Steve joined ShowATL to talk about his career and life journey, which includes time spent in the US Navy, a career in marketing, and eventually, a life of entrepreneurship as a creative. We talk about what it means to create one’s own path, using Steve’s career journey of leaving the ad world to become a full time creative as as a foundation, while also touching on a wide range of esoteric topics throughout. We also discuss how Steve became close friends with Atlanta’s own Killer Mike. This episode is one hell of a wild ride.  Where to learn more about Steve: Online: www.silverpiston.com  and www.silverpistonphotography.com  Instagram: @stevewest @silverpistonphotography
2:09:27
March 11, 2019
Lucha Rodriguez: Episode 17
Lucha Rodriguez is an Atlanta-based artist with a concentration on hand cut works on paper and installation art. With a BFA in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta and an MFA in Printmaking from SCAD, Lucha has spent the most recent part of her career focused on a series of works called “Knife Drawings”. Lucha joined us to talk about her artwork, which included a full education on paper. Lucha talks of paper as having infinite qualities. “...it can bend, stretch, tear, twist, overlap and make lines; curl and create volume.”  Along with her love of paper, we also discussed Lucha’s affinity for knives, her love of the color pink, and her upbringing in Venezuela. Lucha is working on a traveling show that will be hitting the Southeast, eventually stopping through Savannah to come to Georgia Tech. You can find her work at Kai Lin Art in Atlanta, as well as many other places around the world. Where to learn more about Lucha:  Online: www.http://love-lucha-now.org/ Instagram: @luchapink
1:33:40
March 4, 2019
Dark Side of the Room: Episode 16
Kirsten King and Cris Gray are members of the Dark Side of the Room improv team and part of the general company at Dad’s Garage Theatre. Dark Side of The Room was formed by the African American performers of Dad's Garage Improv Theater Company. They travel around the world with their unique improv format and run a monthly variety show designed to highlight African American performers across a wide arts spectrum. In their improv format they take a classic movie (i.e. Star Wars, Jaws) and improvise what the black people were doing during that movie. Kirsten and Cris sit down with ShowATL to talk all things improv and comedy, while also using improv as a lens through which one can dissect and reflect on social dialogue at both the individual and collective level. We also talk heavily throughout the episode on the topic of “adult stoicism”. Where to find Dark Side of the Room:  Online: www.darksidecomedy.com
1:59:23
March 3, 2019
Phil Harris: Episode 15
Phil Harris is an Atlanta studio artist and muralist who serves his community as a full time paramedic EMT. Phil sat down to talk with ShowATL about his professional and personal journey coming to art at various points of his life, as well as his working ritual to balance his professional and creative lifestyles. His work has been featured in Creative Loafing, Color ATL, Forward Warrior, and a variety of other public and private spaces. Phil is currently a resident artist at Kai Lin Art and lives in Southwest Atlanta with his wife. Where to find Phil:  Instagram: @pharrisatl http://www.philharrisatl.com/
1:14:24
February 18, 2019
S02E07 Joe Dreher AKA Joe King Part 2
Joe Dreher, otherwise known by his artist name of Joe King, is an Atlanta artist, photographer, and poet (among other things). An architect by trade, Joe sits with us to talk about his journey into photography and art. In becoming more involved in the Atlanta art scene through Living Walls, Joe used art to help build deep bonds within his own family, and in turn, in the community. This is part 2 of our 2-part interview. Learn more about Joe at www.joekingatl.com IG: @joekingatl
1:19:34
November 12, 2018
S02E06 Joe Dreher AKA Joe King Part 1
Joe Dreher, otherwise known by his artist name of Joe King, is an Atlanta artist, photographer, and poet (among other things). An architect by trade, Joe sits with us to talk about his journey into photography and art. In becoming more involved in the Atlanta art scene through Living Walls, Joe used art to help build deep bonds within his own family, and in turn, in the community. This is part 1 of our 2-part interview. Learn more about Joe at www.joekingatl.com IG: @joekingatl
1:07:13
November 1, 2018
S02E05 Trish Land
Trish Land is an Atlanta-based fine artist specializing in paysage, or landscape, artwork. Trish joins us to talk about her creative journey, from dancing, to acting, to modeling, and art. She tells us what it means to be a woman in charge, and even shares her tales of dancing in Meadowlands stadium and meeting Liza Minelli. Oh, and in case you were wondering, there is an amusement park in Indonesia also called “Trish Land”. Learn more about our lovely Atlanta Trish Land at www.trishland.com IG: @trishland
1:25:24
October 23, 2018
S02E04 Pea the Feary
Pea the Feary (“Faerie”) is an Atlanta-based afrofuturist artist who strives to portray the subjects in her work as “divine”. Along with divinity, we also talk about the powerful role of black women in today’s world. In examining Pea’s background and artistic style, we look to how culture, race, spirituality, and nature play different parts in the story of our humanity. We also look at the subject of balance - light and dark, soft and hard, loud and quiet, and so on, in Pea’s work. As it turns out, we can all be superheroes after all. Learn more about Pea and her work online at www.peathefeary.com IG: @peathefeary
1:14:13
October 19, 2018
S02E03 Meredith Howard of The Streets Magazine
Meredith Howard is the Founder and Creative Director of ‘The Streets’ Magazine, which focused on street photography portraying fashion, people, homelessness, and the environments in which these things all interact. Meredith talks to us about her career before The Streets and how she came to starting the magazine in the first place. We talk about her growth as a creative, the growth of the magazine, and the juxtaposition of high fashion and homelessness as part of the content featured in the magazine. We also touch on the issue of prison recidivism rates, breaking through the "wall of fear", and much, much more. The Streets celebrates the release of their 2018 print issue with a party on November 10th. Learn more about The Streets Magazine at www.thestreetsmag.com IG: @thestreetsmagazine
1:30:31
October 17, 2018
S02E02 Niki Zarrabi
Niki Zarrabi is an Atlanta artist whose work includes painting, mixed media, installations, and murals. She joins us to talk about how her work aims to bridge the gap between spirituality and science in what is a really insightful look into her art and creation process. We go through her journey as an artist and dive into the evolution of her work. We also talk about how hard it is to paint a large outdoor mural. Since this interview, Niki has continued to produce and show work and was a featured muralist for this year’s Outerspace Project. Find out more about Niki at www.nikizarrabi.com IG: @nikizarrabi
1:22:03
October 16, 2018
S02E01 Xavier Perry of Xavier Perry Art
Xavier Perry is an Atlanta-based artist and the founder of Xavier Perry Art. Xavier’s street art, graphic design, and iconic “Love Bomb” have earned him recognition all throughout the city. Xavier joins us to talk about his art, community, the Love Bomb, adulthood, and making Love a life practice. Xavier’s Love Bomb was recently featured by Xfinity and the Atlanta Braves for a collaboration titled “The Braves Bomb”. Find out more about Xavier at www.xavierperryart.com Ig: @xavierperryart
1:15:13
October 15, 2018
S01E07 Marcus and Jake of FamilyHood Part 2
This is Part 2 of this 2-part podcast. FamilyHood is comprised of Marcus Whitaker and Jake Llaurado. FamilyHood was founded with the mission of bringing the Atlanta community together through art shows, which feature a variety of local artists, as well as musicians and other creatives. Marcus and Jake sit to talk about FamilyHood’s origins, the role the Atlanta community plays in inspiring their work and mission, and their personal individual reflections on art, creativity, and authenticity. You can find out more about FamilyHood here: http://www.familyhoodatl.com Find them on Instagram @familyhoodatl The ShowATL Podcast aims to find and highlight Atlanta’s Creative Voice by speaking to those who are creating incredible things in our city every day. By interviewing some of Atlanta’s boldest voices, The ShowATL Podcast takes listeners on journeys through Atlanta’s creative side.
46:13
August 3, 2018
S01E06 Marcus and Jake of FamilyHood Part 1
This is Part 1 of this 2-part podcast. FamilyHood is comprised of Marcus Whitaker and Jake Llaurado. FamilyHood was founded with the mission of bringing the Atlanta community together through art shows, which feature a variety of local artists, as well as musicians and other creatives. Marcus and Jake sit to talk about FamilyHood’s origins, the role the Atlanta community plays in inspiring their work and mission, and their personal individual reflections on art, creativity, and authenticity. You can find out more about FamilyHood here: http://www.familyhoodatl.com Find them on Instagram @familyhoodatl The ShowATL Podcast aims to find and highlight Atlanta’s Creative Voice by speaking to those who are creating incredible things in our city every day. By interviewing some of Atlanta’s boldest voices, The ShowATL Podcast takes listeners on journeys through Atlanta’s creative side.
1:11:39
August 1, 2018
S01E05 Peter Roglin of Charolastra
Peter Roglin is an Atlanta musician and producer performing under the stage name Charolastra. Along with the release of his new album, Peter is also a founding member of the record label VLSC Records. Peter joins us to talk about his music; his influences across music, film, and art; VLSC Records; and how his recent trip to Havana, Cuba influenced his recent album, Passenger. As a quick note, the song playing at the end of this episode is titled “Beach Dream” and is off Charolastra’s new record, “Passenger”. A full raw version of this interview will be available on our website shortly. Find Charolastra here: https://charolastra.bandcamp.com Find VLSC Records here: https://www.vlscrecords.com/ Or here...https://vlsc.bandcamp.com/ The ShowATL Podcast aims to find and highlight Atlanta’s Creative Voice by speaking to those who are creating incredible things in our city everyday.
1:29:52
July 31, 2018
S01E04 Yu-Kai Lin of KAI LIN ART
Yu-Kai Lin is the owner of KAI LIN ART in Atlanta, Georgia. As KAI LIN ART celebrates 10 years of business, Yu-Kai joins us to talk about how art has evolved and is continuing to evolve in Atlanta. We also talk about creativity, balance, and the mechanics of running a successful gallery. KAI LIN ART’s next exhibition, titled “Sublime”, begins on August 3rd and runs through September 21st. Find out more about Yu-Kai and KAI LIN ART at www.kailinart.com Listen to Yu-Kai’s Emory TEDx talk here: www.kailinart.com/news/tedx-emory-with-yu-kai-lin The ShowATL Podcast aims to find and highlight Atlanta’s Creative Voice by speaking to those who are creating incredible things in our city everyday. By interviewing some of Atlanta’s boldest voices, The ShowATL Podcast takes listeners on journeys through Atlanta’s creative side.
1:14:25
July 27, 2018
S01E03 Savannah Berry of @healthy_sav_atl
Savannah Berry is a registered dietician and food and fitness blogger in the Atlanta area. Her Instagram account, @healthy_sav_atl, has gained over 3000 followers based on Savannah’s beautiful depiction of healthy food and fitness in Atlanta. Find her on Instagram @healthy_sav_atl The ShowATL Podcast aims to find and highlight Atlanta’s Creative Voice by speaking to those who are creating incredible things in our city everyday. By interviewing some of Atlanta’s boldest voices, The ShowATL Podcast takes listeners on journeys through Atlanta’s creative side.
1:06:56
July 25, 2018
S01E02 Michael Sponsel of Freedom Barber Co
Michael Sponsel is the founder and co-owner of Freedom Barber Co in Atlanta, GA. As Freedom prepares to open it’s new shop along the Beltline, Michael speaks with us about his personal and professional journey, along with how he has grown Freedom to the point of earning both Creative Loafing and Jezebel’s award for Best Barbershop in Atlanta in just one year. Find Michael and Freedom Barber Co at www.freedombarberco.com or on Instagram @freedombarberco The ShowATL Podcast aims to find and highlight Atlanta’s Creative Voice by speaking to those who are creating incredible things in our city everyday. By interviewing some of Atlanta’s boldest voices, The ShowATL Podcast takes listeners on journeys through Atlanta’s creative side.
1:10:13
July 24, 2018
S01E01 Alex Vernon of Comeback Vinyl
Alex Vernon is the co-founder and owner of Comeback Vinyl in Alpharetta, Georgia. Alex sat down with us to talk about Comeback Vinyl and the new role of vinyl as a listening medium in today’s musical landscape. This episode takes the listener through the journey of Comeback’s history and explores Alex extensive knowledge of music and the vinyl industry. Find Comeback Vinyl at www.comebackvinyl.com or on Instagram @comebackvinyl The ShowATL Podcast aims to find and highlight Atlanta’s Creative Voice by speaking to those who are creating incredible things in our city every day. By interviewing some of Atlanta’s boldest voices, The ShowATL Podcast takes listeners on journeys through Atlanta’s creative side.
1:35:43
July 23, 2018
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