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Treasure Valley Podcast

By LowerGentry Studios

Treasure Valley Podcast host, Chuck, riffs on topics in the news and converses with artists and other personalities in Idaho.
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#137 - Drums, Focus and Relativity with Wade Ronsse
#137 - Drums, Focus and Relativity with Wade Ronsse
Wade Ronsse, an accomplished Treasure Valley drummer, visits the studio to talk about how percussion has helped him learn to stay focused which leads to a discussion covering a plethora of subjects that relate to music in unexpected ways. You can follow Wade on Instagram @darth_wade.r
41:47
October 04, 2022
#136 - Anxious & Awesome host Maya-Claire
#136 - Anxious & Awesome host Maya-Claire
Maya-Claire Carson hosts a weekly podcast called Anxious & Awesome. She gives advice on how to deal with anxiety as well as explains her goal of creating a resource for those who suffer from anxiousness. Visit www.anxiousandawesome.org to hear her podcast.
31:27
September 27, 2022
#135 - Fiddler on the Rock Interview
#135 - Fiddler on the Rock Interview
Chuck interviews loop musician and violinist, Tyler Carson (aka - Fiddler on the Rock). Tyler has played violin since the age of five and currently performs a solo set with the help of a loop pedal and multiple other effects. To see his set on Treasure Valley Live visit https://youtu.be/mZ1lAY8i0N4
50:11
September 20, 2022
#134 - Treasure Valley Live - Fiddler on the Rock
#134 - Treasure Valley Live - Fiddler on the Rock
The feature film hiatus is over, and we’re back to Treasure Valley Live! For this installment, violinist Tyler Carson journeyed from Sedona, Arizona to play in our studio. His project, Fiddler on the Rock, is a stunning concoction of folk violin and classical precision. The compositions (built on loops) attack seemingly simple musical ideas from every conceivable direction, slowly morphing from catchy grooves into grand orchestrations. While filming, we were stunned that every note came from this single, solitary person. To be in the presence of such skill is humbling. Enjoy!
12:29
September 13, 2022
#133 - Live from Treefort 10 - Songwriting and Creativity Tips
#133 - Live from Treefort 10 - Songwriting and Creativity Tips
During our live recording from Treefort 10, we had the pleasure to pick the brains of local artists Riley Anne Johnson of Wend, Dale Hiscock of Endless Atlas, and Jesse Blake Rundle. They share some helpful knowledge regarding music performance and recording. They're advice about creativity can be applied to nearly any artistic endeavor!
40:40
April 05, 2022
#132 - Filmmaking with Producer Catrine McGregor
#132 - Filmmaking with Producer Catrine McGregor
Catrine has experience producing films on a wide variety of budgets! If you're a filmmaker (or aspiring to be one), this episode is full of pro-tips!
45:23
March 22, 2022
#131 - Captain Snafu Interview
#131 - Captain Snafu Interview
This week I sit down and chat with the members of Captain Snafu. If you missed their live performance last week you can watch it here.  Our interview brought out the fact that this young group of performers have already spent many years playing together and perfecting their craft. Enjoy our conversation!
33:15
February 22, 2022
#130 - Treasure Valley Live - Captain Snafu
#130 - Treasure Valley Live - Captain Snafu
Noble Holt first came to LowerGentry Studios in June 2021. He joined Jake Freeman on lead guitar, and - upon hearing him play live - we were immediately struck by his guitar compositions. They were complex. Tuneful. Technically impressive. This month he returns with his band, Captain Snafu. Joined by Aaron Contreras (Drums) and Jadon Webb (Bass), their music spindles dexterously through rock genres: from garage pop (“All Roads”) to grunge ballad (“Is It Me?”) to 70’s rocker (“The Trap”). This short set has it all. Enjoy! For the video video visit https://www.treasurevalleylive.com/
11:26
February 15, 2022
#129 - Beliefs
#129 - Beliefs
This week, Chuck ponders beliefs, free will, and cults.
13:37
February 08, 2022
#128 - Katie Preston
#128 - Katie Preston
This week I have a conversation with Katie Preston. She’s an actor and general creative from the Treasure Valley. You may have seen a recent movie she played in, My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To. It’s an indie film with one of the most unique vampire stories I’ve ever seen. Katie is currently finishing a web series, Running on Love, which she wrote, directed and starred in. We had a conversation about how training to be an actor can help you in everyday life, as well as lots of other topics related to creativity in general.
28:18
February 01, 2022
#127 - Endless Atlas Interview
#127 - Endless Atlas Interview
What happens when you combine a musician and an Electrical Engineer... into the same person? You get Endless Atlas. This week I chat with the one-man-band (Dale Hiscock) about his influences and why he decided to venture out on a solo musical journey with his custom looping software.
32:43
January 25, 2022
#126 - Treasure Valley Live - Endless Atlas
#126 - Treasure Valley Live - Endless Atlas
If you're just listening to this month's Treasure Valley Live, you wouldn't know that Endless Atlas is a one-man-band. Dale Hiscock's arsenal of dynamic sounds is recorded, looped, and arranged through software he coded personally. His computer programing know-how and musical dedication has allowed him to artfully execute his intricate compositions into an impressive live performance. Enjoy! To watch the live video click HERE For more Endless Atlas music click HERE
13:25
January 19, 2022
#125 - Optiflynn Interview
#125 - Optiflynn Interview
This week Chuck sits down to chat with Optiflynn.  Check out their live performance here! https://youtu.be/ucoZi9AyFrE Visit their bandcamp to purchase music here! https://optiflynn.bandcamp.com/
27:10
December 14, 2021
#124 - Treasure Valley Live - Optiflynn
#124 - Treasure Valley Live - Optiflynn
For this month’s edition of Treasure Valley Live, we went on our first field trip. The new setting (the stage at Idaho Arts Charter School) and augmented crew (Collin Insley supplied extra camera angles and JD Stefan recorded and mixed the audio) allowed us to fully capture the creativity, splendor, and sneaky inscrutability of Optiflynn.    A recent addition to the Treasure Valley music scene, Optiflynn is formed around the songwriting prowess of Mike and Jordon Harris with John Shavel and David Kelly supplying cello and drums. Their music stands comfortably in the arena of chamber pop, but a certain thread in their instrumentation and lyrics makes their songs more irreverent and iconoclastic than you would otherwise think. Across these four tracks, the band consistently values sonic tangents and lyrical audacity over predictable song structures. This formally adventurous set rewards repeat listens. Watch the video here https://youtu.be/ucoZi9AyFrE Visit Optiflynn's bandcamp here https://optiflynn.bandcamp.com/
17:37
December 07, 2021
#123 - Happy Thoughts
#123 - Happy Thoughts
Chuck prescribes possible solutions to the growing negativity online, in Idaho, and across the country.
14:38
November 23, 2021
#122 - Building The Matrix - VR Talk with Jennifer Lastra
#122 - Building The Matrix - VR Talk with Jennifer Lastra
Want to get a feel for what it’s like to fall several stories after a harness failure on a construction site? VR can do that. Do you want to know how it might feel to have a mental illness that causes paranoid voices to comment on your surroundings? VR can do that too. This week I chat with Jennifer Lastra of Boise’s own Virtual Reality company, 360 immersive. It turns out that VR is for more than video games.
28:03
November 09, 2021
#121 - Treasure Valley Live - Parade of Bad Guys
#121 - Treasure Valley Live - Parade of Bad Guys
It’s time for a stiff glass of bottom shelf whiskey and a pack of Marlboro Reds. Parade of Bad Guys came to the studio for a set of their drunken Americana. Moored by Ben Breiding’s baritone, the band evokes the precise moment when a party might be going on too long - when everything becomes either monumentally fun or horrifyingly miserable. These five songs run the gamut from sneaky sentimentality (“Panhandle”) to palpable anger (“Run Away My Darling”), all while acting as a showcase for Tyler McFarlane (Electric Guitar), Andrew Keck (Bass), and Alan Schwaderer (Piano). Enjoy!
15:11
October 19, 2021
#120 - Parade of Bad Guys Interview
#120 - Parade of Bad Guys Interview
After an amazing set in the LowerGentry makeshift Studio, Parade of Bad Guys has a conversation with Chuck about their musical stylings and how they're always making music fun.
33:44
October 12, 2021
#119 - Real Estate: "It's still okay to buy a home!" with Austin Whiting
#119 - Real Estate: "It's still okay to buy a home!" with Austin Whiting
What is up with the skyrocketing real estate prices here in the Treasure Valley? Are we in a bubble? Should you wait before you buy a new home? This week I sit down and chat Austin Whiting, a local property developer, owner, and manager who has a background in Economics. He helps shed some light on why real estate prices have shot up so quickly and what we all can do to avoid large corporations from taking over local land development.
25:23
October 05, 2021
#118 - Treasure Valley Live - St. Terrible
#118 - Treasure Valley Live - St. Terrible
In preparation for their 2021 Treefort performance, St. Terrible accepted our invitation to LowerGentry Studios. We first became aware of the band earlier this year when they released An Endless Fiction, an EP that gobsmacked us with its sonic experimentation, formal unity, and lyrical introspection. Their music contains shades of our favorite mid-2000s indie rock releases. It has the earnestness. The musical dexterity. But, there is something wholly original in the way St. Terrible attacks each song’s dynamics. Across this 4 track set, they consistently retire from one deafening high only to ascend to another. Each crescendo is unexpected and invigorating; watching Zach Herbert (vocals, guitar), Sean Dahlman (piano), and Aaron Atkins (drums) traverse these emotional peaks reminds us why we love live music. Enjoy!
17:10
September 28, 2021
#117 - St Terrible Interview
#117 - St Terrible Interview
St Terrible performed an impressive live set in our tiny studio. We chat about their unique music compositions and their other creative endeavors!
26:27
September 21, 2021
#116 - Three Act Structure with Elliot Norton
#116 - Three Act Structure with Elliot Norton
This week I sit down with Elliot Norton to discuss how to write an engaging story or screenplay by focusing on Characters and Conflict while following the simple three act structure.
36:15
September 14, 2021
#115 - BAM"BOO Interview
#115 - BAM"BOO Interview
Gabriel Vazquez aka BAM"BOO comes in to talk about his creative process and share his journey from professional athlete to musician.
19:59
August 31, 2021
#114 Jesse Blake Rundle Interview
#114 Jesse Blake Rundle Interview
This week I play the conversation I had with Jesse Blake Rundle and Nate Agenbroad after their musical performance. We discuss music, God, and everything in between. Also sitting in is Elliot Norton, the camera operator for Treasure Valley Live.
44:39
August 24, 2021
#113 - Treasure Valley Live - Jesse Blake Rundle
#113 - Treasure Valley Live - Jesse Blake Rundle
The Music of Jesse Blake Rundle was one of our favorite discoveries of 2020. His album, Radishes and Flowers, was released during the height of the Covid lockdown - when there was nothing else to do but continually refresh the news feed on our phones - and the relief it brought made us reidentify with an optimism in humanity. Jesse's tunes can be propulsive. They can be languid. They can be formally adventurous while still carrying enough folk and rock tradition to be immediately understood. It was a thrill to have him in the studio! Here he is joined by Nate Agenbroad for a set of three new songs and the title track of last year's sterling release. Enjoy!
13:59
August 17, 2021
#112 - Addam Chavarria Interview
#112 - Addam Chavarria Interview
Chuck talks with Addam about his journey as a full-time freelance musician. 
27:21
July 27, 2021
#111 - Treasure Valley Live - Addam Chavarria
#111 - Treasure Valley Live - Addam Chavarria
Before COVID caused LowerGentry Studios to temporarily stop music sessions, Addam Chavarria came in with a 4-piece band to perform an impressive set from his album Right Now. Addam was finally able to return to the studio this summer to record a set in the way audiences see him most frequently, as a solo artist with only his electric guitar to back up his vocals. In this edition of Treasure Valley Live Addam shows his remarkable musical skill, a result years of experience and countless hours of performing.
16:28
July 20, 2021
#110 - MYLO BYBEE Interview
#110 - MYLO BYBEE Interview
Chuck chats with Tyler and Wes of MYLO BYBEE about their music creation process and how they maintained productivity during the pandemic.
16:40
July 13, 2021
#109 - Treasure Valley Live - MYLO BYBEE
#109 - Treasure Valley Live - MYLO BYBEE
For this episode of Treasure Valley Live, we hosted MYLO BYBEE in our studio. They were great. Sonically, the band occupies a territory that is at once nostalgic and unfamiliar - an evolution of 90s era alternative rock with a husk of 21st century pessimism. Formed directly before the pandemic, they play a selection of songs from their 2021 EP and their recently released singles. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/zDdtJi8fUL8
15:41
July 06, 2021
#108 - Jake Freeman Interview
#108 - Jake Freeman Interview
Chuck talks music with last week's performers Jake Freeman and Noble Holt.
18:19
June 22, 2021
#107 - Treasure Valley Live - Jake Freeman
#107 - Treasure Valley Live - Jake Freeman
For June’s episode of Treasure Valley Live, Jake Freeman performed a short set in the studio. Delicate and immediate, Freeman’s songs reflect the most durable parts of the folk music tradition. Joined by Noble Holt on the lead guitar, this duo creates a sonic universe between their two amps - one that holds a mirror to our shared human experience and trembling inner desires. Link to YouTube video https://youtu.be/c08YWZkSpFE
11:32
June 15, 2021
#106 - Reclaim Idaho Co-founder Luke Mayville
#106 - Reclaim Idaho Co-founder Luke Mayville
Is the voter initiative process in Idaho now impossible? This week Chuck chats with Luke Mayville, Co-founder of Reclaim Idaho, about how Reclaim Idaho was able to get Medicaid expansion on the ballot for Idaho voters, and how Idaho's legislature is out of step with Idaho voters.
21:38
June 01, 2021
#105 - Ryan Curtis Interview
#105 - Ryan Curtis Interview
Chuck talks with Treasure Valley musician, Ryan Curtis, about his upcoming album Rust Belt Broken Heart. 
17:18
May 18, 2021
#104 Treasure Valley Live - Ryan Curtis
#104 Treasure Valley Live - Ryan Curtis
It's been over a year since we've had any musicians in the studio, and for our first Treasure Valley Live post-pandemic, we wanted the perfect artist - one that would articulate the waste and isolation of the previous year while giving us something to sway our hips to. Enter Ryan Curtis. His brand of boozy Americana made us pine for long ago nights smoking and drinking at dive bars. Buoyed by Sam Alkire's steadfast bass and Dave Manion's casually brilliant guitar work, Curtis's tunes offer catchy hooks, light rhythms, and an unmistakable, almost unspoken, melancholy. Lyrically, his songs oscillate between folksy aphorisms ("Talk a Little Less") and stunning depictions of economic need ("Pour Another Glass"). The people in his songs are lost and confused, and although there are no simple cures for poverty, alcoholism, and the general self-hatred Curtis imbues with each syllable of his gravelly voice, another pint will do for now.
22:09
May 11, 2021
#103 - Property Tax Problem
#103 - Property Tax Problem
Economic experts Guido Giuntini and Steve Hall visit to discuss the findings of their investigation into Ada County's property taxes. Here's a link to the app discussed in the podcast... https://stevehall.shinyapps.io/shinyapp/ Here's a link to an article with graphs discussed in the podcast... https://www.boisestate.edu/bluereview/progressive-property-taxes-in-ada-county/
23:04
May 04, 2021
#102 - Bayesian Reasoning
#102 - Bayesian Reasoning
Chuck talks about lazy thinking.
13:21
January 26, 2021
#101 - Successful Resolutions
#101 - Successful Resolutions
Chuck explains how building new neural pathways is the key to keeping your New Year's Resolution.
13:19
December 31, 2020
#100 - The Meaning of Life
#100 - The Meaning of Life
Chuck shares the meaning of life.
12:19
December 08, 2020
#99 - Bipartisan Hypocrisy
#99 - Bipartisan Hypocrisy
This week Chuck reviews the hypocritical stances of both the Republicans and Democrats. 
12:30
November 14, 2020
#98 - Ignorant Arrogance
#98 - Ignorant Arrogance
Chuck explains the Dunning-Kruger effect and how it may be causing confusion during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
11:55
October 31, 2020
#97 - Death
#97 - Death
This week Chuck talks about Life Expectancy and how COVID may change that.
13:28
October 24, 2020
#96 - Decisions, Decisions, [expletive] Decisions
#96 - Decisions, Decisions, [expletive] Decisions
Chuck explains how our decision making process isn't what we think it is.
12:59
October 17, 2020
Redux: Dog Stuff - History of the Bulldog and Dog Training
Redux: Dog Stuff - History of the Bulldog and Dog Training
This week we revisit a conversation with Savanna Fernandez, a Treasure Valley dog expert. She explains the history of the bull dog, how to best train your dog, and how to deal with social media bullies!
01:10:25
October 10, 2020
#95 - The Prisoner's Dilemma: Why We Have Sh*t Candidates
#95 - The Prisoner's Dilemma: Why We Have Sh*t Candidates
This week Chuck explains why candidates from the Republican and Democratic parties are often so crappy. The cause? A phenomenon known as The Prisoner's Dilemma in Game Theory.
12:29
October 03, 2020
#94 - Education Reform: How to Fix our Broken System
#94 - Education Reform: How to Fix our Broken System
Chuck, a teacher in the Treasure Valley, shares his ideas on how to fix our broken public schools and why the pandemic is brining systemic issues to the surface.
12:58
September 26, 2020
#93 - Schizoaffective Perspective
#93 - Schizoaffective Perspective
Treasure Valley Writer/Director, Heather Horner, discusses the inspiration for her short film, Affective, now available to stream on Amazon Prime.
14:48
September 19, 2020
#92 - Human Trafficking in Idaho
#92 - Human Trafficking in Idaho
Jennifer Zielinski, Executive Director of the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition, visits virtually and shares surprising facts about human trafficking in Idaho. For more information on how to help visit https://idahoatc.org/
30:12
September 12, 2020
Redux: WEND Live in Studio
Redux: WEND Live in Studio
Revisit the set WEND played at Treasure Valley Podcast before COVID wreaked havoc in our area. YouTube link HERE: https://youtu.be/Vfwda88a-dY
16:46
September 05, 2020
Redux: He/lium She/lium Live in Studio
Redux: He/lium She/lium Live in Studio
This week we revisit the high energy live set He/lium She/lium performed at Treasure Valley Podcast.  Here's a link to the video of their performance https://youtu.be/jAulLfWS-N0 And here's the music video for their single "Priorities" https://youtu.be/CM2QspNTKnY
15:39
August 29, 2020
#91 - Virtual Learning Advice
#91 - Virtual Learning Advice
Chuck, a teacher in the Treasure Valley, gives some tips on how to attack virtual learning this Fall.
15:07
August 22, 2020
Redux: Morgin Madison Music Biz 101
Redux: Morgin Madison Music Biz 101
This week we revisit a conversation with Boise Musician Morgin Madison, who shares his story and advice after making the jump to full-time musician from a traditional 9 to 5 job.
01:07:59
August 15, 2020
Redux: Addam Chavarria Live in Studio
Redux: Addam Chavarria Live in Studio
This week we revisit Addam Chavarria and his band's performance at Treasure Valley Podcast. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/5yS8u099tU4
15:60
August 08, 2020
#90 - COVID 19 - Misleading Facts and Stories
#90 - COVID 19 - Misleading Facts and Stories
Chuck reviews the importance of understanding statistics and why you should ignore stories while forming opinions.
15:37
August 01, 2020
Redux: The Hollowed Collective Live in Studio
Redux: The Hollowed Collective Live in Studio
This week we revisit The Hollowed Collective's performance at Treasure Valley Podcast.  Watch the video Here: https://youtu.be/C5mZp0pzGJU
13:25
July 25, 2020
Redux: Nick Delffs Live in Studio
Redux: Nick Delffs Live in Studio
This week we revisit Nick Delff's set on Treasure Valley Podcast. The YouTube video can be found here: https://youtu.be/NWSgoPr394o
29:12
July 18, 2020
#89 - Interview with Kimeraz
#89 - Interview with Kimeraz
Chuck sits down with Treasure Valley musician Kimeraz to discuss music and how he was able to release an album at the age of 13. Listen to his music here. https://soundcloud.com/user-166299062
21:09
July 11, 2020
#88 - Dopamine and Poor Leadership
#88 - Dopamine and Poor Leadership
Chuck discusses the mechanism for dopamine release and why our country's poor leadership is causing a dopamine decline.
11:28
July 04, 2020
Redux: Sun Blood Stories Live in Studio
Redux: Sun Blood Stories Live in Studio
This week we revisit the first Full Band live performance in the makeshift Treasure Valley Podcast Studio. Sun Blood Stories plays an incredible set that includes songs from their newest album Haunt Yourself. Stream the video here: https://youtu.be/1ySp0YvBfQ4 Purchase the album here: https://sunbloodstories.bandcamp.com/album/haunt-yourself
23:12
June 27, 2020
#87 - Arguments, to Win or to Learn
#87 - Arguments, to Win or to Learn
Chuck reviews research on how we perceive our opinions when we argue and how we can become more flexible in our thinking. Chuck also gives ways to gloat to your Southern Hemisphere friends experiencing their Winter Solstice.
14:40
June 20, 2020
#86 - Defund the Police & Little-isms
#86 - Defund the Police & Little-isms
Chuck discusses the effects of police spending on crime rate and gives input on Governor Little's job performance.
15:54
June 13, 2020
#85 - Why Is There Prejudice? BONUS: Cat Song
#85 - Why Is There Prejudice? BONUS: Cat Song
Chuck reviews the studies illuminating humans' tendency to be prejudiced. Also, how many cats are too many cats?
13:52
June 06, 2020
#84 - Laziness, Ugh
#84 - Laziness, Ugh
Chuck reviews the benefits of being lazy and the reason for the 5 day 40 hour work week.
14:49
May 30, 2020
#83 - Morbid Analogies & Moral Police
#83 - Morbid Analogies & Moral Police
Chuck shares some disturbing analogies and moral dilemmas
13:51
May 23, 2020
#82 - Jupiter and Astrological BS
#82 - Jupiter and Astrological BS
Space correspondent, Randy, describes the highest resolution image of Jupiter ever taken from the ground, and Chuck explains the Forer effect and why Astrology is humbug.
16:59
May 16, 2020
#81 - Plandemic, The Blind Men and the Elephant
#81 - Plandemic, The Blind Men and the Elephant
Chuck discusses conspiracy theories and Zoë & Elliot perform "The Blind Men and the Elephant"
21:52
May 09, 2020
Redux - Conversation with Tate Mason - Director of World Center for Birds of Prey
Redux - Conversation with Tate Mason - Director of World Center for Birds of Prey
This week we revisit a intriguing and educational conversation from January 2019 with Tate Mason, the Director of the World Center for Birds of Prey.
01:07:04
May 06, 2020
#80 - Silver Lining
#80 - Silver Lining
Chuck addresses possible positive effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
13:31
April 28, 2020
#79 - Little Hitler or Covidiot, Pick a Side
#79 - Little Hitler or Covidiot, Pick a Side
Chuck discusses Idaho's stay-at-home order.
12:19
April 22, 2020
#78 - Isolation and Oxytocin
#78 - Isolation and Oxytocin
Chuck discusses the effects of isolation and benefits of oxytocin.
15:54
April 14, 2020
#77 - Idaho Transgender Legislation and Fixing Bias
#77 - Idaho Transgender Legislation and Fixing Bias
Chuck reviews a study about how bias can be minimized in society.
18:58
April 08, 2020
#76 - COVID-19 solution: maybe!
#76 - COVID-19 solution: maybe!
Deep in quarantine, Chuck discusses his hypothesis that would address the lack of response to the coronavirus in the US.
18:12
March 31, 2020
#75 - COVID-19 chat with John Weissert
#75 - COVID-19 chat with John Weissert
John Weissert is a Research Associate for Advocate Aurora, the 5th largest Hospital Network in the United States. John is currently applying his background in data analysis to project how many hospital beds and ventilators will be needed in his employer's network for the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Here is a link to the "Gold Standard" COVID-19 projection https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf
34:51
March 25, 2020
#74 Treasure Valley Podcast Live - WEND
#74 Treasure Valley Podcast Live - WEND
A couple weeks ago - before the world fell apart - we had WEND in studio for a short set. We were blown away by their ethereal and largely improvisational music. It's a perfect tonic for these anxiety-inducing times.
16:20
March 18, 2020
#73 - WEND interview
#73 - WEND interview
Chuck and Elliot chat with Riley and Ross of WEND. The topic: creativity and artificial barriers to self-expression.
27:44
March 11, 2020
#72 Treasure Valley Podcast Live - He/lium She/lium
#72 Treasure Valley Podcast Live - He/lium She/lium
As a warm up for their 2020 Treefort set, He/lium She/lium stopped by the studio to lay down two live tracks. The energy of this performance makes their already infectious songs even more entrancing. We dare anyone to listen to "Priorities" and not have it stuck in their head for the next week.
15:21
March 04, 2020
#71 - He/lium She/lium interview
#71 - He/lium She/lium interview
Chuck and Elliot sit down with Rocky and Ari of He/lium She/lium to talk most influential artists by decade!
44:10
February 26, 2020
#70 - Classic Film Critique - Vivre Sa Vie
#70 - Classic Film Critique - Vivre Sa Vie
Collin Insley visits to analyze Godard's classic Vivre Sa Vie. Stay tuned to the end for a special track from Kimeraz
34:48
February 19, 2020
#69 Treasure Valley Podcast Live - Addam Chavarria
#69 Treasure Valley Podcast Live - Addam Chavarria
We were honored to have Addam Chavarria and his band in the studio. In this set, they play from his heartwarming (and breaking) new album, Right Now.   For more of Addam and his music visit: https://www.facebook.com/addamchavarriamusic/
15:22
February 12, 2020
#68 - Addam Chavarria & Wade Ronsse interview
#68 - Addam Chavarria & Wade Ronsse interview
Chuck and Elliot chat with local musicians Addam Chavarria and Wade Ronsse about topics related and unrelated to music... so topics in general.
36:60
February 04, 2020
#67 - Treasure Valley Podcast Live - The Hollowed Collective
#67 - Treasure Valley Podcast Live - The Hollowed Collective
An upstart in the Treasure Valley music scene, The Hollowed Collective specialize in elegant harmonies and spell-binding melodies. The three tunes they perform here show a band with the versatility to not only honor their folk/country roots, but also transcend them. It was a pleasure having them in the studio. Video available at www.lowergentrystudios.com
12:58
January 29, 2020
#66 - The Hollowed Collective Interview
#66 - The Hollowed Collective Interview
Chuck and Elliot chat with Kirsti and Scott of The Hollowed Collective, a Boise-based band specializing in sweet harmonies.
25:58
January 22, 2020
#65 Treasure Valley Podcast Live - Nick Delffs
#65 Treasure Valley Podcast Live - Nick Delffs
Nick Delffs's music - both as a solo artist and his work with The Shaky Hands - has been beguiling fans for over a decade. Here, he plays a striped-down, vital set of songs from across his catalog. For more of his music, visit http://www.mamabirdrecordingco.com/nick-delffs
28:43
January 15, 2020
#64 - Nick Delffs Interview
#64 - Nick Delffs Interview
Chuck and Elliot chat with Nick Delffs about memorable concerts.
27:51
January 07, 2020
#63 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review and New Year's Eve tips
#63 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review and New Year's Eve tips
Chuck, Zoë, Elliot and special guest Kody review the latest Star Wars film, but first they get some New Year's Eve tips.
26:51
December 31, 2019
#62 - Bad Resolutions
#62 - Bad Resolutions
Chuck, Zoë & Elliot talk about their failed New Year's Resolutions
17:18
December 18, 2019
#61 - The Irishman, Quantity & Quality
#61 - The Irishman, Quantity & Quality
Chuck, Zoë & Elliot review Scorsese's The Irishman
19:16
December 11, 2019
#60 Treasure Valley Podcast Live - Sun Blood Stories
#60 Treasure Valley Podcast Live - Sun Blood Stories
For the first live performance in LowerGentry Studios, we were ecstatic that Sun Blood Stories accepted our invitation. Local and regional mainstays since 2011, Sun Blood Stories released their newest album, Haunt Yourself, in September 2019. On this episode, they play a selection of tracks from their visceral and muscular new record. For more Sun Blood Stories music and info visit  https://sunbloodstories.com/ Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/1ySp0YvBfQ4
22:23
December 05, 2019
#59 - Best Albums of the 2010's with Sun Blood Stories
#59 - Best Albums of the 2010's with Sun Blood Stories
Chuck sits down with Amber, Ben, and Jon of Sun Blood Stories to talk about the best albums of the 2010's
52:08
December 05, 2019
#58 - Crap Jobs
#58 - Crap Jobs
Chuck and Elliot share stories from their previously crappy jobs.
20:58
November 20, 2019
#57 - Worst films of the Decade with Chance Fuerstinger
#57 - Worst films of the Decade with Chance Fuerstinger
The LowerGentry crew rehashes The Decade's Worst Films with Chance, a Treasure Valley film connoisseur, writer, and director.
58:02
November 13, 2019
#56 - Libertarian vs. Socialist & Andrew Yang
#56 - Libertarian vs. Socialist & Andrew Yang
A follow up to Episode 54, Chuck and Elliot discuss the supposed Libertarian and Socialist dichotomy and where Andrew Yang's philosophy falls.
34:33
November 06, 2019
#55 - Best Films of the Decade with Kody
#55 - Best Films of the Decade with Kody
Kody joins the LowerGentry Studios crew to discuss the best films of the decade.
28:44
October 30, 2019
#54 - Andrew Yang and UBI endorsed by LowerGentry
#54 - Andrew Yang and UBI endorsed by LowerGentry
Chuck, Zoë, and Elliot endorse Andrew Yang for President and his Universal Basic Income political platform.
23:20
October 27, 2019
#53 - Beer Biz 101 with Alvin
#53 - Beer Biz 101 with Alvin
This week, Chuck, Zoë, and Elliot get a lesson in the beer business with Alvin Mullins of 2C Family Brewing!
34:32
October 16, 2019
#52 - Joker Review (spoilers)
#52 - Joker Review (spoilers)
​Chuck, Zoe, and Elliot review Joker! Caution... spoilers
20:17
October 08, 2019
#51 - Birds or Dogs
#51 - Birds or Dogs
Chuck and Elliot discuss which animal is the more frightening opponent, birds or dogs.
14:43
October 01, 2019
#50 - TnyG
#50 - TnyG
​Chuck, Elliot, and TnyG discuss ageism in hip hop and the writing process.
19:24
September 24, 2019
#49 - Hate Mail!
#49 - Hate Mail!
Chuck and Elliot discuss how to handle Hate Mail and negative comments online.
13:19
September 17, 2019
#48 - Boise Zoo, Yo La Tengo, and Relationship Advice
#48 - Boise Zoo, Yo La Tengo, and Relationship Advice
​Chuck and Elliot discuss Yo La Tengo, the Boise Zoo, and give relationship advice to an unknown fan.
18:18
September 10, 2019
#47 - Lindsey Bryant & Keepin' It Fresh
#47 - Lindsey Bryant & Keepin' It Fresh
Chuck, Zoë and Elliot chat with special guest, Lindsey Bryant about how to avoid falling into ruts. Lindsey's Podcast "A Fresh Perspective" is available now on all streaming services.
23:06
September 03, 2019
#46 - Danger Beard and Impossible Whopper
#46 - Danger Beard and Impossible Whopper
Chuck, Zoë and Elliot talk about Danger Beard playing this weekend at 2C Family Brewing, and cover the health benefits of the Vegetarian Impossible Whopper.
17:52
August 27, 2019
#45 - Fairs and Polarization
#45 - Fairs and Polarization
Chuck, Zoë, and Elliot discuss Fair Music, and whether or not our society is becoming more polarized.
18:53
August 20, 2019
#44 - Men On Boats & Universal Basic Income
#44 - Men On Boats & Universal Basic Income
​Chuck & Elliot discuss HomeGrown Theatre's current show, Men On Boats, and the benefits of Universal Basic Income.
20:45
August 13, 2019
#43 - DB Cooper Expert Darren Schaefer's
#43 - DB Cooper Expert Darren Schaefer's
Chuck and Zoë talk to DB Cooper expert and host of The Cooper Vortex, Darren Schaefer.
26:01
August 06, 2019
#42 - Goatheads, Hecklers, and Other Nuisances
#42 - Goatheads, Hecklers, and Other Nuisances
Chuck and Elliot talk about the upcoming Goathead Fest in Boise, and come up with a solution on how comedians should deal with hecklers. tvp42mp3.mp3File Size: 26562 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]
18:26
July 30, 2019
#41 - Local Music & Mass Shooters vs Serial Killers
#41 - Local Music & Mass Shooters vs Serial Killers
Chuck and Elliot discuss local events and the lack of media coverage for Serial Killers.
15:45
July 22, 2019
#40 - 2C Family Brewing and Tongue Twisters
#40 - 2C Family Brewing and Tongue Twisters
This week we interview 2C Family Brewing's head brewer Daniel Shamy while engaging in a competitive game of Beer Trivia and Tongue Twisters.
28:59
July 16, 2019
#39 -  PETA, Chicken Dinner, and Simplot Fries
#39 -  PETA, Chicken Dinner, and Simplot Fries
This week we discuss PETA's influence in the Treasure Valley as well as where to get free fries!YouTube Link tvp39mp3.mp3File Size: 27000 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]
18:44
July 09, 2019
#38 - Fourth of July Celebration, Floating the River, and Cannabis
#38 - Fourth of July Celebration, Floating the River, and Cannabis
Today we discuss the history surrounding July 2nd, the word of the day, floating the river, and the politics of weed in Idaho.
12:25
July 02, 2019
#37 - Boise X-Games, She Kills Monsters, and  Merritt's Future
#37 - Boise X-Games, She Kills Monsters, and  Merritt's Future
Chuck, Zoë, and Elliot discuss the upcoming Boise X-Games, HomeGrown Theatre's extended production of She Kills Monsters, and how population growth could be effecting Treasure Valley staple, Merritt's Family Restaurant.
20:49
June 25, 2019
#36 - VR Workouts & Boise Music Festival
#36 - VR Workouts & Boise Music Festival
Chuck and Elliot talk about the upcoming Boise Music Festival and tackle ways to motivate yourself to workout.
16:09
June 18, 2019
#35 - 48 hour films & Henry the VIII!
#35 - 48 hour films & Henry the VIII!
Chuck and Elliot talk upcoming events and chat with Kody Newton about how to produce a short film in 48 hours.
17:08
June 12, 2019
#34 - Twins!
#34 - Twins!
Elliot, Zoë, and Chuck talk about the upcoming i48 Film Festival and the value of twin studies.
22:37
June 04, 2019
#33 - Why Game of Thrones Sucks!
#33 - Why Game of Thrones Sucks!
Elliot and Chuck cover Memorial Day, Treasure Valley Events, and the ending of Game of Thrones.
18:37
May 27, 2019
#32 - How to Decrease Hospitalizations
#32 - How to Decrease Hospitalizations
Chuck and Elliot discuss The Colossal Cinema Showcase, dollar beers, and how local hospitals can decrease readmission rates.
16:01
May 21, 2019
#31 - Upcoming Treasure Valley Events
#31 - Upcoming Treasure Valley Events
Chuck and Elliot discuss HomeGrown Theatre's Night of Bad Decisions event, the upcoming Colossal Cinema Showcase, as well as good news, bad news, and some problems (with solutions).
17:09
May 14, 2019
#30 - Good News, Bad News in the Treasure Valley
#30 - Good News, Bad News in the Treasure Valley
This week Chuck and Elliot cover Good News, and Bad News in the Treasure Valley. They try to tackle Canyon County's jail problem, and end with a review of Mother Earth's Beer & Friends event and talk about HomeGrown Theatre's upcoming "Night of Bad Decisions."
19:53
May 07, 2019
#29 - Treasure Valley Podcast Live - Andrew Martin, Up is the Down is the
#29 - Treasure Valley Podcast Live - Andrew Martin, Up is the Down is the
Andrew Martin visits to talk about Up Is The Down Is The's new album Forward Always, as well as his upcoming performance at TreeFort Sunday March 24 10:20pm at the Linen Building! Check the full schedule at the link below. Live Performance Video https://youtu.be/Pi1dMAw-eb8
17:29
March 07, 2019
#28 - Treasure Valley Podcast Live - Red Light Challenge
#28 - Treasure Valley Podcast Live - Red Light Challenge
This week Red Light Challenge visits to perform a couple of their songs and chat about their upcoming performance at Treefort! They'll be playing at The Reef March 20th at 9:40pm. Live Video Performance  https://youtu.be/de6vhr0A_-E
14:14
February 28, 2019
#27 - Ben Kirby of Sun Blood Stories
#27 - Ben Kirby of Sun Blood Stories
Ben Kirby is the guitarist for Sun Blood Stories. We cover a lot of music-related topics and the history of Sun Blood Stories. You can check out Sun Blood Stories' music here... https://sunbloodstories.bandcamp.com/
58:23
February 21, 2019
#26 - Morgin Madison - How to market your music
#26 - Morgin Madison - How to market your music
Morgin Madison is a Treasure Valley Electronic Music Composer. He gives a lot of insight on how to navigate the current digital music scene. He shares a lot of valuable information! Check him out here... https://www.morginmadison.com/
01:11:42
February 14, 2019
#25 - Ivy Merrel of The French Tips
#25 - Ivy Merrel of The French Tips
Ivy Merrel sings and plays guitar for Treasure Valley band The French Tips! The French Tips will be performing at this year's Treefort. They just released their first album, It's the Tips. You can find it here. https://frenchtips.bandcamp.com/
54:07
February 07, 2019
#24 - Todd Dunnigan of Afrosonics
#24 - Todd Dunnigan of Afrosonics
Todd Dunnigan is a Treasure Valley Musician who plays keys for the Afrosonics. Afrosonics will be performing at this year's Treefort. Check out there music here ahead of time! https://soundcloud.com/theafrosonics
01:12:40
January 31, 2019
#23 - Nick Delffs
#23 - Nick Delffs
Nick Delffs is a Treasure Valley singer and song writer. He will be having a Vinyl Release Party for his album Redesign this Spring.
01:07:05
January 24, 2019
#22 - Hakeem Prime
#22 - Hakeem Prime
Hakeem Prime is a Treasure Valley Hip-Hop artist. Follow him on Instagram and check out his music video "Missed Out."
01:05:13
January 17, 2019
#21 - Elliot Norton Director of Canyon County the Web Series
#21 - Elliot Norton Director of Canyon County the Web Series
Elliot is the director of the web series, Canyon County. We chat about movies. We chat about film making. We chat about miscellaneous subjects.
01:09:39
January 10, 2019
#20 - Tate Mason - World Center for Birds of Prey
#20 - Tate Mason - World Center for Birds of Prey
Tate Mason is the Director of the Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey. In this episode we chat about environmental conservation and review some interesting bird facts.
01:06:26
January 03, 2019
#19 - Dylan Wood Actor and Director of The Day Hope Died
#19 - Dylan Wood Actor and Director of The Day Hope Died
Dylan Wood is a Treasure Valley actor and filmmaker. He has an upcoming Superman fan short film "The Day Hope Died."
01:04:55
December 20, 2018
#18 Lee Vander Bough - Filmmaker
#18 Lee Vander Bough - Filmmaker
Lee Vander Boegh is a Treasure Valley Filmmaker. We have a great discussion about many topics, some related to film, some not. You can check out his most recent short film here.
01:11:04
December 13, 2018
#17 - Kristy Lussier - Screen Writer and Actor
#17 - Kristy Lussier - Screen Writer and Actor
Kristy Lussier is a screen writer and actor in the Treasure Valley. She has great advice for those looking to get recognition for their film scripts!
01:02:55
December 06, 2018
#16 - Matthew Melton - That Baseball Show
#16 - Matthew Melton - That Baseball Show
Matthew Melton is a Treasure Valley Actor and Pod-caster. That Baseball Show is available HERE. You can also see Home Grown Theater performances, of which Matt is frequently a part, HERE.
01:12:47
November 29, 2018
#15 - Lindsey Bryant - Photographer
#15 - Lindsey Bryant - Photographer
Lindsey Bryant is a Treasure Valley Photographer and model. She is a fantastic artist! Check out her work here... https://www.instagram.com/bandbartistry/ https://www.facebook.com/bandbartistry208/
01:10:38
November 15, 2018
#14 - Wesley Grover and Armchair Philosophy
#14 - Wesley Grover and Armchair Philosophy
Wesley Grover is a Treasure Valley armchair philosopher and distributor of libations. Here are the articles we reference during the podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/opinion/sunday/hit-the-reset-button-in-your-brain.html https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-downtime/
02:45:36
November 08, 2018
#13 Kody Newton - Treasure Valley Filmmaker
#13 Kody Newton - Treasure Valley Filmmaker
Kody Newton is a Treasure Valley based Filmmaker. His production portfolio ranges from commercial video to Feature Length passion projects. Check out his production company, Newton to Newton productions, at www.newtontonewton.com
01:02:41
November 02, 2018
#12 - Tyler Carson - Violinist and Energy Healer
#12 - Tyler Carson - Violinist and Energy Healer
Tyler Carson is an amazing musician and violinist. He also has some great lessons about how to find happiness. Enjoy the music he provided during the podcast!
01:16:37
October 26, 2018
#11 - Ellen Smith - Actor and Legal Expert
#11 - Ellen Smith - Actor and Legal Expert
Ellen Smith is a great actress, a legal genius, and a quick-witted friend of mine. We chat about a lot of stuff. Enjoy!
45:16
October 18, 2018
#10 - Ray Chao - Director of Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival
#10 - Ray Chao - Director of Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival
Ray Chao is the director of the annual Twin Falls SANDWICHES Film Festival! We chat about the festival and festivities in general. SANDWICHES occurs on November 2nd and 3rd 2018. For tickets and the screening schedule, visit https://www.twinfallssandwichesfilmfestival.com/
55:27
October 11, 2018
#9 - TnyG - Hip-Hop Artist
#9 - TnyG - Hip-Hop Artist
Tony G. is a Treasure Valley Hip-Hop artist. His music speaks for itself. Check out these links to listen and follow on his social media pages. https://www.Soundcloud.com/tonyisg Https://www.Instagram.com/tonygartist https://www.facebook.com/tonyisg
01:25:56
October 02, 2018
#8 - Scott McIntosh - Editor at Idaho Press
#8 - Scott McIntosh - Editor at Idaho Press
Scott McIntosh is the editor of The Idaho Press. The Idaho Press is currently expanding as a result of changing their strategy to focusing on local news. We talk about the changes that have happened in the newspaper business as well as some surprising stories the Idaho Press has broken recently.
01:03:21
September 27, 2018
#7 - Patty Finley - IACT President
#7 - Patty Finley - IACT President
Patti Finley is a life-long Community Theater enthusiast and supporter. She currently is the president of Idaho Association of Community Theaters. For information about how to become an IACT member visit their website https://idahoact.org/
38:57
September 20, 2018
#6 - Savanna Fernandez - Dog Training Expert
#6 - Savanna Fernandez - Dog Training Expert
Savanna Fernandez is an expert in dog training, dog breading and dog history. We discuss the history of bully breeds, as well as wacky dog stalkers. For more expert advice or training you can find her at @bourbontheambully
01:12:02
September 13, 2018
#5 - Collin Insley - Filmmaker
#5 - Collin Insley - Filmmaker
Collin is the owner and operator of Insley Visual Media. We talk about commercial film making and the ever-changing landscape independent filmmakers face.
54:54
September 06, 2018
#4 - Autumn Kersey - Treasure Valley Children's Theater
#4 - Autumn Kersey - Treasure Valley Children's Theater
Autumn is the Founder and Executive Director of Treasure Valley Children's Theater. We talk at length about the benefits of teaching children the arts.
01:10:04
August 30, 2018
#3 - Patti O'Hara - Actor's Forum
#3 - Patti O'Hara - Actor's Forum
Patti is an actor and Community Theater advocate. She also Directs the monthly Actor's Forum. We talk about what the Actor's Forum provides the community  and how people can get involved.
58:41
August 23, 2018
#2 - Elliot Norton - LowerGentry Studios
#2 - Elliot Norton - LowerGentry Studios
Elliot is a Director, Writer and Producer. He has completed two feature length independent films, Brown Truck and We Speak. He is currently in post production of a narrative web series titled Canyon County.
44:39
August 16, 2018
#1 - Zoë Kelly - Canyon County Lead Actor
#1 - Zoë Kelly - Canyon County Lead Actor
Zoë is a Treasure Valley actor that has appeared in countless stage and screen productions. She will be appearing in the web series Canyon County as the lead actress. Zoë has won several acting awards in the Treasure Valley, and we discuss how she practices her art.
51:40
August 09, 2018