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What Bubbles Up

What Bubbles Up

By Phil and Barry
Where do great ideas come from? What techniques do different people use to develop them? And how do you know when an idea is truly great? Join Phil Golub, Barry Fiske and a different special guest every episode for a lively conversation over beers about the alchemy of developing brilliant ideas. So pop open a beer, crack open your mind and listen each week to see… what bubbles up!
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E11: What Bubbles Up in... Horror!
In this special Halloween episode, horror novelist and video game writer David Bergantino joins us for a drink and a chat about all of his spooky writing experiences, from crafting the novelization of Wes Craven's 'New Nightmare', to his frightening take on Shakespeare, and then, oddly enough, his blood-soaked journey into creating video games in the world of Disney.  Drinks: Stone IPA, Golden Road Brewing (Were)Wolf Pup Session IPA Links: Wes Craven's New Nightmare: A Novel - Bard's Blood Series - Feed My Alien - Cold Room Entertainment – “You have everything to fear”
October 14, 2020
E10: What Bubbles Up in… Poetry
Award-winning poet and author TJ Jarrett joins us for a drink and a chat about throwing things away to make them better and how she fills her vessel with history before letting new ideas fly. Got a suggestion for the pod? Email us at Drinks: Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay, The People’s Pint Octoberfest, Dogfish Head Brewery Flesh & Blood IPA Links: Profile Ain’t No Grave – Negro Spiritual Zion – Poetry
October 9, 2020
E9: What Bubbles Up in...Interior Design
Marianne Weiss, Interior Designer and Co-Chair of the IIDA New England Workplace Innovation Committee, joins us for a drink and a discussion about designing physical spaces in the age of COVID, the art of 'cleanliness theater', and how, despite the need for social distancing, technology can support our continued need for human connection.  Got a suggestion or comment? Email us at or follow us on Twitter @whatbubblesup. Drinks: Rising Tide Ishmael Copper Ale, New Realm Brewing Co. Hazy Like a Fox, Fox Run Brewery (Home Brew) Miss Marianne Hibiscus Saison Ale.  Links: International WELL Building Institute –
August 31, 2020
E8: What Bubbles Up in... Consulting
Adrian Slobin, Chief Executive Officer of Nerdery, joins us for a drink and a discussion about how consultants should hunt for the “interrogative moment”, the importance of asking “why” rather than simply focusing on the “how”, and fires shots at us coastal elites.  Got a suggestion or comment? Email us at   Drinks: Champion Brewing Company Malibu Nights Double IPA, Lamplighter Brewing Company Group Theory Wheat Ale, Old Fitzgerald 13-Year Bourbon.  Links: Nerdery –
August 17, 2020
E7: What Bubbles Up in…Graphic Design
Micah Whitson, Chief Creative Officer of athenahealth and co-founder of joins us for a drink and a discussion of the importance of design research, how history can inspire the most modern of ideas, and his remarkable and moving submission of a NEW DESIGN for the official MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG.  Got a suggestion or comment? Email us at Drinks: Maine Brewing Company Peeper Pale Ale, Virginia Beer Company Free Verse IPA, Plan Bee Barn Beer Wild Ale Links: The Old Try (Southern Inspired Art) – Great River Flag (Proposed New Mississippi State Flag)  -
August 3, 2020
E6: What Bubbles Up in… Filmmaking
20-year-old director, editor, filmmaker Timur Bootzin joins us for a drink and a talk about starting his directorial career in his early teens, what it’s like when your creative partners are also your parents, how to deliver authenticity on film, and what it’s like to have a film top 14-million views on YouTube.  Got a suggestion or a comment? Email us at or follow us on Twitter @whatbubblesup. Drinks (Non-Alcoholic!): V8, Sprite and water Links: Film – “Hermanos” - Film – “Reflection” - Music Video – “South Central State of Mind – VOTG” - Los Feliz Films -
July 27, 2020
E5: What Bubbles Up in… Fine Art
Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, joins us for a drink and conversation about finding inspiration in the world around you, the power of art in social justice, and how teaching others is the best way to teach yourself, on the eve of both his and our nation’s birthdays.  Got a suggestion or comment? Email us at Drinks: Schweppes Ginger Ale, Wegmans Lemon Lime Soda, Powell & Mahoney Ginger Beer Links: Muscarelle In The House - YouTube - Pop, Pop, Pop by Steve Prince - Muscarelle Museum of Art -
July 12, 2020
E4: What Bubbles Up in...Data
Jason 'Kodi' Kodish, Global Guild Lead – Data and Intelligence at Cognizant, joins us for a drink and a talk about using data to drive ideation, how baseball inspired him to get into the field of data science, and the disguises people wear everyday. Got a suggestion or comment? Email us at  Beers: Pabst Blue Ribbon(!) and Veil Brewing Company Red Ferrari
June 27, 2020
E3: What Bubbles Up in… Start-Ups
Julia Sosa, Head of Experience & Design at Pumpkin Petcare, joins us for a drink and a talk about inventing new businesses, how great ideas start with emotion and empathy, and why she thinks like a creative but acts like a capitalist. Got a suggestion or comment? Email us at Beers: Aslin Beer Company Champion of the Sun, Night Shift Brewing The Price Is Wrong Stout, Bronx Brewery American Pale Ale Links: Pumpkin Petcare - Julia Sosa -
June 24, 2020
E2: What Bubbles Up in... Acting
Actor and Theater Director Tricia Parks joins us for a lively discussion of Shakespeare, acting as exercise, directing non-actors, and Tricia’s overall approach to life and creativity.  Got a suggestion or comment? Email us at Beers: Solace Juicy Lucy Double IPA, Cisco Gripah Grapefruit IPA Links: Shakespeare 2020 – Tricia Mancuso Parks -
June 21, 2020
E1: Our First Bubble!
Phil and Barry kick things off with an intro to the topics, the guests and the beer that will make this podcast an entertaining and informative listen for anyone interested in improving their creativity and the quality of their ideas. Got a suggestion or comment? Email us at
June 17, 2020