Episode #025: Shane McDermott, Illustrator | MCA

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Hailing from parts beyond man the last son of Krypton has landed in Memphis with the goals of instructing art, creating personal stories, and protecting our fair city from the likes of the Legion of Doom. Shane has illustrated for the Commercial Appeal and McGraw Hill and is nearing the end of his M.F.A. whilst finalizing a graphic novel to be published after his masterful graduation. He also instructs at the Memphis College of Art; you’ll get to hear about his evolution of  teaching,trying to move past perfection, and the potato he used to draw all the time. Comics, Star Wars, and more lies within.

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Episode #024: Jerome Hardaway | Frago/developer

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Former phoenix raven security forces and all truth, you won’t get any bluff from Jerome Hardaway, developer and founder for Frago Memphis, a non-profit that that has a proactive approach to veterans transition back into civilian life. You might have heard about them. A force to be reckoned with, Jerome is a son of Memphis and has purposefully chosen to lend his expertise, drive, and goals for a better future in this city rather than leave. Obstacles in Jerome’s world are meant to be surmounted.

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Episode #023: Katrina Coleman | Memphis Comedy Fest

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Katrina Coleman, local comedian and Memphis Comedy Festival director took CMP by storm, during the ice storm, and this track goes off the rails. How shall we offend you? Let us count the ways, Cunts, beer drama, kraut farts, toy dildos, boob windows and so much more and so much worse. No subject unclaimed, no zeitgeist untapped. Unfiltered and uncensored creative content, right here, right now.

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Episode #022: Brian Wentzloff | Musistic

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The many varied soul Brian Wentzloff came onto the podcast and we traverse several passions. Chiefly, Brian is a partner in Musistic, a simple to use plug-in that works across nearly all digital audio platforms allowing limitless creative audio collaboration. We also discuss crypto-currency, the alluring digital economy, Brian+friends ‘entrepreneur’s outlook’ on their own podcast, LSSR, and what it was like going through the seed hatchery experience in Memphis.

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Episode #021: Phillip Ashley Rix | Chocolatier

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Phillip Ashley Rix came by to talk about his approachable luxuries at Phillip Ashley chocolates as well as his experiences away from and then back to Memphis. You’ll hear about his process on chocolate-smithing, the clues behind some of the shop’s creations, and, crafting the experience for customers. It’s the branded chocolates that capture our imagination and show how Phillip Ashley is at the forefront of a sweet revolution.

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Episode #020: Jason Prater | Farmhouse

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Farmhouse, the rising design powerhouse, sports the creative minds Ben Fant and Jason Prater. Jason came onto the podcast to chat Farmhouse, amazing clients, how to not get to close to your work, the no longer existent Commercial Appeal niche pubs department, and shares his amazing bourbon with the boys. Settle in for a fun time, but don’t forget to head over to their website and check out their fantastic portfolio.

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Episode #019: Heather Pike | Tart

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Heather explains her part in Memphis’ only combo gallery restaurant pastry coffee shop. Heather and Abby of Tart have created a collective space where Memphis lovers can enjoy amazing food and edgy artists. Tart features art that is arresting, contemplative, even at times mildly troubling – but definitely attention getting. We also examine the ideas of working with a partner, changing expectations, and just how Tart maintains it’s adaptability.

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Episode #018: Andrew & Billy | Outtakes 2014

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This week’s episode is laid back. Relaxed. Chill, like your ever freezing extremities. We southerners may not do well in the cold, so let Andrew and Billy serve you up some warm cheer. A retrospective on Creative Memphis in 2014, some 2015 tease, goofy laughs, IndieMemphis retrospective, a spot on David Lynch impression, yelling, singing, whistling, and some truly average beat boxing.

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Episode #017: Dana James Mwangi | Cheers Creative

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Dana made the jump from in-house designer to rogue freelance designer for hire and Cheers Creative has been soaring ever since. Dana’s unique approach includes educating the client about design, the process being a team effort between designer and client, and finding the right fit for both client and designer. In this episode we talk shop, praise and shame Adobe, and doing the right work with the right people.

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Episode #016: Ben Smith, chef/owner Tsunami

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A one week introductory class in Asian cuisine was enough to spark an intense interest that would later drive Ben Smith to open his own restaurant in the heart of Cooper-Young. The conversation with Ben ranged from his experience teaching at L’ecole Culinaire, his own learning experience, what it’s like to live and work in Hawaii, and how he came to open a restaurant in Memphis. The people who make your food are not who you think they are.

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