Author: Tim Fulton

68: Barbara Fant

Slam brought poetry out of academia in the early 1990s. Since then it has grown and become an outlet for performers around the globe. Local poet and performance artist Barbara Fant sat down to talk about the finer workings of the medium and her evolution in it. We also focused on the importance of mentors, the difference between writing and performance, her volunteer work, how to deal with burning out, and what it’s like to share very personal work on stage. Shownotes Barbara Fant Columbus Makes Art profile Sunni Patterson Ohio Dominican Poetry Slam on Wikipedia TEDx Talk William...

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67: The Confluence Cast

With a little over two years of episodes out in the world, it’s high time to give a little more behind the scenes on how the Confluence Cast gets made. This is a rebroadcast of an episode I recorded with local podcast the Sounds of Bustown. They interviewed me about where the the Confluence Cast came from, what the goals for it are, and how the show gets made. Shownotes The Confluence Cast The Sounds of Bustown Loud Cat Podcasts Amy Schmittaur The One You Feed Nina West DragCast Columbus Podcast Festival Create Columbus Commission The Columbus City Charter...

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66: The Matriots

Elected officials should reflect their constituencies. That’s the essential thesis of the Matriots, an Ohio nonpartisan political action committee founded by a group of women who participated in the Women’s March on Washington. I sat down with their executive director, Elissa Schneider, to talk about the organization and their big hairy audacious goal of equal representation of women in public office. Shownotes Matriots Women’s March on Washington Ohio General Assembly Ohio Senate http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/66_matriots.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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65: Magician Erik Tait

Magicians guard an empty vault. Columbus-based magician and comedian Erik Tait won’t hesitate to show you that. We talked this week about the Columbus magic scene that you may not have heard of, his path in the local and national magic scene, and the importance of intellectual property for performers. Shownotes Erik Tait Erik on Penn & Teller Fool Us Humber College Erik’s trick on Penguin Magic International Brotherhood of Magicians Cincinatti Fringe Festival Champions of Magic Tour Magi Fest Penn & Teller on This American Life Amber Falter The Quiz Box Shadowbox Live The Garden Theater Nikki Winkelman...

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64: Columbus Open Studio & Stage

How do artists work, both alone and together? I sat down with organizer and artist Stephanie Rond to preview this weekend’s Columbus Open Studio and Stage and learn how she herded cats to get here. Shownotes Stephanie Rond Stephanie Rond on Columbus Makes Art Carnegie Gallery Columbus Open Studio & Stage Art Makes Columbus Bryan Christopher Moss April Sunami Brick Box Studios Tom Katzenmeyer Gantt Charts! This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus Makes Art, featuring stories about our city’s incredible artists — stories full of inspiration, challenge, passion, and success. For videos, articles, an up-to-the-minute...

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