Author: Tim Fulton

58: Irvine for Ohio

Sometimes comedians make the best politicians. I sat down with Travis Irvine, Ohio’s libertarian gubernatorial candidate, for a live interview at the Columbus Podcast Festival, to talk about his rich and varied history running for political office, making fun of John Kasich, and his upcoming feature film, Killer Raccoons 2. SHOWNOTES Travis Irvine Libertarian Party of Ohio Columbus Podcast Festival Coons! Night of the Bandits of the Night Killer Raccoons! 2! Dark Christmas in the Dark Troma Entertainment The Toxic Avenger Short North Stage Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Die Hard 2 Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Speed 2: Cruise...

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57: RJD2

Once they find success, how do artists choose the right commercial and creative collaborations?  I sat down with Ramble Jon Krohn, better known as RJD2, to talk about his journey from 8 year-old classic rock fan to hip hop DJ and producer, his many collaborative projects over the years, how Columbus has grown up as an incubator of creativity and the primacy of the groove in his musical vision. SHOWNOTES Invisibl Skratch Piklz Bernie’s Groove Shack Dodge Park MHz Fondle ‘Em Records Rawkus Records Definitive Jux Mr. Lif El-P 614 Magazine: “Why I Came Back” Soul Position STS x RJD2...

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56: Opera Columbus

How does one lead the rebirth of a performing arts organization? I sat down with Peggy Kriha Dye, General and Artistic Director of Opera Columbus, to talk about this weekend’s production of Orphée Et Eurydice (running April 20-22 at the Southern Theatre), her beginnings as a singer, how she came to call Central Ohio home, and the unique opportunities for collaboration and growth inherent in the Columbus performing arts scene. Shownotes: Opera Columbus Orphée Et Eurydice CAPA BalletMet Southern Theatre The Juilliard School Metropolitan Opera Shakespeare in the Park Opera Goes To School KIPP Columbus Against the Grain Theatre...

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55: Drew Hanson

What’s it like to be a local media personality? I sat down with Drew Hanson, former WNCI DJ and self-proclaimed “D-List Celebrity,” for a freewheeling conversation about his experience in Columbus media, why he decided to leave Columbus and why he ultimately came back. Shownotes: WNCI Mark Dantzer “Parents Just Don’t Understand” Bradley Cooper Power 107.5 The Art of War Jym Ganahl Sunny 95 Confluence Cast Episode 6: Columbus Film Commission I Am Wrath Rookie of the Year “Chelsea Dagger” Star 107.9 Drew Hanson Adam Kontras Support for this episode of the Confluence Cast comes from Little Rock Bar. Little...

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54: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

What is the role of a conductor in helping an orchestra perform to the best of its ability? I sat down with David Danzmayr, music director of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, for an engaging conversation about his surprising journey from Austrian piano prodigy to American music director, how ProMusica impressed him with its singular focus and commitment and why musicians should focus on emotional expression and engagement with musical pieces over technical mastery. Shownotes University Mozarteum Sibelius Academy Royal Scottish National Orchestra Bram van Sambeek Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Vadim Gluzman Naked Classics Paul Rissmann This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored...

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