Author: Tim Fulton

46: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

Next week, the capital city will be taken over by Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, a free, citywide arts festival hosted by people and places with a passion for cartoon arts. On the occasion of the festival, I sat down with Columbus-based artist creator Jeff Smith to talk about the festival, his work, and why Columbus is the perfect place to host the festival. Shownotes: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Bone Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus Idea Foundry This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus Makes Art,  featuring stories about our city’s incredible artists...

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45: Dine Originals Week

Dine Originals Week is fast approaching! Hear from the organization’s executive Director about the deals you can take advantage of while enjoying Columbus’s finest independent restaurants and learn about the pitfalls of public relations in Columbus. As a bonus this week, I sat down with the founders of the new restaurant Ambrose and Eve, slated to open in German Village next year. Shownotes Dine Originals Columbus Dine Originals Week The Refectory Skillet Chile Verde Cafe The Wine Bistro Katzinger’s Umami Consulting Morgan Spurlock (Wikipedia) SuperSize Me 2: Holy Chicken (IMDb) Kolache Republic Seventh Son Challah Food Truck The Rossi Blake...

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44: Columbus City Charter

The Columbus City Charter is essentially the Columbus Constitution. It defines the structure and role of the city and its leaders. I sat down with the chairman of the most recent comprehensive Charter Review Commission, Mike Curtin, to talk about the origins of our charter, why we have the structure that we do, and his predictions on the future of the city. Shownotes Mike Curtin (Wikipedia) The Columbus City Charter Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Columbus City Council Columbus City Attorney Columbus City Auditor 2014 Charter Review Commission William Oxley Thompson (Wikipedia) Washington Gladden (Wikipedia) Will Petrik Jonathon Beard Support for this episode...

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43: Composer Mark Lomax, II

Music is many things to many people but Mark Lomax would argue that it’s not enough. The Columbus-based composer and drummer has some ideas for how we should hear music, incorporate it in to our lives, and why artists will define the future of Columbus. Shownotes: Dr. Mark Lomax II Gene Walker Hank Marr Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center Ohio State School of Music Messages from Water Johnstone Fund for New Music Nicole Mitchell Renee Baker Short North Mural Project Scott Woods Holler 30 CAPA King Arts Complex This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus...

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42: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

It’s getting hoppy in here. We talk with Chris Davison, the head brewer at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, about sour beers, the brewing process, the brewing community, what other breweries in town you should be checking out, why Columbus is a young beer scene, and why that’s a good thing. Shownotes: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Sour beer (as defined by Wikipedia) Red Legacy Watershed Distillery Homebrew Podcasts Ohio Homebrew Clubs Columbus Brewing Company Seventh Son Brewing Columbus Ale Trail Combustion Brewing RAM Brewing Clear Sky Cream Ale Lineage Brewing Support for this episode of the Confluence Cast comes from Little Rock Bar. Little Rock...

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