Author: Tim Fulton

61: Artist April Sunami

Art and artists don’t evolve in a vacuum. That’s certainly true for Columbus-based mixed media artist April Sunami. We sat down to discuss her work, how she translates the identities of women of color in her work, working with and without support of those around you, her influences, the importance of finding communities, and the importance of outreach. SHOWNOTES April Sunami Art Makes Columbus profile Chris Sunami, The Pop Culture Philosopher Gustav Klimt Alphonse Mucha Reeb Avenue Center Creative Women of Color Kafe Kerouac King Arts Complex GCAC Cowry Shells This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus,...

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60: Save the Crew

In the fall of 2017, the owner of the Columbus Crew SC announced their intention to move to Austin, Texas. Almost immediately, a grassroots movement was born; aptly named, Save the Crew. Since then, lots of things have been said, proposals floated, and actions taken. This week, we get a primer on the whole situation up to this point and sit down with a representative from Save the Crew to find out what’s next. SHOWNOTES Save the Crew Columbus Crew SC Major League Soccer Nils Root Haven Coworking Crew Supporters Union Compton Construction Safelite The Columbus Partnership Art Model...

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59: Festival & Comfest Preview

Happy Comfest! Get a preview of the already-begun festival season and hear from a selection of bands gracing the stage at this weekend’s Comfest. SHOWNOTES Comfest InkCarceration Festival Holler Scott Woods episode Maroon Arts Group Midwest Queer Comedy Festival John Glen Astronomy Park Summer Jam West Hilltop Rising Sculpture Hilltop Bean Dinner Hilltop Neighborhood episode Pelotonia Flyover Fest Land Grant Brewing Melanincholy Festival Milo Groghan 934 Gallery Columbus Coffee Fest Independents’ Day episode BlockFort episode New Albany Classic Pinned Ohio Moonlight Market Campfire Experience MoJo Flow Zoo Trippin’ Doc Robinson Hugs & Kisses Willie Pheonix George Barrie Band Cadaver...

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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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