Author: Tim Fulton

7: Independents’ Day

When a group of people that are dedicated to making Columbus awesome get together you get a festival with more than just beers and bands. Independents’ Day, coming up September 17th and 18th in Franklinton, puts the creative spirit of Columbus on display. Organizers Adam Brouillette and Patrick Locy talk about the festival’s origins, evolution, and why they do it. Shownotes: Independents’ Day Zones Vendors Spotify playlist Volunteer opportunities BlockFort Franklinton 400 West Rich Columbus Idea Foundry Urban Scrawl 2×2 Fest Craftin’ Outlaws African Village Festival The Shazzbots Nelsonville Music Festival Big thank you to our sponsor this week, Best Bites: Burgers. Get...

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6: The Summer Movie Season

It was not a good summer for movies. That’s according to Hope Madden, Columbus Underground’s movie reviewer who, in anticipation of the unofficial end of the summer movie season, talks this week about the dearth of big-budget films that came out this season and a couple of gems that are worth your time. Also on tap this week, a short interview with John Daugherty, the Executive Director of the Columbus Film Commission. We talk about the commission, what it does, what it doesn’t do, and how we can help bring more films to Columbus. Shownotes: MaddWolf (Hope’s film review site) motive. Ex Machina Jason Bourne...

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5: Restauranteurs

What’s it like to own a restaurant and what drives people to do it? This week, we sat down with two restauranteurs with very different perspectives. First up, Sangeeta Lakhani, co-owner of The Table who speaks from her perspective on dealing with customers, employees, and the city. Then, an interview with Joe Deloss, founder and head fryer of Hot Chicken Takeover (currently the reigning  Best Food Truck in Columbus), who talks a bit about chicken but primarily focuses on his human resources model. http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/5_restaurantuers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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4: Carless in Columbus

People like the idea of living without a car. Why don’t they? This week’s episode has it’s foundation in an interview Cleve Ricksecker, the executive director of the two Downtown Special Improvement Districts (SID). We discuss SIDs, commuter culture in Columbus, and have a frank discussion about the race and class lines here. Cleve’s passion for a transit-based lifestyle inspired us to also sit-down with two carless Columbusites: Jacob Taylor and Zach Henkel. Resources: downtowncolumbus.com Central Ohio Transit Authority CoGo Bike Share Columbus City Schools http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/4_carless.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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3: Counterfeit Madison

The creative amalgam that is Counterfeit Madison inspires many in Columbus. We talk about her upcoming show, how the show came to be, how Counterfeit Madison came to be, the Columbus music scene, and other things around town that you should be checking out. Resources: What Happened Miss Simone on Netflix Nina, the Nina Simone biopic Counterfeit Madison Meets Nina Simone: A Celebration of Blackness Soul Dope Music Festival Chip Willis Steam Kitchen Mary Lynn Gloeckle Columbus Gay Mens’ Chorus http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/3_counterfeit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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