Kevin Boyd and Bree Hietela are your hosts' former landlords and current dear friends. They saved our asses when our living situation went awry and put us up in their beautiful east(ish) side home in Detroit, where they have a vegetable farm, 3 amazing doggos, piles of amazing clothes and a ridiculous amount of love and generosity. The conversation centers around their initiative to preserve their (and our) neighborhood by boarding up abandon homes, purchasing them, encouraging friends to invest and getting them occupied (re: our dope ass beautiful home!). We love these fuckers and you will too, and they'll be back on numerous occasions.
PRANKIS w/Bart Dangus | Milwuakee, Wisconsin | St. Elizabeth Church | Clove Valley CSA | WWOOF | Mohonk Mountain House | Rose's Fine Foods | Northville, Michigan | How Paul Weertz Helped Stabilize the Tiny Detroit Neighborhood You Almost Never Hear About (Farnsworth) | St. Louis, Missouri | Ribbon Farms | Diego Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts | Humans of Chene Street | Dequindre Cut | Detroit-Berlin Connection to Fuel City's Comeback? | Detroit Historical Society | A Sobering Look at What Betsy DeVos did to Education in Michigan
It's been an interesting couple of weeks for your hosts due to the fact that our place of work, Katoi, was the victim of arson. We're happy to report no one was harmed, although it's a pretty big bummer that the restaurant's interior was destroyed. This puts us out for our "day" jobs but we've received so much help from the Detroit restaurant community that it's really hard to dwell on the unfortunate circumstance. We met up with two thirds of the owners of the restaurant, the "director of experience" Courtney Henriette and the "director of space" Philip Kafka (only missing Brad Greenhill, the executive Chef). We talk about the restaurant and then open up to a more generalized discussion of Detroit.
Katoi | Mudgie's | Brad Greenhill Katoi's Food Truck | Ishtiaq Rafiuddin | Poly Carbonate | Topo Chico | Prankis W/ Bart Dangus (A Stand-Up Comedy Show of Sorts) | Gold Cash Gold | Two James | Artful Scout | Chris Mieli (Adventure Guy Photo) | Midtown, Detroit | Cass Coridor | Midtown or Cass Corridor? Jack White attempts to change the conversation
Ok, ok, we know, we're the GOD DAMNED worst. But we brought on a *very* special guest, our good bud Paul Johnson also known as ffty. He's a Detroit artist largely known for his photography and babeliness. We love the fuck out of him and are sure ya'll will too.
Detroit One Coney Island | Red Bull House of Art | Pinch Project FFTYFFTY.com | Wayne State University | Ko Phi Phi Island | Flaming Poi Dance | Katoi | Sean Morris | Our cute a$$ home | Period Blood AKA Your New Garden Fertilizer | Prankis W/ Bart Dangus (A Stand-Up Comedy Show of Sorts) | MOVEMENT / DEMF | GRiZ | TV Lounge | Mad Decent | BASSNECTAR | Krumping | _ffty on Instagram | Jason Nam | Alchemy Tattoo Los Angeles | Ouizi | The Power of Habit | Wilhem Reich | Bottom Feeder (Denmark) | 48 Laws of Power | How a Science Experiment Led to Sexual Encounters Between a Woman and a Dolphin
Madison is a tiny ethnically ambiguous human who loves psychedelics and being in touch with her body. After relaying a snippet of her experience backpacking around Peru and happening upon an ayahuasca ceremony, we knew we had to get her on the show. She graciously agreed, and put us up in her amazing Ann Arbor home - which is really a 4 acre farm.
The Office - "The uterus is different than a vagina" | OK Cupid | University of Michigan | Ann Arbor | Lima, Peru | Tarapoto | San Antonio, Peru | Ayahuasca | DMT | Joe Rogan Experience | The Duncan Trussell Family Hour | DEA decides not to loosen restrictions on marijuana, keeping it schedule 1 (with heroin) | Enter the Void | Salvia | Driving on Salvia | WWOOF | Your Mom's House Podcast | Trailer Park Boys | Trailer Park Boys = Rickyisms | Windsor, Canada | The Upper Peninsula | Traverse City, MI | Hannibal Buress on JRE | No, You Can't Touch Your Server | Katoi | Shameless | Couchsurfing | Sufjan Stevens had trouble reading until he was 9 years old | 2CP | Lake Powell | El Jardin de la Paz | Montezuma's Revenge | Electric Forest Festival | Movement aka Detroit Electronic Movement Festival | Rothbury, MI | Bass Nectar | Madison's Blog | Madewell | Madison's Instagram
It was round II for Miss Molly Soda, this time she very graciously hosted us in her Hamtramck home. Surrounded by what you could only imagine her home decor aesthetic would look like, we sat around her kitchen table on a nice Wednesday afternoon and talked about Youth Culture, art, artists getting ripped off, and the need for constant dialogue about the female struggle.
Molly Soda on Twitter | Fat Bastard Syndrome | Bertcast with Christina Pazsitzky | Zoe Ligon | Lindsay Cashews | ZARA Rips off Tuesday Basen | Katoi | Tony Hawk buys Detroit Property | "Annka Kultys Gallery | Art 21 | Christian Ramirez | Michael Lundgren | Sunday Los Angeles | Vivian Fu | Arvida Bystrom | Zero Zero show at Annka Kultys Gallery | Google Trends | Half Baked | Breastfeeding in Public | Francis Kulikowski's comic strip about the unwarrented street commentary that women regularly face | Painted Lady Lounge | Molly's Terrarium | Unedited ID interview with curators of Zero Zero | ID Magazine's Article on Zero Zero
We sweated through all of our clothing on this exciting episode featuring The Metropolitan's Tony Brancaleone and our girl Lauren aka LoLo. For #035 we ended up circling around all things Detroit - the recent history of, production & lots of vodka. We also get into conspiracy theories, religion and maybe a little bit of the devil's lettuce. Check it out, y'all!
The Metropolitan | Medusa Cyclone | Kid Rock | Joe C. | "Picture" ft. Sheryl Crow | Uncle Kracker | The Bronx Bar | Farmington Hills, MI | "You Never Met a Mother Fucker Quite Like Me" by Kid Rock (Radiohead Toilet Paper) | (2013) Forbes Magazine Names Detroit the Most Miserable City in America | (2013) The Metropolitan's Infamous cover "WELCOME TO DETROIT: THE MOST MISERABLE CITY IN AMERICA" | The Turkey Grill | Valentine Distilling Company | Astro Coffee | Slow's BBQ | Vocal Fry | Mad Men | Trailer Park Boys | Nova Scotia | Stranger Things | Girls | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia | Elon Musk | Building #7 | Loose Change | The Bible | Born Again Christians | Helter Skelter (Charles Manson) | 2001: A Space Odyssey | Leafly | Apollo 13
Episode #034 features Brett Mercer & Zech of Detroit's Chuckie Finnster Comedy Show. We go all over the board talking about comedy, what it's like to live in Detroit, spicy boys, and Fucky Chinnster. There's definitely some laughs and groans to be had in this episode.
Chuckie Finster | Recycle Here! | Catalina Comedy | Trixie's Comedy Show | Arthur Memes | Aardvark vs. Anteater | Central Comedy Presents: Chuckie Finster | Michael Babbish - Model D | Screen Beans | Zech's Basement Show | Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase | Brad Wenzel on Conan | The Comedy Store | Ice House Comedy | New Way Bar | Ray Barbee | Detroit Red Wings' New Hockey Stadium | Detroit Branding | I'm Da Best | Eric Andre Show | Come Up Out da Wata | Rename Fire Ants Spicy Boys | Boaty McBoatface | Mountain Dew - Hitler Did Nothing Wrong | Chuckie Finster - Rugrats | Fargo (TV Show) | 13 Going On 30 | Bill Burr on Stone Cold Steve Austin's Podcast | Livonia, MI | 3rd Street Bar
We spent the evening with Michael Lundgren in his badass Phoenix home and studio where we were surrounded by his work. Mike was anticipating the arrival of his new book, Matter which is available for pre-order now through Radius Books. It was nice talking to him about his book which is an accumulation of work from the last 10 years in addition to the other 2.5 hours of shit talk.
Michael Lundgren | Radius Books | Episode #008 | John Oliver | The Revnant | Birdman | Bill Jenkins | Christian Widmer | Judy Tuwaletstiwa | Yamamoto Masao | Terry Etherton Gallery | Nathan Lyons | Notations in Passing | Choco | Ansel Adams photograph | Hanksville | Goblin Valley | Lake Powell | Monkey Wrench Gang | Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock | Dave Hickey: The Invisible Dragon | Bill Eggleston | Black Mirror
We did our second swapcast with Jesse Upshaw & Maxwell Mayberry's Southwest Social Club. It was good to be back in the ol' MAFW neighborhood sippin on some Evan Williams on a hot-ass desert night.
It's been a month of a haitus for us as we've been fucking around with our friends and family back in the Arizona Desert, but we're v excited to have recorded episode #031 with our bud Joel Robinson. He's the mastermind behind his band Sunn Trio, which we talk about at length, as well as his days in the band Praecum, his drug addiction and his current work aiding the homeless in finding housing and work. He's a rad dude and we had a lot of fun talking in his Phoenix home.
Praecum | Episode #024 | Sunn Trio | John Coltrane | Sahel Sounds | Mammane Sani | Sun City Girls | JFA | Meat Puppets | Yucca Tap Room | Needle Exchange | Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness | Extra Sleepy Time Tea | Piss Boner | Queen Creek | Phoenix Ranked No. 2 Rudest City in the U.S. | Deadly Vipers | Graves at Sea