EPISODE 148: Learn Your Lessons and Make Your Art!: Shane Browning

EPISODE 148: Learn Your Lessons and Make Your Art!: Shane Browning

Shane and I are a lot drunker and enjoying each others company in this episode. He tells us about growing up an anti-racist skinhead, and then we turn the corner and begin dreaming of an inclusive artistic future for humanity.

EPISODE 115: If They Can Control Your Genitals: Liam Bonnie

EPISODE 115: If They Can Control Your Genitals: Liam Bonnie

This episode is a roller coaster ride of interesting topics.  Liam grew up Mormon. Is there a difference between love and tolerance? Can you be spiritual and religious?  Love, logic, and money are rarely mixed with equal parts, and how the most fruitful conversations begin with “We don’t know.”

Liam Bonnie is a Seattle based traveler whose interests and escapades are mostly an exercise in circles. He grew up in LA County, joined the United States Coast Guard and sailed from the North Pole to Antarctica by the time he was 19. Landed in Seattle where he learned to write and play music. An active member in the Seattle music scene for 18 years...

EPISODE 114: Success is Relative, a Lot of Things Are: Liam Bonnie

EPISODE 114: Success is Relative, a Lot of Things Are: Liam Bonnie

Success is Relative. Society gives us ideas of success and what it means for us, and it's complete crap. Hopefully, instead of "success," we're all in pursuit of our dreams.

Liam Bonnie is a Seattle based traveler whose interests and escapades are mostly an exercise in circles. He grew up in LA County, joined the United States Coast Guard and sailed from the North Pole to Antarctica by the time he was 19. Landed in Seattle where he learned to write and play music. An active member in the Seattle music scene for 18 years...

EPISODE 109: The Music Speaks, Do We Listen?: Brodie Peterson

EPISODE 109: The Music Speaks, Do We Listen?: Brodie Peterson

Brodie Peterson is a hip hop artist, writer, and observer of music.

"My outer experience was going to college, my education, but music guided my inner experience."

"I spent thousands of hours seeking out music.  Studying it, music that would move my heart.  I would consider the lyrics and look for other versions of the song.  When something struck me, I wanted to know why."

We spend this episode getting to know his story and finding out what and how music changed his thinking, direction, and spirituality...

EPISODE 084: Weed Eater, Beer Drinker, Trans, Prog Metal Head, Christian?: Rejyna Douglass-Whitman

EPISODE 084: Weed Eater, Beer Drinker, Trans, Prog Metal Head, Christian?: Rejyna Douglass-Whitman

In this episode, we dive into Rejyna’s Christianity.  As well as her Trans* journey.  One of the beautiful things about this episode is how fluid the conversation goes from storytelling to questioning, to explanation, to reflective open-ended free thought about life, religion, and being free from boxes of expectation and relationship.

EPISODE 083: The Secret to Not Aging: Rejyna Douglass-Whitman

EPISODE 083: The Secret to Not Aging: Rejyna Douglass-Whitman

In just a few seconds into this conversation, you're going to understand why I hit it off and fell in love with Rejyna.  Her infectious voice, joyful embrace, solid wisdom, and experience, especially in the music industry made this into a roller coaster ride of conversational beauty.

She's a long time talented musician, entertainment industry professional, Christian, Parent, and Trans*.  But those are just labels, and labels do little but limit our experience of the person.

EPISODE 069: You See Me As a Rapper, a Character, But I’m a Person: Arthur Williams “KingDro”

EPISODE 069: You See Me As a Rapper, a Character, But I’m a Person: Arthur Williams “KingDro”

"They don’t wanna know me, they know that character.  They want to know that character." - Arthur Williams

This is Arthur Williams.  He’s a rapper, an artist, a character, even a comedian, but behind it all; he’s a person.  Too often we look to those who entertain us, represent us, or lead us as some kind of demagogues, but they're people.  We’re a finicky species.  If someone doesn’t please us to our liking, we move on.

However, there are real people behind the characters we see.  They deserve a shot!  They deserve to be heard.  The deserve to be human, to mess up, to grow, and to live their life without our input...

EPISODE 068: Black, White, Rap, Punk, Whatever: Art “KingDro” Will

EPISODE 068: Black, White, Rap, Punk, Whatever: Art “KingDro” Will

“Cool people are cool people, that’s just the way it is.” - Art "KingDro" Will

Inevitably we talk about the black and white thing.  About the police, about Black Lives Matter, about our experiences with the cops, but we go far beyond that.  Because Art is way bigger than all of that and he shows it in his art form, how he treats people, and how he approaches life...