Interview Podcast featuring the artists, musicians, and writers of Somerville and Cambridge
EP8 Bettina Burch
Speaking publicly about it for the first time, Bettina shares her story of surviving the sex abuse she suffered as a child. Bettina Burch’s story is about the power of forgiveness, the healing magic of art, and the challenging beauty found after unearthing difficult truths about your own life. (We recorded it on a hot day during a power outage, so yes those are birds and trucks in the background of the clip.)
EP7 Tamar Avishai
In this episode I speak with Tamar Avishai, host of The Lonely Palette --the podcast that returns art history to the masses. We delve into what makes a good podcast, how she started The Lonely Palette, her audio collective Hub & Spoke, and much more!
EP6 Jaclyn Perrone
I sit down with SOS artist Jaclyn Perrone about her work as a cityscape artist, the MANY steps she took in the 5-month lead-up to opening her first Etsy shop, and her challenging transition to the Somerville art scene from New York.
EP5 Bethany Noel Murray
I speak with Bethany Noel Murray, a painter whose large canvases reveal the difficult and often transcendent moments of living with chronic migraines. Bethany details the technical tricks she uses to entice the eye as well as the practical steps she’s taken to build her art business.
EP4 Nate Devarie
Just in time for Pride, I sit down with painter Nate Devarie to delve into his conservative upbringing (including a three month stint in gay conversion therapy) and how it influences in art. We talk about how his relationship with God has changed throughout his life and how finding love with his minister fiancee has altered his view of religion and church.
EP3 Dan Blakeslee
This is an extra-packed episode with music (all shortened a bit for time) and conversation about Dan Blakeslee's many adventures busking in and around the subway, his/my thoughts about art school, music fundraising, beer label art, the kindness of strangers, and much more. Dan is the type of person you could disregard as hipster with his beard and his plaid jacket if it weren’t for his authenticity and talent. After spending five minutes with him it's difficult not to become enamored with his open heart. It's a byproduct of spending the last 20 years doing something he loves.
I have listened to both of the podcasts and found them informative and entertaining. Danielle is a terrific interviewer and often asks questions that you didn’t know you wanted the answers to. I can’t wait for more.tmm235