78 episodes

Best Show Ever is a weekly podcast presented by the Englert that discusses trends in the arts world, showcases Iowa-based musicians, and highlights members of the Iowa City-area community through their words and reflections on local culture.

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Best Show Ever The Englert

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Best Show Ever is a weekly podcast presented by the Englert that discusses trends in the arts world, showcases Iowa-based musicians, and highlights members of the Iowa City-area community through their words and reflections on local culture.

Want to be interviewed? Fill out this form: forms.gle/BEt9LJjvtaRRzg2dA Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/englert/support

    78. Craig Owsley

    78. Craig Owsley

    Thanks for tuning in to Best Show Ever, a podcast presented by The Englert Theatre. Welcome to the season 4 finale episode. We knew we’d have to make this one extra special so we asked one of our own, one of our very best, Craig Owsley, to join us this week. Craig is not only the box office lead for the Englert, he’s also been doing security and admissions for venues across Iowa City for almost 30 years. 

    Check out Craig's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/PROJECT33VIDEO

    The episode features music by Dan Padley and Wave Cage.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert and Fellowship for the Future members. Visit www.englert.org/friends to support our programming.

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    Host: Elly Hofmaier

    Line Producer: Elly Hofmaier

    Audio Engineers: Elly Hofmaier

    Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry


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    • 22 min
    77. Blake Shaw

    77. Blake Shaw

    On this week’s episode we talk to beloved Iowa City musician Blake Shaw. More specifically, chat with Blake about the art of practice… when to practice, how to practice, why to practice, etc. Hang around for some free advice from self-taught legend, Mr. Shaw.

    The episode features music by Dan Padley and Wave Cage.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert and Fellowship for the Future members. Visit www.englert.org/friends to support our programming.

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    Host: Elly Hofmaier

    Line Producer: Elly Hofmaier

    Audio Engineers: Elly Hofmaier

    Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry


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    • 22 min
    76. Ebenezer Adeyemi

    76. Ebenezer Adeyemi

    On this week’s episode we talk to Ebenezer Adeyemi, a doctoral student at the University of Iowa studying global health disparities. We hear a bit about Ebenezer’s research, which revolves around how marginalized communities advocate for themselves and innovate in the face of adversity.

    Thanks to Lensing Funeral Home for sponsoring this episode.

    The episode features music by Dan Padley and Wave Cage.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert and Fellowship for the Future members. Visit www.englert.org/friends to support our programming.

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    Host: Elly Hofmaier

    Line Producer: Elly Hofmaier

    Audio Engineers: Elly Hofmaier

    Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry


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    • 28 min
    75. Anne Russett

    75. Anne Russett

    On this week’s episode we talk all things urban planning with the City of Iowa City’s Senior Planner, Anne Russett. More specifically, we discuss her recent work rezoning residential areas in the South District of Iowa City to provide more affordable housing options.

    Thanks to Lensing Funeral Home for sponsoring this episode.

    The episode features music by Dan Padley and Wave Cage.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert and Fellowship for the Future members. Visit www.englert.org/friends to support our programming.

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    Host: Elly Hofmaier

    Line Producer: Elly Hofmaier

    Audio Engineers: Elly Hofmaier

    Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry


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    • 30 min
    74. Makayla Bryant & Josh Booth

    74. Makayla Bryant & Josh Booth

    In this week's episode we’re talking with Liberty High School students and burgeoning rap artists: Makayla Bryant and Josh Booth. We’ll hear a bit about how they got into MC’ing, what their creative process looks like, and the hopes they have for the future.

    The episode features music by Dan Padley and Wave Cage.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert and Fellowship for the Future members. Visit www.englert.org/friends to support our programming.

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    Host: Elly Hofmaier

    Line Producer: Elly Hofmaier

    Audio Engineers: Elly Hofmaier

    Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry


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    • 18 min
    73. Ella Ostedgaard

    73. Ella Ostedgaard

    On this week’s episode we talk sustainable farming with Ella Ostedgaard, an artist and employee at Wild Woods Farm. Together we touch on what growing organically entails, what that work does for our community, and what it gives back to the farmers physically and spiritually.

    Thanks to Lensing Funeral Home for sponsoring this episode.

    The episode features music by Dan Padley and Wave Cage.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert and Fellowship for the Future members. Visit www.englert.org/friends to support our programming.

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    Host: Elly Hofmaier

    Line Producer: Elly Hofmaier

    Audio Engineers: Elly Hofmaier

    Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry


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    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/englert/message
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    • 36 min

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