61 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://anchor.fm/englert/support

    61. Ramin Roshandel & Minnetta Gardinier

    61. Ramin Roshandel & Minnetta Gardinier

    On this week’s episode we talk with Ramin Roshandel, multi-disciplinary artist with an affinity for musical composition. We also hear from Minnetta Gardinier, an Iowa City resident and airplane pilot.

    The episode features music by Gossip Cult, Alex Body, and “We Own the Summer” by Nora Yates for our Song of the Week.

    Thank you to Kim Shillig, Realtor for sponsoring this episode.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council, and from the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund. Phase 1 is an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert. 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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    • 36 min
    60. Sarahann Kolder & Dede Dancing

    60. Sarahann Kolder & Dede Dancing

    In this week’s episode we’ll hear from Sarahann Kolder, a multi-disciplinary artist and current fellow with Public Space One’s Center for Afrofuturist studies and Media Arts Co-op. We also chat with Dede Dancing, founder and director of Dancing Prairie Massage Therapy College.

    The episode features music by Gossip Cult, Alex Body, and “Intimidating” by Olivia Manaligod for our Song of the Week.

    Thank you to Martin Construction for sponsoring this episode.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council, and from the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund. Phase 1 is an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert. 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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    • 33 min
    59. Miriam Alarcón Avila

    59. Miriam Alarcón Avila

    Thanks for tuning in to Best Show Ever, a podcast presented by The Englert Theatre. In this special edition episode we’re sharing a full conversation with photographer and storyteller Miriam Alarcón Avila. Miriam is the visionary artist behind the Immigrant Luchadores project, a photo documentary series highlighting the stories of Latinx immigrants in Iowa.

    The episode features music by Gossip Cult, Alex Body, and “Teacher” by Mary Bozaan for our Song of the Week.

    Thank you to Kim Shillig, Realtor for sponsoring this episode.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council, and from the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund. Phase 1 is an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert. Visit www.englert.org/friends to support our programming.

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    Host: Elly Hofmaier

    Line Producer: Elly Hofmaier

    Audio Engineers: Elly Hofmaier & Ioannis Alexakis

    Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry


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    • 41 min
    58. Tara McGovern, Justin LeDuc, & Jen Knights

    58. Tara McGovern, Justin LeDuc, & Jen Knights

    Thanks for tuning in to Best Show Ever, a podcast presented by The Englert Theatre. In this week’s episode we talk with Tara McGovern and Justin LeDuc, two ensemble members for the musical project known as Esteban and the Children of the Sun. We also hear from Jen Knights, Marketing and Community Engagement Specialist for the University of Iowa's School of Social Work and host of their new podcast, "Wild Bill’s Cup of Social Justice".

    The episode features music by Gossip Cult, Alex Body, and “Second Mug” by O'Boy for our Song of the Week.

    Thank you to Martin Construction for sponsoring this episode.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council, and from the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund. Phase 1 is an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert. Visit www.englert.org/friends to support our programming.

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    Host: Elly Hofmaier

    Line Producer: Elly Hofmaier

    Audio Engineers: Elly Hofmaier & Ioannis Alexakis

    Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry


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    • 36 min
    57. Mimi Ke & Michael Tharp

    57. Mimi Ke & Michael Tharp

    On this week’s episode, we talk Mimi Ke about the art of aerial performing. Then, to keep the aerial theme going, we talk to Michael Tharp, manager of the Iowa City municipal airport. 

    The episode features music by Gossip Cult, Alex Body, and “Too Tired to Sleep” by Alex Ramsey for our Song of the Week.

    Thank you to MidWestOne Bank for sponsoring this episode.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council, and from the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund. Phase 1 is an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert. Visit www.englert.org/friends to support our programming.

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    Host: Elly Hofmaier

    Line Producer: Elly Hofmaier

    Audio Engineers: Elly Hofmaier & Ioannis Alexakis

    Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry


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    • 30 min
    56. John Schickedanz & Mike Weber

    56. John Schickedanz & Mike Weber

    In this week’s episode, we talk to Mike Weber, aka Shadowfox Photography, about his career in concert photography and thoughts on the corridor music scene. Then we hear from the newly appointed Interim Executive Director for The Englert, John Schickedanz.

    The episode features music by Gossip Cult, Alex Body, and “I Love You” by Lex Leto for our Song of the Week.

    Thank you to Martin Construction for sponsoring this episode.

    Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council, and from the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund. Phase 1 is an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert. Visit www.englert.org/friends to support our programming.

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    Host: Elly Hofmaier

    Line Producer: Elly Hofmaier

    Audio Engineers: Elly Hofmaier & Ioannis Alexakis

    Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/englert/message
    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/englert/support

    • 42 min

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