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dsm CultureCast podcasts, from dsm Magazine, are quick-hit interviews of Greater Des Moines leaders. We touch on arts and culture, food and dining, style and design, home and garden, philanthropy and people and community-wide issues. Join us!

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dsm CultureCast podcasts, from dsm Magazine, are quick-hit interviews of Greater Des Moines leaders. We touch on arts and culture, food and dining, style and design, home and garden, philanthropy and people and community-wide issues. Join us!

    Siobhan Spain (Mainframe Studios)

    Siobhan Spain (Mainframe Studios)

    Today we are joined by Siobhan Spain, executive director of Mainframe Studios, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable spaces for local artists. Mainframe Studios is bringing back its First Friday event on Friday, Aug. 3. The theme is "Art of Our Time," featuring an exhibition showcasing art that addresses the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement. You can find out more information on the Mainframe website. 

    Music by Admiral Bob. 

    • 12 min
    Shawn Bennigsdorf (Aposto)

    Shawn Bennigsdorf (Aposto)

    Today we are joined by Shawn Bennigsdorf, chef at Aposto, the intimate venue in the Sherman Hill neighborhood. Aposto has adjusted plenty due to the pandemic and is using its patio to expand seating areas. You can find more about Aposto at its website or Facebook. 

    Music by Admiral Bob. 

    • 9 min
    Jeff Bruning (Full Court Press)

    Jeff Bruning (Full Court Press)

    Today we are joined by Jeff Bruning, co-owner and operator with Full Court Press, which operates more than a dozen eateries and bars around Greater Des Moines. Bruning chats about a new concept, Lucky Horse Burgers and Beers, and opening a restaurant during the pandemic. You can find out more about Full Court Press here. 

    Music by Admiral Bob. 

    • 14 min
    Proof

    Proof

    Today we are joined by Diego Rodriguez, executive chef at Proof, the Mediterranean-style restaurant near the John Pappajohn Sculpture Garden in downtown Des Moines. Proof still hasn't reopened its dining room to the public, but it has been hosting Second Saturday events on its patio with five-course meals. We also discuss how the restaurant managed business during the pandemic. You can find more information on Proof's website and Facebook. 

    Music by Admiral Bob. 

    • 11 min
    Des Moines Film Society

    Des Moines Film Society

    Today we are joined by Ben Godar, president of the board of directors for the Des Moines Film Society. The organization has been launching a project to renovate the Varsity Theater into a nonprofit cinema for the Greater Des Moines community. It has also held virtual cinema series throughout the pandemic, providing at-home entertainment while partnering with local businesses. We chat about all of it on this episode. For more information on the Des Moines Film Society, click here. 

    Music by Admiral Bob. 

    • 14 min
    Iowa Architectural Foundation

    Iowa Architectural Foundation

    Today we are joined by Claudia Cackler, executive director of the Iowa Architectural Foundation, which has been forced to completely shift its business due to the pandemic. But with things starting to reopen, more fun and engaging events, like tours and virtual classes, are planned. Learn more about the Iowa Architectural Foundation on its website. 

    Music by Admiral Bob. 

    • 12 min

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