300 episodes

My journey to becoming a fine storyteller.

Here's My Thing John Roussos

    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 93 Ratings

My journey to becoming a fine storyteller.

    Work In Progress - a conversation with DeVoCustoms

    Work In Progress - a conversation with DeVoCustoms

    For this episode, I'm joined by my friend Nathan DeVaughn, also known as DeVoCustoms. He is an artist in Portland, OR who has had his work worn by CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, among other athletes. He came on the podcast to talk about his journey as an artist and experience as a black man in the United States.

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    0:50 DeVoCustoms origin story

    3:56 does his work crossover at Adidas

    4:55 being at Adidas

    5:18 Everyone Is Creative

    7:33 making art for CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic

    12:42 working on clothing

    13:50 where does he see himself in 5-years

    16:17 not selling anything from his first collection

    18:27 what did he learn from that experience

    21:10 people who resonated with that experience

    22:15 the story behind the Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor piece and why he chose to donate to Don’t Shoot Portland

    28:27 his thoughts on Blackout Tuesday and social media

    32:05 how should the social media narrative be pushed if we actually want to see legitimate change

    33:43 how feels about the protests

    36:32 his experience being a black man in Portland

    40:57 unlearning and learning

    44:14 being a black artist right now

    47:06 Shout out Claima Stories

    • 49 min
    You Look So Hot Wearing That Mask

    You Look So Hot Wearing That Mask

    In 5th grade, my parents signed me up for cotillion. Here, hundreds of other 11-year olds and I learned the specific roles and disciplines of each utensil plate and glass. If I ever told my parents I enjoyed it, I can assure you that it was because I don’t like disappointing people. People would get denied because they came underdressed, I find a slight parallel with the people getting denied at grocery stores for not wearing masks.

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    • 5 min
    This Isn't Fine

    This Isn't Fine

    It's been a few weeks and the normal social media climate seems to be creeping back in. Not barging in or even knocking on the door, but pulling into the driveway and shining its lights through the front window.  

    #BlackLivesMatter

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    • 5 min
    Marching with Masks

    Marching with Masks

    It’s an interesting complex, as being around so many people brings on a sense of pseudo normalcy, yet the main reason that we’ve come together in masses is to stand up against one the most normal things this country knows. This episode is about the 4th day of the police brutality protests in Portland, OR.  #BlackLivesMatter

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    • 5 min
    Karenly

    Karenly

    Karen can't help but say things "karenly". 

    #BlackLivesMatter

    • 2 min
    Dress For Success

    Dress For Success

    A man wearing a Gucci t-shirt bumped into me at a street fair. He had a couple of burlap sacks of potatoes for pecs and a two locomotives that I guessed he called his legs.  

    • 3 min

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Wonderfully captivating storyteller. Keep crushing John. Love your style of storytelling and you constantly bring me back to my childhood. What’s better than that? Thank you John

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