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Who doesn't love to sit down and have a good conversation with someone. Just a Good Conversation host Matt Brown plans on doing just that as he sits down and talks to creatives, coaches, business owners and more. All with the intention of giving you a little inset into their world and learn a little. Nothing is really off limit as long as it's a good conversation. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-brown57/support

Just a Good Conversation Matt Brown

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    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

Who doesn't love to sit down and have a good conversation with someone. Just a Good Conversation host Matt Brown plans on doing just that as he sits down and talks to creatives, coaches, business owners and more. All with the intention of giving you a little inset into their world and learn a little. Nothing is really off limit as long as it's a good conversation. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/matt-brown57/support

    Just a Good Conversation: Christopher Payne

    Just a Good Conversation: Christopher Payne

    Christopher Payne specializes in architectural and industrial photography. Trained as an architect, he is fascinated by design, assembly, and the built form. His first book, New York’s Forgotten Substations: The Power Behind the Subway, offers rare views of the behemoth machines hidden behind modest facades in New York City. Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, which includes an essay by Oliver Sacks, is a journey through America’s abandoned state mental institutions. North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City, explores an uninhabited island of ruins in the East River, providing a glimpse into a city’s future without people.

    Payne’s recent work has veered away from the documentation of the obsolete towards a celebration of American manufacturing and craftsmanship. Through the past decade, with personal projects and editorial commissions, he has been on a photographic journey to learn more about what’s made here: the traditional industries that “built this country” as well as the newest and most technologically advanced processes. These images can be found in his latest book, Made In America, published by Abrams in fall 2023. 

    Made In America (Abrams, 2023)Making Steinway (Steinway & Sons/Benrubi Gallery, 2016)North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City (Fordham University Press, 2014)Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals (MIT Press, 2009)New York’s Forgotten Substations: The Power Behind the Subway (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002)


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Just a Good Conversation: Ringo Chui

    Just a Good Conversation: Ringo Chui

    ingo Chiu, also known as "The Machine," is a distinguished photojournalist, honored with the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography and recognized as a 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in the same category. Notably, he is the first Chinese-born photojournalist to receive the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in photography.

    Chiu has a particular affinity for covering wildfires and protests, finding inspiration in capturing the intense moments of firefighters battling fires and the raw emotion and expression of protests that narrate the story behind each event.

    Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, Chiu earned a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Chu Hai College of Higher Education. Additionally, he obtained a second B.A. in a Special Major with an emphasis in Photojournalism during his tenure at California State University, Northridge (CSUN).

    His early career in Asia involved significant contributions to Hong Kong Express, Hong Kong Sing Tao Daily, and Evening Post, covering events such as the Eastern China flooding, Sino-British meetings in Beijing, amnesty for Chinese illegal immigrants in Macau, and the Hong Kong Handover.

    Currently residing in Los Angeles, Chiu works as a freelance photographer for reputable organizations such as Los Angeles Times, Associated Press (AP), Agence France-Presse (AFP), Reuters, European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), Getty Images, Xinhua, and Zuma Press. Additionally, he serves as a Senior Photographer for California State University, Northridge (CSUN) following over two decades as the chief editorial photographer for the Los Angeles Business Journal until 2023.

    Chiu has established a remarkable track record, delivering award-winning, exclusive, and distinctive spot news, sports, and enterprise images published in newspapers worldwide. His achievements include:


    National Press Photographers Association's (NPPA) 2021 Best of Photojournalism, First Place in Sports Feature.
    Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles' (PPAGLA) 2019 and 2021 Photojournalist of the Year (POY).
    Los Angeles Press Club's 2014, 2017, 2020, and 2021 Southern California Photojournalist of the Year (POY).
    2021 Award of Excellence in Editorial by Communication Arts and Photography (Magazine).
    Canada's Photojournalism Photography Award Winner in Applied Arts Magazine Annual Contest 2007.
    Best Hong Kong News Photography in 1992, 1993, and 1994."


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    • 2 hr 9 min
    Just a Good Conversation: Rachel Elizabeth Seed

    Just a Good Conversation: Rachel Elizabeth Seed

    Rachel Elizabeth Seed is a Los Angeles-based nonfiction storyteller working in film, photography and writing. She is a 2022 Jewish Film Institute fellow, a 2021 California Film Institute fellow and Jewish Story Partners grantee, a 2020 Sundance Institute, Chicken + Egg Pictures, NYFA New York Women’s Film Fund fellow, and a 2019 Sundance Edit & Story Lab fellow and Sundance Documentary Fund recipient for her feature documentary, A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY. Rachel’s work has also been supported by Field of Vision, the Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, the Maine Media Workshops, the Roy W. Dean grant, and IFP. 

    Formerly a photo editor at New York Magazine, her photography was included in the International Center of Photography’s exhibit on Hurricane Sandy, Rising Waters, and she was a cameraperson on several award-winning feature documentaries including SACRED by Academy-Award-winning filmmaker Thomas Lennon. Rachel’s writing has been published by No Film School, the Sundance Institute, and Talkhouse and she is Executive Director / Co-founder of the Brooklyn Documentary Club, a thriving NYC-based filmmaker collective with 250+ members.

    Rachel directed a film A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY

    A daughter attempts to piece together a portrait of her mother, an avant-garde journalist and a woman she never knew. Uncovering the vast archive Sheila Turner-Seed produced, including lost interviews with iconic photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gordon Parks, and Lisette Model, the film explores memory, legacy and stories left untold. https://www.rachelseed.com/#/apm/


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Just a Good Conversation: Dr. Michael E. Spagna

    Just a Good Conversation: Dr. Michael E. Spagna

    Dr. Michael Spagna has a degree in Communicative Disorders from Northwestern, Special Education from UCLA and his PhD from University of California. Now working at California State University Dominguez Hills as the Provost. I heard him talk about dyslexia which I have. If you don't know what Dyslexia is, it's a is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called a reading disability, dyslexia is a result of individual differences in areas of the brain that process language. We talk about why jumping into the family of study and moments that changed his life for the better.


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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Just a Good Conversation: Jim Gund

    Just a Good Conversation: Jim Gund

    Becoming a photographer almost didn't happen for Jim Gund. A chance meeting with Rich Clarkson at a basketball game changed his life for ever. After years at a newspaper Jim made a bold decision to become a freelancer and move to Atlanta. Jim would find himself photographing some of the greatest athletes in the world, from Deion Sanders, Tiger Woods and Gail Devers for Getty and Sports Illustrated. Jim is now retired and living the dream.


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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Just a Good Conversation: Garrett Campbell Part 2

    Just a Good Conversation: Garrett Campbell Part 2

    Garrett Campbell was hired full-time as an assistant coach in 2016. He officially became the FC head football coach in 2019. Coach Campbell is no stranger to Fullerton College as his father, Dick Campbell, was on the Hornet coaching staff for 15 seasons during the Hal Sherbeck years. As a young boy, Garrett served as Fullerton's ball boy and then later grew to become a quarterback and wide receiver for the Hornets from 1995-96.

    In 2022, Campbell led the Hornets all the way to the SCFA championship game along with winnng the program's 27th conference title going 5-0 and 9-1 overall. The Hornets finished 3rd overall the state's final 3C2A rankings.

    Coach Campbell wrapped up the 2023 season with another conference title going an undefeated 7-0 in the SCFA Southern conference with a 10-1 overall record. Fullerton ranked No. 1 at the end of the season by the November 13th JCAB poll.

    Born and raised in southern California Campbell, earned his bachelor's degree at nearby California State Fullerton in 1998. He then went on to earn his master's degree at Northern State University in 2002.

    Campbell got his start in coaching at Fullerton College in 1998 and has since coached at Northern State, Willamette University, Menlo College and Carthage College and Illinois College.

    Prior to joining the Hornet coaching staff, Campbell was the head coach of the Illinois College football team for eight seasons. He posted an overall record of 51-30 and led the 2011 Blueboys to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III football playoffs.

    Campbell has coached 75 all-conference selections and 209 academic all-conference selections, while guiding an offense that has consistently ranked among the best in NCAA Division III. From 2011 to 2013, Campbell's offense was ranked #8 out of 241 teams. In 2014 and 2015 they were ranked #9 and #10. In 2014, Campbell was voted the Midwest Conference Southern Division Coach of the Year leading the Blueboys to the 2014 MWC Southern Division Title. He also led them to four consecutive winning seasons, a first since the 1934-1937 seasons.


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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Hi my name is John ,

One of the best podcasts

Mattew Browns consistency is very commendable and I’ll make sure to listen to his stuff every week. He is a great podcaster and I’m glad to listen to his podcasts. Thank you Matt for providing me a perspective on another peoples lives.

Michael Der ,

True to its title!

As an avid podcast listener, it is not always easy to find interest in people you don’t know, but Matt acts as a connective bridge between the audience and his guests. With engaging questions and the presence to follow up with even better ones, the show is a hidden gem. Everyone has a story and this podcast brings that to life!

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Don’t bother

Host is full of themselves and a misogynist

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