33 episodes

MAKE MOVES is an interview based show, hosted by John Hammond, that peeks into the minds of creative risk takers, and those who support them, by thinking – and doing things – differently. Guests include musicians and music industry visionaries, architects, journalists, farmers, dancers, artists, authors, designers, craftsmen, photographers, etc., etc., etc. Some guests are already famous, some are on the way, and some will never survive, but they all have fascinating human stories to tell. The overarching goal of the show is to help understand and humanize creative doers and their support networks, while exploring their work as an extension of who creatives are as people.

Shows average 60 minutes and are in no particular order, so you can dive in wherever you want. You can get supplemental materials and interesting resources for each episode at www.makemoveswithjohn.com.

MAKE MOVES John Hammond

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

MAKE MOVES is an interview based show, hosted by John Hammond, that peeks into the minds of creative risk takers, and those who support them, by thinking – and doing things – differently. Guests include musicians and music industry visionaries, architects, journalists, farmers, dancers, artists, authors, designers, craftsmen, photographers, etc., etc., etc. Some guests are already famous, some are on the way, and some will never survive, but they all have fascinating human stories to tell. The overarching goal of the show is to help understand and humanize creative doers and their support networks, while exploring their work as an extension of who creatives are as people.

Shows average 60 minutes and are in no particular order, so you can dive in wherever you want. You can get supplemental materials and interesting resources for each episode at www.makemoveswithjohn.com.

    Jay Ruttenberg– Editor of the Lowbrow Reader + Connoisseur of Tasteless Humor

    Jay Ruttenberg– Editor of the Lowbrow Reader + Connoisseur of Tasteless Humor

    Jay Ruttenberg – Editor of The Lowbrow Reader and Connoisseur of Tasteless Humor.  Jay's love of the movie Billy Madison prompted him to start a zine dedicated to lowbrow humor, and in the process he invented a new cultural space for the finest journalists in America to write about comedy.
    Jay discusses: How the movie Billy Madison changed his life How he transitioned from writing about indie rock to starting a comedy zine How the rough exterior of punk rock was a trojan horse for smart culture, and how comedy works the same way The difference between working with friends and famous people Interviewing one of the Beatles How he got connected to Drag City, and how the Drag City aesthetic influenced his thinking Why the Lowbrow Reader has to be great or it isn't worth doing at all Balancing a two-decade zine project with his day job of writing for publications like New Yorker magazine Lessons learned the hard way People who changed his life but didn't know it Featured Music: With permission of Drag City, this episode features the title cut off of King Kong's album Me Hungry.
    Get Connected: The Lowbrow Reader Website
    Drag City Website
    Drag City Records on Facebook
    Drag City Records on Twitter
    Drag City Records on Instagram
    King Kong on Bandcamp
     
    MM S2 Ep.18 Blogpost: https://bit.ly/39CB0bJ
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Guerrilla Girls – Feminist Arts Activists. Creative Complainers. Hashtag Heroes.

    Guerrilla Girls – Feminist Arts Activists. Creative Complainers. Hashtag Heroes.

    Guerrilla Girls – Feminist Art-Activists, Creative Complainers, and Hashtag Heroes.  Anonymous, but hilarious, female artists tackle discrimination and equity issues in the art world.  Their super power – creative complaining – has moved the needle and may be a model of effective protest and activism for many of the troubling issues of our time.
    John meets Kathe Kollwitz and Shigeko Kubota of the Guerrilla Girls at a top secret location for a rare interview with the mask-wearing covert crusaders of the art world.
    The Guerrilla Girls discuss: The art of creative complaining The delicious and deleterious aspects of being anonymous Political art Not waiting for approval Fresh ways of presenting facts Making change by making people laugh Featured Music: With permission of our friends at Ropeadope Records this episode features the song No Regrets by Mwenso and the Shakes off their album Emergence [The Process of Coming Into Being].  
    Super cool band!  Peep this article that JAZZIZ wrote about their album being released on August 2, 2019.
    Get Connected: Guerrilla Girls Website
    Guerrilla Girls on Facebook
    Guerrilla Girls on YouTube
    Guerilla Girls on Email
    Mwenso and the Shakes Website
    Mwenso on Facebook
    Mwenso on Instagram
    Ropeadope Records on Facebook
    Ropeadope on Instagram 
     
    MM S2 Ep.17 Blogpost: http://bit.ly/2O82oag 
    MM on iTunes:   http://apple.co/2j6f94V 
    MM Download: http://bit.ly/2fPWnZy 
    MM on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2kOMS1d
    MM on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2qsMdDi
    MM on Google Play: http://bit.ly/2B7i2I5
    MM website: https://makemoveswithjohn.com/
    MM Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2p5UnG0
    MAKE MOVES EXCLUSIVES Group: http://bit.ly/2t75JqK  
    MM on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2rkEN67

    • 37 min
    Ben Monder – Enigmatic Guitar Hero & Black-box for Beautiful Music

    Ben Monder – Enigmatic Guitar Hero & Black-box for Beautiful Music

    S2 Ep. 16 feat. Ben Monder – Enigmatic Guitar Hero & Black-box for Brilliant Music.  Guided by a singular ear for music, Ben’s sound is unmistakeable and breathtaking.  His solo releases have created an entirely new vocabulary for guitar.  His skills as a sideman have earned him work supporting artists as varied as David Bowie, Jack McDuff, Paul Motian, Billy Childs, and Maria Schneider.
    Ben Discusses: His freely improvised album Amorphae Acceptance of being a really slow worker Working on David Bowie’s final album Musicians he admires Feeling like he always needs to play catch-up The privileges and responsibilities of being an artist Thriving on comfort Perfectionism How creative risks aren’t really risks if taking them isn’t optional. With permission, this episode features the following music by Ben…
    Triffids off the album Amorphae
    Luteous Pangolin off the album Excavation
    Oceana off the album Oceana
    Tredecadrome off the album Hydra
    MM S2 Ep.16 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2G4HbI8 
    MM on iTunes:   http://apple.co/2j6f94V 
    MM Download: http://bit.ly/2fPWnZy 
    MM on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2kOMS1d
    MM on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2qsMdDi
    MM on Google Play: http://bit.ly/2B7i2I5
    MM website: https://makemoveswithjohn.com/
    MM Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2p5UnG0
    MAKE MOVES EXCLUSIVES Group: http://bit.ly/2t75JqK  
    MM on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2rkEN67

    • 59 min
    Bob Oswaks – Sr. Entertainment Exec. turned Master Artisan Baker

    Bob Oswaks – Sr. Entertainment Exec. turned Master Artisan Baker

    S2 Ep.15: Bob Oswaks - Sr. entertainment executive turned master artisan baker.  From President of International Marketing for Sony to Proprietor of Bob's Well Bread Bakery and Cafe: a story of transition, passion, crust, and crumb.  
    Bob discusses:
    His transition from being the President of International Marketing for Sony Pictures Television to being the Proprietor of Bob’s Well Bread Bakery and Café Leaving at the top of one industry and rising to the top of another industry A conversation he had with Norman Lear about change How he did research and 104 weekly homework assignments to write the business plan for his bakery Grieving losses and moving on to a more satisfying life When his friends in the bakery world told him he was crazy for starting his own bakery… but he did it anyway The difference between getting recognition in the bakery vs. the entertainment industry Creating a brand His failure-is-not-an-option mindset Feeding people’s souls With permission, this episode features the tune Black Sheep by Big Lazy off their album Don't Cross Myrtle.  
    MM S2 Ep.15 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2ywsD2z 
    MM on iTunes:   http://apple.co/2j6f94V 
    MM Download: http://bit.ly/2fPWnZy 
    MM on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2kOMS1d
    MM on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2qsMdDi
    MM on Google Play: http://bit.ly/2B7i2I5
    MM website: https://makemoveswithjohn.com/
    MM Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2p5UnG0
    MAKE MOVES EXCLUSIVES Group: http://bit.ly/2t75JqK  
    MM on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2rkEN67

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Michael Brubeck - The King of Cannabis, CEO of Centuria, & Author of Tipping the Scale

    Michael Brubeck - The King of Cannabis, CEO of Centuria, & Author of Tipping the Scale

    S2 Ep.14: Michael Brubeck - The King of Cannabis, CEO of Centuria, & Author of Tipping the Scale.
    Michael discusses:
    The conditions of the $200B worldwide cannabis market Why he focused his business model on the supply side of the cannabis industry How his company, Centuria, scaled up to be the largest cannabis manufacturer in North America, and is currently growing more than all of Canada AND Washington AND Colorado COMBINED His approach to enrolling the smartest minds in the world to develop state-of-the-art growing techniques What it felt like when the US Attorney General was threatening him with life in jail Why he thinks “a better way” is always possible The Maverick 1000 The advantages and disadvantages of creativity in business Using daily routine to maximize creativity How the worst day of his life was the best day of his life His father’s role in his life Meditating Why he’s not afraid to share his knowledge and ideas in his book Tipping the Scale: The book that changed everything you know about investing in cannabis With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features the song Killaweed off Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step’s album Centuries of Heat.
    MM S2 Ep.14 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2rFt8kT 
    MM on iTunes:   http://apple.co/2j6f94V 
    MM Download: http://bit.ly/2fPWnZy 
    MM on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2kOMS1d
    MM on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2qsMdDi
    MM on Google Play: http://bit.ly/2B7i2I5
    MM website: https://makemoveswithjohn.com/
    MM Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2p5UnG0
    MAKE MOVES EXCLUSIVES Group: http://bit.ly/2t75JqK  
    MM on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2rkEN67

    • 53 min
    Daniel Zhu – Founding Member of Stance Social Media & Broadcasting, Digital-Creative & BBoy

    Daniel Zhu – Founding Member of Stance Social Media & Broadcasting, Digital-Creative & BBoy

    S2 Ep.13: Daniel Zhu – Founding Member of Stance Media and Broadcasting, digital-creative, BBoy, and visual storyteller.
     
    Daniel discusses:
    Running a social media company dedicated to motion sports: hip hop dance, breaking, tricking, & parkour Being an outsider who fell in love with breaking The idea of BBoy culture being underground + maintstream simultaneously How music shapes dance The ways Bboy cultures brings people together Where BBoy culture is going The parallel between breaking and skateboarding The role respect plays in gaining access to the best breaking High profile figures like Joe Rogan and Tim Ferris taking notice of breaking Dancers that are pushing the boundaries Balancing between Stance and working a real job The kind of validation a social media maker craves How new generations are taking up social media With permission, this episode features some music by DJ Flegg.
    MM S2 Ep.13 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2uUmwD9 
    MM S2 Ep.13 on iTunes:  https://apple.co/2HjAtgH 
    MM S2 Ep.13 Download: http://bit.ly/2GK4gh8 
    MM on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2kOMS1d
    MM on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2qsMdDi
    MM on Google Play: http://bit.ly/2B7i2I5
    MM website: https://makemoveswithjohn.com/
    MM Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2p5UnG0
    MAKE MOVES EXCLUSIVES Group: http://bit.ly/2t75JqK  
    MM on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2rkEN67

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

bagelwide ,

Thanks, John.

Insightful conversations with creatives. Well done, John. Keep on moving!

Donaldo de Santa Barbara ,

Art Humanized

I admirethe Steve Jobs' assertion that only "real artists ship." This delightful podcast brings a personal view with real artists and celebrates their ability to let go and launch their work.

Because the host is so humble, the guests open up and give us access to a great range of their emotions and artistic process. This has immediately become one of my favorite podcasts.

90815LB ,

Dial in and enjoy!

Vibrant and tasty. Great content and interviews - eclectic and so worth your time. Download it and enjoy!

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