Multi media artists, activists and husband and wife duo behind Lythion Music, talk shop with special guests and perform live music. From art to science to society and culture, they bring you spirited conversation with a call to action to the community at large.
Adams Family Returns
Making art at this time on the planet and in this country is more important than ever. The pressure is mounting and the disconnection continues and you could allow your self to be lead by others people’s thoughts and the din of social media, the cultural malaise OR you could GET DOWN AND MAKE ART, MAKE FILMS, MAKE MUSIC! That is a mantra of our guests, (another long awaited PART 2) as they have been guests on NIK POD before…The Adams Family Returns to the No, I Know Podcast!
Who is the Adam's Family?
John Adams, Toby Poser, and their daughters, Lulu and Zelda (collectively celebrated as Adams Family Films) are a film making family under the creative marquee of Wonder Wheel Productions. They have collaborated on six features: HELLBENDER, which premiered at Fantasia Film Festival and was acquired by Shudder/AMC Networks through Yellow Veil Pictures for an early 2022 release); The Deeper You Dig (2020), which also premiered at Fantasia and is distributed by Dark Sky Films and Arrow Video; Their other films: Halfway to Zen (2016); The Shoot (2014); Knuckle Jack (2013); and Rumblestrips (2012) - all earning a hearty reception on the international festival circuit, including Best in Show and Audience awards. For each they've employed the same DIY ethic: they write, direct, produce; they shoot, edit, act, and compose.
Music in this Episode: "Drive" Written and Performed by The Adams Family and "I Remember You" (Lyrics written by Vincent Bryan and Music By Harry Von Tilzer ) performed and produced by James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin for the soundtrack of "Deeper You Dig" by Adams Family.
Qool DJ Marv Returns
Qool DJ Marv returns to the podcast! Born & raised in Philadelphia, Qool DJ Marv started DJing while in college at Emory & grad school at Columbia. From school to gigs in the West & East Village & all over downtown Manhattan; Bar Six, Izzy, Opaline, Ludlow Bar & APT. Late 90s started a 21 year run of being HBO's non-celebrity DJ. Early 2000s Marv became a resident at the Manchester UK based Friends & Family parties which led to opportunities to DJ in London, Paris, Barcelona, Oslo, Abu Dhabi, Dublin and Moscow. Still going strong, in 2021, Marv is currently the Tuesday evening resident DJ at Soho House NYC and is part of the DJ rotations at the Ludlow and Dumbo Houses.There is a method to the magic in the way Qool DJ Marv presents and plays music. He tunes into the atmosphere of the venue and the energy of the people, and then he blends what he sees with what he hears. Intertwining many styles for many faces from many places, Qool DJ Marv captivates you with his blend. The fluid flow and continuously ascending momentum of his wide-ranging sets is inviting, hypnotic, and breathtaking. Qool DJ Marv crafts an unforgettable feel good, get down party where everyone in the room will hear something that they enjoy. It’s as if he knew you were coming. An inventive pioneer, Qool DJ Marv deliberately defies categorization to great effect. An evening of Qool DJ Marv may include a mind boggling array of selections spanning many eras and decades of music including R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin, House, Jazz, Funk, Rock & Roll, Soul, and Disco classics, and Eclectic beats from around the world. Since 1994, Marv has been producing mixed tapes/CD compilations that illuminate the many styles of music that he loves but have fallen short of major exposure and marketing. Marv's sets are adored by people from all walks of life from all over the globe because people enjoy the meticulous attention to the sequencing and the seamless continuity of the mixing. Music Excerpts from Qool DJ Marv and Theme Music by James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin.
Everyman, The Musical
Your co-host Ilyana Kadushin interviews musician, composer, producer and co-host, James Harrell, about a collection of music he wrote about the time we are living in called, everyman, the musical. Tune in and hear music performances and the stories behind them. All Music and Lyrics and Performances by James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin. Originally aired in 2020.
Monique Anderson Walker Interview
Our guest is Monique Anderson Walker and she is currently running for Lt. Governor of Maryland. In this interview we cover: What influences our successes and how our relationship with failure impacts this? Why Monique decided to enter into politics today, despite this country's current climate of campaign fatigue. How should any person running for office handle or "balance" their aspirations of a "vision" versus the every day realities they know Americans will face. How will Monique keep the state of Maryland's current status as a leader environmentally, as well as it's commitment to "Smart Growth", if her ticket wins the election. What can be done about the current mental health crisis of young people in America? Tune in to find out. All Music and Lyrics and Performances by James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin.
Klandestine Relationships: Daryl Davis Interview
Klan-Destine Relationships. It began with a question. How can you hate me when you don't even know me? Listen to our powerful Interview with acclaimed musician, author, educator and race reconciliator, Daryl Davis. A chance encounter with members of the Ku Klux Klan led musician Daryl Davis on a quest to determine the source of the hate. His unorthodox, yet simple approach, has wielded surprising results and just might be the solution for all racial discourse. As a pianist, vocalist, and guitarist, he performs nationally and internationally with The Daryl Davis Band. He has also worked with such notables as _Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, The Legendary Blues Band,_ and many others. In 1983, A chance occurrence after one of his performances led him to befriend a member of the Ku Klux Klan. This eventually led Daryl to become the first black author to travel the country interviewing KKK leaders and members, all detailed in his book, Klan-Destine Relationships. Today, Daryl owns numerous Klan robes and hoods, given to him by active members who became his friends and renounced the organization. Davis has received the Elliott-Black and MLK awards as well as numerous national awards for his work in race relations. He is also an actor appearing in the critically acclaimed _HBO's The Wire,_ and most recently, as the subject of the documentary _Accidental Courtesy,_ which filmed his real life encounters with Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazi leaders as he helps to dismantle racism across the United States. All Music, Lyric and Performances by James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin.
Closer to God
Special Guest: Reverend Elder Pat Bumgardner, is currently the Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of New York, where she has served for 30 +years and is also the Executive Director of MCC’s Global Justice Institute.
We talk about: What is the role of the church today? What does religious freedom really mean and for the LGTBQ community especially? What is true acceptance? What influences our choices? Is there a misuse of faith to reject others? All Music and Lyrics and Performances of Songs, "Grateful" and "Let it All Go" by James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin. Originally aired: November 2017.
Always looking forward to this podcast!!
This show manages to pull from a broad range of topics and guests without losing interest or focus— I always listen to the very end. Fantastic music too, not the usual cookie-cutter stuff! Whether you’re in Ilyana & James’ neck of the woods, or on the other side of the world, this show has something for any human. Highly recommended.
Community minded, smart and fun!
Ilyana and James are exceptional ambassadors for the growing community of mindful and creative people in the Salisbury area. Their podcast is an opportunity to hear from entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders seeking to contribute to the collective. I love their thoughtful questions, honest dialogue, and original aesthetic. They are, in equal parts, amplifying others and sharing their authentic voices. I am grateful for their contributions!
I recently met James and Ilyana and have enjoyed listening to their podcasts. The range of topics and the depth of questions is very informative. Super nice people too!