10 episodes

Studio of The Future is a Texcentric version of “Fresh Air”, driven by the insight, curiosity, and whimsy of Austin-based host Sara Hickman. Conversational and laid back, guests have included artists, musicians, authors, politicians, and a maestro — with more to come!

Podcast – Studio of the Future Sara Hickman

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

Studio of The Future is a Texcentric version of “Fresh Air”, driven by the insight, curiosity, and whimsy of Austin-based host Sara Hickman. Conversational and laid back, guests have included artists, musicians, authors, politicians, and a maestro — with more to come!

    Episode 9: Dan Bullock and Forrest Preece

    Episode 9: Dan Bullock and Forrest Preece

    Dan Bullock


    Writer, Speaker, Singer/Songwriter

    Dan Bullock is a writer, public speaker, leadership consultant, and singer/songwriter, a past director for Gov. Mark White, and served on many local boards. He’s been recognized in the Aus. American Statesman, Dallas MN, Southwest Airlines magazine, Texas Monthly and the West Austin News. I know Dan as a bon vivant and renaissance man. He’s married to Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, retired Head Curator of The Blanton Museum of Art here in Austin, and he is founder of “The Mosey Project,” his online blog that reflects Dan’s philosophy to slow down, be informed and make a difference.

    Forrest Preece


    Advertising Executive, Writer

    Forrest Preece is a fifth generation Austin native who spent 39 years in the advertising business, running his own agency — Good Right Arm —for 28 of those years before retiring in 2005. He and his wife Linda Ball support a number of arts, literary and health-related causes in Austin and they are on the Director’s Council of the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas. Since 2001, he has written a personalities column for West Austin News. A food and wine connoisseur, he is friends with all the local chefs, past and present.

    • 39 min
    Episode 8: Juli Berwald

    Episode 8: Juli Berwald

    Ocean Scientist and Author

    Juli Berwald is an enthusiastic ocean scientist with a new book entitled, “Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone.” In college Juli’s first snorkel adventure took place in the Red Sea, where Marine invertebrates stole her heart. Hoping to study the ocean forever, she spent seven years building mathematical algorithms to interpret satellite imagery of the ocean, and received her Ph.D. in ocean science. Then she met her husband-to-be and drifted away from the ocean to Austin, Texas to start her family. She wrote textbooks and popular science articles for Wired.com, Oceanus, Redbook, and while writing for National Geographic Magazine, discovered a fact about jellyfish which led her back to the sea and the creation of this impactful, fascinating book.




    Extras

    Video from Science Magazine about research into jellyfish venom

    Juli graciously provided a signed copy of her book “Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone” to support the Sanford Community Center.

    All proceeds are tax deductible and 100% go to benefit renovations through the Palacios Community Coalition (501c3) toward the Sanford Community Center.

    Contact your Studio of the Future Host, Sara Hickman, at maxpumpkin54@gmail.com for more information!

    • 52 min
    Episode 7: Terri Hendrix

    Episode 7: Terri Hendrix

    Musician

    What makes Terri’s harmonica playing unique? What is OYOU? What’s up with her affinity for goats? Why are women musicians never compared to male musicians—and vice versa? Why is self-esteem important? What has been the financial and physical impact of her epilepsy? What insight has Terri learned from being a DIY artist? All this and more on today’s episode of Studio of the Future with Terri Hendrix!

    We discuss why women musicians are never compared to male musicians; why self-esteem is important; the financial impact of her epilepsy and what she’s learned about it as a condition; how the music industry has changed, her harmonica, social causes and more.




    Links

    http://www.terrihendrix.com



    Terri has provided signed CDs to support the Sanford Community Center.

    All proceeds are tax deductible and 100% go to benefit renovations through the Palacios Community Coalition (501c3) toward the Sanford Community Center.

    Contact your Studio of the Future Host, Sara Hickman, at maxpumpkin54@gmail.com for more information!

    • 44 min
    Episode 6: Peter Bay

    Episode 6: Peter Bay

    Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra



    Our Studio of the Future guest today is Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay. Maestro Bay has appeared with seventy-five different orchestras around the globe including the National, Chicago, Houston, Bochum (Germany), as well as the Lithuanian and Ecuadorian National Symphonies, and the Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center.

    Not only is he a keen, energetic and admired leader for Austin’s symphony, Peter is the primary conductor for Ballet Austin, as well. For Austin Opera, he has conducted A Streetcar Named Desire, La Traviata, Turandot, and The Marriage of Figaro.

    In 1994, he was one of two conductors selected to participate in the Leonard Bernstein American Conductors Program. Maestro Bay recently conducted 300 participants in two fully staged productions of Leonard Bernstein’s epic work, MASS—celebrating the centennial of this legendary composer and conductor.

    This episode was taped in June 2018, the weekend before Peter Bay conducted Bernstein’s Mass here in Austin at the Long Center.




    Links

    http://www.peterbayconductor.com

    • 37 min
    Episode 5: Truth Be Told

    Episode 5: Truth Be Told

    Pictured: Carol Waid, one of the three original founders of TBT; Lisa Davis-Bell, a former incarcerated woman and Katie Ford, the executive director of TBT; with host Sara Hickman.

    Truth Be Told is an Austin nonprofit which offers programs designed by women for incarcerated women. Through personal storytelling, writing and healing arts, TBT helps women to break free from the imprisoning cycle of past trauma and abuse. These various programs also reduce stigma and re-entry barriers for formerly incarcerated women. One of the unique programs includes inviting outside women from the arts community — dancers, poets musicians — to perform inside the prisons. By treating incarcerated women as unique and valuable human beings, these women begin to value themselves and gain the courage and tenacity to make better choices in their lives.



    Pictured: Carol, Lisa, and Katie with SOTF co-founder and engineer Marty Lester.




    Links

    http://www.truth-be-told.org

    • 46 min
    Episode 4: Sarah Bird

    Episode 4: Sarah Bird

    Novelist, Screenwriter, and Journalist

    Born in 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sarah Bird grew up in an Air-Force family stationed in Japan. She discovered she wanted to be a writer after stumbling upon French photo romances.

    Including her latest novel, “Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen,” Sarah is the author of ten previous books, most recently 2014’s “Above the East China Sea.” She has written screenplays for Paramount, CBS, Warner Bros, National Geographic, ABC, TNT and several independent producers. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and O Magazine. Sarah has been selected for New York Public Library’s 25 Books to Remember list, and recognized by Elle Magazine (Reader’s Prize), People Magazine (Page Turners), Library Journal (Best Novel) and a National Magazine Silver Award for her Texas Monthly columns.

    In 2012, Sarah was voted Best Austin Author for the fourth time by the readers of the Austin Chronicle; was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame; and received the Illumine Award for Excellence in Fiction from the Austin Library Foundation. In 2013, she was selected to be The University of Texas’ Libraries Distinguished Author speaker, and was featured on NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour.

    Sarah lives in Austin, Texas.




    Links

    http://www.sarahbirdbooks.com



    Extras!

    Sarah was a photo journalist early in her career and we talk about her work covering off-beat and, primarily, African-American rodeos.

    Here’s some of her photos and also pix of her as a child/young woman.







    Sarah graciously provided a signed copy of her book Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen to support the Sanford Community Center.

    All proceeds are tax deductible and 100% go to benefit renovations through the Palacios Community Coalition (501c3) toward the Sanford Community Center.

    Contact your Studio of the Future Host, Sara Hickman, at maxpumpkin54@gmail.com for more information!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

ripplecreek ,

Good Conversation

There is a highly unique and interesting view a person gets from standing on a stage and looking out over an audience. It’s a microcosm of the world a performer sees. Sara Hickman has stood on a stage for most of her life and the audience has listened to her heart play out in her songs, her words and her laughter. She has an amazing ability to connect with literally anyone. When she is sitting across a microphone from another performer or writer or Senator she innately understands how to reach their innermost thoughts. Because she simply makes them comfortable. And that comfort level translates into the mist interesting conversations. Studio of the Future is Sara’s way of sharing the conversations she has with some of the most interesting people in the world. She dives into the creative process with singer/songwriters like Eliza Gilkyson and Terri Hendrix and writers like Sara Bird. She dives into politics with the likes of Senator Kirk Watson of Texas. She is unafraid and unabashed. She smart, funny and zany. Sometimes all in the same sentence. Sara has had a wonderful career on the stages of America and she was honored for it by being named Official State Musician of Texas. Right next to Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. Now she brings that talent to Studio of the Future. Listen and be hooked.

Fergusansone ,

In touch

Interviews aren't easy. To do it right, you first have to be educated about the topic or subject. Then -- and this is so important -- you have to open yourself to learning and gaining insight right there on the spot, and projecting that insight to the audience. Sara Hickman does all this and more. She truly feels her way through these back-and-forth interviews, and as a result, she makes us feel, too. I love her work!

GKolanowski ,

Great conversations!

Loving this new Podcast from Sara Hickman! Sara activley seeks out a variety of interesting and diverse guests for lively and enlightening conversations. Her calm, but always enthusiastic, personality puts the guests at ease. The result is a great combination of informative, funny, and heartfelt moments that draw you in and make you want to hear more.

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