9 episodes

In a world filled with contentious noise theater is a place to be quiet and listen. Join hosts Phil Johnson and Clifton Holznagel as they dissect Portland Theater and performing arts through a series of interviews with local creators. With their own theater pasts, these two unconventional interviewers take a deep dive into the inspiration and creative processes of each guest as well getting their perspective on popular topics. Each interview brings insight and levity to the relatively obscure world of the Portland art scene. Radical Listening is produced by CoHo productions and Virtual Sonic Reality Studios in Portland OR and can be streamed on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple podcasts.

Radical Listening Virtual Sonic Reality Studios

    • Performing Arts

In a world filled with contentious noise theater is a place to be quiet and listen. Join hosts Phil Johnson and Clifton Holznagel as they dissect Portland Theater and performing arts through a series of interviews with local creators. With their own theater pasts, these two unconventional interviewers take a deep dive into the inspiration and creative processes of each guest as well getting their perspective on popular topics. Each interview brings insight and levity to the relatively obscure world of the Portland art scene. Radical Listening is produced by CoHo productions and Virtual Sonic Reality Studios in Portland OR and can be streamed on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple podcasts.

    S1E9 - Radical Listening Podcast: Cristi Miles and Rebecca Lingafelter

    S1E9 - Radical Listening Podcast: Cristi Miles and Rebecca Lingafelter

    Four women reveal themselves, their histories written on the body. Compulsion and Embarrassment wander the garden in their socks. They rage at the humdrum, giggle about dying, fall down and up. Truth seeps between words and we stumble upon Beckett secrets that have been hiding in the open all along.


    In this episode we discuss the Portland Experimental Theater Ensembles production of "Beckett Women", a collection of four of Samuel Becketts short plays.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    S1E8 - Guests Brittany K. Allen and Chip Miller

    S1E8 - Guests Brittany K. Allen and Chip Miller

    Today we sit down with the playwright and director of the world premiere production of Redwood. We talk at length about the play as well as how it connects to black identity and trauma. In "Headlines" we compare theater to film and our guests explain why they prefer theater.


    If you enjoy the show be sure to like it, share it and subscribe for more episodes. Also stream Radical Listening now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google play!

    • 1 hr 34 min
    S1E7 - Guests Kate Duffly and Samson Syharath

    S1E7 - Guests Kate Duffly and Samson Syharath

    On this episode we interview Kate Duffly and Samson Syharath about their production of the horror play "The Brothers Paranormal by Prince Gomolvilas.

    • 40 min
    S1E6 - Guests Paul Hornschemeier and Jennifer Lin

    S1E6 - Guests Paul Hornschemeier and Jennifer Lin

    Episode Notes

    We sit down with Jennifer Lin and Paul Hornschemeier to talk about the process of adapting a graphic novel to a visual theater experience. We also talk about https://www.forlornfunnies.com/ and the impact Marvel movies and caffeine have on our society.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    S1E5 - Guests Julana Torres and Brian Shnipper

    S1E5 - Guests Julana Torres and Brian Shnipper

    Episode Notes

    We talk to the director and star of MALA by Melinda Lopez. We talk everything from process to monopoly and cancel culture. Hope you enjoy!

    • 58 min
    S1E4 - The Philip Cuomo episode

    S1E4 - The Philip Cuomo episode

    Episode Notes

    In this episode we talk to Coho artistic director and Radical Listening Co-producer Philip Cuomo.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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