306 episodes

Meet the creatives shaping Detroit!

Detroit creatives can learn a lot from each other. The D Brief shares the stories of local artists and entertainers to educate and inspire others in the community. Hosts Seth Resler and Becky Scarcello interview Detroit actors, authors, brewers, chefs, comedians, curators, dancers, DJs, mixologists, musicians, storytellers, visual artists, and more.

The D Brief Seth Resler and Becky Scarcello

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Meet the creatives shaping Detroit!

Detroit creatives can learn a lot from each other. The D Brief shares the stories of local artists and entertainers to educate and inspire others in the community. Hosts Seth Resler and Becky Scarcello interview Detroit actors, authors, brewers, chefs, comedians, curators, dancers, DJs, mixologists, musicians, storytellers, visual artists, and more.

    5 Instagram Mistakes to Avoid

    5 Instagram Mistakes to Avoid

    Instagram can be a powerful marketing tools for Detroit artists and entertainers…if you know how to use it properly. In this social webinar, Sadie Quagliotto of Hip in Detroit, manages social media accounts professionally for local organizations. She joins us to talk about the most common mistakes she sees with Instagram, and what you should do instead.
    Sadie is the co-owner/director of Hip in Detroit, a local lifestyle brand that has helped capture everything that makes Detroit special. Over the last 10 years, Hip in Detroit has built up an organic base of followers and become a respected voice within the community through our blog, podcasts, videos, and interviews.
    Sadie also manages social media and marketing for a variety of Detroit organizations and brands. She teaches others how to get the most out of their social media in private one-on-one sessions and in large class settings.

    • 34 min
    How to Give a Great Interview

    How to Give a Great Interview

    Now that technology has made it easy for anyone to create podcasts, blogs, and YouTube channels, there are more opportunities for exposure for creatives than ever before. When these opportunities arise, how do you give an interview that will win new fans? Local celebrity interviewer Greg Russell will show you how to be a fantastic interviewee.


    Greg Russell has been a television and radio fixture in Detroit, Michigan for over 30 years. Greg is the host and producer of the syndicated television show, Movie Show Plus. Greg can also be seen weekly on Live In The D on Local 4 (NBC) Detroit. Greg Russell was also a celebrity interviewer for Getty Images Worldwide. He can also be heard on WJR a.m. 760 on the Paul W. Smith Show. He also has his own show on 910 AM the Superstation which also streams on iHeart radio. He is a celebrity contributor on the national shows Fortune Finds and Notorious which are both seen on Reelz Channel.
    Greg is a two-time Emmy Award winner and has served as president of the National Academy of Television Arts (Emmy) for the state of Michigan. Greg has also been a board member for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) both nationally and locally.

    • 23 min
    Meet the Beatboxer who won Detroit's Big Shot Talent Competition

    Meet the Beatboxer who won Detroit's Big Shot Talent Competition

    The D Brief hosted Detroit's Big Shot talent competition in the fall of 2021. The contest featured musicians, comedians, actors, impressionists, burlesque dancers, sideshow performers, and more. Meet the performer who was crowned the champion: Beatboxer Stevie Soul.

    • 28 min
    How Artists Can Develop the Skill of Improvisation

    How Artists Can Develop the Skill of Improvisation

    The ability to improvise is an important skill for artists. Like all skills, it has to be developed through practice. Jazz musician and entrepreneur Jeff Ponders II talks to Seth and Becky about how artists can build their improvisational capabilities.

    • 19 min
    What Unconventional Maps Can Teach Us About Detroit History

    What Unconventional Maps Can Teach Us About Detroit History

    There are many different "lenses" that you can use when looking at the history of a city's culture. For example, you can look at Detroit's history through music, or food, or art. But a lens that people often overlook is cartography -- in other words, looking at Detroit through maps.  Alex B. Hill is the Geographic Information Systems Director at Wayne State University and the Project Director of the Detroit Food Map Initiative. He joins Seth and Becky to talk about what unconventional maps can tell us about Detroit.

    • 18 min
    How Artists Can Turn Their Hobbies Into Sustainable Businesses

    How Artists Can Turn Their Hobbies Into Sustainable Businesses

    Over and over again, we hear Detroit artists ask how they can take their passion and turn it into a full-time business that provides a livable salary. Laura Khalil, host of the Brave by Design podcast and business consultant, talks to Seth and Becky about how artists can make this dream a reality.

    • 14 min

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24 Ratings

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Seth and Becky keep me informed on what’s happening in Detroit. Great music, artists, comedians...and lots of talk about food and drink! You can’t go wrong here.

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Liking every aspect of this podcast--the hosts, the topics, the guests, the event updates--just a really valuable use of my time listening to The D Brief

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