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The Bushwick Variety Show is a podcast that airs twice a week (Mondays and Thurdays), where Alec Stephens III has conversations with musicians, artists, innovators and visionaries of all sorts and at all levels of experience in their process to help elevate their voices to a broader audience and help inspire, encourage and educate others on how to successfully pursue and manifest their dreams.

The Bushwick Variety Show is a podcast that airs twice a week (Mondays and Thurdays), where Alec Stephens III has conversations with musicians, artists, innovators and visionaries of all sorts and at all levels of experience in their process to help elevate their voices to a broader audience and help inspire, encourage and educate others on how to successfully pursue and manifest their dreams.
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The Bushwick Variety Show is a podcast that airs twice a week (Mondays and Thurdays), where Alec Stephens III has conversations with musicians, artists, innovators and visionaries of all sorts and at all levels of experience in their process to help elevate their voices to a broader audience and help inspire, encourage and educate others on how to successfully pursue and manifest their dreams.

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English

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206-218-3311


Episodes

53. Barcast (Pilot .001)

11/16/2018
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For this episode we decided to try out a new concept, a "Barcast." An episode that I record with Nick Balsirow from episode 41, behind the bar of Pine Box Rock Shop www.pineboxrockshop.com while simultaneously tending bar. We hope to grow it into something that may also be a form of open mic... and this was the pre-pilot version .001 of that concept.

Duration:00:28:47

52: Dr. James E. Hansen, Former NASA scitnetist/Leading Climate Scientist: Annette Klapstein, Environmental Activist, Valve Turner, Former Lawyer for Puyallup Indian Tribe, and... my Mom.

11/5/2018
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Dr. James E. Hansen http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/ is a world renowned Climate Scientist http://csas.ei.columbia.edu/ and a former NASA scientist https://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/center-science-and-democracy/promoting-scientific-integrity/james-hansen.html#.W-Cs8v5Khn4 Dr. Hansen was going to be a witness in a case that my Mom, Annette Klapstein was facing felony charges for being one of the Tar Sands Five, she turned off one of the pipelines in a direct action, she was acquitted of all...

Duration:00:49:51

51: Crash Gordon: Drummer/ World Traveler

10/15/2018
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Crash Gordon is a Bushwick based Drummer who has traveled the world with various bands over the years https://www.lowrymusic.com/ and continues that today http://www.stevewaitt.com/ as well as traveling for work in audio/visual production. Traveling constantly has made Crash a very cool dude.

Duration:01:05:13

50: Nineties Productions: Amsterdam based Music/ Theatre Collective

10/8/2018
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Anne Maike Mertens and Yannick Noomen are two thirds of Nineties Productions https://www.instagram.com/ninetiesproductions/ an Amsterdam based Music and Theatre Collective. They have been making a lot of innovative performance pieces in Holland, and are looking to bringing one of their productions called Untitled which was inspired by TV Party, and making a New York production of it with artists here in conjunction with Cola Connection and other creative artists and collaborators based in...

Duration:01:12:02

49: Alaric McCoy & Guy Chachkes: REELARC, Actor's Launchpad, and Moodcaster

10/4/2018
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Alaric McCoy & Guy Chachkes are two of the co-founders of Actor's Launchpad and REELARC. For the month of October, listeners can join Actor's Launchpad https://www.actorslaunchpad.com/profile.php with a 60% Discount off of the $30 a month membership fee by using the Promo Code "Bushwick" REELARC http://www.reelarc.com/ is one of their companies that produces original cinematic scenes for actors to use for their reels. They are also just launched a new app called Moodcaster which is a new app...

Duration:01:20:30

48: Casey James Salengo: Comedian: Co-Host of the podcast The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly

10/1/2018
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Casey James Salengo https://casey-salengo.squarespace.com/bio/ a Bushwick based comedian is a rising star in the comedy world. He's been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he's done a half hour special on Comedy Central http://www.cc.com/episodes/m9otfc/comedy-central-stand-up-presents-casey-james-salengo-season-1-ep-105 he is the co-host of the podcast The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-good-the-dad-and-the-ugly/id1183633705?mt=2 he has a comedy album out...

Duration:00:51:42

47: Pieternel: Roosevelt Island

9/24/2018
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Pieternel https://www.pieternelmusic.com/ is a multifaceted singer/songwriter. She was born in Rotterdam, but has lived many places as both an actor and a musician. For the past few years she's been splitting her time between New York, Nashville and The Netherlands working on her upcoming album "Roosevelt Island" releasing on October 9th, 2018.

Duration:01:11:58

46: Ridhima Hegde: Inspire Change Festival

9/20/2018
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Ridhima Hegde https://www.ridhima.love/ is an artist, photographer, singer/songwriter, and is the main organizer for a festival called Inspire Change https://www.inspirechangefestival.org/ Inspire Change is a Conscious Arts Festival Creating A Better World

Duration:00:36:17

45: Brian Smith: NONECK Loves You

9/17/2018
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Brian Smith is a Bushwick based artist and musician. http://nonecklovesyou.com/ NONECK plays narrator/Sherpa in his works. “Breaking the 4th wall”, he dissects and critiques his own narrative within these already colorful vignettes. These paintings and painting-inspired installations, delve into the artist’s stream of conscious, carrying the viewer into his ether, while pointing out the sites. The kinetic style of colors and object extends to the constant reshuffling of themes and story....

Duration:00:38:08

44: Steve Nelson: Singer/Songwriter/Future Filmmaker

9/13/2018
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Steve Nelson is one of the most prolific songwriters I know in Bushwick. He used to front the Bushwick based band, U Say USA. He has a new EP out called Society Hotel https://open.spotify.com/album/6HkHbIM3bxHb9LtXfkIm0Z he also makes music with his now wife, Maria in a band called Massage Club who will be featured in a future episode.

Duration:00:30:18

43: Courtney Maginnis: Comedian: Narcisistas Podcast Co-Host

9/10/2018
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Courtney Maginnis www.courtneymaginnis.com is a very talented and hilarious Bushwick based comedian. She is the co-host of a podcast called Narcisistas www.narcisistas.com and she hosts a weekly show at Poco in Alphabet city every Wednesday night in addition to producing a variety of shows around the city. Also, here's the video of Michael Jackson performing Billie Jean at Motown 25... it's relevant because... well listen to the episode! https://youtu.be/d17ggav1Lto

Duration:00:57:30

42: Music Performance Look Back

9/6/2018
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This episode looks back at the different musical performances that happened in some of the first 40 episodes. Isabella Du Graf, Episode 6 www.isabelladugraf.com Aaron Walker-Loud: Big World Breaks Episode 12 www.bigworldbreaks.com Riley Mulherkar Episode 19 www.rileymulherkar.com Yva Las Vegas Episode 23 https://monikerrecordsss.bandcamp.com/album/i-was-born-in-a-place-of-sunshine-and-the-smell-of-ripe-mangoes Bill Bartholomew Episode 15 https://bartholomewtown.wordpress.com/ Phantom Vanity...

Duration:00:37:59

41: Nick Balsirow: Comedian

8/23/2018
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Nicholas "Mongolian Beef" Balsirow https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.balsirow?ref=br_rs is a young comedian with a fresh new perspective, at the beginning of his journey, but I believe he's a voice to listen to and a person to watch.

Duration:00:41:11

40: Tascha Van Auken: Julia Salazar for NY State Senate (North Brooklyn)

8/19/2018
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Tascha Van Auken is the Campaign Manager for Julia Salazar https://salazarforsenate.com/ For State Senate (NY) District 18 representing the North Brooklyn area. https://www.instagram.com/salazarforsenate/ If you aren't registered to vote, please register and vote, use your voice, here's a link: https://dmv.ny.gov/org/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application

Duration:00:53:41

39: Bryndon Cook: Starchild

8/16/2018
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Starchild https://www.instagram.com/thisisstarchild/ AKA Bryndon Cook is a multifaceted performing artist and songwriter. He is a classically trained actor. A singer and musician who has toured the world and recorded as a solo artist and as a guitar player with Solange.

Duration:01:02:01

38: Ellen Hackl Fagan: ODETTA Art Gallery

8/13/2018
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Ellen Hackl Fagan https://www.instagram.com/odettagallery/?hl=en is the founder and director of ODETTA Art Gallery http://www.odettagallery.com/ Located at 229 Cook Cook St in Bushwick, Brooklyn. ODETTA exhibits works by mid-career artists who have honed their craft and their vision. Directed by artist Ellen Hackl Fagan, special interest is given to contemporary painting, glyphs, music, Color, Field, Buddha Mind, Minimalism, playfulness and encyclopedic obsessiveness.

Duration:01:01:52

37: Frank Alfano Jr: Stunts

8/9/2018
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Frank Alfano Jr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N59F16NCT8 is an NYC based stuntman with 10 years of experience in the business.

Duration:01:07:29

36: Adrian Rosas: Arts On Site NYC

8/6/2018
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Adrian Rosas www.adrianrosas.com is a classically trained bass/baritone, an alum of Julliard's Graduate Vocal Performance program. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Arts On Site NYC www.artsonsite.org and is the Moab Music Festival's Concert Production Assistant www.moabmusicfest.org/

Duration:01:10:49

35: Malik Conard Sow: Out There

8/2/2018
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Malik Conard Sow https://www.instagram.com/maliksow/ is an actor, writer, director, filmmaker, and an all around cool dude. I appeared in his most recent film Out There https://vimeo.com/274948295 which is currently in post-production.

Duration:01:01:45

34: DATAATADATA: Chris Klapper & Patrick Gallagher

7/30/2018
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Chris Klapper https://www.instagram.com/chrisklapper/ and Patrick Gallagher https://www.instagram.com/patrickgallaghernyc/ are artists who have lived in Bushwick for 22 years and currently have a show up at Odetta Gallery in Bushwick, 229 Cook St through August 19 http://www.odettagallery.com/current.html They are married in real life and through art, and their main collaborative work is called DATAATADATA and deals with exploring mathematical and quantum mechanic concepts and depicting them...

Duration:00:58:03