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Truth In This Art - Your Source for Conversations with Artists, Creative Minds & Cultural Leaders

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The Truth In This Art, hosted by Rob Lee, bridges the vibrant streets of Baltimore with the global creative scene, serving as your portal to the innovative minds of artists, creatives, and cultural leaders. Engage in intimate discussions that unveil the inspirations, paths, and significant narratives of those enriching our communities through their artistic and visionary pursuits. The Truth In This Art transcends mere dialogue, offering a deep dive into the essence of culture and creativity.

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The Truth In This Art, hosted by Rob Lee, bridges the vibrant streets of Baltimore with the global creative scene, serving as your portal to the innovative minds of artists, creatives, and cultural leaders. Engage in intimate discussions that unveil the inspirations, paths, and significant narratives of those enriching our communities through their artistic and visionary pursuits. The Truth In This Art transcends mere dialogue, offering a deep dive into the essence of culture and creativity.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jamea Richmond-Edwards: Detroit-bred Interdisciplinary Artist on Redefining Black Mythologies

3/4/2024
In this episode of Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Detroit-bred interdisciplinary artist Jamea Richmond-Edwards. They discuss her latest exhibition, Ancient Future, which explores Afrofuturism, Black mythologies, and the power of imagination. Jamea shares her journey as an artist, her inspirations, and the importance of decolonizing the mind. ๐ŸŽจโœจ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Explore your own imagination and challenge the narratives that limit your creativity. Embrace your unique perspective and contribute to shaping the future through your art. ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ฎ Websites: Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami ๐Ÿ›๏ธ jamearichmondedwards.com Social Media Links: Facebook: jamea richmond-edwards Instagram: jamearichmondedwards Twitter: @Jameaart LinkedIn: Jamea Richmond-Edwards ๐Ÿ‘‚๐ŸŒŸHey there! If you enjoyed this episode and found it insightful, I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review it. Your feedback helps me improve and reach more listeners who can benefit from these conversations. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘‚ Additionally, if you'd like to support the podcast and help me continue bringing you engaging content, please consider becoming a patron on Patreon. Your contribution will go a long way in sustaining the show and allowing me to bring on more fascinating guests. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ผ Thank you for your support and for being a part of The Truth in This Art community! ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰ This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:01:09:07

Raeghan Buchanan: A Conversation on 'The Secret History of Black Punk: Record Zero' and Her Artistic Journey

3/1/2024
In this episode, host Rob Lee welcomes Raeghan, a talented artist who delves into the history of black punk rock through her comics. They discuss Raeghan's artistic journey, the inspiration behind her work, and the importance of representation in the music scene. ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽธ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Social Media Links: www.peppermintraygun.compeppermint_raygun๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐ŸŒŸVisit Raeghan's website and social media to explore more of her artwork and comics. Don't forget to rate and review this episode and consider supporting the podcast on Patreon. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:00:55:58

Dr. David O. Fakunle: Using Storytelling to Address Issues of Race and Mental Health

2/28/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art podcast, host Rob Lee interviews Dr. David O. Fakunle, a Baltimore native and self-described mercenary for change. They discuss the power of storytelling in addressing issues of race and mental health, Dr. Fakunle's personal journey, and the importance of authenticity in storytelling. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐ŸŒ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Visit Dr. David O. Fakunle's website to learn more about his work and upcoming projects. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”— Social Media Links: Facebook: DiscoverME/RecoverME Instagram: discovermerecoverme LinkedIn: David Fakunle, Ph.D. Hey there, amazing listeners! We hope you enjoyed this insightful episode with Dr. David O. Fakunle. Now, we have a small request for you. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒŸ If you found this episode valuable and thought-provoking, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more people who can benefit from these important conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“ Additionally, if you would like to support the podcast and help us continue bringing you engaging content, please consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution will directly contribute to the production and growth of the show. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’ฐ Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. Together, we can make a difference through storytelling and fostering understanding. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿค— This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:01:23:06

Maxx Myrick: DC Radio General Manager on Building Successful Stations and the Future of Broadcasting

2/23/2024
Join host Rob Lee as he sits down with Maxx Myrick, Marconi and Billboard Award-winning on-air personality and radio programmer, to discuss the challenges and successes of building successful radio stations, the impact of consolidation on the industry, and the future of podcasting. Maxx shares insights into the power of social media and the internet in reaching and engaging with audiences, as well as the importance of authenticity and consistency in content creation. Tune in to gain valuable insights into the radio industry and the future of podcasting from a seasoned industry expert. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ“ป๐ŸŒ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Follow Maxx Myrick on social media for updates on his latest projects and insights into the radio industry. Website: myrickmedia.com Social Media Links: Facebook: Maxx Myrick ๐Ÿ“˜ Instagram: maxxmyrick ๐Ÿ“ท LinkedIn: Maxx Myrick ๐Ÿ”— ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ ๐ŸŒŸ Did you enjoy this episode of The Truth in This Art? We would love to hear your feedback! Please take a moment to rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform. Your reviews help us reach more listeners and continue to bring you great conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ And if you want to show your support for the podcast, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution helps us cover production costs and bring you even more engaging content. Every little bit counts! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ธ Thank you for being a part of our community and for tuning in to The Truth in This Art. We appreciate your support and look forward to bringing you more exciting episodes in the future .๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ”Š This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:01:01:31

Shawn Peters: A Cinematographer's Perspective on Beauty and Objects

2/21/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee delves into the world of cinematographer Shawn Peters. They discuss Shawn's journey from aspiring journalist to filmmaker, his influences and inspirations, and his experiences working on various projects. From his early moments of realizing the power of media to his current work in the commercial world, Shawn shares insights and lessons learned along the way. ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŒŸ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Visit Shawn Peters' website for updates on his latest projects and creative endeavors. ๐ŸŒ Social Media: X: @shawnpeters Instagram: shawnpeezie LinkedIn: Shawn Peters If you enjoyed this episode with Shawn Peters and found his journey and insights inspiring, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us reach more listeners and continue to bring you engaging conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. ๐Ÿ™ Also, if you'd like to support the podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution helps us cover production costs and bring you even more amazing episodes. ๐Ÿ’ฐ Thank you for your support and for being a part of The Truth in This Art community! ๐ŸŽ‰ This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:00:48:11

Grouchy Greg Watkins: Founder of AllHipHop.com on Building a Resilient Brand in Hip-Hop

2/16/2024
In this episode of "The Truth in This Art," host Rob Lee sits down with Grouchy Greg Watkins, the founder of AllHipHop.com. They discuss Grouchy Greg's journey in the entertainment industry, the founding of AllHipHop.com, and the importance of authenticity and integrity in journalism. Grouchy Greg shares stories of breaking major news stories in the hip-hop industry and the challenges of staying true to their journalistic principles in a rapidly changing media landscape. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐ŸŽค Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Visit allhiphop.com to stay up-to-date with the latest news and stories in the world of hip-hop. ๐ŸŽถ Social Media: X: Grouchy Greg Instagram: grouchygreg LinkedIn: Grouchy Greg Watkins Hey there, amazing listeners! We hope you enjoyed this insightful episode with Grouchy Greg Watkins. Now, we have a small request for you. If you found value in this conversation, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review this episode. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more people who can benefit from these conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. ๐Ÿ™ Additionally, if you'd like to show your support and help us continue creating engaging content, please consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution will directly contribute to the growth and sustainability of this podcast, allowing us to bring you more inspiring stories and thought-provoking discussions. ๐Ÿ’ก ๐ŸŒŸ Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. Together, we can make a difference in the world of arts and culture. ๐ŸŒŸ The Truth In This Art is not just about exploring art, culture, and communityโ€”it's a platform that actively engages with them. Whether you're discovering the vibrant arts scene in and around your community or tasting the local flavors at Foraged, you're immersed in the heartbeat of Baltimore. Located in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, foraged. a hyper-seasonal eatery where Chef Chris Amendola serves farm-fresh seasonal plates alongside beer & wine, all in an atmosphere as warm and inviting as our podcast conversations. The space, adorned with greenery, mirrors the eatery's commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, a philosophy that's deeply rooted in the natural worldโ€”just like the authentic stories we explore on the podcast. It's a full-circle community experience, even featuring a signature cocktail named after Rob Lee. With Chef Amendola being a frequent guest on our show, the partnership illuminates the rich intersections of arts, culture, and community that we both celebrate. Discover more at foragedeatery.com. โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:01:02:21

DC-based Podcaster Ronald Young Jr. shares his podcasting journey and the power of storytelling

2/14/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Ronald Young Jr., a critically acclaimed audio producer, host, storyteller, and pop culture enthusiast. They discuss Ronald's journey in storytelling, his early experiences with audio production, and his passion for vulnerable and impactful storytelling. ๐ŸŽ™๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽง Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Check out Ronald Young Jr.'s podcasts, Leaving the Theater and Weight For It, for engaging and thought-provoking storytelling. Social Media: Website: ohitsbigron.com ๐ŸŒ Instagram: ohitsbigron ๐Ÿ“ธ Twitter: @OhitsBIGRON ๐Ÿฆ LinkedIn: Ronald Young Jr. ๐Ÿ‘” I hope you enjoyed this episode of The Truth in This Art. If you found value in our conversation and want to show your support, there are a couple of ways you can help us out. ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐ŸŒŸFirst, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review this episode. Your feedback and reviews not only help us improve, but they also help others discover the podcast and join our community of arts, culture, and community enthusiasts. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“ Secondly, if you're able and willing, we have a Patreon page where you can support the show financially. Your contributions will go towards covering production costs, improving the quality of the podcast, and bringing you even more engaging content. ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Thank you so much for being a part of our journey and for your continued support. We truly appreciate each and every one of you. Together, let's keep spreading the truth in art! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽจ This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:01:03:31

Derrick Whitfield Sr.: The Go-To Graphic Designer Discusses Afrofuturism and the Challenges of Being a Black Designer

2/12/2024
Join host Rob Lee as he sits down with Derrick Whitfield Sr., a Navy veteran and go-to graphic designer for unconventional brands. They discuss Derrick's passion for design, his love for comics and pop culture, and how Afrofuturism influences his work. Discover the challenges and rewards of being a black designer in a predominantly white industry, and gain insights into the creative process and the importance of authenticity in branding. ๐ŸŽ™๐ŸŽจ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Visit Derrick Whitfield Sr.'s website to learn more about his work and how he can help your brand stand out with unconventional graphic design. Website: whitfielddesignsco.com ๐ŸŒ Social Media Links: Facebook: Whitfield Designs ๐Ÿ“˜ Instagram: whitfielddesigns ๐Ÿ“ธ LinkedIn: Derrick Whitfield Sr. ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™ We hope you enjoyed this episode of "The Truth in This Art" with Derrick Whitfield Sr. If you found value in this conversation and want to show your support, we kindly ask you to take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us reach more listeners and continue sharing these great stories. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒŸ Additionally, if you'd like to further support the podcast and gain access to exclusive content, we invite you to consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution helps us cover production costs and bring you even more engaging episodes. ๐ŸŽ™๐Ÿ’– Thank you for being a part of our community and helping us grow. We appreciate your support! Stay tuned for more inspiring conversations and stories on "The Truth in This Art." ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽจ This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:00:52:13

Stevan Smith: Bridging Connections as a Black Media Professional in Content Creation

2/9/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee engages in a conversation with Stevan Smith, a seasoned public media professional. They discuss Stevan's journey in the industry, his love for radio, and the importance of representation in podcasting. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ”Š Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Check out Stevan Smith's podcast, My Little Podcast, to hear inspiring interviews with creative individuals from diverse backgrounds. Website: stevansmith.com Social Media Links: Facebook: Stevan Smith Instagram: stevan_radiowav Twitter: @Stevan_RadioWav LinkedIn: Stevan Smith ๐ŸŒŸ If you enjoyed this episode of The Truth in This Art and found it insightful, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners who can benefit from these conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. ๐ŸŒŸ Additionally, if you would like to support the podcast and help us continue bringing you engaging content, please consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution will go a long way in sustaining the show and allowing us to bring you even more amazing guests and discussions. Thank you for your support and for being a part of The Truth in This Art community! ๐Ÿ™Œ * this interview was conducted in December 2023. This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:01:02:36

Lisa Durden: Challenges as a Black Female Producer in Media and Entertainment

2/2/2024
In this episode of "The Truth in This Art," host Rob Lee sits down with Lisa Durden, a sought-after television personality, pop culture commentator, content creator, celebrity blogger, and motivational speaker. Lisa shares her journey in the media industry, from being an on-camera host to becoming a producer and filmmaker. She discusses the challenges she has faced as a Black woman in the industry and the importance of telling authentic stories. ๐ŸŽ™๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŒŸ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Lisa Durden's work and support her projects. Follow her on social media and stay updated on her latest endeavors. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘‡ Website: lisadurden.com Social Media Links Facebook: Lisa Durden Instagram: lisardurden Twitter: @Lisardurden LinkedIn: Lisa Durden YouTube: Lisa Durden If you enjoyed this episode and found value in the conversation, I kindly ask you to take a moment to rate and review it. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners who can benefit from these conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“ Additionally, if you'd like to support the ongoing production of this podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please consider becoming a patron on Patreon. Your contribution goes a long way in helping us continue to bring you engaging and thought-provoking episodes. ๐ŸŽ™๐Ÿ’– Thank you for your support and for being a part of our community. Together, we can keep spreading the truth in art! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽจ This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:01:13:37

Current Space: Empowering Baltimore Artists with Julianne Hamilton and Michael Benevento

1/31/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Julianne Hamilton and Michael Benevento, co-directors of Current Space, a prominent art hub in Baltimore. They discuss their roles in shaping the art scene, the mission of Current Space, and the impact of their work on the local and international art community. ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Visit the Current Space website or follow them on Instagram to stay updated on upcoming exhibitions, performances, and events. Social Media Links: Facebook: Current Space Instagram: currentspace Twitter: @CurrentSpace ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ™๏ธIf you enjoyed this episode of The Truth in This Art, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more people who might enjoy the show. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ Additionally, if you want to show your support and help us continue creating great content, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution will go a long way in supporting the podcast and allowing us to bring you more engaging conversations with artists and creators. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’– Thank you for your support and for being a part of The Truth in This Art community! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽจ The Truth In This Art is not just about exploring art, culture, and communityโ€”it's a platform that actively engages with them. Whether you're discovering the vibrant arts scene in and around your community or tasting the local flavors at Foraged, you're immersed in the heartbeat of Baltimore. Located in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, foraged. a hyper-seasonal eatery where Chef Chris Amendola serves farm-fresh seasonal plates alongside beer & wine, all in an atmosphere as warm and inviting as our podcast conversations. The space, adorned with greenery, mirrors the eatery's commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, a philosophy that's deeply rooted in the natural worldโ€”just like the authentic stories we explore on the podcast. It's a full-circle community experience, even featuring a signature cocktail named after Rob Lee. With Chef Amendola being a frequent guest on our show, the partnership illuminates the rich intersections of arts, culture, and community that we both celebrate. Discover more at foragedeatery.com. โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:00:58:34

Larry Lancaster: A Baltimore Comedy Legend Discusses Mastering Authenticity

1/26/2024
Join host Rob Lee as he sits down with the dynamic comedian, actor, model, and radio show host, Larry Lancaster. Larry shares his journey into comedy, the importance of authenticity in his performances, and the challenges of navigating controversial topics. Don't miss this insightful and entertaining conversation! ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Follow Larry Lancaster on social media for updates on his shows and performances. Tune in to "Throwback Saturdays with Larry Lancaster and Mike Nice" on WEAA 88.9 FM or stream it on weaa.org for great music and engaging discussions. Social Media Links: Facebook: Larry Lancaster Instagram: comedianlarrylancaster Twitter: @laughinwitlarry LinkedIn: Larry Lancaster ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŒŸ If you enjoyed this episode with Larry Lancaster and found it insightful and entertaining, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us improve and reach a broader audience. So, please leave a five-star review on Apple Podcasts, follow us on Spotify, and comment on the YouTube channel. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘ Additionally, if you want to show your support and help us continue to bring you more amazing content, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution goes a long way in keeping this podcast growing and thriving. ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽ‰ Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. Let's keep sharing, commenting, and spreading the word about this podcast. Together, we can make a difference! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™Œ The Truth In This Art is not just about exploring art, culture, and communityโ€”it's a platform that actively engages with them. Whether you're discovering the vibrant arts scene in and around your community or tasting the local flavors at Foraged, you're immersed in the heartbeat of Baltimore. Located in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, foraged. a hyper-seasonal eatery where Chef Chris Amendola serves farm-fresh seasonal plates alongside beer & wine, all in an atmosphere as warm and inviting as our podcast conversations. The space, adorned with greenery, mirrors the eatery's commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, a philosophy that's deeply rooted in the natural worldโ€”just like the authentic stories we explore on the podcast. It's a full-circle community experience, even featuring a signature cocktail named after Rob Lee. With Chef Amendola being a frequent guest on our show, the partnership illuminates the rich intersections of arts, culture, and community that we both celebrate. Discover more at foragedeatery.com. โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:00:47:03

Rob Lee Takes the Hot Seat : Flipping the Tables with Wordsmith

1/20/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art podcast, host Rob Lee is interviewed by Wordsmith. They discuss Rob's journey into podcasting, his most inspiring and weirdest guests, the role of podcasting in society, and his plans for the future of the podcast. Tune in to hear Rob's insights and experiences as a podcaster. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Subscribe to The Truth in This Art podcast to stay updated on future episodes and join the conversation about art, creativity, and community. ๐ŸŽจ Social Media Links: Instagram: truthinthisart, wordsmithmusic ๐Ÿ“ธ Twitter: @truthinthisart, @Wordsmith ๐Ÿฆ LinkedIn: Rob Lee, Wordsmith (Anthony Parker) ๐Ÿ”— You may check out the previous episode with Wordsmith here. We hope you enjoyed this special episode of The Truth in This Art featuring an interview with our very own host, Rob Lee. Now, we have a small request for you. If you loved this episode and the podcast as a whole, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform. Your feedback and support mean the world to us and help us reach more people who can benefit from these inspiring conversations. ๐ŸŒ Additionally, if you want to take your support to the next level, consider becoming a patron of The Truth in This Art on Patreon. By joining our Patreon community, you'll gain access to exclusive bonus content, behind-the-scenes updates, and the opportunity to connect with Rob and other like-minded individuals. Your contribution will directly support the growth and sustainability of the podcast, allowing us to continue bringing you thought-provoking interviews and shining a light on underrepresented voices. ๐ŸŒˆ Thank you for being a part of our journey and for your continued support. Together, let's make 2024 an incredible year for The Truth in This Art! ๐Ÿš€ Stay inspired! โœจ The Truth In This Art is not just about exploring art, culture, and communityโ€”it's a platform that actively engages with them. Whether you're discovering the vibrant arts scene in and around your community or tasting the local flavors at Foraged, you're immersed in the heartbeat of Baltimore. Located in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, foraged. a hyper-seasonal eatery where Chef Chris Amendola serves farm-fresh seasonal plates alongside beer & wine, all in an atmosphere as warm and inviting as our podcast conversations. The space, adorned with greenery, mirrors the eatery's commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, a philosophy that's deeply rooted in the natural worldโ€”just like the authentic stories we explore on the podcast. It's a full-circle community experience, even featuring a signature cocktail named after Rob Lee. With Chef Amendola being a frequent guest on our show, the partnership illuminates the rich intersections of arts, culture, and community that we both celebrate. Discover more at foragedeatery.com. โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:00:34:24

Laughing Out Loud: Exploring the Art of Humorists with Michael C. Furr

1/19/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art podcast, host Rob Lee sits down with Michael C. Furr, a prominent figure in Baltimore's comedy scene. They discuss Michael's journey into comedy, his experiences as a performer and producer, and his efforts to create a more inclusive and accepting space for comedians. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Check out Michael C. Furr's upcoming shows and support local comedy in Baltimore. Website: www.michaelfurr.com Social Media Links: Facebook: Michael Furr Comedy Instagram: michaelfurrcomedy Twitter: @MichaelCFurr TikTok: michaelfurrcomedy LinkedIn: Michael Furr Hey there! If you enjoyed this episode and found it insightful, I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review it. Your feedback helps me improve the podcast and reach more listeners who can benefit from these conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘‚ Additionally, if you'd like to show your support and help sustain the production of this podcast, consider becoming a patron on my Patreon page. Your contribution will directly contribute to the growth and continuation of this project, allowing me to bring you more engaging content and explore new topics. ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽง Thank you for being a part of The Truth in This Art community and for your continued support. Together, we can make a difference in the world of arts and culture. ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽจ The Truth In This Art is not just about exploring art, culture, and communityโ€”it's a platform that actively engages with them. Whether you're discovering the vibrant arts scene in and around your community or tasting the local flavors at Foraged, you're immersed in the heartbeat of Baltimore. Located in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, foraged. a hyper-seasonal eatery where Chef Chris Amendola serves farm-fresh seasonal plates alongside beer & wine, all in an atmosphere as warm and inviting as our podcast conversations. The space, adorned with greenery, mirrors the eatery's commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, a philosophy that's deeply rooted in the natural worldโ€”just like the authentic stories we explore on the podcast. It's a full-circle community experience, even featuring a signature cocktail named after Rob Lee. With Chef Amendola being a frequent guest on our show, the partnership illuminates the rich intersections of arts, culture, and community that we both celebrate. Discover more at foragedeatery.com. โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:01:05:07

Roberto Reed: The Thrill of Making People Laugh

1/12/2024
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Baltimore-based comedian and improviser Roberto Reed. ๐ŸŽญ They discuss Roberto's journey in comedy, his passion for writing and helping others hone their work, and the intersection of stand-up and improv. Roberto shares insights into his creative process and the importance of staying busy and constantly seeking new material. Tune in for a fun and insightful conversation with a talented comedian. ๐Ÿš€ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Follow Roberto Reed on social media to stay updated on his upcoming shows and performances. ๐Ÿฆ Twitter: @robertoScalise_ ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram: robertoreed_ ๐ŸŒŸIf you enjoyed this episode of The Truth in This Art and found it insightful or entertaining, I have a small request for you. Could you please take a moment to rate and review the podcast? Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners like you.๐ŸŒŸ Additionally, if you'd like to show your support for the podcast and help us continue creating great content, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution goes a long way in keeping the podcast running and allows us to bring on more amazing guests. ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. We appreciate you! ๐Ÿ™Œ Stay tuned for more episodes of The Truth in This Art. ๐ŸŽ‰ The Truth In This Art is not just about exploring art, culture, and communityโ€”it's a platform that actively engages with them. Whether you're discovering the vibrant arts scene in and around your community or tasting the local flavors at Foraged, you're immersed in the heartbeat of Baltimore. Located in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, foraged. a hyper-seasonal eatery where Chef Chris Amendola serves farm-fresh seasonal plates alongside beer & wine, all in an atmosphere as warm and inviting as our podcast conversations. The space, adorned with greenery, mirrors the eatery's commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, a philosophy that's deeply rooted in the natural worldโ€”just like the authentic stories we explore on the podcast. It's a full-circle community experience, even featuring a signature cocktail named after Rob Lee. With Chef Amendola being a frequent guest on our show, the partnership illuminates the rich intersections of arts, culture, and community that we both celebrate. Discover more at foragedeatery.com. โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:01:06:02

Martine Johanna: Unveiling Realism and Female Complexity in Art

1/10/2024
In this episode, host Rob Lee interviews Dutch artist Martine Johanna. They discuss Martine's early experiences with art, her journey as an artist, and her upcoming exhibition "A Particular Ghost." Martine shares her inspiration and concept behind the collection, exploring themes of female empowerment, sexuality, and the complexities of the female experience within society. ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ป Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Support Martine Johanna by visiting her website at martinejohanna.com and checking out her upcoming exhibition "A Particular Ghost" at Hashimoto Contemporary LA. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘ป Social Media Link Instagram: Martine Johanna Hey there! If you enjoyed this episode with Martine Johanna, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners like you. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘‚ Also, if you want to show your support for the podcast and gain access to exclusive content, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution helps us continue to bring you engaging conversations with talented artists. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ’– Thank you for your support and for being a part of The Truth in This Art community! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:00:59:47

Kenny Rooster: Comedy, Drag, and the Art of Collaboration

1/5/2024
In this episode of "The Truth in This Art" podcast, host Rob Lee sits down with the dynamic Kenny Rooster to discuss their background in comedy, drag, and theater. They delve into the importance of collaboration in the Baltimore arts scene and how it has shaped their shows. Kenny shares their experiences as a performer and the transformative power of creating community through art. ๐ŸŽญ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Follow Kenny Rooster on Instagram @KennyRoosterComedy and check out the Hen House Show Instagram page for updates on their shows. ๐Ÿ” Links: Website: kennyrooster.com ๐ŸŒ Instagram: kennyroostercomedy ๐Ÿ“ธ TikTok: kennytheroostercomedy ๐ŸŽต Facebook: Kenny Rooster ๐Ÿ“˜ ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Enjoyed this episode with the hilarious Kenny Rooster? Show your support by leaving a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform! Your feedback helps us reach more listeners and continue bringing you great content. ๐ŸŒŸ If you want to go the extra mile and support the show even further, consider becoming a patron on Patreon. Your contribution helps us cover production costs and bring you even more amazing guests and episodes. ๐Ÿ™Œ Thank you for being a part of our community and helping us grow! ๐ŸŽ‰ The Truth In This Art is not just about exploring art, culture, and communityโ€”it's a platform that actively engages with them. Whether you're discovering the vibrant arts scene in and around your community or tasting the local flavors at Foraged, you're immersed in the heartbeat of Baltimore. Located in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, foraged. a hyper-seasonal eatery where Chef Chris Amendola serves farm-fresh seasonal plates alongside beer & wine, all in an atmosphere as warm and inviting as our podcast conversations. The space, adorned with greenery, mirrors the eatery's commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, a philosophy that's deeply rooted in the natural worldโ€”just like the authentic stories we explore on the podcast. It's a full-circle community experience, even featuring a signature cocktail named after Rob Lee. With Chef Amendola being a frequent guest on our show, the partnership illuminates the rich intersections of arts, culture, and community that we both celebrate. Discover more at foragedeatery.com. โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:00:50:54

Connecting to The Truth (S4:E6, S6:E7)

12/30/2023
Go deeper into the subject matter and explore connections of our recent episode and 700 overall (S8:E176: Terrell Tilford) with these recommendations from deeper down in The Truth In This Art catalog: S6:E7: https://www.thetruthinthisart.com/episodes/terrell-tilford S4:E6: https://www.thetruthinthisart.com/monica-ikegwu โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” The Truth In This Art Resources: Episode Videos: https://www.youtube.com/@TheTruthInThisArt Episode Sources: https://www.thetruthinthisart.com/people All the shows from The Truth Truth In This Art: https://www.thetruthinthisart.com/ โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:00:01:40

Black Theater Evolution: LeeAnet Noble & Dr. Drew Lichtenberg at Shakespeare Theatre Co.

12/29/2023
In this episode of The Truth in This Art podcast, host Rob Lee interviews Dr. Drew Lichtenberg and LeeAnet Noble, two esteemed professionals from the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. They discuss their careers, contributions to Black theater history, and their groundbreaking productions. ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽค Episode Highlights: -Introduction to Dr. Drew Lichtenberg and Leone Noble ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ (00:00:10) -Early memories that sparked their passion for the arts ๐ŸŒŸ (00:05:07) -The journey to working at the Shakespeare Theatre Company ๐ŸŽญ (00:10:23) -The importance of representation and inclusivity in theater ๐ŸŒ (00:17:03) -How their backgrounds and experiences inform their roles at STC ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒˆ (00:29:50) -Superstitions and rituals in the theater world ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽญ (00:42:02) Key Takeaways: -Dr. Drew Lichtenberg and LeeAnet Noble have made significant contributions to Black theater history. -Teaching Black theater history is crucial for preserving and celebrating the contributions of Black artists. -Groundbreaking productions push boundaries and create new opportunities for diverse voices in theater. -Equity and belonging are essential for creating an inclusive and thriving theater community. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค Visit the Shakespeare Theatre Company's website to learn more about their productions and support their mission of promoting equity and belonging in theater. ๐ŸŒโค๏ธ๐ŸŽญ Social Media Links: Twitter: @ShakespeareinDC Instagram: shakespeareindc leeanetnoble drewlichtenberg Facebook: LeeAnet Noble LinkedIn: LeeAnet Noble Drew Lichtenberg Websites: www.leeanet.com drewlichtenberg.com Hey there, amazing listeners! We hope you enjoyed this insightful conversation at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. We have a small request for you that can make a big difference. ๐Ÿ™ If you found this episode valuable, please take a moment to rate and review it on your favorite podcast platform. Your feedback helps us reach more people and continue producing engaging content. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“ฑ If you're passionate about supporting the arts and want to help us create more meaningful conversations, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your support allows us to bring in incredible guests and explore diverse topics. Every contribution, no matter how small, makes a significant impact. ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿ’– Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. Together, we can keep amplifying the voices of artists, fostering cultural understanding, and building a more inclusive world. ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽค Stay tuned for more inspiring episodes! ๐ŸŽงโœจ This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:01:01:27

Sustainable Sonic Sculpture: Sherwin Banfield's Unique Artistic Approach

12/27/2023
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Welcome to The Truth in This Art podcast hosted by Rob Lee. In this episode, Rob is joined by Queens-based multimedia contemporary artist Sherwin Banfield. They delve into the topics of identity and ancestry, discussing Sherwin's innovative use of light, sound, and cultural references in his sculpted figures. They also explore Sherwin's experiences at Parsons and the impact of hip-hop on his career. Episode Highlights: -Childhood memories of competing with his brother in drawing cars (00:02:24) ๐Ÿš— -Creating his own toys as a child and the connection to his artistic inclinations (00:04:40) ๐ŸŽจ -Sherwin's experiences at Parsons and the influence of hip-hop culture (00:09:09) ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽถ -The impact of Sherwin's recent sculptures, "Skies to Limit" and "County of Kings" (00:30:55) ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ‘‘ -Sherwin's approach to staying motivated and overcoming creative dry spells (00:36:51) ๐Ÿ’ช Key Takeaways: Sherwin's early experiences with art and competition shaped his creative path ๐ŸŽจ Creating his own toys as a child fostered his artistic inclinations ๐Ÿงธ Hip-hop culture has had a significant influence on Sherwin's career ๐ŸŽต Sherwin's sculptures have received positive responses for their unique and innovative approach ๐Ÿ‘ Sherwin stays motivated by embracing the process of creating art and problem-solving ๐Ÿš€ ๐Ÿ”ฅ Don't miss this engaging conversation with Sherwin Banfield as he shares his journey as a multimedia contemporary artist and the impact of hip-hop on his work. ๐Ÿ”— Check out Sherwin Banfield's work on Instagram @sherwintheartist and his website sherwinbanfield.com. Other Social: Twitter: @LeozineStudio Facebook: Sherwin The Artist ๐ŸŽง Listen to the full episode on The Truth in This Art podcast. ๐ŸŽถ This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation โ˜… Support this podcast โ˜…

Duration:00:44:44