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LE 81 - Chris Ayers

7/7/2018
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Chris Ayers is the producer of the podcast On the Grid (hosted by prior guest, Phil Haldiman), as well as the art director at RightThisMinute, and he just started up an awesome passion project called PHX Film Collective, which is dedicated "to bringing culturally relevant cinema to Central Phoenix." PHX Film Collective's first event, a screening of Dr. Strangelove, takes place at the Phoenix location of Changing Hands on Saturday, July 14th, at 7:30 pm. Be sure to follow PHX Film...

Duration:01:22:04

LE 80 - Philip Haldiman

6/23/2018
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Philip Haldiman is known to a large swath of rabid fans as Denny from the cult classic film, The Room. On this edition of Limited Engagement, Phil discusses what life is like as a member of the pop culture zeitgeist, the comic book he's written about his Hollywood experience, My Big Break, and much more. Learn more about Phil's work at http://philiphaldiman.com/

Duration:01:31:59

LE 79 - Joey Burns of Calexico

6/10/2018
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Joey Burns is a leader and founding member (with the brilliant drummer, John Convertino) of one of the most exciting, talented, and critically lauded bands on the planet, Calexico. On this edition of the podcast, Joey discusses the band’s Tucson roots, what the environment brings to the music, fostering a spirit of collaboration, speaks very candidly about Calexico’s creative process, and much more. Calexico is currently on tour in support of their new album, The Thread That Keeps Us...

Duration:01:10:22

LE 78 - Katie Manning

5/26/2018
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On this edition of Limited Engagement, I talk with poet and professor, Katie Manning. Tasty Other, Manning's first full length collection of poetry and the recipient of the 2016 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, chronicles the experience of her first pregnancy through surrealistic dream, religious allusion, and striking imagery that conveys all the love, hope, and anxiety that clinical texts can't begin to relate. Get yourself a copy of Katie's book at www.katiemanningpoet.com.

Duration:01:32:56

LE 77 - Jason Keil (plus Dan Hull)

5/11/2018
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On this edition of Limited Engagement, we have a bit of a double-header. First up, a quick conversation with Dan Hull, whose film, Bad Buddhist, will premier May 25th at 7 PM at Changing Hands/The Newton (tickets available here: https://www.changinghands.com/event/may2018/bad-buddhist-film-viewing-party). It's a great film, you should go see it. Then, I talk with writer Jason Keil. You can read Jason's work regularly in The New Times, among other publications, and read a concentrated...

Duration:02:09:32

LE 76 - Omar Pimienta and Jose Antonio Villaran

4/28/2018
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I had the opportunity recently to sit down with Omar Pimienta and Jose Antonio Villaran, the writer and translator respectively of The Album of Fences available now from Cardboard House Press (cardboardhousepress.org). With everything hitting the fan right now, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to have this discussion on the poetics and poetic politics of borders, the responsibility of artists (of all disciplines) to create work that speaks out against the prevailing rhetoric of...

Duration:01:03:03

LE 75 - Stina Sieg

4/15/2018
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On this edition of the show, Jared talks to Stina Sieg, a Senior Field Correspondent for KJZZ. In a discussion that goes all the way back, they discuss Stieg's unconventional childhood spent travelling the country by bus, her experience in journalism, the life of a public radio correspondent, the Phoenix storytelling community, and much more.

Duration:01:52:16

LE 74 - Carly and Mark of Yab Yum Music and Arts

4/1/2018
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On this edition of the show, Jared talks to Carly Schorman and Mark Anderson of Yab Yum Music and Arts. They discuss the origins of Yab Yum, how it's evolved into an arts and culture beacon for Arizona, and some of the exciting projects they've got in the works. They also compare book collections. It's a fun conversation, highly informative for anyone looking to do their own thing, and you should definitely check out the happenings at https://yabyumwest.com and keep up with them on social...

Duration:01:47:24

LE 73 - Venita Blackburn

3/18/2018
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On this edition of Limited Engagement, Jared talks with writer and professor Venita Blackburn. Family, religion, politics, art, Star Trek--you know, the big stuff. Venita's first book, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes, is an outstanding collection of short fiction that explores the human condition. The book was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Did we mention it's her first book? Venita will be reading from and signing copies of Black Jesus and Other Superheroes this...

Duration:01:23:53

LE 72 - Mop and Bucket

3/3/2018
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Jared discusses Life, the Universe, and Everything (and the art of making independent comics) with Levi Smith and Kenny Puckett, the creative team behind Mop and Bucket and the comic Sleight of Mind. Support their work by visiting http://www.mopandbucketpress.com/

Duration:01:17:57

LE 71 - Doug Bale

2/18/2018
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Doug Bale is an artist and musician. His artwork has been featured in galleries around Phoenix, and you should absolutely check out his Society 6 page and buy some. His new musical project, Flighty Tronys has released its first EP (available on Bandcamp, Google Play Music, iTunes, and Spotify), and you should get the companion t-shirt. Oh, and go listen to Mergatron while you’re at it. Basically, support Doug. He’s awesome.

Duration:02:08:34

LE 69 - Jenna Duncan

1/21/2018
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You may know Jenna Duncan from her work for JAVA magazine, her participation in storytelling events around the valley (including Untidy Secrets and Chain Letter), or more generally for her integral role in the Phoenix arts scene. In addition to JAVA, you can read Jenna’s work in the anthology The Grey Alley: Vol. 2 from Empty City Press; you can also see her on Check Please, Arizona on PBS on January 25th at 7pm (available now for Arizona PBS Passport members); and she will be taking part...

Duration:01:56:23

LE 67 - Dario Miranda

12/24/2017
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Dario Miranda and I talk records, records stores, and our favorite music of 2017. As often happens when I have a guest on to talk about music, things go a little long, and this is no exception, so strap in! For our best of lists, or links to those lists, visit ltdengagementpod.com/miranda.php

Duration:01:58:54

LE 60 - Lou Barlow

10/28/2017
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This week, I talk to a guy named Lou Barlow. You may know him as the bassist in Dinosaur Jr., but hopefully you really know him from Sebadoh, The Folk Implosion, and his solo work. Lou’s a unique, gifted songwriter and musician—one of my favorites actually, and it was a thrill to get a chance to talk to him. He wasn’t really promoting anything, so we just chatted about music—it was great. If you’re not familiar with Lou’s work, I recommend starting with Sebadoh’s Harmacy and his first solo...

Duration:01:11:08

LE 59 - Lisa Olson

10/22/2017
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Lisa Olson is a really cool person, and she runs this really cool place called Practical Art, a retail space and gallery that features the work of 150+ local artists (and the only store that carries our book, The Arg in Blarg). She's also a photographer, and you can check out her work at lisaolsonphotography.com. We recorded in the shop, so you'll notice a few pauses here and there for customer traffic, some background music, and a point around the 30 min mark where I apparently forgot how...

Duration:01:09:44

LE 58 - Tom Petty Tribute

10/15/2017
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This week, Jason Woodbury and I sit and discuss what Tom Petty meant to us—the songs we love, the memories they're linked to. It's a personal appreciation, a tribute from two lifelong fans—a conversation that I think anyone who can remember where they were when they first played their Full Moon Fever cassette, or when they first saw The Heartbreakers descending the escalator in the "Free Fallin'" video with "all the vampires walking through the valley" can relate to and maybe take...

Duration:01:10:08

LE 57 - Charissa Lucille

10/8/2017
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This week I talk to the fantastic Charissa Lucille, creator of Fem Static Zine, owner and operator of Wasted Ink Zine Distro (WIZD), and organizer of Phx Zine Fest (coming up on October 22nd!). We talked a lot about zines, their place in society, art, and culture, as well as the struggles faced creating a business and movement in a place as sprawling as Phoenix quite clearly is, and the success that’s shone through along the way.

Duration:01:15:32

LE 56 - Howl Theatre Project

10/2/2017
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This week, I talk to Chris Danowski, Bethanne Abramovich, Jamie Haas Hendricks, and Jake Jack Hylton of Howl Theatre Project. I had a blast talking to these guys. Somehow we managed to get completely absurd while weaving in a serious discussion on the state of independent theatre in Phoenix, as well as talk about the craft and work involved in mounting a stage production. Their most recent show is The New Phoenicians, and if you ever have the opportunity to check out anything they do, you...

Duration:01:30:23

LE 55 - Scotty Spenner

9/24/2017
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On this week’s show, conversation and music with Arizona Blues Hall of Fame inductee Scotty Spenner. Our talk went all over the place, and I had a blast. You can catch Scotty playing with with True Flavor Blues every Sunday afternoon at Copper Star Coffee, or in Celtic rock band Saints of Eirinn. Friday night, September 29th, he’ll be playing a solo gig presented by Emancipation Arts at The Trunk Space. Listen to Scotty’s playing at the end of the show, and you’ll hear exactly why you...

Duration:01:18:34

LE 54 - The SunPunchers

9/17/2017
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This week's Limited Engagement features four of the five members of The SunPunchers: Betsy Ganz, Jon Rauhouse, Serena Fonze, and Dominic Armstrong (Lindsay Cates was not in attendance). These four fantastic musicians crammed their gear into our front room, played two gorgeous songs ("Hold You Now" and "Sodium Pentothal Blues"), then sat and talked to me for about an hour or so. Have I ever mentioned how much I love having musicians on the show? If I haven't, you should know that it is a...

Duration:01:08:55