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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 61 - PHX Zine Fest

11/5/2017
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I think this week’s show is pretty cool. As you may or may not know, we set up shop (read: a couple of mic stands, mics, and my handy ZOOM H4N) at this year’s PHX Zine Fest and made ourselves available to anyone who wanted to records their experience there—either as a vendor or an attendee. We got some really cool stories, and they are pieced together here for your listening pleasure. Find links to projects for all of the guests you hear at http://ltdengagementpod.com/phxzinefest.php

Duration:01:04:36

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

LE 53 - Gift Children Books

9/10/2017
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On this week's show, our 53rd, I had the great pleasure of speaking to Nazlah Hassan, the founder of Gift Children Books, an organization with the mission of getting books in the hands of children from families with economic hardships who would otherwise be unable to afford them. The organization holds annual bookfairs in Harlem and Phoenix, and the Phoenix bookfair will take place on November 11th at Booker T. Washington Child Development Center. November 4th, in the same location from 9 am...

Duration:01:00:30

LE 52 - Chicago Edition

9/4/2017
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LE 52 contains some thoughts on the institution of marriage and weddings themselves; reviews of the record and bookstores we went to; talk of breakfast food, a particularly delicious cookie sandwich, and our lack of culinary adventurousness; reflections on Chicago; and an explanation of how the unifying thread of this entire trip was the Tom Waits song “Better Off Without a Wife.” If this sort of stream of consciousness thing appeals to you, then this week’s show is so far up your alley,...

Duration:01:01:03

LE 51 - Kids Need to Read

8/27/2017
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This week’s show is the second in an ongoing series of conversations with non-profit arts and culture organizations based here in the valley. Kids Need to Read “works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.” Representing the organization in this conversation are Founder and Executive Director, Denise Gary and Operations Director,...

Duration:01:25:08

LE 50 - Chatterpod pilot

8/20/2017
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LE 50 - Chatterpod pilot by Limited Engagement

Duration:01:01:58

LE 49 - Sophie Etchart of Read Better Be Better

8/13/2017
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This week on the show, I talk to Sophie Etchart, founder of Read Better Be Better, an organization committed to improving reading proficiency in 3rd graders. It was an amazingly insightful conversation, and the way RBBB trains and empowers 8th graders to work with 3rd graders to improve their skills is one of the most moving stories I’ve ever heard. Listen to the show, and then go learn what you can do to support RBBB’s mission.

Duration:01:32:17

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