Arts & Culture Podcasts

Listen to conversations with New York's most exciting indie theater artists. It all comes from The Tank - a home for New York’s emerging artists and experimental work across many disciplines.


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Listen to conversations with New York's most exciting indie theater artists. It all comes from The Tank - a home for New York’s emerging artists and experimental work across many disciplines.




43 Song Of Joy

Carol Mazhuvancheril and Nick J. Browne join Johnny G. Lloyd to talk about the new Tank Core Production - Song Of Joy! Catch the final performances this weekend!


42 Vatican Falls

This month MF and JL speak with Frank J. Avellla and Ace Young, the playwright/director and the star behind Vatican Falls. Based on factual accounts, spanning decades and set against the backdrop of the continuously-swelling Catholic sex abuse scandal, VATICAN FALLS is a sweeping multi-genre work that follows survivor journeys examining the feelings of shame and confusion that ultimately turn to anger and revenge. This fast-paced, non-linear suspense-thriller jets from Boston to Rome to...


41 Simon and His Shoes

JL returns to Tanked! to join MF in a conversation with Stephanie Singer and Laurel Haines, the duo behind the new "shoesical" Simon and His Shoes. They're also joined by Mery Cheung, a member of The Ladies of Mischief- the team behind designing the original puppets - who also appear in the show as puppeteers! Simon and His Shoes is running every Saturday and Sunday at The Tank in October. Can't get these tunes out of your head? The Simon Original Cast Recording is out on Spotify now!


40 Body Through Which the Dream Flows

MF talks with Soomi Kim - the co-director and choreogrpaher of Body Through Which the Dream Flows, the first show of the Tank's 2022/2023 season. Body Through Which the Dream Flows is running now through 10/16.


39 - Don't Do This to Us

Tanked is back! MF is joined by playwright Stephanie Swirsky and director Tasha Gordon-Solmon to discuss the new Tank Co-Production, "Don't Do This To Us". Catch "Don't Do This to Us" at the Tank now through Aug 28.


38 Homecoming Gala

MF talks to two 2022 gala honorees: Tank co-founder and board member Mike Rosenthal and A Simple Herstory's Jocelyn Kuritsky


37 War Stories

Playwright Marthe Rachel Gold and director Christina Roussos join Johnny to discuss WAR STORIES, the final show of the Homecoming season.


35 Homecoming: Dance

Johnny and MF speak with directors and choreographers Marc Nuñez and Candace Brown about Homecoming: Dance, part of The Tank's 2022 Homecoming season!



Johnny and MF speak with co-writer Aris Asproulis and co-writer/director Ioli Andreadi about the international presentation FILIKI ETERIA: THE BROTHERHOOD BEHIND THE REVOLUTION, part of The Tank's 2022 Homecoming season!



Johnny and MF speak with co-creators Christina Tang, Anna Jastrzembski, and Carsen Joenk about their exciting interactive digital experience FEAST., part of The Tank's 2022 Homecoming season!


32 Glass Town

Johnny and MF speak with Miriam Pultro, composer and performer from the Homecoming season opener GLASS TOWN.


31 Prometheus Bound

Johnny, Dani and MF interview the creative team behind The Tank's world premiere film of Prometheus Bound -adapted from Aeschylus by Howard Rubenstein and coproduced with Iris Media Works.


30 A Simple Herstory

Hear from many members from the team of The Tank's new podcast A Simple Herstory, a show that goes into the stories of all the women who have run for president of the United States. Hear details about these fascinating figures they are examining and the brilliant way they have brought all these ideas together


29 Kev Berry and Alex Tobey: Harsh Cacophonies

Kev Berry is often referred to as the ghost that roams the halls of the Tank. Well, he's back in the theater with his new one-person show Harsh Cacophonies, and he took some time to talk with us about how the show came to be, what its been like adapting for the live-stream audience, and his dreams of floating soda streams. For more information, visit: thetanknyc.org/harshcacophonies


28 Puppet Playlist

Can you believe it's been 11 years already? 11 years of Puppet Playlist, that is. The beloved Puppet and Music show is back, and virtual for the first time in its history. We talk with long time collaborators and tank puppet curators, Josh Luxenberg and Jon Levin, about the show's history, changes, and triumphs.


27 The Ladies of Mischief: Puppet Spread

Julia Darden, Christina Rodriguez, and Mery Cheung join us to talk about their new Puppet talk show / variety show / extravaganza. We hear what fun puppetry they have in store as well as how puppetry is adapting and changing in this time.


26 Andrea Coleman: Tank 2020 Gala

Andrea Coleman is the host of the Wack or Woke at The Tank, where she an a group of comedians dig into different laws. Why? because in addition to being a comedian with The Armory Andrea is a lawyer! Hear her path to comedy and the law as well as some exciting news about The Tank's upcoming virtual gala


25 Ivan Anderson: Email Pro

E-mail based content: it's what we all need more of. We talk with the creator and host of Email Pro, Ivan Anderson, to discuss his show full of parodies of spam, parodies of self-help, absurd distortions of what it’s like to be a person, and frantic attempts to tell the truth and be helpful.


24 CyberTank

We're still here! We're still making art! We're still supporting emerging artists! All digitally. Hear how we have shifted during this time of isolation and quarantine, how we are moving forward, and how Frozen 2 is poignantly applicable. To learn more about our virtual gala, please visit: tankgala2020.org


23 Birthday In The Bronx

This new play about a Puerto Rican girl who grew up in the South Bronx and received a fancy scholarship to a pretty much all-white prep school is based on the true story of Raquel Millan. In this episode we sit down with Raquel along with playwright Paul Hufker and director Michaela Escarcega to talk about how they have crafted this play, how they are incorporating Raquel's history into the piece, and how they are diverging from reality