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Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.

Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.
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New York, NY

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Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.

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@newyorksaid

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English


Episodes

Linus Coraggio talks Club 57, Adventures in the East Village and his Sculpture Work

5/15/2018
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Linus Coraggio and I met up to talk growing up on the Upper West Side, the Guinness Book of World Records, adventures in the East Village, Club 57, his sculpture work, surviving as an artist, making his own rules and getting ideas from dreams. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/linus-coraggio/

Duration:01:14:23

Aria Nadège talks about her Music, Performing, Sobriety, Body Language and Sacrifice

5/1/2018
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Aria Nadège and I met in the Greenwich Village to talk about her music, sobriety, energy, crystals, performing, making mistakes again, staying connected to your body, saving lives, intuition, losing friends, a bunch of situations and making sure everybody feels comfortable in a room. Heads up, at the end of the episode there is a acoustic performance by Aria Nadège Live at Pianos in the Lower East Side. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/aria-nadege/

Duration:01:32:05

Mental Health, Fasting and Spiritual Practice with Conscious

4/24/2018
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In this episode we met up in Tompkins Square Park to talk about better ways to communicate, letting go, intuition, instinct, ego, racism, mental health, fasting, philosophy, spiritual practice, squirrels and peanut butter cookies. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/conscious/

Duration:01:04:42

The MTA and the Cost of Honesty with Christopher Taylor

4/17/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Christopher Taylor. In this episode we chop it up about driving a bus for the mta, raising children without patience, what it takes to live in NY, why live in NY, books and giving back. Show Notes: http://www.newyorksaid.com/christopher-taylor/

Duration:01:05:45

Pointing out the Elephant in the Room with Al Diaz

4/10/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Al Diaz. In this episode we talk about SAMO, razor tag, first jobs, the art world, early graffiti culture, internal motivation, Hugh Masakela, old New York and kicking heroin. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/al-diaz/

Duration:00:38:44

Wrongfully Convicted - Part 3 - Sundhe Moses

4/3/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Sundhe Moses also known as Shine. Shine was wrongly convicted of killing a 4 year girl in Brooklyn and did over 18 years in prison for it. In this episode we talk about changing lives, corruption, good people in prison, a way out, getting familiar with basic law, commanding respect and demanding respect. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/sundhe-moses/

Duration:00:49:00

Wrongfully Convicted - Part 2 - Sundhe Moses

3/27/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Sundhe Moses also known as Shine. Shine was wrongly convicted of killing a 4 year girl in Brooklyn and did over 18 years in prison for it. In this episode we talk about the system, corruption, a time computation sheet, guilt, shame and examining a person’s character over time. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/sundhe-moses/

Duration:00:35:18

Wrongfully Convicted - Part 1 - Sundhe Moses

3/21/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Sundhe Moses, but I know him as Shine. Shine was wrongly convicted of killing a 4 year girl in Brooklyn and did over 18 years in prison for it. Instead of hitting you over the head with a 3 hour episode. I'm going break it down into 3 parts. In this episode we talk about growing up in Brooklyn, karate flicks, getting locked up, Rikers Island, How to Survive Prison, wrongful conviction and never losing hope. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/sundhe-moses/

Duration:01:02:01

Will Kurtz Create Realistic Life-Size Figures and Animals out of Newspaper

3/14/2018
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Live from SCOPE Art Show today's guest on the show is Will Kurtz. In this episode we have an in-depth conversation about landscape architecture, making connections, comedy and his sculpture art. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/will-kurtz/

Duration:00:17:07

The Keys and Reeds of Grammy award-winning artist Casey Benjamin

3/6/2018
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Live from the West Village today's guest on the show is Casey Benjamin aka DJ Stutzmcgee. Casey is a 2X Grammy award winner, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, DJ, Yamaha artist and muscle car enthusiast. In this episode we have an in-depth conversation about his beginnings as a saxophonist, the vocoder, DJing, racism, Prince experiences, style, racing cars and the Robert Glasper Experiment. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/casey-benjamin/

Duration:01:03:57

Keisha "TK" Dutes - Radio, Podcasting, Making the Leap and Building an Audience

2/26/2018
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Live from Bushwick, Brooklyn today's guest on the show is Keisha "TK" Dutes. In this episode we talk about TK in the AM, independent podcasting versus corporate podcasting, gatekeepers, terrestrial radio, taking that leap, freelance life, hustling, mental health, building an audience and legacy. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/keisha-tk-dutes/

Duration:01:04:23

Joey Golden - Problematic

2/21/2018
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Live from Washington Square Park today's guest on the show is Joey Golden. In this episode we talk about his latest EP, NY childhood games, getting into trouble, mixtape culture, fitting a description and entering the music industry. Show Notes - https://www.newyorksaid.com/joey-golden/

Duration:01:07:03

Understanding the Full Spectrum of your Craft with Rasheed Flake

2/13/2018
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Recorded right in Midtown NYC, today's guest on the show is Rasheed Flake. In this episode we talk about South Jamaica Queens, drumming in the church, the importance of reading music, Reverend Flake, reality checks and how love goes a long way. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rasheed-flake/

Duration:00:53:11

Ambient New York - Washington Square Park

2/6/2018
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Today you’ll be listening to drummers in Washington Square Park. I recorded this on a summer night about a year ago. First thing you’ll hear is a dude playing a sax and then from there I walked over to the drummers. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/washington-square-park/

Duration:00:18:05

Martha Cooper - Documenting Art and Culture

1/30/2018
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Recorded right in midtown at a spot called Grind.NoMad, today's guest on the show is Martha Cooper. In this episode we talk about the Peace Corps, traveling across Asia, publishing books, capturing the Yakuza, anthropology, street play, photography, National Geographic, the New York Post and documenting graffiti culture as well as street art. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/martha-cooper/

Duration:00:50:35

Catfish with a Gold Tooth - Stephen R. McFadden

1/23/2018
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Recorded right by the water at Brookfield Place, today's guest on the show is Stephen R. McFadden. In this episode we talk about building trust building trust, catfish with a gold tooth, being out of tune with and traditional eating. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/stephen-mcfadden-2/

Duration:00:54:34

Episode 81: Silent Lee - TrueExclusives

1/17/2018
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Recorded right in the heart of Union Square, today's guest on the show is Silent Lee. In this episode we talk about the secret to a good life, misconceptions about depression, TrueExclusives, Puerto Rico, faith in your dreams and know that you've got to start somewhere to get anywhere. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/silent-lee/

Duration:00:41:01

Getting to Cliteracy and Beyond - Sophia Wallace

1/9/2018
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Recorded in from Bushwick, Brooklyn today's guest on the show is Sophia Wallace. In this episode we talk Cliteracy, art shows, the pressures of being a creative, priorities, photography, the importance of saying no, focusing on patience and the anatomy of the clitoris. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/sophia-wallace/

Duration:01:10:13

Questions for my Father - Akil Talib Bey

1/2/2018
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Recorded from the far side of Alphabet City, today's guest on the show is my father Akil Talib Bey. In this episode we talk about traveling to heated lands, lessons from his father, hard decisions, God, death, heaven, love, truth, freedom and justice. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/akil-talib-bey

Duration:01:00:22

2017 Year in Review with Juan Sanchez

12/27/2017
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Twenty-Seventeen is clearly a wrap good people so I met up with Juan Sanchez to do a Year in Review. Recorded on those steps headed toward Tudor City, Juan and I talk about the the loss of Combat Jack also known as Reggie Joseph Ossé, what we've learned over the past year, favorite New York Said episodes, we geek out over cigars, talk new podcasts, docs and music. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/year-in-review/

Duration:01:06:02

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