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Seth Resler and Becky Scarcello interview the go-getters and heavy hitters in the Detroit arts and entertainment scene. They delve into what's coming up and what's going down in the Motor City: music, comedy, theater, food, drink, festivals, museums, and more.

Seth Resler and Becky Scarcello interview the go-getters and heavy hitters in the Detroit arts and entertainment scene. They delve into what's coming up and what's going down in the Motor City: music, comedy, theater, food, drink, festivals, museums, and more.

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United States

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Seth Resler and Becky Scarcello interview the go-getters and heavy hitters in the Detroit arts and entertainment scene. They delve into what's coming up and what's going down in the Motor City: music, comedy, theater, food, drink, festivals, museums, and more.

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@thedbrief

Language:

English


Episodes

Darren Shelton of Planet Ant

6/24/2020
Darren Shelton, Executive Director of Planet Ant in Hamtramck, talks about the history of the improvisational theatre and performing arts training center and how the organization is adapting to the pandemic.

Duration:00:56:43

Lee DeVito of the Detroit Metro Times

6/17/2020
Lee DeVito, Editor-in-Chief of the Metro Times, Detroit's alt-weekly paper, talks about the impact that COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protests have had on the local art scene and local journalism.

Duration:01:01:16

Satori Shakoor of The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers

6/10/2020
Satori Shakoor, founder and producer of The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, joins Seth and Becky on the livestream to talk about her upcoming virtual storytelling event, “Black Men Count,” on Friday, June 19th.

Duration:00:52:01

Rochelle Riley, Director of Arts & Culture for the City of Detroit

6/10/2020
Rochelle Riley, the Director of Arts & Culture for the City of Detroit and the former columnist at the Detroit Free Press, joins Seth and Becky to talk about the protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

Duration:00:58:39

Detroit Historical Analogies for the COVID-19 Pandemic

3/26/2020
The the Detroit arts and entertainment scene shut down, Seth and Becky decide to put the podcast on hiatus. But before they do, they talk to longtime friend and contributor Bailey Sisoy Isgoro (now Moore) of Detroit History Tours to see if the past can offer any clues about what the future holds for the Motor City.

Duration:00:37:55

Detroit Music Journalist Gary Graff on COVID-19

3/25/2020
Gray Graff, music journalist for the Oakland Press and Billboard magazine, returns to the show to talk about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the Detroit live music scene.

Duration:00:38:09

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed on COVID-19 in Detroit

3/24/2020
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, author of Healing Politics and host of the America Dissected podcast, calls Seth and Becky as they record one of their final shows before the Michigan lockdown to talk about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Detroit.

Duration:00:36:11

What Local Musicians Should Know About Digital Music with Ping Ho

3/20/2020
Before she was a successful Detroit restauranteur, Ping Ho of Marrow and The Royce was an executive with Warner Music Group, where she negotiated high-level deals with digital music companies. Seth and Becky ask her what local musicians need to know to succeed in the music biz.

Duration:00:23:16

Restauranteur Ping Ho and All Things Detroit Day

3/19/2020
Restauranteur Ping Ho of Marrow and The Royce rejoins Seth and Becky on the podcast to learn about supporting local businesses on All Things Detroit Day.

Duration:00:21:43

Supporting Women and Minorities in the Restaurant Business with Ping Ho

3/18/2020
Ping Ho, the owner of Marrow and The Royce, and a partner in Mink, returns to the podcast to talk to Seth and Becky about her efforts to support women and minorities in the restaurant business.

Duration:00:21:14

Ping Ho of Marrow, The Royce, and Mink

3/17/2020
Ping Ho, the owner of Marrow and The Royce, and a partner in Mink, talks about what brought her to Detroit for a second career as a restauranteur.

Duration:00:26:38

Making a Living in Theatre with Casaundra Freeman

3/13/2020
Casaundra Freeman is one of the rare Michiganders who makes a living in local theatre. How does she do it? We find out.

Duration:00:19:53

Director Casaundra Freeman and Restaurant Critic Mark Kurlyandchik

3/12/2020
Casaundra Freeman, director of The Puppeteer at the Detroit Repertory Theatre, joins Seth and Becky on the podcast. Also, Mark Kurlyandchik, restaurant critic for the Detroit Free Press, calls in to talk about the best new restaurants in the city.

Duration:00:31:14

Voiceover and Narration with Casaundra Freeman

3/11/2020
Actress and Director Casaundra Freeman talks about how she entered the world of voiceover and narration and what tricks of the trade she has learned.

Duration:00:24:25

The Detroit Theatre Scene with Actress and Director Casaundra Freeman

3/10/2020
Casaundra Freeman, the director of The Puppeteer at the Detroit Repertory Theatre, joins Seth and Becky to talk about the theatre scene in metro Detroit.

Duration:00:21:16

Changing Careers with Nya Marshall of Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails

3/6/2020
Nya Marshall, owner of Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails, talks about how her career took an unexpected turn and she became a restauranteur.

Duration:00:23:39

Nya Marshall and Mark Stryker

3/5/2020
Nya Marshall of Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails rejoins Seth and Becky on the podcast as they talk to Mark Stryker about his new book on the history of Orchestra Hall in Detroit.

Duration:00:30:52

Serving Your Community with Nya Marshall of Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails

3/4/2020
Nya Marshall, owner of Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails, talks to Seth and Becky about her quest to build a restaurant that supports the local community.

Duration:00:23:47

Nya Marshall of Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails

3/3/2020
Nya Marshall, owner of Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails, talks about how she transformed a vacant building in the East Village into a vibrant restaurant serving the community.

Duration:00:22:23

Comic Zach Martina and Actress Jessy Hodges

2/28/2020
Detroit comedian Zach Martina joins Seth and Becky for a final day on the podcast. Actress Jessy Hodges talks about her role on the new NBC sitcom Indebted and why she's thankful she launched her career in the Midwest.

Duration:00:27:21