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Host Andy Zook sits down with artists of all mediums to talk about projects, their brains, and other conversations he wishes he could have at parties.

Host Andy Zook sits down with artists of all mediums to talk about projects, their brains, and other conversations he wishes he could have at parties.


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Host Andy Zook sits down with artists of all mediums to talk about projects, their brains, and other conversations he wishes he could have at parties.




ep. 50 - Chris Hanson

Chris Hanson of Cedrus is Bad at Parties! For the final episode of 2017, Chris and Andy talk about Chris' current project, Cedrus - goods and design team creating products from sustainable and renewable plant-based material, while also hashing out their friendship, distance, and growth! Click here to connect with Cedrus & learn about upcoming events, especially their forthcoming 2018 GoFundMe!


ep. 49 - R. Turner

Ricky Turner (R. Turner) is Bad at Parties! Ricky and host Andy Zook meet up in Anacortes to talk about being part of a small town record label, finding and losing and finding God, and having a band while having a Family! R. Turner - Monopath Records - The Hall at Kennelly Keys -


Future Ghost Tour - Branches Company: Live in Salem, OR

Recorded live at Shipping House, in the heart of Salem, OR for the Future Ghost Tour. Live songs by both Andy Zook and Branches Company, Conversation with Brandon Conrad of Branches Company. Branches Company -


ep. 48 - Rebekah Fink

Rebekah Fink is Bad at Parties! Host Andy Zook and Rebekah (Bekah) Fink sit down to talk about podcasting The Bachelorette! Traveling to interact with your art community and your own curiosity! Exploring multiple mediums! Getting lost in Portland (13 bridges is a lot of bridges)!


Bonus Episode - Brigette Nelson

Brigette Nelson, of The Garden City Projects, is Bad at Parties! As part of the Future Ghost tour, Andy and Brigette connected the day after a show in her space to talk about skating! Glasswork and Jewelry! Australia! And, taking chances with your community! Brigette Nelson


Future Ghost Tour - Pure Ivy: Live at The Garden City Projects

Recorded live at The Garden City Projects, just outside of Boise, ID for the Future Ghost Tour. Live songs by both Andy Zook and Pure Ivy, Conversation with Kait Hendrix of Pure Ivy. Pure Ivy - The Garden City Projects -


ep. 47 - Abigail Swanson

Abigail Swanson is Bad at Parties! Host Andy Zook and Abigail talk about her new book "More Plain Things" (which comes out September 14th! - link below), as well as growing up in a small town and making peace with it, the joy of an experiential work that only exists for a limited time, and how respond to a drunk text. "More Plain Things" - Book Release: Submit to "More Plain Things" -


ep. 46 - Josh Tigges

Josh Tigges is Bad at Parties! Josh discusses his upcoming project "Humanity in Earth Tones" - set to come out at the end of September, early October, along with conversations about fracturing and learning to repair relationships with a sibling that was also his bandmate, and seeking how to be a better singer.


ep. 45 - Taylor Cesmat

Taylor Cesmat is Bad at Parties! Taylor and Andy talk about finding a space to create your project or business! Learning from experts and expanding by being vulnerable to fail! Delicious Cheese, Pasta, and Ice Cream! Creating a full experience of all 5 senses! And, Investing in yourself!


ep. 44 - Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams of "The Native Sibling" is Bad at Parties! Ryan and Andy talk about playing as a session musician! Adding or removing machines from music! Vocal health! Setting up house shows! Listen to The Native Sibling:


ep. 43 - Reed McCoy

Reed McCoy is Bad at Parties! Andy and Reed talk about separating one's value from the art that they produce! Early 2000's Metal! And learning to follow multiple passions!


ep. 42 - Zachary St. John

Zachary St. John is Bad at Parties! Andy Zook and Zachary St. John talk running a DIY Space! interacting with individuals with developmental disabilities as a part of your day-to-day community! Calling out people who are being oppressive and antagonistic! Generations - Venue: Camp Parkview:


ep. 41 - Dustin Stoddart

Dustin Stoddart is Bad at Parties! Dustin and Andy discuss McDonalds! Teaching and Active Listening! Feminism in Philosophy! Long distance marriage!


ep. 40 - Merce Lemon

Merce Lemon is Bad at Parties! Merce and Andy talk about house shows! Finding good practice spaces! Fear and anxiety in writing!


ep. 39 - Erica Ewell

Erica Ewell is Bad at Parties! Host, Andy Zook, and Erica talk about Music Education and being a role model! Working under a toxic leader versus someone you trust! And giving one's self permission to take a break! Bellingham Girls Rock Camp - Girls Rock Camp Alliance -


Bonus - Circle Small - Exclusive First Listen!

Bonus Episode! Andy's band, Bears and Other Carnivores is Bad at Parties! Hear the single, "Circle Small" off their new EP - Rods and Cones, a whole 24 hours before anyone else!


ep. 38 - Chris Crawford #2

Chris Crawford returns to this bad party for the season finale. Chris and Andy talk about Time! Space! Dads! A fear of death, and the diffference between a legacy and doing something for the joy of the moment.


ep. 37 - Tom Rorem

Tom Rorem (Lowlands) is Bad at Parties! Andy and Tom talk Lowland's upcoming album release (March 19th!), Living life through a near-death family experience, and Getting along with your bandmates! Not to mention, Tom admits that Tom likes Tom!


ep. 36 - Paul Kowalczyk

Paul Kowalczyk (Sleeping Lessons) is Bad at Parties! Andy and Paul talk about family and band dynamics! Sacrificing well and sacrificing rightly! Paul's main points to being successful in the music industry!


ep. 35 - Blake DeGraw

Blake DeGraw is Bad at Parties! Blake and Andy talk about the purpose of the audience, and learning to give them an opportunity! Selfishness as an important part of the human experience! Lucid dreaming!