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Author Wil Haygood tells story close to home in new book

9/20/2018
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Wil Haygood's book "Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart and a Magical Season of Healing" released earlier this week, and he stopped by The Dispatch to discuss why the story about East High School's basketball and baseball state championship teams might be more relevant now politically than when he began writing it two years ago. The author and Columbus native, who now lives in Washington, D.C., also talks about NFL anthem protests, the personal nature of the book and...

Duration:00:19:12

Hulk smash! Stuntman talks about life as an Avenger

9/13/2018
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Dayton-native Josh Davidson describes what it's like to portray the Hulk in the upcoming "Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes" show at the Schottenstein Center.

Duration:00:13:52

Sharing the stage

9/6/2018
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Former WCMH-TV (Channel 4) anchor Cabot Rea and his youngest daughter, Cassie Rea, both have leading roles in the musical "The Fantasticks" which opens on Friday at the Northland Performing Arts Center. Father and daughter talk about their shared love for musical theater and what it's like to perform with each other.

Duration:00:12:37

"This Old House" host Kevin O'Connor builds a better podcast

8/31/2018
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Kevin O'Connor, who will appear at the Dispatch's Fall Home and Garden Show, talks home improvement and how he went from being a banker to hosting "This Old House" on PBS.

Duration:00:15:06

Pro-wrestler Alexa Bliss has all the right moves

8/29/2018
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The Columbus native talks about her upcoming WWE Raw bout here, her SummerSlam match with Ronda Rousey and her battle with anorexia.

Duration:00:13:11

Author Julia Keller shares secrets of storytelling

8/22/2018
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Crime novelist and former Dispatch journalist Julia Keller talks about her newest book, why cemeteries are great places to find character names, and how a limerick helped her get her first reporting job. Books: Columbus author Julia Keller bases ‘Bell Elkins’ crime novels on challenges of opioid-ravaged West Virginia

Duration:00:26:25

What does it take to be a ninja?

8/15/2018
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Michelle Warnky, a regular competitor on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" and founder of Movement Lab Ohio in Columbus, talks about the hit show and her love affair with salmon ladders and warped walls.

Duration:00:21:45

Brian Walker talks MAD Magazine, comic strips

8/8/2018
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Assistant Features Editor Ryan E. Smith talks with Brian Walker regarding his thoughts on MAD Magazine and the comic strips Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois. Next we go in depth on Brian’s father Mort Walker and his relationship with him and the comic strips. Finally, we discuss how these comic strips have changed over the years and the fan base that still exist for them today.

Duration:00:19:41

Lee Brice brings own brand of country to Columbus

8/1/2018
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Country music star Lee Brice talks about his musical influences, his small-town roots in South Carolina and his upcoming concert at the Ohio State Fair with Ryan E. Smith.

Duration:00:14:47

Hip-hop festival keeps the beat alive

7/26/2018
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Josh Miller, co-founder of the 2x2 Hip-Hop Festival, talks about the Columbus hip-hop scene and how to defeat your kid in a rap battle during a conversation with Julia Oller and Ryan E. Smith.

Duration:00:15:34

Amber Tamblyn's evolution from actress and #MeToo advocate to novelist

7/25/2018
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Amber Tamblyn, of "Joan of Arcadia" and "General Hospital," discusses her first novel, "Any Man," about a female serial rapist, in light of her own role in the #MeToo movement, with book reviewer Margaret Quamme.

Duration:00:13:50

Ohio State Fair sculptor explains why butter makes everything better

7/19/2018
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Paul Brooke, part of the team that creates the butter sculptures at the Ohio State Fair, speaks with Ken Gordon and Ryan E. Smith about the challenges of the job and the time an udder fell off of a butter cow.

Duration:00:10:47

Playing Hanson with the Pops

7/11/2018
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Stuart Chafetz, the new principle Columbus Symphony Pops conductor, talks about the upcoming Picnic with the Pops concert with '90s boy band Hanson and what he loves about bringing music to the masses.

Duration:00:17:50

Taylor gets Swifty in Columbus

7/3/2018
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Two Taylor Swift super fans, Morgan Barrett and Laurel Miller, talk about the music star and her upcoming concert in Columbus with assistant features editor Ryan E. Smith and music writer Julia Oller. Concert review | Taylor Swift: Spectacle doesn’t entirely overwhelm musical talentPhotos: Taylor Swift at Ohio StadiumColumbus ready for Taylor Swift invasion

Duration:00:17:31

Ohio Roller Derby skaters share stories from the track

6/27/2018
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Two members of Ohio Roller Derby, Amy Spears and Misty Cushwa, visit with lifestyle reporter Allison Ward about how they got started in the unique sport, why it's so physical and what fans can expect from their upcoming bouts on Saturday at the Ohio Expo Center. Also, learn about the tradition of nicknames in roller derby.

Duration:00:15:29