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Is College Worth It? - Holland Rains, Cinema Necromancer

Cinephile / Adept Necromancer Holland Rains joins Zach on this episode to talk film, life aspirations, being a late 20’s sad boy, and turns the tables by asking awkward questions! Spoiler alert: Holland makes Zach very uncomfortable. Listen to Radio Artifact by Urban Artifact

Duration: 00:58:49

Following The Blueprint - Lee Kimbrell

Guys, i'm so excited about this one. This dude is one of my favorite people around - local Cincinnati comedian, sweet heart, and fanny pack enthusiast: Lee Kimbrell is here to talk about comedy, life, the paths we take for our passions, and drawing your own blueprint.

Duration: 01:31:06

Being Homeless Is More Fun With 2 - Rhys Christian Buttz

“Shitty shit happens, but it’s making you the person that you need to be, to accept the good things that are coming your way.” This episode we are joined by Rhys Christian Buttz - a local comedian + artist who, despite many hardships in his life, has conquered and powered through with a positivity and a pursuit of happiness.

Duration: 00:53:44

The Mark Borison Show - Mark Borison

The Mark Borison Show Cincinnati personality comes on to talk about Skyline, eating shit, and taking opportunities when they present themselves. Facebook Youtube Infamous Applebees Video

Duration: 01:16:31

Staying Busy & Shredding - Jared Presley

Jared Presley, of the Jared Presley Experience, hangs out with Zach in his car, and talks about his musical influences, favorite guitar, his method to writing music, and general approach to music. Check out the Jared Presley Experience on Bandcamp! Follow the Jared Presley Experience on Facebook!

Duration: 00:37:58

Murder, Freelance, & Space Rogue - Trace Conger

Crime Fiction author Trace Conger joins us this week to talk about his Mr. Finn series, his love of the classic game Space Rogue, and his beginnings as a writer. Pick up Trace's books here. His short story: "Three Years Ago This May" on Shock Totem Magazine

Duration: 00:55:30

Green Arrow v Jesus - Cody Cook

Cody Cook sits down with us to talk about his anti-authoritarian roots, theology, God & Politics, and why Green Arrow is awesome. You can check out Cody's blog/podcast here: CANTUS-FIRMUS

Duration: 00:53:54

Fudging Video Games, Fudging Super Heroes, & Fudging Asperger's - James Combs

James Combs joins us this episode to talk about a poop ton of super hero stuff, video games, never swearing, and what it's like to not find out you have Asperger's Syndrome until you're 19. You can find James on Facebook, BUT sometimes, if you look in the woods at night, and believe hard enough, you'll see him.

Duration: 00:40:59

Pre-Fatherhood & Pokémon - Richie Potts (Pt. 1)

I sit down with Electrical Engineering student, and father to be, Richie Potts. We talk about the potential worries & fears of Fatherhood, Pokémon GO, Gaming, and baby proofing a record collection. See Richie's Ordinary Portrait Here (Art by Maureen Fellinger)

Duration: 00:36:43

Chris Schimmel

The artist Chris Schimmel joins us this episode to talk about art and his current exploration of failure. See Chris' Amazing Work Here!

Duration: 00:49:43

Lázaro Reisis

We talk with excellent illustrator Lázaro Reisis about art, inspirations, and the contrasts between being an artist in Venezuela and North America. He also turns the tables, and asks Zach about himself. Check Lázaro's Art Station profile. [Note: Zach sounds like he's a million miles away because he was sick, and was trying to keep distant from our omni-directional mic and Laz]

Duration: 00:58:58

Dylan Shonkwiler

"I think the driving force in all the things that I do is educating myself on something new. I think that when you stop learning that’s when you start dying." We have a special episode for you, as Zach is joined by his brother Dylan Shonkwiler! We talk about his current writing project, in which he is researching and compiling Dayton, Ohio's rich African American history in book form. We talk aspirations, inspirations, and drive.

Duration: 00:49:31

Ethan Schultz

Excellent printmaker, and musician, Ethan Schultz joins me on this week's episode. We talk about what it means to be creative, why he thinks his and I's generation seemingly strive so hard to be creative & individual, what his philosophy on living creatively is...and we also mention Overwatch a few times. Check out Ethan's personal site: Ethan's Instagram (to check out his sweet tattoos, art, and Gundam models): Also, scope out...

Duration: 00:53:48

Mike Wiley (SquareSyntax)

Joining me this episode is Mike Wiley of SquareSyntax! Mike is an excellent musical composer/producer, and is the founder of Phase Melt Digital - an electronic music production company that specializes in audio/video sample and loops packs, but also throws some pretty rad parties all over Cincinnati. The attached drawing is a recreation of what Mike looked like during our interview...he also does this weird thing with his voice... We talk about music, purpose, and Doritos 3D. You can...

Duration: 00:46:12

Tyler Reed

On this episode I am joined by excellent designer, and 1/3rd of the Dudes Brunch Podcast, Tyler Reed! We talk about graphic design, table top games / gaming, and bath bombs made out of the cremated remains of our loved ones! Tyler's Portfolio / Instagram / Twitter Dude's Brunch / Dude's Brunch On iTunes (I appear on Episode 55: Sexy Lego Train!) The Rook - Table Top Game Bar (Cincinnati)

Duration: 00:58:43

Chris Joecken

Joining us this episode is color wizard Chris Joecken! He is an excellent color grader, and editor for film. Hear us talk about the influence of skateboarding on his love of filmmaking, his favorite films, and the general joy of being a color grader. Find Chris' excellent demo reel here: Also find the adolescent work of his we were joking about here:

Duration: 01:00:13

Clinton Vearil

On this episode we have local Cincinnati musician Clinton Vearil of the Killtones, Mr.Phylzzz, and the Trolleydodgers. You can also find him selling guitars to under-privileged 25 year olds at the Northside Sound Factory. We talk about his early beginnings in music, scary touring stories, doyoyoys, and he also says 9/11...a lot. Northside Sound Factory: Trolleydodgers:

Duration: 00:50:15


This episode we sit down with local Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky band Smallers. We discuss their debut EP "Initial", influences, music goals, and Garth Brooks! Download their EP for FREE here:

Duration: 00:56:52

Nathaniel Grauwelman

On this episode, I talk to my good friend Nathaniel Grauwelman. He's a skilled actor, good guy, and can eat french toast pretty well. Nathaniel is currently working on a psychological horror film titled "Grave Caller". We talk about his acting career, the Bollywood film Krrish 3, and then proceed to overly criticize Batman v Superman almost 1 month too late. MARTHA!

Duration: 01:18:55

Josh Whitehead

Our first episode starts off with one of my old pals Josh Whitehead. Josh is a talented, multifaceted, designer whose ambitious never ceases to amaze me. He currently is based out of LA and works for the increasingly popular company Saucey - an alcohol delivery service. On this first episode we talk about life, WWF (90's WWE), Video Games, and technology as it relates to humanity!

Duration: 01:04:54