Who Are These People?
Teaser- Scott Winterrowd
I haven't told Scott yet, but he's on my list of people to interview for the podcast. Here is a brief teaser, where he came up in conversation with Lisa Rawlinson (episode 10), and here are some photos stolen from his Facebook page: Here is Scott enlightening former President George W. Bush Mushroom clouds are a recurring theme A handsome bird Anyone from Texas of a certain vintage will appreciate this. So be on the lookout for a future "Who Are These People?" with Scott Winterrowd
Lisa Rawlinson- ep 10
Lisa Rawlinson is making art again after a twenty-year break. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to catch up with her. When I met her, she was one of the many talented artists in the Good/Bad Art Collective in Denton, Texas in the 90s. During the twenty-year break, Lisa did stuff like get married, have kids, get divorced, have a career in publishing, you know, life. Then a few years ago I noticed that she was sharing a ton of new and interesting artwork on social media and it really struck...
Kristi Williams- ep 9
I was really excited to talk to Kristi Williams. Kristi is super cool and she has a super cool husband and a super cool kid. I’m friends with her on Facebook, and I feel like I know her, but I really don’t. Kristi is married to Marc who was friends with my wife, Jen, first. I know Marc pretty well, but I think I had only spoken to Kristi at her wedding, many years ago. Until now anyways. Kristi, or should I say Dr. Williams, is a real-life family demographer, medical sociologist and...
Larry Rigdon- ep 8
My friend Larry Rigdon and I go way back. I’m talking “Wonder Years” back. We went to the same elementary (primary) school and we were good friends during those formative “Stand By Me” years from 12 to 16. In fact, as you’ll hear in this conversation, 16 was kind of a hard cut-off point, because that was the year Larry had to move away from Plano, where we grew up. He never got to finish high school with our class of friends. It just so happened that I called Larry when he was feeling...
Dennis Meeks- ep 7
I don’t think I can summarize Dennis Meeks without sounding like I’m exaggerating. I think it’s best to just start listening to him yourself. I’ll just say this, Dennis is the same age as me, but in my opinion he has racked up enough experiences to easily make up three lifetimes already, and he keeps going.
Mike Simeone, revisited- ep 6
My friend, Mike Simeone was the first person I interviewed on this little podcast…there’s only been five so far…I chose Mike for a couple of reasons. One was that I knew he had experience in radio and audio production, so I actually consulted him a lot getting this thing off the ground. The other reason was that I knew we had this odd backstory that we could delve into together. If you’ve happened to listen to episode one, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t maybe you want to...
Hnin Wint Nyunt Hman- ep 5
My friend Hnin is a really interesting person. I haven’t known her all that long, we met because we briefly worked for the same Group. Most of our friendship is based on one long conversation at a company party, which she references later. I called Hnin and we had recorded one conversation, but in the end, she sounded too uptight and not quite herself. Part of that was my fault for not explaining exactly what I was going for, so anyhow we had a second conversation where everything was much...
Rodrigo Rivas- ep 4
I think everyone probably has at least one friend like Rodrigo Rivas. He’s kind of the scrappy, likeable guy, whose heart is in the right place, but he can also rub people the wrong way. The kind of guy who maybe is a bit too honest and abrupt. Most of the time that works in his favor, but not always. Rod calls himself a citizen of the world, and that seems about right. He’s from Mexico. He’s lived in the US, Japan and Singapore. He’s also a jack of all trades, kind of like me. He even...
Jess Herbst- ep 3
Jess Herbst is someone you may have heard about. Or you may have heard about the “first openly transgender mayor in Texas as well as the first openly transgender elected official in Texas” that’s Jess, and she has been getting a lot of press, especially in her role as an “accidental activist” for LGBTQ rights. I first met Jess as Jeff Herbst back in the late 90s. We were professional colleagues. I was an editor and also in charge of all the video equipment at ZEE TV, the Indian Satellite...
Kyle Reynolds- ep 2
Kyle Reynolds is one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. I met him years ago when he worked at Half Price Books and Records in the Dallas area. He’s always been a musician and creative person. You may have heard about an event he organized called the Open Carry Guitar Rally, which was a light-hearted response to Texas gun activists. He also went off and started an online political cartoon called The End Times found at slugnuts.com and more recently launched the Slugnuts Radio...
Mike Simeone -ep 1
Mike Simeone is someone I met at a very important stage in my life…that small window when you are out in the world as a young adult…struggling to “make it.” That was ages ago. We were very close, but lost touch as time went on, and of course, we reconnected much later on Facebook. Mike is outrageous, he’s outspoken, and a bit odd. He’s done a lot of things, he’s been a DJ, a film and video producer, and he hosted his own radio show for many years.