MikeyPod 194 | Actor Gardiner Comfort

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I met Gardiner Comfort a couple of years ago when he invited me to perform at his fantastic writer’s salon New Work New York. Through the magic of social media, we’ve stayed connected and I remain a fan of his work. I was thrilled to chat with him on the podcast about his new show, The Elephant in Every Room I Enter, which details his week attending the Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference in Washington, DC. Gardiner talks his life as an actor with Tourette Syndrome and the process of putting this show together with his director, Kel Haney. The show opens next week at La MaMa. Continue reading →

MikeyPod 193 | Photographer Spencer Gordon


A few episodes back when I talked with Scott Teplin I decided to share the podcast with our neighborhood listserv, thinking some of our neighbors might be interested in hearing the discussion and hoping to find some new creative folks in the neighborhood to chat with on the podcast. Soon after that I got an email from Spencer Gordon. I checked out his work, we had a brief email exchange and here we are with a podcast. I hope you enjoy the conversation and do take a minute to check out his website. His photos are really spectacular.

I talked about about my new Drip. Check it out here and subscribe if you wanna.

Don and Sherry (Hot Chip Remix) – Matthew Dear
Howl – Rabbit Wilde

MikeyPod 192 | Artist luke kurtis

The video above is a exclusive from luke kurtis, who is perhaps the most eclectic and active artist I know. We talk about his new installation “The Woods Are Watching,” his process with creating art and our collaborations together. Check out the podcast and especially the video above. Enjoy!

Gone (luke kurtis remix) – Michael Harren
Seance – luke kurtis

MikeyPod 191 | Twintapes’ Pavel Rivera

twintapes-SELECTS-BW-HIGH_RES-08-e1444305592838I’ve been following Twintapes for quite a while now and count its founder, Pavel Rivera, as a inspiration to my music production self. It was really great to talk to him about his music and his growth as a producer. Check it out and be sure to stay till the end to find out how to win a t-shirt from Ello!

Everyday Chemical
Where Do We Go
Painting Ocean Dreams

Here’s a link to Pavel’s YouTube channel for those audio production tutorials we spoke about.

MikeyPod 190 | The Real Vegan Housewife: Robin Fetter

IMG_5800Robin Fetter is a fantastic vegan blogger, hilarious backchannel Facebook communicator and now she’s entering the realm of vlogging and already kicking some serious ass. She and I have been internet friends for 6 some odd years so it was a real treat to chat with her here. Thanks for checking it out, and be sure to check out her website and YouTube channel as soon as you are done!

Slingshot Grin – Sweet Billy Pilgrim
See – Tycho

p.s. I spoke a bunch about drip.com at the end of the podcast. Check it out here.



MikeyPod 189 | Director Adam Fitzgerald



I saw Ken Urban‘s latest play Sense of an Ending and really wanted to spread the word here on the ol’ podcast so here you go: a conversation with director Adam Fitzgerald. He directed the show (and mine, I’m proud to say) and he is a great friend. Listen and then go get your tickets to the show!

Hægt, Kemur Ljósið – Ólafur Arnalds
Water From The Same Source – Rachel’s

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Michael Harren has been podcasting about art, music and activism for over ten years. Since the launch of the podcast, Michael has lived in Houston, then rural Georgia at the intentional community Koinonia to his current home now in Brooklyn, NY. Each Thursday Michael  presents interviews with fellow creatives and presents his perspective as a professional musician and performance artist in New York City. Notable guests include, musician Jane Siberry and Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller.

Learn more about Michael Harren at his main website.