MikeyPod 186 | Singer Derek Nicoletto


Longtime listeners will remember Derek Nicoletto from his earlier appearance back in 2012 – an interview that remains among my favorites. I was really excited to talk to Derek again, this time about his new band Foam Ropes, which puts his solid songwriting in a fresh new framework.  Derek has a real gift for writing evocative lyrics and melodies. When coupled with his unique ability to communicate his artistic process, we have a really great interview that I’m so happy to share this with you guys! Enjoy!

Truth In Fables

All selections from Foam Rope’s self-titled debut album which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and all fine digital shops.

Here’s my appearance on Big Fat Vegan Radio that I mentioned in the show. It’s the most detailed discussion of my new collaboration with Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary. More to come!



MikeyPod 185 | Musician Craig Wilkins

Photo by Jason Smith

Photo by Jason Smith

Craig Wilkins plays guitar and synth for Houston’s The Wheel Workers, and runs Vegan Houston. We’ve been  Facebook friends and vegan brothers for a while now and I love the latest album from the Wheel Workers so I figured it was time to bring him on the ol’ podcast. We had a great chat and it was nice to be reminded what a great arts town Houston is. Enjoy!

Burglar – The Wheel Workers
Covet Lounge – A Sundae Drive
Citizen Incorporated – The Wheel Workers

Steve Cutts

Check out Space City Rock for more photos from Jason Smith and Houston music news.


MikeyPod 184 | Singer Marcus Goldhaber

Photo credit: Eric Van den Brulle

Photo credit: Eric Van den Brulle

I’m so excited about today’s guest, Marcus Goldhaber, who has just come across my radar recently. I caught his show last Sunday  at Bar Thalia and was blown away by his talent and charming stage presence.  We talk about his approach to singing and songwriting and have a great chat about the evolution of the music industry and how we see ourselves within it. Of course, I included a few selections from his fantastic album, A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening.

Check it out and please comment, subscribe and share the show far and wide. Thank you for listening and if you’re on NYC, be sure to check out Marcus at 54 Below on July 25th!

Somebody In Love
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
She Knows
(All selections from Marcus Goldhaber’s latest album, A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening.)

Marcus Goldhaber
Marcus on Twitter and Instagram
Tickets for Marcus’ July 25th show at 54 Below
Melissa Stylianou
John Hart
Aloe Blacc

MikeyPod 183 | Actor Kevin R. Free


Writer, performer and director Kevin R. Free joins me this week to talk about his hilariously intriguing new web series, Gemma and The Bear.  Kevin stays busy with all his various projects, so I was really happy we was able to take a moment to chat. This is a super special episode: I started this podcast right at 10 years ago. Woah.

Kevin’s Tumblr
Kevin’s Twitter
Fresh Fruit Festival
The Fire This Time Festival
Covenant House Sleep Out

7th Floor – Yoko Ono
You Can Not Kill David Arquette – The Black Math Experiment

Thanks for hanging around and listening for all of this time. Doing this podcast has taught me so much and has truly given me the momentum to do so many fantastic things that are just a natural part of my life. Here’s to another ten years!


MikeyPod 182 | Author Kristin Lajeunesse


Photo: Phillips Payson

In the fall of 2011, Kristin Lajeunesse left her job and cozy apartment to pursue her dream of traveling around the country to dine at every vegan restaurant in the US.  The trip took her two years during which she visited 547 restaurants, and now she’s published her lovely memoir of the trip, Will Travel For Vegan Food.

Kristin’s journey is a real inspiration to me, so I am thrilled to have her as my guest today. Let me know how you like the show and tell a friend!

Please subscribe in iTunes and check out michaelharren.com if you’d like to know more about my work. Next week will be a special ten year anniversary episode. Don’t miss it!

Jump Through Fire – Twintapes
Troth – Thomas Feiner

Twintapes’ new album drops on July 10th. Come to their album release party at Rockwood Music Hall that night at 10:00. Get your tickets here. See you there!

MikeyPod 181 | Chanteuse Raquel Cion


Photo of Raquel Cion by Carrie Jordan

Performer Raquel Cion is my guest today on the podcast. Hailed by the New York Times as “half witch and half cabaret performer,” Raquel is performing her latest work, Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship With David Bowie at the Treehouse Theater in NYC this Monday June 29.  As of this writing, the show is SOLD OUT!

If You’re Waiting For That Kiss (You’ll Be Waiting For The Rest Of Your Life) – Microfilm
he Opposite of Love – Corey Dargel

Be sure to check out my friend Adam’s site, Ability Shirts.  Buy a bunch of stuff and spread the word! “Like” the Facebook page too!

Ability Shirts is a nonprofit organization that supports individuals with “unique abilities.” Adam Farris, Director of Ability Shirts, prefers to use the term to categorize those who are considered to have disabilities.

Ability Shirts sells awareness products—some of which are handmade or made by individuals with unique abilities. 

Adam’s unique abilities give him the perspective to lead a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who share them. Adam hopes to have a retail storefront in the future to sell more awareness products, and to hire other talented young men and women with unique abilities.


MikeyPod 180 | Artist Scott Teplin


I met Scott Teplin pretty soon after I moved to Brooklyn and quickly became a fan of his artwork. I’m really fascinated and inspired by his use of crowdfunding and his most recent Kickstarter brought in well above his goal: $26,417.00! A chat we had recently in our local coffeeshop, Steeplechase,  inspired me to invite him to be on the podcast,  and it turned out to be a really great show.  Check out Scott’s résumé here. It’s pretty impressive and I didn’t do such a great job with his intro on the show. Saying stuff is hard.


Everynight – Walker Lukens
Burglar – The Wheel Workers

Scott Teplin's "Big Hospital"

Scott Teplin’s “Big Hospital” (Click the photo to make it bigger!)

Please subscribe in iTunes and check out michaelharren.com if you’d like to know more about my work. Next week’s guest will be chanteuse and general bad-ass, Raquel Cion. Don’t miss it!


MikeyPod 179 | Author Isaac Oliver


I had a great time chatting with author Isaac Oliver about Intimacy Idiot, his debut collection of essays which is already scoring kick-ass reviews. Also on this show, a track from my new remix album and music from CACAW.

Please subscribe in iTunes and let me know how you like the show!

When Will It Bloom (Known Space Remix) – Michael Harren
Replicant Lover – CACAW

If you’d like to check out the newly released Tentative Armor Reworks, download it for free here.