Month: January 2021

MikeyPod 317 Bonus | Extended Interview with Joseph C. Phillips Jr.

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MikeyPod 317 | Composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr.

I am so honored to present this conversation with composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. about The Grey Land, his monoopera which explores universal themes of humanity and identity through the intractable triumvirate of race, class, and power in American society. Our conversation began with the origins of the piece and broadened into a discussion about the white centeredness of the classical music world, and what that has cost both artists and audiences. I’m so excited for you all to hear this!

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MikeyPod 316 Bonus | Extended Interview with Mak Grgic

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MikeyPod 316 | Guitarist Mak Grgić

It would be difficult to summarize the impossibly prolific world of guitarist Mak Grgić in one paragraph. He is an accomplished classical guitarist who has performed all over the globe, a builder of communities, and an entrepreneur and educator. Our conversation here was just perfect for the beginning of the year, especially this year. We discussed the intrinsic value of art, moving forward through obstacles, and, of course, his music. This is an episode not to be missed!

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MikeyPod 315 Bonus | Extended Interview with Lotus Kay

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MikeyPod 315 | Author Lotus Kay

Lotus Kay is a teen writer who has been published in Thrive Global,  Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, New Leaves, Light of Consciousness, and Voya: Voice of Youth Advocates.  She is a recipient of a grant from Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots program for her work creating an educational campaign called Bears for Cares to educate youth about endangered species and wildlife. We talked about her work, what inspired her to start speaking up for animals, and how you are never too young (or too old) to start pursuing your creative dreams!

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MikeyPod 314 Bonus | Extended Interview with Tom DeTrinis

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