MikeyPod 294 | Composer/Performer Molly Joyce

Molly Joyce

I saw Molly Joyce perform her music back in 2017 in an art gallery in the Lower East Side and I have been following her work ever since. Her choice of instrument (a toy chord organ from the 1970s) is intriguing, but that is only a part of what her work is about. Molly’s latest album, Breaking and Entering, is a highly personal album through which she explores disability as a creative source.

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MikeyPod 293 | Artist Jaklin Romine

Jaklin Romine

I met Jaklin Romine at the Booklyn AB/Z Fair where we were both showing our work. I loved the zines she was showing there, and was completely intrigued when she told me about her performance work and how she uses it to confront inaccessible art spaces in Los Angeles by documenting her body sitting outside for an entire art opening or closing. I knew she would be a perfect guest for the podcast, and was so happy to get this interview booked!

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MikeyPod 292 | Writer/Director/Animator Bobby Rubio

Bobby Rubio

I fell in love with the Pixar Animation Studios animated short, Float, the first moment I watched it. My pal Jeremy suggested it on social media, and I could not be more grateful to have seen this film. I was so moved by its story, that I reached out to Pixar in hopes of scoring an interview the film’s writer and director, Bobby Rubio. To my delight, I was quickly granted the interview!

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MikeyPod 291 | Comedian Kelli Dunham

Kelli Dunham

Everyone’s favorite ex-nun genderqueer cat-loving nerd nurse comic Kelli Dunham joins me on this episode of the podcast. We talk about her unique blend of stand-up comedy with storytelling, grief, and her album, Not The Gym Teacher which is available wherever you stream or purchase music.

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MikeyPod 290 | T.O.F.U. Magazine’s Ryan Patey

I met Ryan Patey some 10 years ago in the East Village where he was distributing free copies of his magazine, T.O.F.U. Since then we have remained in touch and had many moments of connection and inspiration as independent creators of stuff. His most recent release is his e-book, This Job is Shđź’©t or How I Became A Full-Time House Sitter to Travel the World. We dig into his experience in Vietnam with the current pandemic, and his recent tour of a quarantine facility.

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MikeyPod 289 | Tofurky Founder Seth Tibbott

I am so proud to welcome Seth Tibbott to this week’s podcast! Seth is the founder and chairman of Tofurky, perhaps the most recognized name in plant based meats. We talk about his company and the path that took him from a treehouse-dwelling, tempeh-loving hippie to who he is today, a tempeh-loving hippie CEO!

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MikeyPod 288 | Writer/Performer Raquel Cion

Raquel Cion

When I last spoke to Raquel Cion, it was 2015 and she was in the early years of her long running, ever-evolving solo performance, Me and Mr Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie. Since then, he has continued to perform the show in NYC and beyond through Bowie’s death, and Cion’s own life changing cancer diagnosis. We talk about the show, where it’s going, where it’s been, and how the show how evolved with her own experiences of the world.

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MikeyPod 287 | Musician ES Wex

ES Wex

ES Wex is a queer musician, songwriter, teacher, activist based here in Brooklyn, NYC. I knew I liked her music and her thoughtful social media presence, but I was not prepared for the absolutely joyful and spiritual journey our conversation would take! We talked about her work, building community with art, and the decidedly unique path she took to creating her latest single, “Surrender.”

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