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Thursday, March 28, 2024

ARK returns to the podcast alongside our first-ever guest, crew member, and long-time host Grum to discuss their musical journey together, both as performers with their band Soul Folk Union and as a duo. They share insights into how they became intertwined musically and romantically, discussing the lessons learned from working together with different perspectives while trying to grow as artists. The duo also reveals some of their ambitions for the future and sets expectations for upcoming performances and releases. You can find them on all platforms as Soul Folk Union or reach out for booking at Soulfolkunion@gmail.com.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

We tried a few drinks at Paddlefish brewing and chatted with the owners about their visions for the bar, the beer, and the future. Learn about their unique membership programs, including the exclusive ceramic mug club and the Founders club, offering patrons the opportunity to support the brewery while enjoying special perks and privileges. So grab a pint, pull up a seat, and join us as we raise a glass to Paddlefish Brewing.

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Thursday, February 08, 2024

Tyler joins us on behalf of the Mankato Makerspace to provide updates on new programming, grants they have received, and the exciting possibility of expansion. We delve into existing programs, the benefits for members, and plans for the future. Additionally, Tyler shares personal anecdotes about his involvement with the Makerspace and the projects he has taken on as a maker himself. If you want more information about programming or becoming a member visit: https://www.mankatomakerspace.org/

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Mollie Sings Her Final Show With Skitzo Fonik at the Mankato Brewery on February 24th. 21+ | $15 PRESALE DISCOUNT Get tickets online.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Musician Tyler Herwig joins us to talk about his journey as a musician from changing majors in college to over a decade of heavy gigging as a cover musician to making his way onto the US alternative country charts with his single 'Living in the Last Days'. We also learn about his motivations and gain a few songwriting and marketing tips from his time on the road. You can find out more information or check out a show at tylerherwig.com

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

ARK returns to the podcast alongside our first-ever guest, crew member, and long-time host Grum to discuss their musical journey together, both as performers with their band Soul Folk Union and as a duo. They share insights into how they became intertwined musically and romantically, discussing the lessons learned from working together with different perspectives while trying to grow as artists. The duo also reveals some of their ambitions for the future and sets expectations for upcoming performances and releases. You can find them on all platforms as Soul Folk Union or reach out for booking at Soulfolkunion@gmail.com.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Michael returns to the podcast to talk about his new magic venue and art space in St. Peter called 'Blue Moon Comedy and Magic'. We learn about the history of his work through the lens of his ongoing search for a physical space that worked well for his performances and the type of entertainment he wanted to bring to the area. Micael also shares some stories from his time doing close up magic and opinions on the craft. Blue Moon is located next to River Rock Coffee at 303 South Minnesota Avenue, St Peter - for more information about upcoming shows follow Michael Callahan or 2nd Story Comedy on Facebook.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Jared Willemsen returns to talk about his most recent Smilebro album 'Chapel Hill' - a collaborative concept album created during a musicians retreat in North Carolina. We explore how the limitations of working with new collaborative artists and confining production to a single week, from concept to completion, helped mold this album into a final product that, in many ways, represents a departure from his previous work. Jared shares some valuable takeaways from the production sessions as well as catching us up on his life changes as last time he spoke with us on the cast he was headed out to Los Angeles and has since returned. You can check out the single: 'Smilebro - Hundred Billion Dollars' on all streaming platforms, and the rest of the album will be released on the 18th of December 2023.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Musician Mal Murphy joins us to talk about her debut EP 'Grow Up', Mal is an emerging singer songwriter who has been gigging regionally for three years. We learn about her upbringing, her journey to becoming a musician as well as some of the friends and influences that she has gathered along the way. 'Grow Up' releases December 2023 with three release shows, you can find out more by following Mal Murphy on Facebook or Instagram - If you want to run into the TF team we will be helping out with production at the second show hosted at the 410 project December 14th at 7pm. Mal also performed a couple tunes for our Live Session series: Mal Murphy - Grow Down | Live on the TF Cast Dive into Mal Murphy's live performance of "Grow Down." This track is a gem from her latest EP, 'Grow Up.' Mal Murphy - Talk To Me (by Ben Scruggs) | Live on the TF Cast Enjoy Mal Murphy's rendition of "Talk To Me" by Ben Scruggs. Mal adds her special flair to this track, offering a glimpse into her musical world.

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Nicholas returns to the show to discuss his cut-up musical project, 'I Cut People.' We delve into the project's history, approaching its 18th year with over 10 releases available on Bandcamp. Nicholas shares insights into how he finds inspiration, generates and sorts the cuts he uses, and the cultural and philosophical inspirations behind the finished products. You can listen to and download the albums for free at: https://icutpeople.com/ In this episode, we focus on his latest and most musical release, 'The End,' which departs from previous work by primarily pulling from music instead of film.

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Thursday, November 23, 2023

In reflection of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we had the opportunity to speak with Julia Hamann, the Director of Community Programming at The Committee Against Domestic Violence (CADA). CADA serves a 9-county area in southern Minnesota, including Blue Earth. During our conversation, we explore the mission of CADA, the services they provide, the communities they serve, and their funding. Julia also shares stories and perspectives gained from eight years of working in the field in various positions. If you're interested in learning more, donating, becoming a sponsor, or seeking services, you can visit cadamn.org. For immediate assistance regarding relationship abuse or sexual violence, reach out to an advocate through their 24-hour helpline at 1-800-477-0466, text at 507-223-4200, or email at advocacy@cadamn.org.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Festival Co-Director Tom Bliese joins us to discuss all things GSR. We delve into a brief history of the festival and Tom's experiences in the Mankato art scene, dating back to the 70s. Tom sheds light on how festival goers, vendors, organizers, and volunteers collaboratively contribute to making the GSR festival a longstanding positive influence in the Mankato area. The GSR Fine Art Festival is a juried event for artists, musicians, and authors to present and sell their wares. Open and free to the public, the festival takes place on Nov 25-26th at the Mayo Clinic Event Center in Mankato, MN.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Artist Love Quetee joins us to talk about her upcoming show Ghetto Visionary opening at the 410 project November 10th. Love shares her experiences as an MNSU fine arts major, her motivations to pursue a career in the arts and thoughts on organizing the show. We also learn about her creative process as well as desire to shine a light on black culture through her artwork.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Colin Scharf joins us again in a very special episode, we listen to and share stories from The Golden Hour Live LP Volume II. Recorded during July-September of 2022 the LP features thirteen tracks from different Mankato musicians recorded live during the Golden Hour series events hosted at the Wine Cafe. We learn about the organization, funding and execution of this work as well as anecdotes from team members who performed or worked the events. During the interview we also sample music from; Kaleb Braun-Schulz & the Nightingale Band; Torrid Forest; Silver Summer; Double-Oh!, J-Mose, & DJ Shoba; EZ Jazz; The Ericksons; Given Names; Loadie; Goal Area 51; Onion Bun, Liz Draper + Tasha Baron, and Sister Gin. If you want to get your hands on a copy you can swing by the Carnegie Nov 4th, 7-9pm and pick one up in person or contact Colin through socials or Precious Metals Records.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Nu World Comics founder Ty joins us to discuss his inspiration for creating a comic book universe with plans for over 1500 characters to appear in multiple story arcs. Ty shares his motivations for establishing a universe grounded in diversity and inclusion. With books featuring heroes like Night Wraith and Firefly already in print, and a wealth of stories already written, we can expect much more from Nu World Comics. We also gain insights into how Ty has designed the storylines and universe, his personal take on comic book themes, and his experiences in the industry

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Tom, Joe and Mark of Mankato punk rock outfit The Burn Vault join us to promote their debut album Ignite releasing October 27th 2023. We learn about their origin, individual musical influences and philosophies as well as some anecdotes from shows both played and attended.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Artist Max Adams joins us to discuss his life and work as an artist in Mankato. Our conversation begins with his entry into the Carnegie Art Center Juried Art Show, followed by a discussion of his experiences as an MNSU student. Max shares insights into his lifelong journey, covering everything from basic techniques and tool frustrations to valuable tips and anecdotes along the way. If you're interested in viewing his work, along with pieces from 57 other regional artists, you can visit the Juried Exhibition at the Carnegie Art Center from October 5th to the 21st.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Writer and MNSU Grad Student Alex French joins us to talk about the courses he has organized with the Arts Center in St. Peter. We chat about writing, the community and the benefits the classes offer. The eight week writing class beginning October 22nd on Elements of Craft will feature lectures, discussions and writing exercises led by MNSU Grad students. More information or to sign up check out: https://www.artscentersp.org/classes/

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Comic Dan Bacula joins us to talk about the return of the weekly G.M.A.C.C. comedy open mic hosted at the Circle Inn. Throughout the episode we cover quick wits, chat about some local characters at the mic and share our thoughts on comedy in general. For more information check out Greater Mankato Area Comedy Coalition or check out Dan Bacula on Facebook and bandcamp.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Artist and Maker Caleb Stoner joins us to discuss his contributions and work at the Makers Space. We explore his diverse projects, ranging from crafting knives and gathering ore to creating tools and jewelry. Caleb shares anecdotes about his journey, including the process of acquiring skills, finding his place in the vibrant community of makers, and the art of foraging for supplies.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Artist Mary Walchuk joins us to discuss her upcoming 410 Project show, 'A Trip Inside My Head.' Mary shares her artistic journey, starting as a photographer and expanding into various practices, including colored pencils and painting. We also delve into how her creative pursuits have played a role in managing her mental health and how her mental health, in turn, has influenced her workFinally, we have the opportunity to delve into the book itself, which incidentally is set in the St. Peter/Mankato area.We also learn a little about the work of Abby Lunebrek, Hanne Tebben and Zoe Jensen who are friends and partners in making the Fluidity installation a reality. You can find more details at https://the410project.com/You can check out Lakota Made wares online and learn more at https://www.lakotamade.com/Chris gives us the rundown on some of his cocktails, as well as the philosophies and flavors that pique his creative interests and end up on his cocktail menus, as well as in his contest submissions. Along the way, we learn how the arts community in Mankato has helped inspire his submission, and that will be reflected in the presentation, as well as learning some insights from Chris about the industry.

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