Month: November 2018

E29: Artists #17, Featuring Blake Worrell

In this episode I interview musician and award-winning mobile filmmaker Blake Worrell. Blake is an old acquaintance of mine from Berlin who is in the process of relocating elsewhere. I caught up with him during his visit to the city, where he was giving mobile filmmaking classes over the weekend. He was hungry, so we went to grab some food, after which we discussed his views on how artists should mentally prepare themselves for the artist’s lifestyle. Blake’s straight-forward philosophy on how to persevere as an artist is deceptively simple and is a mixture of self-actualization and a can-do attitude that focuses on the journey rather than the destination. Hear it for yourselves here! Keep up with Blake on his website blakeworrell.com. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Shiloh for their time, space and tasty food!

This is the last episode of 2018… More to come in January 2019! Happy Holidays, people!

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E28: Voices from the Dark Specials #2, Featuring Sgambetto


In this episode I have the extreme pleasure to converse with the enigmatic host of the Sgambetto radio show, Emanuele (Emanuello, Manuelo etc.), who also happens to be the proprietor of the local Neukoelln bar, LaBettolab.

Special thanks as usual to RBL Berlin. This is the last episode of the Voices from the Dark–RBL Berlin 2018 collaboration. It’s been a great ride! The adventure will continue…

In addition to providing some news on upcoming shows and projects for Voices from the Dark, I speak with Signore Sgambetto about his plans for the new year, what his bar and his radio show are all about, and our planned collaboration. He shares details on how his show is a combination of his personal imagination, his inner life and his outlook on the world. We also discuss the importance of dialects in poetry, the power of spontaneity and the living experimental art space that is LaBettolab.

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Originally recorded and aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, November 18th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.


E27: The Spectrum #3, Featuring the Left-Right Spectrum 2

In this episode Neo and I continue our conversation about the mysterious left–right spectrum, coming at you semi-live from the beautiful Horse bar in lovely Neukoelln, Berlin. We go off on several glorious tangents but focus on the topic at hand, going into further detail about the definitions of the terms left and right. We also try to get into the minds of people who might label themselves with these terms. We create profiles of this imaginary group, getting into demographics such as race, sex, and gender, emphasizing the idea that these terms are insufficient. And of course, we enjoy some tasty beverages. After the live recording we had a great time with Kai the bartender and some of Horse’s regular patrons.

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E26: Voices from the Dark Specials #1, A Retrospective

In this episode we present clips from the first five episodes of Voices from the Dark, all of which happen to be part of the Artists series, featuring interviews with Domink Watin, Grace Nicholas, Lalo Gomes, Alma, and Leanne Rivers. It’s a sort of retrospective episode intended to give listeners an idea of how things have progressed since the beginning. Voices from the Dark is a podcast that is as much about the medium of podcasting itself as it is about anything else. In these clips, you can see the difference between the various audio environments featured in each episode as well as a development of the recording techniques and equipment used.

Thanks as usual to the folks at RBL Berlin and LaBettolab. This is the penultimate episode of the 2018 collaboration between RBL and Voices from the Dark. The last episode will air on November 18th. Future projects with both RBL and LaBettolab will be coming out soon in addition to regular Voices from the Dark programming. Stay tuned!

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Originally aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, November 11th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.


E25: Artists #16, Featuring Dimitar Gospodinov of DeanIsHome

In this episode, I interview Bulgarian Berlin-based singer and songwriter Dimitar Gospodinov. (Special thanks to Emanuelo of LaBettolab for introducing the episode in his special way.)

Also known as Dean, Dimitar shares his stories from the road as a street performer and in his various international musical adventures. Dean also shares a track that he wrote, performed and produced called Still Sixteen. He shares examples of the challenges he has faced as an artist and emphasizes optimism, hard work and passion. This episode also features a lot of clapping, which seems to be a Bulgarian thing (looking at you Evegni!). Check out Dean’s homepage at deanishome.net.

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Originally recorded and aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, November 4th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.