Jeff Orlowski is a documentary filmmaker whose latest film, The Social Dilemma, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The film weaves interviews with tech founders into dramatically portrayed scenes with Hollywood actors to reveal disturbing information about how technology shapes and manipulates society. Jeff won an Emmy […]
Bryan and Jason talk about the Mai Leisz and Jim Haven interviews. They also talk about Bryan’s experience at the Sundance Film Festival and preview the first of eight long-form interviews conducted in Park City which will launch next week.
Episode 33: Finding Remarkable Solutions to Beautiful Problems, with Advertising and Design Guru, Jim Haven
Jim Haven’s career is rooted in advertising and design but at his core he is a storyteller and problem solver. His corporate clients, including Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, Amazon, Nike and Bill Gates, come to him for help with branding and advertising, but end up on a journey to discover who they are as a company […]
Episode 32: Bass Guitarist Mai Leisz on Jazz, Melodic Playing and Writing/Performing with Rock Legends
Mai Leisz (pronounced Lease) is a “melodic” bass player and composer from the post-soviet country, Estonia. In 2010 she moved to Sweden to hone her craft, where she started her own jazz-fusion group, MaiGroup. In 2015, a musician touring with Jackson Browne heard Mai busking in the subways of Stockholm. The next night, Mai sat […]
Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from the Chris Kinkade episode, what’s coming up next week on the podcast, and what they are reading, watching, and listening to. They also pay homage to the late drummer, Neil Peart, of Rush.
Chris Kinkade is a stage and film actor whose work includes Alpha Dog with Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake, and My Sister’s Keeper with Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin (both directed by Nick Cassavetes). He’s the former lead singer of the Seattle-based 1970s/80s rock band Rail, the current lead singer of the band Elsewaves, and a professional […]
Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from the A.J. Eaton episode, read listener reviews, and discuss what’s coming up next week on the podcast. They also talk about what they are reading, watching, and listening to.
The son of a musician and songwriter, A.J. Eaton grew up in rural Idaho but has worked as a television and film director in Los Angeles for the last 20 years. His 2019 documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name (produced by Cameron Crowe, Greg Mariotti, and Michele Farinola). From its premiere at Sundance and subsequent […]
In this special New Year’s Day episode, Bryan and Jason reflect on interview highlights from 2019, listen to clips from memorable guests, and share behind-the-scenes stories about how the podcast went from an idea to reality.
Tess Gallagher is an American poet, essayist, and short story writer. Her many honors include a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts award, and Maxine Cushing Gray Foundation Award. In addition to authoring numerous collections of poems and short stories, and teaching writing at Syracuse University for 10 years, Tess consulted […]