The Family Room Podcast
Getting to Know Your Friends and Neighbors
Episode 42 - Ryan Harrison
August 26, 2016 01:00 AM PDT
My guest on this episode is Ryan Harrison, drummer in the bands Rick Rude, Black Norse, and Shifty. He's also the main man behind the website, record label, and show promotion outfit SALTY SPEAKERS.
Still on a cloud following the very successful and super-fun Takedown Wrestling event at Wrong Brain last weekend, Ryan and I spent about 10 minutes talking about pro wrestling, but also found time to talk about foods we don't like, family bonding, the sluice, flying snakes, piano recitals, and a cookie-stealing bear - among other things.
Thanks for listening ... enjoy!Episode 41 - Russ Grazier
August 19, 2016 01:00 AM PDT
Russ Grazier is the co-Founder and Executive Director of PMAC, the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center. We discussed Pulitzer prizes, illegal street waffles, taking advantage of wrong number calls, paying it backward, and a timely reminder not to lick anything you find on the ground...among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 40 - Celeste Ladd
August 12, 2016 01:00 AM PDT
Celeste Ladd is the Senior Marketing & Development Manager at 3S Artspace (for a few more days). We discussed her impending move to California, the journey of helping to build 3S and the highs and lows of its first 18 months, as well as relationship compromises, small town living, finding the balance between accepting feedback and not reading the comments, and mysterious name-changes ... among other things. Thanks for listening - Enjoy!Episode 39 - Karen Marzloff
August 05, 2016 01:00 AM PDT
Karen Marzloff is the co-founder of Seacoast Local, the RPM Challenge, and the late, great arts weekly The Wire. We discussed collaboration, spreadsheets, introversion, Spinnaker Point gym, The Tong, travel tips, social psychology, and Queen...among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 38 - Thérèse LaGamma
July 29, 2016 01:00 AM PDT
Thérèse LaGamma is the Deputy Director of Programming at The Music Hall. We discussed pet adoption, staycationing, international cultural exchange, the appeal of new and unconventional music venues, gossip about Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples' love lives, oldies acts, the Pixies, and Malaria suppressants ... among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 37 - Ben Anderson
July 22, 2016 01:00 AM PDT
Ben Anderson is the President of Prescott Park Arts Festival. In addition to talking about the Festival and its many well-documented triumphs and challenges, we discussed giving crappy jobs to interns, immigration, farming, cooking, mead, and adorable, terrifying seals ... among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 36 - Meganne Fabrega
July 15, 2016 01:00 AM PDT
Meganne Fabrega, Editor of The Square magazine, came to the Family Room to discuss space-filling words, the coasts, heathenry, re-meeting the people you knew as a kid, writing a novel, and "lepidopterophobia" (the fear of butterflies) ..... among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 35 - Pip Clews
July 08, 2016 01:00 AM PDT
Pip Clews chairs the board of Seacoast Outright and also serves on the board at 3S Artspace. In addition to discussing those two organizations, she and Peter talked about owning old houses, falling into jobs by accident, the magic of mill buildings, secret cupcakes, and the squeeze machine, among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 34 - Pam Raiford
July 01, 2016 01:00 AM PDT
Pam Raiford teaches philosophy, sociology, and world cultures at Oyster River High School. We discussed the evolution of teenage life in the past 20 years, growing up in the suburbs, and finding your happy place, among other things. Pam also shared some of the surprising silver linings of her recent cancer diagnosis, showing her unique, amazing ability to remain positive and grateful even at an extremely difficult time. She is the best. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 33 - Jim Rioux
June 24, 2016 01:00 AM PDT
Jim Rioux is a professor at UNH, a talented poet, songwriter, musician, and the host of Writers in the Round on WSCA. We discussed the pursuit of recognition for your art and the ego consequences of that journey; depression, tension, and the creative rewards of psychological distress; pretending to be a cowboy; jam sessions; our mutual friend Paul Brockelman; and "the bop"...among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!
Welcome to The Family Room Podcast, hosted by Peter Squires.
The purpose of the Family Room Podcast is to get to know interesting people through honest, non-promotional conversations. Frequent topics will include music, art, politics, religion, family, and all the stuff that motivates us and makes us who we are.
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