The Family Room Podcast
Getting to Know Your Friends and Neighbors
Episode 64 - Palana Belken
November 10, 2017 05:22 AM PST
My guest on this episode is Palana Belken. Palana is a musician and a manager at Teatotaller cafe in Somersworth. We talked about measures taken to watch Stranger Things during a 3-day power outage, recording music, working when you're sick, the importance of drummers, finding a place you feel at home, the experience of transitioning, and "being the machine"...among other things.
Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 63 - Chris Chase
October 27, 2017 04:37 AM PDT
My guest on this episode is Chris Chase, owner and operator of the new Noise Floor recording studio in Dover.
Chris and I talked about taking apart his old studio and building the new one, being a difficult teenager, fortuitous advice of a patient teacher, embracing learning, being a Repo Man, and the truth about Smash Mouth...among other things.
Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 62 - Lee Frank
October 13, 2017 05:14 AM PDT
My guest on this episode, which was recorded several months ago, is Lee Frank, the Director of Development for New Heights - Adventures for Teens. Lee and I discussed our common heritage as ex-new yorkers, sons of teachers, and un-handy jews, as well as working in fundraising, bad job interviews, the chinatown bus, kvetching, and other Lee Franks...among other things.Episode 61 - Serena Galleshaw
September 29, 2017 01:00 AM PDT
Serena Galleshaw is a sustainable community advocate, a member of the Envision Berwick Committee, and former Director of Seacoast Local. We discussed fruit, food sourcing, living where you grew up, the conservation and redevelopment of Prime Tanning in Berwick, psychogeography, and Wonder Woman...among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 60 - Ilyssa Sherman
September 15, 2017 06:19 AM PDT
Ilyssa Sherman is an active and outspoken volunteer leader for Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire. We discussed the quest for decent pizza in New Hampshire, kayaking in the drinking water, 9/11, anti-Boston prejudice, running for office, media bias, women's health, bird-dogging, and her relationship with Governor Chris Sununu...among other things.
Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 59 - Eric Ott
September 01, 2017 01:00 AM PDT
Eric Ott is a singer/songwriter and the man behind Hi-Fi Spin design and consulting. We discussed the making of his new album "Freeway UFOs," conflict and compromise in collaboration, anxiety attacks, being a military parent, reimagining higher education, working as a private eye and other odd jobs, pessimism vs. realism, the lack of empathy built into the American identity, and the apocalypse ... among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 58 - Nova Mullineaux
August 18, 2017 01:00 AM PDT
My guest on this episode is Nova Mullineaux, owner of Adelle's Coffeehouse in Dover, NH. We discussed ordering coffee in other countries, coming home to your cats, sitting on ant hills, balancing friendship and boss-ship, and Annie Potts, among other things. Thanks for listening -enjoy!Episode 57 - Lincoln Soldati
August 04, 2017 01:00 AM PDT
My guest on this episode is Lincoln Soldati. Lincoln is a retired attorney, the former mayor of Somersworth, and a sometime Uber driver, among other things. We discussed military service, mentorship, running for office, adjusting when life throws you curveballs, and Lincoln's recent participation in the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock...among other things. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Episode 56 - Sajin Ka
July 21, 2017 01:00 AM PDT
My guest on episode 56 is Sajin Ka, head coffee roaster at White Heron Tea and Coffee, singer in the group Vesper and the choir Amare Cantare, and sometime model for photographer Michael Winters. Sajin and I discussed the disappointment of seeing Bon Iver live and the overall shitshow of the Boston Calling music festival, embracing but not bracing your tooth gap, growing up as a weird van gypsy, a serendipitous gas mask, magic showers ... and chicken shit bingo - among other things. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!Episode 55 - Mike Teixeira
July 07, 2017 01:00 AM PDT
My guest on this episode is Mike Teixeira, the Board President of Art-Speak, and the founder of DECK. Mike and I discussed: embracing our future robot overlords; Portugal and the Portuguese immigrant community in New England; PechaKucha; the adventures of Batman in South Central LA; and the exciting new Art-Speak initiative "Street Canvas." 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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