Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct. 15, 2015: Terry Kitchen/Scott Simmons/Rasmussen Brothers

Singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen is up first, and he has some great stories to tell through his new CD, "The Post American Century." It's a collection of deeply personal tales that touch at the heart of many current events and problems. He also plays a couple live tunes and previews some upcoming shows.

Author Scott Simmons is on the line for our next segment. We talk to him about his soon to be released fantasy novel, "Broken Ties," second in a trilogy of books. As the title implies, things go a little south for the hero of the story, and Scott gives us a glimpse into what happens and how he crafted this fantasy world.

Just in time for Halloween the filmmaker duo of Michael and Shawn Rasmussen take us on a journey into the surreal and scary with their new movie, "The Inhabitants." A haunted house chiller set in a historical Salem home, this movie promises scares from two masters of the genre. They also offer their thoughts on the haunted house genre and how the lengthy process of finishing a movie can have challenges of its own.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct. 8, 2015: Joe Grizzly/RISE at Gardener Museum/Mike Resnick

Jordan of Joe Grizzly with Max
Jordan of the hip-hop duo Joe Grizzly shares some of their sick flows and outlines the many shows they have lined up in October. We also nerd out on anime and comics and talk about the creative process behind their work. You know, just a regular Citywide!

Simone Scazzocchio shares a very energetic interview with Max, talking about the incredible RISE program he and Shea Rose have put together. Pairing together established and emerging artists from all over, this program brings some new sounds to the Isabelle Stewart Gardener Museum.

Author Mike Resnick is one of the judges of the Writers of the Future contest. In the final interview, he tells us how winning this coveted competition can boost one's career, and the judging process. How quickly does a book have to get his attention? Listen and learn!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct. 1, 2015: Thea Hopkins/Victoria Corliss and Leigh Brown/Loren Schechter/Radclyffe Hall

Thea Hopkins
We open the show with singer/songwriter Thea Hopkins, back from a recent tour of the UK and with new music in the works. Thea tells us all about what a show overseas is like, and how the audience experience can be a very different thing from here. We also talk politics and how she approaches such subject in her music.

Authors Victoria Corliss and Leigh Brown provide insight into their collaborative writing process that produced "Second Chances" and "The Pie Sisters." Along with how they craft such diverse and interesting characters, they share how their own background set some of the foundation for their writing.

Loren Shcechter is certainly a diverse writer, with one book about murder in a small town and another about a high school for vampires. What led him to pursue such different genres? We learn about this and the many people who played a part in his books' creation.

The bands Radclyffe Hall and St. Nothing tells us about their many show experiences, including a big one they had at the Middle East. We also talk about the future of music, and where they see the industry going in the next few years.