CULTURAL WEEKLY RADIO
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Welcome to Cultural Weekly Radio hosted by radio personality Ethan Bearman and Cultural Weekly’s Special Features Editor Tod Hardin.
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Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #15
This week Tod Hardin and Ethan Bearman interview Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary – creator of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story. Tiwary is the producing brains behind such Broadway hits as Green Day’s American Idiot, The Addams Family and A Raisen In The Sun. Now he has taken on the story of man that discovered and managed the Beatles – Brian Epstein. The graphic novel has been a hit and a feature film version is now in development.
Cultural Weekly radio – Episode #14
The Art of Managing Artists: Artists’ agent, Manuela Klerkx, is interviewed this week by Ethan Bearman and Tod Hardin. Klerkx represents an eclectic mix of artists, just as an agent does for athletes and entertainers. She recognized that artists were being underserved in the world of art, and her groundbreaking agency is helping them navigate the murky waters of all aspects of the industry – including contracts, gallery deals, connecting with collectors, social media, public relations and more. Plus, Ethan and Tod talk about various topics related to this week’s creative landscape
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #13
This week Ethan and Tod interview Cultural Weekly publisher and managing editor, Adam Leipzig, as he joins the program from the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He tells us about the latest technologies being introduced and also discusses the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Sundance is the most important film festival in the us, and a recent infographic produced by Cultural Weekly and Entertainment Media Partners reveals much about it, as wella as the health of independent filmmaking. Guest #2 is internationally acclaimed English street artist My Dog Sighs. He calls in from the south of England to discuss his creative process and the Free Art Friday movement that he was responsible for founding.
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #12
Co-hosts Tod Hardin and Ethan Bearman return to do the final show of 2013! They are joined by award-winning comic book, TV, film and gaming writer, Jimmy Palmiotti. PLUS, Cultural Weekly’s publisher and managing editor, Adam Leipzig, comes on to discuss the top 10 stories of 2013. Broadcast December 13, 2013.
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #11
Ethan and Tod interview world-acclaimed landscape and still life artist, Lori McNee; graphic novel and comic book advocate Allen Rubinstein; and Alexis Rhone Fancher announces the winner of the Cultural Weekly poetry contest. Broadcast November 17, 2013
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #10
Cultural Weekly’s publisher Adam Leipzig joins host Ethan Bearman to discuss this site’s new look, music and the brain, plus a satiric song from a Saudi comic inspired by Saudi women’s driving protest. Broadcast November 3, 2013
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #9
This week Tod is still a jetsetter on the other side of the planet and we catch up on the latest in Cultural Weekly and Dubai. Ethan and Tod interview with multi-facted talent, Mike Ellison. Plus the outro is Liquid Architecture artist Young Old Man: A Warrior’s Prayer. Broadcast October 27, 2013
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #8
This week co-host Tod Hardin joins from the other side of the planet, as he updates us on on the latest edition of Cultural Weekly and his visit to Dubai. Ethan and poetry editor Alexis Rhone Fancher interviews literary giant Jack Grapes about the creative writing process. Plus we close the show with a track from acclaimed Brooklyn-based band, Lucius. Broadcast October 20, 2013.
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #7
This week we interview artist Seth Armstrong about his new show “Lovin’ Thy Neighbor” (up now at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City) and why he likes paining superheroes and naked ladies. We also chat with Writ Large Press publisher, poet and educator, Chiwan Choi as he tells us why he’s out to destroy publishing and bookstores. Hmmmm… always interesting! WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Broadcast October 13, 2013.
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #6
This week we interview screenwriter Todd Alcott about what Breaking Bad has meant for TV writing; San Francisco Chronicle Executive Features Editor/TV critic, David Wiegand, about the new fall TV season; and Cultural Weekly’s Poetry Editor, Alexis Rhone Fancher, reads one of her deliciously explicit and naughty erotic poems. WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT MATERIAL THROUGH THE READING OF AN EROTIC POEM NEAR THE END. Broadcast October 6, 2013.
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #5
Hosted by radio personality Ethan Bearman and Cultural Weekly’s Special Features Editor Tod Hardin. This week we interview actor Matthew Modine about his groundbreaking new app, Stanley Kubrick, Full Metal Jacket and much more. Other topics discussed: Breaking Bad, Stephen King, the Emmy Awards, Cultural Weekly and singer/songwriter, Danny Michel. Broadcast September 29, 2013.
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #4
Hosted by radio personality, Ethan Bearman, and Cultural Weekly’s Special Features Editor, Tod Hardin. This week we interview Sophia Stein about her interview with director Alan Berliner; Alexis Rhone Fancher about this week’s poet (she does a live reading); and Sofy Encanto, the lead singer from the band Elastic Bond. Discussion around British actors being cast to play Americans, production location of films and more. Broadcast September 22, 2013.
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #3
Hosted by radio personality, Ethan Bearman, and Cultural Weekly’s Special Features Editor, Tod Hardin. This week we interview Milan McAlevy, co-founder, songwriter and guitarist for the band Coke Weed – a psych rock band from Bar Harbor, Maine. They’re one of the hottest bands on the college radio charts and have made some waves via Spin magazine and CMJ. We discuss the band’s success and their latest album, Back to Soft. Other topics for discussion include the definition of culture, Riddick, Neil Young, the Toronto International Film Festival, box office results and much more. Broadcast September 15, 2013.
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #2
This week we interview Cultural Weekly contributor, Dr. Ulli K. Ryder about her article In Defense of Jay Z — her take on the feud between the rap mogul and legendary entertainer and activist, Harry Belafonte. Other topics include Elmore Leonard, Seamus Heaney, J.D. Salinger and an overview of the current issue of Cultural Weekly. The show closes with a new tune from the genre-bending recording artist, Thundercat. Broadcast September 8, 2013.
Cultural Weekly Radio – Episode #1
This inaugural broadcast features interviews with Cultural Weekly Publisher & Managing Editor Adam Leipzig, Poetry Editor Alexis Rhone Fancher, and discussions surrounding the current issue focused on Detroit. Broadcast posted 8/29/13 at 9:00 AM PT.
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