Society & Culture

Episode 72 with Baker: Krista Harden!

Episode 72 with Baker: Krista Harden! Krista shares with us her trial and errors in the kitchen and how she learned to not only bake a delisious cake but to make it look fantastic too. We discuss bake goods found around the world, dreams of a desert food truck and tips for the kitchen.     Sound of the week: “Right City” by Gentlemen and Scholars! Download their new album now! https://gentlemenandscholars1.bandcamp.com/

Episode 72 with Baker: Krista Harden! Krista shares with us her trial and errors in the kitchen and how she learned to not only bake a delisious cake but to make it look fantastic too. We discuss bake goods found around the world, dreams of a desert food truck and tips for the kitchen.

 

Sound of the week: “Right City” by Gentlemen and Scholars! Download their new album now! https://gentlemenandscholars1.bandcamp.com/

Episode 71 with Brewmaster and Podcaster: “Big Cat” Josh Pietrowski!

Episode 71 with Brewmaster and Podcaster: “Big Cat” Josh Pietrowski! Between brewing delicious alcoholic beverages at Evansville staple Turoni’s and hosting the wonderful “Food 812” podcast, Josh does all he can to inject laughter and good times into the community he loves. Josh discuses a variety of topics with us such as his ability to pick out beer ingredients via taste alone, the comradery sports can breed and how he combats social anxiety. Follow Josh’s own podcast by visiting:  http://evansvillepodcast.com/food-812-evansville-rocks-peephole-bar-grill/      Song of the week is “Fallen Leaves” by folk singer Eric DeLong. Perfect for any car ride, you can find Eric’s music by going to: https://ericdelong.bandcamp.com/

Episode 71 with Brewmaster and Podcaster: “Big Cat” Josh Pietrowski! Between brewing delicious alcoholic beverages at Evansville staple Turoni’s and hosting the wonderful “Food 812” podcast, Josh does all he can to inject laughter and good times into the community he loves. Josh discuses a variety of topics with us such as his ability to pick out beer ingredients via taste alone, the comradery sports can breed and how he combats social anxiety. Follow Josh’s own podcast by visiting: http://evansvillepodcast.com/food-812-evansville-rocks-peephole-bar-grill/

 

Song of the week is “Fallen Leaves” by folk singer Eric DeLong. Perfect for any car ride, you can find Eric’s music by going to: https://ericdelong.bandcamp.com/

Episode 70 with Magazine Publishers: Daine Goolsby and Jake Bethel of Grinding Daisies!

Episode 70 with Magazine Publishers: Daine Goolsby and Jake Bethel of Grinding Daisies! Daine and Jake join us to discuss the love, passion and hard work behind their new magazine and how they prepare to bring tough issues to the forefront of conversation. Discussing art, religion, politics and social issues Grinding Daisies plans to serve as a platform for people to explain their viewpoint with others and solve differences by understanding. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=grinding%20daisies  Song of the Week is “Interlude” by NeRo AnGeLo. Check him out! https://www.facebook.com/neezyangelic/

Episode 70 with Magazine Publishers: Daine Goolsby and Jake Bethel of Grinding Daisies! Daine and Jake join us to discuss the love, passion and hard work behind their new magazine and how they prepare to bring tough issues to the forefront of conversation. Discussing art, religion, politics and social issues Grinding Daisies plans to serve as a platform for people to explain their viewpoint with others and solve differences by understanding. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=grinding%20daisies

Song of the Week is “Interlude” by NeRo AnGeLo. Check him out! https://www.facebook.com/neezyangelic/

Episode 66 with Graphic Designer, Artist and Magazine Editor: Megan Dickens!

Episode 66 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is with Graphic Designer, Artist and Magazine Editor: Megan Dickens! From paintings, to company logos, to Love It Evv Magazine, Megan Dickens applies an artistic touch to whatever she gets her hands on. We dig into the behind the scenes aspect of the creative process and discuss how to make client’s imaginations come to life. Check out Megan’s work by following: https://www.facebook.com/megvndickensdesign/?pnref=lhc  AND   http://meganddickens.wixsite.com/megvndickens

Song of the week is “Holding Me Back” by previous guest Theophilus Akai  

Episode 58 with Restaurateur: Kyle Swickard!

Episode 58 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is with wonderful storyteller and Restaurateur: Kyle Swickard! Kyle discusses with us the inner workings of what makes a good restaurant tick and how one can climb the ranks of the kitchen. Often called the “most stressful job in the world” Kyle gives great information on how to cope with the stress. In this conversation we get slightly deeper than usual as Kyle talks about his time in AA and how the program set him back on his path to happiness and success.  Song of the week is “There But Gone” by the awesome funkadellic band The Jangle Sheep. Give them a listen!  http://www.thejanglesheep.com/

Episode 58 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is with wonderful storyteller and Restaurateur: Kyle Swickard! Kyle discusses with us the inner workings of what makes a good restaurant tick and how one can climb the ranks of the kitchen. Often called the “most stressful job in the world” Kyle gives great information on how to cope with the stress. In this conversation we get slightly deeper than usual as Kyle talks about his time in AA and how the program set him back on his path to happiness and success.

Song of the week is “There But Gone” by the awesome funkadellic band The Jangle Sheep. Give them a listen! http://www.thejanglesheep.com/

Episode 56 with Radio DJ and Brand Manager: Ryan O’Bryan!

Episode 56 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is with talented Radio DJ and Kiss 106.1 Brand Manager: Ryan O’Bryan. Full of fantastic stories and wonderful advice in regards to the world of radio, Ryan has spent over a decade behind the microphone. We discuss the ever evolving medium, what makes a good DJ stand out, the worst thing he’s ever said “on air” and making the most out of an opportunity.  Song of the week is “Ember” from Jason Lee McKinney. His upcoming Triple EP “Sacred Southern Soul” releases on 04/22. Check it out  https://www.jasonleemckinneyband.com/

Episode 56 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is with talented Radio DJ and Kiss 106.1 Brand Manager: Ryan O’Bryan. Full of fantastic stories and wonderful advice in regards to the world of radio, Ryan has spent over a decade behind the microphone. We discuss the ever evolving medium, what makes a good DJ stand out, the worst thing he’s ever said “on air” and making the most out of an opportunity.

Song of the week is “Ember” from Jason Lee McKinney. His upcoming Triple EP “Sacred Southern Soul” releases on 04/22. Check it out https://www.jasonleemckinneyband.com/

Episode 53 with Culinary Artist: DeAndre Wilson!

Episode 53 is with Culinary Artist and soon to be Food Truck Entrepreneur: DeAndre Wilson! Compiling both recipes and business advice from restaurant owners and college courses DeAndre tells us about his full proof plan of entering the food truck landscape. Innovative and plugged into the community this is the perfect chat for those looking into starting their own business. Take a look at DeAndre’s wonderful food concoctions:  https://www.instagram.com/turntablellc/   Song of the week is “Don’t Step on the Azaleas” by young politically minded hip hop artist, Rhyme Taylor. Give a listen to his catalog of awesome songs:  https://soundcloud.com/rhyme-taylor

Episode 53 is with Culinary Artist and soon to be Food Truck Entrepreneur: DeAndre Wilson! Compiling both recipes and business advice from restaurant owners and college courses DeAndre tells us about his full proof plan of entering the food truck landscape. Innovative and plugged into the community this is the perfect chat for those looking into starting their own business. Take a look at DeAndre’s wonderful food concoctions: https://www.instagram.com/turntablellc/

Song of the week is “Don’t Step on the Azaleas” by young politically minded hip hop artist, Rhyme Taylor. Give a listen to his catalog of awesome songs: https://soundcloud.com/rhyme-taylor

Episode 48 with Public Speaker and Musician: Matt Hart!

Episode 48 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is with public speaker Matt Hart who dropped by to discuss his anti-bullying campaign, “ReACT to Bullying”. Matt discusses the impact he is able to make on students with his presentations and positive messaging. Recently celebrating his 100th school visit, Matt has come up with the perfect way to inform children on how they should handle bullies. Find out more about ReACT to Bullying by visiting:  https://www.facebook.com/reacttobullying/  and stop by to see Matt yourself on Feb.24th:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1843020535939736/   Song of the week is “As Far As We Can Go” from the indie pop duo: Seeyatmrw. With a blend of positivity and acoustic goodness, this band is sure to put you in a good mood.  https://www.facebook.com/seeyatmrw/

Episode 48 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is with public speaker Matt Hart who dropped by to discuss his anti-bullying campaign, “ReACT to Bullying”. Matt discusses the impact he is able to make on students with his presentations and positive messaging. Recently celebrating his 100th school visit, Matt has come up with the perfect way to inform children on how they should handle bullies. Find out more about ReACT to Bullying by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/reacttobullying/ and stop by to see Matt yourself on Feb.24th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843020535939736/

Song of the week is “As Far As We Can Go” from the indie pop duo: Seeyatmrw. With a blend of positivity and acoustic goodness, this band is sure to put you in a good mood. https://www.facebook.com/seeyatmrw/

Episode 35 with Adventurer: Adam Stevens!

In Episode 35 we talk to the highly intelligent Adam Stevens as he returns home from nearly half a year’s worth of travel in Europe. Highly cerebral when planning his time overseas, Adam dissects his method of designing the perfect trip to make the most of his time. We discuss the importance of broadening your horizons and increasing your world view, especially in today’s political climate.

 

Song of the week is “Fun Again” from the awesome punk band Cool Mutants. Check out their library and download the perfect soundtrack for having a good time: https://coolmutants.bandcamp.com/

Episode 32 with Fashion and Makeup Stylist: Dacia Drew!

Episode 32 we sit down with fashion and hair stylist, Dacia Drew. Dacia has just launched her own blog “Dacia’s View” where she puts a focus on positivity and self-improvement. We discuss building a brand from the ground up and the importance of friends and family along the way. Follow her along in order to add a little bit of optimism into your day:  http://daciasview.com/   http://www.imgrum.net/user/daciasview/3676709518      Song of the week is “Chandelier” from the wonderful hip hop artist, Sleepyhead. Sleepyhead’s debut album “The God That Follows” achieves at being both cerebral and catchy. Don’t just take my word for it, download it for yourself:  https://sleepyheadss.bandcamp.com/       

Episode 32 we sit down with fashion and hair stylist, Dacia Drew. Dacia has just launched her own blog “Dacia’s View” where she puts a focus on positivity and self-improvement. We discuss building a brand from the ground up and the importance of friends and family along the way. Follow her along in order to add a little bit of optimism into your day: http://daciasview.com/ http://www.imgrum.net/user/daciasview/3676709518

 

Song of the week is “Chandelier” from the wonderful hip hop artist, Sleepyhead. Sleepyhead’s debut album “The God That Follows” achieves at being both cerebral and catchy. Don’t just take my word for it, download it for yourself: https://sleepyheadss.bandcamp.com/

 

 

Episode 28 with Artist, Writer and Traveler: Adam Rakestraw!

We had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with visual artist and writer Adam Rakestraw before he departed for the Netherlands. A true student of art, Adam discusses what compels him to create and why he's not afraid to pull back the curtain on his personal life when he shares his writing with the world. Check out a fantastic documentary he was part of with Blackstrap Media called "Generation Leftovers":      https://youtu.be/mpECSEb4BEU      and read his blog to follow along with his current adventure      http://adamruntheworld.blogspot.nl/          Song of the week is “Blue Field” from the beautiful yet haunting band, Stella. Find this song and the rest of their incredible discography at https://stellaart.bandcamp.com/ 

We had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with visual artist and writer Adam Rakestraw before he departed for the Netherlands. A true student of art, Adam discusses what compels him to create and why he's not afraid to pull back the curtain on his personal life when he shares his writing with the world. Check out a fantastic documentary he was part of with Blackstrap Media called "Generation Leftovers": https://youtu.be/mpECSEb4BEU and read his blog to follow along with his current adventure http://adamruntheworld.blogspot.nl/

 

Song of the week is “Blue Field” from the beautiful yet haunting band, Stella. Find this song and the rest of their incredible discography at https://stellaart.bandcamp.com/ 

Episode 26 HOST DAY "Tics and Tocs"

Don’t Quit Your Daydream is a podcast for people with hobbies, skills, passions and DREAMS so thank you for being a part of ours. To celebrate the first six months of episodes we decided to pull back the curtain and discuss the shows inception. Get to know hosts Farrin, Drew and Nathan better while they ask each other Good Cop and Bad Cop Questions.  Featured music this week is from Farrin and Nathan’s former band Bravo Bravo. Send us an email if you would like to download it for free! Thanks once again and make sure to reach out if you’d like to talk about something you love.  Dqydpodcast@gmail.com

Don’t Quit Your Daydream is a podcast for people with hobbies, skills, passions and DREAMS so thank you for being a part of ours. To celebrate the first six months of episodes we decided to pull back the curtain and discuss the shows inception. Get to know hosts Farrin, Drew and Nathan better while they ask each other Good Cop and Bad Cop Questions.

Featured music this week is from Farrin and Nathan’s former band Bravo Bravo. Send us an email if you would like to download it for free! Thanks once again and make sure to reach out if you’d like to talk about something you love. Dqydpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 25 with Podcaster and Entrepreneur: Jason Burton!

The voice of "Evansville Podcast" Jason Burton joins us this week to discuss the importance of community and why he utilizes his platform to champion the city he lives in. Jason details how he's grown as an interviewer through the years and the impact of a good conversation. Check out Jason's own podcast to hear more of his perfect radio voice:    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/evansville-podcast/id778680166?mt=2     or     http://evansvillepodcast.com       Also starting with this episode we will begin featuring music from friends of the show. What better way to kick us off than playing something from our very first guest Shane Klos! Shane’s band Suncoast Ultra is steadily growing in the vaporwave scene and giving people everywhere a reason to dance. Check out their song “Lazarus” after the interview and then download it for yourself at  https://soundcloud.com/suncoastultra

The voice of "Evansville Podcast" Jason Burton joins us this week to discuss the importance of community and why he utilizes his platform to champion the city he lives in. Jason details how he's grown as an interviewer through the years and the impact of a good conversation. Check out Jason's own podcast to hear more of his perfect radio voice: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/evansville-podcast/id778680166?mt=2  or  http://evansvillepodcast.com

 

Also starting with this episode we will begin featuring music from friends of the show. What better way to kick us off than playing something from our very first guest Shane Klos! Shane’s band Suncoast Ultra is steadily growing in the vaporwave scene and giving people everywhere a reason to dance. Check out their song “Lazarus” after the interview and then download it for yourself at https://soundcloud.com/suncoastultra

Episode 19 with Adventurer: Dakota Purvis!

Dakota Purvis has traveled the world and collected wonderful stories in the process. We discuss her wide range of adventures which includes being sniffed out by bears in the Appellation mountains, her love for the people of Australia and a close call while couch surfing in Europe. Dakota is full of laughter and smiles which will surely brighten your outlook on how the media often portrays the rest of the world.  

Dakota Purvis has traveled the world and collected wonderful stories in the process. We discuss her wide range of adventures which includes being sniffed out by bears in the Appellation mountains, her love for the people of Australia and a close call while couch surfing in Europe. Dakota is full of laughter and smiles which will surely brighten your outlook on how the media often portrays the rest of the world. 

Episode 17 with Stage Performer/Director: Naem Madi!

Naem comes alive whenever he is in front of a crowd performing on the stage. Whether it’s playing an old man or a video game ninja he has found ways to make each role is own. Now transitioning to director and teacher, Naem discusses with us how he is able to share his passion with students and mold them into better performers. Check out productions Naem has been a part of as well as others put on by the wonderful D’Alto Studio of Performing Arts Studio.  http://www.daltoarts.com/  &  https://www.facebook.com/DAlto-Studio-of-Performing-Arts-105515666150543/?fref=ts

Naem comes alive whenever he is in front of a crowd performing on the stage. Whether it’s playing an old man or a video game ninja he has found ways to make each role is own. Now transitioning to director and teacher, Naem discusses with us how he is able to share his passion with students and mold them into better performers. Check out productions Naem has been a part of as well as others put on by the wonderful D’Alto Studio of Performing Arts Studio. http://www.daltoarts.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/DAlto-Studio-of-Performing-Arts-105515666150543/?fref=ts

Episode 12 with Humanitarian: Brian Fleming!

Episode 12 is a chat with one of the most kind hearted individuals we’ve ever had the chance to sit down with, Brian Fleming. Brian is part of an organization named “Field of Dreams Uganda” which is a collection of individuals set out to make a positive impact on the planet. We talk to Brian during his final week of preparation as he plans to visit Uganda for a 4th time. Brian radiates with happiness as he is ready to see his “second family”. Learn how you can support Brian’s organization by following links:   www.fieldsofdreamsuganda.org   and https://www.facebook.com/FoDUganda/?fref=ts

Episode 12 is a chat with one of the most kind hearted individuals we’ve ever had the chance to sit down with, Brian Fleming. Brian is part of an organization named “Field of Dreams Uganda” which is a collection of individuals set out to make a positive impact on the planet. We talk to Brian during his final week of preparation as he plans to visit Uganda for a 4th time. Brian radiates with happiness as he is ready to see his “second family”. Learn how you can support Brian’s organization by following links: www.fieldsofdreamsuganda.org and https://www.facebook.com/FoDUganda/?fref=ts

Episode 6 with Radio DJ: Melissa Tinsley!

Our guest for Episode 6 is radio personality Melissa Tinsley, better known as “Melissa Awesome”.  Melissa details her journey from intern to radio veteran and is all smiles as she discusses her acclimation from working at a Top 40 station to the less familiar genre of Country Music. Her optimism is infectious, so if you’re having a tough day check out the episode or listen to Melissa on her own show: http://wkdq.com/author/melissa/