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June 5, 2015 | Podcast 023 | The Artistic Wizards of Rowland Augur
Brad and Steve sit down with fine artists, Collin Rowland and Dan Augur to discuss their origin story and the secret behind their artistic collaboration.
May 22, 2015 | Podcast 022 | Emotional Tug of War
Brad and Steve sit down with Jim Zartman to discuss the neurotic tug of war that happens inside their brains during most moments of their lives. It’s a little bit of group therapy that they hope other folks can relate to. Otherwise, it might be time to seek professional help.
May 6, 2015 | Podcast 021 | So That’s What Producers Do
Brad shares the story of building an ice rink with his father. Steve interviews Isaac Stambaugh and David Eaton, producers of Hope Bridge, a motion picture making its theatrical release on May 8 and national DVD release on May 26.
May 1, 2015 | Podcast 020 | Mentoring The Amazin’ Metropolitans
Steve and Brad discuss second-half-of-life folks. People who just seem at peace with themselves and the world. What makes them different from the rest of us? Brad and Isaac Stambaugh talk with Scott Oppliger, the former chaplain for the New York Mets during the 1980’s. He shares some fascinating stories from some very recognizable baseball legends.
April 2, 2015 | Podcast 019 | Creative Mornings And Awkward Afternoons
Brad and Steve exchange awkward junior high stories. If you don’t feel pity for these two yet, you will after this. Jeremy Thobe from Creative Mornings Cincinnati talks about gathering lone wolves to build a collaborative community of creative problem-solvers.
March 25, 2015 | Podcast 018 | Wine Me Dine Me Instagram And Vine Me
Brad and Steve discuss everyone’s favorite topic: food! Brad shares the first family of food photography. Julie Neisen Gosdin talks about her Cincinnati-famous food blog, Wine Me Dine Me, sharing tips on how to pursue your passion while building an audience in the process.
March 18, 2015 | Podcast 017 | Creative Curveballs And Playful Puppies
Steve discusses how he changed the dating world as a 14-year-old boy with a computer. Brad and Steve talk with former Major League Baseball player Zach Day about his new business venture making smart dog toys for adorable pups. Want a Nutty Jar for your own pup? You can join the Kickstarter campaign here.
March 11, 2015 | Podcast 016 | 185 Refrigerators Walk Into A Bar
Brad and Steve talk to Joe Boyd and Sean Critchfield about improv comedy, surviving in the wilderness, and creative inspiration. Joe and Sean entertain us with some improv games. Steve reconnects with his long lost uncle.
February 25, 2015 | Podcast 015 | Creativity At 14,409 Feet
Michael Palmer talks about bow ties, fashion trends, climbing Mt. Rainier, and life as a successful restaurateur. Steve Fuller discusses the most adventurous thing he’s ever done (hint: it was sorta illegal). Brad shares his metropolitan love story from the KISS 4LTR Word Show. If you’d like to dive deeper into this episode’s topics, check out Artfully Disheveled for ties, bow ties, and pocket squares that will start conversations and turn heads. If you’re ever in downtown Cincinnati, visit Boca, Sotto, and Nada (now also open in Columbus) for a delicious meal. If you want to read more details about Steve picking up a prostitute, you can do that here.
February 18, 2015 | Podcast 014 | It Started With A Kiss
Brad Wise and Steve Fuller discuss the creative process involved in brainstorming, planning, and executing KISS, Rebel Storytellers’ first live 4LTR Word Show. Brad shares some of his favorite moments of the night, playing short clips from a handful of entertaining and meaningful performances.
February 11, 2015 | Podcast 013 | Keep On Fashion Truckin’
Ashley Volbrecht talks about turning her creative hobby into a profitable business selling fashionable women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry out of a mobile (and gorgeous) former delivery truck. Brad Wise and Steve Fuller discuss their fashion successes (Brad) and failures (Steve). And your hosts get a very special call from a very important sponsor.
February 4, 2015 | Podcast 012 | Walkabout Like A Rhetorician
Brad Wise and Steve Fuller discuss elementary and middle school memories (spoiler alert: Steve cried a lot as a child). Professor Michael Sharp talks about his role as Director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement at the University of Cincinnati, and his revolutionary way of teaching known as the “flipped classroom.” We end with the call to action from Joe Boyd’s 1-man show, Exodus, where he challenges us to use what’s in our hands to help set others free.
January 28, 2015 | Podcast 011 | Tiny House In The City
Brad Wise and Steve Fuller discuss their childhood business ventures (hint: one of them was wildly successful and the other is Brad). Megan Deal talks about People’s Liberty, a Cincinnati philanthropic lab that makes entrepreneurial dreams come true by investing in individuals. Steve pitches Megan his groundbreaking idea for … well, you’re gonna have to listen to find out.
January 21, 2015 | Podcast 010 | Engineering An Animated Life
Brad Wise and Steve Fuller discuss their worst jobs (hint: one of them involves royalty). Jim Wooten talks about storytelling through animation. Sean Critchfield shares a spoken word poem that will tickle your eardrums, stimulate your mind, and rattle your soul.
January 7, 2015 | Podcast 009 | Fixing The Podcast
Brad Wise and Steve Fuller discuss a problem with this very podcast: The content has been so random (albeit very lovely) that listeners don’t know how to describe it to friends and family, thus making it less shareable. Brad and Steve play a recent “argument” about the podcast that was caught on tape while podcasting, then cast vision for the new, more structured, super exciting podcast set to launch on January 21.
December 22, 2014 | Podcast 008 | The Christmas Episode
The gang shares their favorite Christmas movies, and believe it or not, the conversation gets super intense. Mat Milthaler interviews a young girl named (not kidding) Noel about Christmas. Brad Wise, Mat, and Steve Fuller play a Christmas music game that involves noise resembling singing. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
December 15, 2014 | Podcast 007 | The F-Word
Brad Wise and Steve Fuller discuss the F-word. (Failure, that is.) Steve shares the story of the dude who tried to fight him Friday night. Brad and Steve recount their failed attempt at podcasting Friday. Brad shares the behind-the-scenes details of his biggest creative failure. The 2009 Vineyard Christmas Show bombed, his boss apologized on stage in front of thousands of people, and Brad was devastated. But he picked up the pieces, learned from it, and has used it to grow as a human being. Brad and Steve also share examples of famous failures that led to future successes.
December 8, 2014 | Podcast 006 | Santa, God, And Elves, Oh My!
Brad Wise, Isaac Stambaugh, Joe Boyd, Mark Haas, and Steve Fuller discuss how believing in Santa Claus as a child affects belief in God as an adult. The gang shares their stories of finding out that Santa Claus wasn’t real. Brad talks about how he’s handling the Santa debate with his young son. Join us for a fascinating conversation just in time for Christmas.
December 1, 2014 | Podcast 005 | Home Is Where The Podcast Is
Brad Wise and Steve Fuller swap Thanksgiving stories. Brad admits that he doesn’t like turkey. In other news, Brad has no taste buds. Photographer Darrin Ballman reads an excerpt from his November HOME post about his experience traveling through Europe photographing a dozen small wineries. Natalie Shaw also reads her November HOME post, a memoir reflecting on the day she found out her parents were getting divorced. Lastly, Brad, Steve, and Joe Boyd preview December’s 4-Letter Word, GIFT, by sharing stories of their favorite childhood Christmas gifts. And, most importantly, they announce an opportunity for you, our listeners, to win lots of goodies by emailing your gift stories to Storytellers@RebelPilgrim.com.
November 24, 2014 | Podcast 004 | Recapping Genesis
Brad Wise and Steve Fuller recap Genesis, Joe Boyd’s one-man show performed at the Aronoff Center and Memorial Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio. This episode includes multiple clips from Joe’s performance, including stories from Adam & Eve, Jacob, and Joseph. Our man-on-the-street, Mat Milthaler, interviews attendees after the show to get their reactions. Brad and Steve discuss marriage, the meaning of names, and share childhood stories involving their brothers.
November 17, 2014 | Podcast 003 | Previewing Genesis
Brad Wise discusses the bus-riding adventure with his young son. Steve Fuller recounts his Monday morning visit to the dentist of death. Brad and Steve interview Joe Boyd about his upcoming one-man show, Genesis. Joe discusses how he prepares for the physically-demanding performances, recounts his days competing at the Bible Bowl (that’s a real thing), shares why the ancient Bible stories are so important to him, and reveals his not-so-secret, no-so-hidden agenda for performing the series of shows. Brad, Steve, Joe, Isaac Stambaugh, and Mark Haas get back together to discuss their version of utopia, focusing specifically on Capri pants, breakfast cereals, and the McRib sandwich.
November 10, 2014 | Podcast 002 | Moments That Matter
Brad Wise and Steve Fuller chat about delicious Holtman’s Donuts in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brad describes riding through the aisles of Ikea in giant carts. Isaac Stambaugh, Joe Boyd, Mark Haas, and Steve play a game called “Two Truths and a Lie” involving posters from their childhood bedrooms. (Spoiler Alert: Those were some scary childhood bedrooms.) Brad and Steve interview Laura Buffington about her poem published on RebelStorytellers.com last week. And we offer a small snippet of what to expect during Joe’s one-man show on November 22 in Cincinnati called Genesis. 38% less giggling this time around, but 84% more awesomeness.
November 3, 2014 | Podcast 001 | (Pod)Casting A Net
Brad Wise, Isaac Stambaugh, Joe Boyd, Mark Haas, and Steve Fuller hang out in studio for the first ever Rebel Storytellers Podcast. The gang discusses the new blog feature, 4-Letter Words. Each month, our Storytellers will share their unique perspectives of a 4-letter word through art, music, poetry, fiction, and essays. For November, the word is HOME. Brad, Isaac, Joe, Mark, and Steve specifically discuss childhood memories of Halloween, including Brad’s “Dimes for Diabetes” fundraiser, Isaac’s wrestling bouts with his stuffed animal best friend, Joe’s refusal to dress up unless someone pays him, Mark’s homemade paper mache costumes, and Steve’s Papa Smurf mask. Joe also previews his one-man show on November 22 in Cincinnati, Ohio, called “Genesis.”
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