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The D Brief Podcast
Detroit creatives can learn a lot from each other. The D Brief shares the stories of local artists and entertainers to educate and inspire others in the community.
Hosts Seth Resler and Becky Scarcello interview Detroit actors, authors, brewers, chefs, comedians, curators, dancers, DJs, mixologists, musicians, storytellers, visual artists, and more. See a list of our past guests.
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Dave Wait, Chairperson of Motor City Pride, talks about the upcoming festival and parade in Detroit. The annual event, which is Michigan’s largest pride event, attracts over 40,000 people.
Guests: Dave Wait
Organizations: Motor City Pride
Matt Kirschner of Right Trac and Bernard Bentley of Love Life Swagger are teaming up to create backpacks to help Detroit’s homeless population.
Guests: Bailey Sisoy Isgro, Bernard Bentley, Matt Kirschner
Organizations: Detroit History Tours, Love Life Swagger, Right Trac
Merrill Cain offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear taking place on Belle Isle this weekend
Guests: Merrill Cain
Organizations: Detroit Grand Prix
Dave Serio, the Curator of the Arab Film Festival at Cinetopia, talk about the upcoming event at the Arab American National Museum.
Guests: Dave Serio, Ryan Dahl
Organizations: Arab American National Museum, Arab Film Festival, Movement Detroit
Audra Jantz and Kate Holmes, the Co-Producers of the first Detroit Women of Comedy Festival, talk about how the four-day event came together.
Guests: Audra Jantz, Kate Holmes
Organizations: Detroit Women of Comedy Festival, Planet Ant
Elliot Wilhelm, Curator of Film for the Detroit Institute of Arts, talks about the “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” exhibit at the museum. Plus, Michael Bolton’s film about Detroit and Movement celebrates Detroit’s EDM heritage.
Guests: Elliot Wilhelm
Organizations: Detroit Institute of Arts
Three years ago, Jennifer Hamra and her family moved to Detroit from Tennessee. She and her five home-schooled children have explored the city through her blog, Good Life Detroit, and her photography.
Guests: Jennifer Hamra
Organizations: Good Life Detroit
Ann Delisi, host of 101.9 WDET’s Essential Music, talks about Nine Inch Nails, Jeff Buckley, Don Was, and War & Treaty. Tom Leeper talks about Every Linear Mile, his attempt to photograph every bit of art in Detroit from a bicycle.
Guests: Ann Delisi, Tom Leeper
Organizations: Essential Music, Every Linear Mile, WDET
Allee Willis, the Detroit songwriter behind legendary hits like Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and the Rembrandt’s “I’ll Be There for You” talks about her love for the Motor City.
Guests: Allee Willis
Amy Cooper talks about her upcoming art exhibit at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit and RJ Fox discusses his latest book, Awaiting Identification.
Guests: Amy Cooper, RJ Cooper
Organizations: Awaiting Identification, Tangent Gallery
Todd Scott, the Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways Coalition, drops by the podcast to talk about his organization’s efforts to create more bikeways and walkways in the Detroit area.
Guests: Todd Scott
Organizations: Detroit Greenways Coalition
Music writer Gary Graff talks about the upcoming Detroit Music Awards and the Yankee Air Museum hosts a collectibles show. Plus, celebrity interviewer Greg Russell talks about The Avengers: Infinity War.
Guests: Chris Bidlack, Dave Callahan, Gary Graff, Greg Russell
Organizations: Detroit Music Awards, Yankee Air Museum
Rio Scafone, lead singer of Rio & the Rockabilly Revival, talks about her latest musical adventures. Also, Motor City Nightmares and Detroit History Tours.
Guests: Bailey Sisoy Isgro, Rio Scafone, Todd Brunswick
Organizations: Detroit History Tours, Motor City Nightmares, Rio and the Rockabilly Revival
Author Karen Dybis talks about her book, Secret Detroit. Karen Dionne discusses her novel, The Marsh King’s Daughter. Also, Sfumato and Castalia in Midtown.
Guests: Jane Larsen, Karen Dionne, Karen Dybis, Kevin Peterson
Organizations: Castalia, Secret Detroit, Sfumato, The Marsh King's Daughter
Matt Nahan and Natasha Beste of Living Arts talk about their organization. Also, Steve Byrne of the Freep Film Festival and Podcast Detroit’s Dave Phillips.
Guests: Dave Phillips, Matt Nahan, Natahsa Beste, Steve Byrne
Organizations: Freep Film Festival, Living Arts, Podcast Detroit
Detroit public transportation advocate David Gifford on a regional transit authority. Also, the Marche du Nain Rogue and the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Guests: Barry Cogan, David Gifford, Francis Grunow
Organizations: For Avenue Piquette Plant, Marche du Nain Rogue
Movie man Greg Russell talks about the 2018 Oscars, Black Panther, and his late brother Cliff Russell. Also, Planet Ant and the Firehouse Music Series.
Guests: Greg Russell, Lauren Bickers, Stephanie-Blair Watts
Organizations: FireHouse Music Series, Planet Ant, Who Run the World
Jeremy Allen, host of the Shattered: Black Friday podcast, on the disappearance of the Skelton children in 2010. Also, Detroit Axe and Atwater Brewery.
Guests: Brian Gianola, Geoff Kretchmer, Jeremy Allen
Organizations: Atwater Brewery, Corner Bar & Game Room, Detroit Axe, Shattered: Black Friday Podcast, WDIV-TV
Piper Carter and recording artist Mahogany Jones talk about women in hip hop. Also, the V313, Detroit’s first vegan festival, and the Hamtramck Music Fest.