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.
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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Guests: John Batdorf, John Bissa, Mahogany Jones, Piper Carter
Eater Detroit, Human Trafficking, and Impact at the Charles Wright Museum
The Editor of Eater Detroit, Brenna Houck, drops by to dish about the Detroit food scene. Also, Dr. Danarius Hemphill talks about his black tie gala at the Charle H. Wright Museum. And director Laura Swanson offers a look at her new documentary about human trafficking, Break the Chain.
Guests: Brenna Houck, Danarius Hemphill, Ellis Stafford, Laura Swanson, Noelle Schiffer
Organizations: Break the Chain, Detroit Crime Commission, Eater Detroit, Impact, Junior League of Birmingham Michigan
Detroit History Tours, Detroit Public Theatre, and Gather
Bailey Sisoy Isgro, owner of Detroit History Tours, shares stories from the Motor City’s past. Also, Detroit Public Theatre and the restaurant Gather.
Guests: Bailey Sisoy Isgro, Courtney Burkett, Dani Thomas, Lea Hunt
Organizations: Detroit History Tours, Detroit Public Theatre, Gather
The Detroit Cast, Pewabic Pottery, and J Dilla
Mike, Jay, and Big E of The Detroit Cast podcast talk about their 1000th episode. Also, Pewabic Pottery celebrates and the DIA honors rapper J Dilla.
Guests: Annie Dennis, Darlene Carroll, Eric Fadie, Jay Timko, Mike Wolkers, Rudy Lauerman
Organizations: Detroit Cast, The, DIA, J Dilla, Pewabic Pottery
Becky Scarcello of Feet on the Street Tours, the Sphinx Competition, and Trojan Women
Beck Scarcello of Feet on the Street Tours talks about showing Detroit off to visitors. Also, the Sphinx Competition and Trojan Women at Eastern Michigan University.
Guests: Becky Scarcello, Jennifer Graham Felts, Stephanie Matthews
Organizations: Eastern Michigan University, Feet on the Street Tours, Sphinx Competition, Trojan Women
Comedian Bill Bushart, The Meridian Winter Blast, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Comedian Bill Bushart talks about stand-up classes at Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle. Also, the Meridian Winter Blast and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Guests: Bill Bushart, Jon Witz, Marc Geelhoed
Organizations: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle, Meridian Winter Blast
Ann Delisi of WDET, the Detroit History Podcast, the Tipping Pointe Theatre
Interview with Ann Delisi, host of 101.9 WDET’s Essential Music. Plus, Tim Kiska of the Detroit History Podcast and James Kuhl of the Tipping Point Theatre.
Guests: Ann Delisi, James Kuhl, Tim Kiska
Organizations: Detroit History Podcast, Essential Music, Tipping Point Theatre, WDET
Robin Runyan, Editor of Curbed Detroit, The Henry Ford Museum, and the Plymouth Ice Festival
Robin Runyan, Editor of Curbed Detroit, drops by The D Brief podcast to talk real estate. Also, the Henry Ford Museum and the Plymouth Arts Festival.
Guests: Cynthia Jones, James Gietzen, Robin Runyan
Organizations: Curbed, Henry Ford Museum, The, Plymouth Ice Festival
The Best of 2017
Seth and Mike interviewed a wide range of guests from the Detroit arts and entertainment scene in 2017. Here are the highlight
After 5 Detroit, Eastern Market Brewery, and Music Writer Gary Graff
Interview with Kerry Doman and Carrie Budzinski of After 5 Detroit. Also, music writer Gary Graff and the founders of Eastern Market Brewing.
Guests: Carrie Budzinski, Dayne Bartscht, Devin Drowley, Gary Graff, Kerry Doman
Organizations: After 5 Detroit, Billboard Magazine, Eastern Market Brewing, Oakland Press
Liz Cosby, President of the Greater Detroit Chapter of the United States Bartender Guild, Rebel Nell Jewelry, and SantaLand Diaries and Season’s Greetings
Liz Cosby, President of the Greater Detroit chapter of the U.S. Bartenders Guild, on craft cocktails. Also, the Ringwald Theatre and Rebel Nell.
Guests: Amy Peterson, Dyan Bailey, Liz Cosby, Richard Payton
Organizations: Greater Detroit Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild, Keep, The, Rebel Nell, Ringwald Theatre, Santaland Diaries and Seasons Greetings
Movie Reviewer Greg Russell, Corktown-A-Glow, and the Big Time Garbage Fest
Detroit movie critic and celebrity interviewer Greg Russell talks cinema. Also, Corktown-a-Glow returns and the Big Time Garbage Fest debuts.
Guests: Brett Mercer, Erin Gavle, Greg Russell
Organizations: Big Time Garbage Fest, Corktown-A-Glow
Comedians J Bell and Boogie Williams, the Detroit Zoo, and B Nektar
Comedians J Bell and Alton “Boogie” Williams talk about Hart of the City 2. Also, the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights and the B. Nektar Meadery.
Guests: Alexis Means, Alton "Boogie" Williams, J. Bell, Kerri Dahlhofer
Organizations: B. Nektar, Comedy Central, Detroit Zoo, Hart of the City
Beer Historian Steve Johnson, WDIV’s Carmen Harlan, and the Baltimore Gallery
An interview with Motor City Brew Tours founder Steve Johnson. Also: WDIV’s Carmen Harlan and Politics on Posters at the Baltimore Gallery.
Guests: Carmen Harlan, Donna Jackson, Phillip Simpson, Steve Johnson
Organizations: Baltimore Gallery, Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade, Motor City Brew Tours, Posters on Politics, WDIV-TV
Storyteller Satori Shakoor, the Detroit Cocktail Classic, and Detroit Roller Derby
Mike Geeter and Seth Resler sit down with Satori Shakoor, founder of the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, to talk about the art of storytelling. They also speak to the man behind the Detroit Cocktail Classic, learn about the art of letterpressing from the studio manager at Signal Return in Eastern Market, and get the inside track on Detroit Roller Derby.
Guests: Joel Grothaus, Lauren Uchalik, Satori Shakoor
Organizations: Detroit Roller Derby, Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, Signal Return
Saxophonist William Cyprian, Yalla Eat, and the Michigan Science Center
Mike Geeter and Seth Resler interview Detroit saxophonist William Cyprian. They also talk to people from Yalla Eat and to the Michigan Science Center.
Guests: Lisa Reynolds, Nourhan Mattar, William Cyprian
Organizations: Michigan Science Center, Motor City Groove, The Will C Experience, Yalla Eat
Author and Comedian Heather Jay, Lonely Planet, and Youmacon
Mike Geeter and Seth Resler interview author and comedian Heather Jay. They also talk to the Managing Editor of Lonely Planet and Trevor Cuba of Youmacon.
Guests: Alex Howard, Deanna Majchrzak, Heather Jay, Trevor Cuba
Organizations: Lonely Planet, Maybe Shorty Should Be a Detective, Visit Detroit, Youmacon
Comedian Zach Martina, Erebus Haunted House, and Día de Muertos at the DIA
In this podcast episode, Detroit’s Seth Resler and Mike Geeter talk to comedian Zach Martina, Ed Terebus of the Erebus Haunted House, and the DIA.
Guests: Ed Terebus, Emily Bowyer, Zach Martina
Organizations: Detroit Institute of Arts, Erebus Haunted House
Mini Episode: Introducing The D Brief
As we gear up for the launch of The D Brief, here’s a quick overview of the show and an introduction to your co-hosts, Seth Resler and Mike Geeter.