Kelly Rossi, the Executive Director of Boxfest Detroit, the festival for female-identifying directors, talks about what’s happening in Detroit.
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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Michael Smith, one of the organizers of the Detroit Improv Festival, talks about what’s in store at the 2019 event.
Guests: Michael Smith
Organizations: Detroit Improv Festival
Luke Castle of the Royal Starr Film Festival talks about what’s happening in Detroit this week, including Bernie Sanders, Cardi B, and J Chris Newberg.
Guests: Aaron Foley, J Chris Newberg, Luke Castle
Organizations: Royal Starr Arts Institute, Royal Starr Film Festival
Chef Genevieve Vang of Bangkok96 Street Food at the Detroit Shipping Company and Bangkok96 in Dearborn talks about her Hmong roots, her time in Paris, and how her first year with a restaurant in Detroit proper has changed her life.
Guests: Genevieve Vang
Organizations: Bangkok96 Street Food
Yasmeen Kadouh, co-host of the Dearborn Girl podcast, talks about what’s happening in Detroit (and Dearborn). Also, Grandma Techno talks about her new book.
Guests: Grandma Techno, Yasmeen Kadouh
Organizations: Dearborn Girl
Dabls, founder of the MBAD African Bead Museum in Detroit, talks about African beads, the history of the museum, and how it brings people together.
Organizations: MBAD African Bead Museum
Melody Baetens has assumed the mantle of restaurant critic for the Detroit News, and she drops by the podcast to talk food, drink, and music.
Guests: Melody Baetens
Organizations: Detroit News
Courtney Burkett of Detroit Public Theatre on the 48-Hour film festival, Shakespeare in Prison, and Noah Haidle’s play Birthday Candles heading to Broadway.
Guests: Courtney Burkett
Organizations: Detroit Public Theatre
Staci Lichterman of Detroit Cocktail Camp talks about how she’s spreading her love of cocktails and mixology throughout the Motor City.
Guests: Staci Lichterman
Organizations: Detroit Cocktail Camp
Brian Lindsay, co-owner of the pedal pub company HandleBar Detroit, talks about how the biking and beer drinking tour company came to be.
Guests: Brian Lindsay
Organizations: HandleBar Detroit
Singer Ben Sharkey talks about what’s happening in Detroit, including ways to celebrate the 4th of July and Jack White’s non-existent heroin addiction.
Guests: Bailey Sisoy Isgro, Ben Sharkey
Tim McKay, president of the Corktown Experience, talks about the history of Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, including the ballpark, train station, and Slows.
Guests: Tim McKay
Organizations: Corktown Experience
Yolanda Jack, a director, actress, and the Coordinator of Youth Programs at the The Charles H. Wright Museum, talks about what’s happening in Detroit.
Guests: Ann Delisi, Yolanda Jack
Organizations: Charles H. Wright Museum, WDET
Sean Patrick, co-owner of the Willis Show Bar in Cass Corridor joins Seth and Becky on the podcast to talk about the venue, the process of opening a club in Detroit, and DJing for Prince.
Guests: Sean Patrick
Organizations: Willis Show Bar
Actress / writer / director / producer Naytarsha Berry of Berry Good Entertainment on the podcast to talk about what’s happening in Detroit this week.
Guests: David Kiley, Naytarsha Berry
Organizations: Berry Good Entertainment, Encore Michigan
Tony Roko, the artist behind the Atwater Beer labels, talks about painting for Jay Leno and Lady Gaga and what he’s working on at the Detroit train station.
Guests: Tony Roko
Michael Benghiat of Front Porch: A Day of Music in Ferndale joins Seth and Becky on the podcast to talk about what’s happening in Detroit this week.
Guests: Mark Kurylyandchik, Michael Benghiat
Organizations: Detroit Free Press, Front Porch
Comedian Bill Bushart was not only named just named “Best in Detroit,” he also teaches the next generation of comics at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle.
Guests: Bill Bushart
Organizations: Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle
Dave Serio, the Educator & Public Programming Specialist at the Arab American National Museum and the producer of the Arab Film Festival, talks about this year’s festival.
Guests: Dave Serio
Organizations: Arab Film Festival
Michigan stand-up comedian Brad Wenzel talks about what it’s like to perform on Conan O’Brien, how he got started in Detroit, and the community of Motor City comics in Los Angeles.