The Podcasting Couch
By Chris Carlson
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Sit down with host Chris Carlson as he interviews podcasters, musicians, and other general content creators and get to know their stories, background, inspirations, and whatever else may happen to come up in the conversation!
||ExplicitEpisode 43 - Max Cannon||Its Epsidode 43 of The Podcasting Couch! My guest this week is Max Cannon, a close personal friend of mine and a film maker, creator under and owner of White Font Media, a film making company based here in Boise Idaho. This week we discussed the process of film making, technology and how we interact with it, the plight of the modern content creator, and more. Music this week is provided by S U R F I N G, the song is Called Moonlight. Moonlight is the song that inspired my guest to write his new show, Banned in Boise. Max Cannon can be found at Website Vimeo YouTube Twitter S U R F I N G can be found at Bandcamp Be Decent This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 42 - Destiny||Its Episode 42 of The Podcasting Couch! My guest this week Steven Bonnell II AKA Destiny, a Twitch game streamer and occasional political debator on youtube. This week we discussed the early hurdles of streaming, how to structure your beliefs in evidence, debate tactics, and more. Music this week is provided by The Last Element, the song is called Not All Said And Done. Destiny can be found at Website Twitter YouTube Reddit Facebook The Last Element can be found at Website Facebook Spotify YouTube Spotify iTunes Cover Art by Caspar Rubin on Unsplash Be Decent This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 41 - The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About w/ Joshua Shea||Its Episode 41 of The Podcasting Couch! My guest this week Joshua Shea, author of The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About, a book recounting the authors life and long time struggles with pornography and alcohol. The book tells of his spiral into an eventual arrest on a charge of underage pornography possession in 2014. Bothered at the lack of quality resources and open discussion around the topic of pornography addiction, Shea is now sharing with the public his experience with the addiction in the hope he can help people to not head down the same road that he did. Shea recounts the last several years of his life leading up to his legal trouble and how his poor judgment and bad decision making led to a life he never thought was possible. This week we discussed coping with addiction, finding a publisher for a taboo topic, and navigating the world after being aressted. Music this week is provided by Message From Sylvia, the song is called Never Want To See You Again. In order to progress in life – and music – change is inevitable. The inexorable forces of change are what brought the members of Message From Sylvia together. With former bandmates leaving to start families or moving on to other projects – change happened with a simple phone call and fate began to run its course in the Summer of 2016. That phone call, facilitated by Nashville based Artist manager Erik Baker – connected the Lopez-Smith Brothers (Dane, Isaac, and Zachary) – formerly of First Decree – with vocalist Matthew Nevitt from Echovalve & DoryDrive. Though they hail from disparate backgrounds, the members of Message From Sylvia found an immediate chemistry working together. That chemistry is already producing a combustible mix of explosive energy with the heavy yet melodic first single “Heart Of War”, which broke into the Top 30 @ Active Rock radio. Their second single “Right Here and Now” and upcoming album were Produced by Sahaj Ticotin (Ra). “Right Here And Now” is quickly climbing the charts @ Active Rock radio nationwide. Frontman Nevitt says: “We are truly humbled to have worked with someone Like Sahaj. I really feel he bled into this song and our new album just as much as any one of us!” Joshua Shea can be found at Website The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About Message From Sylvia can be found at iTunes Facebook Spotify YouTube Instagram Cover Art by Gustas Brazaitis on Unsplash Be Decent This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 40 - Christopher Columbus Sucks w/ The Vocal Fries||Its Episode 40 of The Podcasting Couch! My guests this week are Carrie and Megan, hosts of the Vocal Fries podcast, podcast about linguistic discrimination. Learn about how we judge other people's speech as a sneaky way to be racist, sexist, classist, etc. Carrie and Megan teach you how to stop being an accidental jerk. This week we discussed the meaning of linguistic discrimination, geeking out on different languages, finding different topics in the scope of linguistic discrimination, and more. Music this week is provided by Her Name Echoes, the song is called On Your Own. Her Name Echoes is a larger-than-life rock band from Tucson, AZ. We deliver a unique music experience and energetic live performance with infectious, anthem-style choruses and punchy, rhythmic verses. The Vocal Fries can be found at Website Instagram iTunes Twitter FaceBook Her Name Echoes can be found at iTunes BandCamp Facebook Spotify YouTube Twitter Cover Art by Andrew Neel on Unsplash Be Decent This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 39 - We've Come A Long Way w/ Color Me Dead||Coming to you via the magic of the internet it is episode 39 of the podcasting couch, a podcast in which I your host, Chris Carlson, sit down with content creators and discuss their lives, inspirations, methodology, and anything else that may come up during the conversation. My guests this week are Angel and Nikki, hosts of The Color Me Dead Podcast, a podcast Bringing you stories about serial killers. What lead them to it, all the gritty details within it, and a splash of dark humor to cope with it. This week we discussed picking topics in a broad subject, navigating a saturated market, how to balance heavy research with family, and a lot more. Music this week is provided by Meet The Robots, the song is called Storming Out (In My Mind). Meet The Robots, classic pop-punk dudes from Liverpool, England, known across the Galaxy for their energetic live shows, catchy hooks and for advising Lord Vader against that particular Death Star design. Formed in 2013, their debut album, Heartaches and Tea Breaks, was released on May 4th 2015 (mainly to tie in with Star Wars Day). Since then the band have been playing every sketchy bar and cantina in the Galaxy, and have released music videos for 'Giving Up' and 'Box'. Their second album, Ignore This, was released on 1st June 2017. In October 2017 they were selected from hundreds of bands to support Reel Big Fish and Mad Caddies on their Fireball UK tour. They are currently recording their next album whilst trying to perfect space travel. Color Me Dead can be found at Twitter Instagram iTunes Website FaceBook Meet The Robots can be found at Website BandCamp Facebook Spotify YouTube Twitter Cover Art by Maarten van den Heuvel Follow on Unsplash Be Decent This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 38 - A Good Salesman w/ Sunshine & PowerCuts||Its Episode 38 of The Podcasting Couch! My guest this week is Heather Welch, host of Sunshine & PowerCuts, A New Zealand Off Grid podcast inspiring and empowering people to reconnect with the natural rhythms of life and sharing insights into Off-Grid Life. This week we discussed the broad topic of wellness, what a difference a responsible salesman can make, as well as a host of other things. Music this week is provided by Copper Crown, the song is called Summer Haze. Formed in early 2015, Copper Crown is a Toronto-based 5-piece ensemble. After spending months piecing together a refined sound, emanating from individual backgrounds in soul, punk, rock, ska and metal music, the band recorded their debut EP over the winter months for release in the spring of 2016. Copper Crown’s style is not easily defined beyond the broad label of “ska rock”; the bandmates take pride in writing individual parts directed by their own, unique backgrounds in music, which results in a lot of surprising outcomes; such as the dancey ska rock tune “The Messenger” which has a hard rock breakdown, or the 50’s style crooner “Irene” and its unexpected punk rock interlude. Copper Crown is releasing a full length LP in 2018, and are gearing up for touring and diving into the festival circuit. Sunshine & PowerCuts can be found at Twitter Website iTunes Android FaceBook Copper Crown can be found at Website BandCamp Facebook Spotify YouTube Twitter Instagram iTunes Cover Art by RawPixel.com on Unsplash Be Decent This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 37 - Pull Your Punches w/ Jesse Dollemore||Its Episode 37 of The Podcasting Couch! My guest this week is Jesse Dollemore, host of I Doubt It With Dollemore, a show where hosts Jesse and Brittany discuss today’s hottest topics. Skeptically cracking-wise, with irreverence and disregard for convention. This week we discussed voting third party, how no political ideologies work fully, how we act with even one layer of anonymity, and more. Music this week is provided by Seconds Away, the song is called Dead Wrong. Founded in 2012, the Jacksonville, FL based group Seconds Away are gaining listeners in droves. Influenced by Breaking Benjamin, Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, Brand New, Tool, Sevendust, Stone Sour and similar artists of the age, Seconds Away have developed a sought-after sound unlike any other. I Doubt It With Dollemore can be found at Twitter Website iTunes Android Google Play Music FaceBook Seconds Away can be found at Reverb Nation Facebook Spotify YouTube Cover Art by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash Be Decent This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36 - Leaving Social Media w/ Cute But Psycho||Its Episode 36 of The Podcasting Couch! My guest this week is Denali Gould, host of Cute But Psycho, a show with absolutely nothing off of the table and most importantly, a crash course in everything that you need to know about becoming the happiest & healthiest version of you. This week we discussed purging oneself from social media, finding your target audience, how to pick topics in a free form show, and more. This week's song is Bend The Knee by Lansdowne Cute But Psycho can be found at Twitter Website iTunes FaceBook Instagram Lansdowne can be found at Website Facebook Instagram Spotify iTunes YouTube Cover Art by Adrien on Unsplash Be Decent This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35 - Times Are Changing w/ Sometimes Geek||Its Episode 35 of The Podcasting Couch! My guest this week is Derek Graziano, host of the Sometimes Geek podcast, a podcast that includes all of the major news from the gaming industry, and the occasional review, in a quick and to the point format. Derek takes all of his time spent pulling in gaming news every day and compresses it into easy to listen to episodes covering the headlines as a lifelong gamer. This week we discussed long form podcasting and how it compares to short form, coming up with a title, navigating s saturated field, and more. This week's song is Where The Wasps Are by Queen Wolf, off the album Halloqueen. Queen Wolf describes themselves as A wolfpack of 5 that's that's all out of bubblegum, with influences including Fiona Apple, Converge, Queens Of The Stone Age, Queen, Django Reinhardt, musical theater, horror movies, science fiction, and science fact. Sometimes Geek can be found at Twitter Website iTunes Queen Wolf can be found at Website Facebook BandCamp Cover Art by Cody Davis on Unsplash Be Decent This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34 - Difficult Conversations w/ Your Fave Is Problematic||Its Episode 34 of The Podcasting Couch! My guests this week are Kirsten and Elizabeth, hosts of Your Fave Is Problematic, a podcast where the hosts take their favorite things from tv, movies, and pop culture and ruin it for you. Join these two friends as they discuss the racial, gender, and lgbt issues in our favorite media, and decide if our favorites can stay faves, or if they're just too problematic. This week we discussed the distinction between criticism and condemnation, how to approach newer social topics with people, how to better yourself socially, and more. This week's song should be familiar to anyone who is a fan of my guests, I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and The Radicals. Sierra and the Radials sound is a unique mixture between Taylor Swift and Florence + the Machine. The pop band formed in Los Angeles, California consists of Sierra Heuermann, Alex Bowers, Josh Henry and Parker Wilmoth. Sierra and the Radicals released their EP June 30th, 2016 titled after the single "Somewhere Between Here And There". Winning the Akademia music award for best Pop/Folk song. "Somewhere Between Here And There" EP features 4 of the group’s original songs, artwork and more. The band is now recording their new hit single for the summer “Do You Believe” with Grammy-winning producer Robert Eibach. Together the band makes an amazing sound that supports emotional connection, catchiness, and uniqueness. Sierra And The Radicals are making an impact with their music and inspiring the world to feel the love that the band emits. Your Fave Is Problematic can be found at Twitter Website FaceBook iTunes Sierra And The Radicals can be found at Website Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube iTunes Spotify SoundCloud Cover Art by Loic Djim on Unsplash This podcast is powered by Pinecast.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the premise of Chris' show! Great voice for radio too.
The Right questions & Right Music
Whenever I turn on the podcast and hear him describe the guest he'll be talking to a question I hope he asks the guest pops into my head. Chris always asks that question and it always makes for interesting conversation. On top of the his music selction is on point and is almost always added to my own personal playlist. Fans of good questions and good music look no further.
Love Chris's style of interviewing
All of these interviews are very in depth and I really admire his passion for music as well. Very cool down-to-earth broadcast.