The Local Glow
By Tariq Shihadah
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The Local Glow is an independent podcast production based out of Chicago, Illinois, created by Tariq Shihadah. Through our featured interviews, live performances, and story-telling, we dig into the heart of local music and arts throughout the Midwest and beyond, uncovering what makes your art and music communities come to life. This podcast is a celebration of art and the unique relationships that it fosters as it draws individuals from different worlds into a space where we all feel a little more alive. This production is also here as a resource to connect you to your local music community and to connect your local community to its rich and ever-changing neighbors around the Midwest and beyond.
||CleanFurious||“What I’m doin’ is reducin’ the pollution on the airwaves.”||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor the Kids||Meet the Next Generation of Hometown Heroes||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fusion of the High and Low||Chris Bernstorf, the Punk Poet from Taylor, Michigan||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Season 2||A brief sneak peek at what's to come this season.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAct Right||Meet Birthrates, a post-something or other folk band from Pittsburgh, PA with a powerful message to share with those willing to sing along.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTell Me a Story.||It's time to hear from the listeners.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Cure to Disillusionment||Evan Opitz discusses his music as a refuge||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Fantasy Folk"||Today’s episode will introduce you to Rebecca and her music, and will give you a look into the life of a model Midwestern folk singer/songwriter.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFed Up!||Learn about Chicago's annual queer and trans punk/hardcore festival.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Chambana||An introduction to one of the top destinations in the state for local music.||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnxiety, Faith, and Post-Apocalyptic Parenting||Meet Rockford Illinois's own Sarah Garner of Trees Wanna Fly.||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis is the Local Glow (Intro)||An introduction to a new Chicago podcast about local music around the Midwest.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I dig the local music (from Chicago). Really great show. Keep it up.
- Brent from Hysteria 51
I’ve known Tariq for many years, and can say without a doubt that the honest heart he has to care for local artists shines through magnificently in The Local Glow. If you really care about supporting local artists in the Chicago area, this is a great place to start!
A Glowing Review for "The Local Glow"
Tariq Shihadah is on a mission! The show is innovative and so fun to listen to! Excellent sound design and production. I can't wait to hear more and discover some incredible new music.