Olympia Pop Rocks
OPR is a podcast about the art, comedy, music and culture of Olympia Washington. Join us and our guests every other week for the fun and nonsense happening in Washington's capitol!
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Olympia Pop Rocks interviews Ross Cowman, creator of storytelling games. Ross founded Heart Of The Deernicorn, a gaming company here in Olympia, as well as having run Bicycle Records and playing in a variety of bands. We talk about his story gaming mostly and Olympia. Cuz that's how we do! Also, Jemmy Joe and Guire talk about our first ever bad iTunes review.
We launched a new podcast all about the politics of Olympia called The Olympia Standard. As well as featuring the debut episode, included in this podcast is a short interview with Dani Madrone and Emmett O'Connell, the hosts of our new show.
In this episode we interview local comedian Tony Lewis. You aren't going to believe this: he was funny and we all had a good time talking about.... Hoodsport. Is that even a real place? You'll find out! Also, Jemmy Joe's twin brother, Mikey Gee, makes his third return to the podcast. We talk about the very timely topic of the solar eclipse. If you hated it, you're going to love it!
We interview local musician Eleanor Murray about her solo music, her electronic music project Cavegreen, dancing and duh no duh, we talk about Olympia. Also AMA anything about Olympia Pop Rocks! Send us questions via email@example.com or Twitter, Facebook, etc etc. You know how it goes!
Jemmy Joe and Guire interview Jonny Wulf of Christian Mistress, Cosmic Highness, Adult Fantasy Records and much more. Music is played. Also, the guys talk whether Jem is a dilettante and what that words means.
We interview Christine Malek, curator of Gallery Boom, your favorite art space in Olympia. We talk about antique malls, a lot more about Idaho than we ever have and a thing or two about what is (maybe) wrong with Olympia.
We interview local comedian Kayvin Da Clown and we talk about some real shit. And actual shit. And Olympia! Plus Guire and Jemmy Joe talk about their gardens and yard work. Cuz tis the season!
We interview editor-in-cheif of Oly Arts and writer of NYT Best Seller novel, The Eagle Tree, Ned Hayes. We talked about all that plus dig into the dirt about Olympia. Cuz that's what we do. Also as promised, we watched the local film Lauren O'Neill starred in, Attacking The Darkness. We give it our review and thumbs up.
In this episode, we interview the wonderful Lauren O'Neill. We discuss Olympia (duh), her acting career and what it takes to be as absolutely fabulous as her. Good luck on that one! Also, we interview a young man who has walked across the continent. The highlight of his travels? Stopping by Olympia, right?
We interview Joey Cappocia of The Pine Hearts about Fiji, Steamboat Stringband Jamboree, Nashville and we still find time to bring up Olympia.
We interview playwright Amy Shepard about her family play Fishnapped!, which is opening this weekend! She also tells us about StoryOly, eastern Washington and all the dirt about the Oly drama scene. Drama! Also, Guire spills the beans about tracking all his activities.
We interview David Scherer Water, the author of a humorous guide to Olympia. We can not recommend "Olympia" enough and this conversation very much showcases the brilliance and unique voice this book has. Also, the folk duo Tattered Dress plays a song.
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The return of Sam Miller! Our first return guest ever is comedian, hero, producer and all around great guy, Sam Miller. We talk about being a working comic, buying a house, his previous interview on OPR and things like that. You know, we just talk. Also, Guire and Jemmy Joe discuss whether this podcast is a hobby.
We interview Ashley Eriksson of the band Lake. It was great. They have a new album out. Check check check it out!!! Also, we have exclusive excerpts from StoryOly and a song by Joe Capoccia from the OPR Video series.
We interview Tye Menser, the banjo player of The Oly Mountain Boys. We talk about bluegrass, band names and Olympia. All is as it should be. Guire and Jemmy Joe also talk about Olympia Pop Rocks' two year anniversary, with some surprises thrown in.