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.
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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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.
A review of a live musical show at the Lacey Timberland LibraryRead More
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.
We interview local comic, Alex Zerbe, AKA ZING ZOOM ZANIAC, about his rise from barely employed hockey sack player to a full time professional entertainer. He does it all, folks! Juggle, magic, hip hop songs and elaborate Dad-jokes to entertain the kids. Also this episode, we have snippets of other podcasts we produce here: An excerpt from HAlympia and POWER COUPLE. All the OPR podcasting you could hope for!
In episode #50 (WOWZA!) we interview Arrington de Dionyso, formerly of Old Time Relijun, currently of This Saxophone Kills Fascists and a myriad of other artistic pursuits. We talk about the limitations of so-called "world music", #PIZZAGATE and of course, Olympia. Also, Guire and Jemmy Joe talk about Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies. OPR #50: Arrington de Dionyso
We interview Bettie Beelzebubb of TUSH!, Olympia's premiere burlesque ensemble. We also feature an exert from OPR's new podcast, HAlympia. And god damn, we keep going with an excert from the People Of Olympia video series AND StoryOly! Its a jam packed episode!
We interviewJeff Painter, the director of the play "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" in this episode of Olympia Pop Rocks, going over the history of this important play as well as Jeff's history in Olympia. Also Guire and Jemmy Joe talk about their holidays and quitting drinking (again). Plus we unveil the new Olympia Pop Rocks Calendar page. CHECK IT OUT!!!
We interview local comedian Nate Wolf and I gotta warn you: it gets pretty dark! Also, we have an excert from the StoryOly podcast and an exclusive song from the Olympia Pop Rocks video series!
Jemmy Joe reflects on his thoughts on the Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Then the guys interview photographer Monica Frisell about her work, Evergreen and what it means to be an artist. It is one of the best things we have done.
We interview Paris McClusky, guitarist and vocalist of acoustic metal band Quiver. Mikey Gee, Jemmy Joe's twin brother, returns and joins us for our normal Patreon exclusive podcast where we discuss the #2 movie in "Amiracle".
In this episode we interview local comic artist Chelsea Baker. We interviewed her at the end of summer, hence the sitting in the kiddie pool. Also we have an excerpt from the StoryOly podcast, featuring Olympia hero Sam Miller, as well as the audio from the video from Olympia Pop Rocks' video series. Click the links below to see or hear the source material.