In this episode of the podcast, we interview LaVon Hardison, singer and extraordinaire human being. No bullshitting, this is the best conversation we’ve had on the show. You are in for a treat! Also, Guire and Jemmy Joe talk about the books and stuff they’re into lately.
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 of the podcast, we interview Shawna Hawk, from KOWA local radio, Media Island and The Women of Color in Leadership Movement. She wears so many hats we don’t know where to start to billboard her here! We talked about why even do radio when you can do a podcast, about Olympia and the power struggles and backlash she has to deal with by being The Adult In The Room. Also about Olympia. Duh.
Also, we have an re-introduction of The People Of Olympia. Friend of the podcast, Whitney, comes on the show to talk about a time she changed her mind about a hot button issue in Oly politics.
In this episode of the podcast, we interview folk singer Kendl Winter. She is a verified Friend-Of-The-Podcast, back for her second interview. Better knows as half of The Lowest Pair, she recently released her latest solo album that has all of Olympia buzzing! Also in this episode, Jemmy Joe and Guire talk about what we did this summer.
Comedian Henry Renee Williams III, the sweetheart of the Olympian comedy scene, comes on the show and talks about the military. Guire and Jemmy Joe also talk about the Olympia subreddit as well as the cat murders striking Olympia.
In this episode of Olympia Pop Rocks, we interview three of the artists and collaborators of Olympia's own 2060 records. We talk about running a label, making music, where the best drinks are in town and all that sort of thing. You know the deal. Also, Jem and Guire talk about their new music project and Jemmy Joe's new solo album. Links below!
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews Lexxi Lovell, co-owner of The Dumpsters Values Cooperative. We talked about her move to Olympia, how she came to co-own Dumpster Values and where the cool coffee is in Oly. Also, Jemmy Joe and Guire talk about the new Star Wars movie "Solo" because of course we did.
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews Sam of DBST. We talk mad talk about Evergreen, synthesizers, where the best pot is in Oly and duh, about his band. It was a fun, long conversation. Check out his band or say hi if you see him hanging at Le Voyeur.
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews city council member Jessica Bateman. We talk about how she got politically involved, housing issues and rocks. Like, literal rocks. Pretty, pretty rocks. Also, Guire & Jemmy Joe talk about their relationship with Facebook.
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews poet & arial artist Emily Van Kley. We talk about her newly released book, "The Cold & The Rust" as well as the exciting Olympian arial artist scene. We've been hammering that one for a while now. Get used to it, people! Also, its Olympia Pop Rock's three year anniversary! Celebrate with us!
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews Maia Diana Macgregor-O'Heirfearnáin, the proprietor of The Olympia Pelican Press. Its is a tiny zine publishing company. Support them on Patreon! But first, hear her talk! She's fun!
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews Gillian Smee, aka Beretta Bristol of Olympia's own TUSH! Burlesque. They have a show this weekend and it is uh-maze-zine! We couldn't have been more enthusiastic to support it and get to know the newest TUSH member!
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews burlesque performer Bananas Foster, aka Bobby Brown. We talk about the military, how downtown has changed and Rock Candy burlesque. We shine a light on this amazing performer!
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews comedian Ryan Bunnell but somehow we talk more about different martial arts. And Olympia! Speaking of which, Jemmy Joe and Guire start off the episode talking about all the businesses and venues closing down in Olympia. What does it mean?!?!
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews Jim Stewart Allen, comedian, podcaster, Twitch star and substitute teacher. The man wears many hats and has an infectious smile! Also, Guire and Jemmy Joe talk about their experience at PodCon.
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews arial artist and clown, Marlo Winter. She talks about being a performer, Airbound Arts and Olympia. Also, guest producer Rob Smith shares a piece about the 1959 Olympia Train Crash. Learn more below!
Olympia Pop Rocks interviews the mayor of Olympia, Cheryl Selby. Seems like a milestone in our respectability, no? Also, Guire talks about his experience being in Barcelona and thoughts on Catalonia independence.