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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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OPR #51 ZING ZOOM ZANIAC Alex Verbe

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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!

Click here for information on Alex's show at The Capitol Theater

Click here for information on Alex's show at The Capitol Theater

OPR #50: Arrington de Dionyso

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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

OPR #48: Jeff Painter & My Name Is Rachel Corrie

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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!!! 

Click above to see our calendar!

Click above to see our calendar!

OPR #44: Chelsea Baker

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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. 

OPR #41: Simon Calcavecchia

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Simon Calcavecchia

Simon Calcavecchia

We interview Simon Calcavecchia, a local children's book author, performer of all kinds and activist for disability visibility. The man is a long list of activities, and a Toast Master to boot! You know that is going to make a great talk! Also in this episode we have an excerpt of the StoryOly podcast as well a song from our Song Of Olympia video series. Its a jam packed episode of Olympia!

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OPR #38: KHADIJA HASSAN & CROWDFUNDING IS STUPID

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After out August break, we return with an interview with Khadija Hassan, the first Oly comic who we ever asked to come on the podcast. Over a year later, we finally got her to sit down and tell us about Olympia. Also Guire and Jemmy Joe talk about crowdfunding, as a concept, with the announcement of Olympia Pop Rocks going on to Patreon. Please feel free to watch the video below or visit our Patreon page if you are curious as to how it works. Link below. Duh.

OPR #37: OLYMPIA IN OBSCURA & STORYOLY

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This episode we interview the director and writer of Olympia In Obscura, an indie net-noir film made here in Oly. Hence the title. Also, we mark the debut of StoryOly, a podcast of the live story telling event here in Olympia. We have on the producers of the event, Elizabeth Lord and Amy Shepard, on talking about how the show came to be and their thoughts about storytelling. We also have one of the stories from the podcast! Its a big deal!

Click above to hear the StoryOly podcast

Click above to hear the StoryOly podcast

OPR #034: BING BONG TV & People Of Olympia

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GOD DAMN! What a time to be alive! In this episode of Olympia Pop Rocks, we feature an interview with Bing Bong TV!'s Jimmy Duffy. He also talks about his music making projects, including but not limited to him work with The Hail Seizures!, and duh no duh we also talk about Olympia. Then also in BIG BIG news, we debut Olympia Pop Rocks' video series, People Of Olympia. Check them out on our Youtube channel or on the Video link on www.olympiapoprocks.com