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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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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.
In this episode of Olympia Pop Rocks, we interview visual and musical artist, China Star. See some of her work below as well as following the links to her upcoming shows. Also, Jemmy Joe and Guire catch up a little bit about the Vaudeville show Jemmy took part in and other seasonal occurrences.
In this episode, Jemmy Joe and Guire talk to two local experts on local politics to discuss factors of the LOCAL (not national) election. No Trump or Clinton talk. Also, we interview the reporter who interviewed us for a piece in Thurston Talk.
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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In this episode, we interview Tush performer, dancer and DJ, Kym Zyl. She tells us what it was like to grow up in Oly, how people love hip hop despite it's political sketchiness and about all the projects she has lined up. Also, we play an expert of StoryOly podcast and play a song from an upcoming video for People of Olympia.
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.
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!