Theme: Art, Dialogue, and Change
08/14/17 Episode 24: Zem Audu (Saxophonist/Composer)
Zem Audu is a saxophonist/composer whose new album “Spirits” is getting lots of excellent reviews. Join Zem and Lorens as they talk about odd times signatures, birds, dragons, egusi soup, and other carefully related yet random things. (music: 'Dragon', ‘Birds’ by Zem Audu) .
04/17/17 Episode 23: Micky (Singer/Songwriter)
Micky is singer-songwriter whose music and live performance have a lot of inviting energy. Join Micky and Lorens as he talks about growing up, going to school in New York, Donald trump, and many other disjointed — yet related — topics (song credit: ‘carry myself’ by Micky).
Theme: Art and Public Policy
12/28/16 Episode 22: Nkumu Katalay (Musician/Dancer)
Nkumu is a singer/guitarist and leads the music group, the Life Long Project. He also leads the Afro Congolese Dance troupe based in Harlem New York. As if that’s not enough, he also has a congressional award. Join Nkumu and Lorens as they talk about Kinshasa, playing with Fally Ipupa, politics, and other carefully related stuff. (Credit: "Nwana Mboka" and "Congo for you" by Nkumu Katalay).
10/10/16 Episode 21: John Gray (Bassist/Songwriter)
John Gray is a bassist /song-writer and leads the Jazz Thieves, an awesome modern jazz quartet based in Brooklyn NY. Join John and Lorens as they talk about Phoenix, nice couches, Hillary Clinton and other carelessly unrelated stuff. (music: ‘Brooklyn Elegy', ‘You’ll Turn Out OK’ by The Jazz Thieves).
09/03/16 Episode 20: Talay (Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter)
Talay is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and an all round awesome human. Join Talay and Lorens as they talk about playing in New York City, bringing people out to live events, art and public policy, Iggy Azalea, New York City pizza, and other carefully unrelated stuff. (music: ‘Underside', 'Piece by Piece’ by Talay).
07/18/16 Episode 18: Actor/Writer, Alex Speith
Alex Spieth is prolific actor/writer/producer who created the award winning web series [Blank] My Life. Join Alex and Lorens as she talks about Nashville, acting, being a female pastor, Donald Trump, sliders, and other connected but unrelated things (Music Credit: "Easy Busy” by Lorens Chuno) .
07/01/16 Episode 17: Saxophonist/Composer, Michael Eaton
Michael Eaton is a Brooklyn based saxophonist/composer. Join Michael and Lorens as he talks about Kansas City, performing Jazz, selling Jazz, doing Jazz, Kanye West, Math, and other subtly connected things (Music Credit: "Alter Ego" and "Guru" by Michael Eaton).
12/28/15 Episode 13: Singer/Actor, Trevor McQueen
Trevor McQueen is New York based singer, actor, and well-formed all-round artist. Join Trevor and Lorens as they talk about doing theatre as a child, the term "Up-State New York", Adele, and other carefully unrelated - yet connected - things.
Theme: What is Success ?
09/08/15 Episode 12: Singer-songwriter, Matt Wheeler
Matt Wheeler is singer-songwriter whose music, I can only describe as beautiful stories wrapped in beautiful melodies. Join Matt and Lorens as he talks about growing up, house concerts, having multiple careers, Donald trump, and many other disjointed — yet related — topics.
08/28/15 Episode 11: Hip-hop artist, TOP
TOP (Triumph Over Poverty) is a hip-hop artist making waves in Baltimore. Join Top as he and Lorens talk 90’s hip-hop, computer programming, the N-word, glazed doughnuts, and many other things related and unrelated.
07/31/15 Episode 9: Dancer, Leslie Williams
Leslie Williams is a Juilliard trained dancer. Join her and Lorens as they talk about dance training, falling and getting up, Martha Graham, Dianne Reeves, "Beauty Remains" music video, New York Pizza, and other carefully unrelated stuff.
07/08/15 Episode 8: Singer/songwriter, Joy Ike
Joy Ike is a talented singer-songwriter well known for her deep and inspiring lyrics. Join her and Lorens, as she talks about traveling long distance for gigs, having Nigerian parents, getting better and disliking earlier albums, playing in New York City, having faithful fans, and many other randomly connected stuff.
06/21/15 Episode 7: Comedian/actor, Tyler Fischer
Tyler Fisher is a prolific actor/comedian who has been on America’s Got talent, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and the new National Geography series “American Genius”. Tyler is funny ! Join him as he and Lorens talk about open mic, making it without an agent or a manager, faking being “Humans of New York” photographer, going to college despite being a really bad student, and other randomly connected funny and pseudo-funny stuff.
06/05/15 Episode 6: Abstract Expressionist, Sophia Domeville
Sophia Domeville embodies art, and almost everything she does reflects this. Join this talented abstract expressionist and educator, as she and Lorens talk about Jersey, being Haitian, j'ouvert, art education, "craisins", Hillary Clinton, and other carefully unconnected things.
05/11/15 Episode 5-- Ruffin Prentiss III
Join actor Ruffin Prentiss III, and he and lorens chat about his works and training. They also talk about Pittsburgh, church buildings, parents, chemistry, cold reading, Meisner technique, and other randomly connected things.
Music credit: " Mpa Regede", " More Palmwine" by Lorens Chuno.
05/01/15 Episode 4-- David Nazario
Join writer David Nazario as he and Lorens talk about the workings of a publication; working hard to achieve one's dream; growing up in a small city; finding time to eat in NYC; vision boards; haters; and the show "Empire".
Music credit: " Mpa Regede" , "I wish I were free" by Lorens Chuno.
04/13/15 Episode 3-- Kosi
Kosi is as real as they come. Join this New-York born gifted singer-songwriter, as she and Lorens talk songwriting, hiring musicians, immigrant parents, Times Square, and other things not quite connected, but sure sound good in a song.
Music credit: " Mpa Regede" by Lorens Chuno; "Already Know" by Kosi.
04/04/15 Episode 2 -- Theron Cook
Join the talented and deeply layered visual artist, Theron Cook, as he and Lorens talk art, life, Reading Pa, hiking, instagram, and other randomly connected stuff. Theron is the founder and creative director of Mute Magazine.
Music credit: " Mpa Regede" by Lorens Chuno; "Impossible is Impossible" by Lorens Chuno.
03/28/15 Episode 1 -- Charles Duke
Join multi-faceted musician, Charles Duke, as he and Lorens talk about the making of his new EP “Midnight Lover”. Well, the conversation did not stop there: Listen for Charles Duke’s take on the New York music hustle; flakiness of artists; the difference between geek,nerd,and dork; and why sometimes you just need to go with the crowd in the subway.
Music credit: " Mpa Regede" by Lorens Chuno; "U turn Ghost" by Charles Duke; "Undercover Overlover" by Charles Duke
03/19/15 Episode 0-- Intro
A brief introduction to the podcast ...
Music credit: " Mpa Regede" by Lorens Chuno;