The Inspiring Conversations Podcast

The Inspiring Conversations Podcast

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Inspiring Conversations with people who are making a difference in the local community in the Tulsa and OKC metro areas. Opportunities to hear their stories, life journeys, lessons learned along the way, and their visions for the future. Real conversat…


An In-Studio Visit With Artist Naima Lowe
Nov 10 • 55 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Tulsa Artist Fellow Naima Lowe to hear about her life and her work. She shares some in-depth details about her process and her artistic approach and how those are informed by her life experiences.
A Very Enlightening Conversation With Kirtan Leader Patrick Wilborn
Nov 9 • 53 min
In this episode, Patrick Wilborn shares deeply about mantras and about kirtan meditation and why it is significant and also very healing, He also speaks candidly about his journeys to India and how that has transformed his Consciousness and how thos…
Part 2-A Deeper Conversation With Jabee About His Work In The Community And Important Life Lessons Learned
Nov 2 • 16 min
A Deeper Conversation With Jabee About His Evolution As A Human Being, His Life, His Artistic Process, And His Music
Nov 2 • 29 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down to visit with Jabee to hear about how he got started writing music, about how his writing process has changed over the years, and about how he has evolved as a human being.
In The Studio With Artist John Hammer
Oct 22 • 44 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with artist John Hammer at his studio to hear about how he got started painting and about how he and his work have evolved.He also reflects deeply about what has driven and inspired his creative evolution and …
A Deep Conversation With Guitarist Sean Al-Jibouri
Oct 19 • 41 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Sean Al-Jibouri to hear him share about his life and music. The conversation is centered around his experiences while performing over the years with various groups and also performing solo while feat…
A Deep Conversation With Guitarist Randy Wimer About His Life And Music
Oct 10 • 61 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with longtime Tulsa guitarist Randy Wimer to hear him reflect about his career as a musician and how he and his music have evolved over the years.He also shares some of his experiences from early in his career…
A Deeply Inspiring and Meaningful Conversation With Nicole Peltier Hall At The Yoga Room
Oct 7 • 64 min
In this episode, Nicole Peltier Hall sits down with Jeff at The Yoga Room to share about what her yoga and meditation practices mean to her at a deeper level and an incredibly moving and inspiring story about her life transformation and the most for…
A Very Deep And Enlightening Conversation About Life And Spirituality With Yadenee Hailu
Sep 30 • 59 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Yadenee Hailu to hear about her life journey as a Unitarian Minister as well as a human being who is living her life intentionally while utilizing various spiritual practices from diverse traditions.She s…
A Deep Dive Inside The Mind Of Comedian Lenny Vanhorn
Sep 21 • 70 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with comedian Lenny Vanhorn to have a deep conversation and to hear about his formative life experiences and how they have informed his comedic perspective.He shares deeply about how he got started in comedy, …
A Found Treasure From The Lost Archives-An Incredibly Deep And Enlightening Conversation With Fusion Band “Local Man Ruins Everything” @ Artspace at Untitled
Sep 15 • 59 min
In this episode just found in the lost archives, Jeff sits down for an incredibly deep and meaningful conversation with the members of the former fusion band Local Man Ruins Everything before their breakup earlier this year: Jay Gleason, Byron “Chop…
An Interview Of Jeff Krisman,The Host Of The Inspiring Conversations Podcast And The Mindful Coping Podcast About His Spiritual Journey By Dr. Daniela Busciglio
Sep 6 • 41 min
A Visit With Warren Ross, President & Chairman Of Ross Group At Their Headquarters In Downtown Tulsa
Sep 5 • 57 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Warren Ross, President & Chairman of Ross Group at their downtown Tulsa headquarters to hear his reflections about the importance of their connection to downtown and to the city as a whole and about what the …
A Deep Conversation With Photographer Nicole Donis
Sep 3 • 25 min
A Very Deep Conversation With Visual Artist And Filmmaker Heyd Fontenot
Sep 2 • 60 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with visual artist and filmmaker Heyd Fontenot to hear about his life journey, his work, his perspective on life, art, and community.He also shares some deeper thoughts about The Lodge Of Saint Reborlaro
A Deeper Conversation With Joe Picorale At Be Love Yoga Studio In The Pearl District
Aug 31 • 50 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Joe Picorale, owner of Be Love Yoga Studio in the Pearl District to hear about how he got started practicing yoga and about his teaching style.He also shares about his life journey and reflects about how …
A Very Deep And Insightful Conversation With Allison Sims and Shelley Free With Oklahoma New Health Cooperative Regarding Cannabis Legislation And How It Is Affecting The Community As A Whole
Aug 29 • 52 min
In this interview, Jeff sits down with Allison Sims and Shelley Free with Oklahoma New Health Cooperative to hear from them about their life journeys and about what inspired and motivated them to do the work that they do in the community that is cen…
A Deeper Conversation With Kim Fonder, Artist And Owner Of Exhibit By Aberson
Aug 24 • 58 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Kim Fonder to hear about how she got started creating works of art and how she and her process has evolved over the years.The conversation continues as she reflects on what moves and inspires her to creat…
A Conversation With Susan Baley, Executive Director Of 108 Contemporary
Aug 14 • 37 min
In this episode, Susan Baley, the Executive Director of 108 Contemporary speaks about her life journey and how it led her to Tulsa and 108 Contemporary.She also shares about her experiences since taking over the leadership there and some ref…
In The Here And Now With Tasha Timberlake And Jeff Krisman
Aug 8 • 48 min
A Deep Conversation With Dr. Ricco Wright, The Founder Of Black Wall Street Gallery
Jul 29 • 33 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Dr. Ricco Wright, the founder and chairman of Black Wall Street Gallery on historic Greenwood to hear about their current exhibit and programs and his vision for the future. He speaks in depth about how t…
A Very Deep And Meaningful Conversation With Visual Artist Christine Partigianoni
Jul 12 • 63 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with visual artist Christine Partigianoni to hear some very deep thoughts from her about art and about life.
A Deeply Meaningful Conversation With Singer/Songwriters Kinsey Charles And Levi Parham
Jun 4 • 57 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with singer/songwriters Kinsey Charles and Levi Parham to hear them reflect about their life together, their music, and their artistic processes and what it all means at a deeper level.
A Very Deep Conversation With Katie Petrik About Her Life Journey And Transformation
May 29 • 56 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down for a very deep conversation with Katie Petrik to hear about her life journey and transformation. She shares some very enlightening stories and valuable lessons learned along the way that are incredibly healing to hea…
Groovin’ On A Monday Afternoon With Indie Hip-Hop Rap Artist Miillie Mesh
May 28 • 71 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Indie Hip-Hop Rap artist Miillie Mesh to hear about her life journey and music and about how she and her craft has evolved.She also speaks about some of her formative life experiences, about what she has l…
A Deeper Conversation With The Team From Inclusion In Art—Suzanne Thomas, Randall Barnes, And Bryon Perdue
May 18 • 62 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Suzanne Thomas, Randall Barnes, and Bryon Perdue from Inclusion in Art to hear about how the organization got started years ago, about how it has evolved, and about the very powerful work that they are doing in t…
A Deeper Conversation With Gina Hoffman Live @ Artspace at Untitled May 16th, 2019
May 17 • 53 min
In this episode, Gina sits down with Jeff while being filmed in front of a live audience to share some deep thoughts about what moved her to start creating her very personal style of artwork, how it has been so very healing for her, and some thought…
A Really Deep Conversation With Original Flow, A Wordsmith With A Message
May 8 • 57 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with hip hop artist, poet and producer Original Flow for an incredibly enlightening conversation about his craft, how he got started, and how he has evolved as an artist and human being and some very formative lessons…
A Deeper Conversation With Comedian Georgina Adjaye About Her Journey In Comedy
May 7 • 56 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with comedian Georgina Adjaye to hear about how she got started in comedy, what she has learned and how she and her craft have evolved, and what it means to her at a deeper level. She shares some very compelling stori…
A Deeper Conversation With Von Gies About His Artwork Currently On Display At The Art Hall And About His Life Journey
May 5 • 40 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Von Gies to hear about his artwork that is currently on display at the Spring Group Exhibit at The Art Hall on 23rd and Walker. He shares some deep thoughts about what informs his work, about his process, and abo…
A Deeper Conversation With One Two Ten About Their Music And Their Journey Together
Apr 27 • 71 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Andrew May, Jon Edmund, Spencer Christian, Evan Burgess, and Stinson Fuller of One Two Ten to hear about their music and about how they came together.They also share some reflections about what their jour…
A Very Meaningful Conversation With The Team From #YesLoveOKC
Apr 24 • 62 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with the team from #YesLoveOKC—Albert Rios, Valerie Rollins, Mike Allen, and Andrew Frederick to hear about their movement that is a social community action group that focuses on bridging the intersectionality gap in…
A Deeply Meaningful, Uplifting, And Enlightening Conversation With Anthony Crawford, Jr.
Apr 20 • 57 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with educator, poet, screenwriter, host, and wonderful human being Anthony Crawford, Jr. to hear about his life journey, personal transformation, and work in the community.He shares some very insightful and me…
Local Man Ruins Everything Performing Live @ Artspace at Untitled February 21, 2019
Apr 13 • 15 min
Groovin’ On A Thursday Afternoon With Singer/Songwriter Darren Cipponeri—Updates On New Album & Upcoming Appearances At OKC Festival Of The Arts And Paseo Arts Festival
Apr 12 • 8 min
Live Interview With Visual Artist April Holder @ Artspace at Untitled April 11th
Apr 12 • 23 min
Tripsitters Live Performance @ Artspace at Untitled-April 11th
Apr 12 • 17 min
Tripsitters Live Interview @ Artspace at Untitled April 11th
Apr 12 • 18 min
An Incredibly Deep & Meaningful Conversation With John Thompson—Scholar, Educator, And Community Activist & Advocate (Please Note That There Is Additional Content After Interview Winds Down The First Time)
Apr 8 • 72 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with longtime OKC resident and scholar, educator, and community activist and advocate John Thompson to hear about how growing up in OKC informed his perspective and his passion for community, intergenerational mentori…
Live Interview At Blue Sage Studios With Visual Artist Gina Hoffman About Her Work And The Deeper Meaning Behind It
Apr 7 • 18 min
Live Interview At Blue Sage Studios With The Jared Lowery Trio (Jared Lowery, Willie Peterson, And Joe Richard)
Apr 7 • 16 min
Live Interview With Andy Boatman, Owner Of Blue Sage Studios About His Artistic Journey In Glasswork And About His Studio
Apr 7 • 13 min
Jared Lowery Trio Live At Blue Sage Studios
Apr 7 • 33 min
Nathan And Krisha Retherford Of Dire Gnome (Band)—Their Life And Music
Mar 30 • 40 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Nathan and Krisha Retherford to hear a very moving story about their life together and their music. They both share some reflections about where they are from and what their life has been like since moving to the…
“Cosmic Jam” With New Tribe And Tasha Timberlake Live @ Artspace at Untitled-March 21st
Mar 23 • 8 min
New Tribe Live @ Artspace at Untitled, March 21st-2
Mar 23 • 12 min
New Tribe Live @ Artspace at Untitled, March 21st-1
Mar 23 • 20 min
Tasha Timberlake Live @ Artspace-March 21st
Mar 23 • 18 min
A Deeper Conversation With New Tribe Live @ Artspace at Untitled-March 21st
Mar 23 • 16 min
A Deeper Conversation With Comedian Travis Phillips About His Perspective On The Craft Of Standup Comedy And About His Experiences With It
Mar 16 • 63 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with comedian Travis Phillips to hear his deep thoughts and reflections about his experiences onstage (and offstage) while performing standup comedy and crafting and honing his material.He also shares stories …
A Visit With Author, Poet, and Comedian Catherine Katey Johnson
Mar 5 • 63 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down to visit with author, poet, and comedian Catherine Katey Johnson to hear about her life journey and about some of her most formative experiences.She talks about her life in the arts and how her work has evolve…
Being Open And Vulnerable About Being Open And Vulnerable With Comedian Tyler Spears
Feb 25 • 60 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down to talk about comedy and about life and how working his craft has helped him to be able to communicate more openly with others about the anxiety that he experiences on a day to day basis.He also shares some th…
A Brief Visit With Adrienne Wright About Her Work On Display At The Opening Of The Art Exhibit “A Little Bit Of History” At IAO Gallery
Feb 24 • 9 min
In this mini-episode, Jeff sits down with Adrienne Wright at IAO during the opening of “A Little Bit Of History” to hear about her work that is displayed there both from her high school years alongside a couple of her current pieces.
A Deep Convo With Jeremiah Rankin, Michael Moffitt, and Logan Morris With Tripsitters Band
Feb 18 • 36 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Jeremiah Rankin, Michael Moffitt, and Logan Morris with Tripsitters band to hear about their life journeys, how they came together, their very distinctive musical style, and where they are headed.To le…
A Very Deep Conversation With Dead Feather About His Art And Life Journey And The Connection Between Them
Feb 16 • 23 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Dead Feather at the opening reception of the show, A Little Bit Of History at IAO that his work is featured in and hear from him about the deep meaning behind his art, how it has evolved over the years, and what …
Groovin’ On A Thursday Afternoon With Justin Clark About His Life Journey And A High Level Discussion About Visionology
Feb 10 • 32 min
In this episode, Justin Clark, the CEO Of Visionary Status, LLC sits down with Jeff Krisman and shares some formative experiences from his life journey and shares some thoughts about Visionology.
A Deep (Funny & Serious) Convo About (Almost) Everything With Comedian Matt Raney
Feb 9 • 49 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down and has a deep convo both serious and funny about (almost) everything with comedian Matt Raney: his life experiences, OKC Streetcars, open mics in different cities, the inner experience of writing and performing comed…
A Visit With Gary Brooks About The First National Center Renovation Project
Feb 5 • 28 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with real estate investor and developer Gary Brooks to have a deeper conversation about his experiences with The First National Center project and what it has meant to him. He reflects about the very positive and supp…
Top Downloaded Episode Of 2018—Filmmaker Amy Scott—Regarding Her Documentary, “Hal”—The Feature Length Documentary Film Celebrating The Life And Work Of Film Director And Editor Hal Ashby From 2018 deadCenter Film Festival
Jan 30 • 20 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down to visit with filmmaker Amy Scott about “Hal”, her documentary about the film director and editor Hal Ashby, who was associated with the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking in the 1970’s. She shares some thoughts about w…
A Very Moving And Inspirational Life Story Shared By “Trail Blazer,” Historian, Author, And Community Leader Anita Arnold
Jan 19 • 62 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with “trail blazer,” historian, author, community leader, and lovely human being Anita Arnold to hear about her very uplifting and inspirational life journey as she has truly led a very full life filled with making gr…
Deeply Exploring The Inner Human Experience Of The Process Of Artistic Creation With April Holder
Jan 19 • 53 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with artist April Holder to hear some very insightful and meaningful thoughts and her perspective regarding the inner human experience of artistic creativity and what it all means to her at a deeper level.
A Very Deep And Transformative Conversation With Artist Gina Hoffman About Powerful Words And How Her Work Can More Fully Empower People To Change Their Relationship With Them In A Very Positive And Healing Way
Jan 19 • 55 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down to visit with OKC artist Gina Hoffman to hear some highly compelling insights into how she observes powerful words from a different view through her various works of art and through having discussions with people who …
A Very Deep And Meaningful Exchange With LaTasha Timberlake
Jan 13 • 78 min
Jeff sits down with LaTasha Timberlake to spend some time in Presence and in deep conversation to hear about her life journey and spiritual evolution and about some very critical lessons learned along the way. About LaTasha-…
From Inspiring Conversations Live @ Artspace at Untitled—The FIRST Live Public Performance And Interview With The Jared Lowery Trio
Jan 11 • 43 min
The Jared Lowery Trio is: Jared Lowery on guitar, Kangwa Mundende on bass, and Willie Peterson on drums.This evening, the Trio performs their FIRST LIVE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE and opens with couple of tunes and then sits down for a very compelli…
From Inspiring Conversations Live @ Artspace at Untitled—Comedians Panel With Lenny Vanhorn, Julie Drake, James Nghiem, and Jeramy Westbrook
Jan 11 • 45 min
These very talented comedians from OKC get together and talk about how they got started in comedy, what it’s like to go up on stage for the first time, how to read audiences and adapt their material and approach, what it’s like to perform in front o…
From Inspiring Conversations Live @ Artspace at Untitled—The Jared Lowery Trio Performing “The Dissident”
Jan 11 • 12 min
The Jared Lowery Trio performs one of Jared’s original compositions….Jared Lowery on guitar, Kangwa Mundende on bass, and Willie Peterson on drums.
A Deeper Conversation With Musician Than Medlam
Dec 27, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Than Medlam to hear about how he got started playing music and how his band, Equilibrium has evolved over time and why it means so much to him and the other members to intentionally and thoughtfully make decision…
An Artistic Conversation With David Goad About Kali Ra, His Current Musical Project, And His Life Journey
Dec 22, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode Jeff sits down with David Goad to hear some very deep thoughts about how Kali Ra came into being, about his life journey and formative experiences, some very deep reflections about the music that resonates most deeply with him, and a…
A Deeper Conversation With OKC Rapper Collin The Chill One
Dec 17, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode Jeff sits down to have a deeper conversation with OKC rapper Collin The Chill One as he shares the story of how he got started rapping as a teenager and how his craft has evolved over time. He also speaks about how this music has hel…
More Live Music From Singer/Songwriter Darren Cipponeri From Inspiring Conversations OKC Live @ Artspace at Untitled December 12th
Dec 13, 2018 • 10 min
Interview With Comedian Lenny Vanhorn at Inspiring Conversations OKC Live @ Artspace at Untitled December 12th
Dec 13, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, OKC comedian Lenny Vanhorn sits down with Jeff to share some deeper thoughts about his particular style of comedy, about what early life and later life experiences have informed his comedy, how his craft has evolved over the years, …
Performance From And Interview With Singer/Songwriter Darren Cipponeri From Inspiring Conversations OKC Live @ Artspace at Untitled December 12
Dec 13, 2018 • 33 min
In this installment of Inspiring Conversations Live OKC @ Artspace at Untitled, singer/songwriter Darren Cipponeri shares a few tunes with the audience and then sits down to visit with Jeff Krisman about his songwriting process. music, and experienc…
A Deeper Conversation With Jazz Guitarist Grant Goldstein
Nov 28, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode, jazz guitarist Grant Goldstein shares his thoughts about what jazz music means to him and some deep reflections about what his experiences are when performing.He also talks about his experiences while pursuing his graduate d…
The Space Okc Improv-Based Sketch Comedy Group Interview And Performance At Inspiring Conversations OKC Live @ Artspace at Untitled—November 15, 2018
Nov 16, 2018 • 37 min
In this live recorded episode, Topher Owen, Ann-Lisette Caveny, and Kellen Hodgeson talk about how The Space came into being and about their recent and upcoming performances and educational outreach in the OKC area.They also share some infor…
BRD Jazz Trio Live Performance And Interview At Inspiring Conversations OKC Live @ Artspace at Untitled—November 15, 2018
Nov 16, 2018 • 47 min
A “Cosmic Conversation” With Adam Sarmiento From The New Tribe
Nov 2, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with The New Tribe band member Adam Sarmiento to hear about how they got started back in the 90’s and shares an incredibly compelling and inspiring story of how after the band members went their own ways for several y…
A Deeper Conversation With Singer, Songwriter, And Guitarist Darren Cipponeri
Oct 19, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with local singer, songwriter, and guitarist Darren Cipponeri to hear about how he got started on his musical journey, about his experiences when he started performing publicly, and about how his artistic process has …
A Musical Interlude—“Fates Design” By We Eat Last (Jared Lowery on guitar, Stephen Schultz on bass, and Dave Bowen on drums)
Oct 13, 2018 • 12 min
A Local Music Interlude—“Audition” By Equilibrium
Sep 25, 2018 • 3 min
Equilibrium was formed in 2007 by Than Medlam and Chubb Moses and is one of the few bands in the OKC area exploring improv jazz, funk, soul—-a little bit of everything. For more information about them, visit their facebook page at https://www.face…
A Local Music Interlude—“Until We Meet Again” By OKC Musician Jared Lowery
Sep 23, 2018 • 6 min
Jared Lowery is without a doubt one of the most innovative new musicians that has arrived in the OKC scene and provides a musical experience that feels like “progressive jazz-rock with avant garde influences.” He relays his feeling and thoughts abo…
A Local Music Interlude—“Afterglow” By OKC Musician Dave Bowen
Sep 22, 2018 • 2 min
A Deeper Conversation At The Art Hall With Musician Jared Lowery
Sep 15, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Jared Lowery at The Art Hall in Uptown to talk about how he got started playing music, how his work has evolved, and a deep dive into understanding his composition and performing process. Jared is without a doub…
An In-Studio Visit With Photographer Carl Shortt
Sep 15, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode, Jeff visits with Carl Shortt at his studio and hears about his photography work and how it has evolved over the years and about formative lessons that he has learned along the way.
Inspiring Conversations Live At Artspace At Untitled—Panel Discussion And Interview With Daniela Busciglio About Her Work As A Messaging And Communications Consultant And Interview With Christian Pearson About OkSessions
Sep 14, 2018 • 47 min
A Deeper Conversation At Artspace at Untitled With Jazz Guitarist Brian Belanus
Sep 14, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with OKC jazz guitarist Brian Belanus to hear about his life journey and how he got started playing jazz music and how he has evolved as a composer, a performer, and as a human being. He shares some background info on…
Inspiring Conversations Live At Artspace At Untitled—Interview With Musician Adam Ledbetter
Sep 14, 2018 • 23 min
In this live episode at Artspace at Untitled, Jeff sits down with Adam Ledbetter to hear about his music, about how he got started playing music, about current projects, and some deeper thoughts about how humans experience music and some reflections ab…
Continuing The Conversation—Taking A Deep Dive Inside The Mind And Spirit Of Musician Jeremy Thomas—Exploring His Inner Experiences When Performing
Sep 7, 2018 • 57 min
Visiting Artist Janet O’Neal Speaking About Her Exhibition “One Thousand Tears” Opening On Thursday, September 6th At Artspace At Untitled
Sep 4, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with visiting artist Janet O’Neal to hear about her life journey and about how “One Thousand Tears” came into being. She reflects very deeply about the importance of art as an agent of healing in her own life and how …
A Visit At Artspace at Untitled With Artist And Celebrant Mary James Ketch
Sep 2, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Mary James Ketch to hear about her life journey, about how she started creating works of art and how she tells stories through her work, and about her work as a celebrant that performs weddings, funerals, and baby b…
Paige Matacchiera—About Her New Book, “Bravo” And Her Life Journey
Aug 26, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with local author Paige Matacchiera to talk about her new book, “Bravo” and about her life journey as well as how her experiences shaped the book. She also shares four selected poems from the book and some reflection…
Dr. Daniela Busciglio, Professor of Applied Linguistics And Owner Of DFBConsulting—About Her Personal Life Journey And Evolution
Aug 17, 2018 • 30 min
In this segment, Jeff and Dr. Daniela Busciglio continue the conversation and hear from her about her personal life journey and how it has informed the work that she has done and continues to do today. She reflects on how she has evolved over the years…
An In-Studio Visit With Virginia Sitzes At [Artspace] at Untitled
Aug 12, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down to visit with Virginia in the studio at [Artspace] at Untitled as she talks about her work, about how she got started creating art, and how her work has evolved over the years since she started. She also shares some r…
Part 2—A Deeper Conversation With Musician Jeremy Thomas—His Thoughts About The Evolution Of Jazz And The OKC Jazz Scene
Aug 7, 2018 • 19 min
In this segment, Jeff and Jeremy continue the conversation as he shares a great overview about how jazz music has evolved over the past few decades and his thoughts about how he sees the local jazz scene changing as well.
A Deeper Conversation With Musician Jeremy Thomas—About How He Started Playing Jazz And His Artistic Evolution
Aug 7, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down for a conversation with musician Jeremy Thomas to hear about how he started playing jazz music, about who were some of his earliest influences, and about how his own music has evolved over the years. The conversation con…
A Visit With The Crew From The Space, A Local Improv-Based Sketch Comedy Group
Aug 6, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Topher Owen, Founder and Creative Director and LaRonn Marzette, Ann-Lisette Caveny, and Gabi Merchen from The Space, a local improv-based sketch comedy group as we go behind the scenes to learn more about their memb…
A Deeper Conversation With Melissa Vincent-CEO Of 9Tribe—About Her Professional Journey
Aug 6, 2018 • 30 min
In this segment, Jeff sits down with Melissa Vincent, the CEO of 9Tribe to hear about her company, about how she started working in the tech startup world, and about why this work is so meaningful to her. Throughout this interview, she shares some very…
Part 2—A Deeper Conversation With Melissa Vincent-CEO Of 9Tribe—About Her Personal Life Journey
Aug 6, 2018 • 13 min
In this segment, Jeff and Melissa continue the conversation where Melissa shares more about her personal life journey, about what it was like for her to be involved in her first business startup experience, and also about her experiences while starting…
An In-Depth Conversation With Filmmaker Jacob Leighton Burns Regarding His Current Movie Project, “Shifter”
Aug 4, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with OKC filmmaker Jacob Leighton Burns to hear about Planet Thunder Productions current movie project, “Shifter” as he shares some details about the project and about why he chose to write this particular screenplay. As…
A Deeper Conversation With Christian Pearson About OkSessions And How They Are Changing The Live Music Scene In OKC
Jul 31, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Christian Pearson, the CEO and co-founder of OkSessions to hear an incredibly powerful and compelling story about their mission and vision and about how they are revolutionizing the way that live music is presented,…
An In-Depth Visit With The Leadership Team From The Red Dirt Film Festival
Jul 29, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Marisa and Lynzi Carlson and Damon Blalack to hear about how the Red Dirt Film Festival got started, how it has evolved, and about their focus on partnering with the education community to provide opportunities for …
Dave King-CEO Of Exaptive-Segment 2
Jul 5, 2018 • 11 min
In this segment, Dave shares some deeper thoughts about how the experience of starting and leading Exaptive have changed him over the years and how it has informed his evolution as a businessperson and as a human being.
Dave King-CEO Of Exaptive-Segment 1
Jul 5, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Dave King, the CEO of Exaptive at their offices in Oklahoma City to hear about what the firm provides to their clients and why they do it, about how he started Exaptive, and about his career and professional journey…
A Visit With Laron Chapman About His Professional Journey And His Experiences In Writing The Screenplay And Directing And Producing “You People” That Won The Award For The Best Oklahoma Film At deadCenter
Jul 3, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Laron Chapman to hear the story of his professional journey and a deep reflection about his experiences in writing the screenplay and in directing and producing the movie “You People” that premiered and won the awar…
A Visit With Anthony McDermid, John Ward, and Rick Lueb About The Story Of TAP Architecture
Jul 1, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Anthony McDermid, John Ward, and Rick Lueb to hear the story of how TAP Architecture came into being in the 1980’s at a time when the OKC economy and the downtown area was suffering from a tremendous downturn after …
Michelle “Mo” Whetstone
Jun 26, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Michelle “Mo” Whetstone to talk about her journey in comedy and how it has affected her spiritual journey and vice-versa. Mo shares some reflections about her experiences in writing and performing standup comedy…
A Visit With Kyle Dickinson About The Locally Produced Movie “Cigarettes For Breakfast”
Jun 20, 2018 • 36 min
In the episode, Jeff sits down to talk with Kyle Dickinson, who wrote the screenplay and recently completed filming for his movie, “Cigarettes For Breakfast” Kyle shares some details about the story and very candidly describes his experiences during…
Corrie Reagan
Jun 18, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down to talk with artist Corrie Reagan about her work and her area of focus. She reflects deeply on what is most important to her as she continues her journey as an emerging artist in the OKC area and about her vision for the…
A Conversation With Danny Joe Rose About His Current Exhibition, “Flatlands” On Display At The Norick Art Center At OCU
Jun 18, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, Jeff and Danny Joe sit down to catch up from their conversation in December of last year and to talk about his current exhibition, “Flatlands” on display at The Norick Art Center At OCU. Danny Joe shares about how he got started wit…
Sarah Day-Short
Jun 8, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down to visit with artist Sarah Day-Short about her life journey and how she started doing works of art and how her work has evolved over the years. Sarah reflects on how she began to work with epoxy resin to create abstr…
A Visit With Gary Brooks About The First National Center Renovation Project
Apr 18, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Gary Brooks to have a deeper conversation about his experiences with The First National Center project and what it has meant to him. He reflects about the very positive and supportive responses that he has received …
Laura Warriner-Founder of [Artspace] at Untitled-Segment 2
Apr 13, 2018 • 19 min
In this segment, Laura shares information regarding recent and current exhibits as well as an overview of the artwork that is part of their permanent collection. As the interview comes to a close, she also speaks about their Mentorship program that is …
Laura Warriner-Founder of [Artspace] at Untitled-Segment 1
Apr 13, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Laura Warriner to hear the story of how she started [Artspace] at Untitled, about their various programs and events, and how it has evolved over the years.
Kerri Shadid-Segment 2
Apr 12, 2018 • 21 min
As we continue the conversation, Kerri speaks more in-depth about her life journey since childhood and how she has grown and evolved. She also shares some thoughts about the path that she has taken since leaving college and how she sees her place in th…
Kerri Shadid-Segment 1
Apr 12, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with visual artist, poet, and bookmaker Kerri Shadid to talk about her artwork and poetry. She shares information about her Poetry Stands, where she writes customized, spontaneous poems for strangers, using intuition and…
Katelynn Knick And Virginia Sitzes From Art Group—A New Artist Collective In OKC
Apr 7, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Katelynn Knick and Virginia Sitzes about their new artist collective called The Art Group and how it got started. We hear from both of them about their personal and professional reasons for being a part of it and …
Steve Herburger-Owner Of 2 Fellas Moving Company-Preferred Movers Of The OKC Thunder
Apr 1, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down to talk with Steve Herburger, the owner of 2 Fellas Moving Company at their headquarters in Oklahoma City to talk about the services that they provide to their residential and business customers and also to the OKC Thund…
Evan Anderson-CEO of Oseberg
Mar 21, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Evan Anderson, the CEO of Oseberg, at their headquarters in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Automobile Alley to hear about the services they provide and why he decided to start the company. Anderson explains that th…
Paul Waddell-Segment 2
Feb 28, 2018 • 8 min
Kyle Golding-Partner & Chief Strategic Idealist At The Golding Group-Segment 1
Feb 28, 2018 • 31 min
Paul Waddell-Segment 1
Feb 28, 2018 • 23 min
Kyle Golding-Partner & Chief Strategic Idealist At The Golding Group-Segment 2
Feb 28, 2018 • 25 min
Christie Owen
Feb 20, 2018 • 28 min
B.J. White-Segment 1
Feb 16, 2018 • 22 min
B.J. White-Segment 2
Feb 16, 2018 • 16 min
Katelynn Knick
Feb 16, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with local artist Katelynn Knick on a late winter evening outside the Art Hall at 23rd and Walker in The Uptown District and hears from her about some of her current work, about her recent house art show called “You’re i…
Marissa Raglin / 2018 Skirvin Paseo Artist-In-Residence-Segment 1
Jan 31, 2018 • 25 min
In this segment, Jeff sits down to visit with Marissa Raglin, the 2018 Skirvin Paseo Artist-In-Residence at her studio on the first floor of the Skirvin Hilton Hotel downtown. She creates ethereal, whimsical collage works with images delicately rem…
Marissa Raglin / 2018 Skirvin Paseo Artist-In-Residence-Segment 2
Jan 31, 2018 • 13 min
We begin this segment by hearing from Marissa about how she always wanted to be an artist and how she began and continued her art education and then started her art career. We continue the conversation as she talks about how the therapeutic aspect …
Janet Shepard-Segment 2
Jan 30, 2018 • 13 min
In this segment, Janet and Jeff continue the conversation about significance of “visual literacy” and the relationship of that to one’s own life journey. Janet also talks about how all that we create in our lives are done so “upon a canvas” and how …
Janet Shepard-Segment 1
Jan 30, 2018 • 27 min
In this segment, Jeff sits down to visit with local artist Janet Shepard. She shares information with us about the artwork that she creates, about what inspires her, and about the significance of the spirals that she uses in some of her designs as t…
Robin Smith-CEO Of WeGoLook-Segment 2
Jan 15, 2018 • 12 min
In this segment, we hear from Robin about her life’s journey and how she started and progressed in her career and positively dealt with challenges in her life. She reflects upon how she began to see the power of the Internet as she worked as a consulta…
Robin Smith-CEO Of WeGoLook-Segment 1
Jan 15, 2018 • 16 min
In this interview, Jeff sits down with Robin Smith, CEO of WeGoLook, as she first provides an overview of the company and the services that they offer. Robin talks about how WeGoLook combines technology with an on-demand workforce to help businesses an…
Helen Opper-Curator At The Art Hall-Segment 1
Dec 20, 2017 • 19 min
In this segment, Jeff sits down with Helen Opper, Curator of The Art Hall, which is located at The Rise at 23rd and Walker in Oklahoma City. She explains that they have a specific exhibit schedule and feature various works by Oklahoma City artists as w…
Helen Opper-Curator At The Art Hall-Segment 2
Dec 20, 2017 • 22 min
In this segment, we continue the conversation with Helen Opper, Curator at The Art Hall as she talks about how she always knew that she wanted to work in the arts since she was a child. She reflects about her life journey and how she transitioned towar…
Philip Baker-CEO Of Staplegun
Dec 18, 2017 • 22 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Philip Baker, CEO of Staplegun, a full service advertising agency with its headquarters in downtown Oklahoma City. We begin by hearing the story of how Philip and his business partner, Brent McCutchen, started St…
Danny Joe Rose-Segment 1
Dec 13, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down to visit with Danny Joe Rose, a local artist whose work is deeply rooted in the natural world, combining nature and abstraction. Using mediums of paint, digital, and sculpture. His paintings usually start from a quick sk…
Danny Joe Rose-Segment 2
Dec 13, 2017 • 16 min
We continue the conversation as Danny Joe talks about his life journey and what inspired him to become an artist and about early experiences that have informed his artwork over the years. We then hear from him about a trip to Indonesia to teach art …
adam Lanman-Artist/Architect And Owner Of atelieraL-Segment 2
Oct 28, 2017 • 24 min
In this segment, adam and I continue the conversation as we hear from him about his new project space and what he envisions for the future there. He speaks about the significance of this new space being in the Paseo Arts District and why it is such …
adam Lanman-Artist/Architect And Owner Of atelieraL
Oct 24, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode, I sit down with adam Lanman, artist and architect and hear about what inspired his practice, atelieraL, and his new cooperative project and performance space in the Paseo Arts District. adam shares memories of his early community-ba…
Kelsey Karper And Thomas Thompson-Co-Founders Of Factory Obscura Talking About Upcoming SHIFT Exhibition Opening November 9th At Current Studio
Oct 12, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode, Jeff visits with Kelsey Karper, Co-Founder of Current Studio and Factory Obscura and Thomas Thompson, a Co-Founder of Factory Obscura as well. We begin by hearing from Kelsey about Current Studio and how they provide opportunities f…
Jeremiah Davis-Artistic Director and Jennifer Scanlan-Exhibitions & Curatorial Director At Oklahoma Contemporary-Segment 2
Oct 12, 2017 • 15 min
We continue the conversation and hear from Jennifer and Jeremiah about their life journeys and what led them to pursue careers in art and what brought them to Oklahoma and to Oklahoma Contemporary. We also hear from them about the most formative lif…
Jeremiah Davis-Artistic Director and Jennifer Scanlan-Exhibitions & Curatorial Director At Oklahoma Contemporary-Segment 1
Oct 12, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Jeremiah Davis-Artistic Director and Jennifer Scanlan-Exhibitions & Curatorial Director at Oklahoma Contemporary. We begin the conversation with information about Oklahoma Contemporary and what their mission is a…
Amanda Bleakley-Executive Director And Paige Powell-Programming Director-The Paseo Arts Association
Oct 3, 2017 • 31 min
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Amanda Bleakley and Paige Powell of the Paseo Arts Association to hear about what makes The Paseo Arts District so unique. One of the things that makes this area very special and unique is that it is the only pla…
John Dunning-Owner Of Trolley Stop Records-Part 2
Sep 28, 2017 • 21 min
John Dunning-Owner Of Trolley Stop Records-Part 1
Sep 28, 2017 • 22 min
Jeff Ragan-Owner Of Kize Concepts-Part 1
Sep 10, 2017 • 20 min
In this episode, we sit down with Jeff Ragan, Owner of Kize Concepts. Kize is in the “business of changing lives” with a mission and passion to “fuel” people’s best through food, services, and community building initiatives around the world… to chan…
Jeff Ragan-Owner Of Kize Concepts-Part 2
Sep 10, 2017 • 15 min
In this segment, Jeff then shares an overview of his life story and how he started Kize Concepts and the values that mean the most to him and that has informed the evolution of the business over the years. He then shares the story of how he began to…