Art Fight Podcast

Art Fight Podcast
Art Fight Podcast Exploring the creative process in art and combat sports. AFP is a podcast based in Nashville,Tennessee created and hosted by Brian Siskind and Joe Nolan. AFP explores the struggles within the creative process alongside the cre…
S4E5 - Andrea “Fancy” Leese
Feb 16 • 73 min
This week we hang with Nashville MMA kickboxer Andrea Leese. Andrea talks about preparing for her upcoming bout, her traditional martial arts roots, and why she loves to fight like a girl. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S4E4 - Zach Duensing
Feb 7 • 55 min
This week we step into the cage with Nashville-based artist and podcaster, Zach Duensing. Zach schools us on the weird world of fan fiction, gives us the lowdown on his visionary comic book project, and gets us up to speed before the next season of his…
S4E3 - Adam Ross
Feb 1 • 66 min
This week we meet up with Nashville-based novelist, short story author and Brazilian jiu-jitsu grappler Adam Ross. Ross is the new editor of the Sewanee Review — the University of the South’s journal is the oldest literary quarterly in continuous…
S4E2 - Chris Rini
Jan 21 • 52 min
Artist and creator of MMA² comics Chris Rini joins us to talk the art of comic illustrations, MMA culture commentary, and the evolving MMA archetypes as they develop in a young and growing sport. We also all agreed that Nate Diaz is an oracle. Become a…
S4E1 - Amanda Sanchez
Jan 18 • 51 min
Get to know a new and strong female voice in MMA media - meet Amanda Sanchez of Unknown MMA. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
S3E12 - Steph Mantis
Jan 8 • 76 min
Artist, designer, and Jiu Jitsu practitioner Steph Mantis joins us to talk about creating her Forever Pizza empire, Dog Butt Magnets, and creative whimsy for all to enjoy. Become a supporter of this podcast: This…
S3E11 - Sean Patton
Dec 15, 2018 • 69 min
Sean Patton is the co-founder of Legion Jiu Jitsu, a coach, and a competitive submission grappler. Patton stopped by the Art Fight studio to talk about “stress inoculation” and the martial arts, the importance of leading by example, and the opening of the…
S3E10 - Irvin Jones
Dec 6, 2018 • 64 min
Undefeated Pro MMA fighter Irvin Jones joins us to talk the creativity and challenges in MMA, boxing, and how he gets into a flow state during combat. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored…
S3E9 - Terry Price aka Photo Ops
Nov 29, 2018 • 80 min
Songwriter and Photo Ops music creator Terry Price talks making music in LA, Nashville, and the challenge of producing records. Nashville harmonica/lap steel man Jason Goforth guests and shares some found cassettes from an amusement park singalong booth.…
S3E8 - Chris Zidek
Nov 21, 2018 • 84 min
Good hang with friend of the podcast, artist and muralist Chris Zidek - who knows a lot more about crop circles than most people. Our conversation takes you from pre-Egyptian history to the gluten-free era, with lots of random stops along the way. Become…
S3E7 - Carrie Cameron
Nov 8, 2018 • 74 min
Carrie Cameron hangs with us and talks the creativity in the tattoo arts, what it’s like to be on reality TV, and ponders all the reasons people want to get a tattoo. Become a supporter of this podcast: This…
S3E6 - Robin Black
Nov 1, 2018 • 61 min
This week we’re joined by the one and only Robin Black! Robin is a lifelong martial artist, a musician and singer, a former competitive fighter, and one of the most unique voices in contemporary mixed martial arts commentary and analysis. Robin joins us…
S3E5 - Mack Starks
Oct 28, 2018 • 76 min
Songwriter, artist, and Nashville Public Radio digital man Mack Starks walks us down his path from early music industry success, artistic and human self discovery, and bringing it all together today with a new studio, and new outlook on creating. Become a…
S3E4 - James “Roto” Rotondi
Oct 20, 2018 • 94 min
Enjoy our long form with musician, writer, and creative engine and friend James “Roto” Rotondi - a New York/Nashville musician, actor, journalist and critic; he’s the former Editor-in-Chief of Future Music magazine, and his interviews and essays have…
S3E3 - Brandon Donahue
Oct 12, 2018 • 63 min
Is academic fine art something to learn, and then unlearn? Brandon Donahue creates by collecting and transforming with airbrush and sculpture mass-produced, publicly displayed, and abandoned urban forms like fallen street signs, basketballs, file…
S3E2 - Jay Dasgupta
Oct 2, 2018 • 65 min
Writer, Director, and Producer Jay Dasgupta joins us to talk the perils and rewards in filmmaking, and gives insight into producing the new documentary about aerialist High Flying Jade, directed by his girlfriend Katherine Sweetman on location in Viet Nam…
S3E1 - David Hellams - Crappy Magic
Sep 29, 2018 • 71 min
Crappy Magic is an enterprise by artist David Hellams. It encompasses both Crappy Magic magazine, and the interactive exhibition series The Crappy Magic Experience. These projects work to imbue found objects with creative energy using various media:…
S2E12 - Brian Siskind and Joe Nolan - Season 2 Finale
Sep 20, 2018 • 70 min
We answer your questions, talk strategies for creative progress through looking at or into other pursuits, and break down our biggest artistic obstacles going into Season 3. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S2E11 - Ariel Bui
Sep 11, 2018 • 78 min
Nashville music artist, educator, and boundary pusher talks the struggle of being an authentic artist while time jumping, genre shifting, finding her voice, and using it to having conversations with herself from 10 years ago. Become a supporter of this…
S2E10 - Matthew Polly
Aug 19, 2018 • 58 min
Forty-five years after his sudden death at age thirty-two, bestselling author Matthew Polly has written the first authoritative biography of Bruce Lee’s life. A Princeton graduate and Rhodes Scholar, his writing has appeared in The Washington Post,…
S2E9 - Michelle Brown
Aug 13, 2018 • 80 min
Performance artist Michelle Brown aka @thefakehizofo uses her native Nashville as a canvas for activations, installations, happenings, and placemaking in the seemingly ordinary or forgotten places. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S2E8 - Sena Agbeko
Aug 6, 2018 • 65 min
Rising prospect Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko speaks on his journey in boxing from Ghana to the US, the joy and struggle on the way to making to the mainstream, and his creative side as a novelist. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S2E7 - Chris Zidek
Jul 24, 2018 • 65 min
Muralist and fine artist Chris Zidek takes us through his process, the challenges that come with his style, and breaks the big news of his upcoming solo show in Brooklyn. We also talked a lot about cars. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S2E6 - Joe Nolan and Brian Siskind
Jul 23, 2018 • 41 min
Joe and Brian talk artist residencies, creating music in the studio, and realize mid-podcast both Joe and Brian are speaking at the same Pecha Kucha event at the Frist Art Museum. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S2E5 - Steven Knapp
Jul 12, 2018 • 70 min
Producer and Creative Director Steven Knapp talks the thrills and perils of filmmaking, content, film festivals, and how boxing and running are vehicles for understanding what’s happening in your life. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S2E4 - Jayson Wall
Jul 2, 2018 • 72 min
Zen and the freelance lifestyle, 3D printing, AR, VR, wrestling competition stories… JWall has it all for us on this episode! Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
S2E3 - James Perrin
Jun 29, 2018 • 74 min
Like a storm front, James Perrin’s chaotic, densely textured canvases crackle with energy. The acclaimed Nashville artist deftly blends several modes of painting, including abstraction, realism and expressionism, and incorporates a vast array of imagery…
S2E2 - Michael Weintrob
Jun 23, 2018 • 67 min
Photographer Michael Weintrob joins us to talk about his traveling exhibition ‘Instrumenthead’ and shares stories he has lived photographing hundreds of the most iconic, legendary musicians and artists in the world. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S2E1 - Michael Shrieve
Jun 18, 2018 • 55 min
One of the most influential and creative drummers in music history, Michael Shrieve talks with us about training and retraining how to play drums with age, the challenges of the music business, and the opportunities in music and technology that keep him…
S1E12 - Ben Powers
Mar 11, 2018 • 91 min
We hang with Ben Powers, a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, and talk cerebral approaches to problem solving in combat, art, and life - and how to “gracefully bail” to work smarter, not harder. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S1E11 - Travis Vance
Mar 2, 2018 • 76 min
We hang with old friend, master bass player/artist, Travis Vance to talk life on the road with Thomas Rhett, the strange quiet of playing stadium shows, and talk about what made Nashville special 15 years ago. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S1E10 - Donovan Salvato
Feb 23, 2018 • 77 min
Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships Welterweight champ Donovan Salvato comes by and talks with us about his upcoming bout, what fighting life is like, and how we became the champ. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S1E9 - Logan Nash
Feb 5, 2018 • 96 min
Logan Nash talks about the creativity in Jiu Jitsu, his upcoming bout, and the latest in combat sports. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
S1E8 - Mike Kluge
Jan 28, 2018 • 76 min
Feat. Mike Kluge, a multimedia artist based out of Queen Ave Art Collective in East Nashville, TN and Joe Nolan returns! Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
S1E7 - Nathan Brown and Eva Boros
Jan 22, 2018 • 79 min
Nathan Brown is a muralist, known for his large scale geometric gradients, word collages and plantlike organic line work. Eva Boros is a curator, writer, and champion of street art and co-founder of the Nashville Walls Project. Become a supporter of this…
S1E6 - Joe Nolan - remote from Arizona
Dec 10, 2017 • 105 min
Brian and Joe talk fights - everything from Max Holloway, Luke Sanders, and other fighters as well as new song releases, one of a kind art print books, creativity and the need to press forward. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S1E5 - Jeff Coffin
Dec 4, 2017 • 84 min
Catching up with saxophonist, photographer, and teacher Jeff Coffin about playing with Dave Matthews Band, his experience playing with icons like Stevie Wonder, the creative process, making records, music, and life. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S1E4 - Brian Greif, Chris Zidek, Jon Buko
Nov 26, 2017 • 131 min
Meet Brian Greif of Netflix’s “Saving Banksy”, Chris Zidek, and Jon Buko - all street artists and mural makers currently working on a 400 foot mural in Nashville’s booming west side - The Nations. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
S1E3 - Ashley Burns
Nov 14, 2017 • 114 min
This week we sit down with Nashville musician and competitive Muay Thai kickboxer, Ashley Burns. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
S1E2 - Nieves Uhl
Nov 9, 2017 • 112 min
Nieves Uhl talks about Nashville’s printmaking culture, her love of hands-on art making, the role that art can play in fighting for social justice, and her love of martial arts which she discovered as a teen at a Muay Thai gym in Albuquerque, NM. Become a…
S1E1 - Introducing the Art Fight Podcast
Nov 2, 2017 • 115 min
Joe Nolan and Brian Siskind introduce the podcast and break down the fight in art and the art in fighting, and explore the parallels in creativity, struggle, and expression. Become a supporter of this podcast:…