Art Fight Podcast

Art Fight Podcast

www.artfightpodcast.com
We bring artists, musicians, creatives, and combatants of all stripes together to have real conversations about the fight in art, and the art in fighting. AFP is based in Nashville, created and hosted by Brian Siskind and Joe Nolan. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/artfightpodcast/support


#75 - Josh Rosenblatt
Dec 5 • 68 min
This week we’re joined by MMA journalist and the author of the book Why We Fight, Josh Rosenblatt. Josh talks about the MMA writing landscape in the 21st century, the aesthetics of the inevitable, and the gathering of the tribe at the MMA Media Symposium.…
#74 - Omari Booker
Nov 17 • 87 min
This week’s podcast is a “both/and” exploration of painting and progress - creative and civic - with Nashville native, Omari Booker. Follow Omari on IG: https://www.instagram.com/omaribooker/ —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
#73 - Robin Black
Nov 8 • 60 min
Martial arts analyst, commentator, and king of the one minute breakdown Robin Black makes his victorious return to the Art Fight Podcast. We talk about the evolution of language in fight analysis and commentary, the rise of Lethwei, and the creative power…
#72 - Jared Reynolds
Nov 1 • 68 min
What is it like to be playing in front of 60,000 people at Lollapalooza and feel like you would rather be doing your taxes? Artists often have to have many hills to climb, so why not make it Kilimanjaro instead? We hang with Jared Reynolds - bassist for…
#71 - James Cammack
Oct 18 • 58 min
Jim Cammack, for more than 30 years, has been the bassist for the most seminal and important living jazz artist - Ahmad Jamal. Jim sat down with Brian Siskind to have a conversation on 1950’s creativity and nostalgia, stop motion animation, horror films,…
#70 - Mike Calway-Fagen
Oct 13 • 58 min
Mike Calway-Fagen, Curator and Director of Exhibitions for Stove Works, is an artist, writer, and curator based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mike joins us and talks about his practice, the southern identity in art, navigating ghosts and the paranormal in…
#69 - Chuck Mindenhall
Sep 29 • 61 min
The GOAT of MMA writing Chuck Mindenhall of The Athletic joins us to talk about the importance of world-building in MMA storytelling, the levity of writing about fighting, the future of MMA media, and wrestling with the responsibility required for…
#68 - Kool Keith
Sep 25 • 62 min
Kool Keith aka Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Black Elvis, and many more names joins Brian Siskind for a conversation on navigating the past, present, and future in music, beats and production, and basketball. Keith walks through working with Bill Laswell,…
#67 - Amber Lelli
Sep 14 • 68 min
This week we hang with artist Amber Lelli and talk about the bronze postmodern future, and the values of creative freedom. Follow Amber on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberlelliart/ —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
#66 - Brian Wooden
Sep 7 • 72 min
We have a fun and irreverent hang with artist Brian Wooden this week for all you glorious freaks. We rap about flow state, the necessity of comedy in culture, process in illustration and street art, and how skateboarding aligns the body and soul. Follow…
#65 - Jocephus
Aug 30 • 82 min
This week we get in the ring with NWA professional wrestler and spiritual prophet, Jocephus. He teaches us the ropes about powerbombing cosmic consciousness into faithful fans while also working as a music educator and filmmaker. Follow Jocephus on…
#64 - Nancy Kidder
Aug 23 • 68 min
This week we connect with professor Nancy Ann Kidder to talk about her course at American University - Writing and Fighting. We touch on combat sports literature, the power of fight narratives, how fighting is a vehicle for understanding issues from…
S6E3 - Jodi Hays
Aug 19 • 70 min
After a week off, we are back in the clinch with Nashville painter Jodi Hays. We talk about Jodi’s exhibition at Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville, the joys of giant paintings, and the pros and cons of a growing art scene. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
S6E2 - Brian and Joe
Aug 2 • 74 min
How do you attend the Nashville Art Crawl like a pro? How did Tarantino botch Bruce Lee’s legacy in his new film? Is contemporary sculpture absurd? Can you have an art gallery in your house? We answer these questions and talk about our latest projects and…
S6E1 - Sophia Gordon-Stevens
Jul 26 • 77 min
Video artist, performance artist, painter, and circuit bender Sophia Gordon-Stevens talks about bending video, the magic of VHS, video art as an object, and how she balances her mental health through creating her Miller’s Grove Public Access project -…
S5E12 - Jon Sewell
Jul 19 • 75 min
Jon Sewell is Nashville’s most Progressive mayoral candidate. Jon joins us to talk politics, theater, political theater, smears, jeers, smoke and mirrors in the very last episode of Season 5. Follow Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejonse —- This…
S5E11 - Chris Zidek
Jul 12 • 122 min
Breaking in the new studio! T-Rex fossils, street art, graffiti, Nashville art scene, alligators, art shows, and mucking about reality with Chris Zidek. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app ·…
S5E10 - David King
Jun 28 • 72 min
David King hangs with us while it is storming outside loudly and talks with us about Extended Play Press. Extended Play is an independent publisher based in Nashville making books in collaboration with local and regional artists. The books are unique and…
S5E9 - Rocky Horton
Jun 8 • 87 min
This week we rap with artist and educator Rocky Horton about his self-declared artist residency, Nashville’s worst sculpture off I-65, innovation avoidance, and making art at home. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
S5E8 - Erin Murphy
Jun 1 • 90 min
This week we sit down with Nashville artist Erin Murphy. Erin talks about drawing art out of the natural environment, curiosity in creativity, and how to learn Norwegian in two months or at least look sporty trying. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
S5E7 - Andres Bustamante
May 27 • 46 min
This week we hang with artist, curator, provacateur Andres Bustamente. He tells us about growing up as a young refugee, how street art saved his life, and why he fights to make art for himself and his community. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
S5E6 - Mr. Regular, The Roman, Tony Airlines - Regular Car Reviews
May 15 • 117 min
Mr. Regular, The Roman, and Tony Airlines drop into Nashville, sit down in an electric blue carpeted hotel meeting room, and ponder: nostalgia and the words of Samuel Hines, how “a car deposits you in the era of your best self”, the perils of Charles…
S5E5 - Brian Jobe
May 10 • 68 min
Have you heard about the Tennessee Triennial? Artist, educator and curator Brian Jobe talks Locate Arts, the new Tennessee Triennial, and the big picture for regional art scenes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
S5E4 - Thomas Sturgill
May 3 • 68 min
Join us as we sit down with artist and educator Thomas Sturgill. Swim after this deep dive into: art/life balance; achievement, awards; and value; and why Sturgill is the number one artist, but not really. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
S5E3 - Taylor Alexander
Apr 22 • 86 min
This week we host Taylor Alexander of NBC’s The Voice. Taylor talks us through the making of his new album, wonders aloud at the definition of “Country,” and puts his extra large coffee in a guillotine choke while ranting about his love of jiu-jitsu and…
S5E2 - Natasha Senjanovic
Apr 17 • 97 min
WPLN Nashville Public Radio afternoon host Natasha Senjanovic stops by the studio this week. We chat about film culture, hard news vs. soft news, radio as performance - and the otherworldly phenomena of listeners saying her name aloud along with her. —-…
S5E1 - Nuveen Barwari
Apr 12 • 66 min
This week we hang with Nashville native, Kurdish-American artist, Nuveen Barwari. We talk about the protective power of the Evil Eye, the challenges and joys of growing up in two worlds, and why she’s not waiting for diversity to catch up with her dreams.…
S4E12 - Chris Zidek
Apr 4 • 115 min
This week we celebrate the end of our 4th season with regular guest and friend of the show, artist Chris Zidek. We talk NYC, female MMA fighter greatness, translating street art into gallery spaces, and we answer our weirdest batch of voicemail messages…
S4E11 - Logan “The Bat” Nash
Mar 22 • 75 min
MMA fighter and Legion Jiu Jitsu coach Logan Nash joins us to talk about his upcoming Jonathan Ivey Featherweight title fight, the UFC Nashville event, the creative mindset required for training in the martial arts, and how he became internet famous for…
S4E10 - Janet O’Shea
Mar 17 • 46 min
Janet O’Shea is a Professor of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA , and author of the new book Risk, Failure, Play. She joins us to talk the importance of play, improvisation, and why winning is overrated. Through movement, martial arts, and…
S4E9 - Marlos E’van
Mar 8 • 86 min
This week we sit down with Nashville artist and filmmaker Marlos E’van. E’van fills us in on his new cookbook project, the Night Shift Network variety show web series, how to say I’m sorry with sculpture, and his thoughts on Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman…
S4E8 - Lindsy Davis
Feb 28 • 89 min
This week we’re joined by Nashville artist, Lindsy Davis. Davis breaks down her psychedelic art exhibition at Fort Houston., talks about hitting her heavy bag, and champions mystery in social media self-promotion. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
S4E7 - Ernest Chapman and Mark Montgomery
Feb 26 • 95 min
Warriors in the music business, tech, branding, and fighting the good fight for creatives - Ernest and Mark are storied figures in Nashville who are making waves across multiple sectors. We hang and answer your questions on how artists are getting…
S4E6 - Paul Horton
Feb 22 • 89 min
Paul Horton is the man behind the keys for the Alabama Shakes and a founding member of the experimental music ensemble Concurrence. Horton brings his No Stress philosophy to Art Fight to talk about balancing work and family, maintaining a creative…
S4E5 - Andrea “Fancy” Leese
Feb 16 • 74 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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
S4E4 - Zach Duensing
Feb 7 • 56 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. —- This…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
S3E12 - Steph Mantis
Jan 8 • 77 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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
S3E9 - Terry Price aka Photo Ops
Nov 29, 2018 • 81 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. —- This…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
S3E6 - Robin Black
Nov 1, 2018 • 62 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 • 77 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. —- This…
S3E4 - James “Roto” Rotondi
Oct 20, 2018 • 95 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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
S2E11 - Ariel Bui
Sep 11, 2018 • 79 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. —- This episode is sponsored…
S2E10 - Matthew Polly
Aug 19, 2018 • 57 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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
S2E8 - Sena Agbeko
Aug 6, 2018 • 66 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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
S2E4 - Jayson Wall
Jul 2, 2018 • 71 min
Zen and the freelance lifestyle, 3D printing, AR, VR, wrestling competition stories… JWall has it all for us on this episode! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
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 • 90 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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
S1E10 - Donovan Salvato
Feb 23, 2018 • 76 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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
S1E9 - Logan Nash
Feb 5, 2018 • 95 min
Logan Nash talks about the creativity in Jiu Jitsu, his upcoming bout, and the latest in combat sports. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
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! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
S1E7 - Nathan Brown and Eva Boros
Jan 22, 2018 • 78 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. —- This episode is…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
S1E5 - Jeff Coffin
Dec 4, 2017 • 85 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. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
S1E3 - Ashley Burns
Nov 14, 2017 • 114 min
This week we sit down with Nashville musician and competitive Muay Thai kickboxer, Ashley Burns. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
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. —- This…
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…