The ShowATL Podcast

The ShowATL Podcast

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The ShowATL Podcast is a show for the creatively-inclined. We are dedicated to finding and highlighting Atlanta’s Creative Voice by speaking with those who are making things in our city everyday. Hosted by ATLien Parsa Behnamiri, The ShowATL Podcast brings you interviews with creatives and creators that comprise some of Atlanta’s boldest voices, as well as tons of other colorful content you will probably want to tell all your friends and family about.


Chris Skeene aka Blockhead - Episode 31
Oct 21 • 81 min
Blockhead is a pseudonym invented by Chris Skeene in 2012 as a way to explore the thriving free art scene in Atlanta. Blockheads started as small figures with magnets on the backs of their heads that were hidden all over the world for people to find and…
Maija Ehlinger of Atlanta Micro Theater - Episode 30
Aug 5 • 103 min
Maija Ehlinger is the co-founder of Atlanta Micro Theater, a group dedicated to showcasing original one-act plays written, directed, and performed by Southern-based creatives. As well as co-founding the organization, Maija also wrote and directed one of…
Interior Design and Psychology with Bonnie Casamassima - Episode 29
Jul 22 • 90 min
Bonnie Casamassima is the Principal and Founder of Interweave People Place, an interior design firm focused on biophilic design, which “seeks to incorporate the science behind the benefits we experience while in nature into the interior spaces we inhabit…
Shannon Green and Christy Petterson of Indie Craft Experience: Episode 28
Jul 1 • 77 min
Shannon Green and Christy Petterson met in 2004 at a craft and vintage market in Grant Park, exchanged a necklace for a piece of handmade clothing, and created a bond that has lasted 15 years and counting. Shannon and Christy founded Indie Craft…
Lela Brunet: Episode 27
Jun 10 • 75 min
Lela Brunet is an Atlanta based visual artist. With her main subject being the female form, Lela “explores the contrast created when the grace of the figure and the tension of energetic patterns and colors collide together. Lela’s work explores this…
Karen Anderson of Tiny Doors ATL: Episode 26
May 12 • 67 min
Karen Anderson is the founder of Tiny Doors ATL. In her own words, “Tiny Doors ATL is an Atlanta-based art project bringing big wonder to tiny spaces.” Karen founded Tiny Doors in the summer of 2014 with Atlanta native Sarah Meng. Tiny Doors ATL installs…
Meredith Howard of The Streets Magazine Part 2: Episode 25
May 7 • 48 min
In this episode, we sit down once again with Meredith Howard, founder of The Streets Magazine, after the release party for the 2018 print edition of The Streets. Meredith joined us at a table in the middle of the Atlanta Photography Group gallery space…
Ben Getz of the Atlanta Foodcast: Episode 24
Apr 28 • 95 min
Ben Getz is the founder and host of the popular Atlanta Foodcast, a podcast focused on highlighting Atlanta’s incredible food scene through interviews with chefs, restaurant owners, and other people working to make Atlanta a great food city. Ben helped…
Jeff Dake and Jamey Adams of Arches Brewing: Episode 23
Apr 14 • 110 min
Jeff Dake and Jamey Adams are 2 of the 5 co-founders of Arches Brewing in Hapeville, Georgia. As a lager-focused brewery, Arches is committed to bringing classic European styles to the modern American craft market. Arches is so dedicated to the quality of…
Nate Damen aka ATLTVHead: Episode 22
Apr 7 • 108 min
Nate Damen, otherwise known by his character name of ATLTVHead, is an Atlanta native and Georgia Tech graduate who sees the problems within society, work structure, and our relationship with technology. As ATLTVHead, Nate wears a custom retrofitted 1960’s…
Kevin Tucker, Chief Curator of The High Museum of Art: Episode 21
Apr 1 • 74 min
Kevin Tucker is the High Museum of Art’s Chief Curator. With more than two decades of curatorial and museum leadership experience, he directs the High’s curatorial program and oversees interpretation, research, and development of the collections. In…
John, Leo, and Alex of Whiz Socks: Episode 20
Mar 24 • 90 min
Whiz Socks is an Atlanta company founded by John Pena, Leo Rodriguez, and Alex Miranda. John, Leo, and Alex wanted to create a company founded on the concepts of art and community, with a major focus on giving back. Whiz creates ultra-comfy socks…
Greg Noblin: Episode 19
Mar 17 • 93 min
“Daydreams and impossibilities are commonplace in my mind. When a scene or story jumps into my consciousness I feel compelled to act and collect source material. Once all the images are photographed and digitally cut up and the vision I had in my head…
Steve West: Episode 18
Mar 11 • 130 min
Steve West is a photographer and custom jewelry maker working under the name Silver Piston. He likes making kick-ass things for people who are kick ass. Steve joined ShowATL to talk about his career and life journey, which includes time spent in the US…
Lucha Rodriguez: Episode 17
Mar 3 • 94 min
Lucha Rodriguez is an Atlanta-based artist with a concentration on hand cut works on paper and installation art. With a BFA in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta and an MFA in Printmaking from SCAD, Lucha has spent the most recent part of…
Dark Side of the Room: Episode 16
Mar 3 • 120 min
Kirsten King and Cris Gray are members of the Dark Side of the Room improv team and part of the general company at Dad’s Garage Theatre. Dark Side of The Room was formed by the African American performers of Dad’s Garage Improv Theater Company. They…
Phil Harris: Episode 15
Feb 17 • 75 min
Phil Harris is an Atlanta studio artist and muralist who serves his community as a full time paramedic EMT. Phil sat down to talk with ShowATL about his professional and personal journey coming to art at various points of his life, as well as his working…
S02E07 Joe Dreher AKA Joe King Part 2
Nov 12, 2018 • 80 min
Joe Dreher, otherwise known by his artist name of Joe King, is an Atlanta artist, photographer, and poet (among other things). An architect by trade, Joe sits with us to talk about his journey into photography and art. In becoming more involved in the…
S02E06 Joe Dreher AKA Joe King Part 1
Nov 1, 2018 • 68 min
Joe Dreher, otherwise known by his artist name of Joe King, is an Atlanta artist, photographer, and poet (among other things). An architect by trade, Joe sits with us to talk about his journey into photography and art. In becoming more involved in the…
S02E05 Trish Land
Oct 23, 2018 • 86 min
Trish Land is an Atlanta-based fine artist specializing in paysage, or landscape, artwork. Trish joins us to talk about her creative journey, from dancing, to acting, to modeling, and art. She tells us what it means to be a woman in charge, and even…
S02E04 Pea the Feary
Oct 19, 2018 • 75 min
Pea the Feary (“Faerie”) is an Atlanta-based afrofuturist artist who strives to portray the subjects in her work as “divine”. Along with divinity, we also talk about the powerful role of black women in today’s world. In examining Pea’s background and…
S02E03 Meredith Howard of The Streets Magazine
Oct 16, 2018 • 91 min
Meredith Howard is the Founder and Creative Director of ‘The Streets’ Magazine, which focused on street photography portraying fashion, people, homelessness, and the environments in which these things all interact. Meredith talks to us about her career…
S02E02 Niki Zarrabi
Oct 16, 2018 • 83 min
Niki Zarrabi is an Atlanta artist whose work includes painting, mixed media, installations, and murals. She joins us to talk about how her work aims to bridge the gap between spirituality and science in what is a really insightful look into her art and…
S02E01 Xavier Perry of Xavier Perry Art
Oct 15, 2018 • 76 min
Xavier Perry is an Atlanta-based artist and the founder of Xavier Perry Art. Xavier’s street art, graphic design, and iconic “Love Bomb” have earned him recognition all throughout the city. Xavier joins us to talk about his art, community, the Love Bomb,…
S01E07 Marcus and Jake of FamilyHood Part 2
Aug 2, 2018 • 47 min
This is Part 2 of this 2-part podcast. FamilyHood is comprised of Marcus Whitaker and Jake Llaurado. FamilyHood was founded with the mission of bringing the Atlanta community together through art shows, which feature a variety of local artists, as well as…
S01E06 Marcus and Jake of FamilyHood Part 1
Jul 31, 2018 • 72 min
This is Part 1 of this 2-part podcast. FamilyHood is comprised of Marcus Whitaker and Jake Llaurado. FamilyHood was founded with the mission of bringing the Atlanta community together through art shows, which feature a variety of local artists, as well as…
S01E05 Peter Roglin of Charolastra
Jul 31, 2018 • 91 min
Peter Roglin is an Atlanta musician and producer performing under the stage name Charolastra. Along with the release of his new album, Peter is also a founding member of the record label VLSC Records. Peter joins us to talk about his music; his influences…
S01E04 Yu-Kai Lin of KAI LIN ART
Jul 26, 2018 • 75 min
Yu-Kai Lin is the owner of KAI LIN ART in Atlanta, Georgia. As KAI LIN ART celebrates 10 years of business, Yu-Kai joins us to talk about how art has evolved and is continuing to evolve in Atlanta. We also talk about creativity, balance, and the mechanics…
S01E03 Savannah Berry of @healthy_sav_atl
Jul 24, 2018 • 68 min
Savannah Berry is a registered dietician and food and fitness blogger in the Atlanta area. Her Instagram account, @healthy_sav_atl, has gained over 3000 followers based on Savannah’s beautiful depiction of healthy food and fitness in Atlanta. Find her on…
S01E02 Michael Sponsel of Freedom Barber Co
Jul 23, 2018 • 71 min
Michael Sponsel is the founder and co-owner of Freedom Barber Co in Atlanta, GA. As Freedom prepares to open it’s new shop along the Beltline, Michael speaks with us about his personal and professional journey, along with how he has grown Freedom to the…
S01E01 Alex Vernon of Comeback Vinyl
Jul 22, 2018 • 96 min
Alex Vernon is the co-founder and owner of Comeback Vinyl in Alpharetta, Georgia. Alex sat down with us to talk about Comeback Vinyl and the new role of vinyl as a listening medium in today’s musical landscape. This episode takes the listener through the…