Beginnings

On today's episode I talk to actor and writer Will Sharpe. Will grew up in Tokyo and London and went to university at Cambridge, where he was president of the Footlights Revue. After graduating, he began his acting career, first with the Royal Shakespeare Company and later on a number of TV shows including Casualty, Sherlock and Dirk Gently. As a writer, Will's written for Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and his first feature film Black Pond was nominated for a BAFTA award. Most recently, he wrote and directed the show Flowers (which can be seen in the States on Seeso) starring Julian Barrett of The Mighty Boosh and Olivia Colman from Broadchurch.

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On today's episode I talk to rapper and podcaster Open Mike Eagle. Originally from Chicago, Mike moved to LA where his hip hop career began, first as part of the collective Project Blowed and the trio Thirsty Fish, and later as a solo artist. He's released five albums: Unapologetic Art RapRappers Will Die of Natural Causes4NML HSPTLDark Comedy, and his latest Hella Personal Film Festival. As a podcaster, he hosts two great shows: an interview one called Secret Skin and an Adventure Time show with John Moe called Conversation Parade!

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On today's episode I talk to musician Ohal Grietzer. Born and raised in Ashkelon, Israel, Ohal moved to New York in 2001, where she began collaborating on a number of musical projects with people like Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio, Tyondai Braxton, and Kyp Malone’s Rain Machine. Her latest album Acid Park is out this month on Styles Upon Styles Records.

Separate from her work as a musician, Ohal is also a Palestinian-rights activist, a member of Anarchists Against the Wall, and is involved in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, having recently written an article with Brian Eno urging musicians to support the movement.

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On today's episode I talk to musician Todd Goldstein. Originally from Boston, Todd started ARMS as a musical outlet for himself when he first moved to Brooklyn. ARMS was put on the backburner though when in 2006 he joined the indie rock band Harlem Shakes. They released one album on Gigantic Music before disbanding three years later, at which time, ARMS became Todd's primary musical focus. He's recorded a number of EPs under the moniker, as well as three albums: Kids Aflame, Summer Skills, and Patterns, his latest, which will be released in June on Paper Garden Records.

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