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Olivia Gatwood and Melissa Lozada-Oliva are two internationally-renowned writers and performers who have a lot of questions about things that don't matter. But mostly, they are just two girls who are unfortunately not talking less.
 
Since publishing "Drawing Your Own Path : 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation" with Parallax Press in 2016, John Simon has begun organizing a community of creative contemplatives; people interested in exploring Art and Meditation. For this community podcast, he is recording discussions and interviews with contemporary artists and contemplatives about their personal experiences and lessons from their practices. Enjoy!
 
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This week we're featuring three of the amazing writers who were among Storyfort's winning writers for our themed writing contest, The Before and The After. Poet Dani Parmenter, Essayist Deana Brown, and Fiction Writer Tomas Baiza talk process and the writing life w/ Storyfort Director Christian Winn. AND the winning works are read! Enjoy these amaz…
 
This week we return to the Idaho Botanical Garden for some poignant stories of rebirth and reemergence as well as some whip-smart Covid comedy. Bloom: A Reading Series Season #2 has begun! Tai Simpson and Odd Hours Theater Co. brought the good stuff, and we can't wait to see all you Boise Area folks at the IBG again on May 10th for the second insta…
 
Larry and Christian sit down with NM Senator, poet, novelist, big-hearted artist, Bill O'neill, and writer, podcaster, teacher, Emmy-Award winner, and overall good dude, Ben Tanzer. We talk about Bill's collections and novels (info link below), Ben's work both as a creative himself and as a promoter of art and literature like Bill's. We get into so…
 
Storyfort’s Christian Winn and Allison Maier chat with writer and performer Olivia Gatwood about book and movie inspirations, the unique challenges of novel-writing, and the similarities between poetry and screenwriting. Plus, Olivia shares the best story she’s never written. Olivia is the author of two poetry collections: “New American Best Friend…
 
This week we sit down and dig in via Zoom with several of the amazing creatives and makers behind the new collaborative reading and discussion series, Turning Pages (available on YouTube 24/7, link below, subscribe if you can, thanks!). Here's what it's all about:Turning Pages is a collaborative effort featuring twelve local Boise BIPoC leaders, re…
 
This week we are simply leaning into the music of one of our Treefort and Storyfort favs, Sun Blood Stories! This episode features their full set from Scaryfort back on Halloween. We're stoked to rock out with SBS this week as we're seriously jonesing for some live music! Enjoy.It's 2021, y'all! Take care out there and stay safe, healthy, and kind.…
 
This week we're featuring TWO wild, entertaining, and far-reaching stories of former inmates from the Old Idaho Penitentiary thanks to our friends Anthony and Amber of one of our fav podcasts, Behind Gray Walls. Enjoy these tales of illicit liquor, multiple escapes, poetry and yodeling behind bars, and some serious jailhouse rock! Come check out Be…
 
We round out the extremely festive five-episode Freakout February showcase with Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham, Freakout Records co-founders, and the creative forces behind Seattle's Acid Tongue. It's a rockin', soulful, garage-rock listening party w/ Larry, Christian and the gents talking small-city/big-city creative dynamics, international influe…
 
This week Larry and Christian sit down for a triangulated Seattle, Boise, Southern Oregon Zoom conversation and listening party with dynamic Freakout artist, Shaina Shepherd. We talk prolific pandemic songwriting, racial and social unrest, songwriting as a tool for change, the future of the NW music scene, getting Shaina out to Treefort, and more! …
 
This week we sit down with the guitar-slinging force and heart of The Grizzled Mighty, Ryan Granger. Larry Rosen, Jared Bostrom, and Christian Winn talk Seattle scene, keeping the music rolling in guts of a pandemic, and what makes the Grizzled Mighty mighty! Our Freakout February showcase continues all month and into the first week of March w/ Sha…
 
This week we get into Freakout February a little deeper with some tunes and conversation. Larry and Christian welcome husband and wife duo Kim West and Ryan Devlin who front Freakout Records artists Smokey Brights. We talk Seattle scene, Treefort memories, relationship survival, making art in pandemic times, and we take in several Smokey Brights so…
 
After a short break in the new year we're back! Freakout February begins! Larry Rosen and Christian Winn sit down with two of Seattle's Freakout Records co-founders and Treefort stalwarts, Skyler Locatelli and Guy Keltner. They get into the birth of the label and their Freakout Festival, the Seattle scene past, present, and future, heartfelt Treefo…
 
For our last episode of 2020 and of our Season 1 we're bringing back one of our favorite guests, fantastic writer and musician, Willy Vlautin. Hey, 2021 is almost here! Willy will take us out of 2020 with a whole lot of talent and charm. Season 2 set to launch 2/1/21!! Stay safe, smart, kind, and happy. We're hanging in there, and hope y'all are to…
 
The nostalgia for the pre-lockdown times continues this week as we revisit one of our fav episodes from our first season. From IN-studio back in early 2020. We'll return to a good place like this soon. Enjoy. We'll see you back at the Treefort Ranger Station! Miss you fine people! Stay safe, smart, kind, and happy holidays! Original show notes belo…
 
Once again as we prepare for Season Two's debut in January we're going prepandemic on you all and re-airing a great episode we recorded IN studio with our friends from the awesome podcast, The Latino Card. They'll be joining us at the Fest in September of next year kicking off our Podcast Stage programming. Enjoy, or reenjoy, the really interesting…
 
One of the last big normal things we got to do was to take the show on the road in early February. Streets of Seattle. KEXP. Live music in sweaty, rockin' venues! In-studio recordings. Another life, it seems, but one we want to return to as soon as possible. It's fun to time travel with this reboot. Hope you're all being safe, staying healthy, mask…
 
Hi, all. We're craving some live music pretty badly right now, like we're sure you all are. So, we wanted to bring back Dale Hiscock and Endless Atlas for some remarkable dreampop! Original show notes below. Take care and be well. This week Larry and Christian sit down via Zoom with Dale Hiscock, the one-man dream-pop wonder who is Endless Atlas. T…
 
Hi, all! You know what we miss. We miss rolling out to live music, dance, poetry, and all the amazing in-person events that are on hold right now! High on the missing-you list is the amazing burlesque and performance art of Frankly Frankie and Jo Weldon. So, we're bringing back the magic with an episode we aired back in early April but recorded in …
 
Hi, Storyfort and Treefort folks. We wanted to return to a great recorded with one back in late spring with one our favorite Treefort musicians, Ana Lete. Etherial, moody, gorgeous music, and some good conversation to boot. Perfect for the dark, cool months we're headed into. Below are original show notes and how to find more of Ana's great work. T…
 
A quick note: This is a cool and important episode that originally aired in early August 2020. We thought this would be a great time to re-air the episode. Stay strong, be safe. This week we’ve handed the hosting reins over to Tai Simpson who brought on three other remarkable activists from the Treefort/Storfort/Boise community and beyond. They tal…
 
Scaryfort was back on Halloween night live from Kin in downtown Boise! We were safely socially-distanced as we took in some great food and drink and some seriously creepy stories of Victorian True Crime, Serial Killer Astrology, and ghostly Hawaiian folklore and personal history. BSU President, Dr. Marlene Tromp, Idaho Writer in Residence, Malia Co…
 
In the spirit of Halloween (and 2020) this week we partnered with the Old Idaho Pen and the Idaho Botanical Garden to bring you a live recording of some genuinely creepy, haunting, scary stories performed last weekend at the IBG. From just outside the walls of the Old Idaho Penitentiary historians Anthony Parry and Amber Beirle, and fiction writer …
 
This week Larry Rosen and Christian Winn welcome novelist, journalist, and badass mom, Vanessa Hua, into the Zoom studio to talk about the state of publishing, journalism, making art, and staying sane in these uncertain pandemic times. It's a lively conversation! Enjoy. We hope to see Vanessa and all of you at the Fest in September 2021! In the mea…
 
Storyfort's Joe Davidson and Allison Maier have a Zoom conversation with local playwright and COVID Cultural Commissioning (CCC) Fund recipient Grace Ward and director and dramaturg Emma Cordray. Grace and Emma discuss their creative journeys, the process of collaboration, the future of theatre, and their sources of inspiration during the pandemic.…
 
This week Larry Rosen and Christian Winn sit down via Zoom with James W. A. R. Lloyd, the creative force behind the look, feel, and general artistic vibe of Treefort. James is the artist who creates the logos, creatures, structures, skulls, and just about everything rad and rockin' you see on at Treefort. We get into his Treefort origin story, his …
 
This week, as we're now under a year out from Treefort '21, we wanted to reboot an early episode of Storyfort Presents and get a little happily nostalgic. Way way back in that other world known as January 2020 we recorded an amazing in-studio performance and conversation with one of our favorite Treefort bands, Sun Blood Stories. Enjoy the music, t…
 
Storyfort's Christian Winn and Allison Maier have a Zoom conversation with Chelsea Smith and Lila Streicher of Filmfort. They discuss the evolution of Filmfort, their favorite festival moments, and what they've been watching during the pandemic. They also talk about exciting plans for Filmfort Weekend, which is coming up this Friday, September 25 -…
 
Storyfort's Christian Winn and Allison Maier chat with Ellen Bush, John Brueck, and Michael Forman of Project Drawdown Treasure Valley. They discuss the local and regional impacts of the climate crisis, Project Drawdown’s practical solutions to reducing greenhouse gases, and how others can get involved in making a difference! Follow Project Drawdow…
 
This week Larry Rosen and Chistian Winn sit down with two amazing historical fiction novelists, Rita Woods and Carrie Callaghan. We talk research, process, getting the work done in a pandemic, and what future novelists might do with the history we're living through right now. Get your piece of Treefort and Storyfort and help us keep the Fest rockin…
 
This week co-hosts Larry Rosen and Christian Winn sit down via Zoom to talk with five-time novelist, songwriter and guitarist for the Delines, and frontman of the iconic Portland band Richmond Fontaine. Willy has been a wonderful Storyfort artist, and he's a huge Treefort fan! Along with conversations about Reno, dive bars, the dark romance of the …
 
This week we bring you another installment of our Bloom: A Summer Reading Series recorded live in the peaceful, spacious confines of the Idaho Botanical Garden. Amy Pence-Brown, Lily Yasuda, Russell Wilson brought pandemic poetry, personal essay, and letters to the moon. So good - enjoy! Get your piece of Treefort and Storyfort and help us keep the…
 
Storyfort Presents co-hosts Larry Rosen and Allison Maier have a Zoom chat with Bridget Quinn, author of "Broad Strokes" and "She Votes." They discuss art history, "attitudinal" writing, Montana connections, women's suffrage, and Bridget's 30-year journey to become a published author. Get your piece of Treefort and Storyfort and help us keep the Fe…
 
This week we bring you the third installment of our Bloom: A Summer Reading Series recorded live in the peaceful, spacious confines of the Idaho Botanical Garden. Shriram Sivaramakrishnan, Jodeen Revere, and Daphne Stanford read their poetry, deliver dramatic monologues, and discuss making art and surviving amid all our complicated times. So good! …
 
This week we've handed the hosting reins over to Tai Simpson who brought on three other remarkable activists from the Treefort/Storfort/Boise community and beyond. They talk Black Lives Matter, Indigenous and LGBTQIA+ issues, their own activist origin stories, and what matters most in our world right now and moving forward in these complex times. S…
 
This week we're bringing you a live recording of readings from three wonderful creatives - Leta Harris Neustaedter, Hannah Rodabaugh, Joplin Morgan. Poetry, History, Song. Dang! They all crushed it in the Idaho Botanical Garden as a component of Bloom: A (safe) Summer Reading Series. Enjoy! Acquire your Bloom tickets here - https://idahobotanicalga…
 
This week, Storyfort's Christian Winn and Allison Maier have a Zoom conversation with novelists – and, until recently, neighbors – Julia Claiborne Johnson and Lydia Fitzpatrick. They talk about quarantine life, Post-it-note outlining, new projects, and writing inspirations from favorite books and from life. You can learn more about Treefort Music F…
 
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