Episode 13: Larry Mizell, Jr.

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Episode 13: Larry Mizell, Jr.

In this TAMP episode, The Stranger's "My Philosophy" columnist, KEXP's Street Sounds DJ and musician, Larry Mizell, Jr. talks with poet Colin Walker about his unexpected career in the arts, why he loves what he does, and how he’s built his audience by following his passion for music and community.

“Whoever’s within earshot are my people - that’s my curatorial sense for a world of music and experience - I want everybody to understand. Music is universal and that’s what I’m dedicating my life to. Every culture has their own take on it. It’s infinite, you’ll never hear it all. It’s everywhere. It’s like church to me. I want everybody to come in.” -Larry Mizell, Jr.

Check out Larry’s KEXP Street Sounds Facebook page and follow him on Twitter at @larrymizelljr

TAMP music by Dude York.

Note: During the time of this interview, Mizell hosted Street Sounds, the weekly hip-hop show on KEXP. He wrote the column My Philosophy for the Stranger and was in local Seattle bands like Cancer Rising and Don't Talk To the Cops. He has since moved to Los Angeles.

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Episode 12: Ryan Davis and Brad Wilke

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Episode 12: Ryan Davis and Brad Wilke

In this TAMP episode, Smarthouse co-founders Ryan Davis and Brad Wilke share helpful tips and tools to build your audience, boost your brand, and follow your passion.

They also discuss the origins of our in-house podcast and how it aspires to be a rich and generative resource for creative entrepreneurs looking to gain traction, promote their projects, and grow their fan base. Tune in and start putting your best foot forward when it comes to connecting with your audience, both online and off.

You can check out our Smarthouse Facebook page here, smrths.com/FB_SHC, and follow us on Twitter at @teamsmarthouse.

TAMP music by Dude York.

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Episode 11: Dani Menkin

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Episode 11: Dani Menkin

Dani Menkin (imdb.to/2nXMH3m) is an Israeli Academy Award Winning filmmaker for "39 Pounds of Love"(2005). The film, written, produced and directed by him, has been sold to HBO, and was short listed for the Oscars. Some of his films include: "Is That You?" (winner of "Best Indie Film of the Year" award), "Dolphin Boy" (2011), "Je T'aime - I Love You Terminal"(2010), and his most recent film "On the Map."

Dani is also a co-producer and a creator-partner of Ilan Heitner for the Israeli cult indie film "Wisdom of the Pretzel", which is one of the most successful independent feature films in Israeli cinema.

In 2005 Director, writer and producer Dani Menkin created his own Independent film production "Hey Jude Productions".

In this TAMP episode, Dani talks with Smarthouse Creative's Ryan Davis about what he believes is his most important role as a director, how "On The Map" has appealed to audiences not only in the sports world, but from many different communities outside of competitive sports, and the inspiration behind his filmmaking process. He says one of the biggest lessons he has learned is that it's important as a filmmaker not to "take any moment or any second in making films for granted."

You can check out Dani's Facebook page here, bit.ly/2mOrWa8, and follow him on Twitter at, @danimenkin.

TAMP music by Dude York.

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Episode 10: Lindy Boustedt

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Episode 10: Lindy Boustedt

Lindy Boustedt (imdb.to/2hRRnYK) is a writer, director, producer and actor. Lindy co-directs movies with her husband, Kris Boustedt. They've written, directed, produced or edited dozens of films, including three features, and create media for non-profits and corporate clients on the side. Some of their films include: PERFECT 10, THIS IS OURS, BRIDES TO BE, TOGETHER FOREVER and PRACTICAL THINGS.

In this TAMP episode, Lindy talks with Smarthouse Creative's Brad Wilke about the first time she realized she had an audience and the tools she has incorporated into her practice that have helped she and her husband maintain a connection with their audience. Lindy describes the inspiration behind her filmmaking in terms of creating new norms via better representation and increased diversity.

You can check out Lindy's Facebook page here, bit.ly/2hRJm6l and follow her on Twitter at, @krisandlindy.

TAMP music by Dude York.

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Episode 9: Ingrid Jungermann

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Episode 9: Ingrid Jungermann

Ingrid Jungermann, (http://imdb.to/2esXduY)  is a writer, director and actor. Along with several short films, Ingrid co-created the web series THE SLOPE, and created the WGA-Nominated web series F TO 7TH, featuring Amy Sedaris, Michael Showalter, Gaby Hoffmann, Olympia Dukakis and Janeane Garofalo. Her work has screened at various film festivals around the world, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Outfest and Frameline (read more by clicking the above episode). 

In This TAMP Episode Ingrid talks with Smarthouse Creative's Rachel Green about her belief in her responsibility as a filmmaker and her desire to offer her audience a new perspective. Ingrid describes how she connects with her audience - including which emotions and genre she chooses, and explains her inspiration and outlook as a filmmaker and the way that her vision of herself and where she sees herself in the industry, has shifted over time (read more by clicking the above episode). 

You can check out Ingrid’s WOMEN WHO KILL Facebook page here, http://bit.ly/2dZuKyv and follow her on Twitter at, @ingrid_etc.

TAMP music by Dude York.

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Episode 8: Will Durst

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Episode 8: Will Durst

Will Durst (www.http://willdurst.com/) is a political satirist and comedian. In addition to performing hundreds of live shows a year, Durst writes a nationally syndicated weekly column, posts daily jokes to his website, and voices radio commentaries. A regular guest on NPR, MSNBC and Fox News, heʼs received five Emmy nominations and seven consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. His 800+ global television appearances include HBO, The Today Show, Letterman, CNNʼs Inside Politics, Good Morning America, Showtime, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, CBS Morning News, the BBC, CBC, Greek, Scottish, French and Australian TV.

In This TAMP Episode Will talks with Smarthouse Creative's Ryan Davis about what inspires his unique satire and explains different patterns he’s experienced in building an audience and the tactics that have stuck. Will describes his most valuable marketing tip to performers and talks about how, amidst the heated political climate, his focus is on the fun.

You can check out Will’s Facebook page here, http://bit.ly/2cTTTaN and follow him on Twitter at, @willdurst.

TAMP music by BenSound.

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Episode 7: Rachel Belle

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Episode 7: Rachel Belle

Rachel Belle (www.hellorachelbelle.com) is a feature reporter, radio personality and host, best known for her segment "Ring My Belle," (www.mynorthwest.com/rachelbelle) that airs weekday afternoons on KIRO Radio's The Ron & Don Show. She was voted Seattle's Best FM Radio Personality by "Seattle Weekly" in 2012. As a freelance food and culture writer, Rachel has contributed to Lucky Peach, The Stranger and Eater Seattle, to name a few. She's a regular contributor, and fill-in host, on Seattle Kitchen, a culinary radio program and podcast co-hosted by James Beard award winning restaurateur, Tom Douglas. She was featured as a taco expert on the Cooking Channel show "Best in Chow," as a journalist on the Discovery Investigates programs "Happily Never After" and "Ice Cold Killers" and was a guest on "Check Please! Northwest," a PBS restaurant review program. She believes a good burrito can solve any crisis.

In This TAMP Episode Rachel talks with Smarthouse Creative's Ryan Davis about her production process, working as a one-woman band, and explains how she comes up with, develops, produces and publishes relevant and engaging media stories. She describes her use of social media as a tool, and how, by harnessing and directing its power, she is able to come up with unique story ideas.

TAMP music by BenSound.

 

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Episode 6: Russell Hodgkinson

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Episode 6: Russell Hodgkinson

Russell Hodgkinson stars in the SyFy original series "Z Nation", now in it's third season, and has guest starred on "Leverageand Grimm." He is a theater, T.V. and film actor. Since moving to Seattle in 2003, Russell has continued his theater career and become active in the independent film scene. His most recent film, STAR LEAF, will be playing at the 2016 Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival on July 29 and 30.

In this TAMP episode, Russell describes "how to love your audience" and gives a revealing answer to the question, whether or not he considers his audience when pursuing new acting roles. What do you think about Russell's response to this question?

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Episode 5: Jonathan Zwickel

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Episode 5: Jonathan Zwickel

Jonathan Zwickel lives and writes in Seattle. He's senior editor at City Arts magazine and contributes to Pitchfork, the New York Times Style Magazine, The Believer and SPIN and is the author of Beastie Boys: A Musical Biography, published in 2012 by Greenwood Press.

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