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Something (rather than nothing)
Something (rather than nothing)
Ken Volante

Why is there something rather than nothing? This podcast is a philosophical and psychological exploration into the act of creation (poets, musicians,... more

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Episode 226 - Sarah Romano-Diehl

Sarah Romano Diehl is a comic artist based in Seattle, WA. Her work is published in Seattle Magazine, The Stranger,... more

18 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Episode 225 - Caytha Jentis and Paul Adams

Over to the NYC to get exclusive coverage of the plays Sex Work, Sex Play by Caytha Jentis and Doris... more

12 Sep 2023 · 56 minutes
Episode 224 - Nataša Babič

Nataša Babič is a New York actress, originally from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Natasa studied musical theater at the Performing Arts Studios... more

06 Sep 2023 · 51 minutes
Episode 223 - Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz)

A special interview with Sadie Dupuis. Dupuis chats about art, labor, music, meaning, poetry and Speedy Ortiz's 'Rabbit Rabbit" record release... more

01 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Episode 222 - Rick Staggenborg

Very happy to share a ranging conversation with activist Rick Staggenborg. Recorded at a union hall in Albany, Oregon, host... more

25 Aug 2023 · 48 minutes
Episode 221 - Charles Payne

Charles Payne is a Madison transplant, a certified teacher, and self-taught social artist, originally from Michigan. Payne is a Shop... more

22 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
Episode 220 - Ainsley Costello

In a world dominated by overnight internet sensations and one-hit-wonders, emerging artist Ainsley Costello has her eyes set on creating... more

17 Aug 2023 · 44 minutes
Episode 219 - Keddies Resort

Born in the sterile hills of Happy Valley Keddies Resort is breathing life into the bloated carcass of the rock... more

15 Aug 2023 · 45 minutes
Episode 218 - Joe Maldonado

Joe Maldonado is a poet and mental health professional, author of the poetry collections Subterranean Summer and Skeleton American. His... more

08 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Episode 217 - Dakota Noot

SRTN is happy to have THE Dakota Noot back on the show! Dakota Noot is a Los Angeles-based artist and curator.... more

04 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
Episode 216 - Lilian Sue

Talking storytelling, music, publishing, PR, art and philosophy with Lilian Sue As a PR coach and publicist, Lilian Sue is in... more

01 Aug 2023 · 44 minutes
Episode 215 - Cissi Efraimsson

Wag your tail to this one! Listen thru for the addicting pleasure of the song "WAG IT!" Cissi Efraimsson is a... more

27 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
Episode 214 - Nick Malster of Fountain App

Nick Malster is the co-founder of Fountain, a podcast app that helps creators get discovered, build a community and get... more

24 Jul 2023 · 41 minutes
Episode 213 - Blair Borax - Warbling Creek Studios Episode

Special Episode! Recording artist Blair Borax returns with a touching live SRTN set in Eugene, Oregon.  This episode is guest hosted... more

19 Jul 2023 · 46 minutes
Episode 212 - Meruzh Mazmanyan

Meruzhan Mazmanyan is an Armenian-American artist from the Portland, Oregon Metro area. In a variety of mediums, Meruzhan uses his artwork... more

15 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
Episode 211 - Fantasy in Terms of Liberation

Helming the 'Fantasy in Terms of Liberation' project is multi-disciplinary artist Julienne Baptiste, aka PCP, and director and artist Christopher... more

12 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
Episode 210 - Maya MacGregor

Maya MacGregor is an author, singer, and artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Maya is active in... more

06 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Episode 209 - Sara Hardin

New Orleans-based visual artist and art educator, Sara Hardin creates paintings that explore the connection between place and memory. She... more

03 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
Episode 208 - Swamp Thing Rather Than Nothing

BEHOLD!! The Swamp Thing Rather Than Nothing Episode!! WITH!!!! Special Panel: Curious wisdom-speaker and plant-woman Em Grebner-Gaddis [https://www.rootedpod.com/about]appears.  Painter and eccentric gatherer Swamp... more

26 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
Episode 207 - Dysgenia

Dysgenia is Riley Holland, Brian Wilson, and Dustin Vandehey. "How much can you you say without words?" That's the question these... more

19 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
Episode 206 - Bex Carlos (Tu Tía Bruja)

A warm welcome to the talented and creative artist Bex Carlos! Gonna tell you a bit about her podcast Tu... more

15 Jun 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 205 - Jayne Karma Lamo

Jayne Karma Lamo is a neurodivergent multi-instrumentalist, performer, recording artist and producer from Salmo, BC.  Jayne creates dreamy, post-grunge alt-rock,... more

12 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Episode 204 - Florence Williams

Florence Williams is a journalist, author, and podcaster. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer... more

05 Jun 2023 · 35 minutes
Episode 203 - R.W.W. Greene

R.W.W. Greene is a New Hampshire USA writer with an MA in Fine Arts, which he exorcises in dive bars... more

01 Jun 2023 · 49 minutes
Episode 202 - Sick Town Roller Derby

ROLLER DERBY EPISODE! SRTN 202 drops you onto Oregon State University parquet with the skaters of Sick Town Roller Derby... more

27 May 2023 · 38 minutes
Episode 201 - Karyn Ann

Described as a "combination of Patty Griffin grit and Amy Winehouse grace" by American Songwriter, Portland-based Soul/Americana singer-songwriter Karyn Ann... more

24 May 2023 · 46 minutes
Episode 200 - Talkin' Baseball with Ellen Adair ⚾

Ellen Adair is a regular analyst on MLB Network's "Off Base," and has also appeared on "MLB Now," "Hot Stove"... more

17 May 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Episode 199 - Blair Bathory

Blair Bathory has been creating works of horror for many years. She began her career as maestro of the macabre... more

11 May 2023 · 1 hour,
Episode 198 - Craig Randall

Craig Randall is a poet, author, and teacher who lives in beautiful Corvallis, OR with his wife, children, two cats... more

08 May 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Episode 197 - Alex Fine and Chloe Niclas

Alex Fine is an illustrator living and working in the Baltimore area. He spends his time creating art for various... more

04 May 2023 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
Something (rather than nothing)
Episode 206 - Bex Carlos (Tu Tía Bruja)
Something (rather than nothing)

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A warm welcome to the talented and creative artist Bex Carlos! Gonna tell you a bit about her podcast Tu Tía Bruja... more