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The D Brief Podcast
Detroit creatives can learn a lot from each other. The D Brief shares the stories of local artists and entertainers to educate and inspire others in the community.
Hosts Seth Resler and Becky Scarcello interview Detroit actors, authors, brewers, chefs, comedians, curators, dancers, DJs, mixologists, musicians, storytellers, visual artists, and more.
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What can you learn about Detroit’s history by looking at it through unconventional maps? Cartographer and author Alex Hill explains.
Guests: Alex B. Hill
Organizations: Detroit in 50 Maps
Detroit artists want to turn their passions into full-time businesses. Laura Khalil explains how artists can make this dream a reality.
Guests: Laura Khalil
Organizations: Brave by Design
Jaime Wilkins of the annual Arts, Beats & Eats festival offers advice to artists looking to get booked at events like hers.
Guests: Jaime Wilkins
Organizations: Arts Beats & Eats
The pandemic has caused many artists to battle with depression. Here’s how one woman used that energy to create a selfie museum in Ferndale.
Guests: Catherine Tolbert-Wilson
Organizations: Good Day Selfie Museum
Award-winning visual artist Wendy Popko talks about how virtual reality has opened up new possibilities for her outdoor murals.
Guests: Wendy Popko
How do you remove the barriers to teaching people a new art form? Javier Garcia explains how Darkroom Detroit is doing that with photography.
Guests: Javier Garcia
Organizations: Darkroom Detroit
Local artists always want to know how they can land a coveted slot performing at a festival. Kristin Lyn of the Hamtramck Music Fest offers advice.
Guests: Kristin Lyn
Organizations: Hamtramck Music Fest
Some art forms are accessible to newbies. Others aren’t. Check Jackson Jr. Explains how he’s bringing new people into the world of wine.
Guests: Chuck Jackson Jr.
Organizations: The Inclusion and Expansion Committee of the Michigan Wine Collaborative
Detroit photographer Scott Millington tells the stories of other people. He explains how he gets his subjects to open up.
Guests: Scott Millington
Investigative reporter Scott Burnstein explains how the real story of Detroit’s White Boy Rick came to light despite the media’s initial portrayal.
Guests: Scott Burnstein
Organizations: White Boy
Curator Malika Pryor tells the stories of two black women who were trailblazers in the Detroit arts community: Josephine Love and Dell Pryor.
Guests: Mailka Pryor
What’s the key to conducting a fantastic interview? Celebrity interviewer Greg Russell shares his secrets.
Guests: Greg Russell
During the pandemic, Detroiter Lauren Facca launched Harpy Liquor with the release of a limoncello based on her family’s long-held recipe.
Guests: Lauren Facca
Organizations: Harpy Liquor
Professor Joo Won Park of Wayne State University finds music in the most unlikely places. He talks about his creative process.
Guests: Joo Won Park
Organizations: Wayne State University
Legendary Channel 4 Anchorman Mort Crim shares some of his life secrets with Seth and Becky of The D Brief.
The COVID-19 pandemic gave many Detroiters enough down time to pursue creative endeavors. Teacher DaShuane Hawkins created a drinking game.
Guests: DaShuane Hawkins
Organizations: Detroit Baddie
The COVID-19 pandemic is historic. How do we preserve stories for future historians? Rebecca Salminen Witt of the Detroit Historical Society explains.
Guests: Rebecca Salminen Witt
Organizations: The Detroit Historical Society
How do you train the next generation of Detroit artists? Tim Finkel teaches stand-up comedy to high school students. He shares his tips.
Guests: Tim Finkel
Organizations: Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle
What was it like to be a Detroit event producer during the pandemic? We asked one of the best: Jon Witz, the producer of Arts, Beats & Eats.