Melody Baetens has assumed the mantle of restaurant critic for the Detroit News, and she drops by the podcast to talk food, drink, and music.
The D Brief Podcast: Past Episodes
The D Brief is Detroit's premiere arts and entertainment podcast. Each week, we publish three episodes: Two that discuss what's happening in the metro Detroit area, and one that is an in-depth interview with a notable Detroiter.
Courtney Burkett of Detroit Public Theatre on the 48-Hour film festival, Shakespeare in Prison, and Noah Haidle’s play Birthday Candles heading to Broadway.
Guests: Courtney Burkett
Organizations: Detroit Public Theatre
Staci Lichterman of Detroit Cocktail Camp talks about how she’s spreading her love of cocktails and mixology throughout the Motor City.
Guests: Staci Lichterman
Organizations: Detroit Cocktail Camp
Brian Lindsay, co-owner of the pedal pub company HandleBar Detroit, talks about how the biking and beer drinking tour company came to be.
Guests: Brian Lindsay
Organizations: HandleBar Detroit
Singer Ben Sharkey talks about what’s happening in Detroit, including ways to celebrate the 4th of July and Jack White’s non-existent heroin addiction.
Guests: Bailey Sisoy Isgro, Ben Sharkey
Tim McKay, president of the Corktown Experience, talks about the history of Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, including the ballpark, train station, and Slows.
Guests: Tim McKay
Organizations: Corktown Experience
Yolanda Jack, a director, actress, and the Coordinator of Youth Programs at the The Charles H. Wright Museum, talks about what’s happening in Detroit.
Guests: Ann Delisi, Yolanda Jack
Organizations: Charles H. Wright Museum, WDET
Sean Patrick, co-owner of the Willis Show Bar in Cass Corridor joins Seth and Becky on the podcast to talk about the venue, the process of opening a club in Detroit, and DJing for Prince.
Guests: Sean Patrick
Organizations: Willis Show Bar
Actress / writer / director / producer Naytarsha Berry of Berry Good Entertainment on the podcast to talk about what’s happening in Detroit this week.
Guests: David Kiley, Naytarsha Berry
Organizations: Berry Good Entertainment, Encore Michigan
Tony Roko, the artist behind the Atwater Beer labels, talks about painting for Jay Leno and Lady Gaga and what he’s working on at the Detroit train station.
Guests: Tony Roko
Michael Benghiat of Front Porch: A Day of Music in Ferndale joins Seth and Becky on the podcast to talk about what’s happening in Detroit this week.
Guests: Mark Kurylyandchik, Michael Benghiat
Organizations: Detroit Free Press, Front Porch
Comedian Bill Bushart was not only named just named “Best in Detroit,” he also teaches the next generation of comics at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle.
Guests: Bill Bushart
Organizations: Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle
Dave Serio, the Educator & Public Programming Specialist at the Arab American National Museum and the producer of the Arab Film Festival, talks about this year’s festival.
Guests: Dave Serio
Organizations: Arab Film Festival
Michigan stand-up comedian Brad Wenzel talks about what it’s like to perform on Conan O’Brien, how he got started in Detroit, and the community of Motor City comics in Los Angeles.
Guests: Brad Wenzel
Chefs John Vermiglio and Josef Giacomino of Grey Ghost talk about their restaurant in Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood and their bar, Second Best.
Guests: John Vermiglio, Josef Giacomino
Organizations: Grey Ghost, Second Best
Stand-up comedian Shane Dials on Detroit happenings, including Movement, the Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village, and Rochelle Riley’s new job.
Guests: Nick Britskey, Shane Dials
Detroit Vineyards’ Blake Kownacki and Thomas Roberes, talk about opening the first vineyard in the Motor City in over 60 years.
Guests: Blake Kownacki, Thomas Roberes
Organizations: Detroit Vineyards
Ang Adamiak, Executive Director of Arts & Scraps, on what’s happening in Detroit this week. Also, comedian Tom McCarthy discusses the Comedy Castle Podcast.
Guests: Ang Adamiak, Tom McCarthy
Organizations: Arts & Scraps, Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle
Paul Riser Jr. of TechTown talks about the Motown Musician Accelerator program designed to help launch the careers of Detroit musicians.
Guests: Paul Riser Jr.
Organizations: Motown Musician Accelerator, TechTown
Detroit stand-up comedian Tonya Murray joins Seth and Becky on the podcast to talk about what’s happening in Detroit this week.