The D Brief Podcast: Past Interviews
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.
October 23, 2019
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, former executive director of the Detroit Health Department, talks about his new podcast, America Dissected.
October 16, 2019
Rebecca Salminen Witt of the Detroit Historical Society talka about the ongoing renovations at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.
September 13, 2019
David Carleton, co-owner of Mindfield, talks about the purchase and renovation of the historic G.A.R. Building in downtown Detroit.
September 6, 2019
Adriel Thornton, one of the organizers of Dally in the Alley talks about this festival that's been happening in Cass Corridor for more than four decades.
August 30, 2019
Mark Stryker, author of the new book Jazz From Detroit, talks about the history of jazz in the Motor City.
August 16, 2019
Robin Kinnie, President of Motor City Woman internet radio and podcast studios talks about her network of Detroit-based shows.
August 9, 2019
Michael Smith, one of the organizers of the Detroit Improv Festival, talks about what's in store at the 2019 event.
August 2, 2019
Chef Genevieve Vang of Bangkok96 Street Food at the Detroit Shipping Company and Bangkok96 in Dearborn talks about her Hmong roots, her time in Paris, and how her first year with a restaurant in Detroit proper has changed her life.
July 26, 2019
Dabls, founder of the MBAD African Bead Museum in Detroit, talks about African beads, the history of the museum, and how it brings people together.
July 19, 2019
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.
July 12, 2019
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.
July 5, 2019
Brian Lindsay, co-owner of the pedal pub company HandleBar Detroit, talks about how the biking and beer drinking tour company came to be.
June 28, 2019
Tim McKay, president of the Corktown Experience, talks about the history of Detroit's oldest neighborhood, including the ballpark, train station, and Slows.
June 21, 2019
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.
June 14, 2019
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.
June 6, 2019
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.
June 4, 2019
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.
May 30, 2019
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.
May 24, 2019
Chefs John Vermiglio and Josef Giacomino of Grey Ghost talk about their restaurant in Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood and their bar, Second Best.
May 17, 2019
Detroit Vineyards' Blake Kownacki and Thomas Roberes, talk about opening the first vineyard in the Motor City in over 60 years.
May 10, 2019
Paul Riser Jr. of TechTown talks about the Motown Musician Accelerator program designed to help launch the careers of Detroit musicians.
May 3, 2019
Josh Wakely, the creator of the Netflix cartoon Motown Magic, talks about how his Detroit-inspired children's show came to be.
April 26, 2019
John Sauvé, the artist behind the orange Man in the City sculptures that can be found on rooftops throughout the city of Detroit, talks about the project.
April 19, 2019
Evrod Cassimy, the morning and noon news anchor on Detroit's WDIV / Local 4 News, joins Seth Resler to talk about his new R&B album, Newzic.
April 12, 2019
Jason Hall, the founder of RiDetroit and of Slow Roll Detroit, joins Seth and Becky on the podcast to talk about biking in Detroit.
March 29, 2019
Kyle Sweeney and Madison Reitzel, the owners of the board game shop Loaded Die in Ferndale, talk about their gaming events.
March 22, 2019
Mike Ransom, the chef behind Ima, named ‘Restaurant of the Year' by the Detroit Free Press, talks about his Japanese noodle houses.
March 15, 2019
Dan Riley, the President of Axle Brewing and the Livernois Tap in Ferndale, drops by the podcast to talk about the history of the beer and the beer hall.
March 8, 2019
Mary Ann Wilkinson, the new Executive Director of The Scarab Club in Detroit, talks about the long, rich history of the art club and its future.
March 1, 2019
Shannon Cason, a champion storyteller who has been featured on The Moth and Snap Judgement, and hosts his own podcasts, Homemade Stories and The Trouble.