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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Josh Wakely, the creator of the Netflix cartoon Motown Magic, talks about how his Detroit-inspired children’s show came to be.
Guests: Josh Wakely
Organizations: Motown Magic
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.
Guests: John Sauvé
Organizations: Man in the City
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.
Guests: Evrod Cassimy
Jason Hall, the founder of RiDetroit and of Slow Roll Detroit, joins Seth and Becky on the podcast to talk about biking in Detroit.
Guests: Jason Hall
Organizations: RiDetroit, Slow Roll
Kyle Sweeney and Madison Reitzel, the owners of the board game shop Loaded Die in Ferndale, talk about their gaming events.
Guests: Kyle Sweeney, Madison Reitzel
Organizations: Loaded Die
Mike Ransom, the chef behind Ima, named ‘Restaurant of the Year’ by the Detroit Free Press, talks about his Japanese noodle houses.
Guests: Mike Ransom
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.
Guests: Dan Riley
Organizations: Axle Brewing, Livernois Tap
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.
Guests: MaryAnn Wilkinson
Organizations: Scarab Club
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.
Guests: Shannon Cason
Organizations: Homemade Stories Podcast, The Trouble Podcast
Cyrus Tetteh is one of two official photographers for the city of Detroit and the man behind the Neighborhood Natives exhibit at the Detroit Public Library.
Guests: Cyrus Tetteh
Organizations: Detroit Public Library
Carmen Harlan, the legendary Detroit news anchor of WDIV, on the podcast to talk about The Carmen Harlan Collection clothing line.
Guests: Carmen Harlan
Organizations: Carmen Harlan Collection, WDIV-TV
Ferndale’s Josh Malerman is the author of Bird Box, the bestselling novel-turned-Netflix movie starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich. He’s also the signer and guitarist for the band The High Strung.