The D Brief Podcast
The D Brief is metro Detroit's premiere arts and entertainment podcast. Hosted by Seth Resler and Becky Scarcello, it spotlights the region's best music, food, drink, comedy, festivals, theatre, museums, and more.
New to podcasts? Here’s a guide to listening.
November 13, 2018
Mark Kurlyandchik, restaurant critic for the Detroit Free Press, and Robert Allen, the Freep beer columnist, join us for our first live show at Eastern Market Brewing Company.
November 8, 2018
Detroit rapper Champtown, the founder of Straight Jacket Records, talks about his new documentary film, The Untold Story of Detroit Hip Hop, narrated by Chuck D of Public Enemy.
November 5, 2018
Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist Saxappeal joins the podcast to talk about what's happening in Detroit this week. Also, Steve Johnson of Motor City Brew Tours recommends Michigan winter beers, and the Michigan Science Center tells us about their upcoming free days.
November 1, 2018
Tommy LeRoy, the Technical Director and one of the four co-founders of the Go Comedy! Improv Theater in Ferndale joins Seth and Becky for a live show.
October 30, 2018
TV and film costumer Renee Allen has dressed some of the biggest names to come to Detroit, including Jack White. She also owns Retro Girls, featuring usherettes wearing fashions from the 1940s. She joins the podcast to talk about what's happening in Detroit this week.
October 25, 2018
Drummer and percussionist Juuni is one of the organizers of D.Cipher, a “music mastermind collective” that aims to grow Detroit's music economy by helping musicians networks, learn, and perform.
October 23, 2018
Musician Travis Reiff joins the podcast to talk about everything that's happening in Detroit this week, including Snoop Dogg's musical, a Detroit-area actress in Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House, and a street named for Bob Seger.
October 18, 2018
Brandon Zarb left his role as the chef behind Imperial and Public House in Ferndale to become a paraprofessional educator at Rising Stars Academy in Centerline, where he teaches students with mental disabilities to work with food.
October 16, 2018
Detroit comedian Mike Green joins the podcast to talk about his new comedy club in Waterford, One Night Stan's, and to preview the week in Detroit arts and entertainment.
October 11, 2018
Chef Max Hardy of River Bistro and COOP talks about returning to Detroit to launch restaurants after being a personal chef for NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire and a stint on the Food Network's ‘Chopped.'
October 9, 2018
Detroit rapper and hip hop ambassador Mahogany Jones joins the podcast as we talk about the Erebus haunted house, Zoo Boo, the Game of Thrones concert experience, Kanye West in the Motor City, Evil Dead: The Musical, and more.
October 2, 2018
Every October, thousands of costumed guests descend upon Detroit's Masonic Temple for Theatre Bizarre, the annual Halloween masquerade party.
September 25, 2018
The Heidelberg Project's CEO / President, Jenenne Whitfield, talks about the project's 30+ year history, founder Tyree Guyton's plans to dismantle it as part of Heidelberg 3.0, and the upcoming Heidelberg 360 conference.
September 18, 2018
The DIY Street Fair returns to Ferndale for an 11th year! Co-Founder and Artistic Director Krista Johnston talks about what to expect at this year's event.
September 13, 2018
The Motor City Comedy Festival returns to Detroit for a second year. Comedians and festival board members Lauren Uchalik and Esther Nevarez drop by the podcast to tell us all about it.
September 11, 2018
Brian Peterson-Roest, co-founder of Bees in the D, drops by the podcast to talk about the special honey IPA being brewed at Eastern Market Brewing Company.
September 6, 2018
September is Detroit Month of Design! Olga Stella, the Executive Director of Design Core Detroit, drops by the podcast to talk about what design is, why it's important for artists and businesses, and how Detroiters can partake in this month's activities.
September 4, 2018
Jim Johnson of the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village discusses the upcoming Old Car Festival. We discuss the year of the pickup truck, the Gaslight Parade, and ragtime music.
August 30, 2018
Michael Rothstein, ESPN's Beat Writer for the Detroit Lions, joins us to preview the upcoming football season, talk about Matt Stafford's growing family, and dig into how the Lions are addressing the controversy over kneeling during the national anthem.
August 28, 2018
Jon Witz, the producer of the Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival in Royal Oak, talks about what's in store for the event's 21st year. Plus, music writer Gary Graff drops by to talk about the Detroit Jazz Fest, the funeral of Aretha Franklin, and his favorite concert of the year.
August 23, 2018
Detroit stand-up comedian Jeff Horste talks about the premiere of his episode of Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level on Comedy Central.
August 21, 2018
Director Jennifer Tuttle talks about her upcoming production of Much Ado Para Nada for Shakespeare in Detroit. WDET's Ann Delisi talks about the new book by MC5's Wayne Kramer and reflects on the life of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
August 16, 2018
Kwaku Osei-Bonsu, the organizer of Detroit Black Restaurant Week, talks about this year's event and how to celebrate the culinary diversity of the Motor City.
August 14, 2018
Greg Rassel, President of the Woodward Dream Cruise, talks about this giant event that attract thousands to the metro Detroit area. Also, Bailey Sisoy Isgro of Detroit History Tours talks about the impact that Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has had on the Motor City.
August 9, 2018
After a journalism involving stints at the Detroit Free Press, The Huffington Post Detroit, MLive, and Model D Media, Ashley Woods set out to change the way local journalism is gathered and distributed.
August 7, 2018
PJ Jaycokes of the Detroit Improv Festival talks about this weekend's impromptu theater shows and workshops. Plus, comedian Heather Jay spills the beans about a brand new comedy club coming to the metro Detroit area.
August 2, 2018
Songwriter, musician, and producer Luis Resto talks about his music career, starting with his early collaborations with legendary producer Don Was and his later work with hip hop legend Eminem.
July 31, 2018
The Belle Isle Art Fair returns to Detroit. Plus, movie man Greg Russell talks about this summer's films starring Mark Wahlberg, Tom Cruise, and John Cho.
July 26, 2018
Dale Hughes, the Executive Director of the Detroit Fitness Foundation and the man behind the Lexus Velodrome, stops by the podcast to tell us about Detroit's cycling scene.
July 24, 2018
As Steve Johnson of Motor City Brew Tours fills in for Jag, we talk to folks behind the Big Highland Park Art Show. Also, the ladies of Coriander Kitchen and Farm talk about their Paddle to Table dinners with Detroit River Sports.