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.
July 19, 2018
Aaron Foley, the City of Detroit's Chief Storyteller and the author of How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass, shares his views on the city's renaissance. We discuss his rise as a journalist, his view on the loss of Detroit's Amazon headquarters bid, and where to find some of the best places to eat.
July 17, 2018
The Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills offers powerful lessons from the past. Detroit History Tours' Bailey Sisoy Isgro talks about the roots of the Detroit Grand Prix and the Boblo Island Ferry.
July 12, 2018
Amani Olu and Aleiya Lindsey, the organizers of Detroit Art Week, talk about what it takes to launch this event. We talk about the difference between the art scene in Detroit and other cities, the venues participating this year, and how newbies can dive into the world of contemporary art.
July 10, 2018
The Concert of Colors, the free world music festival, returns to Detroit. Director and Curator Ismael Ahmed talks about what to expect at this year's event. Also, comedians Tom McCarthy and Bill Bushart talk about the pilot episode of Metro Late Night filming at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle.
July 5, 2018
Emily T. Gail, the co-creator of the Say Nice Things About Detroit movement, stops by to share her story. She talks about owning a boutique retail and eatery at Corner of Congress and Shelby in the 70s, organizing Detroit foot races in the 80s, and revitalizing the Say Nice Things About Detroit brand over the last decade.
July 3, 2018
Drew Kups of the Michigan Glass Project talks about the upcoming three-day glass blowing event to raise money for the arts in Detroit schools. Also, WDET's Ann Delisi talks about her upcoming appearance with legendary producer Don Was at the annual Concert of Colors.
June 28, 2018
Peter Croce, the DJ and Producer behind Detroit's Rocksteady Disco label, talks about his approach to both rocking a party and running a record label.
June 26, 2018
Andy Appleby, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Sports and Entertainment, talks about the future of the United Shore Professional Baseball League. Also, comedian Heather Jay highlights some of the Detroit comedians who are taking their careers to the next level.
June 14, 2018
Mark Kurlyandchik, the Detroit Free Press' Restaurant Critic, stops by the podcast to talk about the state of the Motor City's food scene.
June 12, 2018
Detroit's Downtown Markets are here to stay — here's the inside scoop. Plus, we remember Anthony Bourdain's love for Detroit and talk summer movies with Greg Russell.
June 7, 2018
Dave Wait, Chairperson of Motor City Pride, talks about the upcoming festival and parade in Detroit. The annual event, which is Michigan's largest pride event, attracts over 40,000 people.
June 5, 2018
Matt Kirschner of Right Trac and Bernard Bentley of Love Life Swagger are teaming up to create backpacks to help Detroit's homeless population.
May 31, 2018
Merrill Cain offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear taking place on Belle Isle this weekend
May 29, 2018
Dave Serio, the Curator of the Arab Film Festival at Cinetopia, talk about the upcoming event at the Arab American National Museum.
May 24, 2018
Audra Jantz and Kate Holmes, the Co-Producers of the first Detroit Women of Comedy Festival, talk about how the four-day event came together.
May 22, 2018
Elliot Wilhelm, Curator of Film for the Detroit Institute of Arts, talks about the “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” exhibit at the museum. Plus, Michael Bolton's film about Detroit and Movement celebrates Detroit's EDM heritage.
May 17, 2018
Three years ago, Jennifer Hamra and her family moved to Detroit from Tennessee. She and her five home-schooled children have explored the city through her blog, Good Life Detroit, and her photography.
May 15, 2018
Ann Delisi, host of 101.9 WDET's Essential Music, talks about Nine Inch Nails, Jeff Buckley, Don Was, and War & Treaty. Tom Leeper talks about Every Linear Mile, his attempt to photograph every bit of art in Detroit from a bicycle.
May 10, 2018
Allee Willis, the Detroit songwriter behind legendary hits like Earth, Wind & Fire's “September” and the Rembrandt's “I'll Be There for You” talks about her love for the Motor City.
May 8, 2018
Amy Cooper talks about her upcoming art exhibit at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit and RJ Fox discusses his latest book, Awaiting Identification.
May 3, 2018
Todd Scott, the Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways Coalition, drops by the podcast to talk about his organization's efforts to create more bikeways and walkways in the Detroit area.
May 1, 2018
Music writer Gary Graff talks about the upcoming Detroit Music Awards and the Yankee Air Museum hosts a collectibles show. Plus, celebrity interviewer Greg Russell talks about The Avengers: Infinity War.
April 24, 2018
Rio Scafone, lead singer of Rio & the Rockabilly Revival, talks about her latest musical adventures. Also, Motor City Nightmares and Detroit History Tours.
April 17, 2018
Author Karen Dybis talks about her book, Secret Detroit. Karen Dionne discusses her novel, The Marsh King's Daughter. Also, Sfumato and Castalia in Midtown.
March 27, 2018
Matt Nahan and Natasha Beste of Living Arts talk about their organization. Also, Steve Byrne of the Freep Film Festival and Podcast Detroit's Dave Phillips.
March 20, 2018
Detroit public transportation advocate David Gifford on a regional transit authority. Also, the Marche du Nain Rogue and the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
March 13, 2018
Movie man Greg Russell talks about the 2018 Oscars, Black Panther, and his late brother Cliff Russell. Also, Planet Ant and the Firehouse Music Series.
March 6, 2018
Jeremy Allen, host of the Shattered: Black Friday podcast, on the disappearance of the Skelton children in 2010. Also, Detroit Axe and Atwater Brewery.
February 27, 2018
Piper Carter and recording artist Mahogany Jones talk about women in hip hop. Also, the V313, Detroit's first vegan festival, and the Hamtramck Music Fest.
February 20, 2018
The Editor of Eater Detroit, Brenna Houck, drops by to dish about the Detroit food scene. Also, Dr. Danarius Hemphill talks about his black tie gala at the Charle H. Wright Museum. And director Laura Swanson offers a look at her new documentary about human trafficking, Break the Chain.