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.
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.
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.
Guests: Chef Brandon Zarb
Organizations: Rising Stars Academy
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.
Guests: Ann Delisi, Mike Green
Organizations: Essential Music, One Night Stan's
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.’
Guests: Max Hardy
Organizations: COOP, River Bistro
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.
Guests: Ed Terebus, Mahogany Jones
Organizations: Erebus Haunted House
Every October, thousands of costumed guests descend upon Detroit’s Masonic Temple for Theatre Bizarre, the annual Halloween masquerade party.
Guests: John Dunivant
Organizations: Theatre Bizarre
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.
Guests: Jenenne Whitfield
Organizations: Heidelberg Project, The
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.
Guests: Krista Johnston
Organizations: DIY Street Fair
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.
Guests: Esther Nerarez, Lauren Uchalik
Organizations: Motor City Comedy Festival
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.
Guests: Brian Peterson-Roest
Organizations: Bees in the D
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.
Guests: Olga Stella
Organizations: Design Core Detroit, Detroit Month of Design
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.
Guests: Jim Johnson
Organizations: Greenfield Village
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.
Guests: Michael Rothstein
Organizations: Detroit Lions, Downtown Boxing Gym, ESPN
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.
Guests: Gary Graff, Jon Witz
Organizations: Arts Beats & Eats
Detroit stand-up comedian Jeff Horste talks about the premiere of his episode of Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level on Comedy Central.
Guests: Jeff Horste, Seth Resler
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.
Guests: Ann Delisi, Jennifer Tuttle
Organizations: Essential Music, Shakespeare in Detroit, WDET
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.
Guests: Kwaku Osei-Bonsu
Organizations: Black Metro Eats, Detroit Black Restaurant Week
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.
Guests: Bailey Sisoy Isgro, Greg Rassel
Organizations: Detroit History Tours, Woodward Dream Cruise
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.
Guests: Ashley Woods
Organizations: Detour Detroit
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.