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.
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.
Amy Cooper talks about her upcoming art exhibit at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit and RJ Fox discusses his latest book, Awaiting Identification.
Guests: Amy Cooper, RJ Cooper
Organizations: Awaiting Identification, Tangent Gallery
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.
Guests: Todd Scott
Organizations: Detroit Greenways Coalition
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.
Guests: Chris Bidlack, Dave Callahan, Gary Graff, Greg Russell
Organizations: Detroit Music Awards, Yankee Air Museum
Rio Scafone, lead singer of Rio & the Rockabilly Revival, talks about her latest musical adventures. Also, Motor City Nightmares and Detroit History Tours.
Guests: Bailey Sisoy Isgro, Rio Scafone, Todd Brunswick
Organizations: Detroit History Tours, Motor City Nightmares, Rio and the Rockabilly Revival
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.
Guests: Jane Larsen, Karen Dionne, Karen Dybis, Kevin Peterson
Organizations: Castalia, Secret Detroit, Sfumato, The Marsh King's Daughter
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.
Guests: Dave Phillips, Matt Nahan, Natahsa Beste, Steve Byrne
Organizations: Freep Film Festival, Living Arts, Podcast Detroit
Detroit public transportation advocate David Gifford on a regional transit authority. Also, the Marche du Nain Rogue and the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
Guests: Barry Cogan, David Gifford, Francis Grunow
Organizations: For Avenue Piquette Plant, Marche du Nain Rogue
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.
Guests: Greg Russell, Lauren Bickers, Stephanie-Blair Watts
Organizations: FireHouse Music Series, Planet Ant, Who Run the World
Jeremy Allen, host of the Shattered: Black Friday podcast, on the disappearance of the Skelton children in 2010. Also, Detroit Axe and Atwater Brewery.
Guests: Brian Gianola, Geoff Kretchmer, Jeremy Allen
Organizations: Atwater Brewery, Corner Bar & Game Room, Detroit Axe, Shattered: Black Friday Podcast, WDIV-TV
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.
Guests: John Batdorf, John Bissa, Mahogany Jones, Piper Carter
Organizations: Hamtramck Music Fest, V313, We Found Hip Hop
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.
Bailey Sisoy Isgro, owner of Detroit History Tours, shares stories from the Motor City’s past. Also, Detroit Public Theatre and the restaurant Gather.
Guests: Bailey Sisoy Isgro, Courtney Burkett, Dani Thomas, Lea Hunt
Organizations: Detroit History Tours, Detroit Public Theatre, Gather
Mike, Jay, and Big E of The Detroit Cast podcast talk about their 1000th episode. Also, Pewabic Pottery celebrates and the DIA honors rapper J Dilla.
Guests: Annie Dennis, Darlene Carroll, Eric Fadie, Jay Timko, Mike Wolkers, Rudy Lauerman
Organizations: Detroit Cast, The, DIA, J Dilla, Pewabic Pottery
Beck Scarcello of Feet on the Street Tours talks about showing Detroit off to visitors. Also, the Sphinx Competition and Trojan Women at Eastern Michigan University.
Guests: Becky Scarcello, Jennifer Graham Felts, Stephanie Matthews
Organizations: Eastern Michigan University, Feet on the Street Tours, Sphinx Competition, Trojan Women
Comedian Bill Bushart talks about stand-up classes at Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle. Also, the Meridian Winter Blast and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Guests: Bill Bushart, Jon Witz, Marc Geelhoed
Organizations: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle, Meridian Winter Blast
Interview with Ann Delisi, host of 101.9 WDET’s Essential Music. Plus, Tim Kiska of the Detroit History Podcast and James Kuhl of the Tipping Point Theatre.
Guests: Ann Delisi, James Kuhl, Tim Kiska
Organizations: Detroit History Podcast, Essential Music, Tipping Point Theatre, WDET
Robin Runyan, Editor of Curbed Detroit, drops by The D Brief podcast to talk real estate. Also, the Henry Ford Museum and the Plymouth Arts Festival.
Guests: Cynthia Jones, James Gietzen, Robin Runyan
Organizations: Curbed, Henry Ford Museum, The, Plymouth Ice Festival
Seth and Mike interviewed a wide range of guests from the Detroit arts and entertainment scene in 2017. Here are the highlight
Interview with Kerry Doman and Carrie Budzinski of After 5 Detroit. Also, music writer Gary Graff and the founders of Eastern Market Brewing.