Flowing With Famous - Fresno Culture Podcast

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November 2, 2020  

Swede Fest 2020 with Bryan & Matt and Remembering Eli Reyes

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We all have a loaded November, this episode included.

Swede Fest dudes, Bryan Harley and Matt Hackney join us to talk about this year's festival.

A lot of ground is covered as we talk about doing film festivals in Fresno during a pandemic, working in Fresno's media scene during all of "this" and a lot more.

Plus, we talk about the passing of Fresno musician and friend, Eli Reyes.

Band Of The Episode: Westerns.

Make sure to get your Swede in by December 6th and show up online for Swede Fest on December 11th.

Enjoy and thank you for the listen!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousNov2020.mp3


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Thanks for being here!

Josh's other podcast Aikido Discussed. 
Josh at the Fresno Bee.

Josh's bands: It'll Grow Back, Big Balls, and the Strikingly Originals

Mikey's new newsletter: Fresno! Fresno! and: Drinking & Thinking.

Check Mike's blogs The Fresnan and Mikey Top Pour.
Plus the podcasts Get Off My PodcastThe Perfect Pour.

 

October 5, 2020  

Wild Fresno McDonalds and Eating In A Parking Stall

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Welcome to October 2020's episode of Flowing With Famous!

This month we discuss some Fresno things like:

  • What is the Big Fresno Fair going to do?
  • Have you eaten at a Fresno restaurant yet?
  • What is happening with Pismo's?
  • Is Edward's going to close?
  • Fresno has more podcasts than ever?
  • BAND OF THE EPISODE: Sedan Delivery.

Thanks for listening! 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousOct20.mp3

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

Josh's other podcast Aikido Discussed. 
Josh at the Fresno Bee.

Josh's bands: It'll Grow Back, Big Balls, and the Strikingly Originals

Mikey's new newsletter: Fresno! Fresno! and: Drinking & Thinking.

Check Mike's blogs The Fresnan and Mikey Top Pour.
Plus the podcasts Get Off My PodcastThe Perfect Pour.

September 7, 2020  

Are These REALLY Fresno’s Favorite Restaurants?

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We are back with Fresno's Oldest everything podcast. Here are some things we breakdown.

  • Is this really the Ten Favorite Restaurants of Fresno? We go over the Fresno Bee's list to see how accurate it is.
  • Whatcha think of the new building proposed in Downtown Fresno? (CVS spot)
  • Tower District has some new things coming, are they good?
  • Why does the Fresno Airport get crapped on?
  • How is virtual school working out at FUSD?
  • Is the Fresno Bee really running without an office?

Band Of The Episode is: Squid Ink.

Much love and respect to everyone dealing with the Creek Fire around Shaver right now. Thank you for listening.

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousSep20.mp3

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

Josh's other podcast Aikido Discussed. 
Josh at the Fresno Bee.

Josh's bands: It'll Grow Back, Big Balls, and the Strikingly Originals

Mikey's new newsletter: Drinking & Thinking.

Check Mike's blogs The Fresnan and Mikey Top Pour.
Plus the podcasts Get Off My PodcastThe Perfect Pour.

August 3, 2020  

Masking Fresno, Pismo’s and Nostalgic Fresnans

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Welcome back, valley floor, to our podcast. This month we cover some things.

 

  • Why? Why is it so hard to wear a mask in Fresno? We have some stories.
  • Does Pismo's David Fansler have a point?
  • Should kids be back in school?
  • Can Fresno have patios all over the dang place?
  • Does the Mural District finally have a market?
  • Will our music venues survive?
  • If Visalia can figure out rooftops, why can't Fresno?

All that and more, plus we play some nostalgic Fresno music from the Fay Wrays.

 

Thank you for listening!

 

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

Josh's other podcast Aikido Discussed. 
Josh at the Fresno Bee.

Josh's bands: It'll Grow Back, Big Balls, and the Strikingly Originals

Mikey's new newsletter: Drinking & Thinking.

Check Mike's blogs The Fresnan and Mikey Top Pour.
Plus the podcasts Get Off My PodcastThe Perfect Pour.

 

Be safe out there, Central Cal!

July 6, 2020  

Fireworks, Fairs and Fresno [Flowing With Famous July 2020]

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Hope you made it through the battlefield that was Fourth of July in Fresno. It was pretty crazy. But crazy enough to warrant fireworks being banned in the future?

We are all still battling with living life in Fresno with COVID-19, is everything as bad as it seems? Probably.

Plus, the Fresno Fair is planning to go on in October. Should they be? When are we going to be able to do things again?

We'll take on this and more in this month's Flowing With Famous!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithJuly2020.mp3

Thanks for listening!

BAND OF THE EPISODE: Omar Rodríguez-López (with Fresno's Audrey Paris Johnson)

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

Josh's other podcast Aikido Discussed. Josh at the Fresno Bee and his bands: It'll Grow Back, Big Balls, and the Strikingly Originals

Check Mike's blogs The Fresnan and Mikey Top Pour. Plus the podcasts Get Off My PodcastThe Perfect Pour and Dorktown.

June 1, 2020  

I’ll Just Have Mine To-Go, Please

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This month we review the No Place Like Home festival, talk about a certain Fresno councilman actin' a fool, explore if we're ready to eat in a Fresno restaurant, have pride for Fresno, and plenty of other Fresno stuff.

Band Of The Episode: Ultra Diamonds.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: JuneFlowing.mp3

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

Josh's other podcast Aikido Discussed. Josh at the Fresno Bee and his bands: It'll Grow Back, Big Balls, and the Strikingly Originals

Check Mike's blogs The Fresnan and Mikey Top Pour. Plus the podcasts Get Off My PodcastThe Perfect Pour and Dorktown.

May 4, 2020  

Fresno Lockdown Debating: Should Fresno Be ‘Open’?

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Flowing with another month of Fresno in lockdown mode. We'd love to get away from this and get back to talking about Downtown parking and bike lanes - we miss talking about parking Downtown - but we can't. So here we are.

Do all Fresno businesses have the right to open? Is there a smart way to do it and is it worth it? Is the Mayor doing the right thing? Are we all making the right choices? 

Who the heck knows, but we try to talk about it at least.

Also, don't sleep on Band Of The Episode: Aire Espacial.

Thanks for listening, you can download here: FlowingForMay2020.mp3

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

Josh's other podcast Aikido Discussed. Josh at the Fresno Bee and his bands: It'll Grow Back, Big Balls and the Strikingly Originals

Check Mike's blogs The Fresnan and Mikey Top Pour. Plus the podcasts Get Off My PodcastThe Perfect Pour and Dorktown.

April 6, 2020  

Flowing In A Bizarre New Fresno

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We have returned to a different world. We discussed what it is like living in the new normal of a locked-down Fresno. And we catch up with last month's election of a new Fresno Mayor and talk about a new Fresno creative project that has ties to the podcast, called Fresno Famoso.

Plus, new music from Macondo!

Thanks for listening. Please be safe out there!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: FlowingApril2020.mp3

Thanks for being here! Thanks for listening!

Josh's other podcast Aikido Discussed. Josh at the Fresno Bee and his bands: It'll Grow Back, Big Balls and the Strikingly Originals

Check Mike's blogs The Fresnan and Mikey Top Pour. Plus the podcasts Get Off My PodcastThe Perfect Pour and Dorktown.

February 4, 2020  

Failure In Fresno

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We don't like doing it, but do it we must; this month we talk about some recent failures in the city of Fresno, why it happened and maybe what we can do to prevent more.

Also, we have an interview with a local photographer, Steven Sanchez, about his new book, Rock & Roll For Everybody.
[INTERVIEW START: 28:00 ENDS 44:30]

Play some music from locals, The Dying Suns.

Finish off with our favorite topic: new restaurants!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: FlowingFeb2020.mp3

Thanks for being here! Thanks for listening!

Josh's other podcast Aikido Discussed. Josh at the Fresno Bee and his bands: It'll Grow Back, Big Balls and the Strikingly Originals

Check Mike's blogs The Fresnan and Mikey Top Pour. Plus the podcasts Get Off My PodcastThe Perfect Pour and Dorktown.

January 6, 2020  

Flowing With Andrew Janz

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Hey, look at us. After 15 or so years we decided to go legit. Today with have Fresno Mayor Candidate, Andrew Janz, in the studio.

We ask him the Fresno things, he tells us his Fresno things. Most of the stuff a Flowing listener might want to do we hope you enjoy! 

CLICK: FlowingWithAndrewJanz.mp3

Thank you for listening!

Josh's other podcast Aikido Discussed. Josh at the Fresno Bee and his bands: It'll Grow Back, Big Balls and the Strikingly Originals

Check Mike's blogs The Fresnan and Mikey Top Pour. Plus the podcasts Get Off My PodcastThe Perfect Pour and Dorktown.

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