Flowing With Famous - Fresno Culture Podcast

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January 3, 2022  

The Districts, The Best Things, The Fresno

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Yo! Welcome to Fresno's culture podcast, Flowing With Famous. This month we will talk about some of the best things from 2021, figure out if the Save Mart Center has a sound problem, name some Fresno districts, and much more! Please give it a listen.

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousJan22.mp3

(Some cussing in this episode)

Check some links for your hosts:

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

Josh's local music newsletter: Bandgeeeek.substack.com.

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.

December 6, 2021  

Bad Luck Fresno and Christmas Tree Lane Hacks

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We are back with the Fresno talk. Some of the beats this month include:

  • The Fog Is Back.
  • Protect the bike lanes.
  • A Christmas Tree Lane Hack.
  • The Water Tower gets a new life.
  • BRT.
  • Band Of The Episode: The Overdubs.
  • A coach leaves and it becomes very Fresno.
  • The redistricting of Fresno.
  • How does it feel having Benediction opening in NE Fresno?

Side note: Very sorry for the less than stellar audio this episode. The main recording dumped so we had to use our backup.

Thank you for checking us out!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousDec21.mp3
(Some cussing in this episode)

Check some links for your hosts:

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

Josh's local music newsletter: Bandgeeeek.substack.com.

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.

November 1, 2021  

Swede Fest 2021, Fresno Shops, Bitwise, Firebaugh

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Welcome to our annual Swede Fest episode with Roque and Brian!

Obviously, we will be talking about this year's Swede Fest and its venue change. We also review the Fresno Fair and the Taco Truck Throwdown, talk about cannabis shops, parking troubles at the Soroyan Theater, Firebaugh, Bitwise's impact on Fresno and beyond, movie theaters in Fresno and more!

Band Of The Episode: Stoneshiver.

DOWNLOADABLE FILE: FlowingWithFamousNov21.mp3
(Heads up: A couple of cusswords)

Thanks for checking it out!

(Heads-up: a few cuss words)

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

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

Josh's local music newsletter: Bandgeeeek.substack.com.

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, 2021  

That Corner You Never Come Near

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Welcome to October 2021's version of Flowing With Famous!

Since it's October, you know we have got to talk about the Fresno Fair - we definitely break it down and talk about our favorite stuff.

There is also the damn fire smoke and cost of living in California. Oh and tacos, yes tacos - we talk about that BS list and if tacos are OVER in Fresno. Josh has a Covid story and much more!

Band Of The Episode: Fashawn "This Town"

DOWNLOAD: FlowingOct21.mp3
(some cussing here and there)

Thanks for checking it out!

(Heads-up: a few cuss words)

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

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

Josh's local music newsletter: Bandgeeeek.substack.com.

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 6, 2021  

Tearing Through Downtown Fresno

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It feels like it's been a while but we are back with another round of Fresno culture talk and stuff. Some of the things we cover this month:

  • The Tower District tirelessly struggles against Adventure Church.
  • Hardy's gets gutted and it just sucks.
  • The Fresno Hotel revival.
  • Downtown Fresno is building up, piece by piece.
  • Tokyo Garden is for sale.
  • Fresno has a music Hall Of Fame now, who should be in it?
  • There is an underground Fresno music scene that you may not know about.
  • Band Of The Episode: Dave Stogner.

That and more! Please give it a listen!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousSep21.mp3

Thanks for checking it out!

(Heads-up: a few cuss words)

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

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

Josh's local music newsletter: Bandgeeeek.substack.com.

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.

August 2, 2021  

Fresno Collecting and Music History: August 2021

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Thanks for joining us for this month's pass-through Fresno culture known as Flowing With Famous. We will talk about these things and more:

  • Fresno Weather Report.
  • Post dispensaries are coming to Fresno very soon.
  • Clovis vs. Fresno.
  • Do you have a Fresno collectible you are proud of?
  • Band Of The Episode: The Subtractions.
  • Fresno has bands scheduled again!
  • Fresno Street Eats doing good things.
  • Fresno music history.
  • The Tower Theatre controversy gets the Fresno Bee Editorial Board in trouble.
  • And more things. Please give it a listen!

DOWNLOADABLE FILE: FlowingWithAugust21.mp3

Thanks for listening!

(Heads-up: a few cuss words)

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

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

Josh's local music newsletter: Bandgeeeek.substack.com.

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.

July 5, 2021  

Does Art Hop Need To Die?

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Thanks for joining us for another discussion about the culture of Fresno, we call it Flowing With Famous.

We cover some this like these:

  • Fire Season has begun.
  • A new show at Woodward Park.
  • Using the secondary ticket market.
  • Rogue Festival and the Tower Theatre.
  • A Drive-thrus a problem in Fresno?
  • Fresno's bad temp readings.
  • The Cavinder Twins make Fresno history.
  • Does Art Hop need to die?

Band of The Episode: BKR with "El Capo"

Thanks for listening!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousJuly2021.mp3

(Heads-up: a few cuss words)

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

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

Josh's local music newsletter: Bandgeeeek.substack.com.

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.

June 7, 2021  

Getting Ready For Fresno Summer

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We have returned to bring Fresno into June.

The heatwaves have begun and we get prepped for a Fresno Summer with talk of the Tower Theatre and how they have gone back to business as usual. Also, Mayor Dyer had his first real flub - but did he recover?

Edwards Theater is revamped, we talk about going out into the world again, wonder if we should have fireworks at all on the Forth and more Fresno-ing.

Band Of The Episode: Scoundrel.

Give it a listen: FlowingWithFamousJune21.mp3

(Heads-up: a few cuss words)

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

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

Josh's local music newsletter: Bandgeeeek.substack.com.

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.

May 3, 2021  

Porchfest & Southwest

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Welcome to our May episode of Flowing With Famous - A Fresno Culture podcast.

This month we take on some things like:

  • Fresno property prices are getting kinda crazy!
  • Is GV Wire legit?
  • A review of the Tower District's Porchfest.
  • Band Of The Episode: Kevin Figueroa!
  • Fresno's air is bad but better!
  • Southwest Airlines is Fresyes-ing.
  • Is live music coming back?

This and more. Thank you for listening!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousMay21.mp3

(Occasional cuss words)

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

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

Josh's local music newsletter: Bandgeeeek.substack.com.

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.

April 5, 2021  

Vaccinated Measure P Dreams

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I'll warn ya straight up: We spend some time talking about our hair. Don't worry, after that, we get back to our normal Fresno banter. 

We talk about people getting vaccinated around town and what that means with things opening up. Is there live music in Fresno's near future? What thing would you keep after the Pandemic is over? Measure P is official now so what would be our dream use of Measure P Money? Yes we are still talking about the Tower Theatre and Adventure Church and we bring back our old friend: Bike Lanes!

BAND OF THE EPISODE: Jason Nevermind & DJ4AM.

Thank you for listening!

DOWNLOAD EPISODE: FlowingWithApril21.mp3

(Occasional cuss words)

Check some links for your hosts:

Thanks for being here!

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

Josh's local music newsletter: Bandgeeeek.substack.com.

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.

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