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.

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.

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.

January 4, 2021  

Bad Fresno Trending, Mayor Dyer and Tower Theatre Drama

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Happy New Year, Fresno!

We have already started off badly. But we will push on and talk about it.

And we'll talk about side-shows, our new mayor and police chief, Measure P's comeback, Southwest Airlines coming to Fresno, the impact of Fresno losing the Tower Theatre to a church, and much more!

Band Of The Episode: Brian Kenney Fresno.

Thank you for listening!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithJan2021.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.

December 7, 2020  

Covid Circles, Happy In Fresno and Tearing Down Selland Area: December 2020

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Fresno's latest bashing on Twitter begins our December episode. Was it funny?

We are also going to talk about the Mayor-Elect, the loss of baseball in Downtown Fresno, COVID in Fresno, the (possible) tearing down of Selland Area, and much more.

Band Of The Episode: The Atari Champs from the new Fresno Emo comp album.

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousDec2020.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 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!

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