Flowing With Famous - Fresno Culture Podcast

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May 2, 2022  

Fresno Tower Theatre Drama and High Speed Rendering - May In 2022

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Welcome back to another exploration of Fresno culture known as Flowing With Famous!

This month we will be talking about such things as:

  • A full postgame on Porchfest 2022.
  • Fresno is buying the Tower Theatre, is it as good a thing as it appears?
  • Band Of The Episode: Sparklejet "Winding Up My Head"
  • High-Speed Rail is still a thing and might look super awesome one day.
  • Downtown Fresno is a thing, yes.
  • Why do we love the mid-range restaurants in Fresno?
  • Mr. Fresno is leaving Fresno.
  • There is a size of venue that still evades Fresno's grasp.
  • These and other Fresno things!

DOWNLOADABLE FILE: FlowingWithFamousMay22.mp3
(a few cuss words sprinkled in)

Thank you for listening!

Check some links to support 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.

April 4, 2022  

Porchfest Pregame, Fresyes Postgame and Tearing Down Old Downtown Fresno

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Welcome to April's episode of Flowing With Famous, Fresno's culture podcast. Some of the things we will talk about:

  • What did we think of Fresyes Fest 2022?
  • Downtown is the event space of Fresno.
  • Porchfest is here, it's gonna be cool.
  • Band Of The Episode: The Sleepover Disaster.
  • Old Downtown buildings that have been torn down.
  • Palm Hil.
  • Is Savemart Ok?
  • Do we care about Pearl Jam.
  • This and more!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousApril22.mp3
(Light cussing)

Thank you for listening!

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.

February 7, 2022  

Mural District, South Of Shaw, Skateboard Salvaging

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Welcome to Fresno's monthly culture podcast, Flowing With Famous!

This month we touch on:

  • Bike riding in Fresno.
  • The Culture Arts District and the Mural District.
  • South Of Shaw Brewing.
  • Tokyo Garden returning?
  • Band Of The Episode: Valley Palace.
  • Fresyes Festival returns.
  • The Rogue Fest returns.
  • Porch Fest returns.
  • Fresno Skateboard Salvage.
  • These and other Fresno things!

Thank you for checking out the show. We really appreciate it!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousFeb22.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.

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.

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.

March 1, 2021  

Just Blazin’ In The Big Raisin is all

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We are Fresno-ing the bloody heck out of Fresno with things like:

  • The Great North animates Fresno.
  • Is Ag money helping the city of Fresno?
  • Is The Glen development a good thing?
  • Updating the Tower Theatre drama.
  • Band Of The Episode: New Old Man.
  • Barbhop.
  • When will live music return?
  • The Peoples Choice Awards!

Download: FlowingFamousMarch2021.mp3

Heads-Up: Occasional Cussing

Thanks 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 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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