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


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.

 

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.

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.

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.

December 3, 2019  

Fresno Christmas Wishes and Swedefest

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We love our yearly get together with Bryan and Roque to talk about their annual (and unique to Fresno) film festival at Tower Theatre called, Swede Fest.

Roque and Bryan also talk some classic Flowing Fresno stuff with us. The big question Josh likes to ask Fresno this time of year is "what would you like Santa to bring for Fresno this year?" The answers may surprise.

Also, where is a good place to shoot some video or film in the Fresno area? Is Cross Streets coming back? Have you been to the new spot cool spot in the Tower District? All this a much more this month on Flowing.

Don't forget Band Of The Episode: Scoundrel.

*Sorry for the sometimes lame sound quality of this episode, it is totally Mikey's fault.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithDecember2019.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.

November 4, 2019  

What Is Your Fresno Street?: Flowing With Famous November 2019

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Some of the Fresno things we talk about:

  • What Fresno street speaks to you?
  • Have we really lost professional soccer in Fresno?
  • Has the Downtown Stadium delivered on its promise to Downtown Fresno?
  • Why the one spot in Downtown keeps failing.
  • BAND OF THE EPISODE: Ultra Diamonds.
  • Plugs.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: FlowingNovember2019.mp3

Thanks for listening! Tell a Fresno Friend about us. You can also support us by checking out other stuff we do.

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.

October 7, 2019  

Why Fresno Gets Hurt: Flowing With Famous - Oct19

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Why does Fresno still get hurt by outsiders words? So yeah, we were not even sure if we should bother but it turns out... we are going to talk about the 'Firestone Flap' and what all went on with that whole thing and why Fresnans can still get upset by people bashing us.

Plus, how is the Fresno Fair (especially with that new Cheif Dyer monument), Downtown Fresno about to have many beer options, Bitwise, new Fresno podcasts to listen to and much more Fresno. Have a listen?

CLICK TO LISTEN: FlowingWithOct2019.mp3
[Some bad language]

BAND OF THE EPISODE: Le Wolves.

Thanks for listening! Tell a Fresno Friend about us. You can also support us by checking out other stuff we do.

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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