Flowing With Famous - Fresno Culture Podcast

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October 3, 2022  

Riding Fresno Bike Lanes To 3rd Spaces

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Welcome back to Fresno's oldest and crankiest podcast, Flowing With Famous. In this episode, we will discuss some things like:

  • The Fresno weather is coastal every day (depending on what part of the day we're talking about.
  • What political ad are you sick of?
  • The Taco Truck Throwdown.
  • Van Ness protected bike lane controversy.
  • BAND OF THE EPISODE: New Old Man.
  • Third spaces of Fresno.
  • Saying goodbye to a Fresno movie theater era.

This and more Fresno-ing! 

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousOct22.mp3

Thank you for listening!

(Maybe one or two cuss words, alert!)

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.

September 5, 2022  

Fresno Is Not Dense

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You two friends that talk about Fresno are back! This time talking about some things like:

  • The heat.
  • The Greek Fest.
  • The Fresno Fair.
  • The failure of Downtown developments.
  • The lack of density in Downtown Fresno.
  • The Band Of The Episode: Sun Umbra.
  • The Summer Sweat Festival.

All that and more! Thank you for listening!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousSep22.mp3

(Maybe one or two cuss words, alert!)

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.

August 1, 2022  

Valley Children, Driving In Fresno and Sweating Out The Summer

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Greetings fellow Fresno and Central California enthusiasts. In this month's show we talk about Valley Children's Hospital paying for naming rights at Bulldog Stadium, Fresno traffic being better than Portland's, Fresno finally has pot dispensaries, Summer Sweat and a lot more Fresno.

Band Of The Episode: WhoIsGene?

Thank you for listening!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousAug22.mp3

(Maybe one or two cuss words, alert!)

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.

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.

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