Flowing With Famous - Fresno Culture Podcast

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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.

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.

August 5, 2019  

The Taco Flows Of Fresno: Flowing With Famous Podcast August 2019

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Taco Season is here for Fresno! Wait... it's always Taco Season in Fresno. But this month especially, as the annual Taco Truck Throwdown is happening. We talk a little about this, what should be ON a taco, Fresno celebs, Bullard area school trouble, Pliny The Elder is coming to town, and all kinds of other Fresno junk.

Have a listen: FlowingAugust2019.mp3

Thanks for listening and helping the show!

Check out Josh on his other podcast Aikido Discussed, 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 1, 2019  

Chicken BY Shop and Fresyes Fest Recap - Flowing With Famous - April 2019

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Welcome back to Fresno's longest running podcast. Some of the Fresno stuff we talk about this episode:

  • It seems that Fresyes Fest no longer needs us "old" people to show it - they good.
  • So the Chicken Pot Pie Shop is closed. What is going to happen to that building and is the Tower District in good shape?
  • Finally, Fresno stops a Councilman from doing something stupid.
  • Band Of The Episode: Patrick Contreras.

CLICK TO LISTEN: FlowingWithApril.mp3

Thanks for the listen!

Check out Josh on his other podcast Aikido Discussed, 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 Podcast, The Perfect Pour and Dorktown.

February 4, 2019  

Four Guys Talkin’ Fresno | Flowing With Famous Feb 2019

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Something different for Flowing listeners this month. We went on another local podcast, Two Guys Talkin' Fresno, hosted by Craig Scharton and Paul Swearigin. We decided to post it as a Flowing episode because it's so Fresno, ya know?

Just four dudes showing off their Fresno knowledge. We pull Craig and Paul into our Fresno talk vortex of pizza, Fulton Mall, Highway 99, podcasting, Fresno music and a whole other buncha stuff.

CLICK: FlowingWith2dudes.mp3

Thanks for listening!

*Check out Mikey's Fresno blog and his Beer Geek blog.

*Check out Josh at the Bee and his band, The Strikingly Originals.

December 3, 2018  

Fresno Triggered: Flowing With Famous - December 2018

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Gettings fellow Fresno Lover (or Hater if you choose). It's time for your monthly installment of Fresno culture talk. This month we touch on some of these things...

  • Fresno bookstores.
  • Congrats to Fresno State Football.
  • Blowback from the Measure P debacle (watch out for the F-bombs!).
  • The closing of more Downtown Fresno businesses.
  • Tower District's guts is (probably back) in the form of Livingstones.
  • Band Of The Episode: Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries.
  • The biggest craft beer day in Fresno history happens this month.
  • Plus much more Fresno-ing!

Click to listen: December18Flowing.mp3

Thank you for listening!

Check out Mike's blog at thefresnan.com.
Check out Josh at the Bee.

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