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.

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.

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.

May 3, 2021  

Porchfest & Southwest

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Welcome to our May episode of Flowing With Famous - A Fresno Culture podcast.

This month we take on some things like:

  • Fresno property prices are getting kinda crazy!
  • Is GV Wire legit?
  • A review of the Tower District's Porchfest.
  • Band Of The Episode: Kevin Figueroa!
  • Fresno's air is bad but better!
  • Southwest Airlines is Fresyes-ing.
  • Is live music coming back?

This and more. Thank you for listening!

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousMay21.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.

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!

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