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.

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.

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.

September 2, 2019  

Tired Mayors, New Chiefs, Downtown Closings, Sudz Not In The City: Flowing With Famous - September 2019

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Feel that fall coming in... kinda! We wrap up another Fresno Summer with talk about the new Police Chief and Councilmember. Also, are there more businesses closing in Downtown Fresno than anywhere else, is it okay that Sudz In The City is not in our city, post Taco Truck Throwdown, the new Mad Duck NW is showing everyone how it's done and a lot more!

Band Of The Episode: Bill Clifton's Chicken & Whiskey Band.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithFamousSep19.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.

June 3, 2019  

Police Chief Mayor and Grizzlies Screw Up Bad

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Lee Brand is walking away and Police Chief Dyer says he'll take shot at this Fresno Mayor thing. Is this bad?

The Fresno Grizzlies played a bad video with AOC in it... did they do it on purpose?

All that Fresno and more, PLUS our Band Of The Episode: The Strikingly Originals.

Click to download: FlowingWithFamous.mp3

Thanks for listening!

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.

May 6, 2019  

Grizzly Fest and We MAY Have A Contender For Mayor: Flowing With Famous May 2019

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This month, we get into our Fresno stuff like we do.

  • Grizzly Fest review.
  • How the hell is Silver Sun Pickups playing in a tiny venue like Strummers?
  • Fresno liquor license limits.
  • A viable candidate to challenge for Mayor.
  • Will Downtown Fresno lose its soccer team? 

All this a more Fresno.

BAND OF THE EPISODE: Not A Part Of It.

Click to download: FlowingMay2019.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 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.

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