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.

June 6, 2022  

Fresno Is Not For Tourists

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Welcome to your monthly look a Fresno culture. This week we mention some things like:

  • Fresno On Next Door.
  • Heat is coming and can you take it?
  • Fresno is for working not for tourists.
  • Band Of The Episode: Great Northern.
  • Bands using Fresno as a home base.
  • A historic Fresno burger.
  • Some love for Great Day!
  • And much more!

DOWNLOADABLE: FlowingWithFamousJune22.mp3

(Occasional cussing alert!)

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.

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.

March 7, 2022  

Flowing Rogue With Fresno Chains - Flowing With Famous March 2022

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Welcome back to Fresno's First Podcast, Flowing With Famous.

This month we talk about a couple of Fresno festivals happening this month, one of them happening NOW (Rogue Festival) even though we might have said another time - because we recorded earlier than usual. Anyway, SOME of the things:

  • The Rogue Festival is back!
  • Do we want any of these restaurant chains in town?
  • We lost Dugout Cookies.
  • Fresno burgers: where are the best?
  • Band Of The Episode: Fatty Cakes & the Puff Pastries!
  • Mike Oz is a Fresno gem.
  • Memory Map: Blackstone & Shaw.
  • These things and more.

DOWNLOAD: FlowingWithMarch22.mp3
(Heads-up: there might be a cuss word here and there)

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.

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.

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