Flowing With Famous - Fresno Culture Podcast

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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.

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.

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.

April 5, 2021  

Vaccinated Measure P Dreams

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I'll warn ya straight up: We spend some time talking about our hair. Don't worry, after that, we get back to our normal Fresno banter. 

We talk about people getting vaccinated around town and what that means with things opening up. Is there live music in Fresno's near future? What thing would you keep after the Pandemic is over? Measure P is official now so what would be our dream use of Measure P Money? Yes we are still talking about the Tower Theatre and Adventure Church and we bring back our old friend: Bike Lanes!

BAND OF THE EPISODE: Jason Nevermind & DJ4AM.

Thank you for listening!

DOWNLOAD EPISODE: FlowingWithApril21.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.

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.

 

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.

November 6, 2017  

Fulton Street, Swede Fest and November In Fresno: Flowing With Famous

We have been waiting a couple weeks but now is our time to talk about the Fulton Street party. Lucky for us we have Roque Rodrigez and Bryan Harley from Swede Fest, to help us. What is the future of Fulton and what the hell happened during the opening?!

There will also be a big discussion about the Tower District, where it's headed, what it's doing now. Getting local coffee is easier than ever. Plus, filmmaking in Fresno, Fresno Film Festival and will Fresno ever get a multiplex Downtown, all this and more Fresno.

Band Of The Episode: The Miss Alans.

Thanks for listening! 

CLICK TO LISTEN: November2017Flowing.mp3

(Or just use the player at the bottom of the post)

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