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E26: Voices from the Dark Retrospective

In this episode we present clips from the first five episodes of Voices from the Dark, all of which happen to be part of the artists series, featuring interviews with Domink Watin, Grace Nicholas, Lalo Gomes, Alma, and Leanne Rivers. It’s a sort of retrospective episode intended to give listeners an idea of how things have progressed since the beginning. Voices from the Dark is a podcast that is as much about the medium of podcasting itself as it is about anything else. In these clips, you can see the difference between the various audio environments featured in each episode as well as a development of the recording techniques and equipment used.

Thanks as usual to the folks at RBL Berlin and LaBettolab. This is the penultimate episode of the 2018 collaboration between RBL and Voices from the Dark. The last episode will air on November 18th. Future projects with both RBL and LaBettolab will be coming out soon in addition to regular Voices from the Dark programming. Stay tuned!

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Is podcasting your lifelong dream? No? Is it a hobby? A passing interest? Whatever the case may be, get in touch with Voices from the Dark if you want to get involved! You know how to find us. Be a guest, a co-producer or a creator for the show. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

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Originally aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, November 11th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.


E25: Artists #16, Featuring Dimitar Gospodinov of DeanIsHome

In this episode, I interview Bulgarian Berlin-based singer and songwriter Dimitar Gospodinov. (Special thanks to Emanuelo of LaBettolab for introducing the episode in his special way.)

Also known as Dean, Dimitar shares his stories from the road as a street performer and in his various international musical adventures. Dean also shares a track that he wrote, performed and produced called Still Sixteen. He shares examples of the challenges he has faced as an artist and emphasizes optimism, hard work and passion. This episode also features a lot of clapping, which seems to be a Bulgarian thing (looking at you Evegni!). Check out Dean’s homepage at deanishome.net.

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Wanna be on a podcast? It’s easy: Get in touch with Voices from the Dark. We want to help you enter the world of podcasting! Who knows what we can collaborate on? Podcasts are a great way to get people together and there are endless possibilities of what you can do. Or if you have an idea for a podcast, let us know!

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Originally recorded and aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, November 4th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.


E24: Artists #15, Featuring Giulia and Giacomo (Voices from the Dark Six-Month Anniversary Special)

Happy Six-Month Anniversary!

In this episode, I go a bit off format and do the show without a previously arranged guest. Luckily, the gracious and nimble Giacomo and Giulia were there to revel in this milestone 24th episode of Voices from the Dark with me. It’s been six months and 24 episodes of Voices from the Dark, and I couldn’t be happier. I have learned a lot, feel like I am getting better at it and have met amazing people on the way. Thanks for being on this journey with me!

Giacomo and Giulia, both RBL Berlin members and artists, were having a fine Sunday afternoon at LaBettolab when I showed up. I had just seen Dave Chappelle on the Friday prior and was still charged and feeling surreal. I had also just realized that the podcast is now six months old. On top of that, I had no guest prepared and nothing to share in particular, the result of which was an impromptu three-way interview for the Voices from the Dark Artists series. This episode of Artists is the first time that I had two guests on simultaneously, and now I know that I really love that format. For me, it was an amazing experience.

We talk about the quality of greatness in art, in other words, what is required to make great art or do great work? We also asked, should we even care about being great? Or should we simply do what we love as best we can? We talked about the adrenaline rush of being under pressure to create something or performing in front of an audience. Both Giulia and Giacomo have a lot a amazing things going on. Check out Giacomo on his radio show 87.90 and Giulia at Juice Head. Enjoy!

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Originally aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, October 28th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.


E23: Mistaken Ideas #5, Featuring the Appeal to Authority (Theatrical Cut)

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark series Mistaken Ideas, the inimitable Evgeni and I sit down for some beers at the Soul Cat bar in Neukoelln, Berlin. For the most part, we discuss the Appeal to Authority fallacy, which we both found to be quite simple, so we also discussed some of the several other Appeals fallacies such as the Appeal to Faith, the Appeal to Fear, and the Appeal to Celebrity, which all basically have the same form. Since it was a full moon, the Hunter’s Moon to be exact, things get a bit strange and we go off on tangents that include Back to the Future, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Evgeni’s obsession with looking at the moon every night and of course, black magic..Needless to say, the Bulgarian Philosopher and I are in rare form. It was a good night and the atmosphere was great. Soul Cat was a comfortable place to record. The beer was good and the music was soulful, as you might expect. Below are some pictures from the night (sorry, no selfies!).

Pictured above: One instance where the Appeal to Authority is not a fallacy

The bar at Soul Cat

Wall decorations at Soul Cat

Lighting at Soul Cat

Interested in podcasts? Voices from the Dark wants you! Podcasts are a great way to get people together and there are endless possibilities of how you can contribute and collaborate, including being a guest, a co-producer or a creator for the show. If you have an idea for a podcast, want to collaborate or just need some help making your own podcast happen, we want to hear from you. Enjoy!

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E22: Artists #14, Featuring Federica Flux

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark Artists series, we sit down with the amazing Federica Flux, a Berlin-based sound artist and friend of the podcast. Federica previously joined us on Voices from the Dark Episode 7, where you can hear more about her and her path as an artist. Here she tells us about the unique goals and intriguing technical details of her current project called Die singenden Knochen, or as it is known in English, The Singing Bones, which she performs with fellow artist Roberta Busechian of Spazio Traum. She also tells us how she was inspired by the brothers Grimm and how some of their stories relate to the project. As a bonus we get to hear a few tracks from the project, which you will have the chance to witness live at the Willow’s Nest in Berlin on Saturday, October 27th. Click here to check out the Facebook page for the event.

Are you interested in making podcasts? We are building a great group of people around the Voices from the Dark podcast and there are endless possibilities of how you can contribute and collaborate, including being a guest, a co-producer or a creator for the show. If you have an idea for a podcast, want to collaborate or just need some help making your own podcast happen, we want to hear from you. Enjoy!

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Don’t forget to like Voices from the Dark on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe on iTunes, and support us on Patreon if you can. 🙂

 

Originally aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, October 21st at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.


E21: Artists #13, Featuring Lou DeCicco of Caboose

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark Artists series, I sit down with the amazing Lou DeCicco from the blues band Caboose. We come at you live on radiobandalarga.it via RBL Berlin in Neukoelln bar and art space LaBettolab. I met Lou on the Berlin U-Bahn, where I heard him beautifully singing, and playing slide guitar. The music compelled me to invite him on the show. Luckily he agreed! We talk about his origins as a musician; why his music is not just blues, but something more specific; and what motivates him as an artist. We also talk about his upcoming international tour that will take him across the Atlantic to Memphis, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana, and back here in Europe. On the breaks we listen to some of his tracks, which are not to be missed! Check out what he and his bandmates are up to on louisdecicco.com and caboosemusic.com.

Attention future podcasters! If you want to be a part of a great group of people producing podcasts and media of all kinds, get in touch with us. Be a guest, a co-producer or a creator for the show. If you have an idea for a podcast, want to collaborate or just need some help making your own podcast happen, we want to hear from you. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

Click here to download Episode 21

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Originally aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, October 14th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.


E20: The Spectrum #2, Featuring the Left–Right Political Axis

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In this episode of Voices from the Dark we have the second installment of the political series The Spectrum. Neo and I sit down at the Horse bar (co-owned by previous guest and friend Deniz Arslan) in Neukoelln, Berlin, to continue our conversation about political concepts and terminology as they are used in US politics. We briefly recap the first installment, where we looked at the term socialism and quickly move on to the next topic, which is the so-called left–right political axis. As luck would have it, we had a special guest on the show, the famous Bulgarian philosopher Evgeni Klisarov, who you probably know from the Voices from the Dark Mistaken Ideas series. Additionally, we go off on an unrelated tangent about Dave Chappelle, since the three of us are going to see him live in Berlin on October 26th! Neo shares a story about her first encounter with the renowned funnyman, and then we move on to talk about the topic at hand.

Please stay involved with the show. We are doing great things, working with great people and are all very excited. If you want to be a part of that, you know how to find us. Be a guest, a co-producer or a creator for the show. Or if you have an idea for a podcast and just need some help in making it happen, we want to hear from you. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

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E19: Artists #12, Featuring Deniz Arslan

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark Artists series, I speak with writer Deniz Arslan about his path as an artist, the truth about why he writes and the financial difficulty of being a writer. We also discuss the pressure he felt to go to school to start a career as an economist and the realization that doing what you love is often better than doing what is easiest. We also discuss the importance of location in the life of an artist and how being a writer in one’s home country has its positives and negatives. Deniz writes in Turkish and English. Check out some of his English writing here: Hakim Yaka; and here: Still Moving.

Full disclosure: As I mention on the show Deniz is a friend of mine, and he is co-owner of the bar Horse in Berlin. It’s a great bar and hopefully the future site of many episodes of Voices from the Dark. The upcoming episode of the Voices from the Dark series The Spectrum will be recorded there!

Stay involved with the show. You know how to find us. Be a guest, a co-producer or a creator for the show. If you have an idea for a podcast and just need some help in making it happen, I want to hear from you. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

Click here to download Episode 19

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Originally aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, October 7th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.


E18: Artists #11, Featuring Dina Schneider

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark Artists series I interview techno painter Dina Schneider. We come at you direct from Clash bar in Berlin. Dina shares her story about how she went from office zombie to Berlin club sensation and one of Airbnb Berlin’s most popular hosts. We also discuss the many difficulties of realizing an artistic life and the importance of community, friends, and other types of support for artists. Check out what she is up to on her Facebook page: Techno Painting; and on her Airbnb page: Paint Together with a Berlin Artist.

Stay involved with the show. You know how to find us. Be a guest, a co-producer or a creator for the show. If you have an idea for a podcast and just need some help in making it happen, I want to hear from you. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

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E17: Artists #10, Featuring Patokai and Music by Crazy Eddie

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark Artists series, I interview musician Patricio Vallarino, aka Patokai. We discuss his love of music, its therapeutic value and the difficulty of balancing maintaining a full-time professional job with being an artist. We also discuss his diverse musical projects both past and present, from being the lead singer in a Guns ‘n’ Roses cover band to his current work, which you can find via his Facebook page here: Patokai.

Also featured on the show is music by Crazy Eddie, a punk band from New York, including the tracks “Outta Control,” “Best I Can” and “Offended.” Find their music on Bandcamp here: Crazy Eddie.

Stay involved with the show. You know how to find us. Be a guest, a co-producer or a creator for the show. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

Click here to download Episode 17

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Originally aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, September 30th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.