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Live from RADIOKISMET with Christopher Plant
Direct from our pop-up event space in Philadelphia, Live from RADIOKISMET with Christopher Plant features interviews with thought leaders from Philadelphia and around the globe.
1 day ago
Building for the Future with Sara McCorriston and Jason Chen
Christopher sits down with Sara McCorriston and Jason Chen from Paradigm Gallery and studio to discuss their efforts to buy the building their gallery is located in. This is the American Dream writ large and the moment is now for you to listen to this episode AND find a way to support their efforts.
Jul 23, 2021
BlackStar Film Festival with Maori Holmes and Nehad Khader
Christopher Plant sits down to talk about origins of the BlackStar Film Festival with Artistic Director & CEO Maori Karmael Holmes and hear about this year's highlights with Festival Director Nehad Khader. Now in its 10th year, the BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and global communities of color — showcasing films by Black, Brown, and Indigenous people from around the world. The 2021 BlackStar Film Festival takes place August 4-8. Find out more info here: https://www.blackstarfest.org/2021festival/
Jun 30, 2021
Medicine, Design, & Surfing With Bon Ku
Christopher Plant sits down with Bon Ku to discuss innovating healthcare, teaching doctors how to think like designers, and community health. Bon Ku is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and leads the Medicine and Design initiatives at SKMC. You can learn more about Bon Ku via his podcast Design Lab.
Jun 28, 2021
Surviving And Thriving With Lawren Alice Of Arch Enemy Arts
Christopher Plant sits down with Lawren Alice to discuss how to decide which styles of art to display, finding the right artistic medium, and mental health. Lawren Alice is an artist, muralist, and curator best known for creating vibrant, freehand, flourish pattern designs that are slowly taking over both private and public wall space in her home city of Philadelphia.
Jun 24, 2021
Dropping In With Jesse Rendell
Christopher Plant sits down with Jesse Rendell to discuss being raised in a political family, a joint venture in building an inner city skate park, and Philadelphia grit. Jesse is the son of former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. He is currently a managing director at Afiniti, and local sports aficionado.
Jun 14, 2021
The Natural Environment With Donald Pell
Christopher Plant is on location at the Philadelphia Flower show with Donald Pell to discuss the variety of flowers, the life giving process of arranging plants, and turning passion into business. Donald Pell is a landscape designer who looks to nature to inspire remarkable and immersive gardens that evoke the drama of a region's landscape. You can learn more about Donald on his company's website donaldpell.com
May 20, 2021
3AM Theatre With Andrea Murillo And Kyle Driggs
Christopher Plants sits down with Andrea Murillo and Kyle Driggs to discuss the evolution of performance theatre, teaching at a circus school, and separating your personal and stage identities. Andrea Murillo is a classically-trained performer whose style has been widely influenced by her work with modernist dance and contemporary theatre heavyweights. Kyle Driggs is a circus performer who specializes in a unique fusion of juggling, object manipulation, movement, and theatrical persona. While he developed an early interest in circus arts, his career began nine years ago at the esteemed École Nationale de Cirque de Montréal. You can learn more about 3AM Theatre on their website www.3amtheatre.com
May 11, 2021
The New Dawn Of Herbs And Aphrodisiacs With Jessica Burch
Host Christopher Plant is joined by Jessica Burch to discuss the influences of her grandmother, the uses of aphrodisiacs, and libido and hormonal health. Jessica is the owner of Sexpot Apothecary, which sources and experiments with, formulating and testing libido herbs from all over the world - and researching the interconnection of libido and sexuality with stress, psychology, fertility and hormone balance. You can learn more about Jessica at Sexpot's website sexpotapothecary.com
May 10, 2021
Committing To The Journey With David Wurtzel
Host Christopher Plant sits down with David Wurtzel to discuss growing up in Philadelphia, exploring different religions, and how to heal our society. As a nationally recognized expert in the field of spiritual resilience and community health, Dave’s distinguished career includes the building and implementation of holistic fitness and performance programs for firefighters and first responders throughout the country. You can learn more about Dave on his website davewurtzel.com
May 7, 2021
Juggling Life & Community With Shana Kennedy
Host Christopher Plants sits down with Shana Kennedy to discuss life as a performer, running a school, and the history of circus. Shana is the Founding Director of the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. She trained as an aerialist and a juggler at Circomedia, in England, and performed for many years in both capacities. You can learn more about Shana on her school's website phillycircus.com
May 4, 2021
Have Some Fun Today With Stephanie Rado Taormina
Host Christopher sits down with Stephanie Rado Taormina to discuss stepping into fashion, life as a country girl in Manhattan, and the commitment to entrepreneurship. Stephanie is the founder, designer and CEO of the lifestyle brand Have Some Fun Today. As a fine artist and interior designer who began her career in fashion over 25 years ago, her creativity and artistic vision has always been at the heart of her work and art. It was that same creative spirit that deeply moved and inspired her after losing her beloved father in 2014. You can learn more about Stephanie on her companies website havesomefuntoday.com
May 3, 2021
The Unlikely Documentarian With Ted Passon
Host Christopher Plant is joined by Ted Passon to discuss the the influence of music, the challenges of filmmaking, and the election of Larry Krasner. Ted is an award-winning director, writer, producer, and video artist. He created and directed the highly anticipated PBS docuseries PHILLY D.A., along with director Yoni Brook and producer Nicole Salazar. You can learn more about Ted on his website tedpasson.com, or his companies website allagesproductions.com
Apr 29, 2021
Make Your Mark With Lobo Mau
Host Christopher Plant chats with Nicole and Jordan Haddad, brother and sister business owners of Lobo Mau, a Philadelphia based company specializing in innovative textile designs. Slow fashion and zero-waste are the cornerstone of the Lobo Mao’s mission statement, and their products are available at the flagship retail location in Queen Village in Philadelphia. The group discusses the company’s long-term sustainability plan, the dangers of fast fashion, and how Brazilian fashion influences their designs. You can learn more about Lobo Mau on their website lobomau.com
Apr 28, 2021
Handmade In Philadelphia With Rachel Ford
Host Christopher Plant sits down with Rachel Ford to discuss the interconnectivity of Philadelphia, the creative process, and plans to return from the pandemic. Rachel is the founder and director of The Made Institute, a Philadelphia based fashion school. You can learn more about Rachel and the Made Institute at made-institute.com
Apr 19, 2021
A Family Affair With Raphael Tiberino
Host Christopher Plant sits down with Raphael Tiberino of the famous Tiberino family of artists to discuss growing up in the art world, his current projects, and reminiscing about his time spent in New York City. Raphael is a professional artist and teacher, the former for over 25 years. Much of his styling can be traced by to his love of comic books. His family, under the leadership of his father Joseph, started the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum. You can learn more about Raphael on his instagram @rtiberino
Apr 9, 2021
Miles and Miles with Worldtown Soundsystem
Christopher Plant sits down with Ben Arsenal and Fawziyya Heart to discuss the challenges of playing in an eight person band, international influences on music, and their plans for Earth Day. Worldtown Soundsystem is a high-voltage live house music band fusing electronic dance music culture with global rhythms and heart of Philly soul. You can learn more about them on their website world.town
Apr 6, 2021
Growing The Cooperative Economy With Jon Roesser
Christopher Plant sits down with Jon Roesser to talk about the history, growth and inherently progressive “Triple Bottom Line” (profits, people, planet) business model that led Weavers Way from a small coop in Mt. Airy in the 1970s to the successful operation serving 10,500 member households (25,000+ people) that it is today! Jon Roesser is general manager of Weavers Way, a cooperative association that operates 3 natural food stores and 2 urban farms within Philadelphia. You can learn more about Jon at weaversway.coop
Apr 5, 2021
Love In 100 Languages With Marco Santini
Christopher Plant sits down with Marco Santini, an artist, fashion designer, photographer, and inventor based in New York City. With a background in Linguistic Anthropology, Marco is inspired by language, diversity, and inclusion. Christopher and Marco discuss covering the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino for NBC, working with young art students both here and abroad, and being an artist in the time of Covid. You can learn more about Marco on his website marco-santini.com, or view his art @_marco_santini_ on Instagram.
Apr 2, 2021
Pounding The Pavement With Conrad Benner
Christopher Plant sits down with Conrad Benner, the Founder of StreetsDept.com. A Fishtown, Philadelphia born and raised photo blogger, curator, and podcaster, Conrad explores art, our public space, and the creative minds shaping the world around us. He has received numerous awards from Philly Magazine, as well as features with Mashable, Instagram, Time Magazine, and Encyclopedia Brittanica. In this interview with host Christopher Plant, Conrad discusses his growth on social media, approaching public spaces in a post-Covid era, and the socioeconomic differences between Center City and suburban Philadelphia. Follow Conrad’s work at www.streetsdept.com
Apr 1, 2021
Do You Even Read Me? With Victor Fiorello
Christopher Plant chats with Philly native Victor Fiorello, who serves as Arts and Entertainment editor for Philly magazine. Apart from being a husband and a father of 2 teenagers, Victor is a musician, playing piano and artist managing for the drag-cabaret act Martha Graham Cracker. During the interview, Victor speaks about navigating the challenges of being in a band during the era of social distancing, his time at Philly magazine, the changing landscape of the city, and much more. You can learn more about Victor at phillymag.com
Mar 26, 2021
Building Philly's Most Successful Podcast With Kevin Chemidlin
Christopher Plant sits down with Kevin Chemidlin to discuss growing your brand, networking, and getting your podcast off the ground. Kevin is a creator, educator, and Philadelphia podcasting legend. He is the founder of "Grow The Show", a podcast and organization committed to helping beginners find success in the podcast medium. You can learn more about Kevin on his website phillykev.com
Mar 23, 2021
100% Organically Dope With Christa Barfield Of Farmer Jawn
Host Christopher Plant sits down with Philadelphia native Christa Barfield to discuss her two local businesses: FarmerJawn and Viva Leaf Tea. FarmerJawn provides Community Supported Agriculture to the Philadelphia area while focusing on regenerative farming practices, while Viva Leaf provides hand curated organic teas, honeys, and syrups at two retail locations in Germantown and Mt. Airy. Learn more at farmerjawnphilly.com and vivaleaftea.com
Mar 23, 2021
The Ten Year Plan With Chef Erik Oberholtzer
Christopher Plant sits down with guest Eric Oberholzer to discuss dealing with success, the eternal relevance of food, and how to build toward the future. Eric is the co-founder and chairman of Los Angeles-based Tender Greens, a healthy food restaurant chain. You can learn more about Eric's current endeavors by going to cohere.city
Mar 16, 2021
Embracing Weakness And How To Suck Less With Peter Shankman
Christopher Plant sits down with Peter Shankman to discuss managing ADHD, how to talk to your audience, and the importance of story telling. Peter Shankman is the top keynote speaker in marketing, brand building, social media and customer service. He is the founder of HARO, The ShankMinds Breakthrough Network, and the Faster Than Normal Podcast. He is also the author of five books including his most recent: Faster Than Normal, Unlocking the Gifts of the ADHD Brain. You can learn more about Peter on his website shankman.com
Mar 11, 2021
The Art Of Living With Blendini City Mayor Mason Carter
Host Christopher Plants sits down with Mason Carter to discuss urban design influences, building murder, and sentient artificial intelligence. Mason is the mayor of Blendini, a city fully illustrated out of his own mind. The buildings are all alive with many different personalities, behaviors, and outlooks. You can learn more about Mason on his website blendinimayor.com or on his instagram @masonfromblendini.
Mar 10, 2021
Collecting Comedy With The Legendary Wid
Christopher plant sits down with Michael "The Legendary Wid" Baldwin to discuss experiencing audience reception, the evolution of comedy, and the art of collecting. The Legendary Wid is a prop and pun comedian from Cranford, NJ. He is also the subject of the award winning documentary "Wid". You can learn more about him via his youtube series "Self Archeology With The Legendary Wid"
1 hr 8 min
Mar 5, 2021
How To Be A Feminist Dad With Jordan Shapiro
On this episode of Live From RADIOKISMET, Christopher Plant sits down with Jordan Shapiro to discuss running a cooking show, the challenges of writing a book, and how to define a "Father". Jordan Shapiro, PhD is a globally celebrated American thought leader. He is the author of The New Childhood: Raising Kids To Thrive in a Connected World and Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad. You can learn more about Jordan at his website www.jordanshapiro.org
Feb 26, 2021
From Studio To Gallery To Submarine with Rebecca Rutstein
On this episode of Live at RADIOKISMET, Rebecca Rutstein joins as a guest. Rebecca is a Philly based artist who works in a blend of art, science and technology. She’s spent time collaborating with scientists by going on expeditions at sea in different locations around the world. Rebecca discusses her many adventurers from her residency in Ireland to studying geology at Cornell. She currently has a sculpture at The Bower, a native garden and sculpture park in Central Pa. Rebecca is now preparing for the Atlantis Research Festival taking place this year. Rebecca can be found at rebeccarutstein.com and @Rebecca.Rutstein on Instagram
Feb 26, 2021
Wonkadelphia With Karla Ballard
Christopher Plant sits down with Karla Ballard to discuss the sharing economy, alternate forms of currency, and her experience running for vice president Karla is an entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Ying, a peer to peer skill sharing platform. You can learn more about Karla via her by emailing her company at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 24, 2021
Minesweeping With Mike Greenberg
Christopher Plant sits down with Mike Greenberg to discuss the evolution of the film industry during the pandemic, life in the skate world, and the future of donating with equity. Mike Greenberg is an Emmy Nominated Director with strong DP and producing chops. He specializes in action/adventure and sports for documentary, unscripted and commercial production. You can learn more about Mike at his website mikegreenberg.tv
Feb 4, 2021
Craving Momentum with Peter Madden
Christopher Plant sits down with Peter Madden to discuss discomfort in performing, the clutch factor in leadership, and the relationship between business and art. Peter is the CEO of AgileCat, and Philadelphia based full service creative agency. You can learn more about Peter and AgileCat at agilecat.com
Feb 1, 2021
Educating the Consumer With Elissa Bloom
Christopher Plant sits down with Elissa Bloom to discuss local sourcing, maintaining creativity while running a business, and the effects of the pandemic on the fashion industry. Elissa is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's Center City. You can learn more about her at her companies website philadelphiafashionincubator.com.
Jan 29, 2021
How Are You, Who Are You? With Daniel McLaughlin
Christopher Plant sits down with Daniel McLaughlin to discuss knowing when to ask for help, running a restaurant during the pandemic, and rebuilding community. Daniel runs Mission Taqueria in downtown Philadelphia. He is also a purveyor of community activities, having organized Friendsgiving events for up to 200 people a year annually. You can learn more about Daniel and Mission Taqueria at their website missiontaqueria.com
Jan 25, 2021
Social Alchemy with Eileen Tognini
Christopher Plant sits down with Eileen Tognini to discuss creating community, taking advantage of the time that is given to us, and the art scene in Philadelphia. Eileen is an independent curator, who organizes and curates gallery shows, artist salons and sculpture garden events, with a particular focus on the work of emerging and recognized contemporary artists in the Philadelphia and New York regions. You can learn more about Eileen at her website eileentognini.com
Jan 22, 2021
Stirring the Cauldron with Megan Stein
Christopher Plant sits down with Megan Stein to discuss Wicca, the importance of travel, and astrology. Megan is a designer who applies her fashion background and corporate experience to help shape the visual dynamics and strategic growth of the company she works for: Design Manifest. Design Manifest is a full-service residential design and construction management company that operates out of Philadelphia's Main Line. You can learn more about Megan on her instagram @megdeline or designmanifest.com
Jan 18, 2021
The Racism Tornado with Opeola Bukola
Christopher Plant sits down with Opeola Bukola to discuss her experiences working internationally, blackness in Philadelphia, and racism in 2020. Opeola is the Nigerian-born founder and Principal Consultant of Lillo Consulting: a firm specializing in operations and new venture optimization, which has a long history with emerging organizations, brands, and business ecosystems. You can learn more about Opeola at her website Opeola.com
1 hr 27 min
Jan 18, 2021
Brass Tacks with Hiruy Tirfe
Christopher Plant sits down with Hiruy Tirfe to discuss the Philadelphia music community, music theory, and experiences in music education. Hiruy also shares some of his talents on the saxophone. Hiruy is a Philadelphia based musician/ saxophonist. He has collaborated with artists such as The Roots, Chill Moody, and Solange Knowles. He has also performed at Radio City Music Hall, Made In America Festival, and more. Hiruy’s record “10,000 Hours” will release within the next year. You can find more information on Hiruy at his website hiruytirfe.org/
Jan 14, 2021
Please, Don’t Call Me Karen
Christopher Plant sits down with Karen aka Tallulah Regan to discuss the tumultuous socio-political landscape, dietary awareness, and the importance of family. Tallulah is a Philadelphia based interior designer, and is principal owner of Tallulah and Bird. Her robust portfolio portfolio of work includes commercial and residential projects that are simultaneously aesthetically beautiful and functional. You can find more information on Tallulah at her website tallulahandbird.com
Jan 14, 2021
A Thread Runs Through It
Christopher Plant sits down with Sarah Van Aken to discuss breaking into the fashion industry, the importance of interpersonal connections, and implementing visions. Sarah Van Aken is the President and CEO of Van Aken LLC, an entrepreneurial advisory business that focuses on harnessing the human potential to create transformation growth. She is also an experienced fashion designer, as she is the former owner of the Philadelphia based design house SA VA. You can find more information on Sarah at her website sarahvanaken.com
Jan 14, 2021
A Radical Journey of Self Reliance In Design
Christopher Plant sits down with Floss Barber to discuss her experience in starting her own company, the value of education, and her perspectives on professional growth. Floss is the founder and CEO of Floss Barber Inc., an award winning full service design studio based in Philadelphia. You can find more information on Floss at her website flossbarber.com
Nov 3, 2020
Human Potential and The Power of Envisioning
Christopher Plant sits down with Jen Groover, a serial entrepreneur, international speaker and author from Media, PA to discuss the history of her successful career, how learning quantum physics changed her life and how she has embraced innovation amidst COVID 19. Jen Groover has just begun producing portable green screens, made for an office everywhere lifestyle, and has had recent success as a business and human potential consultant, teaching critical impact skills to corporations and employees struggling during the pandemic. Jen is the Author of What If and Why Not and The MORE Method. You can find more info about Jen Groover on her website, jengroover.com.
Oct 27, 2020
Philanthropy and Innovation in Philadelphia
Christopher Plant sits down with Philadelphia native, Keith Leaphart, to talk about his medical career, the businesses he founded, and how he is helping others innovate their businesses to the rapidly changing economy during Covid 19. Keith Leaphart is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist and physician. Leaphart is the Chair of the Lenfest Foundation, CEO of Replica Creative and founder of Philanthropi. Leaphart describes Philanthropi as LinkedIn for philanthropy with a Venmo platform built underneath it. The Philanthropi platform “is designed to allow individuals to see the collective impact of their giving” by allowing employees to put money aside each paycheck that is then matched by their employer, like a 401K, but instead of retirement, the money is reserved for the individual’s philanthropic pursuits of their choosing. For more information on this platform, go to Philanthropi.com and follow Keith Leaphart on Instagram @doctorpreneur.
Oct 27, 2020
Directing Love Letters to Acting
Christopher Plant sits down with Tatyana Yassukovich of TAFFY FILM to discuss the gaps and overlaps of acting, writing and directing for both theater and film. Tatyana Yassukovich is LA performer turned Philly Director, who's series THE FOURTH WALL, now on Amazon Prime, has been described as a "love letter to the lives of actors." Her upcoming feature, CARELESS, is currently in the works. Check out her work on her website, taffyfilm.com.
Oct 6, 2020
Inciting Change Through Kindness
On this episode of Live from RADIOKISMET, Christopher Plant sits down with Brad Aronson, author of HumanKind: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time, a book full of anecdotes illustrating the ripple effect one tiny act of kindness can create. Christopher and Brad discuss how the book project began, many inspirational stories featured within this work, why small gestures make a world of difference and how to start creating change yourself.
Sep 29, 2020
Designing Sustainability with Alisa Shargorodsky
Christopher Plant sits down with Alisa Shargorodsky, founder of ECHO Systems, a consulting company that specializes in zero waste management, design and education. Chris and Alisa discuss the socioeconomic factors that contribute to Philly's waste problem and how ECHO Systems is working to combat them through education programs and working with businesses "to design and implement alternative models which have one shared goal of source reduction."
Sep 23, 2020
A New Approach To Mentoring, with Peter Russell
Christopher talks with Peter Russell, founder of Kindling, about his long, eventful career, how he came to develop his company and how it is transforming the lives of young people. Kindling is a video-based mentorship platform that empowers young adults, with the skills and mindsets, to thrive personally and professionally. Peter brings 30 years of experience as a senior executive in advertising, sales and marketing. Peter worked with some of the most powerful brands in the world, including ESPN and CNN, and has had the great fortune of working for some of the most visionary minds in Corporate America, including Ted Turner, Bob Iger, and George Bodenheimer. His extensive experience in interviewing, hiring, training, and mentoring young executives has prepared him well for this important responsibility and personal calling. Peter graduated from Villanova University with a business degree in marketing and was captain of the varsity tennis team. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife,…
Sep 11, 2020
Adaptation and Film in Philadelphia, with Paolo Pilladi
Christopher Plant sits down with Paolo Pilladi about the importance of transformation as it pertains to his multiple careers, his lifelong passion for filmmaking, and his family (especially in the time of Covid-19). Paolo Pilladi is the co-founder of Goodie Goodie Productions, an independent film and event company, and writer and director of Brotherly Love, a career defining long-term opus about a compelling moment in Philadelphia’s complicated history.
Aug 14, 2020
The Future of Philadelphia, with Inga Saffron
Host Christopher Plant continues his conversation with Inga Saffron about the future of Philadelphia, its spaces, its growth and its architecture. The touched on retail in center city post COVID-19, the future of the Philly waterfront and the forgotten past of sturgeon in the Deleware River (inspired by Saffron’s first book). Inga Saffron is a Pulitzer Prize winner for her journalism in architecture, a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again, published this year by Rutgers University Press.
Aug 13, 2020
The Rebirth of Philadelphia, with Inga Saffron
Host Christopher Plant sits down with Inga Saffron to talk about the transformation of a city left behind. They start with Inga’s perspective on moving back to Philadelphia in ’98 and trace the architectural developments of Philadelphia through to the construction of the Comcast towers. Inga Saffron is a Pulitzer Prize winner for her criticism of architecture, a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again, published this year by Rutgers University Press.
Aug 4, 2020
Honoring Feminine and Masculine Energy, with Jana Marie Rose
Christopher talks with Jana Marie Rose about her experience with postpartum depression, her spiritual path as a yoga teacher, meditation teacher, and now an intimacy coach. Jana Rose (aka, MotherJana) is a teacher, artist, speaker, writer and advocate for a movement of "intimacy education," helping people of all ages blend spirituality with sensuality and understand how to communicate more meaningfully in the digital age, especially when it comes to conversations about sex and sexuality.
Jun 24, 2020
From Yoga to Real Estate, with Kathryn Blessington
Christopher Plant talks with Kathryn Blessington about her travels to India, her yoga practice, getting into real estate, her company Philly Proper Real Estate, and her plans for the future including investing in affordable housing projects with companies like Small Change.
Jun 12, 2020
The Future of Creative Communities, with Craig Grossman
Christopher Plant talks with Craig Grossman about the future of creative communities after Covid-19. Craig Grossman is a partner in Arts + Crafts Holdings, in the Spring Arts section of Philadelphia. It's also the home of the RADIOKISMET podcast recording studio. With Arts + Crafts, Craig has been working with the city and creatives to revitalize the Spring Arts neighborhood.
Jun 12, 2020
$300 and a Backpack, with Bela Shehu
Bela Shehu moved from Albania at the age of 17 with just $300 and a backpack. Now, Bela is an iconic fashion designer here in Philadelphia and owner of NINObrand. Bela talks about how the apparel business can develop to reward creatives and designers, and not just the producers. Bela shares her spiritual/scientific perspective on how we can topple the money-based reward system for one that provides a positive mindset and way of living.
May 28, 2020
The 76 Mile Run, with Michael “Gagz” Gagliardi
Michael “Gagz” Gagliardi is a Philly endurance runner who recently ran 76 miles around the entire outline of the city in just 17.5 hours. Along the way, he stopped at 3 Wawas and hopes to inspire others to be active during the Covid-19 quarantine. 'Gagz' is a true storyteller and we are honored to talk with him about his many amazing accomplishments and what lies ahead.
1 hr 6 min
Apr 8, 2020
Talking Shop, with Antoinette Marie Johnson (Live)
Tune in for this "live" broadcast of "Talking Shop" with Antoinette Marie Johnson, one of KISMET COWORK's favorite Philadelphians. Antoinette is a multi-talented entrepreneur who heads the branding and content strategy company COHERE. In her work, she helps clients with placemaking, identity and business development with clients like Arts and Crafts Holdings, DiBruno Brothers, Pocono Organics and many of the stalwart Fishtown brands. In this episode, we discuss Antoinette's early days serving in the United States Army through her most recent assist in the launch of the incredibly successful HIPCITYVEG up and down the East Coast. Equal parts engaging and tough as nails, Antoinette's story is one for the ages and we hope you will enjoy hearing about it here.
Mar 24, 2020
Human Centered Design, Marquise Stillwell
This episode originally aired on INDIE Colorcast, through the Independent Lodging Congress and in partnership with RADIOKISMET. Christopher Plant sits down with Marquise Stillwell, Founder & Principal of Openbox, at the 2020 INDIE Confab: New Orleans. We cover human centered design, hotels creating welcoming environments for both guests and the local community.
Mar 24, 2020
Gold-Diggers & R Bar, with Dave Neupert
This episode originally aired on INDIE Colorcast, through the Independent Lodging Congress and in partnership with RADIOKISMET. Christopher Plant sits down with Dave Neupert, Owner of R Bar & Gold-Diggers, at the 2020 INDIE Confab: New Orleans. We cover his life as a developer in New Orleans and L.A., blending commercial real estate with entertainment & hospitality and focusing on quality over scale.
Mar 24, 2020
Hotel Peter & Paul, with Nathalie Jordi
This episode originally aired on INDIE Colorcast, through the Independent Lodging Congress and in partnership with RADIOKISMET. Christopher Plant sits down with Nathalie Jordi, Co-owner of Hotel Peter & Paul, at the 2020 INDIE Confab: New Orleans. We cover what brought Nathalie to New Orleans, historic preservation, partnering with ASH NYC, and the importance of engaging the local neighborhood as a developer.
Mar 24, 2020
Sustainability & Equity in Diversity, with Alejandra Guzman
This episode originally aired on INDIE Colorcast, through the Independent Lodging Congress and in partnership with RADIOKISMET. Christopher Plant sits down with Alejandra Guzman, VP of Performance Management & Strategy at the New Orleans Business Alliance, at the 2020 INDIE Confab: New Orleans. Alejandra is a force of inspiring strategic hope in the realm of economic development. We cover sustainability in hospitality, historic tax credits, equity in the sense of diversity, and the new generation of developers in New Orleans. Thank you to our partner RADIOKISMET.
Mar 24, 2020
Storytelling Through Long-Form Content, with Jason Cutinella
This episode originally aired on INDIE Colorcast, through the Independent Lodging Congress and in partnership with RADIOKISMET. Christopher Plant sits down with Jason Cutinella, Founder & CEO of NMG Network, to talk about storytelling through long-form content at the 2020 INDIE Confab: New Orleans. In the early 2000s, Jason picked up & moved 5,000 miles from NYC to Honolulu, HI where, after realizing his love for media & entertainment, he started the NMG Network. We cover a wealth of topics - from finding the right advertisers, acknowledging that credibility doesn't happen over night, and keeping focused on creating a superior product.
Mar 19, 2020
How to Create Change in Your Own Life, with John Rais
John Rais is a world-class metalworker with a career spanning three decades. He lives in Philadelphia, PA and has a large workshop studio warehouse in North Philadelphia. John attended undergrad at Massachusetts College of Art (with Christopher) and did his graduate work at Cranbrook outside of Detroit in Michigan. John's sculpture and functional work is widely collected and he is forging into a new future. This rambling conversation covers art, life, business and how to create change in your own life.
Mar 18, 2020
Designing Incredible Spaces, with Derek Weston
Christopher met Derek building a fire pit in Upstate NY back 2015 and their lives have never been the same. In this incredibly casual conversation towards the front side of Christopher's podcasting career, they talk about all of the fun and great work they have achieved together building decks, designing and building the new KISMET COWORK work spaces together, creating some gorgeous radio/bar/office solutions and having a good old time. It's been some inventive and productive years on both parts. Derek Weston and Christopher Plant both graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, just 20 years apart.
Mar 18, 2020
Ill Fated Natives, with Betsaleel Charmelus (BETS)
All we know about Betsaleel Charmelus, or BETS, is that he comes from good Haitian blood and knows how to hold down a rock steady bass in the hard AfroPunk Ill Fated Natives. BETS dropped into the studio to chill, share and plan some killer actions with RADIOKISMET. BETS is also a teacher with a deep spiritual side that imparts itself into all aspects of his life. The deep unity and communion he has found with his bandmates is a testament to their skill and dedication. This group is going places.
1 hr 2 min
Mar 18, 2020
Life in the Creative World, with Natalie Nixon
Natalie Nixon is the Founder/CEO of Figure8 Thinking, a design company that creates optimal ways to leverage creativity, sustain innovation and achieve priority business goals. Natalie is also the author of the forthcoming book "The Creativity Leap" and the highly anticipated WonderRigor™ business creativity card game. As the Founding Director of The Strategic Design MBA (the Hybrid Thinker's MBA) she is a world thought leader in many subjects related to the intersection of art and commerce. In this conversation with Christopher, Natalie discusses her new life as a consultant, the rapidly developing Middle East markets and life in the creative world.
Mar 13, 2020
Saving the Non-Profit World, with Thaddeus Squire
Thaddeus Squire is a thinker and a tinker with one of the biggest and most compelling brains on this planet. Trained in complicated music over in Europe but he came home to save the non-profit world of the arts and culture sphere. Equal parts brass tacks and big dreams, Thaddeus's vision of the world is a place that RADIOKISMET wants to live in. Check this podcast to learn about Hidden City Philadelphia, CultureWorks of Greater Philadelphia and how to carpenter yourself into a positive mental outlook. This episode is two good buddies coming together to make the world a better place.
Mar 11, 2020
My Last Act, with Tom Judd
Tom Judd is a painter and artist living in Philadelphia. Christopher talks to Tom Judd about his career and how it intersected with Philly over the last 50 years. Starting with attending University of the Arts, and getting his work into The Philadelphia Art Museum at the age of 26. Later, they talk about how Tom still has more to say as he enters his Last Act. Tom Judd Art
Mar 5, 2020
A Fast, Fresh and Simple Life with Hope Cohen
Chef Hope Cohen brings a plate of antipasta to RADIOKISMET from all over Philadelphia. Hope is chef, restaurant consultant, and media personality who has loved food since childhood. Hope and Christopher talk about her background as a chef and Philly native in and out of the kitchen. They also talk about wellness and travel and her book Fast, Fresh and Simple and applying that philosophy to your whole life.
Mar 5, 2020
Working On Your Business Instead of In Your Business with Dominic Episcopo
Dominic Episcopo is a photographer living and working in Fishtown whose experience ranges from photographing some of the biggest names in music to Meat America, a book of images representing "the story of the American Spirit as told through meat." Dom and Christopher talk about Meat America, music, Philly, and the progression of Dom's career. They also talk about their common experience of going through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program, what motivated Dom to apply and complete that program and the benefits gained from that experience.
Feb 26, 2020
Community through Art, with Anthony Martinez-Briggs
Anthony Martinez-Briggs is an actor, performer, and teaching artist. He is also a member of Ill Doots, a Philly based artist collective, known for being a band that not only makes quality music but creates experiences that feed the audience’s mind, body, and soul. Anthony and Christopher talk about the origins of Ill Doots as a hip-hop collective and the connections that make creative work possible. They also take a deep dive into identity and how to bring people together to create community through art.
Feb 20, 2020
Philly Should Be More Kind to Itself, with Fatima Conteh
Fatima is the Events Manager for Technical.ly Philly, which grows local technology communities by connecting organizations and people through news, events and services. Fatima carries years of experience in event design, workshop production and community building. Christopher talks to Fatima about why they both stayed in Philadelphia, Philly Tech Week, and how we can improve communities without pricing out the people who built them.
Feb 20, 2020
I'm a Survivor, with Wendell Holland
In 2018, Wendell Holland won Survivor: Ghost Island, and competed in the upcoming season, Winners at War. Christopher Plant talks to Wendell about what happens after you compete on Survivor. They also discuss who Wendell was before Survivor (including his career as a lawyer), Wendell's furniture company (Beve Unlimited), their shared love of plants and the untimely death of Kobe Bryant.
Feb 11, 2020
CFO of the Resistance, with Amanda Steinberg
Amanda Steinberg is a financial expert, author and entrepreneur. She is the former CFO of Revolution Messaging, a digital agency fighting for progressive causes. She is also the founder of DailyWorth, a financial media platform for professional women. Christopher and Amanda talk about her background in business and politics, neurosexism and her new book: Worth It, and what is next.
Feb 10, 2020
Seeing Food, with Jose Garces
Christopher talks to Jose Garces, an Ecuadorian American chef, restaurant owner, and winner of Iron Chef. Jose talks about surviving the stresses of the culinary industry, creating the perfect environment to eat food, and nourishing the rest of his life. Jose owns eight restaurants here in Philly: Amada, Tinto, Distrito, Village Whiskey, The Olde Bar, JG Domestic, Volver, and Buena Onda.
Jan 29, 2020
How to Build a Career as a Creative, with Bridgette Mayer
Christopher talks with Bridgette Mayer, owner of a full service art consulting firm based in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. They talk about how to build a career as a creative, which is the subject of Bridgette's new book: The Modern Artist's Way.
Jan 10, 2020
Ice, Beer, and Community with Liam Hawk, Peter Slavin, and Meg Douress
Christopher talks with Liam Hawk of Founders Brewing Company, Peter Slavin of Ice Sculpture Philly, Meg Douress from The Manayunk Development Corporation. They talk about The Manayunk Freeze Out happening Saturday January 25th, from 11am - 4pm.
Jan 10, 2020
Boutique Hotel Festivals with Tatiana Swedek
Christopher talks to Tatiana Swedek of the Independent Lodging Congress. Located in Philadelphia, ILC does events and boutique hotel festivals all over the U.S. Christopher and Tatiana talk about INDIE Confab 2020 happening in New Orleans next week. This is an event meant to connect creative provocateurs and disruptors from hotels, F&B, design, and finance.
Jan 8, 2020
Learning to Breathe with Ben Hoffman
Christopher talks with Ben Hoffman, owner and operator of a scavenger hunt company called cityHUNT. Christopher and Ben discuss their friendship, moving to Philly, and learning to breathe... even as an Eagle's fan.
Jan 8, 2020
Back in the Kitchen with Eli Kulp
Christopher talks with Eli Kulp, one of Philadelphia's star chefs who in 2015 was left paralyzed after an AMTRAK train derailment. In this episode of Live from RADIOKISMET, Eli talks about his recovery and journey back into the culinary world as well as his growing involvement in the world of social impact hospitality. Eli is a dear friend of RADIOKISMET and we were so happy to have him by the studio to hear more about his story.
Jan 8, 2020
Resilience Leadership with Taryn Stejskal
Christopher talks to Dr. Taryn Stejskal, a thought leader and author who focuses on cultivating her readers’ resilience and full potential. Her company, Resilience Leadership (RL), is about supporting people in recognizing their worth and value, believing in themselves, appreciating their inherent strengths, recognizing their skills and talents, and being more resilient. She also serves as the head of Executive Leadership Development and Strategic Talent Planning for Nike, where she has advised leaders in non-profit foundations as well as Fortune 100 corporations. Taryn is a powerhouse and we were lucky to have her in the studio to share with us her insights and powerful message.
Jan 2, 2020
Intersection of Science and Art with Rebecca Rutstein
Christopher talks to Rebecca Rutstein about her newest mural, which is right off of I-76 at the AT&T building in Philadelphia. They also discuss how her interest in deep sea exploration affects her work. Rebecca Rutstein – whose work spans painting, sculpture, interactive installation and public art – creates work at the intersection of art, science and technology. With interests in geology, microbiology and marine science, Rutstein is passionate about creating visual experiences that shed light on hidden environments, forging a dialogue about stewardship in the face of climate change.
Dec 31, 2019
International to Local Sculptor with Andy Scott
Christopher Plant talks with Scottish sculptor and artist Andy Scott. Andy Scott is best known for the iconic 'Kelpies' sculptures found in Scotland. Andy also recounts his move from Scotland to Philadelphia and what he is working on next.
Dec 24, 2019
Discussing his new book, Wilder, with Andrew Simonet
Christopher Plant sits down with author and choreographer Andrew Simonet to discuss his transition from the performance arts to writing. They also discuss Andrew's new book, Wilder: Jason Wilder is in permanent in-school suspension for fighting. Meili Wen gets there by breaking a girl’s finger. Jason and Meili don’t just connect; they collide. Two people who would never cross paths―outsiders from radically different backgrounds―they form an exhiliarating, unpredictable bond. When circumstances push, they push back. There’s no plan. And there’s no stopping.
Dec 21, 2019
Manifestival 2020 with Melanie Maslany
Christopher Plant talks with Melanie Maslany, CEO and visionary of Elements of Aura, about Manifestival 2020: a conference that empowers wellness leaders to take on the New Year with a fresh outlook & inspired direction.
Nov 18, 2019
Goin' Off with Ben Merlis & John Morrison
Join us for this live book talk recorded in November at RADIOKISMET with Ben Merlis, author of Goin’ Off: The Story of the Juice Crew & Cold Chillin’ Records, and John Morrison of the Serious Rap Sh*t podcast.
1 hr 1 min