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Ep. 237: Monalicious – Artist, Musician, Community Leader

Mona Magno, better known as Monalicious, is a musical momma, video queen and community leader from Denver, CO.  Currently she writes and performs with her band (formerly known as Twin Flame Medicine). Her sound has been defined as sweet nectar soul juice. Aside from creating music, Mona is the founder and executive director of a…

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First Job: Monalicious

Mona Magno, better known as Monalicious, is a musical momma, video queen and community leader from Denver, CO.  She’s got an incredible amount of projects going, and we spend nearly an hour talking about them in an absolutely fascinating chat. That episode drops on Wednesday, January 8. But first, Mona shares with me the story…

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Ep. 236: Gerald Rivers – Pro Football Player, Business Development at Bulow Jewelers

Gerald Rivers is new to the team at Bulow Jewelers, but being new to an organization has never been a challenge for him. When you’re a professional athlete, you find yourself integrating yourself into new cultures frequently, and, in his case, learning a brand new playbook every time you change teams. Gerald’s good at this,…

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First Job: Gerald Rivers

Gerald Rivers is a professional football player (formerly of the NFL, currently of the XFL), and serves in business development for Bulow Jewelers. We talk jewelry, football, career transitions, and a ton more on his full episode that drops on Wednesday, December 4. But first, Gerald shares with me his first job digging fence post…

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Ep. 235: The First Jobs of Denver Film Festival 42

Happy Thanksgiving week! In honor of most people having a few days off (save for the poor retail people who get to see certain subsets of humanity at their absolute worst), let’s spend some time talking about First Jobs. While covering Denver Film Festival 2019 (#DFF42), I actually remembered to ask each guest about their…

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Ep. 234: Trey Edward Shults – Director of Waves

My last interview from Denver Film Festival 42 is an exciting one. I’ve got Trey Edward Shults, Director of Waves, a movie I’ve scarcely stopped thinking about since I saw it about two weeks ago. Here’s what I wrote after watching it: “This film is visceral and thrilling and harrowing, but also quiet and contemplative…

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Ep. 233: Jeffrey McHale – Director of You Don’t Nomi

Jeffrey McHale is the Director, Writer, Editor and Producer of You Don’t Nomi, a film described thusly: “A chorus of film critics and fervent devotees explore the complicated afterlife of 1995’s biggest film flop, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls, from disastrous release to cult adoration and extraordinary redemption.” In many ways, this documentary felt like it was…

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Ep. 232: Nate Bakke, Pete Gardner and Dan Cummings – Man Camp

Coming to you from Denver Film Festival 2019 (DFF42), is Man Camp, directed by Nate Bakke, written by Daniel Cummings (who also stars), and starring Pete Gardner (who is best known for his work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). The movie is a comedy about three brothers who commemorate their dad each year at their cabin, but…

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Ep. 231: Jack Sim and Lily Zepeda – Mr. Toilet

Jack Sim and Lily Zepeda are the subject and director (respectively) of Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man, a documentary that I had the privilege of seeing at Denver Film Festival 42. Jack has dedicated the last 22 years to helping bring toilets to parts of the world that don’t have them. It’s easy to…

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Ep. 230: Mailbag!

Time for a long overdue mailbag episode! I take your questions and answer them. I love nothing more than a good riff, and having a bunch of inane shit to play off of makes this a really fun, short listen. In this week’s mailbag, we tackle whether I’d rather be Anna or Elsa from Frozen,…

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