Ep. 26: Reed Saunders – Voice of Coors Field, Colorado Rockies Public Address Announcer

Reed Saunders is the Voice of Coors Field. He has served as the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies since 2007, and has also served as the public address announcer for the Colorado Eagles since the team’s inception in 2003. On this week’s show, we talk about how Reed came to replace the iconic Alan Roach as the Voice of Coors Field, what his gameday is like, how he takes care of his voice, and just how demanding it is working more than 120 nights per year with a day job, a wife, and two young children.

You might recognize Reed from this classic Rockies ad in 2009. And yes, that’s his real wife, too.

Reed does take on side projects such as commercial voiceover work, industrial voiceover work, and he’ll even announce you at your wedding. Just get in touch with him at Reed_Saunders [at] yahoo (dot) com.

And join us for a great chat. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and right here.

 

Ep. 25: Ryan Frost and Brad Haag – Hosts of the Reel Nerds Podcast

Ryan Frost and Brad Haag comprise 2/3 of the Reel Nerds Podcast, and they join this week’s show to talk about how their love of movies has led them to a weekly podcast that’s grown and thrived over the last 3 years. They are (Unofficially) The Official Podcast of Denver Comic Con, and in the spirit of comics, this is part two of the special universe crossover edition with Jon of All Trades.

Check out Part 1 over at ReelNerdsPodcast.com where I talk with the Nerds about Expendables 3, Robin Williams, and more; and then download the episode below as I help to share the origin story of the Reel Nerds, learn about their hilarious Podshow, and get down and dirty about what it’s like to interview people you’ve just met.

Geeking out over movies, podcasting, and pop culture is always fun, which makes this nerdy episode the highlight of any week. Stream this episode on Stitcher, download it on iTunes, or, as always, listen right here.

Caption: Jon and Ryan clearly enjoying each other’s company.

Ep. 24: Liz Wolfson – Founder of Girls Athletic Leadership Schools

Liz Wolfson is the founder of the Girls Athletic Leadership Schools (GALS). She built this school based on the brain science of movement, and how it boosts cognitive achievement. One of Liz’s abiding philosophies is that if you have a body, you’re an athlete. So how do we empower the next generation of female leaders both to recognize themselves as athletes, as well as succeed to the utmost?

Liz and Jon have an energized chat about why gender based school is necessary and works, real school choice, how GALS can enhance your understanding of your daughter for both fathers and mothers, and lots more. Liz is never at a loss for things to say, and to simply bask in her passion is not only a pleasure, it also invigorates the soul to change the world for the better.

You can check out Liz’s TEDx Event Talk here.

If you haven’t downloaded us on iTunes or Stitcher, you can do that at those links as well.

Ep. 23: Kristin Nolan – Denver Producer, 48 Hour Film Project

Kristin Nolan is the Denver Producer for the 48 Hour Film Project. What is the 48 Hour Film Project? Teams compete to write, shoot, edit, and score an entire film in 48 hours. The twist? Each team randomly draws a genre out of a hat, and each team has to use three common elements in their films in some form or fashion. The elements this year:

Character: Anthony or Anya Sakewski, writer
Prop: a map
Line of dialog: “I don’t know why I’m here. (or “I do not know why I’m here.”)

As a former participant of the 48 Hour Film Project, I was keen to talk with Kristin about what happens behind the scenes and how the event started, as well as how it comes together each year. Kristin provides tremendous insight into the project, and also touches on her many other projects across Denver including the Starz Denver Film Festival, Film on the Rocks, One Day in Denver (a part of the larger One Day on Earth project), and many more of fun things you like to do in this city.

So how did she come to be the ringmaster of all these cool projects? It started with her as a 7 year-old organizing her own birthday parties, continued as she moved to Denver with 20 of her lifelong friends, and blossomed into organizing things like the Denver Buskerfest before she eventually found herself at the center of the controlled chaos of what she does now. Join us for a wildly entertaining chat, and then be sure to head over to the 48 Hour Film Project screening Sunday, August 10th, at the Oriental Theater: 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212. Tickets can be purchased here.

Ep. 22: Marc Leverette – Auteur

Marc Leverette is an auteur. He is someone who does not do well with downtime, and he is someone dedicated to thinking about art and putting it into the world. He is this week’s guest on the podcast. In a way, I find Marc to be a kindred spirit because he finds the beauty, the uniqueness and the interest in every person he encounters. Without stating it, I believe this is what informs Marc’s professional photography, which you can find at Marc Leverette Photography and The Monkey Lab, (both of which can be best kept up with on Facebook) and, more importantly, Marc’s work in personal archiving.

Marc has spent a small portion of each day documenting his life. The result is a film he calls Capers in Dry Brine, the trailer for which can be found here, and the origin for which we discuss in the episode. In addition to this Sisyphean task, he’s taken on the even Sisypheaner (that’s a word, yes?) of taking 55 photos per day with a simple point-and-shoot camera. That project can be found here.

What can I say? I adore Marc and find him exceedingly interesting. This chat has it all. Art, theories of cinema, finding a weird friend who shares your sensibility, mental health, coping with depression, and awesome, esoteric art. Listen, won’t you?