Above The Basement

Above The Basement




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Episode 127 - Jared Bowen

A conversation with Jared Bowen

A conversation with Jared Bowen

Recorded January 25, 2019

We took a ride early one morning to the WGBH studios in Brighton, Mass to sit with arts and entertainment reporter and Boston native Jared Bowen.  Jared has talked with all sorts or amazing people.

Jared can be found, well – really everywhere.  He is an Emmy award-winning host of the TV series, 'Open Studio with Jared Bowen', a contributor to the WGBH magazine program, 'Greater Boston” and you can also hear him the radio on 89.7, where he talks about what’s going on in Boston for the performing arts on WGBH’s 'Morning Edition' and 'Boston Public Radio'. 

He is also a coach and judge on the choir competition show 'Sing That Thing!'  These are only a few of the things Jared does - he is a busy guy and we were happy to get a chance to sit and talk Boston arts and culture.

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Episode 126 - Oompa

A conversation with Oompa

A conversation with Oompa

recorded January 06, 2019 

We first ran into Oompa at Boston One Night Band back in 2018 – listen to Episode 123 for our conversation with Richard Bouchard about that event - but Oompa immediately stood out to me and I quickly put her down as someone to reach out to. 

Fast forward almost exactly a year later and we happily got a chance to sit with her and also guest host and Hip Hip know it all Ike Walker for a great conversation.

Oompa is fresh off her two Boston Music Awardsfor Best Unsigned Artist and 617 Sessions winner and is currently in the studio to release her next album.

We talk hip hop of course, but also touch on teaching, writing, and her being the gay auntie of Boston.  

Oompa is all energy and is passionate about her music, poetry and the City of Boston.

Coming soon...

Episode 128 - Gordon Edes, Doris Kearns Goodwin
& Josh Kantor

A conversation with Gordon Edes, Doris Kearns Goodwin and others!

A conversation with Gordon Edes, Doris Kearns Goodwin and others!