Can you believe the first of month of 2016 is over?! We've had a few ups and downs already and I'm sure you all are feeling the same. However, one thing that's been constant in my life is the dedication to our podcast, Planted in Miami. We are working hard to bring you guys inspirational stories from local artists, business owners, wellness experts and beyond. The feedback we're getting is great. People are really connecting with our guests and that's exactly our goal.
We were even recently written about in the Miami Herald in an article titled "Doing Well by Doing Good."
In case you've missed some shows, here's a recap of what we did in January and the first February show we released today. You can download the show on your phone from the iTunes or Stitcher apps or listen directly on the website, www.plantedinmiami.com.
Episode 19: Crushing Stereotypes with the Bad Ass Vegan
If you think vegans are all tree hugging, pachouli oil wearing hippies (not that’s there’s anything wrong with that) then you’re wrong. Enter John Lewis, more commonly known as Bad Ass Vegan. John is a 6’6 powerhouse who created the brand Bad Ass Vegan (BAV) to bust the stereotypes of what vegans look like and to prove that begin vegan is cool.
Episode 20: Making The Ordinary, Extraordinary with The Biscayne Poet
For Oscar Fuentes, a.k.a. The Biscayne Poet, Miami has served as a beautiful, motivating inspiration. His love of jazz and poetry were intensified after a brief stint in New York but Miami with all of it’s passion, culture and mystery was the muse he needed to fully expand his art. He’s commonly seen at events with one of his 11 typewriters creating poems on the spot or performing beat poetry with latin jazz group, The Oscar Fuentes Combo. We talk about how he overcomes his vulnerabilities to courageously share his work, what’s the deal behind his signature look and why Miami’s culture is richer than we believe. We hope you enjoy the convo.
Episode 21: Be Bold. Be Daring. Be Relevant… with the Main Street Players
Be Bold. Be Daring. Be Relevant. Maybe this is a phrase you would expect to hear from a cutting edge sports apparel line or from some new age inspirational Guru; but not from a small, local community theatre. But the Main Street Players is just that. As they prepare to kick off their 2016 season, we sit down with Robert Coppel and Dennis Lyzniak, the Artistic Director and Playhouse Manager, respectively, and talk about how they got started in the theatre business as well as the impact theatre can have in our lives and our community and everything in between.