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Really Tho?!? is a podcast where we are searching for what's really real... We do this through honest conversations about religion, culture, philosophy and our place in this universe. The show is hosted by Jason P. Soto aka CookBook, and Nesto Rhea. Through stories, interviews and personal viewpoints, we will strive to share our thoughts and perspectives on what it means to be human. We don't have the answers, we simply are searching. Searching for what's really real. Join us in the conversa ...
 
This podcast tracks the audio archives of Artspeak Radio, a program about the thriving visual arts and literary community in the Kansas City area. Hosts Maria Vasquez Boyd and Blair Schulman interview local artists, writers, and performers and let you know what’s going on with an arts events calendar.
 
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When director Ángel Manuel Soto received the script for Charm City Kings, he found a connection in the story of disenfranchised youth growing up in a marginalized community like Baltimore- he himself grew up on the streets of Santurce in Puerto Rico. The movie is a coming of age story centered on a young teen named Mouse and his two buddies, who ar…
 
Phedon Papamichael's latest project is The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The bulk of the story centers on the 1969 trial of seven men accused of inciting a riot in the park outside of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In Phedon's view, a film is actually made three times: it's conceived in the writi…
 
This is the last week we're mad about politics! WE SWEAR!!! LOL! We discuss the suppression of a couple of stories about Joe and Hunter Biden by the media and social media companies. Twitter, Instagram YouTube & Facebook are actively holding back some info we think you should know about! Trump is still not great either...he's not off the hook with …
 
The Fantastic Four minus one is back! This week seems mellow, then creeps up on you like a snake d*ck! We talk about Indigenous People's Day (screw Columbus!), Cook tells some JoggerMan stories, & his running mate, Kanye West and his new campaign ad. We get into a Mechanic's email informing us about some smoke thrown our way from the pod god, MURS!…
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd with special guest Under The Radar’s producer/host John Todd- The Radio God joins Maria for the KKFI Fall Drive. Special guest include Jose Martinez and Du Ron Nutsell. ARTSPEAK RADIO is entering its’ …
 
Cinematographer Eric Branco discovered early on that he enjoyed translating people's stories into visuals. Eric started out as an actor in high school, but quickly realized no one had any interest in holding the camera except himself. While in film school, he developed an eye and shot several student projects, then found work on film sets in New Yo…
 
Special: The Cinematography Podcast- War Stories Vol. 4In our fourth War Stories Special, we feature eleven guest's harrowing, hilarious or heartwarming stories they had while on set, or a formative career experience that led them to cinematography.Find full interviews with each of our featured cinematographers in our archives!Cinematographer Quyen…
 
We back! Today, it's a bit of a free for all...no set topic. But we do cover the Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence debate, & it leads us into talking predictions for this election & beyond, & Cook tells Qanon to F off once again! A lot of emotion & passion in this one, Search Party! Turn it up & share it with a friend! Please email us any questions, con…
 
This week we set it off addressing the elephant in the country...Trump got Covid! But don't worry...we don't stay political too long! Too much hip hop to discuss! Not real nerd heavy this week, although we touch on the Mandalorian for a bit. Hip hop was the real focus with hot new releases this week, and HIP HOP THROUGHOUT THE AGES, where we cover …
 
When Rodrigo Prieto meets with a director, he comes with a clean slate and a present state of mind to hear their vision. Rodrigo first met Julie Taymor in New York to talk about filming Frida. He had just finished shooting Amores Perros with director Alejandro González Iñárritu and decided to move to Los Angeles from Mexico City. For Rodrigo, Frida…
 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020- ARTSPEAK RADIO noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd airs recorded poetry by Gabriela Lemmons, Gloria Martinez-Adams, Gustavo Ayaber, and José Faus, appearing on the second half of the program, Mason Andrew Kilpatrick Marketing and Communicat…
 
This week, Nesto's back! And boy what a night it is! First, we talk about hate mail we received, then we get into the Joe Rogan, Spotify situation...then we get into the Trump vs. Biden debate, & right when we were about to end...we got BOMBSHELL NEWS! Enjoy this one, y'all! It's a doozey!!! Email us all your complaints, disagreements & critiques! …
 
Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Phil Rosenkrantz. Phil is a Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona and the author of Letters From Uncle Dave: The 73 Year Journey to Find a Missing In Action WWII Paratrooper. Listen to learn about the process Phil went through to write it, how it became much more than he expected and what he hop…
 
Welcome back for another week in the Garage! We got a new segment, y'all! It's called "Would You Rather???" Can't wait to hear your answers! We get into Kendrick vs. Lupe, & Joe Budden vs. Charlamagne. We discuss Elzhi's new project, battle rap, then end with the new segment. It's a good one, y'all! Thank you for contributing to the pod! It helps u…
 
The incredibly talented Julie Taymor is nearly an EGOT- she's won an Emmy, a Grammy, multiple Tony awards, and was Oscar-nominated for her work. She is a playwright, director, songwriter, and costume designer for both the stage and film. Julie is a rare thing- a theater director who can also helm amazing films. She thinks this is because most theat…
 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, ARTSPEAK RADIO 12noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd presents Estoy Aqui – I am Here with contributors Waco Porter and Shawn Neurstadt. Estoy Aqui – I am Here This pandemic has changed us. Uncertainty exists. We asked writers, poet…
 
What it means to be... Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Michael Soto, Executive Director of Equality Arizona. We talk about what it means to be trans, understanding where we’re at in terms of the movement, important conversations about athletics, parenting and overall acceptance, and the role kindness and empathy plays.. You ca…
 
Another hot week! This time, full of rare cars, racial inequality, & hip hop history! We discuss Kanye peeing on his grammy, DJ Vlad peeing on the culture, we have a great discussion about social/racial issues, get into the survey the Mechanics took for a little bit, then end with Hip Hop Throughout The Ages, where we cover 1982 & 2002. Thanks to a…
 
Cinematographer Ben Kutchins feels that in filmmaking, you have to be fully committed to believing the story you're telling, and your focus must be unwavering when shooting. There is no other story happening in the world other than the story you're telling. This single-mindedness has served Ben well when shooting the series Ozark for Netflix, which…
 
Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes film maker/producer, Megan Ponder and performer artist Kater Tot. Megan Ponder (PRODUCER)is a producer of the award-winning documentary The Story of Plastic. She is Co-Director of Peak Plastic Foundation, and her work is focused on plastic pollution including regulatory policy, plastics production, and glob…
 
This week we get into the "Black Lives Matter" movement & organization, & discuss "Defund The Police". Also, we start with Nesto defending Qanon, even though he's not a follower! Really Tho!!! We touch on some hot button things in this episode. What do you think about them? Let us know! ReallyThoPodcast@gmail.com Follow us on IG & continue the conv…
 
We get into it! King is yacht drippin, E. Green is Gas-Mannin, Nesto is yellin, & CookBook is instigatin! We break down the new trailers for Batman, James Bond, Tennet & more. We get into the new Conway record, & discuss past Griselda releases...All this and so much more! Thanks to all who continue to contribute! Please continue! LOL! It helps keep…
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12noon – 1pm CSt, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with writers Pat Lawson, Patricia Cleary Miller, and Managing Editor BkMk Press Ben Furness. PAT LAWSON is a retired community college English instructor. Her fiction and poetry have been…
 
Armando Salas, ASC was recently nominated for an Emmy for his work on Ozark season three. Ozark is intentionally lit and shot to be very blue and very dark, because all the characters are in the shadows, desperately hiding and scrambling to avoid exposure. Armando began working on Ozark during season two and was already a fan of the show. He worked…
 
Better late than never! This week we're easy like Sunday evening! On this episode, we listen to & respond to an extremely well produced message from the homie John Longwalker, & then we talk about some current events. All with that Really Tho fire you've come to expect from ya boys! Make sure you let your voice be heard! reallythopodcast@gmail.com …
 
What it means to be... Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Jason Gillette, Owner of Guild Consulting LLC. We talk about what it means to be a Black Man, understanding and embracing history, recognizing the times we’re living through, and what each of us can do to make the world a better place. You can learn more about Jason at Gui…
 
Thanks to all our contributors! Please continue to give to the show! It helps us A LOT! If you'd like to give, please click here. We have another one, son! Lots of topics! We go over a list of best hip hop albums of 2020 so far. Do we agree with that list??? We talk a little about the political climate out there, & Nesto out here getting shadow ban…
 
Wed. Sept. 9, 2020, 12noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes poet/writer/educator TL Sanders and artist/writer/performer Rick Stassi join us for today’s special program, Estoy Aqui – I am Here. Estoy Aqui – I am here This pandemic has changed us. Uncertainty exists. We asked w…
 
Mandy Walker believes that her job as a cinematographer is not just to make pretty pictures, but to enhance an emotion with lenses, camera placement and lighting. She works on a gut and emotional level for films, getting across the feelings of the characters- a DP's arsenal of tricks should only help convey what's going on in the scene. For Mulan, …
 
The Gruesome Twosome are back together! After last week's Jason solo episode, we had a LOT to catch up on...hence, our longest episode EVER! We freestyled topics from the ever growing wild stuff that's happening on this earth. This one is very political & conspiratorial, but it's also lots of fun! Enjoy! Don't forget to follow us! @ReallyThoPodcast…
 
HIERO DAY IS COMING! And we are here to tell you all about it! Us and some incredible guests, including Tajai of the legendary Souls Of Mischief! They hang the first hour & we talk about the past, present and future of Hiero Day, and how you can be down this Monday 9/7/2020! The 2nd hour is us freestyling topics, buggin out as usual. Want a preview…
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12noon – 1pm, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Katie Kline Director Greater Kansas City Writing Project, educator/artist Michael Toombs, Crissy Dastrup KCMO 4th District Legislative Aide, Shannon Thompson Story Center Program Manager. #artpse…
 
Jas Shelton's career has spanned nearly every genre, from comedy to horror and suspense. Jas grew up in East Texas and attended the University of Texas in Austin. He had difficulty getting into the film program, so he started shooting music videos for bands, then began shooting student films. Austin was a hub for fairly large films at the time, whe…
 
Welcome to the Garage! We back with another heater for y'all! Today we discuss the new Pharrell & Jay Z song. Then, we break down Nas new album King's Disease. We end with another addition of Hip Hop Throughout The Ages where we cover the music & culture of the years 1981 & 2001. Lots of great music from those years...still not so great hip hop mov…
 
Paul Cameron, ASC got his start guerilla-shooting live music with borrowed equipment from film school. Starting off in the budding world of music videos and fast-paced commercials creatively prepared Paul for the action/thriller genre. Paul met cinematographer-turned-director Dominic Sena, who gave him the opportunity to shoot Paul's first feature,…
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes writer/poet Annette Billings, artist/educator Vania Soto, and educator/poet Janie Harris. ANNETTE BILLINGS is an African-American Kansas poet, playwright, actress and nurse, who now offer…
 
Today we are joined by Cook's friend & collaborator, Hayden THC. Hayden has a touching story that needs to be heard. He grew up in the church, & went through a ton of situations that kept him depressed & full of shame. He had quite a journey, struggling with his identity, finding peace with just being himself. This is a great interview that we thin…
 
We got a hot one for y'all today! LOTS of Hip Hop talk...we discuss the new Nas song, Sa-Roc's new album, Big Sean, Logic, Blu & Exile & Felt. Then we switch gears & tackle Netflix's new sci-fi movie, Project Power staring Jamie Foxx! And finally, we get to discuss one of Nesto's favorite movies... Old Boy! And wouldn't ya know it...somehow a discu…
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes musician/producer Nik D Douglas, American filmmaker, photographer, writer, and director Jason Piggie, and Urban Designer with Street Smarts Design DuRon Netsell. Djet – Fusing music recor…
 
Cinematographer and director Brandon Trost enjoys exploring different genres and styles of filmmaking, trying different things that push him outside of his comfort zone. Brandon grew up around film- he is the fourth generation of his family working in the movie industry. He attended LA Film School and soon began working as a cinematographer. One of…
 
This episode we premier the new segment "Hip Hop throughout the ages"! Today we tackle the years 1980 & 2000. A little reflection on hip hop from days gone passed! But before that, we get into some otha ish! Kamala Harris, Cardi B & Meg tha Stallion, & we even throw in how to raise your kids! Another hot one for these streets! Thanks for the contin…
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd presents a special program with guests Gunard Polite, Annette Billings, Philip Blue Owl Hooser, and Mark Manning. Estoy Aqui – I am Here This pandemic has changed us. Uncertainty exists. We asked writer…
 
Oscar-winning director Ron Howard talks about directing his first documentary, Rebuilding Paradise, about the devastating Camp fire that completely wiped out the town of Paradise, California on November 8, 2018. The film follows the people in community over time as they deal with the tragedy and begin rebuilding. Directing a documentary was a new e…
 
Today was a bit random. We go over a couple current events, then we spend the remaining time responding to a great email from a great listener (searcher???) Please email us too! We enjoy the feedback, questions, etc... ReallyThoPodcast@gmail.com Also, buy a shirt & socks! https://teespring.com/stores/really-tho-merch-store And finally, please join …
 
We hit it hard today! LOTS of stuff covered in this one! RIP Malik B, Jaguar Wright's rants, Russian Battle rappers, Star Wars title swaps, Tik Tok gettin banned possibly, Crazy alien DNA doctors, and we end with something we've never done before...a 6-song Who Wore It Best BATTLE ROYAL! Thanks to all the contributors! If you'd like to contribute, …
 
Wednesday August 5, 2020, 12noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with artist/educator Lita Sandoval and writer/educator Lucero Denisse Valderama. LITA SANDOVAL I am an adornment artist with an eye for beauty and style inspired by my New Mexico heritage, music, vi…
 
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 85: Greig FraserWorld-renowned director of photography Greig Fraser grew up in Australia, working as a still photographer before he moved into cinematography, shooting shorts, TV shows and films for several Australian directors. Greig's most recently completed project is The Mandalorian, which recently earned him …
 
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