Podcast

The Weekend Starts Now: Season Two Debut at The Ox

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PLEASE JOIN US TONIGHT AT INDEED BREWING’S THE OX ROOM as we kick off the second season of our The Weekend Starts Now podcast. IT’S FREE TO ATTEND!

The program, in concert with The Heavy Table, is supported this season by the good people at Indeed Brewing Company and Annie B’s! Haven’t heard it? Get caught up on our first season on our soundcloud page!

We’ll be taping episodes 1 and 2 tonight in Indeed Brewing’s new Ox Room, which will be reserved for us and our guests. We’ll talk to author Rick Shefchik (of Everybody’s Heard About The Bird), dance advocate and performer Michele SteinwaldPioneer Press music writer Ross Raihala, comedian Brandi Brown, photographer extraordinaire and show booker Adam DeGross, and much more, including the return of the dreaded-yet-beloved Opposite Game Quiz. Please join us, the tickets are free, and there’s of course all the Indeed taps going!


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep. 12: Reed Fischer + Annie D’Souza

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its twelfth show—and final show of the season—at the Chef Shack Ranch on Monday, Aug. 17. This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest.

Hear the whole episode here.

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud, or play the show by following the links below. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James talk about Wet Hot American Summer.

SEGMENT 2: REED FISCHER FROM Go 96.3
We talk with the editorial producer of the hot new radio station Go 96.3 about DJs, playlists, festivals, and more.

SEGMENT 3: ANNIE D’SOUZA FROM THE MIDWESTIVAL
All about the hot new site / movement / brand presence The Midwestival, with its founder Annie D’Souza.

SEGMENT 4: YOUR WEEKEND PLANS
Andrew WK, Rails and Ale, and more.


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep. 11: Josh Mohr + Julie Hays

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its tenth show at the Chef Shack Ranch on Monday, August 17th. This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the new North.

Hear the whole eleventh episode here. You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order at anniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James talk summer vacations now that summer is over.

SEGMENT 2: JOSH MOHR FROM FLANNEL ATHLETICS
John Mohr, organizer of the largest moustache-themed run in the country, joins James and Taylor for a live race-themed interview.

SEGMENT 3: JULIE HAYS FROM URBAN GROWLER
Julie Hays, bartender and manager for Urban Growler Brewing Co., the first women-owned MN micro-brewery, stops by the Ranch with some new beer samples.

SEGMENT 4: WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Guests go head to head on the real—and made up on the spot—plots of MPLS + STPL movies.

SEGMENT 5: WEEKEND ITINERARY
Taylor gives some picks for weekend events, including Hipshaker! Anniversary, Tomodachi Store exhibit, The Homestead Records One Year Anniversary, and more.


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep. 10: Bad Bad Hats + Heidi Andermack

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its tenth show at the Solar Arts by Chowgirls event space on Thursday, August 6. This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the new North.

Hear the whole tenth episode here. You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order atanniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James talk Central Avenue food, and more.

SEGMENT 2: BAD BAD HATS
One of the state’s hottest musical acts, Bad Bad Hats, join James and Taylor for a live interview.

SEGMENT 3: THE OPPOSITE GAME: MOVIES
Taylor and James grill their guests on movie opposites.

SEGMENT 4: HEIDI ANDERMACK FROM CHOWGIRLS
Chowgirls Killer Catering has become a staple on the Twin Cities scene for people who want a locally focused, food-conscious catering option.

SEGMENT 5: PAIGE TIGHE FROM MINNEAPOLIS TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
Paige Tighe of MTN explains what goes into the hurly-burly world of public access TV.


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep.9: Shannon Blowtorch + Alejandra Pelinka + Emily Rheingans

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its ninth show at the Solar Arts by Chowgirls event space on Thursday, August 6! Hear the whole ninth episode HERE.

This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the new North. If you’d like to join us for the next taping, we’ll be at the Chef Shack Ranch on August 17 (tickets available here).

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order at anniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James dish the dirt on the difficulty of dishing dirt.

SEGMENT 2: DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH
We check in with Shannon Blowtorch, who is, simply put, one of the area’s best-known DJs and promoters. She’s also a part of the ultra-hot GRRRL PRTY, the all women hip hop group with a new single and upcoming show at First Ave.’s Mainroom.

SEGMENT 3: ALEJANDRA PELINKA OF NEMAA
Taylor and James are in Northeast for this episode, so what better guest than the executive director of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA)?

SEGMENT 4: EMILY RHEINGANS OF MON PETIT CHÉRI
Emily Rheingans, the woman behind one of the city’s hottest new bakeries, joins us — and brings brown-butter peach rolls.

SEGMENT 5: YOUR WEEKEND ITINERARY
Taylor and James talk food, music, movies, and more to prep you for your weekend.

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep.8: Nick Hempfer + Kristy Lynn Allen + Amanda Henke

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its eighth show at Du Nord Cocktail Room on Thursday, July 23! This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest, and this episode features the music of Ryan Traster and Monica LaPlante.

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Hear the whole eighth episode here.

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order atanniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James discuss the seriously booming situation in Lowertown, St. Paul.

SEGMENT 2: SUMMIT BREWER NICK HEMPFER
Nick Hempfer, the creator of Make It So beer (part of Summit’s Unchained series and brewed with Earl Grey tea), drops by and brings a growler.

SEGMENT 3: THE OPPOSITE GAME — MOVIES!
Taylor and James quiz guests about movies … to wit, movies that are the exact opposite of other movies. Prizes are won! Reputations are shattered! Well, no — not really the latter of those two ideas.

SEGMENT 4: KRISTY LYNN ALLEN OF BEEZ KNEEZ AND MILES METZGER
We talk honey, bees, and honey mustard with Kristy Lynn Allen of Beez Kneez and mustard man Miles Metzger.

SEGMENT 5: AMANDA HENKE FROM ANNIE B’S POPCORN AND CARAMELS
Taylor and James check in with Amanda Henke, half of the dynamic team behind show underwriter Annie B’s.

BTW, if you know the ladies in this pic, they need to claim their prizes still. Send us their contact info if you have it, we’d appreciate it, lol.