Author Archives: Patrick Felton
Episode 16 – Toby’s Secret Language
Patrick sits down with Huntington’s very own Toby Poole to discuss his cult web series “Lords Of Fun” Patrick tries to crack the language of this perverse and often baffling show. Toby and Patrick discuss everything in this episode from dubious art exhibits to White Jesus to the Moomins, to John McCain to “Golden Showers.” Its a strange one folks. Plus, Patrick extolls the virtues of Instagram
Patrick welcomes newly mented Jean Valjean “Ryan Hardiman” to the podcast. Ryan is as close as our state has to a rockstar, with credits ranging from crowdpleasing performances in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Symphony Idol” to smaller more enigmatic theatrical pieces such as “The Pillowman.” Patrick discusses Ryan’s method, madness, and memories of nearly two decades of community theater (with occasional interjections from Ryan.) Plus, Ryan reveals the one production he most regrets, and Patrick extols the virtues of a good pair of pants.
Episode 14 – Hello Penny!
And we’re back! Out of hibernation, That Conversation starts out season 3 with a crash course in gender studies and horror films with burlesque dancer and actor Penny Maple. Penny explains burlesque with a wink and a smile. She talks about being a woman who loves a woman and why she identifies herself as a lesbian despite her admitted bisexual tendencies. Also, we go hardcore into the gender dynamics of modern horror cinema with a special focus on the work of local auteur Eamon Hardiman.
And we’re back! Out of hibernation, That Conversation starts out season 2 with one of its favorite season 1 guests, David Smith. Patrick and David talk about his new film Ladybeard which screens at the Keith Albee Theater Friday April 12 as part of the Appalachian Film Festival. Inevitably, the conversation gets hijacked by a surprisingly heated conversation about Dick Van Dyke. Plus, Patrick features the winner of his annual Academy Awards Oscar Pool. Music by Kevin McCleod.
Season 12 ends with a bang. Patrick talks with actor Mike Murdock about ARTS, the Arts Resources for the Tri-State, and their production of Cabaret. Plus we get into discussions of the nature of theater criticism, the play that changed his life, and the awesomeness that is Athens, OH. This is the last episode of season 1 and thus ends with a bang.
The first show of the new year is a good one. Documentary Filmmaker and media advocate Elaine McMillion talks to Patrick about making films about West Virginia. Elaine talks about what its really like to grow up in Logan County, and why the media has been so wrong for so long about West Virginia. Plus, Patrick sits in on a sneak preview of CSC’s “God Of Carnage.”
Music by Kevin McCleod
Episode 10 – Logan Likes Brainwrap
Just in time for the Mayan apocalypse, Patrick sits down on location with the Huntington film collective Brainwrap, deep in their sinister lair. Ian and Max Nolte and Michael Valentine share their experiences on working with puppets, how a friend’s Christmas present resulted in a film which is literally unwatchable, and other secrets of the Huntington New Wave. Plus the mystery of the Bluegrass band Dogspit is revealed once and for all. Thanks to Max Nolte for engineering this episode. Clips Courtesy of “16 To Life” “Brainwrap Films” and “Comics Being Funny.” Music by Kevin McCleod.
Trailer for Sinema 6
Seth Martin And Friends: Gone Campin
Comics Being Funny Trailer
Back from a three month hiatus, Patrick hits the ground running with his conversation with Dr. Sketchy’s Chase Henderson, recorded on location at Moxxee in Charleston. Patrick talks to Chase about his unlikely doppleganger, nudity, Garfield, that Buckwild is the Joey of Jersey Shore and we shouldn’t worry about it, Garfield again, David Smith, Ladybeard, and Garfield. Also Patrick has a surprise co-host for his interview.
Hello Sisters and Brothers. Friday I’ll be uploading my interview with local artist and Dr. Sketchy’s organizer Chase Henderson. It was a momentous conversation, and I enjoyed picking Chase’s head on a lot of subjects. Here’s a quick sample of what to expect from the podcast.
You can find out more about Chase at Chasehenderson.com
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Podcaster points mic at local arts scene – News – The Charleston Gazette – West Virginia News and Sports –
Hello Sisters and Brothers. For those of you who weren’t aware, the Gazette had a huge fancy pants article on the front page about me today. I’m convinced this only happened because they thought I was a puppy. Awwww… look at the puppy.
Anyway, for those of you who are here because of the article, welcome, I hope you enjoy this podcast. For those of you who have been here all along, thanks.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Patrick Felton is being interviewed by his hometown paper — that would be this one — at Moxxee Coffee, while Felton’s own interview subject cools his heels a few feet away.
Felton, creator of the Charleston Podcast Project, is my subject for this story on his local arts podcast, “That Conversation.”
But his interview subject for the podcast’s next episode — local artist, photographer and Charleston franchise rep for Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School drawing sessions — embodies why Felton is being interviewed in the first place.
“Chase Henderson is an interview one of my listeners has been requesting for a long time,” said Felton, sporting headphones connected to a Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer hooked to a couple of cardioid microphones.
“Chase is doing really interesting, cutting-edge stuff in the community with Dr. Sketchy’s, which has become sort of a weird surprise cult hit among the artists in the community. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the scantily clad women and men that are a part of it. But he’s an incredibly talented visual artist who I’ve known peripherally a long time,” Felton says.
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New episode on Friday with Chase Henderson.