A Blank Cassette first! This week, two guest mixologists, Joanna Troutman Bergkoetter and Travis Wayne Hurt (also known as DJsFutureBabyMrSweatersMommyDaddyDotCom), share the DJ set they used to say goodbye to a Champaign, IL institution.
Nnamdi is a man after MBS's own heart: he's a movie crier. He unpacks the highbrow and lowbrow films that have inspired and moved him throughout his life. From Forrest Gump to Creed, Nnamdi has always emotionally responded to incredible storytelling via filmmaking, acting, and character work and strives to do the same in his own life as a performer.
Regular listeners may remember Bill's first MBSing appearance right after Election Day 2014. At the time he worked with United Way and Get Covered Illinois. He returns to unpack Election Day 2016 as a first year law student driven by the desire to affect policy. This conversation was recorded about six hours after the presidential race was called. It is raw, biased, and comes from a place of privilege.
A few weeks ago, Nerdologues founder Kevin Reader was an artist-in-residence at his alma mater the University of Illinois. The last night of his residency, he closed out the week with a wonderful Your Stories show!