Welcome to Scuffle, the official arts and culture podcast of the Des Moines Social Club. Hosted by Chris Barker, each week’s episode features a panel discussion, interview, and reflection on various issues and events happening in Des Moines.
On this episode of Scuffle we talk to Rob Stephens about his art, which is currently on display in the Viaduct Gallery at the Social Club and at Mars Cafe. (Seriously, go buy some!) And we have a chat with Tim Meinch of The Des Moines Register about reporting and sourcing a news story and all that that entails.
On this episode we talk to Kristopher Rollins and Emily Lang of Movement 515, Tina Muhammad of Iowa Citizens for Justice, and Ako Adbul-Samad of Creative visions about the fallout of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions and the state of race relations in the US.
– Nabil of Electric Dream Machine stops in to talk about converting gas powered cars to run on electric, and about maker spaces in Des Moines
– Artist Jon Pearson sits down and talks about his work process and creative ethos.
– An interview with Judy Downs of the Science Center of Iowa about the happenings at SCI, including their Mini Maker Faire, and science education
– A panel discussion with Ace Wilde of Yankee Doodle Tattoo, writer Kelsey Lepperd, and musician Lucca Soria about the creative process
– A segment on racism and sexism in comics and the media
– A panel discussion with Joey Leaming and Lucas Moser on photography, followed by an interview with Amedeo Rossi giving a post-mortem on 80/35.
– Our Meander this week delves into food media and just how awesome public television in.
The Des Moines Social Club is a nonprofit arts and culture hub based in Des Moines, Iowa. Help us support original art from Des Moines such as this podcast by making a donation. If Scuffle brought you to the Social Club, make sure you let us know when you donate. desmoinessocialclub.org/donate/