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This week we're revisiting Joanna Sternberg, the NYC-based artist and musician who we produced a mini-documentary on earlier this year. As part of that project, we conducted an interview at our…
Gil talks about how his passion project, drawing portraits for people in the park, has allowed him to meet and connect with people from all over the world.
Lujayn shares the varying degrees of Islamophobia she has dealt with before and after removing her hijab, and the ways she has responded to people in those situations.
Solitaire Recordings began in Australia and is currently located in NYC. We sit down with founder/owner Dan Rutman to talk about the label's beginnings, transitions, and some of the eclectic roster of…
Princess shares an experience when she doubted herself and how she got over those feelings.
We have our first returning guest! Gabriel Birnbaum visited the show back in August of 2018 around the release of his band Wilder Maker’s album, Zion, and now he’s back with a solo record, Not…
This week we've got an interview with Kyle Cunjak of Forward Music Group, an eclectic label based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and begun in 2007 with a roster that includes Motherhood, Janneh Berry, Sarah…
Justice shares how he was able to embrace his identity and not change to meet any expectations when he moved to New York City from a small town. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
Letha talks about how she became a flight attendant and what personality traits she possesses that made her successful in that role. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured…
Kevin talks about aging and how his perspective on life has changed over time.
Kate recounts a time where she confronted a stranger as well how the aftermath of that event has affected her willingness to intervene again.
Doug talks about losing his home in Hurricane Sandy and what it was like to live in the NYC shelter system before getting back on his feet.
This week we're taking a look at the young Brooklyn label Substitute Scene, featuring an interview with the label's founder, Emily Obrien. Recorded the week of Desert Sharks' new album release and…
Matt recounts the story of how he got Ariana Grande to follow him on Twitter, twice. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "A List Of The Virtues" by…
This week we're taking a look at the Los Angeles-based label Danger Collective Records, speaking with founder Reed Kanter about the label's beginnings and taking inspiration from LA venue The Smell,…
Harmony describes feelings of nostalgia from childhood and reminisces about a favorite toy store that is no longer open.
This week, creator of TheProcess.co podcast, Shannon Byrne, joins Bryan to share a little bit about the project and of course to check out new music. This week we're listening to brand new songs from…
Lio Kanine is back for a third look at the Brooklyn-based Kanine Records, catching us up on the label's very busy 2019 and providing a bit of a preview of what's happening as we head towards 2020!
Nifemi shares her thoughts on how an active childhood shaped her experience and the difference she notices in the way children are being brought up today. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
This week we're featuring the Richmond, VA-based record label, Egghunt Records. Created with the goal of discovering and developing artists in 2014, the label has had some incredible success in just a…
Pat reminisces about what it was like to be involved with boxing as a young man, and how things have transformed over the years. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "A Day In The Park" by Those Pretty Wrongs
Reflecting on raising her son, Edie shares what she believes were poor choices in parenting. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "After You" by Joyero
Marsha reminisces about her time living in Afghanistan more than four decades ago and shares what memories stand out most.
This week we're taking a look at the Prince George, British Columbia-based label, Good Egg Records, including and interview with the labels' founder, Britt Meierhofer - who releases her own music as…
Melissa talks about how she became a hairdresser before sharing some of the highs and lows she’s experienced throughout her career. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured…
Samantha describes how she feels after finding out that one of her professors is part of an alt-right group on her campus. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the…
Ahead of the label's 10 year anniversary celebrations in NYC and Chicago, Fire Talk Records' Trevor Peterson returns to get us caught up on what the label's been up to since last we spoke a year ago…
Gil describes how a close friend betrayed him and why he was able to forgive that betrayal.
Originating in Maryland around 2013 and currently based in Brooklyn, NY, the eclectic label Gentle Reminder Records has had a short but busy history. Label founder Reese Higgins stopped by to chat…
Kristen describes a recent situation in her workplace where she was wrongfully accused of behavior that she did not commit. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Why I Say No" by Jay Som
Devin talks about getting turned down by a crush and offers advice to anyone who might be about to share their feelings with someone else. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music…
John shares his thoughts on movies and TV and how they have influenced his outlook on life. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Levitator" by Deep State
The Cleveland/NYC-based label began in 2002 and has an impressively eclectic catalog, running the gamut from jazz to folk and art-punk. This week, Ryan Weitzel joins us from the label to talk about…
Grace discusses how hear fear of noodles came about and how it has impacted her over the years. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Waiting For The…
Justin talks about how he got involved with performing magic and how it allowed him to connect with others while also shaping how he perceives each moment. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
This week we're featuring the Philadelphia/L.A.-based label, Get Better Records. Two thirds of the team behind the label - Alex Lichtenauer and Ally Einbinder (Jenna Pup was out on tour with HIRS…
Kim talks about her educational journey and how it has taught her the way that work is valued in academia.
Sam recalls the worst teacher she encountered while in school a particular moment that has stuck with her many years later.
Mareda recalls how having her mother as the director of her pre-school gave her a sense of authority and what she would tell her younger self today. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
Anastasia recalls an incident where she could have intervened to help someone in need but did not, and what means to be a bystander today.
This week, Greg Vegas from Brooklyn label Declared Goods stops by to share his unique perspective on existing and thriving in the streaming music world as a digital record label, tastemaker, music…
Madeline recalls what brought on the most trivial fight she was part of and how it was resolved. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Propagation" by Com Truise
Laura G.’s final episode of Jam Session features some of our most beloved songs from the last 13 years of the show.
Jo talks about what it’s been like to live life on the road since retiring and how her travels have given her a new perspective on life.
In this episode, Molly shares her thoughts on the drawbacks of too much screen time.
We're checking in with No Trend Records, the eclectic Chicago-based independent label that's home to Absolutely Not, Ganser, Mykele Deville, The Cellphones, and more, featuring an interview with label…
Jane talks about how being the oldest sibling taught her to take the lead and delegate when it came to chores and responsibilities among her and her siblings. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Chinatown" by Barrie
After sharing about some of the places he’s lived, Rafael talks about the places he and his service dog, Maria, plan to travel to. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured…
Gloria relives her experience of meeting Michael Bloomberg and how he compared to her expectations.
Neelab reflects on what it was like to grow up as the oldest child in her family and how that experience shaped her as a person. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in…
Alison describes what she feels is different about growing up in the world today as compared to past generations and offers advice to parents. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Low Expectations" by Zoe Boekbinder
Interviews with Miles Doughty of Slightly Stoopid and Brett Wilson of Roots of Creation, ahead of their performances at the first BeachLife Festival in Los Angeles.
Vanessa shares what prompted her move from Denver, Colorado, to New York City and why she regrets not making the move sooner. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Ride Baby Ride" by United Ghosts
On a recent visit to the United States from Germany, Matthias explains how the depiction of America in the media compares to his actual experience. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Purple Boy" by Delicate Steve
This week we chat with Mike Schulman as his label Slumberland Records approaches the 30 year mark, covering everything from the label's early days (Black Tambourine) thru several waves of indie rock…
Pieter shares what it has been like to travel around the world without a predetermined path.
This week, we're taking another look at the Brooklyn/London-based label, Partisan Records, including and interview with Managing Director (also of sister label Knitting Factory Records), Zena White.…
While recalling details from her first date, Dalin reflects on what she was like as a teenager and what advice she would give her younger self. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music…
Alma shares what it was like for her to move to China without friends or family and how she grew from that experience. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "My Uncle’s Navy" by Neko Case
This week we revisit the Washington, DC- based label, Carpark Records, including an interview with founder Todd Hyman.
Doug shares what prompted him to shift his career later in life and offers advice to others who might wish to do the same thing. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in…
Elijah talks about his relationship with his grandmother and shares the most important lessons he’s learned from her. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the…
Emina describes her first date, which was something of a disaster. She also compares that to the best date she’s ever been on. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Turn Around" by Dungen & Woods
This week we’re taking a fresh look at the Toronto-based record label, Hand Drawn Dracula, including an interview with the label’s founder, James Mejia.
Donald recalls what it was like to live through the AIDS epidemic and how he dealt with losing a loved one to the virus. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Colorful" by Hovvdy
China shares how she has used social media to seek out new relationships and discover new hobbies. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "They Want More" by Ages and Ages
Vivienne shares how her perspective on taking advice from her parents has changed as she has gotten older. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "The River" by Ladyhawke
For our first record label interview of 2019, we're revisiting Tiny Engines, the Carolinas-based label now in its 11th year. Co-founder Chuck Daley shares some of the label's history and we get into…
Lorraine shares how her childhood was affected by illness and how it has impacted her life as an adult. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in this episode: "Be Hurt" by Eels
Nicole reflects on the family dynamics of her family during her childhood and the role of religion in eventually changing that.
Mike shares memories of what Miami was like when he was a child in the 1940s as compared to how the city is today. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "I…

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