Backstage with Mark Metcalf
Mark Metcalf interviews local artists, musicians, filmmakers, arts administrators, writers and other members of Milwaukee’s cultural movement.
PODCASTSep 1st, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
In pop music, is overt female sexuality a form of empowerment, or is it undoing decades worth of work in women's movement? Today, Prof. Gillian Rodger and I start the conversation.
PODCASTAug 25th, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
Some brides have been dreaming of their perfect wedding day since they were in pigtails. Kathy Bryja is not one of those brides.
PODCASTAug 18th, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
Kathy and Justin never planned on getting married -- in fact, both are anti-marriage. But this fall, they'll say "I do." The question is: what the hell happened?
PODCASTAug 11th, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
Mark catches up with Dave Begel to have a conversation about local theater, and how to open up the Milwaukee arts scene to a broader audience.
PODCASTJul 21st, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
In 2011 alone, 12 comic book adaptations are slated to debut on the big screen. This week, comic connoisseur John Steib explores comic book history and the super hero phenomenon.
PODCASTJul 14th, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
Movie critic Gino Salomone makes a living traveling the world, seeing films and interviewing the stars. Today, he shares some of his best (and worst) interviews and talks about his faux engagement to Sandra Bullock.
PODCASTJul 7th, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
In its heyday, Summerfest's now-defunct Comedy Pavilion hosted some of the country's best comedians. Former stage manager David 'Punky' Wastak reminisces on the good old days.
PODCASTJun 30th, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
Before taking the stage at Summerfest, Semi-Twang frontman John Sieger drops in to chat about the inception and revival of one of Milwaukee's great alt-country bands.
PODCASTJun 23rd, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
11 days, 600 bands. Are you ready for Summerfest? VP of Entertainment Bob Babisch offers a taste of the world's largest music festival in 2011.
PODCASTJun 16th, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
In July 600 cyclists will tour the streets of Riverwest as part of an exercise in stamina and camaraderie. Today, organizers discuss the origins of this fast-growing community event.
PODCASTJun 9th, 2011 by Mark Metcalf
The founders of Milwaukee's latest all-female cycling club chat about how The Bella Donnas use biking to challenge themselves -- and the status quo.
PODCASTJun 2nd, 2011 by Third Coast Daily
It's almost Bike to Work Week, and the Bike Fed wants to get Milwaukee out on two wheels. Today, Exec. Director Kevin Hardman talks about how first pedal is often the hardest.