Art Fight Podcast

51 EpisodesProduced by Art Fight Podcast

We bring artists, musicians, creatives, and combatants of all stripes together to have real conversations about the fight in art, and the art in fighting. AFP is based in Nashville, created and hosted by Brian Siskind and Joe Nolan. Become a supporter of this podcast:… read more

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51 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

S5E3 - Taylor Alexander

April 22nd, 2019


This week we host Taylor Alexander of NBC's The Voice.  Taylor talks us through the making of his new album, wonders aloud at the definition of "Country," and puts his extra large coffee in a guillotine choke while …

S5E2 - Natasha Senjanovic

April 17th, 2019


WPLN Nashville Public Radio afternoon host Natasha Senjanovic stops by the studio this week. We chat about film culture, hard news vs. soft news, …

S5E1 - Nuveen Barwari

April 12th, 2019


This week we hang with Nashville native, Kurdish-American artist, Nuveen Barwari. We talk about the protective power of the Evil Eye, the challenges and joys of growing up in two worlds, and why she's not waiting for …

S4E12 - Chris Zidek

April 4th, 2019


This week we celebrate the end of our 4th season with regular guest and friend of the show, artist Chris Zidek. We talk NYC, female MMA fighter …

S4E11 - Logan "The Bat" Nash

March 22nd, 2019


MMA fighter and Legion Jiu Jitsu coach Logan Nash joins us to talk about his upcoming Jonathan Ivey Featherweight title fight, the UFC Nashville event, the creative mindset required for training in the martial arts, and …

S4E10 - Janet O'Shea

March 17th, 2019


Janet O'Shea is a Professor of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA , and author of the new book Risk, Failure, Play. She joins us to talk the …

S4E9 - Marlos E'van

March 9th, 2019


This week we sit down with Nashville artist and filmmaker Marlos E'van. E'van fills us in on his new cookbook project, the Night Shift Network …

S4E8 - Lindsy Davis

March 1st, 2019


This week we're joined by Nashville artist, Lindsy Davis. Davis breaks down her psychedelic art exhibition at Fort Houston., talks about hitting her heavy bag, and champions mystery in social media self-promotion. 

S4E7 - Ernest Chapman and Mark Montgomery

February 26th, 2019


Warriors in the music business, tech, branding, and fighting the good fight for creatives - Ernest and Mark are storied figures in Nashville who are …

S4E6 - Paul Horton

February 22nd, 2019


Paul Horton is the man behind the keys for the Alabama Shakes and a founding member of the experimental music ensemble Concurrence. Horton brings his …

S4E5 - Andrea "Fancy" Leese

February 17th, 2019


This week we hang with Nashville MMA kickboxer Andrea Leese. Andrea talks about preparing for her upcoming bout, her traditional martial arts roots, and why she loves to fight like a girl.

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S4E4 - Zach Duensing

February 7th, 2019


This week we step into the cage with Nashville-based artist and podcaster, Zach Duensing. Zach schools us on the weird world of fan fiction, gives us …

S4E3 - Adam Ross

February 1st, 2019


This week we meet up with Nashville-based novelist, short story author and Brazilian jiu-jitsu grappler Adam Ross. Ross is the new editor of the

S4E2 - Chris Rini

January 22nd, 2019


Artist and creator of MMA² comics Chris Rini joins us to talk the art of comic illustrations, MMA culture commentary, and the evolving MMA archetypes …

S4E1 - Amanda Sanchez

January 18th, 2019


Get to know a new and strong female voice in MMA media - meet Amanda Sanchez of Unknown MMA.

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S3E12 - Steph Mantis

January 8th, 2019


Artist, designer, and Jiu Jitsu practitioner Steph Mantis joins us to talk about creating her Forever Pizza empire, Dog Butt Magnets, and creative whimsy for all to enjoy. 

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S3E11 - Sean Patton

December 15th, 2018


Sean Patton is the co-founder of Legion Jiu Jitsu, a coach, and a competitive submission grappler. Patton stopped by the Art Fight studio to talk …

S3E10 - Irvin Jones

December 7th, 2018


Undefeated Pro MMA fighter Irvin Jones joins us to talk the creativity and challenges in MMA, boxing, and how he gets into a flow state during combat.

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S3E9 - Terry Price aka Photo Ops

November 30th, 2018


Songwriter and Photo Ops music creator Terry Price talks making music in LA, Nashville, and the challenge of producing records. Nashville harmonica/lap steel man Jason Goforth guests and shares some found cassettes from …

S3E8 - Chris Zidek

November 21st, 2018


Good hang with friend of the podcast, artist and muralist Chris Zidek - who knows a lot more about crop circles than most people. Our conversation takes you from pre-Egyptian history to the gluten-free era, with lots of …

S3E7 - Carrie Cameron

November 8th, 2018


Carrie Cameron hangs with us and talks the creativity in the tattoo arts, what it's like to be on reality TV, and ponders all the reasons people want to get a tattoo.

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S3E6 - Robin Black

November 1st, 2018


This week we're joined by the one and only Robin Black! Robin is a lifelong martial artist, a musician and singer, a former competitive fighter, and one of the most unique voices in contemporary mixed martial arts …

S3E5 - Mack Starks

October 28th, 2018


Songwriter, artist, and Nashville Public Radio digital man Mack Starks walks us down his path from early music industry success, artistic and human self discovery, and bringing it all together today with a new studio, …

S3E4 - James "Roto" Rotondi

October 20th, 2018


Enjoy our long form with musician, writer, and creative engine and friend James "Roto" Rotondi - a New York/Nashville musician, actor, journalist and critic; he's the former Editor-in-Chief of Future Music magazine, and …

S3E3 - Brandon Donahue

October 12th, 2018


Is academic fine art something to learn, and then unlearn? Brandon Donahue creates by collecting and transforming with airbrush and sculpture …

S3E2 - Jay Dasgupta

October 2nd, 2018


Writer, Director, and Producer Jay Dasgupta joins us to talk the perils and rewards in filmmaking, and gives insight into producing the new documentary about aerialist High Flying Jade, directed by his girlfriend …

S3E1 - David Hellams - Crappy Magic

September 29th, 2018


Crappy Magic is an enterprise by artist David Hellams. It encompasses both Crappy Magic magazine, and the interactive exhibition series The Crappy Magic Experience. These projects work to imbue found objects with …

S2E12 - Brian Siskind and Joe Nolan - Season 2 Finale

September 21st, 2018


We answer your questions, talk strategies for creative progress through looking at or into other pursuits, and break down our biggest artistic obstacles going into Season 3.

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S2E11 - Ariel Bui

September 11th, 2018


Nashville music artist, educator, and boundary pusher talks the struggle of being an authentic artist while time jumping, genre shifting, finding her voice, and using it to having conversations with herself from 10 …

S2E10 - Matthew Polly

August 19th, 2018


Forty-five years after his sudden death at age thirty-two, bestselling author Matthew Polly has written the first authoritative biography of Bruce …

S2E9 - Michelle Brown

August 13th, 2018


Performance artist Michelle Brown aka @thefakehizofo uses her native Nashville as a canvas for activations, installations, happenings, and placemaking in the seemingly ordinary or forgotten places.

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S2E8 - Sena Agbeko

August 6th, 2018


Rising prospect Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko speaks on his journey in boxing from Ghana to the US, the joy and struggle on the way to making to the mainstream, and his creative side as a novelist.

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S2E7 - Chris Zidek

July 24th, 2018


Muralist and fine artist Chris Zidek takes us through his process, the challenges that come with his style, and breaks the big news of his upcoming …

S2E6 - Joe Nolan and Brian Siskind

July 23rd, 2018


Joe and Brian talk artist residencies, creating music in the studio, and realize mid-podcast both Joe and Brian are speaking at the same Pecha Kucha event at the Frist Art Museum.

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S2E5 - Steven Knapp

July 12th, 2018


Producer and Creative Director Steven Knapp talks the thrills and perils of filmmaking, content, film festivals, and how boxing and running are vehicles for understanding what's happening in your life.

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S2E4 - Jayson Wall

July 3rd, 2018


Zen and the freelance lifestyle, 3D printing, AR, VR, wrestling competition stories... JWall has it all for us on this episode!

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S2E3 - James Perrin

June 29th, 2018


Like a storm front, James Perrin’s chaotic, densely textured canvases crackle with energy. The acclaimed Nashville artist deftly blends several modes of painting, including abstraction, realism and expressionism, and …

S2E2 - Michael Weintrob

June 23rd, 2018


Photographer Michael Weintrob joins us to talk about his traveling exhibition 'Instrumenthead' and shares stories he has lived photographing hundreds of the most iconic, legendary musicians and artists in the world.

S2E1 - Michael Shrieve

June 18th, 2018


One of the most influential and creative drummers in music history, Michael Shrieve talks with us about training and retraining how to play drums with age, the challenges of the music business, and the opportunities in …

S1E12 - Ben Powers

March 11th, 2018


We hang with Ben Powers, a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, and talk cerebral approaches to problem solving in combat, art, and life - and how to "gracefully …

S1E11 - Travis Vance

March 2nd, 2018


We hang with old friend, master bass player/artist, Travis Vance to talk life on the road with Thomas Rhett, the strange quiet of playing stadium …

S1E10 - Donovan Salvato

February 23rd, 2018


Johnathan Ivey's Cage Fighting Championships Welterweight champ Donovan Salvato comes by and talks with us about his upcoming bout, what fighting life is like, and how we became the champ.

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S1E9 - Logan Nash

February 5th, 2018


Logan Nash talks about the creativity in Jiu Jitsu, his upcoming bout, and the latest in combat sports.

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S1E8 - Mike Kluge

January 28th, 2018


Feat. Mike Kluge, a multimedia artist based out of Queen Ave Art Collective in East Nashville, TN and Joe Nolan returns!

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S1E7 - Nathan Brown and Eva Boros

January 22nd, 2018


Nathan Brown is a muralist, known for his large scale geometric gradients, word collages and plantlike organic line work. Eva Boros is a curator, …

S1E6 - Joe Nolan - remote from Arizona

December 10th, 2017


Brian and Joe talk fights - everything from Max Holloway, Luke Sanders, and other fighters as well as new song releases, one of a kind art print …

S1E5 - Jeff Coffin

December 4th, 2017


Catching up with saxophonist, photographer, and teacher Jeff Coffin about playing with Dave Matthews Band, his experience playing with icons like Stevie Wonder, the creative process, making records, music, and life.

S1E4 - Brian Greif, Chris Zidek, Jon Buko

November 26th, 2017


Meet Brian Greif of Netflix's "Saving Banksy", Chris Zidek, and Jon Buko - all street artists and mural makers currently working on a 400 foot mural in Nashville’s booming west side - The Nations.

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S1E3 - Ashley Burns

November 14th, 2017


This week we sit down with Nashville musician and competitive Muay Thai kickboxer, Ashley Burns.

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S1E2 - Nieves Uhl

November 9th, 2017


Nieves Uhl talks about Nashville's printmaking culture, her love of hands-on art making, the role that art can play in fighting for social justice, …

S1E1 - Introducing the Art Fight Podcast

November 2nd, 2017


Joe Nolan and Brian Siskind introduce the podcast and break down the fight in art and the art in fighting, and explore the parallels in creativity, …

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