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Best Show Ever

66 EpisodesProduced by The EnglertWebsite

Best Show Ever is a weekly podcast presented by the Englert that discusses trends in the arts world, showcases Iowa-based musicians, and highlights members of the Iowa City-area community through their words and reflections on local culture.Want to be interviewed? Fill out this form:… read more

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49. Donté K. Hayes, Antoine Williams, & Savannah Lane

Donté K. Hayes is an artist who primarily works in the realms of ceramics and printmaking. He attended grad school at the University of Iowa and during his time, acted as a board member for Public Space One and helped build the Center for Afrofuturist Studies. Antoine Williams is a mixed media artist from North Carolina and was scheduled to do an in person residency at PS1 before the pandemic moved the work to a digital format. Savannah Lane is currently the Programming & Production Coordinator here at The Englert. (She’s also the one who types these episode descriptions. Hey y’all!) She’s a longtime camp counselor for Girls Rock! Des Moines and has recently joined on as a coach for Girls on the Run in Iowa City. She’s had an incredibly prolific career within the Iowa music industry (aw, shucks) in just a short period of time which we’ll get into, but now she’s taking a step away from arts programming.

The episode features music by Gossip Cult, Alex Body, and “Body Rock” by Alyx Rush for our Song of the Week.

Thank you to Carrie Houchins-Witt for sponsoring this episode.

Ongoing support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council, and from the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund. Phase 1 is an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Best Show Ever is produced by the Englert in Iowa City, Iowa, and is supported by Friends of the Englert. Visit to support our programming.


Host: Elly Hofmaier

Line Producer: Savannah Lane

Audio Engineers: Gabi Vanek & Ioannis Alexakis

Executive Producers: John Schickedanz & Andre Perry

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