Culture Hustlers

27 EpisodesProduced by Culture Hustlers

An IRL interview podcast with artists, performers, designers, writers and other cultural entrepreneurs, Culture Hustlers is hosted inside the Mobile Incubator, a 1957 Shasta camper towed by a 1973 ambulance traveling across the US!

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TAXPAYER TIME MACHINE: Seattle's Viaduct is History

March 11th, 2019

30:25

The demolition of a two mile bridge invokes the collective ghosts of Seattle past and present. With $3.3 billion on the line, we jump into a time …

INVEST IN KINDNESS: Bryce McCloud

February 18th, 2019

38:56

Printmaker & public art provocateur Bryce McCloud created a new currency called Bryce Bux to stimulate the kindness economy of Nashville, …

SEX, POETRY & DETROIT: Rosemarie Wilson

November 12th, 2018

38:43

U want naughty or nice? Rosemarie Wilson has a wall of awards for slammin both. Either as One Single Rose™ or Ms. Detroit™, she's a full hustle poet, …

$5K TO $200K: Le'Andra LeSeur

October 17th, 2018

32:43

ArtPrize 10 winner Le'Andra Leseur turned a $5k grant into a $200k installation. Originally from the Bronx, Atlanta and currently in Jersey, Le'Andra …

ATHLETE 2 ARTIST: Blake McFarland

October 3rd, 2018

35:26

Retired Blue Jays pitcher Blake McFarland always kept his eyes on the major league. After a career ending injury, now he's taken that same discipline into his visual art. His upcycled tire art has been commissioned by …

HIT ESC ON 9-5: Ellen Rutt

September 24th, 2018

28:26

From album covers to eyeglass packaging to basketball courts, Ellen Rutt's path to becoming a full-time artist was not a straight path. Her escape …

F*CK FEAR: Sister Louisa

September 12th, 2018

36:31

Grant Henry (AKA Sister Louisa) dropped out of seminary and pursued his "search for truth" into antiques, a gallery, two bars, a retail shop, and now a done up kids camp. In this episode you hear how his long winded …

DON'T TRY, BE: Diego Orlandini

September 6th, 2018

27:59

Wynwood Walls is the mecca for muralists. What's the value of being an authentic artist? How do we collaborate as creators? Diego Orlandini dreamed …

STITCH IN TIME: Miss Monogram & The White Stitch

August 30th, 2018

38:17

A mom & pop embroidery shop! Samantha Shepherd and Dustin White grew up in two different worlds that have threaded themselves together. Samantha is "Miss Monogram", she’s the creative eye, the one who comes up with …

BOSS OF SAUCE: Nick Sambrato

August 13th, 2018

35:57

Founder and boss of Mama's Sauce, Nick Sambrato has a lot to do in order to keep his operation running. Not only does he maintain century-old …

99% PERSPIRATION: Lolo Reskin

August 6th, 2018

36:11

Too talented to be just "the girl at the record store", Lolo applied an opportunistic mindset and professional demeanor to became an unconventional …

PROPHET & LOSS: Xulu Jones

July 30th, 2018

35:43

Xulu Jones opens up about how his challenging upbringing taught him to become a "psychedelic-funk-reggae-rocker" that simultaneously keeps his band, …

LIFE IS A TRIP: Crimson Bikes

April 2nd, 2018

31:40

Co-founding Crimson Bikes was a labor of love for Charles T James & Daisy Chiu. Charles tells his bicycle journey from Mississippi to Harvard, …

Tour of Culture Hustlers Exhibition!

March 9th, 2018

8:53

NEXT Producer Andrea Muraskin takes us on an exhibition tour of "Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business" at the Boston Center for the Arts, …

ART OF SPOONING: Jim Grace

February 28th, 2018

32:48

Starting as author and law student, now Jim runs the Boston chapter of Arts & Business Council and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. And yes... he …

LEGALIZE BALLET: Allyn Ginns

February 28th, 2018

31:26

Ballerina and IP lawyer, Allyn runs the Legal Link program in Miami.

COURTROOM THEATRICS: Paula Ferrer

February 28th, 2018

33:01

Actor & attorney have something in common for Paola, the ultimate side-hustler who now uses her skills to advocate at the state house.

FOUNDERS FIT: Dave Cambria & Frans Wetterings

January 29th, 2018

30:59

Shooting “In The Bedroom” to “Brotherhood”, and commercial work from Volkswagen to Victoria's Secret, Frans & Dave have joined their talents for …

MAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT: Shawn Kolodny

January 29th, 2018

29:33

When not running NYC clubs like Pink Elephant & Go, Shawn's creating installation art in Miami like the Fake Fulfillment Center... and someday a …

MONEY SUCKS: Hilken Mancini

January 29th, 2018

32:49

Rocking with The Monsieurs, Fuzzy, Shepherdess, slinging vintage at 40 South Street, Hilken co-founded Girls Rock Campaign Boston and Punk Rock Aerobics.

THE 1ST PODCAST: Jake Shapiro

December 21st, 2017

34:09

PRX and Radio Public co-founder Jake Shapiro takes us through revolutionary Russia, marketing Two Ton Shoe, and the founding of the podcast format …

UNTIL DEATH: Hellcats Inc.

December 21st, 2017

31:32

Orlando graphic and apparel designers Clark Orr and Brittany Reagan "married" their talents in Hellcats Inc.

BASEMENT SMELL: Christine Varriale

December 21st, 2017

27:51

Editor-in-Chief of Allston Pudding Christine Varriale uses her econ degree to market music and thoroughly enjoy basement shows.

DON'T BLAME THE AUDIENCE: Rick Jenkins

November 15th, 2017

32:08

Collaborating with Maron, Mirman, Gulman, Kirkman and more comedians, Rick has run the Comedy Studio for 20+ years.

LOCATION MGMT: Ryan Cook

November 15th, 2017

37:06

Working with Showtime, Warner Bros, and other studios, Ryan Cook talks about dealing with cops, mobsters, celebrities and other challenges in making a creative project happen.

PROJECT FUNWAY: Erin Robertson

November 13th, 2017

33:12

Project Runway winner Erin Robertson talks about Utah -> Boston, dentalogy to design, and the spirit of "What's the worst that can happen?".

Culture Hustlers Teaser

July 14th, 2017

1:28

Culture Hustlers is a podcast that interviews artists on how they've hacked out a living by selling culture.

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