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Imagine This Podcast

30 EpisodesProduced by Imagine MKEWebsite

Join David Lee, Mac Antigua, and Lindsay Sheridan for a breezy weekly podcast about the goings on at Imagine MKE where they celebrate the joyful abundance in Milwaukee's arts and culture world.Every week, they welcome Milwaukee artists, administrators, civic and business leaders, and other cultural … read more

30 Episodes | 2021

Post-Summit Glow

November 23rd, 2021


This week, we have a very special show: during our Summit on Tuesday, November 16, we invited attendees to step up to a StoryCorps style booth and …

The Arts and Culture Czar: 32 Ways to Improve Arts and Culture in Milwaukee

November 16th, 2021


The Milwaukee Arts, Culture, Creative Industry Summit today is sold out! If you can't join us today at the St. Kate, we've put together a compilation …

Imagine Forward, Creating Together: Special Summit Preview

November 9th, 2021


This week on the pod, we're guest-less! Mac, David, and Lindsay talk all about Imagine's upcoming - first ever - Arts, Cultural, and Creative …

Placekeeping in L.A.'s Black Community w/ Jason Foster

November 2nd, 2021


This week, we welcome Jason Foster, Destination Crenshaw President and COO. Destination Crenshaw is a reparative development project and will be the largest Black public art project in the U.S. and quite possibly the …

Education Innovation w/ Pete Reynolds and Joost Allard

October 28th, 2021


This week, we welcome on Joost Allard and Pete Reynolds, co-founders of Learn Deep. Learn Deep is an independent initiative to drive the creation of …

Clocking in as an Artist, Every Day w/ Bobby Drake

October 19th, 2021


This week on the pod, we welcome Bobby Drake (stage name for Larry D. Brown II). Bobby started his career in Milwaukee as a spoken word artist, has …

Metamorphosis in Youth Through Art w/ Misha Siegfried

October 12th, 2021


This week, we welcome on Misha Siegfried – musician, producer, designer, and Creative Director at Neu-Life to talk about the organization’s upcoming Gallery Night pop-up exhibition created by students. 

In the opening, …

Doors Reopening w/ Grace Fuhr and Julia Griffith

October 5th, 2021


This week, we welcome on friends from Historic Milwaukee to talk about their recent Doors Open event: Grace Fuhr, Special Events Director and Julia …

Taking Comedy Seriously w/ Greg, Kaitlin, and Matt

September 28th, 2021


This week on the podcast, we welcome Matt Kemple, Kaitlin McCarthy, and Greg Bach - comedy masterminds behind The Laughing Tap, Milwaukee Comedy Fest, and many other things Milwaukee comedy. 

To start, we hear about …

Milwaukee's Story, Past and Future w/ Adam Carr

September 21st, 2021


This week, we welcome Adam Carr, a freelancer and “Milwaukeeist” that has worked in community organizing, in-depth tours, journalism, public art, history projects, mentoring, filmmaking, photography and dialogue. He has …

Beautiful Vibrations at The MusiCreation Station w/ Eric Tillich & Mitch Shiner

September 14th, 2021


This week we welcome Eric Tillich, President & CEO, and Mitch Shiner, Chair of Jazz and Contemporary Music, from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music to the podcast to talk about the MusiCreation Station, their new, …

Business Leader/Arts Advocate/Band Singer w/ Heather Dunn

September 7th, 2021


This week we welcome Heather Dunn, senior vice president and chief financial officer of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. She’s wrapping up her tenure as one of the three co-chairs of the United Performing Arts Fund …

Building the Milwaukee Black Theater Festival w/ Malkia Stampley-Johnson

August 31st, 2021


Our guest this week is Malkia Stampley-Johnson is an actor, director, arts facilitator and consultant and emerging producer who – among many …

The Big Gig is Back w/ Sarah Smith Pancheri and Bob Babisch

August 24th, 2021


This week, we are honored to have Sarah Smith Pancheri (COO and VP of Sales and Marketing of Milwaukee World Festival) and Bob Babisch (VP of Entertainment, Milwaukee World Festival) join us – and we can’t believe they …

Filming "Corridor" in Milwaukee w/ Kurt Ravenwood

August 17th, 2021


This week on the show, we welcome Kurt Ravenwood. Kurt directs commercials, music videos, and short films. He also produces indie feature projects with friends, including the forthcoming film “Corridor” based in …

Live at Sunstone Studios w/ Meg Strobel

August 11th, 2021


We’re back! This week, David and Lindsay are recording live and in-person at Sunstone Studios’ grand opening, speaking with Meg Stroble - Director of …

That Call-In Show

June 29th, 2021


The whole Imagine MKE team is here for a particularly harebrained season finale show concept. Join us as we wait to see who calls in. When they do, …

Writing an Untold Story w/ Anuradha D. Rajurkar

June 22nd, 2021


This week, we welcome writer Anuradha D. Rajurkar. Anuradha is the national recipient of the SCBWI Emerging Voices Award for her contemporary debut novel, American Betiya. Born and raised in the Chicago area to Indian …

Connecting Milwaukee Through Food w/ Omar Shaikh

June 15th, 2021


This week on the pod we welcome Milwaukee business owner and community leader Omar Shaikh. Omar is well-known for his award-winning restaurant Carnevor, one of the top-rated steakhouses in Wisconsin, and he is also a …

Finding the Glow Inside w/ Amanda Huff

June 8th, 2021


Our guest this week is artist Amanda Huff: electronic musician, film composer, lawful-evil sorcerer, and bug extraordinaire hailing from Milwaukee, …

Arts Philanthropy Moving Forward w/ Christine Yoon

June 1st, 2021


This week, we welcome Christine Yoon – Senior Program Officer, Arts at the Wallace Foundation. She brings to the role experience in philanthropy, …

(In Spirit) On Location at Lovers Lane Sushi and Seafood Buffet

May 25th, 2021


This week on the pod, Mac and David revisit the glory days of being a podcast-producing duo as Lindsay is out of town. To start, cueing up Christine Yoon from Wallace Foundation who will now appear next week (you know, …

Creating Sacred Spaces w/ Pardeep Singh Kaleka

May 18th, 2021


Our guest this week is Pardeep Singh Kaleka. Kaleka is executive director of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, founder of Serve2Unite, a published author of “The Gifts of Our Wounds” and a clinician …

Improvisation in Music and Politics w/ Steven Olikara

May 11th, 2021


Today’s guest is Steven Olikara, Founder and Senior Advisor of the Millennial Action Project (MAP), a national, nonpartisan nonprofit organization …

Bucks Leader, NBC Page Alum, and Phish Fan w/ Arvind Gopalratnam

May 4th, 2021


Our guest this week is Arvind Gopalratnam, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at the Milwaukee Bucks and Executive Director of the …

Arts Leadership through Change w/ Kendra Whitlock Ingram

April 27th, 2021


This week, we welcome Kendra Whitlock Ingram, President and CEO of the Marcus Performing Arts Center, one of the premiere performing arts centers in the state. Previously, she has held senior leadership positions with …

Channeling Kindness, Passion, and Purpose w/ Maya Enista Smith

April 20th, 2021


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Our guest this week is Maya Enista Smith, Executive Director of Born This Way Foundation, which was co-founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, to support the mental health of young …

414 Day, Sharks, and Space w/ Julia Griffith

April 13th, 2021


Our guest today is Julia Griffith, Program Director at Historic Milwaukee – back for the second time to follow up on her 2020 appearance, which was …

Celebrating Poetry w/ Jenny Gropp and Laura Solomon

April 6th, 2021


Our guests today are Jenny Gropp and Laura Solomon, Executive Directors of Woodland Pattern Book Center - and perfect timing, as we start National …

Making an NFT w/ David Najib Kasir

March 30th, 2021


This week, we start off with Lindsay’s new piano variations on the tropical house beats, David (Lee’s) invitation to audition for a reality TV show, Mac asking Lindsay and David to interpret his dream, and the Bloomberg …

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