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Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (… read more

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Wild Style, The Origin Story with Filmmaker Charlie Ahearn

September 17th, 2021

1:14:03

On a blisteringly hot summer day in Tribeca, Amon Focus talks to director Charlie Ahearn about the Origin Story of his film Wild Style.

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Inside the Mind of DJ Dirty Harry

July 17th, 2021

1:22:00

DJ Dirty Harry talks music production, creating his early mixtapes, working with Alicia Keys and winning a Grammy.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/inside-the-mind-of-dj-dirty-harry/

 

Janette Beckman talks Witnessing History and Capturing it for Future Generations

July 2nd, 2021

1:24:00

On a hot summer day in Manhattan, I had a chance to kick it with Janette Beckman for a few hours.

In this episode we talk about thinking on your …

New York, New Music with Sean Corcoran

June 15th, 2021

9:29

Museum of the City of New York, the city’s storyteller for almost 100 years, today shared details for New York, New Music: 1980-1986, a new exhibition that revisits the music scene of early 1980s New York City. The …

Cannabis Exponential with Dylan "Doc" DeBusk

June 14th, 2021

1:07:29

This week's guest on the show is Dylan "Doc" DeBusk. This episode is called Cannabis Exponential because if you ask Doc the right questions, he's …

The Art of Capturing Moments with T. Eric Monroe

June 4th, 2021

1:34:19

Recorded from The Trops Gallery down in the Lower East Side, Eric and Amon vibe out on beautiful sunny day in New York City.

In this episode they …

Abrons Arts Center: Past and Present with Craig T. Peterson

April 23rd, 2021

35:40

In this episode we converse with Craig T. Peterson about the multidisciplinary arts, performances, exhibitions, residencies, classes/workshops and …

Selina Miles: Hustlin' to Martha

March 18th, 2021

50:13

Join us this week as Amon chops it up with Selina Miles about her debut film “Martha: A Picture Story” which documents the notable contributions of veteran graffiti and street art photographer Martha Cooper.

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The DJ Doggtime Origin Story

March 8th, 2021

22:11

As we return to the Galaxy of Queens, we converse with another staple of the community: Eric Brown, but if you grew up listening to mixtapes in the late 80s and 90s, you probably know him as DJ Doggtime, one of the …

2020 Year End Wrap Up

December 28th, 2020

1:39:23

It's that time again, Juan and Amon talk about their Top 3's of 2020 while doing their best to skip over the turn of the decade foolishness.

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Episode Two Hundred: The New York Said EP

December 22nd, 2020

29:05

This particular episode is extremely special because it's by Vinny Alfano, a session guitarist, composer and mix engineer where he created an audible …

Exploring the Mindscapes of Ryan McGinness

December 16th, 2020

43:11

Ryan McGinness talks showing your work, exploiting the analog glitches, pure geometry and the burden of communication.

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Sophie Bramly talks Luck, Intuition and Following your Instincts

December 9th, 2020

1:08:31
Covered in this Conversation

Rarely Nervous | YO! MTV Raps Europe | That Ice - T Episode | Never a Script | Morris Day | Started Rather Well in Paris | Got Bored and Moved to New York | Too Much is Never Enough | Taking …

The Obligated Selflessness of Viceroy Troy

November 30th, 2020

53:55

Viceroy Troy talks about the only two reasons to have a serious relationship, bringing fun to the party, putting skin in the game and more.

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Robert "ROB-O" McCallum shares his Journey to Roots and Rooftops

November 19th, 2020

41:20

Robert "ROB-O" McCallum is the founder of the causal menswear brand, Roots and Rooftops. In this episode we talk about pinnacle moments, comfort, …

The Philosophy of JoDo the Bee

November 10th, 2020

32:17

Today's guest on the show is the artist JoDo. In this episode we talk about making an army of bees, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, ink on paper, rules of …

Natural Soundscape of Niagara Falls

November 3rd, 2020

41:43

Not too long ago I visited Niagara Falls State Park.  It was a very cool experience but what truly moved me were the sounds I heard as I walked the …

Vinny Alfano talks Sound Design, Ice Cream and Anonymous Hair Salon

October 27th, 2020

46:37

Today’s guest on the show is Vinny Alfano. In this episode Vinny shares his experiences in sound design for television, radio and film. We also go off course to converse about ice cream, key lime pie, our New York Said …

Tommy O'Malley talks Small Business, Calendula and Zaddy Earth

October 20th, 2020

21:26

Today's guest on the show is Tommy O'Malley. In this episode we talk about small business, potpourri, fragrance, botanicals, foraging, calendula oil …

The Return of Comfort Crusade

October 13th, 2020

19:14

Comfort Crusade returns to the show to talk about the process in making his latest music, electronic lounge and his sonic adventure.

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https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-return-of-comfort-crusade/

 

L8NYTE talks Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Small Business

October 6th, 2020

35:54

The good thing about technology is that creating content instantly or on the spot doesn't just apply to mobile photography. There have been countless …

RAE BK on the Process of Creating Art, Film and Life Changing Experiences

September 29th, 2020

35:58

RAE BK on art, film, sculptures, cartoons, Beyond Vaudeville and life changing experiences.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rae-bk-interview/

Sunday Cigar: Rocky Patel Grand Reserve

September 6th, 2020

52:55

In this recap of the season we talk about Amon's Cigaragua experience, lighting a cigar, helping combustion, passion, customer service, cigar …

Sunday Cigar: My Father Le Bijou

August 30th, 2020

37:10

In this episode we talk about the My Father Le Bijou cigar, foot bands on a cigar also known as secondary bands, Grand Robusto, strong cigars and pairing cigars with wine.

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Sunday Cigar: Rocking with a Local Cuban

August 23rd, 2020

26:14

In this episode we talk about Juan's trip to Cuba, air flow through a cigar, smoking channels and Cuban experiences.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rocking-with-a-local-cuban/

Sunday Cigar: Alec Bradley Mundial

August 16th, 2020

28:34

In this episode we talk about attractive cigar bands, cutting the cigar, the Cuban cut, taste, what we pick up, pairing and hanging out with Allen Rubin at Mickey Blakes staff.

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Sunday Cigar: Oliva Serie V Melanio

August 9th, 2020

39:47

In this episode we talk about cigars for special occasions, vacation cigars, choosing a cigar, thinking about environment, rye, time and place.

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Sunday Cigar: Non-Premium Cigars

August 2nd, 2020

53:17

In this episode we talk about homogenized tobacco, machine made cigars, short filler vs long filler, taste and body.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/a-quick-flight-of-non-premium-cigars

Sunday Cigar: Boutique Blends La Bohème

July 26th, 2020

26:15

In this episode Juan says Room 101 instead of Aging Room, his bad. Aside from that, we talk about a crowd pleaser cigar, combustion, taste, small formats and time with a cigar.

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Sunday Cigar: The Nat Sherman Panamericana Epicure

July 19th, 2020

47:15

In this episode we talk about the Nat Sherman Panamericana, salivary affects, prototypes becoming an on the market cigar, creating a blend, time …

Sunday Sunday: Davidoff Yamasa

July 12th, 2020

50:47

In this episode we talk about eating before you smoke a cigar, Davidoff as a brand, Yamasa and what it means, brief career in the cigar industry, Henke Kelner, taking in the flavor, art and Juan Rodriguez.

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Random Questions with Brother Steve

July 9th, 2020

34:18

In this episode of New York Said we spoke to Brother Steve about crying, injuries, the state of the world, narrating his life, God, shady people, his funeral, accomplishments and valuables.

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Sunday Cigar: La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006

July 5th, 2020

37:14

In this episode we talk about the La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006, aging in cigars, value of aging, rarity in a cigar, Dominican Republic, falling in love with cigars, interaction with a cigar, a real smoke-along moment, …

Sunday Cigar: Nat Sherman Timeless Prestige Divino

June 28th, 2020

36:22

In this episode we talk about the design of a cigar band, aging cigars, the V-Cut, the affect of a v-cut on a perfecto cigar, stories of the beginning of the Timeless Line, traveling with cigars, enjoyment of a cigar, …

Sunday Cigar: Arturo Fuente Casa Cuba

June 21st, 2020

39:45

In this episode we talk about, Arturo Fuente, pairing with Eagle Rare, connecting with cigars, geeking over cigars and uniqueness in a cigar.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/fuente-casa-cuba/

Part 2: Helixx C. Armageddon

June 20th, 2020

33:55

Helixx C. Armageddon is a Performance Artist, Lyricist, Experimental Music Producer, Mother, NYC resident, 1/5 of the Anomolies and a Philosopher.

Sunday Cigar: Pappy Van Winkle Tradition

June 14th, 2020

49:53

In this episode we talk about collaborations, aging, limited production, machine gun puffs, Culebra Cigar, construction and its affect on taste.

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Part 1: Helixx C. Armageddon

June 13th, 2020

48:33

Helixx C. Armageddon is a Performance Artist, Lyricist, Experimental Music Producer, Mother, NYC resident, 1/5 of the Anomolies and a Philosopher.

Sunday Cigar: La Flor Dominicana Air Bender

June 7th, 2020

49:40

In this episode Juan and Amon talk about curing and curing barns, fermentation, cuts and the affects on draw, combustion and Cuba.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/la-flor-dominicana-air-bender-matatan

Ambient Soundscape of Times Square

June 4th, 2020

1:15:04

I pray everyone is heathy and safe.

New York is changing, rapidly I might add. I can say Old New York and if you live here, you’d think I was talking about 2019.

For the last 5 years or so I’ve been recording the …

Sunday Cigar: L'Atelier Maduro

May 31st, 2020

42:34

In this episode we talk about lighters, enjoying a Cigar, cutting a Cigar, toasting the foot, taking your time, Connecticut grown tobacco and palette awareness.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/latelier-maduro-54/

Sunday Cigar: Eiroa the First 20 Years

May 24th, 2020

34:34

In this episode we talk about Christian Eiroa, blending seminars, blind tasting, taking your time with a Cigar, corojo and the cigar speaking.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/eiroa-first-20-years/

Part 3 - The Mazeking

May 21st, 2020

1:05:26

In this episode The Mazeking and Amon talk Meditation, Marcel Duchamp, Buddhism, film, physics, the big bang theory, being bullied, the process …

Sunday Cigar: The Tabernacle

May 17th, 2020

47:29

In this episode we talk about nicotine & its affects on the body, humidors, Foundation Cigars and Nick, Boveda Packs, some Shade at the boring podcasts that exist on cigars, construction, master blending and …

Part 2 - The Mazeking

May 14th, 2020

1:00:06

In this episode The Mazeking and Amon talk Meditation, Marcel Duchamp, Buddhism, film, physics, the big bang theory, being bullied, the process …

Sunday Cigar: Quesada España

May 10th, 2020

36:29

In this episode Juan and Amon talk about the Quesada Family, design of esthetics, buying a cigar and buying a fake Cuban.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/quesada-espana/

Part 1 - The Mazeking

May 7th, 2020

1:03:03

In this episode The Mazeking and Amon talk Meditation, Marcel Duchamp, Buddhism, film, physics, the big bang theory, being bullied, the process …

Sunday Cigar: Tatuaje Tattoo by Pete Johnson

May 3rd, 2020

43:07

In this episode we talk about Tatuaje as a brand, Pete Johnson, cutting a cigar, Boutique Brands and Production, Valleys in Nicaragua, Long Filler vs Non Premium, and refilling a Butane lighter.

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Sunday Cigar: Crowned Heads Four Kicks

April 26th, 2020

40:05

In this episode we talk about, Crowned Heads Group, Nashville cigar making, lighters, Lieberman method/too, Maduro wrapper, flavor and body, time and enjoyment, contributions to the industry, walk in humidors in a brick …

The Story of KRINK with Craig Costello

April 24th, 2020

1:11:23

Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention should have been the title of this week's podcast episode but it's already the title of Craig Costello's new book …

Sunday Cigar: Plasencia - Nestico

April 19th, 2020

29:41

In this episode we talk about the Plasencia Family, cap line , Nestor Senior , the luxury of time, combustion, size of a cigar and affects of burn ingredients and factors in a cigar, challenging the palette and pairing …

Sunday Cigar: Rocky Patel Fifty Five

April 12th, 2020

41:19

In this episode we talk about vitolas, torpedos, perfectos, cutting, V-Cut, toasting the foot, even burning, enjoyment, interpretation, picking a …

Pt. 2 - Inside the Mind of Jim Tozzi

April 7th, 2020

58:05

Jim and Amon sort of go off the rails talking about Wonder Showzen, PFFR, Bert's Tit, Underground Comics, almost drowning, the Mystery of Picasso, food fights, Federico Fellini, Chuck Jones, puppets, sharpening your …

Pt. 1 - Inside the Mind of Jim Tozzi

April 7th, 2020

57:11

Jim and Amon sort of go off the rails talking about Wonder Showzen, PFFR, Bert's Tit, Underground Comics, almost drowning, the Mystery of Picasso, food fights, Federico Fellini, Chuck Jones, puppets, sharpening your …

Sunday Cigar: Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve

April 5th, 2020

53:26

In this episode we talk about vitolas vs. Sizes, how they can burn differently, cigar beetles, Chateau Fuente, Rare Fuente Cigars and Zona Franca.

Sunday Cigar: Quesada Reserva Privada Barber

March 29th, 2020

52:58

In this episode we talk about the Quesada Reserva Privada Barberpole, aged tobacco, double cap, retail Tobacconist, taste/aftertaste, pairing and sip …

In Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Art Critic Jerry Saltz

March 25th, 2020

46:16

Jerry Saltz and Amon Focus talk about being radically vulnerable, the importance of deadlines, the Pulitzer Prize and his new book, How to Be an …

Sunday Cigar: Illusione 68

March 22nd, 2020

51:22

In this episode we talk about Dion and Illusione Brand, removing a cap, toasting the foot (how long do you toast a foot for), butane/torch lighters, cedar spills/matches, draw of a cigar, combustion on Boxed Pressed vs …

Sunday Cigar: Padron 1926 No 35

March 15th, 2020

46:31

In this episode we talk about Brugal 1888, the Padron Family, small cigars, shorter formats, dog walker, anatomy of a cigar, aging a cigar, stories of Big Smoke, layers to the taste, palette, salivation, geography of …

Sunday Cigar: Guillermo Leon Signature

March 8th, 2020

53:36

In this episode we talk about, cutting a cigar and how to cut a cigar, beginner cigars, toast the foot and why, composition of a cigar, combustion, flavor profiles, seeds, geography of tobacco flower, experience with …

Celebrating the Legacy of Ralph McDaniels and Video Music Box

March 2nd, 2020

53:53

In this episode we Celebrate the Legacy of Ralph McDaniels and Video Music Box. With over 35 years in the industry, Ralph sits down and shares his story with us.

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Introducing Sunday Cigar - A Smoke Along with Juan and Amon

February 27th, 2020

42:50

Juan Sanchez is joined by Amon Focus to introduce Sunday Cigar to the New York Said Network. In this episode they give a brief overview of what the show is about and what to expect.

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Mark Bozek talks The Times of Bill Cunningham

February 15th, 2020

45:37

The Times of Bill Cunningham is a film by Mark Bozek. Mark and Amon take a moment to converse about the inception, journey and process of taking Mark's film to the silver screen.

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ICP’s Curator-at-Large Isolde Brielmaier talks Inaugural Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography

February 4th, 2020

18:51

ICP’s Curator-at-Large Isolde Brielmaier talks Tyler Mitchell, critical engagement with broad communities and the history of imaging.

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Part 2: Maurice Malone on 35 Years of Excellence in Fashion & Denim Design

January 27th, 2020

53:46

This talk with iconic denim designer and businessman Maurice Malone feels like a fashion industry Masterclass but in the form of a great conversation.

In this two part episode we cover the good, the bad and the ugly of …

Part 1: Maurice Malone on 35 Years of Excellence in Fashion & Denim Design

January 21st, 2020

52:54

This talk with iconic denim designer and businessman Maurice Malone feels like a fashion industry Masterclass but in the form of a great conversation.

In this two part episode we cover the good, the bad and the ugly of …

2019 Year End Wrap Up

December 30th, 2019

1:19:34

Happy Holidays Good People!

You know what time it is, this is the year end episode where Juan and Amon recap the progress of New York Said. This year …

Part 2: Don Dada Delilah Hennessy & RumChata

December 18th, 2019

50:10

Happy Holidays good people! In this episode I sit down with my younger sister Delilah to play New York Said Shuffle. NYS Shuffle is a Q&A game …

Part 1: Don Dada Delilah Hennessy & RumChata

December 10th, 2019

1:03:03

Happy Holidays good people! In this episode I sit down with my younger sister Delilah to play New York Said Shuffle. NYS Shuffle is a Q&A game …

Terrence Kelleman - Inventor, Artist and Founder of the BE MIGHTY Project

November 19th, 2019

1:02:49

In this episode we sit down with Terrence Kelleman and discuss making a million, critical business values, defining success, going viral, the importance of grit & intuition and much more!

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Rame Loves Life

October 29th, 2019

1:01:50

On a rather beautiful day in the Lower East Side, Rame and I caught up on life. In this episode Rame shares a few stories of growing up in The Lower, …

Greg Miller talks Painting, Westerns, Surf Culture and The Wild Bunch

September 23rd, 2019

42:03

Greg Miller and Amon met up in Chelsea to converse about painting, westerns, surf culture and his participation in The Wild Bunch exhibition at the …

Black Spectrum Theatre Founder Carl Clay talks Art, Activism and 50 Years of Serving the Community

September 3rd, 2019

55:01

Carl is a staple in South Jamaica Queens as well as one of the many unsung heroes we at NYS aspire to document and whose stories we aim preserve. In this episode Carl and I talk about owning your own space, resilience, …

Stephen Wilkes talks Passion, Magic and his documentary film Jay Myself

August 13th, 2019

1:03:59

Today’s guest on the show is artist, photographer and director Stephen Wilkes. In this episode Stephen shares his experiences in creating the film Jay Myelf.

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Jay Maisel talks 65 Years of Shooting Photography, Cigars and Life on the Bowery

August 2nd, 2019

44:46

Jay Maisel and Amon had a fireside chat in a conference room somewhere in the heart of midtown Manhattan. In this episode they talk about light, …

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: Documentary Filmmaker and Portrait Photographer

June 26th, 2019

37:35

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is an American portrait photographer and filmmaker, known for his intimate portraits of celebrities, public figures, and artists. In this episode TGS and Amon converse about The List Films, …

Armen Djerrahian: Part Two - Jay Z, QB, Prodigy and Philosophy

June 8th, 2019

56:53

Armen Djerrahian is a photographer, director and creative director. In part two of this conversation, Armen and Amon talk capturing Jay Z, exploring life in Queens Bridge, meeting Littles and developing a working …

Armen Djerrahian: Part One, Getting the Shot

May 24th, 2019

55:35

Armen Djerrahian is a photographer, director and creative director. In this  two part conversation, Armen and Amon talk about bodyboarding, BMX, graffiti, B-Boy, Ska, Armenian Genocide and the thought process of …

Success Makes you a Target: A Conversation with Alex Harsley of the 4th Street Photo Gallery

May 1st, 2019

56:13

Born in 1938, Alex Harsley is a Documentary Photographer, a Curator for The 4th Street Photo Gallery and Founder of the Minority Photographers Inc.

Alex and Amon sat for about an hour or so to talk about photographic …

Negative Into A Positive with Obarh

April 16th, 2019

26:38

Obarh and Amon hold court in the 14th Street/Eighth Avenue underground New York City Subway station. In this episode they talk about vampires, having …

Marc Leader of the 212 Arts Gallery talks Arnolfini Portrait, Political Consulting and Social Documentarians

April 6th, 2019

50:19

Back in the Lower East Side but this time to kick it with Marc Leader of 212 Arts Gallery. Marc talks about growing up in Coney Island, his introduction to Jan van Eyck, his love for the movie Road House, the key to …

Senior Editor at Taschen, Julius Wiedemann talks Curation, Intellectual Ambition and the Quality Concept

March 25th, 2019

1:08:46

Julius Wiedemann and I met up at NOMAD Works in midtown to talk about his experiences at TASCHEN, the importance of Gutenberg, global challenges and …

That Dude with the Afro: Power Malu talks Activism, Bridge Runners and the Lyricist Lounge Show

March 11th, 2019

1:07:53

Amon Focus kicked it with Power Malu at Overthrow Boxing gym in the Lower East Side to talk about the club scene in the 90s, various hustles, the Lyricist Lounge Show, getting into running, Bridge Runners, sports …

Carlo McCormick - Part 2

March 5th, 2019

35:50

Carlo McCormick is an American culture critic and curator living in New York City. He is the author of numerous books, monographs and catalogues on …

American Culture Critic Carlo McCormick talks Youth Culture, Situationist Strategies and the Privatization of Public Spaces

February 26th, 2019

45:38

Carlo McCormick met up with Amon Focus in a kitchen deep in the Lower East Side to talk about art, culture and history. In this episode they talk …

The Art of Rebellion: On the Horn with Lady Pink

February 12th, 2019

32:40

A few days ago I had an incredible conversation with the "First Lady of Graffiti" Lady Pink. In this episode we talk about her early days of painting trains with elite graffiti writers, proving herself, playing the …

Leopold Vasquez talks Breaking Comfort Zones, the Purpose of Life and the Sound of Art

January 25th, 2019

1:19:50

Met up with Leo in midtown to talk about growing up in Washington Heights, being a wild curious kid, the cultural microscope, demystifying the facade …

John Crash Matos talks Graffiti: Message, Medium and a Responsibility to History

January 10th, 2019

51:48

Crash talks comics, Style Wars, painting trains, Keith Haring, types of spray paint, caps and our responsibly to tell the history of graffiti correctly.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/john-crash-matos/

2018 Year End Wrap Up

December 30th, 2018

1:20:41

Damn this year went by quick. Juan and I are back with this year's 2018 Year End Wrap Up. We met back up in Tudor City to reminisce about past episodes, the launch of Sunday Cigar and what we've learned along the way. …

Kenny Vera talks Ecuador, LOOT Lifestyle and Poco a Poco

December 11th, 2018

51:48

Kenny Vera talks running a small business, launching his LOOT Lifestyle brand, learning new languages and overcoming mistakes.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/kenny-vera/

BlusterOne Part 2: The Birth of a PNB Nation

November 27th, 2018

43:45

Today’s episode is a continuation with our guest is James K. Alicea aka BlusterOne. This is the 2nd part of a two part episode. In this episode, Bluster and I talk about PNB Nation, dogma, street wear, quality of life …

BlusterOne Part 1: Graffiti, Lyrics and Spirituality

November 9th, 2018

40:24

Today’s guest is James K. Alicea aka BlusterOne and this is going to be a two part episode. In this episode, Bluster and I talk about growing up in the Lower East Side, his early graffiti days, Rakim lyrics, religion, …

One Time for Chopped Cheese and Beacon Youth Program Students

October 30th, 2018

42:38

What’s up good people welcome to the New York Said podcast, I’m your host Amon Focus.

This week I headed to Metropolitan High School out in the Bronx …

Getting a Contact High from 40 Years of Hip-Hop Photography with Vikki Tobak

October 16th, 2018

1:08:41

We're back in Brooklyn, DUMBO to be exact and this time we are kicking it with Vikki Tobak. Vikki is a journalist, producer and the author of Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop. In this episode we talk about …

Social Programming, Paradigms and the Art of Unlearning with Blahzay Blahzay

October 9th, 2018

52:09

Put out the word Blahzay has emerged to give New York Said an hour of his time. We appreciate that. In this episode we talk about his early days in hip-hip, eating right, dream hunters, the G.O.B. project with Al …

Resiliency, The Music Industry and Investing in Oneself with Al Skratch

October 2nd, 2018

58:05

On a pretty hot day in Washington Square Park I met up with Al Skratch to talk about his journey through the music industry, life, loss, family and resiliency. We also talked about Al's new project called G.O.B. (Get on …

History, Longevity and the Tompkins Square Park Polices Riots with Clayton Patterson

September 24th, 2018

1:19:37

Today's guest on the show is Clayton Patterson. Clayton is a documentarian, an artist, a historian and staple of the Lower East Side. In this episode we talk about how to survive as an artist, the Clayton Cap, the 80s, …

Shirt King Phade - A Pioneer in Streetwear and Hip Hop Fashion

September 10th, 2018

49:58

Today’s episode is very, very special to me. Today’s guest on the show is Phade of the Mighty Shirt Kings.

If you’ve a been a long time listener, then you’ve heard me speak about Phade and the Shirt Kings about a dozen …

Food Stories, Music and Good Eats with Jackie Gordon Singing Chef

August 28th, 2018

1:14:42

I hope you've eaten because this is with Jackie Gordon Singing Chef. In this episode we talk about fried English muffins, Montgomery's Cheddar, chicken wings, umami as well as food stories, music and Jackie's family …

A Night in the Life of Tiger Hood

August 16th, 2018

50:06

Today’s guest on the show is Tiger Hood also known as Patrick Barr.

This episode happened because my train decided to take a detour and out of my utter frustration I decided to get out and just walk home. If you’ve ever …

Cold Crush Brothers and DJ Grand Wizzard Theodore at 35th Anniversary Wild Style Park Jam

August 10th, 2018

35:32

Today you guys are in for a Wild Style treat. I’m going to take you to a Park Jam. I’m talking about a straight up old school hip hop Park Jam.

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A Better Day A Better Night with Comfort Crusade

August 3rd, 2018

1:11:14

Today's guest on the show is Greg Graham also known as Comfort Crusade. In this episode we talk about traveling the world, thinking about dying, …

Jeremiah Moss talks Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

July 28th, 2018

58:34

Today's guest on the show is Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul. We met up in Tompkins Square park to talk …

Ambient New York - Staten Island Ferry

July 17th, 2018

45:45

Today’s episode is not an interview. Today’s is a preview. It’s preview to a series that I’m working on called Sounds of the City. I literally walk …

‘Rock Rubber 45s’ Q&A with Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love

July 10th, 2018

1:03:57

The other day I headed to the Metrograph Theater in the Lower East Side to catch the premiere of Rock Rubber 45s, an autobiographical documentary by …

Into the Mind of The Suck Lord

July 3rd, 2018

59:59

Today we go into the mind of The Suck Lord. In this episode we talk about bootlegging toys, our love for Oregon, old/new school hip-hop, how he got …

Lighting Artist Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn talks Personal Mythology, LED Art Design and Innovation

June 20th, 2018

1:30:24

Today's guest on the show is Light Artist Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn. In this episode we talk about growing up with artists in the family, design school, …

Robert Whitman talks photographing Prince Pre-Fame and the Common Humanity

June 12th, 2018

33:03

Today's guest on the show is Robert Whitman. In this episode Robert shares how he got his start in photography, capturing Prince Pre-Fame, Mikhail …

Getting to Episode 100: An Informal Podcasting Class

June 6th, 2018

1:45:22

Amon thought it would be a good idea to create a Podcasting Class episode as a give back. This episode covers the basics, obstacles and culture of …

Exploring Philosophy, Design, Business, Art and Tech with Shantell Martin

May 29th, 2018

41:41

We made it, we made it to "Episode One Hundred" of the New York Said podcast. If you think that is something to sneeze at then my best advice is for …

The Great Adventures of Sir Spaz B

May 26th, 2018

49:31

Sir Spaz B and I bumped heads in Midtown over a CD offer. I declined, we talked for a few and it only made sense to invite him on the show. He tried to do the show on another day but I declined the offer and applied the …

Gun Pockets: The Triumphs and Challenges of Fuse Green

May 23rd, 2018

1:31:30

Fuse Green and I met up at Pratt University out in Brooklyn to talk about his journey as an artist, the difference between an art director and a creative director, album covers, working with Spike Lee, Jay Z, Marc Ecko, …

Linus Coraggio talks Club 57, Adventures in the East Village and his Sculpture Work

May 15th, 2018

1:14:24

Linus Coraggio and I met up to talk growing up on the Upper West Side, the Guinness Book of World Records, adventures in the East Village, Club 57, …

Aria Nadège talks about her Music, Performing, Sobriety, Body Language and Sacrifice

May 1st, 2018

1:32:06

Aria Nadège and I met in the Greenwich Village to talk about her music, sobriety, energy, crystals, performing, making mistakes again, staying connected to your body, saving lives, intuition, losing friends, a bunch of …

Mental Health, Fasting and Spiritual Practice with Conscious

April 24th, 2018

1:04:43

In this episode we met up in Tompkins Square Park to talk about better ways to communicate, letting go, intuition, instinct, ego, racism, mental health, fasting, philosophy, spiritual practice, squirrels and peanut …

The MTA and the Cost of Honesty with Christopher Taylor

April 18th, 2018

1:05:46

Today's guest on the show is Christopher Taylor. In this episode we chop it up about driving a bus for the mta, raising children without patience, what it takes to live in NY, why live in NY, books and giving back.

Show …

Pointing out the Elephant in the Room with Al Diaz

April 10th, 2018

38:45

Today's guest on the show is Al Diaz. In this episode we talk about SAMO, razor tag, first jobs, the art world, early graffiti culture, internal …

Wrongfully Convicted - Part 3 - Sundhe Moses

April 3rd, 2018

49:01

Today's guest on the show is Sundhe Moses also known as Shine. Shine was wrongly convicted of killing a 4 year girl in Brooklyn and did over 18 years in prison for it.

In this episode we talk about changing lives, …

Wrongfully Convicted - Part 2 - Sundhe Moses

March 27th, 2018

35:19

Today's guest on the show is Sundhe Moses also known as Shine. Shine was wrongly convicted of killing a 4 year girl in Brooklyn and did over 18 years in prison for it.

In this episode we talk about the system, …

Wrongfully Convicted - Part 1 - Sundhe Moses

March 21st, 2018

1:02:02

Today's guest on the show is Sundhe Moses, but I know him as Shine. Shine was wrongly convicted of killing a 4 year girl in Brooklyn and did over 18 years in prison for it.

Instead of hitting you over the head with a 3 …

Will Kurtz Creates Realistic Life-Size Figures and Animals out of Newspaper

March 14th, 2018

17:09

Live from SCOPE Art Show today's guest on the show is Will Kurtz. In this episode we have an in-depth conversation about landscape architecture, …

The Keys and Reeds of Grammy award-winning artist Casey Benjamin

March 6th, 2018

1:03:58

Live from the West Village today's guest on the show is Casey Benjamin aka DJ Stutzmcgee. Casey is a 2X Grammy award winner, multi-instrumentalist, …

Keisha "TK" Dutes - Radio, Podcasting, Making the Leap and Building an Audience

February 26th, 2018

1:04:24

Live from Bushwick, Brooklyn today's guest on the show is Keisha "TK" Dutes. In this episode we talk about TK in the AM, independent podcasting versus corporate podcasting, gatekeepers, terrestrial radio, taking that …

Joey Golden - Problematic

February 21st, 2018

1:07:04

Live from Washington Square Park today's guest on the show is Joey Golden. In this episode we talk about his latest EP, NY childhood games, getting …

Rasheed Flake - Understanding the Full Spectrum of your Craft

February 13th, 2018

53:12

Recorded right in Midtown NYC, today's guest on the show is Rasheed Flake. In this episode we talk about South Jamaica Queens, drumming in the church, the importance of reading music, Reverend Flake, reality checks and …

Ambient Soundscape of Washington Square Park

February 7th, 2018

18:06

Today you’ll be listening to drummers in Washington Square Park. I recorded this on a summer night about a year ago. First thing you’ll hear is a dude playing a sax and then from there I walked over to the drummers. …

Martha Cooper - Documenting Art and Culture

January 30th, 2018

50:36

Recorded right in midtown at a spot called Grind.NoMad, today's guest on the show is Martha Cooper. In this episode we talk about the Peace Corps, traveling across Asia, publishing books, capturing the Yakuza, …

Stephen R. McFadden - Catfish with a Gold Tooth

January 23rd, 2018

54:35

Recorded right by the water at Brookfield Place, today's guest on the show is Stephen R. McFadden. In this episode we talk about building trust, …

Silent Lee - Getting to TrueExclusives

January 18th, 2018

41:02

Recorded right in the heart of Union Square, today's guest on the show is Silent Lee. In this episode we talk about the secret to a good life, …

Sophia Wallace - Getting to Cliteracy and Beyond

January 9th, 2018

1:10:14

Recorded in from Bushwick, Brooklyn today's guest on the show is Sophia Wallace. In this episode we talk Cliteracy, art shows, the pressures of being a creative, priorities, photography, the importance of saying no, …

Akil Talib Bey - Questions for my Father

January 2nd, 2018

1:00:23

Recorded from the far side of Alphabet City, today's guest on the show is my father Akil Talib Bey. In this episode we talk about traveling to heated lands, lessons from his father, hard decisions, God, death, heaven, …

2017 - Year End Review

December 27th, 2017

1:06:03

Twenty-Seventeen is clearly a wrap, good people, so I met up with Juan Sanchez to do a Year-End Review. Recorded on the steps that head toward Tudor City. Juan and I talk about the the loss of Combat Jack also known as …

Barney Murray - Be Skeptical, Never Finish Anything

December 20th, 2017

1:19:21

Recorded live from Brooklyn, today's guest on the show is Barney Murray. In this episode we talk about TV theme music, self help books, managing regret, Zelda, Meteoroid, archery and pie. // Show Notes: 

Laolu NYC - Everything is my Canvas

December 12th, 2017

19:49

Recorded live from SCOPE Miami Beach today's guest on the show is Laolu NYC. In this episode we talk about Nigeria, his experience as a Human Rights …

Jerkface - Chaos from the Ladder

December 5th, 2017

2:21:10

Recorded live from an undisclosed location in New York, today's guest on the show is Jerkface. I would give you an intro to his work and …

Jahan Nostra - Ever So Prominent

November 28th, 2017

51:57

Recorded live from Tomkins Square Park, today's guess on the show is Jahan Nostra. Jahan talks poverty, what it means to be thorough, having faith in yourself, musical influences, hope and moral equity.

Show Notes:

Gary Dennis - New York History

November 22nd, 2017

1:11:35

Recorded at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, we chop it up with one of the best Tour Guides in NYC. Today's guest on the show in Gary Dennis. In this episode we talk about the history of the Subway, film, architecture, …

Matthew "Levee" Chavez - Going Viral with Subway Therapy

November 15th, 2017

1:17:39

Recorded in Union Square Park, one day prior to the Subway Therapy project Anniversary, we chop it up with guest Matthew “Levee” Chavez. We talk about creative projects, going viral, secrets, the importance of skipping …

Delano Isaac - Growing up, Deciphering Dreams and Childhood Jokes

November 7th, 2017

1:37:13

Recorded somewhere in the Lower East Side, today's guest on the show is Delano Isaac. Del is a childhood friend and we reminisced for a spell, or shall I say think back 30+ years ago to keep it on track... just kidding, …

Baptiste - Designer Boombox, Style versus Fashion and Losing iPhones

October 31st, 2017

42:37

Live from SoHo, today's guest on the show is Baptiste'. In this episode we talk about making a name, cutting up his mom’s Louis Vuitton bag, how to …

Halopigg - Graffiti, Street Art and Collecting Things

October 24th, 2017

51:23

Live from Bushwick, today's guest on the show is Halopigg also known as Daniel Weintraub. In this episode we talk about street art, living his dream, stickers, underground hip hop as well as being an archiver and …

Margarita Triantafillos - Painting Bridges to Dental Hygiene

October 17th, 2017

58:16

Live from Central Park, today's guest on the show is Margarita Triantafillos. In this episode we talk about Kalymnos, painting bridges, dental professional, boxing, hunting little birds and opening yourself up. // Show …

Alex Bershaw - Photography, Purpose and Creatively making his way to Tibet

October 10th, 2017

37:39

Today's guest on the show is Alex Bershaw. In this episode we talk about Tibet, okra, shooting with your heart, peace of mind and living your purpose. // Show notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/alex-bershaw/

Gary Keane - Underwater Welding, Being Bullied, Making Tools and Family Drama

October 4th, 2017

1:15:25

We're back in TriBeca but this time to talk with Gary Keane. In this episode we talk about getting bullied, persevering, the army, bad dogs, first …

Cousin Mikey - Got Shot At but Still He Smiles

September 26th, 2017

1:37:56

We're back in DUMBO, Brooklyn but this time to talk with Cousin Mikey. In this episode we talk about bikes, smoke, death, stick-up and vicious dogs. // Click here for the show notes: 

Mike Schreiber - NYC in the 90s, Film, Juicing and Celebrity Portraits

September 19th, 2017

54:03

Live from the East Village, today’s guest on the show is Mike Schreiber. In this episode we have an in-depth conversation about New York in the 90s, various scenes, film versus digital, shooting celebrity portraits, the …

Sydni Deveraux - Dancing Naked Lady fluid in Burlesque History

September 12th, 2017

1:16:33

An in-depth conversation about burlesque, being a naked lady online, not feeding the trolls, rock music and acclimating to NYC with Sydni …

Jonathan Weston - Small Business Owner, Invasive Species and Panama Rocks

September 5th, 2017

50:22

Live from Jamestown, New York today’s guest on the show is Jonathan Weston. Jonathan talks life in Western New York, beekeeping, the outdoors, touring Chautauqua County, invasive species, small business, Panama …

Dirty Souf Yankee - Sexual Assault, Hustle and Tour Photography

August 30th, 2017

1:13:03

Live from the Lower East Side today’s guest on the show is Dirty Souf Yankee. Dirty Souf Yankee talks making something out of nothing, tour photography, date rape, tattoos, painting sneakers, couch surfing and more. // …

Brandon Wilson - Eating Monkey Brains, Manga and Boxing

August 22nd, 2017

49:45

Live from DUMBO today’s guest on the show is Brandon Wilson. Brandon talks monkey brains, music, muay thai boxing, gaming, eating crazy stuff, the art world, mixtapes, manga and more. // Show Note: 

Timothy Roquemore - Branding Building, Shoe Designing and Street Culture

August 15th, 2017

1:21:15

Live from Tompkins Square Park today’s guest on the show is Timothy Roquemore. Timothy and I talk about building a brand, design, product …

Bob Mankoff - A Serious Conversation about Humor

August 8th, 2017

46:28

I had the opportunity to visit Bob at the Esquire offices and we had a serious conversation about humor. I mean we really had a lot of fun just breaking it down into little tiny philosophical and theoretical morsels and …

Stephen Gross - Photography, Small Business and the Print World

July 26th, 2017

48:17

Stephen Gross on Print Making, Climbing, Commercial Photography and More. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/stephen-gross/

Geronimo - GoGo, Hustle, Google, Bourbon, Trans and Much More

July 19th, 2017

1:52:48

Live from the Washington Square Park, Amon and Geronimo Kalleen talk GoGo, Hustle, Music, Google, Bourbon, Trans Job Corps and much more.

Stay Up to Date with Geronimo Knows

Instagram: All the Fly Kids Show
SoundCloud: …

Andrew Kalleen - Bringing a Piano into the Subway, Music Theory and the NYPD

July 12th, 2017

1:10:00

Live from the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Amon and Andrew Kalleen talk Music Theory, Busking, Playing Piano in the Subway, Welcomed Collaborations, the NYPD …

Amon Focus - The Journey to New York Said

July 4th, 2017

2:03:50

Live from the Lower East Side, Amon Focus shares his journey to New York Said: Volume Three as well as answering a bunch of questions from his father.

Carol McLaughlin - Gorilla Coffee, Getting Dragged, the word Moist and Jaws

June 27th, 2017

1:42:15

Live from Gorilla Coffee I kick it with Carol McLaughlin about Gorilla Coffee, Poetry, Getting Dragged, being Pro New York, Subtle Condescension and …

Ari - Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Being a Cop, Security and Farm Life

June 20th, 2017

2:28:43

Live from the Lower East Side I kick it with Ari about NYC Bullies, life on the farm, on how not to be a statistic, getting tested, volunteering and …

Diego - Evil Books, Opioids, Crack and Heroin

June 13th, 2017

40:51

Today’s guest on the show is Diego.

The other day I was walking to Washington Square Park looking to meet some content creators but they weren’t …

Stephen R. McFadden - Personal Freedom, Finding Wealth and Putting Foot to Action

June 6th, 2017

2:04:21

Today’s guest on the show is Videographer and Content Creator, Stephen R. McFadden.

In this episode we talk about the misconceptions of Mississippi, house parties, street dreaming, getting fired, growing dreads, …

Boo Mitchell - Memphis Serendipity, Uptown Funk and Royal Studios

May 30th, 2017

23:01

Last week I spent about a week in Memphis, Tennessee capturing Sun Studios, Graceland, Stax and of course the legendary Beale Street.

On the last day of the assignment, we wrapped shooting at around 1am and I had the …

Asante - New Orleans, Social Justice, Social Change, Teaching the Kids, Philosophy and the Soul Science Lab

May 23rd, 2017

57:05

Today’s guest on the show Asante Amin. Asante talks New Orleans, Books, Music, Travel, Social Justice, Social Change, Teaching the Kids, Philosophy …

Dot - Growing Out of the Hood

May 17th, 2017

1:47:31

Today’s guest on the show Dot. Dot grew up in Brownsville, Brooklyn in the 80s. If you know anything about Brownsville period then you know that you are in for some stories. We talk about the Dot talks about the crack …

Tarik Star Baker - Discovering his Talent to Create Accessories, Business Development and Premium Shoelaces

May 9th, 2017

37:37

Today’s guest on the show is Tarik “Star” Baker, head designer and founder of AGLIT ITALY. In this episode we talk about growing up in Hempstead, Long Island, owning barbershops, getting his start in design, discovering …

Alexander Sumner - The Difference between Style and Fashion, The Grateful Dead, Vintage Shops as well as the Four Components of a Well Made Suit

May 2nd, 2017

1:15:02

Quick Summary: Today we talk with Alexander Sumner about the Difference between Style and Fashion, The Grateful Dead, Vintage Shops as well as the …

Cey Adams - Power of Culture, Def Jam, Logos, Album Covers, Giving Back, Paintings and Murals

April 26th, 2017

1:06:04

I met up with Cey Adams at his studio in Brooklyn and talked about his journey as an artist in New York. We discuss his motivation to give back and inspire those who will carry the mantle of creativity forward. We also …

Giuseppe González - Mixology, Tough Choices, Hustle, Patience and Fortitude

April 18th, 2017

1:47:00

I met up with Giuseppe at his bar Suffolk Arms and we talked about Puerto Rico, graffiti, films, tough choices, hustle, patience, fortitude and much …

Candida Boyette-Clemons - Experiences at BET, MTV, VH1 and the results of giving 110 Percent

April 11th, 2017

42:51

Today’s guest on the show is Candida Boyette-Clemons. She is currently the Vice President of Original Programming over at VH1. 

I met up with Candida at Bryant Park to talk about her experiences at BET, MTV, VH1, the …

TAKI 183 - The History of Graffiti Culture, Classic Cars and the Future of Street Art

April 4th, 2017

1:10:50

This episode is very special to me. It’s not often I get to converse with a innovator, a pioneer or a living legend in anything let alone graffiti …

Skye Ferrante - Making a Living in the Art World, Ballet and Put Pocketing

March 28th, 2017

44:49

Today’s guest on the show is Skye Ferrante also known as Man of Wire. While visiting Skye’s studio we conversed in-depth about making a living in the art world, put pocketing, coffee, recommended reading and much much …

Bryon Summers - Portraits Walks, TheWeLoveYouProject and Staying Consistent

March 21st, 2017

48:14

Today’s guest on the show is Photographer and Content Creator, Bryon Summers.

In this episode we kick it in Union Square so you know this going to be a noisy siren, disturbed by characters in the park, fun fill episode. …

DJ Neil Armstrong - Paying Dues, his experiences as a tour DJ for Jay Z plus Dinner & A Mixtape

March 15th, 2017

1:32:42

Today’s guest on the show is DJ Neil Armstrong. I’ve been listening to Neil’s mixes for well over 10 years now and I can honestly say I was pretty hype when he accepted my invite to appear on the show.

In this episode …

Showtime Hood - Talks with his Drums down in the Subway

March 7th, 2017

9:37

Today’s guest on the show is Drummer, Showtime Hood. As I was transferring to the F train at West 4th I heard the familiar sound of Showtime's drums. I stopped, listened and invited him to the show. He was happy to play …

Meetu Chilana - Singing, Acting and Cirque du Soleil

February 28th, 2017

58:54

Today’s guest on the show is Singer-Songwriter, TV-Host and former Cirque du Soleil Acro-Singer, Meetu Chilana. In this episode we talk about In this …

René Mantilla - Fashion, Style and Designing Chapeaus

February 21st, 2017

1:21:05

Today’s guest on the show is Celebrity Chapeau Designer, René Mantilla. In this episode we talk about the rise of advance contemporary premium denim, the tents at fashion week, designing a denim line, the journey to …

Rubin415 - Shares his journey as a Graffiti, Mural and Studio Artist

February 14th, 2017

59:55

Today’s guest on the show is Graffiti, Mural and Studio artist, Rubin415. I met Rubin at his studio and we talked about his roots as a graffiti writer, painting in the Bronx, paying his dues, defining his style, the …

Marvin Parks - Talks about being an American Jazz Singer in Paris

February 7th, 2017

24:12

Last week I found myself exploring several districts in Paris looking for street art and good eats. As I challenge to get a different flavor of the city I decided to skip the cabs and walk or take the metro to …

Luke Norton - South London and his latest Gallery Exhibition

January 31st, 2017

16:02

Today’s episode a little different. This week I was in London walking their alleyways looking for street art and good eats. At some point I found myself doing the super touristy stuff, like checking out Big Ben and …

Oz Rodriguez - The Journey to Saturday Night Live

January 24th, 2017

48:21

Today’s guest on the show is Oz Rodriguez, a director over at Saturday Night Live.

It this episode we talk about growing up in DR, his journey as a director, working at Saturday Night Live, film and a good place to get …

Jeff Staple - 20 Years of Staple Design, Reed Space and the Nike "Pigeon" Dunk SB Low

January 17th, 2017

56:42

Today’s guest on the show is Jeff Staple, Founder and Creative Director of Staple Design and Reed Space.

In this episode we talk about 20 years of Staple Design, The Fader, superstition, Nike "Pigeon" Dunk SB Low, …

Natacha and Gary - Two Side to a Love Story

January 10th, 2017

48:57

This is episode is a little different. A few weeks ago I was asked by my good friends Natacha and Gary to do an engagement photography shoot. Thats …

Juan and Amon - Talk about their favorite Podcasts, Music and a bunch of other Stuff

January 3rd, 2017

3:16:35

Happy New Year good people, welcome to the New York Said podcast. It’s a very rainy Tuesday in the Lower East Side but I’m feeling it. I love the sunshine because I appreciate the rain.

This episode is a little …

M. Tony Peralta - Talks about his Journey as an Artist and his Growth as an Entrepreneur

December 27th, 2016

1:31:21

Today’s guest on the show is M. Tony Peralta.

I hopped a train Uptown to build with Tony about growing up in Washington Heights, his journey as an artist, his growth an entrepreneur, good music, great food and much much …

Iva Kravitz - The Design Community, Marketing and Cautious Optimism

December 20th, 2016

49:30

Today’s guest on the show is Iva Kravitz.

Not too long ago Iva and I were working together on a Landscape Architecture project in Philly. And once filming on that project wrapped we headed to Amtrak and caught a train …

Willard Hill - The Music Industry and Art being a reflection of the Times

December 6th, 2016

2:18:13

Today’s guest on the show is musician and content creator Willard Hill.

We met up at Ink48, a Kimpton hotel in the heart Hell's Kitchen and talked …

Holley M. Murchison - The Keys to Creating Good Stuff, Active Listening and Speaking your Truth

November 29th, 2016

2:40:08

Today’s guest on the show is entrepreneur and strategist Holley Murchison.

We met up in Grind, a co-working space in not too far from 34th street and …

Jamel Shabazz - Striving to Capture Images that say something Profound and the Importance of Empathy

November 22nd, 2016

1:10:13

Today’s guest on the show is documentary photographer Jamel Shabazz.

Jamel’s contributions to documentary photography are applauded the all over the world and in my humble opinion Brother Shabazz the is the Gordon Parks …

Rashid Zakat - Citizen Journalism, Code Switching and Hard Drive Diving

November 15th, 2016

1:37:41

Today’s episode is with my good friend Rashid. We met up in Bryant Park to talk about citizen journalism, speedy digital culture, the complexities of …

Phoebe New York - Getting Arrested, Putting Up Stickers and Wheat Pasting

November 8th, 2016

1:32:03

One of my favorite things to do is walk around New York just checking street art from block to block. On my walks I’ll catch the latest murals, graffiti, stickers and wheat paste art. If you don’t know what wheat paste …

DJ CherishTheLuv - Growing up in the East Village, getting her Doctorate in Surviva

October 29th, 2016

1:50:20

Today’s guest on the show is DJ CherishTheLuv also known as Cynthia. I met Cynthia back in the Spring and within a few minutes, I knew I wanted to invite her to be a guest on the show. Fast forward to a few days ago, …

Natty Boom - Paris experiences, Learning New Languages and Fashion Week

October 25th, 2016

47:31

Today’s guest is my friend Natty Boom. I saw that Nat was in town from Paris and I invited her to be on the show. Turns out she wasn’t visiting, she was here to start a new chapter. So we met up in Union Square and just …

Raeven Western - Professional Model, Social Perspective, Being Committed to your Dream

October 18th, 2016

1:17:25

Amon welcomes Raeven Western to the show. They talk about learning from children, cutting school, her journey to becoming a professional model, …

Arturo Vega - Shares how he became the Designer for the Ramones

October 10th, 2016

26:32

Amon welcomes Arturo Vega to the show. They talk about Arturo becoming a designer for the Ramones, moving to New York, first jobs, the music of the time plus much much more.

More About Arturo Vega

Mustafa Shakir - Growing up in Harlem, Acting, Poetry and Meditation

October 2nd, 2016

1:24:52

Amon welcomes Mustafa Shakir to the show. They talk about the power of a name, growing up in Harlem, being a barber, life as a poet, yoga, meditation, music, life on set, being a struggling vegan, the difference between …

TMNK - Painting, Growth as an Artist and Making a Difference

September 27th, 2016

11:22

Amon Focus, in another iteration of New York Said, had the opportunity to speak with TMNK at the 2013 SCOPE event and he happened upon a very inspiring man whose message was this “Inside everybody anybody and especially …

Jeff Wick - Creative Process, Being a Cop and College Life

September 19th, 2016

1:00:32

Amon welcomes Jeff Wick to the show. They talk about the good music, creative processes, what it's like being at cop, photography and good eats.

More About Jeff Wick

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nycwick/

Links …

Matt FX - Broad City, Warehouse Parties and Music

September 13th, 2016

1:08:56

Amon welcomes Matt FX to the show. They talk about a ton of music, a variety genres, a plethora of artists, a gaggle of geese, warehouse parties, tv shows, movies and all while learning the peaks & valleys Matt has …

Emily Khoo - First Jobs, Creative Processes, Coming Out and Finding your Passion

September 6th, 2016

2:02:01

Amon welcomesEmily Khoo to the show. They talk about growing up in Atlanta, reaching out to guests, lines of New York, regrets, struggling with …

The Bespoke Bloke - Bus Rides, Living Overseas and Fashion Week

August 30th, 2016

1:30:07

Amon welcomes The Bespoke Bloke to the show. They talk about how Tony got the name Bespoke Bloke, Neffi Walker, farm life, share-cropping, PBS, soccer, imagination, Marianna-FL, 100% organic, integrity, honesty, hard …

Netic Rebel - Karma, Reincarnation and Manifestation of Existence

August 23rd, 2016

1:25:46

Amon welcomes Netic Rebel to the show. They talk about Karma & Reincarnation, Mind Modes & Thought Processes, Consciousness, Picking Your Family, Power To Manifest, Rebelliousness, Parental Influences, Athletic …

Alexandra Estevez - Eats, Drinks, Tats and The Real New York

August 16th, 2016

1:08:46

Amon welcomes Alexandra Estevez to the show. They talk about: Nurturing The Artistic Child, SOBs, Instinct For Survival, Magic, Getting Your Ass Kicked, Is new York Still the Media Center, Building Character, Life & …

Daniel Rush Patton - FDNY, EMS, EMT, The Goonies and Car Accidents

August 9th, 2016

1:57:23

Amon welcomes Daniel Rush Patton to the show. They talk about fun on the block, Bikes and the BMX life, GoKarts & scars, outside, The Streetlight …

Juan Sanchez - Cigars, TAKI 183, BMX and Meditation

August 2nd, 2016

1:31:48

Amon welcomes Juan Sanchez to the show. They talk about the art of a cigar, what is rolling, the difference between cigarettes and cigars, …

Dusty Rhodes - Stereotypes, Giving, Busking and the Universal Language of Music

July 26th, 2016

37:08

Amon welcomes Dusty Rhodes to the show. They talk about Dusty becoming an expert at his craft, where are the best places to play in New York City, the difference between Busking and being a Griot, how much can an …

Mary J. Chery - Mom Mode, Pet Peeves and Clubbing

July 19th, 2016

41:33

Amon welcomes Mary J. Chery to the show. They talk about growing up in New York; the day Biggie got shot, clubbing, college life, sounds of the city, …

Greg "Comfort Crusade" Graham - Payola, Parties and the Music Industry

July 12th, 2016

45:01

Amon welcomes Greg "Comfort Crusade" Graham to the show. They talk about Promo Only, golden age of hip hop in the late 90’s, what budget, parties …

Jasmine Howard - On the Hustler's Spirit, Good Eats and Commuting

July 5th, 2016

25:24

Amon welcomes Jasmine Howard to the show. They talk about nicknames, old school platforms of social media, what you can’t do in New York, the side …

Jimmy Barbetti - Synchronicity, Street Art and Skating

June 28th, 2016

16:47

Amon welcomes Jimmy Barbetti to the show. They talk about what happens when life hands you synchronicity, life as a street artist, how Jimmy got into graffiti, what does life’s a trip mean to him, the Broadway Bomb, …

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Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://newyorksaid.libsyn.com/radiopublic

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
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Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
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Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
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Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
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Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens