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TF Cast Archive // Podcast Notes

Here we have listed the show notes from all the TF Cast episodes!

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Mat Greiner - TF Cast ep.55

Mat joins us to talk about his new position as executive director of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts sharing some of his perspectives and philosophy on art along with upcoming plans.

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Beth Ann Hamilton - TF Cast ep.53

Beth joins us to discuss her 410 Project exhibition "Domestic Multiplexity" along with insights into her life and work as an artist.

"The series is meant to bring a newfound beauty to the 'Nude Selfie.' I want to make it so normal that people have these images in their phone galleries, that no one thinks twice about it."

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Joe Tougas & Ann Fee - TF Cast ep.52

Joe and Ann share with us some of their experiences and perspectives as the enter thier 15th year of playing performing together.

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Aneisah Khan - TF Cast ep. 51

Aneisah joins us to share her experiences in searching for her mother who has been missing for over three years. Her mother, Wendy, has been missing since June 1st 2018 and has an open missing persons case with Mankato Public Safety.

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Brian Gosewich / Key City Bike - TF Cast ep. 50

Brian invites us into the Key City Bike shop to talk about the mission and history of the non-profit that has long been serving cyclists in the Mankato area.

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Bob Pavlenko TF Cast ep.49

Bob joins us to chat about the upcoming 20th anniversary of "Here There Be Dragons" a weekly extreme metal radio show on KMSU Mankato. He shares anecdotes and experiences from 20 years

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Sam Lacari - TF Cast ep.48

Sam joins us to talk about his new solo album Sam Licari &The Sweet Tease, his journey as a musician and producer. We also got updates on his work with Irie Minds and his 2020 relocation to Uptown Minneapolis.

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Sabrina Mercedes - TF Cast ep.47

Sabrina joins us to talk about her new community yoga studio Safe Relations, the programs she offers and the path that brought her into this work.

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Dana Sikkila - TF Cast ep. 46

Dana Sikkila shares her expenses working as the director of the 410 project, chats about the local art scene and the impacts of the arts on the public.

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Ocho -Tf Cast ep. 45

Ocho joined us to talk about his life as a working musician, business philosophies and new gigs coming out of the pandemic.

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Dustin Swiers - TF Cast ep.44

Dustin joins us to talk about the Makers Space, the upcoming Makers Market and his own work as a glass blower and sculptor.

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Andy Beltz - TF Cast ep.43

Andy Beltz joins us to talk about his upcoming album “Lost Not Lonely”

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James Mackey - TF Cast ep.42

James shares with us his experience writing and illustrating “Faster than Speed” a science fiction children’s book based on a series of acrylic paintings being sold to benefit the ECHO food shelf.

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Brenda Byron - TF Cast ep.41

Brenda Byron joins us representing the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council to share some of the grant opportunities available for artists this year. Brenda has worked with the PLRAC for over 30 years serving a nine county area.

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Dinah Langsjøen - TF Cast ep.40

Artist and writer Dinah spoke with us about her evolution as a working artist through the lens of a cancer survivor dedicated to following her intuitions in life and art.

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Justin Bergo - TF Cast ep.39

Illustrator Justin Bergo joined us to talk about his style & influences as an artist, love of dark fantasy artwork and most recently his experience being selected to design the artwork for surly darkness.

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Dave Sandersfeld - TF Cast ep.38

Singer songwriter Dave Sandersfeld joins us to share his journey as a musician from picking up a guitar in high school to playing with The Reckless and eventually emerging as a solo artist. Dave shares insights into his writing and recording process along with some information on an upcoming single.

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Jared Willemsen (Smilebro) - TF Cast ep.37

Smilebro's new album Uncomfortable is out now! We talked about music, art, and electronic music.

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Andrew Peterson - TF Cast ep.36

House music DJ and Producer DJ Lustyr has been a Sunday Funday legend and put out some awesome music and internet projects this year. He's also a drummer for local band Alec John and the Sky Surfers.

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Megan Hartzler - TF Cast ep.35

Megan is a singer and musician who used to perform with Jacob and Willis as Beige Interior. We reminisced about our times performing and chatted about random stuff.

Recorded March 3rd, 2020

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Amber Rahe - TF Cast ep.34

Recent winner of the best in show award at the juried gallery show at the 410 Project in Mankato. View Amber's work at the 410 Project, the Union Market, and the St. Peter Art Center.

Recorded Feb 24, 2021

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Chris Parker x Young Blac - TF Cast ep.33

SelfMadeGlory is an Entertainment Co and Record Label based in Mankato MN. With special guest and collaborator Young Blac.

Studio tour coming soon!

Chris Parker @ChrisParkerSMG
Young Blac @iamYoungBlac
SelfMadeGlory @SelfMadeGlory

Recorded Feb 18, 2020

www.selfmadeglory.com

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Stacy K - TF Cast ep.32

Singer songwriter Stacy K shares her experiences as a musician, and hobby farm operator. Learn how she got started with music, is coping with the pandemic, and some news about her just released song "Moving On".

Recorded Feb 10th, 2021

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Shawn Weigel - TF Cast ep.31

Shawn, the creator of 38th St Media and 38th St Photography came on to chat with us about what's been going on over the last few months as well as what got him started with photography.

Recorded Feb 5, 2021

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Joel Iverson - TF Cast ep.30

Co Founder of Dirty Laundry Records and drummer for local band, Wick.

We learned about Tim's new studio project where he aims to offer small upcoming bands and artists access to a premium recording experience at little to no cost.

Keep up with Dirty Laundry Records on Instagram.

Podcast 30 with Joel Iverson

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Recorded on January 27th, 2020

Tim King - TF Cast ep.29

Co Founder of Dirty Laundry Records and drummer for local band, Wick.

We learned about Tim's new studio project where he aims to offer small upcoming bands and artists access to a premium recording experience at little to no cost.

Keep up with Dirty Laundry Records on Instagram.

Podcast 29 with Tim King

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Recorded on January 20th, 2020

Colin Scharf - TF Cast ep.28 + Live Performance

Writer and musician Colin Scharf talked to us about his current projects which include the recent production a Christmas album by local Mankato musicians for the The Free Press of Mankato MN.

Podcast 28 with Colin Scharf

SONGS
Colin Scharf - Won't Be Long
Colin Scharf - Missing
Colin Scharf - Desire

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Recorded January 13th, 2020

Emily Stark - TF Cast ep.27

Strange Eons is a photography exhibition that will be at the 410 Project Nov 27th through Dec 13th. We talked with Emily about photography, dance, and many more things.

Podcast Episode 27 with Emily Stark

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Recorded November 18, 2020

Kaleb Braun-Schulz - TF Cast ep.26 + Live Performance

Singer-songwriter and performer, Kaleb Braun-Schulz joined us to play some songs and tell us about a new album that he's working on.

Podcast Episode 26 with Kaleb Braun-Schulz

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November 4th, 2020

Laura Shultz - TF Cast ep.25 + Live Performance

Singer & songwriter of Good Night Gold Dust and host of "Starting to Feel Better", a podcast that looks at the connection between creativity and the arts. Laura is a longtime friend of Triple Falls and we recorded some songs with her as well. Stay tuned!

Laura Schultz - TF Cast ep.25

SONGS by Laura Schultz (Live on Triple Falls)
Sitting Empty

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Recorded October 18, 2020

Nici Peper - TF Cast ep.24 + Live Performance

Songwriter and performer Nici Peper is a recent addition to the local music scene. She joined us to talk about her life, music and the experiences that led her here.

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Recorded October 7th, 2020

Michael Torres - TF Cast ep.23 + Poetry Reading

Mankato based Writer & Poet who's just released his first complete book of poems. Check it out on his site - https://www.michaeltorreswriter.com/list-of-names

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Recorded - Oct.4 2020

Justin Coates - TF Cast ep.22

Justin Coates joined us today to talk about his experience with Mankato Public Safety beginning in June 2015. Justin was pinned to the ground by two members of public safety (Bill Reinbold, Ken Baker) in an image that was widely circulated following the murder of George Floyd. Since that time Justin has been working with Public Safety to increase accountability and his case has been subject to an outside investigation.

Recorded September 30th, 2020

Additionally Justin is a mental health worker and has a new podcast of his own.

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Recorded - September 30th, 2020

Jeni Kolstad - TF Cast ep.21

Executive Director of Southern Minnesota Pride and local organizer for LGBTQ groups in Mankato, Minnesota.

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Recorded - September 23rd, 2020

Chris Bertrand - TF Cast ep.20 + Live Performance

Chris Bertrand is a co-host of the "Keepin' It Local" show on KMSU and he plays in Just Mirlyn and Schell's Angels. We talked to him on the podcast about his upcoming album "By The Poor". He also played a few songs for us so stay tuned to give em a listen!

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Recorded - September 13, 2020

Dolly Baruah #RememberMeToo - TF Cast ep.19

The Remember Me Too movement aims to support international students with FREE groceries, health items, bicycle, housing, & internship opportunities.

We spoke with Dolly about her involvement with the group and the experiences of the students that she represents.

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Recorded - September 9th, 2020

Emily Dzieweczynski - TF Cast ep.18

Emily is a recent graduate of Gustavus college where she studied Studio Art and Psychological Sciences. In her work, she question the nature of reality through science, art, and technology with a focus on uncovering the ways we connect and experience empathy.

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Recorded - Sept 2, 2020

This is Perfect Harmony - TF Cast ep.17

Co. Owners Alycia Grace and Jenna Vagel joined us to talk about their brand "This is Perfect Harmony LLC". Perfect Harmony is a media company that covers music, art, environmental issues and festival culture. Starting as a written publication they are expanding into podcasting, event planning and school bus transformation.

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Recorded Aug 19, 2020

Peter Klug - TF Cast ep.16 + Live Performance

Peter Klug is a resident of Eagle Lake and an active member of the local music scene he spoke with us today about his connection to the region, forthcoming album with his band Just Mirlyn' and involvement with numerous projects such as; Bee Balm Fields, Poor Lemuel and Watermelon Slush.

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Recorded on August 12, 2020

Andrew Slocum & Jack Fritz - TF Cast ep.15

Local skaters looking to help Mankato get it's own free public skate park!

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Recorded on August 5, 2020

Melissa Ketchum - TF Cast ep.14

Melissa is an entrepreneur, fashion designer, and ordained interfaith minister.

We talked about the above and lots more in our podcast episode.

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Recorded on August 5, 2020

Sharee Buell - TF Cast ep.13

Organizer of the upcoming Turning Wheels for Racial Justice fundraiser which will donate to the local NAACP chapter.

Board member for the Blue Skunk Bike Polo team in Mankato

Sharee Buell spoke with us about Turning Wheels for Racial Justice a upcoming cycling fundraiser to benefit the Mankato NAACP chapter and address the racial disparity within the cycling community. We also had the opportunity to talk about Mankato cycling and the bike polo scene.

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Recorded on July 8, 2020

Fuzzy of FuzzTalkRadio - TF Cast ep.12

Fuzzy is a Mankato based promoter and radio personality who's been involved the music shows, shows, and projects in the area.

We talked about the evolving music scene in Mankato and the projects Fuzzy has been involved in.

Full TF Cast - https://youtu.be/lcbMPdyymVw

LiveRadio - https://live365.com/station/FuzzTalkRadio-a78894

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FuzzTalkRadioMN

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


Recorded June 29th, 2020

Jasmine D'Avilar - TF Cast ep.11

We spoke with Jasmine about recent events, the daily protest Jasmine organizes at the Veterans Memorial Bridge, and our hopes for the TF Black Voices project.

YouTube | Facebook | Spotify

@JasmineDAvilar @theCrochetGay

Recorded June 10th, 2020

Ben Scruggs - TF Cast ep.10 + Live Performance

We talked with Ben about being a musician in Mankato and playing in lots of bands.

TF Cast ep.10 (Full)

Ben Played 4 Songs from his upcoming album! They will be released soon on YouTube & Facebook

• Mad Man

• Cutting Teeth

• Wheel of Life

• Dog, Beer, and a Bong

Recorded May 26th, 2020

Project Bike - TF Cast ep.9

This week's cast episode we spoke with Dana & Kyle about project bike.

With her bike, trailer, and film crew, Sikkila has biked over 2,500 summer miles connecting with Minnesota artists living in communities ranging from the rural to large cities, learning what motivates her fellow Minnesotans to create art. Project Bike's mission is to showcase that art and artists are truly part of our chemistry as individuals, as communities, and as a state.

Project Bike will be on display at the MSP Airport this summer.

Project Bike is a Minnesota wide bicycle tour with visual artists and their studios setting the destinations. For the past five years creative leader Dana Sikkila has set out on a one of a kind art/bike tour, advocating for the important point that every artist has skills and creative ideas to help grow and sustain our communities. That we all have stories to share and that our art is the way we tell those stories.

Full Episode - YouTube

Recorded 200519

Jason Knudson - TF Cast ep.8

This week's cast episode we spoke with Jason about his musical projects including his band Loadie and the shifting landscape of the Mankato music scene.

Full Episode - YouTube

Music - Loadie - Free to Ride

Recorded 200318

Adam Steinke - TF Cast ep.7 + Live Performance

Adam Steinke known musically as See Through Box Car played us some songs during a TF Cast session. Adam also is a co owner of Solstice Festival and owns and operates Bent River Outfitters.

Full Episode - YouTube

See Through Box Car Music

Recorded 200310

Laura Karels - TF Cast ep.6 + Live Performance

Laura Karels of Bee Balm Fields band talked with us about her music, and music related projects. She told us about a summer project project called The River Rat Ramblers which includes bicycles and pop-up concerts?

TF Cast ep.6 - Here

Laura Karels Songs

Fallin' - https://youtu.be/_GQ1Pt95JnI

Sea of Sorrows - https://youtu.be/E1hDl1WaVCs

Sunshine - https://youtu.be/yuqXkYr1MyY

Recorded: March 3, 2020

Amanda Wirig - TF cast ep.5

Amanda Wirig is the Executive Director of the Emy Frentz Art's Guild in Mankato Minnesota. We talked with her about our new project Creative Commons, her work as a visual artist, and her involvement with the arts guild.

Full TF Cast - Here

Recorded 200224

Abby Daleki - TF Cast ep.4

Abby Daleki is a painter, musician, and a dancer.

Instagrams @abbydalekiart, @omnimatter, @speedweedmn, @satoriviolet, @flyfusion

Full Episode - YouTube

Recorded 200211

!intelligent Des!gn - TF Cast ep.3

Robert Kolbe aka !ntell!gent Des!gn is a Hip-Hop artist based in Mankato. We talked about performing at shows, Mankato's hip-hop scene, and the events he's putting on in and around Mankato.

Full Episode - YouTube

Recorded 200204

Jake Giller - TF Cast ep.2

Jake Giller is a rising hip hop artist in Minnesota. We talked about some of his recent shows, how he got started rapping, and his visions for the future.

Full Interview on YouTube

Listen to Jake Giller's latest ep here.

Sincerely Yours - Jake Giller

Catch Jake freestylin' on the Wisemen show

Jake Giller Music Facebook & Instagram

Recorded 200121

Zach Sproles - TF Cast ep.1

Zach Sproles of Onion Bun talked with us about his musical journey, the scene in Mankato, some upcoming shows, and his excitement for the direction of the musical community in Mankato.

Watch the full video on Youtube https://youtu.be/UXe_elHVXlg

Donate to the fundraiser to help Minneapolis bands replace gear that was stolen last weekend.

https://fundly.com/help-bands-robbed-at-gunpoint-at-hush-in-north-mpls

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9YRYsKcYgY&t

This was episode 1 of the TF Cast. It will probably be turned into a podcast at some point.

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