Category Archives: Original Craft Productions

Comedian Steve Hofstetter: You only need 20,000 people

 Comedian Steve Hofstetter‘s videos have over a billion views on Instagram. His book, Ginger Kid, was a top five pick on Amazon and debuted at number one in its category. Hofstetter will be appearing at The Funny Bone in Columbus … Continue reading

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Hanif Abdurraqib: Writing Columbus for the world

Columbus author and native Hanif Abdurraqib is a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grantee, among many other accolades. We discuss his latest book There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension, a book that Hanif regards as one he had to grow … Continue reading

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The Endless Grace of Deidre McCalla

Singer-songwriter Deirdre McCalla has a musical journey spanning five decades and a very successful recent album, Endless Grace, to bring to her Six String Concert on May 11. We talked about the the inspiration behind her hit song “Shoulder to … Continue reading

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Zoë Thompson’s new obsession: Mary Wollstonecraft

Poet, essayist and Ohio State University faculty member Zoë Brigley grew up in Wales, reading books by and about authors. She felt a particular draw toward the fascinating and controversial life of feminist icon Mary Wollstonecraft. Brigley’s most recently published … Continue reading

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What makes a good smelling Milky Way? Ask Dr. Jillian Scudder

Dr. Jillian Scudder, an astrophysicist and Oberlin College Associate Professor of physics and astronomy, discusses her journey through space, dinosaurs, and volcanoes and explains cosmic wonders such as why the Milky Way smells of rum and raspberries, the dimming of … Continue reading

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Nita Sweeney: Persistence Pays Off

Columbus-based wellness author Nita Sweeney was a Faulkner Society Award finalist and an Ohio Arts Council Governor’s Award nominee for her 2019 memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target. The book was a number one Amazon new release in the mood … Continue reading

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Voting expert Ken Block: No appreciable fraud in the 2020 Election

When the Trump campaign hired voting expert Ken Block to investigate voter fraud after the 2020 election, he knew it would be contentious. But Block had studied voting fraud for a decade and he promised a fair and objective review … Continue reading

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Do you like “Other Girls?” Leslie Mendelson thinks you should

Singer-Songwriter Leslie Mendelson will be in Columbus on March 15 with Six String Concerts. We spoke recently about her most recent album, In the Meantime, and her forthcoming album After the Party. The latter gave her the opportunity to work … Continue reading

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Richard Shindell: Throwing stuff at the wall

 Singer songwriter Richard Schindel returns to perform at Six String Concerts on Saturday, February 24th, 2024. We spoke recently about his latest endeavors. Shindell described his recent past as, “I’ve been living here in Buenos Aires and… I’ve been writing … Continue reading

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National Geographic Herbal: Mimi Prunella Hernandez

Drive through rural Ohio, and you’ll see thousands of stands of trees, surrounded by brush and plants. You may wonder, “Could I eat any of those?” At times like this, you really need someone like Mimi Prunella Hernandez, who holds … Continue reading

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