Christine Hayes: Lost Restaurants of Central Ohio and Columbus

Christine Hayes book coverChristine Hayes is a Columbus native and columnist for the Short North Gazette. You might know her as Ramona Moon, the art car lady. Aside from gluing toys to her car, Hayes has edited a book of her father’s old newspaper columns and cowritten two books about Ohio’s lost restaurants. On this episode of Craft, Christine talks with Adam Hribar about some of the missing eateries of her childhood and what’s changed since she ate out as a kid.

You can meet Christine at the 2018 Ohioana Book Festival on April 14, 2018

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Steve Goble: Writing the pirate seas

Steve Goble novelYo ho! Yo ho! It’s the pirate’s life for Steve! Ever since Steve Goble was a kid, he’s been enthralled with the adventure novel. Since he couldn’t be a pirate, Goble became a reporter for ten Ohio news publications and has written everything from crime reports to craft beer reviews to poetry. He has one book out now and is set to publish his second one, The Devil’s Wind, in September 2018. On this episode of Craft, Steve talks with Adam Hribar about his first book: The Bloody Black Flag: A Spider John Mystery.

You can meet Steve at the 2018 Ohioana Book Festival on April 14, 2018

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Amanda Petford-Long: Let’s Get Small

Tiny dinosaur!

How small can we go with computers? What happens as materials get as tiny as the dinosaur I’ve shrunk to the size of a pen?

Amanda Petford-Long is a distinguished physicist in the Materials Science Division of the Argonne National Laboratory and an expert in nano-scale materials. Join us as she discusses what nanomaterials are and why they are so crucial to the way we function in our everyday lives. Petford-Long will appear with the Ohio State University’s Science Sundays event on March 18, describing how microscopes can be used as “nano-laboratories.”

No dinosaurs were injured in the making of this image.

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Dustin Meadows: Weezer, NuMetal, and finding your voice as a comedian

Dustin Meadows

Dustin Meadows has been doing stand up for eight years. He’s released two albums, founded an alternative comedy troupe called Whiskey Bear Comedy, and frequently hosts The Pop Culture mixtape. He stops by Craft to talk about his new album, No! The World Needs Laughter. You can frequently find him performing at Mikey’s Late Night Slice, but until then, he’s talking with Craft spring intern, Adam Hribar, about Weezer, NuMetal, and finding your voice as a comedian. For more about Dustin Meadows, check out his website or Facebook page.

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Lori Erickson: Monks Don’t Make the Best Interview Subjects

Lori Erickson

Lori Erickson grew up on a farm in Iowa and grew up reading adventure novels by John L. Stoddard that inspired her to travel the world. In her newest book, Holy Rover, Erickson explores her love of travel and her personal spirituality. Join Lori Erikson and Doug Dangler as they talk about spirituality, the declining monastic culture, and, in a more meta Craft interview, interviews. She’ll be at Thurber House Tuesday, February 6 talking about her new book.

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Matthew Kahle: Did Archimedes build a death ray?

Matthew Kahle

Matthew Kahle is an associate professor at Ohio State and researches topology, geometry, probability, statistical mechanics, and combinatorics. He’s also enamored with Archimedes, one of the foremost mathematicians, scientists, inventors, and engineers of the ancient world. Kahle first heard about Archimedes while he was teaching a summer camp, but you’ll first hear about Archimedes’ amazing accomplishments on Craft.
Did I mention Archimedes also built a heat ray?
Sunday, February 18, Matthew Kahle will be giving a lecture as a part of Ohio State’s Science Sunday Series about Archimedes and his contributions to STEM fields that include spheres, circles, proto-calculus, and an ancient heat ray. How could you not want to hear from someone with a solid 4.0 on RateMyProfessor?

Tune into Craft for the interview and then duck and cover and hope the Russians can’t figure out Archimedes’ ability to burn our wooden ships.

 

 

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Craft Intern Adam Hribar hosts WCBE’s Johnny DiLoretto

Johnny DiLorettoWant a Marvel-DC cross-over on the silver screen? Well, the studios probably can’t hash out that legal mess, so you’ll have to settle for watching two radio shows collide. Johnny DiLoretto, host of Cinema Classics and WCBE Community Relations Coordinator, stops by Craft to talk about what it’s like to fundraise for public radio. In another twist, Doug couldn’t make it to the interview, so his side-kick (intern) Adam Hribar assumes his mantle for the day.

Join us and listen to Johnny talk about the wonderful community of WCBE and try to figure out why today’s youth don’t listen to the radio.

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Rebecca Reczek: Are you spending your food dollars wisely?

Rebecca Reczek

Rebecca Walker Reczek, Ohio State associate professor of marketing, will appear on January 21 at the Ohio State University’s Science Sundays where she’ll discuss “Do Healthy Diets Make Empty Wallets? How Consumer Beliefs Shape Food Choice.” Tune in to hear how she studies consumers and what beliefs may be hindering getting the most for your money at the supermarket.

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Loudon Wainwright III returns to Columbus

In the summer of 1992, I had  moved to Columbus with my wife so she could attend medical school. I was working odd jobs, including a lunch and dinner shifts at a seedy Italian restaurant I was convinced was run by the mob. Between shifts, I hung out in my smelly uniform at a nearby library, looking through novels and CDs. One odd cover photo caught my eye.

Loudon Wainwright Therapy Cover

 

I listened to the album and I’ve been listening to Loudon Wainwright III’s work ever since.
Join us as we discuss his new book, how being a memoirist functions for him, and the difficulties of being a satirist in the Trump era.
Wainwright will be in Columbus on November 17 at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza.

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Masha Hamilton on the perfume of people in war

Ruchika PrakashJournalist, novelist, and public speaker Masha Hamilton is the 2017 John E. Nance writer in residence with the Thurber House and will appear with Evenings with Authors on November 14.
She’s covered conflicts across the globe, from the fall of the USSR to the Intifada. Listen in as we discuss her work, teaching, and life.

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