February 22 2012
Trevor and John discuss the pros and cons pertaining to the use of gore in various entertainments. Tremble as John Arminio is sarcastic! Trevor Stottlemyer is knowledgeable about movies! Spoilers to movies with titles like 'Cannibal Holocaust' are given! SPOILER ALERT: There is cannibalism!
February 17 2012
Over the next year, The Global Cafe will be posting archival interviews spanning 15 years of broadcasting. On the eve of his 70th Birthday, we interviewed jazz legend and master congero Ray Barretto. This was a thrilling interview, especially since Barretto was a huge influence on me as a musician and music lover. This interview was recorded in April of 1999.
December 14 2011
April 21 2011
In this episode of Artful Dissection, the mysterious Trevor Pryor Stottlemyer and the rumored John Arminio discuss all things Clint Eastwood. They presume to make fun of the iconic filmmaker, only to be drawn in by the mere mention of his name. By the end of the podcast, they worked themselves into a fawning frenzy. Adorable! Enlightening! Grizzled!
March 20 2011
John Arminio, Joseph Savitski, and Trevor Stottlemyer discuss cult film, fandom, John Waters' sexy mustache, but for some reason never mention the fact that they all have hard-to-pronounce last names. Hilarity and elitism ahoy!
March 7 2011
One of our favorite classic actors is Humphrey Bogart and Stefan Kanfer's book Tough Without a Gun: The Extraordinary Life and Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart is a wonderful look into the life and icon. Recently, The Global Cafe & Book Smarts talked with Stefan about his book and love for classic Hollywood icons. Stefan has also written biographies about Groucho Marx, Lucille Ball and Marlon Brando. Enjoy!
March 4 2011
The Global Cafe was thrilled to talk with James Kaplan concerning his two volume set on the life of legendary Frank Sinatra. Frank Sinatra: The Voice is available now. Much has been written on Frank Sinatra, but much of it has focused on more glitz and gossip. Kaplan's letter of love is a comprehensive look into an extraordinary life and talent. James Kaplan has also worked with Jerry Lewis on his book Dean & Me and also published novels such as Pearl's Progress and Airport. Enjoy the podcast!
March 3 2011
Recently, The Global Café chatted with singer, activist and living legend Mavis Staples concerning her most recent album called You Are Not Alone out now on the Anti Epitaph record label. Mavis touches upon working with songwriter, producer and Wilco front-man Jeff Tweedy, memories of the Staple Singers and much more. Enjoy!
October 1 2010
We recently interviewed singer-songwriter, graphic artist and punk legend Jon Langford about his latest musical extravaganza with his band the Skull Orchard called Old Devils, out now on the ultra cool country record label Bloodshot. Jon was a founder of college rock legends The Mekons. Langford moved to Chicago leaving punk rock and embracing insurgent country music over a decade ago. Jon touches upon Old Devils, his love of literature, the beauty of straight forward simplicity in music and the themes that make their way into almost all of his artistic endeavors . Enjoy!
Trevor P. Stottlemyer