The Weekend Starts Now taped its third show at the Chef Shack Ranch on Monday, June 8.
This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest. If you’d like to join us for next taping, we’ll be at PUBLIC kitchen + bar on Monday, June 22. Tickets: PUBLIC kitchen + bar.
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Hear the whole episode here, or go segment-by-segment …
SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James talk about two of the most explosive topics in modern discourse: pedal pubs and student loans. Guest Jade Tittle sits in.
SEGMENT 2: JADE TITTLE
James and Taylor talk with Current DJ Jade Tittle about the upcoming curious incidents series of art pop-ups in St. Paul (Kickstart it here), what it’s been like to shift into a daytime DJ mode, and what albums, old and new, we should add to our collections.
SEGMENT 3: THE WEEKEND STARTS NOW QUIZ: TURN YOU INSIDE OUT
Who’s the opposite of Elvis Costello? Or Public Enemy? We find out when we talk to audience members Holly and Mel and challenge their musical creativity. Guest judge Jade Tittle lends additional musical firepower.
SEGMENT 4: JOHN JODZIO
Writer John Jodzio’s new chapbook, You Cannot Give Yourself a Nickname, is the winner of The Rusty Toque’s 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest. It’s also lucid, fast-moving, and very funny. We chat with him about writing and the burgeoning Minneapolis scene.
SEGMENT 5: YOUR WEEKEND PLANS