This week on Start Hear:

  • Chompers: Make tooth time easy with this morning and night tooth brushing show for kids.
  • Kidosaurus: A dinosaur podcast for kids, by a kid!
  • Nature Guys: Nature Guys connects you to the exciting natural world right in your own neighborhood.

Photo by Brian Mahar

Lung has just returned from an extensive tour and I was fortunate enough to get time with them before the release of their new album All The King’s Horses.

Kate Wakefield & Daisy Caplan joined me to play two songs - one of which is not yet released.

Dispatch From America, Location 12

Sep 5, 2018

Colorado-based Dispatch formed in 1996 and became one of the most successful Indie bands ever, jokingly called “the biggest band nobody’s ever heard of!”

This week on Start Hear:

  • Part-Time Genius: Join Will and Mango as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.
  • Mothers of Invention: Celebrating amazing women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice.
  • Wrong Side of the Pond: D.J. Switzer and Jeremy Lance cover soccer from a very localized yet intelligent point of view.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Extra Pack of Peanuts: Rick Steves for the new generation and will teach you everything you need to know to travel more and spend less.
  • The Science of Happiness: Research-based tips for a meaningful life.
  • Your Voice Matters: A multifaceted teen program that creates a sense of empowerment & accomplishment in the urban community.

If not having a website for your band makes you part of the underground, then Sweet Pablo is the next big thing in Cincinnati’s subterranean culture.

On September 29, Her Royal Airship Ashanti and the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance will be hosting a jazz concert at Withrow High School to celebrate 20 years of the popular anime series, Cowboy Bebop.

The concert also benefits Melodic Connections an organization dedicated to teaching people with special needs through the power of music.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • Science Solved It: A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science.
  • Household Name: Host Dan Bobkoff tells the surprising stories behind some of our biggest household name brands.
  • Fanfare Cincinnati: Explore the world of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops and the region's vibrant arts scene.

This week on Start Hear:

  • A Piece of Work: Everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask.
  • The Stoop: Stories from across the Black diaspora. A combination of journalism, and storytelling that focuses on the things that aren't talked about enough.
  • Live from Table 1: A local interview podcast, featuring guests who are making an impact on our region in someway - at the best table at Price Hill Chili.


Jim Pelz is a prolific country-rock songwriter and performer who, when he’s not playing solo or with his band, Hickory Robot, is sitting in with other bands like Root Cellar Xtract.

Lately, he has collaborated with some great musicians to form yet another band called The Firewalkers to record an album that is a follow-up to his 2015 release, Loser Angels.

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In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman from the Cincinnati Observatory get an insider's view of the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama – home to the famous Space Camps for kids – when they talk with Pat Ammons, the center's director of communications.

MacReady U.K.

Jul 24, 2018

Nick Barrows and Jay Reynolds are long-time friends who wanted to collaborate on a most extraordinary project -- to develop a soundtrack to a John Carpenter film that doesn’t exist.

They named the project after the main character in Carpenter’s The Thing, played by Kurt Russell.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Ministry of Ideas: A small podcast about big ideas.
  • Podikins: A creative podcast for kids, age 0-99.
  • The Artfuls: Informing young professionals about arts events in the Cincinnati area.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Gravity Assist: Dr. Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science, takes you on a guided tour of the solar system and beyond.
  • I Know Dino: The big dinosaur podcast.
  • Life, Death & Tarot: Join designer and thanatologist Cole Imperi as tarot helps to explore life, our fears and struggles, our dreams and ambitions.

Since the early 1990s, John Curley - bass player for the Afghan Whigs - has been a great friend to the local music scene and, as operator of UltraSuede Studio, has helped countless bands and musicians achieve their dreams of having their music recorded in a professional studio.

Then, in March, John was forced to close up shop at UltraSuede after 25 years, but quickly found that he had friends on the other side of the river that wanted to collaborate.

By relocating to The Lodge in Dayton, KY, John has found a new home for his talents, his passion and his gear.

Welcome To PaoliFest

Jul 12, 2018

PaoliFest is a joint venture between Black Vulture Project and Jordana Greenberg, a local musician and internationally touring performer who credits the musicians she encountered in Paoli among the influences that have shaped her career.

The inaugural PaoliFest will take place August 11, 2018 at the Tomato Products Company in Paoli, IN. Built to be a celebration of the town and community, the festival will be a completely free event featuring local and nationally touring musicians, visual art, films made by local youth, food and craft vendors, workshops, jam sessions and children's entertainment.


In this episode of Looking Up, urban astronomer Nick Lloyd joins hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman in the studio to talk about his backyard observatory and how he's able to view galaxies with the use of EAA – Electronically Assisted Astronomy.

Here's a link to the forum Nick mentioned: Cloudy Nights EAA Observation and Equipment

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Salt: From the NPR Science Desk a podcast about what we eat and why we eat it.
  • American Fiasco: The true story of how NOT to win the World Cup.
  • Aftermath: Two crime reporters travel the country talking to people whose lives changed in the blink of an eye due to gun violence.

Classic rock icons Dave Mason & Steve Cropper bring their Rock & Soul Revue to Bechtold Park in Sycamore Township on July 13. I had the unique pleasure to speak with both musicians for Around Cincinnati.