Hobo Radio Interview – Top Chef’s Jamie Tran

The past year has been an incredibly difficult one for restaurant owners. Many have struggled to stay open and to stay financially solvent during a global pandemic.

This struggle is front and center in season 18 of Bravo’s Top Chef. It was also the motivating factor for Jamie Tran, chef and owner of Las Vegas’ The Black Sheep, to compete on the show.

We talked to Jamie about her path to becoming a chef, her restaurant’s struggles during Covid and what it’s like competing on Top Chef.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “Spirit Chef” by Miseryslims
Photo by: David Moir/Bravo

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Hobo Radio Interview – Elizabeth Ito, creator of City of Ghosts

Elizabeth Ito has spent more than 15 years working in animation on shows like Adventure Time and her award-winning Cartoon Network short Welcome to My Life.

Her new Netflix show, City of Ghosts, is about a team of adorable young ghost hunters who travel around LA interviewing spirits and learning about the rich history of the city and its eclectic inhabitants. After a rough few years, it is essential comfort viewing.

We interviewed Ito about her career in animation, the development and execution of City of Ghosts and her anxiety about the child actors aging out of their parts.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “Ghost” by Flugeldar
City of Ghosts

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City of Ghosts is available now on Netflix. You can find out more about Elizabeth Ito by visiting her website.

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Hobo Radio Interview – Remembering Jessica Walter

Like all of you, we were heartbroken by the news that legendary actor Jessica Walter passed away. With a career that stretched over six decades, she was known in more recent years for playing two iconic matriarchs, Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development and Mallory Archer on Archer.

In 2016, we talked to her about season seven of Archer, her work on Arrested Development and the similarities between the two mothers she plays on those shows. Today, in honor of her passing, we are reposting the audio. 

[To read the print version of this interview, click here. You can also read about the Archer Live! event mentioned in this episode here.]

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “Say Goodbye” by Benji Cossa
Jessica Walter

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Hobo Radio Interview – Steven Kostanski, writer/director of PG: Psycho Goreman

The ’80s were a ridiculous time when filmmakers were ambitious, but often forced to work within the constraints of meager budgets. That’s how we ended up with movies like Masters of the Universe, where, to save money, He-Man is magically transported from Grayskull to Earth.

Steven Kostanski is seeking to recapture some of that ’80s magic with PG: Psycho Gorman. In the film, which is available today on DVD and Blu-ray, a young girl named Mimi and her brother Luke awakens an ancient alien warrior and force him to do their bidding.

We talked to Kostanski about his inspirations for Psycho Goreman, PG’s love of “hunky boys” and what it’s been like releasing the film during a pandemic.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “Psycho II” by lo-fi is sci-fi
Psycho Goreman
Photo courtesy of RLJE Films

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Hobo Radio Interview – Jonathan Davenport, co-creator of Our Heroes Rock

When Jonathan Davenport responded to an online post looking for a graphic artist to design characters for an upcoming project, he had no way of knowing that the poster was Xavier Woods and that the project would lead to Davenport designing ring gear for the New Day and other WWE wrestlers.

After George Floyd was killed by police last summer, Davenport and New Day wanted to design ring gear depicting heroes of black history. From there, Davenport and Big E teamed up with Andreas Hale to create Our Heroes Rock, an animated show that uses hip hop and science fiction to teach kids about black history.

We talked to Davenport about the Kickstarter campaign for Our Heroes Rock, designing ring gear for the New Day and how hard it is not to geek out and ask a million questions when texting pro wrestlers.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “She Can’t See” by Bronson Scott
Our Heroes Rock

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Follow and support Our Heroes Rock on Kickstarter. You can find more of Jonathan’s work at Design Mode Studios.

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