The Podcast w/ Benson Thai
By Benson Thai
The Podcast w/ Benson ThaiFeb 16, 2020
Koby Nelson Returns
Koby Nelson sits down with Benson in the Hartt School recording studio to talk about Benson's recent splurge on gear, how Mac Minis should be called MacNuggets, how farming and sound engineering are definitely the same thing, how hot the studio is, and Koby engineering the session instead of Benson!
Zach Haines Returns
Zach Haines sits down with Benson in the School of Communication podcast studio at the University of Hartford to talk about the script Benson has yet to write, how sci-fi movies are his pizza, the new crop of horror directors, and the audio class he and Benson are teaching in fall 2021!
Sarah Badlissi is a classical guitarist and graduate of the guitar program at the University of Hartford's Hartt School. She sits down with Benson to talk about movies shot in Massachussetts, film scores, and going to Brussels for graduate school! Then she plays Gulli Bjornsson's "Rock-Covered Plateau."
T.J. Thompson is a jazz pianist, educator, and director of instrumental music at The Taft School in Watertown, CT. He sits down with Benson to talk about going to Guitar Center, teaching during a pandemic, titling instrumental works, H. Jon Benjamin's "jazz" album, and their experiences learning to read music and train their ears!
Phoebe Casciani Re-Returns
Phoebe Casciani returns to the podcast to talk about her plans to move to Florida, Wes Anderson, standing desks, and how Zodiac is a much better David Fincher movie than The Curious Case of Benjamin Button!
Carol Kaplan Returns
Carol Kaplan returns to the podcast to talk about DIY projects, how she became Executive Director of the Farmington Valley Arts Center, and running the FVAC during a pandemic!
Michael Yurgeles Returns
Michael Yurgeles returns to the podcast to talk about interesting Connecticut residents, parallel universes, Nicolas Cage, and how his kids call him and his wife by their first names!
Julie Pereira (artist) sits down with Benson to talk about studio environments, how art takes up space, LeVar Burton Reads, hearing their own voices!
Bill Haygood is the facilities manager of the Five Points Center for the Visual Arts. He sits down with Benson to talk about his life as a tradesman, and the nature of the arts, and whether art really means anything!
Jimmy Ji Returns
Jimmy Ji returns to the podcast to talk about his brief stint in corporate work, their filmmaking journeys, GAS, and possibly expanding his video production company!
Sue Berg Returns
Sue Berg returns to the podcast to talk about the new Five Points Art Center, her retirement from teaching, boxed water, and biodegradable art!
Dr. Jack Banks is an Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the University of Hartford's School of Communication. He sits down with Benson to talk about pandemic life during the school year, the new podcast studio, if Benson should be considered a creative, and hams!
Nathan Dembik Re-Returns
Nathan Dembik returns to the podcast to talk about Ellen, jazz cigarettes, doxxing James Taylor, The Butterfly Effect, The Sugeshank Redemption, and O.J. Simpson!