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The Bay’s own Adriel Luis got his start through poetry and music collective ILL-Literacy. Today, he works for The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC as Curator of Digital and Emerging Media. Tune in as Matt and Adriel catch up in this special extended edition, as they discuss creative auras and activating your imagination. 

Direct download: Adriel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43pm PST

Singer/songwriter David Paige’s career grew exponentially after competing on VH1′s Make a Band Famous, rubbing heads with Natasha Bedingfield and Tyson Ritter from All American Rejects. Tune in as Matt and David chat it up, as they discuss Chicago beginnings and honoring his father’s memory through music.

Direct download: DavidPaige.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm PST

 

Northeastern University alumn Micah is a songwriter in the thick of pitches and writing sessions in New York. Tune in as Matt and Micah chat in his bachelor pad, as they discuss the ins-and-outs of the music business, and their mutual love for Ryan Mitchell Grey.

Direct download: 1MICAH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The most decorated guest on the podcast to date, beatboxer Sung Lee has won national competitions including Kollaboration Star LA and Amateur Night at The Apollo. Tune in as Matt and Sung chat it up in Koreatown, as they discuss the lost art of being original.

Direct download: SUNG.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm PST

Wesleyan University's favorite sons The Rooks join the podcast this week straight from Midtown Manhattan. You can catch the band performing throughout residencies in New York. Tune in as Garth, Spencer and Matt chat it up, as they discuss comic book comparisons, acapella beginnings, and making practice perfect.

Direct download: therooksnew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

YouTuber and rapper DANakaDAN joins this podcast this week LIVE from Kollaboration New York! Dan rose to fame through his work on ISATV, working hand-in-hand with acts ranging from David Choi to Dumbfoundead. Tune in as Matt and Dan chat it up in St. Marks, as they discuss his acclaimed documentary akaDan, a film capturing his journey pursuing his roots as a Korean American adoptee.

Direct download: DanAKADan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:41pm PST

Singer and arranger Kevin Redrico is the brainchild of acapella crooners SANFRAN6, now on tour with NBC’s The Sing-Off (Season 5). Tune in as Matt and Kevin chat it up, as they cover Avengers references, Catholic roots, and finding your own musical recipe. 

Direct download: SANFRAN6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Comedian Becky Yamamoto began her career with classes at the legendary Groundlings, which eventually led to her self-produced web series “Uninspired.” Tune in as Matt and Becky have a conversation full of awkward humor and tangents, as they discuss bridezillas, Asian presidents, and the benefits of being an ethnic ninja.

Direct download: BeckyY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

After attaining a degree in Biochemistry, Michael Kingston decided to take a different route and pursue his dream. Today, his HEADLOCKED comic series has gained much acclaim. From raising over $50,000 on Kickstarter, to having covers drawn by WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler. Tune in as Michael and Matt discuss DIY struggles, wrestling as an art form, and being drawn to storytelling at an early age.

Direct download: MichaelKingston.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Joshua Strauther brings a certain swag and sophistication to the keytar, supporting Alex Boyé of America's Got Talent. Tune in as Matt and Josh chat in this special extended edition, as they discuss his new EP, their favorite bible passages, and their mutual love for The Head and The Heart.

Direct download: JOSHUA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Adira Amram’s musical comedy has led her to features on Funny Or Die, UCB Comedy, and eventually the Emerging Comics of New York (ECNY) Awards as Best Musical Comedy Act. Tune in as Matt and Adira chat it up in midtown Manhattan, as they discuss motherhood, being the perpetual passenger, and not being afraid of the impossible.

Direct download: ADIRA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm PST

New Orleans' indie rockers Luxley join the podcast this week in a special extended edition. The band recently wrapped up a North American tour with Bombay Bicycle Club and Milo Greene. Tune in as Matt chats with frontman Ryan Gray, as they discuss punk rock roots, ventures into medical school, and their mutual love for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. 

 

Direct download: Luxley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Filmmaker JP Chan raised $30,000 in 30 days on Kickstarter for his first feature film A Picture of You. The Examiner rated the film 5 stars, with further nods in publications like LA Times, Village Voice and RogerEbert.com. Tune in as Matt and JP chat in Washington Square Park, as they discuss Jersey roots, artistic pursuits, and wearing many hats.

Direct download: JPCHAN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

UK-natives Until The Ribbon Breaks have been reimagining popular songs on YouTube through their ambient and electronic sound. You can catch them this year on tour with London Grammar throughout North America. Tune in as Matt sits down with James and Pete over Insomnia Cookies, as they discuss film inspirations, Midwest roadtrips and their mutual love for Boyz II Men.

Direct download: riibbon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Singer/songwriter Travis Atreo joins the podcast this week in this special extended edition. From honing his craft in Nashville, fronting Seattle rockers New Heights, to his newest career path in Los Angeles. Tune in as Travis and Matt catch up, as they discuss common upbringings and their mutual love for Minji's pancakes.

Direct download: TRAVIS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Brooklyn's Ella Zoller and Gabriel Stanley combined their eclectic combinations of styles to form dream-pop fiends Prom. Tune in as Matt catches up with the duo in the Lower East Side, as they discuss collaborations, musical upbringings, and finding your own sound.

Direct download: PROM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35am PST

Matt and Amanda crossed paths in past lives, mainly through the east coast dance community. You can now catch her acting and dancing in Los Angeles. Tune in to their conversation on this special extended edition, as they cover the music business, silver screen dreams, and being a queen of all trades.

Direct download: AmandaSuk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm PST

Aussie singer/songwriter Tom West joins the first podcast of 2015! Matt and Tom linked up at CMJ Music Marathon, as they record this conversation at the backyard of Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn. Tune in as they chat with Matt's band Wyland, as they discuss past lives, long flights, and capturing moments.

Direct download: tomwest.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm PST

Adventure filmmakers Blue Kite Cinema join the podcast on this landmark 50th episode. Tune in as Matt, Nick and Colin chat in this special extended edition, just in time for the holidays, as they discuss band days and their mutual addiction to wanderlust.

Direct download: bluekite.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Eric Kern is a drummer who's backed YouTube names like AJ Rafael, Travis Graham and many more. Tune in as these drummers from another mother bang out a stellar conversation in Southern California, as they discuss tour stories and being the man behind the band.

Direct download: erickern.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm PST

Rich and Christine Yodsukar are a multimedia couple based out of Los Angeles, with roots in both music and acting. Today, you can catch them filming various destination weddings around the world. And even mentoring a new generation of media mavens. Tune in as Matt and The Yodsukars warm up by Greenwich Village, as they discuss family and collaboration.

Direct download: YodsukarPodcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

A Georgia Peach in the Big Apple, Micah Jesse is a media personality and host as seen on CNN, Fox, VH1 and much more. Tune in as Matt and Micah hang out in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, as they discuss big moves, big families and the importance of "your network as your net worth."

Direct download: MICAH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm PST

Photographer Shervin Lainez made the big leap from DC to Brooklyn, which led him to shoot the likes of Sara Bareilles, OKGO, and Death Cab for Cutie to name a few. Tune in as Shervin and Matt catch up the Village in this special extended edition, as they discuss personal challenges and developing your own style.

Direct download: Shervin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Fashion guru and blogger Monica Lin joins the podcast this week over coffee in New York's Koreatown. Tune in as Matt and Monica bond over mutual travels and growing up in international school, as they discuss being fearless, creating connections, and building your own brand.

Direct download: monica.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

NYU alumn Alfa Garcia is a traveling writer and singer/songwriter. Alfa and Matt go way back, as they both got their start in the New Jersey open mic scene. Tune as these two old friends catch up via Skype HD (the first-time in LIKEWISE history!), as they discuss breaking the mold, and finding a home on both coasts. 

Direct download: Alfa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Dance director and choreographer MJ Choi joins the podcast this week as Matt passes through the Garment District of Manhattan. Tune in as the Kollaboration NY alumni discuss culture shock, facing your fears, and all things K-Pop! (S03E43)

Direct download: MJCHOI.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The first start-up on the podcast, Yooka is an app showcasing New York's top spots through personally curated lists. Matt sits down at a coffeeshop in the Flatiron district with co-founders Tom Noh and Jeff Oh. Tune in as they discuss faith, food and the early formation of a business. (S03E42)

Direct download: YOOKANEW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Season 3 is alive and well with the first LIVE podcast straight out of Atlanta. Tune in as Matt and Clara chat in front of live audience at The McDonald’s Education Workshop, as they talk influences, inspirations and the importance of finding yourself. (S03E41)

Direct download: CLARA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

Jay Legaspi has set the bar for a generation of musicians. Even helping make Matt the musician he is today. Tune in as these long-time friends catch up on this special 1-year anniversary of the podcast. As they discuss being fearless and timeless.

Direct download: jay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Austin’s own Colleen Blackard is taking the New York art scene by storm, all with one ballpoint pen. Now residing in Brooklyn, tune in as Colleen and Matt discuss setting roots in new cities and finding home where you least expect it.

Direct download: colleen1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm PST

By way of California and Australia, singer/songwriter Nessa Rica joins the podcast this week on her recent trip to the east coast. Tune in as Matt and Nessa catch up, as they discuss finding your mission, and telling your story through music. 

Direct download: NESSA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm PST

Guro Mike Pana is the CEO and Founder of Bayani Warrior, a nationally recognized Filipino Martial Arts organization. Mike has received many distinctions, most notably UNIPRO’s Top 30 Filipinos Under 30. Tune in as the Pana brothers share stories, from growing up in Thailand to making big moves in Texas.

Direct download: MIKEPANANEW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

Nicole Ponseca is a Filipino food success story, a trailblazer in New York’s restaurant scene with hotspots like Jeepney and Maharlika. Tune in as Matt and Nicole dig in, as they discuss managing risk and redefining the model minority. 

Direct download: NicolePodcastInterview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm PST

Los Angeles rapper Jason Chu joins the podcast this week, touring the east coast promoting his new album Millennial. Tune in as Jason and Matt bond over mutual travels in China, discussing affirmation, authenticity and turning art into passion.

Direct download: JASONCHUNEW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

A real-life ironman, Arland Macasieb is the most decorated and awarded Filipino American athlete in the country today. Tune in as Matt and Arland set the record straight, as they discuss Filipino culture, their favorite authors, and much more!

Direct download: arland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:40pm PST

Singer/songwriter Napon Pintong joins the podcast this week in a special extended edition. As members of the band Mitchell Grey, Matt and Napon catch up over hot chocolate in New York City. Tune in as they swap stories, discussing faith, finding yourself and the brotherhood of being in a band.

Direct download: NAPES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Musician and Jersey City enthusiast Joel Nemo is embarking on a new venture, giving back to his community with his latest project Next Door Lafayette. Tune in as Matt and Joel catch up in Hudson County, as they discuss production, service and common culture.

Direct download: Joel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm PST

Brooklyn resident Wazina Zondon is a performer and educator recently featured on HBO’s The Out List. She also acts as one half of the duo Coming Out Muslim, capturing stories of Islam and queerness. Tune in as Matt and Wazina discuss faith, culture, and sharing a common thread.

Direct download: wazina.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Straight from the Garden State, Rigbi showcases a sound all their own. From the melodic to the ambient. Tune in as Matt sits down with vocalist Jon Irizarry at a diner in New Jersey, as they talk band dynamics, energy and longevity. 

Direct download: rigbi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Singer/songwriter Adinah Lagud is no stranger to the stage. From Jacksonville to New York, you can catch her embarking on new chapter in her career. Tune in as Adinah and Matt hang out on a Sunday morning, discussing karaoke memories, playlist tips, and all things family.

Direct download: adinah.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Brooklyn native Jonathan Grado is the VP of Marketing for Grado Labs, one of MASHABLE’s Top 8 Social Small Businesses in America. Matt and Jonathan meet over tea in Greenwich Village, discussing family, community and living a legacy.

Direct download: GRADO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm PST

Jules and Niko of The Filharmonic join the podcast this week. As seen on NBC’s The Sing-Off, the boys link up with Matt, breaking bread over White Castle sliders. Tune in as they discuss tour stories, fan fictions, and more!

Direct download: FilHarmonic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm PST

It is indeed a small world, as dancer and actress Julie Zhan joins the podcast this week. From her YouTube videos to her recent role on Pretty Little Liars, tune in as Julie and Matt discuss auditions, inspirations and surviving the quarter life crisis.

Direct download: JulieZ.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm PST

Matt’s college roommate Chris Shragin joins the podcast on this landmark 25th episode. After studying in Tokyo together, Chris is now living his dream job working for Sega Networks Japan. Tune in as these old friends swap stories, covering culture shock, graduate life, and more.

Direct download: shraginfinal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm PST

Los Angeles native Tom Ngo is the man behind some of YouTube’s hottest acts, from Far East Movement to Joseph Vincent. Tune in as Matt and Tom catch up over coffee, as they share a love of live music, travel experiences, and all things food.  

Direct download: TomNgo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm PST

Swizz Beatz, Dr. Dre, and Juelz Santana are three of the many household names Gnyus has produced. All by the age of 21 years young. Sit down for a laid-back chat with Matt and Gnyus, as they discuss starting up and standing out. 

Direct download: GNYUSEDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

San Diego native Kat Badar has gained quite the following on YouTube with her wide variety of covers and collaborations. Tune in as Matt and Kat catch up backstage in Jacksonville. As they discuss nursing stories, pageant memories, and the importance of proper grammar.

Direct download: KatBadar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Singer-songwriter Ryan Mitchell Grey joins the podcast this week in a special extended edition. As members of the band Mitchell Grey, Matt and Ryan catch up after headlining a show in Jacksonville, Florida. Tune in as they discuss loves, vices, passions and more.

Direct download: RYAN1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Minnesota transplant and fellow Seton Hall grad Lis Murray has her finger on the pulse of New York’s art scene. Tune in as Matt and Lis catch up and wine down in Chelsea, discussing Twitter anxieties, Korean identities and much more!

Direct download: 20_LW_20__Lisbeth_Murray.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am PST

From Rock frontman to hands-on producer, Steve Carter has always found solace in the art of songwriting. Tune in as Matt and Steve mix it up at his studio in New Jersey, taking the essence of song from creation to collaboration.

Direct download: 19_LW_19__Steve_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am PST

Performer and entrepreneur Vince Lacsamana joins the podcast this week. The Virgina native is setting up new roots in New York City, continuing to build a platform for himself and other independent artists. Tune in as Matt and Vince discuss past ventures, big families, and even bigger moves.

Direct download: 18_LW_18__Vince_Lacsamana.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am PST

Melissa Polinar is the epitome of a true singer/songwriter, having collaborated with some of the music industry’s most prominent talents. From finding her roots in Nashville to building a following on YouTube. Tune in as Matt and Melissa chat in Dallas, Texas. Swapping stories over a brunch, and giving a whole new meaning to Southern hospitality.

Direct download: 17_LW_17__Melissa_Polinar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PST

Dallas native Karla Ceballos joins the podcast this week in a special unreleased edition. As the “original” first episode, tune in as Karla and Matt paint the picture and wine it up, discussing art, activism and more.

Direct download: 16_LW_16__Karla_Ceballos_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Khalil Malamug is the proud owner of Razor Sharp Barbershop in New Jersey. Slowly beginning to see his business shape up. Listen as Matt and Khalil chop it up, bonding over immigrant parents, chasing your dreams and much more.

Direct download: 15_LW_15__Khalil_Malamug.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

From Contemporary to Hip Hop, dance has always been an outlet for Anthony Sachs. A veteran of Rhythmology and the unofficial host of the East Coast’s biggest dance events. Tune in as Matt and Anthony catch up and explore St. Marks Place. Drinking bubble tea, dishing out on dance crews, and more.

Direct download: 14_LW_14__Anthony_Sachs_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PST

Joan Michel is a young and accomplished photographer paving her way through the fashion world. Most notably with a recent cred in Vogue Italia. Tune in as Matt and Joan kick back at her home in Jersey City, giving a whole new meaning to shooting, and focus.

Direct download: 13_LW_13__Joan_Michel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Composer and sound designer Matt Campana joins the podcast this week in a special extended edition. Tune in as the former bandmates catch up over coffee at Drexel University. Discussing music business, higher learning, and the struggles of being a 20-something.

Direct download: 12_LW_12__Matt_Campana.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PST

Straight from Philadelphia, Ben Silverio writes for ScienceFiction.com and a slew of other pop culture digs. Traveling the country covering comic-cons and film festivals. Tune in as Matt and Ben catch up and geek out over comic books, professional wrestling and Pop Punk.

Direct download: 11_LW_11__Ben_Silverio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Scottish singer/songwriter Dave Hughes is this week’s guest, as he makes his rounds from Brooklyn down to the Jersey shore. Tune in as Matt and Dave discuss football stories, Manchester memories, and their mutual love for all things Asbury Park.

Direct download: 10_LW_10__Dave_Hughes_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am PST

From Aurora to Astoria, singer/songwriter Myles Stefan joins the podcast this week. As members of the band Mitchell Grey, Matt and Myles catch up backstage at Kollaboration NY. Get to know a little more about Myles: a Nebraskan, Bahai and all around swell guy.

Direct download: 09_LW_09__Myles_Stefan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PST

Timothy DeLaGhetto is one of the most popular personalities on YouTube. Well versed in the realms of both comedy and music. Nowadays, you can watch him on MTV2 as one of the newest cast members on Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out. Matt and Tim podcast it up this week, sharing their love of Jack in the Box, stand-up comedy and more. 

Direct download: 08_LW_08__Timothy_DeLaGhetto.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am PST

Wyland is one of the latest bands to grace the Garden State. Their hunger and drive is contagious, exhibiting a natural chemistry on and off stage. Matt sits down with the boys at their studio loft in New Jersey, as they share childhood memories, summer stories and much more.

Direct download: 07_LW_07__Wyland_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Minnesota native Lil Crazed has been in the rap game for over a decade. Building his following on YouTube the past few years, he’s traveled coast to coast taking over the world with his latest mixtape To Whom It May Concern. Tune as he chats with Matt about being a poet, performer, father and family man.

Direct download: 06_LW_06__Lil_Crazed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Guitarist and videographer Joseph Diaz joins the podcast this week in a special extended edition. As members of the band Mitchell Grey, Matt and Joe catch up at their favorite pizza spot in New Jersey. Tune in as they discuss world travels, California adventures, band stories and more.

Direct download: 05_LW_05__Joseph_Diaz_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PST

The first lady on the podcast. Jeni Suk is a singer/songwriter and traveling musician. Slowly developing her new style. Jeni and Matt sit down for a late night chat in Toronto for the Youth Waves Festival. Hear some stories on how she got her start, her inspirations and what’s next to come.

Direct download: 04_LW_04__Jeni_Suk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am PST

Andrew Rose is a videographer known for filming some of YouTube’s hottest acts. From tours with Tori Kelly to dance events like Hip Hop International, tune in as he shares his insight as the man behind the camera.

Direct download: 03_LW_3__Andrew_Rose.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PST

This week, Matt chats with singer/songwriter AJ Rafael at his home in Riverside, California. Tune in as they discuss the current state of YouTube, the influence of being Asian American in music, and much more.

Direct download: 02_LW_02__AJ_Rafael.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm PST

Welcome to the first episode of Likewise. This week, Matt chats with San Jose singer/songwriter Tim Atlas, who will be releasing his solo EP this year.

Direct download: 01_LW_01__Tim_Atlas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm PST

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