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Streets Dept Podcast

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The Streets Dept Podcast features one-on-one conversations with the creative minds shaping the world around us from street artists to poets, activists to politicians, small business owners to community organizers. The podcast is hosted by Conrad Benner and new episodes come out every other week!

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The Streets Dept Podcast features one-on-one conversations with the creative minds shaping the world around us from street artists to poets, activists to politicians, small business owners to community organizers. The podcast is hosted by Conrad Benner and new episodes come out every other week!

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Boom! Big for the illadelph

By UbiquitousTurtle - Dec 18 2019
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From Blog to the Airwaves Streets Dept is 5 stars all the way!

Great Local Podcast

By ryan.solimeo - Dec 16 2019
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Great local podcast brought to you by a true Philadelphian. Great job Conrad.

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102 Ratings
Average Ratings
102
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Boom! Big for the illadelph

By UbiquitousTurtle - Dec 18 2019
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From Blog to the Airwaves Streets Dept is 5 stars all the way!

Great Local Podcast

By ryan.solimeo - Dec 16 2019
Read more
Great local podcast brought to you by a true Philadelphian. Great job Conrad.
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Streets Dept Podcast

Latest release on Aug 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Inga Saffron

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Inga Saffron is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Since 1999, she's been thinking and writing about Philadelphia's architecture, design, public space, city planning, and all that goes into making a city worth living in. Today, we talk with Inga about Philly's past, present, and possible future!

Jan 08 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: Christopher Plant

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The founder of many things including Kismet Cowork, Radio Kismet, and the groundbreaking 24-hour ideas fest GreatPHL, Christopher Plant is equal parts business, art, commerce, fun and always connecting people in his wake! 

Dec 10 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: Councilmember-elect Jamie Gauthier

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Recently elected in a historic win against an establishment backed 27-year incumbent for the City Council seat of Philadelphia's quickly gentrifying 3rd District, Councilmember-elect Jamie Gauthier has spent much of her life and career working for a more equitable, greener world. Today we talk with Jamie about her life, her careers, and how she plans to address many of Philadelphia's most pressing challenges.

Jun 17 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Rebecca Rhynhart

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The city of Philadelphia's newly elected City Controller, Rebecca Rhynhart has spent her first year in office working to make our city government more transparent and accountable, auditing Philly's 10-year tax abatement, uncovering unfair property tax assessments, and advocating for better sexual harassment prevention policies and procedures. Today we talk with Rebecca about what she's discovered so far, and what her office plans to investigate this year.

Feb 05 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #5: Jon Geeting

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Jon Geeting is the Director of Engagement for Philadelphia 3.0, a political action committee focused on City Council elections and governance reforms in the city of Philadelphia. For the last several years, Jon has played a big role in influencing Philly politics. And in today's episode, we talk about it all! 

Feb 19 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #6: Jose Acevedo

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In our very first road trip episode we land in Phoenix, Arizona to talk with the host and founder of the Finding Arizona Podcast Jose Acevedo, who has interviewed over 200 local business owners in the state since 2015! In this episode we also hear from Brittany Johnson, the podcast's photographer and producer who’s typically more behind the scenes, but who we invited in halfway through recording! Aside from building the podcast together, Brittany and Jose are also married! 

Dec 10 2019

49mins

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Rank #7: Representative Malcolm Kenyatta

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On November 6th, 2018, Malcolm Kenyatta became the first openly gay person of color elected to statewide office in Pennsylvania. In today's episode, we talk with Rep. Kenyatta about the challenges of the PA State House and about this work to help eliminate poverty in the state. And as an elected Democrat, we end by exploring some of the current 2020 presidential candidates and how he thinks the Dems could take back the White House. 

Apr 12 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #8: Erika Rubio

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How is Phoenix, Arizona using public art and urban design to draw people to their city? Today we talk with Erika Rubio, the Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Downtown Phoenix about the goals and challenges of growing a downtown district.  

Jan 07 2020

50mins

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Rank #9: William Tyrone Toms

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William Tyrone Toms is on a mission to build a network of creatives across the globe. He's building, in a term, an artists' union of musicians, photographers, visual artists, writers, and more with the goal of lifting and supporting all creatives for the greater good. In today's episode, we chat with Will about starting REC Philly with his partner Dave Silver and how he sees their company growing, his advice for artists to better market themselves, and so much more!

Mar 26 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: Ginger Rudolph

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Ginger Rudolph is a journalist, editor, curator, and founder of HAHA MAG, an arts magazine that brings the world’s most inspiring contemporary art to a global audience. Over the last several years, Ginger's worked on a series of projects bringing art to Philly's public space, including those created by the HAHAxParadigm public arts project, of which she is the co-founder. 

Mar 19 2020

54mins

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Rank #11: Loveis Wise

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A Philly-based illustrator whose artwork depicts people of color of varying skin tones and shapes with nuance and individuality, Loveis Wise has had enormous success since graduating college in 2018. Among those achievements: having her artwork on the cover of The New Yorker last summer (becoming only the second black woman artist to ever do so) and just last month being the featured Google Doodle artist. Today we talk with Loveis about art, representation, and manifesting your dreams.

Mar 05 2019

55mins

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Rank #12: Robert Blackson

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An Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow who worked for many years as a curator in the UK, Robert Blackson moved back the U.S. in 2011 to spearhead the Tyler School of Art’s Department of Exhibitions and Public Programs. Now an undeniable force in Philly's art world, today we talk with Robert about how his curatorial instincts have led to a series of bold, thought-provoking exhibitions around the city that work to directly address questions from an advisory council of Philadelphians from a range of backgrounds.

May 23 2019

58mins

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Rank #13: Eriko Tsogo

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Eriko Tsogo is a contemporary Mongolian American artist, project developer, civic leader, and activist for women's rights and immigrant's rights. She is also a first generation immigrant herself and DACA recipient. Eriko works in many mediums, and as a cross disciplinary artist, has created works on paper, has released several books, created an animated film, and has designed elaborate mixed media, interactive installations. She's considered one of Denver's brightest and burgeoning contemporary artists!

Mar 04 2020

45mins

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Rank #14: Daphne Rice-Allen

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Today we talk with Daphne Rice-Allen, the Chair on the Board of Directors for the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, a museum billed as “the only Western-black-history museum in the world”. The center highlights the history of African Americans’ movement west and includes artifacts and pictorial histories of Black cowboys, farmers, ranchers, miners, Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, and the residents of Denver, Colorado’s Five Points area. 

Jan 21 2020

58mins

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Rank #15: DINKC

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Today we’ll be talking with artist, DINKC! Born in Kansas City, Missouri and having recently lived in New York City, DINKC currently calls Denver, Colorado home. His artwork ranges from gallery work to public murals, creating merchandise, custom toys, and even apparel. DINKC’s work is heavily rooted in Mexican-American cultures, graffiti/ street art influence, and "Día de los Muertos" skulls and beliefs.

Feb 04 2020

43mins

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