Rank #1: Gangsters and Blackhawks with Marianne Morgan
Jun 22 2015
Rank #2: Photojournalist Brian Powers
In this week's episode Brian Powers, of the Des Moines Register, talks to us from his mobile newsroom outside the Iowa State Fair. Brian, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, talks to Todd and Jessica about some of his recent projects which includes a powerful series of video interviews dealing with abortion, a muslim TV reporter and an immigration ceremony. A fantastic photojournalist and storyteller Brian also shares his insights on how photographers should deal with criticism via social media. We also talk about pizza, baby pictures and RAGBRI.
Aug 20 2018
Rank #3: Nikon D500 review
We have been waiting for months to get our hands on the new Nikon D500. Meg jumped into the deep end of the pool and bought one as soon as it was released. Here is our (her) review of her new favorite storytelling tool.
Jul 19 2016
Rank #4: Gone with a tip of his cap
We are back after our three month hiatus. Thank you for sticking with the Talking Pictures Podcast we really appreciate it. If you are a regular listener you already know we moved to new offices in late Decemeber 2017. The combination of getting situated in our new digs and a busy high school sports season conspired to keep us from taping any new episodes. We returned to the studio this week just in time to say goodbye to one of our own. Tune in and find out which member of the Talking Pictures Podcast is walking into the sunset wearing a cowboy hat and Nikes.
Mar 28 2018
Rank #5: Returning to the scene of the crime
The hosts true crime podcast "Suspect Convictions", journalist Scott Reeder and WVIK producer Lacy Scarmana, talk about their new podcast which revisits the 1990 murder of Jennifer Lewis and the case against Stanley Liggins. Stanley Liggins has been twice convicted for the murder, but both convictions have been overturned. The locally produced podcast has gone viral and as of Jan 19, 2017, it was the #2 Podcast on iTunes.
Jan 20 2017
Rank #6: Thanks for the 1720 memories
The real estate listing for our soon to be former home at 1720 5th Avenue in Moline reads as follows; "Current Daily Dispatch Property. Now available for purchase. Over 53,000 SF of office and warehouse space……Will be vacated within the next 120 days.’ Well those 120 days are just about up, so we decided to gather six current and former Dispatch/Argus photographers to take a hilarious and heartfelt trip down memory lane about life at 1720.
As for our new home, the Jefferson’s theme said it best - “Well we're movin' on up to the east side.” We will be moving into a beautiful new building just down the road in East Moline. But before we go forward, we take a look back. We hope you in enjoy the show. Our panel includes Todd Welvaert, John Greenwood, Gary Krambeck, Paul Colletti, Todd Mizener and on the phone from Kansas City, Dan Videtich.
Dec 10 2017
Rank #7: Quick-cast: Coach Purses And Camping
May 30 2015
Rank #8: Quick-cast: How hot is that fire?
May 11 2015
Rank #9: Tintype: Better photography through chemistry
Todd Welvaert returns to his co-host seat to talk about his new photographic passion - tintype photography. The early form of photography dates back to 1853. Todd talks about how a great deal at a priest's estate auction and his desire to try something new, albeit old, very old, has turned into a full blown obsession to make 100 great tintype portraits. To see a video of Todd making a tintype go to our blog - http://bit.ly/2fNrDup
Oct 05 2017
Rank #10: The Twitter storm
It was a week that started with a fatal fire and ended with 6 high school football players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Our photos from both events garnered reaction on Twitter. In this week’s edition of the Talking Pictures Podcast we talk about what makes people react passionately on Social Media? We also discuss our reaction to people’s personal and professional attacks on our character and our images.
Oct 11 2016
Rank #11: Cubs Win!! Photographing history with Brian Cassella
Chicago Tribune photojournalist Brian Cassella talks about covering the Chicago Cubs historic playoff run and scoring the iconic front page image of the team celebrating the final out of the World Series. Cassella also explains how the Trib’s team of photographers and editors used the latest photo tech to make deadline and keep social media updated. While fans were on edge of their seats and emotions were running high, the 4-man team of photographers had to stay focused on their jobs.
Nov 21 2016
Rank #12: The Pain of Suicide
Jess and Todd sit down with veteran reporter Jonathan Turner to talk about his recent series of articles on the suicide epidemic. The series featured Todd's collection of black and white portraits titled: "Left Behind - The Pain of Suicide still haunts these loved ones."
Oct 12 2018
Rank #13: Rain delay theater from John Deere Classic
We took the podcast on the road to the John Deere Classic golf tournament and recorded this episode during a rain delay. Our special guest for the second-half of the episode is award winning photojournalist John Schultz. Tune in and see what the photographers talk about when the rain comes down and the golfers run for cover.
Aug 19 2016
Rank #14: Listening Matters: Reporting on tragedy in the Black community
In this week’s episode of the Talking Pictures Podcast we talk to former Dispatch/Argus reporter, and local African American leader, Brandy Donaldson, about media responsibility when covering tragedy in the black community. We taped this episode the day after the ambush killings of Police officers in Dallas, TX and the officer involved shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. We want to encourage everyone to listen to the entire episode. We hope you’ll find our conversation thought provoking and honest.
Jul 11 2016
Rank #15: Max-imum portraits
We apologize for the delay in posting a new episode. We have been busy moving to our new offices but before we moved out we recorded one last episode in our old photo studio before moving to our new offices. Max Gersh, of The Villages Daily Sun photographer, calls into the show to talk about his fantastic sports portrait project. The elaborately staged portraits were shot for the Villages Daily Sun’s high school basketball kick-off issue.
Jan 13 2018
Rank #16: He broke the internet and survived
Our guest this week is Kyle Grantham, the National Press Photographers Association clip contest chairman. In addition to giving us an inside look at the monthly clip contest, Kyle weaves some great stories from his days as a photojournalist in Delaware, Indiana and Wyoming. Tune into the podcast and find out what body part freezes first when it is -27 degrees in Casper, Wyoming and much, much more.
Nov 18 2017
Rank #17: Hurricanes and Riots
In a recent Facebook post former Dispatch/Argus reporter, Brian Krans, wrote: “To any journalist friends who are covering Hurricane Harvey: one, remember your stay in a hotel room makes one less for evacuees. Two, go into counseling immediately after your assignment is done. You're going to see things you wouldn't normally expect and then go home to people acting like everything is normal. The juxtaposition can be jarring. I learned the latter the hard way covering Katrina from the ground. It changed me forever.” Brian talks candidly about his experience covering Katrina and his more recent experience covering the violent protests in Berkley. We also talk to Brian about the state of journalism in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Brian, who left the Dispatch/Argus in 2009, is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Journalism at the University of California, Berkley. The veteran reporter also hosts The Rock Town Podcast
Aug 31 2017
Rank #18: Oh Steve, you broke our hearts
Todd Welvaert and Paul Colletti return to the podcast to discuss the scandal surrounding famous photographer Steve McCurry his altered images. Steve McCurry is world renowned for his National Geographic cover - 'Afghan Girl’. The three of us had admired McCurry for years so we disappointed to learn but the And it turns out he - or someone who works for him - faked the content of some of his photos. The resulting fallout has sparked a debate on the internet about photo ethics and the wider implications.
Jun 16 2016
Rank #19: Photography and Beer
We are back!!!! Todd and Todd get out of the normal studio and tape a late night podcast this week. Some of the topics include - beer, Belgian lawn games, how to avoid setting a high school athlete on fire, flop sweat, white backgrounds are all not created equal, B&W photography in photojournalism, nutmeg, cutlines and beer.
Jun 03 2018
Rank #20: Solar Eclipse....totally stoked
Alan Sheidler, the President of the Quad-Cities' Popular Astronomy Club, is excited about witnessing his first total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. Before leaving for Columbia, Missouri he was kind enough to chat about photographing and witnessing the eclipse.
Aug 18 2017