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Beyond the Artists

We at BTA are fascinated by creative human beings. We all deal with similar situations daily, yet each of us approaches them through a different lens. So join me, Jon Leonardo, as I catch up with old and new friends who are musicians, street artists, actors and creatives of all sorts as I dig into their life journeys to reveal the experiences that helped shape them into who they are today. What qualifies me to host a podcast? Nothing at all, and I like it that way. I’ll keep it honest and I’ll keep you feeling the entire range of emotions throughout this process.

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Angel Cintron - BTA Episode 8

Another FIRE episode! In addition to talking about recurring dreams, prepping for studio time and TONS of stories from me on this one, we introduce a new segment called Minute With Mom! You get to meet Janet Leonardo as well! So excited to share this and hope you enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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Darkoski - BTA Episode 7

Sitting down with Darkoski (@Darkoski) and Chase (@PourSauce) we had a ton of fun and laughs! Talked about living in India, how to stay creative as you grow up and where that creativity comes from all the way to how Darkoski designed theme parks. Tons of great nuggets of wisdom and info in between the laughter and some heated discussions. ENJOY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 17mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Chantrelle - BTA Episode 6

For this episode with hang out with Chantrelle (@Chantre11e). She is such a beautiful soul! We cover a lot of ground from her leaving home at 14, getting face tattoos and I open up a bit about starting the podcast. Most importantly, we discuss mental health and the struggles some of us face dealing with it. Never hide from who you are and if you are dealing with it, please reach out to someone and talk about it. Your friends and family are there for you and so am I so don’t hesitate to reach out to me (@JonDotLeo) as well. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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David Gilmore - BTA Episode 5

This week host Jon Leonardo is joined by world renowned muralist and body painter David Gilmore for an honest conversation about his career, learning how to body paint and the struggles he faced growing up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Adam Fu - BTA Episode 4

This week we're joined by Adam Fu, street artist and bicycle enthusiast, as he takes on his journey of tagging all over San Francisco, going to school and getting his degree in product design, and biking all over Europe solo. It's a great conversation, and thank you as always for listening to Beyond the Artists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

18 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Kingtonyo - BTA Episode 3

This week our guest is Tony, also known as Kingtonyo. A San Antonio native and musician, Kingtonyo shares his unique experiences growing up in separated households, going to jail and ultimately turning his life around through his music. We hope you enjoy this episode of Beyond the Artists! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Jillisa Lynn - BTA Episode 2

Jillisa Lynn! (@JillisaLynn) She is an absolute firecracker and we had so much fun recording this. We talk about landing her first gig in Playboy, the impact of Hugh Hefner, starting her new businesses, and living out of her car. Oh, and about how she was kicked out of multiple high schools and banned from McDonalds! Hear all these stories and plenty more in this interview. We were also joined by special guest Sophie St. Thomas who stopped by the studio! Instagram: @btasessions + @jondotleo Website: https://www.beyondtheartists.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 2mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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WRDSMTH - BTA Episode 1

I’m joined this week by WRDSMTH (@WRDSMTH) aka Phil Brody. He is a writer and street artist based in LA and we get down with him on our first ever recording of Beyond The Artists. We get into who Brody was before WRDSMTH was created & why he eventually revealed his identity. We also discuss being the youngest in our families, his love of comic books and the girls that he crushed on back in high school! This was an absolute blast to record and we hope you enjoy it! Instagram: @btasessions + @jondotleo Website: https://www.beyondtheartists.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 0 of Beyond the Artists

Instagram: @btasessions@jondotleoWebsite: https://www.beyondtheartists.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1min

13 Nov 2019

Rank #9