In a very short time, artist, writer, and filmmaker Ted Mills’ podcast has garnered 100 listens per show, with January’s number set to double December’s. Currently the podcast has listeners in the UK, Canada, Europe, and Asia, as well as its faithful local fan base.
“I love talking to people and getting to know them beyond the usual publicity junket. With arts writing, you have to keep to the time-specific things, like an opening, or a new film or a book. But the podcast interviews present many more facets of a person and allows us to go in many directions,” says Mills.
Guests on the show represent a cross-section of Santa Barbara’s most intriguing creatives, including artist Wallace Piatt, photographer Lindsey Ross, gallery owner Crista Dix, restauranteur Alvaro Rojas, writer Sean Lewis and philosopher Tam Hunt. The FunkZone Podcast will also be part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, set to interview directors and actors.
Mills has been writing on the arts in Santa Barbara since 1998. He’s also a filmmaker returning to SBIFF for his third time this year; a film instructor at SBCC; a curator of art and video shows at MCASB and the Arts Fund; the author of Drink of the Week at the Santa Barbara News-Press and co-founder of Repeal Day SB.
The podcast is available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/funkzone-podcast/id952182542 or online at http://www.funkzonepodcast.com.
For more information or to suggest future guests, call 805/895-4897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.