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Talking To Ghosts

Wesley Mueller and Michael Kurt

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Talking To Ghosts
Talking To Ghosts

Talking To Ghosts

Wesley Mueller and Michael Kurt

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Wesley Mueller and Michael Kurt bring you Talking To Ghosts, the manifestation of their need to meet and learn about other creators. Talking To Ghosts reaches out to musicians, artist, and other creative individuals and tries to reach into their minds to pull out interesting and funny stories about the way they work.

Latest Episodes

Incredible Doom

EThis week on the podcast we talked to Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden, creators of the comicIncredible Doom! We talked about the behind the scenes work that goes into making the comic, finding the emotional core of the story, and about the early internet. You can readIncredible Doom online for free right now, or subscribe to their Patreon for a lot of exclusive content and physical editions. Physical editions are also available here. Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. Our fantastic 5-year anniversary cover art is by Alicia Gaines (of the band Ganser). The best place to find us is on our official website.

85 MIN1 weeks ago
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Incredible Doom

Nina Freeman & Jake Jefferies

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we have Nina Freeman and Jake Jefferies! We talked to them about their fantastic new game We Met In May, game jams and fine art in New York, and scary games! We Met In May is a game you should definitely check out if you like personal, fun games. Wishlist it here! Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. Our fantastic 5-Year Anniversary art is by Alicia Gaines (from the band Ganser). Please visit our official website for more details about this episode and other episodes, or if you want to directly download this episode.

78 MIN3 weeks ago
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Nina Freeman & Jake Jefferies

Jet Shea

EThis week on the podcast we have musician and artist Jet Shea! We talked about getting started in noise projects, traveling the US on a motorcycle, and what led them to Dire Trine and ultimately the solo project. You can find Jet Shea's first EP on Soundcloud. Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. The best place to find our podcast is on our official website. The 5-year anniversary cover art is by the wonderful Alicia Gaines of the band Ganser.

71 MINSEP 9
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Jet Shea

Elizabeth Colour Wheel

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we have the emotional doom band Elizabeth Colour Wheel! We talked about living and working in DIY spaces, finding your own politics in DIY, and being careful and respectful of the emotional strength the band puts out. Elizabeth Colour Wheel have a debut album out now on The Flenser called "Nocebo." Lane is also featured on the new Drowse Mini-LP, which is available for pre-order. Talking to Ghosts is produced and recorded by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. The best place to find our episodes is on our official website. Our wonderful 5-year anniversary cover art is by Alicia Gaines of the band Ganser.

67 MINAUG 26
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Elizabeth Colour Wheel

Bustié

EThis week on the podcast we have Bustié! We talked about touring in Trump American while being extremely queer and extremely brown, showing kids they can empower themselves through music and booking their own shows, and taking some time off from tour in New Orleans. Bustié’s debut album, Birds of Paradise, is out now on Climax! Records. Also mentioned in this episode: PAWNS, Anatomy, Audios Munda Cruel, and Remorseless. Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wesley Mueller. Our amazing 5-year anniversary cover art is by Alicia Gaines (of the band Ganser, who are also great). The best place to find Talking to Ghosts is on our official website.

38 MINAUG 12
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Bustié

Youryoungbody

EThis week on the podcast we have Youryoungbody, the awesome post-witchhouse-eurodance-banger project from Seattle, WA. We talked about sending playlists back and forth to develop the new sound, finding witchhouse, and how f'in cool Chris Angel still is (live in Vegas). Youryoungbody's new albumDevotion is up on their Bandcamp page. The best place to find Talking to Ghosts is on our official website. The podcast is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. Our wonderful 5-year anniversary artwork is by Alicia Gaines (of the band Ganser, who have an a.m.a.z.i.n.g. new single and video out!)

70 MINJUL 29
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Youryoungbody

Real Cardinal

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we had the always wonderful and generous Real Cardinal of Comaduster and Underfelt! We talked about the serialized release schedule the new Comaduster material is on with FiXT, navigating the threshold of what people will tolerate in terms of releases, and the difference between the Comaduster process and the Underfelt process. THEN we talked for a really long time about game development sound design and the steps to creating a new sound for combat weapons, elemental considerations, and the technical math behind it. Not to mention things like building tells into your sound design and having to consider the environmental storytelling you are trying to communicate to the player. You can find all the new FiXT releases on the Comaduster page, including some stems packages and cool stuff we talked about towards the end of the interview. The best place to find us is on our official website Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mu...

88 MINJUL 15
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Real Cardinal

Rodney Anonymous

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we have the legend, the teacher, and the greatest fan Rodney Anonymous. How do you sum up a conversation with this guy? I have no idea. Here are my raw episode notes: How to pick your opener How to record an album How to book a Bed & Breakfast in multiple countries How to talk to Bruce Campbell How to live in Philadelphia How your wife teaches Trash Knife to sing How to offend big foot at a Canadian party How to offend Yugoslavian werewolf hunters How to find out you’re probably Yugoslavian? How Last Tango in Paris signifies a real, real bad time How your band doesn’t translate well in other countries How American ruin visiting other countries How The Damned is awesome How to make reverbs in the cemetery, where you also picnic How to be a tour guide for your local cemetery How to peer pressure people into going into mausoleums How to stay at the Lizzie Borden house with Cher fans How to sleep well in murder homes How did Carrot Top get so F’n ripped...

84 MINJUL 1
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Rodney Anonymous

Inter Arma

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we talked with TJ from the band Inter Arma. We talk about the recording and reviewing the new album, Sulfur English, which was staged as a response to the modern metal cliches. Talking to Ghosts is best found on our official website. This podcast is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wesley Mueller. Our wonderful 5-year anniversary artwork is by Alicia Gaines. Check out her band Ganser from Chicago!

67 MINJUN 17
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Inter Arma

Jacob Bannon

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we have Jacob Bannon! We talked about the crazy tour schedule that goes with the Converge universe of bands, making Wear Your Wounds a full project with a steady band of collaborators, and how he made abstract art in the dunes for an artist residency. Then! We talked for about 20 straight minutes about MMA and how he was a judge for awhile. Jacob Bannon has a lot of projects, but here are a few: Wear Your Wounds, Dunedevil Art Book, and Deathwish Records. Talking to Ghosts is best found on our Official Website. Our 5-year anniversary cover art is by the awesome Alicia Gaines (check out her band Ganser). This podcast was produced, recorded and edited by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller.

56 MINJUN 3
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Jacob Bannon

Latest Episodes

Incredible Doom

EThis week on the podcast we talked to Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden, creators of the comicIncredible Doom! We talked about the behind the scenes work that goes into making the comic, finding the emotional core of the story, and about the early internet. You can readIncredible Doom online for free right now, or subscribe to their Patreon for a lot of exclusive content and physical editions. Physical editions are also available here. Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. Our fantastic 5-year anniversary cover art is by Alicia Gaines (of the band Ganser). The best place to find us is on our official website.

85 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Incredible Doom

Nina Freeman & Jake Jefferies

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we have Nina Freeman and Jake Jefferies! We talked to them about their fantastic new game We Met In May, game jams and fine art in New York, and scary games! We Met In May is a game you should definitely check out if you like personal, fun games. Wishlist it here! Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. Our fantastic 5-Year Anniversary art is by Alicia Gaines (from the band Ganser). Please visit our official website for more details about this episode and other episodes, or if you want to directly download this episode.

78 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Nina Freeman & Jake Jefferies

Jet Shea

EThis week on the podcast we have musician and artist Jet Shea! We talked about getting started in noise projects, traveling the US on a motorcycle, and what led them to Dire Trine and ultimately the solo project. You can find Jet Shea's first EP on Soundcloud. Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. The best place to find our podcast is on our official website. The 5-year anniversary cover art is by the wonderful Alicia Gaines of the band Ganser.

71 MINSEP 9
Comments
Jet Shea

Elizabeth Colour Wheel

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we have the emotional doom band Elizabeth Colour Wheel! We talked about living and working in DIY spaces, finding your own politics in DIY, and being careful and respectful of the emotional strength the band puts out. Elizabeth Colour Wheel have a debut album out now on The Flenser called "Nocebo." Lane is also featured on the new Drowse Mini-LP, which is available for pre-order. Talking to Ghosts is produced and recorded by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. The best place to find our episodes is on our official website. Our wonderful 5-year anniversary cover art is by Alicia Gaines of the band Ganser.

67 MINAUG 26
Comments
Elizabeth Colour Wheel

Bustié

EThis week on the podcast we have Bustié! We talked about touring in Trump American while being extremely queer and extremely brown, showing kids they can empower themselves through music and booking their own shows, and taking some time off from tour in New Orleans. Bustié’s debut album, Birds of Paradise, is out now on Climax! Records. Also mentioned in this episode: PAWNS, Anatomy, Audios Munda Cruel, and Remorseless. Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wesley Mueller. Our amazing 5-year anniversary cover art is by Alicia Gaines (of the band Ganser, who are also great). The best place to find Talking to Ghosts is on our official website.

38 MINAUG 12
Comments
Bustié

Youryoungbody

EThis week on the podcast we have Youryoungbody, the awesome post-witchhouse-eurodance-banger project from Seattle, WA. We talked about sending playlists back and forth to develop the new sound, finding witchhouse, and how f'in cool Chris Angel still is (live in Vegas). Youryoungbody's new albumDevotion is up on their Bandcamp page. The best place to find Talking to Ghosts is on our official website. The podcast is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. Our wonderful 5-year anniversary artwork is by Alicia Gaines (of the band Ganser, who have an a.m.a.z.i.n.g. new single and video out!)

70 MINJUL 29
Comments
Youryoungbody

Real Cardinal

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we had the always wonderful and generous Real Cardinal of Comaduster and Underfelt! We talked about the serialized release schedule the new Comaduster material is on with FiXT, navigating the threshold of what people will tolerate in terms of releases, and the difference between the Comaduster process and the Underfelt process. THEN we talked for a really long time about game development sound design and the steps to creating a new sound for combat weapons, elemental considerations, and the technical math behind it. Not to mention things like building tells into your sound design and having to consider the environmental storytelling you are trying to communicate to the player. You can find all the new FiXT releases on the Comaduster page, including some stems packages and cool stuff we talked about towards the end of the interview. The best place to find us is on our official website Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mu...

88 MINJUL 15
Comments
Real Cardinal

Rodney Anonymous

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we have the legend, the teacher, and the greatest fan Rodney Anonymous. How do you sum up a conversation with this guy? I have no idea. Here are my raw episode notes: How to pick your opener How to record an album How to book a Bed & Breakfast in multiple countries How to talk to Bruce Campbell How to live in Philadelphia How your wife teaches Trash Knife to sing How to offend big foot at a Canadian party How to offend Yugoslavian werewolf hunters How to find out you’re probably Yugoslavian? How Last Tango in Paris signifies a real, real bad time How your band doesn’t translate well in other countries How American ruin visiting other countries How The Damned is awesome How to make reverbs in the cemetery, where you also picnic How to be a tour guide for your local cemetery How to peer pressure people into going into mausoleums How to stay at the Lizzie Borden house with Cher fans How to sleep well in murder homes How did Carrot Top get so F’n ripped...

84 MINJUL 1
Comments
Rodney Anonymous

Inter Arma

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we talked with TJ from the band Inter Arma. We talk about the recording and reviewing the new album, Sulfur English, which was staged as a response to the modern metal cliches. Talking to Ghosts is best found on our official website. This podcast is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wesley Mueller. Our wonderful 5-year anniversary artwork is by Alicia Gaines. Check out her band Ganser from Chicago!

67 MINJUN 17
Comments
Inter Arma

Jacob Bannon

EThis week on Talking to Ghosts we have Jacob Bannon! We talked about the crazy tour schedule that goes with the Converge universe of bands, making Wear Your Wounds a full project with a steady band of collaborators, and how he made abstract art in the dunes for an artist residency. Then! We talked for about 20 straight minutes about MMA and how he was a judge for awhile. Jacob Bannon has a lot of projects, but here are a few: Wear Your Wounds, Dunedevil Art Book, and Deathwish Records. Talking to Ghosts is best found on our Official Website. Our 5-year anniversary cover art is by the awesome Alicia Gaines (check out her band Ganser). This podcast was produced, recorded and edited by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller.

56 MINJUN 3
Comments
Jacob Bannon