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Unfiltered opinion and unfettered curiosity from host Umar Lee makes St. Louis Speaks the best new podcast in town. St. Louis Speaks brings to ear regular guests including local politicians, musicians, media personalities on a variety of local topics.

Latest Episodes

Episode 68: Artist Leah Merriman of St. Louis Waxworks

Leah Merriman is a multi-media artist who may be the only encaustic painter in St. Louis —she paints with layers of wax. As she explains in the interview, it's a technique that dates back to antiquity (the word itself comes from the Greek enkaustikos; it was used in ancient Egypt for mummy portraits). Bauhaus artist Fritz Faiss revived encaustic painting in the 20th century, but it's still far from common. Leah often paints urban St. Louis landscapes: Art Hill, the Donut Drive-Thru on Chippewa, the riverfront, the bandstand in Tower Grove Park. In addition to encaustic, her body of work includes sculpture, prints, paintings and illustrations. She talks about apprenticing to sculptor Rudolph Torrini, staying in St. Louis, balancing art and motherhood, and how a trip to the Grand Canyon lead her to start doing encaustics. Leah's websitehttp://stlwaxworks.comLeah's Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/leahmerrimanart/Green Door Art Galleryhttps://www.greendoorartgallery.com/leah-merriman.html"Familiar Layers: Encaustic Scenes of St. Louis, Part 1," at Third Degree Glass Factory https://thirddegreeglassfactory.com/now-on-display-familiar-layers-encaustic-scenes-of-st-louis-part-1-by-leah-merriman/

46 minFEB 3
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Episode 68: Artist Leah Merriman of St. Louis Waxworks

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59 min2019 DEC 24
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Year End Special Part II

2019 Year End Special

32 min2019 DEC 24
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2019 Year End Special

Episode 67: Andrew Hurley On History, Cities, and Climate Change

Dr. Andrew Hurley, professor of history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, has written extensively about the environmental history of the St. Louis region. In this episode, he talks about his love of cities; how technology can help historians reach new audiences; and how he's helping communities build their resilience in the face of the droughts, floods, and heat waves that are accompanying climate change. Faculty Pagehttps://www.umsl.edu/~umslhistory/Faculty/hurley.htmlAsk an Expert: Andrew Hurley examines history of climate and its impact on St. Louishttps://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2018/08/27/ask-expert-hurley/Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louishttps://www.worldcat.org/title/common-fields-an-environmental-history-of-st-louis/oclc/36024068Virtual City Projecthttp://vcities.ite-stl.orgMissouri Place Stories: Missouri EPSCoRhttps://placestories.missouriepscor.org

34 min2019 DEC 21
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Episode 67: Andrew Hurley On History, Cities, and Climate Change

Episode 66: David Lobbig on the Environment and the Mississippi River

David Lobbig, Curator of Environmental Life at the Missouri History Museum and longtime board member at the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, talks all things Mississippi River —the Mississippian culture that once lived on its banks; how 19th-century riverboats not only impacted the river but contributed to climate change; flood plains; and "Mighty Mississippi," the exhibit he curated for MoHist that opened on November 23 and runs through April 2021. Cahokia Moundshttps://cahokiamounds.orgGrist: The Army Corps of Engineers and Mississippi River Management https://grist.org/series/the-corps-of-the-matter-on-the-army-corps-and-the-mississippi-river/“Mighty Mississippi” at the Missouri History Museumhttps://mohistory.org/exhibits/the-mighty-mississippi/Missouri Coalition for the Environment https://moenvironment.orgRadical Cartography: Mississippi Meander Maps http://www.radicalcartography.net/index.html?fiskScientific American: Mississippi River Flooding and Climate Change ht...

31 min2019 DEC 16
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Episode 66: David Lobbig on the Environment and the Mississippi River

Episode 65: PotBangerz- "Mama Cat" Cathy Daniels

Host Umar Lee talks by phone with "Mama Cat" a community activist and the official chef of the Ferguson movement. Mama Cat (Cathy Daniels) founded the group Pot Bangerz which has worked to feed, clothe and humanize those which society has chosen to make invisible, the unhoused. Potbangerz will be hosting their 3rd Annual Neighbors United Holiday Dinner on December 14th at Christ Church Cathedral (see their facebook group for more details).

34 min2019 DEC 9
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Episode 65: PotBangerz- "Mama Cat" Cathy Daniels

Episode 64: Richard Reilly, Photographer

Host Umar Lee talks with friend of the podcast, Richard Reilly. Richard talks about a range of topics with Umar including marijuana legalization, socially engaged art projects and photography--including his recent donation to the Missouri History Museum of thousands of his images taken during protest actions following the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri.

48 min2019 NOV 22
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Episode 64: Richard Reilly, Photographer

Episode 63: Talking About Funny Stuff with Yale Hollander

Writer, producer, comedian (and Donnybrook tweeter-in-chief) Yale Hollander sat down at Atomic Cowboy to talk to Stef Russell on the opening night of the Flyover Comedy Festival. Topics touched on: lawyers; the logistics of doing standup on the Loop Trolley; bringing comedy to other unexpected places; comedian Twitter; the mind-bending depth and breadth of the St. Louis comedy scene; and the night he channeled Lenny Bruce.yalehollander.weebly.comhttps://twitter.com/yalehollanderhttp://stlouiscomedy.comhttps://twitter.com/stlcomedyscenehttps://www.facebook.com/STLComedy/https://www.flyovercomedyfest.com

43 min2019 NOV 8
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Episode 63: Talking About Funny Stuff with Yale Hollander

Episode 62: Southards Art Studio

Host Umar Lee chats with Marissa and Brian Southards about everything from life after Ferguson to their family art studio, blending portrait photography and traditional graphic/hand drawn artwork.

55 min2019 NOV 4
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Episode 62: Southards Art Studio

Episode 61: Francis Horton, "A Hell of A Way to Die Podcast" Co-Host

EUmar Lee chats with Francis Horton of Carondelet about growing up in north county, joining the military and seeing the world! Beyond cliche, the conversation is rich in discussion of foreign policy, how the military prepares troops for interactions with people of other cultures (they don't!) and what Francis' podcast, A Hell of A Way to Die, is all about.

87 min2019 OCT 21
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Episode 61: Francis Horton, "A Hell of A Way to Die Podcast" Co-Host

Latest Episodes

Episode 68: Artist Leah Merriman of St. Louis Waxworks

Leah Merriman is a multi-media artist who may be the only encaustic painter in St. Louis —she paints with layers of wax. As she explains in the interview, it's a technique that dates back to antiquity (the word itself comes from the Greek enkaustikos; it was used in ancient Egypt for mummy portraits). Bauhaus artist Fritz Faiss revived encaustic painting in the 20th century, but it's still far from common. Leah often paints urban St. Louis landscapes: Art Hill, the Donut Drive-Thru on Chippewa, the riverfront, the bandstand in Tower Grove Park. In addition to encaustic, her body of work includes sculpture, prints, paintings and illustrations. She talks about apprenticing to sculptor Rudolph Torrini, staying in St. Louis, balancing art and motherhood, and how a trip to the Grand Canyon lead her to start doing encaustics. Leah's websitehttp://stlwaxworks.comLeah's Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/leahmerrimanart/Green Door Art Galleryhttps://www.greendoorartgallery.com/leah-merriman.html"Familiar Layers: Encaustic Scenes of St. Louis, Part 1," at Third Degree Glass Factory https://thirddegreeglassfactory.com/now-on-display-familiar-layers-encaustic-scenes-of-st-louis-part-1-by-leah-merriman/

46 minFEB 3
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Episode 68: Artist Leah Merriman of St. Louis Waxworks

Year End Special Part II

E

59 min2019 DEC 24
Comments
Year End Special Part II

2019 Year End Special

32 min2019 DEC 24
Comments
2019 Year End Special

Episode 67: Andrew Hurley On History, Cities, and Climate Change

Dr. Andrew Hurley, professor of history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, has written extensively about the environmental history of the St. Louis region. In this episode, he talks about his love of cities; how technology can help historians reach new audiences; and how he's helping communities build their resilience in the face of the droughts, floods, and heat waves that are accompanying climate change. Faculty Pagehttps://www.umsl.edu/~umslhistory/Faculty/hurley.htmlAsk an Expert: Andrew Hurley examines history of climate and its impact on St. Louishttps://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2018/08/27/ask-expert-hurley/Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louishttps://www.worldcat.org/title/common-fields-an-environmental-history-of-st-louis/oclc/36024068Virtual City Projecthttp://vcities.ite-stl.orgMissouri Place Stories: Missouri EPSCoRhttps://placestories.missouriepscor.org

34 min2019 DEC 21
Comments
Episode 67: Andrew Hurley On History, Cities, and Climate Change

Episode 66: David Lobbig on the Environment and the Mississippi River

David Lobbig, Curator of Environmental Life at the Missouri History Museum and longtime board member at the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, talks all things Mississippi River —the Mississippian culture that once lived on its banks; how 19th-century riverboats not only impacted the river but contributed to climate change; flood plains; and "Mighty Mississippi," the exhibit he curated for MoHist that opened on November 23 and runs through April 2021. Cahokia Moundshttps://cahokiamounds.orgGrist: The Army Corps of Engineers and Mississippi River Management https://grist.org/series/the-corps-of-the-matter-on-the-army-corps-and-the-mississippi-river/“Mighty Mississippi” at the Missouri History Museumhttps://mohistory.org/exhibits/the-mighty-mississippi/Missouri Coalition for the Environment https://moenvironment.orgRadical Cartography: Mississippi Meander Maps http://www.radicalcartography.net/index.html?fiskScientific American: Mississippi River Flooding and Climate Change ht...

31 min2019 DEC 16
Comments
Episode 66: David Lobbig on the Environment and the Mississippi River

Episode 65: PotBangerz- "Mama Cat" Cathy Daniels

Host Umar Lee talks by phone with "Mama Cat" a community activist and the official chef of the Ferguson movement. Mama Cat (Cathy Daniels) founded the group Pot Bangerz which has worked to feed, clothe and humanize those which society has chosen to make invisible, the unhoused. Potbangerz will be hosting their 3rd Annual Neighbors United Holiday Dinner on December 14th at Christ Church Cathedral (see their facebook group for more details).

34 min2019 DEC 9
Comments
Episode 65: PotBangerz- "Mama Cat" Cathy Daniels

Episode 64: Richard Reilly, Photographer

Host Umar Lee talks with friend of the podcast, Richard Reilly. Richard talks about a range of topics with Umar including marijuana legalization, socially engaged art projects and photography--including his recent donation to the Missouri History Museum of thousands of his images taken during protest actions following the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri.

48 min2019 NOV 22
Comments
Episode 64: Richard Reilly, Photographer

Episode 63: Talking About Funny Stuff with Yale Hollander

Writer, producer, comedian (and Donnybrook tweeter-in-chief) Yale Hollander sat down at Atomic Cowboy to talk to Stef Russell on the opening night of the Flyover Comedy Festival. Topics touched on: lawyers; the logistics of doing standup on the Loop Trolley; bringing comedy to other unexpected places; comedian Twitter; the mind-bending depth and breadth of the St. Louis comedy scene; and the night he channeled Lenny Bruce.yalehollander.weebly.comhttps://twitter.com/yalehollanderhttp://stlouiscomedy.comhttps://twitter.com/stlcomedyscenehttps://www.facebook.com/STLComedy/https://www.flyovercomedyfest.com

43 min2019 NOV 8
Comments
Episode 63: Talking About Funny Stuff with Yale Hollander

Episode 62: Southards Art Studio

Host Umar Lee chats with Marissa and Brian Southards about everything from life after Ferguson to their family art studio, blending portrait photography and traditional graphic/hand drawn artwork.

55 min2019 NOV 4
Comments
Episode 62: Southards Art Studio

Episode 61: Francis Horton, "A Hell of A Way to Die Podcast" Co-Host

EUmar Lee chats with Francis Horton of Carondelet about growing up in north county, joining the military and seeing the world! Beyond cliche, the conversation is rich in discussion of foreign policy, how the military prepares troops for interactions with people of other cultures (they don't!) and what Francis' podcast, A Hell of A Way to Die, is all about.

87 min2019 OCT 21
Comments
Episode 61: Francis Horton, "A Hell of A Way to Die Podcast" Co-Host
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