It's been a long time coming, and Think Tank Gallery is proud to announce the release of our first podcast series!We've teamed up with some of our favorite artists, producers, directors and more to catch a deep glimpse into what it takes to turn an artistic vision to reality. We have been honored to work and be friends with some of the most inspiring people in LA and across the country, and for the last few weeks we have been bringing a grip of them into our new podcast studio to have some chill conversations over a beer or three.Join us in our freshly built podcast studio as we get ready for some dope shit.


  • #26 Super Hueman Hustle - A.R.T. Podcast Season 2 Finale

    #26 Super Hueman Hustle - A.R.T. Podcast Season 2 Finale

    18/04/2018 Duración: 01h57min

    Allison is a very well-known Bay-to-LA (and back) street artist, having been featured on the cover of LA Weekly's People of the Year issue, Juxtapoz Magazine, and many other places. She's also navigated a wide variety of career situations that have informed her work. For our season finale, host Jacob Patterson stopped by her new house in Oakland to chop it up. Warning: we say "hyphy" and "hella" wayyyyyy too many times in this episode.    8:17- Is San Jose the bay area or not?   8:57- Which part of Oakland are we in?   10:32- The Bay responding to the Ghost Ship fire   Read more about the Ghost Ship fire:   13:20- Vince CEO Meow Wolf     15:31- Why did you decide to come back to the bay?   17:08- Jacob ghost riding a car   17:25- Andrew b

  • #25 Hijinx PR Answers: What Is Art Management  PR?

    #25 Hijinx PR Answers: What Is Art Management & PR?

    05/04/2018 Duración: 02h03min

    Heidi Johnson has been putting the coolest art and events in front of the hippest people in LA for decades. In this episode she breaks down where PR and management cross over, how much of this stuff artists should be doing for themselves, and when it's time for you to get a manager. She also lets us in on some secrets of how to get your shit covered by the press. There's a lot of name-dropping in this episode, but every story is peppered with many years of wisdom, and by the end Heidi takes muthafuckas to school so don't miss the second half of this episode. We also share stories on the late Juxtapoz co-founder Greg Escalante since Heidi was one of the people closest to him in his final years. RIP Greg.   6:10- Can you talk about the new stuff you are doing with Corey Helford?   9:01-

  • #24 How to Run the Art Department from the Gods

    #24 How to Run the Art Department from the Gods

    29/03/2018 Duración: 02h21min

    Maca rode some wild waves while Quest Nutrition jumped to the billion dollar company range, as he built one of the world's best art departments. Part of that was hiring Dino Nama, who is now Think Tank Gallery's Art Director. The two reminisce on what it took to operate on such a level, the difference of running smaller and more mobile design agencies, and break down wtf an art department even is. They also have a lot of inside jokes (just warning you). By the end of the episode we discuss what it would take to really build perfection in a design agency or art department.    7:00- Jacob obsesses over this. Srsly read it. He hasn't played Halo in seven years and still obsessed over it.   Also this is the JRE #999 with Quest Nutrition Co-Founder:   10:00- Dino explains who Maca is and why they brought him to the po

  • #23 Decoding the Artist with Yoshino

    #23 Decoding the Artist with Yoshino

    21/03/2018 Duración: 01h54min

    Yoshino has been a professional photographer in LA for a long time, and during a rut in his personal life and art practice, he started a podcast to re-inspire himself. That podcast is now one of the bigger arts podcasts in the world, and he has built a career and company out of it. In true Yoshino style, he flips the interview and gets host Jacob Patterson to open up about some personal topics and open relationship beliefs he's never shared in public.    6:03- Are you editing your show yourself, or do you have someone else doing it?   7:05- Jacob talks about interviewing people   8:04- Do you have a starting point when you are getting ready to interview somebody?   9:45- Have you been intimidated to interview anybody?   11:04- Yoshino talks about how much research he does prior to interviewing people   12:26- Check out Yoshino’s podcast Artist Decoded   12

  • #22 BrokeLAs Anna Shumacher: The Corporate Structure of DIY Culture

    #22 BrokeLA's Anna Shumacher: The Corporate Structure of DIY Culture

    14/03/2018 Duración: 02h33min

    cARTel has done many things in the almost-decade that they've been shaping the experiential arts scene in LA. They've hosted fort parties, galaxy art shows with Bill Nye, giant sponsored activations, and been served a cease and desist by Coachella. The latter comes midway through the story of one of the largest and longest running DIY festivals in SoCal, fka Brokechella. Now called BrokeLA, it opens next month and has partnered with Spaceland Presents and the Regent for Anna's first year as the company's CEO. We dive deep into such an evolution, and also nerd tf out on some permitting stuff. This episode is a creative producer's playground.   Permitting survey:   11:40 - intro ends/interview begins   12:10 - How did you find your way into permitting?   13:15 - Intro to Anna    13:24 - Did you come from the aesthetic side?   14:10 - Anna talks about cARTel, acting, staging and then combining them together.   15:05 - Visual art    15:55 -

  • #21 The Arts Ever-Changing Cannabis Landscape with Little Face Events

    #21 The Arts' Ever-Changing Cannabis Landscape with Little Face Events

    07/03/2018 Duración: 01h57min

    Katie Carita Partlow of Little Face Events has changed the way that Los Angeles perceives cannabis events. Recognized by such now-household names as Weedmaps and Rolling Stone, Katie is the go-to personality in the weed industry to get a finely tuned message across in an artistic way. She's been called the "Best Pot Party in CA" (Rolling Stone) and she has her sights set high on 2018. If you're interested in doing anything artistic with Mary Jane this year, this podcast episode is the place to start.    6:46- Katie Partlow (Little Face Events)   5:53- Katie explains what Little Face Events is   7:06- When did you start this?    14:09- Were you doing events before that?   14:32-   14:49- Art Share LA   15:15- How long have you be in LA? Were you doing events anywhere els

  • #16 Meow Wolf CEO Vince Kadlubek: Changing the Economy Through Art

    #16 Meow Wolf CEO Vince Kadlubek: Changing the Economy Through Art

    07/03/2018 Duración: 01h28min

    #repost! We took this episode down to make a crucial cut. If you heard it the first time, enjoy it again cuz it's that good! If you missed it, here's your chance to listen to the world's hottest immersive arts company spin gold through their CEO.

  • #20 Drinkin Smokin  West Coastin – A Love/Hate Letter to Los Angeles

    #20 Drinkin' Smokin' & West Coastin' – A Love/Hate Letter to Los Angeles

    28/02/2018 Duración: 02h46min

    We've mentioned the trip that manifested DS&WC at Think Tank Gallery, the show that brought our gallery back into our old venue, but we haven't discussed the process of putting it on. Hundreds of people were involved in producing this massive arts and events series, and four of them sit down after breakfast to smoke a few bowls and talk about it in this episode. If you came to the show you'll love hearing what went into it, and if you didn't you'll love hearing our host's best friends ruthlessly mocking him for a couple hours. Long one but good one.    5:40- Intro   6:08- Dino Art Director of DSWC   Danny Heidner Experience Designer of DSWC:   Andrew Production Lead of DSWC:   Jacob Bitch of DSWC:   8:51- What do you guys recall form that crazy month?   10:19- Dino gives

  • #19 Think Tank Gallery Lied to You: Deception as Art Medium with Firefly Prod.

    #19 Think Tank Gallery Lied to You: Deception as Art Medium with Firefly Prod.

    22/02/2018 Duración: 01h48min

    The last big show that was thrown with the Think Tank was a confusing one, for many reasons. Firefly Productions tricked the Think Tank into producing it, the Think Tank tricked its audience into attending it (#District798), and the actors tricked guests in every way shape and form. By the end, people even thought the weed was fake while they hit it. This show was described as a "mindfuck" by the media, and it encapsulated that word in every way. Whether you caught or missed the show, or caught the show but missed huge chunks of it (we don't blame you), this interview with Steph and Steven of Firefly is a crash course on how to give a viciously original take on priorly used content. Producers will love this episode. Artists will too.   Steven Klein and Stephanie Barnes from Firefly     7:31- District 798   8:00- Jacob tells Steven and Steph to give an intro a

  • #18 Running a Creative, Mystical Ecosystem with Sleep No More

    #18 Running a Creative, Mystical Ecosystem with "Sleep No More"

    14/02/2018 Duración: 01h27min

    New York's "Sleep No More" is probably the most successful piece of immersive theatre of all time. But there are thousands of moving parts to this magical machine. Guest Cesar Hawas likes to describe the parts of this creative ecosystem as just that, magic, but there are tons of insights to how an arts company can get such an expensive building and keep it running and profitable. Cesar talks about the more ethereal parts of Sleep No More (run by the production company Emursive) and all of the inspiration that surrounds it at the McKittrick Hotel in our first remote episode recorded outside of California.    5:55 - Cesar Hawas   6:01-  The Lodge at the Mckittrick Hotel   7:34- When and why The Lodge opened   8:50-   10:05- What are the different experiences you can have in the McKittrick Hotel? https://mckittr

  • #17 Immersive Design Summit Recap

    #17 Immersive Design Summit Recap

    08/02/2018 Duración: 01h42min

    Listen to some drunken (or in Noah's case punchdrunk) conversation between host Jacob Patterson and friends after wrapping up Noah's inaugural Immersive Design Summit. IDS 2018 brought together hundreds of creators, producers, and developers from all over the world who work in the quickly emerging world of immersive entertainment. Fields within this genre range from virtual reality to theatre to ASMR, and if any of this stuff interests you, be sure to check out the No Proscenium podcast or ask Jacob for an invite to the Everything Immersive private Facebook group. Hit us up on Instagram to chat, and enjoy our most off the cuff episode to date.    6:00- Intro   Noah Nelson:   Check out Artists Real Talk episode 11 with Noah Nelson:   Tommy Honton:   6:24- First Immersive Design

  • Season 2 Episode 0 WTF Happened to Think Tank Gallery

    Season 2 Episode 0 WTF Happened to Think Tank Gallery

    02/02/2018 Duración: 01h03min

    We're back! It's been a while since A.R.T. has posted an episode of our podcast, and a lot has happened in the interim. If you read between the lines (or read the "farewell letter" we published online after the LA Weekly story last year), then you know a bit of what happened, but our host Jacob Patterson takes a moment in this episode to break down what happened and where we're at because of it. If you don't give a damn and want to hear inspiring creators talk about how they're changing the world, skip this one and head over to the first full episode of Season 2 with the CEO of Meow Wolf.    0:18- What has happened to Artists Real Talk?   1:14- Check out the last episode recorded on Artist Real Talk   2:38- Why Think Tank stopped hosting the podcast, and what happened between season one and season two   3:47- Art Director Dino @nunquamdormio   3:52- Jacob’s assistant Elsa @hellsuh   4:00- Sleep No More immersi

  •  #15 Nova Han: Discovering Your Leadership Role as an Artist and Producer

    #15 Nova Han: Discovering Your Leadership Role as an Artist and Producer

    22/02/2017 Duración: 01h43min

    Nova Han has been producing shows on the scale of Coachella and Night on Broadway for years, but she still spends every moment thinking about the individual interaction with her work. While 50,000 people may be jumping in unison, Nova still attempts to create personal memories for each one of her guests, and she does so through a very solid consciousness that she works through every day in various fields of creation. We talk about her career through theater and into creative direction on some of the most well-known public events in the world, and what it takes to work on such a large stage while maintaining a sense of discovery.    0:00- Intro   0:30-   1:35- Find us at    2:27- Making the steaks high   3:51- Learn more about the Oakland Ghost ship fire here:   7:43- What are you thinking about doing with your warehouse space?   8:20- Nova goes into detail about what s

  • #14 Mike  Russell from My Haunt Life: A Growing Scene in LA and How to Feed It

    #14 Mike & Russell from My Haunt Life: A Growing Scene in LA and How to Feed It

    15/02/2017 Duración: 02h15min

    My Haunt Life is the best place for long form content that any LA-based scare fiend can find. While their basis is most certainly haunts, Mike and Russell cover everything from haunted houses to immersive theatre. The latter is really where this conversation takes off, and we go pretty deep on certain topics that provide insight and opportunity for creators looking to make a tangible impact on their guests. There is no better source to find out about the most cutting edge stuff in the immersive haunt world, so diving into how Mike and Russell see that world at this moment is a real treat.      0:00- Intro   7:06- Night on Broadway   8:43 Introduction Russell and Mike from My Haunt Life   10:55- What is a ARG? An alternate reality game (ARG) is an interactive networked narrative that uses the real world as a platform and uses transmedia storytelling to deliver a story that may be altered by players' ideas or actions.   13:03- http://thetension

  • #13 Phil America: Doing Good Work and the Post Street-Art American Dream

    #13 Phil America: Doing Good Work and the Post Street-Art American Dream

    08/02/2017 Duración: 02h34min

    It's impossible to describe Phil America's work, and that fact is very important to him. Our host Jacob Patterson and Phil are from the same working man's town in NorCal, and they relate on many topics. Because of that, this podcast gets deeper than any we've done so far. Discussing what it means to be an American and an artist at the same time is what we are all doing nowadays, but it's something over which Phil has been obsessing for years. And that obsession expresses itself in many ways, oftentimes illegally.    0:00 - Intro       6:02 - What do you do?       6:19 - Not being exclusively stuck in a box       6:50 - Are you still a graffiti artist? When did you start?       7:32 - What were the first trashiest tags you were putting together? Did you use pens or spray cans?       9:02 - Was this the first art you did period?       9:14 - Art VS. Vandalism       12:02 - Phil explains what his favorite type of art is       14:02 - Social media echo chamber        14:42 - Do you consider yourself on the other

  • #12 Patterson Solo Show: QA Session Expanding on Previous Episodes

    #12 Patterson Solo Show: Q&A Session Expanding on Previous Episodes

    18/01/2017 Duración: 01h07min

    We really want to experiment with the format of this conversational show, and this week our co-host Jacob Patterson sits down for a conversation with two team members. Art Director Dino Nama and Real Talk Research Assistant Madelyn Flores listed a bunch of questions they put together after listening to prior shows and looking over some Think Tank exhibits. Patterson does a hell of a job stumbling through them and only answers like 5% of them in an hour... we also provide a little context for who Think Tank is and where we currently stand in the scheme of things. Enjoy this "behind the scenes" episode and let us know what you think!   0:00- Intro    1:23 - Reflecting on the podcast   2:40 - Jessica Bley   3:40 - Jacob gets into detail of how he got into the art world   6:15 - Transition to podcast questions    7:27 - When the Think Tank gallery was originally created what was the initial vision for the gallery? has that vision shifted along the way?   7:50 - John kennama

  • #11 Noah Nelson (No Proscenium): What is Immersive Theatre and How Can We Protect It in 2017?

    #11 Noah Nelson (No Proscenium): What is Immersive Theatre and How Can We Protect It in 2017?

    11/01/2017 Duración: 02h27min

    Noah started NoPro when he decided that he wanted to find out more about the world of Immersive, and found there was no newsletter to follow. Years later he runs the definitive Guide to Immersive Entertainment in newsletter and deep-dive, long-form podcast format. He also records his show in our studio. We talk about the Ghost Ship fire, the world-changing Tension Experience, the fertile grounds for creation in LA, what Immersive Theatre is and how the term is abused, Think Tank's Trap House show, the paradigm-shifting advancements in VR, and the most important things that have happened in these worlds. If you don't know what Immersive is, you're in for a major lesson on what is in theory the most impacting art form in the world. If you do know what Immersive is, then you know Noah and you're excited to listen to this episode already.    3:51 - Introduction    5:57 - How do you feel about coming off haunt season?   6:41 - Noah’s thoughts on soul searching   8:21 - Noah’s day job with journalism, art and confl

  • #10 Kiran (Madame) Gandhi: Creating World-Reaching Art as a Feminist and The Levers of Social Change

    #10 Kiran (Madame) Gandhi: Creating World-Reaching Art as a Feminist and The Levers of Social Change

    04/01/2017 Duración: 01h04min

    Kiran Gandhi has spoken to thousands of people about her particular way of changing the world, and has implemented into her performance art such unusual strategies as dripping menstrual blood while running marathons. We've known each other since before either of us gained audiences so sitting down to talk about how to responsibly reach those audiences while on the mic with them is an introspective affair. She is one of the best musicians we know, one of the smartest people we've met, and one of the most interesting women you could come across. She believes that the Future is Female and we're on board with that idea after this chat. We hope you will be, as well.    3:05 - Is google consciously not that female friendly?    4:55 - Jessica Wethington Mclean:   5:15 - Kiran’s thoughts on stay home dads and taking on roles as a parent   6:15 - Kiran gives a little run down on who she is and what she does   7:10 - http://thieverycorpo

  • #9 Scott Hove (Cakeland): The Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Burning Through our Community and How to Survive It as an Artist

    #9 Scott Hove (Cakeland): The Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Burning Through our Community and How to Survive It as an Artist

    21/12/2016 Duración: 02h06min

    Scott Hove is an artist whose primary medium is perspective. He has manipulated his art viewers psychologically and literally for decades, and his work is more poignant than ever. He asked our hosts to sit down and talk as Bay Area natives about what the recent Oakland fire means for DIY, artist-run, and under the radar spaces for creation, and make some plans for the future. This is a heavy episode and one with a lot of potential action on the other end, but also one of our most broad discussions. We hope you enjoy it and contact us if you have any interest in learning more about permitting with us and addressing our community's needs with us.    This episode requires some serious visual context, so check out Scott's work at as we go along.     4:30 - Intro to Scott Hove   6:30 -   Find more details on Scott Hove’s upcoming show in San Francisco on January 15th here:   8:45 - Explain to peop

  • #8 Andrew McGregor (LA Chessboxing): The Kung-Fu Philosophy, Finding a Sensei for All Disciplines

    #8 Andrew McGregor (LA Chessboxing): The Kung-Fu Philosophy, Finding a Sensei for All Disciplines

    14/12/2016 Duración: 02h05min

    Here is a short list of things that LA Weekly's "Best of LA People" selection Andrew McGregor can call himself: inventor, filmmaker, writer, chessboxing champion, entrepreneur, frequent TEDx speaker, mentor, Highlands games athlete, roboticist, photojournalist, and founder of The Tiziano Project, a not-for-profit that taught journalism to people living in conflict zones and neglected parts of the world with an emphasis on creating jobs through media training. The organization has worked in places such as Rwanda, Somalia, DR Congo, Iraq, Kenyan slums, a California youth prison, Israel, Palestine, and South Central LA. He has been featured in Wired, Newsweek, the Sports Section of The New York Times, and many other outlets.   He talks with us about how to do that huge mountain of dope shit without failing miserably over and over.   00:00 - Introduction to Andrew McGregor   6:14 - http://www.mightykingdre   7:30 - Who is Andrew McGregor?   8:20 -

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