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Kyler Bingham

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Genevieve Adams - SIMCHAS AND SORROWS - Episode 63
5d ago
Genevieve Adams - SIMCHAS AND SORROWS - Episode 63
On today's episode of Salt Lake Dirt I speak with filmmaker and actress Genevieve Adams. Her film Simchas and Sorrows is about an atheist actress who attempts to convert to Judaism to marry the man she loves. It will play this week at the Bentonville Film Festival. Genevieve wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film. I really loved this project and I look forward to it reaching a larger audience at some point. Great chat, great film! Thanks for listening. - Purchase tickets for the in person or virtual screening HERE. IN PERSON: Wed, Jun 22 2022 1:00pm CST Thaden School Theater, 800 Southeast C Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 VIRTUAL SCREENING: Wed, Jun 22 2022 12:00am CST - For about the film check out: www.simchasandsorrows.comTwitter: @SimchasFilm
Genevieve Adams - SIMCHAS AND SORROWS - Episode 63
5d ago
Genevieve Adams - SIMCHAS AND SORROWS - Episode 63
On today's episode of Salt Lake Dirt I speak with filmmaker and actress Genevieve Adams. Her film Simchas and Sorrows is about an atheist actress who attempts to convert to Judaism to marry the man she loves. It will play this week at the Bentonville Film Festival. Genevieve wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film. I really loved this project and I look forward to it reaching a larger audience at some point. Great chat, great film! Thanks for listening. - Purchase tickets for the in person or virtual screening HERE. IN PERSON: Wed, Jun 22 2022 1:00pm CST Thaden School Theater, 800 Southeast C Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 VIRTUAL SCREENING: Wed, Jun 22 2022 12:00am CST - For about the film check out: www.simchasandsorrows.comTwitter: @SimchasFilm
Jerry Stahl - NEIN, NEIN, NEIN! - Episode 62
Jun 5 2022
Jerry Stahl - NEIN, NEIN, NEIN! - Episode 62
Jerry Stahl - NEIN, NEIN, NEIN! - Episode 62 "ONE MAN'S TALE OF DEPRESSION, PSYCHIC TORMENT AND A BUS TOUR OF THE HOLOCAUST." On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I was thrilled to have the author Jerry Stahl on the show. Jerry has been one of my favorite authors since I first discovered his novel I, Fatty (a novel about the silent film star Fatty Arbuckle told as a memoir) nearly 20 years ago. Meeting him for the first time and being able to experience his humor and kindness made this episode a special one for me. His new book Nein, Nein, Nein! will be released July 5 on Akashic Books. I absolutely loved the new book and I'm confident you will too. Jerry has some upcoming book events. You can find that information below. Thanks for listening! Kyler - Upcoming Events for Jerry Stahl: Upcoming Events for Jerry Stahl: Jerry Stahl in Conversation with Ben Stiller - Sun, Jun 12, 7:30 pm ET @92nd Street Y, NYC ( 1395 Lexington Ave.) Book Launch - Jerry Stahl in Conversation with Jonathan Ames - Tues, July 5, 7:00 pm PT @Stories Books & Cafe, Los Angeles (1716 W. Sunset Blvd.) Jerry Stahl in Conversation with Joshua Mohr - Fri, July 8, 7:00 pm PT @Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco (1231 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way). Jerry Stahl at Book Soup - Thurs, July 28, 7:00 pm PT @Book Soup, West Hollywood (8818 Sunset Blvd)
Benjamin Hosking - AND I MISS YOU LIKE A LITTLE KID - Episode 61
Jun 5 2022
Benjamin Hosking - AND I MISS YOU LIKE A LITTLE KID - Episode 61
2022 DANCES WITH FILMS "Isolated in lockdown, a depressed loner rushes into a new relationship only to be trapped by his partner’s manipulative abuse." On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I talk with Ben Hosking. Ben wrote and directed the short film And I Miss You Like A Little Kid which will have its world premiere at Dances with Films. Great film, great chat! Thanks for listening. PURCHASE Tickets: SAT. June 11 @12:30PM For more about the film visit: www.andimissyoulikealittlekid.comFacebook: @andimissyoulikealittlekidInstagram: @benjaminhosking
Melissa Gregory Rue - LIVE OUT LOUD - Episode 60
Jun 5 2022
Melissa Gregory Rue - LIVE OUT LOUD - Episode 60
2022 DANCES WITH FILMS "Three people experiencing homelessness in Portland, Oregon are empowered and begin to heal from childhood trauma by learning to make films in a grant-funded program." On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I talk with documentary filmmaker Melissa Gregory Rue. Her new film Live Out Loud will premiere the last day of Dances with Films. I loved this film and its nuance about the need for creative expression along with the many challenges that face those who do not have a home. PURCHASE Tickets: Sun. June 19th @12:30PM - TCL Chinese Theatres, Hollywood, CA. For more on Melissa and Live Out Loud check out: melissagregoryrue.com IG: @liveoutloud.doc & @melissagregoryrue FB: @LiveOutLoudDocumentary Twitter: @gregory_rue
Lexa Gluck & David Hartstone - DESERT SKY - Episode 59
Jun 5 2022
Lexa Gluck & David Hartstone - DESERT SKY - Episode 59
On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I talk with the creative team behind Desert Sky. David Hartsone (writer/director/producer) and Lexa Gluck (actress/producer) join me to talk about how the project was born and the film's upcoming world premiere at Dances with Films. PURCHASE Tickets: Sat. June 18th @ 3:45PM - TCL Chinese Theatres, Hollywood, CA. Check out the following IG profiles for more about the film: @desertskyofficial @seventhhousepro @davehartstone @lexagluck
Elle Nash - Episode 58
Apr 20 2022
Elle Nash - Episode 58
On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I welcome author Elle Nash. I recently found her novel Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books) and she has quickly become one of my favorite new writers. We had a great a chat about growing up in Colorado, her recent move to Scotland, and her upcoming book Gag Reflex (out June 21 on Clash Books). Make sure to check out her other books and her Patreon! Thanks for listening! Kyler
Mary Kate Wiles - Episode 57
Apr 11 2022
Mary Kate Wiles - Episode 57
On today's episode of Salt Lake Dirt I welcome actress and producer Mary Kate Wiles. You've seen her in the Emmy Award winning webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and she currently stars as Vicky in the new Fairly OddParents reboot out now on Paramount+. I had a blast talking with Mary Kate! Make sure to check out her projects over at Shipwrecked Comedy! Thanks for listening! Kyler -- For more on Mary Kate visit her Social Media/Links: Instagram Twitter Tumblr Facebook YouTube Patreon Shipwrecked Comedy
WE WERE HYPHY - Episode 56
Apr 5 2022
WE WERE HYPHY - Episode 56
On today's episode I speak with filmmakers Laurence Madrigal & Jason O'Mahony. Their new documentary WE WERE HYPHY just premiered at Cinequest 2022. Great film, great chat! Thanks for listening! Kyler -- Social and Web: WE WERE HYPHY Instagram: @wewerehyphy Website: www.wewerehyphy.com -- PRESS RELEASE: WE WERE HYPHY is delighted to announce its World Premiere as part of the prestigious Cinequest 2022 Film Festival. The music documentary captures the hugely kinetic Hyphy movement, and brings the sights and sounds of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most influential musical movement of the past 30 years to life on the screen. This music documentary feature traces Hyphy’s genesis on Bay Area streets and examines its influence with interviews from legendary figures such as Keak da Sneak and Mistah FAB to modern day artists such as Kamaiyah, Rafael Casal, P-Lo, and G-Eazy who grew up during the movement and were deeply influenced by it. Historical context is provided by columnists and academics such as Pendarvis Harshaw and Dr. Andrea L.S. Moore. “Hyphy had a massive influence on me as a teenager,” says Laurence Madrigal, director of WE WERE HYPHY. “I grew up in Antioch and Hyphy was everywhere. It was on the streets, in our cars, in the clothes we wore, and in the way we spoke. I’ve always wanted to share my love of Hyphy with the world and this film is a love song to the era!”
Mallory Smart - Episode 55
Mar 19 2022
Mallory Smart - Episode 55
On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I talk with the Chicago-based writer and publisher Mallory Smart. Her book THE ONLY LIVING GIRL IN CHICAGO came out last summer on Trident Press. I absolutely loved the book! She is the editor-in-chief of the publishing house MAUDLIN HOUSE. She is also the host of the podcasts TEXTUAL HEALING and THAT HORRORCAST. Thanks for listening!
C.E. Hoffman & Winston Rowntree - Episode 54
Mar 13 2022
C.E. Hoffman & Winston Rowntree - Episode 54
On this episode of The Salt Lake Dirt Podcast C.E. Hoffman (Sluts and Whores) and Winston Rowntree (Subnormality, People Watching) join us to talk about their new short film GTFO. --- Artist Bios: C. E. Hoffman is a writer of NA Urban Fantasy who has been published widely since 2010. A grant winner and member of the Writer's Union of Canada, they wrote their first novel at eleven years old, and have continued writing ever since. Find more weirdness at   Winston Rowntree is an artist, author, and filmmaker, who has illustrated for Cracked, Random House, and many others. Their webcomic Subnormality has been active since 2007, and their animated series People Watching has aired on Cracked and CBC. Find more at
Bruce Wagner - Episode 53
Feb 20 2022
Bruce Wagner - Episode 53
This week on Salt Lake Dirt I speak with the author and screenwriter Bruce Wagner. Bruce is one of my favorite writers of all time. He has authored a dozen books and his work is something I've come revisit over and over again since I first saw his film Map to the Stars. His latest novel The Marvel Universe was released into the public domain in 2020 and can be found at brucewagner.la.  Thanks for listening! Kyler
Joe Ide - THE GOODBYE COAST - Episode 52
Feb 13 2022
Joe Ide - THE GOODBYE COAST - Episode 52
On today's episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast I speak with author Joe Ide. Joe is best known for writing the IQ crime series. His most recent book is The Goodbye Coast. The novel places Raymond Chandler's iconic character Philip Marlowe into modern day Los Angeles. Great book, great conversation! Thanks for listening. Kyler
Alison Rich - TRAINING WHEELS - Episode 51
Feb 8 2022
Alison Rich - TRAINING WHEELS - Episode 51
On today's episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast I speak with actor, writer, and director Alison Rich. Her short film TRAINING WHEELS played at Sundance last month and was one of my favorites from the festival. Thanks for listening! "Alison can currently be seen in the new seasons of The Other Two on HBO Max, Tuca and Bertie on Adult Swim and The Goldbergs on ABC. Previous acting credits include Drunk History, Angie Tribeca, The Lonely Island's Popstar, 2 Broke Girls, Life in Pieces, and more. She was also a series regular on The Lonely Island's Fox sketch show Party Over Here. Alison has staffed on Saturday Night Live, The Goldbergs, and Billy on the Street. She’s sold and developed shows for Comedy Central and TBS. Alison also wrote and directed a digital series called The MacMillan Genius Grant. She's directed viral videos for CollegeHumor as well as Ego Nwodim's sol show Great Black Women and Then There's Me.  Alison appeared as a New Face for the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival." (Source: AlisonRich.com)
David Schwartz - LUCY and DESI - Episode 50
Jan 28 2022
David Schwartz - LUCY and DESI - Episode 50
On today's episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast I speak with composer David Schwartz. David scored the new documentary film Lucy and Desi which was directed by Amy Poehler and had its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival. David is a three-time Emmy-nominated whose credits include Arrested Development, Deadwood, and Northern Exposure. He is currently scoring season 2 of Peacock's comedy series Rutherford Falls. I had such a blast talking with David. It was an honor speaking to such an accomplished composer and all-around great guy! Thanks for listening! Kyler SLD
Joe Escalante - THE VANDALS - MONSTERS ACROSS AMERICA - Episode 49
Oct 18 2021
Joe Escalante - THE VANDALS - MONSTERS ACROSS AMERICA - Episode 49
On today's episode of The Salt Lake Dirt Podcast we have Joe Escalante joining us. Joe is in one of my favorite bands of all time The Vandals. He also plays bass in the Smiths and Morrissey tribute band Sweet and Tender Hooligans (New EP -  Querído Esteban). Make sure to check out his iHeartRadio program Joe Escalante, Live from Hollywood as well as his Fox Nation series Monsters Across America. It dawned on me while preparing for this interview that The Vandals are the only band from my teenage years that I still listen to on a regular basis. It's incredible when people that you looked up to in your youth end up exceeding your expectations when you are able to meet them in person. Thanks for a fascinating conversation Joe. My teenage self would have lost his mind! The Vandal's Official WebsiteThe Vandals on Facebook The Vandals on Instagram For a 2019 interview we did with Joe click HERE.
Mike DeCapite - JACKET WEATHER - Episode 48
Oct 10 2021
Mike DeCapite - JACKET WEATHER - Episode 48
On this episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast we have author Mike DeCapite. His latest novel Jacket Weather (Soft Skull Press) is definitely one of my top picks for 2021. A big thanks to Tony DuShane for introducing me to Mike's work. Thanks for listening. SYNOPSIS: "Nick Hornby meets Patti Smith, Mean Streets meets A Visit From the Goon Squad in  this quintessential New York City story about two people who knew each  other in the downtown music scene in the 1980s, meet again in the  present day, and fall in love." Mike knew June in New York’s downtown music scene in the eighties.  Back then, he thought she was “the living night—all the glamour and  potential of a New York night when you’re 25.” Now he’s twice divorced  and happy to be alone—so happy he’s writing a book about it. Then he  meets June again. “And here she was with a raincoat over the back of the  chair talking about getting a divorce and saying she’s done with  relationships. Her ice-calm eyes are the same, the same her glory of  curls.” Jacket Weather is about awakening to love—dizzying,  all-consuming, worldview-shaking love—when it’s least expected. It’s  also about remaining alert to today’s pleasures—exploring the city,  observing the seasons, listening to the guys at the gym—while time is  slipping away. Told in fragments of narrative, reveries, recipes, bits  of conversation and snatches of weather, the book collapses a decade in  Mike and June’s life and shifts a reader to a glowing nostalgia for the  present. (Soft Skull Press)
Paul Haddad - PARADISE PALMS & FREEWAYTOPIA - Episode 47
Oct 3 2021
Paul Haddad - PARADISE PALMS & FREEWAYTOPIA - Episode 47
On today's episode of the podcast we have author Paul Haddad. I came across his new novel Paradise Palms and absolutely loved it. Late 1950s Hollywood couldn't be more interesting with this mob-centered noir. Definitely check it out. Paul also has a new non-fiction book entitled Freewaytopia, about how the freeways of Los Angeles shaped the city itself. Sounds like a fascinating read! Thanks for listening! Paul's Website Instagram: @la_dorkout Twitter: @la_dorkout Facebook: @paulhaddadbooks
Richard Lange - ROVERS - Episode 46
Sep 26 2021
Richard Lange - ROVERS - Episode 46
On this episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast we have author Richard Lange. His latest novel Rovers could be described as a modern take on Of Mice and Men with vampires and motorcycle gangs. With a description like that I had to read it and I was not disappointed. Richard is also the author of the collections Dead Boys and Sweet Nothing and the novels This Wicked World, Angel Baby, and The Smack. Thanks for listening!
Heather Olt & Sarah Chaney - LAST CHANCE MOMS - Episode 45
Sep 19 2021
Heather Olt & Sarah Chaney - LAST CHANCE MOMS - Episode 45
Today on the show we have the creators and stars of the dramedy short/pilot Last Chance Moms. It was great speaking with Heather Olt and Sarah Chaney about their incredible project! Make sure to follow them on Instagram to find out what the future holds for Last Chance Moms! Thanks for listening. Logline: "Two best friends in their 40s, one pregnant and unexpectedly dumped by her man-child boyfriend, the other unable to get pregnant despite countless efforts, decide to raise a baby together." Instagram: @lastchancemoms Last Chance Moms will be screening at the HollyShorts Film Festival (Oscar Qualifying Short Film Festival September 23-30, 2021). It will also be at The 2021 Catalyst Content Festival which will be held in-person (with a virtual option) from Wed Sept 29 -  Sat Oct 2, 2021 in Duluth, Minnesota.
J. Aaron Sanders - GARAGE - Episode 44
Sep 16 2021
J. Aaron Sanders - GARAGE - Episode 44
On today's episode we have author (Speakers of the Dead) and filmmaker Aaron Sanders.  I was thrilled to find out that Aaron grew up in Salt Lake City.  Whenever I meet someone originally from SLC, I immediately feel like I'm  visiting with an old friend. It was a blast talking to him about his  career. His short film GARAGE recently played at Dances with Films and is currently making the rounds on the festival circuit. For those  in the Atlanta area you can screen the film on Sunday September 19 at  the 2021 Atlanta Underground Film Festival. Click HERE for tickets. For more information about Aaron and the film: Official Website for GarageAuthor WebsiteTwitter: @jaaronsandersIG: @j.aaronsanders