Exploring New York City and Classic Photography with Ray Simone


Ray Simone is a photographer and lifelong New Yorker, and he learned pretty early on the power of being curious and exploring your surroundings. In the 1970s and 80s, Ray often found himself at flea markets, garage sales, street fairs, and more all across New York City, buying all the negatives he could find.

Now, he's painstakingly digitizing these photos, retouching them pixel by pixel. The end result is a modern look at some classic images from the past 100 years (and sometimes even further back!).

You can also support the show by checking out the new Good People, Cool Things merch store. All February long, everything is 20 percent off (discount applied at checkout). Go get you something cool, and thanks for listening!

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Episode 9 · 10 months ago

Beers and Board Games with Eric Slepak-Cherney

Eric Slepak-Cherney, co-founder of Beers & Board Games Chicago, joins me to chat all things beer and board gamin’.

Eric started a community that continues to grow, and in this uncertain time, shares options for games you can still play while social distancing. Highlights of this episode include turning ideas into action, the benefits of being inclusive, and some of the best board game and beer pairings out there.

Episode 8 · 11 months ago

How to Use Storytelling for Business Success with Tamika Bickham

Tamika Bickham is an award-winning TV journalist with a knack for storytelling. She and I share the belief that everyone’s got a story to tell, and that the most impactful stories can help change lives for the better. No matter what kind of work you do, you can take her tips and experience and learn how to use storytelling for business success by creating the kind of content that will truly benefit your audience.

Tamika’s passion for storytelling led to the creation of TB Media Group, a story-driven content marketing agency focused on cultivating stories, creating engaging content, and connecting with audiences in authentic ways.

Episode 7 · 11 months ago

You've Got This! Trusting Yourself with Author and Speaker Maggie Warrell

Believe in the power of trusting yourself – it'll take you far.

That's certainly an underlying theme of Margie Warrell's new book, You've Got This! The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself, a handbook for learning to thrive in today's pressure laden and uncertain world.

Episode 6 · 11 months ago

Making Big Decisions, UFOs, and Hearing Dead People with Alyea Sandovar

Alyea Sandovar, Game Researcher and Digital Producer at TintHue, joins the podcast to chat about her process for making big decisions, which has led her down many paths and through many careers as she’s discovered what she’s most passionate about.

She’s also a huge UFO fan, so of course we’ve included some fun links below. And Alyea dives into her unique ability to communicate with dead people, or at least disembodied voices. How could you not tune in?