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 21 · 8 months ago

Writing Songs, Sharing Music, and Playing Video Games with Maggie Gently

Maggie Grabmeier talks about her solo work as Maggie Gently, including her songwriting process, her worst gig (and the valuable lessons it taught her), and we discuss our favorite quarantine games.

Check out Maggie's new EP, Good Cry, which is a raw, introspective look at losing a relationship with a friend. Or, as Maggie calls it, "five songs of sadness."

Episode 20 · 8 months ago

How to Start a Small Business with Amir Mostafavi

South Block founder Amir Mostafavi shares his tips for starting and running a successful business, plus the power of community and his favorite works of art.

Episode 19 · 8 months ago

Professional Organizing and Productivity Accountability with Nettie Owens

Nettie Owens, founder of Sappari Solutions and Momentum Accountability, joins the podcast to chat about how to organize your professional and personal life, ways to maximize remote work efficiency, and why productivity accountability is so important.

Episode 18 · 8 months ago

Producing TV Shows and Budgeting Tips with Annette Silva

Annette Silva, executive producer at Studio City Productions, knows the power of a good story. She joins the podcast to talk about producing TV shows, both traditionally and in the current all-digital landscape. She also shares how she started a budget to save money for her family – and how you can do the same – and why trust in the workplace is essential.