Epsiode 34 - Why Does Orange County Produce Great Actors?

Welcome to episode 34 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss Orange County's long history of producing great actors for film, tv and theater. Frank John Tristan talks with John Walcutt of OCSA. Lisa Black reads a Hey You! and we go get some broasted chicken in the food review. Enjoy!

Interview with John Walcutt

Hey You! - Wake up, pull over!

Restaurant Review - Pittsburgh Chicken and Subs

Music - Cameo Adele

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Episode 33 - Why Does Mixed Martial Arts Thrive in OC?

Welcome to episode 33 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss Mixed Martial Arts. Gustavo speaks with OC Weekly freelance writer Josh Chesler about MMA in OC. Uncle Creepy stops by to talk fighting and share storytime. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we go to Adonis Mediterranean Grill in Laguna Beach for our food review. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Local Gyms:

Local Fighters:

Interview - Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall

Hey You! - Too Uncool for School

Food Review - Adonis Mediterranean Grill

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Episode 32 - What's the Difference Between a Good Cocktail and a Great Cocktail?

Welcome to episode 32 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss cocktails. Gustavo Arellano talks with OC Bartender's Cabinet board member, Emily Delicce about why good cocktails are important. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we visit Hi-Time Wine Cellars for the food review. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Kahlua -> Presidente -> Jim Beam . . . Gustavo's transition to full blown borracho

Interview - Emily Delicce

 

Hey You! - Dolphin Defender

Food Review - Hi-time Wine Cellars

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Episode 31 - How can you buy a home in OC?

Welcome to episode 31 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss Real Estate and what it takes to actually buy a home in Orange County. Gustavo's realtor (and ex-student from Cal State Fullerton) Julio Arana of the Omni Group stops by to over everything from the real estate market to being a good neighbor. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review some great charbroiled chicken. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Julio Arana

Hey You! - Baby Face

Food Review - El Pollo Norteño

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Episode 30 - What issues face OC Muslims?

Welcome to episode 30 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss Muslims in Orange County. Gabriel San Román talks to Ojaala Ahmad, the Communications Coordinator for CAIR Los Angeles about issues facing the Muslim community in Los Angeles and Orange County. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we visit Al Sanabel Bakery for our food review. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Ojaala Ahmad

Hey You! - Ex-Volunteer

Food review - Al Sanabel Bakery

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Episode 29 - Who is creating the next generation of ska music?

Welcome to episode 29 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss ska music. Music editor Nate Jackson talks with Whitney Dunkle of Pocket Entertainment about the new generation of ska music in Orange County. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review Newport Beach Corner Cafe. Enjoy!

Show notes:
No Doubt
Reel Big Fish
Save Ferris
Skatellites
Toots and the Maytals

Tazy Phillipz - Ska Parade

Interview: Whitney Dunkle

Hey You! - Kid Dodger

Food review - Newport Beach Corner Cafe

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Episode 28 - WHAT'S UP BRUH?

Welcome to OC Speakly episode 28. On this episode we discuss Huntington Beach, WHAT'S UP BRUH! Gustavo talks to OC Weekly Managing Editor Nick Schou about the history of Surf City and Victor Valladares of Oak View ComUNIDAD stops by to talk about some of Huntington Beach's redeeming qualities. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review some good HB Thai food. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Longform Articles:

Interview - Victor Valladares

Hey You! - Feel My Flow

Food review - Bangkok Avenue

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Episode 27 - What's it Like Being a College Student in OC?

Welcome to episode 27 of OC Speakly. This week we talk about the state of community college. Gustavo talks to two of our interns, Frank John Tristan and Jeanette Duran about their experiences dealing with carrying full course loads, work, interning and still dealing with life. Lisa Black reads Hey You! And we talk sushi in our food review. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Hey You! - Don't Think Twice

Food review - Mika Sushi

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Episode 26 - How Can You Experience Barbershop Culture in OC?

Welcome to episode 26 of OC Speakly. This week we discuss barbershop culture. Gustavo and Gabriel San Román discuss the evolution of barbershops in OC. Gabriel visits Pierre Dotson at A-Unique Barbershop in Anaheim.  Lisa Black reads *Hey You!* and we review Stacks Pancake House and their new restaurant, Plumeria Cafe by Stacks. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Hey You! - Sandman Revisited

Food Review - Stacks Pancake House

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Episode 25 - Is South Coast Plaza Turning Into a Dining Mecca?

Welcome to episode 25 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode, we discuss 50 years of South Coast Plaza. OC Weekly food writer, Anne Marie Panoringan, talks to Debra Gunn Downing, the Executive Director of Marketing for South Coast Plaza about the future of dining at SCP. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and since we are cover South Coast Plaza, we review Zcafé, enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Debra Gunn Downing

Hey You! - Your Dog Bites, and So Do You

Food Review - Zcafé

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Episode 24 - What's playing at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival?

Welcome to episode 24 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode, we talk about the Newport Beach Film Festival. OC Weekly staff writer Matt Coker talks to Cade Russell, Associate Director of Programming for the Newport Beach Film Festival, about this year's programming and the films he is most looking forward to. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review Crow Bar in Corona del Mar, enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Cade Russell

Hey You! - So Angry!

Food Review - Crow Bar

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Episode 23 - Are You Excited for the New House of Blues?

Welcome to episode 23 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode, we discuss the all new House of Blues at Anaheim Garden Walk. OC Weekly Music Editor Nate Jackson talks with HOB Anaheim General Manager Tim Jorgensen about the new location. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review Masala Hut off Katella in Anaheim. Hey, a whole Anaheim episode, enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Tim Jorgensen, HOB Anaheim GM

Hey You! - Gym Hog

Food Review - Masala Hut

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Episode 22 - Why Is OC Housing So Unaffordable?

Welcome to episode 22 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode, we discuss affordable housing, or the lack thereof. Gabriel San Román talks with Marilynn Montaño, ex-Weeklyintern and volunteer at Resilience OC about housing, immigration and the struggles a lot of families face in Orange County. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review the old-school classic Cal-Mex of 301 Cafe in Placentia. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Marilynn Montaño

Hey You! - Get Out!

Food Review - 301 Cafe

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Episode 21 - Why is Orange County: A Literary Field Guide the quintessential book about the OC?

Welcome to episode 21 of OC Speakly. On this episode we are talking about the new anthology Orange County: A Literary Field Guide. Gustavo reads a bit from his foreword and challenges listeners to hunt the OC Weekly archives for a chance to win a copy. One of the editors, Andrew Tonkovich, speaks with Field Guide contributor Victoria Patterson about her writing career. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we talk burgers in the food review. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Orange County: A Literary Field Guide

Find the author of a quote from a 1996 article for a chance to win a copy.

Interview: Victoria Patterson

Hey You! - A Heartfelt Colonoscopy

Food review - TK Burgers

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Episode 20 - Why Is Marijuana Off Limits for Veterans?

Welcome to episode 20 of OC Speakly. This week we talk about Weed for Warriors and how the government specifically targets soldiers when they use and cultivate marijuana. Also, how new marijuana regulations, Measure BB and Proposition 64, affect Orange County. Staff writer Mary Carreon speaks with Kristoffer Lewandowski, Orange County chapter president of the Weed for Warriors Project, about how marijuana is beneficial to returning vets and to discuss his possible life sentence in Oklahoma for cultivating 6 marijuana plants. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we visit Vishnu in Irvine for our food review. Enjoy!

 

Show notes:

There is a Sanctuary (OC Weekly Article)

PTSD-Stricken Marine Vet Faces Five Years in Oklahoma Prison for Growing Six Marijuana Plants (OC Weekly article)

PTSD-Stricken Marine Veteran Arrested For Six Okie Pot Plants Now Facing Even More Charges (OC Weekly article)

Interview with Kristoffer Lewandowski

Hey You! - Christ Is Not a Crutch

Food review - Vishnu

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Episode 19 - How are OC's immigrants handling the new administration's policies?

Welcome to episode 19 of OC Speakly. On this episode we discuss deportations, immigration, la migra, ICE…all that shit. Gustavo compares family immigration stories with our resident chingona clubs editor, Denise de la Cruz. Denise then speaks with immigrant youth activist, Hairo Cortes. A dramatic reding of Hey You! from Lisa Black and a shocking admission from Gustavo in the food review. Enjoy!

 

Show notes:

Matías Ramos

Julio Salgado

Interview - Hairo Cortes

Hey You! - A Dam Shame

Food review - Tony's Little Italy

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Episode 18 - Where Are the Best Brunch Spots in OC?

Welcome to episode 18 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss all things brunch. Our Marketing Director discusses the second annual Fresh Toast event on March 25th at Newport Dunes. Food writer Anne Marie Panoringan joins Gustavo to discuss some of the best food to eat between breakfast and lunch. A dramatic reading of Hey You! rounds out our show. Enjoy!

Show notes:

OC Weekly Boozy Brunch! issue

Fresh Toast March 25, 2017

Some amazing brunch shout outs:

Win free tickets. First person to email Gustavo and correctly spell our Marketing Director's first name will win two tickets! Sorry, no hints here in the show notes. garellano@ocweekly.com

Interview with Anne Marie Panoringan

Hey You! - Locks of Unlove

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Episode 17 - Why is Police Brutality Still a Thing?

Welcome to episode 17 of OC Speakly. On this episode we discuss the uptick in police brutality in Orange County. Gabriel San Romàn talks to Theresa Smith, a mother who's son, Cesar Cruz, was killed by police. Theresa is the founder of LEAN, the Law Enforcement Accountability Network. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review Eva's Carribean Kitchen in Laguna Beach. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Just a tiny amount of our coverage of police killings:

Interview with Theresa Smith

Hey You! - No Cookies For You!

OC Weekly calendar of events

Shout out to the 3 James Beard semi-finalists!

Food Review - Eva's Carribean Kitchen

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Episode 16 - Why is SanTana demonizing loncheras?

Welcome to episode 16 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss SanTana's war on loncheras with Denise de la Cruz. Gustavo gets deep and talks with Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria about the demonization of Mexican food and what it means for many families who run food service businesses. Lisa Black reads a Hey You! about someone's gross-ass feet and we review a late night lonchera in SanTana. Enjoy!

 

Show notes:

Santa Ana, Most-Mexican Big City in U.S., Declares War on Taco Trucks. Again

Shout out to Tacos Los Primos in Whittier

Interview with Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria

Hey You! - Shroomy Feet

Food review - Ruben's Tacos Y Mulitas

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Episode 15 - Why is protesting so important in Orange County?

Welcome to episode 15 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we break down the history of protesting, The Women's March and the other protests in Orange County. Gabriel San Román speaks with Rida Hamida organizer of #IStandWithHijabis and community activist. Also a dramatic reading of Hey You! and a fantastic Turkish restaurant in Fountain Valley. Enjoy!

 

Show notes:

Santa Ana Women's March slideshow

'I Stand With Hijabis' slideshow

Interview with Rida Hamida

Hey You! - A couple of morons with a stick

ocweekly.com/calendar

Indivisible OC

Food Review - Istanbul Grill

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