There’s a podcast coming out of the small, midwest city of Grand Rapids, Michigan that has really been setting itself apart from the rest. How, you ask? (Trust me–you ask.)
First, Kirk Ross, creator/host of A Talk In The Attic, built a full studio in his attic–hence the name.
Every podcast episode A Talk In The Attic drops on your favorite podcast platform (oh yeah, they’re everywhere baby!), they also put out a visual podcast episode on their YouTube Page. Sometimes, for example when there’s a one on one interview, the visual is pretty straight forward: guest cam, host cam, talky talky talky.
But there are other episodes where creativity is on full display, and for those, Kirk pulls out all the stops and creates more than just a podcast. See for yourself…
Trippy music and unique visuals provide a surreal backdrop for an educational episode dating back to 1941 Switzerland. Get a taste for Kirk’s quirky sketch comedy in the opener before diving into Albert Hoffman’s first-ever acid trip.
An episode highlighting fake companies as potential advertisers for this otherwise ad-less podcast. See graphics for companies like Turn the Page CrossFit, which repurposed an old Bill Knapp’s and turned it into a CrossFit gym just for geriatrics.
In three acts: An 80s-ski-movie-inspired melodrama about Kirk and his friends’ annual ski trip to Schuss Mountain in Bellaire, MI. Vast improvements in his light animation style are evident in this 3-part series about competition and friendship. And feminism, of course.
Kirk provides a glimpse into an upcycling process that turned a thrift-shop frog painting into an acrylic rendering of one of his favorite creative heroes, Marc “Loop Daddy” Rebillet. The painting was ultimately gifted to Marc’s official videographer, Taylor IG: @video_jesus.
Kirk’s first foray into animation yielded this adult-themed children’s storybook episode, a fictionalized retelling of his family pug’s adventurous escape from home.
Get ready for THIS FRIDAY when Kirk will drop his newest visual gem in a podcast about his Electric Forest Festival experience. It’s sure to kick some ass, so enjoy everything here for now. Think of it as an appetizer for this Friday!
And if you like what you’ve heard and seen here, which you have (trust me), then please go ahead over to A Talk In The Attic and like/subscribe/review. It actually helps a lot more than you’d think.
Peace out, yo.
Christopher Tallon is the author of the dark, adventurous, time-travel novel Switchers.
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