Billy Warden talks Raleigh NC

Man, this was a fun episode. We had Billy Warden on to talk about the new Joe Winters exhibit, Raleigh politics, his past (checkered as it is :) and all sort of stuff. Joe Winters was a Raleigh beat cop who was also a promoter on the side, bringing in Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and dozens of other artists to Raleigh. Billy's a thinker, and helps make Raleigh happen. Paul Friedrich (of Onion Head Monster fame) drops in, and yes, he'll be on for a full episode soon.

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Pine State Coffee Interview with Larz Robinson and Hide Terada

So today we're talking with Lars Robinson and Hide Terada with Pine State Coffee. Pine State is quickly working on their vision of a coffee house, community space, market fusion place. The coffee is awesome. The vibe is awesome. You should check them out for sure. 

Pine State Coffee is located at 1614 Automotive Way. Basically in that area behind the Circus Restaurant on Wake Forest Rd. where the split is to merge onto Capital Blvd. 

As always the Raleigh Raleigh Raleigh Podcast is sponsored by House of Swank Clothing here in beautiful downtown Raleigh. Come visit at 119 E Hargett St, Raleigh NC 27601, or online at

Micah Gaugh Artist, Writer, Musician, Renaissance Man

We interview our bud Micah Gaugh in this week’s episode. He’s basically the master of everything. Really. He’s that good. For more info, check out his website at

We’re going to have Micah’s art on display (and for sale) for the month of March 2019 at House of Swank (119. E Hargett St, Raleigh NC 27601) Swing by and grab something before it’s gone!

Here’s his bio. It’s pretty bananas.

Micah Gaugh has been drawing all of his life.  His father would bring home GQ magazines from his job and Micah would spend hours drawing clothes from the magazines.  This show is a semi-retrospective of his work. The autobiographical novel 'Seeing in the Dark' will be presented along with jewelry collection created by Trisch Cavaliere and Micah Gaugh.  Also paintings and drawings which encompass Micah's signature style will be on display.  For the opening on March 1st (Raleigh First Fridays) a reading from the novel by the artist will be accompanied by original music by Micah Gaugh and special guest guitarist Jay Booth.  Micah Gaugh has exhibited visual art and made musical installations in galleries all over the world including the Serpentine Gallery (London), White Box (NY), and Gavin Brown (NY) to name a few. Micah Gaugh lives in the East Village New York. 

Sean Kernich Raleigh Mural Artist

This was a fun one. We sat down and talked with our bud Sean Kernick about his road to becoming a mural artist, life as an artist, and Hustle 101. Sean is one of those unreasonable cool folks that sometimes you're lucky to meet. Enjoy. 

You can check out Sean's amazing work at

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Early Voting Info for Raleigh and Wake County 2018 Midterms

Ok, Midterm 2018 election voting starts THIS WEEK! Here’s all the info you’ll need to VOTE YOUR ASS OFF!

EARLY VOTING DATES (except for Wake County Board of Elections Site, hours listed below)

October 16 - November 3


Monday - Friday

7am - 7pm


8am - 1pm


1pm - 6pm


Apex Community Center
53 Hunter St., Apex
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Chavis Community Center
505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh
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Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary
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Knightdale Recreation Center
101 Lawson Ridge Road, Knightdale
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Lake Lynn Community Center 
7921 Ray Road, Raleigh 
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NCSU Talley Student Union
2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh
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Early Voting Parking Map
Wolfline Map

Northern Regional Center
350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest
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Optimist Community Center
5900 Whittier Drive., Raleigh
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Wake Tech Community College South
Campus Physical Education Building

9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh
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Wake County Board of Elections ONLY
337 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh




(yes, you can still register to vote, but ONLY during the EARLY VOTING PERIOD!)



Stuff to do in Raleigh June 2-4 2017

Stuff to do in Raleigh June 2-4, 2017


Should be an awesome weekend in the City of Oaks, with highs in the mid-80’s Friday - Sunday. Slight chance of rain Sunday afternoon.

Conventions in Town

  • The U.S. Foods Service Summer Scoop General Sales Meeting will take place at the Raleigh Marriott City Center, June 1-2, with 250 attendees.

  • The Veterans of Foreign Wars N.C. Ladies Auxiliary Meeting will take place at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle, June 1-4, with 250 attendees.



  • First Friday in Downtown Raleigh. First Friday is a free self-guided art tour through downtown Raleigh's galleries, retailers, restaurants, and other exhibitionists. Each month, venues stay open late to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown.

  • PNC Movie Series in City Plaza - Robin Hood - Men in Tights



Museums and Marbles

Come Visit the House of Swank Clothing Company. House of Swank makes the raddest North Carolina, Raleigh, and Southern themed tshirts on the planet. Come visit the shop in BEAUUUTiFUL downtown Raleigh at 315 S. Bloodworth St (3 blocks from Fayetteville St) , or check them out online at Make sure to use the coupon code Raleigh and get a Five Dollars off your first order.

Getting Started in the Gaming Industry - Joe Kreiner from Epic Games - EP3

Joe Kreiner

I had a great time sitting down with Joe Kreiner from Epic Games for this episode of the Raleigh Raleigh Raleigh Podcast. Joe is the Business Development Director for Epic's Unreal Engine, which is the backend powerhouse of bijillions of games. This episode was recorded at State of Beer on Hillsborough St in beautiful downtown Raleigh.

Joe started out in Hardware Development, worked at Texas Instruments straight out of Penn State, and worked his way up the line. He gives some FANTASTIC advice to folks that want to get into the industry about halfway through the interview. In a nutshell

1) Go to school: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc

2) Intern and volunteer wherever and whenever you can

3) Be motivated as hell, period. This industry doesn’t reward slackers.

Topics we hit on

Unreal Engine - what the hell is it?

Gears of War, Infinity Blade, Unreal Tournament


Old School Consoles and Games

Vic 20

A super cool book on the Commodore VIC 20

Atari 2600


B17 Bomber - only the greatest video game ever created

Clip of B17 Bomber for the young whippersnappers that never played it.


The Epic last battle between Godzilla vs King Kong (1962)


Dev and Game Scene in and around Raleigh


Temple Run

Red Storm


Mighty Rabbit

Bit Monster


Awesome Restaurants and Clubs in Downtown Raleigh

Capital Club 16




State of Beer

Rebus Works


The Future of Tech

MUST see video of Tim Sweeny (founder of Epic Games) on Human Interaction in Virtual Reality


Props to these Raleigh Fixtures

Walk your City

Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Adam Peele - THE OG Raleigh Tshirt Guy


Who should be next on the podcast?

Naill Hanley - Morgan Street Food Hall, Hibernian, Raleigh Beer Garden, tons of other stuff

Paul Kingman and Cheetie Kumar: The creative duo behind Kings, Garland, and Neptune's (Ben Barfield, I got you too homie!)


Joe Kreiner Contact info


IOS Recording Equipment

Ipad Mini 2

Lightning to USB adaptor (Apple Camera Kit)

Samsun Go Mic

Audio Technica ATR 2100

Bossjock Studio App

Auphonic Post Production

Libsyn Podcast Hosting

As always, The Raleigh Raleigh Raleigh podcast is sponsored by the House of Swank Clothing Company. House of Swank makes the raddest North Carolina, Raleigh, and Southern themed tshirts on the planet....period. Come visit the shop in BEAUUUTiFUL downtown Raleigh  at 315 S. Bloodworth St , or check them out online at Make sure to use the coupon code RALEIGH and get a Five Dollars off your first order.


How I Started a Brewery with Adam Eckhardt from Crank Arm Brewing

How I Started a Brewery with Adam Eckhardt from Crank Arm Brewing

Today we're talking with Adam Eckhardt from Crank Arm Brewing. Adam gives his background growing up on rural New York, moving to Topsail Beach NC, then to Raleigh NC for work, eventually starting Crank Arm Brewing with his business partners. 

We recorded this episode at Capital Club 16, one of my absolute favorite places in Raleigh. Go there. Order anything. Thank me later. 

Like many entrepreneurs, Adam took a job loss  and turned it into an opportunity. Crank Arm is 4 years old, and already winning awards at the Great American Beer Festival.

Crank Arm Brewing is located at 319 W. Davie St. in the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh. 

Adam's Advice to new brewers: 

1) Get the Joy of Home Brewing book by Charlie Papazian

2) Buy a 5 gallon brew making kit

3) start brewing. Brew some more. Keep doing that

We also talk about finances, passion, backend management, legal stuff, hardest earned business lesson (get it on paper, y'all), Advice for New Business People, Brand Ambassador Programs... There's a BUNCH of stuff crammed into this episode. 

Other topics

BBQ - Tomato vs. Vinegar

Best Wrestlers: Andre the GiantJimmy "Superfly" SnukaThe American Dream Dusty RhodesHacksaw Jim DugganSgt. SlaughterHulk Hogan, and Ric Flair

Peeing on electric fences

Rooster for the Masses band



Folks Mentioned

David Meeker and the Trophy Brewing Crew

Rodney Hines - The No-Hand King of Raleigh

Zack Crain - FREAKER Sock founder


As always, The Raleigh Raleigh Raleigh podcast is sponsored by the House of Swank Clothing Company. House of Swank makes the raddest North Carolina, Raleigh, and Southern themed tshirts on the planet....period. Come visit the shop in BEAUUUTiFUL downtown Raleigh  at 315 S. Bloodworth St , or visit us online at Make sure to use the coupon code RALEIGH and get a Five Dollars off your first order. What a bargain for you!



Brewgaloo 2017 with Jennifer Martin From Shop Local Raleigh - EP 1

Today we're talking Brewgaloo 2017, the largest craft beer festival in North Carolina! Jennifer Martin from Shop Local Raleigh gives all the info you'll need to know about this fantastic event. We here at the Raleigh Raleigh Raleigh Podcast LOVE this event, and it's really the kickoff for the whole festival season here in the city. 

Dates: April 21 and 22

Location: Fayetteville St, Raleigh

Cost: FREE (drink tickets are available on-site or advance at House of Swank Clothing, Green Monkey, other fine establishments. Tickets are $1 each. 1 Pint = 5 tickets. 2oz Sampler = 2 tickets.

102 Breweries will be there!

51 Food Trucks will be on-site

45 Street Vendors will have a variety of goods

What to bring: ID is required! Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a leash for your dog, cash or credit cards, and a smile!

What NOT to bring: Bad attitude, snakes. Really, leave your snakes at home.


Jennifer Martin