Vermont Talks

Vermont Talks

Becca Hammond asks the question, “What’s new 802?” in Vermont Talks (formerly Burlington Talks) – a podcast for the people of Vermont. Vermont residents get a chance to speak out on Vermont Talks. Subscribe for interviews from local business owners, artists, musicians, bands, writers, comedians, event planners and other interesting Vermonters. Check in for the 'Out and About' episodes, recorded on-site at different locations in and around the city of Burlington. Exploring the Green Mountain State and interviewing residents at the same time – Vermont Talks will bring a whole new perspective to the people of Vermont. If you are from Vermont, this is the podcast to tell your story, share your work, or spread your message. Vermont Talks aims to bring the community in the greater Vermont area together and help spread support for local projects of all types. Please contact Becca Hammond if you would like to collaborate.... Show More

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October 20, 2020 50 min

Talking with Pons the band (in your ears).  Sam, Sebastion and Jack had a great conversation with me about their post punk / dance punk band, Pons.  With 2 drummers live and a purposely differing live and recorded sound, this band will have you on your toes and flailing wildly to the beat.  Listen to their debut album INTELLECT now!  Read the show notes here.

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October 3, 2020 65 min

Episode 18 features Seth Cronin from the band Sputoola.
VermontTalks.com/18

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I was lucky enough to be able to chat with Anthony about his musical career and various projects he's worked on in the past.  Anthony is currently involved in the band Fall From Sanity (Progressive Rock Band from Burlington, Vermont. Blair Shedd - Vocals, Matt Sicard - Guitar, Anthony Girelli - Drums/Keys, Sean Dollar - Bass), with members spread across the state of Vermont.  This is a special project because most of  he member...

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Talking with Corey and Donnie of Concept Medley Games, a VT based board game company that was founded in 2017.  They have been nominated for several awards and have even won a few!

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Talking with BTV Quarentunes creator Remi Russin about his efforts to keep the local music scene alive from home.

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March 19, 2020 2 min

Season 2 coming Tuesday April 7th 2020.
Support each other during this trying time!  
Lots of love. 
Becca

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February 18, 2020 54 min
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February 11, 2020 102 min

< show notes coming soon > 

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February 4, 2020 65 min
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January 28, 2020 43 min

Talking with the 3 members of Boys Cruise: Johnny Clarke, Jack Parker, and Jake Scott.
Talking music, life and mantis shrimps.
These guys come from UVM, they have great music, a whole album you can download and amazing stage presence.  This was a fun interview!

Show Notes Page: burlingtontalks.com/10
Boys Cruise Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boyscruise/
Boys Cruise Bandcamp: https://boyscruise.bandcamp.com/
Boys Cruise Email: boysc...

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Jason Baker reached out to me through Facebook and I was excited to be able to interview him about his most recent album, his role as co-host on a folk music radio show, his recent award nomination and much more!

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Website: Jbakervt.com
Facebook: facebook.com/jbakervtmusic
Instagram: instagram.com/jbakervt
Reverb Nation: reverbnation.com/jbakervt
Sound Cloud: soundcloud.com/jbakervt
Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UClNM_mM6q8mE...

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I interviewed Jenna on a cold January afternoon in my studio space at the old fort. Jenna is so much fun to talk to and be around that the interview was fun and I learned a lot about the wedding photography business and what it’s like being a photographer in the Burlington area.
Check out the episode to hear more about the beautiful weddings that Jenna shoots, her artistic process and her journey to becoming a professional photograp...

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I was lucky enough to interview Kerry Winger, owner of The Boardroom Board Game Cafe which is located on Mill St on the Burlington side of the Winooski bridge.
The cafe has over 500 games to choose from and you can spend hours playing games and eating PB&Js and milkshakes.
Find out more about Kerry, the cafe, how the idea came to be and more in the episode.
Here are the show notes for the episode!
Get in touch with Kerry by going t...

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December 31, 2019 52 min

Having an awesome conversation with Brian LaClair about the DIY basement music scene in Burlington.
We talked about his music career and the bands he has been in.
Brian discusses his local musical influences.
DIY Burlington is a Facebook group that Brian runs for musicians and DIY show seekers in the area.

Check out the show notes page here: burlingtontalks.com/06
Check out Brian's Facebook group here: DIY Burlington

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December 17, 2019 50 min

Talking with Lake Waves...

  • Amaal Abdelrahman
  • Allison Krasner
  • Elise Albertini
  • Max Mashrick
  • Lake Waves is a soft indie punk and folk rock band out of Burlington Vermont.

    The band has been together since early 2018.



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    December 10, 2019 63 min

    Talking with Dev Robinson at my apartment on the night of December 5th.
    Dev is a cool dude who has played with a few different bands.
    He played upright bass and some guitar with Vermont Joy Parade on a few of their albums.
    Dev is a 'mover and a shaker' with Foam brewery in Burlington.
    He has traveled the country in a veggie oil powered school bus playing music with Vermont Joy Parade.
    Join us as we talk music, life, beer and oth...

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    On site at BIG HEAVY WORLD with James Lockridge and Bob Colquhoun.
    Talking about music in Burlington and the greater Vermont area.
    BIG HEAVY WORLD is a non profit organization with many smaller subsets.
    The Radiator 105.9FM is Burlington Vermont's community radio station and brought to you by BIG HEAVY WORLD.
    The non profit contains within it's walls an ultra-mini museum, a repository of hundreds of CDs created by Vermont music...

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    November 26, 2019 44 min

    Talking with Jesse Taylor..

  • Jesse is the front person in the Jesse Taylor Band where she sings and plays guitar.
  • The band won a contest and will be making an album with Plaid Dog Recording in Boston.
  • Besides that Jesse also plays out as a solo artist.
  • Check out the show notes page!  

    Contact Details

    Facebook – Jesse Taylor Band
    Facebook – Jesse Taylor
    Facebook – Lazer Dad
    Instagram – Jesse Taylor
    Instagram – Jesse Taylor Band
    Instagram – Laze...

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    Talking with Matthew Sicard:

  • Owner of The Guardhouse Studios
  • Drummer in the Jesse Taylor Band
  • Owner of Nasty North Productions
  • Creator of VAMP (Vermont Adolescent Music Program)
  • Join us as we talk music, community and Matthew's new music venue!

    Talking Points:

  • The venue.  The first show and the plans for future shows.  Matt has rehearsal spaces for rent - both private and shared spaces.
  • The band (Jesse Taylor Band), the contest they wo...
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