The Funk Zone Podcast Experience

April 1, 2015

Credit: Crowded Coffin Photography

Credit: Crowded Coffin Photography

A few weeks ago, the Unlicensed Professionals, Samantha Fairley and myself, had the pleasure of being invited to sit down, two on one, with Ted Mills.  Ted Mills is a good friend whom I have worked with on such occasions as his silent film What A Pool Believes which has won several local and international awards.  We are avid supporters of each others artistic endeavors, past, present, and future, whatever they may be.  “Work,” or creating rather, aside, Ted’s sit down with Samantha and I was all about the UnPros.

Funk Zone Podcast

Funk Zone Podcast

His latest project is a weekly podcast in which he interviews artists, in all forms of the word, mostly Santa Barbara locals practicing in a plethora of mediums, in their creative space.  The latter is something I really admire about the podcast format—Ted gets to step inside the creative physical zone of each and every artist while he is getting a glimpse into each of their minds.

So, for the first Unlicensed Professionals related time, someone was allowed to come in and sit on our couch. Ted, Samantha, and myself were so comfortable and mentally ignited by titillating conversation topics, the Podcast need to be split into two parts.  Part 1, Episode 25, aired March 24, 2015 and Part 2, Episode 26, has just been released yesterday, March 31, 2015.  According to Funk Zone Podcast, Part 1 has been one of their most popular podcasts to date.

As listed by Ted…

Episode 25: Cate and Sam, Unlicensed Professionals Part 1 of 2

Topics discussed include:

Their first podcast
The problem with dressing as a guy
How the two met
The weirdest reactions to their act
Making fun of gluten free trends
Cate growing up in Long Island
How she maneuvered Catholic School
Cate’s family history and long convoluted drug history
Her very brief time in New Orleans
Pot smoking in NYC compared to Santa Barbara
How Cate finally quit drugs
Her “Bjork Swan” phase

Episode 26: Cate and Sam, Unlicensed Professionals Part 2 of 2

Topics discussed include:

Sam’s story growing up in Tahoe and her family
A brief mention of Reno by way of Burning Man
The Reno zoo, which sounds really depressing
Sam’s Catholic School experience
How Sam got to Santa Barbara
Why male roommates are better than girls
All about scabies
Cate and Sam’s dynamics
The DTEASE and how Cate wound up managing them
How the DTEASE may turn you into an erotic animal
Erotic awakening vs. UCSB’s hookup culture
Crying 4 Kafka and how Cate and Sam got on Susan Block’s show
Is it porn or is it art?
Going to the Adult Video Convention in Vegas and what they learned
Their AVN shwag
The upcoming year and new projects
Their boundaries and what they wouldn’t do

Funk Zone On Our Lawn

Funk Zone On Our Lawn

Lastly, we want to thank Ted Mills for The Funk Zone Podcast honor of appearance and inclusion.  Subscribe and Listen on iTunes or visit FunkZonePodcast.com to keep up with the fabulously weird artsies Ted Mills gets down and dirty with each week.