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A podcast about local music and art.

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The Local Glow is an independent podcast production based out of Chicago, Illinois, created by Tariq Shihadah. Through our featured interviews, live performances, and story-telling, we dig into the heart of local music and arts throughout the Midwest and beyond, uncovering what makes your art and music communities come to life. This podcast is a celebration of art and the unique relationships that it fosters as it draws individuals from different worlds into a space where we all feel a little more alive. This production is also here as a resource to connect you to your local music community and to connect your local community to its rich and ever-changing neighbors around the Midwest and beyond.

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After a successful and exciting 7-episode first season, the podcast took a break for a while to re-structure, re-focus, and expand the team. With the vision cast, the stories brimming, and the team grown from one to four, The Local Glow is weeks away from launching Season 2. This season will feature an exceptional line-up of narrative explorations of community experiences, passionate showcase performances by musicians and poets from around the country, and in-depth looks at the creative world around us.

 

Apr 29, 2019

Art is intimate, and don’t mistake it, art is a choice. And it’s a hard choice to make, because intimacy is hard. It’s elusive, unknown, it bites. In today’s episode, we foray into this tenuous and fearsome space, featuring six poets from around the Midwest and beyond, exploring intimacy in its various forms and...


Mar 25, 2019

The open mic night is a celebration of talent as it showcases personality. It’s a testing ground, providing validation for the bedroom artist, and it’s a lab for the experimenting veteran. It’s a place to support and be supported, a place to laugh and to be moved, by whoever happens to come through the door that...


Jan 22, 2019

Samantha Jordan, AKA FURY, is writing the soundtrack for a revolution. It started in her grandfather’s church, where she learned that music can be a feeling. That it’s not just words and melodies, but it’s got a soul that can spread far and wide, breathing life into communities and culture. With a revival of the...