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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.


Nov 12, 2018

Chris Bernstorf, a Taylor, Michigan resident, explores painful and beautiful realities through his high-energy, passionate spoken word poetry. There's a breathless urgency in his work, evident in the hard-hitting lines that tore through the silent living room at a DIY show one night in Uptown, Chicago last winter when we met him. He's a bright-eyed young punk with a few hundred shows across the country under his belt, an audacious and timely voice, and a spiritual life that guides him along the way.

Learn more about Chris on his website.

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Produced by Tariq Shihadah.