This episode was recorded on January 23, 2017, on WPRK FM. Listen to the whole conversation in the player above, or click on the links below to go to a specific segment of the show!
It was a dark and stormy night. Then, a dark and slightly drizzly morning. Luckily, my guest Darci Ricciardi was not only full of energy, she was a compelling and thoughtful interview. So much so that we ran out of time and missed a few topics.
The good news is that’s even more of a reason to have her back soon.
We did manage to cover a few things. On a day where Funko announced a lot of new figures, we covered how one becomes a vinyl whisperer at the organization.
Darci’s a professional choreographer and dancer. An art form I know nothing about, I was really looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about it. She delivered, and we listened to songs through the ears of a dancer. I mean, she did, then she told me about it. Some of the songs:
There was a lot about zombies, including a Bad Business Idea (patent pending) involving an early escape planning app.
We also talked about minimalism, and Darci’s approach to decluttering and simplifying her life.
Follow along and do an interpretive dance of your own!
Photo cred: Loren Kahle
0:00 – It’s not new territory for Darci, who has been at the studio before. But this time, it’s personal. Because we get to know her.
2:40 – “At WPRK, no one can hear you scream.”
5:17 – “There’s lots of goo and juices and dirt.”
6:39 – “I’m the John Morgan of Snapchatters.”
11:08 – “My two week’s New Year resolution game is on.”
23:26 – Let’s talk about an artform I know almost nothing about. Choreography. Even the name is artsy.
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Going through my dance bags this morning and each pair of shoes holds a sweet memory from past performances. Having an office job makes keeping up with dance quite a challenge (I'm on a hiatus right now), but I always keep my shoes haha #ballet #pointeshoes #greenpointeshoes #dance
43:41 – There are no bad ideas, but there are Bad Business Ideas™. Zombies anyone?
49:14 – “And then you talk to the kids who like taking the medicine. I was like, ‘I’m unfriending you on whatever version of social media we have, which is the playground, where I’m going to kick you.’”
53:51 – Before we discuss minimalism, we chat about Funko’s Pop line of figures.
58:22 – We use a lot of words in this segment to talk about minimalism. Not sure if that’s ironic or not.
1:00:21 – “You just have to be cutthroat about it.”
1:11:19 – Popular culture time, in multiple choice quiz format.
1:16:52 – “Sweet meat.”