AWDIT #9 – Taj LeBlanc


“The Matrix of Income”

My guest this week is Taj LeBlanc, a creator living in Los Angeles. Today we are talking about the recent changes in the American and partially the global economy in response to the Pandemic and the enforced Quarantine. We originally sat down and aimed to structure this podcast episode about the opportunities that come with large changes that have happened in the last few months. But we ended up talking about many different pieces of the way life has changed for everyone, and what ways we think people will need to adapt to not only survive but thrive.

To see more of Taj’s work you can check out his YouTube, listen to his podcast, or @ him on Twitter.


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AWDIT #8 – Paige Speight


“Forced Friendships”

My guest this week is Paige Speight, an artist from Bar Harbor, Maine. A true Renaissance Woman, she has a history in collegiate-level boat racing, a Chemistry degree from Bowdoin College, and grew up running a motel with her family. When she isn’t hiking the Appalachian Trail, she spends most of her waking hours creating art pieces ranging from thick oil paintings of vulnerability, to stop-motion music videos for local musicians.

Today we talk about her art practice, National Parks, and forced friendships. This is one of my first remote interviews and I hope to have her back on with better recording equipment in the future.

AWDIT #7: Jason Elliott


“That is Not Alternative To Me”

My guest this week is Jason Elliott. Jason is the host of the self-titled Jason Elliott Show, currently being aired on Facebook Live. He provides members of the community with a safe and fun space to tell stories and discuss personal matters that bring people together. When he’s not hosting JES he models, coaches pageants, and gets bagels with a group of 5-10 old ladies. One of his favorite pastimes is organizing the Charlottesville Little White Party, a night of dancing and entertainment for World AIDS Day and a fundraiser for sexual health organizations.

Today we talk about Jason’s show and how he came to be so involved in organizing events to help benefit his community.

AWDIT #6 – Taj LeBlanc


“Homeless Playing the Flute”

My guest this week is Taj LeBlanc. Taj is a Creator living in Los Angeles, California – but he didn’t start there. He has been raised in many communities on both coastlines and even in Hawai’i. He’s a graduate of the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and has done everything from Real Estate Leasing to Bike Delivery. He currently has more than 100 Vlogs on his YouTube channel and is always creating new content for his Instagram.

Today we talk about Taj’s nomadic lifestyle as a kid, his experiences in Europe, and his comparisons of living on the East versus the West Coast. We also just gab and laugh and have a blast. Check it out.

AWDIT #5 – Doug Hornig

“We Pretend to Work, They Pretend to Pay Us”

My guest this week is Doug Hornig. Doug is a professional writer who first gained major attention in fiction writing for his series of mystery thrillers in the 80s and 90s. Outside of fiction he has ghost-authored a selection of best-selling memoirs and worked for many years as a columnist for financial newsletters. He is a lifelong Red Sox fan, and in late 2003 published The Boys of October: the inspiring story of the 1975 World Series and its impact during a turbulent time for the country. In 2004 the Red Sox would go on to win the World Series for the first time in 86 years. Coincidence?

The topic of our interview today is the role of government. As a child of the fifties, Doug is at the head of a generation of Americans who grew up in the wake of World War II and have watched the government consistently increase their power and control. His political identity has evolved over time and these days he is a self-described Libertarian. Outside of the official political stances of the Libertarian Party, I wanted to sit down with him to get a better understanding of why he assigned himself the Libertarian label for his personal philosophy.


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AWDIT #4 – Matisse Tsoy

“More Than Just the Meat”

My guest this week is Matisse Tsoy, a music producer and hip hop artist local to Charlottesville, VA. I first met him on a music video shoot for a hip hop track that he had written and recorded called Old Man – SPOILER: I am also in this music video and I get cake on my face.

We chat today about some of struggles and benefits of how the internet has changed the current lifestyle of art and media. And hamburgers. And tax returns. And just a whole bunch of stuff – give it a listen.

Get in touch with Matisse on his Instagram @matissetsoy or on Facebook at Matisse Tsoy. If you’re interested in production or leasing beats, you should check out his page on Beatstars.com.


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AWDIT #3 – Elizabeth Mead

“Gentrification Sweet Spot”

My guest this week is Elizabeth Mead, a second generation rug merchant based out of Charlottesville VA working to modernize her family business while still holding on the old school magic of antique carpets. We sit down today to discuss her experiences as an event organizer, a rug dealer, and the state of art and commerce in the brick-and-mortar world of small towns.

Check out more from Elizabeth on her Instagram @rug_merchants_daughter or on her new podcast Dumpster Kitty.


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AWDIT #2 – Alden Goodwin

“Space, Rocks, and Game Theory”

My guest this week is Alden Goodwin, a geologist and science communicator from rural Virginia. We got to sit down for an hour and discuss everything from the Infinite Game Theory of Politics to O’Neill Cylinders. 


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AWDIT #1 – Jim Lark

“Libertarian v. libertarian”

My guest this week is Jim Lark, a decorated professor at the University of Virginia and a former chair of the Libertarian Party. In this episode I dive into the philosophy of the Libertarian and why the third largest political party in the United States has a tendency to be cartoonified by the media.


Support or Join the Podcast

All We Do is Talk is an interactive and collaborative podcast with the purpose of bringing people in the viewing community into the conversation. If you would like to support the podcast and All Brian Does, become a donor on the Patreon page. If you would like to become part of the conversation, please sign up for the “Friends with Benefits” tier and get added to the Slack and Discord.