Beyond the Spotlight

By Jon Diener

The point of this podcast is simple. We want to pull back the curtain and bring you backstage, beyond the spotlight, to give you a glimpse into the world of folks like you and me who are working in the trenches of the music, theater, and entertainment industries. They may not be household names, but they are key players in bringing to life the shows we all enjoy. Over the last 41 years, your host Jon Diener has worked as a musician, producer, recording engineer, videographer, editor, motion graphics artist, and photographer. He's spent most of his life around people working hard behind the scenes and wants to learn more about their journeys and share their stories with you.

  1. 1.
    Ep. 043: Mark Clark - Tour Manager / Production Manager / Tour Accountant
    42:34
  2. 2.
    Ep. 042: Angelique Mark - Production Coordinator
    32:42
  3. 3.
    Ep. 041: Marty Hom - Tour Manager, Production Coordinator
    30:12
  4. 4.
    Ep. 040: Aoife Ahern - Tour Manager, Production Coordinator
    27:48
  5. 5.
    Ep. 039: Rayna Zemel - Playback Engineer, Producer, Composer
    40:33
  6. 6.
    Ep. 038: Sai Hanif - CEO, Drum Tech, Tour Manager
    32:36
  7. 7.
    Ep. 037: Cherise P - Chief Marketing Officer, Special Brand + FanGage Nation
    28:55
  8. 8.
    Ep. 036: Alex Prince - Tour Manager, Production Coordinator
    26:52
  1. 9.
    Ep. 035: Paul Dalen - Tour Manager, Production Manager, FOH Mixer
    41:52
  2. 10.
    Ep. 034: Pam Matthews - Exec. Director, IEBA
    44:03
  3. 11.
    Ep. 033: Victor Reed, Sr. - Production Manager
    41:23
  4. 12.
    Ep. 032: Marcia Ramirez - Singer/Songwriter & Background Vocalist
    52:35
  5. 13.
    Ep. 031: Lady A - Performer/Manager/Producer
    43:41
  6. 14.
    Ep. 030: Gabi Parra - Tour & Production Coordinator
    32:04
  7. 15.
    Ep. 029: Sarina Larson - Co-Founder, Merch Roadie
    25:45
  8. 16.
    Ep. 028: Jim Digby - Event Safety Alliance & Show Makers
    34:58
  9. 17.
    Ep. 027: Ashley Lomax - Hospitality & VIP Coordinator
    37:20
  10. 18.
    Ep. 026: Janine Diaz - Health Coach & Personal Trainer
    30:30
  11. 19.
    Ep. 025: Jen Kellogg - Tour Accountant / Educator
    25:05
  12. 20.
    Ep. 024: Aaron Adams - Tour Manager, Consultant
    46:06
  13. 21.
    Ep. 023: Jere Righter - Artistic Director, Croswell Opera House
    28:09
  14. 22.
    Ep. 022: David '5-1' Norman - Tour Director / Tour Manager
    37:57
  15. 23.
    Ep. 021: Jon Diener - News & Updates
    9:15
  16. 24.
    Ep. 020: Bob Potsic - Singer/Musician
    56:40
  17. 25.
    Ep. 019: Dave Cohen - Nashville Session Player, Producer, Songwriter
    54:48
  18. 26.
    Ep. 018: Josh Keller - Music Director, Performer
    42:50
  19. 27.
    Ep. 017: Paul Klimson - Monitor Engineer
    1:20:53
  20. 28.
    Ep. 016: Tobin Ost - Set & Costume Designer
    1:03:46
  21. 29.
    Ep. 015: Chris Shrom - Lighting Designer
    38:07
  22. 30.
    Ep. 014: Cathy & Emily Stein - Wardrobe/Dressers
    34:01
  23. 31.
    Ep. 013: Cherie B. Tay - Stage Manager
    29:32
  24. 32.
    Ep. 012: Dave Horowitz - A1 at Beetlejuice
    29:19
  25. 33.
    Ep. 011: George Farmer - Freelance Bassist
    1:17:01
  26. 34.
    Ep. 010: Noddea Skidmore - Director of Creative & Audience Development, Circle Theatre
    48:28
  27. 35.
    Ep. 009: Lindsay Schmidt - Child Wrangler
    19:08
  28. 36.
    Ep. 008: John Thomasson - Musician & Bandleader, Little Big Town
    1:10:33
  29. 37.
    Ep. 007: Scott Sandstrom - TV Sports Audio Engineer
    44:05
  30. 38.
    Ep. 006: Emily Diener - Community Theater Actor & Singer
    41:35
  31. 39.
    Ep. 005: Ross Kratter - Freelance Bassist and Composer/Arranger
    44:16
  32. 40.
    Ep. 004: Chris Goosman - Sound Designer and Mastering Engineer
    34:11
  33. 41.
    Ep. 003: Dan Kesterke - Music Educator & Freelance Percussionist
    48:46
  34. 42.
    Ep. 002: Chris Diener - Sound Engineer & Production Manager
    46:05
  35. 43.
    Beyond the Spotlight - Ep. 1: Teaser/Intro
    4:12

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