Dynasty Podcasts Seeks College Interns For Spring + Summer 2017

Dynasty Podcasts, the first ever and longest-running music podcast in the City of Chicago's history, is seeking college interns for spring and summer 2017 in the following areas:

Booking: Identifying, scheduling, and managing guests for Dynasty Podcasts interviews and live events. Organization skills are a must.

Audio: Recording and editing podcast sessions. Familiar with Garageband, ProTools, or equivalent recording software.

Live Streaming: Producing live stream on Facebook Live and other platforms. A.V. experience a plus.

Video Production: Recording, producing digital video content. Familiarity with iMovies, Final Cut, or equivalent filming software.

Graphic Design: Designing Dynasty Podcasts' flyers, promo visuals, and more. Familiar with Photoshop or equivalent graphics software.

Social Media: Producing, managing Dynasty Podcasts' social content for sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Digital Media: Producing, managing Dynasty Podcasts' digital content for platforms like iTunes, YouTube, Patreon, and more.

In many cases, contributors would be working alongside other Dynasty Podcasts producers. Interested college student candidates should send a resume and work samples to Jaime Black via the Dynasty Contact form. This position is for spring/summer 2017, with potential to become ongoing.

Chicagoverse 126 - Dan Polyak x Lucy Stoole (Queen! @ Smart Bar)


In an interview recorded at Gman Tavern in Wrigleyville, Lucy Stoole and Dan Polyak talk all things Queen! @ Smart Bar.

The pair each reveal how they got their start in the creative industries. Polyak in the wake of the pop punk explosion, creating designs for acts like Cobra Starship and Fall Out Boy, and Stoole, seeking out a performance medium and community that would best fit her. The duo also discuss the importance of house music in elevating the atmosphere at Queen!, as well as reflecting on the legacy of Smart Bar as a venue.


Chicagoverse 124 - David Drake (So Many Shrimp)

Noted music writer David Drake visits Dynasty Podcasts at Virgin Hotel to provide insight on his extensive music journalism career.

Drake reveals how his music writing was born out of a desire to showcase artists and scenes he didn't see represented in mainstream music journalism. The writer also speaks on the importance of music criticism, and why he prefers to write reviews over interviews and profiles. Finally, Drake speaks on returning to the podcasting format with his So Many Shrimp Radio program, featuring interviews and DJ mixes with innovative hip hop talent.

Chicagoverse 123 - Kaina x Burns Twins

Chicago artists Kaina and the Burns Twins share the mics for a joint interview on Dynasty Podcasts, broadcast live at Virgin Hotels.

Kaina and Eddie and Isaac Burns discuss the importance of mentors and internships in the development of their musical identities. The trio speak about their relationships with the members of The O'My's and The Social Experiment, telling how those connections became family. The trio also reveal how they first came to work together, and shed light on the making of their Sweet ASL EP release in 2016.


Chicagoverse 122 - Lorena Cupcake

Chicago journalist and social media manager Lorena Cupcake makes their Dynasty Podcasts debut, in an interview recorded at Virgin Hotels.

Cupcake speaks on their journalistic work with outlets like Store Brand Soda and High Snobiety, speaking on how they select the subjects of their features. They also discuss their work as social media manager for Do312, going on to reveal how they separate their personal and professional channels and content on social media platforms.

Chicagoverse 121 - Ciera Mckissick (AMFM)

Digital creator and event producer Ciera Mckissick visits Dynasty Podcasts at Virgin Hotels to speak on her work with her AMFM brand.

Mckissick shares her goals for AMFM as both a website and a venue, revealing the backstory to how she launched her DIY space in Pilsen. Mckissick also speaks on making Chicago her home and connecting with the creative community in the city over the last three years.

Chicagoverse 120 - Air Credits

Longtime friends of Dynasty Podcasts Clinton Sandifer (AKA ShowYouSuck) and Steve Reidell (AKA STV SLV of The Hood Internet) return to the program, in their first shared appearance as Air Credits.

The pair reflects on their earlier collaborations, including ShowYouSuck's contribution to "Nothing Should Be a Surprise," on The Hood Internet's FEAT full length in 2012. Sandifer and Reidell also speak on the organic approach to their collaboration, revealing that the process came together in a short window, with no set destination at the start of the project.