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NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 23 – Music, both live and recorded, and current events with Esta Coda

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 23 – Music, both live and recorded, and current events with Esta Coda
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Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics.

Each week, the unedited and uncensored podcast features Rich Howells, NEPA Scene founder and editor; Mark Dennebaum, president and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios; Lauren Quirolgico, commercial and content strategist at Lavelle Strategy Group and editor at TwentyFiveEight; and in the control room, Jimmy Reynolds, a musician, teacher, and lead audio engineer at TwentyFiveEight. Every episode streams on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and

Three members of Scranton indie pop rock band Esta Coda – Jay Preston, Jon Fletcher, and Dan Rosler – join us in Episode 23 to talk about the recording of their new EP, “Miles Away,” particularly why they recorded in different studios and tried something very different on one of the tracks, capturing the “life” of a song in a recording, the influence of the local music scene, and the differences in playing live at an all-ages venue, a bar, and a house show, all within the span of a week. They also tell us the funny story of a “nerd wrestling match” outside of one of their shows, and because it’s the news that’s simply too big to ignore, we get into the Baltimore riots and protests and the media’s role in the national conversation.

Read an in-depth interview with the band here.

In The Last Word, we address a reoccurring issue with people complaining to us about other media outlets outside of our control and the irony of your competition being forced to recognize your accomplishments after dismissing your hard work originally.

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Watch a quick outtake from after the show when Mark accidentally takes a video instead of a photo as we pose for the weekly GoPro shot:

Photo by Mark Dennebaum/TwentyFiveEight Studios