TamCast (Pod and Videocast)

Welcome to TamCast conversations curated by Mount Tam Media. Hosts Dennis Strazulo and Tami Larson, founder of Mount Tam Media, lead a team of co-hosts on a journey to explore “The Other Side Of The Mountain”. Their goal is to gain unique perspectives from a variety of individuals, both well-known and lesser-known, by catching them in their most relaxed and candid state. The show features unplanned, often entertaining conversations, captivating stories, and valuable life lessons for listeners.

Meet
Our Hosts

Tami Larson

Tami Larson

Host of Mount Tam Media Podcast Network and Owner of Mount Tam Media

Dennis Strazulo

Chief Editor / Moderator

Tales from the Green Room

We take our listeners behind the scenes, to the exclusive confines of the greenroom at venues across the country. With barriers down, stories flow freely, particularly when engaging in lively conversations with musicians, actors, and their crews while adrenalin is flowing and scripts aren’t allowed.

Chatting with Jay Lane, Samson Grisman & Dave Ellis in Sweetwater Music Hall Tales from the Green Room

Tales From The Green Room host, Dennis Strazulo, and Mount Tam Media founder, Tami Larson visit with Wolf Bros./Dead & Co. drummer Jay Lane, Samson Grisman (son of David Grisman), and renowned sax player, Dave Ellis in Sweetwater Music Hall’s green room as they share their memorable moments at the venue celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Lane and Ellis recount their early years playing with Bob Weir’s Ratdog, and all three guests talk about first meeting Weir and the connections influencing their musical journeys.https://bobweir.net/bobby-weir-wolf-bros-2023-winter-tour/https://www.samgrismanproject.net/http://www.davellis.com/bio.html

Famed Rock & Roll Photographer Jay Blakesberg Tales from the Green Room

Welcome to Tales from the Green Room – Backstage conversations from popular music venues around the country curated by Mount Tam Media.Buckle up and listen in, as host Dennis Strazulo and Mount Tam Media founder, Tami Larson, dig up conversations with artists – before and after shows – in the exclusive confines of the green room. Barriers are down with stories abound! Tales from the Greenroom Special Edition (Sweetwater Music Hall's 50th Anniversary Series) Mount Tam Media is thrilled to launch its Tales From the Green Room Podcast with a special series of episodes celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. The roster of artists that have crowded onto the club's little stages, first at the original Sweetwater location two blocks away, and now at the new location which opened in 2013, reads like a Who's Who of roots & rock music: Bob Weir, Aaron Neville, Big Mama Thornton, Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello, Etta James, Greg Allman, Van Morrison… the list of musical luminaries is endless. In the 80's, the Times of London hailed Sweetwater as one of the best nightclubs in America and the legacy continues!  Mount Tam Media has been granted special access to Sweetwater’s green room during the venue’s 50th anniversary year to interview musicians, photographers, managers and the like, and capture their favorite moments and memories, preserving the untold secrets of what has graced these hallowed walls for half a century, before they are lost forever. Episode 1: Famed Rock & Roll Photographer Jay Blakesberg It is only fitting this series is kicked-off by presenting an interview with a person who is just as home in green rooms as  most musicians – famed rock and roll photographer, Jay Blakesberg. Join the podcast as Jay recounts the events of many great Sweetwater moments, but one in particular in 1989 you absolutely don’t want to miss. Find Jay at(http://www.blakesberg.com)(http://www.rockoutbooks.com)(http://www.retrophotoarchive.com) Check out the complete list of other podcasts from Mount Tam Media, including "The Women Are Smarter" series at http://www.mounttammedia.com

Mount Tam Media Presents : Tales from the Green Room – Sweetwater Music Hall Tales from the Green Room

Mount Tam Media is thrilled to launch its Tales From the Green Room Podcast with a special season of episodes celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. The roster of artists that have crowded onto the club's little stages, first at the original Sweetwater location two blocks away, and now at the new location which opened in 2013, reads like a Who's Who of roots & rock music: Bob Weir, Aaron Neville, Big Mama Thornton, Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello, Etta James, Greg Allman, Van Morrison… the list of musical luminaries is endless. In the 80's, the Times of London hailed Sweetwater as one of the best nightclubs in America and the legacy continues! Mount Tam Media has been granted special access to Sweetwater’s green room during the venue’s 50th anniversary year to interview musicians, photographers, managers and the like, and capture their favorite moments and memories, preserving the untold secrets of what has graced these hallowed walls for half a century, before they are lost forever.

The Women Are Smarter

We explore the lives of women considered to be “modern-day pioneers”. Our goal is to uncover what motivated them to overcome obstacles, shatter glass ceilings, confront and overcome adversaries, and shape the future for women yet to come. We hope that their stories will ignite the same determination and passion within our listeners.

Tiffany Shlain : Filmmaker, Author, Game Changer and The Founder of Webby Awards The Women Are Smarter

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Candid Conversation with Tamara Klamner and Biasha Mitchell The Women Are Smarter

A candid discussion with Concert Producers, Tamara Klamner and Biasha Mitchell at the Days Between Festival 2022 

Lively Roundtable Discussion with Lisa Malsberger, Halina Janusz, Sunshine Garcia Becker and Lisa Mackey The Women Are Smarter

An insightful and lively roundtable discussion with Lisa Malsberger, Halina Janusz, Sunshine Garcia Becker and Lisa Mackey at the Days Between Festival about woman navigating their way to equality in the music industry
This episode of “The Women Are Smarter” podcast by Mt. Tam Media was recorded at The Days Between Music festival at the Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, California on August 6th and 7th, 2022. Host Dennis Strazulo sat down with Lisa Mackey (Dark Star Orchestra), Sunshine Becker (Sunshine Garcia Band), Halina Janusz and Lisa Marlsberger (Jerry’s Middle Finger) to discuss their journeys as female artists rising in the music industry, and new challenges imposed by women’s rights being compromised in light of the recent Roe v. Wade decision. Intro song, “Change The World,” by Anna Jae. Thanks to Angeline Saris, Stefanie Schwartz, Josh Cannan, and Matt McDavid for their pre and post-production contributions.

The Other Side Of The Mountain

We delve into the lives of individuals who have undergone exceptional, sometimes heroic and other times painful experiences and have discovered inner peace by embracing new, unconventional perspectives and an expanded understanding of the world. They all have one thing in common-the live-they live “Outside the Box” These discussions aim to assist individuals in breaking free from the restrictive ideas and conventions we often find ourselves confined to. Change does not have to be a drastic, life-altering event.”